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Re: “The debate eve open line

Just passing it on.…

Posted by Cato on 09/25/2016 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Ken Starr on the real victim of Baylor rapes

Starr will tell you it all started when God messed things up by putting Eve in the Garden of Eden.

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Posted by Cato on 09/25/2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “The debate eve open line

Good old days

--compiled by Stephen Smith, PhD

25-Sep 1922 Arkansas Supreme Court holds that Klan membership does not disqualify a juror for cause, although defendant's UMWA local union had passed resolutions condemning the Ku Klux Klan.

-Sep 1956 Democratic presidential nominee Adlai E. Stevenson, in campaign speech at MacArthur Park, says Brown v. Board of Education rightly decided and should be obeyed.

25-Sep 1957 Federal troops escort Daisy Bates and nine black students into Little Rock Central High School.

25-Sep 1989 Ernest Hicks, general manager of East Arkansas Cablevision Inc. in Jonesboro, announces that the company will not show The Last Temptation of Christ when it airs on Cinemax next month.

25-Sep 1995 Evaluation team reports to Department of Education that no political bias in curriculum at Arkansas Governor's School. Bob Hester, American Family Association, says students brainwashed.

25-Sep 1998 Congressmen Asa Hutchinson and Jay Dickey vote against bill dedicating federal budget surplus to funding Social Security and putting the money "under lock and key at the Federal Reserve Bank."

Posted by Cato on 09/25/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Why UA student senate rejected resolution against Rebel flag. Sad!

Good thoughts, Tap.

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Posted by Cato on 09/23/2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Friday's open line and the day's news video

Aaaah. The good old days.

compiled by Stephen Smith

22-Sep 1998 Prosecuting Attorney Tim Williamson of Mena said he is asking the Arkansas State Police to investigate brutal killing and mutilation of a dog at a Boy Scout camp in July, which led to firing of David Huckabee.

22-Sep 1860 Vanity Fair reprints St Louis Express report that "there is a man now lying under sentence of death in Camden, Arkansas, for the heinous crime of circulating the N. Y. Tribune.

22-Sep 1882 Charles Matthews, editor of the Daily Horse Shoe, shot to death in a street duel at Hot Springs.

22-Sep 1917 Sebastian County Grand Jury indicts Fort Smith Mayor J.H. Wright for failing to disperse boisterous striking telephone operators and sympathizers from area around the telephone company.

22-Sep 1917 Fatal accident at Central Coal & Coke Co. Mine No. 6, Sebastian County, crushed head and mangled James Patterson, 17. Central denied any negligence and said the boy assumed all risk for his injuries and death.

22-Sep 1957 White mob jeers and taunts Elizabeth Eckford as she attempts to enter Little Rock Central High School.

22-Sep 1942 Eliga Gordon of Harrisburg picked 102 pounds of cotton in two hours to win National Cotton Picking Contest at Blytheville and $1,000 cash prize.

22-Sep 1990 Convicted felon Oliver North gave a rousing speech to 80 people at Searcy on behalf of Terry Hayes, a Republican running against 1st District Congressman Bill Alexander.

22-Sep 1998 U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson votes against proposal to raise federal minimum wage above $5.15 an hour.

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Posted by Cato on 09/23/2016 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Why UA student senate rejected resolution against Rebel flag. Sad!

I'm going to post a portion of the speech CSA Vice President Alexander Stephens made in March1861, taken from THE CONFEDERATE NATION 1861 - 1865 by Emory Thomas, page 10. Confederate leaders wanted it clearly understood why they were willing to take up arms against their country.

--After stating that the "Old" Union "rested upon the assumption of the equality of the races," Stephens explained, "Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas: its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rest upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition."

Lincoln got his chance to respond in his famous speech at Gettysburg a couple of years later.

While it is true most southerners had no slaves, they did buy into the superior/inferior race concept, knowing if the blacks were free men, then there would be no one who had to get off the sidewalk when approached, or remove their hats in the presence of white folks, etc. They flag they carried into combat reflected these values along with others. These eleven southern states made it clear in their secession ordinances that the preservation of slavery as an economic system was their main goal.

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Posted by Cato on 09/23/2016 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Why UA student senate rejected resolution against Rebel flag. Sad!

I had an elderly man in Madison county to tell me the best flag the Confederacy waved was the white one. Made sense to me. Carolyn Sue needs to read the speech made by CSA Vice President Alexander Stephens explaining what the CSA flag represented.

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Posted by Cato on 09/23/2016 at 8:58 AM

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