Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Ash Wednesday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 6, 2019 After millions of must have cheered and expressed gratitude that HRC had ruled out another run to make a complete fool of herself, she has reversed course and stated she has not ruled out a run (her reversal must be do to thoughts of her sequel What Happened II?); AOC potentially in deep trouble for FEC violations and worse for her referral to the DOJ, a complete loss of her image of a champion of the working class has denied the allegations and revealed that she was not invited to Sanders’ candidacy roll out (she said needed the time to do things for herself but maybe reading between the lines, Sanders is astute enough to know that she is becoming toxic to Independents and moderate Democrats); Progressives have flocked to the defense of Ilhan Omar and delayed a vote on a resolution condemning Antisemitism but not naming Omar who like Republican Steven King should be stripped of all Committee assignments;  the proposed director of the Bond 25 movie has left the project because the script called for Bond to be killed in order to introduce a new James Bond; Adam Dershowitz not a conservative bastion is warning Congress that Nadler and Schiff may be exceeding their rightful duty to oversight (Shiftless Schiff is on a flank speed drift to McCarthyism and should be roundly condemned); in Chicago through March 3, 2019 283 have been shot of whom only 46 have died which means the winter weather has not done wonders for aiming.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Teresa Brewer, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you reject the osophy of socialism and a relevant quote from President Franklin Roosevelt on the bank holiday,  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. The Day of The Dude--celebrating Dudeism, an attempt to create a modern day Chinese Taoism inspired by the protagonist the Dude created by the movie The Big Labowski.
2. Ash Wednesday—celebrating the first day of Lent hopefully free of the hangovers brought upon by an over zealous celebration of Mardi Gras the night before.
3. 1953 Number One Songthe number one song on this day in 1953 on a run of 5 weeks in that position  was “Till I Waltz Again With You” by Teresa Brewer. Here is a recording of the song: This prolific and talented singer whose career spanned 50 years died at age 76 in 2007.
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 “osophy” which means a belief or doctrine which in the case of socialism it is a failed big time osophy.
5. How to Portray a Living Person—celebrating the birth on this day of noted actress Connie Britton best known for Friday Night Lights but who also turned a few critic heads with her portrayal of Faye Resnick a best friend of Nicole Simpson in the serial An American Crime Story: People v. O.J. Simpson.
On this day in:                                        
a. 1933 as the Great Depression gains momentum and banks are experiencing a run on deposits, declares a bank holiday closing all banks and freezing all financial transactions which lasted until March 13 for banks and March 15 for the stock markets.
b. 1964 Elijah Muhammad of the Nation of Islam gave Cassius Clay when he converted to Islam the name Muhammad Ali.
c. 1967 Stalin’s only daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defected to the United States although she ultimately returned to the Soviet Union in 1984 to reclaim her Soviet citizenship.
d. 1970 in a don’t play with bombs moment, a safe house in Greenwich Village, New York occupied by the Weather Underground exploded killing three people.
e.  1983 the United States Football League commenced playing football which lasted for three years in the spring and summer before ending operations.
Reflections on FDR’s bank holiday: “I can assure you that it is safer to keep your money in a reopened bank than under the mattress.”– President Franklin Roosevelt in his first Fireside Chat, March 12, 1933
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© March 6, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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