Wednesday, January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 9, 2019 The President addressed the nation from the Oval Office, making a persuasive case for border security including a wall and the threat to our national security that the absence of a wall entails (the response of Schumer and Pelosi was delusional ignoring the flood of illegals and ignoring the fact that a wall works and is being begged for by the Border Patrol); Pelosi and Schumer met with Trump this morning for a fruitless meeting that quickly ended when Pelosi responded that she would not consider building a wall (Schumer and Pelosi want to reopen the government with a promise to discuss border security, a trap that Reagan fell into when the Blues snookered him to grant amnesty under the promise of border security, a promise which they failed to keep); MSM predictably was all over itself blasting Trump for his speech as a sign of a defeated president (Ryan should be hiding his head in shame for not getting the House when he was speaker to appropriate the funds for a wall while the Senate voted for no wall with the two chambers having to reconcile which would take only a majority vote in the Senate; that’s how we ended up with the ACA being shoved down our throats); the pathetic excuse for an Assistant Attorney General who has allowed Mueller to run amok is expected to resign as soon as William Barr
is confirmed; Bill Steyer the delusional billionaire, who once thought voters for his progressive views would be willing buyers, has announced he would not run in 2020 but instead will concentrate on impeaching Trump; Blue Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slammed Blue Senator Hirano for religious bigotry for her opposition to judicial nominee Brian Buescher’s Catholic faith and membership in the Knights of Columbus (good for her and shame to Kamala Harris who has joined Hirano); Mexico a large producer of oil has a fuel shortage because the government has closed several pipelines due to illegal fuel theft from them and opted to deliver fuel by trucks with the problem that there are not enough trucks to supply service stations; 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 Madonna, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that today you have a new word for the pound sign and a relevant  quote from Jon Kyl on illegal immigration and law enforcement, 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.  National Word Nerd Day—celebrating the passion of those individuals who love words including the etymology and are often seen with a dictionary and thesaurus and who enjoy reading Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History for its daily word of the day.
2.  National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day—created by the Concerns of Police Survivors in 2015 to promote appreciation of and respect for police in the performance of their duties keeping us safe.
3. 1991 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1991 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Justify My Love” by Madonna. Here is a recording of the song:
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 “octothorp” which means the pound sign which seems to be used more frequently as politicians and celebrities are using more and more profanity these days.
5. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down--celebrating the birth on this day in 1941 of noted singer and social activist Joan Baez who is still performing on tour. Here is a link to one of her more popular songs:       
    On this day in:                              
a. 1923 Juan de la Cierva made the world’s first successful autogyro (helicopter) flight.
b. 1991 representatives from Iraq and the United States met in Geneva in a failed attempt to peacefully resolve the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.
c. 2007 Apple introduced the iPhone.
d. 2015 the two jihadist brothers Said and Cherif Koachi, who had attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo killing 12 and wounding 11 two days earlier were cornered and killed by French police.
e. 2015 a mass poisoning occurred at a funeral in Mozambique from drinking homebrewed pombe beer that was contaminated with the Burkholderia gladioli bacteria, killing 75 and leaving over 230 people ill.
   Reflections on law enforcement and illegal immigration: “Illegal immigration is a genuinely national issue, and resolving it requires a national commitment not just on health care but also border control, law enforcement and other resources.” Jon Kyl, former Republican Senator from Arizona who became an interim Senator upon John McCain’s death.
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© January 9, 2019,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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