Archive for the ‘Honesty’ Category


In the past forty months, three years and four months, the blog has been a very successful & satisfying endeavor for me. Don’t get me wrong, this blog is not tied to any revenue source. This blog costs me money each and every year. I generate absolutely no revenue from my blog; not a dime. I do this because I enjoy writing, exposing and getting the truth out for all interested parties to see. Read the rest of this entry »

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This trend line is far more sophisticated than necessary for my simple example. However, it does serve to illustrate exactly the kind of information that would have been and still could be very useful, with respect to visually illustrating what has been happening at the Chelan County Fair over the past two decades. Between ten and fifteen data points would surely serve to illustrate the Fair attendance issues that exist. Unfortunately, those data points, according to Goehner, do not exist in any known repository. Read the rest of this entry »

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This blog is all about a letter, recently sent, not yet published, to my local paper. Why should I silently sit by while a small group of malcontents seem prone to attack me incessantly, behind my back. I am not amused that in accordance with their rules, I am not supposed to comment on events, accusations, school issues, etc. using either letters, the radio or my blog to get the word out. Read the rest of this entry »

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You have to love these guys. Keith Goehner, the District #2 Commish, is up for re-election and guess what? Just around the time that the contest gets going, the Commish and his pals have the section of Sunset HWY from just outside the city of Cashmere limit to Stine Hill & beyond scheduled for work. Nice, District #2 work coincides with the District #2 commissioner’s re-election. I love that kind of coincidence, that kind of thinking. It is our tax money and it should not be spent as a political show rather than for the most in need roadwork across Chelan County. Read the rest of this entry »

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Whether it is an Oath of Office or a Code of Ethics, these are just two examples of testimonials used to keep politically elected officials honest & accountable. Without some standards, elected officials can use their office in an attempt to quietly intimidate their real and / or imagined enemies. Some of the more common behaviors would be sharing private correspondence with others in a no need to know position, whether those colleagues or members of the public, were notified without the writer’s permission. Read the rest of this entry »

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If someone in an organization does something that frivolously costs a significant amount of money, based on arrogance and / or ignorance, shouldn’t they be fired? The mistake, in this instance, that can be attributed in large part to MG’s ignorance has everything to do with you, the taxpayer. That mistake costs us, as taxpayer’s, almost $1,700 per day, Monday through Sunday, for an entire year. That amounts to more than $3,300.00 per two day period or $50,000.00 per month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mr. Goehner, wise up and get smart, please. I did my undergraduate studies at Seattle University from 1969 through 1973. Just in case you did not realize, Seattle University is a Catholic, Jesuit, School. The Jesuits, for the most part, are the teachers, the theologians and the philosophers that reside within the Catholic Church. The order was founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The Catholic version of the Ten Commandments is very important to me and helps how I choose to live my life. My religious beliefs bring to me a sense of humility, albeit a deference to God. They quietly lurk in the background, never worn on my sleeves! Read the rest of this entry »

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In less than two months, just over fifty days, the blog has gone from 6.0 million hits to 6.3 million hits. I am anticipated that by the end of the calendar year the number will close to 7.5 million hits. Hits, in this sense, should be seen as points of approval. I am going to be engaged in a number of local blogs about the County Commissioner race so that will cut my numbers down. Read the rest of this entry »

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It seems that ungrateful service employees have learned a lesson in the Sea-Tac area of WA State. This area is adjacent to the major airport of the same name. Lots of perks have been shelved for these unsuspecting employees. They will need $15.00 per hour just to pay for the things that they used to consider freebies. In some instances, no more business exists for them to work and ply their trade. Significantly lower tips, no more free food, no more free parking, no more 401k, no more overtime work and no more many other things. Read the rest of this entry »

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I am an announced candidate for District 2, County Commissioner, Chelan County, WA. If you are looking for my blogs on that topic, just go to the Search button on the right side of my home page, at Enter Keith Goehner and read away. If your primary residence is in Chelan County, you need to be registered to vote and can do so by contacting the local Chelan County Auditors Office, Elections, at (509) 667-6808. Did you know that you can register to vote and update your voter registration by visiting their website at

I have my work cut out for me! Chelan County is definitely a place with low information voter appeal. A significant percentage of the electorate is more tied to petty relationships than to a realistic notion of political competence. If you quiz these low information voter types they will give you a simplistic response that clearly is aimed at protecting their ignorance on matters such as intelligent governance. Read the rest of this entry »

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