But first . . .

FMD

Unlike the TXCO Powerpoint yesterday, this one will be of interest only to those who own the stock. (My guru remains bullish.)

THE JOHN OLIVER CLIP FROM THE DAILY SHOW

This is what I’ve been trying to say all week. Do not miss this 4-minute clip. (And when it ends, a John Bolton clip starts. If it doesn’t, click here.)

And now . . .

GEORGIA GOLF

Contrary to general understanding, gay marriage is legal in all 50 states. Gays may marry lesbians, lesbians may marry straight men – anything like that. The only place our government draws the line is at granting loving same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex couples (whether they love each other or not).

This has ramifications even on the golf course. My friend Lawrie in Atlanta is allowed to come with her partner to their country club as a guest, but not to play golf there on her own, or to bring a guest.

But there is good news, and let it never be said this is a column that eschews good news where it finds it.

NEW YORK GOLF

Okay, the good news has not yet reached Georgia -the state legislature overturned a city ordinance that would have granted Lawrie and her partner equal rights. (The club does now voluntarily let Lawrie come to the pool with their kids without her partner, but not to play golf or tennis or bring a guest of her own.)

But in New York, a friend and his wife want people to know that their club is eager to admit GLBT members. They have about 40 memberships available and would be delighted if some were subscribed to by gay families.

Where should they advertise, my friend asks me, to get the word out?

Well, I just happen to have a website right here. And – though you will never find me on a golf course without a windmill – from what I’ve heard about these things, it actually sounds like a pretty good deal. (And straight families are welcome to apply, too.)

He writes:

Dellwood is just half an hour from Manhattan, 25 miles from the G.W. Bridge in New City. (That’s in Rockland County.) Located on the former estate of Paramount Pictures founder Adolph Zukor, we feature an 18-hole championship golf course designed by A. W. Tillinghast, creator of such U.S. Open venues as Winged Foot, Bethpage Black and Baltusrol. We also have a dozen Har-Tru Tennis courts and a beautiful pool set amidst 180 lush acres in the Hudson Valley.

Dellwood is in the midst of a membership drive, and there is a fantastic deal on the table. We are offering trial golf and tennis memberships for a two-year introductory period, with NO initiation fee. Trial Golf members would pay $12,000 per family (or couple) for the first year. At the end of the year, the member has the option (with no obligation) to renew for a second year at $14,000. There is no further commitment, but trial members are entitled to stay on as part of the general membership after the trial period. There is still NO initiation fee. Trial tennis members will pay $3,500 for the first year and $4,000 for the second year (and can golf on weekdays).

As a member of the Membership Committee, let me reassure you that Gay and Lesbian applicants and members will be treated exactly the same, with the same respect, rights and privileges, as all other applicants and members.

Our membership director is Joanna Lewis – 845-634-4626.

GOLF – NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED

Wii!

And last (in case you forgot) . . .

THE JOHN OLIVER CLIP FROM THE DAILY SHOW

This is what I’ve been trying to say all week. Do not miss this 4-minute clip. (And when it ends, a John Bolton clip starts. If it doesn’t, click here.)

Have a great weekend.

 

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