Saturday, June 10, 2023

June 9, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The DOJ unsealed its 37 count indictment against Trump, alleging mishandling and disclosing classified documents, lying about possession and obstruction of justice and as it probably hoped for and knew would happen as the competing Biden alleged bribery scandal while Vice President as divulged by a trusted FBI informant  on FD 1023 has largely disappeared from public view. Noted constitutional scholars like Allan Dershowitz and Jonathan Turley have raised serious questions over the propriety and timing of the indictment. It is common knowledge that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm is ill prepared for her job but we at least hoped she was honest only to have her admit she lied to Congress when she stated she had disposed of all her stocks when she had retained the stocks of 6 companies which she now claims did not conflict with her duties. To no one’s surprised Zuckerberg has admitted the “scientific establishment” demanded that Facebook delete misinformation on COVID-19 which proved later to be debatable or true. Stephen A. Smith, noted black sportscaster, has tweeted that Chris Christie would be the best man for the job of U.S. President. Casey White facing a murder trial, who escaped with his paramour Deputy Vicki White who after they were caught after their brief freedom of 11 days committed suicide, copped a plea of life without possibility of parole. Elon Musk blasted the two systems of justice that ignored other crimes but pursued with a vengeance a policy to get Trump. On the good news front 4 indigenous children aged 11 months to 13 years who survived a plane crash in the Columbian jungle that killed the pilot, copilot and mother after 40 days have been found alive but severely malnourished.
             June 9, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays:
World Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Day
Created by the APS Foundation of America on this day on June 9, 2010 to raise awareness of the autoimmune disease that attacks cell membranes and blood cells thinking they are foreign bodies to cause strokes, heart attacks and miscarriages. As of yet no cure only treatment with anticoagulants to prevent clotting.
           Word of the Day: the word of the day is “anuptaphobia” which means the fear of being single, condemned to an existence devoid of the love and companionship of a spouse or significant other.
           Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1968 was “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel  on a run of 3 weeks to share with 15 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 10 acts, including Otis Redding who was the first person to achieve number 1 ranking posthumously, achieved number one status for the first time. Here is a recording of  Simon and Garfunkel performing “Mrs. Robinson”:

             June 9 “Always Great to Have Career to Fall Back on When One Retries from Professional Sports”: Wayman Tisdale , a 6’9” All American Power Forward for the Oklahoma Sooners, who played 12 seasons in the NBA, was born on this day in 1964 in Ft. Worth, Texas. After the NBA he had a successful career as a smooth jazz bassist. On February 8, 2007, he fell down a flight of stairs in his L.A. home and broke his leg which caused this doctors to discover sarcoma and remove a cancerous cyst. Chemo was started with the cancer specialist never treating someone his height and weight. The first round was unsuccessful forcing a second round and amputation of part of his leg to prevent spread of the cancer. He quickly mastered the use of a prosthesis and was planning to return to the recording studio to work on a project when his esophagus ruptured on May 19, 2009 due to the radiation and he died.
              June 9 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 1978 in a “what took you so long”/The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints ruled that “all worthy men” including blacks in its priesthood now belonged.
              2.     On this day in 1973 one of the greatest race horses to race the tracks/Won the Triple Crown in record times for all three records that no horse has been able to wrack. 
              3.     On this day in 1959 The U.S. launched the USS  George Washington, a nuclear ballistic submarine/ Able to launch underwater its nuclear missiles without being seen/Even if our bombers and land missiles were not launched before hit by a first strike/The Soviets were deterred by massive destructions from the subs they would not in the slightest like.
              4.      On this day in 1928 Kingsford Smith and this three man crew landed in Brisbane/In the first flight across the Pacific in a Fokker Tri Motor Airplane/The Southern Cross took off from Oakland on May 31/landing in Hawaii and Fiji before flying 7198.56 miles to Brisbane where the flight was done/This intrepid aviator on his laurels did want to rest/Lost at sea on November 8, 1935 with his co-pilot off the coast of Burma trying to the speed record from Australia to England trying to best.
              5.      On this day in 1915 after the RMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland met its torpedoed fate/And 128 Americans died but the Germans claimed she was carrying military freight/Wilson sent to the Germans a very harsh note that indicated potential war/Outraged by the threat Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigned and would be Secretary of State no more/The threat must have worked for unrestricted submarine warfare by Germany was halted in September of 1915/ Which gave us almost 2 years to prepare for the “War to End All Wars” which was the deadliest the world had yet seen.

             Famous Quotes: Report on the June 9, 1928 Brisbane landing of the Southern Cross by the Daily Mail: A lusty cheer rose from the great assemblage as the machine came overhead, hats were flung in the air, and scarves and newspapers were sent skywards as the monoplane, her escorts scattering to make way, lost ground rapidly. Her single wings, with the great body of blue and the number "1985" stood out boldly as the machine encircled the aerodrome, and made for the lower end of the field...Despite the presence of barriers, there was some crushing at this point, and the public's desire to get an early glimpse of the world flyers was not to be appeased by a few dozen police, for as with one accord the spectators gathered round with calls for "Smithy" and the other members. There was a pleasant interlude as Mrs. Sizer (wife of Mr. H.F. Sizer, MLA, representing the State Opposition) placed a floral wreath of roses round Captain Kingsford Smith's neck and whispered a short speech of welcome to his ear, and the gallant warrior, blushing somewhat at such a tribute, sought solace in a cigarette...
© June 9, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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