Thursday, June 15, 2023

June 14, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The Fed which has been aggressively raising interest rates to highest in 16 years did not raise rates at its meeting, wanting to pause to see more data on inflation but did indicate 2 more rate hikes are likely as inflation is still hovering at 5% too high above the Fed’s target rate of 2%. Facing a 37 count indictment that if convicted of all would be tantamount to a death sentence is something no one in their right mind would want but after his arraignment in Miami, Trump raised $2 million for his campaign. With a trial not likely before the Red primaries end growing speculation if the uncertainty of a conviction of an indictment which Trump and his supporters claim is a political kangaroo court witch-hunt will cause erosion of his support. Saddleback Church which is a very large church in Orange County which along with one smaller church in Kentucky appealed in suspension for having female pastors, lost its appeal at the Southern Baptist Convention (why a women is deemed incapable of understanding and preaching theological concepts is mind boggling). On the immigration front the U.S. is not alone in trying to cope with illegal migration as a boat crammed with 750 migrants from Egypt, Syria, and Pakistan capsized in waters off Greece with only 104 having been rescued and the overwhelming major drowned or missing and presumed dead. While Texas border cities are drowning in the tidal wave of illegals, Mayor Bass goes ballistic denouncing Greg Abbot as “inhumane” for sending a bus of 42 illegals to L.A. The Red field for President continues to grow as Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez a Red moderate has thrown his hat into the ring. Decorum in our government continues to decline from Fetterman and his proclivity for wearing hoodies to Transgender Activist Rose Montoya who bared her breasts at a White House South Lawn Pride event.
             June 14, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
             Noted Holidays: Flag Day: celebration of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as this nation’s flag on this day in 1777 and proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson on this day in 1916 but Bernard J. Cigrand, a school teacher in Waubeka, Wisconsin, known as the “Father of Flag Day,” held the first formal observance of “Flag Day” at Stony Hill School in 1885.
              Word of the Day: the word of the day is “apocarterisis” which means suicide by starvation which was a very effective tool against the British by the Irish Republican Army protesting the activities the British Army in Northern Ireland during the “Troubles.”
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1963 was “It’s My Party” by Leslie Gore on a run of 2 weeks to share with 20 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 19 acts, including the Leslie Gore and Stevie Wonder, achieved number one status for the first time, but only Stevie Wonder was able to achieve number one status again. Here is a recording of Leslie Gore performing with lyrics on the “Ed Sullivan Show “It’s My Party”:
              June 14 Birthdays: “Birthday Card When Get Out Jail Card Is the Desired Present”: Donald J. Trump was born on this day in 1946 in New York City and has the dubious distinction of being the only president to be impeached twice and acquitted twice and the only former president to be indicted for federal offenses after leaving office and yet still the leading Red primary contender and defeating Biden in a rematch.
              June 14 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2017 while at a practice for the Annual Congressional Baseball Game/A leftwing terrorist acted to garner 15 minutes of shame/On second base was Steve Scalise, the Minority Whip/When shots from the shooter through the air started to rip/Reds were quickly hit and Scalise the only Congressman shot took a bullet through the hip/2 Red Reps, 1 with medical training, prevented Scalise from into deadly shock slip/The heroes of the day were the 3 Capitol Police there to Scalise protect./Who with 3 D.C. police arriving in minutes firing at the shooter to his aim deflect/The shooter was shot and killed/Scalise was released at 6 weeks and to a standing ovation from all 3 months after the shooting he returned to the Hill.
              2.     On this day in 2002 Near Earth Asteroid MN2002 by 75,000 miles failed to Earth hit/Worse we had no idea until 3 days later after speeding past a collision with Earth had failed to commit/In a what if moment the mass and speed of the 73 meter MN2002 were similar to the 1908 hit in Siberia that leveled 800 square miles of trees/Had it exploded over an urban area massive death and destruction we would see. 
              3.     On this day in 1994 after the Rangers in Game 7 defeated the Canucks to win the Stanley Cup/Angry Vancouver fans took to the streets for a riot to erupt/ Over a million dollars in damages and more than 200 arrests/Aping in reverse order “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out” Dangerfield jest.
             4.      On this day in 1966 a moment of better late than never/The Vatican put an end to its censorship endeavors/Abandoned its 1557 Index of Prohibited Books/Amazing 409 years to abolish such censorship it took.
             5.      On this day in 1949 Albert II, a rhesus monkey became the first mammal in space to go 83 miles high/On a V-2 Rocket but sadly the parachute failed to fully deploy and he died.
             Famous Quotes on the Shooting of Steve Scalise:
             Phil Montag, a volunteer co-chair for the Technology Committee of the Nebraska Democratic Party not knowing his conversation was being recorded: “"I'm glad he got shot. I wish he was f---ing dead.” In the recording, Montag went on to describe Scalise's job as one in which he was to "convince Republicans to ... kick people off f---ing healthcare."   
             The Person who recorded Montag: “Why are you telling us, but not telling anyone else," one person said to Montag. "I've been recording this conversation since you've come in, so I will publicly release it myself."   
Phil Montag, after learning he had been recorded and fired: “Like every decent American I am saddened and horrified by the shooting of Congressman Scalise. "I do not and did not wish for his death. I am hopeful that the entirety of the original, unedited recording will emerge so we can get to the truth of the matter.       


© June 14, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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