Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 15, 2015 Bill Of Rights Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 15, 2015, 402 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust your Tuesday is off to a great start and you are looking forward to enjoying a cheap taco or the leg and thigh $1.49 special at Popeye’s Louisiana Fried Chicken; as always, I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s  holidays and observances,  a music link to the Monkees, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Jon Meacham looking forward to enjoying a couple of cupcakes, 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. Bill Of Rights Day—celebrating the ratification on this day in 1791 by the last state Virginia of the Bill of Rights which guarantees citizens such freedoms as speech and  religion, rights to bear arms and right to trial.                             
         2. Cat Herders Day—if you want to become totally frustrated and realize as the dominant species on this planet, try to herd and control cats even more difficult that trying to herd a college faculty senate.
          3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a run of four weeks in that position Daydream Believer by the Monkees. Here is a link to the Monkees performing Daydream Believer:
         4. National Cupcake Day—celebrating a great way to end a lunch or to enhance a child’s lunch bag at school.
          5. You May Rap But You Cannot Escape The Violence Trap—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1992 of OTF Nanu, a promising Chicago rapper who was killed in a gang related shooting in Chicago at the far too early age of 21.
On this day in:  
     a. 1933 the 21st Amendment which repealed the 18th Amendment which prohibited the sale of alcoholic beverages was ratified. 
         b. 1939 Gone with the Wind premiered at the Loews Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
          c. 1973 the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder.                                                           
         d. 2001 the Leaning Tower of Pisa was reopened to the public after being closed for 11 years after an expenditure of almost 30 million dollars to protect against the lean.        
         e. 2009 Boeing’s 787 Dream Liner made its maiden flight from Seattle.               Reflections on denial of rights to a segment of society:“ If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow.”  Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winning American author and senior editor at Random House. In radical Islam the adherents do more than deny gays rights they have a proclivity to kill gays.     
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