Monday, September 1, 2014

Kerry Supposedly Spoke At Highest Level On Held Marine Time To Boycott?



Mexican judicial process moves with glacial speed
Without mordita to the officials’ pockets feed
If Kerry spoke about the held Marine at the highest level as the White House states
The latest news is that there is not even on his case another hearing date
I do not believe the White House has lifted a finger while this Marine in jail rots
Petitions may be nice; but here is a more effective thought
It is now time for a massive Mexico boycott
Any product hecho en Mexico should no longer be bought
No more Dos Equis, Carta Blanca, Tecate or Patron
Might drive the message to release this Marine home
No American should visit Mexico to spend there one dime
Empty hotels, empty restaurants, empty beaches might reduce his jail time
Let the news of and reasons for the boycott go viral
Profits in Mexico would go into a downward spiral
The wheels of Mexican justice that have not been mordita greased
Would suddenly spin faster and this Marine would soon be released.
© September 1, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Ridley's Believe It Or Not Sepetember 1 History Labor Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—September 1, 2014Trust your Labor Day is a great one and that you enjoy the holidays of dubious distinction in the shadow of Labor Day along with the factoids and quote from Ernest Hemingway with a smile on your sunscreened  face, a positive attitude and a tasty gyro in your hand, 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 game by the Cardinal but unfortunately also great game by the resurgent Trojans—will be interesting at the Farm this Saturday.
           1. Labor Day—honoring since 1887 the American worker and also the official start of the campaign season which unofficially started months ago.   
           2. Emma M. Nutt Day—honoring the first woman telephone operator who started her job on this day in 1878; now a position almost completely replaced by machines.
           3. 49-0-0 Day—honoring one of the great heavyweight boxing champions of all time Rocky Marciano, the Brockton Blockbuster born on this day in 1923. He never lost a fight and 43 of his 49 wins were by knockout—He lost his life on August 31, 1969 in a small plane crash returning back to his home for a surprise birthday party his wife had planned.
           4. National Gyros Day –celebrating that tasty treat from Greece.
                                                                      


On this day in
             a. 1902 the film A Trip to the Moon was shown in France; it was considered to be the first science fiction movie.                                                            
             b. 1952 the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Old Man and the Sea authored by Ernest Hemingway was published.                                                                                                                     
             c. 1958 Iceland expanded its fishing zone bringing it into conflict with Great Britain and commencing the Cod Wars.
             d. 1983 a Korean Air 747 clearly a passenger airplane was shot down by a Russian jet, killing all aboard with a typical Russian deceitful lie that the plane was in Russian airspace on a spy mission. As we have recently seen in Ukraine with a Malaysian Air 777, nothing has changed when Russians are involved.    
Why preparation and practice is a good thing: “Only I have no luck any more. But who knows? Maybe today. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”  Ernest Hemingway, great writer killed too soon by his own hand.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Obama As CinC Is Withdrawn, Still MIA or AWOL



Obama is being blasted by Rogers once again for on ISIS having withdrawn
Poor choice of words as Obama has never on ISIS had a strategy to bring on
Still smarting from the ridicule of his jayvee statement just months ago
Still smarting from the ridicule of his golfing while the ISIS threat continues to grow
Still smarting from the ridicule of yet another fundraising trip
While ISIS continues to in Syria and Iraq tighten its deadly grip
One cannot withdraw when one has never, ever engaged
On jihad and ISIS his ideas are only a blank page
His pen used only to the Constitution circumvent
Head in the sand dreaming the evil forces will like him and relent
His ego will not allow him to admit he has made major errors
Others learn from their mistakes; he can only blame the truth bearers
ISIS may now be seeking to our nonexistent border exploit
A few car bombs here and there to our sense of security disjoint
Obama when it comes to foreign policy and keeping this nation secure
Is MIA or AWOL at best always falling for the fundraiser or golfing lure
Finding a nation today that respects us or fears us is like the needle in the haystack
He is viewed as feckless and unable or unwilling to protect an ally’s back
With his holy grail of never boots on the ground repeated over and over again
Acts of Russian or Chinese or ISIS aggression not a question of if only a question of when.
© August 31, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 31 History Eat Outside Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—August 31, 2014Trust your Labor Day Weekend is off to a great start and that you enjoy the holidays of dubious distinction in the shadow of Labor Day Weekend along with the factoids and quote from Eldridge Cleaver with a smile on your sunscreened  face, a positive attitude and a copious amount of trail mix, 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 game by the Cardinal but unfortunately also great game by the resurgent Trojans—will be interesting at the Farm next Saturday.
           1. Love Litigating Lawyers Day—honoring the parasites of the world that have created such chaos; this has to be a joke and if we honor litigating lawyers it should not be for a day but rather the normal billing increment—6-15 minutes.   
           2. Eat Outside Day—honoring a tradition that started to appear in the 1900’s when the first sidewalk cafes were introduced in Manhattan; given the heat wave and humidity the creators of this holiday ought to move it to a day in the spring or fall when one could enjoy the ambiance of eating outside as opposed to being drenched in perspiration.
           3. National Trail Mix Day—honoring one of the great snacks for energy when hiking or camping.
           4. Even An Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks Day –celebrating the birthday on this day in 1935 of Eldridge Cleaver, an early leader of the Black Panther Party, who in the 80’s finally saw the light and discarded his violent left wing views and converted to Mormonism and became a conservative Republican, which means there is still hope for our President to recognize the errors of his ways.
           5. Founder’s Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1870 of Maria Montessori, a very influential educational pioneer and creator of the Montessori mode of education for young children.  
On this day in
             a. 1803 Lewis and Clark left Pittsburgh to start their epic exploration of the territory purchased by the United States from France.                                                            
             b. 1895 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his lighter than airship, the Navigable Balloon which became a feature in long distance air travel until the explosion of the Hindenburg at Lakehurst Naval Station, New Jersey in 1937, a disaster captured on film and memorialized in the movie The Hindenburg starring George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft. The last surviving crew member just died at the age of 92.
                                                                                                                       
             c. 1920 the first radio news broadcast was made on radio station 8MK from Detroit, Michigan.
             d. 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales and mother of Prince William and Prince Harry, and her companion Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul died in a car crash in Paris.   
Why there is hope that whatever racial or religious divide that exists in America is not permanent:  "If a man like Malcolm X could change and repudiate racism, if I myself and other former Muslims can change, if young whites can change, then there is hope for America." Eldridge Cleaver, Soul on Ice
Please enjoy the 140 character poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and join over 140 growing followers and please follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs--click on links below. www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy. Go to Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times for comments on important and breaking news events that should be of interest.
© August 31, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
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