Sunday, November 29, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For November 29, 2015 National Square Dance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—November 29, 2015, 418 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic term. Trust you survived and enjoyed the exciting games on Saturday especially Stanford’s last second win over Notre Dame; as always I hope you enjoy Sunday’s  holidays and observances, a link to Tony Bennett singing Rags To Riches factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Caspar Weinberger, looking forward to enjoying a few slices of lemon crème pie, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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 Square Dance Day—”Dosey Do” and “Swing your partner around“ are great ways to burn off some Thanksgiving calories with friends by going to a square dance.                                     
        2. Customer Is Wrong Day—any business observing this day is a business that is not long for this planet although the holiday seems to be alive and well and practiced daily in blotted and inept federal bureaucracies like the VA, EPA and IRS.
         3. 1953 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1953 on a run of six weeks in that position Rags To Riches by Tony Bennett. Here is a link to a Tony Bennett recording of Rags To Riches:
         4. National Lemon Crème Pie Day—celebrating another really great tasting pie.  
       5. Loyalty In Employees Hard To Find—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1927 of the voice that holds the record for being the sportscaster for the same team during a 67 year career-Vin Skully who has indicated that next season with the Dodgers will be his last.
On this day in:  
       a. 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph.                                 
       b. 1944 the first surgery on human to correct blue baby syndrome was performed by Doctors Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.                                                                        c. 1963 President Lyndon Johnson established the Warren Commission to 
investigate the assassination of President Kennedy.
      d. 1972 Atari released Pong at Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, CA, the world’s first video game.                                 
      e. 1991 the UN Security Council authorized the use of military force if Hussein did not remove its forces from Kuwait and release all hostages being held by January 15, 1991.

Reflections on the Gulf War: “It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq.” Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense
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