Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 17, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Edge Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 17, 2016 Only 23 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 campaign has become increasingly vitriolic and now violent as a Trump campaign office in North Carolina was firebombed (fortunately no one was present at the time); more WikiLeaks show Podesta bemoaning the fact that the San Bernardino shooter was a Muslim as opposed to a white to deflect concern over radical Islam, Clinton aides urging her to take the money from foreign governments as she announced her candidacy, and Clinton Foundation donors expressing concern that HRC has a “money problem” with the Foundation’s practices of taking money from foreign governments and entities seeking favors from the State Department; WikiLeaks’ internet access may have been blocked by a “state source” (would be interesting but not surprising given the criminal mentality of the Clintonites and Obama’s desperation to preserve his legacy that the blocker would be the U.S.); media, other than Fox, has mostly ignored the flood of WikiLeaks’ disparaging emails but continues to work 24/7 on groping allegations of years ago against Trump; finally some good news in the war against ISIS as Kurdish and Iraqi forces have commenced the battle to retake ISIS (do not be surprised to see Obama whose feckless policy allowed this “JV Squad” to bring havoc to Iraq and Syria claim credit for any success in the battle); the case against Rolling Stone for its debunked story of a rape that never occurred at the Phi Sig house on the University of Virginia goes to trial (interestingly the case is a defamation lawsuit not by the fraternity that was damaged but by a university employee claiming defamation due to the magazine’s portrayal of her as indifferent to a rape that never in reality occurred.
         As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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-- https://safeshare.tv/x/kXjbXGyQDsE
         As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Temptations,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from C.M. Punk,  while  looking forward to enjoying your serving of four prunes, 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. National Edge Day—celebrated since 1999 to honor those who do not need alcohol, drugs or promiscuous sexual activity to have a good time; since the 17th this year falls on a Monday, the observance would have been observed on Saturday the 15th.       
2. International Day To End Poverty—celebrated since 1987 to promote awareness that poverty is a denial of human rights and to promote efforts to end it although too often in the culture of redistribute the wealth theories of the left the obvious solutions brought by innovation and capitalism and individual freedom are ignored.         
3. 1969 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1969 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “I Can’t Get Next To You” by the Temptations. Here is a recording of the Temptations performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Be4x2xdZ6fo
4. Four Prunes Day celebrating what most nutritionists claim is the minimum amount of prunes one should consume daily, either in juice or dried variety—excellent antioxidant  to slow the effects of aging.  
5. Over the Cliff—celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of one of the first method actors and four time Oscar nominee Montgomery Clift who after a near fatal automobile accident was plagued by drug and alcohol addiction and died too early at the age of 45.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1781 in the last hurrah for the British in the Revolutionary War, British General Cornwallis surrendered his forces to the Americans and French at Yorktown after a siege of almost three weeks.
b. 1931 Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion thanks to the evidence gathered by Eliot Ness and his Untouchables.    
c. 1933 to Germany’s great loss, Albert Einstein fled Germany and moved to the United States where he would ultimately write to President Roosevelt that a nuclear bomb was feasible.          
d. 1973 OPEC imposed an oil embargo against the  U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United Kingdom due to the U.S. support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War (the law of unintended consequences resulted in after years of bogus environmental litigation in approval of the TAPS and the bringing to market 2 million barrels of oil from Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay). 
e. 1989 the 6.9 Loma Prieto earthquake struck the Bay Area killing 69 people and causing massive structural damages including a section of the Bay Bridge.              
Reflections on being a straight edger on Edge Day:” I’m Straight Edge for me, so what everyone else is doing, it doesn’t matter. I’ve never been pressured to drink or smoke or anything by any of the boys, and if anything, a lot of them like me because I’m always the designated driver. I’m the one who makes sure everyone gets home alright and I’m happy doing that.” C.M. Punk, noted wrestler. 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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 17, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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