Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Widows Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 23, 2017  One can only pray that McConnell can pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat and find 50 votes to repeal Obamacare to send it to reconciliation with the House (Schumer is the chief obstruction Swamp denizen whose “wolf in sheep’s clothing” castigation of the proposed bill should go down as one of the most pathetic deceptive speeches in history on the Senate floor); no Senator or House member should be allowed to leave the Swamp until a repeal and replacement of  Obamacare and tax cuts are passed—no more MIA business as usual nonsense while the recovery hangs by a slender thread of failed expectations!; Mueller, given his long term friendship with Comey when it comes to him and his team of Clinton donors, probably does not have an objective bone in his body but has a carte blanche to spend as much money as he wants to investigate an expanding, never ending probe of collusion and obstruction of justice witch hunts that will only delay what this country really needs—jobs, tax cuts, security, and infrastructure (when does Trump say enough and fire this Comey plant, take the heat and move on to solve our pressing potential economic problems that may devastate us mere mortals living outside the Swamp?); gruesome news coming out of the Hermit Kingdom of Kim Jong Un’s depravity in killing and the methods of killing any perceived opponents (if there ever was a case for regime change ala snipers, drones, MOAB or sadly even nukes look no further and followed by massive food aid to a starving population); in another art trying to imitate life moment Johnny Depp in England was “joking” about assassinating President Trump ala Booth (when will the left tone down the anti Trump rhetoric and put away the dog whistles of hate and violence?); Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 22 increasing to 1660 but the death toll unchanged at 292, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Byrds, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that our politicians will not display impudicity in dealing with the pressing issues facing us, a relevant quote from Freddy Fender on birth control, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like  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.
1International Widows Daya UN ratified day to promote awareness of the economic and social difficulties faced by widows following the death of their husbands.  
2. United Nations Public Service Day—created by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to recognize and promote the contributions of public service to our communities although too often public service workers due to the contributions of their unions to political office holders are blessed with wages higher than the private sector and bankrupting pensions that private sector workers can only dream of.       
3. 1965 Number One Song—the number one song in 1965 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds. Here is a performance by the band of the song:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPqAvgN6Tyw
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “impudicity” which means shamelessness, a character trait which most politicians in attacking their opponents possess in spades as they stand on the pulpit of hypocrisy.             
5. Almost Borked by Leftist Dorks—celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Associate Justice of SCOTUS Clarence Thomas who barely survived a savage attack by Anita Hill over bogus sexual harassment claims and the Blues eager to Bork another conservative nominee and has become one of the conservative pillars of the court.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1894 the International Olympic Committee was established at the Sorbonne.    
b. 1926 the College Board administered the first SAT.       
c. 1960 in a let the good times now roll without concern moment, the FDA approved the use of Enovid as an oral contraceptive.          
d. 1969 in a move which created the modern software industry, IBM announced that henceforth it would price its hardware and services separately.  
e. 2014 in a classic pull the wool over the civilized world’s eyes, the barbarous Assad convinced the world that all his chemical weapons previously being used on his own people which created the “red Line in the sand” by our feckless former president had been removed for destruction, a deception that was revealed in April of this year when he dropped nerve gas on a town in Syria, prompting a nonfeckless Trump to launch dozens of cruise missiles against the Syrian base that had launched the planes.               
Reflections on the need for birth control on the anniversary of the introduction of the pill: ”Whenever I run into prejudice. I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, ‘There's one more argument for birth control.’” Freddy Fender, noted Mexican American singer who sadly died of lung cancer at the early age of 69.  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Onion Ring Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 22, 2017 Obamacare is like Rome, burning to the ground as insurers leave the individual market and the mandates still in place are strangling job creation and what we hear is not debate but the Nero like fiddling of Schumer and his lackeys joined by four Republican Benedict Arnolds—what a complete disaster; Schumer sound bites do not solve the problem nor do Pelosi’s as she faces increasing fire from Blues that her time is through (hope she stays as she is the Red turnout magnet); Congress will soon be missing in action for their recess that we mere mortal serfs would die for without doing their jobs of tax cuts, repealing and replacing Obamacare as it  implodes in a fireball, and no work on infrastructure (Trump can do only so much with executive orders); on the North Korea front, disturbing news that a U.S. anti missile test failed as North Korea tested another rocket motor (when does the world and North Korea’s neighbors come to the realization that the only solution is regime change by any military means including assassination and that solution must be implemented while Kim Jong Un does not possess nuclear tipped missiles); on the PC university front Trinity College professor Johnny Williams went on a f* bomb tirade that because he was white Scalise should have been left to die (time for parents and donors to express their displeasure by sending their kids and dollars elsewhere as with idiots like him teaching there they are overpaying for the “education”; in further proof that must be drilled into the sick minds of jihadis that you may run but you cannot hide, a Canadian sniper shot and killed a terrorist in Iraq from a distance of 2.2 miles away;; Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 21 increasing to 1646 and the death toll increasing to 292, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Peter and Gordon, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that our politicians will not create billions more of imprests for wasteful purposes; a relevant quote from President Roosevelt on the G.I. Bill of Rights, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like  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.
1National Onion Ring Dayin a day in which holidays and observances are almost nonexistent bemoaning another high fat treat we Americans are too prone to consume.
2. National Chocolate Éclair Day—celebrated by eating a favorite mid-19th Century French pastry invention made with choux dough as opposed to long johns make with donut dough. 
3. 1964 Number One Song—the number one song in 1964 on a run of 1 week in that position was “A World Without Love” by Peter and Gordon. Here is a performance by the two British pop stars who were part of the British Invasion of “A World Without Love”:  https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=peter+and+Gordon#id=1&vid=f8f304add3eed94fa93d3e58702fcd87&action=click
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “imprest” which means a loan or advance of funds for a particular purpose.            
5. Drums Along the Reservation—celebrating or bemoaning, depending on your political persuasion, the birth on this day in 1949 of a women who claimed to be Native American in order to further her political ambitions. Along with Sanders she is a rabid foe of banks and is symbolic of the leftist tilt of the Democratic Party.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1941 in what will prove to be Germany’s biggest mistake in World War II, German forces launched Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union.    
b. 1944 President Roosevelt signed into law The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 ( aka the G.I. Bill of Rights ) which dramatically increased the number of college and technically trained students from the ranks of returning veterans.       
c. 1969 the Cuyahoga River running through Cleveland, Ohio caught fire which led to the passage of the Clean Water Act and the creation of Trump’s nemesis the Environmental Protection Agency.          
d. 1984 Virgin Airways commenced operations with its first flight from London’s Gatwick Airport.
e. 1990 that symbol of the Cold War, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, was disbanded.            
Reflections on the least this nation needed to do for its returning veterans: “First, mustering-out pay to every member of the armed forces and merchant marine when he or she is honorably discharged; mustering-out pay large enough in each case to cover a reasonable period of time between his discharge and the finding of a new job.Second, in case no job is found after diligent search, then unemployment insurance if the individual registers with the United States Employment Service. Third, an opportunity for members of the armed services to get further education or trade training at the cost of their Government….”—President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat,” July 28, 1943 Probably along with the Marshall Plan, the best investment this nation has ever made.  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017 Ridley's Beliieve It Or Not International Yoga Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 21, 2017 Blues poured millions upon millions of dollars into the special election in  Georgia and even sent in the Botox of youth queen Nancy Pelosi and still managed to lose in their failed anti-Trump no tax cuts message (Blues are now 0-4); the death spiral for Obamacare continues as Anthem, the second largest healthcare insurer announced it plans to pull out of Obamacare in Wisconsin and Indiana next year on the heels of an announcement earlier this month that it was exiting Ohio (meanwhile back in the Swamp, the Blues are doing everything they can to delay the Senate’s repeal and replace bill); the rogue nation led by an obese lunatic appears to be readying for more nuclear tests while China is still dragging its feet on helping us to shut this nation completely down (the clock is ticking down for us to eliminate Kim Jong-Un, his family and its nuclear and ICBM program by any means necessary); the depravity of North Korea for in essence giving 22 year Otto Warmbrier a death sentence for removing a poster from his hotel room is horrific beyond belief (makes you wonder what the IOC is smoking with reports of a possibility of North Korea co-hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics with South Korea); while the Blues continue to wallow in the Russian collusion delusion no action from the Swamp to address the issue of what to do about future attempts by Russians and others to hack into out voting machines as they appeared to have done in 21 states (even if we have to return to paper ballots or offline voting devices and delay the results this potential problem has to be solved); on the terror front an airport cop in Flint was stabbed by an assailant in what preliminary but not conclusive reports indicate as a terrorist attack; on the political front where delusion among the Blues is the norm, reports surfacing that Eric Holder is thinking of running for president; Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 20 increasing to 1637 and the death toll increasing to 290, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Kyu Sakamoto, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that our politicians will listen to our importunes to cut taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare and increase jobs; a relevant quote from Amit Ray on the benefits of yogasecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like  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. International Hydrography Daypromoting the creation of hydrographic information and the dissemination of it on a global basis.
2. International Yoga Day—celebrated since 2015 to promote the practice of and the benefits of yoga; maybe before each committee hearing or meeting, the members of Congress participating ought to be required to practice ten minutes of yoga to promote flexibility of thought and elimination of angry rhetoric.       
3. 1963 Number One Song—the number one song in 1963 on a run of 3 weeks in that position proving that music transcends national borders and language was “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUA-DcW1lFc  Regret not being able to speak Japanese so I found a link to translated lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35DrtPlUbc This crooner joined 508 passengers and 15 crew members in dying in a Japanese Air plane crash on August 12, 1983, the deadliest single plane crash in history.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “importune” which means to press or urge someone with repeated requests which when it comes to compromise Congress turns a deaf ear.            
5.The Man Who Will Be King—celebrating the birth on this day in 1982 of the man who will be king as opposed to his father, who hopefully for the good of the British people will not, Prince William.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1900 as part of the Boxer Rebellion, China declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan.    
b. 1915 SCOTUS handed down its decision in Guinn v. United States invalidating Oklahoma’s grandfather clauses that had the effect of eliminating the ability of black voters to cast their ballots.       
c. 1964 three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, Mickey Schwerner and James Chaney were murdered by members of the Klu Klux Klan and in a first for its time, an all white jury convicted several of the perpetrators of violated the victims’ civil rights but the ring leader’s trial ended in a hung jury and he was not retried.          
d. 1989 SCOTUS in the case of Texas v Johnson ruled that burning of the American flag was protected by the First Amendment.
e. 2005 in a reaffirmation that the wheels of justice often move slowly but at least they move, Edgar Ray Killen, the mastermind of the murders back in 1964, was convicted of manslaughter for the murders of Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney and sentenced to 60 years and is now serving that sentence and at age 92 will die in prison.             
As one goes into the half lotus for one’s yoga session, reflections of the benefits of yoga“Exercises are like prose, whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.”  Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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June 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Yoga Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 20, 2017 A sweltering but great week at Stanford watching my youngest son join over 500 fellow Stanford students to receive his diploma in computer science; unfortunately as befitting a former Trustee I was clothed in academic robes that were like a solar heat magnet; on the security front HRC and her bungling aides still have access to classified material and finally the State Department is getting around to investigating why that access has not been removed (anyone with a last name other than Clinton would be in prison garb); on the political front close race in Georgia to see who will replace Tom Price who left to join Trump’s Cabinet (if Blues lose no matter how close it could have devastating effect on their ability to get donors to throw money down their failed rat hole); on the terror front in Brussels police shot and killed a Islamist terrorist after he detonated a small suicide vest; on the tragic PC front plaguing our schools, June Chu, the Dean of Pierson College at Yale has left due to being exposed for having posted inflammatory anti-white views on Yelp; take an aspirin before reading this--the Regents running the University of California have implemented a policy to limit out of state students to 18% while imposing no limits on illegal aliens (when is someone going to ask why are any illegals allowed on campus?); while Scalise was fighting for his life, the Queen of Bias Joy-Ann Reid was slamming Scalise not the  gunman who tried to kill him and four others (like blaming a rape victim for wearing a provocative outfit); Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 19 increasing to 1627 and the death toll increasing to 286, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Ray Charles, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that our politicians will not bbe impignorating our future, a relevant quote from Jeff Duncan on the refugee crisissecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like  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 Refugee Daycommemorating the adoption by the General Assembly on December 4, 2000 and observed on this day since 2001; unfortunately the resolution has done nothing to slow the rapid growth of refugees and of the frustration and anger over governments’ lack of ability to assimilate and protect their citizenry from attack. 
2. Summer Solstice—although from an astronomical standpoint, the Summer Solstice occurs at 12:24 a.m. EDT tomorrow, today is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight. Enjoy it but with sun screen of course.      
3. 1962 Number One Song—the number one song in 1962 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Ray Charles. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQXsM1l2wZ8  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “impignorate” which means to pledge, pawn, or mortgage which is what our leaders are doing to our children’s and grandchildren’s future by a continuing increase of the national debt.            
5. She Did Not Lose Without Cruise—celebrating the birth on this day in 1967 of Nicole Kidman, noted actress and former wife of Tom Cruise who starred in such hits as Moulin Rouge.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1819 in a the world just got smaller moment, the USS Savannah became the first steam powered vessel to cross the Atlantic.    
b. 1877 in another the world just got smaller moment, Alexander Graham Bell installed the world’s first commercial telephone system in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.      
c. 1895 in yet another the world just smaller moment, the Kiel Canal, connecting the North Sea and Baltic Sea by cutting through the Jutland Peninsula and shaving almost 300 miles off the trip opened.          
d. 1991 the German Bundestag voted to return the capital of Germany to Berlin.
e. 2003 in another example of the world of knowledge getting really, really smaller, Wikimedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.             
Reflections on the refugee problems that will get exponentially worse not better: “We need to hit pause, and possibly reset, as we think about this whole Syrian refugee resettlement issue.” Jeff Duncan, noted Red Representative from South Carolina. Hopefully SCOTUS will agree and uphold Trump’s ban until we have a chance to figure who we should or should not admit into this country for security purposesPlease 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 14, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Blood Donor Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 14, 2017 It may be jumping to conclusions but in Alexandria we may have seen the dog whistles being blown by the left resulting in tragic consequences as a 66 year old gunman James Hodgkinson who before being shot and dying at the hospital opened fire at Republicans practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game between Reds and Blues that raises over $500,000 for disadvantaged youth in the Swamp, firing some 50 rounds and hitting Majority Whip Congressman Scalise and two police officers (fortunately the Majority Whip was on the team and at practice with his security detail or in the words of several witnesses there would have been a massacre); what sort of further tragedies do we have to endure before the left tones down the rhetoric against our president and the Reds?; horrific fire in an apartment tower in London killing six people and many more bodies expected to be found; it would appear that the only reason the rogue nation released Warmbier is due to the fact he has been in a coma for months and the North Koreans did not want him to die in their custody; as to be expected the Blues with their fantasy Russian collusion delusion came across during questioning of AG Sessions as complete idiots with the classless Senator Harris relentlessly browbeating Sessions; in a chilling omen on what we face with an expanded refugee program, Germany reported that sex crimes committed by migrants almost all of whom are Muslims into Germany doubled last year (no wonder Germans are getting sick and tired of their open border government); Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 13 increasing to 1538 and the death toll increasing to 273, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Ricky Nelson, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping Trump will destroy the impedimentary tactics of Schumer and his lackeys, a relevant quote on donating bloodsecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day which is right around the corner, 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.
1Flag Daycommemorating the adoption of our flag by the Continental Congress on this day in 1777. 
2. World Blood Donor Day—celebrated since 2004 as one of eight public health observances by the World Health Organization to promote safe and reliable blood supplies and to promote gratitude for those donors who donate blood.      
3. 1961 Number One Song—the number one song in 1961 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Travelin’ Man” by Ricky Nelson. Here is a performance by him of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0janfcZ8LUw Nelson and 5 members of his band were killed in a plane crash just outside of Dallas on December 31, 1985 at the age of 45.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “impedimentary” which means obstructing or hindering which is what Schumer and his lackeys have become so skillful at when it comes to the Trump agenda.            
5. What to Give a Man Who Has Everything—celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of Donald Trump whose birthday would be greatly enhanced if the Blues in Congress would cease their fanatical impedimentary tactics. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1775 the Continental Army was established by the Continental Congress.    
b. 1941 the Soviets begin the mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians.      
c. 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation that inserted the phrase “under God” into our Pledge of Allegiance.          
d. 1967 China exploded its first hydrogen bomb. 
e. 2002 in the near Earth asteroid 2002 MN passed within 70,000 miles of Earth; had it struck the planet the effect would have been similar to the asteroid that hit Siberia in 1906 and leveled 800 square miles of trees.             
Reflections on donating blood, the gift of life “Blood is meant to circulate. Pass it around.” ANON Good advice and another reason to donate a pint that you can thrive without but may save a life.  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Race Unity Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 11, 2017 We are still mired in the delusion of the Russian collusion and the Comey firing while the real issues we need to address like replacing a dead Obamacare, tax cuts, and border security are dead in the water (where are the PR people to alert the voters to the obstruction by the Blues that will kill this recovery and doom this nation to a return to the abysmal growth of the Obama years?); Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest uncouth, profanity spewing “Senator” hurling f* bombs at Trump (with antics and animosity like that no wonder the Blues are the reason nothing can be accomplished in the Swamp); the head of the RNC stated today enough is enough and called for an end to the false Russian collusion delusion investigations by the Senate and House so Congress can focus on what they were elected to do—solve the issues aforementioned that exponentially more important than the sound bites of Blue politicians like Harris seeking reelection or a higher office; shades of the Berlin Airlift, Iran has sent five planes loaded with food to Qatar after Saudi Arabia closed its border; in a one step forward to objectivity with the firing on Aslan, the Clinton News Network, took two steps backward by running for two days the false narrative based on anonymous sources that Comey would refute Trump’s allegations that he was not told he was not under investigation which despite his leaks, Comey told the truth that Trump was not; Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 10 increasing to 1507 and the death toll increasing to 262, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Everly Brothers, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping Trump will remain impavid against the Blues and the MSM in his efforts to get his needed agenda implemented, a relevant quote on abuse from Simon Baron-Cohensecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day which is right around the corner, 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.
1Race Unity Daycreated in 1957 by Bahá’í National Spiritual Assemblto promote racial harmony and understanding which given the divisiveness of race relations that still persists in this nation is an observance that merits observing each and every day of our lives.  
2. Abused Women and Children’s Awareness Day—created to promote awareness of and to end the abuse of one in four women during their lifetime by their spouse or significant other and the estimated abusing of 6 million children each year—a real man never, ever strikes or otherwise abuses a woman or a child.      
3. 1960 Number One Song—the number one song in 1960 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers. Here is a performance by them of the song with a very young Dick Clark introducing them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3-E9JebDtU Both brothers were heavy smokers but the oldest Don born in 1937 quit in the 60’s and is still going strong but the youngest Phil born in 1939 who also quit but took up the butt again died of lung disease in 2014.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “impavid” which means to be fearless which when it comes to tackling major problems facing us like entitlement spending growing out of control, is a characteristic our politicians completely lack.            
5. Poster Child for Term Limits—celebrating the birth on this day in 1930 of Charles Rangel, 19 term Congressman from Harlem who defeated another corrupt long term politician Adam Clayton Powell but was sanctioned himself for ethics violations in 2010. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1776 the Continental Congress appointed Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and David Livingston to draft the Declaration of Independence.    
b. 1937 eight high ranking generals were executed on the orders of Joseph Stalin, whose executing or imprisoning of thousands from the officer corps of the Soviet Union left it ill prepared to face the Wehrmacht in 1941 when Germany launched its invasion.      
c. 1944 the last battleship built by the U.S. Navy, the USS Missouri, was commissioned and now is a floating museum at Pearl Harbor.          
d. 1998 Compaq Computer Corporation acquired Digital Equipment Corporation for $9 billion which at the time was the largest high tech acquisition until it was itself acquired by Hewlett-Packard for $25 billion in 2002. 
e. 2002 in a what took you so long and my kingdom for a horse moment, the U.S. Congress passed a resolution recognizing Antonio Meucci as the first inventor of the telephone who filed a caveat patent some 16 years prior to Alexander Graham Bell but did not have the requisite filing fee of $10 to be issued a patent.            
Reflections on the impact of child abuse: “Parents who discipline their child by discussing the consequences of their actions produce children who have better moral development, compared to children whose parents use authoritarian methods and punishment.”  Simon Baron-Cohen, Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty  Reflecting on the accomplishments of my children now adults, Simon is right on.  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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June 10, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not AA Founding Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 10, 2017 The House and Senate on the issue of Comey’s memos and the existence or non existence of Trump’s tapes appear more and more impotent each day (how long must we tolerate this obstruction of justice and Russian collusion delusion to suck all the oxygen out of the room to prevent any progress on addressing the economic, security and social issues Americans desperately need solutions for?); Trump heads to Miami to unveil a rollback of Obama’s normalization policies which have achieve little in removing the heavy hand of oppression of the Castro regime; in a nation that should be getting weary of protests and counter protests dozens of cities witnessed small but raucous anti-Sharia and counter pro Muslim demonstrations; good news on the illegal alien front as apprehensions on the border are in a steep decline, not because the Border Patrol is abandoning its efforts a la the Obama Administration but rather because there has been a significant decline in illegals attempting to cross the border due to Trump; May by the skin of her teeth may remain in power as the minority party with 10 seats, the Northern Ireland Democratic Union  Party, agreed to support the Tories on major issues like the budget (why she is the head of the Tories remains to this observer unbelievable); Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 9 increasing to 1476 and the death toll increasing to 260, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Johnny Horton, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping Trump will be able to immure the numerous leakers that have hobbled his agenda, a relevant quote on alcoholism from Raymond Chandlersecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day which is right around the corner, 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. AA Founding Daycelebrating the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous on this day in Akron, Ohio in 1935 by Bill W. and Doctor Bob S. Millions and millions of hopeless alcoholics have found sobriety through AA’s 12 Step program.                                            2. Worldwide Knit in Public Day—created by Danielle Landes in 2005 to foster the art of knitting and to bring people together by stitching together.     
3. 1959 Number One Song—the number one song in 1959 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton also known and revered for “Sink the Bismark” and “North to Alaska”, whose career was cut short by a DUI driver at the age of 35. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=johnny+horton+the+battle+of+new+orleans#id=2&vid=a91f9bf84a5cb055b6937fb1751d8bf8&action=click
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “immure” which means to imprison or confine which is something hopefully leakers like Reality Winner will suffer.           
5. Cheat to Mistreat—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1953 of John Edwards former Senator and unsuccessful vice presidential candidate in 2004 and presidential candidate for the nomination of president in 2004 and 2008 and whose political aspirations were forever sunk by an extramarital affair that produced a child. Dodged criminal prosecution on violation of election laws but is still practicing law as a tort lawyer in North Carolina. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1854 the first class of the U.S. Naval Academy graduated.    
b. 1940 speaking at commencement ceremonies at the University of Virginia, President Roosevelt proclaimed Italy’s pathetic invasion attempt in France as a “stab in the back.”  
c. 1944 Joe Nuxhall at 15 years old became the youngest player in Major League Baseball when he pitched two thirds of an inning for the Cincinnati Reds.          
d. 1963 President Kennedy signed into law the Equal Pay Act of 1963 which was supposed to abolish wage disparity based on gender (if you believe the Blues during the 2016 campaign wage disparity still exists in spades). 
e. 1964 after a 75 day filibuster by Democratic Senators from the South, the Senate ended that filibuster which resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which ended segregation in public accommodations.           
Reflections on alcoholism and why both alcoholics and nonalcoholics should be so thankful for Dr. Bob and Bill W. and the founding of AA: “A man who drinks too much on occasion is still the same man as he was sober. An alcoholic, a real alcoholic, is not the same man at all. You can't predict anything about him for sure except that he will be someone you never met before.”  Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye  How true those words are.  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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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.  
© June 10, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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