Friday, May 22, 2015

Blumenthal Advises Hillary No Protests But Rice the Sacrifical Lamb

Slowly but surely like a glacier moving to reach the sea
The truth struggles to reach the waters to finally be free
For the Clintons deception and concealment has always been a piece of cake
No wonder in a fit of pique on Benghazi she could fire back “what difference does it make?”
Or to the families waiting for the coffins to land at Dover Air Force base
We’ll get the video maker with a false empathetic face
We now find more emails these from confidant Simon Blumenthal
Who from Obama his edict was to have no involvement with State at all
One day after the attack to Hillary his emails confirmed there was no protest behind the Benghazi attack
Yet Clinton to avoid getting snared sent Rice on the airways to the false story back
Being deceptive when dealing with Putin or the fanatics in Iran is expected territory in which she should dwell
But to her own nation to shore up her legacy and Obama’s reelection run is a more troubling sell
The perfect cover up by her to like a faithful lackey the President's reelection support
But to protect her send Rice out to be the sacrificial lamb with this false video report
One can only imagine the machinations and calculations as to who would be in 2016 the easiest for her to best
Running against an incumbent who would have led this nation out of this economic disaster, this economic mess
Or a repeat of the sequel of the Red survival island with the last man standing bled dry
Broken financially having ravaged fellow Reds would be hard for the survivor to her coronation defy
No matter the wounds of resentment of losing a nomination to Barack she was initially the odds on favorite to win
She would rather have Obama’s supporters as voters and donors to add to her election cash bin
She may be a smart woman adept at skirting the law
Trying so hard to overcome her fatal unlikeability flaw
But there is hope that her server which she erased to cover her tracks
Might find some damaging emails on the recovery track
Reviewing the scandals and the growing sense of dishonesty that every fiber of her body infects
The mantra other than old news must be a body completely corrupted has not fertile cells so we should here elect. © May 22, 2015 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not May 22 History National Maritime Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 22, 2015 Trust your Friday is proving to be a great springboard to the Memorial Day Week and that your plans are set and better yet have some time allocated to reflect on and appreciate the great sacrifices the millions of men and women have made in service to this nation. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music videos of Burn  and a relevant quote from President Taft, looking forward to powering down a bowl  of vanilla pudding, blessed  with a positive attitude even though you know you may have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
       1. National Maritime Day —commemorating and honoring the contributions of U.S. Maritime Service; the day was selected to honor the first voyage of the U.S. Savannah, the world’s first cargo steamship vessel. Sadly, given the high cost of labor both on board and in the building of ships, the U.S. Merchant Marine is a shadow of its former self.   
       2. International Biodiversity Day—another U.N. sponsored observance to promote sustainable biodiversity.
        3. 2004 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2004 on a six week run Burn by Usher, an American R&B singer who debuted in the late 90’s and is still performing today. Here is a link (apologies for the Nissan ad) to a music video of Usher performing Burn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5XNWFw5HVw
       4. National Vanilla Pudding Day—a great break from the chocolate pudding that seems to rule the pudding desert market.                                                           
          5. Who Needs 80 Days?—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1878 of Henry Mears who scoffed Jules Verne and set a record for sailing around the world not in 80 days but in a record of 35 days, a speed record that he held for 13 years.
2.   On this day in:                                                            
        a. 1856 South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks attacked Massachusetts Senator Charles Summer with his cane, severely injuring him for his attack on pro slavery proponents in Kansas.
        b. 1872 President Grant signed the Amnesty Act, granting amnesty to all but 500 veterans of the Confederacy who fought against the Union.
        c. 1915 a “dormant” volcano, Mt. Lassen, erupted later joined by Mt. St. Helens as being the only volcanoes in the contiguous United States in the 20th Century. 
        d. 1964 President Lyndon Johnson announced the goals of the Great Society to defeat poverty and racial injustice.
        e. 2002 in a you can run but you cannot hide moment, a jury in Birmingham, Alabama convicted Klu Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963  murder of four black children by bombing the 15th Street Baptist Church.
Reflections on the need to support our Merchant Marine:”All the great commercial nations pay heavy subsidies to their merchant marine, so that it is obvious that without some wise aid from Congress the United States must lag behind in the matter of a merchant marine.” President Taft in his 1911 Inaugural Address. 104 years later, we still have not come to grips with the problem of a diminished U.S. Merchant Marine.   
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Ridley' Believe It Or Not May 21 History World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Debelopment

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 21, 2015 Trust your Thursday is proving to be a great one and your Memorial Day Weekend plans are set. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a music videos of Get Busy  and a relevant quote from Clara Barton, looking forward to powering down a generous portion of hummus as a dip for one’s chips, blessed  with a positive attitude even though you know you may have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
       1. World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development—commemorating the need to respect cultural diversity and promote international harmony and adopted in the wake of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; great idea but in large parts of the world, especially areas where jihadist Islam runs rampant, the idea falls on deaf ears.   
       2. Sister Maria Hummel Day—commemorating the works of Bertel Hummel born in Germany on   who entered a convent after World War I taking the name Sister Maria Innocentia; a nun with artistic talent she started painting porcelain figurines that began very popular especially to those GIs who were able to buy them during World War II and during the post war occupation of Germany.
        3. 2003 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2003 on a three week run Get Busy  by Sean Paul, a Jamaican Reggae, rap, and hip hop singer who appeared on the scene in 1998 and is still performing today. Here is a link (apologies for the Nissan ad) to a music video of Sean Paul performing Get Busy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2EjmlGnrno  
       4. National Hummus Day—a dip that goes back to ancient Egypt and easy to make—take 1 can of chickpeas, 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic to taste (try 1-2 cloves), 2 tablespoons olive oil, and the juice of half a lemon in a food processor or blender, and whirl until smooth. Even the photo below looks tasty:                                                           
1.          5. It You Want a Concert Just Ask—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1904 of one of the true pioneers of jazz, Fats Waller who is also known as having been kidnapped by four of Al Capone’s thugs in order for him to play at a surprised party for Al Capone. He died far too early from pneumonia contracted on a train trip and at his funeral in Harlem, more than 4,000 people attended justifying the remark of future Congressman Adam Clayton Powell that “Fats always played to a full house.”
2.   On this day in:                                                            
        a. 1881 Clara Barton formed the American Red Cross.
        b. 1927 Charles Lindbergh touched down at Le Bourget Field outside of Paris after becoming the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic.
        c. 1932 five years to the day after Charles Lindbergh’s successful flight across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart after being forced down due to bad weather landed in a pasture at Derry, Northern Ireland, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.  
        d. 1979 riots in San Francisco broke out after conviction of Dan White for the murders of Mayor Dan Moscone and gay Supervisor Harvey Milk; the demonstrators were expecting a murder verdict, but the jury was swayed by what came to be known as the “Twinkie defense.”
        e. 2014 the 911 Museum at the World Trade Center, New York City, was opened to the public.
Reflections on facing danger during wartime:“I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them." Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and Civil War Nurse Brave and dynamic woman indeed whose battlefield nursing exploits probably save 100’s of soldiers from death.  
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another Day Another Scandal Now Blumenthal

If you had an employee who consistently would not obey her boss
What makes you think any requirements from another one she would not toss?
What makes you think she would be able to correct what seems to be a fatal character flaw
Unlike mere mortals she and her husband believe they are above the law
As the scandals involving her continue to into the open drip
For the Blues’ sake hope that she loses the coronation lock grip
Clear requirements from Obama as to Foundation funding reports
Either ignored or details woefully short
Clear requirements from Obama as to approval of his speeches
Instead bland, useless descriptions on content and the funding reach
We all now know about the private email server which the State Department finally blasts
Now we learn that a person banned by Obama from State  because of his checkered past
Is on the email link with Hillary in true Clintonian fashion while in Libya business trying to pursue
Memos of advice on dealing with post Khadafy and Hilliary trying to woo
Simon Blumenthal will now before the Benghazi committee testify
Some further insight how his friendship for his dealings he was trying to apply
If she ignored and did not Obama’s instructions follow
Who believes that her statements of transparency are anything but hollow?
Maybe due to the activities detailed in Clinton Cash
 As new one percenters, she and Bill can rise above the need to throw ethics and honesty into the trash
Would be nice to believe in human nature wanting to right thing believe
Not very likely given a lifetime of deception they seemed with great effort always weave
Hopefully the press after learning of Stephanopoulos as the equivalent of politics sleeper cell
Will start acting like the 4th Estate and probing questions on her record, trust, ethics, plans and fitness for the office dwell
No longer let her hide and to questions not respond
Not allow her to with needed discussions of the issues abscond
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28 Days of Silence Hillary Forced to Nonrespond to Six Questions

To the tune of a great sixties song
With her concealment, to this office Hillary does not belong
“Where have all e-mails gone, long time passing
Where has the email server gone, long time passing
Where has with Hillary the transparency gone, long time passing
Where have with the speeches in the millions income equality gone,  long time ethics passing
Where has honesty gone, long time passing”
When do we say to a royalty in waiting not a chance
You cannot meet the ethics or transparency requirements for the dance
Bring out Peter, Paul and Mary to blow away the concealment snow
Time for some honesty in a royalty coronation campaign to bring in tow.
After 28 days Hillary finally to her subjects chose to speak
You want us to believe because you are a woman the election is a mere formality for the office you seek
“Where has all the honesty gone, long time passing
Where has all the integrity gone, long time passing
When will the Presidency under your rule not be for sale?
Another Bill anteed up to a million dollar speech, long time passing on the campaign trail”
If you don’t like Peter, Paul and Mary, how about a Kenny Rodgers song?
When it comes to a champion for the middle class you don’t belong
Now you have made your millions with the speeches and Foundation quid pro quo
You want to reshuffle the deck and deal, to use a Black Jack metaphor, a  busting blow?
We mere mortals are smart enough to know in the political card game of life when to hold
For in your case of secrecy and concealment and scandal it is time for us on your coronation to fold
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not May 20 History Josephine Baker Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—May 20, 2015 Trust your Hump Day is proving to be a great one and you enjoyed yesterday some inexpensive tacos or Popeye’s two piece chicken special for $1.49. As always, I  hope you enjoy the holidays and observances, factoids of interest, music videos of Foolish and Half Breed  and a relevant quote from Scott Fujita, looking forward to powering down a generous portion of quiche Lorraine, blessed  with a positive attitude even though you know you may have to wade through tons of spam in your inbox, and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
       1. Josephine Baker Day (NAACP)—observed since 1951 by the NAACP to honor the civil rights efforts of American born singer, dancer, and actress Josephine Baker who became a French citizen and was known as the “Black Pearl” and who worked tirelessly to desegregate accommodations, restaurants and theaters after arriving back in the U.S. and being refused accommodations in not one but thirty-seven hotels in New York City in 1937 because she was black.
       2. Eliza Doolittle Day—honoring education in the field of elocution, diction and grammar as signified by the fictional character in George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and the musical version My Fair Lady, and proclaimed by the governor of Minnesota in 1987 when My Fair Lady was being performed in his state.
       3. 2002 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2002 on a ten week run Foolish  by Ashanti a singer, songwriter and actress who has been performing since 1994 and whose hit single Foolish sold over 8 million records. Here is a link (apologies for the ad of a new mindless TV show) to a music video of Ashanti performing Foolish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUPrnu3BEU8  
       4. National Quiche Lorraine Day—another great way to get eggs into your diet although given the bird flu devastating vast numbers of chickens here in the U.S., the dish may be a bit more expensive this time. Even the photo below looks tasty:
                                                                             
 
 
1        5. Une Voix Très Cher Jourcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1946 of the possessor of a great
c   contralto  voice, that noted singer and actress, Cher whose career has always been off the charts and is still going strong; here is a music video complete with feathered headdress and all of her performing one of her hits--Half Breed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6E98ZRaU1s   
2  On this day in:                                                         
        a. 1608 Shakespeare’s sonnets were first published in London.
        b. 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed into law the Homestead Act of 1862 which on payment of a filing fee of 18 dollars ($418.60 in today’s dollars) a person over the age of 21 who had not taken arms up against the U.S. for the Confederacy could obtain title to 160 acres of federal land provided he lived on the land and farmed it for five years.
        c. 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis, in a great fashion moment for generations of non miners and cowboys who would follow, received a patent for jeans with copper rivets.   
        d. 1983 Luc Montagnier published in Science the discovery of the HIV virus which caused AIDS.
        e. 1996 the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Romer v. Evans  struck down a Colorado statute that would have prevented the state or any agency or any subdivision thereof from passing and law or taking any action that would have protected the rights of gay and lesbians.
Reflections on striking down state sponsored discrimination by the court in Romer v. Evans: “Just because I'm in favor of gay rights doesn't mean that I'm gay or doesn't mean I'm some kind of 'sissy' or something. That's the language that you hear in locker rooms.” Scott Fujita, noted former professional football linebacker for 11 seasons and recently a commentator for Fox Sports. Right on point Scott, as a former rugby player and commercial fisherman from Alaska, could not agree with you more.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Stifle Debate Has No Power--Go Kristen

The sounds of silence are no longer on the subway walls
The sounds now move to the media, university, and federal halls
There is an erosion of freedom of thought
Barely unseen but on campuses and the media a deadly rot
We as mere mortals should with great appreciation exclaim
When a fellow human as a sometime rabid blue proclaims
Perhaps the left might be on a crusade to curtail
Free discussion of ideas and the danger that push entails
Kristen Powers is a lady of incredible integrity of beliefs and power
Only one who often gets the joy or pain of facing the bolts from O’Reilly’s tower
This leaning Red values intellect more than any rabid closed mind
After the first few pages in Powers’ book you would want to read more unless you were blind
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