Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday night line

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Over to you. Finishing up:

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

KATV reports that Charles Hopson, the former superintendent of the Pulaski Count School District, has died of a heart attack in Houston.

NOONER: A lunch hour debate on KARK with Gene Jeffress and Tom Cotton.
  • NOONER: A lunch hour debate on KARK with Gene Jeffress and Tom Cotton.

* FOURTH DISTRICT DEBATE: Democrat Gene Jeffress and Republican Tom Cotton got together for another quickie lunch hour debate on Channel 4 today. Cotton still doesn't have much use for the president and health care. Jeffress would like to preserve Social Security and Medicare, threatened by Romney/Ryan/Cotton/et al. Cotton said he'd live in Arkansas even if beaten. Easy to say since he won't be beaten most likely, but a pronouncement of dubious veracity given that he hightailed it out of here after high school and hadn't been back on a permanent basis until he decided to run for Congress.

* NOT DEPRESSED ENOUGH YET? Read Andrew Sullivan on Obama's standings in the polls following the debate debacle.

* HOG QB IN WRECK, BUT UNINJURED: Razorback quarterback Tyler Wilson's vehicle was rear-ended on I-540 this morning, but he was practicing by afternoon. 40/29 reports.

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* ARKANSAS: A BUTT OF JOKES AGAIN: Comedy Central's Indecision website quotes liberally from the Republican Party's Wackjob Detachment — Stonewall Hubbard, Lighthorse Charlie Fuqua and Mauch's Marauders. Could a longer treatment from Jon Stewart and the Daily Show be in the cards? From the link:

But now, the Arkansas Republican Party is suspending their financial support for these candidates — though it's stopped short of asking them to withdraw — all because these pro-slavery, pro-child murder positions have attracted national attention. What's next, Arkansas GOP? Are you going to let Jews own property? Will your platform support women's suffrage? Conservative Americans deserve a choice, not an echo!

* DEMOCRATS GET SUPPORTING FIRE: The Democratic Party of Arkansas offers some evidence it might have found a theme in outside spending by Koch billionaires and others to take over the Arkansas legislature. It has distributed an e-mail quoting approvingly from a recent editorial in the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and urges that Dems take up pens and keyboards to tell local newspapers of Gov. Mike Beebe's record in tax cutting and budget balancing and the state's general steadiness during a tough period. From the editorial by Melinda Gassaway, headlined, "Well said, Gov. Beebe":



When Beebe showed his anger at the $1 million negative ad campaign before and during his address to the Arkansas Rural Education Association’s fall conference in Hot Springs, we feel he spoke for many of the state’s citizens, who, at some time or another, have been denigrated by outdated stereotypical views of our and other small states in the South.

According to a Washington Post report, Americans for Prosperity, an out-of-state conservative political action group funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch, seeks a conservative Republican takeover in both houses of the Arkansas Legislature in the Nov. 6 general election.



It was apparent from the tenor of Beebe’s remarks that he finds the attack ads especially galling and patently unfair to the people of Arkansas. He said, “They’re trashing our teachers, our superintendents, our firemen, our policemen, our state employees, our large businessmen, our farmers, our ranchers — all the folks who have caused Arkansas to stand out in the midst of the worst recession in my lifetime, (a recession) caused by a bunch of greedy folks on Wall Street...”

The governor’s comments drew applause from attendees at the AREA meeting and we give him a tip of the hat for standing up for all Arkansans and for their hard work, persistence, and their continuing efforts to improve the economic outlook of our state.

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