Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 4, 2020 Biden came back from the dead as Blues woke up to the fact that socialism may not be a winner after all and following his poor showing on Tuesday, Bloomberg suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden (Blues have to be crossing fingers that the feds do not move forward on Biden’s and his son Hunter’s Ukrainian shenanigans that would be a potential death blow to his candidacy worse than his gaffs and speculation over mental fitness); Schumer is on thin ice when he threatens SCOTUS Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh that “they will pay the price” if they rule against abortion (sounds like a physical threat of injury to me since judges don’t run for reelection and the FBI should be pounding on this idiot’s Senate office door); Chief Justice Roberts rightfully rebuked Schumer for his unwarranted, brazen attempt to threaten members of SCOTUS (the sounds of silence from Schumer’s lackeys in the Senate only blow the dog whistles of violence against the rule of law and the court); AOC’s attempt to multiply the Squad has had its day in the Sun as none of her backed primary House candidates won; Pence was in Washington, the state leading the nation with 10 coronavirus deaths announcing new guidelines for nursing homes to control the spread of infectious diseases and announcing that insurance will cover the cost of coronavirus testing; must be interesting in the Conway household during dinner and bedtime as anti-Trumper Kellyanne’s husband has contributed the maximum amount to Joe Biden’s campaign; Spike Lee was enjoying his 1st Amendment to blast black Trump supporters appearing at a White House Prayer event as “House Slaves”(when will this reverse racist realize we have a wallet amendment right to not pay to see his films?); in Chicago, as of March 3. 2020, 356 people have been shot of whom 71 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 has fallen 18 behind Chicago with 53 murders by shootings (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 Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra, the fact that you like to use an octothorpe in your read an octastitch a relevant quote by Magic Johnson on the HIV Virus, 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. Holy Experiment Day—celebrating a day to do something religious like pray and hopefully be rewarded with your prayers being answered favorably.
2. National Grammar Day—created in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for Good Grammar.
3. 1956 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1956 on this day on a run of 4 weeks in the position was “Lisbon Antigua” by Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nczWyKNSVDo. This popular band leader of the 50’s and early 60’s must have been a heavy drinker as he died of cirrhosis on October 6, 1985 at the age of 64.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “octothorpe” which is the hash or pound sign well used in tweets.
5. Fame Came Late—celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of Korean borne avant-garde author Teresa Cha whose classic book Dictee was published one week before she was raped and murdered in New York City on November 5, 1982.
On this day in:
a. 1957 the S&P 500 replaced the S&P 90.
b. 1966 in a interview with the London Evening Standard John Lennon declared that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ.
c. 1974 People Magazine was published for the first time.
d. 1985 the FDA approved the blood test for the HIV Virus to be used in testing for the safety of blood in blood donations.
e. 2020 Nik Wallenda became the first person on a high wire to walk over Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua, a 1800 foot walk in 31 minutes 23 seconds.
Reflections on the HIV Virus: “Everyone thought I was going to die like a year later, they didn't know. So I helped educate sports, and then the world, that a man living with HIV can play basketball. He's not going to give it to anybody by playing basketball.” Magic Johnson.
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