Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beauty in Plaid at Starbucks

Nothing like seeing a beauty in flannel on a warm summer day
Memories of being at a logging camp in Alaska where all dress that way
Or better yet in a tartan plaid even without the kilt
Watching the trees being felled for houses to be built
No logo just plaid that exudes softness and a sense of warm
Coupled with a smile that exudes nothing but charm
Two young children outside enjoying a treat
A joy being at Starbucks never knowing what your eyes will greet
Rhyming up a storm and enjoying the scenery
Finally drought over and brown replaced by greenery
Looks like a book is about to the children going to be read
With school out always in the game of life the best way to get ahead

© July 22, 2017 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet 

Baristas At Flank Speed

Sitting in a Starbucks near Bristol and Redhill
Transported back to Alaska to fight the chill
Airconditioning cranked down to near Fairbanks clime
Something about the cold that brings out the Alaskanpoet rhyme
Watching a barista with a name of Jess plying her caffeine rounds
A burst of total speed dispensing the liquid from the coffee grounds
Maybe because this is a drive through the baristas are driven by speed
A sense of urgency to give the customers the caffeine they need
Poetry and beauty in motion defines this barista Jess
A dynamo in shapely black dress
A pony tail like tail feathers to flight stabilize
Service and the right attitude never a surprise  
Others may try to the growth of Starbucks suppress
To know they will fail due to the baristas just come to this address

© July 22, 2017 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet 

Blonde Teacher Pervert Sues Victim

We may be the land of the free and the home of the brave
But we are also the land where reason is swept away by a litigation wave
The land of rapacious lawyers so anxious to file suit
To line their pockets with the victims’ loot
Tara Stumpf is a 36 year old blonde fox
A teacher in SLO having sex with a student for 180 in jail to lock
Beg for forgiveness for this charade of sexual predator romance
In the land of litigation don’t hold your breath, not a chance
From behind bars is she exuding remorse, hiding her head in shame?
No she has filed suit against the victim saying he has her defamed
An attractive married woman at 36
Having sex with her 16 year old student is in a word sick
One would hope the jury if this case ever proceeds to trial
Tells this pervert that justice and decency she has defiled
Verdict for the defendant and wish her the worst as she walks down the divorce aisle
We fail as a society and a nation if from teacher predators we fail to protect our juveniles
Everyone including teacher perverts is entitled to his or her day in court
If she is represented by counsel, once again our litigious bar comes up way short

© July 22, 2017 Michael P. Ridley the Alaskanpoet 

July 22, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Drowning Prevention Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 22, 2017 Americans could care less about the Russian collusion delusion that has terminally infected the MSM, the Blues and the denizens of the Swamp but they really should be concerned about the integrity of Robert Mueller’s “investigation” and the expanding team of lawyers he is engaging almost all of who are Clinton contributors; the spineless former director of the FBI who violated executive privilege with his leaks and would not stand up to Obama and Lynch is rumored to be in line for a $10 million book deal while the Trump agenda is being hopelessly stalled with the fake news distraction of unnamed sources claiming the Russian collusion delusion; Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS a pro Clinton backer who was behind the false Trump-Russian dossier has asserted his 5th Amendment rights and will not testify before the Senate Intel Committee; anyone who advertises in the New York Times should reconsider as reports come out that we were very close to capturing the head of ISIS until that leftist rag leaked information that derailed that effort; the police chief of Minneapolis has resigned in the wake of the tragic killing of Ms Damond by Somali-American Officer Noor who should be charged with murder of a citizen reporting a possible sexual assault; on the fish revenge front, a large fish probably a pike or a muskie attacked an 11 year old girl dangling her feet in a lake near Deluth, Minnesota requiring stitches and surgery to repair tendon damage (are piranha communicating with their American fish cousins?); President Trump, looking and sounding very presidential, attended the commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford (ironic that this aircraft carrier is the largest aircraft carrier in the fleet compared to the small light aircraft carrier USS Monterey that Gerald Ford served on in WWII and from which during a typhoon he was almost swept overboard); through July 20, 2066 people have been shot in Chicago 363 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Richard Marx; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Dennis Prager on drowning, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are plagued with insouciance in their attitudes to your needs and issues,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Ratcatchers’ Daycommemorating the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. 
2. National Drowning Prevention Day—promoting the need for vigilance on behalf of parents and caregivers to prevent drowning of small children in pools and beachgoers even if they are great swimmers.     
3. 1988 Number One Song—the number one song in 1988 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Hold on to the Nights” by  Richard Marx. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBmNTLxclXE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “insouciance” which means a indifference or apathy which describes the perception most of us have to the denizens of the Swamp.              
5. No Pineapple--celebrating the birth on this day in 1923 of Bob Dole, former Congressman, Senator and Vice President and failed presidential candidate who  overcame significant wounds suffered in World War II and who for many years was a pitchman for Viagra. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1893 Katherine Bates wrote “America the Beautiful” after being motivated by the scenery from Pike’s Peak. 
b. 1916 a suitcase bomb was detonated on Market Street in San Francisco during a Preparedness Day Parade in anticipation of America’s entry into World War I, killing 10 and wounding 40. The bombers were never discovered.              
c. 1937 the Senate rejected President Roosevelt’s plan to increase the size of SCOTUS as a means to circumvent a conservative court that was rejecting many of his New Deal programs.
d. 2003 troops from the 101st Airborne attacked a compound in Iraq, killing Sadam Hussein’s two sons Uday and Qusay.
e. 2011 Norway was hit by two terrorist attacks perpetrated by Anders Breivik, a bomb blast in Oslo that killed 8 and mass shooting at a youth camp on Utoya Island that killed 69.     
Reflections on ethical issues in case of drowning: Since the 1970s, I have asked students if they would first try to save their drowning dog or a drowning stranger. And for 40 years I have received the same results: One third vote for their dog, one third for the stranger, and one third don't know what they would do.” Dennis Prager, noted American conservative talk show host and author So much for the sanctity of human life.
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© July 22, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Junk Food Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 21, 2017 Las Vegas bets on almost anything but so far no odds on the Juice violating the terms of his parole and being returned to prison (not a betting man but my guess it will be fairly certain as something about committing murder and getting away with it makes a man a bit too cocky); shakeup in getting the message out as Spicer resigns and is replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci is in as new communications director (hopefully the White House can get its act together on the communications front especially by ending its idiotic tweets); the acting director of ICE will soon be implement a surge of significant numbers of agents to head to the 300 sanctuary cities that are in open rebellion with federal immigration law (about time and the first places I would suggest to file an aiding and abetting case against the mayor, city council and the police chief would be New York City, Chicago and San Francisco); finally some hope that authorities will put an end to the wave of anti-free speech violence promoted by the left as a leader of By Any Means Necessary Ms. Felarca was arrested for her part in inciting and participating in a riot in Sacramento in 2016 (what is really scary is that this thug is a teacher in a middle school in Berkeley—great role model for her kids); whoever is in charge of the Massachusetts teachers union should have his or her head examined since the union has not taken a position on a bill in the state which would ban sexual relations between teachers and any students under the age of 19; only in America the land of the free and rapacious lawyers can a convicted child molester former teacher of the year Tara Stumpf now in jail sue her 16 year old victim for defamation (attractive lady and one’s heart has to feel sorry for her husband that she cheated on); through July 20, 2066 people have been shot in Chicago 363 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Heart Gabriel; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Janet Myers on the moon and optimism, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are plagued with insipience,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Tug of War Tournament Daya great day to find seven of your strongest friends and form a tug of war team to challenge all comers in the park or on the beach or better yet on a place where a creek separates the two so the victor can drag the losing team into the water.  
2. National Junk Food Day—bemoaning in an era of increasing obesity, diabetes, and hypertension this holiday which if celebrated today should be avoided at all costs on the other 364 days of the year.      
3. 1987 Number One Song—the number one song in 1987 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Alone” by  Heart. Here is a performance by the group of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cw1ng75KP0
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “insipience” which means a lack of wisdom or stupidity which sadly describes far to many of our politicians on both sides of the aisle when it comes to solving issues Americans outside the Beltway care about.              
5. Cat On a Hot Note Roof--celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Stephen Georgiou better know to his fans as Cat Stevens, not songwriter and singer who battled alcohol abuse and after a near drowning converted to Islam. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1861 the first major battle of the Civil War occurred at Manassas Junction  (Bull Run) resulting in a costly defeat of the Union Army and dashed any hopes this would be a short and sweet war ending in a Union victory. 
b. 1925 teacher John Scopes was found guilty in Dayton, Tennessee of teaching evolution and fined $100.              
c. 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the Moon.
d. 1970 after 11 years of construction the Aswan High Dam in Egypt was completed.
e. 2011 in a sad day for American dominance in space the Space Shuttle Program ended with the landing of Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center.      
Reflections on the landing on the Moon: “Why doesn’t anyone go to the moon anymore? What happened to our optimism?” 
― Janet Turpin MyersNightswimming, noted Canadian poet and author. Fortunately we have dreamers like Elan Mosk who want to go to Mars   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 20, 2017

Private Citizen Saves Toronto Almost $50K

When it comes to fraud, abuse and sheer waste
There are other governments than the Swamp to lambaste
When cities or other bodies have a project to build it’s other people’s money they must spend
No wonder in an era of unaccountability or job loss over budget is the never ending trend
In Toronto there was a need to build a flight of stairs in a public park
Prevent patrons from slipping on a slope in the day or in the dark
The pigs sensing the public pork trough was about ready to be filled were quick to bids submit
$50-150 grand enough to cause one retiree a real case of the anger fits
Off to Home Depot for materials and to neighbors’ help enlist
For $500 a wooden flight of stairs painted white on the slope now exists
From the mayor a sense of fiscal gratitude?
No outrage a taxpayer saving money chose to intrude
Do not be surprised if the idiots in the Toronto City Hall
Tear it down and rebuild to further attempts at saving money stall
Saving money and being under budget is in Toronto a bad rap that gives bureaucrats a bad name
What to expect from the city that had Rob Ford as its major infamous for smoking crack cocaine
© July 20, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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July 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Chess Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 20, 2017 It was student body right before the Nevada Parole Board and the Juice will in October be running free to the Florida sands and surf, playing golf and “looking for Nicole’s murderer” making sure there are no mirrors in any room; it took 8 years to overcome Lois Lerner’s illegal attempts to quash free speech but a New Mexico Tea Party has finally achieved tax exempt status (why is the head of the IRS still in place and why has Sessions not impaneled a grand jury to seek indictments of Lois Lerner?); 7,000 documents from Weiner’s laptop are to be released as speculation mounts that the “investigation” on the Clintons’ and the Foundation’s potential criminal activity should be reopened and replaced with a real investigation involving a grand jury; CNN which masquerades as a legitimate news network is in a rabid foaming lather over a “secret” meeting between Trump and Putin at the G-20 while ignoring for the most part the open mike gaffe of Obama telling the Russian president several years ago that on reelection he would have more flexibility in dealing with the Russians (sounds like collusion does it not); John McCain going in for surgery for a blood clot in his eye was diagnosed as having a very malignant brain cancer (pray for this patriotic American’s recovery); on the music front Linkin Park Chester Bennington has died at 41 from a possible suicide and French singer Barbara Weldens collapsed on stage and died during a performance; on the anti-police front, a MacDonald’s restaurant in Virginia refused to serve an officer in uniform in a squad car after he had paid for his meal (that employee should be kissing his job goodbye and MacDonald’s needs to get its act together on customer service http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/07/20/virginia-mcdonalds-employee-refuses-to-serve-uniformed-police-officer.html; through July 19, 2052 people have been shot in Chicago 361 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Peter Gabriel; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Terri Irwin on the difference between crocodiles and humans, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are insidiating against you,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Chess Dayproposed by UNESCO and celebrated since 1966 this centuries old game is probably a great way to keep the mental juices flowing and stimulated.
2. National Fortune Cookie Day—celebrating the only way to top off a great Chinese meal and maybe get the winning numbers to the next lottery.     
3. 1986 Number One Song—the number one song in 1986 on a run of 1 week in that position was “sledgehammer” by  Peter Gabriel. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g93mz_eZ5N4
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “insidiate” which means to conspire against or to betray which defines what the Red controlled Senate appears to be doing when it comes to repeal and replace Obamacare promises that Reds have been running on for seven years.                  
5. It’s a Croc--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Terri Irwin, noted zoologist and producer and sadly the widow of Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter” who died from a stingray barb in Australia. 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1807 Nicephore Niecpe was awarded a patent by Napoleon for the Pyreolophore, the world’s first internal combustion engine after it was used to propel a boat in the River Saone in France. 
b. 1903 Ford Motor Company shipped its first automobile.              
c. 1938 the Department of Justice filed suit against the motion picture industry for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act for its utilization of the studio system.
d. 1968 the International Special Olympics were held for the first time in Soldier Field with 1,000 athletes with disabilities participating.
e. 2015 diplomatic relations between Cuba and the U.S. were reestablished after five decades.      
Reflections on the difference between crocodiles and humans: “Crocodiles are easy,' Steve said. 'They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”  Terri Irwin Steve and Me Spend a few days in the Swamp or climbing the corporate ladder to see how right she is on this.  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 20, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Report a Rape Shot By Cops Her Fate

The Black Lives Matter that cops are predators of blacks myth
Has just delivered to an innocent Australian about to be a bride a deadly gift
Her “crime” was to call 911
Hearing screams that maybe a rape had just begun
Called again after 8 minutes to make sure the dispatcher had the address right
Finally the cops arrived and Ms Damond approached the car in pajamas with no weapon in sight
Only to be fatally shot by Officer Noor
As she approached the patrol car door
No body cams or dashboard cams turned on to record this tragic scene
Only after the wave of killings of cops this could have been foreseen
Each cop must now feel that he or she wears not a badge but a bulls eye
Wondering if today in response to a call for help is the day he or she will die
An ambush by a woman in pajamas seems hard too remotely believe
But days after the assassination of a mother it is chilling what the anti-cop rhetoric has achieved
Two officers placed on administrative leave with a city facing a certain wrongful death suit
The consequences of the Black Lives Matter “cops are killers” mantra bearing deadly fruit
If it is the perception in the station,  squad cars and on the beat
That it’s open season on them and citizens are not there to greet
But to kill or maim, watch anarchy rise and civilization retreat
The drums of anti police hatred and revenge continue to beat
© July 20, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Take Your Poet to Work Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 19, 2017 The drama of the complete failure of the Republican Senate to come through on its promise to the American public to repeal Obamacare is coming to a disastrous close (if the Reds believe that anyone is going to vote for them to remain in power in 2018 after this total fiasco, they must be smoking something more powerful than the strongest meth on the planet); Trump finally engaged on the health care front calling for no recess until healthcare bill passed; MSM is going ballistic again on its Russian collusion delusion due to Putin and Trump meeting at the G-2 with only an interpreter from the Kremlin joining the two of them; on the sex crimes front a married substitute female teacher in Fresno has been charged with having sex with one of her eighth grade students (looking at her mug shot and one has to feel very sorry for the trauma the eighth grader must have experienced); 
Judge Watson had his hand slapped by SCOTUS on the issue of the Trump travel ban blocking refugees but left his expanded list of persons with bonafide interests including cousins (talk about judicial overreach); on the opioid wars front a New Jersey doctor was arrested for writing hundreds of bogus prescriptions for pain killers in exchange for cash which 16 drug ring members were then able to sell on the street (if guilty this drug pusher in a white coat should be put away for a very long time and if any of those prescriptions caused the death of a user, he should be charged with murder); on the illegal alien front, the acting director of ICE is preparing a surge against sanctuary cities and counties amid news that illegal crossings are at all time lows; finally after months of stonewalling Debbie Wasserman Schulz, another classic Swamp creature, has finally agreed to allow the Capitol Police to scan the contents of her laptop in their investigation of potential criminal activity of a Pakistani IP firm that is being charged with hacking and overbilling; another HRC scandal in the making as the Inspector General of the USPS indicated numerous violations of the Hatch Act by union members of the USPS in campaigning for her election (given the financial woes facing the USPS it needs this scandal like a hole in the head); through July 18, 2038 people have been shot in Chicago 360 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).

    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Duran Duran; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by President Jimmy Carter on the Olympics boycott, hoping you do not have to put up with people who are inscient,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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.
1Take Your Poet to Work Daycelebrated since 2013 and dreamed up by Tweakspeak Press to, you guessed it, promote poetry.
2. Flight Attendant Safety Professionals’ Day—celebrating the accomplishments of flight attendants to our flight safety and proclaimed by President George H.W. Bush on July 19, 1990; don’t blame the flight attendants for the lack of food, lack of leg room and the hassles of getting through inept checkpoints and long lines to even board the plane.   
3. 1985 Number One Song—the number one song in 1985 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “A View to a Kill” by  Duran Duran. Here is a performance by the band of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3pQDMi4W-g
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inscient” which means little or no knowledge which defines the denizens of the Swamp to a tee in terms of their knowledge of the concerns of Americans outside the Beltway (hint the Russian collusion delusion is on the absolute bottom of their list).                 
5. Not Grateful to Be Dead--celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Keith Godchaulk, pianist for many years with the Grateful Dead, but plagued by alcohol and heroin and the chaos of the rock and roll life style departed from the band with his wife and formed their own band. Sadly, while being driven home from his 32nd birthday party he was involved in an automobile accident and died two days later.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1843 the Atlantic became a much smaller ocean with the launching of the SS Great Britain the first iron hulled ship with a screw propeller able to cross the Atlantic loaded with 730 passengers and 1,200 tons of cargo in 14 days. 
b. 1903 Maurice Garin won the first Tours de France.              
c. 1977 the first GPS transmission was sent from the satellite NTS2 and received in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the world became again a smaller place more difficult to get lost in.
d. 1980 the Moscow Summer Olympics opened but without the presence of the United State who was boycotting the games due to the invasion by the Soviet Union of Afghanistan (Moscow would return the favor 4 years late in Los Angeles).
e. 1983 the first three dimensional model of a human head by CT was published.     
Reflections on the U.S. boycott of the Moscow Summer Olympics: “That's why it's particularly important that you join in with us, not in condemnation, even of the Soviet Union, not in a negative sense at all, but in a positive sense of what's best for our country and best for world peace. There must be a firm, clear voice of caution given to the Soviet Union, not just in admonition and criticism of what they have already done to despoil a small and relatively weak country but to make sure that they don't look upon this as an achievement without serious adverse consequences which can then be followed up with additional aggression along the same lines.” President Jimmy Carter speaking to members of the 1980 U. S. Olympics Team explaining why it was necessary to boycott the Summer Olympics.  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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July 18, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Firgun Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 18, 2017 The drama of the complete failure of the Republican Senate to come through on its promise to the American public to repeal Obamacare is coming to a disastrous close (if the Reds believe that anyone is going to vote for them to remain in power in 2018 after this total fiasco, they must be smoking something more powerful than the strongest meth on the planet); if you want to see corruption that is so blatant look to HRC’s tenure at Secretary of State aka the quid pro quo Wal-Mart with millions to the Clinton Foundation and $500k in speaking fees to Bill in Moscow while HRC opposed Russian sanctions and approved the sale of 20% of our uranium assets to a Putin controlled company;  The Juice will be finally let loose on parole to hunt for the killer of his ex wife Nicole? Hobbled by diabetes  and memories of what he once was and but for killing her he could have been to  rest in tormented hell like Hector dragged behind a chariot until you die; Reds are still scrambling and do not have the votes to repeal and replace (why is Trump still MIA on this debate?); the real threat to our democracy is not a na├»ve meeting with a Russian lawyer who looks more and more like a person with no info on Hillary, who but for the intervention of the Obama administration should not have been here and was involved in a classic entrapment to damage Trump but the growing number of Obama senior officials involved in the probe of unmasking Trump supporters and campaign officials; Susan Rice, the woman with zero credibility, will be testifying before Congress but sadly it may be behind closed doors on the unmasking of Trump officials and supporters; USC which in the past has had its scandals limited to the athletic field has been rocked with a report that its former Dean of the Keck Medical School led a life of drugs and prostitutes (Fight on for SC!); call the cops to report a possible sexual assault and be shot dead by a Somali-American police officer with no body cams on sad (the victim looks a lot like Kate Stenle whose death the Blues including Harris refuse to protect future repeats;                                     
                                                  through July 16, 2026 people have been shot in Chicago 356 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Prince; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Michael Ignatieff on genocide, hoping you are not inquinated in dealing with issues,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Firgun Daycelebrated since 2014 to celebrate the accomplishments of others without having an ulterior motive.
2. World Day for International Justice—celebrating or bemoaning the trend to subject individuals to international courts of justice for perceived crimes.   
3. 1984 Number One Song—the number one song in 1984 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “When Doves Cry” by  Prince. Here is a performance by him of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUc0R8bbWQE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inquinate” which means to corrupt or defile which fits to a tee the MSM’s approach to objective journalism in covering Trurmp.                 
5. Lebenstraum In Reverse--celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Andrea Merkel, the chancellor of Germany who is being castigated by her fellow citizens for opening the floodgates of Germany to refugees from the Middle East.  
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1902 Willis Carrier to the joy of denizens of the Swamp and office workers across this nation created the first air conditioner. 
b. 1918 Tsar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolshevists.              
c. 1955 Disneyland was opened in Anaheim, California.
d. 1984 in the U.S. the national drinking age was set at 21.
e. 1989 the first test flight of the B-2 Stealth bomber occurred.     
Reflections on a crime the International Court of Justice was created to prevenvent:“   Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.” Michael Ignatieff, noted former leader of Canada’s Liberal Party.  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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