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TomSlick

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July 13, 2024

To the protesters at today's Biden rally in Michigan.

I get it. You're really upset about how Netanyahu is prosecuting his war in Gaza and upset that President Biden hasn't waived a magic wand to bring Netanyahu to heel.

Protesting against Biden during the primaries may have been a way to register your displeasure. However, the primaries are over. At this point, protesting against Biden is protesting for Trump. Protesting for Trump is protesting for Netanyahu. If Trump is elected, Netanyahu will be given complete free hand in Gaza. If Trump is elected, it will be unsafe for anyone to protest.

I have no idea what your protest today was supposed to accomplish. What it may help accomplish is the end of American democracy.

June 26, 2024

I just found a new toy.

I haven't been able to post for about a week after breaking my hand. I've just discovered dictation.

June 15, 2024

Arkansas Attorney arrested at Bar Association meeting for political activity.

An Arkansas attorney was dragged by the Hot Springs police from the state Bar Association meeting for soliciting signatures on a petition for a proposed initiated act to reinforce the Arkansas FOIA after attacks from the GOP dominated Legislature and Governor.

[link:https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/06/14/attorney-arrested-at-arkansas-bar-association-meeting-in-hot-springs-for-carrying-foia-petitions|

The Hot Spring Convention Center belongs to the City of Hot Springs. The Bar meetings have always been a forum for political activity. I have not been able to ascertain what, if any, involvement any officer or staff of the Bar Association had in the affair. I have not been able to determine whether the attorney was released from custody or has been charged.

In my opinion, any lawyer involved in the affair has violated their attorney's oath to support the Constitution.

May 18, 2024

I've been thinking about the Alito flag story. It occurred to me that there may be a deeper issue.

A SCOTUS justice having a campaign sign in their yard would be taboo. Flying an insurrectionist symbol on a pole outside their house is simply stupid.

I wonder if Alito is slipping mentally and when he gets home, were his clerks can't watch him, the dementia symptoms are unchecked.

May 8, 2024

The on-line auction for my mom's "living estate sale" just ended.

Mom has moved into assisted living and we needed to sell her stuff to clear the house.

There were things Herself wanted to buy, things the MIL wanted to buy, and a couple of things I wanted to buy.

Lots were closing in about 30 second intervals. It all got very exciting.

I'll figure out what I spent tomorrow. In the meanwhile, I need a stiff drink.

April 6, 2024

DU spell check window will not close.

For a couple of days, every time I logoff DU, there is an open DU spell check window open. It's not a big deal, I just close the window. It's simply irritating and suggests an underlying problem.

I use an Acer PC. I have both shut down and restarted, neither worked.

Any suggestions?

March 22, 2024

Congressman Rick Crawford (R, Ark) sues the US demanding a pay raise.

The Representative from Arkansas' 1st District has sued the US saying he is due a pay raise, despite Congress not authorizing one.

Rep. Crawford's district includes some of Arkansas' poorest areas. The median household income in the district is $50,223. I wonder how this will go over back home.
[link:https://arktimes.com/arkansas-blog/2024/03/22/congressman-rick-crawford-sues-the-united-states-for-a-pay-raise-says-174k-salary-not-enough#:~:text=Crawford%20and%20his%20fellow%20plaintiffs,violation%20of%20the%2027th%20Amendment.|

February 29, 2024

Any experience out there with VA benefits for assisted living?

My father was a Korean War combat veteran. Dad recently died and Mom has moved to an assisted living facility.

My brother has been in contact with "Patriot Angels" that is telling him that mom they get her a VA benefit to help pay the assisted living costs - for a fee.

I'm skeptical (I'm always skeptical) but "Patriot Angels" has a good BBB rating and more good reviews than bad.

Does anyone have experience with "Patriot Angels" or aware of such VA benefits?

February 28, 2024

I'm watching the vote in Michigan and watched protests at lunch. I can't decide if I'm angry or simply worried.

I understand the "uncommitted" movement is a protest vote but it is counterproductive. The "uncommitted" push is patently anti-Democratic and anti-Biden.

I heard a woman saying on MSNBC earlier that she regretted voting for Biden against Trump because Biden hadn't done something about Israel's actions in Gaza. The protester I saw at noon with a sign that read "Genocide Joe Must Go" sent me over the edge.

Politics is a zero-sum game. Anything that weakens Biden strengthens Trump, even if it only means that Democratic voters stay home. If the protesters are unhappy with Biden, do they think things would be better under Trump?

February 20, 2024

It's embarrassing but I did it again. I voted in the Republican primary.

Primaries are open in Arkansas. I voted in the Republican primary because that's where local elections will be decided and there are no contested elections in my area in the Democratic primary (unless you count the five people other than President Biden running for President - three if whom, I have never heard of).

We have a State Senate race where the more nearly sane Republican incumbent is being challenged by a nutcase preacher who is very extreme. I had to vote for the least bad alternative.

I'll vote a straight Democratic ballot in November but I had to do what I can in the primary.

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Hometown: Arkansas
Home country: USA
Current location: Arkansas, USA
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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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