Taylor short on facts again
Mike Taylor's continued ardent argumentative criticism has become disturbing.
He still does not get the ramifications of facts, or he does not know them.
Webster defines fact as: the quality of being actual; being in truth; evidential; correct. Taylor is short on facts again: the dinner at my house‚ which he refers to in his letter Aug. 8, was a bet, not a friendly or social invitation as he implies.
He's questioned my ability to cook an authentic Armenian meal. I proved him wrong. I won the bet.
As to have been at his house? No! He may have vaguely mentioned where he resides but I really do not know where his house is.
As to a gift of Christmastime holly? Since 1959 I have my own superb holly trees on my acreage bearing beautiful berries that I share every year with all citizens. Ask around.
As to my "inaccurate painting" of Taylor as a "sort of loose with the facts dummy," Taylor needs to reread my letter. The mentioned adjectives were not used nor did they come to mind.
However, his negligence of the facts caused his own character assassination. I really don't know him but his lack of facts regarding my event — while simultaneously singling out my event — serves merely to defend the City Budget Committee.
Where I am not the only nonprofit organization to apply for a grant from the City, my nonprofit is the only one that is required to provide insurance coverage for which the City itself is beneficiary.
Other events in the city profit from grants and have potential liabilities. Does this not imply discrimination? Is it not interesting that Taylor singles out my nonprofit?
I can understand why Taylor claimed to be "vetted heavily" by the newspaper. The editor was not on vacation; I think more likely Taylor was out to lunch and forgot to pay.
Our Tidings' staff are from top to bottom attentive to what they say or write. They are respectful; their integrity in their profession is upstanding.
That said, what with all the innuendos I rest my facts on this topic. I would not want to become tiresome. After all, everyone in the county, if not the state, knows my integrity, my worthiness, my uprightness in my citizen status.
I thank the Tidings for this opportunity giving us space in West Linn's fine newspaper.
Alice Richmond is president of West Linn 4th of July Fireworks & Concert and a West Linn resident for 60 years.
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