Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 27 History Banana Lovers Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—August 27, 2014Trust your Wednesday is starting on a great note and that you enjoy the holidays of some distinction along with the factoids and quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. with  a smile on your face, a positive attitude and a large banana split in front of you before calling it quits for the day secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient.
,          1. Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (Texas)—celebrating in Texas as a state holiday the birthday of the 36th President of the United States and architect of the Great Society and the War on Poverty, great goals but decimated by the realities of the Vietnam War.   
           2. National Petroleum Day celebrating the contribution of petroleum to our way of life but also creating awareness of the need to increase the use of renewables.
           3. Banana Lovers  Day—celebrating that great tasty tropical fruit which is excellent in banana splits or frozen on a stick and dipped in hot chocolate and nuts.
           4. The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day –celebrating the birthday of a very prolific author Margaret
Wolfe Hungerford writer of over 40 books who used the pen name the Duchess and was born on this day in 1850..
On this day in
             a. 410 the sacking of Rome by the Visigoths ended after three days of carnage.
             b. 1896 the Anglo-Zanzibar commenced at 9:00 a.m. and ended 45 minutes later, the shortest war in world history.
             c. 1928 11 years before the commencement of World War II hostilities in Europe, 15 nations signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawing war; the original 15 were joined by 46 more nations.
             Sadly we could not fight a two front war—Vietnam and the War on Poverty and we ended up losing both.  “One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society—shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 26 History National Women's Equality Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—August 26, 2014Trust your Tuesday is proceeding well and if lucky enough to live near a Popeye’s Louisiana Fried Chicken you are able to enjoy their $1.29 leg and thigh special today. Hope also you enjoy the holidays of some distinction along with the factoids and quote from Vera Nazarian with a smile on your face, a positive attitude and a cherry popsicle to make the day more enjoyable secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient.
,          1. Women’s Equality Day—celebrating on this day in 1920 the certification of the passage of the 19th Amendment finally granting women the right to vote.   
           2. National Dog Day celebrating the efforts of the National Dog Day Foundation to save abandoned dogs one dog at a time. Great effort, great charity!
           3. National Toilet Paper Day—celebrating and honoring one of the necessities of life, toilet paper—imagine life without it—not a good idea!
           4. National Cherry Popsicle Day –celebrating that classic summer treat.
On this day in
             a. 1791 John Fitch received a U.S. patent for a steamboat.
             b. 1970 feminist leader Betty Friedman led a national strike for women’s equality.
             c. 2011 Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner received certification from the EASA and the FAA.
Equality is a refreshing thought which is why we will prevail and the feudal Islamic societies will not: A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspirpation
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© August 24, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Obama Back From Vacation--No Eagles, No Birdies, Few Pars Foreign Policy Mostly Bogeys



With great wish it were longer regret
With photos on the inks he would like to forget
Our MIA CinC from vacation returns to D.C.
Facing that pesky and troubling ISIS jayvee
And more importantly the beginnings of a palace revolt
Hagel, Dempsey, and Kerry from the world is tranquil myth ready to bolt
This President from Iraq withdrawal to  the aborted red line in the Syria sand
To ISIS has been clueless; no wonder terror is now completely out of hand
Michelle stated when Obama was elected she was finally to be an American proud
As a patriot watching this MIA CinC I have never been more scared while the forces against us become nearer and more loud
An eagle is a great image of this country soaring above the plains talons ready in its interest to strike
Not a feckless, disengaged President in a golf cart dreaming for an eagle to do a high five spike.
Welcome back Mr. President the world is in potential total flames
Put away your pen,  reach out to the Reds and from your vocabulary excise the word blame
© August 24, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Sharpton Will Eulogize Michael Brown At Memorial Services--God Help Us



On Monday a funeral service will be for Michael Brown held
Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy; will the forces of chaos be quelled?
Or will the Reverend Al use a moment of grieving to summon his own crusade
To unleash the forces of racial divide in another violent parade
On Sunday TV he was defining Michael Brown’s shooting as a defining moment needing new laws
Six bullets regardless of the facts needs a conviction and the presumption of innocence we must withdraw
Sharpton’s screaming on TV from a man in physical stature and mind so very petite
Is what if we ever have a chance to unite again we must reject and defeat
Sharprton you need to eulogize, memorialize, evoke the memories to honor and keep
But do not demonize and use this funeral for your agenda to push into the street
Do not; please do not in your rabid misguided sense of justice pursuit
Demand the conviction of Wilson or the residents can once again with impunity loot
In short, if you are a man of the clothe, eulogize a sermon of peace, forgiveness and salvation
Not a call for laws, protests, and other acts to further divide this nation
May be a complete pipe dream but MSNBC should this pathetic ideologue’s show revoke
His ramblings and rantings are a complete, pathetic joke
© August 24, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 24 History National Peach Pie Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—August 24, 2014Trust your weekend is ending on a great note and that you enjoy the holidays of some distinction along with the factoids and quote from Abbie Hoffman  with a smile on your face, a positive attitude and a large slice of peach pie in front of you before calling it quits for the day secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient.
,          1. Nostalgia Night Uruguay—celebrating in of all places Uruguay music of the past; shades of KEarth 101.   
           2. National Streak Day celebrating the birthday of Cal Ripken, Jr. on this day in 1960, a man who played in 2,632 consecutive baseball games.
           3. Archer Day—celebrating the birthday of a great actress, Anne Archer, on this day in 1947 tremendous talent with an awesome recipe for a cauliflower salad that one would kill for and one of the few icons of Hollywood this poet actually has met in person—a truly great lady!
           4. National Peach Pie Day –celebrating that classic summer desert especially when topped with fresh salmon berries (only if blessed to live in Alaska) or for the mere mortals ice cream.
On this day in
             a. 1814 the British Army invaded Washington D.C. and began to burn it to the ground.
             b. 1891 to the joy of Hollywood and millions of viewers, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera.
             c. 1967 led by Abbie Hoffman the Yippies disrupted trading on the New York Stock Exchange by tossing dollar bills from the balcony.
             d. 1991 in a seems like only yesterday moment Ukraine declared itself independent from the Soviet Union.
Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies may have been in their own minds visionaries but as a child of the 60’s as to this I hope he is wrong at least to the music if these idiot rappers ever get their act together “The 60’s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free and the rock and roll never as great.” Abbie Hoffman
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