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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:28:00

Charlie Fuqua returns, warns of Arkansas Republicans getting slimed

Former state legislator Charlie Fuqua is back, warning Republicans in a mass email that "the only people who ever get slimed are the good guys." You know, good guys like he and Jon Hubbard, whose 2012 campaigns for state legislature were derailed after the Times excerpted all sorts of really nutty things they'd written in the past.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 17:47:00

Religious zealot David Barton makes a stop in Springdale

Arkansas Repubs have come from far and wide today to Springdale to hear pretend historian David Barton make shit up. Barton earlier appeared at Ecclesia College, where he serves on the board of regents. Tonight he's at the Springdale High Performing Arts Center. You'll be able to tell the truly deranged Republicans from the rest of the pack by those who trumpet their attendance and retweet Barton's garbage.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 06:46:00

Secure Arkansas warns of UN takeover of Mountain View

Secure Arkansas warns that a plan to create a historic district in Mountain View is actually a UN plot. What will Sen. Missy Irvin say about this?

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:04:00

Sign of a growing Republican Party — division

There's no surer sign of the growing strength of the Republican Party than meaningful division in the ranks, both personal and political. We've seen it in the deep split in the Republican delegation on the private option Medicaid expansion. And now it's my pleasure to pass along this remarkably lucid warning from Secure Arkansas — an extreme right group — that decries the influence of money, the Koch brothers and outside organizations such as the American Legislative Exchange Council on an issue dear to Secure Arkansas, fluoridation of water.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 06:37:00

It could be worse; Ted Nugent could be campaigning for the next Arkansas governor

Arkansas is trending conservative, but at least Ted Nugent isn't yet campaigning for the next governor (see Texas) and, so far, nobody has put a Confederate flag on the Little Rock Nine memorial at the state Capitol (see Mississippi).

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 10:08:00

Duck Dynasty and its constitutionally ignorant fans

Here's another one I probably should pass. But ....

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:55:00

Rand Paul latest politician to borrow a few good lines

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the extremist Republican who'll headline an Arkansas Republican fund-raiser Dec. 6 in Hot Springs, is getting some unflattering attention this week for lines in his speeches that appear to come verbatim from Wikipedia.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 07:10:00

Racial controversy continues over Harrison sign

I posted this photo last night of a sign at U.S. Highways 62-65 in Harrison, a highly visible spot.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 07:00:00

Look what Arkansas's friends in Azerbaijan are up to now

Thanks to a tweet from Daily Arkansans for news from Azerbaijan:

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 18:09:00

Jason Rapert: Serves God before his constituents

[embed-1] Sen. Jason Rapert presumably won't anger the good Christians of his Senate district with a declaration that he serves God before them.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 20:55:57

Crackpots prevail: Feds rescind White River Blueway designation

It was inevitable. But AP is reporting that it's official: The federal Interior Department has rescinded the designation of the White River watershed as a "blueway," part of a voluntary federal conservation program.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 14:01:00

UPDATE: State agencies jumping ship on White River Blueway proposal

Legislative committees are hearing this afternoon about the White River Blueway, a thoroughly establishmentarian and voluntary conservation program that enjoyed widespread support, even among many Republicans, until conspiracy conspiracists got hold of it.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013 - 13:55:46

Blackhawk down: Mike Huckabee hooks up with Jeannie Burlsworth

Facts don't matter. Despite not a shred of evidence to the contrary, Secure Arkansas's Jeannie Burlsworth, the state's leading anti-government conspiracy crank; assorted Quorum Courts; Dr. No Boozman and a growing contingent of Republican politico have decided that the White River blueway program is a land grab rather than a garden variety conservation program with money available for voluntary participants in various sorts of projects.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:29:00

Tony Orlando and Yakov Smirnoff endorse Dennis Milligan for state treasurer

That headline is straight from Huffington Post. Top that, Duncan Baird.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 07:10:00

Remember Jon Hubbard? He hasn't mellowed

Remember Jon Hubbard, the former Republican legislator from Jonesboro whose views proved too extreme for voters in 2012, though not for the Republican Party of Arkansas?

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 06:22:00

Monday morning nut watch

It's Monday. If we're lucky, we have only 36 more hours of extremist Republican lawmaking (Obamacare approval excepted) at the Arkansas Capitol.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 11:42:00

Republican extremism means never having to say you're sorry

First it was Republican Rep. Nate Bell, with his non-apology apology for slurring Bostonians while trying to score a pro-gun political point in the midst of a manhunt for police killers noticeably undeterred by firepower.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 07:03:00

Nate Bell's shot at Boston heard 'round the world

More mail arrives on Nate Bell's use of the Boston bombing and police slayings to take a crack at liberals and gun control.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 14:14:40

There Rapert goes again: Liberals = Taliban, Nazis

One is tempted to suggest that the fiddlin' demagogue stick a vaginal probe in it.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:04:41

Will Republicans boycott Walmart now? Walton Foundation acknowledges climate change

Climate change hasn't come up at the Guns and Fetuses Session of the Arkansas legislature.

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