Daily Archives: August 19, 2018

If Truth Isn’t Truth, Then it’s a Lie

Truth in politics has always been fuzzy. But since November of 2016, truth in politics is has become almost unintelligible.

This morning on Meet The Press, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, was interviewed on Meet The Press by host Chuck Todd. When he was questioned about Russia investigation by the special counsel, Mr. Giuliani stated the following:

When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well, that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth,”

If it’s not the truth, it’s a lie. Someone is lying to the American people. A person who is guilty acts one way. A person who is innocent acts another way. I may be biased, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the country is being lied to and those who knew the truth prefer to not speak out solely to save their own skins.

Only time will tell, but I my hope and prayer is that the truth comes out and those are guilty of lying to American people are given their day in court.

Until then, we have Rudy and The Beast, courtesy of Randy Rainbow.

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Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited Book Review

Imagine the following scenario: you know that you were adopted, but you know nothing of your birth parents or your life before you were adopted. Then you find out not only do you have a twin, but that the adoption agency that helped to arrange the adoption was not exactly honest about the adoption.

In their thirties, twins Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein discovered each other’s existence. This discovery not only reunited the sisters, but also opened the door to questions that some had assumed were long since buried in the past.

Their journey in discovering each other and answering the questions is chronicled in the book, Identical Strangers: A Memoir of Twins Separated and Reunited.

Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein are twins, born in the late 1960’s. When their birth mother could not care for then, the Louise Wise Agency stepped in. They were adopted separately. Neither they or their adopted parents were told of the other child’s existence. When they met up as adults, reunion was a double-edged sword. While they were thrilled to discover that they were twins, the questions about their birth mother and their pre-adoption past came into question. But then the barriers went up.

The book is nothing short of amazing. It both heartwarming and frustrating at the same. It is heartwarming because of the reunion between the sisters. It is frustrating  because of the doors that kept slamming in the sister’s faces when they started asking questions about their shared past.

I recommend it.

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