Monday, September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 19, 2016 Only 51 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; in less than 24 hours the FBI has confirmed what we “deplorables” concerned about radical Islam but branded by HRC as Islamaphobic have suspected and have put out an APB on  Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghani America naturalized citizen (vetting?) who may be linked to the bombings in New Jersey and New York (armed and dangerous and on the loose);
 a 22 year old Somali refugee who has been living in this country for 15 years was killed in the St. Cloud stabbing spree by an off duty police officer (Minnesota with its significant Somali refugee population is yet another portent of the problems we face with Obama’s and Hillary’s plans to exponentially increase the number of Syrian refugees; the Emmys last night were a pathetic reminder that our entertainment elite with their scathing attacks on Trump are proof positive that we need to watch a lot less TV; in frightening reminder of how body cams may not be the panacea to insuring police accountability, the Oakland PD revealed that up to a fourth of body cam videos had been deleted due to a “software glitch”; a black police officer with 17 years on the force has filed suit against Obama, Hillary, BLM and Al Sharpton for inciting a race and attacks on police (where would we be without our lawyers?); the Rams won their home opener in Los Angeles in a game without touchdowns.
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Glenn Miller  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Lance Armstrong, while  looking forward to enjoying a cheeseburger, 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 Talk Like A Pirate Dayfirst observed in 1995 by John Bauer and Mark Summers while playing racquetball in 1995; warm up your “pirate speak” Matey, put a parrot on your shoulder and talk like a pirate.
2. National Woman Road Warrior Day—celebrating the contributions of woman who are out on the road like their male companions traveling to customer sites and conventions to promote the sale of their company’s services and  services. 
3. 1943 Number One Song—celebrating, since I am rapped out and hip hopped out, the number one song in 1943 on a run of seven weeks in that position “Sunday, Monday, Or Always” by Bing Crosby. Here is a recording of Bing Crosby performing the song:
4. National Butterscotch Pudding Day—celebrating another great dessert complete with a killer recipe for those culinarily challenged:
5. Fat Tuesday Trumps Monday, Mondaycelebrating the birth on this day in 1941 of Cass Elliot aka Mama Cass, who founded the Mamas and the Papas whose career was shortened by obesity and substance abuse, dying at the young age of 32 from a heart attack.    
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1881 after being shot on July 2 of the same year, President James Garfield died and was succeeded by Chester Arthur.
b. 1952 the U.S. Attorney General revoked the reentry permit of Charles Chaplin due to a belief of his membership in the Communist Party and alleged moral transgressions.   
c. 1959 Nikita Khrushchev was banned from entering Disneyland due to security concerns. d. 1982 Scott Fahlman posted the first two emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University bulletin board.
e. 2010 the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill which commenced on April 10, 2010 was finally sealed; interestingly a movie about the disaster that killed 11 workers will be released in theaters 11 days hence.    
Reflections on the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill: “Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country's energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It's catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it." —Sarah Palin, blaming the Gulf oil spill disaster on "extreme environmentalists," Facebook message, June 2, 2010.  If Hillary is elected, good chance she will throw our energy independence under the bus. 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 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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