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Updated on October 26, 2010 at 12:58 AM

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Re: “FreedomWorks endorses Tommy Moll — Tommy Who?

Tommy Moll, as in Gun Moll?

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Posted by Cowardly Lion on 03/18/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Legislators as judges: Anything for a tax break for the frackers

I looked up the dictionary definition of equipment, and I suppose that sand might be stretched to meet one generally accepted definition under Merriam-Webster:

1. a : the set of articles or physical resources serving to equip a person or thing: as (1) : the implements used in an operation or activity : apparatus

This definition does not specify that equipment must necessarily be a manufactured tool other than a naturally occurring substance, such as "natural resource," which clearly meets the definition:

1: industrial materials and capacities (as mineral deposits and waterpower) supplied by nature

Clearly the authors and supporters of this bill are reaching, and if they succeed in overriding the governor's veto, they will set a seriously bad precedent. For example, coal, oil and gas could be declared to be equipment, as they are used to equip automobiles, trucks, heating units, etc. Just about anything--including electricity, power plants, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, etc, could be defined as equipment! As long as there's an entrenched corporate interest behind it...

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Posted by Cowardly Lion on 03/18/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “M.L. King Commission sets youth summit in Harrison. Sigh.

When Harrison gets serious about righting the wrongs of their forefathers, they will pay reparations to the descendants (if they can be found) of the African-American people they ran out of town back in '09 or whenever it was. That's 1909. Thom Robb would have done it in 2009 if there were any black people there.

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Posted by ozarknature on 03/16/2014 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Duggar backs Santorum in Iowa

Would you like some Santorum with your Pizza?
Santorum? What's that?
Oh, I'll google it on my smartphone!
Oooh yuck! That makes me want to vomit! Let's get outta this hell hole fast!

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Posted by ozarknature on 01/03/2012 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Duggar backs Santorum in Iowa

If every conservative family (hetero, natch) followed the Duh'ggars' lead, there would be lots of young voters to flood the Iowa caucuses and Win One for the Zipper... er, Nipper? Ripper? Stripper? Slipper? Clipper? Tripper?

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Posted by ozarknature on 01/03/2012 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Paragould school puts Nativity Scene back up after protest


you said: "There wasn't a member of another religious group wanting to put up another type board, so far as I know. Would be something for consideration whenever that time comes."

One basic underlying tenet of the First Amendment 'Establishment Clause' and much of the case law that supports the wall of separation doctrine is that a state-sanctioned or state-favored religion discourages adherents of other religious traditions -- on non-religious traditions -- from displaying their different spirituality in the public square lest they be subject to discrimination and prejudice by those who follow the dominant religion.

In such a close-minded town as Paragould, what "All-American Muslim" in his/her right mind would even TRY to post a bulletin board in the school with all of this "War on Christmas" hysteria going around? I'm guessing that Faux News is the most-watched news channel in Para-gruel, if not the most-watched channel, period. Keep this bulletin board incident in the cultural context in which the gawd-fearin fundies are flailin', wailin' and failin' about: this is, to them, a singular example that (illogically, of course) proves the generalization that it's Christians, fundie/evangelical Christians to be more precise, who are being discriminated against by Bill O'Reilly's hated secular humanist-socialist-welfare state-Democrat-Occupier-ACLU lovin'-jackbooted vanguard.

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Posted by ozarknature on 12/16/2011 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Blue Dogs to endorse Clark Hall for Congress

Mike Ross, Mark Pryor, et al., are DINOs (Democrats in name only). Dems are bad enough when it comes to caving -- even the demonized Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are careful not to cross any lines that offend the party's fat-cat funders on Wall Street, Silicon Valley and elsewhere. So if the party leadership won't even hold fast to the 80-year old New Deal, the ship of state that has kept millions from drowning over the decades is already sinking. The Blue Dogs are nothing more than a fifth column who conveniently wear the mantle of FDR -- not to mention Orval, Lester Maddox and George W(the other George W!)...

Posted by ozarknature on 12/16/2011 at 9:50 AM

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