Wertfrei Wednesday: New Year, New Politics


The more things change, the more they stay the same, or the saying goes. Last night was President Obama's State of the Union Address to congress and the Nation. Sure, a lot of rhetoric was used, but now we see a stronger President, with a backbone, biting words to an uncooperative congress. Vetoes were threatened, … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: New Year, New Politics

Wertfrei Wednesday: Discrimination’s Dirty Secret


  "there are still 29 states where it is entirely legal to fire someone for their sexual preference. Crazy, right? You can't fire anyone for being black, or a woman, or a Hindu. But you can can send them packing based on whom they date. " Just recently, President Obama stated he would like to see the … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Discrimination’s Dirty Secret

Repost: Open Letter to President Obama and his Response


To:  President Barack Obama, United States, president@whitehouse.gov Greetings from Seattle, Washington, Mr. President, everyone.  This winter of ’10-’11, long, bleak and dreary, weighs heavily on the Nation. It is apropos for the country’s mood, economic outlook and health.  Not that the Nation is full of pessimistic self-doubters.  Very much to the contrary, the Nation is … Continue reading Repost: Open Letter to President Obama and his Response

President Obama’s Response to my “Open Letter”


Awhile ago, last March 2011, I wrote an Open Letter to President Obama detailing my experience trying to find work, higher education and reverse discrimination over the past fifteen years. Here is his response,verbatim and in detail, which address nothing in my letter:   June 23, 2011   Dear Friend:   Thank you for writing.  … Continue reading President Obama’s Response to my “Open Letter”

Open Letter to President Obama: Education, Employment, Health and Welfare


I've posted this on other blogs and social media sites.  It's my experience with reverse discrimination over a ten year period, in a variety of settings. To:  President Barack Obama, United States, president@whitehouse.gov Governor Christine Gregoire, Washington, governor.gregoire@governor.wa.gov New York Times, editorial@nytimes.com Mr. Frank Blethen Seattle Times, dboardman@seattletimes.com Council on Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, info@crccertification.com Department … Continue reading Open Letter to President Obama: Education, Employment, Health and Welfare