Friday, June 16, 2023

June 16, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


London Breed, the  Mayor of Feces City castigated a left wing County Supervisor Preston Dean who attacked her commitment to shut down the open air drug markets that plague the city by arresting sellers as being racist which prompted recovered addict activist Tom Wolf to intone hopefully that the era of “Democratic Socialist, radical politicking in San Francisco is coming to an end.” The View slammed the recent vandalism in Sweden of a Monet masterpiece but the Five thought the outrage was only due to making the Blues look bad (Such idiocy to think that vandalism of works of art are going to cause nations to accelerate their curtailment of greenhouse emissions). Deion Sanders, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and new coach of the Colorado Buffaloes, having already lost 2 toes to blood clots is being faced with a procedure, the risk of which is an amputation of his foot. Tempe Police Office Candace Kandavel was just crowned Miss Arizona, hoping that her title will help bridge the gap between the community and police work. Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein from the grave is the gift that keeps on giving, new allegations have surface that the first lady of U.S. Virgin Islands  Cecile de Johngh, the wife of then-Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh, Jr., allegedly asked Epstein if he approved of specific changes to the sex offender monitoring laws of the island territory which Chase Morgan, embroiled in litigation that it knowingly financed Epstein’s pedophilia activities, is proof of the quid pro quo activities of the islands. Rick Campbell, a former Oceanside cop for 10 years has penned an Op Ed on Newsweek that Newsom really should read arguing that meth use and mental illness go hand in hand and with the passage of Prop 47, authorities no longer have stick to enforce the carrot of drug rehabilitation. On the soccer front, the U.S. in a semifinal game won 3-0 but 4 players were ejected due to red cards the homophobic chants coming from the stands caused the referees to end the match early. Maine Lobstermen prevailed against  Biden Administration’s restrictive regulations that would decimate that fishery in a decision handed down by a circuit court of Appeals. In the College World Series at Omaha, Number 8 Stanford plays Number 1 Wake Forest at 11 P.M. this Saturday. Go Cardinal!        
June 16, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers:  created by the Wives Behind the Badges, Inc. on this day in 2011 and celebrated on the third Friday of June each year thereafter to promote awareness of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers who risk their lives to protect and server and and them to citizens’ prayers.
              Word of the Day: the word of the day is “apophoret” which means a gift to celebrate the new year.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1961 was “Traveling Man” by Ricky Nelso0n on run of 2 weeks non continuous to share with 22 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 16 acts achieved number one status for the first time. Here is a music video of Ricky Nelson performing “Traveling Man”:
              June 16 Birthdays: “Getting Better With Age”: Phil Mickelson was born on this day in 1970 at San Diego as a natural right hander who picked up his left handed swing by watching his right handed father in a mirror. Phil is one of 17 golfers who have won 3 out of the 4 majors having only the U.S. Open elude him where he has finished as runner-up and record 6 times. In the 2021 PGA Open by winning it became the oldest winner.
                                     June 16 Historical Events In Rhyme
               1.     On this day in 2010 the mountain nation of Bhutan opted out to keep its fresh mountain air/No longer would the fresh breezes have to with tobacco smoke share/Great idea to tobacco use band/Or at minimum jump on the vaping wave that sweeping our land.
               2.     On this day in 1981 President Ronald Reagan awarded Canadian Ken Taylor Congressional Gold Medal/Who in the Iran Hostage crisis really proved his mettle/Literally under the Iranians nose/While Carter was a hostage in the White House gripped in a period of malaise throes/Taylor managed to get 6 Americans from the clutches of occupying students freed/Clearly proper to become the first foreigner to be awarded the Gold Medal for his courageous deed
               3.     On this day in 1977 Oracle Corporation was formed in Redwood Shores by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates/To become in 2020 the third largest company with its growing cloud and expanding AI moat/Like all good Golden Geese in the tarnished Golden State/It has moved its corporate headquarters to Texas where pastures greener than California await.  
               4.      On this day in 1974 15-20,000 black students took to the Soweto streets,/Protesting a requirement that classes be taught in Afrikaner, linked to the despised policy of apartheid they wanted to defeat/South African police opened fire on the unarmed students to upwards of 700 2 kill/The day in apartheid free South Africa is celebrated as Youth Day to sanctify the Butchers’ Bill.
               5.      On this day in 1883 at Victoria Hall in Sunderland, England when a children’s variety show came to a close; an announcement of free toys for the children was announced and rush of some 1,000 kids to the gate quickly arose/The gate was only one child wide/Hundreds of children were pushing against the gate and soon 178 had died.
              Famous Quote on the Soweto Massacre: Murphy Morobe, an organizer of the march:Our original plan was just to get to Orlando West, pledge our solidarity and sing Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Then we thought we would have made our point and we would go back home. No one envisaged a process that would go beyond June 16th. Little did we expect the kind of reaction that we got from the police on that day.” 


© June 16, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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