Friday, December 25, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 25, 2015 Christmas

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 25, 2015, 392 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust your Christmas Day is off to a merry start and you found the gift of peace under the Christmas Tree; as always, I hope you enjoy Friday’s  holidays and observances,  a music link to the Staple Singers, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from the Reverend Norman Vincent Peale, looking forward to enjoying a slice of pumpkin 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. Christmas—Whether the wish is Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel, Frohweinachten, Buon Natale , メリークリスマ, С Рождеством, or even عيد ميلاد مجيد
as Christians are being slaughtered by ISIS in Syria and Iraq I hope your Christmas celebrated with family and friends is a joyous one and you are awash in the gift of peace.                               
      2. No L Day—hard to find any other holidays or observances but here is a whimsical one requiring a person to omit the letter “L” in speech and writing which is harder than you think but would advance in politics some degree of civility by banning one of Trump’s favorite words in describing his opponents—“Losers.”
         3. 1975 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1975 on a brief run of one week in that position Let’s Do It Again by the Staple Singers. Here is a link to the Staple Singers performing Let’s Do It Again:
        4. National Pumpkin Pie Day—celebrating the what must be the essential desert for Thanksgiving and also Christmas.
         5. In The Twilight Zone Death Awaits—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1924 of producer and direct of film and TV, Rod Sterling whose Twilight Zone was a favorite of viewers in the late 50’s and early 60’s. This very creative man was a smoker and after suffering several heart attacks had another fatal heart while undergoing open heart surgery and died at the far too early age of 50.
On this day in:  
         a. 336 the first documentary evidence of that a Christmas celebration occurred in Rome. . 
         b.1868 President Andrew Johnson, the first President to be impeached but not convicted, unconditionally pardoned all Confederate war veterans.
           c. 1914 along portions of the Western Front the Christmas Truce began, involving hundreds of British, French and German soldiers who laid down their weapons to mingle in “No Man’s Land” fraternize, exchange small gifts and even play soccer.                                                             
        d. 1974 in a Secret Service slow to learn moment Marshall Fields, dressed in Arabic clothing drove his Chevrolet Impala through a White House gate stopping four feet from the portico, Although he claimed his car was loaded with explosives, he surrendered after a four hour standoff. Fortunate for us President Ford was not present at the White House and the explosives turned out to be flares.
         e. 2009 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab aka the Underware Bomber  failed in his attempt to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit by detonating plastic explosives he had hidden in his underwear. This scumbag  whose visa should have been revoked by Clinton’s State Department was convicted and is now serving four life sentences plus 50 years in a federal maximum security prison.                               
Reflections on Christmas: “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Reverend Norman Vincent Peale, noted American evangelist—Hope your world today and in the coming days is a softer, more beautiful one sated with the gift of peace.
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© December 25, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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