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TomSlick

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Arkansas
Home country: USA
Current location: Arkansas, USA
Member since: Mon May 15, 2017, 09:46 PM
Number of posts: 8,402

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.

Journal Archives

Who was yelling at Joe when he tried to present his closing argument?

This debate is killing me.

I don't know with which candidate I am most angry.

Jeez guys, don't take the moderators' bait. Attack Trump - not each other.

Arkansas early voting for the primary starts Monday.

For several years I have been one of the first two or three people to vote at my county courthouse the first day of early voting - it's a matter of who is the first standing in line at the courthouse door at opening time.

I won't be standing in line this Monday. I'm still undecided - for the first time ever.

Arkansas votes on March 3. I can early vote up to 5:00 on March 2. The current plan is to wait through the South Carolina primary - just to see what happens. I don't think it will make any difference who does how well in Nevada and South Carolina. I'm just hoping something will happen to provide some clarity.

I am convinced this is the most important election in my life. Such an important decision requires thought and information.

OK, now a feel like one of the cool kids.

Thanks for the hearts. And here I thought only my wife and mother loved me - and mom isn't always sure.

I had a throw-back to my long ago teenage years.

My ninety-three year old father survived the Depression in the rural Arkansas household of a widow with eight children. He has always only voted Democrat.

He asked at Sunday lunch who I was supporting in the Democratic primary. I allowed that I remained undecided. He replied that he was supporting "the Mayor." Surprised, I said "Buttigieg?" He snorted and said, "No, the Mayor of New York!" I suggested that Bloomberg was only a sometimes Democrat. To which my father replied "Well, at least he ain't a (improper word for gay men deleted).

Suddenly, I was a teenager forty-plus years ago arguing politics with my too socially conservative father. Before I could stop myself, I told him his homophobia (a term I had to define) was sinful and ignorant. (I ought not have snapped at a ninety-three year old man who is slow to overcome his "raising." Despite his raising, my father has never tolerated racism or racists. However, he can't quite get over the homophobia.)

I'm having to fight committing to Mayor Buttigieg just to spite the old-man.

Democratic women protesting during SOTU

What were the Democratic woman chanting during the SOTU?

Nina Turner is on Tweety.

Senator Sanders:

Please discharge Nina Turner. Anytime I see her my blood boils.

She is a sworn enemy of the Democratic Party. Please - please - show her the door.

A good day as a lawyer.

As a small part of my legal practice, I counsel folks about their estates and draft wills. It's part of being a small town lawyer.

For the first time ever, I convinced a client to make contingent bequests to charities. In her case, to animal welfare charities because, well, she's an animal lover. If her older sister dies before she does, the money goes to the charities.

She's excited about the potential for doing good. I'm pleased about having suggested she do so.

Some days, I really like this gig.

Question about the Iowa caucus.

While it sounds like fun to me, I suspect that folks other than the really politically interested would find a caucus to be a huge expenditure of time on a stinking cold night. Assuming that, if someone is one of the 40% of voters in Iowa who have not decided who to support, will they show up? If not, will it matter?

Biden and Sanders supporters please stop sniping at each other.

It seems that every other post - almost irrespective of the issue - ends up with the Joe and Bernie supporters sniping at each other. It is not only not helpful to the chosen candidate, it is very off-putting. I am finding it more and more difficult to not ascribe the poor motives of posters to the candidate whose picture appears below the post.

We're all on the same team here. In due course, we will figure out who is going to captain the team. In the meanwhile, please stop tearing down the team.
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