Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 2, 2019 President Trump was in rare form for a two hour speech at CPAC really unloading on the Democrats, MSM, the Mueller witch-hunt, Cohen and especially AOC’s Green New Deal which he hopes the Blues back as it will make it easier for him to win in 2020 and touting his economic achievements; the Iditarod front, the 900+ mile race starts from Anchorage today; Pakistan has released the Indian pilot it shot down over the skies of Kashmir and reopened train service between the two countries as the tension between the two nations may be calming down; Rashida Tlaib the anti-Semite Blue may be in more hot water as her campaign paid her $17,500 after the midterms which is a violation of federal election laws; the Northern Rockies, Plains, Midwest and Northeast are being hit by an arctic cold front bringing with it freezing temperatures; on the political correctness front the Student Bar Association of the University of South Dakota Law School had to change its Hawaiian Day festivities to Beach Day to be more inclusive (PC police patrols never end); the Cack News Network was slammed by a conservative group The Faction for its minuscule coverage of the U.S. North Korea Summit on a billboard across the street from CNN’s headquarters in Hollywood that labled CNN the “Communist News Headquarters” and featured a phrase “Keep Korea divided” with an asterisk that read “because OrangeManBad”; The Washington Post has published an editorial note trying to extricate itself from the defamation lawsuit filed by Covington students, prompting a response from the lawyer representing the plaintiffs of “Too little, too late.”
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Evelyn Knight and the Stardusters, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are not subject to oscitancy and a relevant quote from Richard Branson on the future of air travel, 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. International Open Data Day—celebrated first in 2010 to promote awareness of open data and to encourage the release of open data.
2. International Rescue Cat Day—created this year to promote the need to take in homeless cats.
3. 1948 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1949 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “A Little Bird Told Me” by Evelyn Knight and the Stardusters. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe9RwAFVn9U
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 “oscitancy” which means sleepiness probably the result of a lousy mattress or pillow.
5. The Right Stuff—celebrating the birth on this day in 1931 of noted journalist and author Tom Wolfe best known for The Right Stuff and The Bonfires of the Vanities who wrote his last word on May 14, 2018.
On this day in:
a. 1961 President Kennedy announced the creation of the Peace Corps.
b. 1969 the first flight of the Anglo-French Concorde was conducted.
c. 1983 after being released previously in Japan, compact discs were introduced in the U.S.
d. 1989 due to the adverse impact on the ozone layer, 12 European Community nations agreed to halt the production of chlorofluorocarbons by the end of the century.
e. 1995 Yahoo was incorporated.
Reflections the next generation of rapid air travel: “We will be producing supersonic planes which will go far, far faster than Concordes. New York to Tokyo could be less than an hour. You could be traveling at 19,000 miles an hour orbitally.” Richard Branson founder of Virgin Airlines. That assumption assumes the Green New Deal espoused by AOC goes nowhere.
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