Wednesday, April 10, 2019

April 10, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Siblings Day (International)

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 9, 2019 Avenatti’s problems with the feds just got worse after the IRS seized his $4.5 million private jet plane (couldn’t happen to a nicer guy); Trump held an impromptu press conference in Texas surrounded by families living on the border who related gruesome tales of being attacked by illegals or finding illegals dead in their fields (when will the Blues get their heads out of the sand, recognize the crisis on the border and cross the aisle to work with Reds to fix the asylum scam and fund properly border security including a wall); Warren released her 2018 tax returns showing he and her husband earned $1,000,000 while she pushed her wealth tax bill of 2% of the assets of the ultra rich (who do you think does a better job of helping society, ultra rich like Bill and Melinda Gates or the inept federal government?); William Barr confirmed in testimony before the House that the Trump campaign was spied on by the FBI and announced he would be investigating the activities of the FBI in investigating Trump (when the FBI is investigating a presidential candidate because its top brass wanted Hillary to win should be really troubling to Americans regardless of political affiliation); at the UN Pence attacked the Venezuelan UN Ambassador for being present when he had not be appointed by the Venezuelan President recognized by the United States; on the PC sports front Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, a fan of President Trump and a critic of Colin Kaepernick, has deleted his conservative tweets fearful that if drafted by San Francisco he would not be embraced by the liberal fans in that city; on the ratings front Fox News trounced MSNBC and CNN combined when CNN broadcast a town hall with leftist Gillibrand (when will dropping ad rates force the idiots who are purveyors of fake news at those two networks drop fake news and move to objective reporting?); Netanyahu facing scandals and possible corruption charges has narrowly won a 5th term as Israel’s Prime Minister; as of April 9, 2019 516 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 94 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder have a suspect being charged this year).
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Michael Jackson, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are blessed by a pandemian spouse or significant other; and  a relevant quote Mehmet Morat ilhan on black holes, 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. Siblings Day (International)—created by the Siblings Foundation to honor siblings (as an only child often wonder what life would have been to have an older or younger sibling).
2. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day— commemorating the formation of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals on this day in 1866 in New York as the first animal welfare society.
3. 1983 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1983 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. 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 “o” to words beginning with “p” is “pandemian” an adjective that means sensual which does not describe the chaos  which grips the Swamp.
5. Rey to the Bank—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1992 of noted British actress Daisy Ridley who rocketed to stardom as Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
       On this day in:                                        
a. 1939 Alcoholics Anonymous, the “Big Book” for A.A. was first published.    
b. 1970 Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
c. 1971 in an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, Red China invited the U.S. Table Tennis Team to a week of matches with Chinese table tennis athletes.
d. 1972 American B-52 bombers began bombing North Vietnam for the first time since 1967.
e. 2019 scientists at the Event Horizon Telescope revealed the first photo of a black hole located in the center of M87 Galaxy which is 53 million light years from Earth.   
        Reflections on black holes:  Look at the universe! What do you see? An order? Tranquillity? A divine peace? You fool! You ignorant! Over there, galaxies are colliding, suns are exploding, black holes swallowing stars! Now look at the universe again! What do you see? A disorder? Chaos? Anything savage? You see a hell? Now, you see the truth!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan, noted Turkish author and playwright
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© April 10, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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