Friday, March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


It may seem like the politicized D.A. Bragg pot calling the kettle black but Bragg has come out swinging defending his decision to indict a notable ham sandwich and blasting Reds for “unlawful political interference” with the “judicial process.” Pelosi is being roasted for her idiotic tweet that Trump will have his to prove his innocence which is how the system works in the Axis of Evil but not here—D.A.’s burden. Former FBI weighed in on the indictment with a simple tweet “It has been a good day”  probably thinking it will add to the sales of his book A Higher Calling. While Nashville grieves and police continue their investigation into the mass shooting by transgender Audrey (Aiden), MSM censorship by omission is alive and well at CBS where staffers have been instructed in reporting on the shooting not to use the term transgender. NCAA Women’s March Madness Semifinals are tonight, sadly without Stanford Women playing.
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 31 2023
          Noted Holidays: International Day of Transgender Visibility: Created by Rachel Crandall in 2009 and reiterated by President Biden on March 31, 2021 to celebrate transgenders people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well to celebrate their contributions to society (ironic the day falls on the same day CBS is instructing its staffers to make Audrey (Aiden) invisible as a transexual). 
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “allonym” which is a nom de plume used by an author often to avoid persecution or censorship like O’ Henry  or Poor Richard or in my case “The Alaskanpoet.”.
          Number 1 Song: As we have left the past and returned to start the clock backwards from the present, the number 1 song on this day in 2022 was  “Heat Waves” by Glass Animals  on a run of 5 weeks non continuous to share with 21 other songs that achieved number 1 status  while 12 acts including Glass Animals achieved number 1 status for the first time. Here is a music video with lyrics of Glass Animals performing “Heat Wave”:
          March 31 Famous Birthdays: Richard Sherman, born on this day in 1986 in Compton, California who played receiver and cornerback at Stanford and went on to play for the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49’ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an your face brash and trash talking cornerback.
           March 31 Notable Events
           1.    1933—As part of the New Deal, the Civilian Conservation Corps was established to address the rampart unemployment that was strangling the nation.
           2.    1959—The 14th Dalai Lama fled from Tibet to India to escape the Chinese as was granted political asylum.
           3.    1968—After addressing the nation on TV on steps being taken to limit the Vietnam War, President LBJ stunned the nation that he would not run for reelection and if drafted he would not serve as President of the United States in order to be able to focus on a peaceful end to the Vietnam War.
           4.     1992—In an to an era moment, the USS Missouri, the nation’s last commissioned battleship on whose decks the surrender of Japan was held was decommissioned to eventually be moved to Pearl Harbor to become a floating museum.
           5.     1995—Up and coming Mexican-American pop star Selena was murdered by her fan club president Yolanda Saldivar at a Days Inn Motel in Corpus Christi, Texas after she was discovered to have been embezzling funds from the fan club. She was arrested, tried, convicted of murder and sentenced to life with parole which she will be eligible on March 30, 2025.
           Famous Quote on Events and Issues
           Eugene McCarthy on LBJ’s supporters: "“I don’t think they could stand up against five million college kids just shouting for peace. There was too much will-power there.”

© 3/31/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Thursday, March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not

 Trump is famous for sucking all the oxygen out of the room and in the news today he has done it again. Trump has been indicted by Soros puppet Alvin Bragg for alleged  crimes arising out of the hush money paid to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal as Ron DeSantis was breathing in the last oxygen by slamming Bragg and indicating he would not extradite Trump to New York. As more details come out over Audrey’s (Aiden) difficulties with her parents opposition to her transitioning that may have caused her to attack the Covenant on what had to also be a “suicide by cop endeavor”, Washington, D.C. must be bracing for Trans Day of Vengeance this weekend with participants vowing to choose resistance which with a new sheriff in town at Twitter, tweets relating to the event have been deleted. While top Blues and Reds are commenting on the indictment with predictable comments, the White House is silent when it should be calling for calm and peaceful if any demonstrations.
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 30, 2023
          Noted Holidays: Grass Is Always Browner on the Other Side of the Fence Day: Clueless who is the creator of this day or when first observed but the message is a great one that you should take inventory of your life, appreciate what you have, don't dwell on what you don't have and make plans that are achievable to achieve what you aspire to obtain. 
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “alliaceous” which means of or pertaining to garlic  which describes to a tee what a well-seasoned steak should taste like.
          Number 1 Song: As we leave the past and return to start the clock backwards from the present, the number 1 song on this day in 2023 is  “Flowers” by Miley Cyrus  on a run of 8 weeks non continuous to share with 4 other songs that achieved number 1 status in this early part of the year. Here is a video of Miley Cyrus performing “Flowers”:
          March 30 Famous Birthdays: Cassie Scerbo, born on this day in 1990 in Long Island, New York, is a noted singer, actress and dancer, best remembered in appearing in 3 of the Sharkanado movies and becoming recognized as one the hardest working actresses in Hollywood.
           March 30 Notable Events
           1.    1967—In one of the worst deals ever made by the Russian Empire, the United States purchased the territory of Alaska for the bargain basement sum of $7,200,000.

           2.    1961—The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was signed in New York City as the first international treaty to govern the manufacture and distribution of narcotic drugs which has had several amendments and modifications but as we have seen from the massive amount of Chinese manufactured illegal, deadly drugs like fentanyl not a well obeyed treaty.
           3.    1981-- President Ronald Reagan came very close to dying when he was shot in the chest after leaving a speech at the Washington Hilton by John Hinkley, Jr. who thought the notoriety of the assassination attempt would endear Jodie Foster to him. 3 others were wounded by him, one, James Brady very seriously. Hinckley was deemed to be not guilty by reason of insanity and has been finally released from psychiatric care in 2016.
           4.     2017—SpaceX launched the first reflight of an orbital rocket.
           5.     2023—Donald Trump became the first sitting or ex-president to be indicted for criminal behavior in a case in which the D.A. Bragg of Manhattan is being castigated for political prosecution in an attempt to prevent Trump from regaining the presidency in the 2024 election.
            Famous Quotes on Events and Issues
             Donald Trump: "This is Political Persecution and Election Interference at the highest level in history."   
              Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Twitter: "The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. It is un-American. Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances..."   
              Trump's former Vice President Mike Pence on CNN: "I think this is an outrage but I also think at a time when the American people are struggling so much, that this will only further serve to divide our country."
               U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: "Mr. Trump is subject to the same laws as every American. He will be able to avail himself of the legal system and a jury, not politics, to determine his fate according to the facts and the law. I encourage both Mr. Trump’s critics and supporters to let the process proceed peacefully and according to the law."
               Trump's Former U.N. Ambassador and Candidate for the Republican Nomination on Twitter: "This is more about revenge than it is about justice."    
               Trump's Former Lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Twitter: "The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has been indicted by a Grand Jury in New York following District Attorney Alvin Bragg's irresponsible and politically-motivated efforts to take him down. A sad day for America."
               Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a Statement: “The Grand Jury has acted upon the facts and the law. No one is above the law, and everyone has the right to a trial to prove innocence. Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right.”
              Senator Ted Cruz: The Democrat Party’s hatred for Donald Trump knows no bounds. The 'substance' of this political persecution is utter garbage. This is completely unprecedented and is a catastrophic escalation in the weaponization of the justice system."
             Mike Pompeo, Trump Secretary of State: “The Manhattan DA is undermining America’s confidence in our legal system. Bragg is the same Soros-funded prosecutor who refuses to prosecute violent crimes and who has downgraded more than half of all felonies to misdemeanors. Prosecuting serious crimes keeps Americans safe, but political prosecutions put the American legal system at risk of being viewed as a tool for abuse. DA Bragg - spend taxpayers’ money and your energy protecting law-abiding citizens. Not playing politics.”

Brace yourself for a divisive, gut wrenching Constitutional crisis ride that will make the false Russian collusion created by the HRC paid for false salacious Steele Dossier seem like  a gentle gondola ride in a Venetian canal.
© 3/30/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Looks Like on Extraditing Trump, Governor of Florida Will Tell New York to Pound Sand


Never in our history has a president been indicted for a crime
Newer have we seen an AG and DA so politically motivated all the time
The latest ham sandwich out of a Manhattan mostly Blue grand jury is Trump
Certainly looks like the blindfold and the scales into the trash heap have been dumped
Lady Justice must be weeping in tears
That justice in NYC under Bragg has disappeared
Indicted on state crimes for allegedly violating federal law
If the crime is a misdemeanor the SOL makes the indictment flawed
If Trump does not go to New York, he will have to be extradited
DeSantis has already spoken on the issue and Trump supporters should be delighted
He will not extradite Trump to assist a politicization by Bragg of the rule of law
In his mind and probably more likely in more than half of the nation the indictment is flawed
This is a constitutional crisis that makes Watergate look a small ripple on a small lake
While this is a tidal wave of divisiveness to the foundations of our Constitutional Republic shake
When the FBI starts knocking on doors of a journalist after appearing before Congress to their misdeeds with Twitter testify
And a politicized still bitter over lack of confirmation AG thinks parents at school board hearings are domestic terrorists to be reined in by the FBI
We should rightfully be totally alarmed
That our government has turned against us and looking to us harm
2024 will determine whether this city of lights on the hill and magnet to the freedom loving world
Will continue to survive as the land of the free and home of the brave as the left’s dictatorial forces swirled

© 3/30/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Bragg Is Guilty of Election Interference Beyond the Pale Our Republic RIP


Any doubt that we have become a police state should be laid to rest
With news of the grand jury indictment we now await Trump’s arrest
It is believed that Trump has been charged with paying Stormy $130,00 to her silence buy
Even though before her 60 Minutes and her book any sexual encounter she denied
An illegal campaign contribution as opposed to settling a “nuisance lawsuit” will probably be the claim
Voters should be outraged over a married man who had sex with a porn star unable to  his reptilian brain tame
The SOL for such a misdemeanor is 2 years unless it was done to conceal another crime which then as a felony makes it 5 years
Lawyers on both sides will generating reams to determine for an answer on right SOL which is not crystal clear
Trump once joked when running for office that he could in broad daylight a person kill
And the voters choosing between him and Hilary would vote for him still
The charges are politically motivated and constitute election interference at its very worst
But having sex with Stormy after your wife had just given birth should end most voters’ MAGA thirst
And the Blues will have won
RIP as the Republic is done
Unless the Reds a landslide winning candidate for 2024 choose
With long coattails so down ballot Blues in massive numbers federal and state lose

© 3/30/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Time to Let the Grieving Families Bury their Dead and Then Rationally Discuss Transitioning


"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned”
Has a corollary after the Covenant School killing
That should be for all of us so very chilling
“Heaven has no rage like gender transitioning to be denied
nor Hell a fury like a transgender in a biological sex forced to reside”
The seven dead bodies have not yet been buried
Their families just starting to a life of grief have to carry
Too soon to be pounding down the doors on the Hill
With even more draconian and confiscation gun control bills
But never too late to advance the idea of how to our schools protect
Airports, banks, government buildings, court rooms and list goes on with armed guards to shootings deflect
Why not schools with one or more armed cops?
Soft inviting targets now hardened to mass shootings stop
Or as a last resort one or more teachers well trained and armed with concealed guns
To stop or hold off the shooters while cops are on their way responding to calls on 911?
But there must come a time when the idea of gender transitioning before adulthood is rejected
Even in the most rabid gender affirming pros, there must be agreement teens are too young for transitioning be elected
With the Trans Weekend of Vengeance in D.C., the message from them and to them must be clear
“Choose to fight for change if peaceful but if violent or deadly the heavy hand of suppression will appear!”

© March 30, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


On the Alex Baldwin legal front, the actor now faces 3 new civil suits from film workers on the set of Rust who claim they were injured by the blast from his discharging the gun which killed one person and wounded another and the District Attorney for Santé Fe County announced she is stepping down from prosecuting Baldwin after appointing 2 special prosecutors with more experience.  As the nation continues to suffer under surging violent crime which many believe is due in part to lack of police due to the defund the police movement and prosecutors who either dismiss cases or hand out lenient sentences, causing more and more residents to come to the realization their safety is dependent on them as 3 cases in Houston exemplify—1. a  man in a wheel chair armed with a handgun shot and wounded a teen who was trying to steal his back pack; 2. an burglar had kicked in the door of a home triggering the alarm with the homeowner inside, causing the burglar to turn around and flee to where an off duty policeman had exited his home after hearing the noise to engage in a gunfight in which both were wounded but will survive and 3. a would-be robber pointed his gun at 2 food truck workers but it jammed and the grandmother who owned the truck pulled out her licensed gun and shot the would-be robber dead. On the nutrition front Chick-fil-A will be discontinuing is its salad side of mixed greens topped with shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar chesses and grape tomatoes on April 3.
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 29, 2023
          Noted Holidays: Texas Love the Children Day:  Clueless as to who created or when it was first celebrated but the observance was started to promote awareness of child abuse and how to refrain from performing it which some 600,000 children a year suffer from child abuse.
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “aliphatic” which means of or pertaining to fat which is with the rise of obesity and Type II Diabetes a word Americans should pay attention to.
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1940 was “When You Wish On a Star” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Roy Eberle on vocals on a run of 5 weeks  to share with 19 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is Glenn Miller and His Orchestra  with Roy Eberle on vocals performing “When You Wish on a Star”:
          March 29 Famous Birthdays: Eugene McCarthy, born on this day in 1916, a former Minnesota Senator who came to oppose the Vietnam War and ran against LBJ in 1972 where he captured 42% of the New Hampshire vote in the Democratic Primary to LBJ’s 49% which was the straw on top of Tet that broke LBJ’s desire to run for reelection. After Robert Kennedy, who entered the race after McCarthy’s showing, won the California Primary against him, it looked like he had the momentum to gain the nomination only to be shot in the head by Sirhan Sirhan moments after he left the stage after thanking his supporter. McCarthy ran for President 5 times often as an independent and finally returned to the Democratic Party which after he had died from Parkinson’s disease on December 10, 2005 paid tribute to him during their 2008 convention in memoriam segment to prominent Democrats who had died but in the portrait slide omitted his first name and used his middle name “Joseph”, a disgraced Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy.
           March 29 Notable Events
           1.     1971—Lieutenant William Calley, Jr. was convicted of premeditated murder 22 South Vietnamese Mai Lie residents in which troops under his command killed between 347 and 504 men, women and children. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, reduced on appeal to 10 years but commuted to 3 ½ of house arrest by President Nixon.
           2.     1974 The Terracotta Army consisting of some  8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses, and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which remained in situ in the pits near Qin Shi Huang’s mausoleum in Shaanxi Province was unearthed by Chinese farmers.
           3.     1999—In the economic equivalent of Pickett’s Charge the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a peak of 10,006.75 before starting its decline as the bubble started to burst.
           4.     2004—Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia were admitted into NAT0 to the dismay of Russia.
           5.     2017—British Prime Minister Theresa May commenced Brexit by invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union to commence the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
Famous Quotes on Events and Issues
          Vivek Wadhwa, noted entrepreneur, author, and academic on the bubble: “During the dot-com days, one could take just about any company public and reap fortunes. All you had to do was to make sky-high projections for growth, say you were in the Internet space, and go along with unscrupulous investment bankers and their analysts”.

© 3/29/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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March 28, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


In Nashville after the shooting at the Covenant it should be a time for the families and loved ones of the six innocents who lost their lives to grieve along with the family of Audrey Hale, the shooter who was shot and killed by police; it is not the time to ridicule the congregation of the Covenant for not praying enough nor the time after making a fool out of himself after the shooting of praising gourmet ice cream for Bided to blame the shooting on machine guns and other automatic weapons. The debate over whether blacks should be paid reparations by taxpayers whose relatives never had  slaves or who died in the Civil War to end slavery rages on with San Francisco proposing $5 million to each black resident that it does not have  and Evanston, Illinois whose reparations program is at least limited to $25,000 to buy a house or to make improvements rages on. The trial between retired optometrist Gerry Sanders and actress Gwyneth Paltrow  over a who ran into whom skiing accident at Deer Valley is still going with conflicting testimony over who ran into whom. In Denver, parents outraged over a lack of school safety are demanding the school board resign which members refuse to do but reading the lea leaves of outrage over safety concerns that the Board sought to diffuse by having police back of high school campuses.
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 28, 2023
          Noted Holidays:
          Weed Appreciation Day: 
Celebrating not marijuana and not bemoaning the weeds that sprout up in your lawn or choke your flowers and vegetables in your garden but the many of the 8,000 weed species that are beneficial to health, used for science, and for culinary purposes, like chicory, clover or chickweed. Not sure who created this “holiday” but a likely candidate might be an association of herbicide manufacturers whose products are used to chemically control weeds and thereby generate revenues.
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “alible” which means nourishing which many of the weeds you are celebrating in today’s holiday provide. 
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1941 was “Frenesi” by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra on a run of 11 weeks not continuous to share with 10 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is Archie Shaw and His Orchestra performing “Frenesi”:
          March 28 Famous Birthdays:  Luke Walton, born of this day in 1980 who did not follow his father, Bill Walton’s footsteps to play at UCLA, is a noted former NBA basketball player and head NBA coach and now assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers and who with Bill Walton is one of the three father-son teams that have played on a NBA championship team and is the only one that has won 2 championships.
           March 28 Notable Events
           1.     1939—After a 3 year long siege of Madrid, held by the Republican forces , the city surrendered to the Nationalists led by Generalissimo Franco and the remaining cities in Spain under Republican control started very quickly to follow suit such the by April 1, 1939 the internecine bloodbath that killed some one million participants and civilians, known as the Spanish Civil War had ended.
           2.     1979—A coolant leak in the nuclear reactor in Unit 2 at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station on Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania led to overheating and a partial core meltdown which had the meltdown continued would have led to the release of massive amounts of radiation which did not occur, but the possibility of such events effectively halted the construction of new nuclear power plants which will be desperately needed if we are to achieve total carbon free electrical power generation.
           3.     1979—-The British House of Commons passed a vote of no confidence by one vote on Prime Minister James Callahan which resulted in a general election and the election of the ‘Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher, leader of the Conservative Party.
           4.     1990—President H.W. Bush posthumously awarded Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
           5.     2006—At least one million students, union members and unemployed take to the streets to protest the First Employment Contract Law which made it easier for employers to fire workers under the age of 26.
           Famous Quotes on Events and Issues
           George Orwell, noted author and journalist who fought for the Republicans  against Franco and his Nationalists from Homage to CataloniaThe POUM [Worker’s Party of Marxist Unification] posters, designed for a wider public (posters are important in Spain, with its large illiterate population)…As time went on, the Communists and the POUM wrote more bitterly about one another than about the FascistsGlory of war, indeed! In war, all soldiers are lousy, at least when it is warm enough. The men who fought at Verdun, at Waterloo, at Flodden, at Senlac, at Thermopylae -- every one of them had lice crawling over his testicles.”

© 3/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Heroes of The Covenant Are Koonce, Hill, Engelbart and Collazos, not the Race to Judgment Leftist Red and Prayer Bashing "Journalists"inusiui atHE hEROES


The 3 children and 3 adult victims of Audrey Hales’ shooting spree
Are probably still at the morgue awaiting autopsy
Yet the leftist and progressive journalists were in a race to judgment rush
To once again with the heavy mallet of more gun control the Reds shame and crush
While at the same time ridicule those who died for not enough prayers
Seeming to justify the shooting due to school’s ill treatment of Audrey’s trapped in a male body having to bear
While they are ranting and disgracing themselves, heroes of the shooting begin to emerge
Katherine Koonce was the headmaster of the school on a Zoom call when she the first shot she heard
Immediately unarmed she went to confront the shooter most would say suicidally absurd
Thought she could reason with Audrey stop her advance
Seconds gained for students to lock down to have a better survival chance
Long before she had crafted the protocols to govern what to do in a shooter on scene
They worked and more seconds while this women placed herself in between
Sacrificed her life so the students had a chance to live
The highest award a human being can to others under her care give
Mike Hill a 61 year old custodian died in a hail of bullets through the locked glass door
We don’t know what he did but the man who hired him felt the shooter’s command to open he ignored
More seconds given as police were racing to the school parking lot
Officers Engelbart and Collazos arrived to be told by a teacher where the shooter might be sought
Unlike Robb Elementary or  Stoneham Jackson where the cops waited and students died
These two officers to the sounds of the guns took off up the stairs on the fly
To engage the shooter and shoot Audrey dead
Their actions are praised not the leftist journalists blame game instead
At first glance the surviving children on the surface seem OK
But the school should make available PTSD experts to likely PTSD allay
And the journalists their rants and narrative belong in the trash heap
Truly amazing their sense of self worth and ego they still are able to keep

© 3/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Phil Todd a Staffer For Rand Paul Was Stabbed In the Head and May Die by a Felon Released the Day Before After Serving Over 12 Years


Washington D.C. has become a very unsafe place for victims who are unarmed
Whether one is out on the streets after sunset or in light of day major risks of being harmed
The city is not alone as cities large and small across the nation are being hit with the perfect crime storm
The misguided Defund the Police Movement have left cities below staffing levels as the norm
George Soros, a billionaire who with his money has done more to safety adversely effect
Has backed D.A.’s who plea down crimes and refuse to enhancements for repeats or guns select
Even worse it seems that unless a victim died or was beaten to a pulp or maimed
In the interests of equity either not charged or released on no bail to his freedom reclaim
Even if the crime is so serious the felon is convicted and sent to prison usually rehabilitation there fails
More likely than not the felon learns new skills to when released and back on the streets committing crimes he will avoid jail
Glynn Neal, aged 42, after serving 12 years and 4 months for forcing two woman to the trade of
prostitution ply
One day after release attacked Phil Todd in broad daylight with a knife to the head so serious he may die
Because Todd was a staffer to Rand Paul the attack made the news
Highlighting to residents that it is unsafe in this city run by Blues
That had passed a bill reducing penalties for violent crimes
For the sake of equity, but Biden thank God vetoed it in time

© 3/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


When "Journalist" Point Finger of Blame At The Covenant and Audrey Hale's Parents for the Killings 3 Fingers Point Back and the Thumb Points to Hell


The six bodies have not even been moved funeral homes
Yet the progressive media has entered so quickly the blaming zone
Audrey Hale’s childhood past at this school has yet to be revealed
In the rush to judgment world of the progressive “journalists” their bias against Christians they cannot conceal
Their narrative implies the school and parents are the ones to blame
Who ignored Hale’s quest for gender identity as a female and his urges to change tame
In their mind Hale wanted to be a woman and those desires the school and parents blocked
And for the icing on the blame cake the lack of enough prayers to stop the shooting was mocked
The biology world of male and female is turned upside down
Pushing puberty blockers and surgical disfigurement to abound
How can these gender affirming warriors know that the “I am a girl” today
Will not as part of puberty into a male identity the girl identity fade away?
Christians are taught to turn their cheeks
To love thy neighbor as eternal life they seek
Other than a belief there is no God or existence cannot be proved
Clueless as to what moral standards atheists and agnostics seek for their conscience be soothed
But blaming the dead for the crazed acts of a vengeful transgender is beyond the pale
Why parents are aroused and the myth of CRT and cross of gender identity will fail
As a parting side note to these leftist “journalists”
Drag Queen Shows like pornography are fine for adults but for kids we must resist

© 3/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Monday, March 27, 2023

Staffer of Sen Rand Paul Attacked with Life Threatening Injuries Will Attacker Be Hit with Massive Bail?


A member of Sen Rand Paul's staff was attacked in broad daylight
Left with life endangering injuries but hopefully will live to see the next dawn's light
A suspect has been arrested but too early to know
Whether like so many accused felons it's arrest and to freedom go
The felon must be in a major snit fit
For assaulting a staffer of a Senator in jail pending trial he should sit
Across this nation the cry is heard for property theft not to be a felony crime
It's not stealing only restoring equity to blacks and Hispanics who been discriminated against for too long a time
Explains why in California you have to shop lift more than $950 to realistically be prosecuted for a crime
In the Swamp maybe we will see the new clothing line
Logos "I'm a staffer for Congress- attack me and you R in world of hurt big time"
Maybe since its Paul a bail of at least 500 Grand
Kept in jail until trial with a conviction and stiff sentence to hand

© March 27, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

People Grieving and Biden Like Pelosi Is Joking about Love of Ice Cream--So Out of Touch and Tone Deaf


The scene was reminiscent of an out of touch Pelosi during our COVID-19 lockdowns
Praising her expensive freezer and her gourmet ice cream horde to manage to get around
Jill to her credit was quick to express thoughts and prayers
Joe appeared late in the morning displaying awareness not close to being there
Here 3 kids aged 9 and 3 staff at the Covenant School in Nashville
Had just been shot by a transgender male and killed
His first words out of his mouth was to praise Jeni’s ice cream and say it’s the reason he was here
Not to join in mourning and to comfort try to give but chocolate chip was why he appeared
Joked he had a full freezer upstairs
As if the loved ones of the dead 6 about ice cream would really care
After being so tone deaf it was impossible to so out of touch a man could be believe
Later, He tried to rally as he warned of the need for PTSD counseling for those who grieved
Each day in public more of his neurons seem to be fading away
proof positive he is not fit to in the Oval Office stay

© 3/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

March 27, 2023 Ridley's Believe It or Not


The suspense of whether the Manhattan Grand Jury would indict Trump was not resolved today as the Grand Jury retired without handing down an indictment. Another school shooting this time in Nashville in the Covenant School when a transgender male, Audrey Hale, who once attended the elementary school, shot the lock off a side entrance and went up the stairs to shoot and kill 3 staff, including the head of the school, and three students all aged 9 before being shot and killed by police who were on scene in less than 15 minutes. L.A. Mayor Bass’ credentials to replace a struggling and unpopular VP Kamala  Harris were enhanced due to her stepping in as mediator to the labor dispute between LAUSD and the  Service Employees International Union Local 99 settling the strike with a 30% increase in salaries and a $22.50 minimum wage for its members.(If Biden does run and win, his insurance policy of not being replaced would be to have Harris as his VP who is even on Biden’s worst cognitive awareness day is more capable); In March Madness the PAC 12’s last hopes were dashed in the Sweet 16 games as UCLA, Colorado, and Utah were eliminated.  In Texas Transgender activist Loren Perkins compared Texas Lawmakers considered a bill to ban funding of Texas public libraries and other venues that receive public funding from host drag queen shows as Nazis who first targeted homosexuals and transgenders. 
Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 27, 2023
          Noted Holidays: World Theatre Day:  Created by International Theatre Institute by acclamation at the 9th annual meeting of the international Theatre institute in Vienna and first celebrated in 1962 to promote the growth of and funding for this unique form of live entertainment.
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “alginuresis” which means painful urination caused by a urinary tract infection which contrary of fold medicine lore is not cured by drinking cranberry juice. 
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1942 was “Moonlight Cocktail” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra will Ray Eberle and the Modernaires on a  run of 10 weeks to share with 8 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Ray Eberle and the Modernaires performing “Moonlight Cocktail”:
          March 27 Famous Birthdays:  Quentin Tarantino, born of this day in 1960, is a noted director, producer and actor in big screen movies with lots of violence, gore and profanity in such movies as The Inglorious Bastards, Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction.
           March 27 Notable Events
           1.     1975—After being held up in the courts by environmentalists and Alaska Native Corporations for years and aided by the OPEC Embargo of needed oil, the construction of The Trans Alaska Pipeline System began.
           2.     1998—In a let the good times roll without worry, the FDA approved Pfizer’s Viagra as an effective erectile dysfunction pill.
           3.     1999—-In an “Oh No They can see us moment”, over Kosovo a Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk was shot down by a Yugoslav Army SAM for its first and only loss in combat.
           4.     2004— HMS Scylla, a British Leander class frigate is sunk off the coast of Cornwall to create and artificial reef for sea life the first of its kind in Europe.
           5.     2020—North Macedonia became the 30th member of NATO but unlike its predecessors under Alexander the Great has arms more advanced than the phalanx of ancient times. 
mous Quotes on Events and Issues
           Donna Mitra: Hard on Us: Memoir of a Sexless Marriage:I am man. This is my penis’ is a reductive approach taken by doctors.
In over a decade of living alongside psychological erectile dysfunction, I felt let down by specialists and a medical culture that appears too focused on men.
The be all and end all of great sex does not end with penetration – at least not from a woman’s perspective.
Sex is not just about taking a pill, scoring a hard-on and getting your dick in someone – it is everything that comes before and after that too. It is not enough to treat the penis like a standalone instrument.
It is certainly no good handing out pills like Viagra or Cialis without an understanding of the man’s emotional experience and desire for sex. The man behind the penis is a sentient being. There is his physiology but also his feelings, the sentient woman standing beside him, and the couple aspiring to an intimate life – all in the context of real life around them. The answers to a sustainable sex life with erectile dysfunction are not in a pill but in our interconnected nature as humans. It is what happens when two souls – and all their hopes and fears – collide.”
© 3/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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After Nashville School Shooting Biden Does Not Rant for More Gun Control But Need to Be Aware of PTSD Among Survivors ter


Another mass school shooting this time at Nashville
3 staff and 3 students the 28 year old female shot to kill
Jill was quick to announce that their thoughts and prays were there
But instead of his normal knee jerk reaction Biden had other thoughts to share
After in passing mentioned he had pushed through the “assault weapons” ban
He warned that for the surviving students and staff PTSD has to be close at hand
Soldiers in combat are trained on how to try to survive
When sounds of incoming lead them to into holes or trenches dive
To when on a trail shots ring out and the wounded fall
To hit the dirt and start firing back and look for shelter to wounds or death stall
No matter how much training soldiers after combat may face life long PTSD
Without warning, flash backs to scenes of death nearing to see
Being a student or staff member today and still alive
So traumatic to have a day so interrupted without warning should mean PTSD should thrive
The survivor adults and kids should have free access to mental health experts skilled in PTSD
Wo will know the symptoms and how to help the sufferers to regain some normalcy
We must learn how to separate those mentally ill or evil men criminally bent
From the “good men” with guns who almost to man will crime try to prevent
Here the phrase “good men” also includes “good women” more and more of whom are now armed
True “momma bears” ready and willing to protect their kids and loved ones including themselves from harm

© 3/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

All Too Common Elementary School Shooting in Nashville with 3 Students and 3 Staff Dead by a Rare Female Shooter


Another heinous school shooting this time at the Covenant School in Nashville
The shooter entered a side door and climbed stairs to the second floor to 3 students and 3 staff kill
Of the 61 mass shootings in the past all but one has been by a male
The shooter who early news stated the had been a student there was a female
The 6 dead have not yet been to the morgue sent
Already the howls from the left for more gun control for such shootings to prevent
The frustration and anger is boiling over the platitudes of thoughts and prayers
The 28 yr. old shooter died in a shootout with the cops so hard to know what led her there
If a student in the past the oldest she could have been was 12 for her last class
Have to wonder what lasting hate, anger, and need for revenge was created when just a young lass
Schools are as a result of far too many shootings looking more and more like forts
With armed guards, single points of entry, metal detectors, walls and locked doors and gates to any unlawful entry thwart
Was the side door not locked?
When and where did she buy the guns and why was the sale not blocked?
Time to mourn for the dead and bury or cremate
Assemble the facts, a knee jerk avoiding deep breath to then debate
To not infringe upon the rights of good people with guns
To protect themselves and property from armed felons who the rule law shun

© 3/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Friday, March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not



Parents with school kids have been released from purgatory on this Friday as strike called by the Service Employees International Union (“SEIU)any progress has been concerning obtaining a contract whose members are employed by the 2nd largest school district in the nation has ended with no word that the SEIU and the LASUD are any closer to a collective bargaining agreement. The PAC-12’s Men’s March Madness on Thursday had one representative left UCLA which in its game against Gonzaga came out fast to lead at the end of the first half 46-33, but Gonzaga back in the second to lead by 10 only to lose it to UCLA  in the final 20 seconds then in the last 7 seconds regain it for good with and 3 pointer to win 79-76. The NIT Tournament has lost most of its luster to the NCAA March Madness but still delivers some drama as in the Sweet 16 on Thursday won by Bowling Green over Memphis State 73-60  in the handshake line after the game Memphis State Jamirah Shute sucker punched Bowling Green Elissa Brett knocking her to the floor and was charged with assault. The drama on whether Trump will be indicted continues with no indictments today but a troubling note of a package of suspicious white powder was delivered to Alvin Braggs office with an enclosed note “Alvin, I will kill you” but not with that powder as it was revealed to be harmless. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe”.                                         

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 24, 2023
          Noted Holidays: World Tuberculosis Day:  
Created by the WHO and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease on this day in 1982, the hundredth anniversary of Doctor Robert Koch’s discovery of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis  to promote awareness of the disease that is treatable. Although some 1.5 million people worldwide die from the disease the numbers here in the U.S. are some 600 people. If you have a persistent fever, cough or night sweats that do not go away might be advisable to be tested to see if you are infected as treatment has a high rate of recovery.                     Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “algetic” which means causing or producing pain which describes to a tee the effects of inflation caused by federal soaring inflation on our lifestyle and retirement assets. 
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1943 was “The Doggie in the Window” by Patti Page on a  run of 8 weeks to share with 8 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is Patti Page performing “The Doggie in the Window”:
          March 24 Famous Birthdays:  Alan Sugar, born of this day in 1947 in Hackney East London, was British business magnate, media personality, author, politician and political adviser along with being the owner and chairman of the soccer team Hotspur. He dropped out of school at age 16 and he in 1968,  started what would later become his largest business venture, consumer electronics company  Amstrad which in 2007 he sold his remaining interest in the company in a deal to BSkyB for £125M  He is also noted for his ownership of the BBC TV show The Apprentice where contestants come to work for his company with the winner not being fired.   
           March 24 Notable Events
           1.     1921—The 1921 Women’s Olympiad, the first international sporting event for women, was held at Monte Carlo.
           2.     1989—In Prince William Sound, after taking on at Valdez, Alaska oil produced from Prudhoe Bay the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef to end up discharging into prime fishing grounds teeming with seabirds and sea life some 240,000 barrels of oil.
           3.     1998— Dr. Rudiger Marmulla performed the first computer-assisted Bone Segment Navigation at the University of Regensburg, Germany.
           4.     2003— The Arab League voted 21-1 to require the end of the U.S. backed invasion of Iraq in search of nonexistent WMD to no effect.
           5.     2018—High school students across the nation staged a March for Life for gun control after the mass shooting at Stoneham Douglas High School where on  February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz, in a matter of 4 minutes shot and killed 14 students and 3 teachers and wounded 17 others while David Israel, the sheriff was roundly chastised and ultimately removed from his office by Governor De Santis, had his officers in a perimeter not charging to the sound of gunfire. Cruz was captured at a fast food restaurant, ultimately pled guilty and was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
            Carl Honoré, The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter, and Live Better In a World Addicted to Speed:After the epic Exxon Valdez oil spill off the coast of Alaska in 1989, the company set out to catch and investigate every screw-up, however small. It walked away from a large drilling project in the Gulf of Mexico because, unlike BP, it decided drilling there was too risky. Safety is now such a part of the corporate DNA that every buffet laid out for company events comes with signs warning not to consume the food after two hours. In its cafeterias, the kitchen staff monitor the temperature of their salad dressings. Every time an error occurs at an ExxonMobil facility, the first instinct of the company is to learn from it rather than punish those involved. Employees talk about the “gift” of the near miss. Glenn Murray, a staffer for nearly three decades, was part of the Valdez cleanup. Today, as head of safety at the company, he believes no blunder is too small to ignore. “Every near miss,” he says, “has something to teach us, if we just take the time to investigate it.” Like the RAF and Toyota, ExxonMobil encourages even the most junior employee to speak up when something goes wrong.”

© 3/24/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Thursday, March 23, 2023

March 23, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


Today marks the 3rd  and final day of the 3 day strike called by the Service Employees International Union whose members are employed by the 2nd largest school district in the nation as L.A. Mayor Karen Bass who has been making solving the homeless situation in the city as priority number 1 has inserted herself into the negotiating process which hopefully will not distract her from the progress she is trying to make in the homeless arena. Biden speaking about the Violence Against Women Act made a major gaffe by claiming it was designed to “…keep guns out of the hands of domestic political advisers” when he was supposed say “convicted domestic abusers”—A true dyslexic type slip or a Freudian one wanting to disarm MAGA supporting Reds? In the sports world in a decision that will rattle the LGBTQ community big time, World Athletes, the international body for track and field and other running events has ruled that transgender females who have gone through male puberty cannot compete in women’s events. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe”.                                  

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 23, 2023
          Noted Holidays: Start of Ramadan:
Celebrating the month of fasting from dawn to dusk when the Prophet Muhammad received the first of the 5 Pillars of wisdom of Islam.
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “algefacient” which means cooling which if used to describe our planet runs total afoul of our host of climate change warriors. 
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1944 was “Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)” by Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen on a run of 7 weeks to share with 11 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is the Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Bob Eberly and Kitty Kallen performing “Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much”:
          March 23 Famous Birthdays: Ayesha Curry, noted Canadian-American actress, cookbook author, cooking TV personality and wife of Stephen Curry of the San Francisco Warriors who is the God child of Stanford Women’s basketball player Cameron Brink’s parents which explains why Stephen Curry was often in the stands when Stanford played at home.
          March 23 Notable Events
           1.     1983—President Ronald Reagan announced his intent to create a defense against nuclear armed missiles with what would be known as the strategic defense initiative.
           2.     2001—The MIR Space Station, launched into orbit on February 20, 1986 and manned until April 23, 1996, reentered the Earth’s atmosphere to disintegrate  over the South Pacific near Fiji on this day in 2001.
           3.     2010—The Affordable Care Act or as it is known to its detractors, Obama Care, came into being as the law of the land.
           4.     2019— The U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces, fighting the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant for over 4 years captured the town of Baghuz, declaring enabling them to declare victory over such forces.
           5.     2021—A container ship, Ever Given, buffeted by a high wind sandstorm ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the Suez Canal to traffic in both directions for over 6 days until it was finally freed. The silver lining in the grounding is that that Egyptian Government has embarked on a canal widening project that will enable two way traffic as opposed to the delaying necessity forming convoys and waiting until the convoy coming in the opposite direction has come through.
            Opposing Famous Quotes on Notable Events Or Persons:
            Deb Haaland, Native American Interior Department Secretary under President Biden:“The provision of healthcare in America has been a major policy issue for many decades. From the establishment of Medicare & Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act, we have struggled to find a solution for not just providing access to healthcare - but also becoming a healthier population.”

© 3/23/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

March 22, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not

Today marks the 2nd day of the 3 day strike called by the Service Employees International Union whose members are employed by the 2nd largest school district in the nation. Although the United Teachers Los Angeles has not voted to strike it has instructed its members to not cross the picket lines which means another day of no schools open for teaching other than possibly private schools and charter schools that may not be unionized (the LAUSD has been losing students to charter schools, private schools and home schooling, a trend that has been increasing and with this strike may increase more). The grand jury that is overseeing the decision to indict or not indict Trump has reconvened with supporters of Trump and supporters for Trump’s indictment protesting so far peacefully in small numbers with indictment supporters outnumbering Trump supporters with barricades being put up in Washington, D.C. and the NYCPD on full standby alert (McCarthy is calling for calm and Trump supporters if there is an indictment will really be shooting themselves in the feet if there is anything that remotely looks like the January 6 protests).  In the March Madness for women the PAC 12 sent 7 teams and 3 Utah, Colorado, and UCLA are left to join the Sweet 16 with Stanford being the big disappointment in losing to Mississippi  54-49 to be excluded. In the men’s March Madness the PAC-12 sent 4 teams with UCLA being the only 1 to enter the Sweet 16. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe”.                 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 22, 2023
          Noted Holidays: American Red Cross Giving Day:
Celebrating the formation of the American Red Cross by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881 to provide medical care to those wounded on the battlefield and later expanded to provide humanitarian aid to those suffering from natural or manmade disasters and celebrated on the 4th Wednesday of March by giving money, volunteering one’s time or donating blood.
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “alexipharmic” which means an antidote which will block the effects of deadly drugs, venom or poisons and if applied to issues like inflation would describe raising interest rates which the Fed is doing or better yet reducing the rapidly increasing amount of federal spending which obviously is not yet happening. 
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1945 was “Rum and Coca-Cola” by The Andrew Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra on a run of 8 weeks to share with 14 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is the Andrew Sisters with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra performing “Rum and Coca-Cola”:
           March 22 Famous Birthdays: Allison Stokke Fowler, noted pole vaulter and sportswear model, born on this day in 1989 in Newport Beach, California  who at age 15 and 16 was the top female pole vaulter in the country, awarded an athletic scholarship to Cal,  barely missed qualifying for U.S. Olympic Team and became an internet sensation when her photograph was taken at a track meet in 2007 to become the poster child for the criticism of sexualizing on the internet women in sports. Still a successful sportwear model, happily married with a daughter and a father, Al Stokke who is a premier defense attorney in Orange County and who no longer has to spend numerous hours reviewing on line material on her that crosses the line to be illegal or stalking.
           March 22 Notable Events
           1.     1972—Congress sent to the states for ratification the Equal Rights Amendment which by 1977 35 states had ratified before Phyllis Schlafly started to organize women to oppose it on grounds it would eliminate protections to women and subject them to the draft, eliminate alimony, and the tendency of courts in divorce to grant custody to mothers. Congress in 1978 by simple majorities voted to extend the ratification day to June 30, 1982 which did not help as 5 states voted to rescind their ratification and June 30, 1982 came and went leaving open the question of whether a state may rescind its ratification before the deadline for ratifying. 
          2.     1972—In a let the good times roll decision SCOTUS ruled in Eisenstadt v. Baird that Massachuseetts’ law banning the distribution of contraceptives was in violation of the 14th Amendment.
          3.     1988—Congress overrode by margins in excess of two thirds President Reagan’s veto of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the first veto of civil rights legislation since Andrew Johnson’s veto of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.
          4.     1993 Intel Corporation released its Pentium chip featuring  a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64  bit data path.
          5.     2021—21 year old naturalized Syrian citizen Ahmad Al Aliwi Al-Issa, entered a King Sooper supermarket in Boulder, Colorado armed with a semi-automatic handgun and 10 high capacity magazines which he had purchased legally several days prior to the shooting. He opened fire and killed 10 people the last of whom was a cop responding to the sounds of gun fire and wounded 1 person before engaging in a shootout and being shot in the thigh. He was arrested but not tried since he was declared  mentally incompetent to stand trial on 3 occasions the most recent of which has been in January 2023 where a judge ordered him to be confined to a state mental hospital for further treatment that the judge believed would restore to the ability to stand trial but there is a backlog 450 persons waiting to get in to state mental hospitals. 
          Opposing Famous Quotes on Notable Events Or Persons:
          Betty Ford: “I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken.”
          Phyliss Schlafly: “Since the women are the ones who bear the babies and there's nothing we can do about that, our laws and customs then make it the financial obligation of the husband to provide the support. It is his obligation and his sole obligation. And this is exactly and precisely what we will lose if the Equal Rights Amendment is passed.”"  

© 3/22/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

March 21, 2023 Ridley's Believe It or Not


After being shut down for most of the COVID-19 Pandemic and having to rely on online classes only which in the elementary and middle school level were devasting to students’ educational progress, the Los Angeles School District’s shutdown started today more severe that that during the pandemic as no online classes will be offered. The virus causing this shutdown is linked to humans like COVID-19 we now believe with a high degree of certainty was engineered from the Wuhan Lab, and those humans marching to the drum of the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 30,000 teachers’ aides, special education assistants, bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria workers and other support staff. The strike is for 3 days and parents without childcare options or the ability to enroll in private schools not affected are going to be scrambling be able to work at home during the next 3 or longer days (the 1 silver lining in the CAVID-19 pandemic is that many companies have instituted work at home rather than being laid off). On a lighter note, Jimmy Garoppolo, formerly the QB for the 49’s in 2022 until being injured after 11 games has signed a 3 year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders for $72 million with a bonus not from the team but from the Chicken Ranch Brothel in Las Vegas where 2 workers there have promised him “free sex” for life (the amateur nature of collegiate sports already shattered by NIL purists 1 hopes that college recruiters do not figure out a way to use NIL incentives to attract star high school athletes to their schools especially UNLV). It is now past lunch and so far president Trump has not been indicted in what will be a historic moment with far reaching consequences for him and for the nation. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe”.                               

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 21, 2023
          Noted Holidays: World Poetry Day:
On a day in which 22 holidays exist some most worthy, like World Down Syndrome Day or International Day for the Elimination of Discrimination and others like Slytherin Pride, your Alaskanpoet selected World Poetry Day created by the UNESCO on November 3, 1999 establishing March 21 as World Poetry “with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.”
The length of prose increased by the minutiae can easily put you to sleep

Whereas poetry appealing to the heart can easily sweep you off your feet
To drive one to the polls to elect or induced by fears or smears to defeat
Platforms in prose with cross references and footnotes send the intent far too deep
But poetry enables the speaker to sally forth to the speaker’s goals obtain
If set to music tapping your feet, clapping your hands, urge to act not restrained
No wonder Andrew Cuomo’s father whose commencement this Trustee had to endure
Remembered only briefly then flushed out from the neurons as the easiest cure
Bur Mario will always be remembered for this winning  command
To be followed by our candidates without millions to spend across the land
“Campaign in poetry, rule in prose”
If prose is not doublespeak, compromise chances can flow
If it is, greater chances of gridlock
Where needed solutions are blocked
© 3/21/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
          Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “alexia” which means the inability to read which if “barely” in front of it, sadly describes the literacy of large segments and maybe majorities of our kids in urban schools.
          Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1946 was “ Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra with Vaughn Monroe and the Norton Sisters on a run of 5 weeks  to share with 14 other songs that achieved number 1 status. Here is Vaugh Monroe and His Orchestra with Vaughn Monroe and the Norton
Sisters performing “Let It Snow, Let It Snow” a song with many residents in the mountains of California already under massive snow drifts would not want to hear:
           March 21 Famous Birthdays: Timothy Dalton, noted British actor born on this day in 1946 at Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, who is best remembered for his role as James Bond, in the 15th and 16th James Bond movies, Living Daylights and License to Kill   and was under contract to perform in a 3rd James Bond film which was in preproduction in 1990 but was ensnared in a legal dispute between  UA/MGM and Eon Production and Dalton in 1994 decided it was time to move on. He has never been married but had several long relationships, 1 of which was with Vanessa Redgrave and he briefly dated Whoopi Goldberg.
           March 21 Notable Events
           1.     1952—Alan Freed presented the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio.
           2.     1980--In response to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, President
Jimmy Carter announced that the United States would boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.              3.     1999—Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the first 2 men to circumnavigate nonstop the Earth in hot air balloon departing from Château-d'Œx, Switzerland on March 1 and landing in Egypt after voyage of  45,755 km (28,431 miles) from whence they had departed 19 day, 3 hours and 47 minutes after they had taken off.
           4.     2000—Pope John Paul II, made the first visit as a Pope to Israel.
           5.     2006—The social media giant Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone and Evan Williams to grow into a social media giant which many conservative politicians and pundits blasted for Twitter’s censoring of tweets or banning their  accounts which protests have largely disappeared after Elon Musk acquired the company. 
           Famous Quote on Notable Events Or Persons:
           Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to Jimmy Carter, talking in 1998: “We didn't push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would...That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Soviets into the Afghan trap ... The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter ‘We now have the opportunity of giving to the Soviet Union Its Vietnam War.’”
            Burhanuddin Rabbani, President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan (Northern Alliance) in 2002: "Had it not been for the jihad, the whole world would still be in the Communist grip. The Berlin Wall fell because of the wounds which we inflicted on the Soviet Union, and the inspiration we gave all oppressed people. We broke the Soviet Union up into fifteen parts. We liberated people from Communism. Jihad led to a free world. We saved the world because Communism met its grave here in Afghanistan!"   

© 3/21/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Monday, March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


Sadly Stanford Women did something that only 4 number 1 seeded teams in the regionals have done in the history of the tournament—get defeated by a lower seeded team to not advance to the Sweet 16 and last night marked the second time they have been so upset. The basketball gods where lightly weeping today in California over the loss. For those working parent with school age children and living in Los Angeles School District the news was definitely not well received of a 3 day strike starting on May 21st by the teachers. The other news item of note is the pending arrest of former President Donald Trump arising out of the settlement agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels concerning her alleged affair with him which Trump has vehemently denied. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe” in the message.                        

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 20, 2023
          Noted Holidays: Vernal Equinox:
celebrated at 2:24 P.M. PST the first day of spring.
           Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “alethiology” which means the study of truth which if involved alethiology of truth to be found in the political arena would require a lantern with many more lumens capability than the one caried by Diogenes. 
           Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1947 was “ Heartaches” by Ted Weems and His Orchestra with Elmo Tanner on a run of 8 weeks  to share with 10 other songs that achieved number one status. Here is Ted Weems and His Orchestra with Elmo Tanner whistling performing “Heartaches”:
           March 20 Famous Birthdays: Chester Berrington born on this day in 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona was a noted vocalist for such bands as Death by Sunrise and Linkin Park but struggled with alcohol and drugs but managed to break free of his addictive habits but not his depression to hang himself on July 20, 2017 at his home in Palos Verde at age 41.  
           March 20 Notable Events
           1.     1985—Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod The Last Great Race on Earth and to prove that women wining a really grueling race was not a fluke Susan Butcher won the next 4 out of five races but had her mushing career cut short with leukemia and died from the disease on August 5, 2006 at age 51.
           2.     1987--- To the joy of thousands who had been given a death sentence after being infected with AIDS, the Federal Food and Drug Administration approved AZT to be used to treat AIDS. 
           3.     1995—The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo, led by Shoko Asaha  carried out a coordinate sarin nerve gas attack on three lines of the Tokyo Metro, killing 14 and injuring some  5,500 with 1500 critically injured. Numerous members of the cult were arrested including Shoko Asaha and by November of 2004, 189 had gone to trial with Asaha and 12 others sentence to death, 5 sentenced to life, 80 received prison sentences of varying length, 89 received suspended sentences, 2 were only fined and 1 found not guilty. After exhausting all appeals, Asaha and the other 12 were executed by hanging on July 6, 2018.
           4.     2000—H. Rap Brown now known as Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin was captured after he murdered a Georgia sheriff’s deputy Ricky Kinchen and severely wounding deputy Aldranon English.
           5.     2003—The Armed Forces of the United States, Poland, United Kingdom and Australia began the invasion of Iraq to find the WMD that never existed and before we had left in 2011 cost in excess of $1.1 trillion.
           Famous Quote on Notable Events Or Persons:
           Libby Riddles Reflecting on Being the First Female to Win the Iditarod:The moment when I won the Iditarod is going to be a pretty hard moment to beat, ever, in my whole life, really. “One of my less famous quotes was, ‘If I die now, it’ll be okay.’ Because that was just spontaneously what it felt like. It’s like, ‘Wow, how are we ever going to beat this one?’”   

© 3/20/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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UN Report Calling for Gigantic Reductions in Carbon Emissions While China and India Are Racing to Build More Coal Plants


The UN has released a lengthy report calling for more efforts to the use of fossil for energy to rid-
May be an impossible task as coal, gas and oil produce 70% of all energy plus 60% of the electricity grid  
Made more difficult as China and India are in a massive program to build coal fired electricity generators|
When it comes to reducing carbon emissions China and India are not willing to be  carbon emission abnegators
For each step the western world takes to curb emissions for their economies at great cost
China and India will take two steps backward with new coal fired power  plants and the emission reductions are lost
Once again the U.S. and its allies are supposed to our prosperity sacrifice
While China and India are bringing large numbers of coal plants on line—no dice!
The UN report called for a global effort to carbon emissions reduce
But what is expected from the Western Gander should also be expected from the Chinese and Indian Goose
We must not crucify this nation’s economy on the cross of carbon emissions decreases
That are matched or nearly matched by Chinese and India carbon emissions increases.

© 3/20/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Whoopi Goldberg on The View Should Be Applauded For Castigating the SLS Shouting Down Judge Ryan As "Snowflakes"


This poet was outraged over the students at SLS who shut down Judge Ryan’s speech
They must have been oblivious to how acting like that in a courtroom a contempt citation would them quickly reach
But when Whoopi Goldberg castigated the students and called them “snowflakes”
I quickly realized I may have made on judging her a major mistake
I never thought from her the ideas of tolerance I would hear
Her warning to the flakes that in life people with whom you disagree will appear
The response should be to leave but not to shelter your ears
By shouting down to drown out what others may want to hear
The “snowflakes” at the SLS in Whoopi’s mind can be lumped together
With Red “snowflakes” with their views on women, people of color and drag queens tolerating only sycophants for their weather
Stormy Hostin chimed in about her love of law schools
As a place for free exchange of ideas helped by learning of debating tools
But slammed Judge Duncan for calling the hecklers as “appalling idiots”
In his defense no one volunteering his time to give a speech wants to be insidiated
For The Views’  liberal audience one hopes that they will Whoopi’s words heed
Now more than ever tolerance for opposing views this divisive nation needs

© 3/20/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Bragg seems to be hell bent indict Trump for Election Law Violations in case of Stormy Daniels

 It would appear that NYC District Attorney is moving forward to soon Trump indict
For paying $130,000 to Stormy Daniels through Michael Cohen to remove her allegations from sight She had claimed that she had had an affair with Trump after he had with Melania tied the knot
Which if she persisted would have severely damaged the presidential office he had sought
Trump’s corporation wrote off the money to Cohen as a legal expense
After 5 years of promising to put Trump in jail we are nearing the height of suspense
That is at best a state potential election law violation in a state where Trump lost
It is high time for Bragg to take a step back and consider the cost
Not so much in terms of time by his lawyers spent
But rather the costs of credibility of a politicized system of justice we must prevent
Bragg’s record so far of catch and release felons before  the ink on the report is dry
Is resulting in far too many residents of the Big Apple being wounded and too often to die
If Bragg lived in any state in which voters could him by law impeach
The lesson of what happed to his Soros funded clone in SFO should him teach
He would be gone in New York City second
Voters cross lines when their safety is threatened
When crime in SFO was on the menu for law abiding citizens every day
With voters in NYC fearful for their safety voters will be putting pressure on Hochul to send him away

© 3/20/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Ridley's Believe It Or Not March 19, 2023

Yesterday marked the end of the Iditarod, The Last Great Race on Earth and the restarting of Ridley's Believe It Or Not in a world that much has not changed with the Ukraine War continuing with Ukraine begging for more weapons and growing hesitation to the U.S. reducing its inventories by sending more to Ukraine with a possible invasion of Taiwan becoming more likely. Fortunately we are in the midst of March Madness for both men and women with the Stanford women seeded 1st in their bracket playing Mississippi tonight on ESPN at 6:30 P.M. On the political front the headlines emanating out of New York is that Soros backed NYC Alvin Bragg with be indicting Trump for the payments made to Stormy Daniels for her silence in 2015 with Trump and large numbers of leading Reds complaining about the politization of the NYC’s District Attorney when crime continues to surge in that city, due potential in part to lenient and soft on criminals policies emanating out of Bragg’s office. I hope  you missed Ridley's Believe It Or Not these last few weeks and that you find Ridley's Believe It Or Not worth your time reading and if not please respond with an “Unsubscribe” in the message.                                           Ridley’s Believe It Or Not March 19, 2023
          Noted Holidays: National Poultry Day: celebrating chickens, turkey, geese, and duck which provide some 30 percent of the meat consumed in the world and are a valued source of protein from their eggs. It has not been a good year for poultry as over 47 million have died from the avian flu or have been culled to prevent further infection. An easy holiday to celebrate by having eggs for breakfast, a chicken sandwich for lunch (recommend Popeyes), turkey for dinner and chicken nuggets to munch on while watching March Madness which sad to say saw Number 1 Seed its Region be upset in a close game led all the way by Mississippi save a minute or so in the waning minutes of the 4th Quarter.
           Word of the Day:  The word of the day is “aleatoric” which means depending on contingencies or chance which given the chaos and volatility in the market and uncertainty status of our banking system a not recommended method of managing your investments. 
           Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1948 was Mañana  (Is Good  Enough for Me)” by Peggy Lee  on a run of 9 weeks  to share with 9 other songs that achieved number one status. Here is Peggy Lee performing: “ Mañana  (Is Good  Enough for Me)”
           March 19 Famous Birthdays:  Harvey Weinstein born on this day in 1952 in New York City and  famous for creating Miramax and producing well received films but infamous for an over active reptilian brain that caused him to sexually abuse and rape successful and aspiring to be successful actresses but found guilty in two trials in New York City and in Los Angeles to serve a cumulative 39 years which are to be served not concurrently but consecutively which means he will die in prison either in New York or California.  
           March 19 Notable Events
           1.     1920—The U.S. Senate rejected for the second time the Treaty of Versailles which insured that the U.S. would not enter the League of Nations and its punitive and draconian measures against Germany and Austria-Hungary all but guaranteed the rise of Hitler to redress the perceived injustices made far worse with the worldwide depression and the inflation that accompanied it.
           2.     1921—The largest battle in the Irish War of Independence was fought between some 100 IRA volunteers and some 1,200 British troops at Crossbarry, County Cork in Ireland in which the British were unable to encircle and capture some 100 IRA volunteers and lost 10 men killed in the attempt while the IRA lost 3 dead with the rest escaping to fight another day in pursuit of Irish
           3.     1982—Argentina invaded the Falkland  Islands by landing on South Georgia resulting in war between the United Kingdom and Argentina which was won by the British 
           4.     1989—The Egyptian flag was raised again in the Egyptian City of Taba, which was captured by Israel in the 6 Day War in 1967 and to be surrendered back to Egypt following the Israeli- Egypt 1979 Treaty after the boundaries of the area were to be settled by an international  commission.
           5.     2011—After the failure of Muammar Kadhaffi’s forces to retake Benghazi from the rebel forces seeking to overthrow Kadhaffi, the French air force began military operations against his forces ultimately joined by the U.S. Air Force leading to his ultimate capture and execution.
           Famous Quote on Notable Events Or Persons: Adolph Hitler on Trial for His Failed Munich Putsch for Which He Was Found Guilty and Sentenced to 5 Years at Landsberg Prison Only to Be Released  after Serving 9 months:I alone bear responsibility but I am not a criminal because...there is no such thing as high treason against the traitors of 1918...I feel myself best of the Germans who wanted the best for the German people.” Adolph Hitler at his trial in 1924 for his role in the Munich Putsch

© 3/19/2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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