Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 20, 2018 On the sports front the Stanford men were beaten in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Oklahoma State by 6 points but the Stanford women crushed Florida Gulf Coast University 90-70 to head once again to the Sweet 16 to play 3rd ranked Louisville; on the bombing front another bomb went off at a Fed Ex facility in Texas and another unexploded device has been found (needless to say residents of Texas are on edge with over 500 federal agents dispatched to the state to aid local law enforcement); Los Alamitos has told Governor Moonbeam to take a hike as its city council voted 4-1 to opt out of California’s inane sanctuary state law (finally some sanity in this leftist Blue state that is shedding residents like a person with a bad case of dandruff); Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda, the illegal alien who had been charged with DUI vehicular homicide and released by the Denver sheriff who ignored an ICE detainer request has turned himself in to ICE; on the political drama front actress Cynthia Nixon, a lesbian, has thrown her hat into the ring against Cuomo in the New York gubernatorial race and is now in a snit fit with Christine Quinn, former city council president and backer of Cuomo and like Nixon a lesbian; on the school shooting front, a school resource officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland hearing a gunshot immediately ran to the sound unlike the coward at Parkland and engaged and killed a 17 year old shooter who had shot two students one in critical condition (another example of why hardening our schools is absolutely necessary); in Parkland the Broward County Sheriff’s Department is looking more and more like the Keystone Cops as Deputy Moises Carotti was caught sleeping in his car when he was supposed to be patrolling the perimeter of the Stoneman Douglas High School’s 1200 Building; in Chicago through March 19, 2018, 456 people shot, of whom 86 have died (another rare day of no one dying on the 19th).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Post Malone feat. 21 Savage; factoids of interest for this day in history, the lubricine nature of your garden soil and a relevant quote by Doug Larson on the refreshing qualities of spring, 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. Earth Equinox Day—celebrating the first day of spring and proclaimed by the United Nations to be an international observance on February 26, 1971.
2. International Astrology Day—commemorating the first day of the new astrological year by saying goodbye to Pisces and welcoming in Aries.
3. 2018 Number One Song— the number one song in 2018 currently on a run of 5 weeks in that position “Rockstar” by Post Malone feat. 21 Savage. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UceaB4D0jpo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lumbricine” which means of or pertaining to earthworms.
5. Some Like It Hot—celebrating or bemoaning the birth on this day in 1964 of Lisa Jo Druck better known to the scandal world as Rielle Hunter, who after meeting John Edwards told him “he was so hot” and had an illicit relationship with him and bore his child while he was still married to his wife; Edwards was forced to drop out of the 2008 race due to the scandal, dooming us to Barack Obama.
On this day in:
a. 1985 Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod.
b. 1987 to the joy of those testing positive for the HIV virus, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the anti AIDS drug AZT.
c. 1999 Legoland California, the first Legoland outside of Europe was opened in Carlsbad, California.
d. 2003 in one of the biggest political, financial and military blunders we have ever made, U.S. forces along with Polish, British and Australian units invaded Iraq to find and destroy nonexistent weapons of mass destruction.
e. 2015 a solar eclipse, the equinox and a Supermoon (a full moon that is in the perigee of its elliptical orbit with the Earth) occurred on the same day.
Reflections on spring: “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe filled with slush.” Doug Larson, noted columnist for two Wisconsin newspapers, the Green Bay Press Gazette and the Door County Advocate 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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