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    Even when blockbuster decisions are not being handed down almost daily by the U.S. Supreme Court, rules of procedure passed down by Arkansas's top court typically gain little attention.
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Re: “Mauricio and Cathy Torres plead not guilty in son's death

I agree, Cato. If ever the death penalty is justified, it is in this case.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/04/2015 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Anybody home?

People are starving in Bangladesh, as well as the U.S. of A., Olphart, and yet millionaires are willing to pay two pugs something like $400 million to beat the shit out of each other. Such are American values in this supposed age of enlightenment.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/03/2015 at 2:16 PM

Re: “It's done. The line is open. Video is up.

I went to see B.B. King in Tulsa three or four years ago, and he was great. To continue playing as long as he did is something that he can be proud of. Such a great musician.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/01/2015 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Here comes Huckabee

One of the great things about our system of government is that anyone, however unqualified, can run for president. Mike Huckabee continues to prove this.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/01/2015 at 11:20 PM

Re: “It's done. The line is open. Video is up.

I agree, NVR. I think "Stand By Me" may be the greatest hit of that era in pop music.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/01/2015 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Charges to be filed against Baltimore police in Freddie Gray death

We should all commend the prosecutor in this case who had the guts to file charges as soon as she received the police reports that gave her probable cause. Too often, the delay in action by prosecutors exacerbates the violence.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/01/2015 at 10:59 PM

Re: “It's done. The line is open. Video is up.

From Stephen Smith's history"

"1-May 1935 Orval Faubus gives May Day speech at Commonwealth College."

As many of you may remember, but for the newcomers who may not know, Orval Faubus' dad, Sam Faubus of Combs, Arkansas, was a well-known Socialist, an ardent supporter of Eugene Debs, and a frequent author of letters to the editor to various newspapers espousing the Socialist cause. So, Orval Faubus received a "good raising" in a liberal household for the times, and it rubbed off on him. Orval Faubus did about as much as anyone could do at that time in Arkansas to eliminate economic inequality. He was considered a pro-labor governor, and was considered a liberal on racial issues when he first ran in 1954. However, in 1956, when he ran for a second term, ultra-segregationist Jim Johnson ran a close race against him, and scared him to death. So, wanting a third term in 1958, he realized in 1957, when the Little Rock school integration crisis erupted, that he was doomed unless he caved in to the segregationists. He sold his soul for a third, fourth, fifth and sixth term. Political ambition can be an evil thing. I think it ruined Orval Faubus.

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Posted by plainjim on 05/01/2015 at 10:42 PM

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