Tuesday, January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 Believe It Or Not Wikipedia Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 15, 2019 Trump invited Congressional leaders to the White House but Democrats under Pelosi’s mandate of no negotiation did not attend (are there any Democrats in the House with a what’s best for the nation spine to cross this Banana Republic’s dictatorship and try to govern); optics of the 30 Blues and their families frolicking in the Puerto Rico sun while 800,000 are without paychecks are really bad for the Blues who like the Reds are being paid (cutting them off during the shutdown would mean AOC would not have the money to pay her rent); the UK Parliament has rejected Prime Minister May’s EU withdrawal agreement which has put British politics into a turmoil with a March 29 deadline fast approaching; super leftist mayor who is pushing free health care for illegals is now proposing to seize rental property from owners that are making their properties unliveable to have tenants leave and thereby remove units from rent control; the former general counsel to Comey’s politicized FBI is under criminal investigation for media leaks (transcripts are being leaked that the FBI started a criminal investigation over whether Trump was influenced by Russia to fire disgraced Comey—very dangerous precedent akin to Banana Republics using police forces to remove officials over policy disputes which is not the proper scope of the FBI);
the DNC has pulled its head out of the anti-Semitic sand and will not be sponsoring the Women’s March due to its connection and praise of Louis Farrakhan (wise move as Farrakhan is a toxic anti-Semite); SCOTUS has upheld a Circuit Court of Appeals decision dismissing suits brought by veterans claiming injury due to the use of burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq; my daily source for murders and shootings has stopped publishing so this feature will no longer appear in Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History.
     As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that today you can enjoy giving one of our beautiful California girls an oiellade and a relevant quote from Stephen Cobert social media and being famous,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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.  Wikipedia Day—celebrating the formation on this day in 2001 of Wikipedia.
2.  National Kambucha Day—created by KeVita in 2018 to promote the consumption of kambucha which is a slightly alcoholic fermented green or black tea.
3. 1994 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1994 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Hero” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IA3ZvCkRkQ
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “oeillade” which means the a wink or a glance.
5. NFC Championship Ring As a Great Present—celebrating the birth on this day of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees who will play the Los Angeles Rams on the 20th of January for the right to go to Super Bowl LIII.
     On this day in:  
a. 1870 Thomas Nast published in an issue of Harper’s Weekly a political cartoon symbolizing the Democrat Party as a donkey.
b. 1889 the Pemberton Medicine Company, later changed to the Coca-Cola Company was incorporated.
c. 1965 The Who released their first single, “Can’t Explain,” in the U.K.
d. 2007 Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former head of Iraqi’s Intelligence and half brother of Sadddam Hussein and Awad Hamad al-Bandar former Chief Justice of the Revolutionary Court were executed by hanging.
e. 2009 U.S. Airways Flight 1549 after colliding with two birds that knocked its engines successfully landed in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life.
    Reflections on Wikipedia: “In the media age, everybody was famous for 15 minutes. In the Wikipedia age, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter.” Stephen Colbert, noted late night talk show host.
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