Thursday, May 25, 2023

May 24, 2023 Ridley's Beleive It Or Not


As the default clock keeps ticking on resolving the debt ceiling crisis and the Blues seem digging their heels not wanting to reduce spending and not wanting to have any meaningful reductions in future expenditures and worse they are floating the idea that he 14th Amendment ratified after the Civil War gives them the right to increase debt despite any limits imposed by the debt limit statute which argument will have a New York Second’s life expectancy before SCOTUS. The House is going into recess, subject to 24 hour recall which belies the sense of urgency we need to have. On June 2, $25 billion of social security checks are scheduled to go out and if the Treasury Department does not have the funds to cover the checks millions of seniors will be outraged by the delay. Ron DeSantis has announced his candidacy in a Twitter Livestream which was beset with technical delays and problems which resulted in only 250,000 watching it which may have set both De Santis’ campaign back and set back Musk’s possible role as a Red kingmaker. The head of the private military group fighting for Russia in Ukraine has blasted Putin for his handling of the war and the ability of his generals involved. Ukraine has denied that drones that attacked the Russian region of Belgorod, wounding 9 people were launched by it (Biden is terrified that weapons given to Ukraine would be used to target launching sites in Russia that could prompt a tactical nuclear response). Several Oath Keepers will be before a federal judge for hearings on sentencings with prosecutors seeking 10 to 25 years. The Human Rights Campaign in partnership with Equality Florida, a state LGBTQ advocacy group, issued an updated travel notice outlining the potential impacts of six bills that were recently passed under the hand of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Celtics down 3-1 are playing the Heat today in Boston for Game 5 on Thursday at 5:30 P.M. PDT  viewed on TNT.  

           May 24, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
           Noted Holidays: Asparagus Day: Clueless on who created this holiday and when it was first celebrated to promote the consumption of this delicious vegetable that has be enjoyed by humans since Greek and Roman times..  
            Word of the Day: the word of the day is “anodyne”  which means something that is not likely to produce dissent or offense which does not describe the prevalence of political ad hominem traded across the political aisles.
            Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1983 was “Let’s Dance”; by David Bowie on a run of 1 week to share with 16 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 9 acts achieved number 1 status for the first time. Here is a music video of David Bowie “Let’s Dance”:
            May 24 Famous Birthdays: “More of Me to Love” Dwight Arrington Meyers better known to his fans as Heavy D was born on this day in 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica was a noted rapper, record producer and actor whose stage performances featured his 395 pound frame dancing and gyrating with ease. He fought his obesity and at one point in 2008 he had lost 150 pounds but kept his Heavy D stage name. In 2011 he was trying again to lose weight and had lowered his weight to 344 pounds when he died of a coronary embolism on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles at age 44.  
           May 24, Historical Events In Rhyme
           1.     On this day 2022 Salvador Ramos came to Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School/ Armed with 7 30 shot clips and an AR-15 like gun as his killing tool/Police were there in minutes but did not charge to the gun sounds/Giving Ramos much time to shoot 36, killing 19 and 2 teachers leisurely firing many rounds.
           2.     On this day in 2019 given Britain’s difficulties in exiting from the EU
Conservative Party Prime Minister Theresa May was forced by her party to say effective June 7 her time in office was through.
           3.      On this day in 1994 4 Islamist Terrorists who bombed World Trade Center in 1993/ Were each sentenced to prison for 240 years so never again will they be free.
           4.      On this day in In 1976 the Judgment of Paris quality of wines/Ruled that California wines no longer had to go to the back of the tasking line.
           5.      On this day in 1967 Egypt started on the Red Sea Israel coast a siege and blockade/ Leading to the 6 Day War where the Sinai, the West Bank and the Golan Heights Israel successfully would invade. 
            Quote on the 6 Day War by Jordan’s King Hussein: "I knew that war was inevitable. I knew that we were going to lose. I knew that we in Jordan were threatened, threatened by two things: we either followed the course we did, or alternatively the country could tear itself apart if we stayed out."

© May 24, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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