Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 27, 2019 In a sign that Americans are fed up with the crisis at the border, Pelosi has caved and will bring the Senate passed funding bill with no restrictions on border enforcement which will most likely pass despite the howls of AOC; 10 wanna-bes appeared on the stage to face Rachel Maddow’s pro left softball questions on which to rage (slammed for softball questions when it looked more like them playing T-Ball not in any way to prepared to debate Trump in the fall); in a surprise move two Mostly Slanted Negative Biased Cack news pundits declared Trump the winner in last night’s softball debate tournament; the charge of open border support must be getting under the Blues’ skin as De Castro who supports decriminalizing illegal border crossings claims with a straight face that he is not in favor of open borders as he slammed O’Rourke; De Blasio touted his call for a 70% tax rate on the wealthy while Rep Gabbard’s Google searches have increasd exponentially as Americans learned that she had volunteered to serve in a medical unit in a combat zone in Iraq for 12 months; new leaders at ICE as the head of DHS is immersed in hot water over allegations he leaked information about planned ICE raids and fought to have ICE agents stand down; SCOTUS punted on the issue of a question of including immigration status of respondents and sent the case back to the District Court for more fact finding on the rationale behind the question (California with its leading number of illegals must be pleased its loss of residents fleeing the state will be offset by illegals who cannot vote in the first place); in some unpleasant news for Boeing, the FAA has found some new software glitches in its 737 Max line further delaying its return to service;
through June 26, 2019 1192 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 224 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. National PTSD Awareness Day—observed on the day since 2014 to promote awareness and seek cures and treatment for the 6% of our population that will experience an event that will create post traumatic stress syndrome in their lifetime.
2. National HIV Test Day—celebrated first on June 27, 1995 to encourage people to test for the presence of the HIV virus since you cannot stop the spread or begin recovery if you do not know you are infected.
3. 1956 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1956 with 6 weeks in that position was “The Wayward Wind* by Gogi Grant. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD_4IzbsbOM The restless wind stopped blowing on her face at the age of 91 on March 10, 2016.
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 “persiflage” which means idle chatter which is what you want to avoid in the work place when you have deadlines.
5. Blind and Deaf But Not Dumb:—celebrating the birth on this day in 1880 of noted author, suffragist, and activist Helen Keller who infected with a disease that left her deaf and blind but she overcame these difficulties to lead a very productive life.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Gogi Grant, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you avoid persiflage at work, a quote by Helen of what can be seen, 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. 1950 in response to the invasion by North Korea, the U.S. decided to send troops to South Korea to repel the invasion..
b. 1974 President Richard Nixon made a state visit to the Soviet Union, the first president to do so but the trip did not prevent the continuation of the Watergate investigation and his subsequent resignation.
c. 1976 El-Al Flight 139 was diverted by hijackers after leaving Athens and diverted to Benghazi where it was flown to Entebbe, Uganda where later Israeli commanders landed to rescue all but four of the 102 Jewish hostages who remained.
d. 2007 Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister of the U.K. after serving 10 years.
e. 2008 Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was reelected as president in a landslide after his opponent had withdrawn a week earlier due to violence his supporters; facing impeachment 10 years later and under house arrest, he resigned in 2018.
Reflections on what can be seen: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller
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June 27, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet