|Abraham Lincoln, William Jefferson Clinton – Barack Hussein Obama – Ronald Wilson Reagan – My opinion Cannot Be Wrong!||
Born: 6 February 1911 – Died at 93: 4 June 2004
Served as President of the Screen Actors Guild: 1947-1952 and 1959-1960
Elected Governor of California in 1966 – Reëcted Governor of California in 1970
1980: Elected President of the United States of America by every California County except San Francisco and Alameda
1984: Reëcted President of the USA by every California County except San Francisco, Alameda, and Marín
The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones. – Shakespeare
|Reagan Administration PROGRAM CUTS (Millions of dollars)||1981||1988|
|Training and Employment||$9,107||$2,888|
|Health Services (Community Health Centers; Care for the Homeless}||856||814|
|Housing Assistance for the Elderly||797||422|
|Community Services Block Grants (Anti-poverty agencies)||525||290|
From: Roger B. (rcblinn@*.net)
Icono Clast wrote...
> Remembering Ronald Reagan: Let Us Remember Lest We Forget
While remembering Regan, shall we also remember Regan's Secretary of the Interior, James G. Watt? From High Country News —
On September 20, 1983, the Senate voted 63-33 to deny Watt the power to lease coal at his discretion, to forbid the leasing of certain key off-shore oil and gas tracts, to forbid drilling in Wilderness, and so on. The bill also ordered Watt to do something he'd sworn he wouldn't do – buy additional National Parks land. 1984 was to be his big year. He was going to lease (strip-mine) coal adjacent to Bryce Canyon National Park.®
James G Watt” “I have a black, a woman, two Jews and a cripple. And we have talent." (a reference to his staff) — to the US Chamber of Commerce, September 21, 1983.
|If I were to praise everything upon which I report, my opinion would have no value. If I were to criticize everything upon which I report, my opinion would have no value. I hope that some of you hold the opinion that my reports are well-founded and trustworthy.
When my fingers flog the keyboard preparing a report for your consideration, I try to get the facts straight and welcome corrections.
When I present my observations, they're as accurate and objective as it's possible for me to make them. They're what I think I saw and heard and not necessarily what someone else saw and heard. Such observations are often inaccurate which is proved thousands of times daily in court rooms around the world. But I believe mine to be true, accurate, and objective.
When I express an opinion, it is only my opinion. My opinion cannot be wrong. My opinion cannot be right. It is but an opinion. It is you, who might agree, argue, or disagree with me, who colors my opinion one way, some way, or another way. I have allowed my opinion to be subjected to your power to confirm, dismiss, dispute, contradict, or ignore.
ICONO CLAST: A San Franciscan in 47.335²; mile San Francisco.
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You're neither right nor wrong because people agree with you.
You're right because your facts and your reasoning are right.
AARP Magazine, August-September 2013
eMail email@example.com wrote:
Icono Clast wrote: When I present my observations, they're as accurate
and objective as it's possible for me to make them.
One thing I've always admired about your well-written posts is that they are based on your personal knowledge of an event, situation or person. Too often people comment at length about people they've never met or places they've never been; I've always believed in the primacy of direct personal observation as a source of knowledge.
From: Neal <neal@*.com> Date: 1999/11/12
I have always found your posts to be well written & fair. You are one of the few people who's opinion I respect on this board. As well as being one of the more knowledgeable people who post here.
Icono Clast responded to Steve Mueller who wrote:
Well, that depends how you define “opinion". For example, if you're
color-blind, you might say red and green look the same. That is a
fact from your perspective, but could also be considered an opinion.
Precisely why my remarks included “Such observations are often inaccurate which is proved thousands of times daily in court rooms around the world.”
Well, yes, but see above.