Thursday, June 15, 2023

June 15, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


A Yale School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Medicine was shown by Rep. Crenshaw on the dangers of prepuberty and other steps to be an utter fool. She could not answer a simple question to name a medical study that demonstrated the benefits. Once again this time in Sweden we have to question the link of desecrating a priceless Monet painting to protest the lack of action on climate change. In another example of perhaps the death penalty does not murders deter, Duane Owen after being convicted of 2 murders and attempted murder of 2 more was executed after 39 years on death row—killing someone who is mentally ill is not proper substitute for   treatment. At a Nuggets’ victory parade, their first, 2 people were shot and a police officer was struck by a fire truck. Conor McGregor already in hot water for assaulting the Heat’s mascot during game 4, has been accused by a woman of being raped in a bathroom after the game. On the transgender sports front Governor Abbot has signed a billing preventing transgenders form competing in other than their sex determined at birth. Biden has been getting testier on the issue of his alleged bribery deal calling a NY Post’s reporter’s question why Biden was referred to as the “Big Guy” prompting him to label the question “dumb” and have staffers remove the reporter from the room. In the College World Series at Omaha, Number 8 Stanford plays Number 1 Wake Forest at 11 P.M. this Saturday. Go Cardinal!
             June 15, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Dump the Pump Day: created by the American Public Transportation Association to starting on this day in 2006 and on the third Thursday of the month of June thereafter to leave the car at home to take public transportation to work or recreation which saves gas but is becoming more problematic in urban areas due to rising crime on buses and subways.
              Word of the Day: the word of the day is “apograph” which means an exact copy or facsimile
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1962 was “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Ray Charles on run of 5 weeks to share with 20 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 14 acts achieved number one status for the first time. Here is a recording of Ray Charles performing “I Can’t Stop Loving You”:
              June 15 Birthdays: “Give Up Your Seat and Live”: Waylon Jennings was born on this day in 1937 in Littlefield, Texas to start playing a guitar at age 8 and appear on the radio at age 14 to drop out of high school to pursue what turned out to be a lucrative country western music career. He cheated death by giving up his seat of the plane that crashed in Iowa taking Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens to their deaths. A six pack a day smoker until he quit in 1988, 4 years after he stopped using cocaine, he dodged lung cancer but developed Type II diabetes which resulted in a foot being amputated and finally killing him on February 13, 2002 
     June 15 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2022 Microsoft Internet Explorer after a run of 26 years/ To have a new browser Microsoft Edge appear.
              2.     On this day in 1992 it became more difficult for criminals to hide/SCOTUS in case of U.S. v Alvarez v. Machain ruled agents of U.S. no longer have to the host nation harboring criminals its extradition laws abide/Shades of the acts of Mossad to grab Eichmann off an Argentine street/And then smuggle him out of the country to a trial and hangman meet.
              3.     On this day in 1985 a Rembrandt masterpiece Danaë that in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg was on display/When Bronius Maigys slashed it with a knife and with sulphuric acid sprayed/ But unlike the Green Deal warriors damaging masterpiece to  protest acts that cause climate change/ A Soviet judge ruled he could not stand trial as he was mentally deranged.
            4.      On this day in 1919 our Atlantic Ocean more like a pond looked/John Alcott and Arthur Brown landed in Ireland to end the first Transatlantic flight they took.
            5.      On this day in 1864 Secretary of War Edward Stanton established the Arlington National Cemetery/on 200 acres of land formerly owned the General Robert E. Lee/Since the dead can only rest peace/Confederate dead in Section 16 lie a sign the Civil War has ceased.
             Famous Quote Engraved in Granite Near JFK’s Grave at Arlington National Cemetery: John F. Kennedy: “Let the word go forth from this time and place To friend and foe alike That the torch has been passed To a new generation of Americans.

© June 15, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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