Monday, February 8, 2016

Kiss $750 Million To Illegals Goodbye

Once again we learn of feds’ massive ineptness of a scale that most companies would bankrupt
750 million dollars in ACA subsidies to illegals no wonder the anger against the Feds continues to erupt
Reds and Blues and especially Big Blue on fraud, waste and abuse could not care less
No fraud, waste, and abuse less than billions would have a chance for their spending to suppress
Carly is right; our government is totally out of control
Politicians driven to remain in office as their goal
Even if as it usually does, they will sell their souls
While the mere mortals daily to make ends meet toil
Unlike a Clinton they cannot conceal a quid pro quo with a $500 thousand speaking fee
The middle class is literally up the economic disaster tree
$750 million dollars could have reduced some of our crippling debt
Or hire more doctors and nurses to treat our Obama discarded vets
Instead paid to people who this benefit were prohibited to receive
For Big Blue time to ignore so his legacy he can achieve
The odds of anyone in the feds being fired for being on this scandal hopelessly inept
Are greater than being hit with lightening or with one ticket winning the Powerball bet
As long as a billion dollars of PAC money on each side comes into play
This unique Republic, this shining light on the hill to the world is doomed to fade away
© February 8, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Racing For Children's Health Brings Death Before Krispy Kremes

Ever since Philippedes of Marathon ran to Athens to announce another Persian defeat
To exclaim “Joy to you for you have won,”  only to collapse and die at the Athenians feet
Running a race especially for one not in shape can be a game of risk, a game of chance
 Where the runner may suddenly feel the sharp pains of the cardiac attack lance
Be it a marathon or a short race of but 5 miles
No one is certain that the exertion will not the heart attack dial
In Raleigh to raise funds for a children’s hospital cause
Krispy Kreme Challenge was held and for one runner too soon he had to withdraw
Chest pains after a mile hit his 58 year old chest with a full head of steam
Never got to enjoy at the half way mark a dozen Krispy Kremes
Prayers to the family as no one in a perfect world should die raising money to children’s diseases eject
But the world is not perfect and cardiac weakness in this case may have been too hard to detect
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© February 8, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Albright: Support Hillary Or Go To Hell

Dante must be rolling in his grave
Hearing Madeline Albright’s latest rant and rave
Trying in desperation to Hillary’s failing campaign sell
Creating for women not supporting Hillary a special place in hell
The last time Dante’s Inferno this poet read
Didn’t find that circle where females would go if support for Sanders they did not shed
The wheels are coming off the Hillary coronation carriage
When supporters like Albright young females disparage
So desperate that she calls on that noted sexual predator to for her stump
To try to halt her continuing slump
Of all the people who should not play the gender card it is Bill whose libido for interns he could not contain
On the stump slamming Sanders’ supporters as sexist and profane
Images of an aging feminist trying to discount young women who support Sanders
Claiming they are behind him to attract attention of the handsome young ganders
Later retracted, claiming she misspoke
Another example of a campaign on ideas and honesty broke
There is a special place in Hell for politicians, male or female, that deceive and lie
Even when exposed, they continue to their acts deny
You have to feel some pity for Clinton who a year ago was getting ready to be coronated
Today far from it as the growing trend to have her indicted is more and more being debated
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 8, 2016 Tet

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 8, 2016, 347 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political and sport fronts this weekend with Cam Newton being crushed by the Denver Bronco defense and Payton not playing one of his best games but enough to potentially ending his career with a second Super Bowl ring. Trust your Super Bowl 50 Party was a great one (great public service by Uber to provide free rides for two hours after the end of the game); and, as always, I hope  you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Love Is Blue, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Warren Buffet, looking forward to enjoying a few molasses bar, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines’ Day 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. Propose Day—celebrating the second day of Valentine Week by proposing to one’s desired spouse with a rose and to seal the proposal encase the rose with a customized poem from the Alaskanpoet.
2. Clean Out Your Computer Day—commemorating the need not to be a computer pack rat by deleting files and programs that are no longer used or needed but which clog one’s computer and slow it down.
3. 1968 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1968 on a run of five weeks in that position Love Is Blue by Paul Muriat. Here is a link to Claudine Longet singing in French with English subtitles L’Amour est Bleu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNLWIswKIw0
4. Molasses Bar Day--celebrating a really great way to enjoy dates and nuts in an easy to eat snack.
5. A Career More Than 48 Hourscelebrating the birthday on this day in 1941 of Nick Nolte who is still with us and who appeared in such movies as 48 Hours, Cape Fear, and Down And Out In Beverly Hills.
On  this day in:                                                                                           
a. 1837 Richard Johnson became the first Vice President to be elected to the office by the U.S. Senate. He proved to be such a liability that Martin Van Buren running for his second term elected to run without a vice presidential running mate.
b. 1915 D.W. Griffith’s controversial and racially charged film The Birth of the Nation premiered in Los Angeles.
c. 1946 the first portion of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the first  serious challenge to the Authorized King James Version, was published.
d. 1971 the NASDAQ opened for the first time.   
e. 1993 GM sued NBC after NBC Dateline allegedly rigged two crashes of GM pickup trucks to show they would catch fire if hit in certain places. NBC settled the next day.
Reflections on the stock market, even more germane as markets like the NASDAQ are tanking today: I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” Warren Buffet, noted and successful investor  
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 7, 2016 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 7, 2016, 348 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. Interesting theater on the political front in New Hampshire last night as Rubio was in the cross hairs of all on the stage. Finally with the Super Bowl happening today, we can focus on something other than politics. Trust your Super Bowl 50 Party plans are set and, as always, I hope  you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Monkees, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by Magic Johnson, looking forward to enjoying a plate of fettuccine Alfredo, blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Valentines' Day, 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. Please contact me for details.
1. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—commemorating the need to promote awareness of steps needed to prevent infection by the HIV virus which has infected and continues to infect disproportionately the Afro-American community.
2. Rose Day—commemorating the beginning of Love Week culminating on Valentines’ Day. To celebrate buy some roses for a loved one but better yet hire the Alaskanpoet to compose a customized poem for your Valentine as flowers always wilt but a poem lasts forever.
3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 19676 on a run of seven weeks in that position I’m A Believer by The Monkees. Here is a link to The Monkees  performing I’m A Believerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts
4. National Fettuccine Alfredo Day--celebrating that pasta creation of Alfredo di Lielo in 1914 at his Rome restaurant which laced with cream and butter and is a tasty way to up your cholesterol level.
5. Twist A Career Awaycelebrating the birthday on this day in 1812 of Charles Dickens, iconic 19th English author whose works included such classics as Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and The Christmas Carol.
On this day in:
a. 1812 in a chilling reminder that earthquakes can be found everywhere, the strongest of a series of earthquakes hit New Madrid, Missouri.
b. 1935 the board game Monopoly was invented.
c. 1962 the U.S. banned all imports from Cuba, including the iconic product from the island, cigars.
d. 1997 NeXT merged with Apple Corporation, starting the path toward the creation of Mac OS X.    
e. 2014 the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics was held at Sochi, Russia.
Reflections on HIV from one of the spokesmen trying to create awareness: “The important thing is this Just because I'm doing well doesn't mean that they're going to do well if they get HIV. A lot of people have died since I have announced. This disease is not going anywhere…II am not cured, but the HIV is deep asleep in my body.” Magic Johnson, great Laker basketball player whose career cut short by his publicly announcing that he had been infected.
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 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 or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day In History.
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not For February 6, 2016 Pay-a-compliment Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 6, 2016, 349 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term.  Interesting theater on the political front in New Hampshire as the Red front runners continue to pound each other as opposed to Sanders and Clinton and the RNC caves to ABC’s decision to exclude Carly Fiorina from the debate stage tonight.  Trust your Super Bowl L Party plans are set and, as always, I hope  you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Petula Clark, factoids of interest, a relevant quote by James Suroweicki, looking forward to enjoying frozen yogurt, 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. Take Your Child To A Library Day—commemorating the usual  effect of taking your child or grandchild to a library to introduce them to the joys of reading.
2. Pay-a-compliment Day—commemorating an observance that should be celebrated each day of the year—paying a a compliment to a stranger, friend, relative, or co-worker will bring great dividends.
3. 1966 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1966 on a run of two weeks in that position My Love by Petula Clark. Here is a link to Petula Clark  performing My Love:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuNCZfd93bc
4. National Frozen Yogurt Day--celebrating a great way to enjoy yogurt especially topped with fruit or berries.
5. Sunscreen Should Be Your Favorite Songcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of one of the most popular artists of all time, Bob Marley, who sadly died from melanoma under his great toe nail at the far too early age of 36.
On this day in:
a. 1856 the Tasmanian Colonial Parliament passed the Electoral Act of 1856 which provided for the first time in the world election by secret ballot.
b. 1918 Britain granted the right to vote to women over the age of 30.
c. 1959 Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments filed the first patent for the integrated circuit.
d. 1976 the president of Lockheed Corporation admitted before a Senate committee investigating corruption that Lockheed had paid a $3 million bribe to Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka who was tried and sentenced to four years
In prison but died before his appeals were decided.
e. 1988 Michael Jordan made his signature slam dunk from the free throw line, creating the Air Jordan line of Nike Shoes.
Reflections on bribery as a cost of doing business:Until the nineteen-seventies, Western countries paid little attention to corruption overseas, and bribery was seen as an unpleasant but necessary part of doing business
there. In some European countries, businesses were even allowed to deduct bribes as an expense.” James Surowiecki, noted journalist for the New Yorker
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 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 or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day In History.
© February 6, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Friday, February 5, 2016

RNC Folds On Carly To ABC Blue Lackeys

Cruz won Iowa and  immediately with the thrill of victory did proclaim
That from the media the voters the candidates have reclaimed
Alas, Cruz spoke too soon, he spoke too fast
The other woman in the race Carly in ABC's view became an outcast
Rand Paul who finished ahead of her but dropped out of the race
Kashich and Christie finished behind her but will the stage taste
Rules may be rules
But once again the liberal media is playing the RNC as fools
Hillary assuming she is not indicted will play 24/7 the gender card
With a large dose of being a victim and the right wing conspiracy is pushing her too hard
What is wrong with the leaders of the RNC?
Why are they kowtowing to the Clinton lackeys like Stephanopoulos at ABC?
Hillary is bleeding young women as a base of support who like victims do not feel
Can't stand a woman whose only motif is deceive and conceal
The RNC can destroy a major part of the Clinton playbook page
Put Carly on this upcoming New Hampshire stage!
© February 5, 2015, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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