Monday, November 21, 2016

November 21, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Adoption Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 21, 2016 AMA ran true to form with mockery by the co hosts of Trump and his wife that was tasteless and not funny; Trump very busy this weekend interviewing potential appointees; the president of Turkey which in the war on ISIS will be absolutely critical expressed his deep disappointment with the Obama’s actions in Syria and Iraq (a feeling that around the world most leaders would also express); Obama indicates at the appropriate time he will express his opinions on Trump as a private citizen (the implication which is delusional that the forgotten men and women and deplorables will want to listen); on the Thin Blue Line Front two more shootings of police, one in Florida and another in St. Louis; Putin and Obama met in Peru to discuss the continuing bloodshed in Syria;  Melania Trump and Barron will remain in New York until the end of the school year (talk about sacrifice for the good of country and children); Kanye West's behavior remains eratic after his rant at a short live concert in Boston, he has just cancelled his concert in Los Angeles; finally the media still has not come to grips with the results of the election and continues to rant against him with language and opinions that are completely over the top like “He is worse than an Old Testament plague,” or “geysers of hate.” To the media “suck it up buttercup!”
      As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Mary J. Blige, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Nia Vardalos, while looking forward to enjoying some gingerbread, 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 Television  Day--created by the General Assembly in 1996 to commemorate the importance in our global culture.
2. National Adoption Day—started in 2000 by a coalition of prolife and prochildren’s group to promote the movement of children in foster care to adopting families; it is believed that on National Adoption Day some 40,000 children are adopted.
3. 2001 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2001 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “Family Affair by Mary J. Blige. Here is a recording of Mary J. Blige performing the song:
4. National Gingerbread Day—celebrating another great cookie popular with kids around Christmas time.
5. Like Father Like Son—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of Ken Griffey, Jr. who played Major League Baseball for 22 years and was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1877 Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph.
b. 1922 Rebecca Felton of Georgia took the oath of office to become the first female Senator in the United States. She had been appointed to fill a vacated Senate seat and served 24 hours as not only the first female but also the oldest at 87 years old freshman Senator.       
c. 1967 in what would later be viewed as delusional or a deliberated attempt to mislead the American people, General Westmorland announced to the press that “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.” In less than 60 days South Vietnam was in total flames, engulfed by the Tet Offensive.
d. 1969 the first ARPANET link between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute was established and the race to the internet was on.
e. 2015 in another chilling reminder of threat of radical Islam, the government of Belgium imposed a security lockdown of the country, closing down public schools, shops and public transportation due to information concerning potential terrorist threats.
Reflections on adoption on National Adoption Day Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.” Nia Vardalos author of Instant Mom 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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