Sunday, June 24, 2018

June 24, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World UFO Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 24, 2018 Trump has thrown the gauntlet down on illegal immigration by demanding that anyone coming here illegally is to be deported immediately—no court trials or catch and release (unless he can do that by executive order not a chance that Blues will back him and unless the Reds can win on the message illegal immigration is costing us upwards of $130 billion a year we are doomed to be plagued by an open, porous border through which pours drugs and people); NYPD is seeking public help to identify 6 most likely illegal alien gang bangers that hacked to death a 15 year old with machetes (Mayor DiBlasio has been too busy appearing at events like Gay Pride to offer condolences to the family); the U.S. and South Korea have announced an indefinite suspension of joint military exercises; interesting study out that shows correlation between opioid use and Trump support (a sign of despair caused by abandonment of the liberal elite?); on the climate change front new study that meRthane emissions at natural gas production sites are 60 percent higher than previously reported as natural gas is used more and more to produce electricity; Time Magazine got caught with its journalistic pants down as its cover with Trump staring down at a small child falsely portrayed the child as being separated from its mother; in Chicago through June 23, 2018, 1308 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 208 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Brandy and Monica, factoids of interest for this day in history, the hopeful end to maximalism in the Swamp on both sides of the aisle; a relevant quote from Minka Kelly on treating human beings, 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 UFO Day—commemorating the sighting by Kenneth Arnold on this day in 1947 while flying near Mt. Rainier of nine flying objects that were not of this world.      
2. Museum Comes to Life Day—celebrating a perfect reason to visit a museum near you.
3. 1998 Number One Song— the number one song in 1998 on a run of 13 weeks in that position was “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va1Y6uAgNJY
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “maximalism” which means an uncompromising adherence to extreme demands which sadly describes our political system in the Swamp.
5.  Have No Fear If You Can Cheer—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1980 of noted actress Minka Kelly, best known for her role on the series Cheerleaders.
         On this day in: 
a.a. 1916 Mary Pickford became the first female actress to be signed to a $1,000,000 contract.     
b. 1948 the Soviet Union shut down the overland routes between Berlin and West Germany, an act that instituted the Berlin Airlift which broke the back of the blockade.
c. 1950 in South Africa the Group Areas Act formally segregating the races was passed.   
d. 1957 SCOTUS in the case of Roth v. United States ruled that pornographic material was not protected by the First Amendment.      
e. 1995 South Africa defeated New Zealand in the World Rugby Cup with South Africa President Nelson Mandela presenting the winning trophy.
    Reflections on how to treat people from the birthday girl, a reflection that Hollywood celebrities should pay attention to: “It blows my mind that anyone could be unkind to anyone. The guy clearing our plates is a person. I don't care if you're sweeping the floor. I don't care if you're cleaning my toilet.” Minka Kelly.   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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Saturday, June 23, 2018

June 23, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not United Nations Public Service Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 23, 2018 The obstructionist in chief of the FBI Rod Rosenstein has blinked over threats of subpoena and contempt of Congress and handed over documents requested; the great divide is alive and well among the left at least at the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia where Sarah Sanders and members of her family was kicked out of the restaurant by its biased small minded owner because she works for President Trump (when will it ever end and where is the outrage of the MSM and leftist leaders?); angel moms (parents whose children had been killed by illegal aliens) met with Trump to reveal their heart wrenching stories in an event ignored by MSM or in the case of MSNBC blasting Trump for politicizing the tragedies while politicizing in spades the separation of minors from their illegal alien parents breaking the law and putting their children at great risk (great swipe at Kathy Griffin as a woman without a soul); Trump is proving to be a great Red seller as he campaigns in Nevada against Wacky Jackie in support of Senator Heller; SC House Republican candidate who had ousted the Republican incumbent Sanford was seriously injured in an car crash by a wrong way driver (her Blue opponent has displayed some class by suspending campaigning); John Bolton is off to Moscow to discuss plans for a summit with Putin; Italy has told the EU to take a hike on immigration and will not allow boats carrying migrants access to Italian ports (watch for the shoe to fall on Merkel for her opening the floodgates to refugees from the Middle East); in Chicago through June 22, 2018, 1293 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 207 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the Blues confronting Trump are reduced to maunder,  and  a relevant quote from Clarence Thomas on the liberal elite, 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. International Widows Day—created by the Loomba Foundation in 2005 to promote awareness of the poverty and social stigmatization faced by the estimated 245 widows on this planet.      
2. United Nations Public Service Day—created by the UN in 2003 to promote and recognize the contribution of public service to the community.
3. 1997 Number One Song— the number one song in 1997 on a run of 11 weeks in that position was “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans feat. 112. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKMtZm2YuBE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “maunder” which means to grumble, something the Blues are doing increasingly as the economy thanks to the Trump tax cuts firing on all cylinders.
5.  Hills to Climb—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of Clarence Thomas, the second African American to be appointed to SCOTUS and who survived a bitter confirmation fight over allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill; he is a noted conservative judge who rarely questions during oral argument.
         On this day in: 
a.a. 1969 IBM announced that effecting January 1, 1970 that it would sell its hardware separate from services and software thereby creating the modern software industry.     
b. 1972 President Nixon and his Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman were taped plotting to use the C.I.A. to obstruct the FBI’s investigation of the Watergate break-in.
c. 1972 Title IX of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended to prohibit discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funds.   
d. 2013 the last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons was removed for destruction (declared but not actual as Assad was alleged to have used chemical weapons on an attack of a rebel village in 2017 which prompted a military response by the U.S with cruise missiles against the airbase that had launched the attacking planes).      
e. 2016 the United Kingdom voted 52%-48% to leave the European Union.
    Reflections on bias of the northern liberal elite from one of its targets: ““The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated. The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.” Clarence Thomas Sadly as the recent incident of Sarah Sanders being ejected from a restaurant in Virginia for working for Trump, such bias and bigotry on the left is alive and well.   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 21, 2018

June 21, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day of Yoga

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 21, 2018 Today is the first day of summer as Trump has cancelled the annual Congressional picnic to force Congress to work on immigration legislation; as Trump has blinked on the issue of separating children from their families illegally entering this country seeking amnesty and being arrested, Peter Fonda another poster child for the leftist over the top anti-Trump rhetoric has issued a lame apology for calling on Barron Trump to be kidnapped and placed in a cage with pedophiles (wonder if the Secret Service was knocking on this idiot’s door); the fact is that discourse and civility on the issue of immigration is dead as the left wants nothing but open borders open to all regardless of skills, background or desire to assimilate, a fact put in clear focus as the head of the Department of Home Land Security was heckled incessantly at a public restaurant in the Swamp by a group of activists including one socialist Allison Hrabar who is a paralegal working at the DOJ; the scandal at the FBI keeps getting worse as Mark Meadows, Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, has claimed that FBI agents altered their witness reports and the FBI misled the IG over the status of agents who were unnamed but cited for anti-Trump bias (MSM is totally MIA on reporting on the IG’s report and the bias of the FBI); in Israel, the wife of the Prime Minister Netanyahu has been indicted for fraud and misuse of public funds; the UN has blasted Trump for contempt of poverty in the U.S. but used data from 2016 the last year of the Obama Administration and relied on survey data which significantly understates the amount of benefits received; another poster child for divisiveness, Brian Sims in Philadelphia welcomes Mike Pence with the bird (when will this rabid nonsense from the left be toned down so people can intelligently discuss issues and try to find solutions as opposed to vilifications?); in Chicago through June 19, 2018, 1273 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 206 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you did not experience matutolypea this morning,  and  a relevant quote from Rolf Gates on yoga, 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. International Day of Yoga—created by the UN to promote the spiritual, emotional and physical effects of practicing yoga.      
2. World Hydrography Day—created by the World Hydrography Organization in 2005 to promote awareness of the contributions of hydrographers to navigation and marine environment.
3. 1996 Number One Song— the number one song in 1996 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Tha Crossroads” by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMYAEHE2GrM
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “matutolypea” which means getting up on the wrong side of the bed which is not the way to start one’s day.
5.  Family Ties That Bind—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1947 of noted actor Michael Gross best known for his role on Family Ties and being part owner with his wife of the Santa Fe Southern Railway.
         On this day in: 
a.a. 1942 a Japanese submarine surfaced at the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon and fired 17 shots at Fort Stevens in one of the few attacks on the contiguous 48 states.    
b. 1982 John Hinckley was found not guilty of shooting President Reagan by reason of insanity. 
c. 1989 SCOTUS in the case of Texas v. Johnson held that the burning of the American flag was protected by the First Amendment.   
d. 2004 Space Ship One, the first privately funded spacecraft which was designed by Burt Rutan made its first flight into space.    
e. 2005 Edgar Killen who had not been convicted of the 1994 murders of three civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner was tried for and convicted of manslaughter and died on January 11, 2018 in prison 6 days before his 93rd birthday.
    Reflections on yoga: “Yoga is not a work-out, it is a work-in. And this is the point of spiritual practice; to make us teachable; to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are.” — Rolf Gates, noted yoga instructor and author.   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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Friday, June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Wind Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 15, 2018 The Blue wave on the political front may be fading but not on the baseball front as the Blue Congressional Baseball Team thumped the Reds 21-5; on the immigration front, Reds are in locked horns between conservatives and moderates over immigration reform which appears not to fund the wall and does not end chain migration (which Blues to a man or woman reject); on the sports front the World Cup begins today in Russia amidst threats by ISIS urging lone wolf attacks; fallout continues from the IG report on Comey’s insubordination and a pervasive practice of FBI agents leaking to the press and receiving in return gifts, dinners, tickets to events and other things of value; Pompeo is returning from South Korea and China still confident that North Korea will make significant progress during Trump’s first term in denuclearizing; FEMA is in hot water over the mess in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria by failing to stock supplies on the island before the hurricane blasted the island; on the opiod front, Kentucky has sued Walgreens for filling larger numbers of prescriptions of opioids than medically warranted; the IG’s report revealed that Obama flat out lied to the American people when he asserted that he learned of HRC’s private email server from the news media (so typical of the you can keep your plan man); in Chicago through June 13, 2018, 1183 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 191 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?)
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Janet Jackson, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you may be masticating on a lobster on National Lobster Day,  and  a relevant quote from Abraham Lincoln on harnessing and taming the wind,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. Global Wind Day—created by the European Wind Energy Association in 2007 to promote the use of wind energy in the creation of electricity.      
2. Magna Carta Day—celebrating the execution of the Magna Carta on this day in 1215 by King John which granted certain rights to the nobility and included the basis for guaranteeing a trail by a jury of one’s peers.        
3. 1993 Number One Song— the number one song in 1993 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “That’s the Way Love Goes” by Janet Jackson.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpQ88a6zy8E  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “masticate” which means to chew which the IG’s report at over 500 pages has a lot to digest.
5.  Being Ernest on the Road to Success—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1949 of James Varney best known for his character Ernest Worrell who appeared in numerous commercials but unfortunately a chain smoker who contracted lung cancer and died way too early at the age of 50.
         On this day in: 
a. 1864 200 acres formerly owned by General Robert E. Lee was set aside as a military cemetery known as Arlington by Secretary of War Edward Stanton.     
b. 1916 President Wilson signed a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only youth organization to have a federal charter.  
c. 1970 Charles Manson went on trial for the Sharon Tate murders.  
d. 1992 SCOTUS ruled in the case of United States v. Alvarez-Machain that the United States could forcibly extradite a suspect without the consent of the country that such suspect was being extradited from.   
e. 2012 Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls.
    Reflections on wind power: “As yet, the wind is an untamed and unharnessed force; and  quite possibly one of the greatest discoveries to be made hereafter will be the taming and harnessing of it.” Abraham Lincoln 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 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Blood Donor Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 14, 2018 The long awaited and maybe watered down IG report on the HRC “investigation” was released and it paints a sad picture of Comey’s insubordination and failure to follow protocol and marked examples of clear bias by agents Strzock (who is still with the FBI) and Page, the FBI sitting on recovered HRC emails until just before the election yet to no one’s surprise found no evidence that the FBI “investigation” was compromised by such bias (believe that and you’re a candidate for buying the London Bridge); predictably the MSM touted the report as evidence of Trump’s war against Meuller and Fox is slamming the report’s failure to take various anti-Trump texts as evidence that the investigation had to biased and designed to insure HRC’s election; by mere coincidence the new New York AG has filed suit against the Trump Foundation for alledged fraudulent practices; latest polls show that support for Mueller’s witch-hunt is evaporating even among Blues; to no one’s surprise the DOJ continues to hold back on subpoenaed documents (when will Congress either impeach Rosenstein or better yet when will the president order him to comply with the subpoena?); on the illegal alien front, ICE nabbed 162 illegals in Southern California, 90 percent of whom had criminal records; Jim Acosta and Brian Karem are in a contest to see who is the better and less civil fool at White House briefing over the issue of separating children from their parents apprehended for coming here illegally; on the business front AT&T has completed the Time Warner merger; in Chicago through June 13, 2018, 1183 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 191 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?)
        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 the economy keeps giving a reason to exercise our masseters,  and  a relevant quote from an anonymous source on donating blood,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. Flag Day (U.S.) —celebrating the adoption of the U.S. Flag by the Continental Congress on this day in 1777.      
2. World Blood Donor Day—created by the World Health Organization in 2004 as one of its 8 Health Issue days to create awareness of the need for safe blood donations and to thank donors for their support of blood drives.        
3. 1992 Number One Song— the number one song in 1992 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “I’ll Be There” by Mariah Carey.  Here is a recording of the song:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIt3dx4an9c
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “masseter” which means a muscle used to lower the lower jaw which is getting lots of exercise as the economy seems firing on all cylinders.
5.  Youngest and Most Energetic 72 Year Old on the Planet—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1947 of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States whose first 500 days despite being dogged by scorched Earth policies of the Blues and 24/7 hostility of the press has the economy running on all cylinders and may be on track to denuclearize North Korea.
         On this day in: 
a. 1775 the Continental Army was established by the Continental Congress.   
b. 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
c. 1966 in a what took you so long moment the Vatican announced the end of its Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Index of Prohibited Books) which was created in 1557.  
d. 2002 Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN missed Earth by 75,000 miles which is fortunate in that the 73 meter in diameter asteroid had the same mass and velocity as a 1908 asteroid that crashed into Siberia and leveled over 800 square miles of trees. 
e. 2017 after Republican Congressman and Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others were shot by a left wing agitator who was killed by Capitol Police while practicing for a charity baseball game between Red and Blues. 
       Reflections on giving blood: “The Blood You Donate Gives Someone Another Chance At Life. One Day That Someone May Be A Close Relative, A Friend, A Loved One Or Even You.” Anon but so true. 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 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Random Acts of Light Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 13, 2018 The ink is barely dry on the agreement between North Korea and the U.S. on the issue of North Korea’s giving up its nukes and already the Blues are in whining mode that Trump was snookered and insulting to our G-7 Allies; tomorrow the IG will release its report on the botched “investigation” by the FBI a once proud agency so politicized under Obama, Holder, Lynch and Comey (the real collusion in the 2016 elections was not between Trump and the Russians but between HRC and the DNC and Russia with the fake anti-Trump dossier that led to Mueller and illegal FISA warrants on Americans); James Wolfe former top staffer for the Senate Intel Committee pled not guilty to charges of leaking classified information to his paramour, New York Times reporter Ally Watkins (shades of Strzock and Page on steroids and another example of the reptilian brain corrupting ethics and integrity); the war on women is alive and flourishing even among the Blue hypocrites as Archie Parnell running for the House in South Carolina who beat his wife with a tire iron and won a Blue primary; Robert DeNiro unleashed a stream of F*Bombs at the Tony Awards against Trump and Alec Baldwin must be in the grip of delusions of grandeur indicating he would be a great presidential candidate; on the immigration front AG Sessions is slamming the asylum system as being scammed; on the homeless front the City Council of Seattle has rescinded due to objections of large employers like Amazon a controversial employee head tax designed to raise money to cope with the burgeoning homeless problem; in Chicago through June 12, 2018, 1191 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 191 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?)
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Paula Abdul, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the Pelosi’s martinet ways will not have a chance to be exercised as the Blue Wave seems to be receding for the midterms,  and  a relevant quote by from Murray Bootchin on the Exxon Valdez disaster,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. Random Act of Light Day—created by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2017 to shed light on the need for research in finding a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.
2. Sewing Machine Day—celebrating the creation of the sewing machine the first patent for which was issued to Thomas Saint in England in 1790.        
3. 1991 Number One Song— the number one song in 1991 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Rush Rush” by Paula Abdul.  Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNPb931HqeM
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “martinet” which means a strict disciplinarian which describes Pelosi to a tee when it comes to controlling how Blues will vote and is why the Reds must not lose control of the House.
5. Center Square—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1926 of comedian and actor Pual Lynde, best known for being the center square in the game show “Hollywood Squares” but who battled alcoholism and died from a heart attack at the age of 55.
         On this day in: 
a. 1971 The New York Times began publication of the Pentagon Papers which detailed the fraud and deception of the Pentagon of getting us into and keeping us in the Vietnam War.   
b. 1981 at the Trouping of the Colour Ceremony in Buckingham Palace, Michael Sergeant fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II for which he spent three years in prison.
c. 1994 a jury in Anchorage, Alaska found Exxon and Captain Hazelwood reckless in the Exxon Valdez disaster in Prince William Sound enabling the victims of the oil spill to pursue $15 billion in damages.  
d. 1997 a jury sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of a federal building there, which sentence was carried out on June 11, 2001. 
e. 2002 the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.    
         Reflections on the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster: “We tend to think of environmental catastrophes -such as the recent Exxon Valdez oil-spill disaster in the Bay of Alaska-as "accidents": isolated phenomena that erupt without notice or warning. But when does the word accident become inappropriate? When are such occurrences inevitable rather than accidental? And when does a consistent pattern of inevitable disasters point to a deep-seated crisis that is not only environmental but profoundly social?” Murray
Bookchin, noted American author and early ecologist.
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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Loving Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 12, 2018 President Trump and Premier Kim have signed an agreement committing North Korea to denuclearization following their historic summit meeting in Singapore with the details to be worked out but with sanctions to remain in place until Kim’s arsenal of ballistic missiles, nukes and production facilities have been destroyed while the U.S. is committed to insure no regime change of Kim’s regime (devil is in the details and a lot of work remains for Pompeo and his counterpart to hammer out the details especially the need for verification but at least a start);  grandstanding Jim Acosta the Cack News Network’s “star” made a typical fool out of himself at the Singapore Summit shooting out questions at Trump and Kim on how the meeting was going; the populist wave against illegal immigration that helped propel Trump into office is alive and well in Italy as that nation in defiance of the EU is closing its ports to illegal immigrants and moving forward with plans to deport some 500,000 illegals from the country; CNN’s latest “news” show Cuomo Prime Time heavily promoted was crushed by Fox and MSNBC in its debut leading to speculation that CNN’s anti-Trump bashing strategy is failing; Pelosi  is making a fool of herself with her stupid and false remarks that wages and consumer confidence is not rising (she is the best weapon the Reds have in causing higher Red turnout as most voters are terrified of the prospects on the recovery if she were to become Speaker of the House); Mt. Kilauea on Hawaii continues to spew lava and has destroyed 600 homes in the path of numerous lava flows; on the weather front Hurricane Bud some 350 miles south of Cabo San Lucas has risen in intensity to a Cat 4 as it continues toward Baja California; on the political front primaries are being held in 5 states today; in Chicago through June 11, 2018, 1172 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 191 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?)
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Roxette, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the Blue incoming tidal wave has disappeared from the political marigraph,  and  a relevant quote by from George H. W. Bush on America,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. Loving Day—celebrating the 9-0 decision by SCOTUS in the 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia which ruled that the anti-miscegenation laws banning interracial marriages in Virginia and 15 other states were unconstitutional.      
2. World Day Against Child Labor—created by the International Labor Organization of the United Nations in 2002 to combat child labor which deprives children of their access to education and exposes them to unsafe working conditions and trafficking.        
3. 1990 Number One Song— the number one song in 1990 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette.  Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2C5TjS2sh4
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “marigraph” which means an instrument for measuring tide levels which if used to measure the size of the Blue Incoming Tide to the dismay of Blues like Pelosi has all but disappeared.
5.  Youngest To Fly Oldest To Parachute—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1924 of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States and the youngest U.S. Navy pilot to fight in World War II at age 18 and probably the oldest ex-pilot to parachute from a plane on his 90th birthday to commemorate his first parachute jump on September 2, 1944 after being shot down by the Japanese in World War II. He is the first and only former president to reach the age of 94 and the last former president who had served in World War II.
         On this day in: 
a. 1776 The Virginia Declaration of Rights was unanimously adopted by the Fifth Convention of Virginia at Williamsburg, Virginia which heavily influenced our Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.   
b. 1987 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev “to tear down this wall.”
c. 1994 Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were killed outside her home in Brentwood; O.J. Simpson was charged with the murder but acquitted of all charges.  
d. 2016 Omar Mateen, a son of naturalized Afghan parents, in revenge for a droning of an ISIL leader, opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49 and wounding 58 before being shot and killed by police.  
e. 2017 after spending 15 months in a North Korea prison Otto Warmbier returned home in a coma and died one week later.    
         Reflections on America from George H.W. Bush: “My view, is let Mike Dukakis go around there and talk about pink slips, despair, pessimism in the United States. I'll be the guy out there talking about hope and opportunity and challenge, and the fact that the United States is the best, the fairest, the most decent nation on the face of the earth. Let them apologize for America, and let me lead her to new greatness.” George H.W. Bush 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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