Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 15, 2014: Trust your weekend was a good one and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls. As always I hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from James Madison, with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to splurge on a cupcake or two, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, 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. Bill of Rights Day—commemorating on this day in 1791 the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution also known as the Bill of Rights which make this nation somewhat unique in terms of the freedoms its citizens enjoy and its veterans have bled and died to protect.2. Cat Herders Day—recognizing the frustration of trying to manage the unmanageable, like for example trying to herd cats.
3. Fiddle Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 33 A.D. of that noted despot Nero who is reputed to have played the fiddle while Rome burned.
4. 1978 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1978 and a rare duo You Don’t Bring Me Flowers by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand.
5. National Cupcake Day—celebrating a great snack and addition to anyone’s lunch pail.
On this day in
a. 1939 Gone with the Wind premiered at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
b. 1973 the American Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.
c. 2001 the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and 27 million dollars spent to fortify it but not correct its famous lean.
d. 2009 Boeing’s 787 aka the Dreamliner made its maiden flight.
Reflection on dangers to our freedoms not from without but from within: “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” James Madison–1787 Words spoken over 227 years ago just as true today, especially when viewed in the context of the executive orders of this President. Please enjoy the 140 character poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and join 150 growing followers and please 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. Go to Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times for comments on important and breaking news events that should be of interest. www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com Ridley's Believe It Or Not Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times
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