Saturday, July 30, 2016

Hard To Defend Main Street With $48 Million From Wall Street

When it comes to hypocrisy, Hillary is the queen number one
48 plus million from Wall Street to fuel her campaign run
While Trump has received mere pocket change of 19 grand
Yet Hillary wants us to believe she’ll fight Wall Street ravages of Main Street Land
No wonder she has refused to release her speech transcript for Goldman Sachs
Most likely soothing words that she will always have their back
One hundred days to go and the rhetoric is heating up
Any chance of any discussion of issues drowned out and in lockup
This will be a nonstop attack on Trump to portray him as temperamentally unfit
To anywhere near the launch codes sit
Watch for the anti-Goldwater nuclear TV ad to reappear
Hillary’s campaign will not be about unity but total fear
Fueled by the flood of money from Wall Street to this election ice
To prevent attacks on their privilege will pay any price.
        © June 11, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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July 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Support Public Education Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 30, 2016. Only 100  days to go before we elect a new president and 238 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press?); both parties are on the campaign trail as Russia is implicated in hacking into Hillary’s campaign; if you thought we might have a rational discourse on the issues that face us on the campaign, think again rhetoric heating up as Clinton bus heads through PA and Trump in Colorado vows to take the gloves off; 6 municipal workers in Democratically controlled Flint have been charge in the lead contamination crisis; California with the growing spread of the idiotic movement toward sanctuary cities may lose $148 million of federal funds; so typical of a country that cannot be trusted all of Russia’s weightlifting team joined its track and field team in being banned from the Rio Olympics due to doping; for those of us who thought we could escape our problems on Earth by heading out to Mars, think again—study revealed that astronauts who went to the Moon and were exposed to solar radiation have had disproportionate cardiovascular problems; in Southern California major wildfires continue to rage out of control; on a good news front the suspected killers of the San Diego cop killed literally moments after the moment of silence for fallen police officers was interrupted by the BLM have been taken into custody.
    Going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com
    As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a  music link to Perez Prado, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from ben Quayle while looking forward to enjoying a slice of cheesecake, 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 Paperback Book Day—celebrating the publication by Penquin Books of the first paperback high quality publication on this day in 1935.
2. National Support Public Education Day—honoring the need to support out public schools which in the inner cities are clearly failing and across this land are under attack by the teachers’ unions leadership who blindly support Blues and fight reform, teacher accountability and charter schools which provide inner city children with their only real hope to escape lousy education tooth and nail.
3. 1958 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1958 on a run of only one week in that position “Patricia” by Perez Prado. Here is a link to Perez Prado performing the song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0A6KCLO_54
4. National Cheesecake Day—celebrating a great way to end a meal and remind yourself that a trip to the gym would be in order.
5. I’ll Be Back Next Year Also—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1947 of Arnold Schwarzenegger, of Terminator and governor of California fame.    
On this day in:
a. 1619 the first representative assembly in North America the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, Virginia convened for the first time. 
b. 1932 Disney’s animated cartoon Flowers and Trees premiered; it was the first cartoon to use Technicolor and won an Academy Award for best animation.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWEzHE7wn7U 
c. 1956 President Eisenhower signed a joint resolution of Congress establishing as our national motto the phrase In God We Trust (could you even begin to fathom with the ACLU how difficult that would be today to accomplish?)
d. 1965 to the joy of millions of geezers and to be geezers Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 which established Medicare and Medicaid.  
e. 2003 the last “old style” Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line in Mexico.  
Reflections on Medicare after its 51 years in existence: “And in terms of entitlement reforms, we have to save them from themselves, because if we don't reform social security and we don't reform Medicare, they're going to actually implode. Ben Quayle son of former Vice President Dan Quayle and former Congressman from Arizona.    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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Friday, July 29, 2016

Another Russian Hacking Of The Blues

Once again the U.S. when it comes to cyber security plays the role of the fool
First the DNC and now the DNCC were subject to sophisticated hacking tools
The initial finger points not to young hackers seeking a thrill
But once again to our friends the Russians flexing against us their cyber ill will
From a time long ago when gentlemen did not open other people’s mail
Our world has sunk to a low that no data is safe and may be hacked into without fail
Russia denies FireEye’s looks-like-another-Russian-hacking report
Piously declaring any attempt to influence our election they would not resort
So now our FBI stretched to its limits by jihadist terror plots on us beset
Must find the assets to somehow counter this potential Russian hacking threat
As our economy in the 1.2 percent growth range continues to wallow
Any cries of revenge or the need to prevent will ring hollow
This poet believes that Hillary’s emails server has been hacked by the Russians and the Chinese
Hold onto your hats for a potential October Surprise of a leak of 30,000 emails that may reveal the quid pro quo Foundation sleaze
Her campaign for presidency would be cut off at the knees
As much as many of us would be outraged over foreign election meddling the result many of us would not disagree.
       © July 29, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Hillary 4.0

Marshall McCluhan once made an observation that was very sage
He observed that the media was the message
In politics as in business the packaging trumps and sells the contents
Hillary’s speech at the end of the DNC was to that idea an affirming testament
Hillary 4.0 as a warm caring mother without a deceptive bone in her body was presented
A leader for all Americans regardless of party to work to send them to the unity tent
Reaching out to Sanders supporters who were still in a foul mood
Not happy with her or the DNC with its hacked emails revealing they had been screwed
Her tones were softer, less strident
The first 100 days detailed on how infrastructure money would spent
Paid for by the corporations and the highest one percent
No more relying on increasing debt from money by the Chinese lent
But rhetoric and divisiveness are hard to in one moment quickly and forever shed
She attacked 22 times the new leader of the Reds
Implying the person who when baited is far too quick to respond with a tweet
Cannot be trusted with the launch codes and the world in the blizzard of a nuclear winter will go down to defeat
The campaign of 1964 all other again with the little girl in a mushroom cloud to disappear
She really tried to stoke what has to be most people’s number one fear
At least it was a try, a step in the right direction
For all the repackaging for her sadly there are not enough porters to dispose of her baggage of deception.
       © July 29, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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July 29, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Tiger Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 29, 2016. Only 175 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term and 237 days since hiding Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press?); nice speech for Hillary at DNC last night but a speech cannot wash away the baggage of four decades of scandal, deception and dishonesty; as two San Diego police were being shot, one fatally, last night the BLM agitators in the convention hall interrupted a moment of silence for fallen police officers; under Obama’s pathetic leadership and failed policies, the economy grew at 1.2 percent in the second quarter; after taking millions from Wall Street Hillary with a straight face announced once again that Wall Street can never be allowed to damage Main Street; in all a lot of vague empty promises, a lot of attacks on Trump, and a lot of appeals to Sanders; at least after the first three days of being a endangered symbol there were a lot of American flags being waived.
       On the non political front, Florida confirmed that 4 cases of the Zika virus have occurred in the Miami area (thank the Blues in the Senate for blocking funding for Zika prevention); Rio Olympics to open in a week under a cloud of potential Islamist terror threats; IRS is investigating Facebook’s valuation of transferred assets overseas (company may face claims of unpaid taxes of several billions of dollars).
       Going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com
    As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a  music link to Elvis Presley, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Mike Taibbi while looking forward to enjoying a plate of lasagna, 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. International Tiger Day—observed since 2010 to promote awareness of the need to protect tigers whose habitat is under extreme stress due to expanding human population.
2. Rain Day—honoring the lore that on July 29 in Waynesburg, PA since the mid 1800’s it always seems to rain on that day and applauding the ingenuity of Americans to turn any occurrence into a festivity to attract tourists to spend money in their town; this is probably the only event on the planet where success is measured by whether it rained. Waynesburg may be skunked today, however; there is only a 20 percent chance of rain according the weather forecasts.
3. 1957 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1957 on a run of seven weeks in that position “Teddy Bear” by Elvis Presley. Here is a link to Elvis performing the song.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkDbk-egHH4
4. National Lasagna Day—celebrating that great layered pasta dish dating back to the Romans but until the Spanish returned from Peru in the 1500’s the dish lacked tomatoes. 
5. Trust Someone Under 30—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1938 of Peter Jennings who at 26 became the youngest news anchor at a major television network (ABC) only to quit after three years of competing with the likes of Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley to become a foreign correspondent. Sadly, he was a smoker and although he had quit in 1981 picked up the habit after 9/11 and died from the disease in 2005 at the age of 67.    
On this day in:
a. 1836 the dedication of one of Paris’ iconic landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe, was dedicated.  
b. 1958 President Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act which created NASA.  
c. 1976 David Berkowitz, aka the son of Sam, killed the first of his six serial killing victims in New York City.
d. 1981 Lady Dianna Spencer and Charles the Prince of Wales are married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in a ceremony watched on TV by some 700 million people.   
e. 1987 Prime Minister Thatcher and President Mitterrand signed an agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel to link the two nations. 
Reflections on smoking from a colleague of Peter Jennings who after decades managed to quit and stay smoke free. I guess what’s different is that now I want to live as long as I can. There are stories I want to cover or at least see how they turn out.  More things I want to write, places I want to travel to. I want to sail some more, get better at golf, enjoy my marriage and continue being a father.  Forget about getting hit by that bus: I want to live.” Mike Taibbi    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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary Faces Storms Weather and Political

As the Blues sans Sanders Army moves toward its Hillary election goal
Maybe Mother Nature not impressed by their tribute of war of coal
Or maybe she is trying to douse the passions of the anti Hillary flames
Give Hillary a unity boost to the White House for her campaign train
After days after days of stifling oppressive heat
The City of Brotherly Love faces rain coming down in sheets
Talk about a monkey wrench
Attendees to get totally drenched
Bernie’s Army has rain notwithstanding vowed to protest Hillary and the DNC outside
While others inside try to chant her down and deny her coronation ride
The RNC with all its excitement of Cruz going off script
Seems to be unifying while the Blues seem to be burying the goal of unity in a crypt
The curtain on this drama is coming down

Soon like the Phoenix to rise again in all the campaign towns

Bernie or Jill but Never Hill

Shades of Ralph Nader in 2000 they have made the sequel
As against the DNC Bernie supporters continue to rebel
In 2000 Bush took Florida by 571 votes and won the White House
With almost 100,000 Floridian votes Gore’s flame of winning was thoroughly doused
The Greens sans Nader are on the voter prowl chanting “Bernie or Jill but never Hill”
Great slogan showing the DNC with Bernie supporters has spent its goodwill
A cynic knowing what happened in 1998 a year that missed the love story cut
Might add “interns here comes Bill, keep your doors shut!”
The Green Party led by Jill Stein is peeling off Bernie’s troops
Trying to get them to flee the pro Hillary coops
While Trump is also over trade trying to get them to turn
Everyone wants a piece of the supporters of the Berne
For Hillary on the last day of the convention one speech no matter how great
Does not a lifetime of deception and dishonesty overtake
Lurking in the wings of this theater is maybe another Deep Throat who will leak
The close conspiracy between the HRC campaign and the DNC to insure she would win the nomination she seeks  
       © July 28, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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