Bring your Arkansas and Confederate flags, but let's restrict this to original designs (no Hank Jr. flags, etc)
Also at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memphis at — where else — Nathan Bedford Forrest Park. Forrest was a Confederate general, KKK founder and accused of war crimes, including massacre of black and white unionists. He's the namesake of Forrest City.
UPDATE: John Bryan of Conway is pushing the Conway flag rally on his Facebook page. Check out some of his rhetoric here. There you'll also find a photo below from his Facebook page.
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UPDATE FROM BENJI: Here's a video from a Facebook user — who is African American — that was posted on Monday. It shows a long line of cars and trucks in Fort Smith (I believe on Zero St) sporting the Confederate flag, presumably in a show of defiance against the Fort Smith School Board'sdecision to abandon Southside High's "Rebel" mascot and related Confederate imagery:
At least one Republican lawmaker in South Carolina is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. But as recent history in the Arkansas legislature reminds us, many politicians are still — in 2015 — too squeamish to challenge neo-Confederates. /more/
This just in from state Education Department: Today, Commissioner Johnny Key reached an agreement with Dr. Dexter Suggs that resulted in Dr. Suggs’ immediate resignation as superintendent of the Little Rock School District.
A petition drive has begun to encourage a demand that Sen. Jason Rapert pay for the legal fees in defending his Ten Commandments monument proposed for the state Capitol grounds. It's more work by the Satanic Temple, which has fought church-state entanglement around the country.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.
The Arkansas Supreme Court today upheld state statutes that mandate a court order to list parent names on a birth certificate other than the biological mother and father. The Court threw out the ruling of Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox, who found last year that the state Health Department had violated the Constitution by refusing to list both parent names of children of same-sex couples (the children of the three couples who were plaintiffs in the case were conceived via sperm donation).