Tuesday, October 4, 2016

October 4, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Space Week

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 4, 2016 Only 36 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; Trump is facing a media feeding frenzy over using a tax loss carry forward to avoid or reduce his taxes, a right every American has under our tax code which is not lost because he or she is running for president (much to do about nothing); both candidates are on the campaign trail with Trump picking up an endorsement of a police union in Colorado while Clinton who has never created a job in the private sector in her life was bashing Trump for his taking risks and losing money (under her tenure as Secretary of State her own Inspector General has claimed that over $six billion in contracts were lost exposing the taxpayers to great risk of lost); the VP candidates debate tonight; in yet another example of the complete failure of Obama and his legacy legislation, Bill Clinton slammed Obamacare while campaigning in Michigan for the Obama clone, his wife, calling it the craziest thing in the world (you may disagree with him on many issues but on this one he is right on point); in just another example of American decline under this president, the president of the Philippines who has received worldwide condemnation for his was on drug dealers that has left over 3,000 dead has told Obama “to go to Hell!”; on a final note Julian Assange’s much anticipated release of documents on Hillary did not occur last night from Berlin but he promised significant releases each week—can hardly wait to see what WikiLeaks will provide.
         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.
         As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Tommy Edwards,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Bill Nye,  while  looking forward to enjoying some tacos (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. World Animal Day—promoting the welfare of animals whether in the wild or domestic and celebrated on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.     
2. Beginning Of World Space Week—celebrating and promoting the achievements of mankind in the exploration of space (the week is symbolic as it starts on October 4, commemorating the beginning of the exploration of space with the launch of Sputnik 1 on this day in 1957 and ends on October 10, commemorating the execution of Outer Space Treaty on October 10, 1967.     
3. 1958 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1958 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “It’s All In The Game” by Tommy Edwards. Here is a recording of Tommy Edwards performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtizr2G_7Bk
4. National Taco Day—celebrating on Taco Tuesday an ubiquitous Tex-Mex dish and if you go to places like Calalina Seafood today, really cheap. If you want to impress friends with your culinary skills, here is a killer taco recipe that is easy and tasty: http://www.thenibble.com/REVIEWS/main/meats/beef/mole-beef-tacos.asp
5. Historic And Heroic—celebrating the birth on this day in 1923 of John Charles Carter better known to his fans as Charleton Heston and known for historic roles like Moses in The Ten Commandments  or Marc Antony in Antony and Cleopatra. He was a dying breed of conservative actors in Hollywood and in his last years was the president of the National Rifle Association until resigning upon the announcement in 2003 that he had Alzheimer’s disease.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1582 Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Poland which resulted in the next day being not October 5, but rather October 15, 1582.   
b. 1883 the first run of the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul left Paris.  
c. 1927 Gutzon Borglum began sculpting Mount Rushmore, a project that would be completed on October 31, 1941.       
d. 1985 the Free Software Foundation was founded.  
e. 2006 WikiLeaks, the bane of politicians and government officials, was launched by Julian Assange.            
Reflections on NASA as we commence World Space Week: NASA is an engine of innovation and inspiration as well as the world's premier space exploration agency, and we are well served by politicians working to keep it that way, instead of turning it into a mere jobs program, or worse, cutting its budget.” Bill Nye, the Science Guy, noted actor and television presenter. 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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