Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Art Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 15, 2018 On the Comey corruption of the FBI front, Comey on the news circuit indicated he thought Hillary would win (not alone on that front with the sycophantic MSM seduced by the same belief) and that belief influenced how he handled the FBI “investigation” of her private e-mail and misuse of classified information; recommend all read the 39 pages of the IG report if they have any questions on why McCabe was fired and why many Reds believe the investigation of Hillary was a complete sham doing everything possible to make sure her anticipated coronation was not going to be sidetracked by her usage of a private e-mail server and her mishandling of classified information:; Comey is shedding credibility faster than a man with terminal dandruff as he prepares to go on his dud book tour on next week for “Disloyalty” or “Higher Royalty;” on the food contamination front, 207 million eggs shipped to the states of Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia have been recalled due to potential salmonella contamination; on the over the top rhetoric front, DNC co-chair Keith Ellison is making the outlandish claim that because of Blue losses, women are dying in childbirth; although you need ID to enter an increasing number of office buildings, board a ship, train, plane or intercity or enter many federal or state buildings, or cash a check, etc., Joe Biden trying to remain relevant is slamming any attempts by Red led states to require ID when voting as a means to deter voter fraud;  in Chicago through April 14, 2018, 508 people have been shot, of whom 103 have died (another rarity no one died on April 13 and 14).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Marcels; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not suffering from madarosis and a relevant quote by Ruslan Tsarni, the uncle of the two Boston Marathon Bombers on the need to forgive and turn oneself in,  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. World Art Day—proposed by the General Assembly of the International Association of Art to be first celebrated on this day (birthday of Leonardo da Vinci) in 2012 to promote the importance of art in our daily lives and to promote peace and understand among the peoples of the world. If fortunate to live in the great L.A. Metropolitan Area, good way to celebrate would be to click on
2. Universal Day of Culture—proposed the Russian artist Nicholas Roerich in 1935 as a day to ”be consecrated to the full appreciation of all national and universal treasures of culture.” His vision became a reality in December of 2008 when NGO’s from six countries agreed to adopt April 15 as the Universal Day of Culture.   
3. 1961 Number One Song— the number one song in 1961 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Blue Moon” by The Marcels.  Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “madarosis” which means the loss of eyelashes or eyebrows which can be a marker for other diseases such as syphilis or herpes.
5. Witches Are Not Immortal—celebrating the birth on this day in 1933 of noted actress Elizabeth Montgomery who perhaps is best remembered for her long running series where she played Samantha in Bewitched. Supposedly a chain smoker like many of the cast, she was part of the 85% of the cast that died from cancer.
         On this day in: 
a. 1892 the General Electric Company was founded by Thomas Edison and others.  
b. 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in MLB when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
c. 1955 McDonald’s marked its founding when Ray Kroc opened a McDonalds in Des Plaines, Illinois.
d. 1989 soccer may not be dangerous for the players like football but it can be for spectators as at Hillsborough Stadium in England, 96 Liverpool Football Club fans were killed by being crushed by spectators crowding into the stadium fences.
e. 2013 two pressure cooker bombs were detonated 12 seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing 3 and wounding 264 others, 12 of whom lost at least one leg.,  
Reflections on the Boston Marathon Bombings: “I respect this country. I love this country. This country which gives chance to everybody else to be treated as a human being and to just to be human being. To feel yourself human being…. My wife opened up Internet, and on A.O.L., on A.O.L. I saw a picture of Dzhokhar. I say, Dzhokhar, if you are alive, turn yourself in, and ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the injured, and from those who left, ask forgiveness from these people….Turn yourself in.” Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the the two Tsarnaev Brothers in a interview with Nicholas Thompson, The New Yorker, April 19, 2013 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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