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Oct. 6 2014
On Sept 28, Gov. Jerry Brown passed a bill requiring colleges and universities to apply an "affirmative consent" standard in the investigations and tribunals of campus-related sexual assaults
Sept. 22 2014
Just Google "letter to my younger self" (LTMYS), and it'll return about a gazillion hits. Some are celebrity letters. Other letters are from regular Joes. There are tons of YouTube messages, magazine features...
Sept. 8 2014
An Aug. 28 U-T San Diego story reports that the California Board of Equalization is updating the tax code to ensure that sales taxes will be collected on "mandatory tips."
Aug. 25 2014
Now, I'm not the role-playing type. The only role I have ever played in a romantic relationship is my signature "Honey I'm busy, can you make this quick" character that pretty much destroyed my marriage
Aug. 11 2014
If you're 50 or older, the American Cancer Society advises you to make an appointment to have a camera shoved up your ass via 5-foot tube so that a team of physicians can thoroughly examine that private,...
July 7 2014
The issue at hand is complicated and tedious, so let me summarize in a way that everyone, including me, can understand. Basically, Satan and his conglomerate minions want to cornhole the little people...
June 23 2014
To salvage SeaWorld's public image, which was recently mauled by the documentary Blackfish, the theme park's spokespeople have been vigorously reminding us that, foremost, they are zoologists
June 9 2014
The first three on the list of "terrible' synonyms for vagina are, unsurprisingly, cooter, snatch and pussy, whichin the right contextare perfectly reasonable terms but, OK, I understand...
May 27 2014
For those who don't know, the Mount Soledad Memorial Association (MSMA) petitioned SCOTUS in March, hoping to overturn the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the gigantic, sacred torture device is...
May 12 2014
When a fat man walks into spin class for the first time, all commotion abruptly stopslike an American backpacker entering the local pub of a rural, English village with a persistent werewolf problem
April 29 2014
For the latest edition of "Religious Right Winger Says and Thinks Stupid Shit about Atheists and Other Secularists," I present the Rev. Michael Faulkner.
April 14 2014
Forty pounds. That's the amount of weight I've shaved off my torso, ass, thighs and chins. Forty bona-fide, USDA grade-A pounds since late Januaryjust before W. said she was leaving
April 1 2014
Yup, we have yet another "Asinine School Administration Negligently Enforces Zero Tolerance Policy Because the Administration is Asinine" debacle.
March 17 2014
While we're at it, how did eight people with no zoological experience care for several million animals? Whose job was it to shovel the dinosaur dung? Who organized the bingo and shuffleboard tournaments?
March 3 2014
The whole trip down memory lane got me thinking: What other issues have arisen over the years about which I have been embarrassingly wrong?
Feb. 17 2014
What's that you say? "America the Beautiful" sung in Foreignnish? It's an outrage! Or so thought people like Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio
Feb. 3 2014
Now, I've been called a bigot plenty before, but it never bothered me, because, well, I know that I'm not one. Indeed, I have been squawking against prejudice for as long as I've known how to squawk, have...
Jan. 20 2014
I'm sorry, but, noour pudgy bodies are not "stunning." Not unless I was meeting a gal from Match.com after I told her I had "an athletic build" would she be "stunned" by my looks
Jan. 6 2014
So, the question about who should and shouldn't be permitted to marry comes down to one thing: What are those reasons?
Dec. 23 2013
Imagine my delight when I came across a Dec. 9 AP story headlined, "Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma's Statehouse."

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