Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 26, 2019 when it comes to the economy Representative AOC is a total naïve buffoon as her New Green Deal would bring this country to ruin as McConnell is forcing a vote today in the Senate that will force the Blue presidential wanna-bes to take a stand; John Brennan is the first anti-Trumpers to eat crow on the issue of collusion with the Russia, admitting he may have made a mistake (his pompous calls of Trump being guilty of treason revealed the extent of his bias animus on his plate); Jessica Tarlov whose positions on which I often disagree has come out to demand Schiff and Swalwell put up or shut up on their claims of having evidence of collusion they have solemnly touted but sounds of silence to back up their claims; James Clapper whose credibility on collusion and surveillance belongs in the crapper lamely tried to defend his commentary on Trump on CNN but failed; Adam Dershowitz certainly not a rabid member of the right and probably one of the most respected legal scholars in the country alleged he was banned from CNN because he did not toe the anti-Trump line on the Mueller probe; on the keep America safe front two interceptor missiles from the Marshall Islands intercepted a dummy ICBM over the Pacific Ocean; disgraced porn lawyer Michael Avenatti came out swinging claiming the Los Angeles lawyers he allegedly embezzled are politically linked to Trump (if he is found guilty this soon to be disbarred lawyer should have the book thrown at him including prison time); the Pentagon has informed Congress that it has transferred $1 billion to fund construction of 57 miles of barriers on the Southern border; another conservative judge has cleared the Judiciary Committee and should move to confirmation on the leftist 9th Circuit with 51 more judges in the pipeline; Venezuela continues to wallow in chaos and the incompetency of Maduro as it has been hit with another massive power outage;cve as of March 24, 2019 382 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 65 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Tommy Roe, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that some of your garb contains paillettes; a relevant quote from Terry Truemann on seizures, 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. Purple Day (U.S. and Canada)—inspired 9 year old epilepsy victim Cassidy Megan in Nova Scotia and first celebrated on March 26, 2008 to create awareness of the disease of epilepsy and fund research for treatment and cures; if you see someone wearing purple they are most likely supporting the observance.
2. Legal Assistants Day—celebrating like the adage behind every successful man there is a good woman, behind every successful lawyer there is often a very competent paralegal at a fraction of that lawyer’s billing rate.
3. 1969 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1969 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arpidGq8SlA
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 “paillette” which means a spangle or sequin which are great decorating touches for one’s garb.
5. The Perfect Birthday Gift Compromise—celebrating or bemoaning the birth on this day in 1940 Nancy Pelosi of “you have to pass it to know what’s in it” infamy and the rabid foe of a needed wall on the southern border as being immoral, ineffective and expensive and back with a vengeance to slam Trump; best birthday gift for this partisan hack would be the gift of compromise to legislate as opposed to investigate.
On this day in:
a. 1967 thousands of people gathered in NYC’s Central Park for one of many be-ins.
b. 1982 a ground breaking ceremony was held for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
c. 1991 Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay formed Mercosud, a common market for members and associate members in South America which included Venezuela until it was suspended in 2016.
d. 1997 police discovered 39 bodies from a mass suicide near San Diego who were formerly members of Heaven’s Gate, a UFO religious group that believed in extraterrestrials that were traveling in UFO’s.
e. 2015 Saudi Arabia began its military intervention in Yemen which has led to death of Yemenis, many of whom have been civilians.
Reflections on epilepsy:” A big seizure just kind of grabs the inside of your skull and squeezes. It feels as if it's twisting and turning your brain all up and down and inside out. Have you ever heard a washing machine suddenly flip into that bang-bang-bang sound when it gets out of balance, or a chain saw when the chain breaks and gets caught up in the gears, or an animal like a cat, screeching in pain? Those are what seizures felt like when I was little.” ― Terry Trueman, Stuck in Neutral
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