Thursday, October 5, 2023

October 4, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


             On the open border front, finally after month and month of flat out lies by Mayorkas the illegal alien chickens have come home to roost and his blatant lie the border is secure he can no longer boost as too many illegals are swamping and overrunning cities and busting their budgets for social services. Has admitted we need a wall or a fence in the vicinity of the border but the barriers must be coupled with immediate deportation for bogus claims and asylum based of poverty.
             On the Republican Lemming over the cliff front, Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise have both announced their intent to seek nomination to replace the Gang of 8’s coupled with the entire Blue caucus’ ouster of Kevin McCarthy  as Speaker of the House while some Republicans have floated the possibility of Trump who thankfully said he would do what’s best for the nation and Republican Party but noted he is concentrating on the presidency and pointed out there are lots of Republican members in the House who would make excellent Speakers.
               On the House hideaway front Pelosi and Hoyer were told to pack and leave which Pelosi and various Blues were claiming revenge for Speaker McCarthy’s ouster, the Speaker Pro Tempore was trying to achieve.  In reality her hideaway is reserved for the former Speaker not revenge.
               On the Trump civil fraud trial, day 3, Trump is complaining that the of the  statute he is being prohibits a jury trial which he is demanding, attacked the trail and an interference with the elections and the low valuation the judge put on Mir-A-Lago is so biased as to be ludicrous. In a real surprise Ruth Marcus a columnist for WAPO who has said she will be leaping with joy if Trump has to write a big check claimed he was being treated to a harsher standard of conduct and penalty. Not sure what records of judicial misconduct or trial errors the defense team is compiling on appeal, but Trump’s nonstop attacks on the judge, the indictment and the trial should guarantee he will be found guilty.
            On the child rape by a teacher front, Alyssa Mc Common, an elementary school teacher in Covington, Tennessee, ws arrested on September 8, 2023 of raping a 12 year old student and released on $250,000 bail was rearrested on the 28th for stalking and threatening the victim and who implied on the threatening  phone call she was pregnant with the young victim’s child.
              On the crime front, in another example that the City of Brotherly Love should be renamed the City of Brazen Looting, Jim West’s Steaks and Hoagies, a restaurant in West Philadelphia after being robbed has been reopened but with armed guard outside with an assault rifle to protect customers and staff (you know things are bad when private security guards are hired to do the police’s job to keep residents safe).
           Also on the Crime in New York City most New Yorkers know the subways are unsafe and now we know neither are the bus stops as Ryan Carson who is a poet and a “do gooder” activist was returning from a wedding with his girlfriend and sitting on a bus bench when a man walked past and then started knocking over scooter. Ryan and his girlfriend started walking to him when he was attacked and stabbed 5 times near death in his girlfriend’s arms waiting for the ambulance to take him to a hospital where he died. Suspect on camera but has not been identified or arrested.
             On Republican primary front, De Santis announced he has raised $15 million in the last three months and moved his campaign staff to Iowa for the kickoff Iowa Caucuses.
              On the debt collection front, the Biden Administration is preparing rules that would ban credit collecting bureaus from reporting adverse medical payments history and creditors from using that payment history in their evaluation of eligibility and terms for credit(as debtors’ accountability to pay their debts becomes more and more compromised do not be surprised to see repayment history on student debt to also be barred from being reported or used in evaluating credit. 
             On the presidential front look the tension continues to grow to see if RFK, Jr. will announce his third party candidacy which would be sweet revenge for the DNC that moved Hell and high water to sabotage his campaign against Biden and almost certainly insure a Red win in 2024. 
             October 4,  2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Random Acts of Poetry, celebrated on the first Wednesday since 2015 but I am clueless who created but know it is celebrated by creating poetry in public squares which merits this suggestion if the poetry created is second or third rate and about as well received as graffiti use a medium that is easily washable or erasable. Ryan Carson, the poet’s death was definitely not the way to celebrated the holiday.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day as we end the word of the day starting with “a” to move to words starting with “b” “balanoid”  which is a joker or clown.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1972 was “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” by Mac Davis on a run of 3 weeks to share number 1 status with 21 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 18 acts, including Mac Davis, achieved number one status for the first time.  Here is a music video with lyrics of Mac Davis performing  “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me”:
              October 4 Birthdays: “Like Mother Like Father”—Dakota Johnson, noted actress, tattoo enthusiast and brand ambassador for Gucci,  born in Austin, Texas on this day in 1989 to pursue an acting career starting at age 10.
              October 4 Historical Events in Rhyme
              1.      On this day in 2021, Bubba Wallace an African American who had been auto racing since 2005/In wet weather that reduced the number of laps the racers could drive/Was the first driver crossing the checkered flag at Talladega the fans would see/The first in a major race won by an African American since Wendell Scott in 1963/He has become the most successful black/To race on NASCAR tracks/But in an incident that first was supposed to be a sign of racism running loose/A rope was found hanging in his garage stall in the form of a noose/Investigations colluded it was at him not aimed/Only that it was easier to pull a garage door with a rope with a loop as opposed to knots to blame.
              2.      On this day in 1993 Russian tanks which had surrounded the Russian Parliament opened fire/The revolt against Boris Yeltsin collapsed and moves to remove him expired/The revolt which had started on September 21, 1993 ended with the deadliest street fighting since the Revolution of 1917/Yeltsin moved to consolidate power but retired in 1999 to have his appointed successor Putin arrive on the political scene.
              3.      On this day in 1957 Americans looking  up into the night sky/Were greeted with a new satellite orbiting by/Sputnik 1’s orbit announced the beginning of the space race/With many in the U.S. military and population fearful that the U.S. would be relegated to second place.
              4.      On this day in 1927, Gutzon Borglum began sculpting the 4 presidents at Mount Rushmore which the cancel culture warriors would come to deplore/Sculpting 4 60 feet tall heads of Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt was an amazing feat/That took a great amount of devotion and skill and 14 years to complete.
              5.      On this day in 1883 the first trip of the Orient Express left Paris enroute to Istanbul/Only sleeping, lounge, dining and baggage cars would the locomotives pull/Meals on wheels through the scenic countryside worthy of 5 Michelin Stars/oysters, soup with Italian pasta, turbot with green sauce, chicken ‘à la chasseur’, fillet of beef with ‘château’ potatoes, ‘chaud-froid’ of game animals, lettuce, chocolate pudding, and buffet of desserts on menu to prevent any resolution of dieting to not go far.
             Quotes on Sputnik 1’s wakeup call
             President John F. Kennedy: “The first man-made satellite to orbit the earth was named Sputnik. The first living creature in space was Laika. The first rocket to the Moon carried a red flag. The first photograph of the far side of the Moon was made with a Soviet camera. If a man orbits the earth this year his name will be Ivan.
             Lee Iacocca: “A little righteous anger really brings out the best in the American personality. Our nation was born when 56 patriots got mad enough to sign the Declaration of Independence. We put a man on the moon because Sputnik made us mad at being number two in space. Getting mad in a constructive way is good for the soul- and the country.”

© October 4, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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