Sunday, October 30, 2016

October 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Mischief Night

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 30, 2016 Only 10 waning but increasingly vitriolic and hypocritical days to go until the only polls that matter close; bombshell just dropped by the FBI already under scathing rebuke by Reds for its ”sham” investigation of HRC’s private email server and its refusal to look into the criminal pay to play activities of the Clintons and the Foundation announced it was reopening its investigation due to thousands of emails recovered from the lap top shared by that noted pervert Weiner and Huma Abedin, Hillary’s long time most trusted adviser; latest poll shows voters favoring Hillary are 30 percent less likely to vote for her now as a result of the latest news; Hillary is expressing outrage over Comey’s acts and Trump is praising and raising legitimate concerns that Weiner shared the laptop; on the sports front the Indians won game four last night 7-2 in Chicago and now lead the World Series 3-1 and McCaffrey returned to his last year’s Heisman form with three touchdowns and 225 all purpose yards as Stanford beat the Wildcats in Tuscon 34-10.
         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, music links to Men at Work and Jefferson Airplane,
factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Orson Welles,  while looking forward to  enjoying a bowl of candy corn, 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 Orthopaedic Nurses Day—celebrating the work of orthopedic nurses who are the first smiling and caring face one sees after coming out of surgery and are the first to help a patient get through the recovery pain following surgery.   
2. Mischief Night—celebrating or bemoaning if you are the victim in the U.S. and Canada, pranks such as egging, tping trees, writing on cars with soap or my favorite filing a paper bag with dog turds, putting in on the front porch, lighting it, ringing the doorbell and running away only to turn around to see the resident react by trying to stomp the fire out.
3. 1982 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1982 on a run of 1 week in that position “Who Can It Be Now” by Men at Work. Here is a recording of Men at Work performing the song:
4. National Candy Corn Day--celebrating the essential Halloween candy to give out to the ghosts and goblins knocking on your front door tomorrow.  
5. An Airplane Needs a Great Wing—celebrating the birth on this day in 1939 of Grace Wing, known to her fans as Grace Slick, lead singer and song writer for Jefferson Airplane; here in honor of her birthday is one of Jefferson Airplane’s best hits “Somebody to Love” introduced by a very young looking Dick Clark: .   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1831 Nat Turner the leader of the most violent and deadly slave rebellion in our history was captured in Southampton County, Virginia after eluding capture for over two months; he was tried and convicted and hung on November 11, 1831; as a warning to other slaves who might be considering rebellion his body was flayed, beheaded and quartered.
b. 1905 Czar Nicolas II signed the October Manifesto which granted some basic civil rights to the Russian people and permitted them to form a Duma (a classic example of too little too late as the Communist Party’s October Revolution would prove.  
c. 1938 Orson Welles broadcasted over the radio H.G. Welles’ The War of the Worlds causing widespread panic as many listeners thought Earth was being invaded by Martians.
d. 1945 Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers breaking the color barrier in professional baseball.
e. 1995 Quebec citizens by a narrow vote of 50.52% to 49.48% vote to remain as a province of Canada.     
Reflections on The War of the Worlds” given at the conclusion of the radio broadcast by Orson Welles: Starting now, we couldn't soap all your windows and steal all your garden gates by tomorrow night, so we did the next best thing. We annihilated the world before your very ears and utterly destroyed the CBS. You will be relieved, I hope, to learn that we didn't mean it, and that both institutions are still open for business. So goodbye everybody, and remember please for the next day or so the terrible lesson you learned tonight. That grinning, glowing, globular invader of your living room is an inhabitant of the pumpkin patch, and if your doorbell rings and nobody's there, that was no Martian, it's Halloween.”       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 30, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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