Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Waiters and Waitresses Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 21, 2018    The IG’s report that will be released very soon will be a scathing critique of the FBI’s “investigation” of HRC’s private e-mail server; History was made today in Arlington when Gina Haspel was sworn in as the first female to head the CIA whose former director John Brennan has been accused of lying to Congress and being part of the Deep State Cabel with James Clapper who also lied to Congress trying to overthrow a duly elected president; Trump is back on the offensive against the FBI/DOJ claiming his campaign was spied upon and demanding that the DOJ and FBI release documents demanded by Congress; a former Bill Clinton pollster and chief political adviser to HRC’s failed 2008 political campaign blasted Mueller’s “probe” and demanded it be terminated even as shiftless Schiff was on the Sunday news blasting Trump for discrediting Mueller; Saddam al Jamal who was behind the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot who was shot down and captured in 2015 was one of the ISIS jihadists captured last week; the reptilian brain claimed another victim as Mayor Mike Bowers, a Blue, resigned as Bloomburg, PA Mayor after being arrested for soliciting a prostitute who happened to be a police informant; on the sports front a relief pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals Jordan Hicks threw two pitches clocked at 105 miles per hour in a 5-1 victory over the Phillies; in Chicago through May 20, 2018, 950 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 156 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 David Bowie, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that Trump has issued a manament to the FBI and DOJ to provide documents demanded by Congress and  a relevant quote by Simon Helberg of waitresses and geniuses approach to simple problems,  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. World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development—created by the UN following the destruction of the Buddha Statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan in 2001 by the Taliban to promote the idea that cultural diversity is not a threat but rather a goal to be promoted.      
2. National Waiters and Waitresses Days—honoring those servers who often are the difference between a memorable meal and a dining out disaster.        
3. 1983 Number One Song— the number one song in 1983 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie.  Here is a recording of the song: 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “manament” which means a command or order which when it comes to draining the Swamp Obama holdovers are fight tooth and nail.
5.  A Lynching of Lady Justice?—celebrating or bemoaning depending upon your political views of the birthday on this day in 1959 of former AG appointed by Obama, Loretta Lynch who is best known for her infamous meeting on the tarmac of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix with Bill Clinton to talk about “golf and grandkids” but not about the FBI’s “investigation” of HRC’s private e-mail and who now is in a snit fit with fired James Comey over who is telling the truth over certain aspects of that “investigation.” 
         On this day in: 
a. 1976 near Martinez, California a bus carry the Yuba City High School choir crashed into a bridge, killing 29 and seriously injuring 24 others making it the deadliest bus crash in American history.   
b. 1991 former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber in Madras, India.
c. 1992 after 30 years Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time with Robin Williams and Bette Midler making appearances. 
d. 2001 French Taubrina Law was enacted which recognized that the African Slave Trade was a crime against humanity.
e. 2011 Christian radio broadcaster predicted that the world would end on this day and Jesus Christ would return to Earth; fortunately like so many of his end of Earth predictions he was wrong.    
         Reflections on the wisdom and waitresses:”There's something very funny about giving a menial task to a genius and watching him find so much complexity and overanalyse it to such a degree that the waitress from Nebraska working at the Cheesecake Factory has passed them all by.” Simon Helberg 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.             
© May 21, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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