Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 15, 2019 To the predictable howls of the ACLU and the pro illegal alien lobbies, Governor De Santes of Florida signed a law banning cities from becoming sanctuary cities and failing to cooperate with ICR (finally some sanity on this lawless sanctuary city issue); after the jury tacked on $33 million of punitive damages against Oberlin College in the defamation case brought against by a bakery, Bill Maher lashed out against the political correctness that has infected the progressive movement (the decision might lead the left to think twice or three times before tossing the race card out on the slightest pretext with little prior investigation of the facts and that will be a positive thing); a Fort Worth, Texas deputy sheriff with 19 years on the force was found mortally wounded in his personal car parked in the sheriff’s parking lot across the street from the sheriff’s office; Memphis had a mini-riot on its hands following a shooting incident involving a suspect with felony warrants who allegedly stepped out of his car with a gun and was shot and killed by police; Don Lemon the biased pseudo journalist is at it again slamming Trump for allegedly being behind the move to block Tubman’s replacement of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill; Sarah Sanders the target 24/7 by the MSM who is leaving as press secretary this month is be slammed by the very same media for not make the president more accessible to the press which is a total fabrication of the truth; a three judge panel has ruled it is not illegal to possess pot in prison but it is still illegal to smoke it (having inmates stoned all the time would probably greatly reduce prison violence and deaths); on the medical front people with infections of Clostrodium difficile, a drug resistant bacteria that claimed 25,000 lives in 2015, are experimentally being treated by the transfer of fecal material from an uninfected person to an infected one but such experiment claimed two victims where the transplanted material was infected with e coli; we all know that eagles soar through the but we now have video that they also are graceful swimmers, swimming with a butterfly stroke through the water: https://watchtvnow.co/?adprovider=AppFocus1&source=d&device=c&creative=344075116530&keyword=&matchtype=&adposision=none&placement=www.dailymail.co.uk&target=&gw=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuNWntNzr4gIVh4VpCh327wphEAEYASAAEgI0g_D_BwE ; through June 13, 2019 1094 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 205 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. World Wind Day—created by the European Wind Energy Association in 2007 to promote the use of wind energy as an alternative to fossil fuels and the reduction of carbon emissions.
2. National Beer Day (United Kingdom)—created in 2015 by Jane Payton to promote to consumption of beer which the English make in great and varied quantities and celebrated on this date because it represents the date the Magna Carta was signed which in clause 35 mentions there shall be only one measure for beer, the London quarter.
3. 1946 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1946 for 10 weeks in that position was “The Gypsy” by The Ink Spots. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG6g5CkyWAo. The group was very popular in the 40’s and 50’s until in disbanded in 1954 but had the unusual distinction since they never protected the name of having some 100 groups subsequent to disbandment use the name.
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 “perduellion” which Brennan idiotically has a tendency to claim Trump is guilty of.
5. Wailing into Stardom and Hall of Fame—celebrating the birth on this day of 1937 of Waylon Jennings, noted country and western singer who battled and beat cocaine addiction in 1984 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001 before his death from complications of diabetes on February 13, 2002.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Ink Spots, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are far from being a peduellion; a quote from Donna Reed on blood donations, 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. 1864 200 acres of land owned by Robert E. Lee are set aside as a National Cemetery by Secretary of War Edward Stanton.
b. 1970 Charles Manson went on trial for the Sharon Tate murders and was convicted, sentenced to death which was converted to life in prison by our California Supreme Court where after numerous failed parole attempts he died in prison on November 19, 2017 of natural causes.
c. 1977 after the death of Franco in 1975 the first democratic elections in Spain took place on this day.
d. 1992 in a run but you cannot hide moment, SCOTUS ruled in United States v Alvarez-Machain that the United States could forcibly extract wanted criminals without the consent of the host country.
e. 2012 in a don’t look down daring feat, Nik Wollanda became the first person to cross over Niagara Falls by walking over a tightrope.
Reflections on alternative energy sources not fossil fuels: “We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy - sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Thomas A. Edison very astute observation into the future by a brilliant inventor.
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June 15, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet