Sunday, August 9, 2020

Rice and Harris Are the Final VP Picks to Run with the Mental Corpse

 And the Winner Is Harris or Is It Rice 

Rumor has that Hidin’ Biden has narrowed it down to two
Either Susan Rice or Kamala Harris will be on his ticket the Number Two Blue
Rice is still seething over having to carry Hillary’s Benghazi baggage on to the Sunday talk shows
To with a straight face have to lie that the video caused the attack, a lie we would get to know
After falling on her sword for Obama and Hillary and having a shot at Secretary of State disappear
Relegated off the public stage as a National Security Adviser we thought never again to reappear
Knowing Biden’s mental and perhaps health issues a VP slot is a ticket worth its weight in gold
Smart money is that Biden if elected would before the end of his term fold
Putting Rice in the Oval Office with a possible lead over both sides in 2024
As much as the poet who is a Stanford grad would like to see a 2nd grad in the Presidential Show
At Stanford the motto is “The Winds of Freedom Blow” not “The Winds of Lies Blow”
Harris the other potential pick has a problem harder for her to ignore
Her patron Willie Brown with whom she had an affair
And helped her to become D.A., AG and sniff the Senate’s rarified air
Has indicated to her that the VP slot is not for her
Better would be the AG as a stepping stone to the Oval Office insure
Do you listen and follow advice of your adviser you took to bed
Or do you thank him but no thanks and pursue the VP instead?
Decisions, decisions for someone whose sense of loyalty is probably nil
And would like more than anything to enter the Oval Office and exit Capitol Hill

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Compromise Needed Now More Than Ever as CV Stimulus Dead in Water

 Money may be the mothers’ milk of politics

But compromise is the glue to any dysfunctional system fix

This country is in a war with an invisible enemy that is bringing its economy to its knees

Yet despite the clear and present danger of increasing deaths, lost jobs, our parties cannot agree

The $600 per week unemployment extra benefit to allay for the jobless the CV curse

Has expired but by paying more to not work it was something somewhat perverse

Pelosi ramroded through a Blue complacent House a complex relief bill

1600 pages that provided aid to illegals, mail in voting, SALT cap end and took $3 trillion from federal till

Kept the $600 per week until end of year, a trillion to state deficits, even those before the pandemic, to help erase

Instead of a Pelosi inspired millions to Kennedy Center, $1.5 billion for an aging FBI Building to replace

The Blues wanted to lower unemployment to $200 per week and in addition to aid to schools and small business wanted to neglect

Hiring employers who followed the CV guidelines to from lawsuits protect

From suits of returning employees getting CV and the litigation route choosing to select

On litigation protection from Pelosi a howling Pavlovian reject  

Only a trillion but more than $200 as Trump’s executive orders upped to $400 with a moratorium on payroll tax

While Blues and Reds before the cameras railed with sanctimonious bluster

Compromise is nowhere to be seen and Trump and the American people are showing their fluster

We need to lock these Reps and Senators who are being paid full boat into a room and make a deal

Anything that is not directed to CV relief or recovery enhancement from the room is repealed

Anyone who engages in ad hominem demonization that brings negotiations to a standstill is censured and maybe fined

What these political ostriches don’t realize is that for millions of jobless, they and we are running out of time

Politics of party over nation must immediately come to an end

Or we voters must back to their homes these incumbents permanently send.

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August 9, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International VEEP Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not August 9, 2020

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 185,569 new cases  (a .99%  increase compared to a 1.56% increase yesterday) to bring the total  nearing 20  million to 19,898,735 cases, 6,392,217   of  which  are active, 13,506,518 of which have been closed with 12,775,371 recoveries (94.59% compared to  yesterday’s 94.56%) and 727,031  deaths (5.41% compared to yesterday’s 5.44%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
      CV USA Cases: New cases of 43,251 with total cases exceeding 5 million at 5,120,970 (a .84% increase compared to yesterday’s 8.11% increase) with 2,359,059 active cases of which 18,015 on a downward trend from over 19,000 in the last 2 weeks (18,038 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 2,805,162 closures, 165,235 of which have been deaths (5.89% compared to yesterday’s 5.91%) and 2,639,927 of which have been recoveries (94.11% compared to yesterday’s 94.09%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing homes to infect the residents and staff who then die and accounted for some 40% of our deaths. We have now conducted  64,610,547 65,453,221 tests (almost 843,000 more than yesterday).
     Non CV Case News: Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown who was involved in an extramarital affair with Kamala Harris to propel her career to D.A. of San Francisco and California AG has urged her to decline the VP slot and seek the AG’s office if Biden wins; Sen. Graham has pointed out that the FBI misled (lied to?) the Senate in 2018 when they assured the Senate that there was no basis not to believe the allegations in the Steele were truthful which it is clear today they were in spades not (amazing we are still awaiting for justice to be levied against the likes of Comey, Strzok, McCabe et al); Pelosi predictably this Sunday was on a full on rant against Trump’s executive orders prompted by the failed negotiations to come up with a stimulus bill as the unemployment enhancement checks of $600 a week have expired  (Pelosi is arguing that Reds come half way and accept their $2 trillion reduction bill so applying same logic accept $400 a week which is in the middle between $600 and $200, eliminate the stimulus checks to illegals, accept Red proposed aid to schools, issue $1200 checks to Americans and deal with funding for the states after the election although to give economy chance to recover really should provide for litigation protection to employers who open up and follow approved anti-COVID-19 protection guidelines protection against being sued for employees coming down with COVID-19; in riot ravaged Portland, Ken Feucht held a “Let Us Worship” rally for thousands of Christians in a park not far from the Portland Police Association Buidling which later that evening was the scene of another riot and attempt to burn down the building (Wheeler finally said something intelligent when he castigated rioters that they were not protesting but rather creating a B-Movie to be used to re-elect Trump.
     Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of August 8, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 14 poorly aimed shots to 2,427, of whom 1 more has died to raised the total to 426 (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is still at 223 behind Chicago now at 203 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been way more deadly and way more numerous than shootings by police or random mass shootings?).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Katy Perry, the fact that you do not have pentheraphobia,   and a quote by Peter T. King on the shooting of Michael Brown, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People—created by the UN General Assembly in December, 1994 to promote awareness of the needs of indigenous people and to promote their protection and create awareness of their contributions to society and protection of the environment.
     2. National VEEP Day—celebrating not the office of the vice president which FDR’s Vice President Garner said was not worth a “bucket of warm spit” but rather the mechanism in the Constitution’s and the 25th Amendment’s provisions providing how a vice president will assume the office which given concerns over the mental health of Biden, the office may be worth much more to the holder thereof.
     3. 2008 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2008 on this day on a run of 7 weeks was “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry in her first number 1 song. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAp9BKosZXs . The song has rocketed her to a very successful career which on a personal note will be capped with the birth of a baby girl later this summer.
      4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pentheraphobia” which means a fear or hatred of one’s mother-in-law which usually does not bode well for a successful marriage.
      5. Don’t Call Me Fredo—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your point of view the birth on this day in 1970 of Chris Cuomo, a “journalist” on CNN who has been mocked for his glowing interviews of his brother Andrew, the governor of New York, caught breaking quarantine in NYC and profanely threatening to throw a man down a stairwell in a bar in Shelter Island, New York for calling him Fredo; let’s hope as a birthday gift he receives a huge dose of how to be objective on the air.
        On this day in:
 a. 1892 Tomas Edison received a patent for a two way telegraph. 
     b.  1945 a B-29 Bockscar dropped “Fat Boy,” a plutonium bomb on Nagasaki, Japan 3 days after the first nuclear weapon was dropped on Hiroshima, immediately killing some 35,000 people.
     c. Singapore was expelled from Malaysia to become the only nation to date to obtain independence unwillingly. 
     d. 1969 followers of Charles Manson intent on creating “Helter Skelter” murdered actress Sharon Tate and her unborn baby and heiress Abigail Folger and 3 others.
    e. 2014 in a scuffle in which Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson claimed he was attacked by a much larger Michael Brown, and ended up shooting and killing him, the false narrative of “hands up don’t shoot” gave birth to the Black Lives Matter Movement which is quick to protest shooting of blacks by police officers but sadly is totally silent with the black on black shootings and killings which are way, way more prevalent.
      Reflections on the shooting of Michael Brown: “Michael Brown was a criminal who had robbed a convenience store and then attempted to kill Police Officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown never raised his hands above his head and never tried to surrender. He was killed in self-defense by Officer Wilson after Brown first attempted to take the officer's weapon away and then charged at him.” Peter T. King, Republican Congressman from New York. Michael Brown was certainly not the perfect poster child for the BLM Movement but there are probably many more victims who died earlier in the hands of police or several like George Floyd later that would do just fine as the BLM Movement was a movement that has been ripe for many years to sprout into being.
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Saturday, August 8, 2020

COVID-19 Release and Defund the Police Danger to Law Abiding Citizens

 

It is a travesty that in many places especially those Blue run cities and states
An arrestee for potential freedom does not have long to wait
An illegal arrested who can post the 10% bond fee to post bail
Is out ready to flee to Mexico and when court arrives his appearance fails
Now another travesty is rearing its public safety head
Inmates even violent felons are being released rather than serving time instead
Because their short stay has reformed them and to crime they will never return
One who believes that myth really has a need for a lot on human nature to learn
No, prisons and jails are crowded spaces in cells, eating areas and on the yards
Social distancing practiced on the outside is difficult and way too hard
The pandemic in a jail or prison can quickly from inmate to inmate and even to guards quickly spread
The liberal solution rather than continued confinement is to release them into the community instead
Many cases without parole or electronic monitoring or even house arrest
Hoping that somehow out from behind bars their criminal proclivities will be suppressed
While the freeing of prisoners continues due to fear of COVID-19
Reduction of police meaning longer responses if any to 911 calls to be seen
Law abiding citizens are left with no alternative but buy and own arms
To shoot and kill any intruder trying to bring upon them and their family harm
But that slender thread of safety is also being shred
Produce a gun for defense and you may wind up in jail instead
Icing on the cake is the move by a leftist biased New York AG to disband the NRA
The group bringing gun safety and filing law suits to cause 2nd Amendment violation laws to go away
A crazy dangerous world for those backing law and order that could even get worse
If Biden protected and sheltered by the MSM gets elected an implements his defunding police and gun confiscation
curse.
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August 8, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Cat Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not August 8, 2020

      CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 302,349 new cases  (a 1.56%  increase compared to a 1.55% increase yesterday) to bring the total 20 nearing 20 19  million to 19,703,166 cases, 6,332,458   of  which  are active, 13,370,708 of which have been closed with 12,643,677 recoveries (94.56% compared to  yesterday’s 94.53%) and 727,031  deaths (5.44% compared to yesterday’s 5.47%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
      CV USA Cases: New cases of 384,159 with total cases exceeding 5 million at 5,120,970 (a 8.11% increase compared to yesterday’s 6.7% increase) with 2,336,237 active cases of which 18,038 (18,279 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 2,784,733 closures, 164,577 of which have been deaths (5.91% compared to yesterday’s 5.94%) and 2,620,156 of which have been recoveries (94.09% compared to yesterday’s 94.06%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing homes to infect the residents and staff who then die and accounted for some 40% of our deaths. We have now conducted  64,610,547 tests (over 710,000 more than yesterday).
     Non CV Case News: Pelosi and Schumer are digging in their heals on demanding states be allowed to engage in practices that will almost certainly guarantee fraud—distribution of mail in ballots to all voters on a registration voter list with no restrictions on harvesting (we have already seen in one New York primary 20% of the ballots tossed and will see a post office not equipped to handle such increased volume); as a result of such delay Trump announced he will sign an executive order to continue enhanced federal unemployment at $400 a week to end of year, extend eviction protection, help to students making student loan payments and suspend payroll tax until end of year but executive order is without the $1200 stimulus checks, money to help schools open safely and litigation protection for businesses that open in accordance with approved safety guidelines (Pelosi consistent with her inane comment on the tax cut being crumbs ranted that Trump is “nickel and diming” efforts to fight the pandemic); “respectable” China has a 260 vessel strong fishing fleet faking its location as it nears protected waters of the Galapagos; In a glaring and despicable example of why no company in their right mind would deal with the Chinese here is a great article on a start-up nearing production of an electric SUV that was essentially stolen from its founders by a Chinese provincial government https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/china-coronavirus-nationalize-america-owned-car-company; intel has it that Iran is working to undermine Trump’s reelection and Russia still smarting from Hunter’s Burisma gold mine is working to undermine Biden; Susan Rice, who is as honest as the day is long on the Winter Solstice, is defying Reds to attack her role in Benghazi while slamming Reds for not criticizing the DOD for not properly vetting the Saudi airman who killed 3 Americans at Pensacola; Hog riders must believe that Hogs trump COVID-19 worries any day of the week as they descend by the thousands riding their Harleys on Sturgis, South Carolina (kudos to Governor Noem for not shutting Sturgis Rally down).
     Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of August 7, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 19 average aimed shots to 2,413, of whom 3 more have died to raised the total to 425 (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is 223 behind Chicago now at 202 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been way more deadly and way more numerous than shootings by police or random mass shootings?).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Plain White T-Shirts, the fact that you are not a pentagamist,   and a quote by Christopher Hitchens comparing dogs and cats, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. International Cat Day—created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002 to promote awareness of the need to care for and protect cats which have been prized since Egyptian times and are estimated to number 600 million all of whom exhibit an independent streak but far too many are seeking adoption from shelters.
    2. Happiness Happens Day—created by the Secret Society of Happy People in August of 1998 to promote happiness and celebrated since August 8, 1999 as the first anniversary of the first member joining the SHOP—in an election year beset with demonization and bitterness a great day to take a breather and be thankful for the things and people that bring you happiness.
    3. 2007 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2007 on this day on a run of 2 weeks was “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s in their first number 1 song. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_m-BjrxmgI . This group of high school friends was formed in 1997 and started out playing in punk rock shows and self funded the production of its first album in 2002 and was off to the races and still recording and playing today as a 5 person band with Higgenson and Tirio as the originals members. 
    4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pentagamist” means a person who has or has had five wives and should be pitied given the alimony he might be stuck with.
   5. And The Band Played On—celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of Randy Shilts, noted author and first openly gay reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who contracted AIDs and the band stopped playing on his dead from in on February 17, 1994 at the age of 43.
    On this day in:
a. 1940 in a move he would regret as it would lead to the defeat of the Third Reich and his hanging death at Nuremberg in 1946 Wilhelm Keitel signed the directive “Aufbau Ost calling for the preparation of Operation Barbarossa and the invasion of the Soviet Union. 
   b. 1946 the first flight of the Convair B-36, the world’s first mass produced nuclear bomber, which was the heaviest piston driven plane with the longest wingspan and an almost 4000 mile combat range, occurred.
    c. 1974 in an end to the agony of Watergate, President Richard Nixon, to avoid conviction on impeachment, announced to the nation by television that he would resign at 12 noon the next day.
    d. 1988 the first MLB night game in Wrigley Field’s history played against the Philadelphia Phillies  was rained out in the 4th inning.
    e. 2000 the submarine CSA H.L. Hunley was raised to the surface after lying on the  ocean floor off of the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina for 136 years.
     Reflections on cats on International Cat Day: ” Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”― Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
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Given Epstein Clintons at DNC a Good Idea?

 

After release of documents on what was going on the Lolita Express

Epstein’s Air Carrier to Pedophile Island where perverts could more than minors caress

Bill Clinton who may not have a lesson of dealing with interns learned

Is mentioned as a participating visitor which should raise concern

Biden though he has a proclivity for touching females old and young

More likely than not is not a pedophile outraged citizens would want to have hung

Maybe he thinks the Clintons attending and speaking at the Convention of the DNC

Will bring back energy to his life support campaign with images of Clinton in a reaping voters spree

Maybe he thinks Hilary will cement his appeal to suburban women to help him seal the deal

Focus on them and his VP pick will somehow his fading mental acuity conceal

But a wise adage is that if you hang around dogs fleas you will get

Better to escapades with Epstein and e-mail servers/ quid pro quo to forget

But Hillary on her campaign makes Joe look like he has just drank from the youthful fountain

Ready without teleprompters to sprint up an increasing higher dementia mountain

Problem also is the Epstein affiliation with Bill could get worse

Past history of sexual abuse with adult women could spark a rejection curse

Having Hillary with her deplorables, intense dislike and baggage requiring a fleet of Ryder trucks

Might be the turning on the virtual light bulb that from the DNC Convention these two should duck

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Mind Terrible Thing to Waste One LIke Biden's Demented a Bitter Taste

 

The United Negro College Fund has it right “A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste”

But Biden is becoming the poster child for dementia that leaves us all a bitter taste

Whether you support the candidacy of the Reds or that of the Blues

No one should be cheering the Biden mental collapse for that could happen to me and to you

Even laypersons whose eyes and ears have been by bias become dysfunctional

Should be able to see for Biden mentally things are not going very well

His gaffes a time ago

Produced laughs as just being Joe

Now as they become more pronounced and coherent thoughts he tries to entertain

More and more people have to wonder what’s going on in that man’s brain

Do not know but suspect that dementia is accelerated by stress

If so his wife underneath her upper lip must be in great distress

No one among would ever wish upon a fellow human being to descend into dementia hell

All of us long as we grow older wish that there will be a lot of acuity to be drawn from our well

More so than ever before, the importance of this election is off the charts

Forget about SCOTUS, immigration, economy--this will involve a president who may under the 25th soon depart

If you vote for Biden you are really voting for his VP pick

And Joe courting the blacks is giving us a candle with a narrow thin wick

Rice and Harris compared to others who are best described as the bottom of the barrel scraped

Either one most likely would be an inept disaster from which this nation could not escape

Pray for Joe and hope on his mental fade this poet is wrong

But more likely the safe bet is that Biden in the Oval Office is not mentally fit to belong

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