Friday, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Leprechaun Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 13, 2016 Unfortunately still 252 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Very  exciting political theater as the potential First Man is now be revealed as a passenger on the Lolita Express over 24 times with all the exploitation of women that implies; new allegations of quid pro quo involving the Clinton Foundation and favors to crony capitalists as the head of the DNC Debbie Wasserman Schulz delusionally denies that HRC is the target of the FBI probe  and finally in the Obama PC pandering to the left world, schools must allow men thinking they are chicks to use female bathrooms and showers or potentially lose funding—what a pathetic world we live in! As always, I hope your Friday is off to a great start and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link as we have fled rap to Ted Weems, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Carnac the Great aka Johnny Carson, while looking forward to enjoying a bowl of fruit cocktail, 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. National Blame Someone Else Day—celebrating the time honored tradition of when something is going wrong, instead of taking your own moral inventory to see the role you played, like the Clintons, blame somebody else like a right wing conspiracy for example, especially if the FBI seems to be closing in on HRC’s breaches of national security.   
2. National Leprechaun Day—celebrating an observance that should be celebrated on the eve of or on St. Patrick’s Day. Catch a leprechaun and in order to be let free he will have to give you his pot of gold. 
3. 1947 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1947  on a long run of twelve weeks in that position Heartaches by Ted Weems. Here’s a link to Ted Weems and his orchestra performing Heartaches:   
4. National Fruit Cocktail Day—celebrating an easy way to enjoy your daily fruits, open up a can of fruit cocktail and enjoy.      
5. Brown Bomber Daycelebrating the birthday on this day in 1914 of the Brown Bomber, Joe Louis, considered by many to be the number one boxer of all time who held the heavyweight championship title for over 11 years, a record of longevity that still stands today..                                                                            
On this day in:
a. 1787 Captain John Phillips left England with a convoy of 11 ships full of convicts to establish a penal colony in Australia. 
b. 1880 in Menlo Park, New Jersey, Thomas Edison  first tested his electric railway.    

c. 1958 in a very frightening moment Vice President Richard Nixon’s limo was attacked in Caracas, Venezuela by anti-American demonstrators; fortunately he was not injured and no demonstrators were injured but American prestige was severely damaged.                  d. 1963 SCOTUS in Brady v. Maryland overturned a conviction for murder by the defendant on the grounds that the prosecution, all officers of the court who really should have known better, withheld exculpatory evidence, i.e. a written confession that the other co-defendant had done the killing, from the defense. Seems somewhat basic and one wonders how many criminals had been convicted when the prosecution in their zeal for a guilty verdict withheld evidence.     

e. 1994 Johnny Carson after serving as host for 30 years appeared for the last time on the Johnny Carson Show; this great creative comedian died 11 years later, another victim of smoking.     

   Reflections on work by one of the greatest talk show hosts and comedians of all time: “Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” Johnny Carson, what a great creative mind but like so many other creativity cannot win against the effects of smoking. 
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