Wednesday, December 21, 2016

December 21, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Winter Solstice

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 21, 2016 We have in Berlin witnessed the Obama legacy that is just waiting to become our Ghost of Future Terrorist Future as we now must wonder how many of the refugees without any input from the people or their elected federal and state officials have been or are in the process of being radicalized just waiting for the chance to “mow the infidels down like weeds.” One of the endangered species of Blues, a moderate, who had the courage to confront the HRC dominated DNC and run for president, Jim Webb, mocked Bill Clinton rightfully so for his claim that he won in a landslide with 43% of the popular vote (we would have been spared the embarrassment of the Clintons and their web of scandals if only Ross Perot had not run and sucked millions of votes from Bush); unlike Christ who brought a message of love, faith, and hope but warned He would be like the thief of the night, Obama who continues to bring a message of divisiveness and now legacy losing bitterness a message of intimidation of the DOE and firing any scientist who questions his view of climate change and implements his warning that he will be like the executive order Devil at midnight of his term by banning drilling in the Arctic and off the coast of the Atlantic; the members of the pro Hillary group on Facebook Pantsuit Nation are livid that, taking cue from Hillary who made millions on her books in terms of advances and raked in millions in speaking fees for her husband and millions in donations to the Clinton Foundation, the founder of Pantsuit Nation, Linda Chamberlain, announced she will be publishing a book consisting of the postings of members of the group made during the campaign.
Here is Anis Amri, the face of the Ghost of Christmas Terrorist Present and although I do not have the photo of the Ghost of Christmas Terrorist Future I do know that if President-elect Trump had not been elected, the truck he or she would be driving would not have been loaded with steel but would most likely have been loaded with radioactive waste, chemical weapons, or thousands of pounds of explosives:
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  music links to the Monkees and the Beach Boys, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Hubert Humphrey, looking forward to enjoying a hamburger or two (killer recipes for 35 different kinds of hamburgers below), blessed with a positive attitude and the ability to absquatulate from a difficult or embarrassing situation  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. Crossword Puzzle Day—celebrating a pastime that is supposed to help one stave off Alzheimer’s, dementia and other lapses of mental skills and believed to be the most popular game in the world; the first published crossword puzzle was created by Arthur Wynne and appeared in the Sunday edition of the New York World on this day in 1913.
2. Winter Solstice—celebrating since 2:45 a.m. this morning in Southern California the official start of winter which has been announced with a goodly amount of rain which we could use..  
3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Daydream Believer” by the Monkees.  Here is a recording of the Monkees performing the song: https: //
4. National Hamburger Day—celebrating that great American favorite, the hamburger and since this poet always wants to provide value in Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History here is a link to recipes for 35 different kinds of hamburgers so can continue celebrating the day for the next 35 days with a different burger each day (up the salmon oil dosage to keep your cholesterol down).
5. No Good Vibrations Here—celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of the youngest Beach Boy, Carl Wilson who started smoking at the age of 13 and like so many smokers died way too early of lung cancer in 1998. He wrote and was lead singer in one of the Beach Boys’ iconic hit songs Good Vibrations:
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1620 the Mayflower with its 102 Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.
b. 1861 President Lincoln signed into law Public Resolution calling for the creation of the Medal of Valor for exceptional bravery of sailors, petty officers and landsmen of the U.S. Navy (the U.S. Army followed suit with its Medal of Honor in 1862 as its highest decoration).
c. 1937 the first full length color animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered at the Carthay Circle Theater in Los Angeles.
d. 1965 the International Convention for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was adopted which called for the end of racial discrimination and required members to ban hate speech and criminalize membership in racist organizations; the United States is a party to the Convention but has limited it to any obligations imposed which conflict with or go beyond the Constitution. Given the atrocities being committed by ISIS in its caliphate it is clear those jihadis do not feel bound and per President-elect Trump should be eradicated.
e. 1995 the town of Bethlehem passed from Israeli control to Palestinian control (sadly in 1990 Christians made up a majority of the town’s residents and now after almost three decades of Sharia they make up less than 15% of the population).   
Reflections on the anniversary of signing of the above International Convention that ought to resonate when the left under the guise of being “liberals” demonizes anyone who voted for Trump as “angry white men” and a “basket of deplorables”: “Liberalism, above all, means emancipation - emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.” Hubert H. Humphrey, former senator from Minnesota, vice president under Johnson and failed presidential candidate in 1968 against Nixon. 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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