Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Violin Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 13, 2016 Pelosi’s daughter and Podesta, whose leaked emails certainly revealed the disgust the Blue elite has for blacks and Hispanics and everyday working Americans that are not of the West Coast or Northeast wine and brie crowd, are still on their Quixote quest to get Electors to switch under the guise of investigating hacking (won’t work  http://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2016/12/podesta-and-young-pelosi-desperations.html); Trump announced Tillerson as his choice for Secretary of State despite howls of concern over his dealings with Russia voiced by Blues and surprisingly some Reds; in yet another example of why Americans are fed up with the political elite denizens of the swamp, the Commander in Chief of Hypocrisy, Obama who has missed almost half of his daily intel briefings slammed Trump for missing as President-elect those that are repetitive and while he was on that rant slammed Trump and his transition and campaign team for alleged ties with Russia (amazing from the lips of a man whom Putin and the rest of the Russian government have zero respect for because of his feckless nonleadership); Boeing has announced  a $16.8 billion deal with IranAir which has been accused of transporting arms and fighters to Iran’s sponsored terrorist groups (Congress is already vowing to block the deal as Air Bus must be licking its chops in anticipation of replacing Boeing if that happens); the swamp will be receiving more denizens as Boeing announced that it is moving its defense unit headquarters to Washington, D.C.; great theater still playing at Trump Tower as Bill Gates paid a visit as did rapper and 2020 hopeful Kanye West, fortunately without his wife Kim or his sister-in-law Caitlin Jenner; in a PC reminder that no place is safe from the scourge of PC, an Italian priest in Cremona, Italy banned a nativity scene in the local cemetery because it might offend Muslims (Italy with 3.7 % of its population being Muslim is going to face major problems like the rest of Europe if it cannot get Muslims to assimilate and cease their support of Sharia); on the entertainment front very refreshing to see that the pro gun control movie Miss Sloan is a complete box office flop while the latest Star Wars movie is being boycotted due to its rumored anti-Trump scene—not only do “deplorables” vote but they also vote with their pocketbooks.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Elvis Presley, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Taylor Swift, while looking forward to enjoying a bowl of ice cream (killer recipe for homemade ice cream using beer as one of the ingredients), 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 Violin Day—celebrated always on the 13th of December to honor the most popular bowed instrument that evolved from the medieval fiddle in the 15th Century and is the musical cornerstone for orchestras playing classical music.
2. Pick a Pathologist Pal Day—celebrating another whimsical observance created by Thomas and Ruth Roy on the theory that if you have a friend who is a pathologist once you are no longer with us, he or she will go the extra mile to figure out how and why you have passed (it’s the bottom of the holiday and observance barrel). 
3. 1960 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1960 on a long run of 6 weeks in that position “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley.  Here is a recording of the King performing the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cS5aCozhcA
4. National Ice Cream Day—celebrating one’s favorite reason to scream as long as one is in a warm house with a fire roaring in the fireplace.  If you have an ice cream making machine and do not have kids in the house, here is a recipe for Raspberry Lambic Ice Cream with beer: http://www.thenibble.com/REVIEWS/MAIN/desserts/beer-ice-cream2.asp   
5. Dancing in the Rain—celebrating the birth on this day in 1989 of the top of the charts singer and songwriter Taylor Swift who started writing songs at the precocious age of 5 and who with a simple letter to Tim Cook that went viral forced Apple to cancel its plans to not pay artists during the three month trial of Apple Music. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1636 the Massachusetts Bay Colony formed three militia regiments to defend the colony against attacks by Pequot Indians defending their ancestral lands; the date is considered as the date of founding our National Guard.
b. 1769 Dartmouth College was founded by the Reverend Eleazar Wheelock with a royal charter granted by King George III on land donated by the royal governor John Wentworth.
c. 1962 NASA launched Relay 1, the first active repeater satellite which was used to broadcast television signals from Earth across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
d. 1972 Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt began their third and final “Moonwalk” from the lunar landing module of Apollo 17 and became the last human beings to walk on the surface of the Moon.        
e. 2006 the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities was adopted by the UN’s General Assembly.
Reflections on happiness by one very talented artist who also was smart enough to not the join the lemmings like Madonna and Katy Perry in support of and campaigning for HRC: “Life isn't about how to survive the storm. It's about how to dance in the rain.” Taylor Swift 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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