Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 25, 2019 Justice Stephen Reinhart of the leftist 9th Circuit died 9 days before the court issued its ruling and SCOTUS overturned its ruling with the observation tha “judges are appointed for life not eternity”(fortunately Trump will have another opportunity to appoint a conservative judge to replace the “progressive icon); while the border remains an open sieve with hundreds flowing through California, New York and 14 other states have sued to block Trump’s emergency declaration (one would think that the Blues would at least have the honesty to admit they are in favor of unlimited illegal immigration as opposed to solving this problem with a proposal that admits based on merit those we need to admit); AOC swirling in controversy whether she lives in her district as required is back making a fool of herself raising the issue whether it is okay to have children in a era of alleged climate change and mounting student debt for a degree that does nothing to advance getting a job; while Trump appears to be making progress in trade talks with China, China is still rattling sabers with respect to Taiwan as a U.S. Navy destroyer escorted a cargo ship through the Taiwan Strait; have not seen the ratings for the Oscars but suspect they were at all time low especially when Oscar winner Spike Lee turned his thank you into a blatant call to reject Trump in the 2020 election; Kamala Harris the pro legalization of marijuana by the federal government who has been slammed by her father for characterizing Jamaicans as dreadlocked potheads might want to learn about the epidemic of Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome which leads to uncontrollable pain and vomiting by over 3,000,000 daily pot users; Kamala Harris refuses to indicate the costs to be borne by Medicare for all and the Green New Deal trying to obfuscate the crippling effects by vaguely talking about return of investment (when it comes to economics she looks more and more like a complete idiot every time she opens her mouth—look at the economies of the Caribbean Islands destroyed by elimination of cruise ships or the commercial fisheries destroyed by the elimination of diesel powered fishing boats or the isolation of Alaska by elimination of planes and ferries and of Hawaii by elimination of planes).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Andrews Sisters, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you practice orthobiosis and a relevant quote from Adelle Davis on nuitrition, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. Let’s All Eat Right Day—celebrating the work of 20th Century nutritionist Adelle Davis who campaigned against processed foods high in preservatives, salt and sugar.
2. Pistol Patent Day—commemorating the issuance of a patent to Samuel Colt on this day in 1936 for a pistol with multiple revolving chambers.
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1945 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Rum And Coca Cola” by the Andrews Sisters. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxL2uNr7bk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “orthobiosis” which means correct or moral living which is a trait found lacking in many politicians in the Swamp.
5. Foul Mouthed Honey Not Funny—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1975 of rabid anti Trumpster “comedian” Chelsea Handler swhose profanity laced vitriol against Trump is anything but funny.
On this day in:
a. 1956 Premier Nikita Khruschev in a speech before the Soviet Politburo denounced the cult of personality surrounding Josef Stalin.
b. 1987 SMU received the ” death sentence “ for its football program due to recruiting violations while on probation banning it form playing any games during the entire 1987 season which the school extended through the 1988 season as it could not field a viable team.
c. 1991 at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, an Iraqi Scud missile hit a U.S. Army barracks, killing 29 soldiers.
d. 1991 the Warsaw Pact was dissolved.
e. 1994 at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron Baruch Goldstein opened fire on Palestinian worshippers, killing 29 and wounding 125 before he was subdued and beaten to death by survivors.
Reflections on the American diet: “I see little hope for a nation that values the health of its livestock more than that of its people....Farmers are not criticized for routinely giving their (live)stock nutritional supplements....superior to any sold for humans...Millions of families could plant home gardens if they truly wanted health. Refined food are practically unknown in Russia. The life expectancy of the 40-year-old American is near the lowest in the world.” Adelle Davis.
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