Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Artists Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 25, 2016 Only 15 waning but increasingly vitriolic and hypocritical days to go until the only polls that matter close; Walt Disney must be rolling in his grave as yet another video shows Democratic operatives, with the seal of approval of Hillary Clinton, donning Donald Duck costumes to disrupt Trump rallies (more appropriate for this kind of threat to our democracy if they would have worn brown shirts); in a classic example of lack of enthusiasm Kaine spoke at a rally in Florida in front of 30 people while Trump was addressing 15-20,000 at a rally in Tampa; sticker shock as Obamacare starts its death spiral to be felt by millions of Americans in the double digit range of increasing premiums and deductibles as the middle class that cannot afford to pay for Obamacare will face fines of a thousand or so dollars; ironic that Obama who lacks executive skills to manage a one person lemonade stand has created a totally inept start up to provide digital services to government agencies and has already lost $32 million of taxpayer money  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/25/obama-administrations-version-high-tech-startup-losing-nearly-32m.html;  teamsters must be in arms as a Budweiser beer truck was driven remotely for 100 miles in Colorado; a federal district court judge faces a deadline today to approve or disapprove a $15 billion settlement against VW for selling diesel cars that were programmed to pass emission tests when they did not; great hypocritical video of Hillary lecturing State employees on the need to protect information (at least we know she is capable of trial and error learning as employees of the Clinton campaign have been instructed they may not use personal devices to conduct campaign business); Cubs after a 71 year absence open against the Indians in Cleveland.
         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 Debby Boone,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Lord Alfred Tennyson,  while looking forward to enjoying a serving of your favorite pasta, 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 Artists Day—celebrating the importance that art has in our culture and the fact that we have been drawing symbols on cave walls long before we were able to write.
2. National Cartoonists Against Crime Day—could find nothing on this observance but suspect that it relates to artists being able to sketch the face of a crime suspect for a victim’s or witness’ description of the person’s physical features.       
3. 1977 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1977 on a long run of 10 weeks in that position “You Light Up My Life” by Debbi Boone. Here is a recording of Debbi Boone performing the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b07-yKnKRMQ
4. World Pasta Day--celebrating the wide range of pastas served hot and cold whether as a main dish or a salad with all sorts of toppings and sauces.
5. All Fame Is Fleeting—celebrating the birth on this day in 1961 of Brian Kelly who took over as head coach of the Notre Dame football program and took the team to BCS Bowl in 2012 but is wallowing at 2-5 after losing to Stanford at home the Saturday before last and should be looking to being fired as his birthday present.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1415 King Henry V and his English longbow men and lightly armored infantry defeated the heavily armored French Knights at the battle of Agincourt, proving that the French had either not learned or had forgotten the lessons to be learned at the Battle of Crecy in 1346 where like at Agincourt, the French Knights were slaughtered by volleys of arrows.
b. 1854 at the Battle of Baklava during the Crimean War, the charge immortalized by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his famous poem, the Charge of the Light Brigade occurred (the lessons to be learn when charging against fortified position with canon were either lost or forgotten when the British marched their forces against machine guns at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 during World War I).
c. 1962 American Ambassador Adlai Stevenson at a meeting of the Security Council of the UN displayed to no one’s surprise that the Soviets were installing ballistic missiles in Cuba.
d. 1971 the United Nations expelled the Republic of China (Taiwan) and seated the People’s Republic of China in its place.
e. 1983 the United States and its Caribbean allies invaded Grenada six days after the Prime Minister of the nation had been removed in a coup supported by Castro and executed.    
Reflections on the Battle of Baklava “Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die. Into the Valley of Death Rode the six hundred.” Lord Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of England’s better poets. 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.
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