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Hometown: Arkansas
Home country: USA
Current location: Arkansas, USA
Member since: Mon May 15, 2017, 09:46 PM
Number of posts: 8,399

About Me

I'm a lawyer primarily representing clients who are being sued. I am a retired Army Judge Advocate. Nothing I post here, including any comments about legal topics, should be construed as legal advice or creating an attorney-client relationship.

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I tried to listen to Trump's speech. I really did.

I'm done. I can't take anymore.

I've got better things to do. I'm off to clean cat litter boxes.

Gawd, I hate that song.

Trump's walk-on music tonight is Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American."

I spent 2003 at Ft. Polk, LA as National Guard and Reserve troops were processed for shipment to Iraq. At every "departure ceremony," as these soldiers were sent off to fight a war that was premised on a lie, "Proud to be an American" boomed from the loud speakers.

For me, this particular bit of patriotic claptrap is the theme song for a stupid war.

I've got to make a liquor store run tomorrow.

It's taking a lot of whisky to get through this Repugnant show.

Ok, that's it. I'm done with Bill Maher.

I record the show - or at least I used to - for watching on Saturday night.

It's been getting harder and harder to watch Bill Maher. I've gotten used to fast forwarding through the weekly spiel about the "over-reaction" to Covid.

This week he started by trashing the Democratic Convention and moved on to trashing Biden - in the first couple of minutes. That's it, I deleted the recording and cancelled future recordings.

On July 25, I posted about my really nice experience putting up a "Veterans for Biden" sign.

When I got home from work today, my sign was gone. The wire stand was still in the yard but the sign was gone. The sign was posted three feet from the sidewalk. Some MAGAt had to trespass in the yard to steal the sign.

I am confused here. I thought MAGAts are supposed to be all about law and order. I thought MAGAts supported "our Veterans." I hear MAGAt's saying that the defense of property justifies the use of tear gas and "non-lethal" weapons. I simply cannot square what MAGAts say they and how they act.

What am I missing?

Not to worry. I'm ordering a replacement - maybe a dozen.

So, there I was putting my new Veterans for Biden sign in the yard.....

when a white haired lady stopped to comment. I braced for what was coming. After all, I'm in southwest Arkansas and am seriously outnumbered.

To my surprise, she proceeded to tell me what a danger Trump is to the country. Turns out, her daughter lives in Portland and has been attending the protests.

Suddenly, I feel less outnumbered.

Thank you DU!

This is my 5000th post. I've lost track of how long I have been on DU - at least four years.

I am so thankful for DU. As someone in ruby red Arkansas, I sometimes think DU is my only link to sanity. I sincerely enjoy interacting with my fellow DUers (at least most of the time).

Thank you to the DU administrators and all my DU friends that I have never met. None of you know the good you have done for me. You have made me smile when I really needed it. More importantly, you have assured me that I am not alone.

Thank you all.

Tom Slick

Powerful commentary by a successful AA attorney.

Posted with the permission of the author is a link to a commentary by attorney Ricardo Woods of Mobile, Alabama published in the on-line publication of DRI (Defense Research Institute), an organization of civil litigation defense attorneys - about as establishment as it gets.

I will not attempt to add to Mr. Woods' commentary other than to say it is a moving account of being black in American - no matter how successful.


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Saturday night dinner.

Salmon seared on the outdoor flattop griddle with homemade honey mustard glaze. Parmesan asparagus on the griddle for the side.

A question for workers compensation lawyers.

I am a tort and insurance law guy - I don't know from beans about workers compensation, so bear with me.

If an employer knows that there are multiple Covid-19 hot spots in an industry, say meat processing. Despite this knowledge, the employer keeps the business open with employees working cheek-to-jowl with no effective protective equipment. When there is an outbreak in a given plant, are the infections compensable?

Getting back to my area, if the employees do not have a compensable injury - and therefore the exclusive remedy of workers compensation applies - there could be might fine tort cases.
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