John A Arkansawyer 
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Re: “Like Samson regaining his hair, the thought of returning to Fayetteville fills me with renewed strength

One other morsel for you: http://theresauuco.wordpress.com/2013/09/0…

"In my book, you are working class if you work for a living, or did so before you retired. It doesn’t matter what you do or even how much you make. If your income is the result of your own labor, then you are working class. So who is working class? And kids, trust me, you will be when you get old enough to work....

"If we all see ourselves as working class, then the divisions are not so important. I have heard people make a distinction between working with your hands or with your head. That doesn’t make any sense to me. People who do physical labor need to keep their wits about them because their lives may depend on it. If a roofer isn’t careful, he can be killed in a fall."

Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 09/02/2013 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Like Samson regaining his hair, the thought of returning to Fayetteville fills me with renewed strength

Richard, I've been enjoying reading about your adventures around where I grew up. So on this Labor Day, I thought of you when I read this article on Slate. From our long discussions and occasional disagreements over the years about labor and the working class, I think it has food for your thoughts in particular:

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/mon…

Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 09/02/2013 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library to be dedicated Monday, with her on hand

Venus of Urbino, everyone who's read Ekaterina knows what a champion Don Harington was of the rights of children.

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Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 07/03/2013 at 6:37 PM

Re: “Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library to be dedicated Monday, with her on hand

"tireless worker in the cause of children"

Yes. Especially the cause of killing them in Iraq.

Warmongers' names shouldn't be on children's libraries.

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Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 07/03/2013 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Hung jury prompts mistrial in manslaughter case against Josh Hastings

I appreciate the extent to which Max is a class traitor. He often acts against the interests of his fellow one-percenters, and that's a good thing. His work keeps him in fairly close and friendly contact with people who are not among the privileged, so he's got a better grasp on the world than, say, a John Brummett or a Bill Clinton.

Does that make him a hypocrite? Maybe. But hypocrisy is not much of a fault. We're talking about a mismatch between word and deed, right? I judge by the deed.

So yeah, eLwood, I have a problem with capitalism and THE market. THEY suck.

That doesn't mean I have to walk around robotically going "Rich guy--bad! Poor dude--good!" Flipping Calvinism on its head doesn't do anything but make an old dead white guy dizzy.

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Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 06/24/2013 at 6:19 AM

Re: “In search of Little Rock's Cory Booker

I'm so glad Jay Barth has figured out what's wrong with Little Rock: Those Darned Negroes just don't appreciate all that white people have done for them.

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Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 06/20/2013 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Monday line

Call Tim Griffin today. There's something valuable which he might vote for. For once, your call will matter!

"Reforming food aid to allow for local procurement (as well as other crucial reforms) is such a no-brainer that it is perhaps the last genuinely bipartisan policy initiative out there. Don’t believe me? Even the Heritage Foundation favors this. Does that make you as a liberal Democrat get nauseous? Well, me too, sort of, but the same reforms are backed by the Center for American Progress.

"So now — which is to say, right now, as soon as the business day starts in Washington DC — call your Congresscritter and ask them to support the Royce-Engel Amendment (#55) to the Farm Bill. After the jump, I’m including the talking points prepared by the American Jewish World Service, which in conjunction with lots of other charities like Bread for the World, Oxfam, Catholic Relief Services, and many others, has spearheaded this campaign. You should drop a dime for them, too, by the way.

"But really: call. write. E-mail. This means life or death for people. Do it."

For more: http://www.samefacts.com/2013/06/politics-and-leadership/will-house-republicans-save-food-aid-reform/#respond

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Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 06/18/2013 at 6:57 AM

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