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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Is Donald Trump A Racist?

Quite awhile ago, I came across some interesting reading regarding Donald Trump, the 2016 Republican Party nominee for President of the United States of America, and racism.

Given that the first debate between Donald Trump and the Democratic Party nominee, Hillary Clinton, for the upcoming 2016 Presidential election was held last evening, I thought I would make reference to that of which I had read regarding Donald Trump and racism.
In his 1991 book Trumped!, the former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, John R. O’Donnell, recalled Trump declaring that “laziness is a trait in blacks,” and exclaiming: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” Trump acknowledged in a Playboy interview (5/97; cited Huffington Post, 4/29/11), “The stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”
Did you go over to read the article that I have referenced? If so, I have a question for you.
Is Donald Trump a racist? 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

A YouTube Video Explains Why Facebook Is Detrimental To Your Life!




If that is not enough to convince you why Facebook is detrimental to your life, then take a look at the Google search results for the phrase "Facebook ruins" where you will find lots of interesting reading about the negative impacts of Facebook use.

You might also be interested in something I published here on Roland Hansen Commentary back on Monday, July 20, 2009; just go on over to read:
Social Network Services Diminish Family Life And Friendships

What do you think?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Driver Beware!

It happened to me again, today! 

While heading north on a major street, a driver pulled out from the side street to the right of me to make a left turn heading south while crossing in front of my path. Had I not suddenly braked, I would have t-boned him/her.

It seems that not one single day of me driving from one place to another does not result with some other driver abruptly pulling in front of me, cutting me off, turning left in front of me coming from the opposite direction, making a left turn in front of me from the lane to my right that is going the same direction, or even making right turn in front of me (from the lane to the left of me going in the same direction), tailgating me and riding my bumper, weaving in and out of traffic, turning from a side street into (and driving in) the center lane for left turns while trying to merge into a traffic lane that goes straight ahead, sitting at a green traffic light while texting or on a cell phone, weaving in lanes while texting or on a cell phone, slowing down in fast traffic while texting or on a cell phone, not pulling over for emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens sounding, etc., etc. The list goes on and on and on!

Years ago, these types of things happened from time to time; but nowadays, it seems as though they happen on a regular occurrence. Nowadays, it seems that bad drivers are everywhere all the time!

Why Are U.S. Drivers So Bad?

Bill Griffith has written 18 annoying habits of chronically bad drivers that you may wish to read.

You may also wish to read 5 Types of Terrible Drivers: A Dossier from a 1955 Driver’s Ed Manual by Brett & Kate McKay.

All I can say is:
Driver Beware!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Happy Birthday to Adam Roland Hansen of Toledo, Ohio

Here it is, July 31, 2016.
That means today is the forty-third (43rd) anniversary of the birth of my son, Adam Roland Hansen.

I want to give a shout out, and I invite you to join me.
Here goes:
Happy Birthday, Adam.

To quote my own words from my Roland's Ramblings blog entry of one year ago today:
"I have said it and written it before, as I do again now. and as I do each and everyday, I think of how much I love my son, Adam Roland Hansen, and of how proud I am of Adam who constantly, consistently, and continuously strives to be the grandest version of the greatest vision of his highest self."
You can look in at Adam over at ADAMHANSEN.NET, as well as over on Twitter and at Google+. You can also check out Adam Hasen on LinkedIn.
Once again, I say,
Happy Birthday, Adam.

Friday, July 29, 2016

What if there were a 3-way contest for President: A Non-Conversation.

A serious political discussion I attempted to initiate on March 27, 2016 (4 months ago) on SwampBubbles never really resulted in good healthy consideration and dialogue on the central topic that I put forth. Indeed, the message thread itself soured and went south, In other words, to use the good ol' American idiomatic phrase -- It bombed.

Take a look and hopefully you will be able to understand my frustration. Just go on over by opening the following embedded link to view and read the SwampBubbles message thread, WHAT IF THERE WERE A 3-WAY CONTEST FOR PRESIDENT?


Epilogue (an "as an aside" commentary on my part)

Incidentally, in that SwampBubbles message thread, the person who wrote "Roland -- Looked carefully for the 'name-calling' you accused me of doing to you. Can't find any." totally misconstrued the comment I made to him when I stated, "You have exhibited the very same type of behavior including your constant use of name-calling that caused me to stop contributing on SwampBubbles in the past."

I was referencing that individual's history on the entire SwampBubbles website of name-calling by giving people demeaning nick-names (e.g, Mr. Empty Glass. Chicken Little, Lyin' Don, the Michelin Man who never met a burger he didn't like) which is not unlike the style of speech used by Donald Trump. And, by the way, this was not the first, nor even the second time, that this person has misconstrued my comments.

I am not so sure that the incorrect interpretation of my comments (or the incorrect interpretation of comments made by others, for that matter) on that person's part was, or is, just a misunderstanding. I cannot help but wonder if it is actually an intentional, conscious "misinterpetation." In fact, I have seen many occasions in which that person has engaged in thread hijacking.

For the life of me, I do not understand why the person to whom I refer just doesn't start a blog of his own where he could put forth all his own ideas, thoughts, opinions, facts, or 'whatever' as much as he would want, rather than engage in arguments.

On the other hand, I guess I do understand -- after all, in the SwampBubbles message thread to which I have linked in this Roland Hansen Commentary, that person did state about himself,  "I do like to argue." 
[Note his use of the word 'argue' as opposed to the word 'discuss' or the word 'debate.' NOW, THAT IS SAD!]

Monday, July 25, 2016

3 Lies About Welfare

Each and every person is entitled to his or her own opinion. But, facts are facts and lies are lies. When someone wishes to express his or her opinion, then that person should not attempt to jusify that opinion with mistruths. 
As a retired career professional from the fields of public welfare and higher education, I am especially dismayed by the incorrect statements about welfare, aka public assistance. The meme I share points out only three of the common misconceptions (vis-a-vis the facts) that many people have about welfare in the United States of America.