Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20,2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Presidents' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 20, 2017 In a really bad day for the agency travelers detest and is one of the most inept, 12 travelers were able to bypass TSA checkpoints at JFK; 12 TSA agents were arrested for smuggling in 20 tons of cocaine; TSA agents have been charged with assisting a Puerto Rico based cartel of bringing in $100 million of cocaine; to complete the list of ineptness a House report slams the TSA for a complete lack of employee vetting and allowing its employees to bypass screening however ineffective it is that travelers must endure (what do expect from a departed president when it came to our security and concern over radical Islam he could not even name?); Trump selected Lt. General McMaster as his national security adviser to advise him on the disasters he inherited from the departed president; Ann Ravel a Blue member of the FEC has given Trump an excellent drain the swamp moment by indicating she is resigning (the influence of the PACs both Red and Blue have in the minds of many voters corrupted our democracy); in yet another example of why sanctuary cities should be loss all federal funding and their official prosecuted Denver refused to honor a detainer and Ever Valles was released only to kill (Denver disputes that allegation); the carnage in Chicago continues unabated through February 19, rising to 472 but the aim was bad so the total dead is still 85  (God help those poor minorities being shot mostly by minorities when the weather gets warmer and the shooters’ aim gets better.  
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Edward Sheeran, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Jason Calcanis , while today with the overcast not enjoying an umbriferous day, 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 Day of Social Justice—created by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and celebrated since 2009 to promote the eradication of poverty and awareness of the need for social justice.
2. Presidents’ Day--commemorating and honoring the service of two our greatest presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
3. 2017 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2017 on a run of 3 weeks in that position “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. Here is a recording of Ed Sheeran performing the song:
     4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “umbriferous” which means shady and is a perfect adjective to describe most of our career denizens of the swamp.                      
      5. The Art of Cleaning a Wallet—celebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of the mother of the first three Trump children who on her divorce cleaned his wallet to the tune of $20 million (no wonder she spoke well of him during the election)
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1792 the U.S. Postal Service was created.
b. 1816 Rossini’s opera The Barber of Seville premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome.      
c. 1872 The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City.
d. 1942 Edward O’Hare became America’s first ace in World War II winning the Medal of Honor but was shot down to his death in 1943.
e. 2003 at a Great White concert at the Station nightclub at Warwick, Rhode Island went awry killing 100 people and injuring 200.
Reflections on balance as I prepare Ridley’s Believe It Or Not at Starbucks: Go work at the post office or Starbucks if you want balance in your life. Jason Calacanis, noted American internet entrepreneur and blogger.
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