Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 25, 2018 The wheels of justice may move slowly against the Hollywood elite and their reptilian brains but they do move as Harvey Weinstein is set to turn himself in to NYPD over sexual abuse charges on Friday; frustrated ICE agents are complaining of bureaucratic red tape that is preventing the feds from walling up tunnels used to smuggle narcotics, illegal prescription drugs and illegals into this country; the head of ICE IS slamming the Blues who have condemned Trump for describing MS-13 gang members as animals as animals kill to survive and MS-13 kills for sport; another school shooting this one at a Middle School in Indiana with two people a science teacher and a student hospitalized and the shooter in custody while in Oklahoma City a man walked into a restaurant and shot four patrons before being confronted by an armed citizen who shot and killed the suspect; save for Meghan McCann, the ladies on The View are clueless when it comes to the protests over the American flag during the playing of the National Anthem; anyone who has had to endure the pain of a cramped seat with no food is probably not a fan of the airlines rapacious behavior in charging fees for checked baggage or changed reservation fees but the Trump administration is opposing a bill that would prevent airlines from charging unreasonable fees; Trump is having a great degree of difficulty in draining the Swamp but greater success in combating a sinkhole that has opened near the White House; HRC has been awarded the Radcliffe Medal by Harvard University for her role as a transformative leader (she has been a transformative leader whose sycophants at the FBI and DOJ have transformed the independence of those two institutions to political attack dogs to protect her from the reality of the quid pro quo practice by her as Secretary of State and the dual standard of “justice” one for the Clintons and the other for non Clintons; in Chicago through May 24, 2018, 960 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 160 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color?)
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Whitney Houston, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the manatolgy practiced by the pollsters and pundits may again prove to be incorrect in the upcoming midterms, and a relevant quote by from Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of members of the U.S. Gymnastic Team, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, birthdays, 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. National Missing Children’s Day—created by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 to promote awareness of the potential for children to be abducted and the need to prevent childhood abductions.
2. National Tap Dance Day—first created by President George H. W. Bush to honor a uniquely American form of dance.
3. 1986 Number One Song— the number one song in 1986 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYzlVDlE72w
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mantology” which means fortune telling which the pollsters and pundits missed completely in the 2016 election and may well be off the mark in the predicted Blue Wave during the midterms.
5. Fierce on the Floor Even Fiercer in Court—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1994 of American gymnast Aly Raisman who won medals in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics and who spearheaded the sexual abuse charges against the team physician Larry Nassar who has been sentenced to terms for sexual abuse that mean he will die in prison.
On this day in:
a. 1986 some 6.5 million Americans held hands across American to raise money for the homeless, to fight hunger and to fight poverty.
b. 1999 the House of Representatives released the Cox Report which detailed two decade of espionage by the Chinese against our nuclear forces.
c. 2009 North Korea allegedly detonated its second nuclear device and tested several ballistic missiles which produced a lot of rhetoric from Obama but no action to protest the same.
d. 2011 after 25 years of broadcasting Oprah Winfrey aired her last episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show.
e. 2012 the SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial rocket to dock at the International Space Station.
Reflections on sexual abuse practiced by Larry Nassar for too many years: “You already know you're going away to a place where you won't be able to hurt anybody ever again,but I am here to tell you that I will not rest until every single last trace of your influence on this sport has been destroyed, like the cancer it is.My dream is that one day everyone will know what the words #MeToo signify. But they will be educated and able to protect themselves from predators like Larry so that they will never ever, ever have to say the words, 'me, too.'" Aly Raisman from her victim’s impact statement at Larry Nassar’s sentencing. 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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