Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For December 9, 2015 International Anti-Corruption Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—December 9, 2015, 408 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Trust your Wednesday is off to a great start and your college football team is off to a decent bowl game and the voters for the Heisman Trophy will recognize the incredible accomplishments of Christian McCaffrey and vote for him; as always, I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s  holidays and observances,  a link to  Jimmy Dean singing Big Bad John, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Jim Murray, looking forward to enjoying some pastries, 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. International Anti-Corruption Day—commemorating since 2003 by the UN efforts to ban corruption by public officials in the form of kick backs and bribes by companies in order to do business with governments and private companies.                             
         2. Anna’s Day—celebrated in Sweden and Finland to start the process to make lutefisk to be consumed on Christmas Eve and to celebrate people named Anna.
           3. 1961 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1961 on a run of five weeks in that position Big Bad John by Jimmy Dean. Here is a link to Jimmy Dean performing Big Bad John:
         4. National Pastry Day—celebrating another great tasty treat that the French excel in making.
        5. Move Over George I’m Almost There—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1916 of the iconic actor Kirk Douglas best known for his role in Spartacus.
On this day in:  
     a.  1793 Noah Webster started New York City’s first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, which went out of business in 1904.   
         b. 1851 the first YMCA in North America opened in Montreal, Quebec.
         c. 1875 the Massachusetts Rifle Association, “America’s Oldest Active Gun Club” was founded.                                                          
         d. 1935 the first Heisman Trophy was awarded by the New York Athletic Club to halfback Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago; hopefully this Saturday it will be awarded to Christian McCaffrey of Stanford University who gained more all purpose yards than any player in college football history.         
       e. 2008 the Democratic governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich was arrested for attempting to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama; this corrupt politician is now serving 14 years in prison.                                   
Reflections on the Heisman Trophy: “It should be called the smoke filled room and the Tammany Hall Award.” Jim Murray, late sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times on the behind the scenes voting for the Heisman Trophy.
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