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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Jesse Ventura on The Minimum Wage.



"James George Janos better known by his stage name Jesse Ventura is an American former professional wrestler, actor, political commentator, author, naval veteran, and politician who served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003."
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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Christine Summers Diehl on Jimbo Diehl on Politicians and Me

From the Facebook Wall of Christine Summers Diehl

Roland Louis Hansen‎ > Christine Summers Diehl
August 4 at 9:58pm

Apparently, from the dialogue that took place in a Facebook status update along with its message thread of comments this evening, Chris, your husband Jimbo Diehl has no use for or respect of me or my wife, Judy. In the poem that Jimbo wrote and in the comments he wrote in the message thread following the poem, he has effectively labeled me, Judy, and Marilyn Mount Kocevar as liars, cheats, whores, and scumbags. I find that to be extremely unfortunate.
By the way, in order to truly understand my perspective, it is very important to also read the comments that Jimbo made in the message thread that follows the poem itself. It is not the poem in and of itself that has me taken aback; it is the entire message thread with the exchange of comments that follow the poem.

If you click on the link that follows this sentence, you will be able to read the entire exchange in the message thread that took place after the poem.
ref: Jimbo Diehl Status Update and Message Thread re: "The Politician"
Jimbo Diehl
The Politician

I promise your wants and even more,
I will but vote it, once on the floor.
Please elect me and I'll take care of you,
Til' I'm in office and then we are through,
Perhaps I'll vote true, but first I'll get mine,
And vote for the lobbyist time after time.
Untold riches and even a plane,
Only to sell my country - straight down the drain,
No matter the party we're all the same,
Liars, and cheats for it's only a game,
To pass bad laws, and not even read,
except for ones self, what is the need,
The pay is so small, but I needn't a care,
For I will surely become a multi-millionaire.
I'm am the leader of all of my people,
But they are so dumb, nothing but sheeple.
They'll do what I say and love me galore,
But deep down inside I'm only a whore.

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Christine Summers Diehl: To be honest Roland, I think you and Judy were very quick to take offense where none was given. The poem was a very general statement and no specific politicians were mentioned.
It degenerated from there as BOTH sides began to insult each other.
Jimbo has only ever had good things to say about you and Judy, and I think you know this.
We, and many others on both sides of the aisle are very upset about the way things are run in Washington. I think this is borne out by the abysmal approval ratings of the United States Congress.
The people have no say in their own governance anymore. At least at the Federal level.
Like: Jimbo Diehl, Donna Forbush · Reply · August 4 at 10:16pm
Roland Louis Hansen: The fact remains Chris, that Jimbo used the all-inclusive word politician. I am considered a politician; therefore, Jimbo has indeed included me in his denigrating remarks.
Like · August 4 at 10:19pm

Jimbo Diehl: You don't have a lobbyist, plane, multi-millionaire...etc. any insult was self administered.
Like · August 4 at 10:26pm

Christine Summers Diehl: I have to disagree then. You choose to be offended. I'm sure Jimbo never had a thought of you in his mind when writing this. People make general statements all the time. If I take every one of them personally, I would be offended every day of my life. I choose not to be.
Like: Jimbo Diehl · August 4 at 10:31pm

Roland Louis Hansen: BS is BS, Jimbo. Weasel out all you want, Jimbo. Write what you mean and mean what you write. You are entitled to your opinion; I do not dispute that for a moment. As a writer, you should know that your choice of words is extremely important in conveying your thoughts and meanings. You chose the words in your writings. You, in fact, used the all-inclusive word "politician" in your final shot at me on your own message thread when you wrote "Good Night politician."
Like · August 4 at 10:37pm

Roland Louis Hansen: You may disagree as you will, Chris. But, I think it more relative for Jimbo to clarify any misunderstanding that may have occurred.
Like · August 4 at 10:40pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Incidentally, Jimbo also wrote in another part of that same message thread at 9:06pm: "Did I rattle some scumbag politicians or what? Lol. Too funny" In that Judy and I were the only persons to express disagreement, I see no other intention with that wording except it to be pointed disparaging remarks about my wife, Judy, and me. It is quite apparent that Jimbo was calling both Judy and me "scumbag politicians."
Like · August 4 at 11:05pm

Christine Summers Diehl: Your comments to him were not any less insulting. And you were the first to make it personal. Did you expect him to sit back and agree? Jimbo never will. Just as you won't. So the entire thing was a futile exercise in my opinion.
Like · August 5 at 12:16am
Michael Kocevar: I don't see it like that Roland. Since we mainly tend to follow Washington politics, and Jimbo as well, I understood the poem from this perspective.
Like: Christine Summers Diehl · Reply · August 4 at 10:36pm

Donna Forbush · Friends with Christine Summers Diehl:
I do not know either of these guys, but I would guess from reading Roland Louis Hansen. remarks that he is a true liberal... They are so quick to take offense at something that is not directed at them.. Whining at the drop of a hat... I read what was posted about politicians and thoroughly agree, I thought it was funny and could not see where it was directed at anyone.. Grow up Rolandl, you sound like a 10 year playground bully...
Like: Christine Summers Diehl, Jimbo Diehl · Reply · August 4 at 10:43pm (edited August 5 at 8:37am)
Jimbo Diehl: I think you meant Roland. Lol
Like · August 4 at 10:48pm

Donna Forbush · Friends with Christine Summers Diehl:
Yes I did, sorry.. I did edit it...
Like · August 4 at 10:53pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Thank you for your kind words, Donna Forbush.
Like · August 4 at 10:53pm

Donna Forbush · Friends with Christine Summers Diehl:
You are welcome Roland... Now Man Up..
Like · August 4 at 11:05pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Man up to what, Donna? Please be specific.
Like · August 4 at 11:06pm

Donna Forbush · Friends with Christine Summers Diehl
Quit being so thin skinned, all politicians need to have thick skin.. It's part of the game...If you can't take this kind of a post, then you have no business trying to be a politician..
Like · August 4 at 11:13pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Donna, I see you evaded my request to be specific and instead decided to give your self-proclaimed expert opinion. You do not know me nor do you know anything about me. You may take your precoconceived prejudicial notions and your opinions and ...........

Oh, if you care to do a little factual research in order to gain some information about me, feel free to visit my Linkedin page. (Or, perhaps you would rather make comments to me and about me while remaining ignorant about me.) Here is the link to my Linked in page:
Roland Hansen, MPA | LinkedIn
View Roland Hansen, MPA's professional profile on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is the world's largest...
LINKEDIN.COM
Like · August 8 at 8:30pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Also, if you care to do so, Donna Furbush, you may read background information about me by going onto the following link:
Roland Hansen Background Information
Roland Hansen, B.A., M.P.A. Background...
ROLANDSRAMBLINGS.WORDPRESS.COM
Like · August 8 at 8:33pm
Roland Louis Hansen: Bed Time for me. Good night, all.
Like · Reply · August 4 at 11:09pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Oh, I see that Christine Summers Diehl and Jimbo Diehl both clicked "Like" on the Donna Forbush comment, "I do not know either of these guys, but I would guess from reading Roland Louis Hansen. remarks that he is a true liberal... They are so quick to take offense at something that is not directed at them.. Whining at the drop of a hat... I read what was posted about politicians and thoroughly agree, I thought it was funny and could not see where it was directed at anyone.. Grow up Rolandl, you sound like a 10 year playground bully..."
Thank you Chris. Thank you, Jimbo.
Like · Reply · August 8 at 8:38pm

Roland Louis Hansen:
Roland Hansen Commentary: Jimbo Diehl on Politicians and Me
Commentary by Roland Hansen of Toledo, Ohio (Lucas...
ROLANDHANSENCOMMENTARY.BLOGSPOT.COM|BY ROLAND HANSEN
Like · Reply · August 9 at 7:04pm

Jimbo Diehl on Politicians and Me

A Facebook Post of Jimbo Diehl, August 4 at 9:43am ·

The Politician

I promise your wants and even more,
I will but vote it, once on the floor.
Please elect me and I'll take care of you,
Til' I'm in office and then we are through,
Perhaps I'll vote true, but first I'll get mine,
And vote for the lobbyist time after time.
Untold riches and even a plane,
Only to sell my country - straight down the drain,
No matter the party we're all the same,
Liars, and cheats for it's only a game,
To pass bad laws, and not even read,
except for ones self, what is the need,
The pay is so small, but I needn't a care,
For I will surely become a multi-millionaire.
I'm am the leader of all of my people,
But they are so dumb, nothing but sheeple.
They'll do what I say and love me galore,
But deep down inside I'm only a whore.

Like: Marilyn Mount Kocevar, Patty Crotty Aquino, Seamus Michael Hnat, John Liberto, Greg Putzke, Stuart J Dallas, Paul Pancio

Greg Putzke: Epic !!!!
Like · Reply · August 4 at 6:24pm
Jimbo Diehl: Thanks. I enjoyed writing it ;-) our hole government are assholes. ;-)
Like: Greg Putzke · August 4 at 6:41pm 
Jimbo Diehl: Did I rattle some scumbag politicians or what? Lol. Too funny
Like · August 4 at 9:06pm
Greg Putzke: You could maybe run with the Donald
Like · Reply · August 4 at 6:42pm

Jimbo Diehl: I think it would be easy. Just wipe out all the fecal matter and follow the constitution.
Like: Seamus Michael Hnat, Greg Putzke · Reply · August 4 at 7:25pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Basically, most people are the same as are the subjects of this poem. Politicians do represent the people, that is to say that poiticians are not any different than the vast majority of people. Fact: Most people lie, cheat, sin, are egotists being self-absorbed and self-centered. I think people who bash politicians are transfering their own feelings of guilt onto politicians; that is a whole lot easier to do than to admit their own short-comings.
Like · Reply · August 4 at 7:42pm

Jimbo Diehl: Ouch. One difference most people don't run on that as an "elected" REPRESENTATIVE.
Like · Reply · August 4 at 8:09pm
Roland Louis Hansen: Not enough of a difference to make a distinction.
Like · August 4 at 8:11pm

Jimbo Diehl: I beg to differ. A scumbag albeit a part of society. Does not force himself onto the entire population as something he is not. It takes a special loser to do that without one shred of conscience. The lowest of low. A politician!
Like · August 4 at 8:15pm

Roland Louis Hansen: I have run for office on 8 occasions and won 3 elections of those 8. I consider myself a politician; you consider me "the lowest of the low." I notice, Jimbo, that you are fond of name-calling. It is my opinion that when people stoop to name-calling, it is because they cannot debate or discuss things intelligently.
Like · August 4 at 8:22pm

Jimbo Diehl: I'll throw it out for likes
Like: Greg Putzke · August 4 at 8:25pm

Jimbo Diehl: You started. With your inference that
My bashing makes me a scumbag. I am free to bash scumbag politicians as I wish. Although they're trying to take away that right as we speak. You're free to call me names as well, but the mountain of evidence against politician falls on my side of the argument. You should be embarrassed to associate yourself with these ilk destroying our country!
Like: Seamus Michael Hnat · August 4 at 8:30pm

Jimbo Diehl: Oh most people aren't scumbags!!!!
Like · August 4 at 8:33pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Feeling a bit defensive, Jimbo? Think that taking the offense is a good defense. I never stooped to name-calling. I did not use or infer the word scumbag. That is your choice of words to describe politicians, me included. I started nothing; I commented on your poem that clearly bashed politicians, plain and simple. It seems to me that you are being hostile and aggressive in your apparent hatred of people with whom you disagree.
Like · August 4 at 8:37pm

Jimbo Diehl: Oh and as far as intelligence goes. I'll match mine verse yours any day!
Like: Greg Putzke · August 4 at 8:42pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Give me a break. Why do you think it is necessary to beat your chest? Do you believe it is some kind of macho competition to intelligently discuss an issue?
Like · August 4 at 8:45pm

Jimbo Diehl: Why is it liberals only think they are intelligent. Cracks me up
Like · August 4 at 8:47pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Now, Jimbo, who made that allegation? It wasn't me. Are you feeling insecure? Do you question your own intelligence? How about your masculinity?
Like · August 4 at 8:50pm

Jimbo Diehl: Lol you are to funny. You initiated the use of both of those words.
Like · August 4 at 8:52pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Really? And you talk about politicians being liars. You remind me of the phrase "pot calling the kettle black."
What does the pot calling the kettle black mean? What's the definition of...
IDIOMEANINGS.COM

Like · August 4 at 9:04pm

Jimbo Diehl: Ok I'll prove it
40 minutes ago you said intelligently.
23 and 19 minutes ago you said macho and masculinity

Yes you did initiate the use of both of those words!

The truth hurts doesn't it!
Like: Seamus Michael Hnat · August 4 at 9:11pm

Roland Louis Hansen: Truth is truth. However, you failed to be specific when you simply wrote, "You initiated the use of both of those words."

Now then, you need to re-read the entire statements and place them in the context in which they were used rather than extrapolating and spinning the use of those words to suit your own preconceived misconceptions.

And now, I shall take my leave and write no more in this message thread. I do not argue for the sake of arguing as you seem to do as you also seem to take so much pleasure and glee in doing so. I enjoy discussions; I enjoy debates. I do not get my jollies by engaging in malicious dialogues as appears to be your focus.

I suspect you will respond with something inane so you can have the last word. Fine. Do your thing.
Like · August 4 at 9:28pm

Jimbo Diehl: Good Night politician. Sweet dreams ;-)
Like: Seamus Michael Hnat · August 4 at 9:34pm
Jimbo Diehl: I beg to differ. A scumbag albeit a part of society (I totally disagree that most people are scumbags, in fact it is a small group compared to the entire population) does not force himself onto the entire population as something he is not. It takes a special loser to do that without one shred of conscience. The lowest of low. A politician!
Like: Greg Putzke · August 4 at 8:24pm

Judy Rosenberg Hansen: I am insulted by you, calling me a scumbag! I ran 3 times for the school board and won all 3 times. I did it for the kids to allow them the best opportunity for their future. Someone needs to step up and serve on these school boards and other elected offices. Also, don't forget your best friend Marilyn Mount Kocevar and her service to the community! Is she a loser in your book?
Like · Reply · August 4 at 8:37pm

Jimbo Diehl: Lol. So typical
Like · Reply · August 4 at 8:46pm
Judy Rosenberg Hansen: I find your lack of a good response to me as typical of someone who has not thought enough before putting fingers to the keys. Also, as a poet (used loosely) you must know that your readers will take your words and interject them into their own lives. That's part of what poetry is all about! Creative Writing 101
Like · August 4 at 9:07pm

Jimbo Diehl: Already discussed this way before your reply dear
Like · August 4 at 9:13pm

Jimbo Diehl: Over 12 minutes before your reply.
Like · August 4 at 9:14pm

Jimbo Diehl: And yes my mind flows freely to the keys I encumbered by our education propaganda and brain washing!
Like · August 4 at 9:16pm

Jimbo Diehl: Not. Lol
Like · August 4 at 9:16pm

Judy Rosenberg Hansen: I will not comment to you again on this. I have better ways to use my time, goodnite!!!!
Like · August 4 at 9:22pm

Jimbo Diehl: Sweet Dreams!
Like · August 4 at 9:22pm
Jimbo Diehl: In "my" opinion I feel most people reading my poem would associate it with members of our three branches of government residing in the cesspool we call Washington. If you felt the poem was on a personal level so be it. I have stated before my poems mean things in my mind. You pull from the poem your own thoughts and your own feelings. Ie don't shoot the poet for how "you" feel.
Like: Greg Putzke · Reply · August 4 at 9:00pm

Greg Putzke: Thought invoking? Yes, excellent. I think that's what your words are meant to do. Lively debate no doubt.
Like: Christine Summers Diehl, Jimbo Diehl, Seamus Michael Hnat · Reply · August 4 at 9:51pm

Greg Putzke: Just remember Jimbo, right is right and left is wrong. Lol
Like: Christine Summers Diehl, Jimbo Diehl, Seamus Michael Hnat · Reply · August 4 at 10:15pm

Seamus Michael Hnat: My sister works for the gov't, right in DC, for John Boehner. At least she is in the good side (but neither right or left seems to be right now in days) but a politician is a politician and they all hide things from us. All of which are mostly wrong in my opinion. She knows that I'm not fond of her or her job. I always love seeing her hands In her own pockets lmao.
Like: Christine Summers Diehl, Jimbo Diehl, Greg Putzke · Reply · August 5 at 12:23am

Greg Putzke: Right or left , the long term agendas seem to be quite similar.
Like: Christine Summers Diehl, Jimbo Diehl, Seamus Michael Hnat · Reply · August 5 at 5:09am

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Confederate flag, gay marriage, and voting. USA - USA - USA!!!

Only about half of the voting age population in the USA is registered to vote;
And of that number only about half actually turn out to vote in the best of election year turnouts;
ergo, only 25% or less of the American voting age population actually votes.

Now, consider that in a one-on-one election with only two candidates running and it turns out that a candidate can win the election by only 12.5% plus 1 person of the voting age population.
And in a plurality election where the winning candidate only needs the most votes, not a majority of the votes cast, the number of people that decide the election is less than 12.5% of the voting age population.
Nonvoters have created the situation we have today - not voters, not politicians, and not political parties.

I wish that as many people who are chiming in on the CONfederate flag issue and on the Marriage EQUALITY issue would spread the word about the importance of voting and actually turn out themselves to vote.

REF (Open and explore the contents of the embedded links):
Confederate flag controversy
Gay marriage controversy
Voters vs. registered voters and voting age eligible USA

More from me about voting, not voting, etc.:
A Threat To Democracy, Roland's Ramblings, March 2, 2007.
Toledo and Ohio May 4, 2010 Elections and the Storms Afterwards, Roland Hansen Commentary, May 8, 2010.
American Democracy Threatened, Roland Hansen Commentary, October 5, 2011.
The Fraud Being Perpetuated By The Republican Party On The American Public., Roland Hansen Commentary, September 22, 2014.
U.S.A. Election 2014, American-style. The general American public gets the government it deserves!, Roland Hansen Commentary, November 14, 2014.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Moral Crisis according to Robert Reich



If that interested you, I suggest you head on over thisaway to read other Robert Reich Quotes.

From Wikipedia, we read "Robert Bernard Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/;[1] born June 24, 1946) is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997."
Go on over to read that entire Wikipedia Robert Reich article.

And, if you've a mind to read more of Robert Reich's thoughts and writings, you may check out the Robert Reich website.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Wondering about a President Donald Trump ...


There are those who say the Government of the United States of America should be run like a business. Hmmm ... let me think about that for a moment.

Yep. I can see it now. If Donald Trump were elected Presidentof the United States of America (read that embedded link), we might expect him to run the government like he runs his business enterprises. Do we really want that? Do we really want our country, the United States of America, to have the same reputation as does Donald Trump with his business ventures (read that embedded link)?  I mean, come on! Is this what we really want for our country? Make sure you open and read the contents contained within the embedded link that I have placed within the word "this" in the preceding sentence.