Dr. Laura Schlessinger at Top Dog Coffee Shop, event photos

July 15, 2010

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger showcased her custom-made women’s purses and totes, which she has personally designed using the burlap bags in which coffee is shipped, at the Top Dog Coffee Shop in Morro Bay to support the troops.

The block party included music by Lenny Blue and the Otter Guys, wines from Clayhouse Wines and a barbecue with the proceeds benefiting the Morro Bay Police Department Canine Unit.

Find local events as well as movie show times at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar.

If you would like to buy a high resolution print of any of these photos contact photographer Dennis Eamon Young at (805) 540-1271 or photodennis44@gmail.com. See more of the photographers work at www.DennisEamonYoungPhoto.com.



  1. CCWheelers says:

    Dr. Laura,

    I do not agree with everything you say.

    For the rest of you,

    Stop being so “2010 American”.
    Try learning some respect. People have opinions, and if they may differ from yours, you have two choices….
    A: except the opinion and then voice your opinion on the subject as you see it…
    B: don’t listen.

    Attacking someone personally for an opinion that is not “Hate Driven” says…
    “Hi, I am an Arrogant Bully”.

    FYI: If you are trying to change someones opinion, try being nicer.

    (1) 3 Total Votes - 2 up - 1 down
  2. justme says:

    Why does my blood boil just looking at the chick? Because she makes a fat living stirring the pot. Her only real belief is in making money playing with peoples emotions. I detect evilness and greed masquerading as a professional something or other. Use your instincts with this lady, then ignore her, maybe she’ll go away.

    (2) 8 Total Votes - 5 up - 3 down
  3. dr laura schlessinger says:

    Ms JJ: A PhD in Geology would not satisfy the requirements for a MFT program. My PhD in Physiology, a medical science, was accepted by USC and the State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners to allow me to attain a Post-Doctoral Certification in Marriage, Child, Family Therapy (USC) and sit for license examination.

    Straw horse.

    (3) 9 Total Votes - 6 up - 3 down
    • ososkid says:

      You went to USC? I sure wish your parents wopuld have thought of a trojan either that or aborted you before you had time to rub a couple zygotes together and start youre little hate fire.

      (-6) 14 Total Votes - 4 up - 10 down
  4. dr laura schlessinger says:

    Dear Ms. JJ: I am licensed in the state of california as marriage and family therapist and have taught marriage, family and child counseling/therapy at Pepperdine University and UC Irvine. While you are free to have your opinion and name call…please do not misrepresent my credentials. Thank you. dr laura schlessinger

    (9) 19 Total Votes - 14 up - 5 down
    • JanisJoplin says:

      Dear Dr Laura: Then perhaps your show should be called “Laura Schlessinger, MFT”. Otherwise, you give the mistaken impression that you are either a psychiatrist or a psychologist PhD. Yes, you have a Ph.D., in another field. That would be like anyone else, for instance, going on the radio with a Ph.D. in Geology, plus an MFT, and then taking calls, “Hello, the Doctor is in – step right up, and tell me alll aboutyour emotional problems”. Since you label yourself as a Dr. on your show, perhaps you should limit your calls to questions specifically relating to Physiology. Otherwise, I think “Laura Schlessinger, MFT” is more honest.

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      • Cindy says:

        JJ, I’m certain your aware that many emotional and mental illnesses are due to biochemical anomalies. A Ph.D in Physiology would certainly have a strong back ground in the understanding the chemistry of the brain and how ones physical molecular structure might be effecting ones mood, emotions and behavior. Even diet can play a role in ones emotional well being and how our behavior is effected, such as children and sugar. When Dr. Laura speaks to her callers, I’m certain that she quickly evaluates the individual and has on more than one occasion suggested that they might benefit from medication while recommending that they seek out an MD.

        I believe it is perfectly appropriate for Dr. Laura as a Ph.D to refer to herself as one when representing herself in her chosen field. Her credentials are well suited to her profession, and compliment her abilities as a licensed psychologist.

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  5. dr laura schlessinger says:

    Dear “hotdog”:
    Setting My Record Straight About Gays
    June 22, 2010 on 12:00 pm | In Acceptance, Character, Homosexuality, Leviticus, PFLAG, Values Email This Post Email This Post

    My blog today has to do with teaching you how to respond to lies. Most importantly, lies about me. At 63 years of age (okay, 63 and a half), I am absolutely blown away by the casual meanness and vulgarity that passes for opinion and discourse. In my early years, if you wrote or verbally gave an argument that had even a tinge of nastiness (forget the vulgarity), both you and your point of view would be flushed…intellectually disqualified. Nowadays though, people feel frighteningly free to criticize with vulgarities, insults, lies, exaggerations, misrepresentations, character assassination and downright ferocious meanness.

    Nothing new here. I’ve been commenting on this for a while, but last night a friend approached me…a friend approached me and asked me how he should handle a particular situation. (I thought I was getting into “Dr. Laura gear”). Somebody had contacted him and challenged him about being my friend because, (and to quote that person) “she hates gays”. For almost a dozen years (I think they’re automatically renewed computer-wise daily…you’ve probably seen it or heard about it), a blog appears under different sources, ostensibly asking me to answer questions about some of the Bible’s entries about slavery, daughters…so forth. It supposes that I ever quoted Leviticus that homosexuality is an abomination. That never happened. I repeat: that never happened. I never said that. I don’t believe that.

    In fact (which they will deny…don’t you love activism?) I was one of the earliest radio hosts to support organizations such as PFLAG (you know, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) and other efforts to encourage openness and acceptance of gays in their own families, much less society. But to my surprise (but not naivetë), to many activists, truth is irrelevant when the intent is to rally support through raising passions, especially negative passions. Get people angry and they stop thinking for themselves.

    Here’s the truth: I’m for marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. I’m for children having the benefit of a married mommy and daddy, which by the way also means that you straight women should not intentionally exclude a daddy from your kid’s lives just because you want to be a mommy. But most importantly, you listen every day, you hear I take calls almost daily from gay men and women asking my advice on personal and family matters. These are the people who know the truth about me because, you know what, they actually listen to my daily radio program. They call because they know I can and will help. And every week I receive letters from listeners and fans who are gay and thank me when I take a call or read a letter from another gay listener, and here’s what they think, in their own words (let me get this ready…okay):

    “Thank you for reading the email from the gay gentleman. I’m a gay woman (I don’t like the word ‘lesbian’) [she writes] and listen to you faithfully. I applaud you for protecting children and keeping people on the right path. I echo the feelings of the gay man who emailed you today. I am and have been single for 10 years. I just wanted to let you know how much I agree with you on how to make relationships work. I only wish I had found you before my partner left. If I had, I don’t think she would have ended the relationship. I hope more people in gay relationships will listen to you.”

    Here’s another one:

    “I just heard you read the email over the air from the faithful gay listener. Add me to the column! I’m a gay male in central Virginia who listens to you every day after I get home from work. I’ve been listening regularly for the past three years and I wouldn’t miss it. Gay or straight…white, black, green, purple, or blue…Momma Laura knows how to knock some sense into people’s heads.”

    [Laughs] And, something I saved…something I saved. Here’s a call I got recently from a gay listener [listen to the audio here]

    Caller: Thank you Dr. Laura.

    Dr. L: Thank you.

    Caller: I have to say, right off the bat that I need to apologize to you publicly because I wrote you a nasty-gram under the impression that you were against gay people. And I know better now, so I deeply apologize for that.

    Dr. L: Thank you. How kind of you and thank you very much, and I accept your apology.

    Caller: Thank you.

    In fact, I get (brace yourself) disappointed and angry emails each week from people upset that I help gay callers. I give advice to gays and lesbians who call my show. One radio station dropped me because I give advice to gays and lesbians. Quite openly, I have been personally very hurt over the years with the misrepresentation which has led to a generation of folks who haven’t read my books, haven’t attended a “one-woman show”, haven’t listened to my radio show, yet presumed to know me and what I stand for. Having people believe that I’m a bigot and hate me…and “hate” is the word…is horrible, frustrating, demoralizing and unbelievably painful.

    So my answer to my friend who wanted to know what he should say to people who challenge him being my friend, is to tell those people to listen to my show. I am happy to have any and all draw their own conclusions about me from an informed position, for a change, by listening to my program for a month or two. So there is a lesson in all of this: don’t let anybody tell you how to feel about another person without exploring the situation yourself and don’t waste hate. Save hate for those who…like the Taliban, hang to their necks until dead seven year old children in order to scare a village and take control. That’s where hate ought to go.

    (3) 15 Total Votes - 9 up - 6 down
    • Cindy says:

      Good Post Laura,

      I could have wrote the following excerpt from your post myself:

      ” I’m for marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. I’m for children having the benefit of a married mommy and daddy, which by the way also means that you straight women should not intentionally exclude a daddy from your kid’s lives just because you want to be a mommy.”

      This might come as a surprise to you but I’ve been called a gay basher and homophobic for having that opinion. That is despite that I agree that gay’s should be afforded all the rights of any married couple under legal contract as a same sex union!

      (2) 8 Total Votes - 5 up - 3 down
    • justme says:

      Laura, Sweetheart, if all you’re getting from people is anger and vulgarity then take the hint. Burlap bags? Honey, your closet will never see a burlap anything. You and Limbaugh are in the same business, it’s called making noise to attract media. You’re busted, Baby, Bah – bye.

      (-3) 5 Total Votes - 1 up - 4 down
  6. hotdog says:

    Homophobic nut job. Her religious rantings make her the laughingstock of the airwaves. And our dear JJ, what are you talking about? Maybe you had more comments deleted but the one that is left makes no sense.

    (-11) 19 Total Votes - 4 up - 15 down
    • JanisJoplin says:

      Dr. Laura is not really a shrink – she is an opinionated nut job – and I will agree with hotdog. I don’t care if my comments are deleted. When I first came on here and started cruising around months back, I saw posters with names like bootyjuice, so I assumed you were all into S&M per his insults, so I thought I would take over where he left off. Now I see you are all into cleaning up the rhetoric and making this website into a viable news outlet. I am a business owner and maybe I will advertise on here later as I keep reviewing the quality of the articles and the responses. I am a female and I can see that this website is dominated by male posters, and I have reviewed many past posts and you guys say worse things than I do and your posts remain. Now – this post I made about Dr. Laura had to do with the first picture I saw on here – I thought she had a facelift. Then I saw this close up and I see no facelift has or will ever make a positive difference, probably because of her hateful thoughts and remarks she spews all day long. And, her one and only child going into the Army, if I was her kid I would do one better, and join the French Foreign Legion to get even farther away from her.

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    • Moderator says:

      there are two threads with photos of Dr.L.S. Janis’s comment is a reply to an opinion she left in the other thread.

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  7. JanisJoplin says:

    I was wrong per this close up shot.

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