Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 15, 2017 John Lewis’ childish comments on the legitimacy of President-elect Trump and his reaction to them continue to raise controversy despite calls by more rational voices for unity and an end to diviseness that the likes of Michael Moore are preaching threats to disrupt the Inauguration and Rosie O’Donnell is calling for martial law to postpone it (I do not know who has be charged to write the Inaugural Address but I would hope that person reads carefully Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address especially the last paragraph); from Chicago which has managed to in the first two weeks in January record 129 shootings, 23 of which were fatal news out that Blue leaders want to meet with President-elect Trump to discuss the DOJ report slamming the CPD and the gun violence in Chicago which consists primarily of black on black shootings which its Blue mayor is like the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand; in unsettling statements the outgoing CIA Director has warned President-elect Trump to be very careful in his statements involving Russia as he appears not to understand the Russian threat; China is rattling its sabers and denouncing President-elect Trump ’s overtures to Taiwan; Senator and doctor Rand Paul is laying out details of what the replacement for Obamacare will look and despite Pelosi’s and Schumer’s chants that the Reds will make America sick again many Americans burdened with mandates they do not want will be pleased.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to George Harrison, factoids of interest for this day in history, an observation on unity by Martin Luther King, Jr., looking forward to being able to avoid the an otalgia from listening to politicians, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Religion Day—first celebrated on the third Sunday in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahia’is to promote interfaith cooperation and awareness of the contributions of religion to our society.
2. International Wikipedia Day—celebrating the rolling out to the public of Wikipedia on this day in 2001;hard to imagine what the world was like before the existence of Wikipedia in terms of the dissemination information and misinformation.
3. Number One Song in 1988—celebrating the number 1 song in 1988 on a short run of 1 week in that position “Got My Mind Set On You” by George Harrison: Here is a link to him performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGYYDvZnpg
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “otalgia” which means an earache that many of us get listening to the inane ranting of ideologue politicians be they Red or Blue.
5. The Good Die Young—celebrating the birth on this day in 1929 of Martin Luther King, Jr. who must be rolling in his grave watching the antics of his fellow Civil Rights protestor John Lewis trying to delegitimize President-elect Trump.
On this day in:
1. 1782 Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris recommended the establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage.
2. 1870 for the first time the Democratic Party was symbolized as a jackass by Thomas Nast in Harpers Weekly.
3. 1919 a large storage tank containing 2,300,000 gallons of molasses burst in Boston and resulting wave 28 feet tall and moving at speeds estimated to be 35 miles per hour killed 21 Bostonians and injured some 150 more.
4. 1943 the Pentagon, the world’s largest building opened for business.
5. 1967 the first Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs both of whom are in Divisional Playoffs today. Green Bay was victorious 35-10.
Words to live by as we approach the inauguration of President-elect Trump that people like John Lewis, Michael Moore, and Rosie O’Donnell seem to be deaf to: “We many have come in different ships but we are all in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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 Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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