Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 24, 2018 Trump has thrown the gauntlet down on illegal immigration by demanding that anyone coming here illegally is to be deported immediately—no court trials or catch and release (unless he can do that by executive order not a chance that Blues will back him and unless the Reds can win on the message illegal immigration is costing us upwards of $130 billion a year we are doomed to be plagued by an open, porous border through which pours drugs and people); NYPD is seeking public help to identify 6 most likely illegal alien gang bangers that hacked to death a 15 year old with machetes (Mayor DiBlasio has been too busy appearing at events like Gay Pride to offer condolences to the family); the U.S. and South Korea have announced an indefinite suspension of joint military exercises; interesting study out that shows correlation between opioid use and Trump support (a sign of despair caused by abandonment of the liberal elite?); on the climate change front new study that meRthane emissions at natural gas production sites are 60 percent higher than previously reported as natural gas is used more and more to produce electricity; Time Magazine got caught with its journalistic pants down as its cover with Trump staring down at a small child falsely portrayed the child as being separated from its mother; in Chicago through June 23, 2018, 1308 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 208 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 Brandy and Monica, factoids of interest for this day in history, the hopeful end to maximalism in the Swamp on both sides of the aisle; a relevant quote from Minka Kelly on treating human beings, 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. World UFO Day—commemorating the sighting by Kenneth Arnold on this day in 1947 while flying near Mt. Rainier of nine flying objects that were not of this world.
2. Museum Comes to Life Day—celebrating a perfect reason to visit a museum near you.
3. 1998 Number One Song— the number one song in 1998 on a run of 13 weeks in that position was “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va1Y6uAgNJY
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “maximalism” which means an uncompromising adherence to extreme demands which sadly describes our political system in the Swamp.
5. Have No Fear If You Can Cheer—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1980 of noted actress Minka Kelly, best known for her role on the series Cheerleaders.
On this day in:
a.a. 1916 Mary Pickford became the first female actress to be signed to a $1,000,000 contract.
b. 1948 the Soviet Union shut down the overland routes between Berlin and West Germany, an act that instituted the Berlin Airlift which broke the back of the blockade.
c. 1950 in South Africa the Group Areas Act formally segregating the races was passed.
d. 1957 SCOTUS in the case of Roth v. United States ruled that pornographic material was not protected by the First Amendment.
e. 1995 South Africa defeated New Zealand in the World Rugby Cup with South Africa President Nelson Mandela presenting the winning trophy.
Reflections on how to treat people from the birthday girl, a reflection that Hollywood celebrities should pay attention to: “It blows my mind that anyone could be unkind to anyone. The guy clearing our plates is a person. I don't care if you're sweeping the floor. I don't care if you're cleaning my toilet.” Minka Kelly. 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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