Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Death of Laken Riley by the Hands of an Illegal Calls for $15 Billion to the IRS Be Rereallocated to CBP


In their quest to sow the seeds for potential new voters in the fall harvest
Blues have tossed the safety of Americans into the trash to powers of Reds in government wrest
Even before Biden on his first day in office by executive orders
Overturned Trump border policies and opened wide the Southern border
Survive the long march to the border to the land of federal free milk and honey
Low income Americans soon would be suffering as illegals were siphoning off a huge share of federal aid money
As illegals were welcomed to sate from the federal purse
America was being overwhelmed by the gangs, illegal drugs and human trafficking curse
While Biden, Harris and Mayorkas thinking we were stupid and blind
Were lying to us that the border was secured and to claim otherwise meant we were out of our minds
Daily it seemed more illegals were released on no cash bail
Not released to ICE where they could be deported to the back to native country trail
Where innocent Americans they would assault, rape, rob and kill
Daily more innocents were added to the illegals butchers’ bill
Blues with their Holy Grail of Sanctuary Cities
For Americans killed, raped or maimed there, not a shred of pity
Finally the memories of Willie Horton’s murders are on display
The death of Laken Riley by the hands of a released illegal no longer tolerated today
The pendulum of allowing illegals to enter and drain federal and state coffers has prompted us to scream “enough”
Kate Steinle dying in her father’s arms by a multi-deported illegal we finally must rebuff
Growing calls that $15 Billion in new funds for IRS
That will cause millions of taxpayers far too much stress
Be reallocated to the CBP to jump start the end of open border distress
So daily the numbers of illegals crossing will not be more but less

© 2/27/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Boeing's Engineering Record Takes Another Hit As a Portion of a 757 Wing Falls Off While in Fkight


Boeing continues on the issue of safety to be in a world of hurt
From being an icon of aeronautical engineering excellence its performance has been discarded into the dirt
From 2 737 Super Max jets 757 crashing to kill all aboard and for months by the FAA confined to the ground
To an Alaska Air 737 9 on a flight from Portland to Ontario blowing out a window and forcing the flight to turn back around
To a United Air 757 flight to Boston losing a portion of its wing
To divert to Denver to avoid news of another plane failure to the public bring
The Portland flight had missing bolts which caused the window to be blown out
Hard to fathom how this could be the case with the cabin filled with terrified screams and shouts
The investigations are proceeding to determine cause
Whether due to a scheduled maintenance flaw
Or a defect in the manufacture that was somehow missed
Should passengers be concerned the skies are not friendly when defects are missed?
When workers are pushed by timelines for work that compromise doing the job right?
Or when the demands of DEI mean hiring workers who are below par in insuring safety of a flight?
The test should not be DEI in terms of whom should be hired to do a job
But the degree of competence such that the safety of the airline passengers are not robbed
Boeing needs to get its act together as China is now building passenger jet planes
At prices that may well end Boeing's dominant passenger jet plane provider reign 

© February 21, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet  

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Facing Political Reality of 2024 Loss Due to Slowdown of EV's Biden Delaying Reduced Carbon Emissions Regulations


The Biden Administration and Newsom have put the cart before the horse
Finally the reality of that simple fact is quietly causing Biden to alter his EV course
With not enough EV charging stations in place despite the misnamed Inflation Reduction Act
Biden’s ill-conceived carbon emissions for autos will have to be trimmed back
Add to the lack of charging stations and the batteries limited range reduced even further during winter time
And consumers are not flocking to the dealers when the EV’s come off the assembly line
Instead they are piling up on dealers’ lots as demand has slowed to a crawl
|If new EV buyers are looking to charge their cars at home, they will hit the electric power grid black out and brown out wall
The bureaucrats in the Swamp making enough to buy an EV
Are like most Americans delaying purchase given the charging difficulties
Like a toddler who must learn to crawl before he or she can begin to walk
Why did our out of touch EPA’s fossil fuel warriors at the first step balk?
Hybrids in which the electric motor kicks win idling in traffic or slow speeds
Charging the battery easily provide the solution to the charging reliability need
And the plug in hybrid is the icing on the cake
Electric only at gasoline speeds for the short trips one daily makes
And gasoline for the longer errand or commute
Which for vast majority of drivers would well suit
With Biden falling behind Trump in battle grounds like the Wolverine state
What cognitive awareness he still has tells him he must bail on 2020 promises or suffer a losing fate
Which contrary to the pundits indicating his signs of dementia will cause him to step down
He maybe with Jill’s aka Edith’s backing he thinks his chances of winning despite age and cognitive issues are sound

© 2/20/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Woody Harrelson in "White Men Can't Jump" Couldn't but Max McClung in NBA Dunk Contest For 2nd Year in a Row Could and Didifor f


In pro and college basketball starting white players are few and far between
Not fast enough, not coordinated enough and dunking the ball is not often seen
There are white players but most of them the bench ride
Unless the game is a blowout to enter and play in garbage time
The few white starters often are products of European basketball
That rebound well, shoot the three, assist to the open man or fast breaks stall
In the slam dunk contest of the NBA they can’t jump myth took a break
Max McClung who has played in only 4 NBA games his second slam dunk contest win he would make
Jumped over 7’1’’ Shaquille O’Neal
A reverse dunk to ice the fact in dunking he is the real deal
Maybe he can be an inspiration to white kids dropping the game in high school
Accepting the myth of the white man’s disease robbing them of the needed tools
Not sure why McClung has rarely played a game in the NBA
But clearly lack of jumping or coordination in the air has not come into play
At 6’2’’ maybe while his playing as a guard lacking both hands shooting or speed on a drive
But at least when it comes to jumping the lack of jumping myth does not survive

© 2/19/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Monday, February 19, 2024

After Supporting Israel Since Its Creation, Biden Is Throwing Israel Under the Bus With UN Cease Fire Security Resolution


The zealots in the U.S. and around the world who have been chanting in protest
In ignorance of Hamas’ sworn goals to drive Israelis into the seas without any life vests
“From the river to the sea”
Hamas’ rallying another Holocaust plea
Since its foundation the U.S. has been its ally and friend
Until the news today that relationship will come to an end
As Israel gears up to attack Hamas in Raffa to further its goal to Hamas purge
Word out is that U.S. will support a Security Council resolution no longer to just a cease fire urge
But a demand the Israelis cease and not bring the fighting into Raffa’s streets
At a time when given the deaths of their leaders Hamas is on the verge of defeat
There will never be peace in the Middle East if radical groups funded by Iran are allowed to exist
A two state solution will not end the rockets and Hamas efforts to fulfill its goals will persist
Hamas has tried to its hostage taking and rocket attacks be justified
By claims that Palestinians living in the West Bank or Gaza suffer from apartheid
If that really is the case like South Africa decades ago
Sanctions should be the path to strike the practices a fatal blow
But to allow Hamas to rearm and recruit to its casualties and tunnels  replace
While Iran continues to fund Hamas and its other anti-U.S. proxies is not a policy to embrace
Relying on Hamas to generate the Palestinian wounded and dead
Is an idiotic mistake that fosters only more world’s unmerited sympathy and should be shed
Biden and his Blues are losing their voter slaves like a bad case of dandruff
Watch long time Jewish voter join and part ways as they go to the polls chanting “Enough!”

© 2/19/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Friday, February 16, 2024

On Any Saturday




On Any Saturday


The walls of the Coliseum are thicker than the thickest walls of ancient Troy,
For 35 Saturdays no invaders had come even close to breach or destroy
Hector’s sword held so high above Traveler’s hooves that not even Achilles would dare to tread
For invaders entering past the headless forms any hope is quickly shed
In the pros there may be a trace of pride but it’s mostly a paycheck race,
Money to earn before the gods of injury a career to quickly waste
But in the hearts of students looking for a degree there beats a different dream,
That rare chance to scale the walls and topple the greatest of winning teams.
Homer or Virgil may have been a myth but if the world is only in prose,
It is a foregone conclusion of who will prevail on the chalkboard of X’s and O’s.
The spread was forty and all knew the Tree would be felled by Hector’s sword
Networks fleeing for no one would watch the Color run and the innocents gored.
But if a poet could sing of men and ships and arms,
Would these walls still keep this winning team from any lasting harm?
No time to burn the boats only an hour of actual ticked off time on the clock,
Would the souls of Nevers, Plunkett and  a young father this night aid in a surprising shock?
No time for an elaborate siege or to disguise 64 men as a Trojan horse,
On whose side would pride or emotions first sputter and run their course?
The walls this night were not thick enough and the Color ran amuck,
After 35 games, finally, the Trojans had at last run out of luck.
Somewhere in the heavens there is a young father on celestial sidelines, who saw it all,
A young son still in grief with seconds left stretching out and catching the winning ball.
Years from now no one may remember this great upset or the final score,
Or how dreams rose within the Color to burst through a padlocked door,
Save the poet who will record and with muses seek others to aspire,
For an underdog’s dream once lit—no one should ever be allowed to put out that fire.
Always dream, never quit and never accept any effort other than one’s best,
On any night like the Color, you too may rise up and pass any daunting test. 

Michael P. Ridley
Aka the Alaskanpoet
© October 6, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Mayorkas Impeached for 1st Impeachment of a Cabinet Officer Since 1876


Mayorkas has earned a badge of dishonor becoming the first cabinet officer since 1876
To have Congress approve the first step to from his office be 86ed
On party lines by 1 vote the second attempt successful to remove the “border is secure” liar
Oblivious to the fact that his border control pants were on fire
In his Orwellian mind he could justify
Having to an clearly open border deny
In his mind the border was secure
Illegals’ release to the interior was insured
Flooding cities and towns from the border
With drugs, terrorists, social safety net consumers and criminal disorder
With the Senate bill DOA in the House for more funds to the CBP
But with the border gates still open for over a million a year to become admittees
So we now have the worst of the worse
A nation still crushed by the illegals’ tsunami curse
And a underfunded CBP with one hand tied behind their backs
While illegals in terms of numbers which will be records on track
And Mayorkas with his impeachment running like water off a duck’s back
Emboldened by a certain not guilty Senate vote further adherence to the law he will lack
Mayorkas now knows that from penalties for not enforcing the law he is immune
Could not care less as the record flood of illegals heralds this nation’s doom.
© 2/13/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet