Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 3, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Club Foot Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 3, 2017 London hit by two apparent terrorist attacks, a van plowing into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbings  in a nearby market; Blues may be a party without ideas but they sure know how to shift the narrative from the tax cuts and border security this nation needs to the false Russian collusion delusion to delay the implementation of the Trump agenda as protest “truth rallies” were held in 120 cities across the nation; those on the left screaming that Trump’s pull out of the Paris Climate Accords is a disaster should be aware that the U.S. has contributed $1 billion to the Green Climate Fund required while the major polluters, China, India and Russia have contributed zero; when General Matihis states that North Korea constitutes a clear and present danger to the U.S. and its allies in the Pacific one hopes that obese lunatic running the country takes notice before he and his family are bombed out of existence; China should be shutting North Korea completely down by closing its border and halting the flow of all goods and services or the U.S. facing a clear and present danger should act to use all weapons including nukes to destroy its nuclear and ballistic missile facilities; telling a joke with racial slurs is not a defense to public outcry as Maher found to his dismay by using the N word; Kathy Griffin is trying to play the victim card and the public is not buying it; Hillary seems to be sinking further into the pit of delusion, blaming almost everyone except herself for her loss and ending with allegation of misogyny; Rahm Emanuel’s top priority for Chicago seems to be making it the premier sanctuary city in the country as the carnage continues unabated in June with total shootings in 2017 through June 2 increasing to 1404 and the death toll increasing to 242, 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 Leroy Anderson, factoids of interest for this day in history, vowing to avoid being illacqueated, a relevant quote from Anderson Coopersecure 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. Opium Suppression Movement Day—celebrated in Taiwan to commemorate the burning of opium on this day in the First Opium War in 1839.
2. World Clubfoot Day—celebrated on the birthday of Ignacio Ponseti the developer of the Ponseti Technique for treating the birth defect clubfoot.    
3. 1952 Number One Song—the number one song in 1952 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Blue Tango” by Leroy Anderson. Here is a recording of him performing the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “illacqueate” which means to ensnare which is what happened to Hillary with her deceptions and lies about her private server.         
5. Objective Journalism All Gift Wrapped--celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political point of view the birthday on this day in 1967 news anchor with CNN, Anderson Cooper, who should for his birthday receive the gift of objectivity especially when reporting on President Trump. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1889 the first long distance electricity transmission line was completed from Willamette Falls to downtown Portland, Oregon 12 miles away.   
b. 1916 in anticipation of coming war with Germany, the National Defense Act, increasing the U.S. National Guard by 450,000 was signed into law.    
c. 1943 white U.S. Sailors and Marines clashed with Hispanic in Los Angeles in what would be known as the Zoot Suit Riots.       
d. 1965 Gemini 4, the first multi-day orbit by a NASA crew was launched with Edward White becoming the first American to walk in space during one of the orbits.       
e. 2013 the trial of Sgt. Bradley Manning now known as Chelsea Manning for leaking military secrets to WikiLeaks began. He was convicted but our president in the closing days of his term commuted his sentence.     
Reflections on discrimination from someone who has come out of the closet: “I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.“  Anderson Cooper If only he were more honest on his reporting bias, like his sexuality, people like me might occasionally watch him.  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 3, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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