Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July 17, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Take Your Poet to Work Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 17, 2019 in a sign the residents of AOC’s District have come to the conclusion that this former bartender’s polices stink, 4 Republicans including a Black female business woman are running to send her back to making drinks (only question is whether with this idiot has had enough and funds a primary challenger to down the proverbial electoral toilet her stuff); the Squad is trying to hide behind its rant that you can’t oppose us because we are women of color when their socialist and open border policies cry out for Americans to oppose them tooth and nail because of their policies not their color; scary times on the bacterial front as a Virginia women contracted the flesh eating bacteria after only 10 minutes in the water in Florida and had to have emergency surgery shortly thereafter; in a classic example of a legal bait and switch a Utah boy was selling “Ice Cold Beer” from his wagon but escaped prosecution as the beer was root beer and in small letters the word
“root” appeared above beer (business was reported good as customers thought they were getting a good deal); Bernault Arnault, the CEO of a group that produces and sells luxury goods has surpassed Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the second most wealthy individual; while the city of Los Angeles is awash in homeless as Garcetti has beome the new Nero fiddling while L.A. figuratively burns, Orange County has reached a settlement where police can arrest immediately homeless in sensitive areas like John Wayne Area or flood control channels and in other areas enlist social workers to find shelters with the threat of arrest if the homeless decline to be placed (businesses in L.A. have given up on Garcetti and have started planting prickly shrubbery around their businesses and fences to prohibit the homeless from camping out and forcing out potential customers); the City of Philadelphia is anything but the City of Brotherly Love as its claims that if Trump has to go back to where he came from ala the Squad, he would have to go to hell (another classic example of Blues unable or unwilling to ramp down the vitriolic rhetoric); the Board of Planned Parenthood has fired its president at a time when state legislatures and the Trump Administration are ramping up attacks on the organization especially late term abortions which most Americans oppose; in Chicago through July 16, 2019, 1422 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 251 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa (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 George McCrae, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are free from and free from people who have phonomania,  and  a relevant quote from Alexsandra Mir on the grounding of the Concorde, 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. World Emojii Day—created by Jeremy Burge in 2014 to celebrate the use of the emojii in communications.      
2. Take Your Poet to Work Day—celebrated on the third Wednesday of July by cutting out an illustration of your favorite poet, coloring it if required and gluing on a stick to place in your pocket along with some of your favorite poet’s poems (hopefully in the future that illustration on a stick will be the Alaskanpoet). Not sure who invented the observance but a great idea as nothing improves productivity and job satisfaction more that a poem read during a break or lunch hour at one’s desk.       
3. 1974 Number One Song— the number one song in 1974 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Rock Your Baby” by George McCrae.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdo-ZiHqbls His song “Rock Your Baby” was one of the first of the disco era and his popularity subsided thereafter and he is still rocking albeit not on tour at 74 in Florida.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “phonomania” which means a pathological tendency to murder which describes the members of MS-13 to a tee.
5. Trading Down—celebrating or bemoaning the birthday on this day in 1947 of Camilla Parker Bowles who married Prince Charles after having an affair with him while he was still married to Princess Dianna and whose marriage as a divorced women Prince William must be hoping that his father looks to the precedence of Wallis Simpson and abdicates so he can be king with the charming Kate Middleton at his side.   
         On this day in: 
 a. 1955 the “Happiest Place on Earth” Disneyland was dedicated and opened to the public by Walt Disney.    
b. 1984 in a let the good times roll later moment the national drinking age was raised from 18 to 21.
c. 1989 the U.S. flew its first flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.   
d. 2011 the Concorde was put back in service after the crash of Concorde 4590 on July 25, 2000 on takeoff after running over debris; the return to service was short lived and the plane was retired from service on October 24, 2003:    
e. 2014 Malaysia Air Flight 17, a Boeing 777 is shot down near the Ukraine Russian border with all 298 persons on board dying.
       Reflections on the end of the Concorde: “The moment right now, it's a tragically regressive time we live in, you know. We just grounded the Concorde. Where's the future? We've lost the future.” Alexsandra Mir, noted contemporary artist, who should not worry as more and more private space travel is contemplated to be in the works.
        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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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Out of Order and Condemnation Phlegmatic leaders AWOLlon T


Pelosi was held out of order for her over the top disparaging Trump remarks
But the Blues rallied to their speaker protect to condemn Trump for a false path of racism to embark
Lost in the uproar and MSM anti-Trump slant are the lies and deceit of the Squad
Attacks on Israel and this country policies that are troubling and flawed
Comparing detention to Nazi concentration camps and Pence to Himmler and the SS
The truth of the Holocaust to denigrate the 6 million deaths and the truth of that genocide to repress
False claims of human rights violations and children out of toilets drinking
With the worst acts of the Nazis to Jews the Squad to Trump linking
The false charge of racism without basis charged with impunity
The Squad believes they can lie and deceive Americans with impunity
Believing as Trump does that an open border to our way of life is a disaster
The flow of drugs, human trafficking, crimes and illegals our way of life threatened,  we have to master
Does not make him a racist when the facts are so very  clear
The wave of illegals in black and Hispanic communities will make their gains disappear
The Bues and the MSM have chosen to ignore policy discussions and instead attack the man
All the while ignoring the issues and possible solutions with heads buried deep in the sand
On this day the Blues chose to continue to ramp up the rhetoric over the top
Insureing that any solution to immigration, health care, opioid abuse and other issues come to a stop
There are no phlegmatic Blues only ideologues with grabbing power agendas to pursue
Americans will see that absence of racism and the acts on this day the Blues will come to rue
© July 16, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Pelosi Flagged Out of Order


Today the House degenerated into a vicious verbal donnybrook
Almost the equivalent of the caning of Sumner by Preston Brooks
Pelosi abandoned all sense of decorum to personally attack Trump
Civility shredded and tossed into the partisan dump
The number 2 Blue had enough and called her out of order
The House then degenerated into partisan disorder
The scene lacked only the charge against McCarthy “Have you no shame?”
A sad day for the Congress when the partisan animosities cannot be tamed
Trump has fired back rightfully so that in his body he does not have a racist bone
In this charged anti-Trump Derangement Syndrome his denials will not atone
Looking at his policies and record racism seems hard to find
Sadly on issue of presence of nonracism of whites the left is somewhat blind
It is time for the rabid partisan children to leave the room
And the phlegmatic adults to tone it down and end this hyper-partisan gridlock doom
Ad hominem attacks are useless to an agreement between sides find
We have to for the good of the nation this hostility begin to unwind
Congress was voted in to solve problems and legislate
Not pursue a stream of sound bites and photo ops to spew hate
© July 16, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

July 16, 2010 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Holocaust Remembrance Day (France)


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 16, 2019 The House in a contentious session is debating a resolution condemning Trump for his tweets and comments on the Squad; like Ike who had written an address to be delivered in the event of the failure of D-Day, President Nixon had a speech written in the event that Apollo 11 launched on this day in 1969 landed on the Moon but did not come back; AG Barr has made the decision not to prosecute the NYPD officers involved in the choke hold death of Eric Gardner during an arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes (hopefully the 5 year passage from his death will still the riot potential passions); Steve Cortes the only token conservative on the Cack No News slammed fellow CNNer Wajahat Ali for his racist and disgusting attack on him indicating anyone who supports Trump is a racist (only a question of time before advertisers pull the plug on this rating disaster masquerading as a news network); Kellyanne Conway has come out swinging against tired racist and xenophobic attacks against Trump as things if she and her husband cannot compartmentalize emotions in the Conway household must be somewhat frosty after her husband penned an OpEd that Trump was a racist to the core; while the Blues are fixated on conditions facing illegals flooding into this country, they are totally MIA on the issue of our own homeless with L.A.’s skid row the epicenter of the problem with Garcetti in essence throwing up his hands and saying this is a federal problem not L.A. (news flash Garcetti the rest of the country does not look like L.A. and you are a failure, creating major health hazards as large disease carrying rats roam and the sidewalks reek of feces and urine and are carpeted with used hypodermic needles); in Chicago through July 15, 2019, 1414 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 251 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa (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 Billy Preston, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you do not have phonasthenia,  and  a relevant quote from General Thomas Farrell on the atomic bomb test at Alamogordo, 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. Holocaust Rembrance Day (France)—commemorating the round up in Paris of 13,152 Jews on this day in 1942 and their transportation to Auschwitz for extermination (a good place to be today for the Blues like the Squad who compare the detention centers to concentration camps.      
2. World Snake Day—not sure of the origin or reason for this holiday other than Indiana Jones and the birds on Guam would not be celebrating and snakes have been in art and literature like the Bible for over 12,000 years and have a bad reputation of being poisonous which most are not.       
3. 1973 Number One Song— the number one song in 1973 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Will It Go Round In Circles” by Billy Preston.  Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghj5V5cUo1s   His world stopped going around in circles on June 6m 2006 when he died of kidney failure.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “phonasthenia” which means a weakness of voice which blowhard politicians rarely exhibit.
5. Fast Down the Runway—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1996 of noted model with over 100,000 Instagram followers, Alex Swift.
         On this day in: 
a. 1769 Father Junipero Serra founded the first mission in California, Mission San Diego de Alacala whch grew to become the city of San Diego.    
b. 1941 Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games a MLB record that still stands today. 
c. 1945 just before the USS Indianapolis departed San Francisco to Tinian Island with “Fat Boy” the United States successfully detonated an atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico.   
d. 1979 Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr resigned to be replaced by Saddam Hussein.   
e. 1999 John F. Kennedy, Jr., his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bisette were killed when a private plane piloted by Kennedy crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha’s Vineyard.
       Reflections on the effect of the Trinity Test of the atomic bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico: “The effects could well be called unprecedented, magnificent, beautiful, stupendous and terrifying. No man-made phenomenon of such tremendous power had ever occurred before.”General Thomas Farrell, Deputy to Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project.
        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 16, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Blues Trash 4th of July Parade


Eisenhower on the 4th had a 4th of July Parade with tanks
Kennedy had mobile missiles for which we gave thanks
But Trump’s parade with a show of some aerial might
Unleashes a storm of blasts from the left looking for a fight
These paragons of fiscal propriety have raised the hew and cry
$2.5 million spent when spending restraint they always want to defy
An incredible display of our history that the Blues wish to demean
A great day at the Mall on this 4th of July scene
© July 4, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Monday, July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Give Something Away Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 15, 2019 The long awaited ICE raids began Sunday targeted against some 2,000 illegals out of the 20+ million already here who have already gone through the legal process and ordered to be deported (other than perhaps Biden, the other candidates are open border and insisting that the only illegals who may be deported are those who are violent felons—how safe does that make Middle America feel?); Trump can’t stop being Trump to his detriment as his tweets against the Squad suggesting that they return to their home country has temporarily united a fracturing Blue party (talk about shooting yourself in the foot); AOC is making headlines still with her diatribes that Trump and the Reds are white nationalists and Flake and Hillary both  trying to remain relevant have condemned Trump’s tweets and called upon the Republican party to condemn them;  Abby Johnson, the author of Unplanned revealed the photo op hypocrisy of the Blues who visited a detention center in McCallum, Texas by asking the politicians there for a press conference and photo op to help unload a semi loaded with donations needed by the children housed there with their mothers like diapers, baby food, formula, medicine, blankets and clothes to supplement the cheap plastic toys aides had given to the members of Congress to give to the children only to be refused by the members who were surprised they had been asked;  Trump will sign another executive order which will require the use of American made iron and steel on federal construction projects (to extent we have to pay more eliminating the requirement that union labor be used would save billions and make up for any increased costs associated with American products); Paul Thiel, an openly gay conservative Red has revealed that he is most concerned about Warren as she is the only Blue talking about the economy (given her socialist views I think his concern is misplaced as daily Venezuela becomes more of a poster child for a failed socialist economy); finally some good news, the mom who had been missing for 4 days in Inyo County has been found alive; the latest fad in the UK involves stapling bread to a tree then posting the photo on line; in Chicago through July 14, 2019, 1408 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 250 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa (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 Bill Withers, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are phlegmatic,  and  a relevant quote from Linda Ronstadt on the effect of singing, 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. National Give Something Away Day—created by Linda Eaton Hall-Fulcher on July 9, 2015 and celebrated since this day on 2015 to encourage people to give something away to charity or the needy like used clothes, books or food items.      
2. National Respect Canada Day—celebrated on the 15th of July but totally clueless who created holiday but if my Canadian born mother were alive today she would be thrilled at the respect we are supposed to give our neighbor to the north.       
3. 1972 Number One Song— the number one song in 1972 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers.  Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-59COFjB6Sk  He is still able to lean at age 81 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “phlegmatic” of a calm or unexcitable disposition, a trait members of the left and Antifa definitely lack.
5. Star Wars and Political Wars—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1946 of noted rock and pop singer Linda Ronstadt who dated Jerry Brown and was engaged to George Lucas for five years but came down with Parkinson’s Disease and lost control of her muscles controlling her vocal chords and had to retire from singing but fortunately her music lives on in 30 albums.
         On this day in: 
a. 1741 Alexsei Chirikov landed a long boat near Sitka, Alaska, becoming the first Europeans to visit Alaska. When the long boat failed to return, he sent out another which also failed to return and with no way of reaching shore to replenish water, he had to head back to Russia without setting foot in Alaska.    
b. 1918 William Boeing and George Conrad Westerfelt incorporated Pacific Aero Products in Seattle which would later become Boeing Corporation. 
c. 1959 the AFl-CIO shot itself in the foot over its calling a nationwide strike in the steel industry which led to massive importing of foreign produced steel which in many cases after the strike ended after 116 days with minimal wage increases, the lost business was never recovered.   
d. 1979 President Jimmy Carter gave what became to be known as the “malaise speech” which many have contributed to his loss in 1980 to Ronald Reagan.   
e. 2006 Twitter was founded to later become Trump’s favorite social media tool and the bane of conservatives who feel the company’s heavy hand of censorship of conservative thought.
       Reflections on the effect of singing by one of the true masters of the art: ” Music is meant to lighten your load. By singing it ... you release (the sadness). And release yourself ... an exercise in exorcism. ... You exorcise that emotion ... and diminish sadness and feel joy.” Linda Ronstadt.
        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 15, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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July 14, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bastille Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 14, 2019 The long awaited ICE raids begin today targeted against some 2,000 illegals out of the 20+ million already here who have already gone through the legal process and ordered to be deported (other than perhaps Biden, the other candidates are open border and insisting that the only illegals who may be deported are those who are violent felons—how safe does that make Middle America feel?); the open border fanatics will not listen to the facts but maybe the voters will as ICE issued its Declined Detainer Outcome Report for the 2nd quarter 2018 which detailed the ongoing criminal activity of 16 illegals released some multiple times after detainer requests and sadly 12 of whom are still at large at putting most likely Americans and illegal and legal immigrants at risk and the ICE officers who will be put in harm’s way when they must try to bring them again  to justice https://www.ice.gov/declined-detainer-report; on the reptilian brain front singer Julio Inglesias who has been just declared the father of a 43 year old man from a tryst with a former ballerina some 44 years ago will now face a paternity law suit that will put a sour note in his asset portfolio but that has not stop him from assert that Trump is a clown; Biden’s fall in the polls due to the Illegal Alien Supporter Queen’s attack on him during the first debate must have regenerated some growth in his spine as he defended the millions of illegals deported during his 8 years as vice president but such regeneration has not helped his delusion faculties as he is claiming he laid the basis for defeating ISIS; Rapinoe may be a star soccer player but her latest anti-Trump outburst proves she needs to stick to soccer as she falsely blasts Trump for being anti-LBGT (although in a poll by Newsweek of over 600 voters, a majority of which were Democrats she slightly leads Trump, she will quickly find that politics is not like a penalty kick in soccer which she excels but she could plague the nation by aping AOC and running for Congress); power Manhattan which was knocked out to 73,000 people in Manhattan yesterday on the 42nd anniversary of the blackout that blackout that blacked out the whole city was restored after Governor Cuomo slammed his least favorite mayor in New York for being and staying MIA until the lights came back on; in Chicago through July 13, 2019, 1399 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 249 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa (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, music links to Carole King and John Lennon (released posthumously), factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are a philotherianism,  and  a relevant quote from Victor Hugo on the Bastille and its storming, 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. Bastille Day—celebrating the storming of the Bastille which caused the deaths of at least 200 Parisians and the deaths of nine defenders and the release of prisoners and the capture of large amounts of muskets and gunpowder and led to the French Revolution and the execution of the King and Queen of France and many members of the aristocracy.      
2. National Tape Measure Day—celebrating the issuance on this day an issuance of a patent to Alvin J. Fellows in 1858 for “Improvements to a Tape Measure” but a patent for a retractable tape measure was not issued until December 6, 1864 to Walter H. Bangs.      
3. 1971 Number One Song— the number one song in 1971 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “It’s Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move” by Carole King.  Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN7l0jksuJE   This acclaimed 77 year old singer/songwriter is still going strong on tour.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “philotherianism” which means one loves animals.
5. Huff and a Puff to the Left—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1950 of Arianna Huffington who in her early days was a conservative but as she got old became more liberal and her Huffington Post which she sold for over $300 million is home to numerous leftist bloggers.
         On this day in: 
a. 1923 at the U.S. Open, Bobby Jones won his first major tournament, defeating Walter Cruickshank by 2 strokes in an 18 hole playoff.    
b. 1984 John Lennon’s “I’m Stepping Out” was released posthumously: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJgn68PA8X0
c. 1996 MSNBC began internet Microsoft NBC.   
d. 2002 British born jihadist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for the killing of journalist David Pearl but the one way ticket to Paradise was commuted to life to join his three accomplices serving the same sentence.   
e. 2003 AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape Communications; the Mozilla Foundation opened the same day.
        Reflections on the Bastille:” An enormous fortress of prejudices, privileges, superstitions, lies, exactions, abuses, violences, iniquities, and darkness still stands erect in this world, with its towers of hatred. It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To conquer at Austerlitz is grand; to take the Bastille is immense.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
        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, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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