Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 5, 2018 Academy Awards as predicted were heavy on the anti-Trump, anti NRA and another year of falling ratings for the show due to its political rants and ridicule of Main Street values and surprisingly even took a swipe at Harvey Weinstein but predictably called for all celebrities to insist on an inclusion rider in any films so all genders, races and sexual preferences can be portrayed (reminds one of the criticism of Dunkirk for being too all white when the movie was about the British withdrawal from the beaches under the guns of the Germans); March 5, 2018 is upon us and once again our Congress has failed to act on the Nightmare known as DACA so we will have to endure more rants from Pelosi and Harris about how heartless and cruel citizens and immigrants are who want a secure border and end to chain and lottery immigration; Trump will be meeting with Netanyahu to discuss the problems posed by Iran (wonder if the topic of both of them being under a cloud of investigation will be discussed); we know that the Golden State is going to hell and a hand basket due to Mooonbeam’s spending and taxing policies and now we learn there is another catastrophe looming—an invasion of nutria which are large rodents that weigh up to 20 pounds are up to 2.5 feet long and are very destructive to our wetlands (state is now considering promoting the idea of eating them as a means to control their spread); Chicago continues to spiral out of control as gang members are shooting at funeral processions while the Blue city leaders do squat; in Chicago through March 3, 2018 372 people have been shot of whom 70 have died (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 Flo-Rida feat. T-Pain; factoids of interest for this day in history, not having dodge any loimic outbreask as the flu season seems to have peaked and a relevant quote by Liam Fox on nuclear proliferation, 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. Cinco de Marcho—created in 2007 to prepare party goers to survive the attack on their livers during St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th—nothing like drinking a greenish looking margarita to acclimate one’s sights to a glass of green beer.
2. Multiple Personalities Day—commemorating a disorder that involves a person having at least two distinctive personalities that may affect some two percent of the population and is usually the result of childhood abuse.
3. 2008 Number One Song— the number one song in 2008 on a run of 10 weeks in that position “Low” by Flo-Rida feat. T-Pain. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVD6Xy5aZ78
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “loimic” which means of or relating to plagues and epidemics which the Swamp is reeling from when it comes to gridlock and partisanship.
5. In An Instant—celebrating the birth on this day in 1910 Momofuko Ando who was the inventor of instant noodles and founded Nissin Food Products Corp and introduced chicken ramen in 1959.
On this day in:
a. 1872 George Westinghouse patented the air brake a necessary safety feature for train travel.
b. 1963 country music stars Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins and their pilot Randy Hughes are killed when their plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee.
c. 1970 the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons went into effect after being signed by 43 nations.
d. 1974 Israeli forces withdrew from the West Bank of the Suez Canal.
e. 1981 Sinclair Research released its ZX81 a home computer that sold 1.5 million units before fading off into technological obscurity.
Reflections on why the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons is so critical to the survival of humanity: “If Iran becomes a nuclear weapon state it is the end of non-proliferation as we know it. If Iran gets a nuclear weapon you are likely to see Saudi, Egypt and other countries follow suit and we will bequeath to the next generation a nuclear arms race in the world's most unstable region.” Liam Fox, noted British politician for the Conservative Party and Secretary of State for International Trade Ditto to his observation if North Korea gets nuclear weapons sparking a nuclear weapons arms race in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan—a real mess. 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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