Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 24 History National Tequila Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—July 24, 2014:  Another meager day of holidays but you are probably on vacation anyway and do not need the time off. Hope you enjoy what is posted, along with the factoids and quote from Nikita Khrushchev with a smile on your face and a shot of tequila in your hand.
           1. Amelia Earhart Day —celebrating the birthday of a great female aviator born on this day in 1897 who disappeared in the Pacific in 1937 while attempting a circumnavigation of the globe.
           2. Mormon Pioneer Day—commemorating Brigham Young’s arrival in 1847 in what later would be known as Salt Lake City and proclamation that this site was God’s place for Mormons.
           3. Cousins Day—what’s buzzin cousin? Great day to celebrate your aunt’s and uncle’s children, kissing or otherwise.
           4. National Tequila Day—celebrating that fiery cactus based Mexican spirit though not sure why not celebrated on the 5th of May.                                                      
On this day in:
           a. 1935 in a preclimate change moment the Dust Bowl heat wave peaked wit temperatures of 109 in Chicago. 
           b. 1959 in Moscow Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have a Kitchen Debate.
           c. 1966 in a foolish moment, Michael Pelkey and Brain Schubert made the first BASE jump from El Capitan with both landing with broken bones; a feat now banned.          
For all his pounding of a shoe on the table at the UN, Khrushchev actually sometimes had it right: “Politicians are the same all over. They are always promising to build bridges where there are no rivers.” Nikita Khrushchev
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© July 24, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Head Of CDC Lab Resigns Over Anthrax Exposure



The head of a CDC lab with safety protocols now maligned
Has manned up to the anthrax exposure and resigned
Finding a fed employee who will responsibility for his actions accept is all too rare
Where normally ineptness and incompetence is rampant beyond compare
Perhaps he was motivated by this simple fact
Anthrax is so deadly that from it you do not bounce back
Sadly this man will not be followed by the legion of inept feds
While our tax dollars are needlessly and wastefully bled
© July 23, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

FEC May Be The New Nazis Banning Books



The Nazis when ideas in books they books they tried to destroy
Huge public bonfires of books they would employ
The news today that the FEC is on the same path
To control and hinder a politician’s craft
But without the fire, without the public view
Stealthily, without Fox we would probably have no clue
Is just as frightening as the attempt of the IRS
To conservative groups try to suppress
A free and unhindered debate on issues the FEC seems trying to preempt
Not ruling that books from its regulations are not blanket exempt
In a world where a President can raise and spend a billion dollars to be reelected
Any attempt to regulate a book should be absolutely rejected
Guess who on the FEC sided with what looks like a tampering of the freedom of speech
If you guessed Blue your guess would be very within reach.
© July 23, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 23 History National Hot Dog Day



Ridley's Believe It Or Not—July 23, 2014:  Another meager day of holidays but you are probably on vacation anyway and do not need the time off. Hope you enjoy what is posted, along with the factoids and quote from Yeshuda Bauer.
           1. National Hot Dog Day —celebrating an iconic summertime food either at the beach, picnic or at a baseball game.
           2. National Vanilla Ice Cream Day—celebrating the most popular ice cream of all time—enjoy!
           3. Sorrow on the Morrow Day—bemoaning the loss of actor Vic Morrow while after a helicopter crashed on him on this day in 1983 while filming the movie The Twilight Zone.
           4. Blue Dress Day—celebrating not a get out the vote drive for Blue candidates but rather the birthday 41 years ago on this date of the most famous wearer of a blue dress ever Monica Lewinsky.                                                      
On this day in:
           a. 1903 the Ford Motor Company sold its first car. 
           b. 1940 in a preview moment of what we are seeing in Ukraine Secretary of State Welles issued a statement of non-recognition over the Soviet Union annexing the Baltic Republics.
           c. 1942 in a dark day for humanity moment the death concentration camp Treblinka was opened—never again!          
A suggestion to Kerry and his open mike as the Hamas rockets continue to rain on Israel: “Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, but, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander.” Yehuda Bauer, noted Holocaust historian
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© July 23, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kerry On Open Mike Disdains Israel FAA Bans US Flights To Tel Aviv



Kerry caught on an open mike expressing his views on Israel with sarcastic disdain
While Hamas rockets continue to seek Israeli civilians thick as a monsoon rain
This Administration has toward Israel’s right to exist only service of the lip
While half of its citizens are running for shelters under Hamas’ rocket launching grip
When does the President come out and make crystal clear the rockets must stop
That any cease fire when the rockets fly and the tunnels still exist will be a complete flop
If any funds in any way direct or indirect go to Hamas those funds must be blocked
Any cease fire will be a mistake if Hamas uses it to its rockets now spent restock
We must have intelligence to determine the any of the rockets’ country of source
Time for some pressure from us and the world to have those suppliers alter course
Using rockets that cannot be precisely in anyway aimed
Only hoping that somehow they pierce the Iron Dome and civilians kill or maim
Sounds like war crimes and it is now time to start going after the Hamas heads
Capture if you can for trial but otherwise drone them dead
Let’s encourage Israel to bulldoze at least a one or two mile, completely leveled zone
With walls, sensors to digging tunnels detect and thousands of mines
To make it a death zone for Hamas to tunnel and to try to leave Gaza behind
Hamas open mike notwithstanding has the blood of Gaza civilians on its hands
There must be a way to aid Palestinians who want to Hamas violent ways withstand
Shutting down an international airport by the FAA to US flights
Is but another reason why we must do everything to help Israel win this fight.
© July 22, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet