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Month: January 2019

THE EMBARRASSMENT OF EXCUSES OFFERED FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN

THE EMBARRASSMENT OF EXCUSES OFFERED FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN

 Prince Machiavelli once said: "politics has no relation to morals." Nor does it appear to have any relation to logical thinking and honest reasoning  as far as president Trump, Mitch McConnell and the Republicans are concerned. Let's start with the facts and then examine the arguments they are making about the government shutdown. FACT: There is only one reason and one person who is responsible for the shutdown- Donald Trump. He famously took credit for it on public television: "I…

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WILLIAM H. TAYLOR ANACORTES COACH AND MENTOR 1922 – 2002

WILLIAM H. TAYLOR ANACORTES COACH AND MENTOR 1922 – 2002

On January 24, 2002 William "Bill" Taylor died in Anacortes. He was one of Anacortes's most successful basketball coaches. He also was a positive influence in so many young men's lives, including mine. He was a great coach and mentor to me. I've published a full account of my high school relationship to this great coach and his profound influence in my life: https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/2013/01/william-taylor.html . In addition, I published a background of this unique man who was so important in guiding…

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EXAMPLES OF “LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS”

EXAMPLES OF “LIES, DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS”

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone can be blind to the truth because of their bias about their position on an issue. It’s a fact that almost all politicians are regarded as untrustworthy about the truth when political consequences are involved. But the majority of people generally are truthful and past presidents have been careful about their representations because of the media checking on them. None, in recent history, have made it a practice to make totally outrageous fabricated claims about important national…

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