Sunday, March 24, 2019

March 24, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Tuberculosis Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 24, 2019 We got a summary of the Mueller Report which clearly indicated no collusion by Trump or anyone associated with his campaign with the Russians and a conclusion by the AG and Rod Rosenstein of no obstruction of justice (time for the Nadlers, Waters and Schiffs of the left eat crow and hang their pathetic lying heads in shame) despite the fact that Blues and MSM are in a meltdown fantasy mode with Blues vowing to ramp up investigation of Trump beyond collusion and into his and his family’s dealings searching for the impeachment nail (time for Americans to with one voice yell enough—time to cease the mantra of investigation and replace it with legislation not resistance to solve our pressing issues); now that Mueller has completed his report Barr faces a critical decision of when or if he commences prosecution of Comey and others in the FBI and DOJ whose misdeeds started this witch-hunt and damaged the administration for almost two years and cost us over $25 million (the FBI has been corrupted and as of today no one has been held accountable); AOC is in a snit fit that her inane Green New Deal will come to a vote in the Senate to expose the idiocy of her ideas and force Blue presidential candidates to take a stand on a bill that would cripple this nation’s economy (hands down this women is replacing Pelosi as the best thing since sliced bread to energize Republican and Independent voters to vote against Blues); Biden and Sanders are the number one and two respectfully choices of Democratic voters to run for president with the illegal alien supporter queen Harris trailing at 8% tied with Bozo O’Rourke at 8% also; leftist actress Milano is in the news again demanding that Hollywood boycott Georgia after its senate passed a bill banning abortions after a fetal heart beat is detected; rabid anti-Semite IIlahan Omar is in Southern California for a fund raiser for CAIR and was greeted by hundreds of protestors; on the Brexit front, a million people marched in London demanding the referendum be voted on again as May continues to struggle getting an exit deal passed by Parliament; on the education front Trump has signed an executive order tying federal funding of university research to compliance with freedom of speech and a prestigious NYC high school that requires an entrance exam to get in is being slammed for admitting only 7 blacks in its freshman class of 785 (another indictment of public schools and why charter schools may be the preferred alternative?);  as of March 22, 2019 371 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 61 have died.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Beatles, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are able to disagree in a pace manner; a relevant quote from Shawn Otto on the Exxon Valdez oil spill, 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 Tuberculosis Day—created by the WHO in 1995 to promote awareness of the scourge of tuberculosis and the need to effectively combat it especially in developing countries.
2. International Day for Achievers—honoring those who have achieved success in their organizations or fields of work or study.
3. 1967 Number One Songthe number one song on this day in 1967 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Penny Lane” by The Beatles. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “pace” which means in respectful disagreement which is a skill in the world of ad hominem attacks in the Swamp which is sadly lacking.
5. No Great Escape—celebrating the birth on this day in 1930 of noted actor Steve McQueen most remembered for his role in The Blob, Magnificent Seven, and The Great Escape. A heavy smoker and drinker; he died of mesothelioma in 1980.
On this day in:                                        
a. 1921 the 1921 Women’s Olympiad, the first women’s sporting event, began in Monte Carlo.
b. 1958 rock and roll legend Elvis Presley was drafted by the U.S. Army.
c. 1976 the Argentina military overthrew the government of Isabel Peron to institute a 7 year dictatorial regime.
d. 1989 the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound after leaving Valdez, Alaska spilling 240,000 barrels of oil into pristine fishing grounds.
e. 1998 in a great example of bad or nonexistent parenting, 11 year old and 13 year Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Goldmen opened fire at students and teacher in Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas killing 5 and wounding 10.  
        Reflections on the Exxon Valdez oil spill: “The Exxon Valdez oil spill is a case in point: litigation took decades to make it through the courts and was ultimately resolved for a fraction of the actual loss. Clearly, this route to accountability is ineffective, unjust, and inefficient.” ― Shawn Lawrence Otto, The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters, What Can We Do About It?
        Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to for just This Day in History.
© March 24, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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