Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Sewing Machine Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 13, 2016. Unfortunately still 241 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term as this country was rocked by the worst mass shooting in its history in Orlando by Omar Makeen who was calling 911 while killing 50 proclaiming his allegiance to ISIS and yet Obama still cannot proclaim the violence as Radical Islam nor can Hillary but Obama can express his useless outrage and bemoan the lack of gun control. Another example of revisionist editing now prevalent with the Blues, the paperback version of the rag “Hard Choices” which just went on sale has eliminated section praising her support of the TPP which both Sanders and Trump have railed against.  I trust your Monday while not great due to the Orlando massacre will show that we will unite against the forces of radical Islam even if many of our leaders like Obama and Hillary Clinton are unwilling to do so.
As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Sammy Davis, Jr., factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Daniel Ellsberg while looking forward to enjoying some cool cucumbers, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Sewing Machine Day—honoring one of the great labor saving devices of all time, so important to our ability to clothe ourselves in a wide range of clothing at reasonable prices.
2. Weed Your Garden Day—commemorating the fight that gardeners have to fight to keep their garden fully functional full of flowers or vegetables.                               
3. 1972 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1972 on a run of three  weeks in that position “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis, Jr. Here is a link to Sammy Davis, Jr. performing “The Candy Man.”
4. National Cucumber Day—celebrating a tasty salad treat which can turn itself into a great pickle. 
5. Brat Age Queen—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1962 of Ally Sheedy who appeared in such films as the The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire.  
On this day in:
a. 1944 in a new page of the technology of war the first V-1 rockets, one week after the D-Day landings, were launched against London; fortunately only two of the eleven rockets hit targets and even more fortunate for the Allies the V-1s were not launched before the Allies’ armada concentrated in English ports set sail for France.  
b. 1966 in a landmark decision which truly distinguishes this nation, SCOTUS in Miranda v. Arizona ruled that police must inform those being arrested of their rights against self incrimination and their right to counsel. 
c. 1970 in song from the musical grave of bands, the Beatles’ song “The Long and Winding Road” became the Beatles last number 1 hit in the United States following their breakup on April 10, 1970.     
d. 1971 the The New York Times began publication of the Pentagon Papers, leaked by Daniel Ellsberg, which detailed the deception on behalf of this government to justify support and rationale for the disaster known as the Vietnam War.
e. 2005 a jury at Santa Monica found Michael Jackson not guilty of molesting 13 year old Gavin Arvizo. 
Reflections on the aftermath of the Orlando massacre from the person who leaked the Pentagon Papers: “Obama is making a choice now that will lead to the deaths of many thousands of civilians in Afghanistan by American hands. By ordinary standards of presidents, he is a decent man. But those standards aren't good enough. He's in a position either to kill or not to kill, and he's made the decision to kill.” Daniel Ellsberg Obama may be a decent man but given his refusal to remove his PC blinders one might wonder if it is us who by those decisions will be killed.
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