Thursday, December 8, 2016

December 8, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Christmas Tree Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 8, 2016 The fat lady in Michigan has finally sung as a federal judge put an end to the nonsense of Jill Stein’s idiotic recount demand by blocking the recount which means the left and the media finally have to suck it up and accept the reality that Trump will be our next president on January 20, 2017; Trump is rapidly filling out his cabinet and with respect to the EPA has selected the Oklahoma AG who has sued the rogue agency numerous times (lest we forget their Denver office employees spreading feces on the walls) that wants to regulate puddles; with only 43 days left in Obama’s term, he is on major delusional legacy preservation spin mode claiming that despite daily briefings to the contrary on the rise and threat of ISIS and numerous public statements by his security advisers and military to the contrary to Congress, he was caught by surprise by ISIS’s success in Syria and Iraq (his legacy very quickly will be like a ghost town in the West booming for 8 years when the mines were producing gold but totally abandoned and emptied when the gold ran out); after the Brock Turner fiasco, Stanford is again in the adverse judicial spotlight as a female graduate student there has sued Stanford in federal court for failing to investigate her complaints of a sexual predator student on campus; on the Stanford athletic front, Christian McCaffrey will participate in the 2017 NFL draft; on a final note, news of a 6.5 earthquake off the coast in Northern California.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Guy Mitchell, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Ann Coulter, while looking forward to enjoying a sugar high with some chocolate brownies, 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 Christmas Tree Day—commemorating the Christmas Tree be it live which have been appearing in American households since the 1850’s or more recently faux trees made of plastic but both when decorated a major reason for the increase in your electric bill this time of year.
2. Pretend to Be a Time Traveler Day—a whimsical “holiday” on a day when holidays and observances are far and few between and best celebrated by watching again and again Back to the Future and its sequels.  
3. 1956 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1956 on a long run of 9 weeks in that position “Singing the Blues” by Guy Mitchell.  Here is a recording of Guy Mitchell performing the song:
4. National Chocolate Brownie Day—celebrating another great high caloric snack.
5. Insults Can Be Your Best Ticket—celebrating the birth on this day in 1961 of Ann Coulter, noted firebrand conservative commentator and author, who believe it or not was actually a legal commentator for that noted leftist cable slanted news network MSNBC. When it comes to comments that will rile the liberals and the left she wins the prize.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1660 in a breaking of the thespian glass ceiling moment, a woman, either Anne Marshall or Margaret Hughes, appeared on a English public stage for the first time in the role of Desdemona in Shakespeare’s play Othello.
b. 1927 the Brookings Institution, one of America’s oldest think tanks, was formed by the merger of three organizations founded by philanthropist Robert Brookings.
c. 1962 workers at four New York City newspapers (joined by five others shortly thereafter) went on strike for 114 days—given the bias of the New York Times, too bad we cannot have a sequel that would last much longer.       
d. 1980 former Beatle John Lennon was murdered by David Mark Chapman in front of his apartment building in New York City; Chapman was convicted and sentenced to 20 years to life and has been denied parole 9 times but will be eligible for another parole hearing in 2018. 
e. 2010 SpaceX became the first private company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft.   
Reflections on the New York Times and why on the anniversary of the strike in 1962 another strike even longer would be a great idea: "The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.” Ann Coulter
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