Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 2 History National Mutt Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 2, 2014:    Trust your Taco Tuesday and Popeye’s $1.29 two piece special is proving to be a great one. As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a quote from Senator McCarthy who made Harry Reid look like an icon of nonbias by comparison, with a smile on your sunscreened face, wondering if this is the day your arteries can  enjoy some fritters, 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. International Day for the Abolition of Slavery—observing since 1986 another General Assembly resolution of the UN to create awareness of a problem that sadly still exists in sme parts of the world.
       2. National Mutt Day—observed also on July 31 to celebrate and hopefully adopt the far too many mixed breed dogs who would otherwise be euthanized.
       3. Batteries Are Gone from the Searchlight Day—bemoaning the birthday on this day in 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada  of one of the most divisive majority leaders ever in the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid who come January will be relegated to the trash heap of bias.
       4. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1967 Daydream Believer by the Monkees.
       5. National Fritters Day—celebrating a great way to polish off leftovers—coat them in flour or bread and fry them; no one counts calories if it is a leftover.  
 On this day in
      a. 1859 abolitionist John Brown was hanged for his raid on Harper’s Ferry on October 18, 1859.
      b. 1930 in a real shovel ready moment, President Herbert Hoover proposed a 150 million dollar public works program to help the U.S. get out of the Great Depression. 
      c. 1942 at Stagg Field at the University of Chicago the team of nuclear scientists lead by Enrico Fermi created the first sustained nuclear chain reaction which ultimately culminated in the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to end World War II.
      d. 1954 the U.S. Senate by an overwhelming majority voted to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Reflections on the hysteria created by Senator Joseph McCarthy: “I have in my hand a list of two hundred and five people that were known to the Secretary of State as being  members of the Communist Party who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy of the State Department.” Senator Joseph McCarthy Fortunately he was discredited and died shortly after his censure.
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