Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not VCR Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 7, 2016 Fortunately only 227 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; political theater in high gear as the voters go to the polls today in California and five other states with a dead heat in  California; as a result of unelected superdelegates, HRC is the presumptive nominee but she will be wounded big time if Sanders beats her in California; unfortunately for her and the Blues the most important primary has not yet been held which will be the FBI recommending or not recommending prosecution due to her email and server and her blatant corruption involving contribution to the Foundation and the payment of millions to Bill for speaking fees; for the master of the Art of the Deal, Trump continues to make an ass of himself when dealing with the Hispanic community whose votes he really needs; and lastly already under fire for deleting a section of a video of a State Department briefing new allegations are surfacing that the Obama administration cooked the books on the May job report to forestall a rate hike by the Feds.
As always, I hope your Taco Tuesday is off to a great start and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Rolling Stones, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Prince, while looking forward to enjoying a bowl of chocolate ice cream, 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. VCR Day—celebrating the release of its BetaMax VCR in 1975—as an indication of how quickly technology moves by 2006 movies were no longer be released in VCR format.  
2. Daniel Boone Day—celebrated by the Kentucky Historical Society to commemorate Daniel Boone’s arrival into Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap on this day in 1769.
3. 1966 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1966 on a run of two weeks in that position Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones. Here’s a link to the Rolling Stones performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg
4. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day—celebrating another great way to stay cool on a hot summer day.
5. A Music Full Nelson—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1958 of Prince Rogers Nelson seven time Grammy Award winner superstar better known to his numerous fans as Prince who passed of an overdose on April 21 of this year. 
On this day in:
a. 1494 Spain and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas which divided the New World between them.
b. 1862 the United States and Great Britain agree to the Lyons-Seward Treaty to suppress the African Slave Trade. 
c. 1965 SCOTUS in the case of Griswald v. Connecticut finds a Constitutional right to privacy in the bedroom and strikes down a Connecticut statute banning the sale of contraceptives to married couples.                                                
d. 1971 SCOTUS in the case of Cohen v. California overturned the conviction of Paul Cohen was arrested and convicted of disturbing the peace by wearing a jacket in a courthouse that had the logo F* the Draft, advancing the proposition that vulgarity is protected by the First Amendment.
e. 2013 John Samir Zawarhi shot and killed five people at Santa Monica College, wounded five and before being killed by the police; what is amazing that he fired some 70 rounds in the school’s library without hitting anyone.  
Reflections on longevity: “The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.” Prince Perhaps but only if one abstains from the use of drugs will longevity take hold, regardless of the knowledge of music.
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