Friday, September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 16, 2016 Only 54 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; Trump’s poll numbers are surging; better yet he shows himself to be a man of humor to have his hair mussed up on the Kimmel Show; Hillary back on the campaign trail with a minuscule rally in North Carolina; in a chilling reminder on how important this election is in terms of the Supreme Court, HRC indicated she may not support Obama’s announced appointment to SCOTUS; House is moving forward to pass legislation barring Obama from closing Gitmo and releasing terrorists back into the kill Americans mode (one can only hope the lackeys of Reid in the Senate do not block this and allow it to go to Obama for his expected veto); in yet another example of the divisiveness of this country Blue State Senator from Missouri Jamaill Rasheed refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance to support one very misguided millionaire Kaepernick of the 49’s (what ever happened to that patriotic concept worth dying of one country, one flag?); maybe time to take a breather from the political news to turn to football—go Cardinal against the Trojans playing at Palo Alto this Saturday.
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course 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 Jimmy Dorsey,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Carl Sagan, while  looking forward to enjoying some guacamole, 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. International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layercreated by the UN in 1994 to commemorate and promote efforts to ban the production of substances that deplete the ozone layer (we lose our ozone layer and we are melanoma toast).
2. National POW/MIA Recognition Day—created by an Act of Congress to honor all American POWs and MIAs lost in combat protecting this nation.                      
3. 1941 Number One Song—celebrating, since I am rapped out and hip hopped out, the number one song in 1941 on a run of four weeks in that position “Green Eyes” by Jimmy Dorsey. Here is a recording of Jimmy Dorsey performing the song:
4. Guacamole Day—celebrating one of best uses of avocadoes known to man and totally appropriate to make as this is Mexican Independence Day for on this day in 1810 Father Hidalgo issued his El Grito urging Mexicans to rise up against Spanish rule. For those of you who do not have a killer guacamole recipe and do not want to go to a supermarket to buy one prepared, here is a killer recipe although it lacks a bit of garlic:
5. Just Whistlecelebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of actress Lauren Bacall who married Humphrey Bogart only to lose him to lung cancer far too early; here is a classic clip from To Have and to Have Not with Bogart.    
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1891 settlers made a mad, a really mad, dash for land in the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma.
b. 1908 General Motors was incorporated and thanks to a federal bailout is still alive and well today.
c. 1920 in a move which makes the Occupy Wall Street Movement seem like a Sunday School picnic, a bomb planted in a horse drawn carriage exploded next the J.P. Morgan building in New York City killing 38 and one horse and wounding 400.     
d. 1959 in a goodbye to mimeographs moment the Xerox 914, the world’s first photocopier, was introduced.  
e. 1992 the trial of dictator Manuel Noriega ends with a 40 year sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering.   
Reflections on the ozone layer depletion: “The hole in the ozone layer is a kind of skywriting. At first it seemed to spell out our continuing complacency before a witch's brew of deadly perils. But perhaps it really tells of a newfound talent to work together to protect the global environment.”  Carl Sagan, Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day In History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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