Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 23, 2018 The obstructionist in chief of the FBI Rod Rosenstein has blinked over threats of subpoena and contempt of Congress and handed over documents requested; the great divide is alive and well among the left at least at the Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia where Sarah Sanders and members of her family was kicked out of the restaurant by its biased small minded owner because she works for President Trump (when will it ever end and where is the outrage of the MSM and leftist leaders?); angel moms (parents whose children had been killed by illegal aliens) met with Trump to reveal their heart wrenching stories in an event ignored by MSM or in the case of MSNBC blasting Trump for politicizing the tragedies while politicizing in spades the separation of minors from their illegal alien parents breaking the law and putting their children at great risk (great swipe at Kathy Griffin as a woman without a soul); Trump is proving to be a great Red seller as he campaigns in Nevada against Wacky Jackie in support of Senator Heller; SC House Republican candidate who had ousted the Republican incumbent Sanford was seriously injured in an car crash by a wrong way driver (her Blue opponent has displayed some class by suspending campaigning); John Bolton is off to Moscow to discuss plans for a summit with Putin; Italy has told the EU to take a hike on immigration and will not allow boats carrying migrants access to Italian ports (watch for the shoe to fall on Merkel for her opening the floodgates to refugees from the Middle East); in Chicago through June 22, 2018, 1293 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 207 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 Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the Blues confronting Trump are reduced to maunder, and a relevant quote from Clarence Thomas on the liberal elite, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. International Widows Day—created by the Loomba Foundation in 2005 to promote awareness of the poverty and social stigmatization faced by the estimated 245 widows on this planet.
2. United Nations Public Service Day—created by the UN in 2003 to promote and recognize the contribution of public service to the community.
3. 1997 Number One Song— the number one song in 1997 on a run of 11 weeks in that position was “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans feat. 112. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKMtZm2YuBE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “maunder” which means to grumble, something the Blues are doing increasingly as the economy thanks to the Trump tax cuts firing on all cylinders.
5. Hills to Climb—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1948 of Clarence Thomas, the second African American to be appointed to SCOTUS and who survived a bitter confirmation fight over allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill; he is a noted conservative judge who rarely questions during oral argument.
On this day in:
a.a. 1969 IBM announced that effecting January 1, 1970 that it would sell its hardware separate from services and software thereby creating the modern software industry.
b. 1972 President Nixon and his Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman were taped plotting to use the C.I.A. to obstruct the FBI’s investigation of the Watergate break-in.
c. 1972 Title IX of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended to prohibit discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funds.
d. 2013 the last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons was removed for destruction (declared but not actual as Assad was alleged to have used chemical weapons on an attack of a rebel village in 2017 which prompted a military response by the U.S with cruise missiles against the airbase that had launched the attacking planes).
e. 2016 the United Kingdom voted 52%-48% to leave the European Union.
Reflections on bias of the northern liberal elite from one of its targets: ““The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated. The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.” Clarence Thomas Sadly as the recent incident of Sarah Sanders being ejected from a restaurant in Virginia for working for Trump, such bias and bigotry on the left is alive and well. 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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