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The Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery is a great place for drinkers and non-drinkers alike to enjoy the best that the Spa City has to offer.
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Slim Chickens announced on their Facebook page today that the newest link in their chicken chain is now open at 301 N. Shackleford Rd., near I-430.
Did Alice Walton pay a record price for "Saying Grace"?
Don't plan on enjoying the Museum of Discovery's new exhibit on robotics, “Robots and Us,” tomorrow: The museum has announced it will be closed because of the weather.
Hot Springs Gallery Walk postponed due to weather.
Republicans and other enemies of President Obama have a real chance this month to achieve their dream of sabotaging the president's legacy and do good for the nation at the same time, but it is not by denying health insurance to as many Americans as they can or by encouraging as many people as they can not to buy it. /more/
My day was full of sledding and sloth. Now football, beers, Hanger steaks, mashed potatoes, maybe some board games.
How 'bout you?
rounds up several items of continuing interest in author Matt Campbell's careful examination of the public record of Arkansas Republicans.
* SECRETARY OF STATE'S FLOUTING OF FOI: Dec. 17 is the date for a long-delayed-by-Mark-Martin legal filibustering of Campbell's FOI lawsuit that arose from the office's illegal use of outside counsel to defend the variety of legal screwups in which Martin seems to often find himself.
* LT. GOV. MARK DARR'S ABUSE OF CAMPAIGN MONEY: Dec. 18 is the date the state Ethics Commission has set for a probable cause hearing on whether Darr violated a slew of rules and statutes related to spending of, and accounting for, campaign money. The Ethics Commission review is apart from review of Darr's spending of state taxpayer money in his expense account on travel unrelated to his official duties. In theory, the Division of Legislative Audit gets first look at that. Some day. Presuming the Republican-dominated SWAT team can be bothered to review a Republican politician. Darr has already admitted mistakes were made int he campaign report. As yet, no Republican has shown much interest in his fouls. Campbell properly wonders if those who demanded justice in the case of Paul Bookout will be so inclined here, should violations be found.
* STATE'S BIGGEST LOSER: He finished a poor third in a special Republican primary for state Senate in Jonesboro, but Chad Niell holds interest for Campbell, who dug up some problems with regulatory issues in Niell's business profiting from money transfers to prison inmates. Turns out Niell spent $208,000 — nearly all in a personal loan — to get 902 votes in his last-place finish.
There are no doubt many disappointed Parrotheads across the state tonight. But Jimmy Buffett wants you all to know that he and the band really regret having to cancel tonight's concert. However, safety comes first!
I've dug this tune for a long time now, but I just recently stumbled across this gem — a Vegas rendition of "Arkansas Coal" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. (Hazlewood, an Oklahoma native, lived in Arkansas at some point in his childhood.)
Like a good many Hazlewood-related tunes, it is fairly bonkers in terms of arrangement and overall vibe. It's got jarring shifts reminiscent of the duo's timeless psych-pop tease "Some Velvet Morning." But the whole thing is a bipolar mix of eerie atmospherics and utter cheeseball bombast. Sinatra's childlike vocals are extra creepy (and check that outfit!). Hazlewood was sans moustache. This was in the midst of his "Cowboy in Sweden" period, a particularly fertile time in a career thus far filled with them.
I've been on a huge Hazlewood kick lately. The guy was whip-smart and had a wicked sense of humor, to say nothing of his keen ear and production acumen. This box set looks like it'd be worth smashing open your piggy bank for. Anyway, I hope y'all enjoy this on your snow day.
After the jump, another one of my favorite Hazlewood tunes.
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