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 Chandler, secure 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 Day—celebrating 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, 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.
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