Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Heat Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 26, 2017   The mainstream media is in a froth that Gianforte won in Montana and is blaming Trump for his body slamming a reporter to the floor after he badgered Gianforte; the Swamp is leaking like a sieve primarily from Obama holdovers in the Intel community (the Brits are beside themselves over leaks concerning the Manchester slaughter by ISIS and refusing to share intel with the Trump Administration); Trump lectured our allies in NATO that have failed to spend 2% of their GDP on defense and now is at the G-7 Summit to soon end his very presidential foreign trip; in another reminder of radical Islam’s war on Christians, in Egypt a bus carrying Coptic Christians en route to a monastery was attacked by 10 evil losers who killed at least 28 men, women and children and wounded 24; Jared Kushner is evidently now under investigation for ties with Russia as the media having struck out on the issue of Trump’s “collusion” with Russia is trying to pivot to claim obstruction of justice; while illegal immigration is down at our border, the flow of drugs is on the rise (another reason why any parent of a child dead from an OD should vote against any and all Blues who have fanatically opposed the construction of the wall that would be the proverbial nail in the coffin of the illegal drug trade coming across our border; in a where there is smoke there is a fine fire moment, UPS has been hit with whopping $247 million fine for smuggling   cigarettes from Indian reservations into New York and New York City; on the insane academic front, an angry mob of 200 students at Evergreen State College in Washington confronted a biology professor who had the gall to object to a day when all white students and faculty would be forced off campus as opposed to minorities voluntarily leaving to emphasize their “contributions” (another example of the left intolerance threatening anyone who questions or disagrees with their ideology”; Katy Perry who has a great voice but totally clueless on the need to secure our borders is all too quick to jump at $25 million going her way by ABC to be a judge on American Idol; in the real world away from the delusion of PC academia in the University of Chicago, almost a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated in May with total shootings in 2017 through May 25 increasing to 1300 and the death toll increasing to 224, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Ink Spots, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping you don’t see any unfortunates looking icteroid, a relevant quote from John
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1. Heat Awareness Day—celebrated on the last Friday in May to highlight the dangers to humans and animals of excessive heat that if one is not hydrated, engaging in excessive physical activity or not in the shade or air conditioned venue.
2. National Paper Airplane Day—celebrating that great simple and inexpensive toy; today instead of telling someone to fly a kite tell that person to go fly a paper airplane or throw a paper airplane party with a contest to see whose plane will go the furthest or stay in the air the longest. 
3. 1946 Number One Song—the number one song in 1946 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “The Gypsy” by the Ink Spots. Here is a recording of them performing the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “icteroid” which means to resemble jaundice which is due to a damaged liver and is common among alcoholics and sufferers of Hepatitis in the later stage of their disease.         
5. That’s Why We Have Two—celebrating the birth on this day in 1907 of Marion Morrison better known to his fans as John Wayne, one of the iconic film stars of the 20th Century who unfortunately was a six pack a day smoker, losing one lung to cancer, and survived it only to die of stomach cancer in 1979 (61 of the cast of The Conqueror, filmed downwind of the Nevada nuclear testing grounds, also came down with cancer probably from nuclear contamination). On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1783, a Monday, at North Stratford, Connecticut a Great Jubilee celebrating the end of the Revolutionary War was held and was the first celebration in the Colonies to mark the end of hostilities.
b. 1868 President Andrew was acquitted in the Senate from impeachment by one vote.  
c. 1938 the House Un-American Activities Committee began its first hearing.      
d. 1998 SCOTUS ruled that Ellis Island was located mainly in waters belonging to New Jersey not New York.       
e. 1998 Australia held its first National Sorry Day apologizing for its treatment of that nation’s indigenous population; over a million Australians participated in the ceremonies.    
How to be remembered if you are an icon: “I would like to be remembered, well, the Mexicans have a phrase, 'Feo fuerte y formal.' Which means he was ugly, strong and had dignity.” John Wayne  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.            © May 26, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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