Dec 19, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
@86, @90, @92, @94
When you call or write to your Senators or Congresspersons, tell them you voted for Trump (whether you did or not), and he is not doing what he promised to do. (Nobody knows what he actually promised, because the story changed every day.)
Tell them you are disappointed and you want him to keep his promise (to protect social security, Medicare, Medicaid, and to "drain the swamp" not put the swamp dwellers in charge of the economy.) Add any other issue that is important to you.
Dec 18, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
What to do about the new Administration?
Everyone who lives in a State with a republican Senator or Congressperson must be on the alert for every legislative action the republicans attempt. When they try to gut health care, call your republican Senator's office and your republican Congressperson's office. Tell them the proposed action is unacceptable. Follow up with correspondence, either email or snailmail (a handwritten letter). Do this every day for every issue.

When the Cabinet nominees are up for confirmation, do the same. Remind the Senators and Congresspersons that they must stand for reelection in less than two years.
Nov 13, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
How to Explain and Deal with Trump

(this is someone else's comment, not sure where I saw it.)

"He's just repeating names he's familiar with, of people he knows and now have attached themselves to him. As with everything else, there is not thought behind any of this, and no actual conviction or commitment, despite a fake show of having given such questions consideration.

If democrats were smart, they would start arranging meetings with him immediately, fun, jocular events where he can show off his Trumpiness and they can flatter him and plant ideas in his head; give him some "great guys" to do stuff for.

We know exactly how Trump works, and who he is: He is not ideological. He's "for" whatever he thinks his audience wants, whatever his rally crowds want, for as long as they are there, in front of him, feeding his ego.

Well, the TV ratings and rally crowd feedback loops are over, so they need to be replaced with new loops, with new characters here in the present, who he can feed off to shape his decisions, since he has no "thoughts" or "beliefs" or "principles" to ground them.

Whoever can be part of the next such loop is going get him to do things, regardless of party and Dems need to start getting in there now, and be part of it, to counter some of the influence from his cabinet."
Nov 10, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
LavaGirl @38
In my State, we voted for Hillary 65 Percent to the T-word guy, 30 Percent.
It is the people in the less enlightened States that need to get involved.
Nov 9, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.

How to explain what happened on November 8th?

Part of the answer is in "Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?" a 2016 book by Thomas Frank about how the American Democratic Party changed to support elitism instead of the working class.
Oct 31, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
How common is uncomfortable PIV sex, as described in several comments above?
In my younger days, we would have PIV sex, I would recover my erection in a few minutes and we would repeat. My girlfriend never complained of soreness or discomfort. Sometimes we even went for a third try.
May 14, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
@212 LavaGirl: The conventional wisdom is that men will fuck anything, anytime, anywhere, but women want relationships, consideration, respect, foreplay. But maybe the conventional wisdom is wrong. Maybe there aren't that many real differences between men and women.
May 14, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
Please some of the women here, explain some womens decision to have sex with strangers: some women will have sex in the bathroom of a bar with a guy they just met. No foreplay, just pure lust. Granted these are usually younger women, maybe college age or a little older.
May 12, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.
Supposedly, just talking to an attractive woman will increase a man's testerone levels. Don't know if there is medical proof of this, but when I was in my 20's I sure felt that it was true. For many men this is also true over the next few decades.
May 2, 2016 Amos101 commented on Savage Love.

"If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife.
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you."

- Harry Belafonte