Friday, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Art Day

        Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 15, 2016. Unfortunately still 280 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but political fireworks still abound in full force at last night’s debate between Hillary and Bernie with both candidates yelling and pointing fingers at each other (would have been even more contentious if Hillary had known that the latest Fox News poll in New York shows her leading Sanders by only two percentage points). On the Red side in New York Trump widened his lead over Cruz and Kasich, who is the only adult in the room and the only candidate who beats Hillary and who is only two percentage points behind Cruz. We suffering taxpayers are being emancipated from filing and paying the onerous federal income taxes because Emancipation Day which falls on April 16 is celebrated on Friday and is a federal holiday in the dysfunctional Washington, D.C.—too bad we can’t send them and that arrogant, pompous head on a permanent vacation without pay.  I trust your Friday is proving to be a great one; and as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Roberta Flack, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from District Court Judge George O’Toole while looking forward to enjoying a slice of glazed ham, 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 Art Day—commemorating since 2012 the importance of fine art to our culture although it may be hard toEman appreciate art while trying to complete one’s tax return and wonder where one will fine the money to pay one’s tax liability.
2. Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the breaking of the color barrier in Major League Baseball on this day in 1947 by Jackie Robinson playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers and celebrated by Major League Baseball since 2004.                                 
3. 1972 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1972 on a run of six weeks in that position The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. Here is a link to Roberta Flack performing The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face:
4. National Glazed Ham Day—celebrating a great main course which given the  amount of wasted pork in our federal budget, it is highly appropriate for April 15 which but for Emancipation Day falling on a Saturday and therefore observed as a National Holiday in Washington, D.C. today. 
5. Nothing As Lovable As a Witch Without a Broom—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1933 of actress Elizabeth Montgomery who played the witch Samantha in the series Bewitched and who was one of the first celebrities to become involved in the fight against AIDS; sadly her witch role did not save her and she died way too early from cancer at the age of 62.  
On this day in:
a. 1755 Samuel Johnson after nine years work Dictionary of the English Language, which until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 173 years later was the premier dictionary for English.
b. 1817 Thomas Hopkins Gaudaudet and Laurent Clerc founded in Hartford, Connecticut the American School for the Deaf, the first school in America for deaf students. 
c. 1892 the General Electric Company was incorporated.     
d. 1923 insulin became available for injection by people suffering from diabetes.
e. 2013 in another jihadist attack, two bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 264 others.  
How to sentence a jihadist coward to death:” Judge George O’Toole Jr. spoke after Tsarnaev apologized in court for what he had done. The judge says, “One of Shakespeare’s characters (Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Act III, Scene 20ii observes, ‘The evil that men do lives after them. The good is often interred with their bones.’ So it will be for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.”  Judge George O’Toole, federal judge who sentenced the Boston Marathon bomber to death. It might have been a more appropriate punishment to have sentenced him to life without possibility of parole and for his safety from outraged fellow inmates confined him to solitary confinement so he will have plenty of time to reflect on the heinous nature of his crime. Boston Strong!
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