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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter is Coming. Time To Reflect upon Jesus with an interesting meme.

I frequently and regularly read and listen to many comments made by people who are of a politically conservative mindset.
With Easter coming up this Sunday, I suggest that those political conservatives, who may also profess to be Christians, reflect upon the following meme.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Taking Inventory on Fred LeFebvre of WSPD 1370 AM Radio

I discovered some time ago that quite a few people had been arriving on Roland Hansen Commentary as a result of doing internet web searches for Fred LeFebvre, the talk show guy on WSPD 1370-AM radio in Toledo, Ohio. And, it appears, that continues to be the case. I am able to ascertain these things because of the Feedjit Widget installed on my blog.
(My own Feedjit I have here is such an interesting widget to have. I can see in real time where in the world that people are coming from and what they are lookig at -- and, oh so many other things.)

Well, in order to help those inquiring minds and as a convenience to them, I am placing below embedded links to all Roland Hansen Commentary blog entries that are in regards to Fred LeFebvre:
This has been another public service of Roland Hansen Commentary.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Christian - Jewish Friendship, Public Service, Good Deeds.

Back on March 24, 2014, I wrote an entry in my other blog, Roland's Ramblings, that I wish to reproduce here in Roland Hansen Commentary. It concerns a lifelong friendship between a Christian person, age 66, and a Jewish person, also age 66, both of whom have spent their entire adult lives helping and serving others.
That entire Roland's Ramblings entry reproduced verbatim in its entirity is as follows:
Mitzvah. Mitzvot.
Today, I preface this Roland's Ramblings entry with a little background story about Chuck, a friend of mine who I have known for the past 60 years. Chuck and I were very good friends throughout our school years from first grade all the way to high school graduation in Toledo, Ohio where we attended Washington Local Schools.
Chuck had the neighborhood newspaper route of The Blade and was the newspaper carrier; I was his substitute carrier.  When we were a bit older, Chuck had another part-time job as a janitor at a local "truck stop" restaurant; when he moved on from that, he arranged for me to be his replacement.
After high school, I went to The University of Toledo for further education; Chuck left Toledo. If I recall correctly, he served some time in the United States Navy before entering Grace Theological Seminary.
Chuck eventually became an Evangelical Missionary spending many, many years in Costa Rica. After Costa Rica, he joined the faculty of Cairn University where he served as Director, Missions Program and taught courses in intercultural ministry, Bible exposition and theology, etc. After Cairn University, my friend joined World Team as Director of Member Care and then becoming Director of Training Services and just last year began duties with Global Research and Coaching.
FYI, per its own description of itself, "World Team is an interdenominational missionary agency with 350+ workers in 28 countries working among 55+ people groups around the world. We exist to glorify God by working together to establish reproducing churches focusing on the unreached peoples of the world."
Well, at any rate, earlier today, I noticed that Chuck had updated his Linkedin account annotating it with "Honor and Awards - Ph. D., Intercultural Studies (Trinity Intl. University; 1997)."
I couldn't just read his updated Linkedin account notation without making a comment.
So, I wrote, "You have done well, my lifelong friend!"
My friend, Chuck, responded to my comment, "And so with you, Roland. I have always been impressed with your commitment to public service. That is an area in which I fear to tread! I was with some friends at church yesterday, discussing a close friend, very brilliant, who just died at age 57. The comment was made (in spite of this person's many weighty accomplishments), that we never see U-Hauls behind hearses. We came into the world with nothing and we leave it with nothing, barring what we take away from a relationship with God through Jesus. It gave me pause to remember how we measure 'success' on this side of reality. Your thoughts?"
Responding to Chuck, who has always known of and has appreciated my Jewish religion, I wrote, "To me, success is doing mitzvahs, i.e. acts of kindness in the performance of good deeds in helping people and our worldwide community."
Now, on with the titled Roland's Ramblings entry.
First off, this definition from Judaism 101:
Mitzvah (MITS-vuh); pl: Mitzvot (mits-VOHT) Lit. commandment. Any of the 613 commandments that Jews are obligated to observe. It can also refer to any Jewish religious obligation, or more generally to any good deed.ref: [jewfaq.org/defs/mitzvot.htm]
From My Jewish Learning, we read, "One often hears someone Jewish saying, 'It's a mitzvah!' usually referring to a charitable, beneficial act performed by another person. However, while its Yiddish parallel 'mitzveh' does have this connotation, the Hebrew word mitzvah does not mean 'a good deed' in that sense."For further explanation, please go over to the embedded link to read the entire article, Mitzvot: A Mitzvah Is a Commandment.
Here are a few excerpts from another article, courtesy of Torah.org:
-> "Mitzvah observance gives the promise of living an enlightened and meaningful existence."
-> "The mitzvot reflect the infinite and eternal nature of their Author."
-> "The importance of the mitzvah system is that it relates to the very nature of the Jewish people."
-> "Judaism is not as much a religion as it is a relationship. It is only through mitzvah observance that man can build a deep, enduring, and meaningful relationship with God."
Of course, you may go over to the following embedded link to read that entire article, What is a Mitzvah? by Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene.
You may also visit Chabad.org to read the web page of Mitzvah; Mitzvot that I have placed as an embedded link in its title.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hypocritical "American Patriots" Dictate Beliefs in The Pledge of Allegiance. It's Their Way or The Highway!

I received the following to my personal  e-mail account:

Subj: Fw: Under God
 ----- Original Message -----
: Shock to nbc

If you read this and agree that "under God" should be left in the pledge, then just forward it to others and you have voted for it to be left in. If you delete it and don't forward it you are voting no to "under God". Easy huh! Have a great day.
Shock to NBC
Official versions
(changes in bold italics)
1892
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1892 to 1923
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1923 to 1924
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1924 to 1954
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1954 to Present
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America , and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Shock to NBC
This is not sent for discussion. If you agree, forward it... If you don't, delete it.
I don't want to know one way or the other. By me forwarding it, you know
how I feel.





Do you believe that the word God should stay in American culture?
NBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the highest Number of responses that they have ever had for one of their polls, and the Percentage was the same as this:
86% to keep the words, IN God We Trust and God in the Pledge of Allegiance14% against
That is a pretty 'commanding' public response.
I was asked to send this on if I agreedor delete if I didn't ..
Now it is your turn. It is said that 86% of Americans believe the word God should stay.......
Therefore, I have a very hard time understanding why there is such a mess about having 'In God We Trust' on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. 





Please note that the sender of the e-mail said that if I agreed that I should forward it. Furthermore, according to the e-mail, its message is not subject to debate and if I disagreed with it I should just delete it. The sender(s) have a lot of chutzpah! Who the heck do these people think they are that they can SEND THIS TO MY PERSONAL E-MAIL ACCOUNT  AND THEN TELL ME such a thing. That takes the cake! What unmitigated gall! Send an e-mail  to my personal e-mail account and then try to dictate my response. 
Bullfeathers! 
Well, I responded with an e-mail back to sender with this reply, “I respectfully disagree. Now, by my reply, you know how I feel.”

Friday, March 21, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Politicians: Before And After Being Elected. What do you think?

Okay, once again, Facebook has served as a stimulus for controversial dialog and another frustrating failed attempt at "intelligent" exchange.

This time it was about people stereotyping politicians and lumping all politicians into one big basket of negativity. What I really found interesting in this Facebook exchange was that a woman by the name of Lucy Tisdale (Lucy Bland) [you can view her Facebook page in the preceding embedded link IF you have a Facebook account AND are logged in to it]  rips into me and belittles me for taking exception with the negative stereotyping of politicians while she proudly proclaims, "I'm in the legal field, and have been for several years, diligently serving my diverse community. ...  As a woman, I will continue to do great works for those who seek help ... I work for a non-profit organization, volunteer with the Toledo Bar Association to assist ex-offenders with criminal expungements, deliver meals to homebound and elderly, all about equality, and help families with at-risk juveniles...all different cases and people of different shades, genders, religions, marital status, and political views ... I'm too smart, and ... I don't rehearse or defend honesty."

If you have a Facebook account, or even if you do not have a Facebook account, you might actually be able to view, and maybe even comment on, that exchange, by clicking onto this embedded link. Regardless, if you do not have a Facebook account or in the event that the message thread gets removed or edited, I am also providing a copy and paste of the entire Facebook dialog (as it exists as of the writing of this blog entry) below for your amusement, entertainment, chagrin, or whatever you get out of it. Here it is:
Daryl Hansen shared Our Time's photo.
March 9, 2014 10:52 am EDT
What do Think ?
Accurate ?



| Seems pretty accurate...
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Daryl Hansen and 11 others like this (Gloria Lawrence, Daryl Hansen, Tom Gray, Lucy Tisdale, Lee Camp, Kathy Matthews-Walters, Doak Decker, Linda Sterling, Heidi Renfroe, Princess Kiya, Scott Manke, Kieran Doyle like this.)

Roland Louis Hansen
Having been a politician myself, I cannot help but think that spreading this type of thing is what makes it difficult for good, honest people to seek elective office. In spreading this meme and the message it postulates is the same as belittling me as an individual who has served a large portion of my adult life. When thoughtless and unappreciative people spread this sh**, I wonder why I ever served the community.
March 9, 2014 at 12:34pm EDT

Daryl Hansen
I Understand , I just feel Most are this way and not all ..I also know that there are steps people can take to change things But Don't Bother do for obvious reasons
March 9, 2014 at 12:38pm EDT · Edited · LikeReply

Roland Louis Hansen
And "most" Jews, and "most" gays, and "most" women, and "most" Hispanics, and "most" blue collar workers, and "most" gun owners, and "most" Democrats, and "most" Republicans, and "most" Muslims, and "most" whatever (fill in the blank) ---- This is how prejudice, discrimination, animosity, hatred, and violence is spread, advanced, and continues to exist.
It is far better to attempt at improving things, situations, causes, issues, and people; but, that is not as easy as just slamming and belittling others, issues, situations, etc.
I do not just talk the talk; I have walked the walk. I have been there.
Roland Hansen Background Information
rolandsramblings.wordpress.com
Roland Hansen, B.A., M.P.A. Background Information EDUCATION 1965 Graduate Whitmer Senior High School 1969 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) University of Toledo 1987 Master of Public Administration (G...
March 9, 2014 at 1:06pm EDT

Lucy Tisdale
A good, honest, and caring person wouldn't worry about a meme being passed around, but rather, keep doing good works, regardless. You don't have to rehearse or defend honesty.
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 10:59pm EDT

Roland Louis Hansen
Hey, Lucy Tisdale: A good, honest, caring person would not stereotype others and speak ill of an entire classification of people based on politics, race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, marital status, income level, etc. You need to look in a mirror. Apparently you believe that persons who are labeled and discriminated against should remain silent and allow themselves and others to be bullied. You don't have to defend prejudice and discrimination, Lucy; it is indefensible.
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:31am EDT

Roland Louis Hansen
BTW, Lucy, I notice that you deleted your previous comment that was automatically sent to my e-mail before you removed it. You know -- the one in which you wrote "Oh, Whatever. If you one meme makes you look bad, then you're not right for the people in the first place. That"
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:56am EDT

Lucy Tisdale
Lol, I don't care what you received in your e-mail. I write, edit, and delete all the time, politician. In any sense, I'm in the legal field, and have been for several years, diligently serving my diverse community. Nonetheless, if someone like Daryl was to seek my help (which he has through messages), and which I also do voluntarily, I give it. Now, if I was running for mayor of Toledo, and saw this meme, would I get defensive? No, because I know that I helped Daryl, and many others that required my assistance. In other words, if this meme doesn't apply to you, why are you throwing a grown man's temper tantrum? As a woman, I will continue to do great works for those who seek help, have faith in me, and cannot be easily persuaded to go against me for a virtual meme...Again, difference of opinions. My passion lies with people, not with memes.
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:08pm

Lucy Tisdale
Oh, and by the way, I work for a non-profit organization, volunteer with the Toledo Bar Association to assist ex-offenders with criminal expungements, deliver meals to homebound and elderly, all about equality, and help families with at-risk juveniles...all different cases and people of different shades, genders, religions, marital status, and political views...so, tell me again about myself...Reverse psychology never works on me. I'm too smart, and again, I don't rehearse or defend honesty. Good day, sweet pea. *hopefully all of it makes it to your e-mail*
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:18pm EDT

Roland Louis Hansen
Lucy Tisdale: It is nice that you work in the legal field. It is nice that you help my brother, Daryl, and other people, and that you do so voluntarily and with so many causes. It is nice that you self-disclosed your "credentials" along with more information about yourself.
What is not so nice is that you paint poiticians with one broad brushstroke and that you pre-judge others, including me, without knowing those persons and without gathering all the facts first.
While you tout your own professional, civic, community, and charitable background, it appears to me that you did not look at the link I had previously placed in this message thread that provided information on my background - OR, you chose to dispel the information I provided in that self-discloslosure as not germane.
You assert that if the meme does not apply to me that I am throwing a grown man's temper tantrum, basically because I take exception to its message. It would then be logical for me to infer you would feel the same way if I took exceptiontion to the same meme if it were about females before they were adults and after they became adults.
I like the following English translation quote of Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller:
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
BTW, Lucy Tisdale, unlike your proclamation of yourself, I do not feel I am too smart. Nor, as you seem to infer, do I "rehearse or defend honesty." Additionally, I do not call people little childish names as did you when you stated to me, "Good day, sweet pea."
Enjoy your day, Lucy Tisdale. And, keep on helping others; that is an admirable attribute.
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:45pm EDT

Lucy Tisdale
I'm off from school and work today, ain't nobody got time to read all of that...
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:47pm EDT
It is now 5 days after Lucy Tisdale made the last comment in that message thread. No further comments have been up through this point in time.

FYI, the following information is what I could read on the Facebook "About" page of Lucy Tisdale. (Side note: I find it interesting that she has listed my brother, Daryl, as her brother. Uh, EXCUSE ME, but I think I would know if she were the sister to MY BROTHER -- HE IS NOT HER BROTHER AND SHE IS NOT HIS SISTER!):

Work and Education
Case Management
Homelessness · Toledo, Ohio · 2014 to present

Tiffin University School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences
Tiffin, Ohio · 2012 to present

Independent Paralegal
Advanced Legal Researcher · Toledo, Ohio · 2007 to present

Professional Skills
Legal research

Family
Daryl Hansen
Brother
Kimmy Fields
Sister

About Lucy
"Whatever...stay mad."


Places Lived
Toledo, Ohio
Current City

Basic Information
Birthday January 3
Gender Female
Languages English

Life Events
2014 Started Working at Case Management
2012 Started Working at Tiffin University School of Criminal Justice & Social Sciences
2007 Started Working at Independent Paralegal
So, here we have it. A person who is an alleged champion of fighting social injustice, an avowed advocate of legal rights, a self-described advocate of the downtrodden such as Lucy Tisdale (Lucy Bland) slams an entire class of people as a whole, i.e. politicians who are the elected officials of our government.

Lucy Tisdale, who professes "A good, honest, and caring person wouldn't worry about a meme being passed around ... You don't have to rehearse or defend honesty" and accuses me of "throwing a grown man's temper tantrum" because I speak out against prejudice, against discrimination, and against the widespread malice of innuendo directed at our elected officials and those who give of themselves to be of public service, would have us all believe that politicians are all a bunch of evil gremlins and that those of us who take exception to that stereotype are being defensive, throw temper tantrums, and are not good, honest, and caring persons.

Yes, Lucy and so many others like her paint those of whom they dislike with one broad brushstroke while at the same time bemoaning others who may do likewise to a group of people for whom they advocate.

And what of this group that originally posted the afore-mentioned meme placing politicians in a negative light. You know -- the organization that calls itself Our Time. Well, it turns out that Our Time is itself a political organization. In fact, Our Time describes itself as follows, "A nationwide non-profit organization that leverages online organizing, new media, and popular culture to enhance the political voice of young Americans.  Each day, we break down news and need-to-know policy into quick memes, short videos, and key bullet points.  We also lead campaigns that register voters, remove ballot barriers, and fight for economic opportunity."

Here is an embedded link to the Facebook page of Our Time. And, over thisaway, you can read a bit more about Our Time.

So, here we have an organization (Our Time) that wants to influence politicians all the while it denounces and belittles those very same politicians. Hypocrisy?

Okay. Your turn.
Politicians: Before And After Being Elected. What do you think?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I am so misunderstood! Do you understand me, now?


It is so frustrating to keep hearing and reading from other people what it is that I really mean rather than what it is that I actually said when I have said something or what it is that I really mean rather than what it is that I actually wrote when I have written something.

Gosh darn it! Why the heck do people think they know better than I do in regards to what is in my mind and what are my thoughts???!!!

For goodness sake! If I am thinking what someone else says I am thinking, I would think I would know that. Why, oh why, do people want to twist whatever it is I say or write in order to belittle me or to personally attack me? I believe the answer to that question lies in the possibility that the other person is insecure in himself or herself and/or that those people make themslves feel better psychologically by bismirching me. These type of people have an intrinsic need to make others look less than what they are in order to feel good about themselves.

My intentions are good; but, I am so often misunderstood.



Baby, do you understand me now
Sometimes I feel a little mad
But don't you know that no one alive
Can always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem to be bad
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
Baby, sometimes I'm so carefree
With a joy that's hard to hide
And sometimes it seems that all I have do is worry
Then you're bound to see my other side
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
If I seem edgy I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has it's problems and I get my share
And that's one thing I never meant to do
Because I love you
Oh, Oh baby don't you know I'm human
Have thoughts like any other one
Sometimes I find myself long regretting
Some foolish thing some little simple thing I've done
But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood
Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood