Friday, June 30, 2023

One Two Punch of Michigan's Leftist Legislature-Banning Conversion Therapy And $10,000 Fine and 5 Years For Wrong Pronounst


On the LBGTQ+ Front protecting the LBGTQ+ community from slights real or imagined is pedal to the metal full steam ahead
Banning conversion therapy to convince minors having gender id issues they need to revert to their sex at birth and transitioning shed
Doubt if there are any roadblocks for dangerous puberty blockers
Or disfiguring surgery the Hippocratic Oath is a major mocker
The Legislature has just created a new felony with a $10,000 fine and a 5 year prison term
By using the wrong pronoun of he instead of she or she instead of he trying to the results of intimidation earn
Biological science by the left totally ignored
Complete lack of empathy for the duped disfigured who want to their pretransitioned identity restore

© 6/30/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet



Student Debt Relief By Executive Action Is Illegal Requires Act of Congress


Biden’s student debt relief plan was a craven attempt
To buy votes with a $430 Billion debt forgiveness to Red candidates perempt
Cancelling student debt with an executive order stroke of the pen
Was illegal which is what Pelosi as Speaker of the House told him over and over again
SCOTUS in no uncertain terms declared his acts violated the separations of power in our Constitution ingrained
Biden supposedly has a plan to the ruling circumvent starting with not rereporting to credit agencies defaults that will cause debtors much pain
To many students have come to believe
That they are not responsible and the government their financial paid must relieve
The students willingly entered into debt and they must pay
Student debt is one of the rare debts that in B/K does not go away
But colleges and universities that have hiked tuition faster than inflation to new heights
Creating new courses that lead only to the unemployment line bear a good deal of blame for the student debt holders plight
We have truth in lending to disclose with fees and costs the annual percentage rate
For students we need from colleges a Truth in Borrowing that annual income and degree majors mate
Maybe to retain their 501(c)(3) status a higher portion of their endowment on financial aid must be spent
But compared to inflation tuition and fees must increase by a lower percent

© 6/30/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

SCOTUS Ruled Web Site Developer Cannot Be Forced to Create Web Sites For Same Sex Marriages


Marie Antoinette with disdain supposedly intoned “Let them eat cake”
Was sent off to the guillotine to have from her body her head take
In Colorado a Christian web sites developer to develop same sex wedding web sites
 Refused to use her creative talent to promote activities her faith told her were not right
Web site development is a creative endeavor like the artistic thoughts a decorated cake will make
Web site development and cake decoration may not seem to rise to the status of a canvas but both are art for art’s sake
Colorado has a law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation
Lower court ruled against the developer who argued her religious beliefs trumped the sought web site creation
But Scotus ruled 6-3 that you cannot force a developer to a web site make
When to so would cause the developer to deeply held beliefs forsake
In a rare snit fit moment Justice Gorsuch blasted Sotomayor’s expected dissent
Ridiculed her for the facts being twisted and bent
As the cake crumbled for gays who wanted to force the baker to create
Images and design ridiculing his religious beliefs being forced to decorate
The outcome for gays seeking a web site for same sex marriages  did not go well
The web site developer was pleased to avoid purgatory or Hell
With countless web site developers willing to their computer skills sell
On more weighty issues like affirmative action or student debt relief have more time to dwell

June 30, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Thursday, June 29, 2023

Demands For Reparation Going Off the Charts Especially If You Live In a State Like California That Never Had Slaves


The push for reparations in California, a state that never had slaves
Needs to have the outrageous amounts demanded sent to the grave
Slavery was and will remain a terrible stain
But cannot be supported by the angry “You kidnapped us refrains”
Slavery was present in Africa long before Europeans’ first step ashore
Africans held millions of fellow Africans in bondage due to raids and war
The fates of those Africans now slaves to a life of bondage was sealed
Either to be worked until dead or turned into cash by sales having great appeal
It is true that ships from the colonies were willing buyers of slaves
None of whom were willing participants to a life of bondage across the waves
The nations that should pay reparations are not those on the docks who bought
But those African nations that actively from weaker nations slaves sought
The best example of justified reparations is the payment to Japanese-Americans interned
To be eligible to receive the $20,000 you had to have been interned or lost property but descendants not interned that payment was not earned
All the slaves freed by the 13th Amendment have long since died
Yet proponents for reparations oppose payments to those born free being denied
The descendants of those who died fighting to save the union and also slavery end are not in the reparations line
Nor we hope the descendants of blacks who were free or who had slaves confined
Nor we hope black migrants who came here after the Civil War that slavery had not snared
Nor we hope the millions of blacks like Obama, Winfrey, Scott, O’Neal, Jackson, Thomas and 13 other black billionaires
SCOTUS ruled today you cannot favor Americans due to the color of their skin
Paying black individuals reparations in excess of a million dollars belongs in a trash bin

 © 6/29/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Fetterman's Approval Ratings In the Tank--Time to Resign


One thing on Fetterman’s election voters must in the future learn
Even if a candidate has not had a stroke a mail in ballot the candidate must not earn
Until the first debate has been aired
So voters have the chance to the candidates compare
How many voters had already sent their mail-in ballots back
To then regret to see the damage of his stroke attack
A candidate who did not have as a wife someone who Edith Wilson wanted to ape
Would never want to dupe the voters that from the clutches of his stroke he had escaped
Debates may not be perfect but they put the political ads to shame
That lie and distort, ignore the issues and all evils real or imagined the opponent is blamed
We should never wish misfortune on anyone
But if Fetterman looks at himself in the mirror he should say his time is done
Resign and have the governor appoint a Blue provide representation voters deserve
His standing in history for doing the right thing for his voters would be preserved

© 6/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Forget Ponce del Leon South Korea Is the New Fountain of Youth

 We all know the myth of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and his fountain of youth search
If he was looking which historians feel was fiction with facts left in the lurch
Never found it on his last trip to Florida south of Tampa Bay
When he was hit by an arrow coming his way
Mortally wounded by an arrow coated with poisonous sap that hit him in the thigh
Sailed back to Havana where he soon in July of 1521 would die
Today the fountain of youth is the combo of exercise, diet and great genes
But the latest attempt at youth has arrived on the South Korea scene
Tradition in South Korea is that a baby is age 1 year on the day born
Now a baby born must wait 365 days before with age 1 year be adorned
Will those past age 1 be allowed to from their age 1 year subtract
Or will the age you now are known as having remain intact?

© 6/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
Poems on Events of the Day
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June 28, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The troika of MSM censors, ABC, CBS and NBC have quickly moved from the damaging email of Hunter Biden threatening his Chinese Business Partner with retribution from his then VP father if their required $5.1 contribution was not immediately wired which it was a day or so later. McCarthy is in hot water over his statement on the Sunday Talk Shows that he was not sure if Trump was the strongest candidate to beat Biden, which he has subsequently walked back. The Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem has no such uncertainly as after she indicated she wants to remain as governor that she believes that Trump has the best chance to recapture the White House. The mark on the left side of Biden’s face that raised questions was from the use of a CPAP machine for his sleep apnea which may be a contributing factor to his apparent lack of energy. Social Media censorship is alive and well 24/7 trying to protect Joe Biden’s reelection bid as Robert Kennedy, Jr. has announced that another interview of his with a New York Post reporter has been removed from YouTube. Madonna has been hospitalized and is in the ICU for a serious bacterial infection from which she is believed to fully recover. Another Biden gaffe made not once but twice at a fund raiser and secondly before a reporter that Putin is losing the war in Iraq where the overwhelming population of the U.S. knows Russia is not fighting there (How much more cognitive mental decline will voters have to see before they abandon Biden faster than rats leaving a sinking ship?). 3 cars on this poet’s favorite train the Coast Starlight were derailed after the train hit a vehicle on the tracks in Moorpark today 10 minutes before the first lunch sitting in the dining car (hope the cars can be re railed and no damage to the engine so the delay is not extensive enough to have to transfer passengers to buses to continue their journey
             June 28, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Parchment Day: Created by the Paper Chef in June 2016 and celebrated on the last Wednesday in June not to use it to write on but to wrap and cook with to render the cooked items moist and very tender.    
             Word of the Day: the word of the day is “arctoid” which means bear-like which investors hope will not describe the stock markets for the rest of this year.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1949 was “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend” By Vaughn Moore and His Orchestra  on a run of 11 weeks to share with 8 other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a music video of Vaughn Moore and His Orchestra performing: “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend”:
              June 28 Birthdays: ”Left Too Bitter at End of Censorship at Twitter”: Elon Musk, noted and very wealthy founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX and free speech crusader with purchase of Twitter, born on this day in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971.
              June 28 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 1997 in a rematch known as the “Sound and Fury”/Holyfield was defending his title against Tyson/And the first 2 rounds Holyfield won with punches flying in a flurry/In the 3rd Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield’s right ear and the fight appeared to be done/After a delay and clearance by ringside M.D./And against Tyson a 2 point ear biting penalty/The  round continued with a left ear bite/After the round ended and examination revealed a bite, the referee stopped the fight/Hollander awarded the win and Tyson lost/Later for his chomping he was hit with license suspension for 16 months and a $3 million fine to add to the cost.
              2.     On this day in 1987 during the war between Iran and Iraq/For the first time in history a civilian target was subject to chemical weapons attack/Iraqi jets on the town of Sardasht in two bombing passes/Killed 130 citizens and wounded 8,000 with deadly mustard gas.
              3.     On this day in 1978 SCOTUS in the Bakke case barred quotas in college admissions/ But upheld the concept that diversity of college admissions was a worthy and permitted educational mission/The court has another affirmative action case before it/and the bets are affirmative action may not be used in the decision to admit/Since in good schools there are more trying to be admitted than there is space/How can a school not use quotas but as one of the factors not use race?
             4.      On this night in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village owned by the Mafia as a gay bar/Police bribed so Inn on raids tipped off to move booze to nearby parked cars/But on this night police shut it down and patrons pushed out the door/soon bottles flying and all commands to disburse ignored/No one seriously injured and no arrests/Next night more gays and lesbians on the scene and for police a more dangerous test/Gays and lesbians  were celebrating the event/Never again would they feel the need to be to the closet sent/Ground Zero for Gay Rights and Gay Pride/So similar in terms of historic moment of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery Bus ride.
            5.      On this day in 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed bringing World War I to an end/But sowing the seeds of World War II into the ground send/Draconian Reparations on Germany imposed/Made even more unbearable as the world would soon be gripped in the Great Depression woos/Fertile grounds for Hitler and Mussolini to bloom/Far too soon the world was quick marching to World War II’s deadly doom.
            Famous Quotes on the Stonewall Inn Riots
            Seymour Pine, Deputy Inspector, Morals Division, NYPD: There were no instructions except: put them out of business. The first police officer that came in with our group said, 'The place is under arrest. When you exit, have some identification and it'll be over in a short time.' This time they said, 'We're not going.' That's it. 'We're not going.' We didn't have the manpower, and the manpower for the other side was coming like it was a real war. And that's what it was, it was a war.
          Doric Wilson Stonewall Inn Patron: “That's what happened Stonewall night to a lot of people. We went, 'Oh my God. I am not alone, there are other people that feel exactly the same way.'”  
           John O'Brien Stonewall Inn Patron: In the Civil Rights Movement, we ran from the police, in the peace movement, we ran from the police. That night, the police ran from us, the lowliest of the low. And it was fantastic.           

© June 28, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Poems on Events of the Day

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Private Plane intercepted over restricted air space near nuclear reactor Tossing out 15 bags of White powder Arrested for Drug smuggling


Here in the U.S. we are used to the Coast Guard intercepting drug smugglers in waters off our coasts
Any attempt to in outrun a shot across the bow makes them potential toast
Or helicopters quickly join the chase
A stream of automatic bullets from above should end the race
But in France in the war on drugs a new twist we were treated to
A private plane probably not knowing where he flew
Entered a nuclear power plant’s surrounding restricted air space
A Rafale fighter jet was scrambled led and to the unknown intruder raced
The private plane pilot opened the cockpit and 15 bags started tossing out
With a stall speed on the Rafale of 80 knot and a private plane 30- 50 mph to avoid stall warning shout
Would have been a test of flying skill to fly loops round and round
To force the plane fearful of being shot at to the ground
To be arrested for suspected drug smuggling awaiting analysis of the white powder in the bags found
If heroin or cocaine added to the flight over restricted air space to the jail term he would be bound

© 6/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Head of the Wagner Group in Belarus Seeking Asylum Head Russian General Who knew of Wagner Group Revolt But Did Not Warn Arrested


Being a former KCB Colonel leaves one with a deadly trait
No forgiveness of enemies who will face death as a fate
The head of the Wagner Group who led the one day revolt
Is hiding out in Belarus probably checking his dead bolt
Russians have a habit of tracking down dissidents who have fled
Like Trotsky meeting fatally an axe to his head
Putin is probably not known to forgive
His former opponents to let them live
Dead men or women can no longer shoot a gun or hire those who will
If the order came from Putin very few rubles to have to pay as a bill
While Putin welcomed back with open arms
Any member of the Wagner Group who was not plotting against Putin harm
Gen. Sergei Surovikin, the top Russian in the war against Ukraine
Supposedly knew about the revolt and did not warn or try to contain
Has been supposedly arrested
How many more will have their ability to withstand torture tested?

© 6/28/2023 Michael P.Ridley The Alaskanpoet

How Can Joe Not Know Unless Too Many Dementia Seeds Sowed Russian Blood in Ukraine Flows Not in Iraq Where Russia Does Not Go


Given the amount of military aid we have provided to Ukraine
And the condemnation of Putin as on civilians missiles and drone bombs rain
Putin’s war against Ukraine had be on the daily briefing Biden receives
Great interest and analysis on what and why Putin has or has not achieved
Coupled with the one day revolt of the Wagner Group
Believed by many to be Russia’s best troops
And Biden’s denial that we had anything to do to prompt the short revolt
Biden’s statements last night and today came as quite a jolt
A clear warning that his cognitive decline is worse than we thought
His memory bank wiped nearly clean dead neurons stench of rot
Claimed Putin was losing the fighting in Iraq
Once might be a slip of the tongue block
But twice five alarm bells of severe mental decline
That no matter how hard the DNC tries to hide the voters will see empty dead spaces in his mind
Mentally as a continued president not fit
Cleary from a 2024 run past time to quit

© 6/28/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

June 27, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


Another poll in New Hampshire has Trump still leading  De Santis by an increasing lead to 47 to 19 % with Christie, Haley, and Scott all in single digits with Biden beating both Trump and De Santis 49 to 40% but 70% including 50% of Blues are concerned about Biden’s age compared to 34% concerned over Trump’s age. In the Washington Press Conference briefing by Karine Jean-Pierre was in a real snit fit after Simon Ateba of Todays News Africa accused her of discriminating against him causing her to lash out and threaten to end the briefing which exchange was edited out of the streaming which the White House blamed on a technical glitch as opposed to an orchestrated act. The heavy hand of censorship by one of the leading members of the MSM-the NYT was revealed when it buried to page 21 the whistleblower’s allegation that the attorney David Weiss wanted to bring more serious tax fraud cases against Hunter Biden but was rebuffed by the DOJ. Ryan Seacrest has been named as Pat Sajak’s replacement on Wheel of Fortune when Sajak retires next year. The White House  visitor logs despite Biden’s vow to be the most transparent administration in history are full of holes when it comes to Hunter and Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klein. Harrison Ford as a very spry 80 year old will be appearing in the 5th and last Indiana Jones film, Dial of Destiny, revealed that Tom Selleck was the first choice but under contract for a TV series he could not break. In California you can’t be a gay if you are a Red as Blues in the California Senate walked out when Reds honored Richard Grenell as the first openly gay Cabinet member. New York State Attorney, Leticia James whose main passion is to put Trump and family members in jail had her attempt to do the same with Ivanka Trump rebuffed due to the statute of limitations.
             June 27, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National PTSD Day: Created by the United States Senate on June 23, 2010 and celebrated on this day in years thereafter to create awareness of the suffering of those affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which if not treated is crippling and a leading cause of suicide.
             Word of the Day: the word of the day is “arctician” which means one skilled in navigating arctic regions who is most helpful when a boat is in danger of being trapped in the ice.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1950 was “The Third Man Theme” By Anton Karas  on a run of 11 weeks to share with 11 other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a music video of Anton Karas performing: “The Third Man Theme”:
              June 27 Birthdays: ”Keeping Up Is Hard to Do”: Khloé Alexandra Kardashian, noted reality show star along with mother, sisters and brother, model and socialite, born on this day in 1984 in Los Angeles. Married after 30 days of meeting Lamar Odom a pro basketball player with the Clippers and Lakers who was suspended twice by the Clippers for violating league anti-drug policy. During her divorce proceedings, he was found unconscious from a drug overdose in a Las Vegas brothel which prompted her to withdraw the petition not because of reconciliation but rather so she could participate as a spouse in his treatment and then finalize the divorce.
              June 27 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2007, Tony Blair the second longest British Prime Minister after Margaret Thatcher resigned/Dragged down by Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War searching for the nukes that we could never find/10 years as Prime Minister as Bush’s staunch ally and friend/But sending troops to die for nukes not there was a sure way to a political career end.
              2.     On this night in 1994 in Aum Shinrikyo tested in Matsumoto a sarin nerve gas attack/Sarin liquid heated to be released in an aerosol spray/274 residents hospitalized with symptoms like darkened vision, nausea, headaches, miosis and other sarin gassed victims do not lack/7 people would die that day/Little did the Japanese know that the worst was yet to arrive/Some 9 months later in crowded Tokyo subways with over a 1000 injured and at least 15 who did not survive.
              3.     On this day in 1954/the Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, commissioned the day before/ Became the first nuclear power plant to be connected to the electrical grid/A small first step to reliance on fossil fuels for power generation rid.
             4.      On this day in 1950 the U.S. decided to intervene in South Korea to the invasion by North Korea block/On July 5, the 540 troops from the 24th Division known as “Task Force Smith” were in for a shock/No tanks, 6 rounds of 105 anti-tank shells  and obsolete bazookas that T-34 tanks could not destroy/Task Force Smith was more like an ineffective poorly constructed speed bump employed.
             5.      On this day in 1844 Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum awaiting trial for inciting a riot in a Carthage, Illinois jail/When treason was added to the charges to make it impossible to post bail/The jail was attacked by a mob with blackened faces on a mission to them kill/Hyrum shot at the door and Joseph shot 3 times before jumping from a window sill/Dead before he hit the ground/So much anger he was propped up and body filled with more rounds/En route to martyr status in his church of the LDS/The 5 black faces charged with murder were all acquitted to the Mormons great distress.
             Famous Quotes on the Korean War:
             President Harry S. Truman Speaking in the Rose Garden to 16 Members  of Task Force Smith on June 16, 1952: “It is quite an admission for an artilleryman to make, but we couldn't fight a war without the infantry, I'm afraid. I congratulate you men on the job you did in that original task force. Had it not been for the fact that these two divisions to which you belong had caused the Communists to hesitate, we possibly would not have been able to hold our position with the Korean Republic.
© June 27, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Retailers Turning Back the Clocks to Pre Piggly Wiggly Days to From Shoplifting Survive


Before Clarence Saunders who founded Piggly Wiggly to products at a grocery store buy
One would go to a counter and order from the clerks as the rules of self-service did not apply
The products were not on the shelves easy to grab and conceal
To then leave with the theft  not being revealed
Back in those days shoplifting was probably rare
As opposed to waves of shoplifters that today leave the shelves bare
Since in California retailers with $950 felony hurdles are hung out to dry
Retailers are fighting back with efforts to shoplifters access to goods deny
More and more expensive products are under lock and key
Self-locking doors when thieves go on a shoplifting spree
To stymy the waves of smash and grabs bullet proof glass in cases that gems display
But to really put a dent in the shoplifters to the damages to retailers allay
Lower the felony hurdle to $300 bucks
And prosecute all misdemeanor thefts with a year in jail they cannot duck
When stores close or restrict hours because of shoppers who steal
The law abiding innocents are forced to suffer a really raw deal

© 6/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

At Haggen grocery stores in Washington Shoppers Have Option of Contributing to DEI Awareness "Need"


DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion which seems worth of support
But when used to check the box and end meritocracy an idea that comes up short
When a member of a diversity targeted class is picked with little regard for skills
We are all forced to pay the for the incompetency bills
If you sacrifice skills for diversity in pilots or doctors innocents run the risk of being killed
If to promote equity for wrongs suffered in the past by reparations those receiving will to victimhood cling to still
The left wants equality of outcome not equal opportunities prevail
Impossible dream as standards have to be lowered so no one fails
Inclusion without out regard to competency on a sports team means too many lost games
In the game of life we must all play the results will be most likely the same
And inclusion means transgenders are allowed to against females compete
That is a goal that means the destruction of women’s sports and it we must defeat
At Haggen Grocery chain in Washington State you can add to you bill
To support awareness of the “need” for DEI which hopefully only the misguided few will
But if the cashiers see the “no thanks” option checked and sneer
Haggen outlets will see a lot of customers soon disappear

© 6/27/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Biden the "Great Unifier" Has Become the "Great Divider" and Most Transparent Has Turned Into Windows of Lead


Biden campaigned on a pledge he would this divided country unify
Sadly a pledge that was really bait and switch as his actions would the pledge defy
Almost as soon as the unifying thoughts in his Inauguration speech had faded away
His war on Reds especially those who voted for Trump would be on display
On a blood red stage with a Marine in dress blues at parade rest
He intoned the MAGA Reds were despised akin to domestic terrorists
Parents outraged over the cramming down kids’ throats of CRT
To voice their opposition at school boards became domestic terrorists in the land of the free
His second major campaign pledge was that his administration would be the most transparent in our history
That is until on the scandals surrounding son Hunter Biden, the visitor logs to the White House Reds wanted to see
From his inauguration through February on visitor logs Hunter’s name does not appear
Is it because of Hunter’s Burisma and Chinese dealings disclosure of visits Biden fears?
March through June the visitor logs have not been cataloged
But good chance Hunter and his associates will covered in the nondisclosure fog
As Hunter becomes more and more of an albatross and the scandals increase not subside
A mockery of transparency raising the question what is Biden trying to hide?

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

June 26, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


Florida’s largest police union with 30,000 members that endorsed Trump in 2020 has announced it is endorsing De Santis not Trump as the best man to occupy the White House. On the Woke Education Front, St. Phillip’s College a community college in San Antonio, Texas has terminated a long term employment of Adjunct Professor Joseph Yarkey for having the audacity to do what he has done for 22 years in his biology class to state the sex is determined  by the presence or absence of the XY Chromosomes, a statement which caused 4 students to walk out of his class. He has retained the services of the First Liberty Group who are demanding he be reinstated. In yet another example of how dangerous and uncivil we are becoming in the political realm, Rhode Island Blue State Senator Joshua Miller has been arrested for vandalism after surveillance cameras show him “keying” a SUV because the owner the temerity to have a “Biden Sucks” sticker on it. NBC which leans to the left has released a poll which should send shivers up Biden’s back as it shows the “Word Salad Queen” with the lowest approval of any VP in any NBC poll of VP’s coming in at 32% (she is like the Austrian corpse allied with Germany in WWI reminding voters that a vote for Biden with her on the ticket given his mental and physical frailty is really a vote for her). In Toronto another example that Bud Light remains clueless on the expanding hole it is digging on the issue of transgenders as it was the proud sponsor of a Gay Pride Parade heralded as family friendly which a bunch of nude men on bicycles with their male tools exposed for young girls to see. Biden must either be subject to complete cognitive loss on his interface with his son on his business dealings or must think the American people are too dumb to remember his often denials which look more and more like bald faced lies that he never discussed his son’s business dealings with him. In an indication that a manned trip to Mars will be in the not too distant future, 4 volunteers entered a Mars simulation habitat and will be locked in for 378 days. On the College World Series front LSU  after falling behind 2-0 in the first slaughtered Florida 18-4 with 24 hits to win the College World Series.
             June 26, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Barcode Day: Created by Data Logic, Scan Source, Inc. and Barcode, Inc to be first celebrated on this day in 2021 to commemorate  the first use of the Universal Product Code on this day in 1974 when a package of Wrigley’s gum was scanned at a Troy, Ohio small town grocery store.
             Word of the Day: the word of the day is “archimine” which means a buffoon or chief mimic which seems to define Karine Jean-Pierre each time she convenes a meeting the Capital Press Corps.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1951 was “Too Young” By Nat King Cole  on a run of 5 weeks to share with 9 other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a music video of Nat King Cole performing: “Too Young”:
              June 26 Birthdays: ”On the Ice In Panther Land” Ariana Grande, famous singer/songwriter, born on this day in 1993,  who has sold over 90 million records and whose parents had season tickets to the Miami Panthers Ice Hockey team and with their prime location close to the ice resulted in her being hit in the wrist twice but she is better noted for at age 8 singing the National Anthem at a Panthers’ home game and in the first game at the Panthers new National Car Rental Center being the first child to ride in a Zamboni during the first intermission thanks to her parents bidding $200 in an auction. She is also noted for the Islamist terrorist who on May 22, 2017 detonated a suicide bomb in his backpack filled with nuts and bolts after her concert held in the Manchester Arena had ended and fans were streaming out of the exits, killing 22 and wounding over a 1000. Visibly moved she hosted a benefit concert for the victims of the bombing, raising £17 million.
              June 26 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2015 SCOTUS in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, by a vote of 5-4/Ruled that same sex marriages could be banned no more/Great joy and relief in gay and lesbian couples that they would have the same legal rights/As heterosexual married couples no longer hiding in the closet keeping their relationship out of sight.
              2.     On this day in 2003, SCOTUS in the case of Lawrence v. Texas  ruled that sex based sodomy laws/Invaded the bedroom’s right of privacy of consenting adults and were flawed/No longer were couples same sex or otherwise subject to arrest/For engaging in sexual acts that met their mutual pleasure test.
              3.     On this day in 2000 after 10 years of painstaking work by top flight scientists practicing their craft/It was announced that the Human Genome Project had completed its gene sequencing first draft/The project when completed will go down as one of the greatest scientific achievements in history/Unlocking and understanding the genetic codes that affect who we are as humans no longer an uncharted mystery.
             4.      On this day in 1988, Air France to its new Airbus 320-111 tout at an airshow/Was supposed at a height of 100 feet over the airfield go/Instead with flaps and wheels down flying at 30 feet/Into a forest of trees with only a pilot gasp of “Oh Merde” then meet/Both engines ingested branches and leaves and failed, a wing sheared off and plane was engulfed in fire/Hard to believe but of the 136 people aboard, 50 were injured with 34 hospitalized but only 3 would expire.
             5.      On this day in 1948 after the Soviets had imposed a blockade on all rail and road traffic in and out of West Berlin/The flights of the Berlin Airlift would begin/ The Soviets were sure the Berlin Airlift would not succeed/The Allies to save Berlin from starvation would Soviet demands have to heed/ in 15 months with 250,000 flights, the US Air Force had delivered 1,783,573 tons (76.4% of total) and the RAF 541,937 tons (23.3% of total) of needed supplies/To the Soviet Berlin Blockade defy and their effort to bring Berlin to its knees deny.
             Famous Quotes on the Berlin Airlift:
           General Lucius D. Clay, in Charge of the Berlin Airlift June 1948: “I am ready to try an airlift. I can’t guarantee it will work. I am sure that even at its best, people are going to be cold and people are going to be hungry. And if the people of Berlin won’t stand that, it will fail. And I don’t want to go into this unless I have your assurance that the people will be heavily in approval.”
           General William H. Tunner USAF on Why the Berlin Airlift Worked: Valuable time was wasted in Berlin as crews landed, parked, shut off engines, took off for the snack bar and then strolled over to Operations to make out their return clearances. I laid down an order: No crew member was to leave the side of his aircraft while the Germans unloaded it. Each plane would be met by an operations officer who would hand the pilot his return clearance all filled out, and a weather officer would give him the latest weather back at his home base. Mobile snack bars tended by some of the most beautiful girls in Berlin would move to the side of each plane. Turn-around time was cut in half to 30 minutes.”  
           General Curtis E. LeMay, Commander of the USAF in Europe probably responding to President Truman’s query whether the Berlin Airlift Would Work: “Sir, the Air Force can deliver anything.”
               East Berlin Communist Press Misguided Comments on the Berlin Airlift: “...futile attempts of the Americans to save face and to maintain their untenable position in Berlin.

© June 26, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

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Monday, June 26, 2023

More and More Chinese of Military Age Crossing Our Open Border--Time to Cut Back on Chinese Grad Students In Stem?


It is common knowledge that our borders are not secure
A magnet for probably at least a billion seeking our freedoms and prosperity allure
The cartels are making millions from illegals paying them to get them across
Recycling the money to purchase deadly drugs smuggled here to from O.D.’s more lives lost
We may argue what to do about the illegal alien tide
But almost all would agree that China is an existential threat not on our side
Refusing on laws prohibiting IP theft in any way to abide
Militarily, politically, and economically 24/7 pedal to the metal to get our standing in the world to subside
In addition to the Islamists terrorist on our lists
Thousands of male Chinese of military age illegally now here exist
Plus another 262,922 Chinese students in our colleges and universities-a majority in STEM
How of them are linked to the CCP with knowledge and secrets learned to be use for military purposes when they head back to them?
Universities love foreign students because they pay full boat tuition fare
What access to IP at universities are they able to access while there?
Maybe it is time to reduce the Chinese student population limiting it to only humanities
So never again will a Chinese student have access to sensitive labs and valuable IP
On the border if a Chinese national is caught
That person cannot have amnesty sought

© June 26, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Woman on Crowded Train Seeks justification For Not Removing Bag So Standing Men Can Sit Down


First and foremost humans on seats rule

Bags in overhead, beneath or on lap

Second how can you tell by looking whether guy is creepy or cool

Standing men should not have to put up with selfish crap

Since when are women the only paragons of conversation

What makes this selfish female think she is so hot

That men heading home from work can only think of flirtation

With her ego and selfishness not the kind of chick most men would have sought

Common courtesy to often no longer exists

On Pacific Surfliner in So Cal this announcement heard

Placing bags on seats you must resist

Making a senior climb stairs or have to stand for a bag to sit

© 6/26/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


Amazon Announced Planned $7.8 Billion Data Center Investment in Ohio As "Rust Belt" Nickname Is Fading


Good news for the residents of the Buckeye State
Amazon announced it will be investing $7.8 Billion on its new data centers plate
Governor De Wine made the announcement but the site not yet picked
Somewhere in central Ohio it is believed will do the trick
The Midwest which for many years after NAFTRA was becoming the “Rust Belt”
With thousands of laid off workers and closed factories causing the misery felt
Bezos on his yacht with his fiancée is probably quite pleased with the news
Investment in the cloud will mean higher stock price as revenue grew
Reds across the nation should be pleased to note
While businesses fleeing Blue run Hell, in business friendly Red run floats one’s profit boat

© 6/26/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

What Was Bud Light Thinking When They Sponsored Gay Pride Parade In Toronto With Nude Men On Bikes Waving At Kids


While many Americans still condemn the gay and transgender life style
Most probably believe they should not be condemned to a life in the closet hiding their orientation with wile and guile
But while not agreeing that gays and transgenders in a closet must be confined
To a person would fight efforts to force them or their children to their orientation realign
In Toronto in a Gay Pride Parade with families with kids watching from the sidewalk
Viewers were exposed to behavior that acceptance of decency requires them to balk
Men fully nude on bike waving at kids
Unacceptable behavior that they should rid
Same comment if the parade was not of LGBTQ+ but only straights
With young children present their proclivity for nudity they should abate
Bud Light’s sales over the Dylan Mulvaney fiasco still sinking
As a sponsor of this parade one has to ask what were they thinking?
Their latest ad shows what appear to be straights holding Bud Light cans for cool
But the men and women come across as clumsy uncoordinated fools
If the sales decline continues and drive’s AB’s stock further down
A new subsidiary with a brand of TG’s Light Benders to try to regain lost ground?

© 6/26/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Florida Police Union that Supported Trump in 2020 Now Supports De Santis


In America an arrested person does not have to prove his innocence or be forced to testify
And face cross examination by the prosecutors seeking to shred and cast disbelief on the charges he denies
Trump has entered a not guilty plea to the 37 counts against him levied
The prosecutors have the burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt which is heavy
The trial is tentatively scheduled for August 13
Whether that occurs or is postponed past the election remains to be seen
So far Trump has managed to solidify and gain slightly more Red support
The acts of the DOJ in charging Trump causes many to believe politization has caused it to blind justice abort
Today in what may be a bellwether endorsement Florida’s largest police union of 30,000 officers strong
No longer endorses Trump but rather endorses De Santis as the best candidate to in the White House belong
Normally defense counsel want the trial date to be in the future delay
But here an acquittal or hung jury would the goal that carries the day
In August or the early fall of 2023
A scathing attack on politicization for all to see
Trump will then campaign that if the DOJ can charge a former President with funds to defend
You as a voter lacking large funds will see your freedom due to a weaponized DOJ come to an end
But if he is found guilty with case under appeal
His support should collapse and the one card Biden must have is repealed
If Trump is not on the ballot and the growing concerns over Biden not being mentally and physically not fit
And believing a vote for Biden is really a vote for the Word Salad Queen, millions of Blues will stay home and mail in ballots not submit
Fasten seat belts for a bumpy election road
Especially if more bribery revelations the Reds can unload

© 6/26/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

June 25, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The revolt against Putin by the head of the Wagner Group is over and done as they are headed to the sanctuary of Belarus, leaving us to wonder what will the armed force of some 25,000 soldiers on Ukraine’s Northern border do next and given Putin’s proclivity for rivals dispatching how long its leader will remain alive. This may come as a surprise as the number Red voters supporting him after Trump’s not guilty plea has risen to 51% while Biden and Trump remain in a statistical dead heat with Biden leading 49-45%, 68% surveyed said Biden’s physical and mental condition caused them severe/moderate concern. On a trip to the woodshed or a strategy session to allay the increasing concern over bribery claims of the “Big Guy” Joe and Hunter are off to a weekend at Camp David. While Biden too often is seen falling down Air Force 1 ramps or from a stationary bicycle, Robert Kennedy, Jr. is posting videos of him doing pushups getting ready to debate Biden (something the DNC will move heaven and Earth to prevent). Austin, Texas which has the misfortune of being run by Blues and saddled with a soft on crime Gascon like D.A. Jose Garza is trying to revitalize its downtown which has become a shooting gallery on a downward death spiral to make it “family friendly” (when what is needed is to make the area “criminal unfriendly”).  China was quick to pronounce its support of Putin as the Wagner Group’s protest quickly evaporated. In NYC in the annual Drag Queen March, hundreds marched including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence chanting “We are here for your children” which should have raised the hackles on any parent’s head who heard such rants. On the marijuana front LAPD busted a drug lab disguised as a pizzeria making illegal THC concentrate and in South Carolina black 25 year old Trevor Raekwon Seward, expecting a marijuana delivery found a note instead that he should contact the Post Office, prompting him to catch up to the Post Office mail carrier and kill her when she refused to hand over the package, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.
             June 25, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: International Day of the Seafarer: Created by the International Maritime Organization and  first celebrated on this day in 2011 to honor the contributions to our global economy and recreational enjoyment of the sailors who ply the oceans, seas, rivers and lakes of this world.
             Word of the Day: the word of the day is “archidadascalos” which means principal as is an example of using words that most people have never heard of to try to convince one’s listener that the speaker is very erudite.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1952 was “Here In My Heart” by Al Martino on a run of 3 weeks non continuous to share with 9 other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a recording of Al Martino belting out: “Here In My Heart”:
              June 25 Birthdays: ”One of Last of Hollywood’s Golden Age” June Lockhart, daughter of a noted actor and actress, who first appeared on stage at age 8, was born on this day in New York City and is alive and well at the spry age of 98.
              June 25 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 1998 at attempt to rein in spending was dealt a mortal blow/SCOTUS in the case of Clinton v. New York ruled that the Line Item Veto Act was not able to constitutionality show.
              2.     On this day in 1981 Microsoft was beginning to rake in sales/But getting needed programmers to move to Albuquerque too often failed/A lesson to high tax Blue run states the spenders cannot seem to learn/Instead of moving to Silicon Valley off to Washington where there is no corporate income tax on profits earned.
              3.     On this day in 1978 during the Gay Freedom Day Parade in the City by the Bay/The multicolored rainbow flag was first displayed/Not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow/But tolerance and acceptance and pride that others would their being gay know.
             4.      On this day in 1950 after Dean Acheson had earlier announced that South Korea was not in our defense line/And fearing Rhee would the North invade the arms to the ROK Armed Forces were to defensive weapons confined/The North Koreans streamed across the 38th Parallel pushing the ROK and the Japan occupation soft GI’s to the Pusan perimeter to hang on by a slender thread/When MacArthur in a daring move landed at Inchon and soon the North stopped invading and were fleeing back north instead.
             5.      On this day in 1910 in an effort to curtail prostitution Congress passed the Mann Act that made it illegal to transport females across state lines/“For prostitution, debauchery and other immoral purposes” which was not in the statute clearly defined/Adults crossing state lines for consensual sex cheating on their spouses fell under the Mann Act’s bullseye/In a what if moment Charles Manson was arrested for transporting prostitutes but charges were dropped instead of his future acts of “Helter Skelter” due to prison being denied.
             Famous Quote on the Korean War:
             Harry S. Truman: “In my generation, this was not the first occasion when the strong had attacked the weak. [...] Communism was acting in Korea just as Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese had acted ten, fifteen, and twenty years earlier. I felt certain that if South Korea was allowed to fall, communist leaders would be emboldened to override nations closer to our own shores.”

© June 25, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Biden and Hunter Off to Camp David For Strategy Session of the Big Guy Involvement to Coverup and Dismiss?


On Biden’s knowledge of Hunter Biden’s highly suspect business dealings
More and more his denials look like lies as emails and logs are revealing
On Hunter Biden on every occasion when asked has denied
Any conversations with his son he strongly has replied
It flies in the face of reality that a father would isolate himself from his son’s misdeeds
Believing full well that Hunter the benefit of his wisdom would need
Chinese walls may work in law firms with members having clients that compete
But really unlikely when father and the last surviving son get together and meet
With bribery allegations swirling more intensely around Biden each day
Biden and Hunter boarded Marine 1 for a father and son Camp David getaway
No aides or advisers, no transcripts and no visitors only this safe bet
Father and son will be in deep discussions on how to the presence of the “Big Guy” get Americans to forget
We know the FBI and the DOJ worked 24/7 to keep the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop under wraps
While Blinken angling for Secretary of State was pressuring 51 former Intel players to sign a letter saying the laptop was a Russian trap
The Reds in control of the House are pedal to metal trying get the evidence to  the Big Guy’s corruption show
But with the MSM, FBI, DOJ and social media other than Twitter in Biden’s pocket it is going to be a hard row to hoe

© 6/25/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


June 24, 2024 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The Oceangate Titan may have been destroyed but the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has started an investigation to determine if any laws were broken in terms of marketing the visit to the Titanic or the visit itself before the vessel imploded. The Wagner Group, a mercenary force of some 25,000 troops which was starting to march on Moscow has turned around and will be heading to the sanctuary of Belarus and as the Ukrainian counteroffensive is still moving forward questions are being raised over the impact on Putin’s continued rule in Russia and the ability and morale of the Russian troops who were promised when the invasion began that they would be taking Kviv in 2 to 3 weeks. Trump is linking the $5.1 million received by Hunter from China to the weakness being displayed by the Biden Administration as in a déjà vu of the Cuban Missile Crisis, China is building a spy base on the island. The revelations that Biden was in the room when Hunter was pressuring his Chinese business associates to wire the promised $5.1 million or face severe adverse consequences from Joe Biden has prompted Senator Cruz to call upon the House to start an investigation on whether Biden should be impeached. The L.A. Coroner’s office has determined 54 year old Adam Rich, the child star in Eight is Enough died from an overdose of fentanyl. Major retailers continue to abandon their flagship stores in downtown San Francisco due to crime, homelessness, drug use and feces and urine on sidewalks and streets. The war against women by those demanding  that transgenders despite their biological advantage  be allowed to compete is heating up as another NCAA Harvard swimmer Abby Carr castigated the Biden Administration for trying to have their civil rights movement on the backs of women athletes. The judge in the upcoming murder trial of Bryan Kohberger has loosened his gag order to have it apply to only judicial officers in the case not allowing them to make statements that would prejudice a fair trial. In a blow to its lofty academic standing  Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino, a leading expert on behavioral psychology may have falsified the results of  her study on honesty. V.P. Kamala Harris or “Chuckles” or “Word Salad Queen” as she is known to her legions of detractors was ridiculed for urging that rage on the overturning of Roe v. Wade should be let out. On the sports fronts in Colorado the Angels won the game 25-1 turning the Rockies in the 3rd inning to triskaidekaphobiacs when the Angels scored 13 runs.
             June 24, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Bartender and Mixologist Day: Celebrated on the last Saturday of June since 2021 but sad to say clueless on who created this event only to know that a good bartender is worth his or her weight in gold both as a speedy maker and server of drinks but also a wonderful ear for those unhappy  souls pouring out their sorrows as they order yet another drink.
              Word of the Day: the word of the day is “aracjarachibutyrophobia” which is a mouthful but means fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1953 was “The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?)” by Percy Faith and His Orchestra on a run of 10 weeks to share with 8 other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a recording of Percy Faith and His Orchestra performing: “The Song From Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart?”:
              June 24 Birthdays: ”One of the Best” Jeff Beck an English guitarist born on this day in 1944 in Wallington, Surrey, England whose talent resulted in 8 Grammy Awards and recognition of the top 5 guitarists of all times to finally have his guitar pick taken from him by spinal meningitis on January 10, 2023.
              June 24 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2024 the march on Moscow by the Wagner Group, 25,000 Russian mercenaries fighting against Ukraine as Russia’s finest troops/after one day came to an end/Signs that the oligarchs having their yachts and assets seized want this war to come to an end/And maybe Putin’s on Russia’s iron grip/To the joy of Ukraine and the West is starting to slip.
              2.     On this day in 2022 after a draft opinion had been previously leaked/SCOTUS overruled Roe v. Wade granting to the states not the courts to make rules governing abortions women wanted to seek/Once more on the abortion front a chasm of divide/Prochoice abortion on demand up to the moment of birth and prolife after first trimester mostly denied/Turned the Red Wave in 2022 to a mere ripple and a Senate loss/And even with an impaired Biden abortion issue may result in Red chances for the W.H. to be tossed.
              3.     On this day in 2021, in Surfside, Florida in the early morning hours/A partial collapse occurred of the 12 story South Champlain Towers/98 people died buried by the tons of rubble, 11 injured and 3 picked from rubble survived/In a heartwarming moment on July 9 with the confirmed death toll at 79 and large numbers missing,  a pet cat Binx that lived on the 9th floor was found alive/Wrongful death, personal injury and loss property class action suit quickly followed for defective construction and improper maintenance and repair/A settlement was reached with many potential defendants not yet named adding to the $1.02 Billion after legal fees the victims would share/Almost half of which was paid by as of yet unnamed as a defendant Securitas, AB/whose guard on duty hearing the rumble of impending collapse without pulling the building alarm chose to flee.
             4.      On this day in 2013 proving that the reptilian brain knows no national borders and of being caught or consequences has no fear/Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty of abuse of power and sex with a minor prostitute El Mahroug and sentenced to 7 years/He appealed and the conviction was overturned/But Italian authorities charged him with bribing witnesses to the relationship with El Mahroug as facts on payments were learned/In February of this year he was acquitted and will go free/ But Italians will no longer be able to vicariously his bunga-bunga parties enjoy as he died on June 12, 2023.
             5.      On this day in 1994 on a finis flight for  crewmember Colonel Robert Wolf, the adage “there are no old, bold pilots alive” to B-52’s applies/At Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane Captain “Bud” Holland was putting his plane through its air show paces to stall rules deny/Flying a hard circle at 250 feet from the ground/As the plane made its tight turn the left wing was pointed at 90 degrees down/The plane stalled and at 250 feet too low to recover from the stall/Crashed into earth to immediately kill all/Including Wolf whose family and friends had gathered to see his last flight before he retired/Sadly Bud Holland was an aggressive macho pilot who often broke flight safety rules designed to prevent stalls which is the main reason he and his crew expired.
             Famous Quotes on the Dobbs Decision:
             Kristan Hawkins, President Students for Life: “Roe v. Wade has been a cancer growing in our Constitution resulting in more than 63 million deaths. Today, the court has cut it out, and that’s a win. Now we get back to building up a healthy society, affirming life for women and their children, born and reborn.”
             Michele B. Goodwin, director of the Reproductive Justice Initiative at the University of California, Irvine’s School of Law: “This will not go down well in history. This is a decision that is in company with Plessy v. Ferguson, and the kinds of decisions that do not speak well to American rule of law and democracy,” 

© June 24, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Downtowns of Blue Run Cities Becoming Ghost Towns Unless Law and Order Policies Return


That once beautiful City by the Bay
Is shedding businesses like a bad case of dandruff on display
Shopping downtown San Francisco is choice that cause many to balk
What shopper in their right mind want to step over needles and feces on the sidewalks?
To have their car broken into or worse with them in it car jacked
Have no doubt about it businesses are leaving and they are not coming back
Unless one’s display cases are made of bullet proof glass
The near certainty of a smash and grab robbery by a thieving mass
As businesses leave the downtown and office buildings tenants lose
A crippling ripple effect shoppers and diner the suburbs soon choose
The decline in Blue Run downtown areas like SFO may have passed the point of no return
As the state and cities continue to sound economic and law and order policies spurn
Raising the felony hurdle to $950 means a thief can steal and never see the inside of a jail
If the state passes a law that prevents an employee from trying to stop a thief more and more retailers will fail
Either we lower the hurdle or require D.A.’s to send misdemeanor criminals to one year in jail
Along with in the name of public safety put an end to cashless bail
Add more police and issue more conceal carry permits
With armed guard warnings so a thief fears he will be shot if a robbery he commits
And if a gun or knife by a thief is shown during the crime
Add to the sentence an additional 5 plus years of time
May not stop the exodus of business seeking to depart
But along with more visible cops a needed welcome start

© June 24, 2024 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet

Eric Schmidt Buy's Seized Russian Oligarch Andrey Guryev's Alpha Nero for Bargain Basement 67.6 Million Bucks


Russian Oligarch Andrey Guryev must be throwing vodka glasses against the wall in a snit fit
His super yacht Alpha Nero seized due to sanctions against him for Putin’s Ukraine invasion he will now lose it
Purchase price at auction was set at $120 million but sold for only 67.6 million bucks
A warning to oligarchs supporting Putin that if we can find assets you are out of luck
Although some may have tired of the millions needed to keep their yachts afloat
And wish that they had purchased a smaller and cheaper to operate boat
He will get no joy that another oligarch has bought
His floating super toy of wealth, his one of the kind yacht
Eric Schmidt the former CEO of Google has more than $20 billion net worth
The purchase price is hardly a dent for one of the most opulent yachts on Earth
If the NFL’s owners approve soon to be a Washington Commanders part owner
$6.05 billion purchase price but guilt free due to wealth as he and his wife  and their foundation are very large philanthropic donors
If the Blues of which he is one push through on the super wealthy a wealth tax
He is prepared to become a citizen of Cyprus to spend more time on Alpha Nero to cruise and relax.

© 6/24/2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet


June 23, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


The Oceangate Titan may have been destroyed but already the media is being castigated for attention on the event while a ship carrying 750 migrants off the coast of Greece has sunk with few picked up out of the water and reports are swirling that the Titan was not safe and Oceangate’ s CEO Stockton Rush failed to disclose that fact. In the Ukraine War it looks like Putin is now engaged in a two front against the Ukrainians to the West who have commenced their counter offensive to regain lost territory and behind the Russian front lines the Russian Mercenary Forces called the Wagner Group who are outraged that their headquarters have been attacked by drones and their soldiers led to being slaughtered. On the Earth wears a bullseye front, Asteroid 2023MU2 13-29 feet in diameter discovered just last week will pass within 134,000 miles of Earth this Sunday. More and more it looks like the FBI and DOJ “investigation” of Hunter Biden is a sham as the DOJ allegedly warned the FBI not to interview any of the Biden Grandchildren who were indirect recipients of some of the $5.1 million wired from China in response to Hunter’s Joe Biden will make your life miserable threats. Billionaire Jay Bloom must be thanking his guardian angel who whispered in his ear that going on the Titan that imploded on the way down “a lack of safety you should fear” to cause him along with his son’s concerns to ignore Rush’s claim the ship was safer that a helicopter as he offered a $100,000 discount only to have the trip offer turned down. On the growing Hunter Biden scandal that looks like more and more each day it will drag in the “Big Guy” it looks like the White House Press Corp is starting to ape journalists and refusing to accept the evasive platitudes of Karine Jean-Pierre.
             June 23, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Detroit Style Pizza Day: Celebrating this type of Pizza crated by Buddy’s Pizza in Detroit in 1946 which is baked in a steel rectangular deep dish pan with a thick, chewy, and crisp crust with pepperoni  placed on the dough in the pan and crumbled Wisconsin brick cheese topped all the way to the pay edges, topped off by tomato sauce in the shape of three racing stripes and slice in squares or rectangles. In honor of this local pizza Detroit Mayor David Bing and the Detroit City Council declared June 23rd as Buddy’s Pizza Day and as the pizza started to move beyond the environs of Detroit it was renamed National Detroit Pizza Day and on this day in Detroit proceeds from the sale of such pizzas are donated to feed the needy.
             Word of the Day: the word of the day is “aprique” which means sunny which is what we can expect in Southern California after our May Gray and our June Gloom as we leave the Summer Solstice behind and enter the month of July.
              Song of the Day:  The number 1 song on this day in 1954 was “Little Things Mean a Lot” by Kitty Kallen on a run of 9 weeks to share with 10 other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a recording of Kitty Kallen performing: “Little Things Mean a Lot”:
              June 23 Birthdays: “Celebrating a High Tech Lynching” Clarence Thomas, born on this day in 1948 in Pin Point, Georgia to be raised by a single mom after his father divorced while he was very young and after college attend and graduate from Yale Law School and is now the oldest serving SCOTUS Justice with a very Constitutional Conservative viewpoint despised by the left.
              June 23 Historical Events In Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2018 12 members of a Thai soccer team and its assistant coach were trapped in a flooded underwater cave; the world responded with a worldwide effort of first responders and volunteer cave divers to try to them save/racing against the clock/where coming monsoon rains would the entrance block/ Each boy was heavily sedated in a wetsuit with scuba gear and tethered to a diver and over 4 days/All and the assistant coach were removed to again soccer play/Being Good Sams no matter how noble does not come without cost/1 diver who volunteered ran out of air and died and another later from a blood infection from the cave for two Good Sams lost.
              2.     On this day in 2016 voters in the United Kingdom voted 52-48% to the European Union leave/Tired of loss of borders and sovereignty being an EU member had achieved/Proving that democracies are to be by the people ruled/Not a bunch of unelected distant bureaucrats who at their regulatory altar disdain the voters as fools.
              3.     On this day in 1972 to joy and relief of women and girls Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended to prohibit discrimination based on sex in any educational institution that federal funds received/Which resulted in an explosion of women’s and girls’ sports in terms of coverage, participation and the increases in the number of fans achieved/Ironic that the gains women fought for in sports for so long/Are under attack by a misguided pro transgender Biden Administration and transgenders competing and winning against women where they do not belong.
             4.      On this day in 1972 in a nail in the coffin event; Nixon and his adviser Haldeman were caught on tape on using the CIA to the investigation by the FBI of Watergate prevent/Nixon’s chances of forestalling impeachment and conviction of obstruction of justice were forever lost/A lesson learned by a young lawyer on the Senate Watergate Subcommittee, Hillary Clinton, who years later would wipe clean her server and have all Blackberries destroyed and the pieces tossed.
             5.      On this day in 1942 in a “Wrong Way Corrigan” moment Oberleutnant Armin Faber after shooting down over the skies of Britain a Spitfire/ Later landed on an airfield looking forward to a victory toast before he retired/Rude awakening when after taxiing and shutting his FW 190 down/Looking at a flare gun pointed at his face as he had landed at RAF Pembrey airfield grounds.
             Famous Quotes on Transgenders Participating in Women’s Sports:
             Megan Rapinoe, noted U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team Star: I’m 100% supportive of trans inclusion. People do not know very much about it. We’re missing almost everything. Frankly, I think what a lot of people know is versions of the right’s talking points because they’re very loud. They’re very consistent, and they’re relentless. Show me the evidence that trans women are taking everyone’s scholarships, are dominating in every sport, are winning every title. I’m sorry, it’s just not happening. So we need to start from inclusion, period. And as things arise, I have confidence that we can figure it out. But we can’t start at the opposite. That is cruel. And frankly, it’s just disgusting.
            Samantha Ponder, noted ESPN Sports Reporter: “This [Biden’s proposed Title IX Amendment on transgender participation in women’s sports] would take away so many opportunities for biological women and girls in sports. It is a shame that we are needing to fight for the integrity of Title IX in 2023 and the reason it was needed in the first place.
             Portion of Letter Signed by Riley Gaines and 99 Other Women Athletes Protesting                           Biden’s Proposed Title IX Amendment on Transgender Inclusion in Women’s  Sports: “It is well known that male athletes dominate in sports where strength, size, or speed are relevant factors. That is because, physiologically, the average male is stronger, bigger, and faster than the average female.
            Forcing female athletes to compete against males is not only unfair, it’s discriminatory. Allowing biological males to take awards, roster spots, scholarships, or educational opportunities away from female athletes violates Title IX’s prohibition of discrimination “on the basis of sex.”

© June 23, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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