Sunday, December 17, 2017

December 17, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Pan American Aviation Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 17, 2017 The birthday boy Chris Matthews who is so quick to pounce on any hint of sexual abuse by Trump was a defendant in a sexual harassment case brought by a female producer of Hardball that NBC paid $40,000 to settle; on the fire front the Thomas Fire is advancing on Santa Barbara and Montecito forcing more evacuations; chaos in the skies as a complete power outage at Atlanta’s airport has stopped all flights in and out of Atlanta, the nation’s busiest airport; the concept of “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men” took a one two punch yesterday from radical Islamist suicide bombers in a church in Pakistan that killed 9 worshippers and a mosque in Nigeria that killed 50 Muslims; in another glaring reminder of why Russia should be involved in the taking down of ISIS given the amount of Muslims in that country and the fact it borders many Muslim countries, Putin called Trump to thank him and the CIA for providing information about an Islamist terrorist plot to attack a cathedral in St. Petersburg which Russia was then able to preemptively strikee(despite the howls of the MSM not an example of Trump Russian collusion but good intel practice to share information as long as the methodology of how the intel was obtained was not shared); look for the tax cut to be passed in Congress in the next few days and if the economy takes off as most economists expect it will as a result assuming the Reds can focus on message “ look at you paycheck, 401k and IRA balances, unemployment, growth and wage growth and remember that not a single Blue voted in favor,” the Blues will not do very well in 2018 and Schumer and Pelosi will be eating crow;  almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 16 increasing to 3471, 608 of whom have died.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Tennessee Ernie Ford, factoids of interest for this day in history, being able to avoid being lectual, a relevant quote by Aysha Taryam on the Arab Spring and migration, 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. Pan American Aviation Daycelebrating the first flight by the Wright Brothers of a heavier than airplane propelled by a propeller at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
2. National Maple Syrup Day—celebrating that uniquely flavored syrup derived from the sap of the maple tree although why it is celebrated today is a mystery since the sap normally flows from February through March.   
3. 1955 Number One Song— the number one song in 1955 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lectual” which means to require bed rest or confinement to bed which is why a flu shot is a great idea.
5. A Hardball In Name Only, More Like A T-Ball—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your point of view, the birthday on this  day in 1945 of Chris Matthews host of the MSNBC’s show Hard Ball which when posing questions to Blues is about as far removed from objective truth finding questions as one could be; more like T-Ball where the ball is stationary so the hitter has a hard time not making contact.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1957 the United States successfully launched its first Atlas ICBM.
b. 1969 the U.S. terminated Operation Blue Book, a study to determine whether UFOs existed.
c. 1989 The Simpons debuted on national television with its first program “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.”
d. 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi immolated himself setting the stage for the Tunisian Revolution and the Arab Spring.
e. 2014 the United States and Cuba reestablished diplomatic relations after being severed in 1960.    

Reflections on the transistor and its impact on society: “The Arab Spring whose seeds failed to bloom anything other than a chaotic mess that requires only blood to grow has contributed immensely to the rising numbers of these migrants.” Aysha Taryam, editor of the English Language Gulf Report residents in the Middle East feel they are not secure from their own government as in the case of Syria or from radical Islam as in the case of Libya or Iraq we will be faced with the specter of thousands of migrants fleeing to safety polluted by the numbers of Islamists trying to blend in with them. 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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