Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 1, 2018 On the sports front the Cinderella team for the Dance was ousted by Michigan who will meet a Villanova team that crushed Kansas for the Championship on Monday; another déjà vu moment soon happening on our southern border of a caravan of illegals from Honduras, heading through Mexico without hindrance to cross our border and then turn themselves in with a bogus refugee claim, be arrested then released to disappear into our streets never to appear at a deportation hearing or until they re in the news by committing commit a crime against innocent legals or citizens that the left has thrown under the bus (Trump is demanding the nuclear option to ram through legislation to ramp up the number of agents, build the wall, end chain migration, catch and release and terminate the illegal DACA program that Obama instituted); like the Blood Sweat and Tears song what goes up must come down, the Chinese 19,000 pound space station is set to enter the Earth’s atmosphere in the coming 24 hours (hopefully most if not all the pieces will burn up); on the sexual harassment and abuse front another example that pox knows no political or gender boundaries as Democratic 3 term Representative Elizabeth Etsy is facing growing demands from both Reds and Blues that she resign for failing protect from her chief-of-staff one of her female staffers who had taped his threat left on her answering machine that he would kill her if she did no call back and when Etsy finally fired him gave him a $5000 bonus and a job recommendation (every seat no matter how safe is a contested jewell and neither party can afford a candidate who has any baggage); in Chicago through March 31, 2018, 529 people have been shot, of whom 94 have died but in a rarity maybe because it is Easter Weekend, no one has died in the last two days.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Robert Morgan and His Orchestra; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that are ready to mabble your tasks and a relevant quote by Charles Lamb on the number of fools, 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. April Fools’ Day—celebrating a great day for hoaxes and practical jokes, a tradition that has been practiced in Europe for centuries.
2. Fossil Fuels Day—celebrating since 2004 the need to wean society from the production of energy from fossil fuels by expanding the use of alternative energy sources like wind, tides, solar, hydroelectric, biomasss and fuel cells.
3. 1949 Number One Song— the number one song in 1949 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Cruising Down The River” by Russ Morgan and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpX0mPSYMC8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we leave words beginning with “l” and enter the realm of words beginning with “m” is “mabble” which means to wrap up which hopefully when it comes to partisanship gridlock we will soon do and start voting on issues.
5. The Winds Of Objectivity On Her Set No Longer Blow Only The Becalm Of Bias—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political point of view the birth on this day in 1973 noted leftist MSNBC advocacy “journalist” Rachel Madow anchoring the Rachel Madow Show. After being killed by Megyn Kelly on Fox for years maybe because of her rabid anti-Trump she has climbed into a number one ranking besting Sean Hannity. A Stanford grad with not an objectivity view in her body.
On this day in:
a. 1954 President Eisenhower authorized the establishment of the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.
b. 1960 the TIROS-1 satellite transmitted the first television pictures from space.
c. 1970 Richard Nixon signed legislation requiring the Surgeon General to place warnings on cigarettes to the effect of the dangers of smoking effective January 1, 1971; unfortunately too many people ignore the warnings such that 160,000 men and women die from cigarette smoking caused lung cancer and worse those smokers take down some 7,000 non smokers with them due to their second hand smoke.
d. 1976 Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne formed Apple, Inc. in Cupertino, California. In probably one of the worst stock deals ever made Ronald Wayne was bought out for $800.
e. 2004 Google announced the introduction of G-mail to the public.
Reflections on April Fools Day: “Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever.” Charles Lamb, noted 19th Century British essayist and poet 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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