Wednesday, June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The massive wildfires raging in Canada have made the skyline in NYC looking worse that smog filled skies of the Los Angeles Basin in the late 50’s and 60’s so bad that lack of visibility has prompted the FAA to close La Guardia to incoming airliners as the air quality is rapidly approaching hazardous warnings. AOC was quick to capitalize on the wildfires in Canada and the record temperatures in Puerto Rico to push for quick adoption of her New New Green New Deal  (which most Americans would have less objections if two of the largest carbon emitters, India and China joined in which they most likely will not). The Freedom Caucus of the Reds in ramping up their objections to the passed Debt Ceiling bill seem hell bent to act like lemmings driving themselves over the cliff to destruction as opposed to focusing on increasing House seats, taking control of the Senate and sending Biden and the Word Salad Queen into retirement. In another example of what Reds castigate as 2 systems of justice as Cedric Richmond former adviser to Biden and now a senior adviser to the DNC crashed into a tree in New Orleans and when the officers arrived they apparently knew who he was but despite slurring his words and being disoriented did not test him for DUI. Kate Middleton aka Princess of Wales who took over from Prince Harry being patron of the Rugby Football Union and the Rugby Football League in England was seen on a rugby field with the Maidenhead Rugby Club Prince Harry was being cross examined in his lawsuit against the Mirror Group for illegally snooping on his private life. Biden after proposing regulations that would effectively preclude new gas ovens and stoves has set his sights on doing the same for gas furnaces (when does Congress act to weigh in on this regulatory overreach?). Feces City has just received another negative vote due to the crime and drug use in its streets as one of the largest REITs announced the closure of two of the major hotels in downtown Feces City as T-Mobile closed its 17,000 square foot store in Union Square (such a shame as this once beautiful City on the Bay is destroying itself with self inflicted policy wounds). Former Mike Pence announced he has entered the race for the Red nomination for president while as Biden’s approval ratings drop, his planned bunker campaign is gearing up to avoid any debates with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (as Kamala Harris’s approval ratings drop such that a vote for Biden is really a vote for her given the very realistic chance he will die in office or increasing dementia will force his removal under the 25th Amendment which Reds will certainly remind voters each day of the 24 campaign).
             June 6, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: Global Running DayFirst celebrated here on the first Wednesday in June in 2009 which then morphed into Global Running Day in 2016 with millions of runners going online to pledge to  run 5 kilometers. Running is a healthy way to get in shape and loss weight except today in the Northeast where the pollution from the Canadian wildfires would be very difficult to run in or even being outside walking from one’s car to shop in a store.
              Word of the Day: the word of the day is “antimnemonic” which means damaging the memory which describes what dementia does and what we see too often watching Biden. 
               Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1970 was “Everything is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens on a run of 2 weeks to share with 24 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 14 acts, including Ray Stevens and George Harrison who was the first Beatle after their break up to in solo, achieved number one status for the first time. Here is a music video of Ray Stevens performing “Everything Is Beautiful”:
             June 7 “Constitution Trumps Trump”: Mike Pence, former Congressman, Governor of Indiana, and Vice President, was born on this day in 1959 and chose today to announce he was running for president and who after praising the policy accomplishments of Trump castigated his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election vowing to always support the Constitution.
              June 7 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 1982 Priscilla Presley opened up Graceland to the public to visit the grounds and its rooms/Except the bathroom where  at age 46 the King met his doom/Over 650,000 visitor at Graceland each/Many hoping this this will be the visit that King of Rock and Roll reappears.
               2.     On this day in 1981/Israel fearing that Iraq’s quest for a nuclear weapon had begun/the Israeli Air Force with 8 F-16’s in a preemptive attack attack/Destroyed Hussein’s nuclear reactor which was French supplied type Osiraq. 
               3.     On this day in 1977 in London the high day of Queen Elizbeth’s Silver Jubilee/a million viewers filled the streets and 500 million round the world watched the proceedings on TV.
               4.      On this day in 1965 SCOTUS finding in the Constitution a right of privacy penumbra effect/Ruled in Griswold v. Connecticut that the state could not the sale of contraceptives reject.
               5.      On this day in 1899 temperance activist Carrie Nation/believing those who drink deserve only damnation/Grabbed an a sack of rocks to go to in Kiowa, Kansas to start her temperance crusade/Destroying with rocks Dobson’s Saloon’s and 2 other’s inventory to their ability to sell alcohol degrade.
                 Famous Quotes: Carrie Nation on hearing voices that told he to go to Kiowa: “The next morning I was awakened by a voice which seemed to me speaking in my heart, these words, "GO TO KIOWA," and my hands were lifted and thrown down and the words, "I'LL STAND BY YOU." The words, "Go to Kiowa," were spoken in a murmuring, musical tone, low and soft, but "I'll stand by you," was very clear, positive and emphatic. I was impressed with a great inspiration, the interpretation was very plain, it was this: "Take something in your hands, and throw at these places in Kiowa and smash them."

© June 7, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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