Wednesday, February 14, 2018

'February 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Valentines Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 14, 2018 Another day of troubling signs ignored and at least 17 innocents killed at a Parkland, Florida high school shooting by a suspect in custody who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons; the innocents have not arrived at the morgue or identified and Handler is already tweeting that Republicans are responsible and have blood on their hands—she is a pathetic creature who should get down on her knees and thank God she is allowed a forum to spread her hate and bile; Flynn’s sentencing has been postponed so Mueller can extract leverage over him as questions continue to mount over why Comey told legislators that the FBI believed Flynn had not lied to them and why the FBI in filing for a FISA warrant that led ultimately to the appointment of Mueller and the bogus Russian collusion delusion did not disclosure that the DNC and HRC campaign paid for the false anti- Trump dossier (why has the judge who was deceived not called the FBI and DOJ before him or her and had a hearing on whether they should be held in contempt and any evidence used by them to pressure Flynn to plead guilty be thrown out along with his guilty plea?); on Inauguration Day the lying and deceiving “It’s a video queen” created a CYA memo to herself detailing a meeting involving Obama who was insisting that the investigation of Trump and possible Russian collusion be done by the book; in a new poll out in New York the troika of Blues who have presidential aspirations, Gillibrand, Cuomo and DeBlasio,  should forget those aspirations as large majorities believe these leftist politicians will lose; in Chicago through February 13, 2018 256 people have been shot of whom 51 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Celine Dion,  factoids of interest for this day in history, learning another word “lipogram” that you can use in Scrabble and a relevant quote by Tim Buckley on his vision of where he was going,  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. Valentines’ Day—celebrated since 1400 as a day to express one’s love for one’s valentine with flowers, dinners, candy, cards and other gifts.
2. Ash Wednesday—celebrating the first day of Lent and the 46 day countdown to Easter.
3. 1994 Number One Song— the number one song in 1994 appropriately for Valentines’ Day on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lipogram” which is a style of writing which a certain letter is omitted-definitely a word to use in a Scrabble game and cause your fellow players a great deal of anguish.
5. Thrown Off A Bucking Horse--celebrating the birth on this day in 1947 of Tim
Buckley, noted American singer song writer who produced nine successful album but who experimented in his music and unfortunately in his drugs and died of an overdose of heroin at the age of 28.
          On this day in:                                                               
a. 1899 voting machines were approved for use in federal elections, the same elections that we now believe the Russians are working 24/7 to hack into to affect the results of voting in 2018..
b. 1989 Union Carbide agreed to pay $470 million to the Indian government for deaths and damages suffered by people near the Bhopal disaster.
c. 1989 in an example of the lack of tolerance, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa urging Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses.
d. 2005 YouTube was launched by three former PayPal employees who must be laughing all the way to the bank as Google bought the company in 2006 for $1.65 billion.
e. 2018 17 people were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and the suspect, a former student who was expelled last year is fortunately in custody for the shootings.
Reflections on what might have been but for heroin: “ I can see where I'm really headed, and it will probably get farther and farther away from what people expect of me.” Tim Buckley Sad but another creative life cut short by drugs. 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 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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