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I've been widowed for four years following a 20-yr. marriage. My late wife had dementia for several years. Seek someone kind for dating, companionship, and hopefully leading to a long-term relationship. Am now retired. My politics are very left-wing, Bernie Sanders-type socialist. Partner would have be at least liberal. Dating range is women age 55-70. See my profile questions and answers to find my interests, but I'll list some of them at the end. But first, I'll save some time listing what seem to be the usual deal-breakers with most women

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I love this man.
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Bill Clinton and Obama were both neoliberal traitors to the working class and most Americans. Nice to see someone tell the truth that Biden will only be an improvement over Trump in that he will be more stable, better behaved, less openly racist, more supportive of our allies, and, most importantly, much better leadership on Covid. Otherwise, things will all be the same. The swamp will stay full of the same people, same MIC, etc. Only diff is the skin color and gender, identity politics bullshit. What matters is what policies they support and who they serve, which is never the common people.
Why do conservatives always lump Marxists, socialists and communists together as if they were all ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Because telling the truth means nothing to them, they only care about winning and getting power. So they use the most effective ways of winning by smearing lefties with labels they know continue to have influence with many Americans, esp. older ones.
Wednesday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 9, 2020:
Blissfully snuggling kittens..
Are you aware that the largest strike in human history is occurring right now?
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 8, 2020:
You'll never hear about it on corporate media in America. Don't want the peasants to get any silly ideas about doing that here.
Wakey, wakey...It's food thirty
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 7, 2020:
Cat giving you the look like you had better feed it or it'll eat you...
Over the weekend, here in Columbus, an estimated 500 people partied at a club not too far from where...
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 7, 2020:
Maskholes...
Dang.
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 7, 2020:
Like me, you live in a state with lots of idiots, except yours is worse.
Love This. What do you think?
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 3, 2020:
I love using these arguments on asshole Libertarians, who live in their fantasy bubble of being their own island and never needing other people or government because they are greedy wannabees, as in wannabe rich, which is never gonna happen for them. Another thing they will never admit to. A big reason why our politics are so fucked up is because since the 1980s, with the extreme transfer of wealth to the top 10% income classes, we now have a very large group of people in the top classes that no longer need services from the govt., so they demand the pols give them tax cuts along with service cuts that only affect the bottom 90% classes. These are the people, the multi-millionaires and the income groups of $250 K or more, that the pols actually listen to and serve in their policies, not the average voters. Of course, the same policies are supported by the wannabees who are still part of the bottom 90% of income groups. Talk about cutting your own throat, but they are too deluded to realize they will never make it into the top 10%.
Creepasaurus!! This gets disturbing by the day.(video) [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 3, 2020:
This Copeland guy looks creepy before he even opens his mouth. Sure he didn't have a career in B-movie horror films as a villain?
Cat that survived being shot in the head is now looking for a new home | Metro News
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 3, 2020:
This reminds me of a case many years ago in my area of Iowa. Some sick fuck broke into an animal shelter and attacked several of the cats there by grabbing them by the tail and swinging them from it. The cats that were not killed outright had to be euthanized due to the damage to their tails and the amount of pain they were in. After reading about it in the newspaper I hoped that the cops would catch the guy, but they never did, to my knowledge. I would like to have seen him hung by his balls so he could learn some of what agony he caused the cats.
Sometimes, cats can be extremely easy to please.
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 3, 2020:
Cats love to play in bags.
The Streetlight Effect: When People Look Within The System For Solutions To The System “Are you...
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 2, 2020:
I recently bought that book.
With Tanden Choice, Democrats Stick it to Sanders Voters
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Nothing new here, look for Rahm to get into the cabinet also, another progressive-hater..
Bill Barr just announced that he didn't "see a shred of evidence" that the election was fraudulent.
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Rats are not known for loyalty, even to fellow rats.
Double trouble lol 😆
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Looks like they showed up to help or supervise the work on the table.
We live in a sick fucking society.
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Misogyny is alive and well..
Biden economic team: Straight from Wall Street President-elect Joe Biden announced the second ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Dec 1, 2020:
Same old identity politics bullshit. When will people quit falling for it?
Made my first fire in my fireplace! Needed a friend’s coaching since it’s been 45 years since I ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 30, 2020:
If there were a cat in the home it would be parked right in front of the fire.
"Milk. Them. Dry." [dailykos.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 30, 2020:
I appreciate that nowadays they are easy to spot. That way I don't have to waste my time or energy talking to them. If that sounds snobby or elitist, tough titty....
Poor thing! Hope she lands on her feet after daddy loses his job. /s
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 30, 2020:
There's always opportunities in sex work...
Hello all.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 30, 2020:
At least you're open about being an ex-con. Good luck with that, I'll keep an eye out for you on Love After Lockup...
Monday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 30, 2020:
What is below that bowl the cat is sitting in?
200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels Friedrich Engels was born 200 years ago today on ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 29, 2020:
As George Carlin, we aren't in the club and they ain't ever gonna let us in...
Sunday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Classy kitty.
As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 29, 2020:
Probably the funniest episode ever of WKRP In Cincinnati.
I would not doubt it!!!!
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
Actually that joke first came around when Clinton was running against Dole back in 1996.
I'm not sure if this is true, I don't exactly trust faux news, but if it is true, this is very much ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
Gun ownership should be driving licenses, available to all who qualify at the same price for everybody. This suggestion of special gun rights for the wealthy based on fees the peasants can't afford shows, if this info is legit, that Biden is no more a friend of the common person than Trump. What a non-surprise...
The French government is attempting to push through an authoritarian measure to restrict the filming...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
A good reason to have the First Amendment.
Wisconsin Recount Demanded By Trump Boosts Joe Biden's Margin Of Victory | HuffPost
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
Guess Trump didn't get his money's worth on that one, unless the cynics are right that he is really just using the recounts to raise money from suckers that he ends up pocketing instead of using on the lawsuits and recounts.
I would like some opinions! (And these are examples of why some women are disdainful of some men .
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
Gwen, you seem like a good egg from what I have read from you on the forum. You say you want opinions, but you may not like mine. Some women play just as many games as some men on dating sites. You have no control over how honest the other person will be. You can only be as honest and explicit as possible if you are seeking only a particular type of arrangement. After that, you can either stay involved or opt out. It sounds to me like you may not be explicit enough in defining to the men you engage with what you are after. Personally, I wouldn't use a dating site if what I really wanted was only some kind of FWB, which is what you seem to be after. But maybe I'm wrong about that and it depends on the dating site. Maybe a hookup site would be better for what you are after rather than something like Match or Our Time, which would seem to be more for people who want to actually date and be involved romantically. As to what you said about mutual sexual attraction, I can only speak for myself that I never assume that sexual attraction on my part towards someone is mutual, until they make it very obvious that is the case. I have never been confident about my looks, so maybe that explains that. I have no idea how most other men are on the front of assuming their attraction is automatically mutual. After two years of frustration and rejection the last time I used a dating site-before meeting someone I dated for about six months exclusively- I know that the next time I use a site after Covid, I will be a lot quicker to move on if someone does not seem right or appears to be playing games. I will come into it with no expectations and therefore will probably have less disappointment and get played less often.
Getting back in the dating game. The search is daunting. What dating sites are recommended?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
For most people in the US, I would recommend Match. Also, if you have the money and decide to join multiple sites, you will probably find a lot of the same people from Match on the other sites as well. Since Match has the most members in the US, the best use of your money would be to join Match and leave it at that. Less time and money invested than if you join multiple sites. I also think that until Covid has been resolved with most Americans being vaccinated, dating sites would be a waste of time as few people would be willing to take the risk of meeting someone new in person. So why spend the money on connecting with someone thru the site and messaging them if few are willing to take the plunge and meet up in person, because they have no idea if the other person is infected with Covid?
New People Must MEET… 50+ Age group So, we find someone interesting, not TOO far away, we think...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 28, 2020:
What the hell are you trying to say? Got a feeling your eccentricity is off the charts.
Britain’s Class War on Children This is what poverty does.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 27, 2020:
The US and the UK are so similar. Each has their two major parties that both hate and beat on the poor. Only the names of the parties are different. Both nations put the military budget far ahead of providing for the needs of the masses. The one difference is that in the UK most people are keenly aware of class and know exactly where they fit into the class system of their country. In the US, most people are clueless about class, or, at most, overestimate their class status if they are in the lower classes. This is thanks to the successful brainwashing and censorship of the corporate media here doing a better job on the masses than the media in the UK.
Another meaning for other people's
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 27, 2020:
And yet, no doubt, you and other conservatives and libertarians seem to be entirely ok with how corporations and the rich continually steal from the working class and the rest of us peasants with tax cuts for just the wealthy, corporate welfare, and the military industrial complex. That kind of theft is totally fine, of course. Fuck off, greedhead... Are you already rich, or just another wannabee? At least Bernie is one pol who isn't for sale or bought off. Would you instead prefer only pols that are owned by the rich and corporations, like almost all the ones in DC?
It’s becoming more real every day.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 26, 2020:
Becoming more real? In my opinion, we're already pretty much there. We have Newspeak, the propaganda speech of the corporate media. We have the persecution of whistleblowers, like Julian Assange, who has been imprisoned and tortured for exposing our corrupt authorites. We even have the daily Two Minutes Hate on cable channels like Fox News and MSNBC for partisans of both major parties to vent their anger at their enemies in the duopoly instead of focusing on the real enemy, the ruling class and corporate America. We also have endless war with constantly shifting narratives of who is trying to ruin America, as in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea or all of them. The main difference between Orwell's Oceania and America is we still have elections, as least for show, and that instead of TVs that spy on us while we watch things on them, we have computer devices that spy on us while we look at content on them. In both his world and ours, the rulers speak to us thru the devices on social media and we are content to let them watch us in exchange for letting us be entertained. America's so-called War On Terror, which the rest of the world has pretty much dismissed, is right out of Orwell's book as a way to distract from domestic oppression and corruption and instead keep the sheeple scared of our foreign enemies as defined by our government and fuel distrust and hatred of anyone who is different than our dominant racial group, whites.
COVID UPDATES in my area of Missouri.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 26, 2020:
I have visited MO recently to see my friend who lives in Overland Park, KS, and I have seen how backward, ignorant, and careless they are about Covid there. Even worse than here in Iowa, which I didn't think was possible. I agree with you that until the vaccine has been available for months, assuming even that most of these idiots will agree to take it, the misery will just continue as it has.
Went to the grocery store and this lady wasn’t wearing a mask when it says RIGHT ON THE DOOR, ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 26, 2020:
I love that new term, Maskhole. I intend to use it if I can find the right opportunity in conversation or at the grocery store. Will try not to use it directly with a maskhole, as it might provoke a confrontation that would get both of us thrown out and banned from the store. After our governor finally issued a limited mask order for the state, the grocery stores are now falling in line with requiring masks for customers, but so far I haven't heard of them actually enforcing it.
Jasper just discovered the ceiling.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 26, 2020:
Nice that you gave him a perch or two where he can survey his kingdom.
No One Asks Me Out Anymore : Foamy The Squirrel - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 25, 2020:
I was able to watch this vid with the alternate link. Funny and on the mark. I welcome women getting to join the club and learn about how it feels to be on the rejected end of making the first move most of the time. Hopefully it will build some much-needed empathy.
A Man-Child in A Promised Land Paul Street: "Reading between the lines of the ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 25, 2020:
The article says everything and more about why I hate Obama as much as Trump, if not more. Because at least Trump does less pretending about who he is and what he is about. I am so disgusted with Dem loyalists who still hold him in canonization. I am unable to have a civil conversation with them as they ignorantly defend him.
Religious Liberty My .... [verdict.justia.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 25, 2020:
Religious liberty does not have to mean promoting theocratic control and religious domination of others thru government, but in the US, that's exactly how it works..
Pre-Marital Sex Suit: [mycentraljersey.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 25, 2020:
She should have claimed the pregnancy was an immaculate conception. They might have bought it, maybe even promoted her. Problem solved, off the hook. Badda bing,.....
'Shameful and Concerning He Is Even Being Considered,' Says AOC as Rahm Emanuel Floated for Role in ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 25, 2020:
Rahm is the ultimate ratfucker among Dems. He was the most loathsome member of the Obama regime. He needs to stay out of the fed government.
Just realized I hit 3 years being on Agnostic.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 24, 2020:
I joined at the end of 2017. Seems like in the last year a lot fewer new people are joining and a ton of members from the early days have left for good.So as far as this being a flourishing community, I have to disagree. I don't see as many new or interesting posts as I did a couple years ago and I also see less participation on the threads that are generated with posts.
Tuesday morning cuteness...Self explanatory!!!
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 24, 2020:
It's a mini leopard..
Surprise! America Is Getting Another Psycho For Secretary Of State [caitlinjohnstone.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 23, 2020:
We will now be in Iraq, Afghanistan and probably other Middle East countries for the next four years or longer. Good ole bipartisanship on that stuff you can take to the bank! This post also belongs in the Biden Pinata group. Yup, so much for those who pushed Biden as a big improvement on Trump for foreign policy. Also shows that Biden learned nothing from his "mistake" of voting for the Iraq War.
Did you or are you planning on traveling on an airplane this Thanksgiving?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 23, 2020:
No freaking way. Not doing any really long trips until Covid blows over.
I agree with this facilitator that the only possible way to solve the electoral college versus the ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 23, 2020:
All I know is that as long as I live in a red state like Iowa my vote is pretty well useless in any federal election, so I will only get representation for my viewpoint if enough people from other states vote for my preference. And for the time being, my votes are also useless in a statewide election as Repubs win almost every statewide election.That will change eventually as most of the rural Iowans, who mostly vote Repub, die off naturally while their areas continue to depopulate.
Those of us who have joined in with chats have spoken of past spouses and relationships.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 23, 2020:
He was actually dying when he wrote the songs and recorded the vocals. The rest of the recording process was finished after his death by his son and another collaborator, so it's really more of a posthumous recording than his last conventional album, You Want It Darker. The song is a waltz.
Those of us who have joined in with chats have spoken of past spouses and relationships.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 23, 2020:
He and Dylan were our modern bards..
Sunday morning cuteness...Practicing!!!
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Pouncing takes practice. They start with mice and move on to birds, if they are allowed outside.
What Trump Showed Us About America
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 22, 2020:
Trump getting so many votes again this time shows that bigotry is still alive and well in America. It only needs a powerful spokesperson for these assholes to come out in the open with their sick thinking.
What the absolute fuck is wrong with these people?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 21, 2020:
They are scared and stupid, that's what. Luckily, I can mostly avoid them. Grateful I no longer have to work with the public like medical workers. The hospitals need to call security pronto on these people and ban them wherever possible unless they can prove they have an emergency medical condition. If they can't boot them out as "stabilized" with the appropriate documentation so they can't sue.
What Trump Showed Us About America
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 21, 2020:
I fucking knew all that from the beginning of Trump, I even predicted we'd get someone like him and we'll get someone even worse in four years. That is, unless we get a presidential candidate from either a third party or, very unlikely, the Dems, that is an economic progressive. Biden or Harris won't cut it, but neither the DNC, the party establishment pols, or the loyal voters of the Dem Party seem to get it or even care if they do get it. Remember this in four years if we are all still on this site. Biden and democracy in America, what's left of it, lucked out big time this time around as if Covid hadn't happened, then Trump would have won easily.
Stripped the blankets, comforter, and pillow cases off the guest room bed.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 21, 2020:
They've staked their claim.
Are there many success stories here for online dating sites?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 21, 2020:
You definitely beat the odds, esp. since the relationship was techinically LD. I met someone on Match that I dated steadily for about six months before it ended, partly due to Covid. It was someone local, BTW. The next time I try online dating, after Covid blows over maybe this summer or next fall at the latest, my expectations will be much lower, as in next to nothing, compared to how I approached the first two years of online dating. I was very frustrated and bitter by the time I met the woman I dated, but now, with several months of sitting it out and getting used to being alone with Covid, I think I will be able to cope with the rejection and waiting game much better next time. We'll see..
Reading this, I started to cry.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 21, 2020:
I have known a lot of people with diagnosed mental illnesses as well as workers in the mental health field. What I have learned from them is that finding someone who can and will be supportive of a partner with mental illness is very difficult to find. And, not surprisingly, those people are usually folks who have their own mental illness. So, in other words, the realistic truth is that most single people with a mental illness that want to find a partner that will be emotionally supportive and reliable will probably need to be ok with that being a fellow person with MI. Because most so-called normal people are not willing or interested in carrying that load. Life is not a movie or romance novel. I hope my blunt honesty doesn't hurt anyone's feelings, but that's reality. If you want unconditional love and support from another creature, whether "normal" or a fellow being with MI, you might consider getting a dog or cat.
Evening out listening to some great Reggae with great company!
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 20, 2020:
I'm looking forward to hearing live music again, including reggae, once I and most people have been vaccinated next year.
My perfect date... [youtube.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 20, 2020:
Pretty, but dumb as a door. Perfect contestant for a beauty contest where brains are an afterthought.
A Modest Proposal For Centrist Democrats: Join the Republican Party.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 20, 2020:
I sure as hell wouldn't miss the corporate Dems pols and their supporters if they left the Dem Party for the Repubs, but I don't ever see it happening in my lifetime. The chances of a third party emerging that got the support of progressives and the poor who don't vote is probably more likely than the Dem Party reforming and again starting to represent the poor and progressives instead of the corporate donors and the liberals in social issues only.
Ah the pleasures of (at this moment in time) living in North Dakota.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 20, 2020:
Iowa isn't much better, and we have the Covid numbers to prove it. Like you, we have an idiot Repub guv who just ordered a toothless mask order, months after even the White House Covid task force said she should have ordered one. Most Iowans are brain dead and voted for Trump. I envy my younger sis, who lives int he blue state of Illinois, where at least they have decent leadership on Covid and people are intelligent enough to vote Dem rather than Repub., even if their state government is more corrupt than Iowa's.
This is the line for the food bank in Fort Worth, Texas .
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 19, 2020:
Merry Fucking X-MAS to them.... The truth is, neither party really cares. Most Americans are too brainwashed to have figured that out, but most of those that have make up the eligible voters who don't vote.
Thursday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 19, 2020:
Playing with the robot vaccuum?
How do we define “physical connection” during a pandemic?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Beats me. I have no idea how to gauge that stuff with Covid, and also wasn't good at that before Covid, as far as being able to gauge the other person's level of interest. As far as gauging my own level of attraction, I was fairly good at that before Covid. I've been sitting out the dating game since Covid hit in the spring.
Trump is determined leave America in the most vulnerable position possible since he was not ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Not that surprising. Trump has never had any real patriotism, only the fake, symbolic, rah-rah type that his fans eat up. He won't pay his taxes and he dodged the draft with phony medical claims. That should tell you all you need to know about his real amount of patriotism.
Republican U.S. Senator Grassley, 87, tests positive for coronavirus | Reuters
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
I agree. While I really want him gone from politics, I don't know that he's evil enough to wish him dead from Covid. I do remember what a dick he was during the Clarence Thomas hearings as well as the recent Kavanaugh ones as well. He also has been a shameless ass-kissing defender of Trump.
Who else was raised catholic?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Me. So was my late wife who, like me, later became a Unitarian.
Meow........meow.......... [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Kitties seem scared of the birdy.
I’d heated, but not distributed the warm pads, yet.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
You cats are so spoiled! I want to be reincarnated as a spoiled cat of yours..
[youtu.be] I hate the season finally I miss the time he is gone
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
I've only known Oliver from when he was on The Daily Show. After watching this vid, he seems a lot more twisted than I thought he was.
A rare photo of Jasper NOT getting in trouble, for once...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 17, 2020:
Very cute and great balance.
A very astute post from an agnostic group I follow.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Access to quality healthcare thru a lifetime has always been closely related to life expectancy and health status. Income is also closely related, esp, in a country like the US where health care is a for-profit system.
2024
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Too early to know. I suppose it might well depend on whether he gets prosecuted for his crimes or not and is convicted, pardoned, whatever..
I wouldn’t really duct tape a cat...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Cats love to play in bags..
I hate wishing my life away! But I'm in a hurry for a new economic and social structure for our ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 16, 2020:
I'll take group #1, Alex, for $500..... I used to work for a market research company a lifetime ago. It was laughable at times. I remember one client they took on was a pompus Repub plastic surgeon who did reconstructive surgery. He was a typical country club Repub who was running for re-election to the US Senate and had a lot going against him issue-wise. His campaign came up with the brilliant idea (sarcasm) of trying to fabricate him as an environmental candidate so they could get independents and eco-friendly Dems to overlook his policies on economic issues, foreign policy, etc. They brought in a focus group to test this approach on and, needless to say, it didn't sell. One of the few times I was proud of and able to say that maybe Iowans had more horse sense than I thought. He was not re-elected.
No Mask No Service! This is our Health! [reddit.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 16, 2020:
Poor baby. I could have some sympathy for her if she wasn't so selfish and uncaring about the health of others. Even in states, like mine, that don't have mask orders, the stores are private businesses that have always had the right to refuse service if someone refused, for example, to wear a shirt of some kind of footwear. We called it no shirt, no shoes, no service, no shit. As long as they are not enforcing it in a discriminatory manner and the rules do not target a protected class under the law, the stores can turn away anyone they want to under their rules. Unfortunately, in states without mask orders, most non-chain or small business stores won't do a mask rule because they are too chicken to deal with the assholes and are also afraid someone might sue them, both of which are lame reasons to not protect their employees or their more decent customers.
I wrote a question to an ex boyfriend about his kids.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 15, 2020:
Guess I'm just too private. I don't send nude pics to anyone, even a current lover. I just understand some people.
I wrote a question to an ex boyfriend about his kids.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 15, 2020:
Sounds like his response was being a jerk in the most crude way possible to insult you.
It is so bad here traveling nurses quitting because of unsafe conditions in North Dakota.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 14, 2020:
It's absurd. It's like these medical workers are being drafted or held hostage in a war, in which they have to provide medical care to members of the enemy forces, due to their professional ethics. How I wish the medical professions would allow exceptions to their ethics rules for Covid so these dedicated innocent workers could refuse to treat the morons who are recklessly and selfishly spreading this virus. Because if this were allowed to happen, you can bet your ass once word of it got out, the morons would start wearing masks and being much more careful if they knew the medical workers and hospitals would not be there to save them or bail them out. (sigh.)
My step cousin’s wife posted this and it made me LIVID.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 14, 2020:
I guess this proves there really are young women out there who seriously buy into getting life advice from listening to songs by pop stars like Madonna- "Papa Don't Preach" rather than getting real help when they get knocked up.
My step cousin’s wife posted this and it made me LIVID.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 14, 2020:
Anti- choice people not only want to control others, but feel they have the right to do so because their religion makes them morally superior to others that don't share their religion.
Have you been catching Biden's transitioning team announcements and Clintonite advisor who has been ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 14, 2020:
Don't say any of this to a centrist Dem. They'll just get angry at you for "harshing their vibe", as if they really cared about issues or the common welfare instead of their politics as intramural volleyball.
Newly-Elected Alabama Senator Cannot Name The Three Branches Of Government - The Intellectualist
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 13, 2020:
Alabama has abysmal public education, so I guess they need to elect someone who represents the typical. Very embarrassing, except to the yokels who voted for him.
Friday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 13, 2020:
Very fluffy and well fed. What breed?
On dating sites, I often wonder about people's objectives after seeing the kinds of photos some of...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 12, 2020:
The problem photos I was seeing on dating sites before I quit them last year were mainly two types. One were all the photos of women with their kids, made me wonder if they were trying to look like mom of the year, even tho the "kids" of women in my age group are all young adults. Second, were women posting photos of them in a group of women, some of whom looked a lot alike, so you wondered which one was the site member. We all hopefully have some friends and it's a good idea to maybe show this in the profile, but equally important is to avoid needlessly confusing your audience in the profile. I mean, hey, this really is sort of an ad campaign, amateur as it may be. This was usually only an issue when the woman's other photos were either outdated or they were covering their eyes or most of their face or hair. If someone's photos suggest they are trying to hide something, which also includes the profiles with all photos being closed mouth and no smiling, then I wonder if they have bad or missing teeth, or, just as bad, that their standard facial expression is "resting bitch face", as my female friends call it. If the photos suggest they're hiding something, I will move on.
Have you had C19?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
I'm skeptical of any reporting on RT. The mental illness symptoms listed don't surprise me as I would expect that Covid's impact on the central nervous system as well as organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys would produce those mental issues, at least temporarily, until the body recovers.
Offensive comic. You might appreciate it.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
The cartoon is at least mostly wrong. I don't know which group the guy in the purple shirt represents, but I highly doubt any socialists, Bernie fans, or communists in America are excited about Biden or his squeaker win. All they feel is relief, same as me. The cartoonist clearly either does not know or understand anyone on the left or else they are simply being deceitful.
Hate-Preacher: Girls Who Look Like Rachel Maddow Are “Repulsive” to “Normal” Men | Hemant ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
I despise Maddow not for her looks at all, but for how she's sold out from who she used to be on Air America radio. Nowadays she shills for the establishment Dems in the party of identity politics and neoliberal war-mongering. So sad to remember what she used to stand for. She's an attractive-looking woman, but who cares? That's not what her job is about.
I remember why I stopped responding to posts in the general section of this website.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
You're totally right about the rabid Biden supporters. What you describe about them boils down to a lot of willful ignorance and blindly tribal loyalty. And they are just as bad as the Trump supporters, in their own way. The only difference is the Biden supporters aren't violent and don't go around in public carrying guns. The Biden supporters also wear masks in public and support public health measures to reduce Covid. Otherwise, these two groups have much in common in their mental functioning.
Using “Black” People and Turning their Pains into Wedge Issues [ghionjournal.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
I think there is a lot of truth to what you're saying here. I didn't know that a billionaire was funding BLM, but I have noticed that after several weeks, the national media quit covering the BLM protests, which is telling in itself. I suppose they left it behind to focus on the general election and because both parties had already used the protests to help their campaigns enough that it was no longer useful to cover that story. My biggest gripe about corrupt black leaders and black political pundits was the way they led black voters, esp. older black voters in the South, around by their nose last spring during the primary. Jim Clyburn was the chief sellout as he bashed Bernie and promoted Biden, all against the real interests of his followers. That and Covid sealed the nomination for Biden and black people will get way less done for them under Biden than they would have under Bernie. I'm sure the DNC paid off Clyburn well.
Does anyone have any insights into what the Biden Cabinet will end up looking like?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
Magic 8 Ball tells me it will have plenty of black and brown people along with many hacks and members of Goldman Sucks and other Wall Street types. Also members of industries that are supposed to be regulated will be appointed to head those departments charged with regulating them. As Joe said himself, "Nothing will fundamentally change". You can bet the house on that last part.. Won't be surprised to see a couple Repubs. You can bet your ass he won't appoint any progressives, but he will blame that on not being able to get the Repubs to confirm them in the Senate, instead of owning up to how much contempt he has for progressives. And this is the guy that Bernie kept calling "my good friend". That should have told us that Bernie had no intention of really trying to win the nomination and ever going hard to attack Biden's record or policies.
Well done .
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2020:
And the predicted influx of conservatives and Trumpers begins..... Just respect our intelligence by not saying idiotic or blatantly false things like calling Biden a socialist or far left, because, we who were already here will instantly see thru it and call you on it without any restraint.
Heather cox Richardson November 9, 2020 (Monday) I had hoped that the days when the news came ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 10, 2020:
The investors are celebrating because of the vaccine news and Biden's win, because both give them more certainty and optimism about the near future of the economy. Both things mean also more stability next year after Trump is gone. I was not surprised at all. The markets clearly are predicting that Trump will be gone in Jan.. and I think they are very astute about those things. I bet they also think the SC will allow the ACA to stand, which I also think will happen.
Are we becoming a Banana Republic and getting set up for a coup? [cnn.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 10, 2020:
In a word, yes, we are already most of the way there. And next time, the Repubs will run a candidate that is better than Trump-smarter, more self-control, better speaker- and he will take things even further, bringing in full fascism and becoming a long term or permanent dictator. And in four years he will beat Harris or whatever other corporate neoliberal Dem they nominate.
I try and avoid the school at all costs because in my mind this is the most likely place that germs ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 10, 2020:
May want to get a test.
I guess I'm not allowed any "me time."
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 10, 2020:
Shy kitty hiding behind Deb, such a big meanie...
" OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS OVER! " .....really?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 10, 2020:
Not saying you're wrong about Trump, but try calming down and breathing dude. Are you on meds? You could use some help.
Here is a new definition of hope.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 10, 2020:
Sounds accurate to me, at least when it comes to politics. Most Americans, esp. liberals, are like people still living in The Matrix who haven't taken and refuse to take the pill that dissolves their illusions. Probably because they are too fearful and weak to cope with the knowledge that their government can't be trusted, as well as the Dem Party, and that their leaders care only about power and money. And when you challenge their illusions, they just get angry with you and see you as their enemy, not the corrupt leaders that are out to screw both them and you. They treat you as crazy then so they can comfort themselves that you have to be wrong and they must be right, so they can go on feeling comfortable in their illusions.
Now that the election results are mostly in, we can begin the reflection process and start to draw ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 9, 2020:
I totally agree that without the pandemic and the economic collapse it caused, Trump would have won in a landslide and I told this prediction to several friends months before the pandemic, along with the offer of a $25 bet on it. Only two took me up on it, and, even after the unexpected events before the election, I am going to keep my word and pay them. They both know they lucked out and would have lost the bet without Covid and the economy collapsing. I have now told them to enjoy their reprieve, because in four years the Dems are sure to lose when they nominate the next corporate stooge. So far, none of those several friends are willing to dispute me on this. As for the final points in the post about strategy, who says, despite their rhetoric, that the Dem leaders really do care about winning control of the branches of congress? It's much easier for them to be in the minority and blame the Repubs than buck their corporate donors and do something to actually earn votes from the peasants.
Not that I ever stopped but hey, now that talking point is eliminated.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 9, 2020:
Amen, and about fucking time. It also helps that Biden is white so the assholes can't blindly call me a racist when I bash him for being a corrupt, corporate neoliberal. It will be interesting how long Biden is able to get praise from black leaders after he doesn't do jack shit for them after the election, except some lip service. He will try to get by on this by appointing plenty of colored folks to his cabinet, but that'll be it. Mere window dressing.

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