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Ridley's Believe It Or Not June 17, 2023


Philadelphia, like most Blue run cities, can no longer be called the “City of Brotherly Love” as on Friday 3 people shot and killed and 1 wounded with no suspect at large with a gun found. The Grand Canyon Sky Bridge 4000 feet above the canyon floor may become the newest most effective suicide venue replacing the Gold Gate Bridge where of the 1700 jumpers 25 have survived when a 28 year old man not identified fell from it to his death. In the losing war of losing any semblance of privacy, we are learning that Google tracts not only where you have been but also the photos you have taken. Ray Lewis, III, 28 year old son of NFL Ray Lewis, died of an overdose with a needle, beer can and blue pill by his side (the blue pill could have been a counterfeit Viagra laced with fentanyl which may be discovered by an autopsy. The Academy of Motion Pictures has become another Woke bastion of mediocracy and opposed to meritocracy by adopting diversity, equity and inclusion standards that a film must meet to be considered for “Best Picture” (had the standards been in effect when they were released, The Godfather and Schindler’s List would not have been considered).  In another example of portrayal of massive weakness Biden declared that the Chinese spy balloon was not intended and was more of an embarrassment to them and aping Rodney King hoped China and we could “get along.” In the College World Series at Omaha, Number 8 Stanford after leading the game until the 8th inning and a 1 hour and 28 minute weather delay lost to Wake Forest 3-2. After the 3rd day of the U.S. Open Rickie Fowler and Wyndham Clark are co-leaders at 10 under with Rory McIlroy in 3rd 9 under, Scottie Scheffler 4th at 7 under, with Harris English in 5th at 6 under and Dustin Johnson and Zander Schauffele in a tie for 6th at 5 under.
             June 17, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Eat Your Vegetables Day: Clueless who created this day and when celebrated but easy to observe by on this day and each other day have a serving of vegetables with your meal and if not possible consider buying Balance of Nature pills containing dehydrated vegetable ingredients.
              Word of the Day: the word of the day is “apophthegm” which means a brief saying, proverb, or epigram which are often usual to enhance a speech.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1960 was “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers on run of 5 weeks non continuous to share with 18 other songs achieving number 1 ranking, while 12 acts, including the Everly Brothers, achieved number one status for the first time. Here is a music video of the Everly Brother “Cathy’s Clown”:
              June 17 Birthdays: “Contract With America a Winning Deal” Newton  Leroy McPherson, better known to the voters and readers as Newt Gingrich, was born on this day in 1943 and went on to become for 20 years a Red Representative from Georgia who was critical in creating the “Contract with America” that resulted in a Republican tidal wave in 1994 that flipped the House and resulted in his being Elected Speaker of the House from 1995-1999. Best remembered for his ability to work with President Clinton to achieve a reduction in  capital gains taxes and real reductions in the national debt.
              June 17 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2021 President Biden signed into law June 19 Independence Day/Creating since Martin Luther King Day the first federal holiday/Commemorating June 19, 1865 when General Granger arrived in Galveston, crossing the bay/ Proclaimed the 250,000 slaves were free and if their former owners wanted their labor for it they would have to pay.
              2.     On this day in 1991/ in a sign that the detested policy in South Africa was finally done/The South African Parliament repealed the Population Registration Act/Which classified racially South Africans at birth, dooming blacks to a host of civil rights lack.
              3.     On this day in 1972 with Nixon leading in the polls to McGovern defeat/ 5 Red operatives were arrested for burgling the DNC offices in the Watergate non dirt finding to insure Nixon would remain in his Oval Office Seat/For Woodward and Bernstein resulting in a Pulitzer Prize winning book/For Nixon proof that the coverup is worse than the crime leading to the resignation path he took.
             4.      On this day in 1971 in televised press conference, Nixon declared illegal drugs are “Public Enemy Number 1”/Then declared the “War on Drugs” he thought could be won/Jails and prisons were soon filled with users of heroin, meth and crack/But the flow of drugs was not stopped by all DEA attacks/And now with pot being legalized in state after state/And fentanyl from China and Mexico through our open border causing thousands of users to meet a deadly overdose threat/If Nixon were alive today he would admit the war has been lost/Closing in on number one in term of the number of dead cost.
             5.      On this day in 1963 SCOTUS ruled 8-1 in the case of Abington School District v. Schemp the requiring the reading of Bible and reciting the Lord’s Prayer was an establishment of state religion attempt/Violated the First Amendment/Which the union of church and state was designed to prevent.
             Famous Quote on Watergate: Gerald Ford:The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.         

© June 17, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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