Monday Quick Takes

Rich California Governor Late On Taxes

California Gov. Gavin Newsom owns two homes in CA, assessed at over $6 million. According to public records, earlier this year he received a ‘cash out refinance’ from Union Bank on one of the homes where he pocketed $2.695 million.

During the pandemic, Newsom has repeatedly urged CA citizens to do whatever is necessary to ‘meet this moment’ and sacrifice so help get through the crisis.

Newsom apparently did not include himself in that suggestion. He has not yet paid his property taxes this year for one mansion and paid them late on the other mansion. While the low income residents of the state struggle to make ends meet, Newsom can’t seem to get around to paying his taxes.

Rutgers Chair of English Dept. Says Good Grammar Is Racist

Rutgers University’s Chair of the English Dept. said that using proper grammar promoted racism. Yes, indeed.

Speaking in the terms of academia, she said that her Department would change their approach to one that “challenges the familiar dogma that writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar…so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage.” In other words, if you don’t use proper grammar then they won’t teach it to you or care.

So, either Rutgers thinks minorities are not smart enough to learn proper grammar, or all that money Mom and Dad encouraged me to use on education was for nothing.

See, Mom and Dad. I told you my grades didn’t matter.

 

 

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