Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 6, 2018 Businessman John Cox broke through the jungle primary rules that have thwarted Red attempts to win state office to race Moonbeam clone Gavin Newsom in the race for California Governor as the Blue wave nationwide may be looking more and more like a barely perceptible ripple (watch for Red turnout to go off the charts with the campaign against Pelosi as speaker if the House is flipped); the IG’s report has still not been released leading to growing concern that it will be watered down to protect Comey, Lynch, and Clinton; April Ryan of the biased Cack News Network had to retract her false tweet that Trump was booed and heckled at a gathering at the White House on Tuesday; add to the list of Blue scandals as the Pakistani IT staffer for the Blues in Congress appears to be close to a plea detail on the issue of mishandling classified material; on the recall front California voters recalled the judge who had sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to six months for sexually assaulting an unconscious female; Stormy Daniels is back in the news again, suing her lawyer for becoming a pawn of President Trump; the former White House communications staffer who dismissed McCain’s opinion as irrelevant since he was dying anywhere is no longer working at the White House; in Chicago through June 5, 2018, 1105 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 178 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 Bette Midler, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your diet is working and you are blessed with marcidity, and a relevant quote by from Lt. Col Robert Wolverton on D-Day, 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. Normandy Landings—commemorating the landings by 5 Allied Divisions on 5 beaches in Normandy, France as part of Operation Overlord, the largest amphibious invasion in history.
2. Huntington’s Disease Awareness Day—promoting awareness of and the need for research to combat Huntington ’s disease, an inherited disease that attacks and destroys brain cells causing mood swings and loss of coordination.
3. 1989 Number One Song— the number one song in 1989 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iAzMRKFX3c
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “marcidity” which means a state of great leanness which is a great state to be in if a marathon runner or jockey or describing the federal budget.
5. Committed To His Every Core—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1934 of Roy Innis, noted civil rights activist and former head of the Congress for Racial Equality.
On this day in:
a. 1932 the Revenue Act of 1932 was passed imposing a federal gasoline tax of 1 cent per gallon.
b. 1942 in the turning point of the War in the Pacific U.S. Navy dive bombers sank 4 Japanese carriers and the cruiser Mikuma.
c. 1946 the Basketball Association of America, the precursor to the National Basketball Association, was founded at New York City.
d. 2002 a near Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter exploded over the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Greece with a force estimated at 26 kilotons, approximately the same size as the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
e. 2005 SCOTUS in the case of Gonzalez v. Raich upheld the law banning marijuana, including marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Reflections on D-Day: “Men, I am not a religious man and I don't know your feelings in this matter, but I am going to ask you to pray with me for the success of the mission before us. And while we pray, let us get on our knees and not look down but up with faces raised to the sky so that we can see God and ask his blessing in what we are about to do." -- Lt Col Robert L Wolverton, commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion 596th PIR. 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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