Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 27, 2017 It may only be photo opts but the anarchy of American cities declaring themselves to be “sanctuary cities” has just claimed its first surrender in Miami which hopefully the renegade mayors of San Francisco, L.A., Chicago, and New York in order to preserve federal funding will come to their senses and no longer support the nonsense of not responding to detainer requests from ICE (God help the Blues who once again try to block Kate’s Law as more and more parents face the agony of a child killed by an illegal alien—vote them out); CAIR which is a complete sham for promoting the idea of peaceful Muslims slammed President Trump’s proposed executive orders on suspending visas of persons coming from radical Islam infected areas and freezing Syrian refugees (what about the fact that radical Islam is slaughtering Muslims in increasing record numbers does this pathetic group not get, understand or get on the front lines to protest?); at a time when we need unity more than ever the Blues seem to be on a “not now not ever” campaign against President Trump with Senator Gillibrand (the one pathetic Senator voting against Mathis-how out of touch with reality of a dangerous world can a New York liberal be?) trying to lead the pack; after the Women’s March to protest Trump a pro life march will occur today in the swamp (ironic that the news today was of a pregnant woman who after being diagnosed with cancer and enduring chemo became pregnant and after the cancer reappeared had deliver prematurely not one but four children who are still in ICU but doing well—what a precious gift is the gift of life); California has too often been at the forefront of radical ideas but the latest one tops the list as a petition to put on the ballot the succession of this state from the United States has been filed (if we had a two party state instead of a leftist Blue super majority state never would have happened—time for anyone with intelligence, drive, and money to find perhaps another state and pack clothes to deal with the less than pleasing weather); in yet another example of why we must move quickly to reduce taxes and unshackle the regulatory chains strangling business for the fourth quarter we find that the economy grew at an annual anemic rate of 1.9% (just another final parting gift from a clueless and failed president); ending on a sad note through Thursday as President Trump is raising the possibility of sending in federal agents to Chicago, 266 mostly blacks were shot by mostly blacks in Chicago with 46 fatalities and from Mayor Emanuel and the BLM nothing but the sounds of silence.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Toni Braxton, factoids of interest for this day in history, a reflection on the Holocaust by a survivor Zygmunt Bauman, hoping you approach issues in a zetetic manner, 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. International Holocaust Remembrance Day—observed since 2005 by the UN but as we see in the lands occupied by radical Islamists like ISIS genocide is still alive and well and the civilized world seems helpless to kill without mercy the fanatics who continue that horrific practice.
2. National Geographic Day—celebrating the formation of the National Geographic Society on this day in 1888.
3. Number One Song in 1996—celebrating the number 1 song in 1997 on a long run of 11 weeks in that position “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton. Here is a link to her performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Rch6WvPJE
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “zetetic” which means proceeding by investigation or inquiry which is always better than relying on false news which is the new normal in today’s politically charged world.
5. For the Left Big Eddie Is Always Ready—bemoaning the birthday of Ed Schulz, a very left wing commentator who finally found MSNBC to be too conservative for his leftist leanings and moved to the RT Network funded out of Moscow.
On this day in:
1. 1606 the trial of Guy Fawkes and his conspirators began which would end with their execution on January 31 of the same year.
2. 1944 the 900 day siege of Leningrad (St. Petersburg) was finally lifted.
3. 1967 the Soviet Union, United States and the United Kingdom signed a treaty banning the deployment of nuclear weapons in outer space.
4. 1973 the Paris Peace Accords were signed bringing an end to the Vietnam War in form only as the war would continue without U.S. involvement until South Vietnam fell in 1975.
5. 1980 through the cooperation of the U.S. and Canadian governments six U.S. diplomats were secreted out of Iran.
Reflections on the Holocaust and why the evil it represents should never be allowed to repeat itself: “The risk of the Holocaust is not that it will be forgotten, but that it will be embalmed and surrounded by monuments and used to absolve all future sins.” Zygmunt Bauman Noted Polish born sociologist and historian of the Holocaust 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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