Friday, September 21, 2018

Chill Out Time On Kavanaugh Hearing


It is time for the Blues to take a deep breath and chill out
As the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing is turning into an ugly partisan bout
Death threats against Ford, Kavanaugh and his wife
No one should be allowed impunity to take a life
Senator Feinstein has committed a major senatorial disgrace
Sitting on Ford’s letter for 7 weeks until after the hearings were no longer in place
A last minute 36 year old sexual abuse charge to against Kavanuagh lob
A hatchet smear job to a confirmation of a man of great integrity try to rob
The Blues who stood mute on recent sexual battering charges against Ellison lodged
Cannot the hypocrisy bullet even attempt to successfully dodge
Lining up in front of cameras since the charge is against a Red
Intoning that they believe Kavanaugh tried to drag Ford into bed
Senator Hrono goes off the deep end
In cases of sexual abuse white men cannot be believed trend
The sounds of silence when it comes to sexual abuse by Blues one finds hard to ignore
If a woman assaulted by a Blue like Clinton her access to complain finds a closed door
Yet Booker is honored as a hero for admitting he groped a breast
Going to second base to pass the scoring test
Lost in all the rhetoric and support for a victim who has not yet testified is this simple fact
Does a one time inappropriate behavior if it occurred at age 17 merit a position on SCOTUS being pulled back
If yes then who among us is without sin who can toss the first stone in an attack
Are we so devoid of fairness to view the total character over 36 years to judge if it does not lack
© September 20, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not, National Punch Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 20, 2018 Professor Bird continues to play the cat and mouse game with the Senate Judiciary Committee now declaring that she is prepared to testify if her safety is guaranteed and the hearing is “fair” (what in heaven’s name does that mean that she gets to approve the questions in advance, that Kavanaugh cannot be present to hear her or only Blues get to ask her questions; this farce has to come to a close and Kavanaugh the subject of a political hatchet job by a despicable and shameless Feinstein needs to come to an end); Bird’s two attorneys who are Democratic donors have had a fund raiser for Wisconsin Senator Tammy Bruce cancelled (despicable that a Blue Senator seeking reelection would use the confirmation chaos as an excuse to raise money); Professor Fair at Georgetown who is anything but on a profanity laced rant against Republicans and those who voted for them (if a Red supporter probably kiss your chance at an A goodbye from this biased academic hack); a Chevy Suburban transporting 7 illegals was involved in a head on collision in Arizona, killing 3 of them and critically injuring the remaining 4; in a chilling reminder of the dangers illegals face trying to come to this country the Border Patrol discovered almost 200 illegals including 12 unaccompanied minors in a remote desert in Arizona after they had been abandoned by smugglers (catching a smuggler and putting him in prison for 20 years or more might be a deterrent to this dangerous crime); Deep State traitors like Brennan and many Blues are ranting over Trump’s order to declassify FISA documents and other documents subpoenaed by the House (Rosenstein must be sweating blood as those documents will more likely than not reveal his corruption and the corruption in the FBI and DOJ); on the senseless murder front, 26 year old Snochia Moseley, a temporary worker for Rite Aid in Maryland, reported for work with a hand gun and shot 6 people, 3 of whom died and 3 of whom are expected to live before killing herself with a shot to her head; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 19, 2018, 2226 people mostly of color including anti-gun violence activist Delmonte Johnson a teenage leader of GoodKids Mad City gunned down on Wednesday while playing basketball, have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 360 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 Bpyz II Men, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not suffer from narcolepsey and a relevant quote from Michael Baisden on the legal system, 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. National Fried Rice Day—created by Benihana this year to celebrate a great way to eat rice especially when enhanced with vegetables and meats or seafood.
2. National Punch Day—celebrating an often alcoholic party drink named after the Hindi word panch which means five which is the number of ingredients in punch-spirits, lemons or limes, water and tea or spices.
3. 1992 Number One Song— the number one song in 1992 on a run of 13 weeks in that position was “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDKO6XYXioc
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 “narcolepsy” which means a pathological drowsiness which seems to describe our government’s response to the opioid epidemic that is sweeping the land.
5. Lasting Beauty—celebrating the birth on this day in 1934 of noted actress Sophia Loren who even today at 84 is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
On this day in: 
a. 1881 Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as president following the death of James Garfield the previous day.
b. 1962 James Meredith, seeking to become the first African-American to be admitted to the University of Mississippi, was temporarily barred from entering.
c. 1973 Singer Jim Croces and five others were killed when their light plane crashed on takeoff from Natchitoches Regional Airport in Louisiana.
d. 1984 a car suicide bomber from Hezbollah attacked the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 24 people including the bomber.
e. 2007 15,000-20,000 people marched in Jena, Louisiana in protest to the conviction of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
   Reflections on this nation’s legal system: “If you're poor and white in this country, you get involved in the legal system, you're in trouble. But if you're poor and black, you're in hell.” Michael Baisden, noted nationally syndicated radio talk show host.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kanvanaugh and Ford Only Losers No Winners


In  a case of sexual abuse there are no winners only losers  of a traumatized victim  and shamed perpetrator facing consequences adverse
Woe to two people who are affected by the reptilian brain’s heinous curse
Woe to their families whose privacy is cast into the spotlight
It is tragic for children to see their father cast in such an unfavorable light
It is tragic for a victim’s future relationships with men to be torn asunder
Always on guard in distrust for the unexpected act of rape and plunder
In the political arena add Diane Feinstein to the collateral damage mix
Accused by Reds and Grassley of dirty political tricks
Sitting on Ford’s letter until the hearings came to an end then the accusation at last minute lob
All the characteristics of a reviled political hatchet job
How are we ever going to get the best and brightest who have not spent in a monastery or convent time?
To seek public services when every aspect of their lives stretching back decades is searched without reason or rhyme
More collateral damage to good people now afraid to come forward instead of holding back
Not wanting to be subjected to vicious politically motivated personal attacks
We will never know what happened or did not happen in Maryland on that party night
But saying Kavanaugh is guilty because he is a man is far from right
And not hearing the accuser and her pain and dismissing her out of hand will add to her grief
Hinder her from gaining a measure of relief
One day does not the character of the man make
A one time incident if it occurred a seat on the bench to away take?
To be forever perceived as an abuser or attempted rapist
Severe punishment of an act he and one witness claim did not exist
© September 20, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Emmy Awards Ratings Crash to Record Lows Amid Middle America Bashing


There is a wise adage that says never bite the hand that feeds you
Hollywood at the Emmy Awards shows that they are without a clue
Mired in Trump and Red bashing
Ratings for the show were sent to all time lows crashing
Middle America does not believe Christ is for only Republicans and ex-crackheads
They believe He should be revered and worshiped instead
The Emmy Awards like the silver screen Oscars have become a Blue campaign rally
Instead of celebrating artistic achievement, it is how many anti-Trump digs can you tally?
People want to escape from the 24/7 political world
With all its over the top rhetoric at the other party being hurled
When shows because of bias see their ratings like the Emmy Awards drop
Hopefully the drumbeat of politicization of TV will stop
For advertisers will not keep backing a dead horse
Salaries of the leftist elite will drop forcing a change in course
© September 19, 2018 Michael P. Ridley  

September 19, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gibberish Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 19, 2018 The flood waters from now Tropical Depression  Florence are lingering in the Carolinas and the Little River is belying its name by continuing to rise as the death toll remains at 37; Trump is visiting New Bern, North Carolina as Lara Trump released photos of her grandmother’s flood submerged home; a joyless Joy Behar of the clueless The View threw the presumption of innocence out the window and intoned that men are protecting a probably guilty Kavanaugh as Ms. Ford has announced she will not testify before Congress until the FBI has completed an investigation which it will not do of the incident which occurred 35 years ago (questions have arisen over the nature of the polygraph test Ms. Ford took but details have not been forthcoming from her counsel); the USDA is in hot water for its decades old program of infecting kittens with parasitic contaminated food then killing them as opposed to treating them and then putting them up for adoption, a policy that has attracted bipartisan outrage;  on the PETA front the L.A. City Council has unanimously adopted a resolution instructing the City Attorney to draft an ordinance prohibiting manufacture and sale of fur products in the city; Governor Moonbeam is on a rant against Trump and keeps nudging the line calling for “something has got to happen to this guy” (a dog whistle for assassination perhaps); Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, has reneged on his promise to create a million jobs in the U.S. citing the trade war between China and the U.S.; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 18, 2018, 2213 people mostly of color including anti-gun violence activist Delmonte Johnson a teenage leader of GoodKids Mad City gunned down on Wednesday while playing basketball, have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 359 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 Color Me Badd, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that maybe today civility might not be napooed in the Swamp and a relevant quote from Rick Jervis on Hurricane Maria, 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. National Gibberish Day—bemoaning a form of speech that is nonsensical which describes to a tee what we usually hear emanating from the Swamp.
2. National String Cheese Day—tcreated by Galbini Cheese in 2017 to celebrated that peel able snack invented by Frank Baker in 1976.
3. 1991 Number One Song— the number one song in 1991 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “I Adore Mi Amore” by Color Me Badd. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92NdfSeOLA0
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 “napoo” which means to destroy or kill which describes what politicians have done to civility in the Swamp and across the land.
5. Cowboys and Indians—celebrating the birth on this day in 1963 of noted Irish author Joseph O’Connor author of such novels as Cowboys and Indians, The Salesman, and Star of the Sea..
On this day in: 
a. 1971 after making landfall in Nicaragua Hurricane Irene crossed that country to enter the Pacific and regain hurricane status as Hurricane Olivia to become the first hurricane in history to have crossed from the Atlantic into the Pacific.
b. 1973 Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes” in the Houston Astrodome.
c. 2001 in an address to a joint session of Congress televised to the American people, President George Bush announced a “War on Terror.”
d. 2011 the U.S. Military ended its “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and allowed openly gay and lesbians to serve in the military.
e. 2017 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Cat 4 hurricane, causing 2975 deaths and $90 billion in property damage.
   Reflections on Hurricane Maria from a reporter at ground zero: “The wall pulsed, bowed and finally gave, crashing to the floor and sending Hurricane Maria howling into the lobby of the Courtyard Marriott Isla Verde. ... I covered six previous hurricanes and thought I knew tropical cyclones. But Maria was different: meaner, louder, more punishing." Rick Jervis, USA Today reporter in San Juan , Puerto Rico
  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.
© September 19, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Water Monitoring Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 18, 2018 The flood waters from Florence are lingering in the Carolinas and the death toll has risen to 32 as authorities warn residents not to return to their flooded homes; the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Monday with Kavanaugh and Ford (if she does not Grassley will cancel the hearing) testifying under oath on the alleged sexual abuse 36 years ago while so typically Kamala Harris is beating the drums for the FBI to reopen the background check and for additional witnesses to be called (even if the incident did occur which is doubtful is it grounds for rejecting his nomination or to put it another way does the incident determine his character—the answer should be no in both cases); Matthew Dowd of the Always Biased Cack Network is rightfully being slammed for tweeting that Justice Thomas is a sexual predator and inferring that Judge Kavanugh is one also;  Professor Cheny-Lippold of the University of Michigan is being slammed for his refusal to write a letter of recommendation for a student seeking to study in Israel because it would run counter to his department’s position of Israeli occupation of Palestine (another example of anti-Semitism running wild on our college campuses); not to be outdone on the anti-Semitism front tenured professor Hamid Dabashi as Columbia has tweeted that every dirty problem in the world is the fault of Israel (with tenure you can’t get rid of idiots like this one); on the culinary front the Lobster Pound in Charlotte, Maine is getting its lobster high on marijuana smoke before steaming them to death         http://video.foxnews.com/v/5836485027001/?#sp=show-clips; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 17, 2018, 2208 people mostly of color including anti-gun violence activist Delmonte Johnson a teenage leader of GoodKids Mad City gunned down on Wednesday while playing basketball, have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 358 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 Milli Vanilli, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your face is covered with sunscreen to avoid being naevous, and a relevant quote from Angelina Jolie on landmines, 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 Water Monitoring Day—created by the American Clean Water Foundation in 2003 as an educational outreach program to promote the monitoring of water quality of our water resources.
2. International Read an E-book Day—created in 2014 to promote the reading of e-books which take up little or no extra space in a briefcase or suitcase but allow the reader to take a small library with him or her.
3. 1989 Number One Song— the number one song in 1989 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” by Milli Vanilli. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbUENJ5FjBk
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 “naevous” which means spotted or freckled which one can become being out in the Sun with pale skin and no sunscreen on.
5. Enhance for a Chance—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of noted cyclist Lance Armstrong who won the Tour de France 7 times but was stripped of his wins after it was discovered he was using banned performance enhancing drugs.
On this day in: 
a. 1793 the first cornerstone for the U.S. Capitol was laid by President George Washington.
b. 1984 Joe Kittinger completed the first solo crossing of the Atlantic in a gas balloon named Balloon of Peace.
c. 1997 media magnate Ted Turner donated $1 billion to the United Nations.
d. 1997 the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention was adopted by 33 countries but not the U.S., Russia, China and India.
e. 2001 the anthrax attacks began with the mailing of letters containing anthrax spores to two senators and various news media outlets; the mailings continued until October 9, 2001 and killed 5 people and injured 17 others. The prime suspect a Doctor Bruce Ivins committed suicide before being brought to justice.
   Reflections on anti-personnel landmines: “The most upsetting thing is that the US is a leader in the world, and if they don't sign, then how do you expect to convince Russian and China and Iran, Pakistan, all these other countries, to sign? They simply won't. (The US government) feels it's against their constitutional right to bear arms, or they've said that it's needed in North and South Korea, on the border. I don't think any of these are good enough excuses for the damage.” Angelina Jolie
  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.
© September 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Kavanaugh's Accuser Out In Open


An event that may or may not have happened four decades ago
May have dealt Kavanaugh’s confirmation a death if not a delaying blow
At a beach party in Maryland with teens drinking and no parents home
Christine Ford has broken her silence and claimed Kavanaugh crossed into the sexual assault zone
Pushing onto a bed and trying to her swimsuit
While his friend Judge laughed and rooted
When Judge fell onto the bed all three fell to the floor
Allowing her to escape through a bathroom door
Then when she hear Kavanaugh and Judge heading down the stairs out through window
Dropping to the ground one story below
Cannot remember where the house was for this traumatic event
Or how she managed to get home only that she did not consent
Did not tell her parents, her lips sealed until 2002 before marrying her husband but the perpetrator she did not name
Revealed in a counseling session once again in 2012 with spouse before a therapist but did not name
The reason why subject herself and her family to scorn
Now forced out in the open when her identity became known
Kavanaugh has been vetted extensively by the FBI and this episode never became known
A no at the last moment the Blues are demanding the president his nomination disown
Of the three people that could have been in that room that night two denied
What facts to find the truth should one rely
Or should one condemn the act but not use it as a decades long career as a judge, father and spouse to dimiss
And dump this man into the reptilian brain sordid abyss
Seventeen years old and from the 65 women who knew him and support him in this  one time event
No this is not the time to the fallows of unforgiveness should Kavanaugh be sent
 Maybe if it occurred he was in a brownout or blackout and had no recollection of something he would detest
The issue is what has occurred since becoming an adult and there is nothing remotely derogatorily to suggest
His relationship with his wife may not be affected but with his daughters perhaps
A greater punishment cannot be imagined if in their eyes their knight is being unwrapped
He should apologize to Ms. Ford along these lines I do not remember the event
That seems so out of character and my morals and integrity bent
That I denied when I should have said if it occurred I apologize sincerely for the injury I have caused
It was not who I was nor who I am now and that behavior would have been an inexcusable character flaw
The Blues are using this event as a rallying cry against the War on Women and the silencing of the accused
Whether they come forth immediately or hide for many years in the shadows when abused
© September 16, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet