Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Red Shoe Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 25, 2017 The Trump White House seems totally out of control with inane tweets coming fast and furious with Sessions now in the Trump cross hairs (this is beginning to look less and less like a government and more and more like a sick sequel to you’re fired); the Obama Swamp denizens are still alive and well at the State Department as Obama appointees are purging any references to ISIS genocide and continue the Obama era policies of excluding Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq from aid programs; in a scene reminiscent of Ted Kennedy’s return following brain surgery to battle his cancer to the Senate floor to break a filibuster on Medicare reimbursement, John McCain returned to the Senate following his diagnosis of brain cancer; an Oklahoma school district has learned that teachers having sex with their students is a costly proposition as it settled for $125,000 with the family of a 15 year old eighth grader whose English teacher Jennifer Caswell is due for sentencing for 2nd degree rape of the boy on August 31 (what makes this story more pathetic is Ms. Caswell was allowed to resign and keep her teaching credentials until the boy started to cooperate with authorities and criminal charges were then brought); China may be seeing the light that the situation in North Korea is becoming more serious and the U.S. is serious that it will not allow the North to install nuclear warheads on ICBMs capable of reaching the U.S.; after seven years of what now looks like a phony attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate may finally vote to bring the bill to the floor for debate (if the Reds fail on this they can kiss the Senate and the House goodbye in 2018 is this poet’s prediction); the driver of the van in which 10 illegals were cooked to death had had his driver's license revoked in April and had a long checkered criminal record; through July 24, 2118 people have been shot in Chicago 371 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 Glenn Medeiros and Bobby Brown; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Martin Cruz Smith on WikiLeaks, hoping your opponents are not intempestive,  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. Health and Happiness With Hypnosison a day devoid of meaningful holidays and observances around the world and after getting sleepy surfing the internet found this which supposedly has been observed since 2005.   
2. Red Shoe Day—observed since 2014 by wearing red shoes not to proclaim support of the Republican Party which appears to be in total disarray but rather to remember Theda Myint and all others who have passed due to Lyme’s Disease.      
3. 1990 Number One Song—the number one song in 1990 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “She Ain’t Worth It” by Glenn Medeiros featuring Bobby Brown. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AF7XRSQk2w
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “intempestive” which means to be unreasonable which is what we are seeing in the Swamp on a daily basis.                
5. Not a Man But a Model—celebrating the birth on this day in 1955 of Somalia’s best export retired super model Iman who is the widow of David Bowie.   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1961 in a speech President John F. Kennedy declared that an attack on Berlin was an attack on NATO. 
b. 1965 Bob Dylan went electric in his performance at the Newport Folk Festival, profoundly changing the face of music.               
c. 1969 President Nixon proclaimed the Nixon Doctrine which provided that Asians must provide for their own defense signaling the beginning of the Vietnamization of the Vietnam War  which did not occur fast enough for the over 10,000 Americans who lost their lives after the speech before the war ended.
d. 1978 Louise Joy Brown, the first person conceived by in vitro fertilization outside the womb, was born.  
e. 2010 WikiLeaks published over 90,000 U.S. Military logs on the war in Afghanistan, most of which were classified.   
Reflections on the WikiLeaks an organization that is either a traitor or a hero depending on one’s point of view and who is being gored: Julian Assange is certainly no hero. The man behind WikiLeaks issued threats as if he were Dr. No bent on ending civilization as we know it. We will find him, lock him up, and throw away the key. But give the man credit; for a week the truth was laid bare.” Martin Cruz Smith, noted American mystery writer best known for his eight novels with Russian detective  Arkady Renko first introduced in Gorky Park. 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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