Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Methamphetamine Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 30, 2016 Trump is not even president yet and already he’s making America great again, announcing Carrier had reached an agreement Trump and Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indiana as opposed to moving to Mexico; the seeds of the destruction of Obama’s cherished legacy were planted by his selection of a potential felon and a total incompetent as his two Secretaries of State which makes one wonder whether history is repeating itself with the possible consideration of Romney ( would have liked to have been at the dinner table tonight with Trump, Romney and Priebus; Obamacare’s long term nemesis Representative Price will be nominated to run DHS and his campaign finance chief Mnuchin will be nominated as Secretary of the Treasury; Chao wife of Senate Majority Leader McConnell will head up the Department of Transportation (talk about a way cement cooperation with the Senate); in another example of sanctuary city lawlessness, New York City is seriously considering erasing residence data on the municipal ID cards it has issued to illegal aliens (the large metropolitan cities that have flouted and obstructed federal law should realize there is a new sheriff in town and they run a great risk of losing federal funds if they continue this nonsense); in a what took you so long moment China appears ready to come on board to support further UN sanctions against North Korea’s exports of coal (great opportunity for Trump to remove any executive orders banning or restrict U.S. coal exports and start exporting to China); Muslims of America an Islamist organization that operates 23 Muslim communities in rural areas across the nation has ordered all of its unarmed residents to start arming themselves; in a surprise move going against the trend of replacing checkers with self checkout stations, Albertsons is eliminating is self check out stations; on the energy independence front the cost of producing oil from our massive shale reserves continues to fall which may signal the end of OPEC’s power to dominate the market.  
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  music links to Dinah Shore and Michael Jackson, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from the Alaskanpoet, while looking forward to enjoying a serving of mousse (killer recipe for a pumpkin mousse 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. Cities of Life Day (International)—commemorating the abolition of the death penalty in 1786 by the Duchy of Tuscany, the first jurisdiction to do so and now followed by 141 countries either by law or on a de facto basis (wonder when the U.S. bans the practice and replaces it with life without possibility of parole).
2. National Methamphetamine Awareness Day—proclaimed by President Bush in 2006 to promote awareness of the dangers of this highly addictive drug that destroys the enamel of your teeth, ages your body and destroys large areas of your brain.
3. 1948 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1948 on a long run of 10 weeks in that position “Buttons and Bows” by Dinah Shore.  Here is a recording of Dinah Shore performing the song:
4. National Mousse Day—celebrating another great way to top off a meal; here is a killer recipe for a pumpkin mousse that will amaze your friends whether it is served in champagne glasses or hollowed out miniature pumpkins:
5. Ten Thousand Angels Not Enough for Alcohol Abuse—celebrating the birth on this day in 1975 of country western singer Mindy McCready who produced 5 top albums but struggled with alcohol abuse and killed herself with a self inflicted gunshot at the age of 37.               
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1803 in the largest land flip of all times, Spanish representatives in New Orleans transferred 827,000 square miles of land in North America to France which flipped it to the United States 20 days later in a transaction known as the Louisiana Purchase.
b. 1804 the Senate began the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase, the only Supreme Court Justice to be impeached; he was acquitted by the Senate.       
c. 1982 Michael Jackson released the best selling album in history—Thriller:      
d. 1995 President Clinton visits Northern Ireland to speak in favor of the Northern Ireland Peace Process before a large crowd in Belfast, calling terrorists “yesterday’s men.” Unfortunately the terrorists of today, radical Islamists are very much today’s men as we were again reminded at OSU. 
e. 1998 Exxon and Mobil Oil signed a $73.7 billion agreement to merge, creating the world’s largest company.  
Reflections on crystal meth use: "Crystal meth use is the road to nowhere strewn with ruts,  pot holes, wrecked and abandoned cars, littered with the trash of failed dreams and broken families—not a great destination and not a lot of good scenery to enjoy.” Alaskanpoet   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.
© November 30, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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