Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Balance Not In My Gettysburg College Class

At  Westminster College in 1946 Churchill warned that an Iron Curtain had begun to descend
Movement of people and ideas in Eastern Europe to be cut off from the West in a most chilling trend
Today, another “iron curtain” has descended across the college campuses across this land
The curtain of political correctness causes any opposing academic discourse to be crippled or be banned
Ironic that at Gettysburg College located where the fate of the Republic was decided
Where the rising tide of the Confederacy was halted and then leaving thousands dead and wounded subsided
Has joined the growing list of colleges seeking not to teach or inspire students to open their minds to learn
But rather with a professor like Iannello to any ideas  not in lockstep with her liberal views  spurn
Attacking Trump as unqualified, against women, Muslims, minorities, immigrants and a monger of hate
Belittling and demeaning any students with conservative or nonliberal views that if not concealed a lower grade would be their fate
Rejecting any idea of balance in her views
Ranting about the calamity if they do not vote Blue
Her Poly Sci class needs to be renamed
In terms of indoctrination it would put North Korean reeducation camps to shame
Students are not stupid and within a very short time in class will have figured out how to get a good grade
Ape and parrot her liberal and distorted bias and let one’s conservative or non liberal ideas quickly fade
This professor would be the journalistic equivalent of Baghdad Bob
Sadly to get a grade of the chance to exercise their minds in creative discussion they will be robbed
Trump may not be perfect, may have some rough edges and certainly is not politically correct
But should she be encouraging her students to a reckless, corrupt, lying, pay to play Hillary elect?  
© August 23, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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August 23, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Hug Your Sweetheart Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 23, 2016 Only 77 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 260 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press as she yucks up the spreading email controversy on the Fallon late night show between fund raising in L.A.); in the photo op department, after being ridiculed for playing golf while thousands of homes were damaged by flooding with 13 people killed, Obama finally left today for Louisiana without his golf clubs; the email pay to play scandal for Hillary and her Foundation as 15,000 new emails recovered by the FBI keeps getting worse as Trump demands a special prosecutor as clearly Lynch has shed her ethics at the private jet door after meeting with Bill Clinton for a half hour before Hillary’s interview with the FBI (which incredibly was not recorded or with a court reporter present) to discuss issues regarding grandchildren; phone logs show 148 phone calls between the Foundation’s COO and Hillary’s top aide Cheryl Mills (State in a typical Clintonesque argument of what is is states although Hillary signed an agreement with the White House to have no contacts with the Foundation, the agreement was not binding on her top aides); is Huma Abedin a fifth columnist for radical Islam given her writings at a radical Islamist journal for 12 years and can she be remotely trusted with sensitive information if Hillary is in the White House?; in a close the barn door after the cows have escaped moment and probably in response to Trump’s demand that the Foundation be shut down, the Clinton campaign announced the Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected (what about speaking fees for Bill and what about the Clinton Global Imitative?); another chilling reminder of Obama’s failed radical Islam strategy due to an Islamist attack on two innocents in Virginia by Wasil Farooqui yelling “Allahu Akbar while he tried to behead the male victim in his failed attack; watch for more political ads from gun advocates like the NRA as Hillary’s immediate legislation will include bills to make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings; more chilling news as Iraqi police arrested another 12 year old ISIS Cub wanna-be suicide bomber before he could detonate his suicide vest; and more cases of Zika reported in the Tampa area outside of the ground zero area in Miami—we are running out of time here while the Blues in the Senate blocked a House funding bill and Miami schools are distributing insect repellent to students returning to school.
        On the sports front, Ryan Lochte who is shedding sponsors faster than dandruff flakes has been falsely accused by leftist blogger Cynthia Dill as being a bro of Trump which explains his drunken behavior and lying (ironic but typical leftist dribble since Trump is a teetotaler).
        As Trump is becoming more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Olivia Newton-John, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Gary Patton, while looking forward to enjoying a slice of sponge cake,  blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism—created by the European Parliament in 2008 to honor the millions who died under the regimes of Stalin and Hitler and observed on this date as it coincides with the signing of the Molotov Ribbentrop Nonaggression Treaty on this day in 1939 which enabled Hitler to invade Poland which was conquered and then divided up between the Soviets and the Germans and gave to the Soviets the Baltic Republics which Putin wants back and chunks of Romania and led to the most costly war in terms of lives, both civilian and military, and property damage the world has ever seen.  Putin’s Russia does not observe the day but does observe Kursk Day in honor of the Battle of Kursk which broke the Wehrmacht’s back.   
2. Hug Your Sweetheart Day—everyone can use a hug both hugger and huggee; like many observances uncovered by the Alaskanpoet this is one that should be observed more on a daily basis than yearly.            
3. 1980 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1980 on a run of four weeks in that position “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John. Here is a link to Olivia Newton-John performing “Magic.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkHf069fvA   
4. National Sponge Cake Day—celebrating another great cake especially when topped with strawberries and whipped cream.     
5. When On River Styx Even A Phoenix Will Not Rise Again--celebrating the birth on this day in 1970 of River Phoenix, a very promising young Academy Award Nominee actor who had already appear in numerous films but sadly picked up the drug script to play the real role of a drug user and died at the age of 23 of a drug overdose.            
On this day in:
a. 1784 western North Carolina, now eastern Tennessee, declared itself to be independent with a name of Franklin, but it is not accepted into the United States and ceased to exist in four years and was reacquired by North Carolina.         
b. 1904 to the joy of motorists travelling in snow and ice covered roads, the tire chain was invented.        
c. 1914 Japan declared war on Germany and bombs the German colony of Tsingtao but fortunately does not hit the Tsingtao Brewery located there.
d. 1990 West Germany and East Germany announced that the two countries would reunite.
e. 1996 Osama bin Laden, in an act which this nation should do against ISIS, declared war against the United States for its occupation of the two Muslim holy places.   
Reflections on radical Islam which is thriving despite the droning of its leaders: “Whether most Muslims are peaceable is irrelevant. The fact is that fanatics rule Islam now & act-out what the Qur'an truly says ...maul, march, & murder every Infidel if they won't convert!” Gary Patton, retired major general of the U.S. Army.  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.
© August 23, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Monday, August 22, 2016

148 Phone Calls Between Mills And Clinton Foundation C00

It is almost like a “Whose on first?” Abbot and Costello routine
But without the humor only the corruption revealed now in reams
State is taking the Clintonesque position that while Hillary was barred from Foundation contacts
That prohibition did not apply to State Department employees’ acts
Reminds one of Bill’s tortuous answers that it depends on what “is” “is” in answering under oath
Knowing full well in the Lewinsky matter to tell the truth until caught he was most loath
In a contest to see who could lie the best this sexual predator would pass the test
While Hillary is so disliked that just looking at her face and listening to her voice, another lie would suggest
148 phone calls between Clinton’s top aide Cheryl Mills and the Foundation’s COO in two years
After the pay to pay emails more likely than not calls about favors to big donors to steer
Reality for the Clintons is 95 percent history and perception
When it comes to the Clintons reality becomes a pattern of deception
Crippling emails and phone logs but unfortunately for the voters still lacking a Watergate like Deep Throat
Still the campaign is leaking, rats should soon start leaving and even the Times and MSNBC cannot save this sinking campaign boat
© August 22, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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15,000 More HRC Emails Recovered

The news on Hillary’s email scandal keeps getting worse and worse
No matter what she tries she cannot escape the deception and cover-up curse
Despite her best efforts to wipe her server clean
The FBI has found emails not turned over to State in the reams
15,000 emails turned over to State which must release them tout suite
How many more will join the growing list of pay to play or pay to greet?
Rudy is right the pattern of conduct at the Foundation and her as Secretary of State
Charges of bribery should soon be on her plate
Once again Obama and Lynch in a one two knock out punch
Will try to insure that any attempt to indict her will be out to lunch
But with this latest effort to conceal will unleash a tidal wave
Of indignation that will send her campaign into the grave
Maybe Obama has finally seen the writing on the wall
That his flawed and corrupt candidate will not prevail in the fall
From a fundraiser in Martha’s Vineyard he was MIA
Even passed up a celebration of Bill’s birthday
Her account at the Electorate Bank of Truth is overdrawn
Her Deception Line of Credit is maxed out, no more believable lies to be withdrawn
With desperate as she must feel the scandal and web of cover-up closing in as the integrity of the office she abused
Lies again and again that Powell advised her to a private server use
Trump must stay on message while continuing to pound the Clinton Corruption and not jump at her health condition bait
And really, really start preparing for the upcoming debates
© August 22, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Huma Abedin Strong Supporter Of Sharia?

There is an adage that a leopard cannot change its spots
The revelations pertaining to Huma Abedin are scary thoughts
While Hillary runs on the mantra of “women’s rights are human rights”
Huma for 12 years was an assistant editor for Muslim Minority Affairs, a pro Sharia journal site
This is a journal that believes it’s a woman’s fault if scantily or provocatively dressed
Rape is justified when so confronted as men’s sexual urges cannot be suppressed
It is okay in her mind for the genitalia of women to be mutilated
A tantrum of condemnation of gays and lesbians who are enemies of a Sharia state
A 31 page treatise tearing Hillary’s arguments on women’s equality to shreds
This is the woman who believed 9/11 with its over 6,000 injured and almost 3,000 dead
Was our fault and the U.S. in its dealings with Muslims bears a heavy moral guilt
If elected with Huma closest to her ears, watch our effort against ISIS wither and wilt
I have often questioned her intelligence to stay in a marriage with a sexual pervert
Now I wonder whether our national interests by promoting Islamism she will try to subvert
Sadly the news about Huma’s past the mainstream media will bury or not report
Their animosity toward Trump will cause them to go all out to Hillary’s campaign support
Huma’s articles need to be put on many a blog and on Trump’s website
Having this woman as a chief adviser, aide and confidante is just not right
Thanks to the New York Post, Huma’s past affiliations have now appeared
© August 22, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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August 22, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Angels Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 22, 2016 Only 78 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 259 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press?); in the photo op department, after being ridiculed for playing golf while thousands of homes were damaged by flooding with 13 people killed, Obama finally is going to follow the footsteps of Trump and go to Louisiana without making any fund raising stops; the email pay to play scandal for Hillary keeps getting worse as they reveal Huma Abedin, one of Hillary’s top advisers who worked for a radical Muslim journal for 12 years, providing expedited access for the Crown Prince of Bahrain who committed to $32 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation; in a close the barn door after the cows have escaped moment the Clinton campaign announced her foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected (what about speaking fees for Bill and what about the Clinton Global Imitative?) while Trump is demanding that her foundation be shut down immediately; the over 10,000 emails that were recovered by the FBI and were turned over to the State Department over six weeks ago are now subject to a federal judge’s order to on an expedited basis review them so they can be released (so much for her lie that she turned over all work related emails); in what may prove to be a bad political move, growing concern over Hillary’s physical fitness to serve; watch for more political ads from gun advocates like the NRA as Hillary’s immediate legislation will include bills to make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings; more chilling news after the suicide bombing in Turkey, the Iraqi police arrested another 12 year old wanna-be suicide bomber before he could detonate his suicide vest; and more cases of Zika reported in Florida—we are running out of time here while the Blues in the Senate blocked a House funding bill and Miami schools are distributing insect repellent to students returning to school.
        On the sports front, Ryan Lochte was just dropped by Speedo as a promoter and the USOC will be looking into punishment of him for his false narrative of a hold up; NBC took it in the tank for its Olympics coverage; and former Laker star Kobe Bryant and his partner Jeff Siebel announced the formation of a venture capital fund into which they will put $100 million of their own money.    
        As Trump is becoming more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Knack, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from George MacDonald, while looking forward to enjoying a juicy fresh peach,  blessed with a positive attitude and  secure in  the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or  anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem  at a great price  tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. National Tooth Fairy Day—this is one of a child’s favorite holiday as it involves the receipt of money after a baby tooth is lost and goes back hundreds of years but really popularized in the 1920’s with tooth paste and toothbrush companies using tooth fairies to promote sale of their products and encouraging children to use good dental hygiene—if a parent be happy that your child has only one set of baby teeth as opposed to numerous sets like Great Whites.    
2. National Be An Angel Day—created by Jayne Howard Feldman in 1993 to promote acts of kindness and to help others in need although like many observances this is an observance that should be celebrated daily to benefit the angel and the person benefited.
3. 1979 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1979 on a run of six weeks in that position “My Sharona” by The Knack. Here is a link to The Knack performing “My Sharona.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1T71PGd-J0    
4. National Eat A Peach Day—celebrating another great fruit which is really cheap this time of year ($.88 a pound in Ralphs yesterday).    
5. The Show Must Go On--celebrating the birth on this day in 1939 of Valerie Harper three time Emmy winning actress and former chorus line dancer who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer in January of 2013 and told she had only a few months to live; the doctors were wrong and with drugs she is still alive and was strong enough to compete in Dancing With The Stars.            
On this day in:
a. 1831 Nat Turner’s slave rebellion commenced in Southampton County, Virginia it was crushed in two days but approximately 60 whites and 250 blacks were killed; Turner managed to hide out for two months until captured, tried and hung.        
b. 1864 in a move to humanize war, the First Geneva Convention governing the treatment of wounded or sick during combat and protecting civilians and establishments provided care to the sick and wounded was signed by twelve nations.       
c. 1952 the French penal colony on Devil’s Island to the relief of those there or who in the future might be sent there was closed but the horrors of being confined there were portrayed in the movie Papillon starring Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen.
d. 2007 in a rough day to be a pitcher, the Texas Rangers overcame an early 3-0 Baltimore lead and  defeated the Baltimore Orioles 30-3 and set the record for scoring the most runs in a Major League Baseball; worse for the pitching staff of the Orioles the Rangers won the second game of the doubleheader 9-7.
e. 2007 in a bad day for the sellers of antivirus software, the Storm worm botnet sent out over 50 million emails in a single day with millions of computers infected and proving once again never open an attachment sent by someone you do not recognize or trust.     
Reflections on giving on this National Angels Day: "If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." George MacDonald, noted Scottish poet, author and Christian minister.   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.
© August 21, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hillary Opens The Divert, Deceive, Demonize Playbook

Once again as the Clintons get caught in the pay to play cookie jar
They dust off the tired worn out playbook that has been successful so far
Divert attention from their potentially criminal acts
Divert attention from the transparency needs the Clintons lack
Charge just another right wing conspiracy the chorus of lackeys can start to chant
Secure in the knowledge that the media will report with a pro Hillary slant
Then go on the offense and charge that this Alpha male is a Putin pawn
And should never get near the White House lawn
Add some misdirection by claiming Montefort’s consulting efforts in Ukraine
Can be linked to Trump in another lacky chorus refrain
Raise the issue that like the U. S. Trump’s business may have borrowed from Chinese banks
He would sell out our interests to save his courses and casinos and not let them go into the tank
What a complete and absolute crock
From a candidate going in terminal deception shock
Read Clinton Cash and look to the patterns of conduct revealed
Coincidence? Or better yet paying to play to get from State a favored deal!
© August 21, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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