Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 29, 2019 Roger Stone appeared in federal court today to defiantly plead not guilty while in the MSM only the sounds of silence over the Gestapo like overkill tactics of his arrest; Howard Schultz the ex CEO of Starbucks has announced his candidacy as an Independent for the president and immediately slammed the illegal alien queen for her plan to eliminate the insurance industry with Medicare for all (the erstwhile darling of the left for his progressive policies on minimum wage, stock options and tuition assistance at Starbucks was immediately slammed by the MSM and the leftist coven at The View); troubling news out of China that the Chinese have been expanding their AI capabilities in the military sphere and may be surpassing the U.S. which makes Google’s cooperation with the Chinese in opening an AI research center in China while not wanting to work with the U.S. military even more troubling; the march to the left by the Blues continues unabated as the House will soon eliminate “so help you God” from the oath of persons testifying before the House; on the medical front a team of Israeli scientists announced they are on the verge of perfecting a cure for cancer; SOTUS is on for next Wednesday and Stacey Abrams the defeated Blue candidate for governor of Georgia will give the rebuttal; a dog may be man’s best friend but not in Tehran where walking a dog in a public place will soon be prohibited; Bloomberg who is seriously considering running slammed AOC over the unreality of her Green Deal eliminating fossil fuels and the illegal alien supporter queen for her plan to eliminate private insurance with universal Medicare; the number 5 House Democrat Hakeem Jefferies has indicated that he would support fencing in areas where it would be appropriate (hopefully more Blues are coming to the realization of the idiocy of Pelosi’s claim that a wall is immoral); on the 4th Amendment front an armed robber at a Family Dollar store in Atlanta was shot and killed by a customer.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Beyonce featuring Slim Thug, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not suffer from onomatophobia 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. Free Thinkers Day—celebrated since the 1990’s to commemorate the work of Thomas Paine and his influence on the creation of this nation; he was born on this day in 1737 (best way to observe might be to pick up a copy of his Common Sense.
2. Seeing Eye Dog Day—commemorating the founding by Morris Frank of The Seeing Eye dog school in Nashville, Tennessee and the great contributions to the welfare and mobility of the blind by seeing eye dogs.
3. 2006 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 2006 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Check On It” by Beyonce feat Slim Thug. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1dUDzBdnmI
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 “onomatophobia” which means the fear of hearing a certain word like “taxes” or “cancer”.
5. Mass And KP Do Not Mix—celebrating the birth on this day in 1923 of noted Jewish-American playwright and author Sidney Aaron Chayefsky, best known to his fans as Paddy Chayefsky for his proclivity of seeking Mass to avoid KP while serving in the U.S. Army during World War; sadly the typewriter was removed from his hands by cancer at the too early age of 58.
On this day in:
a. 1907 Charles Curtis became the first Native American Senator and would later become the first Native American Vice President of the United States.
b. 1967 the “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock, took place in San Francisco, featuring Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and Allen Ginsburg.
c. 1991 Iraqi forces attacked and occupied Khafji, Saudi Arabia which was recaptured 3 days later with a loss of less than 100 dead and wounded while killing 300 Iraqis and taking 400 prisoners.
d. 1996 French President Jacque Chirac announced a definitive end to French nuclear testing.
e. 2005 the first commercial direct flight from China since 1949 arrived in Taiwan; shortly thereafter a China Airlines flight from Taiwan landed in China.
Reflections on the Gulf War by HRH General Khaled Bin Sultan: “Instead, we have a general who quotes Clausewitz but who has to take a holiday after the war "to recover my composure after the stress of the great events in which I had played a part." He often suffered, he says, "from nightmares about fighting, about death... Had I done a good job? I leave this to the judgement of my contemporaries - and to history." Not bad, really, for a man who - save for his foray to al-Khafji during the battle - spent most of the war in the basement of the Saudi Ministry of Defence.” Desert Warrior: A Personal View of the Gulf War by by HRH General Khaled Bin Sultan with Patrick Seale Sinclair-Stevenson
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