Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Standards Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 14, 2016 Only 26 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 submitted her under oath answers to Judicial Watch’s FOIA requests and for a woman not yet 70 amazing how the dementia defense of “I do not recall” pervades (a bit of dishonesty here perhaps); Michelle, the only Obama that people still like, is slamming Trump and being shocked over his statements on women when perhaps she ought to be shocked over what her husband’s policies have done to decimate the economic well being of women since this pathetic president does not in any way, manner, shape or form understand what the private sector needs to create jobs and Trump for all his warts does; in a rare win for the good guys the Border Patrol on our porous open border nabbed a pathetic illegal who had previously be jailed for having sex with a minor-hopefully the Obama administration will not release this predator back on to the streets as “open borders” Hillary would like to do; in yet another striking example of bringing into question of why we support the UN, UNESCO has called into question the legitimacy of the connection of Jews to the Western Wall in Jerusalem, ignoring the fact that Jews have been there thousands of years before Islam; finally in a pathetic note on how this campaign due to Hillary’s shifting of the lack of her record to a demonizing of Trump over alleged sexual improprieties, several of the victims of Bill’s sexual deprivations went on Hannity to complain that the mainstream media continues to ignore their plight—sad while the issues of jobs, security, ISIS and national debt are ignored and for which Hillary is totally clueless; finally on the sports front, Kaepernick will be starting as quarterback probably to sustained and persistent boos of the fans and Stanford tries to break its two game losing streak at Notre Dame.
         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 the Four Tops,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from John Wooden,  while  looking forward to enjoying a bowl of chocolate covered insects (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. World Standards Day—promoting since 1970 awareness among regulators, producers and consumers of the need and importance of standardization in the global economy.       
2. National Dessert Day—celebrating the ability even in this obesity prone world of ours to splurge occasionally from a caloric concept and enjoy one’s favorite dessert after a meal.        
3. 1966 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1966 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” by the Four Tops. Here is a recording of the Four Tops performing the song:
4. National Chocolate Covered Insects Day—for those who are adventurous and looking for any excuse to pair chocolate with another food, this is your day although this highly evolved omnivore will pass on this one. Here is a recipe on how to serve up a tray of chocolate covered crickets to impress your friends:
5. Coach Thy Name Is Dynasty—celebrating the birth on this day in 1910 of the legendary coach of UCLA basketball John Wooden who coached the Bruins to a record 10 National Championships and the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1884 George Eastman received a U.S. Patent for his paper strip photographic film.     
b. 1908 the Chicago Cubs won their second World Series in a row defeating the Detroit Tigers; although they appeared in 10 subsequent World Series, they have not won another World Series but have another chance this year as they play the Dodgers for the National League Championship starting this Saturday at Wrigley Field.   
c. 1912 while doing his perfect imitation of a real moose Bull Moose Party candidate and former president Teddy Roosevelt campaigning in Milwaukee was shot in the chest by a mentally deranged John Schrank and true to his Rough Rider past, Roosevelt went to the podium with the bullet still inside him and gave his speech to the crowd.  He was saved by the fact that the bullet lost most of its energy by striking his steel eyeglass case and his 50 page speech (thank God for a lack of brevity).  
d. 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for his advocacy of nonviolence as the only method to achieve racial equality.    
e. 1984 “Baby Fae” received a heart from a baboon in the first non human heart transplant but died from post surgical complications 32 days later to the relief of baboons everywhere.              
Reflections on the secret to enjoying a great life from the man who lived to be a hundred: “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” John Wooden, wise words from the Wizard of Westwood.  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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