Wednesday, February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Nor World Radio Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 13, 2019 On the witch-hunt front Nadler has hired 2 very biased Democratic hacks to conduct the Judiciary Committee "unbiased" investigation of Trump's collusion and obstruction of justice (what have we paid Mueller millions for to have come up with nothing?);   Omar's  apology for anti-Semite remarks against Israel has not toned her down as she blasted newly appointed envoy to Venezuela on the question of genocide if it favored U.S. interests and why U.S. sanctions are not a coup against Maduro (why this rabid anti-Semite has any committee assignments is beyond comprehension); like a car that doesn't work and should be returned to the lot Lemon is making a fool of himself as a "journalist" by equating Trump's refusal to apologize with Omar's initial refusal to apologize for her anti-Semite remarks; McConnell is going to skewer the Blues and especially the Blues in the Senate running for president by bringing AOC's inane Green New Deal to a vote on the floor (would love to Harris on record for eliminating foreign and domestic air travel in and out of California after the Moonbeam successor wisely came to his senses on the Bullet Train due to cost overruns and cancelled the project); the national emergency occasioned by a flood of illegals continues with the Border Patrol being overwhelmed while Congress plays the fiddle and will not address funding a wall and increasing the funding for border security and the number of judges to hear the predominantly bogus asylum cases that have clogged immigration courtrooms; in a blow to hunters, news of a fatal neurological disease affecting cervids (deer family) Chronic Wasting Disease that may be passed on to humans eating contaminated food that has spread to cervids in 24 states and 2 provinces in Canada; Bloomberg who is still considering a run for the presidency has indicated he will spend $500 million to defeat Trump in 2020 (the collateral damage from the Citizens United case is coming home to roost making this country look more and more like a plutocracy with representatives the mere puppets of the super wealthy who have maybe as a result of guilt for amassing so much wealth have veered increasingly to the left aka Steyer and Soros); on the law abiding gun carrying owners save lives, in Tennessee a man with a concealed carry permit shot and wounded a man who killed an employee at a dentist's office, preventing further bloodshed.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Justin Bieber, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are successful in you opprunes using reason and logic and a relevant quote from Bruce Girard on the use of radio,  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.  World Radio Day—created by the UNESCO in 2011 and first celebrated on this day in 2013, the anniversary date of the formation of UN Radio in 1946, to promote awareness of the contribution of radio to our culture, society and economy.
2.  Employee Legal Awareness Day--created by Australian lawyer Paul Brennan to create awareness of legal issues in the workplace to reduce litigation.
3. 2016 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 2016 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieiber. 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 “opprune” which means to attack by argument which if it is not in an ad hominem basis is a proper basis to argue the merits of a proposal which is sadly missing in the Swamp.
5. No 16 Tons With Green New Deal—celebrating the birth on this day in 1919 of noted singer Ernst Jennings Ford better known to his fans as Tennessee Ernie Ford best known for is hit "16 Tons" which could not be created today if AOC has her way; sadly he battled alcoholism and died from liver failure in 1991.
      On this day in:                                        
a. 1914 In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was established to protect copyrighted musical ccompositions of its members.
b.  1991 in a massive collateral damage mistake the U.S. used 2 smart bombs to destroy what it thought was an underground military communications center only to discover afterwards that it had attacked an underground bomb shelter, killing 400 civilians.
c. 2004 The Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announced the discovery of the largest diamond dwarf star BPM 37093 which it named "Lucy'' after the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
d. 2011 in a what took us so long moment the Umatilla Tribe of Native American Indians was able to finally hunt and kill a buffalo in Yellowstone Park, a right granted to them by treaty in 1855.
e. 2017 Kim Jong-nam, the brother of Kim Jong-un was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
       Reflections on radio on this World Radio Day: " More than eighty years after the world's first station was founded, radio is still the most pervasive, accessible, affordable, and flexible mass medium available, especially in the developing world." – Bruce Girard, Executive Director International Association for Media and  Communications Research
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