Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 22, 2019 Finally the witch-hunt has ended and Mueller has delivered his report to the AG who will determine wehter and to whom it will be released (Blues and Trump want it released as should every American to end once and for all the collusion delusion that has cost millions and plagued the country for two years); although no one in Congress or the president has seen it, according to the DOJ it does not recommend any further indictments which should be a relief to HRC who really should be prosecuted over her illicit server and destruction of evidence; Casey Anthony who was acquitted of the murder of her two year old daughter in 2011 is according to a source close to her partying around and back in the dating scene; the DNCCC has sent a letter to 100 political consulting firms that it will not do business with anyone who in the primaries does work for persons challenging sitting Democrats (a desperate attempt to hold on to the House by stilling debate?); although Tulsi Gabbard has some liberal position she seems like a beacon of sanity in pushing back on the leftist view of ending the Electoral College and the filibuster in the Senate; the UCLA soccer coach has resigned over allegations of receiving a $100,000 bribe from a real estate developer to be named to the soccer team; in a you are only as old as you think you are moment 84 year old Flo Meiler is going to Poland to compete in the World Master Athletics Indoor in the pole vault; for those of you who like exotic sports, the third World Nomad Games will be held in Kyrgyzstan featuring such favorites as headless goat carcass polo and wrestling on a horse; led by Kamala Harris who favors decriminalization the debate over legalizing the sex trade is heating up; Trump has indicated he will nominate Stephen Moore, who has been a critic of the Fed’s previous increases in interest rates, to the Fed; as of March 21, 2019 360 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 The Beatles, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are able to be pacable; a relevant quote from Justice Ginsburg on the Equal Rights Amendment, 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. World Water Day—created by the UN in 1993 to highlight the importance of fresh water and access to it in our daily lives.
2. National Sing Out Day—you do not have to have the talent of someone to appear on American Idol or The Voice, sing your heart out in the shower, your car or at a karaoke parlor.
3. 1966 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1966 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “She Loves You” by The Beatles. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOuu88OwdK8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “pacable” which means willing to forgive which is a trait in the body politic that is way too lacking.
5. Juiced Up—celebrating the birth on this day in 1943 of noted singer and guitar player Keith Relf who founded the Yard Birds and upon their dissolution in 1968 continue to perform. He was tragically electrocuted while playing an improperly grounded electric guitar on May 14, 1976.
On this day in:
a. 1872 Illinois became the first state to require gender equality in employment.
b. 1972 Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification which failed to be ratified as only 35 of the required 38 states ratified it.
c. 1972 in a let the good times roll moment, SCOTUS upheld the right of unmarried persons to purchase and use contraceptives in the case of Eisenstadt v. Baird.
d. 1992 USAir Flight 405 with its wings coated with ice crashed shortly after takeoff for La Guardia Airport in New York City, killing 27 of the 51 people on board but who did not die in vain as the crash prompted improvements in de- icing protocols to prevent future crashes.
e. 1993 Intel Corporation shipped its first Pentium chip with 60MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS and 64 byte data path.
Reflections on the Equal Rights Amendment: “If I could choose an amendment to add to the Constitution, it would be the Equal Rights Amendment. I think we have achieved that through legislation, but legislation can be repealed, it can be altered. So I would like my granddaughters, when they pick up the Constitution, to see that notion – that women and men are persons of equal stature – I’d like them to see that is a basic principle of our society.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SCOTUS Associate Justice
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© March 22, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet