Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 30, 2020 As hospitals bemoan the shortage of ventilators, it seems that the federal government has been warned for two decades that our medical system facing a severe shortage of ventilators in the event of a serious epidemic and the efforts by the federal government to remedy the shortage were not successful (sadly the MSM is always too quick to place the blame on Trump); while Cuomo calls out that this CV pandemic kills not just Blue victims, or Red victims but all Red, White and Blue victims without regard to party such that we need to band together to fight it, Nancy Pelosi has the idiocy to falsely claim that Trump has blood on his hands (she is showing the potential mental instability of too much bias, too much lust for power, maybe too much botox and too much age and should be censured by the Blue puppets in the House); in another example that the CV ignores political affiliation Blue Representative Nydia Velaquez from New York announced she has come down with a mild case of the CV; while Blue politicians may be using the pandemic to shut down 4th Amendment rights by declaring gun shops are nonessential and should be closed, the DHS is proposing to the states that they should remain open (what about fears of a social breakdown and civil disobedience do leftist Blues not understand?); while China is waging a propaganda war to absolve itself of blame for the outbreak of CV in Wuhan and sending vast quantities on anti-CV materials to countries infected, after recalling 600,000 defective Chinese masks, the Netherlands has just joined Spain, Turkey, Georgia and the Czech Republic in rejecting such supplies due to concerns over shoddy construction and materials and its Prime Minister warned its residents not to shake hands did exactly that a public gathering; Rachel Maddow whose bias should totally discredit her as a journalist has once again been exposed as the USNS Comfort has just docked in New York City in 10 days, ready for business, after Maddow complained in a typical anti-Trump rant that it would take weeks; while the MSM and the Blues posture and criticize, American industry like Google is stepping up to the plate announcing an $800 million donation to CV fighting efforts; while Biden is in media hiding, Cuomo is out there daily with his CV briefings which are winning great praise as he continues to assert he is not running for president (his comments that he praises Trump when his actions benefit the state are something that the Botox impacted queen Pelosi ought to pay attention to); in Chicago, as of March 29, 2020, 518 people have been shot of whom 88 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths is 19 behind Chicago with 69 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to the O’Jays, the fact you will hear something for which you have onomatophobia, a quote by Ronald Reagan on being shot in a failed assassination attempt, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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 Doctors Day—celebrated on this day in the U.S. since 1933 on the anniversary in 1842 of the first surgery utilizing ether to commemorate the contributions of doctors to our health and well being even more so as they are engaged on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
2. World Bi Polar Day—created by the International Society for Bipolar Disorders and celebrated on the anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh's birth to promote awareness of the disorder and raise funds for research and finding a cure.
3. 1973 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1973 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “Love Train” by the O’Jays. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vTKmVvyNRc. The band was inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “onomatophobia” which means fear of hearing a certain word which for many of us would be “we here from the government and we are here to help.”
5. Relapse Is Not a Song You Want to Play—celebrating the birth on this day in 1973 of Adam Goldstein, better known to his numerous fans as DJ AM who struggled with drug addiction in his teens and early twenties to become clean and sober for several years and become a well sought after D.J. but whose success could not break free from the potential grip of addiction and died in his NYC apartment of an accidental overdose on August 28, 2009.
On this day in:
a. 1856 the Treaty of Paris was signed ending the Crimea War.
b. 1867 in one of the best real estate deals this government has ever made, Alaska was purchased from Russia for the sum of $7.2 million.+
c. 1965 a car bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 people and wounding 183 others.
d. 1981 President Ronald Reagan was shot and almost killed exiting a hotel in Washington, D.C. by John Hinckley, Jr. and three others near him were seriously wounded.
e. 2017 SpaceX accomplished the first orbital reflight of a rocket.
Reflections on being shot by President Reagan: In another note, recalling a Winston Churchill observation: “There’s no more exhilarating feeling than being shot at without result.” Ronald Reagan in a note recalling a Winston Churchill observation. entrepreneur and academic.
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