Monday, May 22, 2023

May 21, 2-23 Ridley's Believe Or Not


After a viral confrontation between a pregnant white nurse and several black males that she was trying to steal a Citi bike, civil rights attorney Ben Crump tweeted she as a racist which after her attorney threatened a defamation suit deleted without any apology (the twitter video was seen by 4 million so do not be surprised a suit is filed). In the war against women’s sports Athena Ryan a transgender finished 2nd in the women’s 1600 meter race in the  CIF-North Coast Section Meet of Champions and plans to go to the California State Championships. Even from the grave Jeffrey Epstein is capable of wreaking havoc as emails show he threatened Bill Gates who was not contributing to Epstein’s charitable endeavors that he would expose his affair with a female Russian bridge player years ago while he was married to Melinda. Club Pro Michael Block at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, nor only became the first club pro to play in a major PGA, but also made a hole in one  on the 13th hole today to end the tournament tied for 15th. In Waldorf, Maryland police arrested 2 cars which had be reported stolen and to their surprise when the guardian arrived to pick up the arrested teens, police discovered that the car the had been stolen. In a news item that should send shivers up your back, the CBP reported that it had detained in April 16 people on the FBI’s Terrorist Watch List. Alyssa Farah Griffin who was Mike Pence’s secretary, Pentagon Secretary and Trump’s Communication Director  has gotten under Trump’s skin and calling her a “sleazebag and loser” while she praised the CNN interviewer of Trump at his Town Hall Meeting broadcast for revealing to the American people what a “lunatic” he is. The NAACP has issued a travel advisory to black Americans to avoid travel to the Sunshine State because of what if views as anti-black policies.  Finally it appears that Biden is taking the impending default of our national debt seriously by cancelling a planned trip to Australia and instead flying home to meet with Speaker McCarthy the time for resolving this issue is rapidly disappearing. A SpaceX rocket with 4 astronauts launched to head to the ISIS with 2 Saudis in the 4 person crew. On the Sports front National Treasure won the Preakness  and the Celtics were clobbered by the Heat to lose their 3rd game in a row to destroy any hopes of seeing another Laker Celtics NBA Finals matchup.
           May 21, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
           Noted Holidays:
           National Waiters or Waitstaff Day or to be Gender Neutral National Waitstaff Day:
Created by Fred Sirieix, a French maître d'hôtel best known for appearing on Channel 4’s First Dates and  Million Pound Menu, in 2012 and first celebrated in 2013 to honor and recognize the hard working efforts and skills waitstaff practice daily to make one’s restaurant experience a great one. Easy to celebrate by leaving a larger tip and thank the waitstaff for their service. 
            Word of the Day: the word of the day is “annomination”  which means of a pun which is supposed to be the lowest form of humor as seen in these puns:
1. Why do male ants float and Queen ants sink? Because they are buoy-ant?”
2. If you throw a cat out of a moving car window, does it become kitty litter?  
            Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1986 was “The Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston on a run of 3 weeks to share with 29 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 20 acts achieved their first number 1 ranking. Here is a music video with lyrics of Whitney Houston performing “The Greatest Love of All”:
            May 21 Famous Birthdays: Laurence Tureaud,  better known to his fans as Mr.T  was an ex-Army M.P. who parlayed his physical Skills into a professional wrestler and body guard of celebrities career into an acting co-star in The A Team.
            Noted Events on May 21 Noted in Rhyme:
            1.  2017—Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus for the last time took down its tents/ No more clowns, no more elephants, no more fly trapeze, no more Big Cats—all to our memories to be sent.

            2.   2011—Before AOC and her end of the world due to climate change prediction was Harold Cramping a radio evangelist/Who predicted the Second Coming of Christ with deaths each day upward to 10/21 when the world would cease to exist.
             3. 1992—Johnny Carson after 30 years hosted his penultimate show with Robin Williams and Bette Milder as guest/Soon millions of Americans without the Tonight Show would be able to bed down earlier and wake up with more zest.
             4. 1991—Former India P.M Rajiv Gandhi on the campaign trail was killed by a suicide bomber’s blast.
             5. 1988—The Iron Lady gave her Sermon on the Mound at the Church of Scotland that capitalism must last.
       6.  1979—Dan White who had killed Mayor Moscone and Gay Supervisor Harvey Milk was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter due to his “Twinkie Defense”/5000 thousand gays took to the streets rioting due to light sentence for what really was a first degree murder offense.
             Famous Quotes on Events and Issues:
             Doctor Martin Blinder psychiatrist on Dan White’s defense team: "It's preposterous to think that 12 middle class homeowner jurors would give a killer even a partial pass on the basis of what he ate the night before. If I found a cure for cancer, they'd [the press] still say I was the guy who invented 'The Twinkie defense.' " 

© May 21, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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