Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 20, 2019 Iran falsely claiming that a U.S. Drone had violated Iranian air space shot it down with the claim that it was in Iranian airspace vehemently denied by the U.S. (although the president indicated that it may have been a loose and stupid mistake and that the nation will not stand for it indicating to Trudeau that the world will have to see the response (the mullahs out to be shaking in their feudal boots wondering what the response will be as a good chance the U.S.sending some tomahawks to Iranian oil rigs in the Persian Gulf, attacking air bases where missiles were launched and; or targeting an oil refinery plus more sanctions); Chuck Todd who is a very liberal member of the MSM rose above leftist leanings to slam AOC for her claims that the U.S. is operating concentration camps at the border (AOC should have the sense of revulsion that camps like Auschwitz convey to the American voters including those in her district who if they have any sense at all will send her back to bartending); Zuckerberg may be in hot water with the FTC as revealed by his private e-mails denouncing privacy concerns of the FTC and may be facing a huge fine in the billions of dollars for violating the privacy consent decree; the death toll in the Dominican Republic of Americans stay in resort hotels has climbed to 9 amidst growing concerns that the DR Tourism Department is not being forthcoming of its investigation of the deaths and delay toxicologists’ reports (the country is gambling with the dice if Americans start cancelling trips given fears that death will be the turndown service at these resorts); desperation time among the Blue wanna-bes for president as they are tossing out the race card at the front runner Joe Biden as Joe Scarborough shed his “journalist” façade on Morning Joe and donned his political hack outfit to defend Biden for working with segregationist senators from the south; Hunter Biden whose quid pro quo like deals with China and Ukraine may derail is now facing another derailment of his father’s campaign as news reveal that a woman in Arkansas has just filed a paternity suit against him, claiming that she conceived her 10 month old son with him (runs a little counter to Biden’s theme of “Make America Moral Again”); through June 19, 2019 1133 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 215 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 Refugee Day—created by the UN General Assembly on December 4, 2000 to establish June 20 as World Refugee Day to promote awareness of the needs of and dangers to refugees and to ameliorate issues that contribute to the migration of refugees.
2. National Kouign Amann Day—created by b. patisserie in April, 2015 to celebrate a popular Brittany round cake pastry created in 1860 and consisting of yeast and layers of butter and sugar—definitely a diet and heart stressor.
3. 1949 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1949 for 7 weeks in that position was “Ghost Riders of the Sky” by Vaugh Monroe and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-pty-pty_maps&hsimp=yhs-pty_maps&hspart=pty&p=vaugh+Munroe+ghost+riders+inthe+sky#id=1&vid=759ea777e38128d807b3bf87fec4b502&action=click Monroe saddle up his ghost horse on May 21, 1973 in a hospital shortly following surgery for a bleeding ulcer.
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 “periculous” which means dangerous which describes to a tee the times we live in.
5. When Irish Eyes Are Rhyming All the World Is Bright and Gay:—celebrating the birth on this day of 1951 on noted Northern Ireland poet Paul Muldoon who has won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2003 along with numerous prizes and fellowships for his poetry.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your life is by and large not periculous; a quote from Tarig Ramadan on refugees and the person who created them, 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. 1877 Alexander Graham Bell established the first commercial telephone system in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
b. 1972 the nose of a possible obstruction of justice charge arising out of the Watergate break-in grew more real as an 18 ½ minute gap with Nixon’s conversations with his advisors was discovered.
c. 1975 the movie Jaws was released to become the largest grossing film up to that time and to create the term summer blockbusters to describe hit movies released during the summer.
d. 1991 the Bundestag voted to move the capital of Germany from Bonn in West Germany to Berlin.
e. 2003 the WikiMedia Foundation was founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Reflections on refugees on this World Refugee Day: ““Your enemy is not the refugee. Your enemy is the one who made him a refugee.”― Tariq Ramadan, noted Swiss Muslim scholar and professor at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford untile 2017 when he took a leave of absence to contest sexual harassment and rape charges and is now in jail awaiting trial on two rape charges.
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June 20, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet