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Whatever it takes to get some—snowmobile, dog sled, snowshoes—try this hot chocolate. Your holiday season will be infinitely brighter because of it.
Todd Mills, who launched a Facebook group that resulted in an iconic fast food product has passed away at 41.
Jack Sundell of the Root Cafe talks tomatoes, local ingredients, and Dwight Yoakam.
Aprons by dozens of contributing artists.
Christmas shopping opportunity.
"Study No. 2 for Trout and Reflections" on exhibit in the atrium.
A University of Arkansas employee put it simply: "Why can't they tell the truth?" /more/
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/
Nearly 30 of the nation's largest corporations, many of which have close ties to the Republican Party, have incorporated the expectation that they will be forced to pay a tax on the carbon pollution as a means of controlling climate change, reports the New York Times.
“Ultimately, we think the government will take action through a myriad of policies that will raise the prices and reduce demand” of carbon-polluting fossil fuels, said Alan Jeffers, an ExxonMobil spokesman.
Internally, ExxonMobil now plans its financial future with the expectation that eventually carbon pollution will be priced at about $60 a ton, which Mr. Jeffers acknowledged was at odds with some of the company’s Republican friends.
“We’re going to say and do what’s in the best interest of our shareholders,” he said. “We won’t always be on the same page.”
It remains unlikely that any climate policy will move in today’s deadlocked Congress, but if Congress does take up climate change legislation in the future, Mr. Jeffers said ExxonMobil would support a carbon tax if it was paired with an equal cut elsewhere in the tax code — the same policy that Mr. Gore has endorsed. “ExxonMobil and many other large companies understand that climate change poses a direct economic threat to their businesses,” said Dan Weiss, director for climate policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal research group with close ties to the Obama administration. “They need to convince their political allies to act before it’s too late.”
Wednesday, after Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign put out a campaign ad featuring Pryor holding a Bible and talking about it his faith, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out the sort of email response that's typically ignored by everyone but party loyalists. But this one made such a reach that Tom Cotton's camp was forced to rebuke it.
In the 30 second ad, Pryor speaks directly to the camera about his faith in the Bible. The ad is a substantial purchase for the campaign and will run statewide. "I'm not ashamed to say that I believe in God, and I believe in His word. The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers. Only God does. And neither political party is always right," Pryor says in the ad. "This is my compass. My North Star. It gives me comfort and guidance to do what's best for Arkansas."
Interesting ad, considering the same Mark Pryor was quoted below just last year cautioning that the Bible is "not a rule book for political issues."
So is the Bible Mark Pryor's compass, providing the "comfort and guidance to do what's best for Arkansas? " Or is it really not a good rule book for political issues and decisions made in the Senate? Guess it depends on which Mark Pryor that you ask.
The standard Christian Right take on the Bible’s relevance to politics is that it removes all doubt and ambiguity about what the believer should do. As Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), a Senate candidate himself, put it in a 2012 speech, the Bible is “manufacturer’s handbook for how to run all of public policy and everything in society.” Now this attitude defies many centuries of scriptural interpretation, and is about as spiritual in nature as a medieval crusader killing a heretic or “heathen,” but it’s a pervasive if self-consciously hammer-headed approach among Culture Warriors these days.
Pryor’s basically saying the Bible teaches some humility and reserves wisdom and final judgment to God Almighty, not to his self-appointed representatives on earth, clerical or especially political. It’s a message that would have been instantly understood by God-fearing southerners in the not-too-distant past, but unfortunately, it’s a risky gambit today...
Riverdale 10 Cinema and Cafe at 2600 Cantrell Road in the Riverdale Shopping Center, which had been the only movie theater between McCain Mall in NLR and U.A. Breckenridge 12 on Rodney Parham, has announced they will close. A first-run, ten-screen theater that opened as part of the Carmike chain in 1995, the independently owned movie house had tried various strategies to make ends meet over the years, including selling a menu of inexpensive fried food items like French fries and catfish, but it was apparently not enough. The theater was also, until recent years, the home of various Little Rock Film Festival projects, including the 48 Hour Film Series, the LR Film Festival, and the Little Rock Horror Picture Show.
The following is the text of a notice that was taped to the doors of the theater today.
To All Our Patrons:
Since our opening in 1995 as Carmike Riverdale 10 and then upon the national bankruptcy of the Carmike Theaters chain and our conversion to Riverdale 10 Cinema and Cafe, we have happily endeavored to keep open and vibrant a locally owned, first run movie theater in the Central/Downtown Little Rock, Heights, Hillcrest neighborhoods of our town.
We have been proud of our involvement in the movie community for the last 18 years, with events like the Little Rock Film Festival, education film showing, birthdays, and special event showing, but sadly the time has come to, in theater parlance, "Exit Stage Right."
Our hope is that you enjoyed your time with us, through all our incarnations, and that you will continue to make effort to support your local small businesses in whatever community you find yourself.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please use the email addresses listed below, and we will make all efforts to get back with you as soon as possible.
For anyone with advanced purchase tickets and who would like a refund, please feel free to email us or call the number listed below to make arrangements. WE WILL HONOR ALL TICKETS PURCHASED IN ADVANCE, so if you have such, please contact us.
If you have interest in owning a First Run movie location, please contact us at the number below.
Again, we thank you for your attendance, interest, suggestions and support over the years, and as they say "the show must go on"... just not here!
Ownership, Riverdale 10 Cinemas and Cafe
email: Riverdale10Theater@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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