Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 27, 2018 On the 2nd Amendment front, retired former SCOTUS Justice Stevens is advocating a repeal of the 2nd Amendment which will make the criminals and politicians happy that they will not face an armed population of law abiding citizens; Zuckerberg in hot water for the release of personal data of some 50 million users as the FTC has acknowledged that the company is under investigation and Congress has made a formal request for him to appear before it (Facebook stock which reached a high of $195 a share in late January of this year has lost almost 25% of its value); Brett Bruen who was Obama’s director of global engagement from 2013 to 2015 told CNN that he was ignored by Obama’s National Security Council when he warned them that Russia had interfered with Ukraine’s election and would do the same thing with ours (typical of the fecklessness of Obama who in typical narcisstic fashion has been calling for a million young Obama’s to further human progress); Al Sharpton who will be giving the eulogy for Stephon Clark shot 20 times by two Sacramento police officers received news that his half brother had be arrested for capital murder in Alabama; the Orange County Sheriff has told Becerra and the leftist kooks that run Sacramento to take a hike as he will be releasing the names of inmates to be released and if they are illegals hopefully ICE will be waiting to deport them; on the illegal alien front twice deported scumbag Anastacio Eugenio Lopez-Fabian was arrested in Seaside, Oregon for the rape of a 14 year old girl but was dumb enough to show up for a hearing after he bailed out on the same day he was arrested and was snatched by ICE; in Chicago through March 26, 2018, 499 people have been shot, of whom 91 have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Andrews Sisters; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not have the misfortune being a lychnobite and a relevant quote by W.C. Fields on whiskey and snakes, 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 Theatre Day—created by the International Theatre Institute in 1961 to promote awareness of the importance of theaters in our culture.
2. International Whisk(e) Day—created by several whisk(e)y writers in 2009 at the Whiskey Festival in the Netherlands in honor of noted whisk(e)y taster and reviewer Michael Jackson and the qualities of Scotch, Japanese and Canadian whiskies and Irish and American whiskeys and to promote awareness of Parkinson’s Disease which claimed the life of Jackson.
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number one song in 1945 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Rum And Coca Cola” by the Andrews Sisters. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxL2uNr7bk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lychnobite” which is a person whose circadian rhythm is fouled up because of working at night and sleeping during the day.
5. Take Me To The Movies—celebrating the birth on this day in 1963 of Quentin Tarantino, noted director and screenwriter, whose movies include Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vol 1, Kill Bill Vol 2 and Inglorious Basterds.
On this day in:
a. 1964 the most powerful earthquake to hit North America, the Good Friday Earthquake, struck Southcentral, Alaska, killing 125 people and destroying large parts of Anchorage and leveling the town of Valdez, the southern terminus of TAPS.
b. 1975 after years of litigation, construction on the Trans Alaska Pipeline System finally began.
c. 1998 in a boost to Bob Dole’s acting career, the FDA approved the use of Viagra for erectile dysfunction.
d. 1999 a F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Bomber was shot down by a Serbian SAM, the first and only F-117 to be lost in combat.
e. 2016 a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at Gyusgab-e-lqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan, killing over 70 and wounding some 300, mostly Christians celebrating Easter.
Reflections on whiskey. ”Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” W.C. Fields. 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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