Tuesday, March 5, 2019

March 5, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Mardi Gras

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 5, 2019 Another idiotic idea out of the Blues in the Swamp including AOC introducing a tax of .1% on the value of securities including stock and bonds purchased (nothing like a tax to thwart capital formation to create jobs; NYC loses another resident due to high taxes—AOC’s mom has moved to Eustis, Florida just north of Orlando and has reduced her property tax bill from $10,000 to $600 per year; the winner of the Mega Millions Super Lottery whose lawyer has come forward indicating his client wishes to remain anonymous indicated that he was the beneficiary of an act of kindness allowing a person to cut in line in front of him to buy tickets which meant that the ticket that was meant for that the losing ticket meant for him was replaced with the $1.5 billion ticket due to his act of kindness; Hickenloper former of governor of the pot state of Colorado and  Inslee, the governor of Washington have thrown their hats into the ring while Coumo is playing coy over the issue of running for president; Mad Maxine is in the news ranting that impeachment is the only answer when it comes to her delusional collusion claims and bogus obstruction of justice; not sure if there is any connection between gun safety and having a license of carry one but a man with a license in trying to adjust a nine millimeter in his waistband had it go off, striking him in his penis before going through his scrotum (ouch); outraged citizens protested the decision of the Sacramento D.A.’s office not to prosecute the 2 police officers who shot 20 times at Stephon Clark including while he was on the ground crawling away after falling to the ground from his wounds (84 angry citizens were arrested); the reptilian brain has claimed another victim, the CE0 and founder of Ted Baker, Ray Kelvin has resigned over allegations of sexual harassment which resignation will not entail any salary or benefits; the Arizona legislature is mulling bills that would make it easier for families to get exemptions from vaccinations even as epidemics for measles are scourging the land; through March 3, 2019, 281 people have been shot of whom 45 have died.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Perry Como, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you never forget to osculate your spouse on leaving for work and a relevant quote from Richard Corliss on texting and grammar,  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. Mardi Gras--celebrating the last day of being able to eat, drink and be merry before beginning the fasting observed on Lent.
2.  Cinco de Marcho Day—created by Lady O’ Le and Carlos Fantastico to prepare teetotalers or moderate drinkers for St. Patrick’s Day 12 days hence and the massive drinking associated with the celebration.
3. 1952 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1952 on a run of 11 weeks in that position  was “Cry” by Johnnie Ray. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iob-_shdLQ0
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 “osmesis” which means the act of smelling which brings great pleasure when cinnamon rolls are taken out of the oven.
5. A Bad Serial—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1947 of Ottis Toole a serial murderer who had two death sentences commuted to life imprisonment and died in prison in 1996.
On this day in:                                        
a. 1770 5 Americans, including Crispus Atticus were shot and killed on the streets of Boston by British troops in what became known as the Boston Massacre.
b. 1912 Italy became the first nation to use airplanes as instruments of war using them as a means of reconnaissance in the Italo-Turkish War 33 President Franklin Roosevelt declared a bank holiday85 the FDA approved a blood test to detect the presence of the HIV virus which has been used to detect the virus in blood donors.
c. 1946 Winston Churchill made his reference to the Soviet Union as the Iron Curtain in a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
d. 1953 Joseph Stalin after suffering a stroke 4 days earlier died.
e.  1970 the Treaty on Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons signed by 43 nations went into effect.
Reflections on Mardi-Gras in New Orleans: "There's a thing I've dreamed of all my life, and I'll be damned if it don't look like it's about to come true — to be King of the Zulu's parade. After that, I'll be ready to die." — Louis Armstrong
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© March 5, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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