Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 9, 2018 Another great bombshell that Kim and Trump may meet in May (been there before with Clinton, Bush and Obama total failure so this obese idiot needs to understand that any further progress towards nuclear capability will be met with nuclear annihilation of his regime); Florida governor has just signed anti-gun legislation which among other things has eliminated 2nd Amendment rights for all people between the age of 18 and 21 and should be ruled unconstitutional; the Brovard County Sheriff’s Department still hasn’t gotten its act together in explaining the Parkland School shooting and the cowardly lack of response; in Northern California a Veterans’ Home with 1000 patients receiving treatment of PTS and other disorders was taken over by a former patient who after a shoot out with police and hours long standoff killed three female workers and himself; the it’s a video queen Susan Rice is back in the news being identified as the person who gave a stand down order to the FBI investigating Russian “collusion” and interference attempts before the election (most likely with the full support of Obama); Trump has rectified the double standard of prosecution that exonerated HRC’s gross negligence in handling classified material but put a navy seaman behind bars for over a year for taking some photos of a nuclear submarine by pardoning him; while Moonbeam and the CA AG are slamming Sessions moves to file suit against this leftist state’s sanctuary status, the Hasta Muerte Coffee shop in Oakland has taken the outrageous step of refusing to serve police officers (what do you expect from a city whose mayor should be in jail for warning some 800 criminal illegal aliens-knowing that police would not be inside or human nature being what it is might take their sweet time to respond to a 911 call makes this one business to avoid); in Chicago through March 8, 2018 401 people have been shot of whom 75 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 Black Eyed Peas; factoids of interest for this day in history, not being a losel or having any of them in your life and a relevant quote by Raul Julia on whether to chose therapy or cigars, 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 Day of Unplugging—celebrated first in 2010 to get Americans to disconnect from their digital devices to spend time with family and loved ones for 24 hours.
2. Bang Clang Day—commemorating the Civil War Naval Battle of Hampton Roads, the first engagement between ironclad warships, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia.
3. 2010 Number One Song— the number one song in 2010 on a run of 2 weeks in that position “Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrwmu-gceGOmtZeuTsn7DlQ
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “losel” which means a worthless fellow which describes to a tee the bulk of the MSM and politicians in the Swamp.
5. Kiss of the Spider Woman—celebrating the birth on this day in 1940 Raul Julia, noted Puerto Rican born Broadway, Shakespearean and silver screen actor Raul Julia best known for his roles in Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Addams Family. On October 20, 1994 the script ran out for this actor when he suffered a stroke (probably caused by his love of cigars), went into a coma and died 4 days later.
On this day in:
a. 1945 LeMay unleashed his B-29s over Tokyo in a nocturnal incendiary raid that rivaled the death and destruction of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
b. 1956 Soviet armed forces suppressed massive demonstrations in Georgian SSR against Khrushchev’s de-Stalinization efforts, killing 22 and wounding more than 40 demonstrators.
c. 1959 Mattel unveiled its Barbie Doll at the American International Toy Fair in New York City.
d. 1960 Doctor Belding Scribner implanted for the first time a shunt he had invented into a patient in order to perform hemodialysis on a regular basis.
e. 1997 12 heavily armed Hanafi Muslims seized 3 Washington, D.C. buildings for 39 hours after killing two persons and taking 149 hostages. The hostages were released and the gunmen prosecuted and convicted with the leader of the group sentenced to life in prison where he died. Marion Barry the mayor at that time was wounded by a shotgun blast but was spirited out a window for medical treatment.
Reflections on why it may be better to spend money on therapy than cigars that have a tendency to make the problems go away by killing the patient: Why pay $100 on a therapy session when you can spend $25 on a cigar? Whatever it is will come back; so what, smoke another one.” Raul Julia. 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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