Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Braille Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 4, 2017 If you thought there might be any chance at bipartisanship forget it as the Botox Lady touts that the Reds are going to make America sick again (how many people get sick just looking at this ideologue) and the chief swamp denizen who has never been in the private sector in the Senate throws a snit fit on the floor of the Senate over Trump’s tweet (time for us to find out Schumer’s sock size for asbestos socks so voters can hold his feet to the fire for obstruction and decimate the Blues who support him); the press is sharpening its biased and partisan teeth for President-elect upcoming press conference (wonder how many if any the New York Times and Washington Post reporters get to ask); Obama in his waning days is like the Marvin K. Moody of politics huddling with the Blues today to try to save Obamacare, an effort thanks to budget reconciliation championed by the departed tyrant Harry Reid is doomed to fail; Obama against the advice of his military and President-elect Trump is releasing 4 “extremely dangerous” detainees from Gitmo to that bastion of democracy and funder of radical Islam, Saudi Arabia (what about the idea of make America safe again does Obama not understand); the House has identified two Obama job killing regulations on the books that they will be moving forward to repeal; Chicago earned the distinction of the black on black murder capital of the nation and is out of the gate to repeat with 54 shootings in the first 4 days of January (if these shootings were occurring in the business district of Chicago or in upper class neighborhoods where Blue elected officials like the mayor reside they would be stopped cold which support’s O’Reilly’s conclusion that the inaction by the mayor and governor is pure racism; and sadly on a really sick note, 4 blacks were arrested for kidnapping and torturing for over 24 hours a white mentally disturbed youth but fortunately they were stupid enough to live stream 4 hours of their heinous inhumanity which resulted in their arrest.
         As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, 2 music links the Bee Gees and Randy Newman, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant observation from Bob Ney, looking forward to enjoying  the Word of the Day, “eviternity,” 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. World Braille Day—celebrating the contributions to the blind’s ability to read and to write of Louis Braille who was born on this day in 1809.                                                                           
          2. Short People Day—commemorating the adage that you don’t have to be tall in body to accomplish tall goals and stand tall in your achievements Randy Newman’s thoughts on their living notwithstanding:
          3. Number One Song in 1978—celebrating the number 1 song in 1978 on a run of 3 weeks in that position “How Deep is Your Love” by the Bee Gees. Here is a link to the Bee Gees performing the song:
          4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “eviternity” which means something of eternal existence or last duration which fortunately with a President Trump sitting in the Oval Office most of Obama’s executive orders will not have that characteristic.
          5. Love More Not Less—celebrating the birth on this day in 1957 of noted country singer Patty Loveless who game back from vocal chord surgery in the 90’s and is still going strong at 60.essman).
On this day in:
1. 1853 after being kidnapped and sold into slavery Solomon Northrup regains his freedom and later publishes his memoirs 12 Years a Slave which later became a national best seller.
2. 1865 the New York Stock Exchange opened at its permanent residence near Wall Street in Manhattan.
3. 1958 after spending 3 months in orbit, Sputnik 1 fell to Earth and burned up in Earth’s atmosphere.   
4. 1999 former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as the governor of Minnesota. 
5. 2007 in a day that sadly marked the end of bipartisanship for the Blues, Nancy Pelosi, a true ideologue, was elected House Majority Leader, the first female to hold that high office. 
Reflections on the importance of Braille: Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind.” Bob Ney Republican Congressman from Ohio who was blind to basic honesty (there must not be Braille for how to avoid political corruption) and was forced to resign from the House and served 30 months in prison for corruption.  
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