Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Mammography Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 21, 2016 Only 19 waning but increasingly vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close; political theater is still alive and well as after scathing each other during the debate, Hillary and Trump participated in the annual Alfred E. Smith charity dinner and roasted each other (can only imagine how Smith the first Catholic to run for president was rolling in his grave with Hillary’s partial abortion support); the stench of corruption surrounding the Clinton Foundation and Hillary continues to get worse as WikiLeak hacked emails reveal HRC was the driving force to obtain $12 million from Morocco as a quid pro quo for her speaking at a Clinton Global Imitative conference to be held in Morocco; concern over Hillary’s fast and loose attitude with classified information also growing over her cavalier discussion during the debate on response times in the event of launching nuclear weapons; some hope that Ryan has come to his senses with his allocation of more money to candidates, including Trump in Wisconsin (time to get back in the fold); we may be in the most anemic recovery in history thanks to Obama’s failed policies but not on the political front as the Clinton and Trump campaigns combined spent more than $150 million (Clinton does have experience in creating jobs—800 people employed by her campaign as opposed to 350 by Trump); in just another example of how out of touch Obama and his minions are with Americans being ravaged by double digit increases in premiums and deductibles under Obamacare, he continues to defend Obamacare although this slice bread is increasingly becoming covered with toxic expensive mold and inedible; on the sports note the Cubs after beating the Dodgers 8-4 are just one game away from returning to the World Series; Stanford plays Colorado this Saturday with its star running back’s playing still questionable—go Cardinal!
         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 Gladys Knight and the Pips,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Charlotte Ross,  while  looking forward to enjoying a plate of nachos, 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. International Day of the Nacho—celebrating the creation of the nacho by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya in a restaurant in Piedras Negras, Mexico in 1943 whipped up after the restaurant had closed to wives of GIs based at Eagle Pass, Texas and now the piece de resistance at any Super Bowl party or tailgate.
2. National Mammography Day—created by President Clinton in 1993 to encourage women during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to schedule a mammography to aid in early detection of a deadly and disfiguring disease.            
3. 1973 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1973 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “Midnight Train to Georgia” by the Gladys Knight and the Pips. Here is a recording of the group performing the song:
4. National Caramel Apple Day celebrating a great ying and yang snack to enjoy and keep the doctor away but allow the dentist and the inches to stay.
5. Fifteen Is A Lucky Number—celebrating the birth on this day in 1906 of Lillian Asplund the last living American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic who was rescued in lifeboat 15 and passed away at the age of 100.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1797 the USS Constitution, a 44 gun frigate was launched in Boston Harbor and is still in commission.   
b. 1879 Thomas Edison invented the first commercially successful incandescent light bulb.
c. 1959 the Guggenheim Museum in New York City designed by Frank Lloyd Wright opened to the public.         
d. 1967 as opposition to the Vietnam War increased, 100,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. in protest to its continuation.   
e. 1994 in a classic example that sometimes diplomacy when dealing with a rogue state is a pipedream, North Korea and the United States under the Clinton Administration signed an agreement wherein North Korea agreed to terminate its nuclear weapons program and consented to inspections. Since they have detonated several nuclear weapons, obviously the diplomacy has failed and we face a fanatic who is a threat to the civilized world and will soon have the capability to deliver nuclear warheads to the this nation.           
Reflections on mammograms: “Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game. Charlotte Ross, noted TV actress and animal rights activist
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