My 'story' is long and grizzled. As many here have already experienced it. For the purposes of brevity and not to bore the pants off anyone (except of course LMSP
) suffice it to say I have extensive experience as a legal analyst for the NSA and NATO in International Affairs, have attended one of the best law schools in the country (although I never completed the course of study because frankly, law bores me) and have shall we say, "OTHER" experience from a different side of the law that has given me a perspective few see.
And I have an attorney on retainer with whom I consult if I feel compelled to answer but just don't know. (But even then I've been know to be wrong
As for my answering child custody and visitation matters almost exclusively, I am a father of two great little girls who reside with their mother and who have been through International wars just to get to see me. And somehow, despite their parents, they are growing up with self-identity and pride in who they are and what they believe in.
Yes, I'm an old hippy and as liberal as you'll find on this forum. But I also went through the wars of the 60s and learned a valuable lesson that Jefferson tried to teach us all many years ago..."The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of Patriots."
In other words, fight for your freedoms, but be willing to pay a dear price if they are worth having.
So sometimes I have righteous indignation at people who use this forum trying to find a way out of the mess they got themselves into or trying to win a battle that no one can win. I have been and will continue to be nasty when I feel it warranted, ask questions I believe need to be answered to throw light on the real issues and state my opinion when I think someone needs a swift kick in the ass.
Why? Because that's why I'm here.