Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Harriet Tubman Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 10, 2017 Despite the desperate delay tactics of the Blues, another two secretaries one for Energy and the other for Housing have been approved with the Boxer clone liberal out of touch steroids Harris voting no in both cases; in great news as it will allow the Reds to focus on shredding job killing regulations created by the job killer in chief Obama and implementing tax cuts, Vice President Pence indicated that a major job killing force in the economy Obamacare should be repealed this spring; another firestorm appears to be growing with the Reds who are raising concerns that the arrogant head of the IRS who looked the other way when Lois Lerner targeted Tea Party groups is still in office when many Reds believe he should be fired; the DOJ is moving forward on Trump’s campaign promises to end “catch and release” by getting ready to send additional judges to detention centers to process the over 500,000 deportation cases pending; in yet another example of the chaos created by the disaster at Fukishima following the earthquake and tidal waves following it, it appears highly radioactive wild boars and rats have contaminated the area;  in yet another example of the optimism created by Trump’s presidency despite the obstructionist tactics of the head swamp denizen Chuck Schumer and his lackeys like Kamala Harris, the number of Americans in the labor force working or looking for work has risen to all time highs; 400 heavily armed Marines heading to Racca, Syria to assist Syrian rebels seeking to liberate the “capital” of the ISIS Caliphate; almost like a stuck record, the carnage in Chicago continues unabated with total shootings in 2017 through March 9 increasing to 588 and the  death toll increasing to 106 (God help those poor minorities being shot mostly by minorities when the weather gets warmer and the shooters’ aim gets really better and there is more daylight) and yet nothing, absolutely nothing, appears to be occurring to address this blight on blacks and minorities which is what racism from a black mayor really looks like.   
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Tab Hunter, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Harriet Tubman, the “Moses of Her People,” while looking forward to enjoying your parapente, 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. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—observed since 2006 to promote awareness on how to protect oneself and family from AIDS and the HIV virus.
2.  Harriet Tubman Day—celebrating the birth on this day in 1812 and honoring since 1990 her activities as a humanitarian, abolitionist and suffragist; for her efforts to free slaves from slave owners via the Underground
Railroad she has been called the “Moses of Her People.”      
3. 1957 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1957 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Young Love” by Tab Hunter.  Here is a recording of him performing the song: Still going strong at 85; probably because he had come out of the closet years ago.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “parapente” which means a aerofoil used for gliding. 
5. Crab Food—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1957 of Osama bin Laden who is resting in eternity somewhere on the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1876 the world started to become a much smaller linked place with the successful demonstration by Alexander Graham Bell of the telephone.       
b. 1891, 15 years later Almon Strowger received a patent for the Strowger switch which allowed for the automatic connection at telephone circuits.   
c. 1933 the Long Beach Earthquake occurred killing some 115 people and causing massive revisions to the building codes in the State of California to increase a structure’s ability to withstand earthquakes.  
d. 2000 the NASDAQ Composite peaked at 5132.52 marking the end of the .com Bull Market (driven by Trump’s election and despite all efforts of Schumer and his lackeys to sabotage Trump’s economic agenda, it closed today at 5,861.73.  
e. 2017 the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye for corruption was upheld by the nation’s Constitutional Court removing her from the presidency of South Korea.                                                         
Reflections of a conductor on her railroad who never went off the tracks and never lost a passenger:” Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman whose birthday we celebrate today and for me represents a dividend of learning new facts and thoughts in preparing Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History. Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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