Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 11, 2019 Bill Clinton today would have been trounced in the Blue primaries while most likely lying that he did not inhale pot while the illegal alien supporter queen Kamala Harris said she did without a second thought and supports legalization at the federal level while the jury on brain development, motivation, pulmonary effects and impairment is still out; Governor Northam continues to make a fool out of himself with his most recent news interview with a black journalists marking the landing of slaves in 1619 in Virginia as the landing of indentured servants (how out of touch can this man be-- indentured servants sign a contract to provide labor for a certain number of years in exchange for transportation and once here for the cost of food, clothing and shelter); Omar has been sharply rebuked for her anti-Semitic remarks by top Democratic leaders of the House (she should be stripped like King was of all committee positions held by her); Joseph Alcoff, the leader of the Swamp chapter of Antifa has been charged with the assault on 2 Marines in Philadelphia has close ties with the likes of Maxine Waters and Sherrod Brown of Ohio; long shot Blue candidate Andrew Yang is pushing his plan to give every American $12,000 per year of income funded by $700-$800 billion of VAT (at least this successful entrepreneur but a complete failure as an economist is giving $1,000 a month to a family in New Hampshire and a family in New York, 2 early primary voting states); while Amazon is said to be reconsidering its decision to open up a second headquarters in New York, news today is that New York has surpassed Silicon Valley as the top area for technology in the world (maybe all the feces, homeless, needles and open drug use in San Francisco has taken the bloom off the rose); Maduro has blocked a caravan of trucks loaded with food, medicine humanitarian aid from entering the country (nation building should not be a policy goad, but this cruel and inhumane dictator needs to be removed).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are not oppilated today and a relevant quote from Thomas A. Edison on how to succeed, 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. National Inventors’Day—created by proclamation by President Reagan in 1983 to commemorate the contributions of inventors to our economy and well being.
2. National Shut-in Visitation Day—so many of us take our mobility for granted to leave our home to shop, visit friends or go to places of entertainment, which is a luxury not shared by many physically or mentally disabled or elderly; so today is the perfect day to visit a shut-in friend or neighbor or at least pick up the phone to see how he or she is doing.
3. 2014 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 2014 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry feat Juicy J. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KSOMA3QBU0
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 “oppilate” which means to fill with obstructions or obstruct which defines the resistant of the Blues to
Trump to a tee.
Trump to a tee.
5. Turn the Light On—celebrating the birth on this day in 1847 of Thomas Alva Edison a prolific inventor and the holder of over 1,000 patents.
On this day in:
a. 1990 James “Buster”a 42:1 underdog knocked out Mike Tyson in ten rounds to win the World Heavy Weight Championship in Tokyo, Japan.
b. 2001 20 year old Dutch student Jan de Wit released the Anna Kornokova virus that infected millions around the world. He turned himself in and received a wrist slap of 150 hours of community service.
c. 2006 Vice President Cheney accidentally shot Texas attorney Harry Whittington while on a quail hunt in Riviera, Texas.
d. 2013 The Vatican announced that Pope Benedict the XVI would retire as Pope on February 28, 2013 due to old age.
e. 2017 North Korea test fired a missile over the Sea of Japan.
Reflections on how to succeed: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison
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