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Re: “In the Name of the Lord — Sunday's open line

Alice Walton is old enough now that one would think she would begin to think about how she will be remembered when she is gone. So far, her legacy is that she built a museum with a tiny bit of her money and kept thousands of people stuck on slave wages, dependent on food stamps, mired in poverty. She and the other Walton heirs could have made such a real difference in the world, but they have clutched their wealth to their chests, as though doing so could keep them from dying.
I think I remember that Alice is supposed to be Presbyterian--clearly she didn't listen when the Gospel lesson was the one about the futility of building bigger barns (treasure on earth vs treasures in heaven), with the moral being that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Assuming one has a heart.
"Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these--'it might have been'."

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Posted by Kate on 05/31/2015 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Study: Legislators overestimate voters' conservatism

If, indeed, Arkansas voters are less conservative than the people they elect, why do they keep electing these extreme right-wing legislators? Is it just that the extremist conservatives turn out to vote and practically no one else does?
It amazes me that people care so little about legislation that affects their daily lives that they can't be bothered to vote. Really depressing, and I say this as someone who spent many hours last year as a volunteer registering people to vote in the months before the November election.

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Posted by Kate on 05/26/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “An interview with Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. about its upcoming 8 course dinner

So is Three Fold Noodles run by "Anonymous"? This interview seems to be proof that corporations are people. With whom did you speak?

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Posted by Kate on 05/11/2015 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Martha Shoffner's attorney objects to possible 20-year sentence; argues for 12 to 18 months

Elwood: My point was that we bend over backward to find reasons to keep a white woman out of jail, yet, all too easily give POC ridiculously long sentences (if they make it to jail in one piece). White privilege is alive and well in Arkansas and in the USA.

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Posted by Kate on 05/02/2015 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Martha Shoffner's attorney objects to possible 20-year sentence; argues for 12 to 18 months

She feels bad about what she did, she needs a new roof and she went through the dreadful experience of going to jail.
Would these things be taken into consideration if she was an economically disadvantaged minority person who committed a crime? If not, then why take them into consideration now?

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Posted by Kate on 05/01/2015 at 5:57 PM

Re: “Mary Parker should resign from state Corrections Board

Plainjim: I have pretty much quit reading the DemGaz (except for the obits). Max's excellent story on charter schools which appears here on the blog today includes a good example of WHY I don't read that rag any more. My subscription expires soon and I will not be letting their "low" price offers tempt me again. I've had it with them. Don't know what I'll line the kitchen waste basket with, though...

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Posted by Kate on 04/23/2015 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Mary Parker should resign from state Corrections Board

Max, Thanks for clarifying. I kinda wish you had said that in the main body of the story (so it wouldn't look like sending June Cleaver home to do the dishes).

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Posted by Kate on 04/23/2015 at 9:08 AM

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