Sunday, October 13, 2019

October 13, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Daytme


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 13, 2019 Hunter caught with his hand twice in the quid pro quo cookie jar once in Ukraine and the other in China came to his senses and resigned from his board position on the $1.5 billion Chinese funds that in all likelihood received money from investors due to Biden’s lead among Blues and a perception by the Chinese he would win; Americans really should learn the answer of the involvement of Joe Biden seeing that his son was not investigated in his capacity as a consultant to a Ukraine energy company; AOC at another climate change conference was playing the guilt trip on those who contest climate change in tears that she would not bring a child into the world only to have him or her die too soon due to climate change (calendar to talk to her in around 18 years when her time to give birth has passed and see what her new predictions on the Earth’s demise are); Schiff under growing attacks on his lying and deception tried a mea culpa admitting he should have been more transparent on the whistleblower (future acts and deceptions will reveal if this leopard has changed spots); while the open border fanatics in the Blue party fiddle as the illegals try to flood into this country, Mexico is doe far more for our security that the Blues are trying to prevent as Mexico stops a caravan of illegals from Africa and Central America; on the drug war front, the cartels are ramping up the flow of meth across our Southern Border, the cartels have stepped up their production of meth and are are smuggling it across our borders in historically high numbers while Blues have their heads in the sand; on the illegal alien front Trump’s administration is trying 24/7 to protect all citizens regardless of race or gender from the flood of illegal aliens and ICE arrested Domingo Ramirez-Cayente, an illegal deported in 2010 who returned illegally and shot to death a transgender in Dallas last month:
                                                               

, hopefully another potential Willie Horton moment to pin on the open border Blues as this scumbag posted bond and without a requirement of ankle monitoring device, no no one’s surprise, has fled and is on the lose; Turkey is continuing its advance into Turkey amidst news that its air strikes targeting journalists and civilians have killed 9 people while ISIS fighters are escaping Kurdish captivity; this mess gets worse as Syria is advancing its forces to its border with Turkey and one could fear clashes between Syrian and Turkish forces with a very real possibility that Russians will get involved against Turkey; in Chicago be prepared not to ask please pass the mashed potato but rather please pass the Glock as 4 people eating dinner were by an acquaintance shot and killed and Mayor Lightfoot when it comes to preventing CPD from cooperating with DHS is ordering a heavy foot on the noncooperation gas; in Chicago through October 12, 2019, 2210 have been shot, of whom, 382 have died, ending the miracle of no deaths on the 11th ; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 270 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious abo ut 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 people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Larry Verne,  the fact that you are doomed to listen to a politician prelect to you and a relevant quote on the survivor of members of a rugby team that crashed in the Andes Mountains  by Piers Paul Reid, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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 Disaster Reductioncreated by the General Assembly in 2009 to promote a global culture of natural disaster reduction, including prevention, mitigation and preparedness.        
2. Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day—promoting awareness of and the need to raise funds to find a treatment for a disease  that affects 2,000,000 women a year and is the most common form of cancer that when it reaches Stage 4, metastasizing to other organs, it is incredibly deadly.         
3. 1960  Number One Song— the number one song in 1960 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “Mr. Custer” by Larry Verne. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXRarvh-BxQ [ Verne had this song as his only hit and in 1963 retired to build movie sets for 35 years until Mr. Custer sent him on his last ride to die of Alzheimer ’s disease on October 8, 2013 at the age of 77.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prelect” which means to lecture which politicians are prone to do to us instead of listening.
5. Social Unjustice—celebrating or bemoaning the birth on this day in 1989 of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who was elected in 2018 as the youngest female youngest female to take a seat in Congress. Her leftist or socialist policies and climate change predictions have driven the Blue party further to the left and away from the center than it has ever been and has energized the Reds more so than the Botox Queen Nancy Pelosi could ever do.
On this day in: 
     a. 1775 the predecessor to the United States Navy, the Continental Navy, was established.
     b. 1903 the Boston Red Sox won the first World Series, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 8th game.
      c. 1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 carrying an Argentine rugby club team crashed in the Andes Mountains. 28 survived the crash. All but 16, who ate the frozen flesh of persons who had died, succumbed before rescue on December 2, 1972  
 d. 1976 the first photograph of the Ebola virus was taken by an electron microscope at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Doctor F.A. Murphy.
 e. 1983 Ameritech Mobile Communications in Chicago launched the world’s first cellular network, marking the  beginning of the end of our leisure time.
 Reflections on surviving after the crash of Flight 571 in the Andes and after hearing that the search for their plane had been terminated after 11 days: “The others who had clustered around Roy, upon hearing the news, began to sob and pray, all except [Nando] Parrado, who looked calmly up at the mountains which rose to the west. Gustavo [Coco] Nicolich came out of the aircraft and, seeing their faces, knew what they had heard… [Nicolich] climbed through the hole in the wall of suitcases and rugby shirts, crouched at the mouth of the dim tunnel, and looked at the mournful faces which were turned towards him. 'Hey boys,' he shouted, 'there's some good news! We just heard on the radio. They've called off the search.' Inside the crowded aircraft there was silence. As the hopelessness of their predicament enveloped them, they wept. 'Why the hell is that good news?' Paez shouted angrily at Nicolich. 'Because it means,' [Nicolich] said, 'that we're going to get out of here on our own.' The courage of this one boy prevented a flood of total despair.“ Piers Paul Reid, Alive, The Story Of The Andes Survivors.umb before rescue on December 2 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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Wild Goose A Place In Costa Mesa To Go


In Costa Mesa, the Wild Goose is found at 436 East 17th Street
Here’s a small place big in charm you would want friends to greet
During football the wings at $.79 a piece are great
And service by Laura in a green dress is 1st rate
Best kept secret is for $4, 3 pickled eggs
Served with hot peppers that make one want to hop on one leg
On wide screen TVs to display a Ram/ 49ers football game
Sadly only ewes showed up and hornless they were tamed
Laura one of the bartenders in a green dress
Ram or 49ner personal team loyalty she would suppress
Given the prompt service, patrons on March 17
Will hope she’s serving and wearing the green
If John Wayne were still alive on the bay on the Wild Goose on a party float
Take it to the bank he would want Laura and the Wild Goose servers working on his boat
October 13, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Airport 2019 Deja Vu



It is sometimes hard for writers to keep the creative juices new and flowing
Especially with NetFlix and other venues, the demand for new product keeps growing
An easy way from the gridlock of a blank sheet or computer screen
Is to build upon a sequel of a success by millions already seen
Explains Jaws, Fast and Furious, King Kong, and Sharkanado 1-6
The old adage of don’t fix it if it’s not broken sticks
Airport  made in 1970 for only 10 million dollars
Made 100 million with 10 Academy Award nominations to collar
Helen Hayes the aging stowaway with her long career to impress
Was awarded with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Three other sequels were made with The Concorde being the last
A fourth was planned but unfortunately for George Kennedy never came to pass
But the aging stowaway in real life strikes a responsive cord
After all who would not cheer as an aging women foils TSA and on a plane sneaks aboard
Marilyn Hartman now 67 tried to evade TSA 8 times without a ticket trying to board in 2014
After in March of this year succeeding on a flight to London now dubbed as Serial Stowaway Queen
Arrested again on October 5 trying to board and due soon in court
What will it take for this grandmother type to her activity abort?
Serious stuff in today’s jihadist terrorist world if one circumvents however ineffective the checkpoints of TSA
A stiff sentence with prison time to convince her to mend once and for all her stowaway ways?
Or maybe in a Catch Me If You Can moment another Airport sequel
In which she could be a consultant to escape TSA security drill?
© October 12, 2019 Michael P. Ridley

From 2nd Amendment to 1st Goes Bozo O'Dork


It is hard to feel sorry for Beto O’Rourke as his primary chances fade away
Probably not prefulgent enough to link his church pronouncement on the eve of today
Having trashed the 2nd Amendment to scare the owners of guns to their law abiding core
He is ready to try to on the !st Amendment a knockout blow to score
On the Eve of Freethought Day to atheist and secular thought provoke
Beto was calling for tax exempt status for churches to be revoked
If that church on same sex marriages does oppose
With such a plank clear his campaign in its death throes
God help us if we would ever allow the state to dictate our religious beliefs
Cannot imagine or even describe from the Swamp the amount of grief
Thousands of our earliest immigrants from state mandated religions fled
To these virgin shores to worship their God in their own way instead
But for O’Rourke now instead of render on to God what is God’s
It is worship only what Caesar has permitted and not outlawed
Thank God many of us do not put O’Rourke in a separate camp
But in with Blues now linked to him as he religious freedom wants to tramp
Bringing Americans out in droves and in righteous rage
To drive this loser off the Blue debate stage
If by the unlikeliest chance in the radical mosques of the Middle East he is heard
A wakeup call to end Muslims’ killing gays and lesbians which we view as cruel and absurd
© October 12, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

October 12, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Freethought Day


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 12, 2019 The construction rocks at the Hard Rock Café construction site in New Orleans must not have been in place along with the foundation and beams as the Hard Rock Café in New Orleans under construction came crashing down https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-orleans-hard-rock-hotel-collapses-injuries, killing one and injuring 18 (looks like what one would expect in third world country but not here); first Bozo O’Rourke was coming to get your guns; now he is coming to get your crosses as he demands churches that oppose same sex marriages lose their 501(c)(3) charitable exemption (wonder how this idiot feels about mosques that advocate throwing gays and lesbians off buildings); the “whistleblower” whose lawyers admitted that he had conversations with Blue presidential candidates and that he wanted to testify if writing as opposed to appearing in person (of course he or she does so questions of bias and possible collusion can be avoided); Fiona Hill, a former White House assistant who worked under departed John Bolton is going to appear before Schiff’s committee to hopefully shed any light, hopefully unbiased, on the extent of her prepping Trump before his phone call with Ukraine’s President; Elizabeth Warren on the warpath against banks and social media giants has published a fake news ad on Facebook to the effect that Zuckerberg had endorsed Trump which he has not to slam its policy of not applying its terms of service to politician’s ads; the Thin Black Line that seems on border security fighting Trump tooth and nail has handed down ruling banning Trump’s ban on green card issuance to those likely to go on welfare (short memories of the policies at Ellis Island that required immigrants to prove they would not be a public assistance burden); Grammy winner Zedd is providing evidence of a Silk Curtain from China banning external criticism of its repressive regime from reaching its people as he was supposedly banned from China for supporting a critical “South Park” tweet (almost just like the wrath the NBA got hit with when a GM criticized China and another wakeup call that this government is not our friend but sworn existential enemy); on the PG&E front, the company was bookended first with 800,000 customers losing power due to high winds and the threat of fires that drove PG&E into bankruptcy and second a Bankruptcy Court ruling that could mean the shareholders of the company will be wiped out (true to form our leftist governor blasted the company for decades of greed placing profits before safety as if a government owned public utility could do a better and safer job); in Chicago through October 11, 2019, 2187 have been shot, of whom, 375 have died but no one on the 11th in a minor miracle; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 267 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Bobby Darin,  the fact that you are deemed by your friends to be prefulgent and a relevant quote on Christopher Columbus by Allison Robicelli, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. Freethought Daycelebrated by atheists and secularists on this day which the anniversary of the letter by the Governor of Massachusetts in 1692 to the Privy Council in London that the trials end.        
2. Columbus Day—celebrating the discovery of North America by Christopher Columbus on this day in 1492 almost 500 years after the Vikings landed in North America but which today in our politically correct culture is being downgraded because of what Europeans did to the Native Indian population.         
3. 1959  Number One Song— the number one song in 1959 on this day on a run of 9 weeks (not continuous) in the position was “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin. Here is a recording of the song live on the “Andy Williams Show in 1970: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiGFZUnJgqU  This incredibly talented singer songwriter suffered from rheumatic fever as a child and after contracting sepsis following a dental visit prior to which he failed to take antibiotics, he died under the surgeon’s knife on December 20, 1973.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prefulgent” which means extremely bright a trait that most of our politicians find themselves extremely lacking save in how to sell their souls for campaign donations and still dodge the quid pro quo.
5. Davy Crocket Lives On In Song--celebrating the birth on this day in 1941 of French singer Jean-Francois Grandin better known to his fans as Frank Alamo in tribute to John Wayne’s portrayal of Davy Crocket in The Alamo and who sang in French and English but whose Alamo walls were breached in 2012 on day before his 71st birthday of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
On this day in: 
     a. 1810 to the joy of future beer drinkers worldwide the citizens of Munich declared the first Ockoberfest.
     b. 1945 Corporal Desmond Doss whose exploits are portrayed in the movie Hacksaw Ridge became the first conscientious objector to win the Medal of Honor for saving 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa; he could not save himself from old age and died in 2006 at 87.
      c. 1983 Japanese Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei was convicted of taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed Corporation and sentenced to 4 years in prison but remained free on appeal until his death in 1993.
 d. 2002 jihadist terrorists detonated a suicide bomb at the Sari Club in Bali, killing 202 tourists and wounding some 300; after protracted legal proceedings the three plotters punched their one way ticket to Paradise in front of a firing squad on November 9, 2008.
 e. 2017 angered by perceived anti-Semitism in UNESCO, the United States announced its intentions to withdraw from UNESCO which withdrawal was then followed by Israel.
 Reflections on Columbus Day the celebration of which in our growing PC culture seems to be fading away: “Fellow Italians: stop getting all bent out of shape about Christopher Columbus getting the same treatment as the Confederates. He was a horrible man, a horrible representative for our people, and not that special. Any asshole can get lost in a boat.”― Allison Robicelli, noted Italian-American cookbook and travel author Maybe so but given the man credit for not having the crew mutiny as land seemed further away each day.
 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, October 11, 2019

October 11,2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Coming Out Dayt


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 11, 2019 The Blues favoring open borders and no wall may have been hit with their Willie Horton moment as the police have arrested an illegal alien who stole a car from the owner of Zora, the disabled dog who is able to walk with a customized disabled dog device, has been arrested in another stolen car and charged with stealing autos and causing the death of animal after abandoning the car and leaving the dog inside to die( Reds should put this scumbag’s face on campaign posters to remind voters what they get when they support illegal aliens):
                                                                      
    
Former Ambassador to Ukraine is testifying before a House Committee on possible quid pro quo behavior by Trump and do not be surprised if Blues leak whatever testimony they deem helpful to their impeachment witch-hunt to the MSM; Gavin Newsome’s war against the 2nd Amendment and private prison and immigration detention aided by his Blue lap dogs in the state legislature is in high gear as he signed into law a raft of laws which will go into effect on January 1, 2020; while California public universities at the undergraduate level continue to offer degrees in areas that are useless in aiding students to pay off their college debt, at least they will have the comfort of knowing that Newsom has signed legislation requiring public universities to provide birth control medication at student health centers; Newsome took a break from signing laws to decimate the 2nd Amendment to tout that the Republican Party is finished (may be right with its screwball two winners take all to advance to general primary election laws; amidst news that confirms that bias in the news reporting by MSNBC and CNN in terms of losing in the rating wars to Fox for 71 straight quarters, Shephard Smith announced his retirement from Fox News; Trump announced a Phase 1 Trade Deal with China and the market soared although the details have yet to be detailed (if you listen carefully to the offices of the Blues, you can hear the sobs as they need to have Trump fail and the economy tank to bolster their chances to win in 2020); Pelosi must be seeing the handwriting on the wall that her Banana Republic like Kangaroo Court Impeachment will be doomed in the Senate as she ranted about Trump’s astute and right on point criticism of Joe Biden while ignoring her numerous over the top rhetorical attacks on him and complaining that the children are listening to Trump (this woman daily shows signs of Botox contamination of the brain affecting her judgment); Ronan Farrow’s book on Matt Lauer’s sexual escapades and the attempt to cover up will be out soon and it will paint a very reptilian brain portrait of Lauer and complicity by NBC as one of Lauer’s victims Brooke Nevil has gone public over his alleged anal rape of her (so refreshing when the supporters of women CNN and MSNBC circle their wagons when one of their own is accused a peep not a word about the anal rape allegations of this perceived pervert); Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC News who killed Farrow’s expose about Weinstein and already taking heat for an old boy culture when it comes to sexual harassment is facing an allegation from one of his victims on sexual harassment (his actions now become clear when perverts like Lauer could claim “this is what the boss was doing”); the silver lining over Lauer’s sexual harassment and rape charges seems to be that NBC staffers may be tiring of the moniker of “Nothing But Cack” and finding some spine to mock Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News trying to defend the network’s handling of the scandal and the rape charge; Tulsi Gabbard, the only real non leftist candidate who might have a chance to save the Blues from fleeing from the center and jumping over the cliffs to the rocks of socialist like doom below has made the cut for next week’s Blue primary debate but is threatening to boycott over the DNC’s alleged rigging of the primary process; Rita Lowrey, a Blue 16 term Congresswoman is going to retire after the 2020 spawning speculation that Chelsea Clinton may run to replace her after her retirement (we need another Clinton in office like we need a hole in the head); troubling news that should alarm all Americans as recently declassified findings by the FISA Court show Christopher Wray continued to illegally spy on Americans (Comey and his anti-Trump henchmen have not been held accountable and should merit prosecution and prison time on conviction); the MSM anti-Trump lap dogs and Pelosi wanting to conduct impeachment inquiry behind closed doors with Red input blocked (no wonder latest Fox poll shows 51% of population want Trump removed); in Chicago through October 10, 2019, 2185 have been shot, of whom, 375 have died as the 2 day hiatus on deaths ended; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 267 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Tommy Edwards,  the fact that you combat predacious whenever you witness it and a relevant quote on the coming out by Anthony-Venn Brown, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. National Coming Out Daycreated in 1988 by  Robert Eichberg and Jean O'Leary. Eichberg, who died in 1995 of complications from AIDS, was a psychologist from New Mexico and the founder of the personal growth workshop "The Experience". O'Leary was an openly lesbian political leader and long-time activist from New York, and was at the time the head of the National Gay Rights Advocates in Los Angeles. Both believed the best way to combat LGBT discrimination was to come out of the closet.        
2. International Day of the Girl Child—created by the United Nations in 2012 to create awareness of the discrimination and issues faced by girls due to their gender in such areas as education, employment and forced marriage.         
3. 1958  Number One Song— the number one song in 1958 on this day on a run of 6 weeks in the position was “It’s All in the Game” by Tommy Edwards. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akbfXUA08OY The song is probably the only one written by a future Vice President of the United States Charles Dawes in 1991. Edwards battled alcoholism and the Game ended for him on October 23, 1969 at the age of 47 from complications from cirrhosis.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “predacious” which means predatory which defines politicians to a tee when it comes to their considering taxes.
5. No Warning--celebrating the birth on this day in 1966 of noted TV actor Luke Perry who starred in Beverly Hills 20010 and who suffered a massive stroke without warning and died on March 4, 2019.
On this day in: 
      a. 1937 following his abdication of the English Throne to marry Wallis Simpson, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor embarked on an 11 day tour of Nazi Germany, meeting with Adolf Hitler.
      b. 1954 in accord with the 1954 Geneva Convention, French troops completed their evacuation of Vietnam.
      c. 1987 the AIDS Memorial Quilt was displayed for the first time on the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
 d. 1991 Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations on the alleged sexual harassment of SCOTUS Nominee Clarence Thomas.
 e. 2001 Polaroid Corporation, a victim of the digital camera, filed for Chapter XI Bankruptcy Protecton.
 Reflections on coming out: “There are those from religious backgrounds who resist and oppose LGBT equality; some very obsessively and publicly. They make bold accusations and negative statements about gay and lesbian people, their supposed "lifestyle" and relationships. But when a son, daughter, brother, sister or close friend comes out it is no longer an "issue" it becomes a person. They realise everything they'd said was painfully targeted at someone they love. Then......everything changes.”― Anthony Venn-Brown, A Life of Unlearning-one man’s journey to find the truth
 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, October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Day Against Death Penalty


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 10, 2019 Ronan Farrow’s book on Matt Lauer’s sexual escapades and the attempt to cover up will be out soon and it will paint a very reptilian brain portrait of Lauer and complicity by NBC as one of Lauer’s victims Brooke Nevil has gone public over his alleged anal rape of her (so refreshing when the supporters of women CNN and MSNBC circle their wagons when on of their own is accused a peep not a word about the anal rape allegations of this perceived pervert); Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC News who killed Farrow’s expose about Weinstein and already taking heat for an old boy culture when it comes to sexual harassment is facing an allegation from one of his victims on sexual harassment (his actions now become clear when perverts like Lauer could claim “this is what the boss was doing”); the silver lining over Lauer’s sexual harassment and rape charges seems to be that NBC staffers may be tiring of the moniker of “Nothing But Cack” and finding some spine to mock Noah Oppenheim, the president of NBC News trying to defend the network’s handling of the scandal and the rape charge; Tulsi Gabbard, the only real non leftist candidate who might have a chance to save the Blues from fleeing from the center and jumping over the cliffs to the rocks of socialist like doom below has made the cut for next week’s Blue primary debate but is threatening to boycott over the DNC’s alleged rigging of the primary process; Rita Lowrey, a Blue 16 term Congresswoman is going to retire after the 2020 spawning speculation that Chelsea Clinton may run to replace her after her retirement (we need another Clinton in office like we need a hole in the head); troubling news that should alarm all Americans as recently declassified findings by the FISA Court show Christopher Wray continued to illegally spy on Americans (Comey and his anti-Trump henchmen have not been held accountable and should merit prosecution and prison time on conviction); the MSM anti-Trump lap dogs and Pelosi wanting to conduct impeachment inquiry behind closed doors with Red input blocked, no wonder latest Fox poll shows 51% of population want Trump removed; in Chicago through October 9, 2019, 2182 have been shot, of whom, 374 have died as the 2 day hiatus on deaths ended; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 265 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, musical links to Jimmie Rodgers and the Beach Boys,  the fact that precantations on you tend to be good ones and a relevant quote on the death penalty by Coretta Scott King, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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 Against The Death Penaltycreated by the Coalition Against the Death Penalty in 2003 to advocate the end of the death penalty on many grounds, not the least of which is a practical one, it does not deter murder no matter how heinous the crime is as most criminals never accept the fact they may get caught.        
2. World Mental Health Day—celebrated by the World Foundation for Mental Health in 1992 to create awareness of mental health issues facing society and to remove the social stigma associated with mental health diseases.         
3. 1957  Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “Honeycomb” by Jimmie Rodgers. Here is a recording of the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1ubG2f1-tol. At 83 he is still active having survived a concussion administered by 3 LAPD officers on December 1, 1967 which derailed his career for almost a year.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “precantation” which means a prophecy which when it comes to impeachment of Donald Trump, the MSM pundits are predicting with almost near unanimity.
5. Gems Need Only A Little Polish--celebrating the birth on this day in 1985 of Marina Dimandis, a Welsh born singer of Greek descent who was pushed by a teacher to become a singer which she has and a popular one at that in the U.K and a powerful testimony of a person self teaching herself to sing in Greek, play the piano and write music to succeed.
On this day in: 
      a. 1964 the opening ceremonies at the Tokyo Summer Olympics became the first to be televised live by satellite.
      b. 1966 the Beach Boys released their greatest hit “Good Vibrations” ranked number six Rolling Stone Magazine on the list of greatest songs of all times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UsUL7D_GOo.
      c. 1967 in an effort to reduce outer space as the equivalent of the Wild Wild West, the Outer Space Treaty came into effect.
 d. 1973 Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned after being charged with income tax evasion.
 e. 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle, killing 57 people and causing over $25 billion in estimated damages.
 Reflections on the death penalty: “As one whose husband and mother-in-law have died the victims of murder and assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses... An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation.” Coretta Scott King Unless the murder is so heinous and the certainty of guilt beyond any question, it is hard to defend a practice that does not deter in almost all cases the taking of a human life by a criminal.
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

No Mulligans In Elections


Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler wanted to escape the Swamp and its impeachment fray
And with a friendly game of golf talk impeachment strategy and put their golf skills on display
Pelosi went first and approached the Red first tee and carefully let loose with a picture perfect swing
A flight down the fairway then hooking to the left into a water hazard to bring
No one wants a stroke so a Mulligan was generously affirmed
A drive not long but on the fairway and dry terra firm
Schiff was next and after getting his shifting hips to stay still
A mighty slice that flew not straight but over the out of bonds hill
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander among friends
 So quickly  another Mulligan so a penalty he would not contend
Slower swing, head down hips on contact  to pivot
In fairway not too far but bouncing over a deep divot
Nadler was next and praying for a decent drive
Not to be as he topped the ball bouncing up and into a dive
Barely off the tee so a Mulligan was without hesitation freely granted to him
Slowing his swing down it bounced near the water but to hit his ball he would not have to swim
And so the three played with the rules of golf bent
With discussion of 2016 Trump win until they were politically spent
Mulligans passed out like Halloween candy
And gimme putts to in the end make the score seem dandy
The caddies looked on with amusement as the laws of golf they seemed to shred
All the while talking about how the electoral process had skewed by the Russians’ collusion with the Reds
When the reporters for their opinions the caddies were sought
Comparing their golf to politics here was their thought
In golf when there is no tournament a few Mulligans are the order of the day
To hide the lack of skills too many weekend golfers are prone to display
In politics when a race is over, it is over and a Mulligan is not there
And to use impeachment as a kind of Mulligan does not seem wise or  fair
A lesson the impeachment troika would do well to learn
Ere their political career off the tee crashes and burns
© October 9, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet