Thursday, March 29, 2018

March 29,2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Vietnam War Veterans Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 29, 2018  On the war on MS-13 front the feds have just arrested 4 gang members in Las Vegas who have been charged with 12 murders in the area (each day the wall is not built, more ICE agents not added and unaccompanied minors a hot bed recruitment pool, the more we are at mortal risk, risk that well protected and misguided leftists like Becerra in California are immune to); another
Charles Manson déjà vu or another example of how degenerated our society has become but it seems the Nicolas Cruz is being inundated with proposals by female teens (probably more attention than he ever received when a student in high school); nothing like a bitter divorce and old age to bring out the worse in a Swamp denizen, former 80 year old Red Senator D’Amato secretly recorded by his estranged wife who was recovering from neck surgery in a hospital over who should sign up their 10 year old son for Little League; trying to prove the adage that members of Congress are clowns, Blue Sanders and Obama supporter and former professional clown Steven Lough has thrown his red nose into the ring and is running for Congress; newly released text messages involving Strzok and Page clearly indicate collusion between the DOJ, FBI, members of the Obama Administration and top Democrats in instigating the phony Russian collusion used to appoint what is looking more and more like a special witch-hunter Robert Mueller;  within hours the funeral for Stephon Clark will be held in Sacramento as that town braces for violence after firebrand Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy (do not want to rush to judgment but 20 shots fired almost immediately by two police officers, one white and one black, after Clark complied and showed his hands one of which contained only a cell seems an unreasonable use of deadly force); in Chicago through March 28, 2018, 514 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 Frankie Carle and His Orchestra; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have not booked a flight to Fairbanks if you are lygophobic and a relevant quote by Graylon Carter on the Vietnam War,  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 Vietnam War Veterans Day—celebrating the exit of the last American troops from South Vietnam on this day in 1993 to finally end a nightmare that never should never have occurred.
2. Smoke and Mirrors Day—celebrating the use of a hidden projector to create the illusion of something being there that isn’t, first described in 1770 by Johann Georg Schrepfer and now routinely used to describe the deception foisted on us mere mortals living outside the Swamp by politicians and bureaucrats.
3. 1946 Number One Song— the number one song in 1946 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Oh! What It Seemed To Be” by Frankie Carle and His Orchestra.  Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lygophobia” which is a  fear of darkness and a good reason not to live north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska where during the winter it sets and is not seen again for almost 90 days.
5. The Secret Service Always gets Their Lady—celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of former Nevada Attorney General who has never served in the private sector, Catherine Masto, who met her husband who was a Secret Service Agent planning a President Clinton trip to Nevada and with Reid’s endorsement won a seat in the Senate in 2016.
         On this day in: 
a. 1974 the Terracotta Army was discovered in Shaanxi Province, China.
b. 1984 during the early morning hours, the Baltimore secretly loaded their equipment into 15 Mayflower moving trucks and sneaked out of the city to Indianapolis.
c. 1999 the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 10,000 (10,006.78) for the first time in its history.
d. 2010 two female jihadist suicide bombers detonated their suicide belts in the Moscow Metro Subway, killing 40 and wounding some 100.
e. 2017 the United Kingdom invoked Article 50 of the Treat of the European Union to commence Brexit.
Reflections on the Vietnam War:” Many of the architects of the Vietnam War became near pariahs as they spent the remainder of their lives in the futile quest to explain away their decisions at the time.” Graydon Carter, noted Canadian journalist and former editor of Vanity Fair for 25 years. 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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