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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Fake American Patriots

American political conservatives who continue to clamor about the "fake news" as defined by Donald J. Trump while at the same time ignoring and/or defending the numerous documented lies spewed by Hitleresque, xenophobic, sexual predator Donald J. Trump are Fake American Patriots.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Extreme Vetting of Refugees. Underlying Cause of Death of Anne Frank.

On October 31, 2017 at 8:26 PM, Donald J. Trump tweeted:
I have just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!
ref: What is extreme vetting? White House outlines proposed immigration policy, By BLAIR GUILD CBS NEWS November 1, 2017, 7:47 PM

Many Trump supporters are strong advocates of Extreme Vetting of Refugees.

It is my opinion that those persons in agreement with this public policy position of Extreme Vetting of Refugees have not clearly thought out all of the possibile consequences of enforcement of extreme vetting; for example, that innocent refugees may indeed lose their lives. Or. if they have thought it all the way through, they do not truly value the sanctity of life.

Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, tried desperately to find a safe haven for his family. It was in 1941 that Otto Frank tried to seek refuge in the United States of America; but his efforts to obtain permission from the American government were refused.  Why? - Because of the American public policy of Extreme Vetting of Refugees at that time.

It was under the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that the United States of America adopted the public policy of that "no refugee with close relatives in Europe could come to the U.S., on the grounds that the Nazis might hold their relatives hostage in order to force the refugee to undertake espionage for Hitler."

Were it not for the American policy of Extreme Vetting of Refugees at that time, Anne Frank could very well have survived the horrors of The Holocaust and escaped her ultimate untimely death at the tender age of 15.

My firmly held opinion is that
Extreme Vetting of Refugees was the Underlying Cause of Death of Anne Frank.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

BOGO is BOGUS

I am so sick and tired of false and misleading advertising from the private retail business sector.

My specific gripe concerns those "Buy One Get One Free" offers, aka BOGO.

Every time I see or hear of a BOGO offer from a retailer, I want to scream FALSE ADVERTISING.

I was taught that the word "free" in the world of consumer goods and services meant "without cost or payment; without charge; free of charge; given or available without charge."

Have you ever gone to a merchant that was advertising BOGO offerings, and say "I do not want to buy one, I just want the free one" and then actually get the free one? I have made that statement on more than one occassion, and have been refused each and every time. On such occasions, the merchant has always told me that I have to buy one in order to get the free one. Upon being refused the free item without making a financial transaction, I have informed the merchant of the definition of "free" to which the merchant persists with the response "You must buy one to get one free."

Am I stupid or what? To me, free is free, and does not have any cost requirement!

I am of the understanding that the word "bogus" means "false;  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance; counterfeit or fake; not genuine."

Given my uderstanding of BOGO and of BOGUS, I postulate that retailers who make BOGO offers are practicing, perpetuating and participating in a form of consumer fraud. Ergo, the appropriate governmental agencies who are charged with the responsibility of protecting citizens from consumer fraud should take legal action to force retailers to cease and desist from their false advertising.

BOGO is BOGUS.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Afterlife of John Boehner

Awhile back, I wrote the Roland Hansen Commentary entitled John Boehner is a Bonehead! You might want to go back to read it.

John Boehner has been gone from the active political scene for a few years now; but, there is still some interesting stuff out there about him. As an example, I am copying and pasting beloiw a couple excerpts from an article I just read.
Boehner worries about the deepening fissures in American society. But he sees Trump as more of a symptom than the cause of what is a longer arc of social and ideological alienation ...
(Boehner) doesn’t foresee this toxic political climate improving, ticking off potential fixes—term limits, redistricting reform—that he says won’t make a bit of difference. “It’s going to take an intervening event for Americans to realize that first, we are Americans,” he says. An intervening event? “Something cataclysmic,” he responds, gazing upward.
Read the entire article; it is long, but it is very interesting for political junkies like me:

THE POLITICO MAG PROFILE
John Boehner Unchained
The former House speaker feels liberated—but he’s also seething about what happened to his party.
By TIM ALBERTA November/December 2017

I have to admit that I agree with John Boehner's assessment in the excerpts that I quoted above.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Whiners and Complainers. Shakers and Movers.

If you are a whiner and a complainer, you skip elections and do not vote.
If you are a whiner and a complainer, you sit back while others are working for the community good.
If you are a whiner and a complainer, you observe egocentrism and do not get involved in public interest organizations.
If you are a whiner and a complainer, you let others do the work in the religious, civic, community, fraternal, charitable, labor, business, and professional organizations of which you may be a member.
If you are a whiner and a complainer, you allow injustice to exist.

See also: Whiners are Wienies not Winners

If you are a shaker and a mover, you exercise your right to vote.
If you are a shaker and a mover, you take an active role in community affairs.
If you are a shaker and a mover, you participate in public interest organizations.
If you are a shaker and a mover, you take a leadership role rather than just being a follower in the religious, civic, community, fraternal, charitable, labor, business, and professional organizations of which you may be a member.
If you are a shaker and a mover, you try to right the unrightable wrong.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

White House Adorned By Moron per H.L. Mencken


"... the attribution to Henry Louis Mencken, a prominent newspaperman and political commentator during the first half of the 20th century, is accurate. Writing for the Baltimore Evening Sun on 26 July 1920, in an article entitled “Bayard vs. Lionheart” (and reprinted in the book On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe), Mencken cynically opined on the difficulties of good men reaching national office when the scale of their campaigns precluded them from directly reaching out to large segments of the voting public ..."
ref: H. L. Mencken ‘Moron’ Quote, Did H. L. Mencken write that eventually 'the White House will be adorned by a downright moron'?, Snopes.

Aw, shucks go on over to read 'The White House will be adorned by a downright moron', Baltimore Sun, November 19, 2016.

Heck, even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thinks the White House is adorned by a moron.
ref: Kaitlan Collins, Barbara Starr, Jeff Zeleny, Elizabeth Landers and Kevin Liptak, Tensions escalate after Tillerson calls Trump 'moron', CNN Politics, updated 8:07 AM ET, Thursday, October 5, 2017.

This morning, Republican Senator Bob Corker wrote on Twitter, "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning." (8:13 AM - 8 Oct 2017)
ref: Corker Answers Trump's Endorsement Tweet By Calling The White House A 'Day Care'NPR Politics, October 8, 2017, 2:30 PM ET.

I am of the opinion that Henry Louis Mencken couldn't have been more correct when he wrote that article entitled “Bayard vs. Lionheart” for the Baltimore Evening Sun back on July 26,1920.
(However, I do not care for nor do I condone the use of the word "moron.")

Postscript
For some bonus reading, take a look-see at H. L. Mencken Quotes from BrainyQuote.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Terrorism On American Soil. Guns Don't Kill People.

Once again, there has been an act of terrorism on American soil.
A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured.
ref: Las Vegas Shooting Update: At Least 58 People Are Dead After Gunman Attacks Concert, The Two-Way: Breaking News From NPR, October 2, 2017.






(More of my thoughts on guns over thisaway.)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

On Bended Knee, The NFL Protests During The National Anthem

Hmmm... Here is the opening two paragraphs from an interesting article:
Colin Kaepernick started protesting police brutality and the inequality that people of color in the United States face in August of 2016. He did so by initially sitting for the national anthem and then altering his demonstration to take a knee.
Kaepernick, who is still a free agent, has faced backlash in the year and change since then. However, when President Donald Trump said that NFL owners need to fire the “sons of bitches” who are “disrespecting the flag,” it ignited more protests.
Please, please, take the time to read the entire article, just click on the embedded link contained herewith:
NFL protests 2017: What are players protesting when kneeling for the national anthem?
The knee is not anti-American or anti-military.
by SB Nation NFL  Sep 28, 2017, 7:00am EDT

I have my own thoughts on the overall issue that has become very polarizing and divisive to our country.

From me on Twitter, you may find a link that will take you to my thoughts in a Roland's Ramblings blog entry that I wrote back on May 28, 2012 that are applicable to the present-day NFL protest controversy; and, I humbly request that you then read the first comment to that entry that was made by my brother, Veteran Marine MSgt Richard James Hansen, may he rest in peace.
You may find the link at my Tweet enitled "On bended knee --- Freedom."