Monday, December 15, 2014

Principal of Peabody School Is the New Grinch


It’s good to see in a world of gender equality that the Grinch can take the feminine form
Jennifer Ford as a principal of the Peabody School in Cambridge has Santa from its concert shorn
A classic example of what intolerance from the left to the table will now bring
Cutting out Christmas carols like Silent Night or Hark the Herald Angels Sing
At least has a tenuous link to the mantra of separation of church and state
But to ban Santa by this Grinch is without justification, an act of a misguided flake
No reason given unless if you enter kindergarten all beliefs like Santa or the Easter Bunny one must check at the schoolhouse door
The joys and innocence of a child seeing Santa or the cookie crumbs and empty milk glass this Grinch wants to ignore
Jennifer Ford needs to have a ton of lumps of coal dumped in her front yard
A fitting gift for her acts to have Santa barred
This principal when it comes to common sense is a complete retard
No reason no explanation a fait accompli  of a misguided act to a tradition discard
Bet a dime against a dollar or any other odds
The children or parents were consulted not on the decision flawed
Bah Humbug Ms. Ford we all hope your Christmas is visited by the ghost of Christmas future days
While you are alone, unwanted, despised with your mean Grinch behavior ridiculed while on display
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Deadly Terror In Sydney


The terrorist threat is worldwide as the hostage taking and killing in Sydney reminds us
Of a boil upon humanity that must be lanced with vigilance to rid the world of its deadly pus
A lone wolf refugee of 20 years from Iran already on the Aussie’s terrorist list
Despite all warnings his lone wolf terror plans were by the Aussies missed
A sick mind that wrote to the families who had lost their sons in Afghanistan and Iraq
That their sons deserved to die in Taliban or jihadist terror attacks
After hours of standoff the swat team stormed the coffee shop
But several hostages badly wounded and two were fatally dropped
The gunman, a self proclaimed sheik,
Was put on a one way ride to Paradise virgins now seek
We are at war with an ideology that knows no quarter and with which you cannot reason
To them any nonjihadist it is always open hunting season
It may still be the case that one has a greater chance of winning a super lotto than being a victim of a jihadist attack
But no comfort for the two hostages who are after today not coming back
Aussies have very strict gun control laws but with a shotgun this fanatic was armed
Even though on a watch list that should have raised all sorts of alarms
With the internet you do not have to go to Syria or Iraq to be bitten by the jihadist bug
Even a refugee from Iran of 20 years in the land down under can feel the ISIS magnetic tug.
© December 15, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 15 History Bill Of Rights Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 15, 2014:    Trust your weekend was a good one and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls.   As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and a relevant quote from James Madison,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to splurge on a cupcake or two, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  Bill of Rights Day—commemorating on this day in 1791 the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution also known as the Bill of Rights which make this nation somewhat unique in terms of the freedoms its citizens enjoy and its veterans have bled and died to protect.       
         2. Cat Herders Day—recognizing the frustration of trying to manage the unmanageable, like for example trying to herd cats.
        3.    Fiddle Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 33 A.D. of that noted despot Nero who is reputed to have played the fiddle while Rome burned.  
        4.   1978 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1978 and a rare duo You Don’t Bring Me Flowers by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand.
        5. National Cupcake Day—celebrating a great snack and addition to anyone’s lunch pail.
On this day in
      a. 1939 Gone with the Wind premiered at Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
      b. 1973 the American Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders. 
      c. 2001 the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and 27 million dollars spent to fortify it but not correct its famous lean.
      d. 2009 Boeing’s 787 aka the Dreamliner made its maiden flight.

Reflection on dangers to our freedoms not from without but from within: “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” James Madison–1787 Words spoken over 227 years ago just as true today, especially when viewed in the context of the executive orders of this President. Please enjoy the 140 character poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and join 150 growing followers and please follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day In History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance. Go to Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times for comments on important and breaking news events that should be of interest. www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com Ridley's Believe It Or Not  Rhymes On The Newsworthy Times
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Scrooge Alive And Well At The Groves


Christmas is a time that often brings out the best of us that makes us know we are human still
Acts of kindness like the Wal-Mart clerk who paid an elderly man’s grocery bill
But sadly acts of inhumanity are also alive and well
The acts of the landlord of the Groves in Central, South Carolina make you want to send him to hell
Sgt. Bolt is serving our country while this pathetic landlord wants to prevent him with his wife dwell
Wants to double the rent since he is not on the lease
Threatens to arrest this soldier if his time there does not cease
The Groves evidently targets students which Mrs. Bolt is and a very new mother to boot
On a sergeant’s pay with a new child probably Bolt cannot sign and end this dispute
We in this country are being devastated by families in which the father is not there
The children face an uphill struggle which is really to them not fair
The policy of this nation should be to encourage a two parent household and any barriers so reject
Especially when one parent dons a uniform and tries to this country from harm protect
Fox News has done a great service to notify us of this landlord Scrooge
But needs to do more with name and address so peaceful protests against the landlord can surge
Even though it were not the Christmas season
This Scrooge is guilty of to humanity treason
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 14 History Worldwide Candle Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 14, 2014:    Trust your weekend is proving to be a great one and that you are bracing for another day of battling the crowds in the malls.   As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and  a new poem from the Alaskanpoet,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to have a bowl of bouillabaisse, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  Monkey Day— an observance not created by the musical group the Monkees but rather a whimsical observance crated in 2001 by artist Casey Sorrow to commemorate a day to perform “monkey business” now expanded to issues involving simians like vivisection.        
         2. Worldwide Candle Day—started in the U.S. in 1997 to commiserate a parent’s worst nightmare, the death of a child and marked at 7:00 p.m. around the world of the lighting of a candle, a veritable wave of flickering light to hour by hour slowly circle the globe.
        3. National 44 Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1939 of the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy, Ernie Davis, who wore at Syracuse the same number, 44, as Jim Brown and who, although drafted number one in the pro football draft, never played in a single game as he was diagnosed with leukemia and died at the far too early age of 23.  
        4. 1977 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1977 and why you should never play with matches You Light Up My Life by Debbie Boone.
        5. National Bouillabaisse Day—celebrating one this highly developed omnivore’s favorite dishes, especially when you can find some fresh halibut chunks to put in the pot.
On this day in
      a. 1799 George Washington passed at the age of 67.
      b. 1902 in a farewell to Aloha moment the Commercial Pacific Cable Company laid the first Pacific telegraph cable from San Francisco to Honolulu bringing the stress of the mainland to Hawaii.  
      c. 1963 the Baldwin Hills Dam in Los Angeles burst, killing five people and destroying or damaging hundreds of homes.
      d. 1994 construction on what would prove to be the largest hydroelectric project in the world the Three Gorges Dam in China began.

       e. 2012 in what has to be an unfathomable tragedy 20 elementary students and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut were killed by Adam Lanza who then killed himself.  Why did he not after he killed his mother then take his own life instead of snuffing out the lives of 20 truly innocent lives with their futures before them we will sadly never know.
Reflections on lives cut short far too soon:
Adults in the winter of their lives know the time remaining is a day to day lease
Cancellable without notice or warning when the occupancy here will cease
But children should have a ground lease of many, many years
But sadly not guaranteed which is a parent’s greatest fear
Hug your children each day with an outpouring of love
Prayers that they on this day no candles addressed  above
Alaskanpoet © December 14, 2014
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ridley's Believe It Or Not December 13 History National Ice Cream Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not—December 13, 2014:    Trust your weekend is off to a great start and that you are bracing for another round of Christmas parties.  As always I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids and  quotes from Don Kardong,  with a smile on your face, knowing that this may be the day to have a bowl of ice cream while not having to run a marathon to burn off the calories, blessed with a positive attitude even though you know you will have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for a memorable event or the coming Christmas, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient.  You need only contact me for details.
         1.  National Day of the Horse Day—created by the Congress in 2004 to recognize the contributions of the horse to our culture.      
         2. National Violin Day—unknown as to the origin of the day but better to not ponder and listen to the music.
        3. National Ice Cream Day—I scream; you scream we all scream for ice cream; effects on the waistline not withstanding another holiday to be observed daily.
        4. 1976 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1976 (almost 60 days in that position starting November 7) Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)  by Rod Stewart.
        5. Why We Need NRA Day—celebrating the birthday of Alvin York on this day in 1883 who single handedly in World War in one engagement in October, 1918 captured 132 Germans and went on to become the most decorated American in World War I including the Medal of Honor; his feats were immortalized in the Movie Sergeant York in which he was portrayed by Gary Cooper.
On this day in
      a. 1769 Dartmouth College was founded by Reverend Eleazar Wheelock.
      b. 1960 in a why Emperors do not accumulate a lot of frequent flyer miles, while Emperor Haile Selassie was visiting Brazil on a state visit, his Imperial Bodyguard deposed him and proclaimed his son Emperor of Ethiopia.
      c.  2003 in operation Red Dawn, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces to later be tried, found guilty of murder against his people and hanged.
      d.  2014 the last sequential month/day/year takes place; the next one will be January 1, 2034.   

Reflections on ice cream: ‘’Without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.” Don Kardong, fellow KA with the Alaskanpoet and Stanford alum alum and great Olympic marathon runner. Amen to the comment and explains why Don ran marathons while loving ice cream.
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A UCLA professor of law on his test asks for a memo on free speech versus riot incite to define
Is attacked for the question being racially divisive and insensitive by a blog site whine
Burn the bitch down on national TV does not a question of the First a subject of debate?
Or if it is a police shooting one is condemned for racism that one cannot abate
Whether this was a theater which with media presence we had front row seats
Or buildings burning induced by a burn the bitch down angered speech
The issue of thought of where the First bumps against limits is a question one should ask
Pathetic that this professor due to the riots in Ferguson should be taken to task
Lawyers in the real world will face issues of clients every day that to them are very raw
Trying to back pedal an exam question to protect their feelings handicaps their ability after graduation to practice law.
If we cannot discuss issues because of the “racism” card we all will ultimately suffer
Our Bill of Rights against an overreaching government will cease to be an effective buffer.
© December 12, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet