Monday, June 14, 2021

Rather Than Push for a Low Salt Diet Blues Push for Raising the Cap Along With a Wealth Tax

 

It’s common knowledge that a high salt diet is not healthy and can lead to strokes
But a high SALT diet is what Blue states turn to as their spending plans render them broke
A resident of a high SALT state is now with a two punch hit
Over $10,000 in SALT and excess not deducted which is causing major fits
Blues in high SALT states are pushing for removal of SALT cap
As more and more of the wealthy are running their farewell laps
The pandemic which brought many businesses to near ruin
The silver lining was workers could work at home with Zoom
The light bulbs were soon quick to turn on in many minds
If you can work at home, you can work at home in another state and leave high SALT behind
The census confirmed and high SALT states will lose in the next Congress seats
As people do the math of cost of living and high SALT they will vote with their feet
The Blue response is as useless as one should suspect
The idea of cutting back on spending 2o quick to reject
Their solution is to eliminate the cap and failing that raise it by leaps and bounds
Cannot fathom cuts in spending as in their mind such cuts would be unsound
To recover revenue from raising the SALT caps
A “one time” tax on wealth to $500 billion in revenue tap
Refreshing to see Blues who demand soaking the super rich
To propose a SALT cap removal so wallets of the wealthy will be enriched
© June 14, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Toobin the Zoom Masterbator Back at CNN--A Very Forgiving Wife?

 

What kind of man masturbates during a Zoom presentation?
Either a fool or a pervert so blinded he does not believe in retaliation
The Zoom broadcast was not a CNN show
But at the New Yorker that told him he had to go
But CNN must believe no matter what you do if outside CNN
If not often or only now and then
You have not embarrassed the network to a firing merit
Only a short suspension, which is only a mild demerit
Toobin is back at CNN with a straight face to tout his leftist spin
Knowing that decency and morals at his network lose never win
For Amy McIntosh with 34 years of marriage in the books
Masturbation a minor issue to a son out of wedlock to a marriage shook
Fool me once shame on you
Fool me twice it’s shame on me but are we through?
Their two adult kids are from the scandal probably immune
But feel for the 9 year old born out of wedlock who maybe teased relentlessly for dad’s masturbation on Zoom
Maybe Toobin’s relationship with his 12 year old out of wedlock son
Is only a begrudge check for child support and any chance for a relationship and caring is long since done
In the amoral world of the MSM like CNN
Toobin’s indiscretion a badge of honor, part of a decay moral trend
© June 14, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

June 14, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Flag Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 14, 2021       

            CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 176 million at 176,910,451 cases (176,551,081 yesterday), 12,032,936 of which are active, 164,877,278 closed with 161,054,572 recoveries (97.68% and 97.68% yesterday, and 3,822,076 deaths (2.32% and 2.32% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 34 million at 34,328,781 (34,316,005 yesterday) with 5,285,234 active cases of which 4,440 (4,541) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .084% of active cases and now a significant reduction to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 24,831, 29,043,487 closed, with 615,176 deaths (2.12% and 2.12% yesterday) and with 28,428,311 recoveries (97.88% and 97.88% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is
now .20% lower than the world’s death rate.

           Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady but slowing climb to 1848 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5649) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which may be a change in the method of reporting; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.93% of its closed cases have died (3105), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria 2595),   Brazil (2278) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2156), (Italy (2104), Poland (1972) and the UK (1875) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing), and Argentina (1872), and slightly better than Mexico (1767), Spain (1721),  France (1689), Portugal (1676), Romania (1667),  Chile (1598), Sweden (1431) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Bolivia (1314) and Switzerland (1246). 
            Tests: We have now conducted 494,997,846 tests (now at 1,487,175/M)   compared to number 2 now France at 1,365,769/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,868,982/M.
                  CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys   that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has moved down to 11th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic having been passed by Argentina at 1767/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):

                Guatemala:  Active Cases:  16,391 Deaths/M 464
                Honduras:    Active Cases: 152,933 Deaths/M 660
                El Salvador:  Active cases:     2,902 Deaths/M 353

         US Vaccinations: As of 6/14/21 310.6 million doses finally after decreasing   for several days falling to below 1 million to decrease from 1.14 million per day to 1.11 million which means if the rate does not increase it will take us now down to some 5 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 40,236,460 total doses have been given (84.1% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 83.0%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has moved  up barely  from  25th  to 24th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 46.6% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 43.7% has  moved from 20th to 19th among the 50 states.  A long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
            Non  CV News: It may be only anecdotal but Yeonmi Park who managed to escape North Korea with her family at age 13 to South Korea and was able to transfer to Columbia University in 2017 has some chilling observations as she found the very similar anti-Western sentiment, collective guilt and suffocating political correctness she endure in North Korea;  Biden holding a press conference before his summit meeting with Putin on Wednesday, was in rare gaffe form, fumbling through his speech and confusing Libya with Syria 3 times as an example of where the 2 countries could work together; in Brussels at a NATO meeting Biden tossed the long obeyed adage that politics stop at the water’s edge and vehemently blasted Trump for his dealings with NATO oblivious evidently that Trump was able to have European members increasing their defense spending to required percentages of GNP spending; Netanyahu ousted as Premier of Israel went out swinging, vowing to be back in the saddle, blasting is replacement and castigating Biden for his attempts to revive the nuclear deal with Iran; on this Flag Day, Representative Brian Mast who lost both of his legs serving in Afghanistan,  pointed out that the American flag is for everyone and castigated Mara Gay’s Op Ed in the NYC Times that she was disturbed to see so many American flags flying in Long Island but unlike the left defended her right to express her opinion; in what may be either payback or a gift to Pelosi trying to retain the House with its slim Blue majority, 9 out of 10 Reds in the House who voted to impeach Trump over January 6, 2021 events at the Capitol are facing primary challenges from Reds; in Minneapolis, protestors marching to protest the police shooting of Winston Smith had a car plow into them killing one person with the driver being taken into custody; Putin is calling allegations of Russian government involvement in recent ransom ware cyber-attacks as farcical (to believe that criminal oligarchs do anything without the blessing of Putin even if plausible deniability is ludicrous); as more and more people are recovering or being vaccinated in the U.S. a warning that a new variant of the virus Delta is accounting for 10% of the new infections and doubling each week which given the fact it appears to be much more contagious is spread fears of a new spike in the fall; the dynamic duo of MSNBC pundits are in full rant mode as usual with Joyless Reid claiming students are learning Confederate Race Theory and Jason Johnson bemoaning the fact that SCOTUS may not be packed to make it “fair and balanced” which unlike MSNBC is FOX’s standard; Blue Governor Wolf is acting true to his Lobo name baying at the “voter suppression moon” falsely claiming the Red Senate passed voter reform bill that requires presentation of voter id each time a person votes as opposed to only the first time is a threat to voting in the Commonwealth (interestingly Reds have claimed they reached out to the Governor’s office to negotiate requested changes but got no takers); former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and defeated candidate for governor John Cox have ads appearing to urge recall of Newsom, the date for that election has not been set but expected to be in October or November (later it is the better chance that voters will have forgotten the effects of his misguided lockdowns, school closures, Chinese mask deal, EDD office meltdown and delay in unemployment checks and his do as I say not as I do French Laundry lobbyist birthday party dinner); chilling news despite the euphoria of more and more people being vaccinated of a report in Los Angeles County of 933 vaccinated people having “breakthrough cases of infection” which are infections detected due to symptoms but because of mandatory testing like before surgery or returning to work; the G-7 has ended with the leaders pledging  a billion vaccines to fight the pandemic, support for a minimum corporate income tax rate of 15%, and touting that democracies can do a better job of aiding in the development of developing countries better that authoritarian countries like China; while many commentators claimed the G-7 proposals were weak, too general and full of platitudes, leave it to the political commentator to present a more disturbing view of the impact of the G-7’s ideas on America:     
                                                                               

               Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is alive and well to collect data to  show that   through June 13, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1652 persons shot of whom 282 have died.
            As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “Rockstar” by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricoh, the fact that you are partial to a rondeau, and a quote from Arnold Schwarzenegger on the American flag, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send 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. Please contact me for details on pricing.
            1.  Flag Day—commemorating the resolution of the Second Continental Congress on this day in 1777: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” The day was established by President Wilson in 1916 and codified by Act of Congress on August 3, 1949.
       2.  World Blood Donor Day—created by the World Health Organization and first celebrated on this day in 2005 to promote measures to increase blood donations and to ensure the safety of the blood donated—to celebrate “Give the gift of life.”
          3. 2020 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2020 on this day was “Rockstar” by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricoh on a run of 2 weeks in that position to join 21 other songs reaching number 1 and 12 other artists who achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest.  Here is a video recording by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricoh of “Rockstar”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxFstYSbBmc
           4.  Word of the Day—-the word for today is “rondeau” which is a poem which should be feared by triskaidekaphobiacs as it consists of 13 lines . 
           5.  Upheaval in Constant Motion--celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of Donald J. Trump, noted real estate developer, TV show producer and personality, 45th President of the United States and a man despised by the MSM 24/7 whose brash personality was a breath of fresh air compared to the fetid atmosphere of the Swamp which one might expect as the only president to serve without military or government service.

            On this day in:
            a. 1937 in response to the fears of drugged out smokers causing death and destruction and also because the drug was prevalent in Mexican communities the House passed the Marijuana Tax Act.
            b. 1949 Albert 2 a rhesus monkey on board a V-2 Rocket became the first primate to reach outer space but sadly like Albert III,IV, and V died during flight or on crashing when parachutes failed leaving Albert VI to become the first primate to go into space on April 15, 1951 and survive the return albeit shortly as he died 2 hours later.
            c. 1966 the Vatican, in a what took you so long moment, abolished the Index Librum Prohibitum (Index of Prohibited Books).
            d. 2004 in an astronomical equivalence of a close  shave moment, Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN,  which had  the similar mass and velocity to the asteroid that hit near Tunguska, Siberia in 1908 and leveled 800 squared miles of trees, missed hitting the Earth by 75,000 milesso1005 a jury founded Michael Jackson was found not guilty of sexually molesting a child in 1993.
            e. 2017 68 year old leftist activist James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise and 3 others during a practice by the Republicans Baseball Team for their upcoming game with the Blues Baseball Team. All 4 of the victims recovered but Hodgkinson was wounded in a shootout with Capitol Police and died in the hospital from his injuries. 
             Reflections on the American flag on this Flag Day in 1921: "As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long." — Arnold Schwarzenegger, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story Such a refreshing and uplifting thought as opposed to the bite the hand anti-American remarks from Illhan Omar who fled with her family to escape the Somalia Civil War into a Kenyan refuge camp for 4 years before lucky to be granted asylum status in 1995.
             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.

© June 14, 2021 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Sunday, June 13, 2021

June 13, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Abused Women and Children Awareness Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 13, 2021       

           CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 176 million at 176,551,081 cases (176,209,818 yesterday), 12,181,020 of which are active, 164,370,069 closed with 160,556,750 recoveries (97.68% and 97.68% yesterday, and 3,813,319 deaths (2.32% and 2.32% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
            CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 34 million at 34,316,005 (34,307,188 yesterday) with 5,312,419 active cases of which 4,541 (4,919) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .085% of active cases and now a significant reduction to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 24,730, 28,996,593 closed, with 614,958 deaths (2.12% and 2.12% yesterday) and with 28,381,635 recoveries (97.88% and 97.88% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .20% lower than the world’s death rate.

           Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slowing climb to 1848 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5641) the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which may be a change in the method of reporting; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.96% of its closed cases have died (3103), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria 2594),   Brazil (2273) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2155), (Italy (2103), Poland (1972) and the UK (1875) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing), and Argentina (1866), and slightly better than Mexico (1767), Spain (1721),  France (1688), Portugal (1676), Romania (1665),  Chile (1593), Sweden (1431) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Bolivia (1310) and Switzerland (1246). 
            Tests: We have now conducted 493,911,391 tests (now at 1,483,935/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,354,836/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,832,809/M.
                   CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys   that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has moved down to 11th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic having been passed by Argentina at 1767/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):

               Guatemala:  Active Cases:  17,082 Deaths/M 463
               Honduras:    Active Cases: 152,304 Deaths/M 657
               El Salvador:  Active cases:     2,906 Deaths/M 352

           US Vaccinations: As of 6/12/21 308.1 million doses finally after decreasing  for several days falling to below 1 million to increase from 1.06 million per day to 1.14 million which means if the rate does not increase it will take us now down to some 5 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 40,236,460 total doses have been given (83.4% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 82.3%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has moved  down from  24th  to 25th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 46.1% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 43.1% has not moved from 20th among the 50 states.  A long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
           Non  CV News: As ratings for CNN continue to be in free fall due to its bias and fawning over Harris and Biden, a ray of hope for attempting to try journalistic integrity as a CNN panel criticizes Harris’ response to Holt’s interview with questions on her avoidance of going to the border; since Blues are prone to toss the transgender phobia card against Reds it is refreshing to see a transgender Caitlyn Jenner attack leftist Kimmy Kimmel as a transgenderphobiac for attacking her as a “Donald Trump with a wig”; in what police are initially investigating as a suicide, 45 year old Christopher Sign, the reporter who broke the news of the meeting of Bill Clinton with Lorretta Lynch on the tarmac at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in 2016 as she was “investigating” Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail, has died; hold on to your wallets as the 2022 Florida Senate race between incumbent Marco Rubio and Blue challenger Rep. Val Demings is projected to be the most expensive Senate race in history; even though the life expectancy of the anti-Netanyahu coalition may be short-lived, Netanyahu is expected to have his 12 year reign as Israeli Prime Minister ended; 37 businesses in the Fells Point Area of Baltimore have written a scathing letter to the Mayor indicating they will be withholding taxes and permit fees if the city does not address the rampant crime in the area (Baltimore has resisted demands to defund the police and actually is proposing a $28 million increase put unfortunately no additional officers); the weekend was not even half over before Savannah, Chicago and Austin experienced mass shootings that left 2 dead and at least 30 wounded); the border is tidal wave of illegals is increasing overwhelming border agents while the left continues to ignore the crisis, falsely claims the border is closed and promotes the myth that we need  illegal, criminal, illiterate, or fodder to be trafficked by the cartels; Pelosi whose ability to use good judgment and claims Illan Omar is a valued member of Congress despite her anti-Semitic rants and refuses to despite Red demands to treat her like Rep. Green and remove her from her committee assignments; Minnesota Senate Reds are in a battle royal with the troika of the Blue led House, the teachers union and liberal governor Walz over the creation of education savings accounts and also vouchers that would enable parents to move their kids from public schools that they believe are failures to private schools with state funding following the student(at least charter schools receive funding from the   state); the outrage over imposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory continues to grow and now has 25 states opposing the practice; late in the first half of Denmark’s game against Finland in Euro 2020 Euro Championship, 29 year old Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and in the words of the team doctor “he was gone” before resuscitated by a defibulator and taken to a hospital (after a 90 minute delay Finland ended up winning the game 1-0; parents watching the education of their kids being under attack by nonscientific lockdowns and online learning, Critical Race Theory, cancel culture and for want of a better term creeping Woke, leave in to the political cartoonist to show anger of the parents and the MIA response of Governor but the cartoon lacks under the desk joining a hiding Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, and the president of the Minnesota Teachers union:

                                                    


              Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is back to show that   through June 12, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1636 persons shot of whom 281 have died.
              As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “Long Road Home” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, the fact that you like to rollick from time to time, and a quote from Michael Bassey Johnson on living with an abuser, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send 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. Please contact me for details on pricing.
            1.  Abused Women and Children Awareness Day—always celebrated on the second Sunday in June but clueless who created this observance or when it was first observed but creating awareness of abuse and the extent of it is a needed step to address the opinion as no man should ever abuse a woman and his children.
            2.  World Softball Day—created by the International Software Federation on April 25, 2005 and celebrated on this day since 2005, the day being chosen to coincide with the day in 1991 softball was added to the Summer Olympic sports. The sport has growing popularity among girls and women and among older men who never played high school and college baseball.
             3. 2019 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2019 on this day was “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus on a run of 19 weeks in that position to join 15 other songs reaching number 1 and 8 other acts achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest.  Here is a video recording by Lil’ Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2Ov5jzm3j8   
             4.  
Word of the Day—-the word for today is “rollick” which means frolic gaily which is a great way to chase the blues away.
           5.  X’s and O’s With Wealth to Go--celebrating the birth on this day in 1926  of  noted comedian, television actor and panelist Paul Lynde who was a long time center square for the game show “Hollywood Squares from 1963 to 1981 and who poke fun with his snarky voice at his barely concealed homosexuality but who struggled with alcohol for many years until finally getting sober in the early 80’s but died too early in his sleep of a heart attack on January 10, 1982.
            On this day in:
            a. 1944 too late to interfere with D-Day or its preparations the first 4 V-1 rockets were launched toward London with only hitting in an inauspicious story of Hitler’s new vengeance weapon.
            b. 1994 a jury in Anchorage, Alaska found Exxon and the captain Joseph Hazelwood of the Exxon Valdez guilty of recklessness after running onto the rocks after leaving Valdez, Alaska with a full tanker of crude oil, giving plaintiffs the right to seek $15 billion.
            c. 1996 the Montana Freeman a right-wing group surrendered to the FBI after an 81 day standoff.
            d. 2005 a jury founded Michael Jackson was found not guilty of sexually molesting a child in 1993.
            e. 2018 Volkswagen was fine 1 € for programing its emission control software to activate the cars’ emission controls only during laboratory testing.
            Reflections on living with abuse: “Putting up with an abusive person is like living with a pig in a pigsty and pretending not to care about the smell.”― Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes., noted inspirational writer and poet.
            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.

© June 13, 2021 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Omar Must Be Removed by Voters Not House But At Minimum Should Be Removed From All Committees

 

Like Dickens A Tale of Two Cities one member of Congress Blue the other Red
In London life was normal and in Paris people were losing their heads
In Congress Green accused of racist rants incurred Pelosi’s wrath and her committee seats lost
In Congress Omar with a record of anti-Semitism and U.S. rants has Pelosi support but  incurred Reds’ wrath who want her to pay a higher cost
Want her to from Congress be expelled
Overturning the vote however misguided should be a hard sell
Omar is a total disgrace
Too many Somalis in her District to be replaced
It should matter not the party who the voters select
Only that in the primary or the general the voters in 2022 reject
Until then what is good for the goose should be good for the gander too
Like Green, House should remove any committee seats held by this anti-American Blue.

© June 13, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Aping Jonah and the Whale with a Lobster fisherman and a Humpback Whale

 

Jonah was swallowed by a big fish and after three days was spit out
A theological prediction of what would happen after the crucifixion for the faithful there can be no doubt
But today a lobster fisherman crossed paths with a hump back whale
Into his mouth not swallowed but diving and then surfacing to live to tell his tale
Completely enclosed in the whale’s mouth but too big to swallow
His chance of survival still being somewhat hollow
But able to breath with a scuba tank, knowing the stomach did not await
Knowing he did not have three days of air to share Jonah’s fate
On the surface with the fisherman banging on this mouth with all strength he could muster
Hoping the whale would be irritated enough to use a spit out now thruster
And aping the Biblical treatment of Jonah he did
In seconds a human in his mouth he rid
Has to be a more than a million in one chance
So the surviving lobster fisherman will be back in the water to his income advance

© June 12, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

 

Chris Cumo's New Day Ratings Tank Below 500,000 and Continue To Fall When Does CNN Pull the Plug

 

This poet has always believed with the stench of CNN’s liberal bias
That one should listen upwind to avoid the rants intoned with such pious
Now another reason to watch upwind as a new source of stench hits the airways
CNN’s morning show Chris Cuomo’s “New Day”
Is a viewer wasteland with viewers heading far far away
Less than 500,000 viewers tune in and more and more of them leaving soon
Totally expected to see an exodus from this bias pseudo “journalist” clown
One would hope that CMO officers who oversee the spending of dollars for TV ads
When sponsors paying rates based on ratings will now when they have been had
Compared to Fox and Morning Joe Chris Cuomo, is a  far distant third
Any thoughts he is entitled to a continued job is probably absurd
With 24/7 Trump bashing to drive the leftist faithful to CNN now in the tank
Only a question of when not if CNN runs out of cash and credit lines at the banks
If CNN had a single objective person in their headquarters or newsroom
Their collapse as a member of the press would be a time for sadness and gloom
But they do not and their 24/7 leftist bias will go for naught
Leaving a lesson to future TV companies on how to survive will have been taught

June 12, 2021, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

June 12, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Day Against Child Labor

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not June 12, 2021       

             CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues on a slowing down basis the new year with cases now over 175 million at 176,209,818 cases (175,757,456 yesterday), 12,231,135 of which are active, 163,978,683 closed with 160,175,448 recoveries (97.68% and 97.68% yesterday, and 3,803,234 deaths (2.32% and 2.32% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises.
          CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 34 million at 34,307,188    (34,276,459 yesterday) with 5,346,025 active cases of which 4,919 (4,987) yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (now down to .092% of active cases and now another blip down to decrease the number of serious or critical cases to increase the reduction from the 29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 24,352, 28,961,163 closed, with 614,778 deaths (2.12% and 2.13% yesterday) and with 28,346,385 recoveries (97.88% and 97.87% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is
now .19% lower than the world’s death rate.

               Standing: On a deaths per million population measure on a steady   but slowing climb to 1847 the U.S. ranks behind Peru (5631 the new number 1 which has had a quantum leap in deaths previously unmatched which may be a change in the method of reporting; Hungary the new number 2 has had a huge continuing surge in deaths with the increase now slowing down and improving slightly to  3.96% of its closed cases have died (3103), aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria 2594),   Brazil (2263) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us and Italy, Belgium (2155), (Italy (2103), Poland (1972) and the UK (1875) which had passed us despite leading world in testing and now has new deaths barely increasing), and Argentina (1856), and slightly better than Mexico (1765), Spain (1721),  France (1687), Portugal (1676), Romania (1664),  Chile (1587), Sweden (1431) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in deaths, Bolivia (1304) and Switzerland (1246). 
            Tests: We have now conducted 493,298,460 tests (now at 1,482,117/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,350,518/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,832,849/M.
                   CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys   that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which has moved down to 11th  on my list of deaths from the pandemic having been passed by Argentina at 1765/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported (regardless of number we need no more cases):

                 Guatemala:  Active Cases:  16,476 Deaths/M 462
                 Honduras:    Active Cases: 151,232 Deaths/M 656
                 El Salvador:  Active cases:     2,909 Deaths/M 352

             US Vaccinations: As of 6/11/21 306.5 million doses finally after decreasing for several days falling to below 1 million to decrease from 1.14 million per day to 1.06 million which means if the rate does not increase it will take us now down to some 5 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 39,959,106 total doses have been given (83.0% of doses received to exceed the U.S. average of 82.1%), but even with the pressure of a recall to be scheduled this fall which hopefully end Newsom’s term, California has not moved  up from  24th of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 45.6% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 42.8% has moved down  from  19th to 20th among the 50 states.  A long way to go still to get herd immunity in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and the percentage of the population fully vaccinated compared to other states which means a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
             Non  CV News: The cancel culture virus seems to  be  upset that  the backlash seems focused against Critical Race Theory being forced down students’ throats and is stepping up to the plate in the Randolph Township School Board for removing the names of holidays from the school calendar and replacing them with “Day Off”, which has sparked a petition to have them removed if they do not resign; the president of Mexico was gushing over Where’s Waldo to the point of referring to her as the president of the United States and felt the meetings were a success probably since Harris did not raise the issue of Mexico taking back illegals turned back from the border due to public health issues (since Biden is probably oblivious Jill like an earlier Edith should be whispering in his ear that he has a “shadow president” that wants his job); since the federal government under Biden has abandoned its duty to secure our borders and in fact with the halting of the border wall and handcuffing I.C.E. to deport illegals working to further efforts to widen the open nature of the border, the governors of the states of Texas and Arizona are calling on fellow governors for help by sending police resources to their borders; looks like Biden’s one on one meeting with Putin after the G-7 Meeting will still occur in Geneva but the press conference that normally occurs after such meetings will not be a joint one but only involve Putin; the winning bid for a seat of the Jeff Bezos Blue Origin’s first manned flight up and back into space set for July 20th  was $28 million which will go into charity so it will be a deductible expense but still an outlandish expenditure for an 11 minute ride (probably might make it easier for Biden to get his wealth tax); the leaders of the G-7 have voted to end public support for the coal industry raising the interesting question of what we will need to use to generate the increased amount of electricity we will need to power the increased number of EV’s projected; NYC is being hit with the perfect storm of surging violent crime the confluence of massive cuts in the police budget and the actions of a judiciary that seems to bend over backwards to get violent criminals back on to the streets with deadly consequences as 16 year old Alberto Ramirez on his third arrest for gun charges had his $75,000 bail reduced by Acting New York Supreme Court Judge Dennis Boyle to $10,000 cash of $25,000 bond which this gang member’s family posted releasing Ramirez to engage in a gang turf war shooting spree that killed an innocent bystander; Pennsylvania Republicans will pass voter reform that includes a provision for presenting acceptable voter ID and a requirement to request mail in voting as opposed to mass mailing which the Blue Governor Wolf will veto, falsely claiming it is an assault of voting rights by the same people who caused the January 6 events in the Capitol; in a Jonah moment déjà vu lobster fisherman was diving for lobsters ended up in a Hump Back whales mouth and when the whale resurface he started pounded on its mouth and was spit out bruised but with no broken bones; as Harris continues to get slammed for not going to the border and dodge any firm commitment to do so, leave it to the political cartoonist to mock her laughing responses and shifting the narrative efforts:                                                                                



              
Chicago Gun Violence: Hey Jackass.com is back to show that   through June 11, 2,021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting mostly persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 1622 persons shot of whom 280 have died.
              As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a video musical link to “Despacito” by Louis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, the fact that you are roborean in nature, and a quote from Stephen Jones, counsel for Timothy McVeigh on the impact of his acts, 
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              1.  World Day Against Child Labor—created by the International Labor Organization and first celebrated on this day in 2002 to promote the end of child labor and a minimum age of child labor, better working conditions and ban certain occupations that involve too much danger for children.
             2. Little League Girls Baseball Day—celebrating on this day in 1974 when    girls  were first allowed to participate in Little League Baseball a sport which if biological born males who identify as transgender females are allowed to participate will fade away as females will not want to play against biological males.
             3. 2018 Number 1 Song USA—the number 1 song in 2018 on this day was “Nice for What” by Drake on a run of 12 weeks in that position to join 11 other songs reaching number 1 as 9 acts achieved their first number 1 song either as the lead artist or featured guest.  Here is a video recording by Drake:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9BwWKXjVaI     
             4.  Word of the Day—-the word for today is “rodomontade” which means boasting or bragging which acts are often in inverse relation to the extent of the skills and accomplishments which is the subject of a rodomontade.  
               5.  Even a Member of the Pretenders Can’t Pretend to Cope--celebrating the birth on this day in 1952 of noted English bassist and founder of the band the Pretenders Peter Farndon whose drug use caused another member of the band James-Honeyman-Scott to demand he be fired or he would quit and Farndon was fired on June 14, 1982. In a pot calling the kettle black Honeyman-Scott died from a heart attack in a cocaine overdose on June 16, 1982. Farndon lasted a little longer until April 14, 1983 to drown in his bathtub following a cocaine overdose.
              On this day in:
              a. 1939 the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.
              b. 1987 President Reagan publicly challenged Soviet Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
              c. 2009 television stations switched from analog to digital broadcasting as a result of the DTV Delay Act.
              d. 2016 Omar Mateen a jihadist, is entered the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, to shoot and kill 48 attendees and wound 53 before being shoot and killed by  police hoprnn1998 Compaq Computer paid $9 billion to acquire Digital Equipment Corporation. 
              e. 2017 Otto Warmbier after 17 months in a hell hole of a North Korean prison returns home to the United States in a coma and dies a week later.
              Reflections on the use of child labor: “Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.” Grace Abbot, noted 20th Century social worker who specialized in child welfare and the regulation of child labor.
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