Monday, October 15, 2018

HRC Stands Behind Her Man Huh?


When an executive with a subordinate in the workplace has sex
Most Americans the idea of consensual relations occurring reject
Bill Clinton perhaps the most powerful man on the planet
Flirted to bring Monica Lewinsky into his sexual predator net
Awed her, charmed her, towered over her to oral sex get
She served as an intern at his pleasure, a resume item for career advancement
How could she chance being dismissed if she did not him nine times blow?
No chance of pregnancy, but for Tripp, no one would ever know
Sexual abuse in the White House workplace seemed pretty clear
Even after 18 years many voters the idea of Bill Clinton stalking interns feared
But Hillary the champion in the fight of the War Against Women defends her unfaithful mate
Claims the sexual relationship with Monica a claim of sexual abuse does not rate
Claims Monica was an adult and made a consensual choice
Outraged in an interview she pushed back with her hypocritical voice
Throwing under the bus the victims forced to share their body to keep a job
Keeping silent, their self respect and dignity robbed
Hypocrite Rodham Clinton defends once more her man
A stain on women victims in this land  
© October 15, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Proposition C in San Francisco Seattle Deja Vu?


Seattle tried to attack the homeless problem with taxes on business to raise
Stung by business condemnation rather than praise
Pulled its tax increase back
But kept its house building restrictions intack
Easier for the proverbial camel to throught eye of a needle go
Than to get permit for building affordable housing  from the city to bestow
Add to the costs a $15 minimum wage and jobs start to disappear
As more jobless on the streets start to appear
San Francisco with a proposition C placed by concerned citizens on the ballot this fall
If passed a receipts tax of ½ % of sales over $50 million to solve a problem that appall
Sidewalks covered in urine and feces and used syringes
The charm that once was San Francisco filth that makes one cringe
If passed millions will be raised to get people into shelters off the streets
If passed will businesses with jobs beat from San Francisco a hasty retreat
If defeated will the crime, filth, and open use of drugs cause more companies to move
Disgusted by the failure to the collateral damage of the plight of the homeless has not improved
A true Hobson’s choice that the voters must make
In a vacuum of a lack of building code and zoning review would be a mistake
Building codes and zoning that the costs of building housing raises
Are aspects of government that merits condemnation not praise
© October 15, 2018 Michael P. Ridley

October 15, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not White Cane Safety Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 15, 2018 De Niro is back on the anti-Trump rant with an appearance of what hopefully will be a short lived show The Alec Baldwin Show: Trump and Melania are in Florida observing the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael; Elizabeth Warren released her DNA test results which showed trace amounts of American Native DNA well below the threshold to merit federal aid or affirmative action status for hiring preference (so Pocahontas claim by Trump still has some merit); in Georgia Stacey Abrams running for governor as a Blue articulated the Reds’ worst nightmare that the Blue Wave will include illegal aliens at the polls (real issue that the MSM ignores and what potentially is the real threat to our democracy in an era where if you register for a driver’s license in states like California, you are automatically registered to vote); Trump was in rare form on 60 Minutes blasting the bias of the MSM and defending his attempts at improved relationships with Putin and Kim; Sears once an icon in the retail world has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Merkel’s allies in Germany are getting clobbered in regional elections as more and more Germans are reacting adversely to her refugee admission open door policies; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 13, 2018, 2427 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 402 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to T.I. feat Rihanna, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that on weekends you are a nemophilist and a relevant quote from Huey Newton on Black Power, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. Global Handwashing Day—created by the Global Handwashing Partnership in 2008 to promote awareness of the health and disease prevention benefits of frequent handwashing benefits.
2. White Cane Safety Day—created by Congress on October 6. 1964 to promote awareness of the accomplishments of blind and visually impaired persons.
3. 2008 Number One Song— the number one song in 2008 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Live Your Life” by T.I. feat. Rihanna. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY6mr9fO-9M
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “nemophilist” which means one who is in love with the woods, a term that describes Sierra Club members to a tee.
5. Mustang Lido—celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of Lido Ioccoca better known as Lee Ioccoca who at Ford introduced the Mustang and served as Ford’s president for 8 years before leaving to revitalize Chrysler.
    On this day in: 
a. 1966 the Black Panther Party was created by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton.
b. 1969 in the Moratorium to End the Vietnam War over 2,500,000 march to end the war with 250,000 converging on Washington, D.C.
c. 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
d. 2008 the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 733.08 points the second worst fall in its history following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers.
e. 2016 in a win one for the opponents of global warming 197 nations amended the Montreal Protocol to phase out the use of hydroflorocarbons which contribute to global warming.  
   Reflections on the Black Panther Party: “Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.” Huey Newton
  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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
© October 15, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Losing the War on Drugs


The war on drugs has failed at great cost
In addition to the number of lives lost
Prisons and jails swamped with new arrivals using drugs
Non violent crimes jailed like thugs
The flow of drugs from Mexico is more like a never ending tidal wave
More people than lost in entire Vietnam War going to OD graves
Using the criminal justice system to the drug problem solve
Instead of the rehab community to the solutions to the epidemic devolve
Addiction is a disease yet viewed by governments as a crime
Forcing this nation to spend billions so addicts can serve time
Little treatment only more jailers and prison guards
While on the streets usage increases does not retard
Black families torn asunder as black males
In increasing numbers due to drugs find their way to jail
No father figures only more and more single moms
Caught up in welfare not working receiving alms
With prison records the job market shuts its doors
A problem we can no longer ignore
As life expectancy falls, no longer soars
Too many OD’ed bodies litter the floors
Too many unwed mothers faced with an insurmountable hurdle
Little wonder the children growing up on prison track curdled
© October 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

Trick or Treat Over 12 and Go to Jail Huh?


The nanny state is alive and well
Time in Chesapeake, Virginia to ring the alarm bell
It is illegal for trick or treaters over the age of 12 to trick or treat on Halloween night
Wonder who came up with this idea that does not seem remotely right
Was it an attempt to vandalism curb?
Or another goal that is more absurd?
Like cities waging a war on sugared sodas to obesity deny
The city fathers may have wanted its teens to avoid sugar highs
Trick or treat bags are never filled with fruits
No, candy rules the night and is the majority loot
Chesapeake needs to curb its nanny state urge
Nothing to be gained by banning a one night candy splurge
© October 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

October 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Standards Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 14, 2018 The fall midterms have not yet occurred and the illegal alien queen Harris is already planning trips to Iowa, South Carolina and Wisconsin fueling speculation that she will offer her liberal agenda to the voters in 2020; Doug Schoen, a prominent Blue has slammed Hillary and Holder for their uncivility remarks as being destructive of Blue chances to regain the Senate and House (he is right as rain on that and both of them should fade out of the political limelight); Alec Baldwin returned to SNL mocking the visit of Kanye West to the White House in his pathetic unfunny characterization as Trump; 31 year old Atonella Barba who competed in the sixth season of American Idol has been arrested in Virginia for felony charges of distributing heroin; Chesapeake, Virginia has passed an ordinance that bans anyone over the age of 12 from trick or treating (sad commentary on the heavy hand of local government); Portland known as the City of Roses is rapidly becoming the City of Violence as Antifa thugs attacked a Patriot Prayer law and order demonstration (finally instead of a hands-off attitude the Portland police intervened to break up the attacks); on the mountain climbing front 7 climbers were killed and 2 are missing after a storm swept through their base camp on Gurja Himel Mountain in Nepal; 76 year old former NYC Mayor Bloomberg appeared at New Hampshire rally, sparking speculation he will join a large field to run in 2020; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 12, 2018, 2410 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 401 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Soulja Boy, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a negaholic and a relevant quote from a Larry Elder on the War on Drugs, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. World Standards Day—celebrated since 1970 to create awareness of the efforts of standardization organizations to further the global economy.
2. National FRUMP Day—celebrating and honoring those individuals who are frugal, responsible, unpretentious, and mature persons.
3. 2007 Number One Song— the number one song in 2007 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Crank That” by Soulja Boy. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFIYGkROII
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “negaholic” which means habitually pessimistic which most voters feel when they witness the gridlock and animosity in the Swamp.  
5. Celebrating the Wizard—celebrating the birth on this day in 1910 of noted basketball coach John Wooden whose UCLA basketball teams achieved a record 10 NCAA National Championships as he became the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach and who dribbled his last ball on June 4, 2010.
    On this day in: 
a. 1888 Louis Le Prince filmed the first motion picture Roundhay Garden Scene.
b. 1908 the Chicago Cubs won the World Series but would have to wait until 2016 to win another World Series.
c. 1979 the first Gay Rights March in Washington, D.C. with 100,000 participants occurred.
d. 1982 President Reagan proclaimed a War on Drugs which as the opioid epidemic ravages this nation, a war we have lost and continue to lose until the border is secured.
e. 1994 Yasser Arafat, Simon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin receive Nobel Peace Prizes for their role in the execution of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government.
   Reflections on the War on Drugs: “Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system.” Larry Elder, noted conservative African-American talk show host.
  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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
© October 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Another Illegal Alien Surge

The news out of Honduras is that the border surge will get worse
A caravan of more than a thousand refugees trying to escape poverty and crime surge
Our schools are like lifeboats of a sinking ship
Overcrowded with more climbing aboard to under the waves slip
Sad state of affairs that we can no longer ignore
Wave upon wave of unskilled illegals coming through an open border door
Kills the black communities and drive wages down
An immigration policy totally unsound
Why is it we should ask
That Central America when it comes to growth economics fails its task
Is it the corruption or the subjugation of the poor by the elite
Countries down the economic rat hole into poverty greet
We cannot be the welcome mat for economies that continue to fail
Try as we may swamped by illiterates the American Dream for our citizens doomed to no longer prevail.
© October 13, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet