Monday, September 29, 2014

Clay Aiken Avoids Obama Like A Sour Note



Clay Aiken, a runner up on American Idol is on the campaign trail
In North Carolina for a House seat speaking or singing a vote for me wail
One thing is certain if he has any chance for an upset win
He must run against Obama and distance himself from him
The leader of the his party has become so toxic most Blues fear to share a stage
No surprise as his policies continue for many voters to enrage
A lame duck now and a lame duck for the next two years
But soon without his AG shotgun to scandals away from him steer
Not sure what Clay stands for and whether singing gives him experience to represent
But at least to his credit, smart enough to know time away from Obama is time well spent.
© September 29, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

ISis and Khorasan Obama Blames Clapper



Once again our President when facing a crisis
This one from the barbarians of ISIS
Immediately to escape the heat points his finger of blame
“Not my fault” and the fall guy Clapper he immediately names
Clapper is no hero; on eavesdropping he lied
When before Congress he testified
But the push-back to Obama is that for 18 months in his daily briefs
Detailing the nature of threats that should be read by a Commander in Chief
ISIS and Khorasan and the myriad of al-Qaeda off shoots
Were identified and discussed as they began to take root
Since any warning of the growth of terror
To his Bin Laden is dead mantra he would view as in error
And force him to try to view the world as it is as opposed to how he thinks it should be
Doubt he ever focused or much less read the briefings which facts he could not agree
Another example of leading by reaction
Wondering what next scandal will be the next distraction
© September 29, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 29 History International Coffee Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 29. 2014Trust your weekend was a great one and that your Monday is proving to be the same and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Confucius with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a cup of fresh coffee in your hand, blessed with a positive attitude, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem tailored to the event and the recipient. 
          1. International Coffee Day—celebrating the reason why most of us can function—a cup of coffee with that great hit of caffeine.
          2. World Heart Day--- celebrating and creating awareness for one the great marvels of the world the human heart that pumps relentlessly for as long as we are vertical an breathing on this planet—be kind to it today with some exercise, no smoking, and some healthy foods. 
        3. National VFW Day—celebrating the creation of the VFW on this day in 1899; great organization especially on the 4th or Memorial Day when the members are often the color guard in a parade.   
       4. Confucius Day—honoring one of the iconic scholars and philosophers of the human era born in 551 B.C. whose sayings and thoughts still ring true today
          5. National Mocha Day—celebrating a great way to drink your coffee.
On this day in
           a. 1789 The Department of War of the U.S. established the regular army with a strength of a couple hundred soldiers—the benefit of having the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as moats. 
         b. 1951 CBS made the first color television sets available for sale to the public; but after a month sales were discontinued after sales of only 100 units.
           b. 1951 the first live sporting event, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, was televised nationally.
           c. 2008 following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow Jones Average fell 777.8 points the largest drop in history.
What was true on learning twenty five hundred years ago is still true today: “There are three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest’ second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Confucius
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Catainia In Quest For D.C. Mayor--Political Don Quixote?



The Washington D.C. race for mayor would put any Red into deep despair
The city is 76 percent Blue; any Red would have to climb a great many hurdles and stairs
But in the heart of politicians for reason that logic defies
There is always the ego and the thirst for power that urges one to try
Catania a former Red but now an Indy and openly gay
Even though he is white he is running hard to get the black vote to come his way
His foe Muriel Bowser who is Blue and black has a 17 point lead
If you think the feds are dysfunctional, the District has gone to total seed
Official after official do not serve out their terms
Stealing and corruption are crimes is a lesson they seem not to learn
With the public schools at the very bottom of nation’s achievement test
A change in the reflex and habit of electing Blues is great to suggest
Catania after the sorry state of felons in office would be a welcome change
With no Obama on the ballot, low Blue turnout a Catania upset might be arranged
© September 28, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Hot GSA Regional Administrator Indicted--Finally!




Rub a dub dub Jerry Neely photoed in a Vegas casino hot tub
Sucking down fine wines as a member of the fleece the taxpayer club
Looking relaxed and happy waiting for his date
Or waiting for the lobsters from room service to his fine tastes sate 
Was indicted by a grand jury today
If convicted for five years he may be put away
A regional administrator for the GSA
So typical of dishonesty on display
Taxpayer money is like Monopoly little bills
No wonder a bureaucrat feels it’s okay to have his hand in the till
If convicted one would hope his mug shot and sentence details
Are emailed to all within the GSA along with video of his going to jail
September 28, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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