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I've been widowed for six 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 55-72. 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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Atheists Are The Most Politically Active Group In America, Outcompeting Evangelicals According ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2022:
They are active, but they are such a tiny number, and so outnumbered by evangelicals, that they have zero political power.
Hi I'm Tenley.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2022:
I have no idea what the dating pool is like here on Agnostic in your local area for your age group, but for the vast majority of us, it is piss poor. Agnostic has never really offered any local dating options for members, and it has got even worse in recent years, as almost all new members quickly figured this out, and left the site immediately, rather than staying and participating in the community. Also, a lot of members left in the last couple years from being tired of the bullshit and fighting on the forums.
Are women really after money in a relationship than true love please let me know......
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2022:
In my experience, usually not. The problem I run into most often these days with online dating, that is related somewhat to this, is that most women who are college-educated and white collar professionals themselves, will not date a man who is not also a so-called "successful professional" man, not so much because he may not have a high income or be financially secure and comfortable, but because he does not have enough of a high status career to brag about or show off to her friends and family, so the woman won't date a man like that because it would be embarrassing to her, even if he is just as intelligent and educated as her, and has the same money available as her for travel, entertainment, dining out, etc. It's all about status and social class.
Why are women afraid to breakup in a relationship than men
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2022:
In my experience, most of them have no problem breaking up with men, more often the problem is doing it with some class and kindness, rather than being callous and hurtful or dishonest about it.
There is danger in working the polls.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2022:
Sorry that happened. Figures that he was a Repub, they are so damned selfish. I have run across guys that leave the toilet stall smelling so bad, without even flushing.
Who else hates winter?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 11, 2022:
Me.
Some sad news for Agnostics Members….
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 9, 2022:
What did he die from?
Some sad news for Agnostics Members….
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 8, 2022:
So sorry to hear that. She is a great cat lover and has shared many cute photos of her cats, which I really enjoyed.
By happenstance I had run across this person today they hold the highest IQ record in the Guinness ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 7, 2022:
I remember her, she at least used to write a newspaper column that had readers ask her to answer very brainy ?s.. It was very interesting to read.
We all understand how projection is so closely tied to Republican behavior.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 6, 2022:
Well, if you are on the left, then I agree, you do need a gun, because you will get no protection from the authorities, against the right wing groups. There may be some exceptions to that in the most blue parts of the country, but everywhere else, yes, you will be on your own...
Discussing the prospect for civil war,.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 6, 2022:
What efforts by the Dems to address the class war waged by the wealthy? You give that corrupt, corporate run party way too much credit. You must have slept thru the DLC years and the three decades since Bill Clinton started the neoliberal new Dem Party. The reason the Repubs have been winning and that we got Trump was the betrayal of the working class for decades by the Dems. And they are going to lose big time on Tue., and deservedly so, because too many people have caught on to their bullshit game and will either not vote or vote Repub, just to express their reactionary hate and fears of anyone different than them, since they know neither party gives a rat's ass about their economic problems.
Growing up, I was proud that the US prevailed in WWII and I was amazed by the ventures into space.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 6, 2022:
Well, as Woody Allen used to say, before he became known as a creepy pedophile, "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to hopelessness and utter despair. The other leads to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly"..... Sometimes the only ways to react, is to laugh or cry (my own take on the Allen quote)..
Kroger to pay $180K for firing Christians who wouldn't wear heart symbol
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 5, 2022:
As about any person who has watched the movie Office Space knows, employers shouldn't be requiring their employees to wear stupid buttons or flair on the job just to promote some corporate image. An employee name tag, sure, just so customers know the person actually works there and who they should blame for bad service, but beyond that, required buttons or tags for employees are bullshit, and companies with strong unions don't get away with that shit, only the exploitive, lower wage employers, it seems, these days.
Is church decline something to celebrate? That depends [onlysky.media]
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 4, 2022:
It all depends on the content and character of each church or the denomination it may be a part of. Some serve some social good and some don't.
Christian hate-preacher: Abortion doctors must be mutilated and murdered
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 2, 2022:
Why is his clearly serious, sincere hate speech left up on You Tube, when just yesterday FB sent me a nastygram threatening me for having posted a joking meme about shooting Ted Cruz if he came to my door dressed as werewolf, which he was in the meme? They removed my post immediately, even tho I got it from here on Agnostic, and the poster on here got it from FB himself. Can you say double standard, even tho I am talking about two separate platforms? I thought you could...
I wish I could go back sometimes.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
I can relate to feeling nostalgic for the innocence of that time, but that's about it.
It was a weird program to say the least, Seinfeld's comedy is an acquired taste that I never quite ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
I never got into that show too much, as the characters were generally very unlikeable people. Very selfish, often abrasive, not very honest, etc. Not at all the sort of people I would choose or have as friends, so why watch them? Very little kindness was ever practiced on that show. Seemed like everybody's main motivation was to either get ahead of others or get one over on somebody else. I have never been interested in doing that to or with other people in my life. Maybe I just have the wrong mindset for being an American or a person living in a capitalist society? I left being competitive behind once I became an adult and was done with playing sports in school..
What level is needed to form a fifth group?
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
Fifth group of what?
Sums up a lot of reasons that are hard to articulate.
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
Well said. That is the biggest thing wrong with Libertarians and conservatives, that, unlike most of us as far back as kindergarten, they never learned how to share, and to appreciate and accept fairness between people as being important. Having said that, I personally despise the term or label liberal, because I see it misused for or claimed by way too many people who are only "liberal" on issues of identity politics and culture war issues. These same people don't care a whit about economic justice, economic inequality, fair taxes, endless wars, etc. and are just fine with the status quo of American capitalism. To me, they are liberal in only a very selfish, self-serving way that furthers their own personal interests, such as gay rights, separation of church and state, or environmentalism, but nothing to change the rigged system of who is exploited and who gets and stays rich and holds all the power in the system. Thus, I prefer better labels, like socialist or progressive, for those who are lefty across the spectrum on issues, and something else, but not liberal, for those who are conservative on all things economic and liberal or lefty on everything else. Because otherwise, they are able to pretend to be on the opposite side of where they are in the class war, which, next to climate change, is by far the most important issue of our time. And by my standards and definition of liberal, those people are anything but liberal, as they are very selfish, tho not morons by any means...
The real difference between Atheist and religious people
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
I agree, because when you only go around once in this existence, and there is no afterlife, making this life and existence count and stand for something, is even more important, than when there is some afterlife and an opportunity to be rewarded or work things out after death, etc.. And it also makes it clearer that few things in this life are worth dying for, including wars that benefit only the rich and powerful.
54 Percent of Americans Still Don't Know What Christian Nationalism Is Most of us non-Christians...
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
There's no way the public schools will ever touch this subject, and why would anyone expect the corporate media to cover it either, since they are perfectly fine with a fascist government, since, by definition, it would be corporate friendly?
Bats... we turn into bats.... A late Halloween cartoon
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
Demetri can't help it, he knows cats are so much cuter. Who'd want to look like a bat instead?
If he shows up at my door, I'll shoot him with silver bullets
TomMcGiverin comments on Nov 1, 2022:
Just wanted the community here to know that I tried sharing this on my FB page and within less than an hour, FB had notified me that it violated their policies on content inciting violence and harm, etc., so that no one could see it except me. So I deleted it. You have to wonder if they would have enforced the policy so quickly and strictly if it had been directed at someone on the left? I guess you can't make a joke about violence against someone on the right, but I wonder how many of you have seen FB memes like this on FB about Biden or Pelosi? I wouldn't know, because I don't have any friends, on FB or IRL, that would post anything like that, but I wonder if any of you have seen a double standard on that with FB? It wouldn't surprise me, but let me know what you think of my experience with this meme.
In case there was any doubt in your mind
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 31, 2022:
I think they already sort of tipped their hand and showed us their replacement for SS a couple years ago with their Covid policies, which seemed designed to kill off as many old people as possible with the virus running rampant, so they could then spend even less on SS benefits with so many fewer seniors left.
What are you for?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 31, 2022:
I am for equality, fairness, compassion, and mercy for all of our citizens that need help, as well as fixing our infrastructure, instead of pouring most of our money into weapons and war for world empire. I am also for our governmental power being restored to our citizens, rather than it being continually held only by our corporations and the 1%. I am for everyone having a decent standard of living, good health care that is affordable, along with higher education available for free to all that desire it and have the ability to use it.I also want to see the so-called War On Drugs ended, a laughable label since for some time there has been an alt rock band named after it, showing how ironic and uncredible the whole thing is. Lastly, I want all those social benefits given to all of our citizens, with no strings attached regarding their race, religion, sexuality, etc., instead of continued culture war/Identity politics bullshit of only certain classes or groups of people being considered deserving of help or privilege, while others aren't, along with all the morality tests of who is "worthy" or not to be considered a true American.
What they're for? You don't want to know. 😐
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 31, 2022:
The only freedom they are for is for those like them, white Christian conservatives, along with any other assorted rich people and corporations. As for anyone else, who is a mere peasant or non-white or non Christian, they can count on continually less freedom and even greater economic slavery.
That KFC you left on the table was toe bean licking good!
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 30, 2022:
A former neighbor of mine had a cat, Rascal, that she fed four times a day. Needless to say, the cat was fat, and it's fav treat was KFC chicken, which she would cut into little bite size pieces for her, without any skin. No doubt Rascal probably licked her own paws if there was any of the chicken on them!
It's the American way.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 30, 2022:
It's become rather common across the country for the government to go after lefty groups, like peace groups esp., that feed the homeless, such as Food Not Bombs. They don't want those groups developing a positive public image by feeding the homeless, since the old tactic of simply calling them Communists, doesn't work as well anymore. Can't have people openly opposing the MIC and endless wars making a good impression on the public, because it might make opposing war too popular. On the other hand, if a Christian or mainstream Catholic church feeds the homeless, they leave them alone. It's all about whether the group feeding the homeless is challenging the local power structure or not..
The couple in question almost divorced divorced once before; 620,000 soldiers died.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 29, 2022:
The diff is that now, if the fascists want to start a civil war, we do not have tens or hundreds of thousands who are willing to fight and risk death to stop them. At best, the law enforcement and military will stand down and let them fight unabated against their political enemies.
It's my sixth day of work, down at the election Polls, and I got into a fight with a Party Of ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 29, 2022:
Conclusive proof of why guns should not be allowed anywhere near a polling place, unless they are cops or rented security. I wouldn't have been surprised to hear that Ty had a gun in his vehicle, went to get it, and then came back after you.. He sounds nutty enough that he would do that if he had one handy in his ride.
It's my sixth day of work, down at the election Polls, and I got into a fight with a Party Of ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 29, 2022:
Doesn't surprise me. I have had two MAGA types physically threaten me with assault, at my local senior center, and each time there were plenty of witnesses to it, in fact with one of the guys, it was right in front the center director. Both guys, each time, said that they wanted go out to the parking lot with me and kick my ass, etc.. But the pussies that run the center never suspended either one of them from coming to the center, as they should have. All because most of the senior center clients are Trumper Repubs, and they didn't want to step on their toes. So, in summary, if you are way outnumbered in the particular area where the conflicts, happen, you will never get any just or fair treatment if the cons threaten or bully you. We are totally on our own, unless they actually commit violence against us, but even then, we better have some witnesses and evidence, because the local cops are just as unlikely to take our side or aid us in getting them arrested and charged.
ROASTED! Brittany Page Reads 'Mean Comments' and Reacts! - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 28, 2022:
Not surprising that a lot of the trolls appear to have weak minds and lame wit.
Thought this crowd would enjoy this type of humor .
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 28, 2022:
Well, " The devil made me do it" has always been a popular defense or excuse, so why not here?
Just saw Claire McCaskill on MSNBC saying Speaker Pelosi had debated spending her campaign money for...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 28, 2022:
The Pelosis are ultra rich. They could afford to hire bodyguards out of their own pocket. I can't see why her hubby was at home alone during the attack. So I agree something fishy may be going on, same as the guy who supposedly was going to attack Bret Kavanaugh. I don't trust any of those motherfuckers, in the leadership or partisan hacks like Kavanaugh, in either of the two tribes. They all have serious problems with the truth, same as Herschel Walker. They will lie like a rug anytime they need to in order to further their agenda, including making up staged attacks.
We need candidates 'who are evidence-based': NE State Sen. Megan Hunt
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 28, 2022:
She makes way too much sense. If she ever runs for congress, she needs to stay away from small aircraft, ie. Wellstone and Carnahan....
Do you ever wonder what the church does with the money they‘ve collected? [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 28, 2022:
I often wonder how much of the money I spend with corporations is used by them to hire lobbyists and bribe politicians, both of whom turn around and screw me on behalf of those corporations..
I’m sure there’s a lesson in here somewhere. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 27, 2022:
Glad he invented things, sorry he never was able to enjoy partner sex, but then again, maybe he was never interested in it, who knows?
My question is how the hell did did they train the dog?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 27, 2022:
I'll take a pass on hearing those details...
I'm going to discuss being dead for a moment.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 26, 2022:
I really see no point in pondering any of that, since we have no power to prevent our dying eventually. It will happen and then I will be gone. The end... No point obsessing over or analyzing it into dust..
North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson Tells Christians To Load Their Guns And Get Ready ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 26, 2022:
I sure won't feel bad for him if someone shoots or beats the shit out of this asshole, but I would feel bad about him getting the sympathy and proof he seeks to justify his paranoia... Just yet another reason I would never want to live in the South, where pols of his kind are so common.. We don't need more of the things he says we need more of, instead, we need less religion, fewer guns, and more people with critical thinking skills. Instead, we get more and more of the former two things. More religion in politics and more guns on the streets...
Episode 1 is here: Stories of Relationships Destroyed by QAnon
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 26, 2022:
Not really surprised to hear this, but I'm not really interested in listening to podcasts. I've already heard plenty of personal stories of people I actually know offline and trust that have told me of relatives or relatives of friends that have drank the Kool-Aid of Trump and conspiracy groups and then gone off the deep end, including dying of Covid, tho they were relatively healthy before, because they refused to get vaxed or practice any self protection from Covid.
Bannon calls it "flooding the zone with shit.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 26, 2022:
None of them will testify under oath, unless it means taking the Fifth for every damn ?
Tucker Carlson's 24-year-old son is named Buckley.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 25, 2022:
I would think that, unless he was enrolled in private school, with other rich, entitled brats like him and his father, that he probably suffered enough abuse for being Tucker's kid. But he probably was in private school and will turn out just like his dad, so I really have limited empathy and compassion for any shit he may encounter from strangers...
But hey, don't worry about it, it's just your main supply of water.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 25, 2022:
Figures. Hopefully I will croak before my area runs out of water. Oh, the sweet embrace and comfort of death....
Is America becoming a banana republic?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 24, 2022:
We're already there, and have been for a while, not just since the insurrection...
This is hilarious!!! PLEASE let this happen.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 24, 2022:
That would be too good to be true. After Palin, MTG would set the new low for the VP bar... As far as the short list of female VP picks, I would say Trump's best bet would be Nikki Haley, but nowadays most voters don't care about VP candidates, tho with Trump's age and unpredictability, his VP pick probably would matter to most voters.. I would love to see him pick any of those three wackos, MTG, Lake, or Noem... Any of those three might be the kiss of death that would lose it for him...
How do you respond to the question "Do you believe in God?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 24, 2022:
I just say "No, and why do you ask?" Depending on their answer and interest, I may continue the exchange, but usually I can tell it will lead nowhere worthwhile, so I just end the conversation.
James Taylor - Fire And Rain (BBC In Concert, 11/16/1970) - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 24, 2022:
I guess I can see your emotional connection to this song, but he actually wrote it about a female friend that committed suicide. Still, a loss is a loss...
Speak no evil...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 24, 2022:
The one of the right end takes the Fifth....
"Religious Freedom" is Neither - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 24, 2022:
The biggest idiot, in this case, is MTG..
I'm getting pretty tired of having to block people on this site.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 23, 2022:
Why ask why?
How many people are going to be elected in the next couple of years because they are parroting lies ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 23, 2022:
Based on my experience, their bets will pay off.
How Long Will the GOP Continue to Shrink the Middle Class Rather than Grow It?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 23, 2022:
Reading anything by Hartmann is a waste of time, because he never blames the Dems for their collusion with the Repubs or their corruption, so he is just another Dem apologist who ends up promoting Blue No Matter Who, instead of promoting third party voting, which is the only thing, besides revolution, that might save us.
I would not call it love and it never made it to a relationship but here is my Saturday afternoon ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 23, 2022:
WTF man, you live in rural MO, which is a lot like rural Iowa, only worse. Lots of hicks, rednecks, and white trash. I feel your pain, even tho I live in a suburb that's part of the largest city in Iowa. While my area isn't rural, like yours, most of the available women on the dating sites still are into the rural culture, where country music, kids and family, religion, and social drinking are all very important in who they will date. Also, because most of them grew up in rural Iowa, they also require their dating partners to be into camping and fishing, neither of which I am into, so culturally and lifestyle-wise, I'm a fish out of water in the dating pool. All I can say is, just like I have to, keep plugging and remember that not only are you way better than people like this woman and deserve someone better, but that there are also women out there in MO that are on your level and compatible. But, like me, you may need to adjust your criteria in who you will connect with and meet from a dating site.I don't know where you are on the MO map, but you might consider seeking women in the KC, St. Louis, or Columbia areas of your state, since they are more likely to be on your level. I have run across women living in rural Iowa towns, within less than an hour away from me, on Match, that seemed compatible with me, at least on paper. But I have not bothered with messaging them or meeting them, because, in my experience, if they are still living in some hick rural Iowa town, there is nothing there to do with them besides sit at home with them and binge shows, etc., since there is no culture or entertainment where they live. And the other thing is, if they are still living in Podunk, they probably will never move away from there, and also don't have the kind of money to ever be able to afford traveling with me to the places I would like to go eventually. Also, if they are living in Podunk, they may well be living with a relative or friend, out of financial necessity, and I don't want to deal with that either, by being an eventual meal ticket. Glad you went to the daughter's and got some instant support and affirmation. It's frightening that people like your date and her crowd are allowed to vote, but it goes a long way in explaining Josh Hawley....
'This is her store; we just work here': Meet the cat that has become a fixture at this Home Depot
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 23, 2022:
I've seen a few other store cats in my time. They all love the attention and know that their job is being cute and parading around for the customers. I also met a cat that lived at a nursing home, and her job was to comfort the dying residents. The cat had an uncanny sense of picking up on which residents were in their final days, and she would start hanging out in their room, standing guard and keeping them company until they died. Sort of an angel of death and comfort.
Republicans are such hypocrites [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 23, 2022:
No surprise to anyone who's been paying attention for decades... But, as I've said many times before, Repub pols and their followers, never give a fuck about how hypocritical they appear, in fact, to them it's just more enjoyment over how it ends up owning the libs...
Greg Locke's church is so loud, his county may adopt a noise ordinance
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 22, 2022:
Wouldn't it be a hoot if somehow the tent caught on fire, maybe from the flames or ashes from the fire drifting over to the tent?
Greg Locke's church is so loud, his county may adopt a noise ordinance
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 22, 2022:
Just another shithead showoff. I hope the noise ordinance happens, but also that the local news media ignore him...
What separation?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 22, 2022:
Lying hypocrites..
What Is The Manosphere Getting Wrong? - Destiny | Modern Wisdom Podcast 540 - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 22, 2022:
I have always been able to have good, healthy long term friendships with women over my life while single, and that has been a good thing, since it meets some of my social and emotional needs that are not met when I don't have a partner or am not actively dating steadily. The bad thing is, that those friendships are not really possible once or when one has a partner again. I think that women value those opposite, platonic friendships too, altho they usually have additional friendships with other women, unlike the single men. It's sad that opposite sex friendships always seem to fizzle out once either person finds their next dating partner, but it's better than nothing, because it helps fill the time of both parties, keeps them less isolated, and continues to give each of them some validation of their attractive qualities and worth as a person to another potential partner, since the dating game is so filled with rejection and discouragement, except maybe for those who are great looking, who get most of the interest from the other sex, and are usually doing the rejecting, rather than receiving rejection most of the time. I did listen to the whole thing, in parts, because the first third or so, was really kind of boring and not related to gender relations. Almost all of the rest was relevant, altho there was a segment about politics, the new form of terrorism thru inciting rhetoric.
Guys. gals thoughts?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 21, 2022:
Sorry, she may have the looks and athletic ability, but I prefer some humility and modesty, instead of all her obvious strutting, preening for the camera, and the " Don't I look cool and cute?" mugging for the camera..
If god created us in his own image, why aren’t we all invisible!? 🀷🏻‍♂️
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 21, 2022:
Sometimes I feel invisible, esp. on dating sites, lol...
Corporations Using Inflation As Cover To Raise Prices [youtube.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 20, 2022:
Support of this unfair system, favoring the rich and corporations, is fully bipartisan, and Reich needs to say the Dems are equally to blame. Both parties have pretty much the same corporate donors, so the Dems are equally guilty of not wanting to do windfall profits taxes, they just blame the Repubs for blocking what they themselves don't want to do. Vote Blue all you want to, it won't change anything for things related to class warfare against us or the rigged economy. All Dems will do is say they will improve things, but their actions are no different than the Repubs. Don't listen to what they say, look at their inaction....
Ricky Gervais at the 2020 Golden Globes.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 19, 2022:
Hit wit is so sharp, wicked, and unfiltered, he is too dangerous for TV..
They're so quick to accuse us of being offended by their religion
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 19, 2022:
More like the God they pretend to believe in. The only God they worship is power...
As abortion access shrinks in the South, tax dollars flow to fake clinics | Facing South
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 18, 2022:
The lying hypocrites think nothing of deceiving people into thinking these are legit health clinics, since their version of Christianity says that lying is always justified to serve the church's agenda. They have no shame.
Damn right they've got you, assholes!
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 17, 2022:
Those women are making the naive or innocent assumption, of mistakenly thinking that Repub pols are capable of feeling shame or giving a damn about their own obvious hypocrisy. Experienced observers of Repub pols, already know those pols are immune to feeling shame about, or ever admitting, their clear hypocrisy... To me, it is incredibly ironic that the same party that crucified Bill Clinton (not that I ever really liked him or that I haven't hated him for years) for being a bimbo-chasing manwhore and committing sexual perjury, is the party that now promotes and protects Hershel Walker, along with other sexual hypocrites. Their capacity for arrogance and double standards is beyond belief.
The story of some of us over 50.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 17, 2022:
Luckily, it doesn't really apply to me. I did play sports a lot when I was young, but my knees always stayed healthy. They pop a bit when I first get out of bed in the morning, but nothing else really. Probably due to me never playing football in school, which I hear is brutal on the knees...
I haven't interviewed in a long time, but I always hated this question.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 17, 2022:
One big reason for age discrimination, at least for jobs with health insurance benefits, is that older workers cost more for the employer to insure, so they prefer to hire people who are younger and cheaper, preferably with plenty of student debt, so they are easier to treat like slaves and push around. The other reason is that older workers have more experience, as well as strong opinions, and are less willing to let themselves be pushed around like younger workers. So your convo between the old man and HR manager, is right on the money. I am so glad to be retired now. I used to even fantasize about getting even with the pricks and bitches I dealt with back when I had to go looking for jobs, and all the games they played with me, along with lying to me. I dreamed that after retiring I would apply for jobs and pretend to want a job if I ever got a chance to interview, then go thru the motions of the interview, waste their time, and then, on the way out the door, tell them off and reveal that I was happily retired and had no intention of working again. There would really be no legal action they could take against me for it, but I'm sure it would quickly result in me being placed on an employer alert list of sorts that would clue every Chamber Of Commerce member in the local area, about my game. So I wouldn't be able to use it more than a time or two at most. So I decided it was not worth the trouble, even if I would get my revenge on at least one asshole employer...
What's sup....
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 17, 2022:
Cat Vader?
♬ When you're a jet ♬
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 16, 2022:
Only cats know how to look that cool...
Just a few words of advice.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 15, 2022:
I'm a bit conflicted on this one. I get it that you want to be with people that have some capacity for playfulness, like the meme suggests, but on the other hand, not everybody is into mainstream pop or rock music. So if you are someone more like the latter, in your music taste, then maybe someone who shares that with you would not be a negative influence in your life, but maybe another kindred soul that you belong with.
The Purring Journal - Why Does My Cat Bite Me? (5 Possible Reasons) [youtube.com]
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 15, 2022:
This is a great owner's manual for cat parents. Sort of like how to train both cats and humans to cope with each other.
New Rule: Republican Idiocracy | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 15, 2022:
I can summarize Maher's point, about why Repubs nominate such outrageous candidates much more quickly and simply. To them, it's just another way of owning the libs and making them angry at how much hypocrisy and dishonesty they can have in their candidates, and still get the votes of all of their base.
This is where we are now: a middle school teacher in San Diego County hangs a portrait of Adolf ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 15, 2022:
Reminds me of that old punk rock song by The Clash, White Man In Hammersmith Palace, from the late 70s, "If Adolph Hitler, flew in today, they'd send the limousine anyway"....
Prosecutors ask jury to recommend death sentence for Parkland shooter.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 14, 2022:
It would be interesting to hear the pro-life Bible thumpers make the argument that this pregnancy should not have been aborted, sort of brings up the contradiction of exactly what stages of life they care about in their pro-life policies and rhetoric. It obviously would have been the best thing for the world and everyone involved, if this kid's mother had let him be aborted...
This is where we are now: a middle school teacher in San Diego County hangs a portrait of Adolf ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 14, 2022:
It would be nice to hear the teacher was fired over it, but that would surprise me in this day and age. It reminds me of the idiot MAGA hat-wearing Trumper I used to see at my local senior center that I got into it with about a year ago. I found it really disturbing that he used to be a school teacher in my town, to think of what kind of values he was likely to be teaching his students before he retired recently. What's more scary is that in my heavily Repub town, he is probably pretty common among local teachers in his thinking and politics.
Prosecutors ask jury to recommend death sentence for Parkland shooter.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 14, 2022:
I understand how tempting a case like this is to want to have the death penalty, but with how unevenly it is applied to racial minorities and the poor, compared to killers that are white and/or rich, it doesn't seem worth having, to me, as an option. And there is also the issue of how governments use the death penalty for trumped up, non-violent offenses to kill and silence their political enemies and critics.
I caught his on Netflix last night if you want a laugh this is it. [youtu.be]
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 13, 2022:
Call me a Luddite, but I don't see the movie as being that terribly, just somewhat, exaggerated,when it comes to how seduced by and dependent most people are on their smartphones. It really isn't that hard to get by without one, and to just use a tracphone, rather sparingly, instead. I am able to keep my focus on where I am, what I am thinking, and who I am with, rather than being constantly distracted or dependent on a smartphone. Most people are very hooked on their smartphone, and on being connected to the net and the rest of the social world every waking hour of the day, and don't realize it at all. Glad I have more awareness and self discipline than them.
Lawyer fined $400,000 for warning school about predator priest on staff
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 13, 2022:
That is one of the tough things about being a lawyer, namely that you often have to maintain confidentiality and not reveal things that are privileged between you and your clients, as well as information that is under seal by a court, as this information was, as part of the investigating committee the lawyer was on. It all comes down to choosing which principle to honor, the rules of the court and the law, or the public good. In this case, the lawyer chose the latter, and paid the price, literally, for violating the rules of the court. He also could have very easily been disbarred over it. I hope he doesn't end up having that happen, as we need lawyers like him that are willing to self sacrifice in the name of the public good.
Has Agnostic.com let you down as a dating app? Take heart, there are other options.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 12, 2022:
Just about as practical as trying to date on Agnostic. I have yet to meet a single member in person from here. Probably doesn't help that my state has likely one of the lowest number of members of any state in the US. Probably also better suited for Luddites like me who refuse to get a smartphone and prefer doing all my internet at home on a laptop.
'God's perfect timing'? Evangelists cancel Florida event after hurricane
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 12, 2022:
I guess God didn't get the advance memo from their org. about the event...
"The Transformed Wife" has an INSANE guide for being Christians, not feminists - YouTube
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 12, 2022:
Well, they say there is someone for everyone, mating-wise, so I'm sure there are more than a few men that are her match, but not me or anybody I am friends with...
Wednesday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 12, 2022:
Such a cute, innocent face...
I think I was blocked by the dude who posted Alex Jones is innocent bullshit.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 12, 2022:
It was laidback, the guy is an attention junkie and seems to be very out of it, so no loss on him blocking you. To me, you are one of the most cool and sensible people on these boards.. Personally, I think he is way too out of it mentally to get snark, sarcasm or any point you were trying to make comparing him to Alex Jones, so while it may have been clever on your part, it was wasted effort on him, unless you were just out to entertain the rest of us..
Know Your Enemy.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 11, 2022:
I'd like to see him try living on the minimum wage, with some student debt loans hanging over that on top of him... He's also a Trump-ass-kissing, election-denying prick, as well.
Ok, folks.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
No idea. I do all my internet at home on my laptop. I haven't received any e-mail notifications for as long as the guy below said. It all stopped then. I only see alerts after I log into the site.
[tiktok.com] Pretty much πŸ™„especially after 19 hrs shifts πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
You are very dedicated, Pralina, and I love and admire that, but you work way too hard...
The family on Netflix.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
I haven't seen it, but I have been reading reports about this group for years. Of course, the corporate media seldom, if ever, covers it, because they don't want to make waves against such a powerful group. The Repubs embrace them and the Dems fear them, so the media pretty much leaves them alone.
Why were we taught to be scared of witches instead of the people that burned women alive ?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
Good ? Strong, powerful women have always been feared by men..
Never Heard of It?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
Stories like this don't surprise me at all, in fact this sort of shit, white people feeling jealous of the success or property of others who were not white and minority races continued all the way thru the internment of Japanese American citizens during WWII. It came out years later that a big reason the internment occurred, was that many white farmers in California had been coveting the farmland of those Japanese American farmers for years, and the war with Japan, along with the internment, finally gave them the opportunity they had been looking for to steal the land away from these immigrant farmers. Of course, it all began with the stealing of land away from Native Americans, by white settlers and their government.
Saturday I went dancing.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
Nice to see you back here on the boards, Stephanie. Your perspective was missed, at least by me.. I can relate somewhat to the bind you are in, whether it's worth it to go out and enjoy an activity you like and yet probably, in order to do that, have to put up with some stuff you don't want or like. I love to go out and sing karaoke, esp. if I have at least one friend with me to sit with, talk with, and listen to each other sing the kind of music we like. I hate country music, but where I live, country music is king, and much as I would like to find one, there are no karaoke shows that don't have at least some country music sung there. So my choice is to either stay home, or do online karaoke, which is boring to me, or else go to public karaoke shows at bars and put up with some amount of country music being sung, the only ? is how much of the music will be country. The choice I make is to go sing, try to always line up at least one friend to join me that likes the same music genres as me, and if I can't have a companion like that, bring a book I can read during the country songs!
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TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
Maybe I'm too much of a romantic. Maybe I'm just too old to get or relate to this. Or maybe I have just not had enough bad, long term relationships to join in or relate to all the snark and bitterness I constantly hear from divorced people who are single. Maybe they should consider that not everybody's long term relationships ended up in bitter divorce or breakup. My one LTR ended because my wife inherited a horrible, progressive, terminal disease. Otherwise, I would still likely be happily married, at least for another ten years or so, since she was 15 years older than me, but in otherwise good health. So pardon me if I don't find this type of humor funny or relateable....
Monday morning cuteness
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 10, 2022:
So white and cute, the kitty looks like one you would see with a villain in a Bond movie...
Ive never been an angry atheist, until now.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 9, 2022:
In all seriousness, I don't doubt your anger is justified, tho it does sort of shock even someone like me who is also angry a lot. Nice to know, I guess, that I'm not the angriest person on the site.. I hope you find other people here, probably mostly other women, who can understand and emotionally support you. Living in GA these days has got to be really hard for anybody like us. I generally don't angry at the religious, only when they either make a big deal about being morally superior to non-believers and try to then oppress us with their theocratic laws, or when they get involved in running for office and either pretend to be more righteous and moral than they are or try to push theocratic laws and policies down our throat. If they stay out of politics and public bashing of non-believers, I don't give a fuck what they do in their churches or private lives, but if they start trying to dominate or control me or us, then it's political war, baby, and I will fight them whenever I can.
What's the point of claiming separation of church and state if you're just going to do elections in ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 9, 2022:
Separation of the two is no longer even claimed by the SC or the Repubs, so, they now are no longer effectively separated..
Careful who you trust
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 8, 2022:
That's true, there is often some kind of catch, usually later down the line and in small print... Depends on who is doing the offering and what their past record shows..
Marjorie Taylor Greene Claims Pete Buttigieg Emasculating Driving With Electric Cars During a ...
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 8, 2022:
Why, what Green is saying is almost like saying that not letting insecure men keep driving huge pickup trucks and owning lots of guns, both in order to compensate for their undersized manhood, would be the government forcing emasculation on them.... why, that would be downright communistic, right?
Hanging his head.
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 8, 2022:
If only Biden had made fuckface cry uncle before giving him the fed relief money....
Do you know what happens if you drop a slice of jalapeno on your foot?
TomMcGiverin comments on Oct 8, 2022:
I'll take your word on it.

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