Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 30, 2019 Biden continues to display why he would be in elected the Gaffe-in Chief when at a fund raiser in Seattle at the home of a gay activist he stated that progress had been made by the GBGT community since a joke by a businessman about a gay waiter 4 years ago would no longer be acceptable, a comment not well received by the gay supporting audience; Castro has the gall in view of resistance by his party and Obama appointed federal judges to Trump’s attempts to seal the border to claim Trump has failed in his attempt to secure the border (what a dismal hypocrite); Trump, Jr. was also attacked by Trump for retweeting the obvious that Harris did not descend from American slaves by from slaves of rich Jamaicans where slavery was abolished in 1834 with all slaves emancipated in 1838 (if we are dumb enough to pass reparations, Harris will be sol to receive any); Trump and Kim met at the DMZ in a photo op to push the narrative that talks on denuclearization are continuing which the Blues castigated almost en masse that he was coddling dictators yet on the other side of their hypocritical mouths they demand diplomacy instead of military action with respect to Iran; in a sign that lake water purity is improving in Lake Erie and the Great Lakes, millions of May flies have been swarming in Ohio in swarms large enough to be detected on local weather radar systems; Bernie Marcus the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot at age 90 is supporting Trump, calls Sanders a clear and present danger to entrepreneurship and will donate the bulk of his estate to his Marcus Foundation which among other things is funding research in autism; Schwarzenegger’s love child was not invited to his daughter Christine’s wedding with Chris Pratt as his two daughters have no relationship to their half-brother; while the Blue candidates are in a rush to judgment to adopt Medicare for all, Congressman Tim Ryan, barely registering in the polls is castigating the plan which would end private insurance as “not the way to go”: the political hack head of the DNC Tom Perez is defending the plan to include medical care for illegals as it is not a “handout” (ignoring the fact that millions who work illegally without social security are paid under the table and contribute nothing in taxes on a drain on our social services); through June 29, 2019 1247 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 229 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating and why the appointment of a special prosecutor should be applauded, is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder has a suspect being charged this year).
1. International Asteroid Day—created in 2004 to commemorate the striking of the Earth at Tunguska, Siberia on this day in 1908 by an asteroid that was the largest and most damaging asteroid in modern times and to raise awareness of the need to create defenses against strikes from major sized asteroids.
2. Social Media Day—created by Mashable on June 30, 2010 to create awareness of the impact of social media on global communication and increasingly to create awareness of the ability of social media to censor conservative ideas and impact election by driving viewers away from conservative sites.
3. 1959 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1959 with 6 weeks in that position was “The Battle of New Orleans* by Johnny Horton. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CnPv_1SVh0 The noted singer lost his battle with life as his career was taking off on November 5, 1960 when he was killed at the far too early age of 35 on a highway bridge in Texas by a drunk driver.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “pervicacious” which means obstinate which describes the MSM anti-Trump bias in spades.
5. World’s Oldest Teenager—celebrating the birth on this day in 1929 of the World’s Oldest Teenager, Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand for almost 30 years, several game shows and New Years’ Eve celebrations in Time Square until slowed by a stroke in 2004; Father Time crossed the stage for him at age 82 on April 18, 2012 following prostate surgery.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Johnny Horton, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you avoid being pervicacious in your discussions of issues; at work, a quote by Amy Schumer on social media, 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.
On this day in:
a. 1953 the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
b. 1966 the National Organization for Women was founded.
c. 1986 SCOTUS in Bowers v. Hardwick ruled that states could ban homosexual acts between consenting adults, a case which was overruled by SCOTUS in 2003 by Lawrence v. Tribe.
d. 1990 East Germany and West Germany merged their two economies.
e. 2013 19 firefighters died fighting wildfires near Yarnell, Arizona.
Reflections on social media by a comedienne whose party wants to shadow ban conservative thought: “I'm super grateful that there wasn't social media when I was a kid, but that sort of self-doubt crept in at a young age. It's bullying. It's the comments here and there, and maybe somebody says something to you that they don't even mean to be a mean-spirited comment, but they'll just kind of say it to you in passing.” Amy Schumer cousin of Chuck Schumer.
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June 30, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet