Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 17, 2018 Thanks to six Blue votes Gina Haspel was confirmed as the first female director of the CIA (Flake should be ashamed of himself for voting against her); Scott Peterson who would not go into Parkland School as children were being gunned down is now receiving a pension of almost $9,000 a month for being a coward and a disgrace to his uniform; rumor has it that the IG may be releasing his report on the sham “investigation” of HRC’s email server as a growing number of Americans are becoming fed up with the witch-hunt of Mueller that has fleeced taxpayers millions with zip collusion to show for it (time to end Mueller and his pigs gorging at the public trough); the federal judge who reamed Mueller a new sphincter over his prosecution of Manaforte has now received a copy of the “scope” memorandum created by Rosenstein who should be in jail for contempt of Congress as this conflicted witness refuses to provide requested documents to Congress and slams Congress for exercising its Constitutional right to oversight; in a pathetic display of self promotion and an indictment of what is wrong with the MSM, aging porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer has been interviewed on TV 147 times in 10 weeks (enough is enough!); on the why we need a secure border front, four time deported illegal alien Arnoldo Pompa-Rascon has been arrested for attempted murder after shooting two victims; the big island on Hawaii is blowing its proverbial top with ash plumes rising 30,000 feet into the air; in Chicago through May 16, 2018, 902 people have been shot, of whom 147 (8 Parklands) have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Blondie, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that hopefully with the Trump tax cut you will be enjoying entering the mammon class and a relevant quote by Gregory Petsko on the benefits of fish oil, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Dday, 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 Hypertension Day—promoting awareness of the need to monitor one’s blood pressure which has been called the silent killer and a major cause of strokes and heart attacks and exacerbated with obesity and a lack of exercise.
2. International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia—created on this day in 2009 as a day against homophobia but later expanded to include phobias against bisexuals and transgenders.
3. 1980 Number One Song— the number one song in 1980 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Call Me” by Blondie. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StKVS0eI85I
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mammon” which means the wealthy or the upper class which the Blues always are harping that they should pay their “fair share” of taxes.
5. Childhood Diseases Can Be A Real Killer—celebrating the birth on this day in 1955 of noted actor Bill Paxton who appeared in such films as Apollo 13 and Titanic but who as a child came down with rheumatoid fever and suffered a fatal stroke at age 61 after undergoing heart surgery to repair damage.
On this day in:
a. 1977 to the bane of parents, Nolan Bushnell opened the first Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in San Diego.
b. 1990 the General Assembly of the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders.
c. 1995 Shawn Nelson stole a M-60 tank from the California National Guard Armory which fortunately did not have any ammunition on board and proceeded to go on a rampage in San Diego before police managed to open the hatch and shoot him to death.
d. 2004 the first legal same sex marriages in the United States were performed in the state of Massachusetts.
e. 2006 the USS Oriskaney, an Essex Class Aircraft Carrier that was completed after WWII was sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to create an artificial reef.
Reflections on why salmon seiners should rule the world because of what they provide the world: “As far as protecting yourself against Alzheimer's disease, well, it turns out that fish oil has the effect of reducing your risk for Alzheimer's disease. You should also keep your blood pressure down, because chronic high blood pressure is the biggest single risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.” Gregory Petsko, noted biochemist and endowed professor at Cornell University. 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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