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TomSlick

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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.

February 18, 2024

I'm getting ready for Mom's estate sale after her move to assisted living.

I spent a good part of the day putting her "collectable plates" in their original boxes.

She loved the things and thought them a good investment. I found a few of the sales receipts from when they were purchased up to fifty years ago. I then checked eBay. Most are selling for 50% or less than what she paid for them.

My theory is that the target demographic has died off.

February 16, 2024

Question for NY lawyers about today's judgment against Trump.

I assume Trump will appeal. Is he required to post a supercedeas bond to stop execution?

February 16, 2024

My request concerning the Arkansas Chief Justice election.

I am still undecided for whom to vote but I am clear who to vote against.

Barbara Webb is a Republican hack that will do Sarah Sander's bidding at every turn.

If you have a preference for whom to vote for, I'd love to hear it.

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