David Franks 
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Re: “Donald Trump to speak at Arkansas GOP dinner

Maybe he'll take some of the heat off of gun, racism and child-molestation apologist Mike Huckabee.


7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by David Franks on 06/22/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Arkansas passes an 11 Commandments bill

The Ten (Eleven, whatever-- and which set?) Commandments are based on the Code of Hammurabi. Why aren't they trying to get a Babylonian-style stele put up on the Capitol grounds?

Posted by David Franks on 04/10/2015 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Casting out demons: why Justin Harris got rid of kids he applied pressure to adopt

Mr. Harris should have checked his stories for inconsistencies before he told them-- though I doubt that this mess could be boiled down to just one decent lie.

I wonder if the state GOP will take steps to exorcise him from the legislature.

15 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by David Franks on 03/12/2015 at 1:06 AM

Re: “Rep. Nate Bell blasts adoption story before seeing it; 'rehoming' bill introduced

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." --Mark Twain

60 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by David Franks on 03/04/2015 at 4:00 PM

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

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