Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 19, 2019 Noted journalist Ted Koppel has agreed with Trump’s assertion that the liberal biased rags The Washington Post and The New York Times are out to get him; the left leaning 9th Circuit got its hands slapped again by SCOTUS that overruled them and held that aliens released from jail could be detained at any time and be subject to deportation; AOC in potential legal hot water for FEC violations has been removed from the liberal PAC Justice Democrats (one can only hope given her lightning rod status for Republicans that this does not mark the beginning of a McCarthy like flame out into obscurity); Socialist Warren wants to eliminate the Electoral College that preserves the rights of states to be an integral part of our elections (God help us if the West Coast, New York, Massachusetts and Illinois determined our elections); Brazil’s President, “the Trump of the Tropics” is meeting with Trump on trade talks and views on Venezuela amidst speculation that his supporters were involved with the assassination opposition leader Franco; another witch-hunt prosecutor on Mueller’s team has announced he is leaving to increased speculation that Mueller’s witch-hunt that has avoided any investigation of HRC’s collusion with the Russians like the plague may be at long last coming to an end; in an another one may run but you cannot hide moment U.S. backed forces had captured those ISIS fighters involved in the killing of 4 Americans earlier this year in Syria; Blues are hot to trot on an investigation of Li “Cindy Yang who is a Trump supporter and the owner of several massage parlors including the one that Robert Kraft was alleged to have been soliciting sex; former Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld went on trial for shooting black Antwon Rose to death after running from a car that he had stopped; as of March 18, 2019 350 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 The Four Seasons, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you avoid oxyphonia; a relevant quote from Donna Wilk Cardillo on nursing, 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. Return of the Swallows—created by Father Joseph in San Juan Capistrano to celebrate the return to the mission by swallows coming back from their summer sojourn in South America.
2. Certified Nurses Day—inspired by Dr. Margretta Styles, a pioneer in certifying nurses, and created in 2008 to further advancement of nurses in specialization of their craft.
3. 1963 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1963 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Walk Like A Man” by The Four Seasons. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1bl4VEmAvg .
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 “oxyphonia” which means a sharpness or shrillness of voice which describes the left’s manner of critiquing conservative policies.
5. Reptilian Brain Downfall—celebrating or bemoaning the birth of Harvey Weinstein a noted film mogul whose career has been ruined by widespread allegations of sexual abuse and harassment and who is now facing charges of felony rape now divorced from his wife of 10 years.
On this day in:
a. 1863 the Confederate cruiser SS Georgiana trying to leave Charleston was intercepted by Union blockade ships and forced to scuttle in the harbor to be discovered in 1965 with her cargo valued at $55,000,000.
b. 1966 Texas Western became the first college to win the Final Four using an all black starting lineup.
c. 1982 Argentinean forces land on South Georgia Island in the Falklands precipitating the Falkland’s War and total defeat of Argentina.
d. 1987 Jim Bakker resigns from the PTL Club due to a sex scandal and hands the reins over to Jerry Falwell.
e. 2011 after Khadafy’s forces failed to take Benghazi; the French Air Force begins Operation Harmattan marking the beginning of foreign military intervention in Libya which would end with the murder of Khadafy.
Reflections on nurses: “Nurses are the heart of healthcare.” Donna Wilk Cardillo noted Registered Nurse, author and motivational speaker.
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