Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hunting Pose Allowed in High School Yearbook


No wonder the NRA has so many members in this great land
Always to take a very strong second amendment stand
In many rural counties hunting is a cherished pastime
Hunting has nothing to do with the purveyors of deadly gun crimes
Rebekah Rorick goes to Broadalbin-Perth high school, a hunting fan and a good shot I would suppose
Who wanted a photo of her yearbook in camo with her dog, hunting rifle in a classic hunting pose
But the PC mavens said no
Her hunting photo into the yearbook could not go
Finally some common sense did prevail
Into the yearbook a proud hunter's photo tale
The deer are most likely overjoyed with all the publicity this story of photos did entail
Rebeckah is now a face if recognized the deer will quickly bail
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/20/new-york-high-school-senior-prevails-in-fight-to-pose-with-gun-in-yearbook/?intcmp=latestnews

Missle Strike Force May Not Be Maintained


As tensions between Russia and the U.S. continue to increase
The news from the Air Force is a startling release
Our nuclear missile shield may not be adequately maintained
While the Chinese view this President with increasing disdain
A third rate nation we believe has hacked into Sony and forced it to cave
Whatever happened to the freedom of expression so many vets have died to save?
Wars are started because one side thinks it could win at acceptable cost
Here in a nuclear strike millions upon millions of lives would be lost
Are we observing the fatal ebb of the home of the brave and the land of the free?
While almost like clockwork in time of crisis our President is on the links putting a ball on his tee
While hat in hand he seeks China aid
To stop the cyber attack of North Korea confirming a U.S. fade
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Chicago Mayor's Son Robbed Near His Home


It is common knowledge that Chicago has become a combat zone
In a war to control drugs sales the felons have unleashed a murderous tone
Over 2500 shootings almost 500 killed in vicious attacks
The police cannot begin to keep track
Mostly young men with the lives snuffed out
Chicago is a murderous place there is no doubt
Almost 3 out of 4 victims are black and the same as to the shooters who are of the same race
Chicago is a very, very dangerous and deadly place
Even the mayor’s son walking outside his home was robbed but still alive
If a mayor’s son is attacked near his home no wonder Chicago blacks struggle to survive
This is a neighborhood which one would think is not a slum
But with predators attracted to victims like sharks to tossed chum
How many young black men have to be killed and maimed?
Before the police are expanded to stop this shame?
This is a tragedy of epic proportions that must come to an end
Where are the Sharptons in protest against this killing trend?
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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Two NYPD cops killed


When two cops are assassinated by a deranged man
Things in New York City are spiraling completely out of hand
Patrick Lynch charges that their blood is on the hands of mayor
The relations between De Blasio and the cops may be beyond repair
The Garner death was beyond tragic and the grand jury decision to blacks brings despair
But violent protests incited by the mayor are acts rational men should forswear
Three hours before the shots Brinsley was Instagraming he would give cops some wings
A revenge killing after all the warning signs sadly ignored when will another revenge killing spring
Brinsley was black; officers Hispanic and Chinese on an anti-terrorist drill
In a moment paying the extreme butcher’s bill
One wonders why Brinsley’s followers of his Instagram raves
Did not tip the police with a simple phone call to the two cops save
We need calm and if there should be protests in the street
There should be not words but demonstrations over the need to black racism defeat.

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Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 21 History Winter Solstice


Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 21 2014:    Trust your weekend is proving to be a great one and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls.   As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from Aberjhani,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to splurge on several hamburgers from your favorite restaurant, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  Winter Solstice—celebrating the official beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest day of the year.
         2. National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day—observed since 1990 to create awareness of the plight of the homeless and seek solutions to a major problem.
        3.  Flo-Jo Day—commemorating the birthday on this day in 1959 of Florence Griffith Joyner who was one exceptionally fast sprinter but who could not outrun epileptic seizures and died at the age of 38.  
        4.  1963 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1963 Dominique by  the Singing Nun.
         5. National Hamburger Day—celebrating that classic American favorite especially one purchased at Hudson’s in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—almost worth the trip.
On this day in
      a. 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
      b. 1913 to the ultimate joy of millions, Arthur Wynne’s “word-cross,” the first crossword puzzle, was published in the New York World.  
     c. 2012 The Walt Disney Company completed its acquisition of Lucasfilms thereby acquiring all rights in Star Wars.
Reflections on the plight of the homeless on the beginning of winter four days from Christmas: “The image titled “The Homeless, Psalm 85:10,” featured on the cover of ELEMENTAL, can evoke multiple levels of response. They may include the spiritual in the form of a studied meditation upon the multidimensional qualities of the painting itself; or an extended contemplation of the scripture in the title, which in the King James Bible reads as follows: “Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” The painting can also inspire a physical response in the form of tears as it calls to mind its more earth-bound aspects; namely, the very serious plight of those who truly are homeless in this world, whether born into such a condition, or forced into it by poverty or war.” Aberjhani author of Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love and noted black American author, historian and poet
 
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 20 History Go Caroling Day

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 20, 2014:    Trust your weekend is off to a good note and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls.   As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from Jackie Robinson,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to splurge on a large platter of fried shrimp, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  International Human Solidarity Day—a UN holiday observed since 2005 commemorating those who have worked for humanitarian purposes.
         2. Go Caroling Day—what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to with neighbors go caroling in the neighborhood or better yet to nursing home.
        3.  National Fried Shrimp Day—celebrating a great meal especially when the shrimp are sautéed in butter, garlic and basil.
        4.   1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1962 Telstar by the Tornados.
         5.   Blue 42 Day—celebrating the birthday on this day of Branch Rickey, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who broke the color ban in baseball by signing Jackie Robinson, number 42.
On this day in
      a. 1946 the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life starring James  Stewart and Donna Reed premiered in New York City.
       b. 1951 EBR-1 in Arco, Idaho became the first nuclear reactor to generate electricity with enough juice to power four light bulbs.
      c. 1996 NeXT merged with Apple paving the way for the introduction of Mac OS X.
Reflection on Jackie Robinson: “I am not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” Jackie Robinson  Great thoughts to live by as we approach Christmas.
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not Deceber 19 History Oatmeal Muffin Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 19, 2014:    Trust your Friday is a good one and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls.   As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from Thomas Sowell,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to splurge on a cupcake or two, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  Puck  Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1988 of Paulina Gretsky the daughter of perhaps the greatest hockey players of all time Wayne Gretsky.         
         2. National Underdog Day—recognizing the those who are not at the top but the bottom but can and do rise up to overcome adversity.
        3.  National Oatmeal Muffin Day—celebrating a great way to start your morning—lots of fiber and with honey a great taste.   
        4.   1961 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1961 The Lion Sleeps Tonight by the Tokens.
On this day in
      a. 1972 Apollo 17 the last manned lunar spacecraft returned to Earth.
       b. 1974 Nelson Rockefeller was sworn in as Vice President replacing Spiro Agnew who had resigned due to criminal misconduct.
      c. 1998 President Clinton became the second president to be impeached; he was not convicted by the Senate.
Reflection on impeachment: Neither your life nor my life, nor the future of this country, will be affected in the slightest by whether Linda Tripp is naughty or nice. But if any president is able to commit crimes with impunity by using the vast powers and perquisites of his office to cover up, then we will have a danger of corruption and abuse of power that can only grow with the passing years and generations.” Thomas Sowell, noted political commentator. If Hillary wins in 2016 we can only hope Bill learned his lesson and will not remain a sexual predator of young interns.
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