Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 18, 2019 Twitter has been sued for $250 million for shadow banning conservatives and obstructing Representative’s Nunez surveillance of government overreach (it may be a little too late moment but the founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey has admitted that the company may have been too aggressive in banning users; fill in your brackets as it is March Madness with Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke and North Carolina picking up the first 4 seeds for the men; Joy Behar of The View continues to make a biased fool of herself going after Graham for not slamming Trump’s attack on McCain for his role in the anti-Trump dossier, calling on him to find his testicularity while Meghan McCain proves the adage that when you consort with dogs you get fleas in her emotional rant against Trump not spending time with his family and not being and never will be a great man; Donna Brazile, former head of the DNC and leaker of debate questions to HRC in 2016 has agreed to join Fox News as a contributor to join in reasoned and objective debate (CNN and MSNBC with their lineup of biased anti-Trump hacks should pay attention as people tired of their bias are fleeing from their channels like they have the plague); Bozo O’Rourke has no record, no ideas, no vision but he does have one talent—he evidently can raise money as he claimed to have suckered in $6.1 million shortly after announcing his candidacy for president; in a glaring moment of “Fake News” by omission Reuters reporter Joseph Menn is being slammed for burying his article on O’Rourke’s membership in a hacking group, The Cult of the Dead Cow, until after his electoral loss to Ted Cruz; in a name is no defense moment Daniel Sober was arrested for a DUI after blowing a .0194; in a the enemy of my enemy is my friend moment Turkey and Iran announced they would engage in a joint military operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party which advocates for an independent Kurdish nation within the borders of Turkey; on the ocean pollution front a dead juvenile whale was found with 77 pounds of plastic in its stomach; as of March 17, 2019 344 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 58 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bruce Channel, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are blessed withocyblepsia; a relevant quote from Bobby Jindal on biodiesel, 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. National Wellderly Day—created by Doctor Dale Anderson in 2004 to promote the health benefits of happiness, humor and laughter.
2. National Biodiesel Day—celebrating a renewal fuel which is cleaner than diesel from petroleum and celebrated on this day as it is the birthday of Rudolph Diesel who invented the diesel engine and unveiled it at the Paris Exposition in 1900; the motor was designed to run on peanut oil.
3. 1962 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1962 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Hey Baby” by Bruce Channel. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik9dxkKriV0 .
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 “oxyblepsia” which means extremely keen eye sight which is a trait fighter pilots often possess.
5. From Penthouse To Doghouse And Back—celebrating the birth on this day in 1963 of noted actress, singer and beauty pageant winner Vanessa Williams who in 1983 became the first black Miss America winner but who, after nude photos of her were displayed in Penthouse Magazine, was forced to resign her title.
On this day in:
a. 1938 Mexico created Pemex by expropriating all foreign owned petroleum reserves and facilities.
b. 1965 Soviet Cosmonaut Alexi Leonov left his Voskhod 2 Satellite for 12 minutes to become the first person to walk in space.
c. 1967 the supertanker Torrey Canyon hit a rock off the Cornish coast creating a massive environment disaster in the form of oil spill and sank after being bombed to ignite the oil that had leaked out of the ship.
d. 1968 the U.S. Congress repealed legislation requiring gold reserves to back our currency.
e. 1969 the U.S. began to secretly bomb the Sihanouk Trail in Cambodia to block the flow of arms and men into South Vietnam.
Reflections on the biodiesel: “We should increase our development of alternative fuels, taking advantage of renewable resources, like using corn and sugar to produce ethanol or soybeans to produce biodiesel.” Bobby Jindal, former governor of Louisiana
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