Sunday, February 5, 2017

February 5, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Super Bowl Sunday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 5, 2017 While we have the rule of law Judge Hobart’s TRO seems most flawed as the president has the constitutional right to determine what aliens admit or refuse; unfortunately the liberal 9th Circuit refused to stay the TRO so the ban on travel from residents of 7 predominately Muslim nations that are hotbeds of terrorist activity (not a ban on Muslims only a ban on nationalities which the leftist media refuses to acknowledge) will not be enforced until the DOJ files a counter response Monday afternoon (DOJ lawyers will not be watching Super Bowl LI); UBER CEO who resigned from Trump’s advisory council last week has authorized  the purchase of plane tickets to his drivers stranded by the ban (wonder how many of those drivers have valid drivers’ licenses?); O’Reilly will interview Trump before the Super Bowl and the halftime show featuring Lady Gaga will include a massive aerial show of drones carrying lights; Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 65 years on the throne on Monday; as  President Trump is raising the possibility of sending in federal agents to Chicago, the number of  mostly blacks who  were shot by mostly blacks in Chicago in 2017 through February 2 now totals 341, 56 of whom died (hopefully for the potential victims the thugs will be watching the Super Bowl and not out shooting) but from Mayor Emanuel and the BLM nothing but the sounds of silence. 
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Outkast, factoids of interest for this day in history, a reflection on the Super Bowl and Super Bowl ads by Joan Blades, hoping the top of your head never becomes glabrous, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentine’s Day, 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 Weatherpersons’ Day—celebrating the contributions of weatherpersons to our well being and economy even though sometimes their predictions are not accurate.
Super Bowl Sundaycelebrating Super Bowl LI between the Patriots and Falcons, the $5 million 30 second commercials and a halftime show extravaganza occasionally interrupted by great plays on offense and defense and a nationwide drop in water pressure the moment halftime starts.
          3. Number One Song in 2004 —celebrating the number 1 song in 2004 on a long run of 9 weeks in that position “Hey Ya” by Outkast Here is a link to Outkast performing the song:
          4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “glabrous” which means free from hair which one hopes does not describe the top of one’s head but does describe a woman’s face.     
           5. The First Lady of Steak—celebrating the birth on this day in 1927 of Ruth Fertel, the founder of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse who would probably still be munching those superb steaks but for the fact she was a smoker for 50 years and died of lung cancer in 2002.  
 On this day in:
 1. 1852 the New Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s oldest and largest museums, opened the public.
 2. 1869 prospectors John Deason and Richard Oates in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia discovered the world’s largest alluvial gold nugget an inch below the surface, weighing an astounding 214 pounds and yielding 189 pounds of smelted gold. The two very happy prospectors named it “Welcome Stranger.”
 3. 1958 in another major “oops” moment, the U.S. Air Force lost a nuclear bomb off the coast of Savannah, Georgia after it was dropped by the B-47 bomber carrying it following a mid-air collision between the bomber and a F-86 fighter during a training exercise; it is still out there somewhere never to be recovered.
 4. 1985 in a better late than never moment, the mayors of Rome and Carthage meet in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship thereby ending the Third Punic War which had started 2,131 years ago.
 5. 1997 the three largest banks in Switzerland announced the creation of a fund of $71 million to aid victims of the Holocaust.  
Reflections on the Super Bowl and Super Bowl ads:  “What is the biggest public forum in the United States? We were told it's the Super Bowl. The ad shows kids working at blue-collar jobs, and the final statement is just written text: Who's going to pay for the trillion dollar deficit?” Joan Blades, a cofounder of and Berkeley Systems and a very progressive leftist activist. 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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