Thursday, June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Milk Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 1, 2017  ISIS terrorists have stormed a casino in Manila; true to his campaign promise, Trump pulls the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Change Accords (watch the left go ballistic on this); as new evidence is beginning to surface that thousands of illegals may have voted in Virginia, Hillary has added a new villain in her cast of characters that stole the election from her—Republicans who engaged in voter suppression (it is really sad to see her inability to accept the reality of her defeat and her role in that defeat); ironic that Judicial Watch with FOIA lawsuits was able to uncover quid pro quo corruption of HRC and more unauthorized dissemination of classified material that FBI failed to uncover (due to Obama and Lynch interference?); Comey will be soon testifying before Congress on what pressure if any was brought to bear on him by Trump on his investigation of Flynn (wonder if he gets any questions about Obama and Lynch interference re HRC); May jobs report was a stunning affirmation of the positive effects of the Trump agenda (time to get the obstructionist scorched earth Blues out of the way on tax reform); in another example of the difficulty in brick and mortar retailing, Payless Shoe Stores is set to add another 400 stores to its list of stores scheduled to be closed; we all know that kids love fast food from McDonalds but now we know that bass love the offerings also as a man in Texas using a chicken McNugget caught a record 2 and one half foot long bass; 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 31 increasing to 1374 and the death toll increasing to 236, 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 Anton Karas, factoids of interest for this day in history, vowing to avoid ignavia, a relevant quote from the Amy Schumersecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day, 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. World Milk Day—another UN observance celebrated since 2001 to promote the benefits of dairy products.  
2. Heimlich Maneuver Day—celebrating and honoring the abdominal thrust perfected by Doctor Heimlich that has probably saved thousands over the years from choking to death.   
3. 1950 Number One Song—the number one song in 1950 on a run of 11 weeks in that position was “The Third Man Theme” by Anton Karas. Here is a recording of him performing the song on his zither:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ignavia” which means laziness which is a trait one could never find in Trump as he fights the Obama holdovers and media to drain the Swamp.         
5. Birds of a Feather Think Together—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political viewpoint the birth on this day in 1981 of Amy Schumer, comedian and rabid anti-Trumper like her cousin Chuck Schumer. At least she has not stooped to such depravity as holding up a head like Kathy Griffin. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1533 Anne Bolelyn was crowned Queen of England only to be divorced by Henry VIII and executed for treason some three years later.  
b. 1813 Captain James Lawrence of the USS Chesapeake, mortally wounded issued his famous order “Don’t give up the ship.” Unfortunately for the Americans the ship was surrendered to the British that day and put into service with the Royal Navy.    
c. 1916 Louis Brandeis became the first Jew to be appointed to SCOTUS.       
d. 1980 in a bad day for journalistic objectivity CNN began broadcasting (fortunately for those who like fair and balanced reporting, Fox News took to the air in 1996 and now dominates cable news networks).       
e. 2009 General Motors filed for bankruptcy in the fourth largest bankruptcy filing in the nation’s history.     
Reflections on life from the birthday girl: “Now I feel strong and beautiful. I walk proudly down the streets of Manhattan. The people I love, love me. I make the funniest people in the country laugh, and they are my friends. I am a great friend and an even better sister. I have fought my way through harsh criticism and death threats for speaking my mind. I am alive, like the strong women in this room before me.”  Amy Schumer   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.         © June 1, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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