Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or N0t For January 26, 2016 International Customs Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 26, 2016, 360 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic  lame duck term. Trust you enjoyed the theater of the absurd at the Democratic Town Hall in Iowa to hear a young voter tell Hillary that many millennials believe she was dishonest and not trustworthy. As always, I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Dean Martin; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Carl Sandburg, looking forward to enjoying a couple handfuls of pistachios, 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 Lotus 1-2-3 Day—commemorating the introduction by Lotus Corporation of the spread sheet program Lotus 1-2-3.                  
2. International Customs Day—created by the World Customs Organization in 1953 to celebrated the accomplishments of custom agents and other agencies in securing our borders. 
3. 1956 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1956 on a run of five weeks in that position Memories Are Made Of This by Dean Martin. Here is a link to Dean Martin performing Memories Are Made Of This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS2k43NJycE
4. National Pistachios Day—celebrating that tasty nut especially if the nut has been shelled.
5. Great Hands Too Cool--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1925 of one very cool iconic actor Paul Newman who starred in ton of great movies including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Sometimes A Great Notion and Cool Hand Luke.   
On this day in: 
a. 1531 an earthquake hit Lisbon, killing upward of 30,000 people.
b. 1784 Benjamin Franklin expressed his displeasure over the naming of the bald eagle as our national symbol as opposed to the wild turkey (the bird not the Bourbon by the same name).
c. 1948 in a what took you so long moment, President Truman signed executive order 9981 banning segregation in the U.S. Armed Forces.                                                    
d. 1992 to joys of countless of Americans confined to wheel chairs or suffering other physical disabilities The Americans With Disabilities Act went into force.
e. 1998 Bill Clinton went on national TV and with a straight face and flat out lied to the American people and proclaimed: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”                    
Reflections on the spirit of eagle as only a poet can express: “There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.” Carl Sandburg, great American poet
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