Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Giving Tuesday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 29, 2016 Do not want to rush to judgment but at first glance with respect to Abdul Arian’s attempt to kill on OSU looks like a typical Obama failure to vet radical Islamists from reaching our shores (wake up call to Blues—this is one of the reasons why you lost and will continue to lose until radical Islam is named, targeted and destroyed); the bait and switch scam of Jill Stein and her Green Party will not change the election but will add to her party’s coffers;  in another classic example of media hypocrisy President-elect Trump is being slammed for supporting the criminalization of flag burning, the same act if the burning incited violence that then Senator Hillary Clinton co-sponsored back in 2005; the left wing celebrities in Hollywood continue to heap praise on Fidel Castro; Cyber Monday was for retailers a huge success with on line shoppers spending $3.45 billion on Monday contrasted to a little over $100 donated to charities ; California is now waging a war of methane emissions from cows with costly regulations to reduce the methane from bovine belches, gas and manure (do not be surprised if dairies start leaving the state in droves and the price of milk going  up);  on the sports front a Brazilian soccer team going to Columbia to play in the finals was decimated when their chartered plane crashed, killing 75 people on board (in a display of sportsmanship the team they were going to play asked that the trophy be awarded to the Brazilian team.      
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Francis Craig, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Emily Thomas, while looking forward to enjoying a slice of lemon crème pie (killer recipe for interesting frozen one 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. Giving Tuesday—created by Harry Timms in 2012 to celebrate the kick off of year end charitable donations observed around the globe for five years and at least in the U.S. given Trump’s victory and his promise of lower tax rates in 2017 a good time to donate to your favorite charity.
2. National Throw Out Your Leftovers  Day—celebrating the need to toss those five day old Thanksgiving leftovers which even if in the fridge from right after the Thanksgiving meal are still now probably teaming with bacteria.
3. 1947 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1947 on a long run of 12 weeks in that position “Near You” by Francis Craig.  Here is a recording of Francis Craig performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbZLpAMnclQ
4. National Lemon Crème Pie Day—celebrating another way to load up on your calories and vitamin C at the same time. Here is an interesting recipe for a frozen lemon crème pie:  http://blog.thenibble.com/2015/11/29/food-holiday-national-lemon-cream-pie-day/  
5. The Sanctuary Kid—celebrating the birth on this day in 1959 of Rahm Emanuel, the current mayor of Chicago where illegal aliens have sanctuary but ordinary citizens mostly black are being shot by mostly blacks at an alarming rate of 4056 to date with 656 of those killed; the mayor in terms of his response seems like a modern day Nero, fiddling away while the citizens of Chicago are being slaughtered.           
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1887 Thomas Edison demonstrated the phonograph for the first time.
b. 1902 in the first professional football championship game the Pittsburg Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 11-0 in Pittsburgh (from such a humble beginning we now have the spectacle of the Super Bowl.       
c. 1947 in a massacre that dwarfed Mai Lai by the Americans 21 years later, the French at M Trch, Vietnam after first raping dozens upon dozens of women, killed them along with over 300 women and children and burned down most of the houses in the village.
d. 1963 President Johnson established the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President Kennedy. 
e. 1972 Atari announced the release of Pong, the world’s first commercially successful computer game. 
Reflections on giving on this Giving Tuesday: "The richest people in the world are those who give more than they take. Giving fills up you life with things money cannot buy.” Emily Thomas   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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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