Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 17, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not St. Patrick's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 17, 2019 It’s March Madness time with Virginia, Gonzaga, Duke and North Carolina picking up the first 4 seeds for the men; New Zealand is still reeling from the 2 mosque shootings that killed now 50 people while Blues are doing their best to blame Trump for the violence from one very sick man (how deranged can you be to live stream for 16 minutes his killing the victims; the House voted 420-0 in support of a nonbinding resolution to call for Mueller to release his report to the public with 4 Reds voting present; Loretta Lynch is in hot water and the true obstructionist of justice with the DOJ’s stand down order to the FBI on HRC per Lisa Paige’s sworn testimony in closed session; Savannah which hold the largest St. Patrick Day’s Parade in the South has one gigantic mess on its hands with garbage and litter in its parks and streets; the family of the mosques shooting suspect said he returned from Europe and its large number of unassimilated Muslims a changed man (may have to take that observation with a grain of salt as it could be a ploy to shift blame but the reality is that Muslim refugees are not dropping their barbaric customs female genital mutilation or honor killings and their feudal views of women and trying to assimilate); Lori Lauring must be bemoaning the fact she did not heed the old adage “Caveat Emptor” when her daughter Olivia Jade revealed she didn’t plan to attend classes and was going to school only for the parties and tailgates; Colorado is considering abolishing the death penalty but one Blue state senator will vote against abolishment as her son and his fiancé were murdered just days before testifying in a murder trial (Gavin Newsom has problem in California of ignoring the will of the people who voted against repeal and imposing a moratorium on executions);; as of March 15, 2019 340 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 58 have died.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Percy Faith and His Orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact reality of its failed philosophy will overhaile AOC’s failed ideas of socialism; a relevant quote from Hamish du Bretton-Gordon on the poison gas and nerve gas attack on the Kurds, 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. St. Patrick’s Day—celebrating the Irish and all those who on this day wish to be Irish..
2. Submarine Day—on this day in 1898 Irish born John Holland demonstrated for the U.S. Navy his diesel/electric powered submarine the Holland VI.
3. 1961 Number One Songthe number one song on this day in 1961 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Pony Time” by Chubby Checker.. Here is a recording of the song:  Still going strong at 71 and still married to former Miss World Catharina Lorrders since 1964. 
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 “overrack” which means to over stain which as weekend warriors one hopes we do not do.
5. Storms On The Horizon—celebrating or bemoaning as the case may be the birth of Stormy Daniels on this day in 1979 who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump as was paid $130,000 to squelch the story which brought onto the political scene a real despicable lawyer Michael Avenati who had delusions of running for president while becoming the anti-Trump poster child for the MSM.
On this day in:                                        
a. 1780 on St. Patrick’s Day General George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday to show solidarity to the Irish also fighting for their independence from England.
b. 1945 the Ludendorff Bridge over the Rhine collapsed ten days after its capture by American troops.
c. 1960 President Eisenhower signs a directive with the National Security Council paving the way for the disastrous failed Bay of Pigs Invasion.
d. 1985 Richard Ramirez aka the Night Stalker committed his first two of 13 murders in a 14 month reign of terror in California. Tried and sentenced to death but commuted to life in prison without possibility of parole this non remorseless, evil scumbag died in prison on June 7.
e. 1992 a referendum South Africa to end apartheid is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.
Reflections on the nature of the day as a spiritual and religious holiday rather than an excuse to get drunk: “Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.” St. Patrick
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© March 17, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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