Sunday, April 22, 2018

April 22, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Earth Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 22, 2018 California can add another dubious distinction to its list of disasters like the most number of homeless, the high cost of housing, the most burdensome business regulations and the fact that due to Moonbeam’s idiotic Sanctuary State status it leads the nation in releasing gang members subject to ICE detainer requests to continue their criminal activity (Moonbeam is so out of touch with reality of criminal illegal alien activity and its adverse effects on public safety); another shooting this time at a Waffle House near Nashville that left four people dead and four wounded and created a predictable more gun control response by the Blue Mayor but created one hero, Robert Shaw, Jr., a 29 year old patron who ran to the sounds of gunfire and managed to tackle the shooter and wrest his weapon away and force him to flee (a photo of a very brave young man):
                                                  

To add to California’s potential woes, the U.S. Geological Report that the Bay Area is sitting on a ticking tectonic time bomb that could kill close to a 1,000 residents and injure 18,000; after slow walking legitimate document requests from Congress in exercise of its Constitutional mandate for oversight of the Justice Department and FBI, Chairman Nunez announced that no official intel was utilized to launch the Russian “collusion” probe and that long time Clinton hack Sidney Blumenthal has his fingerprints all over false information used to justify the probe (aka the Mueller witch-hunt); Pompeo’s nomination will be voted on a Senate committee where unless Rand Paul comes to his senses and votes in favor, his nomination will go to the Senate this week with a negative recommendation (what an absolute lunacy and travesty by the Blues as Trump is doing what no other president has been able to do—meet with Kim to hammer out a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula); in Chicago through April 20, 2018, 653 people have been shot, of whom 109 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Righteous Brothers, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you can change channels and avoid magpiety and a relevant quote by Chritine Lagarde on the Paris Agreement and how to implement it,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. Earth Day—created by Senator Gaylord Nelson to promote awareness of the for environment protection and preservation and now observed by 193 nations.    
2. April Showers Day—celebrating the April showers that bring May flowers but sadly not today in drought plagued California on a very sunny and clear day.    
3. 1966 Number One Song— the number one song in 1966 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “(You’re My) Soul And Inspiration” by The Righteous Brothers.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjuaVo74meY The duo was disbanded on Bobby Hatfield’s death on November 5, 2003 from something very unrighteous cocaine addiction that caused a heart attack. Medley revived the duo with Bucky Heard in 2016 and they are performing today.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “magpiety” which means garrulity especially on religious or moral issues which sadly describes far too many politicians who drone on and on in support of their positions or oppositions.  
5. Dying Not In Bed But Doing What One Wants To Do Is New Immortality—celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of  Steve Fossett, who made millions trading options and commodities and used the freedom created by that wealth to set numerous records in sailing, ballooning, gliders, jets, boats and other daredevil exploits including finishing 47th in the Iditarod and was on a routine pleasure flight soloing over the Sierra Nevada Mountains and never reached his destination prompting a search by hundreds of volunteers. After being declared dead by a probate judge in February, 2008, his remains and the wreckage of his plane were found in October of that year.
         On this day in: 
a. 1864 the U.S. Congress passed the Coinage Act of 1864 which mandated the us of In God We Trust on all coins minted as official currency.
b. 1915 in a frightening escalation of man’s inhumanity to fellow men, the Germans utilized chlorine gas on hapless Allied forces ill equipped to be protected from its use in the Second Battle of Ypres.
c. 1977 optical fiber is used for the first time to carry telephone traffic..
d. 2000 in a predawn raid ordered by AG Janet Reno, federal agents, guns drawn, forcibly removed 6 year old Elian Gonzalez, whose mother had died fleeing Cuba with him in a boat, to his father living in Cuba.
e. 2016 the Paris Agreement which sets forth commitments of its signatories to limit the emission of greenhouse gases, which agreement President Trump has indicated he will withdraw from in November, 2020 before the end of his first term.   
Reflections on the Paris Agreement and how best to implement it: “Governments must now put words into actions, in particular by implementing policies that make effective progress on the mitigation pledges they have made. That is why my key message is to price carbon right and to do it now.” Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.             
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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Blue Opposition To Pompeo Total Disgrace


In Asia it is critical for a person or a nation to save face
When or if lost one’s standing is met with condemnation and disgrace
We in this polarized nation are in all aspects of politics facing a dangerous trend
24/7 obstruction that when it comes to dealing with foes must come to a complete end
Three presidents have tried and completely failed
To successfully North Korea’s nuclear quest curtail
Trump the fourth is completely of a different breed
Signs that finally Trump’s warnings of destruction Kim will heed
Trump has inherited from Clinton, Bush and Obama an utter mess
When it comes to number of countries with nukes we need not more but less
Blues and the MSM have pounded Trump on diplomacy for shooting from the hip and too many tweets
Yet when he nominates the CIA Director as Secretary of State the Blues save one are lining up to a nomination defeat
On grounds he lacks experience or that he is not mentally or emotionally up to the job?
On grounds that he believes diplomacy is a waste of time and will too quickly missiles lob?
Soldiers who graduate number 1 at West Point and have served in the Iraq War to see death and soldiers maimed
Want to avoid war through strength and diplomacy backed by strength as their most fervent aim
Pompeo is no Patton chomping at the bit to win on a battlefield unfettered glory
Unless a really vital national interest is threatened, he knows American filled body bags and maimed bodies are nugatory
No Pompeo is opposed by the Blues for their progressive LGBT base to appeal
Believing that he will not advance the LGBT cause with any rabid zeal
We cannot be the morality police for the rest of earth to LGBT mores impose
But we can be with Pompeo at Trump’s side a strong deterrent to nuclear proliferation woes
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April 21, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Grounation Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 21, 2018 On the desperation front as the DNC is failing on the public court of opinion Russian collusion delusion front, it has moved into a real courtroom and has filed suit against Russia, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Jr. and others connected with the Trump campaign (when will Perez and his stooges realize that they lost because of a failed candidate, no ideas, and a perception by the public that she was dishonest and probably not physically fit for the office?—hope never as that will prevent self examination to come up with ideas like Trump is propounding to grow the economy); Comey and McCabe should be counting their days not behind bars on two hands (Comey should really get off the book tour as each word out of his mouth puts him closer to indictment); on the food front, the CDC due to an ecoli outbreak has warned consumers to avoid all Romaine lettuce; on the wrongful death front, the teen crushed to death by the flipping of a third row seat onto him, called twice to 911 with description and location of car but police called never got out of their cruiser; Senate subcommittee should vote on Pompeo and their will be hell to pay as Trump readies himself for a meeting with Kim if he is not confirmed; in Chicago through April 19, 2018, 645 people have been shot, of whom 108 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you can change channels and avoid magniloquent speeches and a relevant quote by the birthday girl Patti LuPone on need for hard work,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. Grounation Day—an important Rastafari holiday celebrating Haile Selassie’s visit to Jamaica on this day in 1966.   
2. National Thank You For Libraries Day—celebrating the importance of and contributions to our culture of libraries especially as they move at flank speed into the digital and internet world.    
3. 1965 Number One Song— the number one song in 1965 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Game of Love” by Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzVLQTovv_
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “magniloquent” which means a speaking in a grand or pompous manner which is what we have come to expect from the denizens of the Swamp.  
5. Don’t Cry For Me—celebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of Patti LuPone, noted film, theater and television actress best known for her starring Tony Award winning roles in Evita and Gypsy.
         On this day in: 
a. 1962 the Seattle World’s Fair with its iconic Space Needle and Seattle Monorail opened as the first World ‘s Fair in America since World War II.
b. 1975 after the last South Vietnamese outpost in the path of the North Vietnamese Army advancing toward Saigon fell, President Thieu fled Saigon.
c. 1977 the musical Annie opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theater where it would run for almost 7 years.
d. 1993 in a justice may move slowly but it does move, Bolivia’s Supreme Court sentenced former dictator Luis Garcia Meza to 30 years without parole for murder, theft, fraud and violating the Bolivian Constitution;  he still has 5 more years to go and at 88 more likely than not will die in prison.
e. 2014 the city of Flint, Michigan changed its water supply to the Flint River which led to an outbreak of lead poisoning that infected 12,000 residents and the deaths of 15 from Legionnaires’ Disease and the indictments of 15 officials, 5 of whom charged with involuntary manslaughter and awaiting trial.  
Reflections on professionalism and work ethic: “I have a very high standard. I expect everyone around me to work equally as hard because people pay a lot of money for tickets. They demand the best that we have.” Patti LuPone in her book Patti LuPone: A Memoir.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.             
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Do Not Crucify Pompeo On LGBTQ Cross


In the very near future President Trump may be meeting with Kim Jong Un to move toward a Korean Peninsula nuke free
A state of affairs that would be in the best interests of all concern which is something only an idiot would disagree
Trump will need to be prepared and have his A Team at his side
We may have only one chance to ebb this nuclear proliferation tide
Pompeo needs to be confirmed as Secretary of State
Confirmation hearings cannot be delayed, we cannot wait
Yet for no other reason other than to obstruct
10 Blues in the Senate even those who voted to confirm as CIA are the lamest excuses trying to construct
Menendez is all bent out of shape because he was not informed of Pompeo’s secret trip
Feinstein in opposing Pompeo appears to be entering dementia’s deadly grip
Murphy of Connecticut is a firm no
Cardin of Maryland with concern for American Muslims and LGBTQ puts on a pathetic grandstand show
Kaine likewise who as Hillary’s running mate as a candidate was a complete flop
So far the only Blue showing any sense is Heidi Heitkamp who will not vote to Pompeo’s nomination stop
Anyone hiding behind the sham argument that Pompeo would be a puppet of Trump
Should take that fallacy to the nearest landfill or dump
You do not graduate first in your West Point Class as a yes man puppet
Nor do you run two companies venture capital financed as a wishy washy spineless Muppet
Blues need to end this biased politicized obstructionist treason
Stop opposing his nomination without any valid rhyme or reason
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April 19, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bicycle Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 19, 2018 On the FBI illegality front the Inspector General recommended criminal charges be filed against Andrew McCabe- great first step in draining the anti-Trump bias in the Swamp; when does sanity return to the Russian collusion delusion witch-hunt and we end this Mueller travesty?; IG is not finished and very soon we should see a report that really slams Comey, Lynch and the FBI for the whitewash “investigation” of HRC’s private email server (what we really need to see is a real investigation of the blatant quid pro quo practices of her as Secretary of State that funneled millions of dollars into her Foundation and Bill’s pockets in speaking fees—if there was anyone that should be locked up it is the Clintons); after seeing McCabe in the crosshairs of criminal prosecution, Rosenstein comes out and states Trump was not a target in the raid on his lawyer Michael Cohen (when does this rogue special prosecutor have his Russian collusion delusion terminated so we can continue in Trump’s quest to make America great again?); Elizabeth Warren moment déjà vu as Andrew Cuomo makes the ridiculous claim that he is an undocumented alien (does he know that illegals vote in droves during an election?); as the world has high hopes that the meeting between Trump and Kim that Pompeo has vetted favorably in a secret meeting with Kim, our aging senior senator from California Diane Feinstein totally infected by the progressive disease that funs unchecked through our Barbara Boxer on steroids junior senator Kamala Harris has announced that she will vote against Mike Pompeo (totally outrageous for Blues to hinder and obstruct Trump being able to name his team in this really critical push to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula—McConnell off your ass and push this nomination to an immediate vote even if you have to use the nuclear option); any idiot would know that the only weapon effective against a gun is another gun in the hands of a trained person but in Illinois Democrats want to reallocate funds for school security to hire therapists; in Chicago through April 18, 2018, 637 people have been shot, of whom 107 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Beatles, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are blessed with magnalities today and a relevant quote by Jannie Coverdale on the death penalty verdict for McVeigh,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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. Bicycle Day—commemorating this day in 1943 when Albert Hoffman three days after he had accidentally absorbed some LSD purposely ingested .25 micrograms of LSD and after commencing hallucinogenic effects had his assistant ride with him on a bicycle to his house and then to record the effects of the dose.   
2. Dutch American Friendship Day—commemorating this day in 1782 when the Netherlands recognized John Adams as the Ambassador from the United States and the U.S. purchased a house at Fluwelen Burnwal 18 in The Hague to become its first embassy.    
3. 1964 Number One Song— the number one song in 1964 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srwxJUXPHvE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “magnality” which means a great act or event which fits the tax cut to a tee.  
5. Cars Can Be Unsafe Places In Which To Be—celebrating the birth on this day in 1933 of Vera Jayne Palmer better known to her fans as Jayne Mansfield, noted actress, pinup and Playmate who like her father many years earlier when she was a small girl was killed while driving the family car but in Jayne’s case she was killed when a car she was in with three adults in the front seat and her three children asleep in the back seat ran into a semi-truck, killing all three adults but only slightly scratching the children.
         On this day in: 
a. 1984 “Advance Australia Fair” was adopted as Australia’s national anthem.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8tswkr25A0
b. 1985 200 federal agents besieged a right wing white supremacist survivalist cult The Covenant, The Sword and The Arm of the Lord in Arkansas. Fortunately for all involve the group surrendered two days later.
c. 1993 the 51 day siege of the Branch Davidian Complex ended when a fire broke out, killing 76 Davidians including 16 children under the age of 10.
d. 1995 in revenge for the ATF assault on the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols parked a Ryder Rental Truck loaded with more than 4800 pounds of explosives in a drop off zone under the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City which also contained a day care center for the children of federal employees and lit the fuse. When the truck exploded five minutes later, 168 people in the building were killed, over 670 injured and a one third of the building destroyed.
e. 2011 Fidel Castro resigned as Party Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, a post he had held since 1961.  
Reflections on the verdict of death against Timothy McVeigh: “"This is not a time for celebration. A man's life is being taken from him. It's something that we wanted, and it's not done out of revenge. It's because we felt it was necessary." Jannie Coverdale whose two grandsons died in the bombing.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.             
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

California's Clown, A Danger To Golden State


Moonbeam is a dangerous pathetic clown whose policies have destroyed the former luster of the Golden State
Finally cities and counties are rising up in anger over Blues on immigration wanting to open the illegal floodgates
Sanctuary policies when it comes to protecting residents from crime by illegals are completely unsound
Putting us at risk so more illegals could vote for these pathetic Blue clowns
News today should send shivers of fear down each and everyone’s spine
Detainer requests notwithstanding dozens upon dozens of felon gang members released not deported after serving time
California thanks to Moonbeam leads the nation in returning instead of deporting illegals to the streets
To assault, rape, murder, maim in a perfect storm to our safety defeat
Brown and Becerra and every Blue who supports this sanctuary mess
Have blood on their hands and deserve the wrath of voters’ distress
Moonbeam so out of touch with the reality of mere mortals’ safety fears
Dismisses our concern as Fox Fake News with a mightier than thou sneer
The danger is real and there is not a cleanser in the world than could clean these bloody stains
It is not xenophobic when undeported MS-13 members kill with complete disdain
Need to remind voters in graphic detail
Of needless deaths like Kate Steinle on the campaign trail
Unleash the victims’ families with their stories of grief to tell
Maybe the voters will get it and not buy the sanctuary hell the Blues are trying to sell
Please read this compelling report
Should end the myth of Sanctuary support
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April 18, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Newspaper Columnists Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 18, 2018 On the illegal alien front news that should really make you want to take to the streets in protest as DHS released a report on the dozens upon dozens of illegal alien gang members including MS-13 that were released from incarceration despite the fact that there were outstanding detainer requests from ICE with the greatest number being released in California (thanks for putting us at risk Moonbeam while you are fully protect by police packing heat and thank God that Orange County has told Moonbeam to take a hike and will publish names and release dates of illegals in its jails-- http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/18/dhs-reveals-dozens-ms-13-other-gang-members-released-by-sanctuary-policies.html; former FLOTUS Barbara Bush has passed at age 92 leaving her husband of over 72 years in a world of grief as outpourings of sympathy and prayers pour in (save from one very angry progressive English professor at Fresno State who in a profanity laced tweet was glad she had died-what a disgrace mocking academic freedom); the passengers on the Southwest Airlines’ flight that had one jet engine fail are very lucky to have had one of the first female naval aviators, Tammie Jo Shults, as a pilot to safely land the damaged aircraft; Comey continues to embarrass himself and the FBI with the aid of the Cack News Network by spreading a discredited salacious rumor that Trump was watching prostitutes urinate on each other as he tries to sell what is turning out to be a complete dud of a book; Trump wants to remove some irresponsible domestic spending increases in the Omnibus spending bill recently passed which McConnell has said is an idea DOA (Reds are smoking crack or meth if they think after their miserable performance that voters will give them another two years in control of both houses of government); in Chicago through April 17, 2018, 631 people have been shot, of whom 106 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Chiffons, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have mastered magirics and a relevant quote by Samantha Cameron on being a conservative,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, 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 Day for Monuments and Sites—created by UNESCO in 1983 to promote awareness of the cultural diversity represented by such monuments and sites, their vulnerabilities and the need and means to protect them.  
2. National Newspaper Columnists Day—created by National Association of Newspaper Columnists formed in 1977 to promote and recognize the contributions of newspaper columnists to our society and celebrated on the anniversary of Ernie Pyle’s death on this day in 1945 while covering the war in the Pacific.    
3. 1963 Number One Song— the number one song in 1963 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rinz9Avvq6A
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “magirics” which means to the science or art of cooking, which is a great skill to possess especially if you want to entertain at home.
5. Creative Line of Royalty—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of Samantha Cameron, direct descendant of King Charles II, successful creative director of Smythson of Bond Street and wife of former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
         On this day in: 
a. 1906 a large 7.9 earthquake and ensuing fire destroyed 80 percent of San Francisco and killed some 3,000 people.  
b. 1943 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was shot down and killed by U.S. P-38 fighters while flying to inspect troops on Bougainville Island.
c. 1946 the International Court of Justice held its first session at The Hague, Netherlands.
d. 1954 Gamal Abdel Nassar seized power in Egypt.
e. 1983 a suicide bomber detonated outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon,  killing 63 people.  
Reflections on what it means to be a true conservative: “I'm definitely a Tory. My dad was a Conservative councillor, and I spent years as a child knocking on doors with him. I'm a Tory because I'm passionate about business and enterprise. But I am also a compassionate Conservative. There should always be a net through which no one should fall.”
Samantha Cameron. Definitely right on point and advice we all should heed.
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 for just This Day in History.             
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