Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 5, 2020 Elizabeth Warren in an emotional address to reporters outside her home in Massachusetts after announcing she was suspending her campaign indicated it was too soon to endorse Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden but she would continue to fight for the issues she campaigned on; Chuck Schumer after being thoroughly castigated and ridiculed for his unprecedented threat on two SCOTUS Justices lamely walked back his dog whistle threats and alleged he was only talking about what the voters would do to Republican candidates in the fall (really question whether Americans are buying what looked more and more like a Maxine Waters get in their faces threats and confrontations); California with 1 coronavirus death has declared a state emergency (big problem California faces is its huge homeless population living in dense squalid conditions with large numbers of drug users with most likely reduced immune systems); effects of the coronavirus are still being felt big time on the markets as Apple warns of supply chain disruptions and the DOW is down over a 1,000 points; Joy Behar of The View who is about as clueless as one can get must have had a cram course in epidemiology as she tells her viewers not to believe anything Trump says on the coronavirus; Harvey Weinstein has been moved to Rikers Island to await sentencing (hopefully he will not be able to ape Epstein or suffer his fate); after an Amazon worker has tested positive for the coronavirus, fears most likely totally unfounded are that a person receiving Amazon packages could contract the disease; Bill Clinton in the new Zulu documentary apologizes to Monica Lewinsky explaining his affair was a way to manage his anxieties of being president (haven’t seen the documentary but this sounds like I’m sorry but excuse); in Chicago, as of March 4. 2020, 364 people have been shot of whom 73 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 20 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 Tab Hunter, the fact that your acts are not odible a relevant quote by Leonid Brezhnev on the Yom Kippur War, 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. Cinco de Marcho Day—created in 2007 by Lady O' Le and Carlos Fantastico to prepare one for the vast quanity of drinking that usually occurs on St. Patrick’s Day.
2. National Hospitalists Day—created by the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2019 to be celebrated on the first Thursday in March to commemorate the contributions to our health and well being.
3. 1957 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on this day on a run of 4 weeks in the position was “Young Love” by Tab Hunter. Here is a recording of the song by him live on the Perry Como Show in 1957: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrUixPsa2Fe0lgAvgAPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByNWU4cGh1BGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Tab+Hunter+young+love&fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt#action=view&id=1&vid=f6875ee172c2768e75ffd21c4eb248da . Hunter endured being a closet gay for many years until marrying his long time partner Alan Graser of 35 years and died at 87 of a heart attack.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “odible” which means worthy of hate which describes the left’s feeling of anything Trump does or does not do.
5. Life Imitates Art—celebrating the birth on this day in 1973 of noted French Canadian author Kelley Arcan whose career was taking off when she hung herself on September 24, 2009 after finishing a book Paradis, Clef en main, whose narrator is left handicapped after a suicide attempt.
On this day in:
a. 1770 five Americans, including black Crispus Attucks, were shot and killed by British troops in Boston, Massachusetts in what became known as the Boston Massacre which contributed to the American Revolutionary War.
b. 1953 Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin died in his dacha outside of Moscow after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage four days earlier.
c. 1963 country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshw Hawkins along with the private plane’s pilot were killed in a plane crash near Camden, Tennessee in low visibility weather due to the pilot who was not instrument rated.
d. 1970 the Treaty to End Nuclear Proliferation, having been signed by 43 nations, went into effect.
e. 1974 Israeli forces withdrew from the West Bank of the Suez Canal which they had occupied during the Yom Kippur War.
Reflections on the Yom Kippur from the Soviet Union: “We have offered them (the Arabs) a sensible way for so many years. But no, they wanted to fight. Fine! We gave them technology, the latest, the kind even Vietnam didn't have. They had double superiority in tanks and aircraft, triple in artillery, and in air defense and anti-tank weapons they had absolute supremacy. And what? Once again they were beaten. Once again they scrammed [sic]. Once again they screamed for us to come save them. Sadat woke me up in the middle of the night twice over the phone, "Save me!" He demanded to send Soviet troops, and immediately! No! We are not going to fight for them” Leonid Brezhnev November 4, 1973
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