Saturday, February 24, 2018

February 24, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Bartender Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 24, 2018 The Cack “News” Network is at it again but this time really crossing the line and invading the privacy of 76 year old Trump supporter who organized a pro Trump as one of the unknowing Americans cited by the FBI when it announced the indictment of 13 Russians—Drew Griffin the Cack reporter ambushed her in front of her house with its address visible and guess what she denied any Russians were at the rally only Trump supporters she knew and as a result of that Cack dispenser she is receiving death threats; in an internet based adage of live by the sword die by the sword, Snapchat which relies on celebrity endorsements saw its market cap drop $1.3 billion when Kyle Jenner tweeted that she was saddened that no one opened Snapchat anymore; news out of the Parkland Thin Blue Line response is getting worse as two more deputies are being accused of doing the same thing, not heading to the sound of gunfire; Security Council has approved a ceasefire in Syria to give some relief to the suffering civilians there; the Blue Adam Schiff counter memo on FISA warrants has been released and was immediately attacked by the White House (when will the FISA judge hold a hearing to determined whether the FBI should be held in contempt for failing to disclose that the anti-Trump dossier without which no warrant would have been sought had been paid for by HRC’s Campaign and the DNC utilizing Russian supplied misinformation?); in Chicago through February 22, 2018 325 people have been shot of whom 63 have died and in February through the same date 116 people have been shot of whom 27 have died (do not be surprised if at the end of February Chicago is averaging two Parklands per month in terms of number of dead and the left and Blue leaders are silent).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Ja Rule feat. Ashanti, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that none of your enemies are lochetic and a relevant quote by President Ronald Reagan on interment of Japanese-Americans, 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. World Bartender Day—celebrating a profession that has been around for a very long time and today is probably 80 percent mixology and 20 percent psychology.
2. National Trading Card Day—clueless where this one came from but a good guess might be Topp or Upperdeck.
3. 2002 Number One Song— the number one song in 2002 on a run of 2 weeks in that position  “Always On Time” by Ja Rule feat. Ashanti. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lochetic” which means waiting in ambush which is exactly what Schumer and Pelosi are trying to do 24/7 to the Trump agenda.
5. A New David Copperfield--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of robert McLiam Wilson noted Irish novelist whose first novel Ripley Bogley, a novel about a vagrant living on the streets of London achieved critical acclaim.
          On this day in:                                                               
a. 1983 a special commission of the Congress condemned the forced internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII which ultimately led to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 providing $20,000 to each of the 60,000 Japanese-American internees still alive.
b. 1984 Tyronne Mitchell who had lost both parents, four brothers  and a sister at Jonestown started shooting at elementary school children in the 49th Street Elementary School in L.A. from his house across the street with an AR-15 and shotgun killing two and wounding twelve before turning the shotgun on himself and committing suicide.
c. 1989 a cargo door on United Airlines Flight 811 from Honolulu to New Zealand  blew out shortly after takeoff and blew out 9 passengers from Business Class into the Unfriendly Skies to their deaths.
d. 1991 the ground operations of Desert Storm commenced as Coalition Forces crossed the Saudi Arabia border into Iraq in operations that in 100 hours would lead to the surrender of Iraqi forces.
e. 2008 Fidel Castro retired as the President of Cuba after 32 years of dictatorship.
Reflections on admitting a wrong: “The legislation that I am about to sign provides for a restitution payment to each of the 60,000 surviving Japanese-Americans of the 120,000 who were relocated or detained. Yet no payment can make up for those lost years. So, what is most important in this bill has less to do with property than with honor. For here we admit a wrong; here we reaffirm our commitment as a nation to equal justice under the law.” President Ronald Reagan on signing the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.   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.
© February 24, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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