Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blue Mihaud's Ad Infers Red Senator Susan Collins Is Giving Oral Sex--Less Mud More Issues Please



The news out of Maine makes you want to shake your head in dismay
Once again the politics of mud seems to be the only issues on display
The Blue candidate for governor was using a video with lyrics from the King of Maine
That extols Red Senator Susan Collins giving brain
Maine and brain rhyme which is one explanation for the choice of lines
But in popular culture it means oral sex maybe the words chosen by design
Reds are outraged; Blues claim innocence and the meaning they did not know
Both sides slinging mud while issue discussion is not part of the political show
If this poet were a voter in Maine he would be appalled
There have to be issues meriting debate this fall
Apologize to Ms. Collins for the lyrics and let the issues take center stage
No wonder the when it comes to politicians we feel nothing but disgust and rage.
© September 21, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 21 History World Peace Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 21. 2014Trust your weekend going well and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Jimi Hendrix with a smile on your sunscreened face, with a pecan cookie 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 (great way to show appreciation on National Wife Appreciation Day). 
          1. World Peace Day—celebrated since 1982 to promote peace and reduce the risk of war—great concept but as we see in the world today the dogs of war are still running loose.
          2. World Alzheimer’s Day---promoting awareness and the raising of funds for a disease you would not wish on your worst enemy; it is a disease that strikes without warning and today without cure.
          3. National Wife Appreciation Day—great idea but since a happy wife means a happy life, this holiday should be observed daily and might help in reducing the high divorce rates, especially in California. A gift of a poem from the Alaskanpoet would be a great gift idea.
          4. War Of The Worlds On World Peace Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1866 of the man who is considered the founder of science fiction, H.G. Wells, author of numerous books including War of the Worlds.  
          5. National Pecan Cookie Day—a great way to celebrate the coming of fall by munching on a pecan cookie, especially one from Kelli’s Best.    http://www.kelliscookies.com/
On this day in
             a. 1897 the “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial was published in the New York Sun.                                                               
             b. 1970 The New York Times published the first Op Ed page.                                                                  
             c. 2001 America: A Tribute to Heroes was broadcast over 35 network and cable channels, raising $200 million for the victims of 911.
             d. 2013 the jihadist terrorist group al-Shabaab attacked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 people.
Words that men and women, especially men and women in positions of authority, should heed: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” Jimi Hendrix, great rock electric guitarist who died at the age of 28 from an overdose of barbiturates.
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© September 21, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sprinter Over The Fence Through White House Door--Will Next One Have Suicide Vest?



We have sadly become accustomed to our border being as porous as a sieve
Thousands upon thousands fleeing poverty in search of a better place to live
Now there is growing concern that in addition to drugs coming across
A new danger is lurking that we must not over gloss
ISIS has oil money to burn and could easily the cartels hire
To come across and set this country afire
If the Americans now fighting for ISIS in Iraq
Are on an FBI watch list and may have trouble getting back
Terror threats make homeland security never dull, no time to yawn
A gripping video of a sprinter on the White House lawn
Over a fence and through the White House door without a gun drawn
The vaunted Secret Service looking not like knights but more like pawns
The sprinter was not armed nor did he have a suicide vest
So no explosion, no shots, only a tackle and another arrest
Lucky this time but why are there not Secret Service sitting out side
So any attempt to burst through the door would be denied?
One could only imagine viral images of a suicide sprinter in the White House exploding
What little prestige we might still have in the world further imploding.
© September 20, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Russian Bombers Intercepted 55 Miles From Alaska Insane Nuclear Game Of Hide And Seek



The Russian Bear is not yet ready to hibernate in a more peaceful lair
Two bombers, two fighters and two tankers come within 55 miles of Alaskan air
This is a game that has happened 50 times in the last five years
A dangerous game of hide and seek played too close to our frontiers
This time two F-22s scrambled to intercept and the Russians turned back
Another reminder as we cut our military that our vigilance cannot go slack
The bombers and tankers must have lit up NORAD’s radar screens
Without stealth technology the planes would have been easy to be seen
In a game of hide and seek what if the U.S. decided with a B-2 to hide?
Flew to the borders of Russian airspace and loitered for an hour just outside
If no Russian jets appeared because their radar to stealth was blind
We notified them we had been there and perhaps these games should unwind
Hide and seek with nukes is a far too dangerous game
A mistake and the world as we know it goes up in flames
Sadly another example of a world that the U.S. no longer fears or respects
Knowing it faces from an administration words not acts and words it can reject
© September 20, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not September 20 History International Coastal Cleanup Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 20. 2014Trust your weekend is off to a good start and that you enjoy the holidays and factoids and quote from Shannon L. Adler with a smile on your sunscreened face, with an  apple 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 Coastal Cleanup Day—great day to go to the coast and be part of an international movement of volunteers to pick up trash that has washed ashore on the world’s beaches.
          2. National Gibberish Day---sadly celebrated only once a year when in Washington, D.C. it should be celebrated daily.
          3. It’s A Jungle Day—celebrating the birthday and writing career of Upton Sinclair, who was born on this day in 1878; he was best known for his Pulitzer Prize winning book The Jungle.
          4. Responsible Dog Ownership Day—promoted by the American Kennel Club to promote awareness of what it takes to be a responsible owner of man’s best friend.  
          5. International Eat An Apple Day—great way to celebrate the coming of fall tomorrow by munching a delicious apple and proving the old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.  
On this day in
             a. 1946 the first Cannes Film Festival was held.                                                              
             b. 1973 in the Battle of the Sexes, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs at tennis in the Houston Astrodome.                                                                  
             c. 1984 a suicide car bomber detonated his bomb outside the U.S. embassy in Beirut, killing 22 people.
             d. 2001 President Bush appeared before a joint session of Congress and declared a War on Terror; unlike our current President his acts followed and were consistent with his words.
Words that men and women of all faith need to read and follow, especially the jihadists of the world: “Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.” Shannon L. Adler, noted contemporary author
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© September 20, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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