Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 28, 2019 The illegal alien supporter queen announced her candidacy appropriately in sanctuary city Oakland where the mayor of Oakland warned illegals of an ICE raid promising Medicare for all but not revealing the trillions we could not afford it would cost or the deterioration in medical care it would entail; Harris’s fallacy of the effects of an insecure border came into clear focus as 13 people ODed from fentanyl with one person dying that a wall might have prevented; fortunately for Florida residents, Andrew Gillum was defeated in his run for governor as the ethics watchdog in that state has found probable cause that he violated 5 out of 6 ethics complaints against him for taking lobbyist funds for trips and other personal expenses (if true this man deserves a lengthy prison sentence and the Democrats in that state should be castigated for picking a man of such dubious character to run as governor); on the climate change front the Midwest is being hit with temperatures falling well below freezing and snow hitting the Northeast and the South; on the 2nd Amendment front a good Samaritan with a pistol stopped a man driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike with a man holding on for dear life that he had tried to run over (amazing bit of judicial lenience as the driver who has a lengthy rap sheet was released on $500 bail); ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz is contemplating a run for president as an independent which would be a disaster for the Blue wanna-bes; the Trump organization is in the immigration news for hiring and now firing illegal aliens with false green cards and social security cards at its golf courses (e-verity and guest worker visas are the solution to this problem).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Mario USA Africa, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you will not need someone well versed in oneirodynia and a relevant quote from Jackson Pollock on abstract art, 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. Data Protection Day—created by the European Union in 2005 to create awareness of and promote the use of best practices in the field of privacy and data protection.
2. Thank a Plugin Developer Day—created by Word Press in 2009 to celebrate the creation of 4,000 plugins, a number which has risen to over 54,000 today.
3. 2005 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 2005 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Let Me Love You” by Mario. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H64QG4UsrGI
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 “oneirodynia” which means the study of nightmares which in the political arena we will not need as leftists like Warren or Sanders will probably not get their party’s nomination.
5. To Drip To Death—celebrating the birth on this day in 1912 of noted abstract art painter Jackson Pollock whose drip technique was spectacular but who battled alcoholism and died far too early in a single car accident into a tree while driving drunk on August 11, 1956.
On this day in:
a. 1915 to the future joy of mariners and the future bane of drug traffickers the Congress established the U.S. Coast Guard.
b. 1960 the National Football League announced the expansion of the NFL to add Dallas for the 1960 season and Minneapolis-St. Paul for the 1961 season.
c. 1977 the first day of the 3 day Great Lakes Blizzard that dumped up to 100 inches of snow in Upstate New York on this day and with gale force winds created snow drifts of 30 feet.
d. 1985 USA Africa recorded the 20 million selling hit We Are the World to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AjkUyX0rVw
e. 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated shortly after takeoff killing all aboard.
Reflections on abstract art: “Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.” Jackson PollockPlease 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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
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