Wednesday, May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Digestive Health Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 29, 2019 Mueller delivered a statement to the American people to the effect that his report speaks for itself, punted on the issue of obstruction of justice, reiterated Russian attempts to interfere with our election but found no collusion by the Trump campaign, resigned and indicated the ball was in Congress’ court on the issue of obstruction (Pelosi is not going to be pleased as her progressive wing will most likely ramp up calls for impeachment ignoring the question of how can you obstruct justice of an investigation of a non crime?); lying Adam Schiff was slammed by Trey Gowdy for objecting to the declassification of the FISA Court documents that will expose the role of the FBI and Intel agencies in using the false and unverified HRC funded anti-Trump dossier which Comey and other senior FBI and DOJ officials filed with the court misleading it that the contents were verified (throughout the Mueller investigation this pathetic lying hack kept touting the nonexistent evidence of collusion to the American people with the aid of the lackeys of the DNC, the MSM); the Midwest in May has been hit with 442 tornados almost twice the average due to a stalled weather front affecting the area; maybe the false news claims by Trump are striking a responsive chord as the leftist anti-Trump Washington Post has given the president of Planned Parenthood 4 Pinnochios for her false claim that before Roe v. Wade thousands of women died undergoing illegal abortions; a silver lining in the cloud of economic collapse buffeting Venezuela is crime is falling because criminals can no longer afford bullets and victims no longer have any money which gets more and more worthless each day; the meltdown of the leftist Blues continues as Mitch McConnell vows to fill any SCOTUS vacancy in 2020 (with Ruth Bader Ginsburg looking like she is on life support a vacancy before the election is a real possibility); through May 28, 2019 899 people  have been shot in Chicago of whom 177 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).
1. International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers—created by the UN General Assembly on December 11, 2002 to honor the sacrifices of members of UN Peacekeepers forces and elebrated first on May 29, 2003 the anniversary of the first UN Peacekeeper force which was sent to the Middle East to monitor the ceasefire in the Arab-Israel War in 1948.
     2. World Digestive Health Day—created by the World Gastroenterology Organization to promote enhancing digestive health, especially in developing nations.
3. 2014 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 2014 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “All Of Me” by John Legend. 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 “pathic” which means passive, a trait that is absent from Trump’s personality.
5. How Not To Impress A Girl—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1955 of John Hinkley, Jr, who was fascinated with Jodie Foster and tried to impress her on March 30, 1981 by shooting President Reagan and three others; he was found not guilty by reason of insanity and sentenced to psychiatric confinement and released in September of 2016.  
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to John Legend, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a pathic person, and a relevant quote from Kenneth Cain on UN Peacekeepers, 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.
    On this day in:                                        
a. 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay celebrated Norgay’s birthday by becoming the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
b. 1964 the Arab League met in East Jeruselem to discuss the Palestinian question which discussions led to the formation of the  Palestine Liberation Organization.
c. 1985 Canadian amputee Steven Fonyo after 14 months completed a long distance marathon across Canadian by arriving in Victoria, British Columbia.
d. 2001 SCOTUS ruled that disabled pro golfer Casey Martin could use a cart while playing in PGA tournaments. 
e. 2004 the National World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. 
Reflections on UN Peacekeepers:  “If blue-helmeted U.N. peacekeepers show up in your town or village and offer to protect you, run. Or else get weapons. Your lives are worth so much less than theirs.”
― Kenneth Cain, Emergency Sex (And Other Desperate Measures): True Stories from a War Zone   
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© May 29, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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