Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Flag Day (Peru)

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 7, 2017 In another example of there is no there there, four leaders of the intel community testified or in the case of the acting AG tried to testify when relentlessly badgered by the f* queen Senator Harris that no pressure had been brought to bear on them by the Trump administration (the sounds one hears is the air leaving the Russian collusion delusion balloon floated by the Blues to distract from their obstruction of the Trump agenda to create jobs); finally some sanity has returned to the DOJ which has ended the Obama created slush fund and its payments to special interest groups; the House has just released a 300 page report detailing what looks like a real case of obstruction of justice by then AG Holder and Obama on the botched Fast and Furious operation and the death of a Border Patrol agent (if that is really the case, indict the man whose main focus was not justice but to protect Obama at all costs); in another viral video that shows the effects of alcohol watch Colleen Campbell’s profanity laced tirade that gets her arrested and quickly fired by her TV station employer; growing momentum in California and three other states for a single payer health plan for all residents, legal or not (one look at the VA and in California’s case its fiscal problems and one has to wonder what our legislative idiots are thinking of); the crisis with Qatar just got more complicated as Turkey approved sending troops to Qatar where we have a huge air base (hope Tillerson is up to the task on this one); 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 6 increasing to 1449 and the death toll increasing to 254, 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 Elvis Presley, factoids of interest for this day in history, thinking about imbreviating in a community college to enhance one’s career, a relevant quote from Anna Kournikovasecure 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. Battle of Arica Day (Chile)commemorating the victory by 6,000 Chilean troops over 1600 Peruvians in the assault by the Chileans of the port of Arica during the War of the Pacific.
2. Flag Day (Peru)—commemorating the battle of Arica and the death of one of the Peruvian commanders there Alfonso Ugarte who with his horse jumped off a cliff to their deaths with the Peruvian flag to prevent it from being captured by the Chilean victors.    
3. 1956 Number One Song—the number one song in 1956 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley. Here is a performance by him of the song:  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “imbreviate” which means to enroll which many students around the nation are celebrating their decision to do so four years earlier as freshmen during graduation ceremonies this May and June.           
5. From Russia with Love--celebrating the birth on this day in 1981 of Russian born Anna Kournikova who had great promise as a junior tennis player but never won a WTA tournament and left the tour early in her career due to injuries but went on to a successful modeling and film career due to her stunning good looks. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1628 the Petition of Right, banning taxes not approved by Parliament, quartering of soldiers, and imprisonment without cause and placing restrictions on martial law was assented to by King Charles I.    
b. 1892 Homer Plessy was arrested for failing to leave the “Whites Only” section of a train which led to one of a less than shining moment by SCOTUS in its decision in Plessy v. Ferguson which upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine to continue segregation.     
c. 1938 in a vain attempt to halt the Japanese, the Chinese Nationalist Army blows the levees on the Yellow River, drowning some 500,000 to 900,000 innocent Chinese civilians.       
d. 1981 the Israeli Air Force destroyed Iraq’s Osiraq nuclear reactor.          
e. 1982 Elvis Presley’s former wife Priscilla Presley opened Graceland, other than the bathroom that Elvis had died in five years earlier, to the public.       
Reflections on how to succeed from the birthday lady: “God gives all to those who get up early.” Anna Kournikova. As one who is usually up by 4:00 a.m. I agree completely with Ms. Kournikova. 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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