Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 12, 2017 The theater was in high gear with Senator Booker opening his 2020 presidential campaign by testifying against Senator Sessions; Obama delivered his farewell speech in Chicago as if anyone cared about his delusional view of his “accomplishments”; President-elect Trump held his first press conference since July with a CNN reporter showing a lot of rudeness and hostility when President-elect Trump refused to call on him while he ripped CNN and Buzzfeed for their fake news; the Senate on party lines has now taken the first steps to repeal Obamacare; donations are pouring in to the family of the young white man tortured by four black thugs who have been also charged with a hate crime; the carnage continues in Chicago with 100 shootings in the first 11 days of January; President-elect Trump will be sworn in on the 20th with threats from the left to shut down Washington, D.C. to protest his election and the city starting to take on the appearance of an armed camp; on the weather front Northern California has been deluged by massive amounts of rain and snow; on a note to really get you angry this 30 year old illegal alien Rigorberto Cubias, a scumbag from El Salvador, is wanted by Fullerton police for having sex with a 5 year old.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Madonna, factoids of interest for this day in history, a misguided observation on women voting by John Boyle O’Reilly, looking forward to having an occasion to use the Word of the Day “logomachy,” 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. National Pharmacist Day—this is a day to honor and commemorate the role of pharmacists in our healthcare.
2. National Feast on the Wild Men Day—a whimsical observance encouraging women to ogle and whistle at good looking “hunks” and maybe asking them out for a date.
3. Number One Song in 1985—celebrating the number 1 song in 1985 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “Like a Virgin” by Madonna. Here is a link to her performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s__rX_WL100
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “logomachy” which means an argument over words.
5. A River Runs Through--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Jeff Bezos founder and chief executive of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, President-elect Trump‘s favorite nemesis along with The New York Times.
On this day in:
1. 1908 a long distance radio broadcast was made for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
2. 1915 the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to require the states to grant women the right to vote (women would have to wait for the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920 to rectify that error in judgment).
3. 1942 in order to insure that labor disputes did not interfere with production of goods and services needed for the war effort by executive order Franklin Roosevelt established the National War Labor Board.
4. 1966 in one of his biggest mistakes which insured that his War on Poverty would go down in defeat, President Johnson declared that the U.S. should remain in South Vietnam until communist aggression there had ended.
5. 2010 a massive earthquake hit Port au Prince, Haiti causing over 100,000 fatalities.
Reflections from the mind of a poet who sadly was out to lunch on his view of suffrage: “Woman suffrage is an unjust, unreasonable, unspiritual abnormality. It is a hard, undigested, tasteless, devitalized proposition. It is a half-fledged, unmusical, Promethean abomination. It is a quack bolus to reduce masculinity even by the obliteration of femininity.” John Boyle O'Reilly, 19th Century Irish poet who with statements like that probably spent a lot of nights sleeping on the couch. 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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