Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not African Industrialization Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 20, 2018 On the wildfire front, the Camp Fire is now 703% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 79 with the number of people missing has dropped to 700 with heavy rains forecasted for Wednesday which should help firefighters but hinder the search for victims and result in mudslides; the Woolsey Fire is now 96% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres, destroying 1130 structures and the death toll still standing at 3; on the border security front, Trump’s executive order on asylum has blocked  by a leftist federal judge Jon Tigar, who must be in favor of declawing the Border Patrol and ICE  (the lame duck section needs to pass legislation requiring asylum seekers to apply at an American Embassy or consulate in their home country and if not or denied be subject to immediate deportation); Tijuana residents are not happy with caravan of migrants; on the voter fraud front that the left continues to dismiss, in Los Angeles, 9 people were arrested for collecting in exchange for money and cigarettes signatures from the homeless on petitions and registrations;  Dems are blowing the dog whistles of investigation on Ivanka Trump’s and her husband’s use of private emails in violation of federal laws requiring preservation of emails relating to federal business (Alan Dershowitz believes the issue is a nonissue but the optics are not good when Trump now faces an investigation mantra from the House next year); 43 members of the white supremacist gang Ghost Face Gangsters were indicted on drug trafficking and firearms charges; the Dow dropped 551 points ending the day with 2018 gains having been erased; salad lovers have been warned by the FDA to avoid eating Romaine lettuce due to a multi-state ecoli outbreak; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 19, 2018, 2688 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 450 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 the Kingston Trio, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are fortunate enough to not be in need of nostology and a relevant quote from Sandra M. Stewart on the Bell System breakup, 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. Transgender Day of Remembrance--created by Gwendolyn Smith in 1999 to commemorate the murder of a transgender woman Rita Hester in Alston, Massachusetts and to promote awareness of the violence including murder the transgender community has to deal with.
2. African Industrialization Day—created by UN General Assembly in 1989 to promote awareness of the need to industrialize Africa and the difficulties faced in so doing in the second most populated continent on Earth.
3. 1958 Number One Song— the number one song in 1958 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Tom Dooley” by the Kingston Trio. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqO1fKqrWs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nostology” which  means the study of senility which sadly as we age is becoming more in demand.
5. To Run Or Not To Run With Or Without the Gaffe--celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Joe Biden, former senator and vice president, who is considering a run for president in 2020 at almost the age of 78 which would make him the oldest candidate and oldest president if he won. Surprisingly he leads a very crowded early numerous field of candidates from the Blues.
    On this day in: 
a. 1974 the DOJ file its last anti-trust suit against AT&T which led to the breakup of AT&T and the Bell System.
b. 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to formally visit Israel to meet with Menachem Begin and address the Knesset.
c. 1985 in a control alt delete moment Microsoft released Windows 1.0. 
d. 1993 the Senate Ethics Committee issued a stern censure for Alan Cranston for his dealings with Charles Keating.
e. 1998 the first module for the International Space Station was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
    Reflections on the breakup of the Bell System: “The Post stated in its editorial “The AT&T Breakup in Restrospect” [Sept. 4] that, after 20 months, the score is still not in on whether the breakup has actually served the national interest. I disagree. After 20 months the score reads: Business 2, Media 1, Public 0. “ Sandra M. Stewart, letter to the editor of the Washington Post, September 19, 1985
    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 towww.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.
© November 20, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Resist Troika Files Suit to Block Whitaker Appointment


The Resist troika of Hirono, Whitehouse and Blumenthal
Two of whom’s behavior on Kavanaugh the nation was appalled
Have filed a lawsuit to Trump’s appointment of Whitaker block
Their biased attempt to resist and keep Mueller in spotlight should come as no shock
The DOJ had issued a lengthy opinion that the temporary appointment was okay
Not the fiery statements of the troika with anti-Trump animus on display
160 times in our history a president has appointed as temporary officials to offices requiring consent
Such appointments have been made by both Republican and Democratic presidents
For the troika this has nothing to do with the Constitution only to stoke the flames of fear
That Whitaker will order the delusional Russian probe witch-hunt to disappear
Millions upon millions spent by Mueller with no oversight by Rosenstein
A total waste of time in search of a nonexistent crime
The only collusion that Mueller should be investigating is that of the DNC and HRC campaign
The false dossier leading to the insurance policy of Mueller as special counsel without any reins
The Troika shows that any ideas of compromise in the Swamp are only talk
The evils of bias and partisanship grid lock the halls of Congress still stalk
© November 19, 2018 Michael P. Ridley

November 19, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Women's Entrepreneurship Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 19, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is now 66 2/3% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 7t6 with the number of people missing has dropped to 993 with heavy rains forecasted for Tuesday which should help firefighters but hinder the search for victims; the Woolsey Fire is now 91% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres, destroying 1130 structures and the death toll still standing at 3; DHS has claimed that the caravan is not mostly women and children but young males of whom 500 are criminals (not sure how they came up with the number but any criminal is one too many and once again points up the need for a wall and to condemn the Blues for their resistance); on the Never Nancy front 16 Blues have signed a letter indicating that their majority was due to a pledge not to vote for her and they would not vote for her (how ironic would it be if she does not have enough Blues for a majority and has to cut a deal with Trump for the wall to get Republican support to be Speaker of the House?); thanks to Michelle Wolf’s crude anti-Trump performance the organizers of the White House Press Corps Dinner have deleted comedy from the event (predictably Michelle Wolf the “comedian” who is not funny, only a biased hack who performed last year, called them cowards); the White House indicated they will not appeal the judge’s ruling on Jim Acosta, the showboating pseudo-journalist from CNN, but indicated they were preparing rules of decorum and respect which Trump indicated that if Acosta violated he would be removed; Bill de Blasio who can’t manage a small snowfall was calling out for the government to own more of NYC in order to control where buildings go, how high, who lives or works there and the rent to be charged (when are the voters of NYC going to vote this leftist idiot out to pasture?); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 18, 2018, 2679 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 444 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 Elvis Presley, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are fortunate enough to avoid nostrum and a relevant quote from David Scott on social media, 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. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day—created by Wendy Diamond in 2014 and observed by 144 nations to honor the accomplishment of women entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship among women.
2. World Toilet Day—created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 to address the issue of lack of sanitation forcing almost a billion to defecate in the open. The observance was made an official UN observance in 2013.
3. 1957 Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Jail House Rock” by Elvis Presley. Here is a recording of the song by the man who was awarded posthumously a Medal of Freedom by Trump for which he received a lot of flack for being a racist award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0Rz-uP4Mk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nostrum” which  means quack medicine which could describe the idea of single payer medicine the left like Ocasio-Cortez is pushing.
5. Where Would Trump Be Without Him--celebrating the birth on this day in 1976 of Jack Dorsey the co-founder of Twitter and the online payment company Square. Trump would not be Trump without his access to and use of Twitter but Jack may be facing head winds over his perceived stifling of conservative tweets.
    On this day in: 
a. 1863 President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
b. 1985 Pennzoil won a $10.53 billion judgment against Texaco for its interference with Pennzoil’s contract with Getty Oil to but the company making the civil judgment the largest in U.S. history and probably dooming the careers of the lawyers who advised Texaco that what the company was doing was acceptable.
c. 1998 the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Clinton who became only the second president to be impeached but escaped conviction as the Senate voted on straight party lines not to convict him (which would happen if the House is dumb enough to impeach Trump with the resulting loss of the House by the Blues in 2020). 
d. 1998 Vincent Van Gough’s Portrait of an Artist Without Beard was sold at auction for $57.1 million.
e. 2004 in the waning seconds of a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons a fight broke out which really escalated to a mini riot when a fan threw a drink at Ron Artest who charged into the stands where a fight broke out between fans and players resulting in Artest being suspended for the rest of the season and four players being charged with assault and sentenced to one year probation and community service.
    Reflections on social media like Twitter:  “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” –David Meerman Scott, best-selling author & speaker Twitter is even more powerful now that the 140 character limit has been increased to 280 but hindered by the proclivity of Twitter to stifle conservative tweets.
    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 towww.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.
© November 19, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Push Button Phone Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 18, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is now 55% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 76 with the number of people missing climbing from  over a 1,000 to 1276; the Woolsey Fire is now 88% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres, destroying 1130 structures and the death toll still standing at 3; Nelson has conceded to Scott in sharp contrast to Blue Abrams whose “concession” speech in Georgia admitted she did not have enough votes to require a runoff and threatened a federal lawsuit claiming voter suppression (the real threat of voter suppression is the voting by illegal aliens cancelling out Red votes by citizens); the Argentine submarine San Juan that disappeared on November 15, 2017 has been discovered imploded on the ocean floor almost 3,000 feet below the surface; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 17, 2018, 2676 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 444 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 Elvis Presley, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are fortunate enough not to need nootropics and a relevant quote from Ben Shapiro on same sex marriage, 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 Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims—observed since 1993 to create awareness of the magnitude of death and injury on our roads and highways to the tune of some 50 million injured and 3,500 daily killed and to promote highway safety due to driver education and in terms of construction and safety features on vehicles.
2. Push Button Phone Day—celebrating the commercial introduction of the push button phone on this day in 1963. 3. 1956 Number One Song— the number one song in 1956 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley. Here is a recording of the song by the man who was awarded posthumously a Medal of Freedom by Trump for which he received a lot of flack for being a racist award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-bd3aDMGA .
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nootropics” which  means a cognitive enhancers which sadly appear lacking in the Swamp but experience increasing demand in an aging population.
5. It’s All In The Name celebrating the birth on this day in 1945 of Wilma Mankiller, a women’s activist and the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation whose teepee was taken down for good at the age of 64.
    On this day in: 
a. 1961 the seeds of the tragedy that would become the Vietnam War were planted when President Kennedy sent 18,000 military advisers to South Vietnam.
b.  1978 Jim Jones at Jonestown, Guyana led 909 followers, including over 270 children, of the Peoples Temple, in a mass murder-suicide.
c. 1991 after 1763 days of confinement by Shiite kidnappers in Lebanon, Terry Waite was released. 
d. 1999  at Texas A&M University the Aggie bonfire collapsed killing 12 students and injuring 27 others.
e. 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Council ruled that the state’s ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional and gave the state 180 days to implement appropriate legislation to make Massachusetts the first state to permit same sex marriages.
    Reflections on same sex marriage:  “Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us - the Supreme Court, President Obama - against traditional religion.” Ben
 Shapiro, noted conservative speaker and commentator.e
    
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 towww.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.
© November 18, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare

Toxic Is Word Of The Year Sadly


It is a sad day when in picking the word of the year
The Oxford Dictionary picks a word that symbolizes our divisiveness and fears
The word is “toxic” which defines our nation’s political scene to a tee
The chasm between left and right widens and from rational discourse both sides flee
One no longer argues against another one’s position with facts
But rather demonizes the opponent to justify the path to attack
It’s no longer here are the facts that prove you wrong
Rather you are a racist, xenophobic, and misogynist are the lyrics of the song
In the physical world hang around materials that emit fumes that are toxic
You die or become injured and in the discourse world reason sucked out and debate becomes hypoxic
People stop listening and resort to ridding the world of perceived evil persons
The chances of solving disputes and issues without deadly violence really worsens
Sadly the Oxford Dictionary in picking toxic was right
We have let reason be captured by the dark sinister forces of the night
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

Republic Sheriff Defies Washington


Washington with votes from liberal Seattle passed a proposition against guns
The sheriff in aptly named Republic announced enforcement of the law he will shun
If you are under 21 in Washington,  you cannot buy a semi-automatic gun
If a prohibited buyer steals a semi-automatic the owner’s freedom will be undone
Other than alcohol and in a few states for cigarettes age 18 is an adult
Why if less than 21 no right to buy a semi-automatic is the result?
The sheriff will be condemned by the left for failing to the laws enforce
While applauding sanctuary cities which frustrate federal law and are an illegal alien magnet source
The NRA true to its mandate has filed a lawsuit
Another day in Republic where love of the 2nd Amendment has strong roots
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

Kamala Harris No Apology on ICE KKK Comparison


After Kamala Harris’ outrageous comparison of ICE to the KKK
From her nothing but the sounds of silence to display
Her attempt to wiggle by calling the comparison in the illegal community a perception
Is a blatant red herring, a well thought out planned deception
A déjà vu Clinton moment of parsing what is is
Cover for Harris to pursue her anti- ICE biz
This wanna-be 2020 candidate is so quick to fire fighters support
But when it comes to law enforcement like ICE any backing she works to abort
The illegal caravan has now reached Tijuana to the residents’ dismay
A pox on services as anger on their arrival now being displayed
Drawn by sanctuary status and a perception the left will move mountains to let them in
While the drumbeats of the left continue to blare the clarion call that opposition to open borders is a sin
News flash to Kamala Harris and those of her misguided ilk
If you want to eliminate ICE, double the Border Patrol, have e-verify, end sanctuaries and have a wall built
But to condemn ICE goes beyond the pale
Hopefully you condemnation will haunt you to defeat on the campaign trail
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet