Friday, March 8, 2019

March 8, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Women's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For March 8, 2019 House passed an omnibus anti-hate resolution that ignored and did not name the rabid anti-Semitism of Representative Ilhan Omar who must have been emboldened as she ranted against Obama’s “Hope and Change” (I hope this anti-Semite doesn’t realize she is on thin ice and falls through to no committee oblivion like Steven King as her brand of hate does not belong in the Congress); in what has to be a total disaster Pelosi led Blues blocked a GOP amendment that condemned illegal alien voting (total outrage but explains the open border campaign of the Blues who need more voters that they believe will come from illegal aliens voting); Sherrod Brown a Blue Senator from Ohio has announced he will not join the crowded field of Democratic candidates for president; Jussie Smollett has been indicted on 16 felony counts for his false account of being the victim of a hate crime in Chicago (if guilty given the scarce resources devoted to solving this fake crime, throw the book at him); as ISIS surrounded by coalition forces is making its last stand, its leader al-Baghdadi is MIA in hiding knowing that he will be not long for this world; Pelosi continues to look like a total fool this time defending Omar as not an anti-Semite but an innocent who did not understanding the meaning of her words (what a crock); on the tobacco kills front, a new study that Hookah smokers are exposed to more dangerous chemicals than cigarette smokers; House Democrats have introduced a non-binding resolution calling for the Mueller Report to be made public (better be wary of what you wish for as the report in all likelihood will exonerate Trump and blow Nadler’s witch-hunt and Maxine Waters impeachment calls out of the water); Trump and the first lady visited Alabama that suffered 23 tornado deaths to meet with victims; through March 7, 2019 296 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 47 have died.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Jo Stafford, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you reject the ostrichism and a relevant quote from Malala Yousafzai on education of girls,  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 Women’s Day—created by the United Nations in 1975 to promote women’s rights.
2. National Proofreading Day—celebrating since 2012 the need to proofread one’s documents as nothing creates a worse impression of a person than errors in spelling and grammar that proofreading would solve instead of blindly relying on spell check or auto correct.
3. 1954 Number One Songthe number one song on this day in 1954 on a run of 3 weeks in that position  was “Make Love to Me” by Jo Stafford. Here is a recording of the song: This talented singer’s career spanned 5 decades until her voice was forever stilled at age 90 on July 16, 2008.
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 “ostrichism” which means a habit or policy of refusing to face unpleasant facts which is a trait common to politicians when it comes to the rise in entitlements or the effects of rising national debt.
5. Fifth Generation Strike Out—celebrating the birth on this day of noted actress Lynn Redgrave whose was a fifth generation of the noted thespian family Redgraves but is the only person to have been nominated for the big four entertainment awards, Grammy, Tony, Oscar and Emmy and failed to win any of them.
On this day in:                                        
a. 1917 the U.S. Senate voted to limited filibusters by invoking the cloture rule..
b. 1965 in a let the nightmare begin moment, 3500 Marines land in South Vietnam.
c. 1971 in the Fight of the Century lasting 15 rounds, Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali in a unanimous decision.
d. 1979 Phillips demonstrated publicly for the first time the compact disc.
e.  1983 Ronald Reagan addressing a conference of Evangelicals labeled the Soviet Union as the Evil Empire for the first time.
Reflections on International Women’s Day: “Extremists have shown what frightens them the most. A woman with a book.” Malala Yousafzai, noted Pakistani activist for education especially education for girls and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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© March 8, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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