Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 20, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not African Industrialization Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 20, 2018 On the wildfire front, the Camp Fire is now 703% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 79 with the number of people missing has dropped to 700 with heavy rains forecasted for Wednesday which should help firefighters but hinder the search for victims and result in mudslides; the Woolsey Fire is now 96% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres, destroying 1130 structures and the death toll still standing at 3; on the border security front, Trump’s executive order on asylum has blocked  by a leftist federal judge Jon Tigar, who must be in favor of declawing the Border Patrol and ICE  (the lame duck section needs to pass legislation requiring asylum seekers to apply at an American Embassy or consulate in their home country and if not or denied be subject to immediate deportation); Tijuana residents are not happy with caravan of migrants; on the voter fraud front that the left continues to dismiss, in Los Angeles, 9 people were arrested for collecting in exchange for money and cigarettes signatures from the homeless on petitions and registrations;  Dems are blowing the dog whistles of investigation on Ivanka Trump’s and her husband’s use of private emails in violation of federal laws requiring preservation of emails relating to federal business (Alan Dershowitz believes the issue is a nonissue but the optics are not good when Trump now faces an investigation mantra from the House next year); 43 members of the white supremacist gang Ghost Face Gangsters were indicted on drug trafficking and firearms charges; the Dow dropped 551 points ending the day with 2018 gains having been erased; salad lovers have been warned by the FDA to avoid eating Romaine lettuce due to a multi-state ecoli outbreak; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 19, 2018, 2688 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 450 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Kingston Trio, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are fortunate enough to not be in need of nostology and a relevant quote from Sandra M. Stewart on the Bell System breakup, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. Transgender Day of Remembrance--created by Gwendolyn Smith in 1999 to commemorate the murder of a transgender woman Rita Hester in Alston, Massachusetts and to promote awareness of the violence including murder the transgender community has to deal with.
2. African Industrialization Day—created by UN General Assembly in 1989 to promote awareness of the need to industrialize Africa and the difficulties faced in so doing in the second most populated continent on Earth.
3. 1958 Number One Song— the number one song in 1958 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Tom Dooley” by the Kingston Trio. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jqO1fKqrWs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nostology” which  means the study of senility which sadly as we age is becoming more in demand.
5. To Run Or Not To Run With Or Without the Gaffe--celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Joe Biden, former senator and vice president, who is considering a run for president in 2020 at almost the age of 78 which would make him the oldest candidate and oldest president if he won. Surprisingly he leads a very crowded early numerous field of candidates from the Blues.
    On this day in: 
a. 1974 the DOJ file its last anti-trust suit against AT&T which led to the breakup of AT&T and the Bell System.
b. 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to formally visit Israel to meet with Menachem Begin and address the Knesset.
c. 1985 in a control alt delete moment Microsoft released Windows 1.0. 
d. 1993 the Senate Ethics Committee issued a stern censure for Alan Cranston for his dealings with Charles Keating.
e. 1998 the first module for the International Space Station was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
    Reflections on the breakup of the Bell System: “The Post stated in its editorial “The AT&T Breakup in Restrospect” [Sept. 4] that, after 20 months, the score is still not in on whether the breakup has actually served the national interest. I disagree. After 20 months the score reads: Business 2, Media 1, Public 0. “ Sandra M. Stewart, letter to the editor of the Washington Post, September 19, 1985
    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 towww.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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
© November 20, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Monday, November 19, 2018

Resist Troika Files Suit to Block Whitaker Appointment


The Resist troika of Hirono, Whitehouse and Blumenthal
Two of whom’s behavior on Kavanaugh the nation was appalled
Have filed a lawsuit to Trump’s appointment of Whitaker block
Their biased attempt to resist and keep Mueller in spotlight should come as no shock
The DOJ had issued a lengthy opinion that the temporary appointment was okay
Not the fiery statements of the troika with anti-Trump animus on display
160 times in our history a president has appointed as temporary officials to offices requiring consent
Such appointments have been made by both Republican and Democratic presidents
For the troika this has nothing to do with the Constitution only to stoke the flames of fear
That Whitaker will order the delusional Russian probe witch-hunt to disappear
Millions upon millions spent by Mueller with no oversight by Rosenstein
A total waste of time in search of a nonexistent crime
The only collusion that Mueller should be investigating is that of the DNC and HRC campaign
The false dossier leading to the insurance policy of Mueller as special counsel without any reins
The Troika shows that any ideas of compromise in the Swamp are only talk
The evils of bias and partisanship grid lock the halls of Congress still stalk
© November 19, 2018 Michael P. Ridley

November 19, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Women's Entrepreneurship Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 19, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is now 66 2/3% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 7t6 with the number of people missing has dropped to 993 with heavy rains forecasted for Tuesday which should help firefighters but hinder the search for victims; the Woolsey Fire is now 91% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres, destroying 1130 structures and the death toll still standing at 3; DHS has claimed that the caravan is not mostly women and children but young males of whom 500 are criminals (not sure how they came up with the number but any criminal is one too many and once again points up the need for a wall and to condemn the Blues for their resistance); on the Never Nancy front 16 Blues have signed a letter indicating that their majority was due to a pledge not to vote for her and they would not vote for her (how ironic would it be if she does not have enough Blues for a majority and has to cut a deal with Trump for the wall to get Republican support to be Speaker of the House?); thanks to Michelle Wolf’s crude anti-Trump performance the organizers of the White House Press Corps Dinner have deleted comedy from the event (predictably Michelle Wolf the “comedian” who is not funny, only a biased hack who performed last year, called them cowards); the White House indicated they will not appeal the judge’s ruling on Jim Acosta, the showboating pseudo-journalist from CNN, but indicated they were preparing rules of decorum and respect which Trump indicated that if Acosta violated he would be removed; Bill de Blasio who can’t manage a small snowfall was calling out for the government to own more of NYC in order to control where buildings go, how high, who lives or works there and the rent to be charged (when are the voters of NYC going to vote this leftist idiot out to pasture?); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 18, 2018, 2679 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 444 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Elvis Presley, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are fortunate enough to avoid nostrum and a relevant quote from David Scott on social media, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day—created by Wendy Diamond in 2014 and observed by 144 nations to honor the accomplishment of women entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship among women.
2. World Toilet Day—created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 to address the issue of lack of sanitation forcing almost a billion to defecate in the open. The observance was made an official UN observance in 2013.
3. 1957 Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Jail House Rock” by Elvis Presley. Here is a recording of the song by the man who was awarded posthumously a Medal of Freedom by Trump for which he received a lot of flack for being a racist award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj0Rz-uP4Mk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nostrum” which  means quack medicine which could describe the idea of single payer medicine the left like Ocasio-Cortez is pushing.
5. Where Would Trump Be Without Him--celebrating the birth on this day in 1976 of Jack Dorsey the co-founder of Twitter and the online payment company Square. Trump would not be Trump without his access to and use of Twitter but Jack may be facing head winds over his perceived stifling of conservative tweets.
    On this day in: 
a. 1863 President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
b. 1985 Pennzoil won a $10.53 billion judgment against Texaco for its interference with Pennzoil’s contract with Getty Oil to but the company making the civil judgment the largest in U.S. history and probably dooming the careers of the lawyers who advised Texaco that what the company was doing was acceptable.
c. 1998 the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Clinton who became only the second president to be impeached but escaped conviction as the Senate voted on straight party lines not to convict him (which would happen if the House is dumb enough to impeach Trump with the resulting loss of the House by the Blues in 2020). 
d. 1998 Vincent Van Gough’s Portrait of an Artist Without Beard was sold at auction for $57.1 million.
e. 2004 in the waning seconds of a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons a fight broke out which really escalated to a mini riot when a fan threw a drink at Ron Artest who charged into the stands where a fight broke out between fans and players resulting in Artest being suspended for the rest of the season and four players being charged with assault and sentenced to one year probation and community service.
    Reflections on social media like Twitter:  “You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free.” –David Meerman Scott, best-selling author & speaker Twitter is even more powerful now that the 140 character limit has been increased to 280 but hindered by the proclivity of Twitter to stifle conservative tweets.
    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 towww.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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
© November 19, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Sunday, November 18, 2018

November 18, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Push Button Phone Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 18, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is now 55% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 76 with the number of people missing climbing from  over a 1,000 to 1276; the Woolsey Fire is now 88% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres, destroying 1130 structures and the death toll still standing at 3; Nelson has conceded to Scott in sharp contrast to Blue Abrams whose “concession” speech in Georgia admitted she did not have enough votes to require a runoff and threatened a federal lawsuit claiming voter suppression (the real threat of voter suppression is the voting by illegal aliens cancelling out Red votes by citizens); the Argentine submarine San Juan that disappeared on November 15, 2017 has been discovered imploded on the ocean floor almost 3,000 feet below the surface; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 17, 2018, 2676 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 444 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Elvis Presley, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are fortunate enough not to need nootropics and a relevant quote from Ben Shapiro on same sex marriage, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims—observed since 1993 to create awareness of the magnitude of death and injury on our roads and highways to the tune of some 50 million injured and 3,500 daily killed and to promote highway safety due to driver education and in terms of construction and safety features on vehicles.
2. Push Button Phone Day—celebrating the commercial introduction of the push button phone on this day in 1963. 3. 1956 Number One Song— the number one song in 1956 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley. Here is a recording of the song by the man who was awarded posthumously a Medal of Freedom by Trump for which he received a lot of flack for being a racist award: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y-bd3aDMGA .
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nootropics” which  means a cognitive enhancers which sadly appear lacking in the Swamp but experience increasing demand in an aging population.
5. It’s All In The Name celebrating the birth on this day in 1945 of Wilma Mankiller, a women’s activist and the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation whose teepee was taken down for good at the age of 64.
    On this day in: 
a. 1961 the seeds of the tragedy that would become the Vietnam War were planted when President Kennedy sent 18,000 military advisers to South Vietnam.
b.  1978 Jim Jones at Jonestown, Guyana led 909 followers, including over 270 children, of the Peoples Temple, in a mass murder-suicide.
c. 1991 after 1763 days of confinement by Shiite kidnappers in Lebanon, Terry Waite was released. 
d. 1999  at Texas A&M University the Aggie bonfire collapsed killing 12 students and injuring 27 others.
e. 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Council ruled that the state’s ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional and gave the state 180 days to implement appropriate legislation to make Massachusetts the first state to permit same sex marriages.
    Reflections on same sex marriage:  “Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us - the Supreme Court, President Obama - against traditional religion.” Ben
 Shapiro, noted conservative speaker and commentator.e
    
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 towww.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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
© November 18, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare

Toxic Is Word Of The Year Sadly


It is a sad day when in picking the word of the year
The Oxford Dictionary picks a word that symbolizes our divisiveness and fears
The word is “toxic” which defines our nation’s political scene to a tee
The chasm between left and right widens and from rational discourse both sides flee
One no longer argues against another one’s position with facts
But rather demonizes the opponent to justify the path to attack
It’s no longer here are the facts that prove you wrong
Rather you are a racist, xenophobic, and misogynist are the lyrics of the song
In the physical world hang around materials that emit fumes that are toxic
You die or become injured and in the discourse world reason sucked out and debate becomes hypoxic
People stop listening and resort to ridding the world of perceived evil persons
The chances of solving disputes and issues without deadly violence really worsens
Sadly the Oxford Dictionary in picking toxic was right
We have let reason be captured by the dark sinister forces of the night
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

Republic Sheriff Defies Washington


Washington with votes from liberal Seattle passed a proposition against guns
The sheriff in aptly named Republic announced enforcement of the law he will shun
If you are under 21 in Washington,  you cannot buy a semi-automatic gun
If a prohibited buyer steals a semi-automatic the owner’s freedom will be undone
Other than alcohol and in a few states for cigarettes age 18 is an adult
Why if less than 21 no right to buy a semi-automatic is the result?
The sheriff will be condemned by the left for failing to the laws enforce
While applauding sanctuary cities which frustrate federal law and are an illegal alien magnet source
The NRA true to its mandate has filed a lawsuit
Another day in Republic where love of the 2nd Amendment has strong roots
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

Kamala Harris No Apology on ICE KKK Comparison


After Kamala Harris’ outrageous comparison of ICE to the KKK
From her nothing but the sounds of silence to display
Her attempt to wiggle by calling the comparison in the illegal community a perception
Is a blatant red herring, a well thought out planned deception
A déjà vu Clinton moment of parsing what is is
Cover for Harris to pursue her anti- ICE biz
This wanna-be 2020 candidate is so quick to fire fighters support
But when it comes to law enforcement like ICE any backing she works to abort
The illegal caravan has now reached Tijuana to the residents’ dismay
A pox on services as anger on their arrival now being displayed
Drawn by sanctuary status and a perception the left will move mountains to let them in
While the drumbeats of the left continue to blare the clarion call that opposition to open borders is a sin
News flash to Kamala Harris and those of her misguided ilk
If you want to eliminate ICE, double the Border Patrol, have e-verify, end sanctuaries and have a wall built
But to condemn ICE goes beyond the pale
Hopefully you condemnation will haunt you to defeat on the campaign trail
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Nelson Concedes Defeat Time to Fire Snipe


The Blues and the MSM are quick to Trump with Hitler or Stalin compare
But in the 2018 midterms the philosophy of Stalin the Blues seem to share
Stalin believe it’s not who gets to vote
But who gets to count to insure victory for the other side will be remote
Stacey Abrams who failed in her gubernatorial quest
Appears to be unleashing the legal dogs of war to a revote suggest
On the filmiest of slender reeds
Fueled by the thirst for power needs
The Red candidate won by more than 50 percent
Election over sore loser Abrams no more money to be spent
The Blue plan may be to politicize the office of Secretary of State
To then in supervising the count the chances of Red wins abate
Vote tampering or illegal alien voting is a real not imaginary threat
If we do not require voter id it will be an action we will regret
In Florida the Blue incumbent finally concedes defeat
Nelson suffered a full Nelson from Scott and loses his seat
The drama of the laughing stock of the country Florida has come to an end
Time for Desantis to the election commissioners of Broward and Palm Beach to the unemployment line send
© November 18, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Saturday, November 17, 2018

California Wildfires and Snowfall In NYC


Whenever we mere humans think against the forces of nature we are on top
A natural disaster quickly brings that thinking to a complete stop
The Camp Fire in Northern California has risen to 71 kills
The damages will be in the millions upon millions of bills
Miles from the fire in Berkeley at Cal
Air quality has cancelled Big Game at its locale
Thousands of structures burnt to the ground
From a fire days earlier growing by leaps and bounds
Trump has arrived on scene to the destruction view
Hopefully aid forthcoming and a hatchet buried with the ruling Blues
3000 miles to the East our largest city New York is brought to its transportation knees
A few inches of snow blockading workers trying to from the city to homes trying to flee
DiBlasio when it comes to fulfilling the basic duty of government to its citizens protect
Is like Nero fiddling while Rome burns and why New Yorkers him should reject
Unprepared for even a white dusting of snow
Shiver to think when in the winter the blizzards really grow
Disasters take down haughty humans a notch
Force us to reflect on our frailty then reach for two fingers of scotch
© November 17, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Snipes Plays Race Card To Keep Her Job

Brenda Snipe is the poster child
Of flouting the law and incompetence run wild
Her history is that of refusing to follow the law
This total FUBAR of 2018 should be the last straw
Instead of trying to convince the voters she will take any steps to insure it would never happen again
Like a Pavlovian dog she plays the race card against her detractors which means another disaster not if but when
Blues are the political equivalent of the shepherd boy who called out on a wolf that did not exist
Voters come running to their defense again and again until fooled too many times they resist
For the shepherd boy he lost his sheep
For the Blues the stranglehold on the black vote they will no longer keep
© November 17, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 

November 17, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Suicide Survivors Dayu


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 17, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is now 50% contained as firefighters are slowly gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 71 with the number of people missing climbing from 600 to over a 1,000; the Woolsey Fire is now 82% contained after burning almost 100,000 acres and the death toll still standing at 3; Trump is visiting the areas devastated by the Camp Fire after complaining about forest management but heaping praise on the fire fighters and first responders and issued a call that it is time for California to come together (wonder how frosty his planned meeting with Brown and Newsome will be); Bumbling Broward had to stop the manual recount of ballots for Agricultural Commissioner after an hour when lawyers from both sides noticed that volunteers were counting the wrong ballots (DeSantes’ first act as governor must be to remove the election supervisors for Broward and Palm Beach County; Mia Love whom Trump blasted for not embracing her has regained the lead for a House seat in Utah albeit a 419 vote lead; Brenda Snipe who has a track record of violating Florida election law and the target of demands she be removed did what Blues like Pavlovian dogs has claimed that the backlash against her is racist; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 15, 2018, 2661 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 442 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Roger Williams, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that a majority of Americans still try to be nonpareil in their daily lives and a relevant quote from Private Dennis Bunning on Mai Lai, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. World Preterm Birth Day—observed since 2011 to create awareness of the need for preterm care and the issues facing the some 15 million annual preterm babies and their families.
2. International Suicide Survivors Day—introduced into the Senate by Harry Reid whose father committed suice as a day for friends and families of suicide victims to get together for healing and support.
3. 1955 Number One Song— the number one song in 1955 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Autumn Leaves” by Roger Williams. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGwFjbyAFm4   The keyboard of this noted pianist was closed on October 8, 2011 one week after his 87th birthday.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nonpareil” which  means a paragon which are in short supply in government and the MSM.
5. Up In Smoke celebrating the birth on this day in 1949 of former Speaker of the House John Boehner who is a director of Reynolds Tobacco and an investor in Acreage Holdings a Canadian based cannabis corporation involved in medical marijuana.
    On this day in: 
a. 1970 Lieutenant William Calley went on trial for the Mai Lai Massacre.
b. 1993 at Orlando, Florida President Nixon tells 400 AP journalists “I am not a crook.”
c. 1993 the House passed a resolution establishing the North American Free Trade Agreement. 
d. 1997 62 people mostly tourists were killed by 6 jihadists in Luxor, Egypt at the Temple of Hatshepsut.
e. 2000 Peruvian President Fujimori was removed from office.
    Reflections on the Mai Lai Massacre:  “I would say that most people in our company didn’t consider the Vietnamese human… A guy would just grab one of the girls there and in one or two incidents they shot the girls when they got done.” Dennis M Bunning, American private Mai Lai was not one of our finest in a war that should have never been fought.
    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 towww.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 www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
© November 17, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare

November 16, 2918 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day for Tolerance


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 16, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is still uncontained but firefighters are gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 63 with over 600 persons missing but PG&E who may have caused the fire has received favorable news that the PUC does not want the company to go into bankruptcy as a result of such liability causing the shares to soar 40%; the Woolsey Fire is now 69% contained and the death toll still standing at 3; In Georgia Stacey Abrams has conceded that she will not get enough votes in her race for governor which leftists like HRC are falsely claiming that the election was stolen from her but did indicate she would be filing a federal lawsuit claiming mismanagement by the Secretary of State (good luck with that sore loser); in Florida the results of the machine recount did not result in the need for a hand count and DeSantes will be certified as governor (his first official act should be to fire the election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach County) but Scott’s margin will result in a hand recount but even CNN is opining that Nelson will need a miracle to surpass the over 10.000 vote lead that Scott possesses; on the climate change hysteria front the study recently published by Nature that indicated ocean temperatures were rising much faster that predicted has be shown to be false and retracted; a federal judge has temporarily restored Jim Acosta’s White House press pass but allowed the White House to implement rules and decorum to follow which Trump has indicated is in the process of being developed; NASA is warning that due to a decline in sun spot activity we will be in for a much colder winter; clueless and biased Joy Behar slammed the CMA Awards Show for not being politicized (what an idiotic stance—what about people wanting to be entertained as opposed to be subject to political rhetoric); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 15, 2018, 2657 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 442 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Eddie Fisher, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that a majority of Americans still believe in a nomocracy and a relevant quote from Quentin R. Bufogle on the 2nd Amendment, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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 Day for Tolerance—created by UNESCO in 1995 to create awareness of the dangers of intolerance something that we as a nation really need to learn as the divide and over the top partisanship continues to grow.
2. Stand Up to Bullying Day—created in 2008 to encourage people standing up to and preventing bullying in school and in the workplace; if you see someone wearing a pink T-shirt that person may be celebrating the day.
3. 1954 Number One Song— the number one song in 1954 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “I Need You Now” by Eddie Fisher. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdAcH8QQZJ4   He died on September 22, 2010 13 days after falling and breaking his hip..
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “nomocracy” which  means a government based on the rule of law which although it has been under attack in recent years describes this nation.
5. Rocky Revival celebrating the birth on this day in 1907 of Burgess Meredith noted actor whose career spanned six decades and who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award for the trainer of Rocky Balboa in Rocky. He ran out of roles at the age 89 on September 9, 1997.
    On this day in: 
a. 1871 to the future bane of liberals the National Rifle Association received its charter in New York State.
b. 1940 George Metesky, an electrician angry over a workplace injury and denied workers’ compensation, planted the first of 33 bombs over a 16 year period at an office building of Consolidated Edison in New York City. He was finally caught and found insane.
c. 1945 UNESCO was founded. 
d. 1973 President Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act allowing the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline which upon completion was delivering 2,000,000 barrels of oil a day to Valdez.
e. 1990 the duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy for the  album Girl You Know It’s You because the only songs song were song by session musicians.
    Reflections on the 2nd Amendment so fiercely defended by the NRA: “If you're one of those delusional 2nd Amendment types who believes you and your trailer park 'militia' might need to take on the Army, the Navy, the 101st Airborne and SEAL Team 6; not only should you be denied the right to bear arms -- but the right to your belt & shoelaces as well ... 'cause you're stark, ravin' batshit!!!”  Quentin R. Bufogle noted author of Horse Latitudes.
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© November 16, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Scott Peterson A No Show


The outrage over the police response to the Parkland school shooting continues to grow
Scott Peterson the deputy who stayed outside was before an investigating panel a no show
Called a cop in name only and a disgrace to the force
Resigned shortly after the shooting knowing dismissal would be the course
Wonder how he lives with the thought?
If he had gone inside how many students would not have been shot
He out of harm’s way stayed outside
How many of the 16 as a result of such cowardly act died?
We as a nation on the left treat the police with disdain and contempt
Making it harder for a rescue effort during a shooting to attempt
With a pension of over $8,000 a month no financial fears
Only the voices of his conscience that may bring him to tears
© November 15, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Taylor Swift Transported in Suitcase to Miss Paparazzi


Taylor Swift is 5’10” and weights just 123 pounds
Despises the paparazzi when they are around
She will go to any lengths to avoid by them being seen
Now we know why she is fit and very lean
Being transported to her vehicle in 2017
Relentless hounds to take a photo and rake in the green
She is one of the music royalty but unlike the royalty in the East not carried in a curtained litter
But in a suitcase cramped which would make her and the paparazzi frustrated and bitter
© November 15, 2018 Michael P. Ridley  

No Presumption of Innocence for Kavanaugh but for Avenatti


During the Kavanaugh hearings the presumption of innocence was put on hold
Blue after Blue piously proclaimed you have to believe women we were told
Avenatti became the darling of CNN and MSNBC and the View
The poster anti-Trump child was a hero for the Blues
Now that image of a #MeToo supporter to be put to the test
Following a domestic violence felony arrest
So quick was MSNBC and CNN to Kavanaugh condemn
Yet on Avenatti played down the arrest as he was one of them
The women on the View
Other than Abbey and Meghan without a clue
Expressed dismay and utter shock
But unlike Kavanaugh the presumption of innocence for him should not be blocked
If he is found guilty the View members will condemn him and drop him like a hot rock
Wishing that he will be in a cell quickly be locked
© November 15, 2018 Michael P. Ridley