Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 17, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Bootleggers Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 17, 2018 A great American hero Bob Dole received the Congressional Medal of Freedom today in a packed Rotunda of the Capitol but unless you watched Fox you would not know as CNN was fixated with the resignation of all members of the Park Advisory Board and MSNBC fixated on you guessed it the Mueller ongoing witch-hunt; freed from the shackles of the pathetic Obama economy, the Dow closed today in another record at 26,115.65 (safe bet that such good economic news that will sink the Blues will not be reported by the MSM); the Blues are still putting their hope of future Blue DACA voters and the needs of illegal DACAs over the needs of Americans and the military for a budget; Cory Booker when it comes to grandstanding has as much integrity as a cheap two bit hooker faking an orgasm for her John in his false outrage over s*holes lacking only some real tears (this pathetic excuse for a Senator should survey how lopsided the majority of Salvadorians or Haitians that believe they live in a real s* hole in their countries which is why they want out and apologize for his demeaning remarks the head of DHS; Senator Flake is a credit to his last name in a pathetic speech on the Senate floor comparing Trump to Stalin in his attacks on the press (news flash Flake, Stalin didn’t attack the press he just shot them, jailed them or banished them to a Gulag in Siberia); Sean Peen that noted high school dropout is on the rant trail again this time attacking Trump as an enemy of the state and of mankind (news flash Penn you do not have the mental firepower to make people want to hear what you think—stick to acting and hob knobbing with dictators like Chavez); in what has to be a record probably due to Officer Freezing Weather patrolling the streets of Chicago, that hell hole of murder and shootings has gone 5 consecutive days without someone being shot to death.
      As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Barry Manilow, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you do not have to use libanomancy to determine your course of action in facing issues, and a relevant quote by Adam Hamilton on the role of earthquakes,  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. National Bootleggers Day—commemorating a new class of criminals created when on this day in 1920 Congress banned the production and sale of alcoholic beverages which led to the Prohibition Experiment, the rise of organized crime and widespread corruption involving the police.
2. National Cable Car Day—commemorating the patent issued to Andrew Smith Hallidie for a cable car which was spawned by his witnessing horses on the hilly streets of San Francisco stumbling to their death and injury trying to pull heavy trolley cars.
3. 1975 Number One Song— the number one song in 1975 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Mandy” by Barry Manilow. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGfcD5qycQY Still going strong after 50 years of performing.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “libanomancy” which the art of divination by watching the smoke from incense which probably would have been more accurate in the 2016 election than all the pundits and pollsters.
5. Dumb And Dumber In Real Life Also--celebrating the birth on this day in 1962 in Canada (or bemoaning it after hearing his rant from Hawaii after the false alarm over an incoming ballistic missile depending on your point of view) of James Carry noted for such films as The Mask and Dumb and Dumber. Like so many actors he should stick to acting and not spouting political observations about things he knows nothing about.
    On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1962 near the town of Palomares, Spain a B-52 with 4 70 kiloton nuclear weapons aboard collided with a KC-135 tanker in midair destroying it and killing all four aboard along with three of the seven crewmembers aboard the B-52. Three of the nukes hit the ground but did not explode only contaminated the ground and the other went into the sea to be recovered some two months later, also unexploded.
b. 1977 capital punishment which had been put on hold in the United States by SCOTUS resumed in Utah with convicted killer Gary Gilmore being executed by firing squad.
c. 1994 the Northridge Earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale hit Northridge in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles County, killing 57 and injuring some 8,700 others.
d. 1995 not to be outdone but not connected the Kobe Earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter Scale hit Japan leaving between 5,502-6,434 dead and 251,000-310,000 people displaced.
e. 2007 the Doomsday Clock was set at five minutes to midnight as a result of North Korea’s nuclear program (given the progress made by the rogue regime I have to believe the clock stands today at 11:59:55 which is frightening and which reminds us we have got to get Russia and China involved in the denuclearization process or face the real probability of having to nuke the North’s ICBMs and its nuclear program).    

Reflections that earthquakes are your need friend to sustain life on the planet: “Why did the earthquake and tsunami occur in Japan? Was it the act of an angry God? No, it was the result of the movement and collision of the earth's tectonic plates - a process driven by the earth's need to regulate its own internal temperature. Without the process that creates earthquake, our planet could not sustain life.” Adam Hamilton, noted pastor of the 22,000 member United Methodist Church of the Resurrection located in Leawood, Kansas.  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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Corollary To Murphy's Law--Aid Illegals First

There are a few observations that one can take always to the bank
Bull markets will never last forever and at some point will tank
The Sun will always rise in the East and set in the West when the day is complete
Two things that will always be exist will be death and taxes which you may delay but not defeat
Another is Murphy’s Law which has been proved to always be true
If anything can go wrong it will as each day the probabilities grew
In New Jersey we have to our sorrow a corollary to Murphy’s Law
Riddled with inane and fatal flaws
If a state does not have enough money to spend for all residents’ needs
Look first to the illegals living in fear before the cries of American citizens heed
New Jersey’s schools are rotten, its streets a potholed joke, its jobless rate a cruel farce
Yet its new Blue governor Murphy allocates first to illegal immigrants when dollars are sparse
The drive by the Blues to remove all barriers at our borders so illegals can pour in
Despicable beyond belief as a means to stuff the ballot box so Blues will in the future always win
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Name That Does Not Match The Person

Here is a news flash to CNN and Abilio James Costa their “journalist  star”
Given your grandstanding and interrupting from White House conferences time to bar
Acosta is part of the press in name only not in acts
Nothing but temper tantrums delivered by a purveyor of false facts
His antics and grandstanding a mockery of CNN’s mantra of “News you can trust”
His lack of objectivity should fill any supporter of a free press with total disgust
Zucker the president of CNN has made a choice
Pursue 24/7 an anti-Trump agenda remove any objective non leftist voice
Not sure why he hired or promoted Abilio James La Costa except he must be a believer in names
Abilio means able, proficient, skillful traits that when it comes to his acts the meaning is disclaimed
Your star is a man without manners or graces and would not know objective journalism if it slapped him in the face
Explains in part why CNN views him as a star when it should hold him like viewers in utter and complete disgrace
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January 16, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Religious Freedom Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 16, 2018 You will be in the dark on this from the MSM in their attempt to destroy the Trump presidency, but the market just opened at over 26,000 points in a historic never before reached high but which tumbled below 26,000 when a ranking Blue House member indicated no clean DACA, no government funding to keep the doors open (MSM and Blue credibility with 90 percent negative coverage is next to squat and when workers open their paychecks in February the increased pay due to the tax cut will be the death knell of the Crumbs Queen Nancy Pelosi’s band of obstructionists that cast not one vote for the Trump’s tax cut); a chilling reminder that police work is full of danger as police in three states in the line of duty were shot with one in Texas being killed and one in South Carolina in critical condidtion ; Morning Joe with his leftist panel foaming like rabid dogs at the mouth over Trump’s s*hole comment which is probably the same comment most if not all of the immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and many African nations would also make (making them in the eyes of Morning Joe bigots and racists); Bannon and Lewandowski (who has been subpoenaed by the chief witch hunter to testify) will be testifying before the House Intel Committee but transparency takes a hit as the testimony will be behind closed doors; that noted sexual pervert Kevin Spacey has now been accused of being a racist by the head of security hired by Netflix to protect him and his fellow actors (unfortunately the allegations were kept secret until the security firm did not have its contract renewed); if I were a DACA I would be outraged over the antics of Graham and Durbin in presenting to Trump a compromise that did not fund the wall and increased chain migration which Trump after being crystal clear what he would not accept—no funding for the wall, end to chain migration and the end to lottery migration; with the Russian collusion delusion fading into obscurity and the obstruction of justice probe looking more and more like it should be focused on HRC, the DNC, FBI and DOJ, the leftist MSM is off to the races on a spurious claim that Trump is unfit for office and showing signs of dementia as the White House Physician was grilled again and by them trying to force him to state he found which he did not signs of dementia show Trump unfit for office; on the DUI front Dennis Rodman was arrested by Newport Beach Police and charged with a DUI (wonder if his ”friend for life” will try  to intercede on his behalf); Aaron Rodgers, Danica Patrick’s new squeeze, has come out in favor of kneeling Colin Kaepernick being put on a NFL roster (wonder if she is influencing his opinion);  source for numbers of people shot and killed in Chicago in 2018 temporarily on hold but should be able to start releasing statistics shortly.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Al
Wilson, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you can turn the channel with MSM advocacy “journalists” like Don Acosta become rudely lanphanic during press conferences, and a relevant quote by Bob Inglis on the essence of freedom of religion,  
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. National Religious Freedom Day—created by Congress in 1992 to commemorate the passage on this day in 1786 in the Virginia Legislature of the Religious Freedom Statute authored by Thomas Jefferson which became the basis for the First Amendment to our Constitution.
2. National Without a Scalpel Day—created by the Innovation Initiative in 2015 to promote the use of Minimally Invasive Imaged-Guided Procedures such as arthroscopic surgery which dramatically reduce recovery time required.
3. 1974 Number One Song— the number one song in 1974 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Show and Tell” by Al Wilson. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItgAlRuafaU
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lexiphanic” which is someone who is bombastic or who uses long words which are perhaps the hallmarks of political speakers like Obama.
5. Don’t Rock the Boat--celebrating the birth on this day in 1979 of Aayilah Houghton, musical prodigy whose career was tragically cut short in 2001 when the chartered plane she was in flying back to Florida from the Bahamas crashed some 200 yards after takeoff, killing her and all other passengers.
    On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1883 the Swamp was created in with the passage of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act and the creation of the United States Civil Service, that bureaucracy that became quickly entrenched and so difficult to remove incompetent members.
b. 1919 the 18th amendment to the Constitution was ratified by two thirds of the states requiring that they implement Prohibition one year henceforth.
c. 1920 the League of Nations held its first session in Paris, Francis.
d. 1979 the Shah and his family seeing the safety for his family put at risk flee the Iraq, never to return again.
e. 2001 in a better late than never moment, President Bill Clinton awarded Teddy Roosevelt posthumously the Congressional Medal of Honor.    

Reflections on the essence of freedom of religion:“Freedom to convert is the essence of freedom of religion” Bob Inglis, noted former six term Red Congressman from Georgia. He is right assuming the conversion is not by the sword which typifies conversion in too many countries practicing Sharia. 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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Monday, January 15, 2018

E-coli in Airplane Coffee

In the 60’s when PSA flight attendants ruled the fantasy air
With their hot attire and sexual pleasing flair
The hint of “coffee, tea or me” with an alluring wink
Flying was easy, cheap and a great way to LA and the Bay Area link
Today with TSA hassles, overbooking, vanishing leg room
And with no food a growing gloom
Higher fares, nickel and dime baggage and carry on fees
Hard to find anyone who would if truthful that would flying is fun agree
Now we find a new scandal by flight attendants secretly revealed
Coffee and tea made with water from the toilet bowls with ecoli teeming is the secret concealed
Sadly true not something you would wake up and think it was only a nightmare
Before the cramps and diarrheas you would have to bear
If you need a fix of caffeine order no coffee or tea only  a diet Coke
Caffeine loaded and a prescription of anti-biotics you will not need to invoke.
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Santa Ana River Trail Tent City Hooverville Deja Vu

During the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the thirties
California was a magnet for the jobless, homeless or living in Hooverville shacks unsturdy
Today along the Santa Ana River trail new tent cities for the homeless
If a home owner a good chance you have wall to wall tents with filth and crime you would like to address
Drugs and alcohol and mental illness may be the leading causes for this growing mess
Along with a complete lack of affordable housing to the growth repress
There is no romantic carefree view of being forced to live under the stars
With growing resentment of the NIMBYs seeking to these tent cities bar
One has to hope that the falling unemployment rates will open up more jobs
That hopefully the thousands of illegals will not from these homeless rob
Being homeless is a sure path to hunger, despair, drugs, crime and alcohol abuse
A sense of quitting, a sense of surrender, a sense of what’s the use
The cities along the tent city Santa Ana River Trail
Are in planning mode to these tents and residents assail
To their access to their tents and sleeping bags block
Sweep them from the trail in the evening after six or seven o’clock
In the hope not realized that these unfortunates will magically disappear
Instead of in greater numbers each day in different places reappear
Great groups like Habitat for Humanity cannot even begin to address the housing need
Second Harvest cannot even begin to find all the food to the hungry feed
If we can provide support to 200,000 Salvadorians for decades after their earthquakes
Cannot we not find communal shelter, a meal, job training as opposed to quickly to forsake
We cannot help each and every human in this county with grave economic, medical and emotional needs
But in the sense that charity begins at home we can for our citizens first plant the hope and recovery seeds.
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Take the Bus Leave Terror to Us

Greyhound’s mantra has always been take the bus
Relax, sit back and leave the driving to us
Some 40 passengers on a Greyhound from Wisconsin to Illinois
Found their relaxation by an illegal alien totally destroyed
Margarito Rosas Vargas, an illegal alien deported from here five times
With one prior illegal DUI crime
Suddenly started to pace and the passengers threaten to kill
Police were called to intercept but the driver thought it was only a drill
Finally a nail stripe was used to bring the bus in Illinois to a stop
To be quickly surrounded by gun wielding Wisconsin cops
What makes this story somewhat unique is that Durbin of Illinois has been fighting Trump on border security tooth and nail
Chicago has been a sanctuary city doing all it can to make ICE deportations more difficult or fail
Another reason and example why we must build a wall
Add more ICE officers, more courts, end chains and lotteries and add merit to the flood stall
Today the mayor who when it comes the ending the minority shooting gallery is MIA
Unveiled the city’s new ID card to welcome illegals to make it easier for city services to come their way
Do not be surprised to find these cards become the launch pad for fake IDs that may be use to vote and illegally find work
A sinister ploy by the Blues to cater to the Latino vote in another example of sanctuary policies gone berserk
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