Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Dentists' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 6, 2017 Finally in this dreary political drama some good news to report as on March 6 after the ceremonial start on the streets of Anchorage, the Iditarod, the Last Great Race on Earth commenced for real out of Wasilla and on you will get race summaries and updates (being in Nome when the dog teams start coming in should be on everyone’s bucket list but you have to plan far in advance as the supply of hotel rooms sells out months in advance); Trump signed a new executive order refining his earlier travel ban which hopefully the leftist 9th Circuit will not try to block; hopefully a bill replacing the disaster known as Obamacare will be introduced this week so the Trump administration can focus all its energy on tax cuts which we desperately need and which the Trump rally adding trillions of net worth to 401ks and IRAs needs to continue (if the Blues block tax cuts which the head swamp denizen Schumer seems to be heading and the Trump rally is sabotaged, every American with a 401k or IRA should deluge his office with calls, emails and letters and in an angry horde vote every Blue running for office in 2018 out of office); in yet another example of the failure of the Obama administration to protect this nation from a threat they would not name, the FBI announced they have 300 cases of potential terrorist threats involving refugees admitted by Obama carte blanche; in yet another example of Obama’s failed foreign policy toward Iran to ink his pathetic nuclear deal, Iran tested two more banned ballistic missiles (thank God we now have a president who is committed to rebuild our military as the fanatics in Tehran and the lunatic in North Korea are showing all signs of a path that will lead to the need for military action against them); when in comes to immigration we know Mexico is not our friend as that nation is spending $50 million to assist Mexican nationals to avoid deportation back to that country (why does Mexico not want to take its citizens back and would prefer they remain in the U.S.?); chilling news that Russia and Assad are continuing to use chemical weapons against Syrian rebels); almost like a stuck record, the carnage in Chicago continues unabated with total shootings in 2017 through March 5 at 554, 99 of whom died with the first death in March raising the total to 99 (God help those poor minorities being shot mostly by minorities when the weather gets warmer and the shooters’ aim gets really better and there is more daylight) and yet nothing absolutely nothing appears to be occurring to address this blight on blacks and minorities which is what racism from a black mayor really looks like.   
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Teresa Brewer, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Paula Deen, while always being luculent in your speaking and writing 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. European Day of the Righteous—created but the European Parliament in 2012 to honor those who have stood up to totalitarianism and crimes against humanity.    
2.  Dentists’ Day—celebrating the work of dentists trying to protect our teeth without which eating and smiling would be a very difficult prospect.  
3. 1953 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1953 on a run of 5 weeks in that position “Til I Waltz Again with You” by Teresa Brewer.  Here is a recording of her performing the song: A historical note is that Elvis Presley’s first public appearance which occurred while being in the 12th grade involve him singing this song. She recorded over 600 songs during an illustrious career that ended on her death in 2007.  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “luculent” which means to clearly express which is a trait totally lacking in the Swamp or the halls of the UN.                          
 5. Whose On First—celebrating the birth on this day in 1906 on one half of one of the greatest comic duos of all times Lou Costello who deprived us of a lot of laughs by dying way too early of a heart attack at age 53.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 632 Muhammad gave his farewell sermon and died three months later.     
b. 1836 after a siege of 13 days by more than 3,000 Mexican troops, the Alamo fell and all defenders including James Bowie and Davy Crockett were slaughtered.
c. 1912 in a chilling forecast of what war would look like, Italian airships cruising at 6000 feet dropped bombs on Turkish forces at Janzur. 
d. 1964 Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad consented to Cassius Clay becoming Muhammad Ali
e. 1981 the most trusted newscaster at that time Walter Cronkite signed off at CBS News for the last time.   
Reflections on being a dentist on Dentists’ Day: “I'm so glad I'm not a dentist. How many times does someone say, 'Oh, Doc, it felt so good when you were drilling my teeth'? Never. But when you give someone a wonderful cookie, you put a little of yourself in, and you see someone's face light up - that's immediate approval.” Paula Deen, noted celebrity chef and TV personality
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