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Updated on February 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

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Re: “Brave New Restaurant

Ever try to tell somebody from out of town (or here in town, for that matter) how to get to Brave’s? It’s almost impossible, so usually we just take them. Getting there is well worth the effort, though, since we’ve never met a Brave entree we didn’t like, be it veal, tenderloin, or sole. Splendid sauces and great salads, too, and a wide variety of wines. Wait service? Excellent. We especially enjoy dining out on the balcony which overlooks the river. It’s fun to watch the birds (even saw an eagle once), rabbits, raccoons, turtles, and other riverbank wildlife while dining, and there’s a nice view of the downtown skyline, too, which is quite spectacular after dark. Bottom line: This is one of our all-time favorite LR restaurants. We’re what Peter Brave would call “frequent repeats.”

Posted by Durango on 07/12/2010 at 12:34 PM

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Re: “The Huckabee metaphor machine and jokester Tom Cotton on tonight's open line

Do you think total transparency for political candidates and government is a good thing?

If so, y'might like Noah Dyer. He's a moderate Democrat. And he's running for governor of Arizona.

Dyer eschews political scandal. And is determined not to be a victim of it. So he has put it all out there about himself. Before anybody else can.

So, what has he told? Well, he's agnostic. He's divorced. He's got $100,000 in student loan debt. And during the recession, he sometimes used credit card cash advances to pay child support.

Dyer is an advocate of open relationships. Has had "deep and casual sexual experiences with all kinds of women," including married women. OMG!

And, well, how about group sex? Participated in THAT? Sho' nuff, he has. And has sent and received intimate texts and pics. OMG, again!

All of this and more about Dyer can be found raht cheer on his website:

https://noahdyer.com/

Are ya shocked? Are ya stunned? Are ya dismayed? Really?

Dyer will never be my governor cause I ain't moving to Arizona. But I'm thinkin' I might contribute $25 to the boy's campaign, anyway. Hell, I might up it to $50.

Because I admire his honesty. Wish we had more of it in politics.

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Posted by Durango on 02/26/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Huge turnout for Tom Cotton town hall

Can't recall when I've been prouder of a group of Arkies than I am of those who were at that town hall meeting in Springdale tonight.

Piss-poor answers from the "so-called" senator, but GREAT questions from the audience.

Thanks, again, to HHW and DBI for making us aware of the live streaming. Best show I've seen in a long time!

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Posted by Durango on 02/22/2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Huge turnout for Tom Cotton town hall

Thanks, DBI!
Thanks, HHW!
Looks like Cotton is catching hell.

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Posted by Durango on 02/22/2017 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Democrat-Gazette cuts more jobs

"Any time newspapers are in trouble, whether it be the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the New York Times, or your hometown weekly, the country is in trouble." ~ plainjim

I couldn't agree with you more, Jim. As for me, I will subscribe to the ArkD-G until the day I die. Or IT dies. Whichever comes first. Ditto the New York Times and the Arkansas Times Blog.

Meanwhile, here are a couple more letters in today's paper from our conservative friends who, in growing numbers, are really pissed at at "Arkansas' Newspaper."

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As a Republican voter and concerned citizen of Arkansas, I find it very frustrating that your newspaper, almost without fail, displays negative stories or comments about our new president, Donald Trump.

There are many, many Republican voters here in Arkansas who voted for Donald Trump and, frankly, we are tired of seeing your paper leaning to the left on your front page.

Start putting positive comments on your front page or we will stop buying your paper and tell our friends to do the same.


DENISE MYERS
Bentonville
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On the front page of Friday's Democrat-Gazette, above the headline "Trump condemns leaks," there are four unflattering pictures of the president. The article was compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports.

On Page 2 under "Statement of core values," it quotes Adolph Ochs: "To give the news impartially, without fear or favor." It continues: "Impartiality means reporting without personal opinion or bias."

I wonder where the more presidential photos of President Trump are at. He is the president, and to depict him as a buffoon appears biased to me and many of your other readers. I would suggest a more balanced depiction of the elected president of our country.

JIM LITE
White Hall
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OK, enough of this stuff for today. I gotta get some work done.

Posted by Durango on 02/22/2017 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Democrat-Gazette cuts more jobs

"To remain profitable we have to adjust our expenses accordingly." ~ ArkD-G president Lynn Hamilton

And perhaps cease losing subscribers because your paper has become too liberal? A bud announced at lunch last week that he was quitting the paper for that very reason. I almost choked.

But check out these recent letters to the editor (some of 'em lightly edited by me for brevity).
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It appears that the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has now joined the other liberal socialist newspapers in the lack of accurate reporting. Journalism is defined as writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation.

Donald Trumps Arizona speech was full of pertinent information with regard to immigration problems in the U.S. and his agenda to correct them. I believe your article spent little time discussing the content of his speech but much time using information from liberal newspapers and the Clinton attack machine.

I think your newspaper has declined ever since Paul Greenberg stepped down as editorial page editor. It is no longer worth the paper it is printed on. I will not be renewing my subscription.

TOM ALSTADT
Cammack Village
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Your Tuesday newspaper readers can count on regular injections of liberal ideology with largely fact-free opinions on the opinion pages. Last Tuesday was no exception. With Philip Martin's column, "No time to shut up," he confirms to me that he should stick with movie reviews, where he appears competent, and avoid political commentary where he is not.

Tuesday also brings us John Brummett, who true-to-style starts his column with the liberal canard of a "preposterous second-place president," the fiction of many on the left who refuse to accept the fact that they lost the election, fair and square. Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned or his ideology questioned.

CLARENCE RICHMOND
Searcy
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We are fortunate to have the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In comparison to papers in other cities, the Democrat-Gazette is excellent.

[But] let me offer some suggestions that will make the Democrat-Gazette even more interesting and better representative of the strong majority of Arkansans.

With Arkansas now hopelessly red, as John Brummett complains, why do we have five columns each week by Brummett and Philip Martin and only two columns by Bradley Gitz and Dana Kelley? Even more lopsided are the cartoonists. During a two-month period around the last election it seemed the political cartoons were almost exclusively anti-Trump and anti-Republican.

A conservative like me wonders if Democrat-Gazette really wants to cater to the Little Rock Hillcrest group. Philip Martin, in one of his convoluted columns, expressed bewilderment on the last election because in Hillcrest he saw only Hillary Clinton's yard signs.

JERRY B. JACKSON
Heber Springs
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Shame on you and your biased newspaper: Donald Trump didnt claim victory; Trump won the election. Mr. Trump even won the election here in Arkansas and you didn't even post his victory picture on the front page!

Im just very curious how the front page would have read if Crooked Hillary had won. Im also curious if this letter will be printed in your biased paper.

SHARON HOLLAND
Cabot
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Back in the day I used to look forward to reading the Perspective section because most of the articles were written by people who worked at different newspapers throughout the United States. Now it seems the articles come from a certain select group of publications.

It appears the New York Times and its left-leaning bias, as well as the Washington Post and Bloomberg News are always well-represented. The Los Angeles Times is also featured all too much.

These newspapers tend to lean far left and by reprinting them it lurches your page leftward. How about going to the Washington Times or the Washington Examiner to balance things out? The Heritage Foundation would be a nice touch as well.

I hate to think that I might have to give up the Sunday paper to go online to find more balanced reading.

DAVID BARR
Little Rock

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Posted by Durango on 02/21/2017 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Dumas: Reaction to Trump branding of press is overwrought

"Newspapers should have no friends." ~ Joseph Pulitzer

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Posted by Durango on 02/21/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “LR airport to add restaurant options

I don't go to the airport to dine. What I'd like to see are non-stop flights to D.C., NYC, L.A., and San Diego.

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Posted by Durango on 02/14/2017 at 2:42 PM

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