Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Mole Day,

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 23, 2016 Only 17 waning but increasingly vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close; political theater is still alive and well with Hillary lapdog and totally failed candidate Martin O’Malley on the Sunday morning news claiming Trump is a fascist—really?; Trump delivered a great policy speech on his first one hundred days in office and his vision of how to move the country and the economy forward which in a so predictable response from the Hillary campaign prompted another woman, a porn star, Jessica Drake, to come out of the woodwork and claim ten years ago Trump offered her $10,000 to have sex with him; more WikiLeaks out on Bill’s mistress Julie McMahon, nicknamed the “Energizer Bunny” and the sleaze goes on but one look at the 56 year old Julie compared to Hillary and one can see why there is an attraction; more interesting WikiLeaks on the turmoil in the Clinton campaign over her ultimate opposition to Keystone XL and the loss of labor union support—for Clinton it is never about country only about politics and how to get elected; in a tale of two cases a Fresno judge has sentenced a father who raped his teenage daughter for over 4 years compare to a Montana judge who sentenced a father who raped  his 12 year old daughter with a suspended 30 year prison term and 60 days in jail; on the sports front, the Chicago Cubs return to the World Series for the first time in 71 years to play the Cleveland Indians.
         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 Neil Sedaka,  factoids of interest for this day in history, relevant jokes from Johnny Carson,  while  looking forward to enjoying a serving of Boston Cream Pie (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. International Day of the Mole—celebrating an unofficial observance by chemist enthusiasts between 6:02 AM and 6:02 P.M. to promote awareness of the need to study chemistry and so chosen as in represents the number of elementary substances in a mole which is 6.02 × 1023.
2. Departure of the San Juan Capistrano Day—celebrating the departure from Argentina of the flocks of swallows that will arrive in San Juan Capistrano, CA on March 19 next year.             
3. 1975 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1975 on a run of 3 weeks in that position “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka. Here is a recording of Neil Sedaka performing the song:
4. National Boston Cream Pie Day celebrating a not a real pie but a cake of two layers  of sponge cake with a layer of crème pâtissière (pastry cream or vanilla cream filling) or custard filling in between, and topped with a glaze of chocolate ganache. This desert has been around since 1855 and here is a killer recipe if you want to have one tonight to impress family or friends:
5. How To Lose in the Marriage Game—celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of the 30 year host of the Tonight Show, Johnny Carson who was married four times three times to women with the same first name Joanne (at least you don’t have to throw away the monogrammed towels) and the last to a woman with a first name of Alexis which marriage lasted until his death in 2005 caused by his lifetime of heavy smoking.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1911 an Italian pilot took off from Libya in the Italo-Turkish War to observe Turkish front lines in the first use of an airplane for military operations.    
b. 1915 25-33,000 women march down 5th Avenue in New York City advocating for the right of women to vote.
c. 1956 the Hungarian people rose up against their government to protest Soviet occupation of their country; the revolt was brutally crushed by the Soviets by November 4, 1956.         
d. 1983 the U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was attacked by a suicide truck bomber who killed 278 Marines; a French Army barracks was also likewise hit, killing 58 soldiers.    
e. 1995 Yolanda Saldivar was found guilty by a jury after three hours of deliberation of the murder of popular Latin singer Selena and sentenced to life in prison but eligible for parole in 2025 after serving 30 years in isolation for 23 hours a day in a nine by six foot cell.           
Time to enjoy a bit of comedy from the wit of Johnny Carson: “If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam;” “If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead;” “Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die. 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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