Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Theater Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 27, 2017  The Blues that were as recently as two weeks ago on life support are back in the obstructionist game full time preparing to be nuked over Gorsuch’s nomination and dancing in the streets over the Freedom Caucus’ sabotage of the repeal of Obamacare which is becoming the greatest job killer of all time (fortunately for the Reds it still has Obama’s name on it but it will implode leaving people in a world of real hurt and angrier over professional swamp denizens be they Red or Blue than ever before—term limits); biggest fear facing market is that needed tax cuts will go down the drain due to an emboldened Schumer and his lackeys; finally a revival in Appalachia as coal is being mined again and miners are working seven days a week; another battle brewing over privacy and safety as Scotland Yard in a dispute with WhatsApp is trying to open Masood’s encrypted messages sent before his vehicle attack on Westminster Bridge; the Catholic Church in Mexico has proclaimed that any Mexicans who work on the wall Trump wants to build are traitors and acting immorally (like the women who didn’t vote for Hillary and according to Madeline Albright have a special place in hell, any Mexican so employed will have his or her special place); as Iraqi forces move to retake Mosul, U.S. sends an additional 200 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne to assist; on the sports front, the Stanford women came back from a 16 point deficit in the third quarter to defeat Notre Dame, setting up a potential showdown with UConn and the drama of two sisters named Samuelson playing against each other for the National Championship;   almost like a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continues unabated with total shootings in 2017 through March 26 increasing to 701 and the death toll rising to 123 (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 to find and shoot victims) 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 Tommy Roe, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Jay Leno, while thankful that today is not to deracinate in the garden, 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.  International Whisk(e)y Day—first celebrated in 2009 to honor the making of whisky and whiskey and to raise funds for research into Parkinson’s Disease (no relation to the disease and the consumption of spirits).
2.  World Theater Day—created by the International Theater Institute in 1961 to promote appreciation of and support of live theater and proving Shakespeare’s astute observation that “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”  
3. 1969 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1969 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe.  Here is a recording of him performing the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “deracinate” which means to tear something out at the roots which is what we desperately need to do with the corruption and lobbying weeds in Washington, D.C.
5. Call It For What It Is—celebrating or bemoaning the birth on this day in 1963 of Quentin Tarantino a director of really violent films who sees no connection between gun violence on the screen and gun violence on the streets and who created a storm of controversy at a Black Lives Matter rally calling police murderers.   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1915 Mary Mallon aka Typhoid Mary the first asymptomatic carrier of the typhoid virus in the United States was placed in quarantine where she would remain for the rest of her life.        
b. 1964 a 9.2 earthquake, the strongest ever to hit the United States, struck South-central Alaska killing 125 people and causing massive damage to Anchorage and leveling the town of Valdez (the southern terminal of TAPS).
c. 1975 after years of delay due to litigation and Alaska Native claims construction on the Trans Alaska Pipeline
System finally began.
d. 1998 in a let the good times roll moment, the FDA approved the sale of Viagra designed to prevent erectile dysfunction in men.
e. 2016 at a park in Lahore, Pakistan a suicide bomber targeting Christians celebrating Easter detonated his bomb, killing 70 and wounding some 300 others.    
A note of humor on Viagra:  “More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy - he's one of their own.” Jay Leno.  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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