Sunday, July 30, 2017

July 30, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Friendship Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 30, 2017 While most Americans are being crushed with higher premiums and higher deductibles the gang of 535 and their staff are exempt from Obamacare (time to get on the phone and write Trump to end that exemption so these parasites get brought back to reality and work to repeal this disaster); time to ultimatum China who is an enabler for that obese lunatic in North Korea and time to figure out where this lunatic is and remove him and every member of his family; another example of Germany’s idiotic posture on refugees as an Iraqi went into a nightclub in southern German with an automatic rifle and started spraying bullets, killing one and wounding several before sent to Paradise by police; UC Irvine is eating crow as it rescinded almost 500 acceptance letters for this year’s incoming class (do you expect competency from a State of California Institution?); in another reason why we need Kate’s Law that the Blues are fighting tooth and nail Sergio Martinez with a rap sheet a mile long and who has been deported 20 times (prime example of why we need a wall) has been arrested in the sanctuary city of Portland, Oregon for raping a 65 year old woman (if this scum bag is convicted lock him up for the rest of his miserable life and if a lesser sentence, castrate him before deporting him) through July 29 2173 people have been shot in Chicago 379 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, music links to TLC and the Beatles, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by St. Thomas Aquinas on friendship, hoping you are able to avoid inverecund behavior,  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. International Friendship Daycelebrating one’s friends since no man is an island and without friends life becomes very unbearable and lonely.
2. Paperback Book Day—celebrating Penguin Books introduction of paperback books into the retail market on this day in 1935. In honor of the day here is a link to the Beatles performing “Paperback Writer”:         
3. 1995 Number One Song—the number one song in 1995 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Waterfalls” by TLC. Here is a performance by the trio of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inverecund” which means shameless or unabashed which when it comes to hypocrisy describes politicians to a tee. 
5. I’ll Be Back—celebrating the birth on this day in 1947 of Arnold Schwarzenegger of Terminator fame and former governor of California still going strong at 70 but due to infidelity absent his ex-wife Maria Shriver.  
On this day in:                                                                                 
a. 1865 the paddle wheel steamboat Brother Jonathan hit an uncharted rock of the coast of Crescent City, California and sank taking 225 passengers and crew to Davy Jones Locker (only 19 survived) along with a cargo of gold which was discovered in the late 1990’s which true to form a rapacious California tried to claim to no avail. 
b. 1932 Walt Disney premiered Flowers and Trees, the first animated cartoon to utilize Technicolor and the first animated short to win an Academy Award.                
c. 1965 President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Social Security Act of 1965 which created Medicare and Medicaid which are now under great fiscal strain as the population is getting older and older.
d. 1974 President Richard Nixon turned over to the Senate the Watergate Tapes as ordered by SCOTUS.
e. 1975 Teamsters Union President Jimmy Hoffa disappeared from the Machus Red Fox restaurant parking lot in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan never to be seen again.      
Reflections friendship: “There is nothing more to be prized on this Earth than true friendship” Saint Thomas Aquinas 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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