Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 23, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Puppy Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 23, 2016. Unfortunately still 303 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately March Madness is in full swing for both men and women, but as Brussels proved so is the war practiced by Radical Islam on us and many of us after seeing Obama  enjoying a warm day in the sun with Raul Castro watching a baseball game are not comforted by his statement that fighting ISIS is his “top priority.” Stanford women face a very tough Sweet 16 game against Notre Dame who lost only one game during the season. Despicable political theater as Cruz and Trump are going after each other’s wives while Hillary and Bernie are not rising to the horrors of the Brussels attacks. I trust your Wednesday is proving to be a great one; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Russ Morgan, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Bernard Williams while looking forward to enjoying some chips and dip, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events 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. World Meteorological  Day—another UN observance celebrating the contributions even if sometimes in error of meteorologists who forecast our weather.
2. National Puppy Day—celebrating the observation that puppies are the most lovable, loyal and likeable animals on the planet who if treated right grow to be truly man’s best friend.                       
3. 1949 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1949 on a long run of seven weeks in that position Cruising Down the River by Russ Morgan. Here is a link to Russ Morgan performing Cruising Down the River:
4. National Chip and Dip Day—celebrating a great way to spice up an afternoon of watching March Madness!
5. Who Needs College When You Can Dunk—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1955 of Moses Malone, three time NBA Most Valuable Player who became the first person to go to professional basketball directly from high school but could not block heart disease that killed him at the age of 60.
On this day in:
a. 1775 Patrick Henry delivered his soon to be famous “Give me liberty or give me death speech.”     
b. 1806 after reaching the Pacific Ocean near Astoria, Lewis and Clark began their return trip back to St. Louis to report their findings tp President Jefferson.   
c. 1857 Elisha Otis’ first elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York City.
d. 1983 President Reagan made his initial proposal to use technology to develop a defense against Soviet missiles, the Strategic Defense Initiative, which ultimately led to the collapse of the Soviet Union.    
e. 1994 in a complete breech of airline safety rules the 15 year old son of Aeroflot’s pilot who had no business being in the cockpit, accidently disengaged the autopilot resulting in the crash of the plane in Siberia, killing all 75 persons on board.
Reflections on the worth of puppies: “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” Bernard Williams, noted 20th Century British moral philosopher who also taught at Cal.
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