Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Junk Food Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 21, 2017 Las Vegas bets on almost anything but so far no odds on the Juice violating the terms of his parole and being returned to prison (not a betting man but my guess it will be fairly certain as something about committing murder and getting away with it makes a man a bit too cocky); shakeup in getting the message out as Spicer resigns and is replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci is in as new communications director (hopefully the White House can get its act together on the communications front especially by ending its idiotic tweets); the acting director of ICE will soon be implement a surge of significant numbers of agents to head to the 300 sanctuary cities that are in open rebellion with federal immigration law (about time and the first places I would suggest to file an aiding and abetting case against the mayor, city council and the police chief would be New York City, Chicago and San Francisco); finally some hope that authorities will put an end to the wave of anti-free speech violence promoted by the left as a leader of By Any Means Necessary Ms. Felarca was arrested for her part in inciting and participating in a riot in Sacramento in 2016 (what is really scary is that this thug is a teacher in a middle school in Berkeley—great role model for her kids); whoever is in charge of the Massachusetts teachers union should have his or her head examined since the union has not taken a position on a bill in the state which would ban sexual relations between teachers and any students under the age of 19; only in America the land of the free and rapacious lawyers can a convicted child molester former teacher of the year Tara Stumpf now in jail sue her 16 year old victim for defamation (attractive lady and one’s heart has to feel sorry for her husband that she cheated on); through July 20, 2066 people have been shot in Chicago 363 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Heart Gabriel; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Janet Myers on the moon and optimism, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are plagued with insipience,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Tug of War Tournament Daya great day to find seven of your strongest friends and form a tug of war team to challenge all comers in the park or on the beach or better yet on a place where a creek separates the two so the victor can drag the losing team into the water.  
2. National Junk Food Day—bemoaning in an era of increasing obesity, diabetes, and hypertension this holiday which if celebrated today should be avoided at all costs on the other 364 days of the year.      
3. 1987 Number One Song—the number one song in 1987 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Alone” by  Heart. Here is a performance by the group of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “insipience” which means a lack of wisdom or stupidity which sadly describes far to many of our politicians on both sides of the aisle when it comes to solving issues Americans outside the Beltway care about.              
5. Cat On a Hot Note Roof--celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Stephen Georgiou better know to his fans as Cat Stevens, not songwriter and singer who battled alcohol abuse and after a near drowning converted to Islam. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1861 the first major battle of the Civil War occurred at Manassas Junction  (Bull Run) resulting in a costly defeat of the Union Army and dashed any hopes this would be a short and sweet war ending in a Union victory. 
b. 1925 teacher John Scopes was found guilty in Dayton, Tennessee of teaching evolution and fined $100.              
c. 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the Moon.
d. 1970 after 11 years of construction the Aswan High Dam in Egypt was completed.
e. 2011 in a sad day for American dominance in space the Space Shuttle Program ended with the landing of Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center.      
Reflections on the landing on the Moon: “Why doesn’t anyone go to the moon anymore? What happened to our optimism?” 
― Janet Turpin MyersNightswimming, noted Canadian poet and author. Fortunately we have dreamers like Elan Mosk who want to go to Mars   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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