Sunday, July 15, 2012

Romney's Time to Take the Offense

Wars, political campaigns, and sporting events are not won by remaining on the defense. Even Ali in the rope-a-dope finally started throwing punches and the Russians after two years and one half years of primarily defense with local counterattacks went on the offense after Kursk and destroyed the Wermacht. Obama has put Romney on the defense on tangential issues and managed thus far the spolight of his disasterous record. Off your heels; time for the offense.

Offense Take the Field  

W. Mitt Romney it is high time to get off your heels
Or our lousy economy notwithstanding Obama this election will steal
Responses delivered from the heels have no force
For this nation and its future you have to follow an offensive course
Even Luck or Elway from their heels no long distance TDs
Only slow floaters for the defense easy to seize
Even Ali or Foreman from their heels in a punch no more than a tap
As opposed to the full force forcing a trip to the canvas for a quick nap
Woods driving from his heels would not be a rocket launched into the far sky
But more like a barely moving short distanced butterfly
From his heels Ruth or Aaron would have been blooper single hitters at best
Outfielders would have had plenty of time to rest
The only thing on your heels would be favored is to ski barefoot
So shed the heel posture and trump with the offense suit
Obama in a past life been a bomber pilot dispensing chaff
To confuse the fights and hide his economy stimuli gaffs
This election should not about lots of jobs gained or saved
 as opposed to some jobs lost or outsourced
Review Obama’s record on the economy and Iran, how cannot Romney be best suited to bring this country back on course.
Bring on the pension funds and endowments that were able to grow and not be drained
Millions and millions in scholarships and pensions as a result of money Bain gained.
Private equity does not invest in companies they expect to fail and then try to raid
But rather to expand the business to pay down debt, more equipment and wages paid
You have the winning card; capitalism creates wealth ala Jobs and Gates
Unless you are a desperate Obama not subject to rational debate
The closest Obama has been to a paycheck is to visit Solyndra’s plant floor
As millions upon millions urged on by a contributor went into its vault doors
As Mitt I hope you get off your heels and nail him to his past inactions and deeds
Very quickly you should move into a commanding invincible lead
To extinguish and insure the end of an issue that will smolder, distract and burn
Some friendly advice, you really should release more of your tax returns.

  © July 15, 2012 Michael P. Ridley aka Alaskanpoet

MSNBC Bias and Rachel Maddow

Rachel Massow is in a major snit that Ann and Mitt did not appear to be interviewed by her. What she fails to realize in that closed minds lead to bias and unrelenting attack surrounded by similar closed minds to reenforce her bias position which lead to ego off the chart. Mitt and Ann did the right thing. Her bias is not worth any attempt her to open her mind and why do anything to help her ratings.
Poor Rachel Plenty of Time no One of Stature to Interview
No right conservative mind
Wants to spend with Rachel any time
She is a biased ideologue to her inner core
An interview with her would cause her abysmal ratings to soar
Her Stanford degree like mine means she must be smart
But her crusade against Reds has closed any open mind and poisoned her heart
Rachel take a cue on Fox fair and balanced concept
Tone down the bias tone, the attacks, more of us some of your views we might accept
Small case in point you vilify and smear Mitt for having an account Swiss
Yet condemning your head of the DNC for having Swiss is a story you conveniently miss
Bias and hypocrisy should be one of the deadly sins
As a Stanford grad you should rise above and toss into the trash bin

© 7/15/2012 Michael P. Ridley aka the Akaskanpoet

Friday, July 13, 2012

If you want to see what truly majestic structure that over $100,000, 000 will buy go to Avocado in Newport Beach and look at the new City Hall under instruction. A thing of beauty of great cost. Our problem may be we have to much sand for our city fathers to stick their heads into to ignore the winds of insolvency howling through the cities of this state.
                     Find the Right Color
The financial chaos and overspending thrust
Has just caused three California cities to bight the dust
Too much pensions, too much salaries with an economy in a long term stall
No wonder that cities across the state have their backs up against the wall
There is also a sign of spending on projects to the max
Even in a time of falling revenue from all sources of tax
This city ran well for many years in buildings nondescript
They somehow worked and kept us out a financial crypt
But if you work in the shadow of luxury mansions and yachts
A more majestic place of government is what most employees sought
Go up Avocado to see workings on a $100,000,000 recreation of our surf
White wave upon white wave on the roof moving on a line up the turf
The crash of the white waves you can almost hear
Close your eyes and you can see the surfers running for their gear
An ocean’s foam and spray you can almost feel
As a design for a city hall this is the real deal
Save for one detail somewhat overlooked
As growing liabilities flow over our city’s books
These waves like Stockton may be pushing us over the brink
As a warning they perhaps should be painted not white but pink
The only silver to be found is that the library is so close
Our city fathers may find a book on fiscal sanity now that we need it most.

© July 13, 2012 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet


NAACP Plants?

This election is rapidly into the theater of the absurd. As the Obama campaign is committed to the Fog of Distraction, doing every it can to avoid discussing his record on what really matters to most of us--the economy.  From the existence of Swiss Accounts (surprise even the head of the DNC has had them) to being the outsourcer of jobs (look to the head of GE on President Obama's council of economic advisers who has outsourced more jobs than any human being in this country), to the attacking of his wife because she rides and has a horse entered in the Olympics (riding great theraphy for MS victims) to securing his dog on the roof (Obama as a child used to eat them and have you ever seen a dog at his happiest when his head is stuck as far as can be out of the window and into the air). This last flap over his appearance at the NAACP and the boos takes the cake. Enough when do we discuss the economy and the President's record.

                                                   NAACP Plants?
Once again it looks like the Botox Queen must have had an overdose
To allege that Romney schemed for the boos in an election sadly too close
When will Obama and his minions end the shell game
When the economy and jobs remain at best lame
Smoke and mirrors and hope the voters are sidetracked
And do not focus on what Obama lacks
Truman once said and meant to his credit that the buck stops here
In Obama's case it is the trillions are really part of Bush's baggage and gear
Does he really believe his record we will ignore?
As the economy continues to crash through the floor
Palin may not be viewed as the brightest but she hit it on the head
Any focus on the economy fills Obama with fear and major dread 

                                       © Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 7/13/2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Three's are

San Bernardino, CA has just become the third and largest city in California to file for bankruptcy protection while Scranton, PA cut purblic workers' wages back to minimum wage as it is almost out of cash. Like the Nenana Ice Game in Alaska one wonders which city here or accross the country will be next, victims of bloated pensions and generous wages and benefits. Unlike the federal government, the states and cities must balance their budgets and cannot print money. At least there is some recognition that the costs of pensions, far better than any of us in the private sector would receive, must reduced along with wages and benefits---witness the June elections in San Jose and San Diego. As long as the politicians are corrupted by the donations created by mandatory dues, the only solution will be drastic and in a bankruptcy court.

San Bernardino Makes Three
They say the third time is the charm
Finally the public will raise the alarm.
San Bernardino now becomes the third
A victim of public pensions absurd
Three BKs in such a brief time
How many more cities standing in line?
If I were a public union boss
I would be quaking at the thought of complete loss
Of above market pensions and wages
How could they be so immune to growing taxpayer rages
Sadly we elected leaders needing union funds and without spine
Now it's time to face the music or join the BK line
Cut pensions, cut wages, create an efficiency culture
No more mandatory dues to weaken the public union vulture
Or Newport Beach will join the line even with all its yachts
Those egregious contracts and pensions will be for not.
Not worth the paper printed on
When will realization finally dawn?
(c) July 11, 2012 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Marvin K Holder It Is time for You to Gos

Just when you thought there might be so civility and safe to go back into water and engage in some constructive discourse, the June employment numbers come up and Obama remains in deep trouble. Like World War I soldiers firing smoke to hide their path and somehow reach the trenches before they are mowed. Hereto but the trenches are the election and the soldiers and voters. Anything to distract from his record will do. Holder now takes center stage in that effort.

A new racist trumpet now blows into the air
Voter ID in Texas  as the race card comes out of its lair
This is not in Holder's eyes a way to election fraud guard
No this is a Poll Tax--make it way too difficult, way too hard
Ridiculous, name an act you can do or public place to enter without an ID
From entering a building, boarding a bus, plane train or borrowing a book or pair of skis
Maybe in Texas you have to drive far
How many deterred when a need to enter a bar
With an ID you have freedom to move and the check changer's talon deflect
Walk back home not with pockets of cash gangs steal and  nearby taverns infect.
There are solutions like the book mobiles in the rural past
Can't come to the library, we'll come to you and spark a love of reading to forever last.
If Holder were a private citizen we could dismiss and ignore
But as AG he's the racial 900 pound gorilla pounding on your door
Without doubt he has run the most racial DOJ in all times
No wonder Lady Justice has her eyes covered to avoid seeing the slime
We should have a lottery to detect the next Obama distraction
A 100 more rounds of golf and Air Force One is a fatal attraction
So like Marvin K. Moody it is time for you to go
So we may have time fallow the seeds of diviseness you did sow
(c) July 10, 2012 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Independence Day

The 4th is a special day even if the kegs and barbecues hold sway. If there had been a Vegas in 1776, the odds would have been against the formation of this nation against world's greatest navy and best army. Yet we prevailed and the name an phrase says it all. E Plubris Union and one nation under God. God bless America have a great 4th

The 4th is perhaps one of our most symbolic days of the year
One day before after Washington took command to shed an army of its Lion's fear
We were an embryonic nation in deep divide
Too many trying to pick the winning side
Go with George the III or with Franklin and Payne
With words and reason replaced by musket and canon refrain
Somehow with bravery and sacrifice a union did emerge
We survived and rid us of the Lion's scourge
13 little armies would have been swept by the Lion's paw
To shaking under the nonrepresented English laws
But united we at Yorktown turned the world upside down
Fast forward to a world of Red and Blue Clowns
All fighting over an ever expanding curse
As the feds control more and dig deeper into our purse
The most cherished sense of Independence is clear
It is to on this day at least shed one's partisan jeers
We cannot let the suffering of Valley Forge
Be forgotten as partisanship our democracy gorges