Friday, November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Skeptics Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 4, 2016 Only 5 waning but increasingly vitriolic and hypocritical days to go until the only polls that matter close; it is going from bad to worse for the Clinton campaign as reports out yesterday spoke of new Clinton emails being found on Weiner’s lap top used by Abedin who is now MIA; Trump and HRC both campaigned in North Carolina with Trump charging to no one’s surprise that she has repeatedly perjured herself and HRC making the charge that Trump will institutionalize discrimination; Obama is MIA from the Oval Office (anytime he is nowhere near an executive order pen is time well spent for the good of the nation) spending all his time campaigning for Hillary with ludicrous claims that the “fate of the world” is at stake if voters do not elect one very corrupt candidate HRC; Melania Trump in Pennsylvania campaigning for her husband; at “fair and balanced” Fox News Bill O’Reilly is considering not renewing his contract as is Megyn Kelly; Tucker Fredrickson takes over for Britt Hume; our border with Mexico is experiencing a tidal wave of illegals fearful that if Trump wins the border will be closed to illegal immigration; victory parade for Cubs tomorrow and on the sports front in the New York Marathon a doping scandal involving a Russian runner; good news for California—according to the feds one fourth of California is now free from drought but don’t rush to the stores just yet to splurge  on water purchases or massively water your brown lawn.
         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 Tiffany, factoids of interest for this
day in history, a relevant quote from Will Rogers, an original poem alluding to his untimely death, while looking forward to enjoying your favorite candy to endear yourself to your dentist, 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 Skeptics Day—celebrating an attitude that all voters should express as we get closer to the election as the amount of charges and countercharges increase exponentially—which should produce a healthy amount of skepticism. 
2. Use Your Common Sense Day—celebrating on the birthday of Will Rogers (“Common sense ain’t all that common”), a skill that is lacking with most politicians but hopefully resides in voters was they anguish over how to vote on November 8, 2016.
3. 1987 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1987 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “I Think We Are Alone Now” by Tiffany. Here is a recording of Tiffany performing the song:
4. National Candy Day—odd to be celebrating so soon after Halloween this observance when most of your trick or treat children or grandchildren are still suffering from candy overdose from Halloween. 
5. Check The Flaps Wiley, Common Sense Please—celebrating the birth on this day in 1879 of that great humorist and columnist Will Rogers sadly killed with most of his wits still waiting to be heard in a plane crash in Alaska in 1935: “Wiley the choice in life are too narrow/ Why take off in lousy weather near Pt. Barrow?/ On your piloting skills Mr. Post no offense/ But if we are going to see the morrow, time for some flying common sense.” © November 4, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1847 Sir James Simpson, a British doctor, discovered, to the joys of future surgical patients, the anesthetic properties of chloroform.
b. 1922 Howard Carter and his team discovered the entrance to the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings Egypt.    
c. 1939 in the first step to becoming the “Arsenal of Democracy” to lift this nation out of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt orders the U.S. Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act allowing the cash purchase by belligerents of American made weapons. 
d. 1973 in response to the OPEC oil embargo the Netherlands with nary a hill in sight instituted its first Auto Free Sunday, allowing only bicyclists and roller skaters on its highways, roads and streets.
e. 1979 a mob of Iranians protesting the admission into the United States of the deposed Shah seized the American Embassy in Tehran taking 52 Americans hostage; an impotent Jimmy Carter failed to forcefully respond to this act of war and lost to Ronald Reagan in a landslide (knowing that Reagan would not stand for this nonsense the Iranians released all of the hostages minutes after he was sworn in).
Reflections on the ineptness of politicians from the mind of Will Rogers:Every time Congress makes a joke it's law, and every time they make a law it's a joke.” To paraphrase when looking at the two choices we have running for president the Ridley corollary might be “Every a candidate makes a joke it’s in an attack speech; and every time a candidate makes a speech, it’s a joke.” What a mess have we in this campaign degenerated to.  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.
© November 4, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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