Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 22, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Mother-In-Law Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 22, 2017 Finally the House Oversight Committee has commenced investigation of the corruption and bribery allegations hounding Hillary, Bill and the Foundation over the Uranium One deal that on the face of it sure looks like quid pro quo of exchanging $145 million to the Foundation and $500,000 to Bill for a speech for 20 percent of our uranium assets (I think she and Bill are guilty as guilty can be and hope they are convicted to destroy their place in history and then pardoned by President Trump in exchange for revealing the extent if any of Obama’s involvement in the deal); Maxine Waters has regained her standing lost to Frederica Wilson as the most rabid disgraceful Trump hater with her pledge to take Trump out (Secret Service should be knocking on her door over threats like that which imply assassination but thanks to her inane rants voters realize what a disaster a Blue controlled House would be); Hillary on her money grubbing book tour took a time out to appear on TV to slam Trump’s inauguration speech as dark and divisive and how she and Bill tried to avoid attending; Jemele Hill the ESPN host who was suspended for two weeks for her anti-Trump tweets apologized and tweeted that the suspension was appropriate; 93 year old former President Carter in an interview with the NYT asserted that the media is far too harsh (should have used biased) against Trump and that he sees no evidence whatsoever of any Russian collusion; you know someone is going over the top in attacking Trump when the ultra leftist Huff Post condemned Rachel Maddow for her outlandish reporting that the killing of four Americans in Niger was the result of including Chad in the Trump travel ban; on the sports front USC was totally demolished by Notre Dame; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings in 2017 through October 21 increasing to 3072 and the death toll increased to 533 and still nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Cyndi Lauper, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping your goals are not suffering from labefactation,  a relevant quote from Timothy Leary, 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. International Stuttering Awareness Day—observed since 1998 to promote awareness of and compassion for the millions of people affecting by stuttering when they speak. 
2. Mother-In-Law Day—wise is the spouse who cultivates a good relationship with one’s mother in-law, a title that too often is source of many a comedian’s jokes.  
3. 1986 Number One Song—the number one song in 1986 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “labefactation” which means a weakening, decay or downfall of many of our traditions and celebrations like even Halloween that are suffering due to the PC police.   
5. Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out—celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of Timothy Leary the academic poster child for drug use, especially LSD, in the 60’s whose last trip ended on May 31, 1996 with cancer not tuning out in its assault on his body.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1957 the U.S. suffered its first casualties in South Vietnam.
b. 1962 President Kennedy announced that reconnaissance planes had discovered nuclear missile sites in Cuba and that he had ordered a naval quarantine of Cuba.
c. 1972 45 years after the first American casualties in South Vietnam, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Thieu met in Saigon to discuss the terms of the cease fire that had been agreed to by the North Vietnamese and the U.S.  
d. 2005 77.8% of the voters in Panama voted in favor expanding the size of the Panama Canal. 
e. 2015 in a terrorist lone wolf attack at the Canadian War Memorial and at Parliament in Ottawa, terrorist Michael Zehaf-Bibeau killed one person and wounded three others before being shot dead.   
Reflections on how to attract people to a speaking event from today’s birthday boy: “It’s no accident   that enormous crowds come out to hear me lecture. Whenever I go to a college, it's always sold out. It's not because I'm that clever. It's because they gave me the good lines in the show—turn or, tune in, drop out” Timothy Leary  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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