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I've been widowed for three 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 51-69. 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 by listing what seem to be the usual deal-breakers with most women

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Anything left out? Are either Biden OR Trump up to the task? [rwer.wordpress.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 29, 2020:
I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid we are doomed either way..
That's how he truly sits in front of a mirror
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 29, 2020:
The Stuart Smalley of right wingers.
So when Kim Yo Jung takes over as Supreme Leader, North Korea gets a female head of state before the...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 27, 2020:
So is this guy dead already or what?
My youngest bro just shared this with me. Seems to sum it up nicely. [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 27, 2020:
I agree with the complaints about what's wrong and why, but I disagree with the idea that simply getting voters to quit voting red and blue would change things. I suspect that if most of us did wake up and start voting for third parties enough to get most of their candidates elected to congress, the federal government would just declare martial law and get rid of elections. I wholly agree with the song's viewpoint about how rednecks are deluded to think that their gun ownership by itself changes anything about preventing tyranny. First, because all their other rights keep being taken while they cling to their guns, and secondly, because if they ever throw down as a group against the government, they will get creamed by superior numbers, firepower, and communications.
I understand the concern about Joe Biden.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 27, 2020:
Trump or Biden, either way we lose....
I confess, this is me:
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 26, 2020:
Cats love to hunt, even if vicariously....
I've been inching my way to level 8 for eternity.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 26, 2020:
I reached level 8 a few months ago and ordered my shirt. I have yet to see it.
Classical liberalism. [youtube.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Identity politics is a bullshit distraction from the lack of class warfare by the major political parties on behalf of the 99%. And man is it effective...
No surprise here.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 25, 2020:
Everybody knows...
Found this on Wikipedia.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 24, 2020:
It is a thing that is the economic philosophy of both major parties, with a few notable exceptions like Bernie Sanders. When practiced in government policy, it is an evil.
Naomi Klein delivers a scathing analysis and rebuke of Larry Summers.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 24, 2020:
He is a true believer- in neoliberalism- like all the rest of the DNC crowd that's very cozy with the Repubs and their same donors.
I've found a new way to weed out the majority from dating sites.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Reminds me of when I would show the profiles of women on Batch to my female friends and when they saw a woman who never smiled in their photos or else had a forced smile, my friends would call that "resting bitch face". I took their word for it and followed their judgement.
[elephantjournal.com] The unexpected culprit thats killing our love lives. Agree/Disagree?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 23, 2020:
Reminds me a lot of American politics. Limited choices about who to vote for in the two major parties and the choices you have were already picked for you by the big money donors who control the whole process behind the scenes..
Good Afternoon Everyone! Happy Thursday! My stimulus check finally came - US mail to the wrong ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 23, 2020:
My fed check arrived too. I am donating it to my local food bank.
Young americans should start refusing to sign up for the draft as a protest against the fact we have...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 23, 2020:
The draft system doesn't induct anyone anymore, but the last I heard if you don't register for it when you turn 18, then the government can turn you down for any federal student loan programs. That is the stick that they still hold to force compliance. The draft system will never induct people again for two reasons" One, the conscription law would never hold up in court these days since women are not subject to the draft, so it is discriminatory and thus illegal. Second, we now have a poverty draft which makes the old system of the draft unnecessary for the government to fill the ranks with cannon fodder for their wars in the Middle East.
Universal Basic income is the topic of discussion.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
It would need to be a lot more than 1K a month...
Bernie Supporters Angry Over Campaign Donations - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
That's why this time I didn't volunteer for him or give him money like I did last time, because I couldn't afford to have my heart broken if he got screwed again this time and then caved to the party.
This article in the Atlantic seems to think that the never trumpers will forge a coalition with the ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
I would agree with your viewpoint. Most people put their own privilege and wealth ahead of voting for someone who might be more competent or fair in how they govern. I am an exception, but that's because I'm a socialist and I identify or ally with those lower on the economic scale rather than just those at my level or higher. Unfortunately most Americans only identify with their own economic class or those above them.
Frig I wish Sanders was gonna be the next American President.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
The DNC and the corporate media will never allow it.
2021 is the year I will renounce the Democratic Party I do acknowledge that I no longer regard ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
Now is as good a time as any to give up on the Dems. At least at the national level, they are a fake opposition party to the Repubs.
Is Trump trying to deliberately create a second wave of Covid-19 to derail the elections?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
I don't think so, but I wouldn't put it past him. I think the reason he is trying to reopen the economy too soon is simply out of ideology and the wish to help his buddies in the business world who want to make profits and keep the stock market up. The lives and health of Americans are not important to him at all.
Good Morning Everyone! Happy Wednesday! Wow this week is going by fast! Been on the phone and ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 22, 2020:
While I feel Cuomo has been a better leader during this crisis once it hit his state hard, he is still far from perfect and not the white knight the corporate media are building him up to be, possibly so he could be the replacement candidate for the Dems if Biden drops out this summer due to his dementia. Cuomo waited too long to close down businesses in his state, unlike California and Washington did once the virus hit their states. Also, the more I watch him in his daily press conferences, the more I find him annoying in how he loves the sound of his own voice and has a style of talking down to his audience. Having said all that, of course he is far superior to Trump and most or all of the Repub governors in the US as far as how they are handling the crisis in their states.
well this sucks!!!! how are you?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 21, 2020:
Waiting to see if Reynolds opens up any of the closed types of businesses in May. Considering the number of confirmed cases hasn't peaked yet, I'm thinking it will be middle or late May before much of the state is allowed to open most types of businesses. As far as bars and restaurants, I wouldn't plan on anything until late summer if even then, except for maybe western Iowa.
UPDATE: Lisa has been on the phone all day trying to find out about her stimulus check, ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 21, 2020:
I have been checking with my credit union, where my SS payments go directly into my checking account. I check every few days and so far no fed stimulus payment. How soon should I get one?
Firms in tax havens axed from state bailout in Denmark, Poland - Business Insider
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Too bad that in the US both parties would be racing each other to see who could bail them out first.
Crystal Ball Time - What do you think is going to come of all this?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 20, 2020:
The current mortality rates for the US overall appear to be about 3.5%. That is dividing the deaths by the number of confirmed cases. That's a lot more than 1%, but it is a lot lower than other causes of death.
Biden 2020!!! Who is with me???
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 20, 2020:
Only people who want a repeat of the Reagan years, when we had a doddering old fool with dementia as prez and his advisors and wife Nancy were running the country. Not to worry, there's no way Joe will win the election or avoid being replaced by the DNC at the convention. They can't hide him all the time the next few months.
US virus data and calculations from Friday April 17.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Guess that means we have a higher mortality rate.
How long before christians are using the afterlife to jsutify letting people die for the economy ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 19, 2020:
Mark Twain said, " Heaven for virtue, hell for company".
Democrats and Republicans Fuck You In The Ass And You LOVE It! Nancy Pelosi and her $11k freezers...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
I agree we get it in the ass from both parties, but at least the Dems use some lubricant, at least most of the time...When I think about this stuff very much, I end up feeling like the late Sam Kinison, screaming "I'm in hell, Ah, Ah, Ahhhhh!"
Trump’s strategy to reopen states is about taking credit and dodging blame
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Maybe his strategy is to trick people who are poor and stupid to rush out and spend that $1200 at stores so they get infected and die? I just saw a FB post by Occupy Democrats that alleged exactly that. What do you all think? Is this a sort of population control?
Long cat is long.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
That is a long-legged cat.
Is that what we hear form the corporate moguls every generation?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
How dare those ungrateful serfs demand to live instead of sacrificing themselves for their rulers?
Millionaires receive $1.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
"Everybody knows, the fight is fixed, the poor stay poor, and the rich get rich. That's how it goes, everybody knows"- Leonard Cohen
ABC, CNN, New York Times all admit Trump briefings aren't news — so now what?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
I would be fine if they just cut away whenever Trump is talking his shit and let us listen to Fauci and the actual experts on science and medicine, but if the networks did that it would just add ammo to Trump's act of cataloging all his grievances, real and imagined, that he claims the "fake news" are promoting against him. And his followers would, of course, swallow all of it whole.
Rep.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
With that crowd, "pro-life" has always ended at birth. They also support the death penalty. I say let the congressman lead the way and sacrifice his life before anyone else's.
This situation might have happened IRL a few times. [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
That is good comedy writing.
Linda & I are doing OK with this "stay-at-home" deal. Some of the neighbors are getting a bit edgy.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Kitty looks awful fat, err, fluffy. Will probably just say they're big-boned....
TRANSFORMED:
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 18, 2020:
Could have become worse..
If 2020 was a car.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Reminds me of the cars I see in my area that have the trunk held closed by a bungee cord after they got rear-ended in an accident.
Ah..ooh...oh...ah...ow
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Some people enjoy pain, don't ask me why. They will even pay extra for it.
Good idea?....
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Reminds me of the member here who said he would spend it all on weed.
The checks are out, the checks are out!!
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Almost as exciting as Steve Martin in The Jerk, " The new phone books are here!"...
If 2020 was a car.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
So far 2020 is a total lemon. I want a replacement car. I had great hopes for this year after experiencing such a shitty decade from 2010-2019.
Ocasio-Cortez offers her services to the Biden campaign [wsws.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Until very recently I had such great hopes for AOC. Now I see that she will not be any good or better replacement for Bernie as the leader of progressives.
It Took a Pandemic for the US to Have Its First March Since 2002 Without a School Shooting ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
See? High gun sales without mass shootings just proves that guns don't kill people. Only people kill people. (Sarcasm). Well, duh. Once we eventually get back to schools opening, having mass concerts, etc., you can bet your ass we will again have mass shootings, including school shootings.
He's at it again ... [youtube.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Hasn't been able to sing for decades. All he has left is a croak. Needs to retire from performing and just write songs.
In our lifetimes, we have never witnessed less effective leadership at the federal level of ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Can't argue with any of that. But how do we fight back or revolt when mass protests are now illegal and suicidal? One thing this crisis has shown us, however, is how powerful nationwide general strikes would be against the ruling class and their corrupt government.
Joe moving kinda slow
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
For the US Senate, don't you remember Joe? That's what you said back in SC..
Hi all, I happened to see an older commentary in the Guardian that points out truths about ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
I don't need no stinking article to know this. It's been obvious to me that since the early 1970s all of us wage slaves have been working harder for less money while productivity went up and all of the gains and profits went only to the CEOS and the top 1% of the income ladder. Trickle down economics has always been about the rich pissing down on the rest of us.
A special post for @St_Sinner in his ridiculous ridicule of this young woman, Greta Thunberg, who is...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Double-posted this.
One person is happy with the current president.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
W.'s presidency lowered the bar for everyone after him, partly how we ended up with Trump. W. proved that we could get by with a prez that seemed about as smart as an untrained chimp. Hence, W.'s nickname, Chimp Mc Knightly...
New White House re-opening 'plan' lacks an actual plan
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
Nothing new here.
Good Morning Everyone! Happy Friday! Do you have trouble keeping track of the days?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 17, 2020:
I have yet to receive my stimulus check, which is surprising because I am already receiving Social Security thru direct deposit. So the feds already have my banking info and my address. Anyone have an idea when I might be getting my payment and why it hasn't arrived yet? I did file my 2019 tax return with H& R Block, but I don't see how that would make a difference when I was already getting SS.
Always look on the bright side of life...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 16, 2020:
My guess is that with the virus spreading so rapidly and so little testing being done, the only people that will continue to use dating sites will be those who are the most adventurous and open to risking their health. In other words, mostly people who are just seeking hookups. I'm not making any judgement about that, just being realistic about the health risks of meeting strangers, even without immediate sex.
After Anonymous Tip, 17 Bodies Are Found at Nursing Home Hit by Virus [msn.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 16, 2020:
Shocking but not surprising. I am so glad that my late wife and my father are not still alive and living in long term care facilities these days. Those places have become a deathtrap with this virus.
I'd like to see Joe Biden challenge trump to a fistfight.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 15, 2020:
That would be like the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song Two Tribes. Just let the two leaders duke it out instead of having a war or an election.
Rho Khanna does not want to hear anymore about healthcare being tied to employment.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Having healthcare tied to employment provides no long term security, esp. now that so may jobs are being lost to automation and outsourcing overseas. Every other advanced country has figured that out and done the right thing.
What do you think about AOC’s comment?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Biden is so senile now that he probably doesn't even remember the incident.
Treasury Department Orders Trump’s Name Printed on Stimulus Checks In an unprecedented move, ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Still haven't received my payment yet. Anybody else?
A thought on dating in the New World.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 15, 2020:
Have to disagree. I don't think it will involve those kind of contracts. I do think that it will result in people, esp. women, becoming even more cautious about how soon they will be willing to meet someone new in person. Right now it appears that the dating sites are tanking, as nobody wants to pay good money for a dating site when no one is willing to meet a stranger in person during this virus crisis and even if they did agree to that, there are no indoor places open that they could meet to share coffee, a drink, or a meal. Because of these conditions, dating sites appear to be desperate to attract new members or keep their existing members, so they are offering huge discounts for the time being.
I'd like to recommend my Senator, Jim Inhofe be the 1st to go.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 15, 2020:
I agree, he is an asshole. I've also wanted to see my state's senator Grassley retired for many years, but he seems to have a very safe seat and will only go when he finally decides to retire.
I have a tendency to delete any post I make that hasn't gotten any replies within a few hours.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Posting anything that mentions cats in the Feline Fanatics Group will always get attention and comments.
The two biggest challenges that I have encountered in dating are women who smoke and women are too ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 14, 2020:
I like the really short list of no-gos that I saw from a woman on a reality show called Blind Date. She said, " I just want to meet someone that I don't feel like killing at the end of the day". Words to live by......
Virginia.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Imagine that, a state government that is not bought off and responsive only to business and big money. Here in Iowa we have had both parties in charge at one time or another in my adult life, and each time neither one does anything really progressive when it comes to the environment, tax policy, or worker rights. Both parties are just too bought off by pretty much the same groups and people.
My checking account shows a deposit of $2400 to be made April 15.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 14, 2020:
I consider the virus relief check to be blood money from the government, at least in my case. I don't need the money and I feel they are trying to buy off and pacify voters so they don't get outraged at how this crisis is being dealt with by both parties in DC. I believe neither party really cares how many people die or go broke or homeless from this crisis. I will donate my government money to my local food bank so it goes to the people that really need it the most.
The two biggest challenges that I have encountered in dating are women who smoke and women are too ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Once again, you need to allow for multiple responses from each person. The polling system allows for this. Why do people keep posting polls and not use this option when they set it up? Think and pay attention people. Until then, I won't bother voting in those polls. All of the above except drinking and weed.
What part of "stay at home" did you not understand? ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 14, 2020:
Good mommy cat.
This is the foolishness that arises when markets are allowed to make the decisions on how resources ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
As Malcom X said, the only god in America is money.
I'm working hard to keep up with my hygiene..
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
Maybe there should be another one about actually getting dressed for leaving your home or changing your clothes every few days, instead of spending all week wearing the same shirt and sweat pants?
Always look on the bright side of life...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
"Always look on the bright side of life...And always look on the bright side of death...." Monty Python's Life Of Brian.
To the Biden Supporters.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
You and I both know there are many people who usually vote Dem in presidential elections that would rather lose with a centrist than win with a progressive, esp. members of the DNC, but getting them to admit it is another thing....
To the Biden Supporters.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
I agree Robo, but I think you give too much credit to that first group you refer to, the ones who will supposedly vote Dem no matter who the nominee is. Most of them won't admit it, but I think the majority of them were never going to support or vote for Bernie if he had gotten the nomination last time around or this time. However, since Bernie failed to get the nomination either time, they were never put to the test about whether they would have fallen in line and supported or voted for him. I think most of them are secretly relieved that they weren't put in that position, like we have been each of these times. I also think that this time they were getting very nervous a month or two ago when it looked like Bernie was going to run away with the nomination. But the DNC and the virus took care of that for them. I think most of the anti-Bernie Dems are hypocrites and they will never convince me that most of them were willing to back up all their blue-no-matter-who talk if the shoe were on the other foot and they were being asked to support Bernie as the nominee...
White evangelicals love Trump and aren't confused about why.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
It's not just about race and bigotry, it's also about misogyny and opposition to abortion.
Team Trump makes 'political calculation,' puts burdens on governors
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
He is setting it up so that if things go badly at the state level, in each state, the governor there will get the blame from the residents of that state, instead of Trump, in Nov.. On the other hand, if things go well in particular states as far as the virus, Trump will be glad to claim most of the credit. I am betting that most of the governors, red or blue, have figured this out and will lead in their own states according to what will help get them, not Trump, re-elected, since the voters in their state will blame them, not Trump, if things go badly in their state.
Iowa Governor Refuses To Issue Stay-At-Home Order, Instead Declares ‘Day Of Prayer’ | Michael ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 13, 2020:
Makes me flashback on the old Doors song where Jim Morrison thundered about a man talked about how to "petition the Lord, with prayer"...
I don't trust people enough to sit in the break room. I'll eat lunch in the car.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 12, 2020:
Good social distancing.
Overheard on Facebook in WV by a poster asking for restaurants to be opened-up now (misspellings and...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Nobody is stopping them from commiting suicide in some private way that doesn't endanger others. Let them have at it that way if that's how they feel, but I guess killing yourself does seem to them to be a disqualifier from heaven..
Keep your fallen friends and family alive in your memories and they will live on in many ways.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 11, 2020:
I agree. Once all the people who remember us have died, we are effectively erased from this world. There are, of course, gravestones or maybe even, for some of us who are exceptional, books, programs, or buildings, etc. with our name on them. But even then, most of us are pretty well gone from the human drama and conversations that go on after we die. I do not believe that anything else of us goes on like a supernatural soul that lives even after those who knew us are gone.
It's obvious that the bail out has its favorites again this time.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Because they have better lobbysists, just kidding, we peons have none at all. Also, they give all the big campaign money, unlike us. We peons only give campaign money to honest pols like Bernie who can't be bought...
‪THE SURGEON GENERAL BELIEVES GOD CREATED THIS VIRUS SO WE SUFFER THE WAY HE DID BEING EASTER ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 11, 2020:
They can believe what they like, but I'll choose to believe we suffer for different reasons, varying from individual to individual. As punk rocker Patti Smith sang about the whole Christ thing, " Jesus died for somebody's sins (if for anyone's at all), but not mine...".
Should Prostitution be Legal?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 11, 2020:
Legalize it completely, but it also needs to be closely regulated to prevent trafficking, exploitation, abuse, and spread of STDs. Like weed, it would be a huge tax boon to the government, but the reasoning behind both of them remaining illegal is the moral opposition of the religious.
In the UK, a woman supporting the opposition party to Boris Johnson's government commented on ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
This uproar is sort of similar to what happened after Thatcher died a few years ago. Many of us on the left were gloating and celebrating her death, while those on the right were outraged at that reaction. Personally, as the widower of a spouse who, like Thatcher, suffered and died of dementia, felt glad to see her dead, but not glad about her dementia, which I would not wish on my worst enemy. These sorts of issues are complicated and everyone deserves to have their opinion and feelings about their political opponents. Still, these opinions will always upset those on the opposing side and you better be ready to pay a price if you make them public.
It’s about the long term...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
The sad truth is that the Dem party doesn't really care about winning prez elections near as much as they care about stopping progressive candidates from ever becoming prez. The only thing that would ever really move the Dem Party to the left would be a progressive or socialist running third party or as an independent and getting 20% or more of the vote. That sort of thing was happening about a hundred years ago, when socialist candidates were getting tens of millions of votes in each prez election. That, and the Great Depression, is why FDR and the Dem Party moved way to the left in 1932, because they were afraid a socialist might become prez in that election or the next if FDR didn't pass socialist programs. The Dem centrists either don't know the real history or choose to ignore it.
It’s about the long term...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Ranked-choice voting would eliminate having to vote for the lesser evil, but the two major parties in the US would never allow it to happen in any widespread manner.
It’s about the long term...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Which is why I will not be shamed by centrist Dems into voting Blue this fall. They need to finally give progressives a chance to win the White House with one of their own. We've only been waiting since 1972...
If Health insurance changes more for smokers because of the extra health risk, shouldn’t the also ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
You would not be able to discriminate against church-goers with health insurance, even with discounts during a pandemic, because they could and would sue the insurance company claiming they were discriminated against based on their religion.
In the UK, a woman supporting the opposition party to Boris Johnson's government commented on ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Quite true. Speaking unpopular viewpoints always carries a price. If you depend on an employer for your livelihood or the membership of your party for your office or position in the party or government, you had better make sure your ass is covered before you clash with their views. Glad I'm retired and have comfortable finances, so anyone who doesn't like my views can kiss my ass!
Pretty much.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Me too. This dude will abide the quarantine, but not abide DNC-shaming.... Why should they court you when they are sure they can take your vote for granted?
Poor people suffering disproportionally. [theintercept.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
They always do in any kind of crisis or natural disaster..
If a church holds services and a person get covid an dies can the family sue for wrongful death or ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
You could sue (you can always sue for any reason), but as my brother used to say when he was a private practice lawyer, it doesn't mean you have a case. Most courts would say that anyone who showed up at the service was assuming their own risk for getting infected or suffering harm, so they wouldn't have a case against the church.
Cartoonists often capture the issue better than words.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Reminds me of the fake replica of the town of Rock Ridge in the movie Blazing Saddles.
Welcome to my virtual birthday party! The only party I am allowed to have.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
Happy birthday. I like the Grump Cat photo.
Even after the US government has recommended use of masks or any face shields, I don't see a lot of ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
I don't wear a mask at present because they are not available in stores and haven't been for several weeks. I ordered one online a couple weeks ago, but it probably won't arrive, if at all, for another month. I don't have any bandanas to make one out of. I'll just go without and keep limiting my store visits. I don't need or deserve one near as much as medical workers do.
There is a movie where the main characters are trying to find a killer.
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 10, 2020:
You're describing the movie Fallen. The killing entity also has some aspects of the movie It Follows.
I'm not sure how we are expected to survive with this level of anti-science stupid coming from our ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 9, 2020:
It was refreshing to watch a cable channel today and see them cut away from Trump's daily exercise of lying during his coronavirus briefing to fact check him and then return only later after they had covered his first half hour of lies. It would be better if they just stopped covering his own participation in the conferences and only had us listen to the doctors and scientists, but that would seem too unfair. Still, this is better than giving him an uninterrupted hour to spew out his lies and misinformation in between doctors and scientists who are actually helpful to Americans.
Appropriate meme for these times:
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Kitty and duckling comforting each other. Who'd have thought?
Why is there no one in this chat room ?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 9, 2020:
Maybe you're early..
States Introduce Bills to Ban Marriage Equality to Get It Back in Front of SCOTUS
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 9, 2020:
I doubt they will agree to hear it either. They know how unpopular it would be to outlaw gay marriage again and don't want to hurt the Repub party in the next election. That's also why I doubt that the SC will ever actually outlaw abortion again. It's been legal for too long and even tho they have had the votes on the court for decades to do it, they haven't. Again, it's because it would kill the party at the polls with all the women who would vote Dem as single issue voters. So they do the next best thing to outlawing abortion by putting up so many restrictions at the state level that abortion becomes unavailable in most parts of the country, at least for poor women. The rest of women are still able, like they always have, to get abortions when they need them.
WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR LAST NAME WHEN MARRIED?
TomMcGiverin comments on Apr 9, 2020:
As a male there was no traditional pressure to change my name when I married, so neither I or my late wife changed our last names when we married. All my friends are politically liberal, so none of them changed their last names when they married.

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