Saturday, March 16, 2019

March 15, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Speech Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 15, 2019 Since the Senate with 12 Reds voting in favor of the House sponsored bill overturning Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Trump will veto the bill and since the Blues in all likelihood will not have the votes the matter will be decided by the courts most likely in the 9th Circuit whose leftist judges will overturn the Declaration (too bad the judge who issues the ruling is not required to go to the border to view the chaos of a tidal wave of illegal immigrants and drugs); in New Zealand a 28 year old from Australia attacked two mosques in Christchurch, killing 49 and wounding 20 and has been captured by police (this mad killer was live streaming the video which fortunately social media has taken off the air); Australian Senator Fraser Anning  is being castigated for his remarks calling for reinstating Australia’s “white only” immigration policy and blaming the shooting in New Zealand on Muslim immigration; Reuters has revealed that Bozo O’Rourke was a member of the hacking group “Cult of the Dead Cow” and as a teenager wrote a short story on the joy of killing two children (biggest problem he will have is that he has no record and no accomplishments other being able to skateboard); “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Sully Sullenberger has come out and decried the lack of training of the pilots of the two 737 Max 8 planes that crashed killing all aboard; finally some good news in California in that the drought is officially over due massive rainfall; after a week of the country  being without electricity which Trump blamed on Maduro’s looting of public funds power is back on except in some poor slums (Maduro has blamed the outage on an American cyber attack); as of March 14, 2019 324 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 55 have died.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Frankie Avalon, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact when you prevail you do not overcrow; a relevant quote from Richard Cordray on consumer protection, 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. World Consumer Rights Day—celebrated on this day since 1983 by consumer organizations to promote the rights of consumers.
2. World Speech Day--celebrated on this day since 2016 to promote live speeches and speaking events.
3. 1959 Number One Songthe number one song on this day in 1959 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Venus” by Frankie Avalon. Here is a recording of the song by Avalon on a very young Dick Clark’s American Bandstand: Still going strong at 78.
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 “overcrow” which means to crow over or to triumph which is what the Blues will do if they are able to overturn Trumps veto of his Declaration of a National Emergency on the border.
5. All You Need Is Love—celebrating the birth on this day in 1941 of Mike Love, noted singer and songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys. He is still performing at a ripe young age of 78.
On this day in:                                        
a. 44 B.C. Julius Caesar, the Dictator of Rome, was assassinated at the Roman Senate by a group of Roman Senators led by Brutus.
b. 1917 Tsar Nicholas II abdicated the throne in Russia ending the 304 year reign of the Romanov Dynasty.
c. 1951 the Iranian oil industry was nationalized.
d. 2011 beginning of the Syrian Civil War which rages on today with thousands upon thousands of civilians and combatants having been killed with no end in sight.
e. 2019 49 people are killed in two Christchurch mosque shootings.
Reflections on consumer protection: “When the consumer is strong, the American economy will be strong, so consumer protection actually serves economic growth and economic progress. Richard Cordray, first Director of the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau.
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© March 15, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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