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Jack Phillips in court again for refusing to create cake celebrating gender transition

The wheels of justice can often move very slowly.  I have NOT abandoned the Hot Cases page which has been going on for about 8 years.  There just has not been anything to report.

See the above link for the latest on this case.  

Movies and tv shows about time repeating


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  • The Map of Tiny Perfect Things
  • B4

U.S. Mexico Border Wall Progress

  • 480 miles of the border completed!
  • 40 questions in the FAQ so far.
  • More reference links added.  A few items were updated.
  • 1 more question added:

What is the estimated number of illegal aliens that are not caught by CBP at our Southern Border?

In a future update I would like to add some of the hoax pictures and videos that are frequently used and increase the documentation on the "zero tolerance" and the "kids in cages" claim.  

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10/16/21 9:32pm Saturday
Fixed a bug related to editing the layout of the news page.

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10/16/21 8:29pm Saturday
I can now create new articles.

Next up is news posts.

Update 9:09pm: Fixed.

Next project is a bit harder and involves user defined functions related to uploading images.

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10/16/21 12:28am Saturday
I've been spending time working on the calendar script today.

Update 5:10 pm: Need to stop here.  It is mostly working now.  I really need to clean up the remaining bugs though.  As always, time will be an issue.

Update 5:10 pm: Admin Calendar is now fully operational.  If I were a little more thorough, I would add some more commenting to my code, but maybe later.

Next up is to fix the news and articles so that I can create new ones which I currently can't do .

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5/11/20 7:55pm Saturday
Audio Book  The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell

Summary: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell narrates and summarizes his life and mostly his political career discussing what he has learned and gives us an insider look at the inner workings of life in the U.S. Senate.

Starting with his childhood and family life, Mitch McConnell details how he became interested at an early age to get into politics both at school and college as student president and how it has been his lifelong goal to become the Senate Majority leader.  The book chronicles his career all the way up to 2016 shortly before the 2016 presidency and talks about Trump not at all.  I wish I could hear his thoughts on Trump.  The new paperback version has a new afterward and a forward by president Trump.

The author is a great narrator and I liked his sense of humor.

Some of his biggest lessons that he has learned include the value of hard work and starting as early as possible on your campaign.  After you win you need to work hard to keep your promises.  Be ready to make decisions on the fly because you are elected to not only keep promises, but to make sound judgements.  Keep a clear head and don't let emotion cloud your judgement, because there is a lot of chaos and nonsense in the Senate let alone the House.  Patience and perseverance are also vital because it took nearly 30 years for Mitch McConnell to become the Senate majority leader.  Even when you lose you can sow the seeds for a later victory.  This last point is the one I don't fully agree with although he is very persuasive.

There were many other lessons learned as you read through the book.  Unfortunately, I get the impression that he is not a Christian even though he holds many conservative and Christian values. EDIT (5/12/20): Thankfully, I appear to be wrong. ref

Surprisingly, my already bad opinion of Obama became worse with this book.  Apparently, Obama does not like to listen or compromise and is very egotistical.  Joe Biden is, surprisingly, the opposite and my opinion of Biden actually went up after reading this book.

Conclusion: I give this book high marks although I have yet to have a political book score above 8/10.  I was pleasantly surprised with Mitch McConnell's speaking ability although in retrospect I suppose I shouldn't have been considering his occupation.

If you want the more complete version you will need to buy the book.

Purchased: 5/6/20
Finished: 5/11/20
Score: 8/10

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