Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Day for International Criminal Justice


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 17, 2018 the Trump Putin summit is over and Rand Paul has come to the rescue claiming it is ludicrous not to sit down and talk with our adversaries and trying to shame Russians by calling them liars would have been counterproductive; Chris Wallace interviewed Putin after the Summit and his probing questions casted doubt over his assertion that Russians were not meddling in the election; the new rising leftist/socialist star of the Democratic Party Ocasio-Cortez has raised a firestorm claiming Israel has occupied Palestine then backing down by admitting she is not an expert on the Middle East; MGM International, the owner of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas has filed suit in federal court to seek the dismissal of litigation brought by the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there; on the racist front Theresa Lund, the Executive Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative was caught on tape asking the mother of a biracial toddler if she lived in affordable housing (she has since apologized for the question); in a glaring example of the quality of education in our inner cities, an eighth grader who was raped while waiting for a school bus is suing her school after she reported it and the school counselor told her to move on with her life;  through July 15, 2018, 1528 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 244 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 people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Post Malone,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not suffer from metrophobia, a relevant quote from Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the International Criminal Court,  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 for International Criminal Justice—created in 2010 to celebrate on the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome which created the International Criminal Court to prosecute crimes against humanity like genocide.
2. World Emoji Day—created by Jeremy Burge, the founder of Emojipedia, in 2014 to promote the use of emojis to spice up email and social media messages.
3. 2018 Number One Song— the number one song in 2018 on a current run of 5 weeks in that position was “Rockstar” by Post Malone feat. Savage. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UceaB4D0jpo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “metrophobia” which means a fear of poetry which fortunately the Alaskanpoet is free from.
5. Open Borders—celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Andrea Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany whose government is surviving by a slender thread due to her immigration policies of admitting hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East who are not assimilating in Germany.
    On this day in: 
a. 1902 Willis Carrier created the first air conditioner in Buffalo, New York.
b. 1984 the national drinking age in the U.S. was raised from 18 to 21.
c. 1996 TWA Flight 800 on a flight from New York to Paris exploded over the Atlantic 12 minutes after takeoff killing all 230 people aboard. 
d. 2001 the Concorde returned to service after it ran over debris on July 25, 2000 while taking off from Paris, puncturing a fuel tank which burst into flames causing the plane to crash into a hotel, killing all 109 aboard and 4 people on the ground.
e. 2014 Malaysia Flight 17, a Boeing 777, was shot down by Russian backed Ukrainian rebels killing all 298 aboard.
    Reflections on the International Criminal Court from an African perspective: "Instead of promoting justice and reconciliation and contributing to peace and stability, (the ICC) has degenerated into a political instrument targeting Africa and Africans. This is totally unacceptable and that is why Africa has been expressing its serious reservation against the ICC." - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in his role as chairman of African Union, as told to the U.N. General Assembly.
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Joint Press Conference Disaster For Trump


Trump should have foregone the golf in Scotland and for the press conference prepared
Armed with the indictments he should have demanded extradition from the Russian bear
Mueller’s investigation of the collusion delusion is a witch-hunt
In baseball terms not hitting out of the park but a fouled off two strike bunt
But the indictments of the 12 Russians look like a first class piece of work
That should have produced a conference of damming and condemning fireworks
Trump had the chance to demand Putin stop the meddling or consequences face
From cyber attacks to more economic sanctions being put in place
Instead he took Putin at his word giving him a get out of jail card
Letting him off the hook for his no meddling canard
Trump is now being attacked by both sides of the aisle with even the T word being used
A perfect chance to call Putin out and be exposed, an opportunity Trump abused
Instead he threw his intel and their conclusions of meddling under the bus
Fueling the frenzy of his critics with more complaints on his fitness to discuss
Look for his popularity to fall and drop
Look for Russian meddling in elections to not stop
 © July 16, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet    

July 16, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Global Hug Your Kid Day



Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 16, 2018 the Trump Putin summit is over and Trump is being slammed by both Reds and Blues for not calling out Putin for meddling in the election and not believing his intelligence community (sadly no one other that the translators was in the meeting to create a record of what was said); in another example that Russia is not our friend Maria Butina has been arrested as a unregistered foreign agent of Russia for working with American groups like the National Rifle Association to influence them and their views on Russia; Anthony Bourdain’s interview before his suicide has been released and it is a scathing attack on the Clintons for Bill’s sexual predatory actions and Hillary’s attack on his victims along with a castigation of Henry Weinstein; a volcanic eruption from Kilauea volcano sent 13 people on a tour boat to the hospital; Rob Reiner’s anti Bush film “Shock and Awe” totally bombed on its release on Saturday grossing a paltry $41,000;  through July 15, 2018, 1523 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 244 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 people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not have to practice metatonia, a relevant quote from the Neil Armstrong on the beauty of the Moon,  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 Hug Your Kid Day—started by Michelle Nichol in 2008 after her child died from brain cancer to remind parents no matter how busy they are to hug their children daily.
2. Get Out of the Doghouse Day—created by Heidi Moody, a florist, in 1999 to promote the sale of flowers as a means to give to the person one has offended to get out of the doghouse.
3. 2017 Number One Song— the number one song in 2017 on a run of 16 weeks in that position was “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “metonia” which means repentance which the politicians on both sides of the aisle should be performing due to the paralyzing gridlock that affects to Swamp.
 5. Old School—celebrating the birth on this day in 1967 of noted actor and comedian Will Ferrell who also did a seven year stint with Saturday Night Live and is best known for his impersonation of George W. Bush.
    On this day in: 
a. 1945 the USS Indianoplis left San Francisco with parts for the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the same day that the U.S. successfully detonated an atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico.
b. 1956 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closed its last tent and henceforth would perform its circuses in arenas.
c. 1969 Apollo 11 the first spacecraft with a mission to land men on the Moon was launched from Cape Kennedy. 
d. 1979 Ahmed Hassen al-Bakr resigned as president of Iraq and was replaced by Saddam Hussein.
e. 1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr and his wife and sister-in-law died in a private plane enroute to Martha’s Vineyard.
    Reflections on landing on the Moon: “It has a stark beauty all its own. It’s like much of the high desert of the United States. It’s different but it’s very pretty out here.” Neil Armstrong.
    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  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.             
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

John Shattner Used N Word And Resigns As C0B

John Shattner the founder of Papa John has committed a mortal sin
He used the N word to describe blacks, a faux pas from which you cannot recover, cannot win
In a Stalin like déjà vu the face of Papa John will from all marketing material be erased
New materials without his likeness to be quickly put in place
He resigned from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees
His name on a historic gym in Jeffersonville is no longer there to see
Still on the board and still owns 30 percent of the stock
Investors wonder when customers will get over the N word shock
Hitch your company star to an individual and a company runs the risk of peril
Humans make mistakes some of which put a company over a barrel
Like Subway’s Jared Fogle who was discovered to child pornography possess
Prompting a severance of ties immediately to prevent sales from being suppressed
Moral might be if you are going to use a human as an image use one not alive
Vet the biography extensively to prevent an embarrassment that would be hard to survive
© July 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 

Left Wants To Prevent Trump Putin Meeting


Trump is preparing for Putin by playing golf at his Scotland golf course
To his critics a view that he is soft on Russia to reinforce
Already leftists like Harris are tweeting it is unconscionable after indictments to meet
Perfect time to raise the issue of hacking and expose efforts to deny to defeat
Trump in the eyes of the left can never do anything they can view as right
Still cannot accept the fact that he not Clinton won on election night
Leaders of nuclear armed countries even enemies need to meet face to face
To find common ground through strength to military conflict lessen or erase
To assume that Trump will be taken advantage of in a one on one
Is an idiotic belief that the left would be wise to discard, to shun
Will be interesting to see how Putin tries to on the indictments bob and weaver
Caught red handed will he throw under the bus the charged ones and their commands relieve
Or will he do what he does best with a straight face deny
Face more sanctions until a demand to end hacking he complies   
© July 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Crying Wolf Sky Is Falling


Blues are in meltdown mode against nomination of Justice Kavanaugh
Cannot stomach a judge who will uphold the Constitution and the rule of law
Like from the shepherd boy Peter we hear their wolf cries
Or like Chicken Little the equivalent of the sky is falling from the sky
Roe v. Wade will overturned and women will in alleys die
Obamacare will end and premiums will go sky high
Worse Trump will be able to pardon himself when Mueller indicts him
Whatever happened to a review of his record showing temperament not acting on a whim
Hillary who like Marvin K. Moody keeps hanging around when she needs to just leave
Claims the Reds’ goal with Kavanaugh was a roll back to 18th Century to achieve
What the Kamala’s and Gillibrands do not realize is that their appeal to the progressive wing
Will in the fall an energizing of Blues and Independents to the polls bring
Coupled with the idiocy of their demands to ICE end
Blues are going to have a hard time bucking send them packing trend
Tied to Pelosi’s and Schumer’s obstructionist scorched earth and delay
The Blue Wave will quickly disappear and fade, fade away
 © July 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

July 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bastille Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 14, 2018 Lisa Page testified before the House in closed session in what has been reported as a “smirkless and responsive” session but unfortunately with a transcript not as yet released; despite millions being spent by the left in opposition to the nomination of Bret Kavanah, several Blues in tough elections are indicating they will ignore the ads and vote yes on the nomination; stung by criticism Steve Cohen has apologized for his urging that Strzock be awarded the Purple Heart; Blues are making fools of themselves demanding that as a result of the indictments, Trump cancel the summit with Putin (what a great bargaining chip to thrust in Putin’s face to force a change in behavior or face more sanctions); Sadig Khan, the mayor of London who allowed the anti-Trump balloon and Trump are in a snit fit with Trump and critics slamming him for the rise in crime in London; Alan Dershowitz has indicated the 12 indictments against Russian agents prove that there is no justification for the continuation of the probe by Robert Mueller; in what should come as another example of how difficult it is to drain the Swamp, Strzock is still getting a paycheck from the FBI; Papa John’s Pizza whose CEO John Schattner resigned for using the N word in a conference call has removed his likeness from all marketing brochures;  through July 13, 2018, 1504 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 238 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 people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Drake,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that in dealing with people you are not guilty of metachrosis relevant quote from the Maximilien Du Robespierre on the French Revolution, 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. Bastille Day—celebrating the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789 which led to the French Revolution which toppled the monarchy and resulted in the execution of the French king and queen.
2. National Tape Measure Day—commemorating the issuance of a patent to Alvin Fellows on this day in 1868 for a retractable tape measure which made life for carpenters, tailors and craftsmen much easier.
3. 2016 Number One Song— the number one song in 2016 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “One Dance” by Drake feat. Wizkid and Kyla. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcer12OFU2g
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “metachrosis” which means the ability of animals to change color a trait which most politicians lack as they will not reach across the aisle to ease gridlock in the Swamp.
5. Change in Color Is Good—celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of Susana Martinez who switched political affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 1995 and is now the governor of New Mexico, the first Hispanic female to be a governor.
    On this day in: 
a. 1943 in Diamond, Missouri the George Washington Carver National Monument became the first national monument to honor the contributions of an African American.
b. 1957 Rawya Atewa took her seat in Egypt’s National Assembly to become the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
c. 1969 the Federal Reserve began withdrawing bills larger that $100 from circulation. 
d. 1962 386BSD was released by Lynn and William Jolitz inaugurating the Open Source Revolution.
e. 2016 a jihadist terrorist in Nice, France in a rental truck killed 86 pedestrians and injured over 400 before being shot and killed by police.
    Reflections on Bastille Day and the French Revolution: “Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts.” Maximilien Du Robespierre Virtue and Terror
    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  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.             
© July 14, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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