Wednesday, December 14, 2016

December 15, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bill Of Rights Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 15, 2016 The Fat Lady at the Fed cleared her throat and began to sing and raised rates by 25 basis points adding $50 billion a year to our budget deficit (the sheer magnitude of the national debt hole that Obama  dug for us will be coming home to roost big time as the Fed slowly raises rates); the Blues in total leadership shambles about to elect a rabid anti-Semite and supporter of the Nation of Islam as the head of the DNC are in panic mode as Trump reaches out to two Democratic Senators to discuss a possible joining of his cabinet (given the leftward drift of the Blues and the fact that in 2018 a far greater number of Blues will be up for election and if Trump succeeds in turning this country around economically which smart money should be betting on, in the interests of job security could be a smart move even though it would increase the balance to 54-48; in yet another example of why we need to drain the parasites from the swamp, an audit of travel expenses of 27 IRS employees revealed an exorbitant tab of $1.4 and a complete failure of the IRS to exercise any control of lavish expenditures (the only silver lining which is another example of why public service has done a 180 becoming taxpayer service so the taxpayers are serving the government is that the waste was “only” $1.4 million); when it comes to climate change versus eagles, bald and golden, the eagles lose as wind turbine operators can now kill up to 4200 of the birds without fine or penalty, four times the current limit thanks to Obama’s latest regulations; on a final note and yet a further example of why the politicized CIA and the Obama administration simply cannot be trusted the Intel agencies refused to provide briefers to a House Intelligence Committee request for a classified behind closed doors briefing of the alleged Russian interference (maybe because there was none and Obama once again does not want to be made a fool again in the remaining 36 days we have to endure his incompetence).
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Bill Mahar, while looking forward to enjoying a few of your favorite cupcakes, 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. Bill of Rights Day—created on this day in 1941 in the opening dark days of World War II to commem0rate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.
2. International Tea Day—celebrated first in 2005 to promote awareness of the issues facing workers and producers in tea producing countries and the contribution tea is and has been making to the global economy. 
3. 1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1962 on a run of 5 weeks in that position “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Here is a recording of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons performing the song:
4. National Cupcake Day—celebrating a great snack and perfect addition to child’s lunch panel or sack.
5. A Nonclose Shave Is Not a Vice—celebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of Don Johnson noted for his stuble beard and role as Sonny Crockett in Miami Vice. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1933 to the dismay of the mob, the 21st Amendment  overturning the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) became effective.
b. 1939 Gone With The Wind, the highest inflation adjusted motion picture, premiered at the Loews Theater in Atlanta Georgia.
c. 1960 73 yr. old Richard Pavlick was arrested for planning assassinate JFK by blowing himself up and might have succeeded but did not proceed as JFK was with his wife and kid. Subsequently arrested an confined to a mental institution and released after Kennedy was assassinated.  
d. 1973 the American Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders.       
e. 1978 President Carter announced that the U.S. would recognize China and sever all diplomatic ties with Taiwan (explains why China is in such a snit after President-elect Trump spoke with the President of Taiwan).
Reflections on the Mahar Corollary to the Bill of Rights: “We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.”Bill Mahar, noted comedian and talk show host. Agree with his observation as it has a certain JFK Inaugural Address ring to it. 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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