Archive for November 2015

Sweep The Leg Johnny!

Sweep The Leg Johnny!
I was a late arrival to the TV show, How I Met Your Mother, but my favorite joke from the show is how Barney thinks that Johnny is the Karate Kid and Daniel is the villain who ruins everything.  In Barney’s world, Daniel was the real bully.  Barney compares him to other movie villains like... Read more »

Arbitration Clauses Are Screwing The Little Guy

Arbitration Clauses Are Screwing The Little Guy
A friend of mine signed up with a background check service for his small company.  They had a “free trial” period where you could do a back ground check for only $1 without any other commitment.  He went for that offer, but to access the report was an additional $1.99.  He reluctantly paid that only... Read more »

If You Are Jewish And Against Syrian Refugees, You Are A Hypocrite

If You Are Jewish And Against Syrian Refugees, You Are A Hypocrite
First things first, I’m Jewish. In World War II, when many Jews tried to flea Germany, Poland and other places where they were being persecuted, they were turned away, essentially told to go back where they came from.  Of course this didn’t happen to everyone, but it happened to millions who otherwise would not have... Read more »
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Will U.S. Soccer Change Their Stupid Age Law?

Will U.S. Soccer Change Their Stupid Age Law?
At the end of summer, the powers that be made a bunch of rule changes.  Most of them were sensible, but one could ruin the future of soccer in America. The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) governs most youth soccer leagues in the country.  The good rules they set up are aimed at player development. ... Read more »

It's 11-11, I'm Making A Wish

It's 11-11, I'm Making A Wish
Or more accurately, making some wishes. I wish that I never again talk to a father who wants to get custody of his child solely because he thinks that’s the loop hole in the system which will get him out of paying child support. I wish that cell phones could sense when you are driving... Read more »

When Your Lawsuit Becomes Your Life

When Your Lawsuit Becomes Your Life
In almost 15 years of helping people try to find the right lawyer for their Illinois legal matter, I’ve talked to more than 300,000 people by phone and e-mail.  I’ve helped a ton of people and I’ve also had many others who I couldn’t help because they didn’t have a case at all.  Can’t get... Read more »
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Why Do We Make Kids Take Useless Classes In School?

Why Do We Make Kids Take Useless Classes In School?
Lawyers don’t know about every law, but we sure have lots of opinions and I have one about school education. My son is taking geometry this year.  It’s the first time that I legitimately can’t help him with his homework if he is confused or has a question.  I remember nothing about geometry and when... Read more »

The Real Crime Of Dennis Hastert

The Real Crime Of Dennis Hastert
Disgraced hypocrite, Dennis Hastert, plead guilty in Federal Court last week for lying to the FBI about money he moved from his bank account. The subtext of all of this is that (allegedly) Hastert was paying reportedly $3.5 million to cover up for sexual abusing one of his male students when he worked as a... Read more »