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Thursday, April 30, 2020

We celebrate " May Day" to celebrate Worker' Rights, & praise Mary

What is May Day and why 
we celebrate it?
May Day is a celebration of the seasons changing as well as a day to celebrate workers’ rights. How did May Day start? May Day has its roots in ancient pagan festivals marking the beginning of summer. (For that reason, it’s primarily celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere.)

What is the history of May Day celebrations?

The earliest May Day celebrations were celebrated as a pagan holiday in Roman times but through the years became a popular secular celebration. The day took on new meaning on May 1, 1886, when more than 300,000 people in 13,000 businesses across the U.S.

May Day, the first of May, is an important holiday all over the world, for people from communists to pagans and everyone in between. Depending on the context, it has a different significance for different individuals, but it is generally a day of celebration that involves drinking, dancing, bonfires, and other general mischief. 

The significance of the holiday has also changed over the centuries, with the rise of Christianity and attempts to suppress pagan religions. In some contexts, it's a celebration of summer and fertility, while in others, it commemorates the struggles in the labor movement.

As a pagan holiday, May Day is quite old. Also known as Beltane, it was designated as a holiday to promote and celebrate fertility, as well as a chance to celebrate the end of the cold winter months, as the first day of May was also the beginning of summer.

Celebrations included large bonfires on which people burned offerings of flowers and food, and cattle were traditionally driven between the fires so that they would be blessed with fertility. 

Many humans ran between the fires for the same purpose. In many places, people danced around the May Pole, a dance traditionally performed by young women bedecked with flowers and ribbons.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

108 famous or well-known people covered on Walker Report by Me!

Cecile Richards, former Planned Parenthood CEO & daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, actress ( Law & Order ) Stephanie March, St. Senator Royce West & Texas Senatorial candidate for Senator John Cornyn's seat, Film maker Robert Rodriguez, Spurs all-star Mano Ginobli, formerTrump spokesman Sean Spicer with me, Basketbal Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson with Gladys Sammiego, Spurs great George Gervin, Presidental candidate Mike  Bloomberg"Judge Judy," performer Flaco Jimenez, Congressmen Joe Baca & Bob Filner, Mother of talk show host Ellen Degeneres, Betty Degeneres, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Congressman Elija Cummings,  Actress Eva Longoria, Tony Parker, Basketball Hall of Fame Magic Johnson, Arthuro Rodriguez son-in-law to Cesear E. Chavez, Chelsea Clinton, Anchorman Lou Dobbs with Mari Sandoval, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi' and daughter Cristine, and Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor and step sister to Anne Frank, Chris Duel with Dallas Cowboy Drew Pearson, Florida Congressman Debbie Wasserman, Shultz, Former President Barack Obama, Activist Dolores Huerta, longtime companion of Cesar E. Chavez, & brother Paul Chavez, Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, CNN Reporter Jim Acosta, 97 year old San Antonio Mayor Lila Cockrell, (passed away 8-29, 2019) Martin Luther King 3rd, Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the "Little Rock Nine" students who integrated the Little Rock Arkansas Public Schools in the 50s, Presidential candidate Alan Keyes, NBA Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Deceased Senator John McCain & former First Lady Hilliary Clinton at the Center for the Intrepid near SAMC, actress Bernadette Stanis who played Thelma on "Good Times," former President Bill Clinton campaigning for his wife, former VP Joe Biden & presidential now candidate, speaking some years ago, speaking to Vets, Senators John Cornyn, Charlie Crist, Lindsay Graham, retired Senator Harry Reid, with Me, retired Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Correspondent Scott Pelley, Senators Ted Cruz, Robert Menendez, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in the Senate, Ken Salazar, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Mike Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, former Congressman Alan West & me, former Mexico President Vicente Fox, Civil Rights Activest Jaime Martinez, Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick with Alamo City Republican Women President Freida Wright, actor Ricardo Chavarria, San Juan Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Thulin Cruz with me, Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, singer Kinky Freidman, singer John Melancamp, actor Jesse Borrego & actor Esai Morales, actor Brandon Olmos son of actor Edward James Olmos, actress Ericka Gonzaba, actress Michelle Phiffier, American Idol finalist Haley Scarnado, singer Chubby Checker, singers Vikki Carr, Dr. Patsy Torres, Placido Domingo, Linda Ronstadt, Sonny Ozuna, "Little" Joe Hernandez, actors Chuck Norris, & Mario Lopez, TV reporters John Quinones, Jim Avila, Basketball Hall of Famers, Clyde "the Slide Wesler, Bill Russell, actor Eric Estrada with Justice Rebecca Martinez, "Dr. J" Julius Irving, Robert Horry, Mike Gale, & Shawn Elliot, "Joe the Plumber" Sean Spicer, former Whitehouse Press Secretary,former Houston Mayor Bill White, Cesar Chavez grandson, Andres, Ed Rollins, former RNC spokesman Michael Steele, presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders, former Mayor & HUD Secretary Julian Castro & former Congressman Beto O'Rourke with Walker Report Editor & former Judge Steve Walker, former Senator John Edwards, former Senator John Kerry, Senator Ted Kennedy, son Ted, Caroline Kennedy, Joe Kennedy, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower, Former Texas Governor Rick Perrycommedian Rosie O'Donnell, local singer Isabel Sanchez & local comedian & MC Sonny Melendrez