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December 4, 2018

That chaps my retired Army ass.

Just saw Individual 1 at the capital rotunda for Bush.

When Cadet Bonespurs was ready to leave, he attempted to render a military salute. I have reconciled myself to Presidents returning the salute from aircrews when they board Air Force or Marine One. Other than that, civilians should simply place their hand over the heart. I would prefer that Cadet Bonespurs not even do that.

November 3, 2018

I want to DO something about the Anti-Semitic attacks.

I've been mulling last weekend's attack in Pittsburgh. I just read about the attacks in New York - [link:https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211356787|

I think we (or at least I) need to stop mulling and DO something.

Any suggestions?

November 1, 2018

Want some candy?

We ALWAYS have a steady stream of kids on Halloween. I LOVE Halloween and pass out candy by the handful. As a result, we are on everyone's "must go there list," so it takes a lot of candy.

Tonight, it started pouring rain just at dark - no kids. We have LOTS of candy. The Google machine assures me it won't keep for a year.

The problem is that it's all candy I like. (Then again, I don't know of much candy I don't like.) If we can't shift this stuff, I'll eat it and die. I'll die happy but I'll still be dead.

October 30, 2018

Help needed with tactics for combating voter suppression.

My son and I are both lawyers but we need help.

My son has been recruited to be on a quick-reaction group based on rumors of plans for suppression plans for election day. Given the area, my suspicion is that given the area, the goal would be to suppress the Hispanic vote. He have talked about ideas for response but voting rights is neither his area of practice nor mine.

Other than telling people not to leave the polling place without at least casting a provisional ballot, what advice should I give him?

October 23, 2018

Why I vote in a red county, in a red district, in a red state.

I vote because nothing is so constant as change. I vote for the change I want to see.

I vote because voting is the voice I have and silence is consent.

I vote because people have paid with their lives and their bodies to preserve the right to vote. To not vote would be disrespectful to their sacrifice.

I vote because I understand that the republic is in peril. If I do not vote, tyranny wins.

I vote because it is my patriotic duty and honor.

October 23, 2018

Arkansas Supreme Court election.

Arkansawyers or Arkansans (whichever you prefer):

There is a run-off on the ballot for a position on the State Supreme Court. Incumbent Cortney Goodson v. David Sterling.

While the election is "non-partisan," David Sterling is supported by the Arkansas GOP establishment and the right-wing Judicial Crises Network - just saying.

October 22, 2018

Early voted today in Arkansas.

Dressed all in blue and was standing at the Courthouse door when it opened at 8:00. There were about two dozen people there to vote as soon as they could.

The Congressional election here is a lost cause but there are some hotly contested local elections in light red county. It's amazing how quickly you can vote when all you look for it the "D."

I was impressed with new voting machines that produce a printed ballot which is scanned for totals with the hard copies maintained for any recount etc. I thought them pretty high-speed for a small rural Arkansas county.

October 20, 2018

Early voting starts Monday!

Early voting sites are open from 8:00 to 6:00, Monday - Friday and 10:00 to 4:00, Saturdays.

Vote and take someone with you to vote - hell take a car load of someones.

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About TomSlick

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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