Saturday, July 4, 2015

Proud American

I am a proud American for as long as I have had memories to recall
Not just on this day but every one from winter, spring, summer and fall
Hopefully our first lady who much later in her life finally found her pride
Will retain it once Barack ends his 8 year presidential ride
After all her daughter was born on this Fourth of July in 1998
And after 8 years of Air Force 1 trips we hope her new pride will not abate
I am proud to be an American and the PC world I detest
Restore our values and this nation will meet all tests
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San Francisco Not A Sanctuary For Americans

Francisco Sanchez, an illegal multi-deported alien, is the poster child
For a sanctuary movement in San Francisco run wild
If you are a felon in the City you may have a get out of jail card
If you are an illegal alien an ICE detainer order the City will discard
San Francisco, known as the City is a sanctuary city a haven for illegal aliens who therein reside
Francisco due to that policy was released and a woman in the arms of her father died
Why visit a sanctuary city where illegal alien felons like Francisco are on the streets?
Just another example of why the responsive chord of Trump will be hard to defeat
How many tourists at Pier 14 or any other popular spot
Need to be killed before we overturn this sanctuary rot?  
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 4 History Independence Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 4, 2015 Trust your 4th is proving to be a great one and your plans for the 4th are set which include some reflections on the sacrifices Americans made  from Bunker Hill to Yorktown to make the Declaration of Independence in 1776 a reality and plans to avoid the use of illegal fireworks and  the sane use of legal fireworks and as always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances other than the 4th which are somewhat meager, factoids of interest, a  music video by the Lee Greenwood, a relevant quote by John Hancock, looking forward to enjoying some great offerings off the barbecue,  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. International Cherry Pit Spitting Contest Day—celebrating a great way to use the inedible portion of a favorite fruit; the record is over 60 feet.
      2. National Country Music Day—as polls indicate patriotism in America is at an all time low, probably due to the PC juries in the schools, entertainment media and the news, appropriate to celebrate a music medium that is symbolic of patriotism.          
      3. Today on the 4th and every day this should be our Number One Song—celebrating the iconic song God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood. Before watching the link to the performance of God Bless the U.S.A. grab some tissues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpZJD6deEGc
         4.
National Barbecue Day—a great way to celebrate today—fire up the barbecue, forget about the carbon foot print and grill some steaks, fish, franks and corn and enjoy our independence.
        5.  God Doesn’t Make Junk Though Companies May Issue It—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1946 of Michael Milken who made millions in the junk bond market but after serving two years in prison for fraud went on to found the Milken Foundation and donate millions for medical research.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence provoking the Revolutionary War.
       b. 1826 former presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died.
       c. 1831 Francis  Smith wrote My Country Tis of Thee for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration.   
       d. 1966 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act which although fought tooth and nail by politicians has exposed more corruption, dishonesty and deception by our government Red and Blue than one could ever imagine.
       e. 2009 after 8 years of closure following the 911 attacks, the crown of the Statute of Liberty was reopened to the public.
Reflections from the man whose signature stands out on the Declaration of Independence like no other: "We must be unanimous; there must be no pulling different ways; we must hang together."  John Hancock As we face more dangers than ever imagined with a government in Washington that seems more dysfunctional than ever, words to live by after 239 years of their issuance.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Stay Out Of The Sun Day

July 3, 2015 is “Stay Out of the Sun Day”
Easy if one is working and not taking the day off to play
Good idea since melanoma is not your friend
If not treated early your life will soon end
The 4th is full of barbecues and parades
Such events are not those celebrated in the shade
Good idea to by working give the skin a break on the third
But since the 4th is on a Saturday a holiday hard to obey the those warning words
If today you will not have to go to work
Better to hit the beach or parks but lathered in sunblock to keep melanoma from going berserk
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Did Sanctuary of San Francisco Release Francisco to Kill

Trump may not express his ideas in the politically correct manner
But his outrage on illegal immigration is drawing people to his banner
The tragic news out of another sanctuary city should bring more to his campaign
When it comes to immigration enforcement San Francisco has chosen to abstain
An insecure border with Mexico has just another innocent victim claimed
For Trump raising the issue, he is attacked and defamed
Francisco Sanchez an illegal alien who has been deported five times
With a list of felonies to a growing list of crimes
Released from a San Francisco jail as opposed to being released back to the feds
As a result of either a mistake or policy an innocent woman at Pier 14 was shot dead
Kathryn Steinle was shot by Francisco and died in her father’s arms
No wonder Trump’s call for a wall has for many a magnetic charm
The overwhelming majority of illegal aliens are here to their life improve
Given the economy in Mexico they will try again no matter how many times removed
When a felon who should by San Francisco never have been released to the streets
Means that any compromise and reasonable discussion will go down to defeat
As Trump with his rhetoric continues to increase his standing in the polls
Wave goodbye to the Red’s increasing the number of Hispanic voters goal
Watch for photos of Francisco to become the resurrection of the Willie Horton attack
The furlough release that broke Dukakis’ campaign back
More than ever we need today and in the coming years unite
And not elect dividers Red or Blue who will not compromise only ends justify the means fight
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 3 History Stay Out of the Sun Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 3, 2015 Trust your Friday is proving to be a great one and your plans for the 4th are set which include some reflections on 1776 and plans to avoid the use of illegal fireworks and  the sane use of legal fireworks and as always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances which are somewhat meager, factoids of interest, a  music video by the Human League, a relevant quote by Robert E. Lee, looking forward to enjoying  some chocolate wafers,  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. Stay Out of the Sun Day—celebrating the need to protect one’s skin from the UV rays of the Sun which are usually easier by staying indoors when the 4th of July does not fall on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday; consider instead using large amounts of sun block.
      2. Hitch Hiking Month—celebrating an inexpensive way to get around especially in the 60’s and 70’s  although today a mode of transport much more dangerous for both hitch hiker and driver.          
      3. 1982 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1982 on a three week run at that position, You Don’t Want Me by the Human League. Here is a link to the group performing the hit song You Don’t Want Me with an apology for the inane ads in the video:
         4. National Chocolate Wafer Day—a great American snack, a taste of chocolate in a bed of crispy wafers.
        5.  Data Leaks Far Worse Than Water—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your perspective of the birthday on this day in 1971 of Julian Assange, the founder  of WikiLeaks.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1852 the U.S. Congress established the second U.S. Mint in San Francisco.
       b. 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg ended with Pickett’s Charge, the high water mark for the Confederacy.
       c. 1886 in a forerunner of business cutting labor costs by automation The New York Tribune became the first newspaper to utilize linotype replacing human typesetting. 
       d. 1938 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Light Peace Monument at the Gettysburg Battlefield.
       e. 2015 in a forerunner to a potential end to the fossil fuels era, the Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii after a five day solar powered flight from Japan, a distance of 5,139 miles which is the longest flight powered solely by solar power.
Reflections from the man who gambled and lost in three days the fate of the Confederacy at Gettysburg: “I can anticipate no great calamity for the country than the dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation.” Robert E. Lee in a letter to his son Curtis, January 23, 1861 Sadly, how right he was and one can only speculate how much shorter the Civil War would have been if Lee had not resigned his commission and instead had risen to the command of the Union Army.
Please enjoy the 140 character poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and join 160 growing followers and please 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. Go to Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times for comments on important and breaking news events that should be of interest. www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com Ridley's Believe It Or Not  Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

IRS Destroys Lerner Tapes Lynch Needs to Lynch

The news out of D.C. once again reveals another major federal flaw
The IRS arrogantly once again acted as if it was above the rule of law
Lois Lerner after singing the “I broke no law song”
Took the 5th with Holder to ignore any contempt to not reveal her wrongs
First the IRS claimed Lerner’s emails they could not produce
Due to hard drive failure was their excuse
In a world of backups and storage in the cloud the excuse seemed somewhat lame
But now we are learning that the IRS and Holder’s DOJ when it came to Lerner were in a massive shell game
After orders from Congress to evidence on the IRS targeting of conservative groups to preserve
Within weeks the IRS on to the road to obstruction of justice immediately swerved
Backup tapes were destroyed as we only now due to an IG’s observing the rule uncover
The IRS going to any lengths to prevent the truth on Lerner’s targeting discover
The IRS Commissioner who comes off as an arrogant complete piece of shit
Did he oversee a destruction of evidence and concealment that did not quit?
Destroying evidence goes to the foundation of the rule of law that this nation must observe
If we fail in this needed endeavor by being complacent or silent the tyranny resulting we deserve
This is Lynch’s golden chance to the tarnished independence of Holder’s DOJ resurrect
If she fails to act, this is another compelling reason for Hillary, the scandal, dishonest queen, not to elect
Make no mistake let the voices who disagree with the government by that government be suppressed
Especially when the tool of coercion is not the midnight knocks on the door but the IRS
Then as we get ready to celebrate another Fourth even concerned  by external Jihadist terror
While ignoring our own government then for the principles of liberty call up the  stretcher bearers
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