Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Petroleum Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 27, 2016 Only 73 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 264 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press as she refuses to answer any questions from the press); the State Department in a we need to save our jobs moment will not release the remainder of Hillary’s calendar which will most likely reveal the pervasive pay to play scandal of her dealings with private interests; Trump once again is being blown off message by the issue of medical records and the failure to release his tax returns; Hillary has aired a preposterous ad linking Trump to the Klu Klux Klan as the main stream media’s best kept secret has not revealed that members of the Klu Klux Klan have contributed $20,000 to her campaign and the Grand Dragon of the KKK in California has endorsed her (HYPOCRISY THY NAME IS POLITICS); in a really chilling video that shows what the civilized world is facing with respect to radical Islam, ISIS Cubs are shown executing Kurdish prisoners while the proponent of a tolerant and nonsecular Islam the cleric Gulen  now living in the U.S. is facing extradition requests; Europe is finally waking up to the problem of open borders as Syrian refugees have been flooding in to join the millions of non assimilated Muslims now living there with protests on top of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; on a just when you thought it was safe to drink the water moment a new study reveals contamination of streams feeding Baltimore’s water system with amphetamines; in another reminder of the spreading of the Zika virus while Congress plays the fiddle and the Blues in the Senate blocked an antiZika virus funding bill, the FDA is now advising blood donation centers to test for the virus; and finally in yet another chilling reminder of black on black violence that BLM seems to be silent on, Dwayne Wade’s cousin was caught in the crossfire and killed while pushing her stroller on Chicago’s South Side—another example of how Blue leadership in our major cities has failed the black community and why Trump is right “what do you have to lose?”
      On the sports front it was revealed that Katie Ledecky who will be swimming for Stanford this year and will years in the future when she retires from the pool be regarded as the best woman swimmer in history never got out of the wait list for  Little Falls Swim Club near Washington, D.C. 
        As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course with and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Tina Turner, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Richard Lamm, while looking forward to enjoying a pot de crème (killer reicipe below),  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 Petroleum Day—celebrating the creation of America’s petroleum industry when on this day in 1858 William Drake in Titusville, Pennsylvania struck oil 70 feet below the surface; a sure bet is that the greenies at EPA and the Obama administration will not be celebrating this day.   
2. Speak Kind Words Saturday—as most Americans cringe over the vitriolic epitaphs being hurled by Hillary and Trump at each other, perhaps they should turn done the spiteful rhetoric and observe this holiday not just on Saturday but each and every day of the week.              
3. 1984 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1984 on a run of three weeks in that position “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” by Tina Turner. Here is a link to Tina Turner performing the song.           
4. National Pot de Creme Day—celebrating a lower calorie variation of a pie, one without crust; here is a recipe  for a key lime crustless pie.      
5. Alcohol Is Always The Low Note—celebrating the birth on this day in 1909 of Lester Young noted saxophonist nickname the Prez for his leadership and innovation in jazz but had his music stopped due to alcoholism at a way too early age of 49. 
On this day in:
a. 1883 on Krakatoa a massive volcanic explosion destroyed most of the island and the tsunamis created killed some 36,000 people and the ash cloud spewed into the atmosphere lowered temperatures worldwide for years.            
b. 1896 in a war may be hell moment but a short war is a gift from God, Great Britain declared war on Zanzibar which after suffering 500 casualties to one wounded British sailor surrendered after 38 minutes, the shortest war on record.        
c. 1928 in a good intentions ultimately are trumped by reality 15 nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war as a means to resolve differences; even though 60 nations ultimately became signatories, World War II broke out 11 years later.
d. 1939 the Germans test flew the Heinkel 178, the world’s first jet airplane; fortunately for the allies the Germans expecting a short war did not concentrate their efforts on producing jet aircraft until it was too late for the operational Me 262 to be put into the sky in sufficient numbers late in 1944 to impact the war.
e. 1955 the Guinness Book of Records was published for the first time.                              
Reflections on why even though gas prices are low, buying that SUV gas guzzler is not a good idea:”The approaching exhaustion of domestic reserves of petroleum and the rapid depletion of world reserves will have a profound effect on Americans in the cities and on the farms.” Richard Lamm, former governor of the state of Colorado
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