Monday, August 31, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 1 History Emma M. Nutt Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—September 1, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is off to a great air conditioned start looking forward to cutting you lunch expense with Popeyes two piece fried chicken leg and thigh special for only a $1.49 and as always I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s  holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by the Rascals, a relevant quote by Paul Hawken, looking forward to enjoying some a gyro, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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 No Rhymes (Nor Reason) Day—celebrating those words in the English language that are a complete bane to poets who rhyme as opposed to free or blank verse—words like month or orange that do not rhyme.  
       2. Emma M. Nutt Day—celebrating the accomplishments of the first woman telephone operator who started on this day in 1878 and worked in that capacity for the next 33 years.
       3. 1968 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1968 on a run of five weeks in that position People Got To Free by The Rascals is a link to The Rascals performing People Got To Be Free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ntcMjYL7hc
    4. National Gyro Day—celebrating a great Greek cuisine of meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie and then served in pita along with tomatoes, onions and tzaykizi sauce.  
    5. Brawl Don’t Sting Like A Beecelebrating the only undefeated heavyweight champion at 49-0 (50-0 if you count the computer simulated bout with Ali) Rocky Marciano who was born on this day in 1923 and who died in private plane crash at the early age of 45 one day before his 46th birthday.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1902 A Trip to the Moon, considered the first science fiction movie was released in Paris.
    b. 1914 at the Cincinnati Zoo the last passenger pigeon on earth died; when Europeans arrived in North America estimates are that the passenger pigeon population totaled from three to five billion birds.  
       c. 1952 Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was published; it would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
      d. 1958 Iceland expanded its territorial waters bringing it into conflict with Great Britain as starting what became known as the Cod Wars.     
       e. 1974 a SR-71 Blackbird flew from New York to London in a world record setting time of 1:54:56 at a speed of 1543.587 miles per hour.
Reflections on extinction of species: Biological diversity is messy. It walks, it crawls, it swims, it swoops, it buzzes. But extinction is silent, and it has no voice other than our own.” Paul Hawken, noted American environmentalist and activist.  Hard to believe a species that was so numerous that its flocks during migrations were so large that they would blot on the Sun could be rendered extinct within 300 years due to human activity.
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Jorge Ramos: Kate's Law's Unfair--Tell That Survivors of Ms. Steinle and Ms. Pharis

Jorge Ramos is a journalist only in name
He is a rabid advocate of open borders with no shame
Attacking Kate’s Law as to repeat illegal aliens crossing our borders as being unfair
A view the survivors of Kate Steinle and Marilyn Pharis and most Americans respecting laws do not share
If Jorge Ramos reads the news he will find news of an L.A. illegal alien sweep
Highlighting why Trump expresses views on illegals most Americans find easy to keep
244 illegals in four days nabbed
Here is the statistic that really should your attention grab
All had criminal records and over 56 percent had prior felony convictions
All deported but our porous nonborder failed in their return interdiction
Kudos to ICE for the raid but like the gnat strikes against ISIS in Iraq
A mere drop in the bucket from an administration  with a commitment to immigration law enforcement sorely  lacks
Four walls are needed to make this county become a secure home
A wall at the border, a wall around the government benefits offices, a wall around those to illegals writing checks
A wall around wire transfers of funds back home and this nation illegals will no longer select
No jobs, no money back to their native lands and no feeding at the public trough
Up the ante of an illegal entry after a deportation of five years and watch the flood of illegals really fall off
With the border secure we can address what is good for this nation, the legal immigrants with skills we need
No more pandering to the Jorge Ramos’ of the world or the Blues’ Latino vote greed
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Military In Alaska Shrinking Faster Than Glaciers Melt

Obama’s off to Alaska to warn his warnings over climate change the nation must heed
Fact Sheet released praising federal cooperation with local communities’ needs
Sounds great but one slight hitch
The EPA throws jobs and the lives of Alaskans into the ditch
Preventing a life saving road to be built from King Cove to Cold Bay
Exposing the residents to certain death if medivac planes can’t land when fog comes their way
Black Lives Matter but Alaskan Natives living in King Cove are wildlife trumped
If Obama really wanted to cooperate, Jewell and her life threatening regs he would dump
Climate change if it occurs may be a national security risk in the far off future
But a real concern that Obama will not address is Putin’s dream to a restoration of the Soviet Union nurture
Russia is building up a Russian arctic fortress on Alaska’s doorstep
While we continue to shrink our military a decision that all of us should regret
Worse cuts mean our forces in Alaska are shrinking faster than any climate change could its glaciers melt.
Russia expands and under Obama our armed forces must continue to tighten their fiscal belts
President Obama wants Alaska not to be the canary carried in the climate change mines in a cage
Ironic that in the state with more of our national symbols than all the states combined he will not Putin’s evil engage
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Use Words Not Politically Correct At WSU And Fail

It is unbelievable but at a campus on the Palouse
Political correctness in an academic environment has been set loose
In Cougar land to get a passing grade you cannot use “male” or “female”
Use the term “illegal alien” and you are guaranteed to gail
God help you if you are white and to minorities do not defer
Complete abdication and slavery to the PC lure
At a Westminster College in 1946 Winston Churchill warned that an Iron Curtain had on Europe descended
Movement of people and ideas cut off from the West in a most chilling trend
Today another curtain has descended across the college campuses across this land
The curtain of political correctness causes any academic discourse continues to be banned
At Washington State Prof Selena Breikss teaches a class
Guaranteed to add to a student’s debt with a job destination path
Does “Women in Popular Culture” prepare a student for a career?
What a joke; worse it is a tuition fraud all parents should fear
At least WSU in this idiocy is not alone
Look to UNC at Chapel Hill to enter another PC zone
Freshmen can take a course called The Literature of 911 from terrorists’ view
Blaming the U.S. for the attacks as young minds the professor tries to woe
Dime against a dollar this prof Neel Abuja will fail any student who disagrees that for 911 we are to blame
When on our college campuses do we a sense of sanity reclaim
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Obama Renaming Mountains As Cops Are Executed

History has a fatal flaw—it is shackled to a repeat itself trend
Ironic that at a time when Black Lives Matter a hateful message sends
“Pigs in a blanket—Fry like bacon”
Our president is silent on a white cop’s life taken
Not alone as Sharpton and the others on the left have fused their lips
Frozen in silence by the Blacks Lives Matter PC grip
Our President heads out of town
At least this time not to play another golf round
But to rename a mountain as opposed to a Russian threat to raise alarm
No only to urge awareness of his war on climate change and his view of its harm
The first president to visit McKinley in 1923 contracted pneumonia an in San Francisco died
Symbolic that Obama’s legacy foreign and domestic will be by all generations rejected and decried
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 31 History Motorists Consideration Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—August 31, 2015 Trust your Monday is off to a great air conditioned start with your batteries totally recharged to face any challenges you may face in the work week and as always I hope you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Bobbie Gentry, a relevant quote by Jarod Kintz, looking forward to enjoying some slices of bacon, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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. Motorists Consideration Monday—a day to while in the car commuting or on errands to express patience, avoid texting and above all avoid any symptoms of road rage no matter how idiotic the drivers in front of you or behind you might appear. 
       2. National Trail Mix Day—promoting a great snack of raisins, chocolates and nuts that was popularized by Horace Kephart in 1910 as a light weight energy solution while hiking in the outdoors.
       3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a run of four weeks in that position Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry.  Here is a link to Bobbie Gentry performing Ode To Billie Joe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZt5Q-u4crc
     4. International Bacon Day—celebrating not those workers who bring home daily the bacon, but rather this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite meat.  
       5. A Pearl Not In A Shell But On A Stringcelebrating not the beauty of pearl necklaces but rather the birthday of the master of the bow, Itzhak Perlman, violinist par excellence.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1803 Lewis and Clark left Pittsburgh to start their expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
       b. 1842 the U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Naval Observatory   
       c. 1887 Thomas Edison patented the kinetograph(motion picture camera). Justice.
     d. 1910 President Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas made his speech advocating a “square deal” for American consumers.     
     e. 2012 Samsung in Japan took a big bite out of the Apple in winning a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Apple.
Reflections on road rage on our streets and highways: The middle finger is a great body language tool for letting people know you’re upset. Poetry isn’t quite as effective in a fit of road rage.” Jarod Kintz, This Book Is Not For Sale   As a poet sadly I have to admit that he is right.
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Deputy Executed--Obama's In Alaska Silent

In another “Where’s Waldo moment “Obama has his priorities completely out of whack
Sounds of silence after an execution of a deputy shot in the head and back
This President is so quick to get on a televised stage
To in a police shooting of a black express his outrage
To like a hungry fish take the false Hands Up Don’t Shoot bait
But recruiters are killed by a jihadist for the outrage symbols we have to wait
If a deputy is executed our communicator in chief’s lips are sealed
More pressing duties to go to Alaska for a climate change photo op to reveal
When the Black Lives Matter movement the forces of revenge on police awakens
Parading in the streets- “Pigs in a blanket-Fry them like bacon!”
This president is mute
Not a whisper for black racism to refute 
The fight against racism cannot be a one way street
Where is the bully pulpit voice to black on white racism also defeat
Where is the DOJ, when will the hate crime officers on Harris County descend?
Will this president ever take a stand against this killing cops trend?
© August 31, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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