Monday, February 8, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 8, 2016 Tet

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 8, 2016, 347 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political and sport fronts this weekend with Cam Newton being crushed by the Denver Bronco defense and Payton not playing one of his best games but enough to potentially ending his career with a second Super Bowl ring. Trust your Super Bowl 50 Party was a great one (great public service by Uber to provide free rides for two hours after the end of the game); and, as always, I hope  you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Love Is Blue, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Warren Buffet, looking forward to enjoying a few molasses bar, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines’ Day 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. Propose Day—celebrating the second day of Valentine Week by proposing to one’s desired spouse with a rose and to seal the proposal encase the rose with a customized poem from the Alaskanpoet.
2. Clean Out Your Computer Day—commemorating the need not to be a computer pack rat by deleting files and programs that are no longer used or needed but which clog one’s computer and slow it down.
3. 1968 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1968 on a run of five weeks in that position Love Is Blue by Paul Muriat. Here is a link to Claudine Longet singing in French with English subtitles L’Amour est Bleu:
4. Molasses Bar Day--celebrating a really great way to enjoy dates and nuts in an easy to eat snack.
5. A Career More Than 48 Hourscelebrating the birthday on this day in 1941 of Nick Nolte who is still with us and who appeared in such movies as 48 Hours, Cape Fear, and Down And Out In Beverly Hills.
On  this day in:                                                                                           
a. 1837 Richard Johnson became the first Vice President to be elected to the office by the U.S. Senate. He proved to be such a liability that Martin Van Buren running for his second term elected to run without a vice presidential running mate.
b. 1915 D.W. Griffith’s controversial and racially charged film The Birth of the Nation premiered in Los Angeles.
c. 1946 the first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first  serious challenge to the Authorized King James Version, was published.
d. 1971 the NASDAQ opened for the first time.   
e. 1993 GM sued NBC after NBC Dateline allegedly rigged two crashes of GM pickup trucks to show they would catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settled the next day.
Reflections on the stock market, even more germane as markets like the NASDAQ are tanking today: I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” Warren Buffet, noted and successful investor  
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© February 8, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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