Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 26, 2018 Maxine Waters the rabid ideologue impeachment queen who actually bests Pelosi at times as the lightening rod to energize Red voters at the California Dems’ annual convention was claiming Trump was mentally ill and beating the drums again for impeachment as Mueller “is connecting the dots” (HRC and the DNC may be in a rude surprise that the dots being connecting are like an errant torpedo coming back to the real collusion with the Russians, HRC and the DNC and the real smoking gun of corruption and collusion the Uranium One quid pro quo deal); Sanders who may age notwithstanding his age be thinking of a 2020 run but hobbled by allegations of his wife’s bank fraud allegations is struggling with allegations that his campaign may have colluded with the Russians against HRC (the drama never ends); while there are mounting calls for the sheriff of Broward County to resign or be recalled, the Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy who failed to enter the school and has since resigned is having his lawyer defend him for not being a coward; news today is that the Sheriff Israel is also being slammed for delaying the EMS responders’ entry into the shooting site (another reason that Israel should be fired); Trump was meeting with governors at the White House to listen to their ideas on how to protect schools from violence (not sure if Moonbeam was present but the mayor of Sanctuary City Oakland was in the news warning residents of upcoming ICE raids); the Saudi Arabia King has sacked several of its military top leaders as the war with Yemen continues in its third year and in a sign it is shedding some of its feudal past will allow women to serve in its military; on the sports front that spineless Goodell who has presided over a drop in attendance and viewing in the NFL due to the Kaepernick inspired kneeling protests may be fining Jerry Jones millions for his protest over the outrageous salary and bonuses Goodell has been awarded (why he did not fine the kneeling protestors is beyond belief); on the sexual harassment front Suzie Hardy hired by E as Bob Seacrest’s personal stylist has leveled accusations he groped her in his underwear; on the music front the ageless wonders of the music world, the Rolling Stones, have announced that they are touring the UK this year; in Chicago through February 25, 2018 350 people have been shot of whom 67 have died and in February through the same date 141 people have been shot of whom 31 have died (do not be surprised if at the end of February Chicago is averaging two Parklands per month in terms of number of dead and the left and Blue leaders are silent while mostly minority shooters with handguns kill mostly minorities—a true definition of racism).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Usher; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that we now have a competent lodesman on the economy and a relevant quote by Seth Shostak on radar, 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 Carnival Day—celebrating that fun venue of rides, food and games of skill (usually rigged against the participant offering usually cheap prizes that a participant will spend a fortune on).
2. Levi Strauss Day—celebrating the durable and iconic garment essential, blue jeans, on the birthday on this day in 1829 of German immigrant Levi Strauss.
3. 2004 Number One Song— the number one song in 2004 on a run of 12 weeks in that position “Yeah” by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxBSyx85Kp8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lodesman” who is a person that steers a ship; thanks to Trump our ship of state is being steered properly and in the right directions compared to its last pilot.
5. Spared of a Kaine Mutiny—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political point of view the birth on this day in 1958 of Tim Kaine Senator from Virginia and running mate of Hillary Clinton who fortunately was such a flawed candidate with a lousy campaign that the two of them were squashed in the election.
On this day in:
a. 1815 Napoleon escaped from Elba enroute to entering France and his rendezvous with failure at Waterloo.
b. 1909 the world’s first motion picture color process Kinemacolor was shown to the public at the Palace Theater in London.
c. 1914 the sister ship to the RMS Titanic the RMS Brittanic was launched and like the Titanic had a short life, being sunk as a hospital ship on November 21, 1915 after striking a mine off the cost of Greece but unlike her sister of the 1065 crew and wounded soldiers aboard her, only 30 perished.
d. 1935 in a march toward WWII, Adolf Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe outlawed by the Versailles Treaty to be reformed the same day in England that Robert Watson-Watt was demonstrating a device that would lead to the development of radar which enable England to prevail in the Battle of Britain.
e. 1980 in a what took you so long moment Egypt and Israel established full diplomatic relations.
Radar has many more uses that just detecting planes, ships or missles: “The strongest signals leaking off our planet are radar transmissions, not television or radio. The most powerful radars, such as the one mounted on the Arecibo telescope (used to study the ionosphere and map asteroids) could be detected with a similarly sized antenna at a distance of nearly 1,000 light-years.” Seth Shostak Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute charged with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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