Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 1, 2019 Wal-Mart reeling under a rash of bad publicity for terminating its disabled greeters has announced it will make every effort to find them jobs; AOC the poster child for the idiot who wants to destroy our economy with her Green New Deal was caught on camera at a restaurant with her chief of staff who was munching on that same food AOC wants us to stop eating because of methane gas emission from cows—a juicy hamburger; Cohen’s troubles have just gotten much worse the Reds making a referral to the DOJ that he perjured himself testifying to the House by claiming he did not aspire to a White House appointment discredited taped interviews indicating to the contrary not disclosing a book proposal very complimentary to Trump after Charlottesville and the Helsinki Summit ( if he weren’t such a liar I would ipity the collusion delusion hacks like Shifty Schiff when Cohen testified that there was no collusion); Mark Meadows invited Lynne Patton to the Cohen hearing which prompted Rashida Tlaib to slam her as a prop (this a woman employed by HUD and who believes that the reason Cohen flipped is that Mueller threatened to go after his wife as a guarantor of the defrauded taxi medallion loan and send her to prison for a long time); Harris, Warren, and DeCastro are pushing the budget busting idea of reparations for blacks because of slavery and Warren upped the ante by wanting to include Native Americans; MSNBC and CNN were guilty big time of “Fake News” by omission by massive coverage of the Cohen hearings and almost next to nothing of the North Korea U.S. summit in Hanoi; Morning Joe contributor Daniel Deutsch was over the top in his rhetoric claiming Trump is capable of creating a civil war if he loses in 2020; SpaceX will be launching its Crew Dragon module on Saturday to the International Space Station as the company continues to move toward of launching astronauts into space and returning them to Earth; tomorrow is the start of the race you have been waiting for the Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome—check in daily to my blog for updates on “the Last Great Race on Earth.”
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Art Mooney and His Orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are oryzivorous and a relevant quote from Bobby Sands hunger strikes, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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 Pig Day—created by sisters Ellen Stanley in Lubbock, Texas and Mary Lynne Rave in Beaufort, North Carolina to honor the pig as one of the most intelligent domesticated animal; not sure how to celebrate the day but suspect having pork chops, bacon or ribs is probably not on the list.
2. Zero Discrimination Day—created by the UN in 2014 to promote equality and lack of discrimination.
3. 1947 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1947 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover” by Art Mooney and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-_8XOrvTs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “oryzivorous” which means rice eating which describes usually the patrons of a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
5. No Kneeling During His Tenure—celebrating the birth on this day in 1926 of Pete Rozelle who was Commissioner of the NFL for 30 years and created Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl and it to probably the most successful sports franchise in the world.
On this day in:
a. 1981 IRA member Bobby Sands began his hunger strike at HM Maze Prison which ended with his death from starvation on May 5, 1981.
b. 1998 Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
c. 2002 the longest war in our history commenced with Operation Anaconda invading Afghanistan.
d. 2005 SCOTUS in the case of Roper v. Simmons ruled that the imposition of capital punishment on juveniles committing crimes was unconstutional.
e. 2006 Wikipedia reached its one millionth article, the Jordanville Railway Station.
Reflections on hunger strikes against occupation of Ireland by England: “Foremost in my tortured mind is the thought that there can never be peace in Ireland until the foreign, oppressive British presence is removed, leaving all the Irish people as a unit to control their own affairs and determine their own destinies as a sovereign people, free in mind and body, separate and distinct physically, culturally and economically.” Bobby Sands
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