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More Political Correctness

Elmhurst College, outside of Chicago is, apparently, the first to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation.  The questions are optional but why ask in the first place? Because students who identify themselves as part of the LGBT community may be eligible for “enrichment scholarships.” According to Elmhurst’s website, enrichment scholarships are those that have […]

…AND, BY THE WAY, HE’S GAY

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown of California signed a bill which would require inclusion of the contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans in school lessons and textbooks. This had to be the dumbest thing I read last week.  Why, you ask? Let me start by saying, I don’t want to know or care […]

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL

I admit it.  I hate change.  Well, some change.  Not all change. I didn’t mind when carbon paper became obsolete and photocopiers were available everywhere.  Try typing a 10-page Will with three carbons and no typos.  It was a secretary’s nightmare. I didn’t mind giving up my manual typewriter for an electric one and “oohed” […]

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PORN STARS

As a lawyer, I’m expected to accumulate 45 hours of continuing education in the State of Washington and 25 hours in California.  I’m sure every State Bar in this country has similar requirements of its members.  I know that many other professions require continuing education for their members as well, such as doctors and accountants.  […]

WHAT HE DIDN’T SAY

Up until last week, there was probably only one thing President Obama and I agreed upon:  we both oppose same-sex marriage. But last week, during an interview about the Today Show’s initiative “Education Nation,”  President Obama talked with Matt Lauer and acknowledged that the amount of money spent on schools has gone up but the […]