Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fraud in Rehab Riviera in Orange County

There is a wave of addiction of opioids that is sweeping this land
With our open border and the profits to be made, it is completely out of hand
Meth, heroin and all sorts of potent drug cocktails
Lying room only in the OC morgues as the cartels expand their sales
In many a city the morgues have exhausted all corpse storing space
Without a secure border we seem as a nation unable to this scourge erase
Years ago the hue and cry was to jail addicts who chose to drug laws defy
To many black teens and young adults for crack cocaine use were as fathers and husbands becoming MIA.
Prisons were becoming crammed sardine cans and federal courts wanted to reduce overcrowding by reducing their stay
Rehab not incarceration became the new Holy Grail
The rehab frauds at least in Orange County stepped in to the program derail
Orange County has become “Rehab Rivierra” awash in fraud and abuse
Residents too many times continuing their alcohol and drug use
Operators like pigs to the trough in a feasting on the taxpayers stampede
A black mark of those motivated not by profit but to give the addicts the programs they need
Addiction is a disease that we cannot ignore and sweep under our NIMBY rugs
We need to prosecute the fraud element or many more will become users and will die under this flood of drugs!
May 25, 2017 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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may 25, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Missing Children Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 25, 2017   A family that terrorizes together stays together as the evil loser Salman Abedi’s father and two sons were arrested and the Brits are combing the country for the alleged bomb maker who is still at large; if you want to be exposed to the theater of the leftist absurd, the four leftists of the View win the prize hands down for ranting that Trump’s characterization of radical Islamist terrorists as “evil losers” offended Muslims and would encourage more attacks; even that rant was outdone by another delusional HRC supporter Katy Perry who made the ludicrous comment that the only way to fight ISIS was “no barriers, no borders” so we could come together and love each other (what a total crock); the race for a vacated House seat in Montana is getting ugly as the Red candidate body slammed a reporter to the ground and the Sanders supported socialist Blue candidate in an oops moment under reported income by $57,000 on his federal ethics forms (fortunately Montana votes today before somebody is killed by an opponent); another Obama inspired scandal over immigration as Reds are investigating whether some really bad MS-13 gang members instead of being locked up with keys thrown away were released into unsuspecting communities; on the banana front in Seattle, Amazon has been giving away 8,000 bananas a day as an eco friendly snack to all (some truth to that in fight type 2 diabetes), causing great concern from shoppers finding bananas disappearing from food store shelves; in the real world away from the delusion of PC academia in the University of Chicago, almost a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated in May with total shootings in 2017 through May 23 increasing to 1292 and the death toll increasing to 220, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Les Brown and his Orchestra with Doris Day on the vocals, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping your favorite alma mater is not hit with an outbreak of iconoclasm, a relevant quote from author Dennis Lehanesecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day, 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. Towel Day—celebrating on this day since 2001 the works of Douglas Adams, best known for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, whose journey by galactic thumb had ended 14 days earlier.
2. National Missing Children Day—celebrated since 1983 as declared by President Reagan to create awareness of a parent’s worst nightmare—to find a child missing and not know whether the child is alive or dead. Hopefully there is a special place in hell for child abductors be they total strangers or estranged family members.  
3. 1945 Number One Song—the number one song in 1945 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Sentimental Journey” by Les Brown and his Orchestra. Here is a recording of them and Doris Day (who is still going strong at 95) on the vocals performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h20YomuQ-XQ
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “iconoclasm” which is an attack on established beliefs which we are seeing more of each day on college campuses when it comes to the freedom of speech and expression.       
5. Two For the Price of One—celebrating the birth on this day in 1970 of identical twins Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush who alternated in the role of Carrie on Little House on the Prairie.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1810 the citizens of Buenos Aires expelled the Spanish Viceroy from the city marking the beginning of Argentina’s War of Independence.
b. 1935 in a omen on what was going to happen to Hitler’s Master Race, Jesse Owens from Ohio State at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships broke three world records and tied a fourth.  
c. 1968 the St. Louis Gateway Arch was dedicated.       
d. 1977 in a galaxy far, far away Star Wars with, when compared to today, almost primitive special effects which awed us, was released.       
e. 1999 the  House of Representatives released the Cox Report which detailed two decades of concerted Chinese espionage of our nuclear weapons program.    
Brace yourself for a really disturbing statistic if true: “Each day 2300 children are reported missing.” Dennis Lehane, author of Gone Baby Gone.  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.                                                                                                                       © May 25, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Time for Trump to Regroup

So Comey’s vaunted FBi was duped by Russian fake news
A document claiming to be Lynch promising a Clinton aide the DOJ efforts were a ruse
The document may have been the Russians’ imaginations concocted out of thin air
Sadly Bill and Loretta on the tarmac were too smart to leave any recordings to compare
Anyone who believes that Lynch did not assure Bill that the investigation was to go nowhere
Instead only ideas on grandchildren and golf to as old friends share
Is about as delusional as Hillary who believed the polls she would Trump easily sink
Or as delusional as Obama who touted ISIS as a weak JV Team link
Or as blinded by the pollsters and media advocacy wishful thinking
Failing to take note of a failed campaign that quickly to its doom wassj sinking
No evidence after months of false news from unnamed sources
Panic from the left to cancel the election votes without any sense of remorse
When Trump gets back from his successful presidential trip abroad
He needs to shame Blues for the doubling of Obamacare premiums of a plan totally flawed
Start firing any deputy appointed by Obama and anyone leaking to the press
Back to jobs, taxes, border security, infrastructure and the economic growth that will even the Blues impress
May 24, 2017 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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In the Still of the Night

Taking a respite from the political commentary to allow my romantic instincts to shine through
In the Still of the Morning
In the still of the morning when the wind is deathly still
And only a lover’s warmth can overcome the night’s gripping chill
Darkness is the perfect companion to hide
One spouse’s desires to caress and ride
Emotion’s gentle ups and downs
A different breathing is the  couple’s sound
In the morning when silence is all one hears
The time to bring one’s lover close  and near
No cars, children, papers to read or phones to ring
Just a coupling better than geese wing to wing
The night cannot last nor can the lovers continue to mate
The coming day, children, and jobs cause the mating to abate
That God on this planet each day is but 24 hours
In only moments a lover can find again his wife’s petals of a wondrous flower

© October 9, 2001 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 

Hunger Games Never Take A Vacation

Hunger Games Never Take A Vacation
Schools around the county will be letting out for summer vacation
Hungry kids out of school with its federal school lunch donation
Hunger is the original 24/7 champ
A child’s dreams to without mercy tramp
If a card game it would be a casino holding a royal flush
Sapping the soul, the development of the child’s mind and body to crush
Hunger is the ultimate robbing Peter to pay Paul
Lacking calories the child is slammed into the hopeless wall
2nd Harvest with your help can break the summer cycle of not enough to eat
One dollar is leveraged into three meals which is how hunger we will beat
Instant gratification of knowing that you have made a difference, have given a senior or child a chance
To on that day and in the coming ones free them from the grip of the empty stomach gnawing trance
Time to boot the Hunger Games out of this county for good
Now we know it exists, do and do it now we must, we should!
May 24, 2017 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Sounds of Silence from Clerics

Any religion or philosophy purporting to be a religion that condones the killing of eight year old girls is a virus that must be killed
News out of Manchester is that the number of walking wounded have brought the wounded to 119, a doubling of the butcher’s bill
When does Islam come to its senses and begins to preach that blowing yourself to smithereens sends you only to hell?
When from the minarets calling the faithful to prayer do the imams sound radical Islam’s death knell?
Modern day pirates who have forfeited all and any right to life on this Earth
 Yet from the Muslim leaders in terms of numbers condemning the ideology an pitiful death
Social media should be publishing the faces of the eight year old girl blown to bits
Alongside the photo of the killer, a radicalized traitor born on English soil, a complete evil loser piece of shit
Each time one of these fanatics blows himself of herself to a few bloody scraps
A photo of the pieces with a caption “another loser off the face of the map,
Barred from Paradise and the virgins for men of decency who await
Buried in unmarked grave, no service or dumped like Osama as fish bait.”
Europe has failed miserably to assimilate its Muslim refugee and native born horde
Ramped up terror as the seeds of nonassimilation are reaped as its bloody reward
Finally, we have a president who refuses to mince words or bow to the PC curse
Hounded by the media and the left for being Islamophobic and not being enough diverse
While people died in the streets of Manchester from an ideology too perverse
 Leaving us to question whether it is too late to this trend of terror reverse
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May 24, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Jerusalem Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 24, 2017   Obama was tweeting hypocrisy in full mode that we stood shoulder to shoulder with Britain as Manchester identifies its dead caused by radical Islam and ISIS that Obama’s JV Team response allowed to morph into the killers they are today; three thugs arrested in Manchester in conjunction with the suicide attack as Britain is on high alert for more terrorist attacks which have already occurred in the Philippines; surveys coming out on high chilling percentages of Muslims in Europe that believe in Sharia and support terrorist attacks (our federal judiciary that is blocking the temporary Muslim unvetted travel ban needs to start going to some funerals of innocents in Manchester killed by this deranged fanatic radicalized by an evil ideology); the mayor of Minneapolis which has a large unassimilated radicalized Somali refugee population thanks to Obama’s misguided policies, many of whom have traveled to the Middle East to fight for ISIS  had the idiocy to deliver, when the dead from Manchester had not yet be buried,  her state of Minneapolis speech in a mosque with to be expected slams on Donald Trump; more testimony that North Korea remains hell bent to develop an ICBM with the capability to reach the U.S. with a nuclear weapon (when does the left unite behind this president to nuke this rogue regime out of existence if China does not get its act together and replace this lunatic?); on the PC academic front the University of Chicago has the distinction of student groups demanding race based housing for blacks, Asians, and Latinos and a core diversity curriculum before one can graduate; in the real world away from the delusion of PC academia in the University of Chicago, almost a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated in May  with total shootings in 2017 through May 22 increasing to 1284 and the death toll increasing to 219, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bing Crosby, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping your study of ichthyology will include a lunch at Catalina Fish Kitchen, a relevant quote from the birthday boy Joseph Brodskysecure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day, 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. Aviation Maintenance Technicians Day—celebrating since 2008 by Congressional resolution the contribution to aviation by the skilled technicians that keep our planes where they belong in the sky transporting people, cargo and our military.
2. Jerusalem Day—celebrating the reunification of Jerusalem as a result of the Six Day War in 1967.
3. 1944 Number One Song—the number one song in 1944 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “I Love You” by Bing Crosby. Here is a recording of him performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-qp5T2urf8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ichthyology” which is the study of fish which given the benefits of eating seafood is an area of science that we need more devotion to insure sustainable fish catch levels for a growing human population.        
5. More Poets Less Parasites—celebrating the birth on this day in 1940 of Joseph Brodsky, Russian born poet who was sentenced to five years of hard labor for being a social parasite but was able to emigrate to the U.S. where he became a Poet Laureate and won the Nobel Prize for Poetry, but his literary genius was cut short by smoking and died of a heart attack in 1996.   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1844 Samuel Morse using the Morse Code sent the first telegraph message “What has God wrought?” from Washington. D.C. to his assistant in Baltimore, Maryland.
b. 1883 the Brooklyn Bridge was opened after 14 years of construction.   
c. 1941 the German Battleship Bismark sank the HMS Hood, killing all but three of her seamen and damaging the HMS Prince of Wales.     
d. 1976 a wine tasting competition took place in Paris known as the Judgment of Paris in which California vineyards blew away the French, establishing California as one of the prime wine growing regions of the world.      
e. 1999 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicted Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity for the genocide of Albanians in Kosovo. He avoided the hangman’s noose by dying of natural causes before the trial concluded.     
Reflections of life from a poet who is no longer with us due to smoking:” Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.” Joseph Brodsky If there is a God which this poet believes in his heart there is, one can only wonder if He would act as a referee to blow the whistle on all the chaos brought about by the evil losers of the world that are bent on killing innocents.  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.            © May 24, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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