Friday, June 29, 2018

June 29, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Sceloderma Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 29, 2018 California pot dispensaries face a July 1 deadline to have products tested for pesticides and potency or they cannot be sold and are offering deep discounts; the shooter who killed 5 people at the Capital Gazette  barricaded the back door to trap people inside evidently had a long running feud with the paper; a Reuters editor who blamed the shooting on Trump has since apologized and my face discipline (I am surprised that the MSM has not jumped on the blame Trump bandwagon); while the left is going into meltdown mode over Trump’s plan to nominate Kennedy’s successor on July 9, Mitch McConnell announced plans to have the Senate vote on confirmation in the fall; the left’s latest battle cry to support their open border agenda is to abolish ICE; Peter Strzock was described during his closed door testimony as being smug, defiant and uncooperative; fireworks on The View when guest commentator Tara Setmayer called Republicans cult like sycophants which set Meghan McCain off; in Chicago through June 28, 2018, 1373 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 216 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 Clay Aiken, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are not a medacaster; a relevant quote from John Grisham on the death penalty, 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. National Food Truck Day—celebrating the practice of food trucks appearing at construction sites, factories, and office buildings which do not have restaurants near them with a variety of food, snacks and drinks.      
2. World Sceloderma Awareness Day—promoting the need for research to find a cure and treatments for this autoimmune disease that hardens and thickens the connective tissue supporting a person’s blood vessels.
3. 2003 Number One Song— the number one song in 2003 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “This Is The Night” by Clay Aiken. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “medacaster” which means a quack or charlatan which probably describes too many of the denizens of the Swamp.
5.  The Day the Music Died—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1944 of actor Gary Busey best known for his portrayal of Buddy Holly in the Buddy Holly Story; a heavy drug user in his youth he has been clean and sober for 21 years.
         On this day in: 
    a. 1972 SCOTUS in the case of Furman v. Georgia ruled that arbitrary and capricious application of the death penalty violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.
b. 1975 Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype personal computer, the Apple 1.
c. 2006 SCOTUS in the case of Hamadan v. Rumbsfield ruled that George Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and international law.
d. 2007 Apple, Inc. released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.      
e. 2014 the Islamic State and the Levant declared its caliphate in Northern Iraq and parts of Syria.
    Reflections on the death penalty: “I'm not in favor of the death penalty. But I'm in favor of locking these people away in maximum security units where they can never get out. They can never escape. They can never be paroled. Lock the bad ones away. But you gotta rethink everybody else.” John Grisham
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