Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Dyngus Day (skimpy day for holidays)

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 28, 2016. Only 298 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term but fortunately March Madness is in full swing for both men and women, the Stanford women were upset by Washington yesterday. I trust your Easter was a great one leaving you at peace and spiritually refreshed; as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Jo Stafford, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Margaret Sanger while looking forward to a large slice of Black Forest Cake, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Dyngus Daycelebrated in Poland and Polish communities always on the Monday after Easter during which men and boys can take the liberty of drenching a woman or girl they would like to meet with squirt guns, buckets of water, etc. In our PC culture celebrating that here in the U.S. would probably cause the celebrant to be arrested as a sex offender.
2. National Hot Tub Day—celebrating the true and lasting pleasure of getting back from a hard day at the office by relaxing in a hot tub while the pounding jets of hot water blast your stress and soreness away.                       
3. 1954 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a run of three weeks in that position Make Love to Me by Jo Stafford. Here is a link to Jo Stafford performing Make Love to Me:
4. National Black Forest Cake Day—celebrating a really high caloric multi-layered chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries between the layers and which often has been soaked in brandy or rum.  
5. Will Fans Still Trust Someone Over Thirty—observing the birthday on this day in 1986 of Stefani Germanotta, noted actress, singer, songwriter and philanthropist (thanks to the close to 200 million records sold) who turns 30 today and is better known as Lady Gaga.
On this day in:
a. 1802 Heimlich Olbers discovered Pallas 2, the second known asteroid to man and which is the second largest asteroid in the asteroid belt; with 7 % of the mass in the entire asteroid belt this is one asteroid that Earth needs to avoid.      
b. 1910 Henri Fabre became the first person to take off and better yet land safely in the water his Fabre Hydravion off the coast of Martigues, France.       
c. 1933 in what is believed to be the first case of sabotage of an Imperial Airlines plane experienced a fire in the air and crashed in Belgium, killing all 15 people on board.  
d. 1978 SCOTUS in a 5-3 decision Stump v. Sparkman ruled that the judge who ordered the involuntary sterilization of a minor had judicial immunity and could not be sued even though the trial Judge Harold D. Stump failed completely to protect the minor’s rights by appointing a guardian ad litem to represent her.    
e. 1990 in a better late than never moment, President George H. W. Bush posthumously awarded  Jesse Owens, who almost single-handedly to Hitler’s great disappointment destroyed the myth of Nazi invincibility by winning four gold medals in the Berlin 1936 Olympics, the Congressional Gold Medal.
Reflections on involuntary sterilization by the founder of Planned Parenthood who would have been dancing in the streets over Harold Stump’s callous disregard of the minor’s right if she would have been alive at the time of his decision: “While I personally believe in the sterilization of the feeble-minded, the insane and syphilitic, I have not been able to discover that these measures are more than superficial deterrents when applied to the constantly growing stream of the unfit. They are excellent means of meeting a certain phase of the situation, but I believe in regard to these, as in regard to other eugenic means, that they do not go to the bottom of the matter.” Chilling words that should have been spoken in German to coincide with the eugenics programs of the Nazis in WWII from Margaret Sanger whose organization Planned Parenthood is the darling of the left. Judge Stump was white and I could not discover the race of the minor, but a logical bet would be that she was black.
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