Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 7, 2018 The market seems to have shaken off the news of Gary Cohn’s announced departure; Sessions has announced the filing of litigation to end California’s status as a sanctuary state (when will charges be filed against the leftist mayor of Oakland for her warning to illegals to flee a pending ICE raid?); Nancy Pelosi is back in the headlines showing how completely out of touch with reality she is by condemning the ICE raids in Oakland that nabbed 222 illegal aliens, 115 of whom had felony convictions as “unjust and cruel” (so hypocritical from someone who is surrounded by armed security); Trump stands ready to make a DACA deal but rightfully is claiming the Blues are MIA; Gowdy and Goodlatte are revealing the futility of the IG investigating the FBI and DOJ’s handling of the FISA abuses due to the fact he has no subpoena power and cannot question former employees like Comey or McCabe nor question anyone from any other agency which is why they are demanding a special counsel; don’t hold your breath but there are signs that Kim has blinked due to Trump’s policies; in Chicago through March 6, 2018 384 people have been shot of whom 72 have died (Chicago is averaging two Parklands per month in terms of number of dead and the left and Blue leaders are silent while mostly minority shooters with handguns kill mostly minorities—a true definition of racism).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Flo-Rida; factoids of interest for this day in history, not having to listen to any longiloquence coming from the Swamp and a relevant quote by Townes Van Zandt on whether to chose heaven or hell, 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 Be Heard Day—created in 2004 by Shannon Cherry to offer free marketing services to small businesses to enable them to more effectively promote their products and services.
2. National Cereal Day—celebrating the variety of grains that most Americans start their day with that started to appear at the breakfast table in the 19th Century like Quaker Oats, Cream of Wheat and one of the most serendipitous cereal Corn Flakes made when Kellogg inadvertently left boiled wheat out over night and then rolled it producing flakes and then replicated the process with corn.
3. 2009 Number One Song— the number one song in 2009 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “Right Round” by Flo-Rida. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcCw1ggftuQ
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “longiloquence” which means long winded speech, a trait most politicians are cursed with.
5. Dive Bars and Remote Shacks—celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of Townes Van Zandt, noted poetic singer songwriter who battled drug addiction, alcoholism and bipolar condition who toured dive bars and live in the 70’s in a shack without electricity or a phone. He died way too early at the age of 52.
On this day in:
a. 1900 the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse became the first ship to communicate by wireless to shore.
b. 1965 600 civil rights peaceful demonstrators were brutally attacked by state and local police and their dogs in Selma, Alabama.
c. 1986 divers from the USS Preserver located the crew cabin of the Space Shuttle Challenger which had exploded 75 seconds after takeoff on January 28, 1986 on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.
d. 1989 the United Kingdom severed relations with Iran over its demand that Salman Rushdie be assassinated for publishing The Satanic Verses.
e. 2007 the House of Commons voted to make all seats in the House of Lords subject to election.
Reflections on where to go when it is time to pass: “Well I was born a rambler friends, and I intend to die that way. It could be twenty years from now it could be most any day. But if there ain't no whiskey and wimen Lord behind those heavenly doors, I'm gonna take my chances down below and of that you can be sure.” Townes Van Zandt.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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