Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not English Language Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 13, 2016 Only 27 waning but increasingly vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; HRC and her allies in the media on a full court press to divert attention from her lack of accomplishments and her failed vision on how to restore prosperity to this land  as sexual abuse charges staler than 17 year locusts are being reported by the NYT whose mantra used to be “All the News That’s Fit to Print” and now is “Any Damaging News Against Hillary We Must Hide;” while on the other side disturbing links of HRC’s aides slamming Catholics (JFK must be rolling under the eternal flame at Arlington) and evangelicals while the campaign’s defense is to attack not the content but the messenger which is here the Russians—so typical of the Clinton blame machine; finally in a tepid response against Iranian backed rebels' rocket attacks against U.S. destroyers off the coast of Yemen, the U.S. destroyed radar sites along Yemen’s coast; in a typical “if you like your doctor or health plan you can keep them” moment, Obama was caught with his pants on fire yet again claiming the VA had fired a “bunch” of employees over wait times when the actual number is 1-6 (eliminate the VA and give Vets the right to seek medical care just like those of us over 65); NBC is taking well deserved drop in ratings probably due to its lap dog pro Hillary reporting in the morning time slot while Fox continues as the “fair and balanced” champion.
         As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course with and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons and if you want some music in your life with a little satire--
         As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Manfred Mann,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Robert G. Ingersoll,  while  looking forward to enjoying a bowl of gumbo (killer recipe below), blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. English Language Day—celebrating the language which is spoken by more people around the world than any other and is probably the most dynamic in terms of its ability to add new words; commemorated on this day to observe the date in 1362 when Parliament opened its sessions in English for the first time (too bad we have far too many immigrants and aliens who seem not to have the desire to learn the language).      
2. US Navy Birthday—celebrating the birth of the U.S. Navy on this day in 1775; talk about a brave or foolish act to sail into harm’s way against the most powerful naval force assembled at that time—Semper fortis (always strong).         
3. 1965 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1965 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Yesterday” by the Beatles. Here is a recording of the Beatles performing the song:
4. National Yorkshire Pudding Day—celebrating since the early 18th Century a way to fill up your guests without having to buy to much mutton by serving Yorkshire pudding; here is an easy recipe for Yorkshire pudding:    
5. A Needle Laughs Last—celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of Leonard Alfred Schneider better known to his fans as Lenny Bruce, a pioneering avant garde comedian who was arrested many times on obscenity charges and who overdosed from morphine at the age of 41.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1792 the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (since the administration of Teddy Roosevelt known as the White House) was laid.    
b. 1845 voters in Texas approved a constitution which when it was accepted by Congress would make the Republic of Texas a state of the United States (which it was on December 29, 1845).   
c. 1972 the first electron micrograph of the deadly Ebola virus was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy at C.D.C.  
d. 1983 Ameritech Mobile, now part of AT&T, launched the first cellular telephone network in the United States by opening a network in Chicago.   
e. 2016 shades of “Lay, Lady Lay” Bob Dylan was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature.     Reflections on the idea of More Like Father Like Daughter: “I remember saying goodbye to my father the night he left to join the Navy. He didn't have to. He was older than other servicemen and had a family to support but he wanted to be a part of the fight against fascism, not just make movies about it. I admired this about him.” Jane Fonda I wonder how proud Henry Fonda was of Hanoi Jane when she went to Hanoi to be photographed in an AAA battery pointed into the sky at American warplanes.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day In History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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