Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 15, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not White Tip Cane Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 15, 2016 Only 25 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 and if he has any chance of winning closes down his Twitter account for the duration; the Hillary emails are no longer a drip, drip of corruption and dishonesty but a flood showing the how corrupt this person and her camp is to the point that even her daughter was concerned over the apparent pay to play at the Clinton Foundation while the mainstream media like the New York Times is working 24/7 to divert debate from issues like security, debt, borders, job growth, and veterans’ care to name but a few where Hillary is clueless and Trump has the right ideas to Trump’s alleged groping of women—in a word pathetic; in an idea about how bad this campaign has degenerated, Gloria Allred (infamous for representing an illegal maid for Meg Whitman who effectively destroyed Whitman’s candidacy against Jerry Brown)  had a press conference with a Ms. Zervos who claimed Trump had kissed her 9 years ago—time for voters to invoke against the media and Hillary’s campaign the 99.9/30 rule—discount 99 percent of new allegations made in the last 30 days of the campaign; in a move that has Apple doing high fives, Samsung 7 mobile phones will be banned from all planes in U.S. airspace due to fire danger; in yet another pay me now or pay me later moment as a result of Obama’s disastrous turn tail and run moment in Iraq, another 500 troops are being sent to Iraq; and finally rumor has it that the CIA in response to hacking by Russia is planning a cyber attack of its own. Go Cardinal against Notre Dame in South Bend!
         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 Lulu,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Helen Keller,  while  looking forward to enjoying a plate of roast pheasant, 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. Sweetest Day—celebrated first in Cleveland in 1921 by local confectioners distributing over 20,000 boxes of candy to the elderly, orphans, and the poor and now observed throughout the Midwest and parts of the Northeast; candy and flowers and of course to the joy of Hallmark, cards.      
2. White Tip Cane Day—celebrated since 1964 to promote awareness of the contributions of the visually impaired to our society and culture.        
3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a run of 5 weeks in that position “To Sir with Love” from the movie of the same name by Lulu (still going strong at 68). Here is a recording of Lulu performing the song:
4. National Roast Pheasant Day—celebrating since this is the first day of hunting in many states, a great fowl to bag and enjoy for dinner.  
5. Of Arms and the Man I Sing—celebrating the birth on this day in 70 of one of Rome’s greatest poets Virgil best known for the Aeneid, a 12 volume work that speaks of Rome’s divine destiny.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1878 the Edison Electric Light Company began operations.
b. 1904 Russia’s Baltic Fleet left port in Reval, Estonia to begin its voyage to destruction by the Japanese Navy in the Russo-Japanese War.   
c. 1928 the airship Graf Zeppelin, 18 years after the failed attempt of Airship America to do the same thing, was the first airship to cross the Atlantic, landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey instituting transatlantic air travel and making the world a much smaller globe.       
d. 1951 Mexican chemist Louis Miramontes completed the last step in synthesizing the progestin norethisterone to be used in one of the first three oral contraceptives. 
e. 2008 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 733.08 the second worst drop in its history in terms of a percentage drop.              
Reflections that both Trump and Hillary should take heed: The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Helen Keller If Trump explains his vision on how he will make this country great again, he will win; if he continues to attack women on their last minute accusations he will lose.  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.
© October 15, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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