Saturday, April 30, 2016

19,000 Illegal "Hortons" To Sink HRC

Obama has had during his 7 ¼  years in the Oval Office many labels
When it comes to leading against the war on terror MIA is true not a fable
He has been a CinC in terms of name only and not in terms of actual acts
The nation is more vulnerable since 9/11 to terrorists’ attacks
Beheadings, bombings and shootings here and abroad and his responsive instinct?
Say a few words about his outrage and then flee to raise funds or test his skills on the nearest links.
Here we today have a new label to describe our CinC and it is KBIA
Reports of 19,000 convicted illegals released to their criminal skills display
Kate Stenle who is the poster child for a failed border system run amok
Killed by an multideported alien walking with her father before his bullet struck
Of these criminal scum released over 200 murders they did commit
Yet they were released not across the border where Trump’s wall might hinder a readmit
But back into this nation to rape, pillage, steal and continue their criminal reign of terror
When it comes to protecting the border ICE’s boots are trying but this administration can only commit deadly errors.
The illegal who is here trying desperately to better his or his family’s life despite wage pressures on American jobs we should not fear
But the criminal element who the Blues like Obama and Hillary will not deport should bring rage to voting both anger and tears
HRC though she may not know it yet has just witnessed the revival of the Horton case
If Trump latches on and expands any chance of her winning even if not indicted will be erased
Before Trump spoke in Costa Mesa a black father of a dead son spoke on the stage
Backed by photos of dead Americans killed by illegals which with this porous border we all should be enraged
We are all concerned with the trickle of radical Islamist that are coming to America to do us harm
While right under our noses without fanfare Obama is not deporting only releasing 19,000 who and the media save Fox raises no alarm
Trump’s mantra should be “Make America great again but also keep us safe by deporting not releasing”
Then and only then will we have any chance of see violence against our citizens who Obama wants to disarm decreasing.
One Willie Horton Dukakis’ campaign rightfully destroyed
19,000 illegal “Hortons” images hopefully Trump will employ
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April 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Honesty Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 30, 2016 Unfortunately still 265 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; political theater in high gear as protestors tried to block Trump’s appearance before a Republican gathering it Sacramento but failed; the photos of the dead Americans killed by illegal aliens was powerful even more so with the news that ICE has released last year almost 20,000 illegal alien rapists, killers, robbers, assaulter and other convicts back on to our streets as opposed to deporting:  http://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2016/04/more-walls-to-build-one-to-destroy.html   Indiana’s governor gave the weakest endorsement for Cruz yet seen while Boehner offered his dead body to block Cruz; Hillary is not on the campaign trail by at a NAACP dinner but the “First Man” looking very old and frail; and despite the dislike many on the non left have for this president, expect he will be doing some great comedy tonight at the annual Press Club Dinner. Leaving the political theater, as always, I hope your weekend is off to a great start and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  music links to Cutting Crew and Johnny Horton, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from James E. Faust,  while looking forward to enjoying a large slice of raisin pecan pie, blessed with a positive attitude and  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 Honesty Day—since the first day of the month started with a celebration of falsehoods what better way to celebrated the end of the month with a day to promote honesty in relationships, business and in government ( don’t hold your breath on that with politicians like HRC, Obama, and Cruz and the culture of deception and obfuscation within the Beltway).
2. National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day—celebrating an act that brings out the best in humans, reaching out to a discarded or unwanted pet in an animal shelter and in the process saving an animal life and hundreds of dollars by not buying from a pet store.
3. 1987 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1987 on a brief run of two weeks in that position (I Just) Died In Your Arms by Cutting Crew. Here is a link to Cutting Crew performing (I Just) Died In Your Arms:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrJky8YuTr4
4. National Raisin Day—celebrated first in 1909 in California since California produces most of the world’s raisins (sundried or dehydrated grapes) which are  tasty, low in fat, and are packed with nutrients including iron (who can forget Gregory Peck in Pork Chop Hill with his omnipresent box of raisings?) Here is a link to pecan raisin pie that looks delicious: http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cookies/pastry/raisin-pie.asp
5. Sing a Saga Song For Mecelebrating the birthday on this day in 1925 that great singer of such hits as North to Alaska, Battle of New Orleans, Sink the Bismarck and When it’s Springtime in Alaska, It’s Forty Below, Johnny Horton who was killed in 1960 by a 19 year old drunk driver. Here is a link to one of my favorite songs: North to Alaska:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSt0NEESrUA
On this day in:
a. 1863 65 soldiers from the French Foreign Legion while patrolling fought for ten hours to almost the last man an attack of 2,000 Mexican soldiers at Hacienda Cameron, Mexico.
b. 1885 New York Governor David B. Hill signed legislation creating Niagara Reservation, New York’s first state park which insured that to the joy of future honeymooners in the Northeast that Niagara Falls would not developed exclusively for industrial and commercial use.  
c. 1927 in a move for gender equality, the Federal Industrial Institute for Women, the nation’s first federal prison was opened in Anderson, West Virginia.                                   d. 1939 NBC began in New York City regular TV broadcasts by broadcasting President Franklin Roosevelt’s opening address at the New York City World’s Fair.                      
e. 2009 Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.                     
Reflections on the multifaceted aspects of honesty: “Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.” James E. Faust, noted American religious leader for the Mormon Church. Perfect although I would add the greatest untruth and the one hardest to detect is the untruth of omission; Faust must be rolling in his grave today knowing that the most dishonest candidate we have every known is leading the Blues and unless indicted will be the Blue candidate—God help us.  
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More Walls To Build One To Destroy

Like the adage that a toddler needs to learn to stand before he can walk and then run
We must first secure our border before any serious discussions on immigration reform will have begun
Trump’s call for a wall to our border with Mexico secure is on point but only partially right
We need to build four more and tear one down to have any chance to win in this porous border fight
First additional one to build consists of a wall around each business consisting of e-verifies
Coupled with enforced fines and jail time for those hiring illegals and the requirements not to hire refuse to comply
Second would be the walls around Western Union and other services that wire money to Mexico back
No jobs and no way to send money to family in Mexico and the incentive to enter unless to carry drugs, illegals should lack
Third would be to build walls around our ICE, prisons and jails not to keep convicts in serving their behind bars
But rather to keep ICE from not deporting but releasing them to rape, kill, assault or kill here as opposed to homelands afar
We are rightfully concerned the radical Islamists from abroad are coming across our nonexistent border to maim and kill
But the news that ICE has last year instead of deporting almost 20,000 convicted illegals released them here should give all a chill
When it comes to American safety this president’s policies on immigration put Americans not in second but in last
No wonder that Trump has hit a responsive chord to make American great and secure again and that those days of open border are past
Fourth and this may be the most difficult wall to construct as we are a Judeo-Christian and humanitarian nation at our core
We have to reduce the magnet of welfare payments to illegal aliens as our state and federal deficits continue to soar
Four more walls to build and one wall to tear down
No more sanctuary cities, no more sanctuary towns
If San Francisco is a haven where Kate Stenle can be killed by a multi-deported illegal walking on a pier in broad daylight
And be proud of its status, then the purse of federal funds flowing to that city is slammed shut and sealed tight
Will not be easy with Blue opposition to build these walls and destroy one but it must be done
Otherwise the struggle over a path to legal worker status or maybe a path to citizenship will never be won.
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Sunday Afternoon Pour Over To Escape Pike

Enjoying on a Sunday afternoon in the cathedral of the place to meet
A Starbucks on Wilson and Harbor where service always is quick to greet
For those coffee fanatics that as to Pike’s Peak firmly believe
It should be a mountain to climb not a coffee one’s caffeine to relieve
But Starbucks is more about service rather than coffee to drink
A manager appeared faster than an eye could blink
“Whatever is your desired coffee choice?”
In a customer friendly voice
Now on  my computer creating poetic blogs
To in iambic pierce through the confused political fog
Sipping on a blend of coffee so very unique
A manager named Diane is why Starbucks is the service most of us seek
Enjoying on a Sunday afternoon in the cathedral of the place to meet
A Starbucks on Wilson and Harbor where service always is quick to greet
For those coffee fanatics that as to Pike’s Peak firmly believe
It should be a mountain to climb not a coffee one’s caffeine to relieve
But Starbucks is more about service rather than coffee to drink
A manager appeared faster than an eye could blink
“Whatever is your desired coffee choice?”
In a customer friendly voice
Now on  my computer creating poetic blogs
To in iambic pierce through the confused political fog
Sipping on a blend of coffee so very unique
A manager named Diane is why Starbucks is the service most of us seek
© March 11, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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April 29, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Dance Day

  Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 29, 2016 Unfortunately still 266 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; in the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, before a cheering capacity crowd of 18,000 Trump shed his “presidential” posture to slam “Ly’n” Ted and “Crooked” Hillary with his mantra of “Make America Great Again” while outside a couple thousand protestors gathered many waving Mexican flags but after event ended they tried to block supporters from leaving, assaulted a Trump supporter and damaged a police car, resulting in 20 arrests. Cruz still whining about Boehner’s caricature of him as “Lucifer in the flesh” but hoping the endorsement of Indiana’s governor will help while ICE gets lambasted for releasing almost 20,000 convicted illegal aliens, including almost 2,000 violent felons into this country instead of being deported—look for more Trump rallies to begin with banners showing the faces of Americans killed by illegal aliens. Not to be totally dwarfed in the news HRC is now sending out a “Woman’s Card” to her supporters. Leaving the political theater, as always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  music links to Robert Palmer and the duo of Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Dave Barry,  while looking forward to enjoying a large serving of shrimp scampi (recipe included), blessed with a positive attitude and  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 Dance Day—observed since 1982 to promote the appreciation and enjoyment of dancing from ballet to waltzing and everything in between. Today would be a good day to take in a performance or put on your best dancing shoes and head out to the nearest place that has live music or a DJ and a dance floor.
Whether the music is fast or slow
A chance for a couple to meld or skills to show
Children have ears like adults but they are needed not
Music not needed for this young dancing lot
And those in the winters of their lives they can still in rhythm tap their feet
As from those dancing memories of youth they begin their slow, shuffling retreat
 © April 29, 2016 the Alaskanpoet   
2. National Zipper Day—celebrating that usual invention that enables us to close up suitcases, backpacks, tents, pants, boots, sleeping bags and a whole host of items and when it’s a race to the bathroom,  just a few seconds more to successfully use it—the zipper which after failed attempts by Elias Howe in 1831 and Whitcomb Judson in1873, was invented in its modern form by Gideon Sundback in 1913 under the lifeless marketing name of “Separable Fastener,” which was relegated to the advertising trash heap when in 1923 B.F. Goodrich started using the term “zipper” for its boots and pouches.
3. 1986 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1986 on a brief run of one week in that position Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer. Here is a link to Robert Palmer (with four females on guitars that look like clones) performing Addicted to Love:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcATvu5f9vE
4. National Shrimp Scampi Day—celebrating one of this highly evolved omnivore’s seafood dishes either as a main course or as a side dish complete with a link to an easy recipe you should enjoy although a little light of the garlic:  http://blog.thenibble.com/2015/04/29/recipe-national-shrimp-scampi-day/  If you are lucky enough to live or work near a Red Lobster good chance they will have a special on this dish.
5. There Can Be a Mountain Too High to Climbcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of the Motown singer Tammi Terrell who thrilled us with Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and six other top forty hits and would have thrilled us with many more had not she run into Mt. Tumor Cancer in her brain in 1967 and despite a struggle of 3 years and seven surgeries died in 1970. Here is a link to Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye performing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
On this day in:
a. 1910, a date which must be forever holy to Socialist Bernie Sanders, the British Parliament passed the 1909/1910 People’s Budget,  the first budget in British history aimed at the redistribution of wealth and income.
b. 1916 after six days of fighting against British forces in Dublin, the Irish who risen up against British rule were forced to surrender superior numbers and artillery  ending the Easter Rising but not the execution by the British of many of the ring leaders and the internment of close to 2000.
c. 1945 with the consent of German forces the RAF started Operation Manna which was joined on May 1 by the USAF in Operation Chow Hound to drop food supplies into German occupied Holland to prevent famine; in the days before Germany’s surrender on May 7, 1945 the combined operations dropped 11,000 tons of food—the bombers finally were running out of targets to destroy and civilians to kill but not starving civilians to feed.     d. 1953 the first experimental 3D Television broadcast of Space Patrol occurred in Los Angeles on ABC’s KECA-TV.
e. 2015 the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox played a Major League Baseball Game with the lowest attendance in history of the league—0 as the Stadium was closed due the riots in Baltimore linked to the death of Freddie Gray while being transported in a police van.  
Reflections on International Dance Day if your are watching others but not doing:  “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance” Dave Barry, noted Pulitzer Prize winning American author.
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 28, 2016

Smart Guns Or Dumb Regs

The war on terror by Obama may be a complete hit and miss
But when it comes to his war on guns he is never remiss
Watch out for the latest executive order that will reflect
His view that the Second Amendment is something we should reject
Look for regulations that will ban the sale of guns that smart technology lack
Technology that would enable only the owner to at an intruder fire back
In an era of Fast and Furious and Kate Stenle killed by a stolen fed’s handgun
Preventing stolen guns or strawman purchases is a goal no one should shun
But requiring technology that may add hundreds of dollars that law-abiding citizens must pay to enjoy their 2nd Amendment rights
Seems a misguided policy and worse if programmed only for the owner what happens to the wife of the owner when a rapist breaks into her home at night
Pointing a pistol that will not fire while the husband is still at the office at work
Obama has his armed Secret Service to protect him and she is defenseless against the real dangers that lurk
One more reason to rise up and vote to the White House Hillary deny
If she wins and appoints up to four Justices waive the 2nd Amendment goodbye!
The war on terror by Obama may be a complete hit and miss
But when it comes to his war on guns he is never remiss
Watch out for the latest executive order that will reflect
His view that the Second Amendment is something we should reject
Look for regulations that will ban the sale of guns that smart technology lack
Technology that would enable only the owner to at an intruder fire back
In an era of Fast and Furious and Kate Stenle killed by a stolen fed’s handgun
Preventing stolen guns or strawman purchases is a goal no one should shun
But requiring technology that may add hundreds of dollars that law-abiding citizens must pay to enjoy their 2nd Amendment rights
Seems a misguided policy and worse if programmed only for the owner what happens to the wife of the owner when a rapist breaks into her home at night
Pointing a pistol that will not fire while the husband is still at the office at work
Obama has his armed Secret Service to protect him and she is defenseless against the real dangers that lurk
One more reason to rise up and vote to the White House Hillary deny
If she wins and appoints up to four Justices waive the 2nd Amendment goodbye!
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Trump Campaign Manchurian Candidate Remake?

Trump descends upon the shrinking Red island due to rising political waters in this state’s sea of Blue
Coming in to Orange County to rally support and enthusiasm for his views
Which Trump will descend upon the Fairgrounds’ stage?
The new Trump trying to look “presidential” or the one against “Ly’n Ted rage?
This observer watching Trump alienate women, Latinos and Muslims and likewise the Red leaders whose disgust for him is hard to conceal
Wonders is this the mark of a loose cannon or the planned template of the master of the art of the deal?
To put it another way, is this campaign another remake of the Manchurian Candidate who is passing himself off as Red to the Party slay?
The art of the deal as practiced by Trump in the business world which his ability to compromise would all impress
Must know that when you attack personally your opponent’s looks, eating manners, energy, honesty, height or wife the chance to get a deal done should have little success.
Even the fear and loathing of Clinton may not be enough to large blocks of Red voters with him unite
The odds of winning the White House may be fast fading from sight
Disagree with a man’s positions on the issues when going after the people’s vote
If you win the loser more likely than not will to the winner support devote
But if you attack his family, his honesty or looks he will build around himself an emotional moat
If you win the loser’s chance of providing any support will be very, very remote
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April 28, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Read Great Poetry Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 28, 2016 Unfortunately still 267 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; I am not sure whether Cruz’s naming of Carly Fiorina was a sign of desperation or after hearing her speech a brilliant move in the political theater that is the hallmark of this campaign season but one this is for certain it has shifted the focus on Trump’s Tuesday sweep and Trump’s first attempt at delivering a “presidential” foreign policy speech. If you live in Orange County Trump will be holding a rally at the Orange County Fairgrounds. On the Blue side Sanders is cutting staff and Hillary is ramping up the gender card to play with a vengeance. As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to USA for Africa, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Harper Lee,  while looking forward to a large slice of blueberry pie (recipe included), blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that on this Read Great Poetry Day, 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 Workers’ Memorial Day—promoting awareness of the need to promote and improve workers’ safety and to commemorate those workers who have died or been injured at work. 
2. Read Great Poetry Day—here is a day to pay homage to all those poets either living or dead by reading some of their works, good or bad; by going to my blog www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com or by writing a poem yourself. Since it is also Kiss Your Mate Day try writing a romantic one to your mate—Like the oak that starts as acorn so small/Slowly grows so majestic, sturdy and tall/Love of you can start with a gaze/ A smile to you amaze/Followed  by a gentle kiss/ In holding you I would be remiss/ If my heart did not pound/ With romantic notions to abound/ As we walked along the beach hand in hand listening to the waves’ crashing sounds/ Strolling together barefoot on the sand heading slowly back into town.© April 28 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
3. 1985 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1984 on a run of four weeks in that position We Are The World by USA for Africa. Here is a link to USA for Africa  (see how many of this incredible ad hoc group of talent who checked their egos at the front door to raise money for famine relief you can recognize) performing We Are The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI                    
4. National Blueberry Pie Day—celebrating one of this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite pies; here is a link to an easy recipe you should enjoy if you want to avoid going to the bakery:http://www.blueberrycouncil.org/blueberry-recipe/blueberry-pie/?gclid=CPrlhvnfsMwCFQ6maQodjZcFmQ     
5. Royalties and Copyrights Are a Writer’s Best Friendcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1926 of Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird which is estimated to have sold over 40 million copies. She never wrote another novel and the book Go Set a Watchman published in 2015 before her death on February 19, 2016, originally thought to be a sequel, was in fact the first draft of To Kill a Mockingbird.  
On this day in:
a. 1789 the crew on the HMS Bounty mutinied against Captain Bligh putting his in an 18 foot boat with 17 loyal crew members and in perhaps one of the greatest feats of seamanship Bligh was able to navigate the boat to Timor, the closet European settlement some 4100 miles away with the loss of only one man. To be expected from a man who joined the British Navy at the age of seven.                                                                
b. 1932 a vaccine for Yellow Fever was announced for use in humans; the vaccine has made cases of Yellow Fever almost nonexistent in the U.S. but it still infects some 200,000 people annually and causes 30,000 deaths, mostly in Africa.
c. 1986 high levels of radiation are detected in Sweden, forcing the Soviets to disclose the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl which had occurred two days earlier and which in typical Soviet fashion had been concealed from their own citizens and the rest of the world.       d. 1988 in a don’t leave home without your parachute moment an Aloha Airlines 737 over Maui, a flight attendant was blown out of the plane and falls to her death when a large chunk of the fuselage separates from the plane. Fortunately for the other members of the crew and the terrified passengers, the pilot was able to land the plane safely.
e. 2001 in what has to rank as the ultimate bucket list achievement for a 60 year old, Dennis Tito, the founder of Wilshire Associates and a billionaire, paid the Russians $20 million to be a space tourist on one of their launch vehicles to spend 8 days aboard the International Space Station.                                                                                
Reflections on attempts of a Virginia School Board to remove To Kill a Mocking Bird from its school libraries: Recently I have received echoes down this way of the Hanover County School Board's activities, and what I've heard makes me wonder if any of its members can read. Surely it is plain to the simplest intelligence that To Kill a Mockingbird spells out in words of seldom more than two syllables a code of honor and conduct, Christian in its ethic, that is the heritage of all Southerners. To hear that the novel is 'immoral' has made me count the years between now and 1984, for I have yet to come across a better example of doublethink. I feel, however, that the problem is one of illiteracy, not Marxism. Therefore, I enclose a small contribution to the Beadle Bumble Fund that I hope will be used to enroll the Hanover County School Board in any first grade of its choice.” Harper Lee. Great writing style to expose fools.
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 27, 2016

Carly's I Could Have Been A Champ Performance

Political theater in these campaigns has a script that violates all the normal rules
After Trump goes presidential in a major foreign policy address
Cruz plays the gender card to Trump’s march to the nomination suppress
Picks Carly for his VP; with her speech she shows she has all the necessary campaign tools
Watching her galvanize the Indiana crowd to Trump and Clinton boo and on her words  applaud and cheer
You could almost feel a Sanders like electricity and energy in the arena air
As she made the case that a Trump or Clinton win would turn the American Dream into a chilling Nightmare
A clear view into the future and way she is the woman that Hillary should really, really fear
I could almost hear Carly paraphrase to herself after with Cruz she left the stage
“A podium, a podium, my nomination for a podium to express my views”
Bared from the prime time Republican debate she knew her run was through
Her chance lost to show her skills and be the headlines on next morning’s front page
This was a race where polls often wrong determined who by the millions of voters on TV would be seen
Pollsters were the gods of this campaign no ifs, ands, or buts
She withdrew as  the debate door to her was by the pollsters shut
Now back into the race with Cruz to block Trump from 1237 before the delegates convene
“A podium, a podium, my nomination for a podium on the debate stage”
For the media in this campaign today had to be a first
A media whose focus on Trump has been an unquenchable thirst
Trump’s landslides and foreign policy debut to be swept off the news front page
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April 27, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Administrative Professionals' Day

    Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 27, 2016 Unfortunately still 268 days to go in President Obama’s   pathetic lame duck term; the fat lady sang last night on the Red side as Trump won in a landslide in all five states and sang on the Blue side with less volume as HRC won four out of five states; Trump used a teleprompter this morning to deliver a major foreign policy address which outlined his goals in a coherent and presidential fashion, including telling ISIS their days are numbered though he would not tell them when or how which is basic military science 101 and rightfully slammed Obama and Clinton for their foreign policy disasters. As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Phil Collins, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert,  while looking forward to a large serving of prime rib for lunch or dinner, blessed with a positive attitude and  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 Administrative Professionals’ Day—celebrating the contributions to the work force and reduction in an executive’s stress level of administrative professionals. 
2. Tell a Story Day—here is a great way to get children from playing video games or watching TV; tell them a story from memory or a book or to further the appetite for reading, take them to a library that has story telling hours.                                      
3. 1984 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1984 on a run of only three weeks in that position Against All Odds by Phil Collins. Here is a link to Phil Collins performing Against All Odds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVjEcIANv1o
4. National Prime Rib Day—celebrating one of the world’s greatest ways to enjoy beef, especially with horseradish at Steven’s Steak House in the city of Commerce, California.
5. ... .- -- ..- . .-.. / -- --- .-. ... . / -... .. .-. - .... -.. .- -.--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1791 of the inventor of the single wire telegraph system and, as the title for this gives it away, the Morse Code—Samuel Morse. The Morse Code combined with radio telegraphy was absolutely critical in World War II and its fast moving armies but now is rarely used except by Ham Radio enthusiasts.  
On this day in:
a. 711 Moors under the command of Tarig ibn Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin the Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula which the Moors would rule until January 2, 1492 when Spanish forces united by the marriage of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella forced the Moors to surrender Grenada. One could only imagine the chaos Europe would be facing today with the rise of radical Islam if the Moors still occupied Spain.                                  b. 1861 President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus.
c. 1936 the United Auto Workers left the American Federation of Labor.                                                                                            
d. 1974 ten thousand marched on the White House calling for the impeachment of Richard Nixon which he would have been and almost with certainty convicted by the Senate had he not later resigned as President of the United States on August 9, 1974.
e. 2006 construction began on the Freedom Tower (later renamed One World Trade Center) and was completed in July of 2013.       
 Reflections on administrative professionals on this Administrative Professions’ Day: “Someday, people who know how to use computers will rule over those who don’t. And there will be a special name for them – Secretaries.”  Scott Adamsnoted cartoonist and creator of Dilbert. How true his observation is.
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