Thursday, October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Poetry Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 6, 2016 Only 34 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; one prays for the Americans in the path of Hurricane Matthew as it heads toward Florida but in an attempt to find a silver lining in the face of adversity, at least it has caused the Clinton campaign to pull its disgusting political ads from the Weather Channel (aloof Hillary never did visit Louisiana probably because the state has a majority of deplorables which do not count in her universe); after Bill tells the truth and slams Obamacare, its major architect Dr. Emanuel, an arrogant pathetic egotistical wimp who makes Hillary look really likable in comparison, blames the Reds;   in yet another war on women our favorite state sponsor of terrorism is requiring women competing in the world chess championship to be held in Iran to wear a hijab; in yet another sign of how desperate the Blues may be getting, Reid and the Clinton campaign slammed Trump for his pronunciation of “Nevada” (thank God Reid is retiring this year).     
         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 Connie Francis,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant poem on  National Poetry Day  from the Alaskanpoet,  while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of your favorite noodles, 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. National Poetry Day—celebrating this poet’s favorite holiday which was created in 1994 by William Sieghart; today would be a great day to express yourself poetically or if not read a few poems from Robert Service (my favorite) or better yet go to     
2. Jackie Mayer Rehab Day—honoring Jackie Meyer, Miss America 1963 who at age 28 in 1970 had a paralyzing stroke that robbed her of the ability to speak and who after 7 years of rehab recovered that ability—great testament to the human spirit that can overcome adversity and disability.       
3. 1960 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1960 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own” by Connie Francis. Here is a recording of Connie Francis performing the song:
4. National Noodle Day—celebrating whether made from wheat, rice, soybean, potato, or other flours like oat; sweet potato or arrowroot starch; bean curd skin and tofu; and mung bean threads a very tasty dish especially when all sorts of meats and vegetables are added.
5. I’m Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired—celebrating the birth on this day in 1917 of Fannie Lou Hamer, noted black civil rights activist and founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party who died in 1977 from breast cancer and high blood pressure.   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1683 German immigrants founded Germantown in Pennsylvania, marking the first significant German immigration into the American colonies.    
b. 1989 Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture.  
c. 1927 the era of silent movies came to an end with the premier of The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson.       
d. 1981 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is assassinated by Islamic fanatics. 
e. 2007 after 4,833 days and almost 47,000 miles Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth.              
Reflections on National Poetry Day
The English language is like a rose
Its thorns are words assembled in prose
While the petals of different hues are in rhyme
Beauty to capture and appeal to the emotions, passions and even the mind
On National Poetry Day let poetry take you on a journey to escape the confines
Of prose better suited for contracts and agreements that leave feelings too far behind.
© October 5, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
    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 6, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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