Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DOJ Appeals Judge's Order DOJ Lawyers Must Take Ethics Training

     Who will police the police
     If their following the law they decide to cease?
     Who polices the lawyers for the state?
If either of both  break the law contempt for the law and anarchy may be our fate
The DOJ under Holder was politicized to its very inner core
Holder when faced with lawful demands of Congress consistently chose to ignore
The DOJ under Holder first and foremost  protected Obama’s back
Blind justice under Holder if adverse to Obama he clearly lacked
Looks like under Lynch it appears to be the same old thing
The news out of a federal court in Brownsville has the same old Holder ring
DOJ lawyers appearing before a federal judge lied to his face not once but three times
In support of yet another illegal executive order stayed and now before the Supreme Court—what legal slimes!
The rule of law is so fragile and why we make lawyers officers of the court
Drummed into their very being; they and bench are to anarchy and the rule of men the last retort
For their blatant deception and misleading attempt
The judge should have contacted the bar and thrown them into jail for contempt
Instead he held that DOJ lawyers to fill what seems to be an ethical abyss
He ordered them to take ethics training to restore what in law school and in their practice they must have missed
The DOJ, that paragon of making every taxpayer dollar count and avoid waste like the plague
Filed an appeal claiming it would cost too many millions for ethics trainers to engage
Instead of appealing, the DOJ should thank its lucky stars
That these lying lawyers are not seeking mercy before the bar
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Hang In There Sanders Ignore Feinstein

If I were Sanders on the campaign trail what signposts should I heed?
Senator Feinstein insisting the “campaign should be over” is what I should read
Followed by “give up the fight”
“Time for the party to unite”
“Wall Street money always knows what for us is best”
“Hillary should not have to dip into that war chest”
While ignoring “slow down indictment hairpin turn”
While ignoring “let’s with passion turn out for the Bern”
While ignoring “turn on headlights dishonest candidate ahead”
While ignoring “caution debris from quid pro quo funds shed”
While ignoring “another Sanders’ event packed to the rafters”
While watching a barking dog and trying to hold back scorn and laughter
While ignoring an IG detailed Clinton report
Counting the ways where her judgment falls way short
While ignoring the polls showing Sanders with over Trump a 12 point lead
While she is in dead heat as her support  continues to bleed
California’s troika of Boxer, Feinstein and Brown
Are urging Blue wagons to circle Hillary around
The governor of Colorado should stick to brewing beer and urging its citizens to smoke more pot
As he now in addition to a right wing conspiracy, claims Hillary’s email scandal is driven by a sexist plot  
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May 31, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World No Tobacco Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 31, 2016 Finally only 234 days to endure President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Political theater in really high gear with Hillary watching Sanders surge leaves New Jersey in a panic mode and heads back to California and Sanders basks in the adulation of the fans at a Warrior game but has a rally disrupted by of all people animal rights supporters; national polls continue to show Trump gaining ground and in a tit for tat moment Sanders endorsed Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s primary opponent. On the day after Memorial Day another VA hospital, this one in Tacoma, is slammed by its own IG, prompting more Senate hearings—when will this mess ever be fixed?  As always I trust your Tuesday is off to a great start and that you will enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Everly Brothers, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Adrienne Herron,  while  looking forward to enjoying  a few macaroons (killer recipe below), blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that, if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 No Tobacco Day—created by the World Health Organization in 1987 to promote abstinence of the use of any tobacco for at least 24 hours to promote awareness of the 6,000,000 deaths at least caused tobacco use, including some 600,000 victims who are exposed to second hand smoke. Great observance but should be observed daily, one day at a time until tobacco use is eradicated from the globe. 
2. National Meditation Day—here is another observance that should be observed each and every day not just on May 31. Why limit the benefits of meditation—achievement of a higher state of consciousness, greater focus, awareness, creativity and a relaxed and tranquil state of mind to only one day in the year?   
3. 1960 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1950 on a run of five weeks in that position Cathy’s Clown by the Everly Brothers.  Here’s a link to the Everly Brothers performing the song on a very young looking Dick Clark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonBS_mvW-E      
4. National Macaroon Day—celebrating those tasty cookies using egg whites as opposed to flour that have been a staple of Italian and French cooking for centuries. Here is a failsafe recipe complete with photos for a coconut macaroon that even someone who can barely boil water would master. http://www.onceuponachef.com/2014/12/coconut-macaroons.html  bon app├ętit!   
5. Democracy Is Always Served By Its Own Bard—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1819 of Walt Whitman, one of America’s most influential poets best remembered for Leaves of Grass and known as the “Bard of Democracy.”
On this day in:
a. 1790 to the joy of authors, including poets, the U.S. enacted its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790 which provided copyright protection for 14 years with a right to renew for an additional 14 years.   
b. 1889 a private dam above the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania failed, releasing a flood of water that equaled briefly the water flow of the Mississippi River which destroyed the town and killed over 2,200. The public outcry over the failure of the legal system to punish the owners was instrumental in moving our tort system from fault based to strict liability.   
c. 1929 the first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, the Kartoon Kid was released.  D.C.                                                              

d. 1971 in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed in 1968, Memorial Day was observed for the first time  on this day as opposed to the traditional May 30th.   

e. 1977 after nine years following the discovery of oil in Prudhoe Bay, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was completed over the objections of environmentalists which in the pipeline’s construction and operation have largely proven to be unfounded just as the same objections in the case of Keystone XL assuming we elect a president who will take his or her climate change blinders off will prove to be.

    Reflections on smoking and secondhand smoke “Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of  preventative death in the United States. For every eight smokers that die, they take one non-smoker with them.” Adrienne Herron  

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When The IG's Away The Mice Will Play

There is an old adage that when the cat’s away the mice will play
In the case of Clinton and her private server that adage clearly on display
During her tenure as Secretary of State there was no IG
Allowing her and her deceptions to run unchecked, to run free
An oversight by Obama when he controlled the Senate or part of a deal?
Drop out of the race and as Secretary you will have free reign and the truth will never be revealed
Reading Clinton Cash and following the speaking and Foundation money dots
A clear inference as to why after a bitter campaign the position with her withdrawal was sought
A tenure at Secretary of State was not for this country’s interest to serve
But a platform to raise cash and a run in 2016 preserve
Explains why the it’s a video blatant lie
An Obama loss in 2012 would her run in 2016 deny
With governments and corporations seeking favors like a line of ants to a picnic table
Without an IG present any checks on her millions of quid pro quo dollars easy to disable
Lost in all the uproar over classified material being put on her server to be hacked
Is potentially this damning fact
Citing executive privilege 18 emails between Obama and Clinton State has refused to release
Did any deal with Benghazi or a no IG deal? The conspiracy theory will grow not cease
Who knows? Hillary may lack judgment but she has plenty of smarts
After years of being above the law perhaps on this she was careless and from her rules of concealment did depart
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Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Memorial Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 30, 2016 Finally only 235 days to endure President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. The Balkanization of politics continues with the Libertarian Party nominating the duo of Larson and Weld and rumors flying of another independent candidate floating about; hopefully Sanders will run also as an independent which would guarantee with five candidates  the election would most likely be decided by the House which has not occurred since 1824 when it selected John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson—what a nightmare but it might block a real disaster of four years of the most nontransparent, dishonest and as Trump would say crooked president we have ever had. The Reds continue to self destruct as prominent political figures are skipping the Red Convention and the schism in the Blues gets larger and larger. Not wonder this is the year of the outsider as many feel our government no longer works. As always, I hope your Memorial Day is proving to be a great one and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Wilbert Harrison, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Thomas William Parsons with a poetic footnote by the Alaskanpoet,  while  looking forward to enjoying  a mint julep, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that, if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Memorial Day—once the barbecue grills are cleaned, the beer and wine bottles tossed into the trash, the volleyball nets taken down, the picnic gear stowed and notes of taps and all the patriotic speeches have faded away, a fervent wish that sacrifices of vets not be forgotten and the outrage over the abysmal treatment by the VA sweep this country to force the solving of the long wait times causing deaths and suicides and the firing of incompetent administrators. 
2. Water A Flower Day—even though Trump is stating there is no drought in California, only the diversion of water to fish as opposed to farms, today might be the day as the summer season is now officially upon us.   
3. 1959 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1959 on a run of two weeks in that position Kansas City by Wilbert Harrison.  Here’s a link to Wilbert Harrison performing the song on a very young looking Dick Clark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UonBS_mvW-E      
4. National Mint Julep Day—celebrating the cocktail that is synonymous with the running of the Kentucky Derby; why celebrated today defies logic until one realizes that mint juleps were being consumed on plantations long before the Kentucky Derby was run and the drink did not become the signature drink at the Kentucky Derby until 1938.  
5. If You Drink Like A Fish Swim Don’t Drive Day—celebrating or bemoaning depending on whether you are a probable DUI candidate and all the risk to others and yourself that implies, the birthday on this day in 1946 of Cindy Lightner who after her daughter Cari was killed by a drunk driver in 1980 founded Mothers Against Drunk Drivers; sadly despite all the efforts of MADD drunk driving still claims far too many deaths and carnage on our streets and highways.
On this day in:
a. 1806 future president Andrew Jackson at a border town in Kentucky (dueling in Kentucky was permitted but outlawed in Tennessee where both duelists resided) killed Charles Dickinson in a duel despite being hit in the chest.  
b. 1911 Ray Haroun won the first Indy 500 with a blistering at that time speed of 74.59 miles per hour. 
c. 1922 the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.                        

d. 1958 the remains of two unidentified servicemen, one from WWII and the other from the Korean War, are buried at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.      

e. 2013 Nigeria banned same sex marriage; not a place a same sex couple would want to be with penalties for homosexuality of 14 years but if in Sharia controlled areas the penalty is death. 

Reflections on Memorial Day “On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!" — Thomas William Parsons, noted 19th Century American dentist and poet Thanks to all veterans who have served/For their patriotism to our way of life preserve/ Tell Obama and Congress they are not getting the care they deserve/ Those warriors who stepped into harm’s way without reserve  

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Memorial Day A Tale Of Two Places

For vets, today is the best of times in some places and the worst of times in other places
For military cemeteries a time of speeches, planting of flags and flowers, a time to honor but in the VA a total disgrace
Parades for those in uniform buffeted by loud cheers and applause
Flags waving and chants of “U.S.A., U.S.A.” without pause
A president at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier paying homage to those in the War on Terror who have died
Who for love of country multiple deployments the Roulette Wheel of Death the odds one too many times tried to defy
Young men and women throughout our history whose lives were cut short
 Despite the best efforts of Kevlar, medics and docs from shrapnel, IEDs and bullets were not immune
Obama spoke of the need to give our men and women in uniform the best care and to meet their needs
So said what happens when that vet is mustered out and the uniform is shed and why the cries for care the VA no longer heeds?
The vets at Arlington will not rise up to walk this Earth
Never to hold a spouse or child or to rejoice in a child’s playful mirth
Their survivors on this day have solace in their memories and the well tended cemetery monuments and lawns
Save for those who have watched a loved one who died waiting for care and will never see another dawn
For the vets whose proud uniforms have been shed
Obama’s lofty words seem hollow instead
Those vets have become invisible, homeless full of the sense of abandonment and despair
With bodies, emotions and minds wounded in too many cases beyond repair
5 to 8,000 vets yearly are choosing the option of suicide
When it comes to solving the wait list problem the VA has barely tried
If a nation is to be judged, judge it by its treatment of its wounded and retired vets
Those men and women to whom as a nation we owe a tremendous debt.
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sanders Voters Need To Take A Hard Look At HRC's Server

Sanders calls on American voters and superdelegates to at Hillary’s email scandal  take a hard look
Normally I disagree with every position Sanders takes but not when it comes to examining the actions of this crook
Each time she opens her mouth to say her conduct was within the rules
In total contempt and disregard for the IG’s report reinforces the view she must think us to be fools
If someone believes that they are as Clintons above the law
Disobeying rules is their characteristic delusional flaw
The only convenience would be for the hackers to classified material so easily hack
And her belief that the millions of quid pro dollars would be more difficult to track
The myth about only personal emails deleted is deeply rooted in her deceiving mind
To the extent the Foundation was viewed as her personal piggy bank in a quid pro quo world to leave ethics behind
As a Clinton on a coronation path, she must have thought we mere mortals would her quid pro quos never find
As the FBI continues on its Hillary spun “security review” slow, thorough and methodical grind
To say she was only careless ignores the deceiving, untrustworthy, lying and concealing nature of her mind
If the superdelegates do not from her on the first ballot unwind
The party will face defection that will make the Red squabbles look like the multitudes singing kum by yah around the campfire
While on election day millions of Sanders’ voters will not go to the polls but to their homes retire
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May 26, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 29, 2016 Finally less than 236 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. The political theater remains hot and heavy as even the leftist mouthpiece the New York Times is reporting a growing concern the Hillary is not finding her footing and now Sanders is finally now raising her private email controversy by reminding voters and the superdelegates to review the IG’s report; Trump continues to hammer home the fact she is crooked and the smoking gun which has not yet been produced but one have to believe given her ego and success rate in dodging scandals are emails that were wiped but may be recoverable by the FBI will provide a clear electronic trail link between Bill’s speeches and Foundation contributions; the latest Blue to weigh in on the race is Diane Feinstein, who once was outraged about being lied to by the potential First Predator over Monica Lewinsky, who is now telling Bernie Sanders that his race is almost over and in no uncertain terms suggesting he drop out—watching the campaign of HRC a better conclusion might be she is so flawed that even with all his warts, Trump will clean her clock;  the Indy 500 is being run today for the 100th time and Trump is appearing at Rolling Thunder in D.C. honoring our vets. As always, I hope your Sunday is proving to be a great one and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music links to the Everly Brothers, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Ban Ki-moon,  while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of coq au vin (tasty recipe below) hamburger or two, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that, if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Digestive Health Day—initiated by the World Gastroenolgy Organization to promote awareness of gastrointestinal diseases and problems and to provide education to prevent such issues as ulcers, colitis and obesity. 
2. International Day of UN Peacekeepers—celebrating the efforts and sacrifices of UN Peacekeepers who were first used on this day in 1948 in the Middle East and who service in numerous conflicts around the globe.   
3. 1958 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1958 on a run of four weeks in that position All I Have to Do Is Dream by the Everly Brothers.  Here’s a link to the Everly Brothers performing the songhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYe9eDqxe8
4. National Coq Au Vin Day—celebrating the perfect meal to spice up and otherwise boring chicken as long as the chef does not drink too much of the wine. Here is a killer recipe that will make you and your guests wanting to speak French. http://www.thenibble.com/REVIEWS/MAIN/meats/coq-au-vin-recipe.asp
5. Thanks for the Memories--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1903 of comedian and actor Bob Hope who, patriot that he was performed for the USO for over fifty years; many of the veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam buried at Arlington or other military cemeteries more like than not would have been entertained by him and his troupe of actors, actresses and singers. Bob quipped his last joke on July 27, 2003.
On this day in:
a. 1790 in a what took you so long moment, Rhode Island became the last of the original colonies to ratify the U.S. Constitution and become the 13th State.  
b. 1852 Jenny Lind, the Swedish Nightingale, after a two year concert tour in the United States returned to Europe. The tour commenced due to an invitation from P. T. Barnum. 
c. 1932 WWI veterans began to assemble in Washington, D.C. to demand payment of sums promised for their service which were originally supposed to be paid in 1945. In another glaring example of how an ungrateful nation treats its vets, in July the Attorney General ordered shanty town on public lands be torn down and the 43,000 vets and their family member removed; vets refused and General MacArthur with 6 tanks forcibly evicted them. Fortunately for the vets Congress in 1936 over President Roosevelt’s veto authorized immediate payment some nine years earlier.                                                              

d. 1964 the Arab League met to discuss the situation in Palestine, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.    

e. 2004 in another what took you so long moment, the National World War II Monument was dedicated in Washington, D.C.    

  Reflections on UN Peacekeeping: “The U.N.'s impartiality allows it to negotiate and operate in some of the toughest places in the world. And time and again, studies have shown that U.N. peacekeeping is far more effective and done with far less money than what any government can do on its own.” Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary General
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

May 28, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Amnesty International Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 28, 2016 Finally less than 237 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. The political theater is heating up violently in the case of another mini riot of a 1,000 against a Trump campaign rally in San Diego yesterday complete with at least 35 arrests,  Mexican flags flying and stones and bottles being thrown at the police( are we looking at a repeat of the 1968 Democratic Convention at the Republican Convention in Cleveland?); HRC continues to insist that the IG’s report will have no impact on the election;  Trump alleging that the DNC has rigged the system against Sanders and will not allow him to become the nominee withdrew his debate offer—too bad it would have been nice to expose Sanders’ socialist ideas to ridicule. On the medical front, the dreaded “super bug,” bacteria resistant to any existing antibiotic has made its first appearance in the U.S. and the WHO is calling for moving the Summer Olympics to another venue due to the Zika virus. As always, I hope your Saturday is proving to be a great one and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Elvis and Credence Clearwater Revival, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Peter Benenson,  while  looking forward to enjoying a hamburger or two, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that, if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Menstrual Hygiene Day—initiated by WASH United in 2014 to promote menstrual hygiene globally and is sponsored by some 270 organizations.  
2. Amnesty International Day—always celebrated on May 28 to advance and promote the cause of human rights and political prisoners around the world.    
3. 1957 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1957 on a long run of eight weeks in that position All Shook Up by Elvis Presley.  Here’s a link to Elvis performing All Shook Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ0K_DC9rUg
4. International Hamburger Day—celebrating the perfect meal for a Memorial Day Weekend, especially if you marinate your burger and cook it to your taste on a barbecue.
5. Good Songs Rising--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of John Fogerty who formed the band Credence Clearwater Revival at the age of 14 whose songs included such hits as Bad Moon Rising and Proud Maryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUQiUFZ5RDw                                                                            
On this day in:
a. 1588 the Spanish Armada with 130 ships and 30,000 set sail for its rendezvous in the English Channel with disaster against the English and storms.  
b. 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act resulting in the removal of southern Indian tribes to federal lands west of the Mississippi River and marked the beginning of decades of treachery and breaking of numerous treaties by the U.S.—not a period of high morality on our part.  
c. 1892 in San Francisco John Muir founded the Sierra Club.                                              d. 1996 President Clinton and Hillary Clinton who managed to escape indictment in typical Clinton fashion watched their business partners in the Whitewater Land Scandal, Jim and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker be convicted of  fraud. In a real war on women so typical of the Clintons, Susan McDougal spent 22 months in jail as a result of her refusal to answer three questions on whether Bill Clinton lied to the grand jury. At least he pardoned her in the remaining hours of his term showing he still possessed a very minute sense of conscience.    

e. 2002 NATO declared Russia to be a limited partner in the western alliance—amazing how far relations have changed under the Obama/Clinton “leadership” with Putin announcing that Romania and Poland are now in Russias’s “crosshairs.”    

  Reflections on Amnesty International from its founder: “Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice.” Peter Benenson, British journalist who founded Amnesty International 
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Steinles Sue San Francisco

Finally some sanity in the this nonsense of sanctuary cities’ mess
Kate Steinle’s survivors have just filed a lawsuit that should cause Blues in this state distress
Naming the sheriff, supervisors and the BLM whose agent’s gun was used
Not named in the suit but should be at the ballot box any Blue who the passage of Kate’s law refused
Trump is right on point when he demands we build a Southern border wall
The idea of releasing illegals back into the population should all of us appall
In this PC world led by the Blues and bureaucrats within the looney D.C. Beltway
The feds are so eager to cut off funds if transgenders will not their biologic sex obey
 But fight to their dying breath to prevent or hinder any dollars from sanctuaries from being taken away
No wonder Main Street is fed up, disillusioned, angry and in great dismay
We have become a “nation” without borders for illegals and the flow of drugs
Releasing back into our streets illegal murderers, rapists, and all manner of felons and thugs
As the illegals see that against either a socialist or potential felon, Trump’s chances are great
The border is being swamped by a rising illegal surge before Trump closes the open gate
For Kate Steinle’s family, anyone with a heart would pray for a win and damages huge
For the rest of us, pray for a landslide for Trump and his down ticket so we can put an end to this deluge
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May 27, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Sunscreen Protection Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 27, 2016 Fortunately less than 238 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; political theater in high gear as the Libertarian Party holds its convention this weekend with its likely nominee Gary Johnson polling at 11 percent and raising great speculation whether he will siphon more votes from Trump or Clinton (assuming she wins the nomination which given the IG’s report and the continuing FBI investigation is looking less and less likely; HRC is still in denial that she has done anything wrong but look for her unfavorability numbers to increase; on a non political theater note this weekend in Orange County is the annual Highland Games and Scottish Festival at the Orange County Fairgrounds. As always, I hope your Friday is off to a great start and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Elvis, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Olivia Wilde, while looking forward to enjoying a grape popsicle, blessed with a positive attitude and plenty of sunscreen and  secure in  the knowledge that, if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Sunscreen Protection Day—as summer officially begins with the Memorial Day Week, a reminder of the need to use sunscreen to protect one’s skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation.  
2. Heat Awareness Day—in addition to the need for sunscreen, the onset of summer the need to be aware that excessive heat is deadly and to be aware of the need to stay hydrated and to know the symptoms of excessive heat.
3. 1956 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1956 on a run of eight weeks in that position Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley. Here’s a link to Elvis performing Heartbreak Hotel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9BLw4W5KU8
4. National Grape Popsicle Day—celebrating a great way to stay cool on a hot summer day.
5. Raising Caine—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1915 Herman Wouk, noted Pulitzer Prize winning author of the Caine Mutiny and Winds of War who celebrated his 101st birthday today. 
On this day in:
a. 1907 an epidemic of the Bubonic plague broke out in San Francisco.
b. 1927 Ford ceased manufacturing the Model T and began tooling up to manufacture the Model A. 
c. 1933 to the joys of lawyers present and in the future the Securities Act of 1933 was signed into law.                                                
d. 1965 the U.S. Navy began bombarding Viet Cong targets in South Vietnam.
e. 1997 in a portent of the embarrassment this nation may face if Bill Clinton occupies the White House as the First Man, SCOTUS ruled that Paula Jones could pursue her sexual harassment suit against President Clinton while he was still in office.
Reflections tanning: “In a thousand years, archaeologists will dig up tanning beds and think we fried people as punishment.” -Olivia Wilde, noted American actress and activist.
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