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.

wimpyrepubs.JPG

* 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.

Tags: , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (28)

Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-28 of 28

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
  • Lessons from Standing Rock

    A Fayetteville resident joins the 'water protectors' allied against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  • Child welfare too often about 'punishing parents,' DCFS consultant tells legislators

    Reforms promised by the Division of Children and Family Services are "absolutely necessary," the president of DCFS's independent consultant told a legislative committee this morning. But they still may not be enough to control the state's alarming growth in foster care cases.
  • Donald Trump taps Tom Price for HHS Secretary; Medicaid and Medicare cuts could be next

    The selection of Tom Price as HHS secretary could signal that the Trump administration will dismantle the current healthcare safety net, both Medicaid and Medicare.
  • Fake economics

    Fake news is a new phenomenon in the world of politics and policy, but hokey economic scholarship has been around as long as Form 1040 and is about as reliable as the news hoaxes that enlivened the presidential campaign.

Visit Arkansas

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned

Most Viewed

  • Bills filed to end 'fair dismissal' process for teachers in takeover districts and principals statewide

    Reps. Bruce Cozart (R-Hot Springs) and Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle) have filed two bills aimed at rolling back the labor law that establishes due process for firing teachers and certain administrators in Arkansas.
  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
  • Little Rock City Board to consider resolution asking legislature to repeal R.E. Lee, MLK Jr. holidays

    Also before the board: A rezoning request to build a Popeye's along Markham and a resolution to rescind a Planning Commission denial of a private wastewater treatment plant outside of city limits.
  • The baby penguin open line

    The Little Rock Zoo announced that a new baby penguin was hatched yesterday. It's the seventh chick hatched at the zoo. It's sex won't be known for a couple of weeks, the zoo said. Afterward, the zoo will hold a naming contest. Also, consider this an open line.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation