Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Mutt Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 2,2017 The Blues voted like robots to serve their slave master Schumer to no avail the Senate pass a tax cut bill 51-49 last night to face a House Senate Conference Committee and hopefully be under taxpayers’ Christmas trees before Christmas while the Blues merit lumps of coal; the witch-hunt continues but Mueller is trying to project an image of objectivity by removing a senior on the investigation due to his sending out anti-Trump emails; Brian Ross of the Advocacy Biased Cack had to eat crow again and suffered a four week suspension without pay after telling viewers that Trump had instructed Flynn and other campaign officials to contact Russia during the campaign to discuss ways to cooperate on the fight against ISIS and how to mend relations—slight problem though as the instructions were given after Trump had won the election not before (no wonder the American public distrusts the media); the new Grinch in town is Belk’s CEO Teresa M. Harper for giving Salvation bell ringers the boot (should turn shoppers into Scrooges when they drive near a store with a Bah Humbug and then drive by never to enter; Matt Lauer’s troubles continue as his wife, super model Annette Rocque has left New York to head back to the Netherlands (Matt better start stretching his hamstrings to prepare for the financial hosing he will endure in divorce court but whatever the financial pain, it could not occur to a better pervert); Shaw gambled on 4th and goal at USC’s one and lost instead of tying the game with a field goal to end of losing 33-28 despite a really gutsy performance by Love running on an injured ankle for 125 yards including his record FBS record setting run of 12 runs of more than 50 yards ( at least SC will not be playing in the Rose Bowl as it is a venue for the Championship Bowl Series); the scumbag who killed Kate Steinle should be facing federal charges for violating the terms of his prior parole and may be looking at ten years in a place he belongs—prison; 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 1 increasing to 3361  of whom 585 have died while nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bing Crosby, factoids of interest for this day in history, impress your host boat captain with your knowledge of what a larboard is, a relevant quote by Britney Spearss on hapiness, 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. International Day For the Abolition of Slaverycreated in UN in 1986 to create awareness of and promote efforts to end slavery and human trafficking.
2. National Mutt Day—created by Colleen Paige and since dogs are so cute and cuddly celebrated on two days during the year, July 31 and December 2 by urging people to visit an animal shelter and take home a mixed breed which account for 80% of the dogs located therein.  
3. 1942 Number One Song— the number one song in 1942 on a run of 11 weeks in that position was “White Christmas,” probably the most famous Christmas carol ever produced, Bing Crosby. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “larboard” which left side of a ship and if it the Ship of State clearly describes where the Blues want to take us, further and further from the center.    
5. From Teen Pop to Number 8--celebrating the birth on this day in 1981 of Britney Spears who has successfully evolved from a teenage pop singing idol to one of the best selling female recording artists of all time with over 34 million records sold and still counting and has successfully left her DUI antics well behind her.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1823 President Monroe in a State of the Union Address proclaimed neutrality in European disputes and warns nations not to interfere in the affairs of North and South America.
b. 1845 in a State of the Union Address, President James Polk proclaimed that it is the “Manifest Destiny” of  the United States to expand to the West.
c. 1942 a Manhattan Project team led by Enrico Fermi created the world’s first sustained nuclear chain reaction.
d. 1954 the U.S. Senate voted 65-22 to censure Senator McCarthy “for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute” (hopefully they will do the same with respect to the newest pervert Al Franken).
e. 2015 two jihadist scumbags Syed Rizwan Farook and his immigrant unvetted wife Tahsfeen Malik killed 14 coworkers of his wife and wounded 22 others while celebrating a Christmas party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino only to then be killed by police and taking any useful intel to the grave with them..     
Reflections on happiness from the birthday girl: “For me, success is a state of mind. I feel like success isn't about conquering something; it's being happy with who you are.” Britney Spears, Right on Britney, right on!  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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