Thursday, May 2, 2019

May 1, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Law Day (U.S.)

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 1, 2019  Yesterday Schumer and Pelosi met with Trump on the issue of infrastructure spending and came out all warm an fuzzy indicating they were going to work with him but today Pelosi reverted to her biased over the top rhetoric attack mode blasting the president as “immoral, unethical, corrupt and unpatriotic” (this woman is a pathetic ideologue whose hatred of Trump knows no decency or bounds—the Reds must if we are ever going to have a chance to address the problems we face take back the House and relegate this woman to the trash heap of history); Blues were in a froth today slamming Barr appearing before the Senate with Harris calling for his resignation (so much pandering and sound bites for their Quixote quest for president and a prime example of why our system lacks any scintilla of bipartisanship due to the anti-Trump hatred); while Congress is MIA on the issue of illegal immigration, the number of people wanting to come her now totals a billion and the backlog of immigration cases climbs to nearly 900,000 (members of Congress need to get their heads out of the sands and fix this problem with a wall, more judges and agents, require all asylum requests be handled in the country of origin and if rejected or not filed there immediate deportation, end any welfare or benefit payments to illegals); the Fed has voted to not raise interest rates to the joy of equity investors; Maduro is still hanging on as he is being encouraged by the Cubans and Russians to stay while the military is still on the fence as thousands upon thousands of Venezuelans demonstrate for his removal; on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill shooting front that claimed two victims and wounded four others, Riley Howard is being heralded as a hero, giving his life by being shot while he tackled the gunman; Omar is back in the news inanely blaming Trump for the chaos of socialism’s failed policies in Venezuela; the debate over abortion will not go away as Alabama’s House has passed a bill criminalizing abortion by doctors at any stage of a pregnancy unless necessary to save life of mother (how this will pass muster before SCOTUS is a great question); a new poll released shows 70% of Democrats want to impeach President Trump a course of action favored by only 39% of Americans which should mean a political nightmare for Blues if idiots like Maxine Waters gets her wish;  through April 30, 2019 679 people  have been shot in Chicago of whom 132 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder have a suspect being charged this year).
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Santana featuring The Product G&B, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you will avoid parathria in you communications, and  a relevant quote from Mahamet Murat ilhan of May Day, 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 Workers’ Day—celebrating the accomplishments of workers in our society and established to commemorate the Haymarket riot in Chicago in 1896.
2. Law Day (U.S.)—proclaimed by President Eisenhower in 1958 to commemorate the importance of the rule of law in our society and culture.. 
      3. 2000 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 2000 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “Maria, Maria” by Santana featuring The Product G&B. Here is a recording of the song:   
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “parathria” which means incoherence which describes the utterings of too many of our bureaucrats and politicians.
5. Go High But Stay Low—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1925 of pilot and Mercury 7 Astronaut Scott Carpenter who was the second American to orbit the Earth and later spent 28 days on the ocean floor as part of the Navy’s SEALAB Program.
       On this day in:                                        
a. 1884 the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions demanded an 8 hour work day.
b. 1971 Amtrak took over rail passenger service in the United States.
c. 1999 SpongeBobSquarePants premiered on Nickelodeon.
d. 2003 in a jump the gun moment, President George W. Bush on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln,  President George W. Bush declared to the nation that “Mission Accomplished” and combat missions had ended in Iraq which unfortunately were followed by years of attacks by insurgents against civilians and U.S. forces.
e. 2011 Pope John Paul II was beatified by his successor Pope Bennedict XVI. 
        Reflections on May Day: “Today, in the May Day, find a worker and shake his hand with gratitude! Without workers, no civilization could be built!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan noted contemporary Turkish playwright and thinker.
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© May 1, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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