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Updated on September 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM

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Re: “The Big Gray Apple open line. Plus, could a gay couple get a manger in Fayetteville?

The flight was great... an hour and 59 minutes on Sunday. It's too good to last.
Merry Xmas, all.

Posted by peterjkraus on 12/23/2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “CNN projects Tom Cotton and Asa Huchinson victories; early vote in Pulaski also

Fence sitters, carpet baggers and nervous nellies -- that's who we're presented with as counterweights to bullies, cheats and liars.

Will Democrats ever give us a lineup that inspires us to vote for them, instead of having to stand in a Hot Springs line of 82 voters last Thursday waiting to use one of the five voting machines set up -- not to vote for someone, but to vote against a lineup of cynics and hucksters I would not be seen with in polite company.

I don't blame the voters who voted them in: I blame the Democratic Party for burdening us with ninnies who have to ask a Republican before using the toilet.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by peterjkraus on 11/04/2014 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Arkansas GOP congressional delegation sends letter to state Insurance Commissioner, gets facts wrong

Republican politicians are bribed by big business to do their bidding; voters only count when the time comes to herd them to the ballot boxes with lies, with spreading unfounded fears and with promises never to be fulfilled.

Which Republican has told his or her constituents the following: "This projection anticipates an aggregate average 2 percent net decrease in Marketplace premium costs for Plan Year 2015."

See?

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Posted by peterjkraus on 09/24/2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Scoop: Tom Cotton's senior thesis on the Federalist papers, a disturbing early look at today's elitist candidate

Viper; BS, mi amigo. Watching too much Fox, listening to the fat druggie. Here`s Factcheck. They check and report facts, not belief. So.
Claims #1, 2 and 4, college records. Obama’s college records are not “sealed” by a court order, as this graphic would have you believe. It would be illegal under federal law (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) for Occidental, Columbia or Harvard Law School to give any former student’s records to reporters or members of the public without that person’s specific, written permission. Obama hasn’t released them, but neither have other presidential candidates released their college records. George W. Bush’s grades at Yale eventually became public, but only because somebody leaked them to the New Yorker magazine. Bush himself refused to release them, according to a 1999 profile in the Washington Post.
Claim #3, thesis paper. Obama did write a paper on nuclear disarmament for an honors course in American foreign policy during his senior year, but it wasn’t the sort of “thesis” that some colleges require for graduation and keep on file in their libraries, like those that Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama released. During the 2008 campaign, reporters were told that Columbia had not retained a copy of Obama’s 1983 paper, and that Obama didn’t have a copy, either. NBC News contacted his former professor, Michael Baron, who said he looked for his copy but couldn’t find it, and thought he probably tossed it out eight years earlier in a move.
NBC quoted Baron as saying the paper likely would have disappointed Obama’s critics. “The course was not a polemical course, it was a course in decision making and how decisions got made,” Baron told NBC. “None of the papers in the class were controversial.”

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Posted by peterjkraus on 09/18/2014 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Mayor suspends Jonesboro police chief 30 days without pay for comments about reporter

See? There's the difference. To me, anyone opposing an unjust war is a hero. To folks like the chief of police, they're criminals.

Used to be this country was proud of its democratic ideals. Long time ago, amigo.

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Posted by peterjkraus on 08/23/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Hawaiian Music, Sci-fi, Children's Books and Weekend Movie Picks. Plus tiny flies walking in Istanbul.

One of my favorite albums recorded in Hawaii is a kind of crossover thing called the Pahinui Brothers. It's Gabby Pahinui's sons, along with Dave Lindley, Jim Keltner and Ry Cooder -- traditional Hawaiian songs, a couple of Gabby tunes, and really great versions of standards like Lennon's Jealous Guy.

Excellent music all over the world. It's the finding that is sometimes difficult. And re-listening, of course. Things sound different at forty than they did at twenty.

Posted by peterjkraus on 08/16/2014 at 8:16 AM

Re: “French Hill drags out Old Blue; Huffington Post drags out the rest of the fleet

What´s wrong with you people, Ark Times? It´s not a 2007 Mercedes-Benz, it is a seven year old small import sedan. The 2005 BMW would be called an old sedan that will qualify for a no-tax antique car plate next year. And the house? "His modest home´s value lies $185000 below Santa Barbara, California´s median home price for a 1400sf house"

Which would get rid of your well-known liberal bias and place the candidate well within the barely employed voting masses.

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Posted by peterjkraus on 08/08/2014 at 7:34 AM

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