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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hold The Presses! Anita Lopez is No J.Lo! Anita Lopez Wants Control of The Press.

Hold the Presses!

This entry of Roland Hansen Commentary concerns Anita Lopez. It is not about Jennifer Lopez, aka J.Lo, I mean, after all, Anita Lopez is no J.Lo!

If you recall, I mentioned Anita Lopez back on May 23, 2013 when I scribed the Roland Hansen Commentary Ohio's City of Toledo Mayor: For Whom The Bell Tolls.

It seems as though in her quest to be Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, that Anita Lopez is running a close-fisted, closely guarded campaign. Here, click on over to take a look-see and listen to: Anita Lopez: Toledo, Ohio's scripted mayoral candidate

It also seems as though Anita Lopez wants to have control of The Press.

As it stands right now, Anita Lopez requires certain specific the information from members of the Press prior to granting any interview. Some, but not all, of the advance information required by Lopez is a list of the reporter’s questions; whether the reporter has interviewed anyone else and what did they say; whether Ms. Lopez will be allowed to use visuals, and the answer to  "How knowledgeable is the reporter.”
Click here for an example of the Media Information Form as it was required of a reporter for The Blade.

For an interesting video, I suggest you watch and listen to "Democratic mayoral candidates face-off over campaign practices."

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Juneteenth. Free At Last.

It was Martin Luther King, Jr who said "I have a dream."

It is a dream that is still in the process of becoming a reality. Juneteenth is just one way to help that dream come true.

Dating back to 1865, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The term "Juneteenth" is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth. It was June 19th of the year 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger and 2,000 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas informing its inhabitants that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were free people.

Juneteenth, Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease
Juneteenth, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Explore Juneteenth on Google News.

I cannot help but wonder when all people in the United States of America regardless of race, religion, national ancestry, ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, weight, height, hair color, or whatever will be truly equal.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Teen Suicide and High School Graduation

This time of year in the good old U.S. of A., there are high school graduation ceremonies taking place all around us, including that of grandson Ben Wexler and nephew Dovi Rosenberg. With all these high school graduations taking place, I am reminded of a Roland's Ramblings blog entry that I made a couple years ago in which I relayed a story about the valedictorian speech of one high school senior that I had read elsewhere.

Here is an excerpt from that blog entry:
The story begins with the preface:
‘We all know or knew someone like this!!’ The story then continues:
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, ‘Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.’
Please, please click on over to read this most heart touching story contained in my Roland's Ramblings entry, "One small gesture can change a person’s life." I promise you will not be disappointed.