Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Random Act of Light Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 13, 2018 The ink is barely dry on the agreement between North Korea and the U.S. on the issue of North Korea’s giving up its nukes and already the Blues are in whining mode that Trump was snookered and insulting to our G-7 Allies; tomorrow the IG will release its report on the botched “investigation” by the FBI a once proud agency so politicized under Obama, Holder, Lynch and Comey (the real collusion in the 2016 elections was not between Trump and the Russians but between HRC and the DNC and Russia with the fake anti-Trump dossier that led to Mueller and illegal FISA warrants on Americans); James Wolfe former top staffer for the Senate Intel Committee pled not guilty to charges of leaking classified information to his paramour, New York Times reporter Ally Watkins (shades of Strzock and Page on steroids and another example of the reptilian brain corrupting ethics and integrity); the war on women is alive and flourishing even among the Blue hypocrites as Archie Parnell running for the House in South Carolina who beat his wife with a tire iron and won a Blue primary; Robert DeNiro unleashed a stream of F*Bombs at the Tony Awards against Trump and Alec Baldwin must be in the grip of delusions of grandeur indicating he would be a great presidential candidate; on the immigration front AG Sessions is slamming the asylum system as being scammed; on the homeless front the City Council of Seattle has rescinded due to objections of large employers like Amazon a controversial employee head tax designed to raise money to cope with the burgeoning homeless problem; in Chicago through June 12, 2018, 1191 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 191 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 Paula Abdul, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the Pelosi’s martinet ways will not have a chance to be exercised as the Blue Wave seems to be receding for the midterms,  and  a relevant quote by from Murray Bootchin on the Exxon Valdez disaster,  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. Random Act of Light Day—created by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in 2017 to shed light on the need for research in finding a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.
2. Sewing Machine Day—celebrating the creation of the sewing machine the first patent for which was issued to Thomas Saint in England in 1790.        
3. 1991 Number One Song— the number one song in 1991 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Rush Rush” by Paula Abdul.  Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “martinet” which means a strict disciplinarian which describes Pelosi to a tee when it comes to controlling how Blues will vote and is why the Reds must not lose control of the House.
5. Center Square—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1926 of comedian and actor Pual Lynde, best known for being the center square in the game show “Hollywood Squares” but who battled alcoholism and died from a heart attack at the age of 55.
         On this day in: 
a. 1971 The New York Times began publication of the Pentagon Papers which detailed the fraud and deception of the Pentagon of getting us into and keeping us in the Vietnam War.   
b. 1981 at the Trouping of the Colour Ceremony in Buckingham Palace, Michael Sergeant fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II for which he spent three years in prison.
c. 1994 a jury in Anchorage, Alaska found Exxon and Captain Hazelwood reckless in the Exxon Valdez disaster in Prince William Sound enabling the victims of the oil spill to pursue $15 billion in damages.  
d. 1997 a jury sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death for his role in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of a federal building there, which sentence was carried out on June 11, 2001. 
e. 2002 the United States withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.    
         Reflections on the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster: “We tend to think of environmental catastrophes -such as the recent Exxon Valdez oil-spill disaster in the Bay of Alaska-as "accidents": isolated phenomena that erupt without notice or warning. But when does the word accident become inappropriate? When are such occurrences inevitable rather than accidental? And when does a consistent pattern of inevitable disasters point to a deep-seated crisis that is not only environmental but profoundly social?” Murray
Bookchin, noted American author and early ecologist.
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