David Franks 
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Re: “Fayetteville needs its own Kennedy Center-type Honors

"Forget it? It’s over? Nothing is over until WE say it’s over. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? No."
This is-- sort of-- a line from "Animal House". (Of course the speaker was Bluto Blutarsky.)

Posted by David Franks on 09/29/2014 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Fact-checkers unaninmous: Tom Cotton is a liar

Mark Pryor, despite his paternal connection to office, worked his way up through Arkansas politics. Tom Cotton was sponsored by outsiders from the beginning. That's how a freshman representative who came out of nowhere runs for Senator. (What happened to the grooming for senator that Steve Womack was getting? He wasn't compliant enough?)

Tom Cotton ran against Beltway insiders; he is a Beltway insider.

Tom Cotton ran against intellectual elites. Now he justifies his candidacy by claiming to be an elite.

Tom Cotton claims that his leadership skills make him the better candidate, yet he fell right in with the Teabagger mob at the behest of his sponsors, and continues to work for them. (Middle-level military management has an abysmal record for governing anyway.)

Tom Cotton is an all-around, out-and-out fraud.

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Posted by David Franks on 09/26/2014 at 11:33 PM

Re: “AFP releases ad that confuses Arkansans on Obamacare, follows up with ad complaining that Obamacare is confusing

I left the following comment on the Facebook page of "A Bit of Hope", which is a non-profit run by the Buckleys. "A Bit of Hope" is an outdoor activity program for "all special-needs children". The comment was removed within a half-hour, with no reply.

"Do you not suppose that some goodly number of Arkansas families with special-needs children are glad that Obamacare has given them access to insurance and affordable healthcare? How many of those families couldn't afford insurance and care at all until now? How many of those children were excluded from family policies because of preexisting conditions? How many special-needs children might be moved off of Medicaid because their parents can afford insurance now? This seems like an outcome that would please you, given your concern for special-needs children.

"I just saw the 'correction' for your first anti-Obamacare ad. It is interesting to me that after being in an ad that made you look rather foolish, you've agreed to be in another ad that makes you look lazy.

"Never mind the fact that both ads make you look strangely incurious about losing something that is supposedly very important to you. (They give the impression that you find complaining to be much easier than getting answers.) You also blame Obamacare as a whole for the failure of your own insurance company and the state insurance department to notify you of the extension. Did you call your insurance company? The state?

"Obamacare works-- or doesn't work-- at the state level. Obamacare encourages innovation at the state level, which is why the Arkansas exchange works pretty well. That's because Obamacare is not a socialist takeover of healthcare by the federal government. Did Americans For Prosperity forget to tell you that?

"You aren't victims of Obamacare; you're victims of Americans For Prosperity. 'Living in a haze,' indeed."

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Posted by David Franks on 04/03/2014 at 2:16 AM

Re: “UPDATE: State agencies jumping ship on White River Blueway proposal

RE motion to table the resolution-- The unwillingness on the part of some JPs to table the resolution until it could be rewritten in adult language was particularly telling. The resolution might as well have been a Molotov cocktail: it was crude, undiscriminating, and inflammatory. Lobbing verbal bombs like that is no way to govern.

Stand by for Teabagger strutting and preening as their bomb-- excuse me: resolution-- keeps passing. Of course, this will provide more evidence for evolution, as monkeys act much the same after they fling feces.

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Posted by David Franks on 06/26/2013 at 3:47 PM

Re: “The laziness of the Minimum, Wage Class . . . well, not so much, actually

RE "What sort of intellectual bigot would call anyone who works at any of these jobs lazy?"
This bigotry has nothing to do with "intellectual". It's gut-driven.

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Posted by David Franks on 03/25/2013 at 11:07 AM

Re: “KFSM Chronicles: Separating the News from the Nonsense

RE "Is that another way of saying that Obama is leading Romney in the polls? If so, why not say so?"
Because that would leave omit a significant bit of information.

My lovely wife and I watch Channel 5 news because the colors of the set (or "set") are less painfully garish than on other channels, and-- whatever you think of the newscast format-- Garrett Lewis is the best meteorologist we've seen outside of Wichita, Kansas. Plus, having an anchor with two first names is extra-friendly.

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Posted by David Franks on 10/27/2012 at 12:56 PM

Re: “When the wealthy decide when poorer men and women should retire

Good article. If you want to see a completely different slice of life, take a science field trip to Ozark Natural Foods-- it's like shopping in California. Of course, most of the shoppers there probably have little stake in the retirement age.

RE "Afterwards, man then went to a friend’s house, where he killed himself."
I guess that renders the restraining order moot. Good for him.

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Posted by David Franks on 10/19/2012 at 1:08 PM

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