Thursday, November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Marine Corps Birthday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 10, 2016 Today President-Elect Trump flies to Washington to shake hands with President Obama, who became the campaigner in chief and in the most negative terms called Trump “unfit and unqualified” to be president (the voters thought otherwise but given Obama’s prior delusions on foreign policy he after looking at himself in the mirror must have thought he could recognize a candidate with those traits); Trump had campaigned that our infrastructure was like a third world country and Wednesday a minority of thousands like citizens of a third world dictatorship  across the country were protesting his election, blocking streets and burning effigies of Trump (the hatred of the left is beyond pale); the mainstream media is eating crow but for the life of it can’t shed its bias and cannot accept the fact that they and the elite lost and the people won; in yet another example of Obama and Kerry bungling beyond belief, the UN has found that Iran, a nation that only a delusional idiot like Obama would believe would honor its commitments, is violating a key provision concerning the amount of heavy water it was supposed to possess; Iraqi forces are stalled in their attempt to retake Mosul; another example of the dangers faced by the thin Blue Line took place in Pennsylvania as two police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call were ambushed on arrival with one being killed and the other being wounded by a shooter who also killed a six month pregnant woman.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Prince, factoids of interest for this day in history, a
relevant quote from Bruce H. Norton, while looking forward to enjoying a few vanilla cupcakes (killer and easy recipe 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.  Marine Corps Birthday Ball—commemorating the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps on this day in 1775 at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia. 
2. World Science Day for Peace and Development—another UNESCO observance since 2001 to promote science and its contribution to our culture and development.
3. 1991 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1991 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “Cream” by Prince. Here is a recording of Prince performing the song:
4. National Vanilla Cupcake Day—great way treat that is supposedly Paris Hilton’s favorite. Here is a killer recipe for vanilla cupcakes topped with cream cheese icing:
5. The Big Punisher Is an Overactive Fork and Spoon—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of Puerto Rican Carlos aka the Big Punisher who ate why too much and after achieving success in the rap world died at the age of 28 from a heart attack weighing in at 700 pounds. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1865 Confederate Major Henry Wirz, the commandant of the Confederate prisoner of war camp at Andersonville, Georgia was hanged for war crimes, only one of three Americans during the Civil War with that dubious distinction.
b. 1918 the Western Union Office in North Sydney, Nova Scotia received a telegram to be relayed to Washington, D.C. and Ottawa indicating that all hostilities in Europe on land, sea, and air would cease on November 11, 1918.      
c. 1951 in a bad day for telephone operators’ job security with the rollout of the North American Numbering Plan, direct dial telephone service commenced in the United States.
d. 1969 the National Educational Television the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service debuted Sesame Street.
e. 1983 Microsoft introduced Windows 1.0.
Reflections on Marines on their birthday: “Combat is fast, unfair, cruel, and dirty. It is meant to be that way so that the terrible experience is branded into the memory of those who are fortunate enough to survive. It is up to those survivors to ensure that the experience is recorded and passed along to those who just might want to try it.” Bruce H. Norton, Force Recon Diary, `1969: the Riveting, True-to-Life Account of Survival and Death in One of the Most Highly Skilled Units in Vietnam   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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