Friday, October 31, 2014

Ridley's Believ It Or Not October 31 History Halloween


Ridley's Believe It Or Not—October 30, 2014:  Trust your Halloween will be a great one and as always hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quotes involving Halloween and a poem relating to Halloween just posted on www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com “Halloween is not just for kids”, with a smile on your sunscreened face, enjoying a caramel apple, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.
      1. Halloween—Tonight is the night that drivers in residential neighborhoods must drive oh so carefully as the streets as clogged with young ghosts and goblins weaving under the weight of bags full of candy and later the roads will be clogged with adults in costume driving back from Halloween parties.
      2. Books for Treats Day—celebrated since 1995 an idea created by Rebecca Morgan at her home in San Jose  of “feeding children’s minds not their cavities.” Great idea to give used children’s books as opposed to candy (probably cheaper too).
      3. 7 Billion Day—commemorating this day in 2011 according to the best estimates of the U.N. that population of the Earth reached 7 billion; the day is to be observed by creating awareness of  reproductive health, poverty, women empowerment, youth, environment sustainability, ageing, and urbanization, by encouraging people to take actions and recommit to humanity.
      4. Now You Know Who To Blame—wcelebrating not the proclivity of politicians to blame the other party but rather the difficulties in achieving weight loss occasioned by the birthday on this day in 1860 of Juliette Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts U.S.A., the organization that brings us those delicious Girl Scout cookies we find so hard to resist.
      5. National Caramel Apple Day—celebrating a treat that is both  great for your health (apple) and great for dentists (caramel).
On this day in
      a. 1913 the Lincoln Highway, the first highway across the United States from New York City to San Francisco, was dedicated. 
        b. 1941 after 14 years of work, Mt. Rushmore was completed. 
       c. 1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards, causing widespread rioting in India in which over 10,000 Sikhs were killed.
      d. 2000 a Russian Soyus rocket brought the first resident crew to the International Space Station which has been occupied continuously and amicably since then (why can we not have the same concept on Earth)?
Reflections on Halloween as you check to make sure the candy bowl is full and your costume and the costume of your trick or treaters is ready to go: 1. “ I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween.” ~Author Unknown; 2. “Eat, drink and be scary.” ~Author Unknown; 3. “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about but few have seen.” ~Author Unknown  Please enjoy the 140 character poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and join almost 150 growing followers and please follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs--click on 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. Go to Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times for comments on important and breaking news events that should be of interest.


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Halloween Not Just For Kids


Humanity since it first came down from the trees and stood erect
Has sought ways to youthful appearance remain and the aging process deflect
In the past it was Ponce de Leon landing on a Florida beach
Searching in the swamps for the fountain of youth always swamp hidden beyond his reach
Or the search to drink from the Holy Grail
Like the alchemists seeking to turn lead into gold, doomed to fail
Today it’s the surgeon’s knife, creams, gyms, stem cells, new replacement body parts
Despite all efforts the features of youth without slowly ebb and depart
Leaving trapped within a person still young at heart
Here is an idea for the image of youth without to restart
On Halloween an adult needs only a costume from head to toe
List includes Superman, X-men, cheerleader, Tinker-bell, to feel the aging ebb in its flow
On Halloween relive your childhood and in an adult size replicate that costume dress
An easy way, no matter how brief, the aging without process to suppress
It matters not as long as the costume is not a senile woman or man in a wheel chair or with a cane
In a Halloween party or even so dressed for work one can feel the aging drain
Halloween today is not just for kids searching for a sugar high
Adults should also claim the night to celebrate days of old gone by
On the day after, remember true youth comes from within and if the eyes sparkle and the mind is quick and clear
Even without the aid of a Halloween costume that lasts only as long as it is worn, the aging process one should not fear.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blue Lt. Governor's Past As Male Stripper--Focus On Issues!


Blue John Burkhalter is running in Arkansas for Lt.G
His past youth job brings new meaning to the goal of transparency
In his youth with an athletic build from working on a farm
Outgoing personality, good bod, probably lots of charm
But farming 17 acres on a place called Billy Goat Hill
Probably means that not a lot of dollars into the monthly till
He became an instant hit with Chippendales
A male stripper bringing excitement to the excited female
In this election in which personal attack is the norm
One hopes his Red foe does not hit him with a morality storm
And instead chose to focus on his record after his youthful strips
And his stand on issues during any debates and campaign trips
The human body is a work of art whether on canvas or on a stage
Especially when it is used to add to one’s farming wage
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 30 History Mischief Night

Ridley's Believe It Or Not—October 30, 2014:  Trust your Halloween Eve  is proving to be a great one and as always hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and quote from H.G. Wells, with a smile on your sunscreened face, enjoying a slice of pumpkin bread with breakfast, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.
      1. Mischief Night—observed on the eve of Halloween as a great evening to practice your tricks before on Halloween giving the either/or ultimatum.
      2. International Orthopedic Nurses Day—honoring those angels of mercy assisting the doctors mending bones or replacing orthopedic parts during surgery and the first kind face one wakes up to after and looks to when the drugs wear off and the pain takes off like a rocket.
      3. One Person You Would Never Fire Day—honoring not those totally indispensable employees of an organization, but rather the birthday of Ivanka Trump born on this day in 1981.
      4. National Pumpkin Bread Day—celebrating a great use for the meat of the pumpkins you are carving to put out tonight—pumpkin bread.
On this day in
       a. 1938 Orson Welles broadcasted on the radio H.G. Wells War of the Worlds, causing panic that the U.S. was being invaded by Martians
       b. 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt approved $1 billion in Lend Lease aid to the Allied Nations to aid in the fight against the Germans and Italians.
       c. 1945 thanks to the foresight of Branch Rickey, Jackie Robinson of the Kansas City Monarchs signed a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in baseball.
      d. 1974 the Rumble in the Jungle was fought between challenger Muhammad Ali and champion George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire for the Heavyweight Championship of the World. Ali regained his title by knockout.
Reflections on the similarity of struggle against a strange invading army with with different values in fiction published 116 years ago and the reality of the ISIS hordes seeking to destroy the non-Islamic world today: “At the time there was a strong feeling in the streets that the authorities were to blame for their incapacity to dispose of the invaders without all this inconvenience.” H.G. Wells, War War of the Worlds published in 1898
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Netanyahu Is A Chickensh*t ???? Obama A Lame Duck!


Maybe in his formative years in Islamic lands Obama must have often heard
“Israel should be destroyed”--an idea that except for the jihadist is viewed by sane people as absurd
For someone whose agenda is governed not by policy but by politics,
Sometimes it is hard to understand what makes this President tick
The Jewish vote as a whole is not huge but it votes overwhelming Blue
Obama making comments on an open mike adverse to Bibi in six days he may well rue
The Jewish vote is realizing that Obama may have a strong barely concealed Anti-Israel bent
Come next Wednesday he and his Blue defeated senators may wonder where that Jewish support went
Israel’s foray into Gaza to root out the source of Hamas rocket rain
Was defended by this administration with support tepid and lame
Now we learn from the Atlantic from an unnamed administration source that Bibi is a chickensh*t
The ineptness of this administration’s when dealing in foreign policy never seems to quit
Putting his troops into the Gaza tunnels like our Vietnam era tunnel rats
And launching airstrike after airstrike into Gaza unlike our Iraq sorties few and far between like gnats
While hearing the voices and videos of outrage over the Palestinians deaths
Even by us, his ally, barely under our breaths
Describes not the acts or resolve of a chickensh*t
But rather a bold leader who in defense of his country will not quit
With remarks like these no wonder the world shakes their head in wonder
Our friends do not trust us and our foes know there will be no shock and awe only empty verbal thunder.
Susan Rice, the it’s a video queen, must have her head stuck deep into the sand
To assure us that the relationship with Israel after comments like these is peachy and grand.
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Lesbian Houston Mayor Parker Folds--Cancels Subpoenas For Sermons


Why is it we have made so much progress in recognizing equal protection for lesbians and gays?
Yet an openly lesbian mayor in Houston wants to the First Amendment slay?
Targeting the sermons of pastors in Houston churches who object to transgender men going through a female’s restroom door?
Pure intimidation of churches and an attempt to the First Amendment ignore.
Finally this mayor Parker has come to her senses and five subpoenas have been withdrawn
Not from a light bulb of violation of First Amendment in her head finally going on
No from outrage by the public that has made her a laughing stock and a pathetic poster child
Of a lack of common sense on bathroom use and lesbian intolerance run wild
Madam Mayor Parker I am sure Houston has typical problems of crime, poor schools, parking, pot holes and need to pick up the trash
Concentrate on those instead of churches to in violation of church and state try to bash
While you are at those noble and much likely needed tasks
“Mr. City Attorney have you ever read the Constitution” you might ask
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Investigator Of Secret Service Prostitute Use, Resigns Over His Own


We often complain that federal bureaucrats are never hard at work
Never efficient as not enough to do; so speed they always shirk
Sleeves never rolled up to quickly complete a task
Better to on a convention junket and in a hot tub bask
Never get down to the nitty gritty and get a job done
Better to hire more staff, to delegate; so actual work they can shun
So said, the news about the Secret Service scandal in Columbia was bitter news to share
But the desire of the IG to thoroughly investigate in this Administration seemed rare
The IG investigating prostitutes was soon caught doing some field work with some ladies of night
You really can’t blame an IG for wanting to get deep into his investigation, to get it completely right
Caught entering into a building investigated by the police for prostitution and paying a prostitute for sex
David Nieland’s only choice was to resign, an act he did elect
From federal bureaucrats watching hours on the job of porn
To Secret Service agents cavorting with ladies of the night-- their moral code shattered and torn
What is also troubling is that Nieland was instructed by DHS to delay and alter his report
To take the embarrassment bullet to the administration that would cause Obama’s reelection to fall short
Since our President has too many Pinocchio’s; no wonder his minions seem guilty of moral decline
Some small satisfaction that as a result of his roll in the Miami hay, Nieland did not hang on but resigned
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