David Franks 
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Re: “#Repaint hate: Fayetteville sign painter uses art to fight back

There may be legal recourse. Sign and share this petition to the Electoral College:

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Posted by David Franks on 11/11/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Leslie Rutledge gets torched in national spotlight

Leslie Rutledge has her own "Clinton Rule" regarding how the court system should work.

Leslie Rutledge (at 3:30): "Where is the evidence that [Secretary Clinton] did not violate the law when it comes to her e-mails, and to her-- her public service?"
Not that the defendant is required up-front to prove that he did not commit a crime-- rather, the prosecutor must ultimately prove that the defendant did commit a crime-- but the evidence that she did not break the law regarding her e-mails is the findings of the FBI and the opinion of the State Department. As for her public service, Mrs. Clinton has been subjected to, and has availed herself of, the testimony and opinions of innumerable expert witnesses-- just the kind of evidence that Ms. Rutledge stood up for at 2:56. Mrs. Clinton has been on trial multiple times and been found "Not guilty" every time.

Leslie Rutledge is dangerously incompetent, partisan, and boy-hungry.

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Franks on 09/27/2016 at 11:30 PM

Re: “Resignation urged over Fayetteville Alderman John La Tour's gender challenge

Mr. La Tour exemplifies the problem with electing people who hate government to government positions. He personifies the burden on society of people who have no respect for the social contract.

Mr. La Tour's first effort in his term on the City Council was to try to get the sidewalk plan altered to include a sidewalk leading to his house-- necessary to ensure pedestrian safety in part because of traffic his game-day parking/tailgating home business generates, and from which he would likely derive additional profit. It has been the only issue about which he has shown any interest, understanding or competency. He has admitted to knowing nothing about issues up for votes-- and has voted on them anyway.

Because he hates government, he votes against grant proposals that would procure funding for desirable city projects, yet whines because the city raises taxes to pay for things like the public library. Because he doesn't value the social contract, he opposes laws that protect tangible civil rights in order to protect imaginary religious freedom.

Never mind Mr. La Tour's selectivity regarding whom he dances with-- which belies the tendency among conservatives to assure themselves and others that they're "normal", however abnormal the assurance-- Mr. La Tour has shown himself to have antipathy toward the purpose of and colleagues on the government body he spent an inane amount of money to join. He is ignorant on the generalities and particulars of his position and the issues that come before it. He is incompetent in an aggressive way, and should not be on the City Council.

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Posted by David Franks on 03/21/2016 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The eLwood memorial line and video

Well, damn.

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Posted by David Franks on 03/02/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Exploring the premier fringe organizations of Arkansas

Judging by his jackets, Tony Alamo was all about the fringe.

I somehow managed to get on the Alamo Foundation mailing list in 1981 or so. Their mailroom sweatshop used to send out big manila envelopes stuffed full of copies of testimonials ostensibly from grateful current and former inmates and their parents, glowingly praising the Alamos and their laudable efforts at turning lives around. Of course if one read more than a couple of these letters, he would find that they were all nearly identical in content, and appeared to have been scrawled by only four or five people. The enclosed requests for donations were more straightforward in their origin, if not in their description of the ministry.

One of the specialties of the Alamo Restaurant was their "world-renowned" peanut butter pie. As I could easily imagine a dungeon full of poor shoeless cult members stomping the peanuts, I never tried it. As I can still imagine them, I don't eat peanut butter pie anywhere.

If any of you happens to run across a Tony Alamo jacket with the Last Supper across the back, then please let me know.

Posted by David Franks on 02/06/2016 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Getting wacky on Wiki with Sen. Jason Rapert

If only Mr. Rapert could find somebody else to write true-- excuse me: nice-- things about him. That would do away with the conflict of interest. Unfortunately, none of the literate people he knows have anything nice to say about him, and he can't rely on a multiple personality to do the work for him because he would have to have a single personality before he could have a multiple personality.

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Posted by David Franks on 01/25/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Arkansas scores an F on reproductive health and rights

According to the report, Arkansas' grade is actually an F-minus. We share that distinction with Kansas, Idaho, Oklahoma and Texas.

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming all received a grade of F.

Just think of all the women who vote to make this possible.

On the other hand, California and Oregon each got an A-plus, and New Jersey and Washington each got an A.

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Posted by David Franks on 01/16/2016 at 6:32 PM

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