If you can’t say something nice, at least be entertaining. ******
The My God, You Sound Old Award: December, 2008
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for it’s old-fogyish remark about South Park: “If it’s a cartoon, children should be able to watch it.”
I guess the whole world of anime must leave them cowering under their beds.
Ten years ago, the Fayetteville City Council honored the brave and beleaguered citizens of Tibet For those who may agree with the recent editorial criticizing such “toothless” resolutions, consider Frank Parigi’s words from this article:
“If we do not take the time to speak out now, who will?
Sometimes late at night we’ll watch this dreadful British show, Most Haunted. featuring the real-life adventures of a gang of ghost hunters. It’s an absolutely hideous show, yet once you start watching, you almost can’t pull yourself away from this group of professional cowards as they stumble through the dark, cowering and screaming at the slightest creak in the floorboards.
I know that I fall into an uncomfortable pattern of using editorials in the Northwest Arkansas Times as the start of a rant - especially when I agree with about half of them - but today’s (“A waste of time: Should aldermen be making collective political statements?”) struck a chord in me.
While the NWA Times makes some good points, especially about someone “filibustering” the council, the fact is that there are moments when an elected body can rise above the din of every day city business, and take moral stands, or “feel-good measures,” as the Times so cavalierly dismisses them.
I have been watching the financial gurus on CNN lately, advising folks on how to manage their 401K plans, including some wonderfully sage advice about consulting with your “personal financial adviser.”
I don’t have a 401k plan now, but when I did, I call tell you who my financial adviser was - it was me. I’ve been doing a lot of asking around, and everyone who punches a time clock now tells me the same thing; they are their own financial adviser.
Two people were killed with two trains collided near Hwy. 67 early this morning, and State Police are evacuating residents of the southern end of the city while the trains burn. U.S. 67 south of Hoxie and U.S. 63 are closed. The trains were carrying hazardous chemicals.
Give Arkansas a Raise Now, the group seeking to qualify a ballot measure to raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 to $8.50 an hour by 2017, turned in an additional 69,070 signatures to the Arkansas Secretary of State's office today.
American Bridge, the liberal PAC formed by David Brock, the former Clinton foe now dedicated to round-the-clock Hillary Clinton defender, is out today with a new report on environmental impacts and layoffs from Koch Industries. The report focuses on the business activities of the Koch brothers — more famous for hundreds of millions in political spending aimed at slashing government services, regulation and taxes — in twelve states, including Arkansas. From the report: "The Kochs' extreme, self-serving agenda is bad for working families. And that reality is starkly embodied not only by their political persuasions, but by their business endeavors."
Ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, one of the Arkansas Times' "Visionaries" in 2013, has announced the creation of a touring, interactive sculpture exhibit that will be installed in public places in Helena, Heber Springs, Dardanelle and Warren before the final exhibition at the Cox Creative Center.