Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 2, 2019 Lying Schiff for once is telling the truth as he announced impeachment would fail due to lack of Red suppor to impeach but true to his anti-Trump aninmus used the term in accusing the Reds of having a “cult of personality” a term used to describe dictatorial tyrants Mao, Castro and Kim; adler the snake Nadler is spouting off that there is justification for impeaching Trump but too may also see the reality that the process should not go forward if the American people disagree which a large majority do not; Ayanna Pressley, set to become the first Black-American Congresswomen can’t help herself at her commencement address to UMass graduates that they are Trump’s worst nightmare (give politics a rest for a change Congresswomen); 14 presidential wanna-bes attended the California Democratic Convention many of whom like the illegal alien supporter queen Harris calling for impeachment and moderate Hickenlooper being booed for attacking Sanders and his socialist ideas (Pelosi must be sweating blood that the Blues will be crucified on the cross of impeachment); in the Virginia Beach shooting front earlier reports that the shooter had been fired and was disgruntled have been proven false as it was learned he had submitted his resignation and that there were no disciplinary issues (what was the motive is a question we all hope can be answered); in a tragic art represents reality moment 33 year old Michael Sleggs, a noted Britsh actor who plays Slug a character who played Sluggs, a person with cancer in “This Nation,” has been released from the hospital with cancer to go home to die with his family; in a blatant “Qui Moi?” moment China is blaming the U.S. of causing the trade war with China after decades of intellectual property theft, dumping and currency manipulation; front runner among Blues Joe Biden was slammed for being a no show at the California Democratic Convention; in a one step forward on the carbon emissision reductions front two steps back, utilities in several states are proposing added fees to homeowners with solar panels on their roofs; through May 30, 2019 962 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 188 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder have a suspect being charged this year).
1. International Sex Workers Day—commemorating the occupation by over 100 sex workers of the Eglise Saint-Nizier in Lyon to protest their working conditions and harassment by police.
2. National Cancer Survivors Days—created by the National Cancer Institute 32 years ago to promote celebrations of life for those who have survived cancer on a day in which a victim of cancer Michael Sleggs announced he is leaving the hospital to go home to die with his family.
3. 2018 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 2018 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Nice For What” by Drake. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BwWKXjVaI
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 “pavid” which means timid which on the issues important to us like immigration and the economy Trump is not and too many Blues are.
5. Busty Ross—celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of Gilbert Baker, noted gay rights activitist and creator of the Rainbow Flag which became the symbol of the LGBT Movemnt and who sewed his last flag at the age of 65.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Drake, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are a person who is not pavid, and a relevant quote from Stewart Scott on surving cancer, 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. 1886 President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom who was 27 years his junior and at 21 the youngest First Lady.
b. 1924 in a what took us so long moment President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Law granting American citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
c. 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was coronated to begin her 66 year and counting reign in the first internationally televised event.
d. 1967 Luis Monge had the dubious distinction of being the last person executed before the opinion of SCOTUS in Furman v. Geogia in 1972 which resulted in a national moratorium until overturned by by SCOTUS in Gregg v. Georgia in 1976.
e. 1997 Timothy McVeigh was convicted for multiple murders in the Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing and executed 4 years later.
Reflections on chemical weapons: “You beat cancer by how you live; why you live and the manner in which you live.” Stuart Scott, noted ESPN sportscaster who was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, had it go into remission on treatment only to resurface in 2011 and 2013 and have his mic taken away for good on January 4, 2015.
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