Friday, June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Widows Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 23, 2017  One can only pray that McConnell can pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat and find 50 votes to repeal Obamacare to send it to reconciliation with the House (Schumer is the chief obstruction Swamp denizen whose “wolf in sheep’s clothing” castigation of the proposed bill should go down as one of the most pathetic deceptive speeches in history on the Senate floor); no Senator or House member should be allowed to leave the Swamp until a repeal and replacement of  Obamacare and tax cuts are passed—no more MIA business as usual nonsense while the recovery hangs by a slender thread of failed expectations!; Mueller, given his long term friendship with Comey when it comes to him and his team of Clinton donors, probably does not have an objective bone in his body but has a carte blanche to spend as much money as he wants to investigate an expanding, never ending probe of collusion and obstruction of justice witch hunts that will only delay what this country really needs—jobs, tax cuts, security, and infrastructure (when does Trump say enough and fire this Comey plant, take the heat and move on to solve our pressing potential economic problems that may devastate us mere mortals living outside the Swamp?); gruesome news coming out of the Hermit Kingdom of Kim Jong Un’s depravity in killing and the methods of killing any perceived opponents (if there ever was a case for regime change ala snipers, drones, MOAB or sadly even nukes look no further and followed by massive food aid to a starving population); in another art trying to imitate life moment Johnny Depp in England was “joking” about assassinating President Trump ala Booth (when will the left tone down the anti Trump rhetoric and put away the dog whistles of hate and violence?); Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago remains making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 22 increasing to 1660 but the death toll unchanged at 292, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore except for those fortunate enough to own a mortuary.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Byrds, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that our politicians will not display impudicity in dealing with the pressing issues facing us, a relevant quote from Freddy Fender on birth control, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like  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. International Widows Daya UN ratified day to promote awareness of the economic and social difficulties faced by widows following the death of their husbands.  
2. United Nations Public Service Day—created by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to recognize and promote the contributions of public service to our communities although too often public service workers due to the contributions of their unions to political office holders are blessed with wages higher than the private sector and bankrupting pensions that private sector workers can only dream of.       
3. 1965 Number One Song—the number one song in 1965 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds. Here is a performance by the band of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “impudicity” which means shamelessness, a character trait which most politicians in attacking their opponents possess in spades as they stand on the pulpit of hypocrisy.             
5. Almost Borked by Leftist Dorks—celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Associate Justice of SCOTUS Clarence Thomas who barely survived a savage attack by Anita Hill over bogus sexual harassment claims and the Blues eager to Bork another conservative nominee and has become one of the conservative pillars of the court.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1894 the International Olympic Committee was established at the Sorbonne.    
b. 1926 the College Board administered the first SAT.       
c. 1960 in a let the good times now roll without concern moment, the FDA approved the use of Enovid as an oral contraceptive.          
d. 1969 in a move which created the modern software industry, IBM announced that henceforth it would price its hardware and services separately.  
e. 2014 in a classic pull the wool over the civilized world’s eyes, the barbarous Assad convinced the world that all his chemical weapons previously being used on his own people which created the “red Line in the sand” by our feckless former president had been removed for destruction, a deception that was revealed in April of this year when he dropped nerve gas on a town in Syria, prompting a nonfeckless Trump to launch dozens of cruise missiles against the Syrian base that had launched the planes.               
Reflections on the need for birth control on the anniversary of the introduction of the pill: ”Whenever I run into prejudice. I smile and feel sorry for them, and I say to myself, ‘There's one more argument for birth control.’” Freddy Fender, noted Mexican American singer who sadly died of lung cancer at the early age of 69.  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.  
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