Saturday, December 9, 2017

December 9, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Anti-Corruption Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 9, 2017 Trump signed an order declaring a national emergency in Ventura County due to fires raging out of control which needs to be expanded to include San Diego County; Mueller’s investigation is looking more and more corrupt each and every day especially when the head of the FBI refused to tell Congress if the fake anti-Trump dossier paid for by the Clinton campaign and DNC was used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants to intercept communications involving Trump supporters ( bring him back to Congress and hold him in contempt of Congress if he hides behind the excuse that the matter is being investigated—this is really serious stuff in terms of an attack by what looks like political corruption at the top police agency trying to influence the election); Trump endorsed Moore and claimed Jones is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet (Pelosi claiming tax cut bill is Armageddon is so hypocritically ludicrous); Civil Rights Movement icon John Lewis like his boycott stunt of the inauguration boycotted the opening of the Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi because Trump who wants to be president for all Americans is attending and praised the sacrifices of those involved in the Civil Rights Movement; in yet another example of what is wrong with academia, five students wear MAGA hats were forced to leave an on campus coffee shop because the hats in the view of the manager violated the university’s nonexistent safe space rule; Andrew Cuomo the leftist governor who has declared in over the top rhetoric that Red lawmakers in the state who support the tax cut bill as being guilty of treason and who has delusional dreams of being president is in hot water as the FBI is investigating his hiring practices as he has been named as an additional defendant in a sexual assault case by one of his appointees for failing to respond to the victim’s complaints; on the sexual harassment front the third actress has come out alleging Dustin Hoffman sexually assaulted her in 1983; on the hero front, a substitute teacher, Katie Potter earned that status by locking down her classroom and barricading the door with a sofa and keeping her 17 students silent when she heard gunfire in the New Mexico school attacked by a suicidal gunman who killed two students; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 7 increasing to 3416, 591 of whom have died.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Frankie Lane, factoids of interest for this day in history, an absence of loud latration, a relevant quote by Jimmy Carter on liberal doublespeak,  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 Anti-Corruption Daycreated by the UN in 2003 to create awareness of the damaging effects of corruption in society and to promote activities to expose and fight it, albeit in developing countries often with little success.
2. Anna’s Day (Finland Norway and Sweden)—celebrating the preparation of lutefish (dried or salted whitefish soaked in lye and then cold water to remove the lye leaving a gelatinous fish to heat and serve with butter) to be consumed on Christmas Eve.   
3. 1949 Number One Song— the number one song in 1949 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Mule Train“ by Frankie Lane. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ62MOvS2hQ
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “latration” which means the act of barking made famous by Hillary during her campaign while insulting all canines by imitating a small barking dog.
5. 51 Reasons to Fear—celebrating the birth on this day of one of the most feared middle linebackers to play the game of football, Dick Butkus whose number 51 could always be found near a ball carrier, quarterback or pass receiver playing against the Chicago Bears; he was a Hall of Famer also known for suing the Bears and settling for $600,000 over improper medical treatment following a knee injury on the football field.   
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1965 to the joy of children everywhere in America A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first of a series of Peanuts Christmas specials debuted on CBS.
b. 1968 Douglas Englebart gave what become known as the “Mother of All Demos” by demonstrating the mouse, hypertext and the bit-mapped graphic user interface using the oN-Line System and the internet age was upon us.
c. 1979 the eradication of the smallpox virus was certified making it the first and only human disease which had killed millions and disfigured countless others to be eradicated.
d. 1996 in a blow for women’s equality Gwen Jacob was acquitted by the Ontario Court of Appeals of the charge of indecency by going topless on a very hot day that many men were doing the same thing.
e. 2008 in a new low typical of Illinois politicians, the governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich was arrested for trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Trump and other corruption charges; this Blue scumbag was tried and convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison and will be eligible for release for good behavior in May of 2024. He is the fourth governor of Illinois to serve time in prison for crimes committed while in office.      

Reflections on the eradication of smallpox and what disease may be next in line: “The Carter Center has the only existing international task force on disease eradication. Which means a total elimination of a disease on the face of the Earth. In the history of the world, there's only been one disease eradicated: smallpox. The second disease, I think, is gonna be guinea worm.”Jimmy Carter  Proof positive that Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History is a fountainhead of knowledge is that the guinea worm is spread to humans by drinking water contaminated with water fleas that have eaten the worm larvae; not usually deadly but the worm can grow to a meter in length before it starts to migrate out of the human body which is a very painful and lengthy process. 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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Friday, December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Salespersons Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 8, 2017  7 major fires are raging unchecked from San Diego to Ventura County destroying hundreds of structures, killing dozens of horses and forcing thousands out of their homes; another Congressman bites the dust as Red Representative Franks announced his resignation effective immediately over a complaint by a former aide that he proposed paying her $5 million to be a surrogate mother; rumors are swirling around Congress that some 40 members may have sexual harassment skeletons in their closets; Trump is holding a rally in Florida just 9 miles from Alabama in what the left are touting as a rally for Judge Moore as one of his accusers admitted she altered the writing in her year book; the new sheriff in town, the DOJ, is investigating Planned Parenthood for illegal sales of fetal body parts; the stench of bias and lack of objectivity of Mueller’s witch hunt continues to swirl as two more on his witch hunt team have been exposed attending HRC’s election night party and representing the IT staffer who sent up the infamous email server (Mueller and his entire staff need to be replaced); the Cack News Network in addition to being hopelessly biased is also incompetent as it falsely reported that the Trump campaign had an early viewing of Wikileak DNC emails when the transmission date on the emails show they were sent after release to the public; anyone stupid enough to watch Morning Joe were treated with another Mika Brzezinski rant attacking Leeann Tweeden, the radio host who was the first victim to come out publicly against pervert Al Franken and who is a Trump supporter; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 7 increasing to 3408, 589 of whom have died.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Dinah Shore, factoids of interest for this day in history, latitudinarian beliefs, a relevant quote by Ann Coulter on liberal doublespeak,  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. National Salespersons Daycommemorating on the second Friday in December the contributions of salespersons to the economy even as their numbers decline due to the growth of online shopping that has reduced the need for salespersons.
2. Day of Finnish Music (Finland)—celebrating the birth of Jean Sibelius on this day in 1865; he is widely recognized as Finland’s greatest composer.   
3. 1948 Number One Song— the number one song in 1948 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “Button and Bows“ by Dinah Shore. Here is a recording of the song: 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “latitudinarian” which means one having tolerant views and showing no preference among religions or forms of worship, something obviously lacking in countries following Sharia.
5. Political Don Rickles—celebrating or if a member of the left bemoaning  the birth on this day in 1961 of Ann Coulter, noted conservative firebrand commentator and author, who ironically got her start as a commentator as a legal consultant to MSNBC News but very quickly moved to more conservative forums.  
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1962 workers at four New York City newspapers went on strike; the strike expanded to nine and lasted 114 days.
b. 1980 former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed outside The Dakota in New York City.
c. 1987 the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was executed.
d. 1991 Russia, Ukraine and Belarus executed an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union.
e. 2010 with the second launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 and the second launch of Space X Dragon, SpaceX became the first private company to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.      

Reflections on liberals: ” What liberals mean by 'goose-stepping' or 'ethnic cleansing' is generally something along the lines of 'eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.' But they can't say that, or people would realize they're crazy.” Ann Coulter You may dislike her but you have to admire someone who speaks her mind and does not mince words. 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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Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 7, 2017 Fires are raging out of control in Southern California due to gusting winds with 200,000 people having been evacuated; Al Franken who was a joke as a Senator announced today he will resign not today but in the “coming weeks” (the pathetic pervert must need his Senate paycheck—he needs to leave now); the stench of corruption around Mueller’s witch hunt gets worse each day after the revelations about Strzok’s bias and altering Comey’s letter to exonerate the felon HRC who should be preparing for her criminal defense as opposed to her delusional book tour of blame as another DOJ high level attorney Bruce G. Ohr has been demoted due to his meeting with Steele the author of the false anti-Trump dossier that has created all the FISA warrants on Trump supporters and formed the basis for appointing Mueller as special counsel to launch his $5 million and counting witch hunt (Wray was being grilled by the House today but the people from the FBI and the DOJ that should be grilled are those top officials in charge of the HRC private email server “investigation” and the role of the false anti-Trump dossier that created the mess we are in today); another blatant evidence of bias of Mueller’s team surfaced when it was revealed that on of his investigators Ms. Rhee represented Ben Fhodes in conjunction with the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation in conjunction with a racketeering lawsuit brought against it and HRC in conjunction with a suit involving access to her server (if you believe that this woman checked her bias a Mueller’s office door you believe in the tooth fairy); on the Morning Joe meltdown/sexual harassment front ex Congressman Ford and frequent guest on the program who has just been fired for sexual harassment by Morgan Stanley  has joined Mark Halperin who was fired in October for sexual harassment; 8 term Red Congressman from Arizona Trent Franks is expected to resign although reasons not yet known but would not be surprised if it does entail sexual harassment; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 6 increasing to 3404, but the pause in deaths ended and increased by one to 588.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, a day free from lititant dangers, a relevant quote by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on dealing with Adolf Hitler,  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. National Pearl Harbor Rembrance Daycommemorating that day of infamy that occurred on December 7, 1941 crippling the Pacific Fleet’s battleships and killing 2403 Americans and propelling the U.S. into World War II.
2. International Civil Aviation  Day—created by the UN General Assembly to stress the importance of civil aviation in commerice and social interaction among citizens of different nations.   
3. 1947 Number One Song— the number one song in 1947 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “Ballerina“ by Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYVNuxcDcnE  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “latitant” which means lurking or lying in wait which is what our national debt is doing when if comes to a looming financial disaster if we do not cut spending.
5. Too Much Leverage Can Be Deadly--celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Reginald Lewis a successful Wall
Street lawyer and leverage buyout investor who purchase McCall Pattern Company for $25 million, $24 million of which was borrowed and sold it a year later for $95 million and then went on to buy the international conglomerate Beatrice Foods for $985 million; this very successful African-American did not get to enjoy the fruits of his hard work as he died too early from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 50.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1963 instant replay was used for the first time in college football at the Army-Navy Game.
b. 1965 in a better late than never moment Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously reversed excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
c. 1982 in Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. had the dubious distinction of being the first person to be executed by lethal injection.
d. 1987 David Burke an employee of US Air fired for stealing from the airline, after meeting with Ray Thomson his manager and failing to get reinstated boarded PSA Flight 1771 from Los Angeles to San Francisco which Thomson commuted to his home in San Francisco and pulled out a 44 Magnum and shot and killed him, then shot and killed both pilots and crashed the plane into the ground near Paso Robles killing all 43 passenger and crew aboard,
e. 1999 the Recording Industry Association of America sued the peer to peer file sharing company Napster, Inc. alleging copyright infringement.      

Reflections on the how to deal with tyrants like Adolf Hitler by FDR asking Congress to declare war on Japan: “"No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb. We know now that a nation can have peace with the Nazis only at the price of total surrender." Fortunately Hitler in a move like the invasion of the Soviet Union he would deeply regret, Hitler declared war on us. 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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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December 6, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Microwave Oven Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 6, 2017 Al Green’s idiotic motion for impeachment was voted on today in the House and was tabled by a vote of 364 to 58 (all Democrats who seem to have forgotten we have more important fish to fry like a looming government shutdown or the critical need to implement a tax cut); as a result of the resignation of John Conyers, Jr. pervert Al Franken (stay tuned as his office indicated he will be making a statement tomorrow) is getting more and more pressure to resign before the Ethics Committee boots him from the Senate as 10 female Blue Senators and 6 male Blue Senators have told him to resign as a 6th victim has come forth alleging sexual harassment which the pervert has not denied (if Moore wins he will most likely face a larger number of Blue and Red Senators demanding his resignation as the Reds must avoid the label of the party of perverts that the Blues will work 24/7 to pin on them); in an attempt to preserve his legacy, Conyers has endorsed his son John Conyers III (sure hope the proclivity for sexual harassment is not a genetic trait that has been passed on to his son if he is elected); on the pervert Lauer front, Annette Roque, his soon to be ex-wife, was spotted in New York sans wedding ring on her finger and according to her father will be filing for divorce (hope she takes this pervert to the proverbial cleaners); the good news is that scientists in the U.K. are making some progress on creating a supplement that would reverse the aging process by keeping cells regenerating but he bad news for baby boomers is that a marketable product is 20-30 years away; Trump announced that he has instructed the State Department to immediately begin the process of moving the Embassy to Jerusalem and reminded everyone of his commitment to the peace process including a two state solution acceptable to Israel and the Palestinians; former aides of pervert Weinstein revealed that they were supplying him with toys and meds for erectile dysfunction; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 5 increasing to 3391, but  in what almost seems a miracle for the last two days the death toll has remained stuck at 587.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Frankie Carle and his orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a latebricole, a relevant quote by Mia Love on the guiding principles of the Democratic Party, 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. National Microwave Oven  Daycelebrating the home appliance that has grown from being in only 1% of American households in 1971 to over 90% in 1997.
2. National Gazpacho  Day—clueless why this delicious chilled soup is celebrated during the winter when it may be freezing outside with the snow coming down, but it is.   
3. 1946 Number One Song— the number one song in 1946 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Rumors Are Flying“ by Frankie Carle and his orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6KIKEeplsQ Very popular band leader who died 18 days shy of his 98th birthday in 2001.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “latebricole” which means to live in holes like gophers or moles.
5. The Beatles Were Right About Love--celebrating the birth on this day in 1975 of Mia Love, the first black American woman to be elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican putting an end to the myth that blacks will only vote for Democrats.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1956 at the Summer Olympics held in Melbourne, Australia the Hungarians and Soviets engaged in a bloody water polo match in the backdrop of the Soviet’s invasion of Hungary to brutally crush the Hungarian Revolution with the Hungarians crushing the Soviets in the pool 4-0 in a shortened match due to the violence going on in the pool enroute to the Hungarians going on to win the Gold Medal.
b. 1957 in a moment caught on live television, the U.S. attempted to launch into orbit its Vanguard satellite 63 days after a gloating Soviet Union had successfully launched Sputnik 1; unfortunately for the U.S. after climbing 4 feet, the rocket exploded  and toppled over in massive fireball.
c. 1973 Gerald Ford, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Spiro Agnew due to his plea of no contest to a single count of tax evasion, was confirmed as Vice President by the House of Representatives by a vote of 387-35, joining the Senate that had on November 27 voted 92-3 to confirm him.
d.1998 Venezuela took its first step to the economic disaster facing the country by electing socialist Hugo Chavez as its president.
e. 2015 in the first elections in 17 years the failed socialist chickens came home to roost as the United Socialist Party of Maduro lost its majority in Parliament.      

Reflections on the failure and bankruptcy of the Democratic Party which continues to move to the left: “The Democrats have come right out and said it: the power of the central government shall have no limits at all.” Mia Love She is right on point; if you have any doubt about the veracity of that statement and the effects look only to the disaster in Venezuela as a result of the one two failed socialist punch of Chavez and Maduro.  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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December 5, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Soil Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 5, 2017 The good news is that John Conyers, Jr. has resigned from the House over allegations of sexual harassment and the use of the slush fund to settle his case but the bad news is that Trump and the RNC have endorsed Moore even though the number of minors alleging sexual misconduct has increased which means whether Moore wins or loses and whether the Senate Ethics Committee ousts him or not if he wins, the Reds will be portrayed as the party of sexual perverts in 2018; Mueller’s witch hunt which is spreading like a cancer is looking more and more like a well thought out trap by Clinton supporters in the FBI to absolve HRC and to entrap Trump and his supporters as the agent fired in a moment like locking the stable after all the horses have fled has been revealed to be a rabid HRC and was the one who changed Comey’s finding of gross negligent to extremely careless, thereby exonerating her of any criminal conduct: the FBI tried 24/7 to conceal the tarmac meeting of Lynch and Bill, and conducted what had to have been soft T-ball interviews of Abedin and Mills who both lied like rugs on the issue of her private server but double standards being what they are have not been charged ala Flynn while spending over $ $5 million in the witch hunt (Mueller should resign and Sessions should reinsert himself in the investigation and the real collusion of HRC, the DNC, and the FBI should be investigated along with the use of the false anti-Trump dossier to obtain unmasking and intercepts of Trump supporters); Pelosi continues to meltdown over the Republican tax cut with outrageous hyperbole not befitting a minority leader and the doting Diane Feinstein at age 84 delusionally believing she is up to another 6 more years is revealing that her partisan political cataracts have really worsened to almost near blindness by claiming she sees an obstruction of justice case against Trump while someone who knows what he is talking about and is no supporter of Trump, Alan Dershowitz, states in no uncertain terms there is no obstruction (Trump should pardon all of whom Mueller has obtained indictments and seriously consider firing Mueller and his deputy Attorney General along with all Obama appointees); Trump was serious when he campaigned on the need to vet refugees as the number of refugees have dropped by 83% while deportations are increasing exponentially including deportations of MS-13 members and other criminal elements; Trump announced that our Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem; the Blues are threatening to shut down the government if they do not get amnesty for DACA members putting the “rights” of illegal aliens over the needs of Americans and this nation while refusing to negotiate on securing the border with a wall, ending chain migration, ending the immigration lottery, and passing Kate’s Law (Feinstein and Harris really have blood on their hands on Steinle’s murder along with the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco); almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 3 increasing to 3382  of whom 587 have died while 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 Bing Crosby, factoids of interest for this day in history, if canoeing or kayaking on a river being aware of the placement of any lashers, a relevant quote by Paula Patton,  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. Repeal  Daycelebrating the ratification of the 21st Amendment which repealed Prohibition effective on this day in 1933.
2. World Soil Day—created by the UN General Assembly on December 20, 2013 and observed since December 5, 2015 to  promote awareness of the importance of soil in food security, agriculture, climate change and economic development (any doubts on the need to end practices that destroy soil will be erased if one looks at the havoc created by the Dust Bowls of the 30’s in the Great Plains of the United States).   
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number one song in 1945 on a run of 1 week in that position was “It’s Been A Long, Long Time “ by Bing Crosby. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZZiRbP_K8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lasher” which means not someone who whips but rather a weir, a horizontal barrier across a stream or river that raises the water level.
5. USC Is Known For More Than Just Football--celebrating the birth on this day in 1975 of magna cum laude graduate of the USC Film School Paula Patton, noted actress who starred as Ms. Rain in the Academy Award winning film, Precious.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1952 a cold fog descended on London which when combining with air pollution in the coming months killed some 12,000 residents of the city.
b. 1955 E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks began the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, a pivotal point in the Civil Rights Movement attack on Jim Crow Laws in the South.
c. 1964 Captain Roger Donlon of the United States Army and a member of its Special Forces was awarded the first Congressional Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War and the first one to be awarded to a member of the Special Forces for his bravery in repelling a two battalion attack against his out-manned outpost at Nam Long near the border with Laos.
d. 2004 the 1965 the Civil Partnership Act came into effect in the U.K. and the first domestic partnership was registered on that  day.
e. 2014 in something out of a Bruce Willis film moment, Orion I, designed to carry a crew of four to land on asteroids, was test flown albeit unmanned; it is still in development.      

Reflections on the fame of being an actress from the birthday girl: “If you are an actress and even one person knows your name, you’re lucky>” 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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Monday, December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Cookie Day Ridle

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 4, 2017 Fred Horton, the black inmate released by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis on a daily work release program whose act doomed the election chances of Dukakis may be replaced in terms of impact on elections by Kate Steinle, killed on the streets of San Francisco by a multi-felon, multi-deportee who was on the streets instead of waiting in jail to be once again deported due to the sanctuary city policies of San Francisco as Indiana Representative Todd Rokita will introduce legislation in the House supposedly today that impose fines and jail time on state and local officials that refuse to follow immigration law (although it most likely pass in the House unless Democrats abandon their support of illegal aliens over the safety and rights of citizens it is doomed for failure unless McConnell exercises the nuclear option); all of these leftist Blues who are ranting for impeachment due to the Russian collusion delusion and obstruction of justice ought to listen esteemed law professor Alan Dershowitz who has stated very forcibly that there is no case for obstruction of justice (except maybe in the biased  eyes, hopelessly clogged with political cataracts, of an aging Diane Feinstein who wants to run once again for Senate to enter her term at 85 years of age so she can die at her desk while “fighting” for increasingly leftist causes); Trump has crossed the Rubicon with respect to Moore and voiced his support to not dilute the razor thin majority the Reds possess (if Moore does win I hope that the Senate Ethics Committee receives enough evidence to exonerate him or the Reds will be effectively targeted as the party of molesters and lose whatever moral high ground gained as the result of fairly instances of sexual abuse by Franken and Conyers; we have ample proof that the obese lunatic Kim has no concern over the welfare of his people being starved to support his nuclear program and have received another example of his complete disregard over the welfare of the world as a Cathy Pacific Airliner witnessed the reentry of his latest missile test (you would think given all the air and marine traffic in the vicinity of the his test missiles’ trajectory that he would provide advance notice like a normal human being); the left reacting to Flynn’s guilty is getting our their dancing shoes to dance on the grave of the Trump Presidency but such move to the closet may be premature and Flynn may have the perception that Trump being the loyal person he is may well pardon Flynn when the sentencing part of the plea bargain is about to enacted, given his over 30 years of service to the country; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 1 increasing to 3378  of whom 587 have died while 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 Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots, factoids of interest for this day in history, being pleased that you are not facing a larruping, a relevant quote by Marissa Tomai on marriage,  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. National Cookie Daycreated to celebrate cookies not the kinds that end up on your computer but the one’s you eat and none are better that the ones made by Kelli’s Cookies,  a nonprofit that mentors, hires, and trains low income persons for a more meaningful role in society. https://forgoodnessbakes.org/
2. National Kitten Day—created by animal activist Colleen Paige to promote adoption of kittens as opposed to going to pet stores given the large number of unwanted kittens that never see maturity because they are euthanized in shelters if not adopted.   
3. 1944 Number One Song— the number one song in 1944 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “I’m Making Believe” by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK15L55CtGc
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “larrup” which means to lash or flog someone which is not a pleasant way to end one’s day.    
5. Hand Me a Socket Wrench--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Marisa Tomei three time Oscar nominee best known for her role in My Cousin Vinny as an auto mechanic whiz girlfriend of Joe Pesci which resulted in an Academy Award.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1791 the first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper was published.
b. 1881 the first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published.
c. 1945 having seen the impotency caused to the League of Nations by the failure of the United States to participate, the U.S. Senate in a truly bipartisan moment voted to enter the UN by a vote of 65-7.
d. 1965 the Deadheads performed their first concert under their new name which all children of the 60’s know them well, the Grateful Dead.
e. 1969 the Chicago Police Department raided an apartment where Fred Hampton chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, his nine month pregnant girlfriend and several other Black Panthers were staying and murdered a sleeping Hampton who had been unknowingly drugged by a police informant was murdered by officers of the CPD and Mark Clark who was on security with a shotgun was killed instantly with a shot to the chest which prompted a reflexive pull of the trigger, responded to by 90 shots  which wounded most of the unarmed Panthers in the apartment. To no one’s surprise at the time in view of race relations, the coroner found “justifiable” homicide (Hampton must have been dreaming that he was pointing a gun) and the only recourse of the victims was a $1.85 million settlement in a wrongful death suit—sad day for the Chicago Police Department and some insight of the passion of the BLM.  Reflections on the institution of marriage by the birthday girl who has never been in : “"I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings." Marisa Tomei She probably feels that way because in real life as opposed to scripted life, the institution of marriage is far too often ravaged and mauled by the reality of divorce then left for dead to be picked over by the divorce lawyer vultures. 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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Sunday, December 3, 2017

December 3, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day For Persons With Disabilities

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 3,2017 The Senate Reds may not be dancing in the streets but in high SALT states like California already there are protestors at least for now peacefully in the streets urging their rare Reds in Congress to vote to defeat any bill coming out of  conference to defeat; the ICBM that the North Koreans just launched that may be capable of hitting any target in the United States evidently broke up on reentry but the threat of war as McMasters reiterated again grows each day (sadly due to China and Russia not realizing or refusing to believe that a nuclear armed North Korea is not in their best interests and their corresponding refusal to get on board in closing North Korea’s borders, the only military option to avoid a carnage in South Korea may be a massive nuclear one on military targets, including wherever Kim may be located—God help us); the MSM needs to take a deep debias breath and realize that all of the anti-Trump rant including the meltdowns by Morning Joe Joe Scarborough that Trump is medically unstable and suffering from dementia (where did this biased advocacy “journalist” receive his advanced medical training) emboldens Kim in furthering his nuclear ambitions; a new stench is emanating from the Swamp and it is coming from the FBI as the senior aide FBI agent Peter Strzok dismissed by Mueller for his anti-Trump texts participated in the interview with Hillary Clinton and may have been a key person in the receipt of the false anti-Trump dossier funded by the DNC and HRC Campaign that led to the investigation of the Russian collusion delusion and led to the FISA warrants justifying intercepting communications of Trump supporters and transition team members. The FBI has been stonewalling efforts of the House to get to the bottom of this real obstruction of justice and threat to our democracy by an institution most Americans thought we could trust and may soon face contempt of Congress; the Pontiac Silverdome, home of the Detroit Lions survived a demolition implosion blitz and is still standing; in Atlanta the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons since 1992, was successfully imploded to be replaced by the $1.6 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium next door; the PAC-12 other that USC that was hoping for a long shot bid to the Championship Playoffs are breathing easier in terms of recruiting next year as Clemson, Oklahoma, Georgia, and Ohio State, all with higher rankings than USC prevailed in their respective conference championship games; on the party hearty to excess, front employees arriving to open up Cash’s Liquor Store in Fort Walton Beach Florida found a female opossum lying drunk as an opossum skunk and an empty broken bottle of bourbon; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 1 increasing to 3368  of whom 586 have died while 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 the Mills Brothers, factoids of interest for this day in history, being pleased with your largition during the Christmas season, a relevant quote by Teri Garr on MS, 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 Day For Persons With Disabilitiescreated by the UN in 1992 to promote understanding of the issues faced by persons who may be physically, mentally or emotionally challenged and to create awareness of the benefits to society in their integration with it.
2. National Hug Day—a hug for someone in grief or troubled by what may seem to be insurmountable issues is the welcome wonder drug without side effects other than perhaps its addictive qualities of both hugger and huggee to welcome another.   
3. 1943 Number One Song— the number one song in 1943 on a run of 12 weeks in that position was “PAPER Dolls” by the Mills Brothers. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42mQhMAg-7s
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “largition” which is a word perfect to describe one’s hopeful qualities during the Christmas season as it means an act of generosity.    
5. Keep It Simple--celebrating the birth on this day in 1930 of noted French director and screen writer Jean-Luc Godard whose movies enjoyed great commercial success until in the 70’s and 80’s ala Michael Moore his movies became too ideological and convoluted for fans to understand which is ironic since he is often known for his observation that “all you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.”
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1800 the Electoral College vote ended up in a tie between Thomas Jefferson running for president and Aaron Burr who was running for vice president due the fact that one elector who was to have abstained from casting a vote for Aaron Burr failed to do so, sending the election into the House of Representatives who on the 36th ballot elected Thomas Jefferson which doomed Hamilton to an early death but spared the nation of perhaps having his murderer in a duel, Aaron Burr as president.
b. 1910 to the future joy of visitors to Las Vegas and its icon Strip, modern neon lighting was demonstrated by George Claude at the Paris Auto Show.
c. 1971 Pakistan launched preemptive air strikes against India who invaded East Pakistan in support of the Bengali Independence Movement calling for independence from Pakistan. The war ended with Pakistani surrender on December 17, 1971, over 300,000 civilians killed and the creation of a new independent nation, Bangladesh (now that both Pakistan and India are nuclear powers frightening to imagine what would happened in another war broke out in that region).
d. 1982 a soil sample taken in Times Beach, Missouri revealed concentration levels of dioxin of 300 times more than the legal limit from years of spraying the towns roads with waste oil contaminated with the deadly chemical, an environmental disaster of the worst magnitude.
e. 1992 in a moment that parents would come to regret as the beginning of the end of conversation with their children by phone, Neil Papworth sent a text message to a colleague at Vodafone saying “Merry Christmas.”     
Reflections on perceptions of disability: “When you hear the word 'disabled,' people immediately think about people who can't walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can't find joy in life and are bitter.” Teri Garr, noted now retired actress who copes with MS and is a National Ambassador for the Multiple Scelerosis Society. 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.
© December 3, 2017 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
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