Favorite

Enough crazy at home to worry about Trump 

This Arkansas woman, who is guaranteed the right to vote Nov. 8 by the U.S. Constitution, has not been inspired with confidence by the Arkansas Secretary of State or his immediate office that my voting rights are being protected.

Enough crazy at home to worry about Trump

This Arkansas woman, who is guaranteed the right to vote Nov. 8 by the U.S. Constitution, has not been inspired with confidence by the Arkansas Secretary of State or his immediate office that my voting rights are being protected. They have been too busy covering up their negligence with tall tales and vague excuses on why the integrity of political elections is not their job or responsibility. Since when?

I can't say I have been inspired by the May 20 agreement in which Governor Hutchinson, the current DHS director and the nursing home lobbyist, Arkansas Health Care Associates, pledged to reduce Medicaid cost for nursing homes. Or by a ballot initiative that is worded to disguise its real purpose, which is to protect nursing home owners from litigation by taking away what little protection nursing home residents and their families have against abuse and neglect. Sounds like Issue 3 from 2014, which used fraudulent wording to make it more difficult for citizens to petition or question laws, and which increased the term limits of the legislators to 16 long years.

The unethical behavior of Rep. Justin Harris (R-West Fork) and Treasurer Dennis Milligan, as they continued to collect their paychecks, inspired me to go inspect all of my grandchildren's daycare centers and to redecorate my home office. After listening to the inspirational Arkansas government discriminate, insult, offend and demean the women and girls in this state by using slut-shaming, inflammatory, judgmental wording in their obsessive legislation of women's reproductive health care laws, I have become desensitized to wimpy, foul-mouthed, narcissistic, mentally ill Donald Trump. The only thing Trump's fragmented, dishonest, hateful speeches have inspired in me is a need to drink and drug, so I can escape the awful thought that he and his war-happy, anti-everyone party might have a slight chance of being in charge of the nuclear launch codes.

My family and I will need all our energy in the future to protect ourselves from Arkansas government and just won't have any energy left over to deal with Donald. My family will be safer with uninspiring, calm, mentally stable Hillary, who won't embarrass me as the president of the United States.

Shirl Standridge

Little Rock

Fightin' words

When it comes to bluster, the people of Arkansas, and the South in general, are rank amateurs compared to those from the Northeast. It's one of the many things I like about living here. In Manhattan, for example, rush hour is a daily fiesta of horn blowing and creative, multilingual curse-shouting. When I visit there I always find myself stopping to watch each and every altercation. I'm always disappointed.

Here in the South, such heated verbal altercations are frequently followed by a fight worth watching. Two Arkansas drivers would never be content to merely exchange horn blasts and derogatory comments; they would come up out of those cars or, more likely, down out of those trucks, with a minimum of a tire iron for support. Much to the sorrow of an avid fight-watcher like myself, that never happens in New York. Up there it's all fumes and no flames.

When The Donald suggests that his supporters take to the streets and pummel demonstrators or gun down the opposition, the people of the North know he is only talking through his hairpiece. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones listening.  

David Rose

Hot Springs

Now and then

When I was a child and someone was perceived as being kind and compassionate it was assumed he was a Christian. 

Nowadays, when someone says mean things and commits hurtful acts it's assumed he is a Christian. 

What happened?

Rich Hutson

Cabot

From the web

In response to the Aug. 15 Arkansas Blog post, "Satanists detail plans for state Capitol monument":

Sen. Jason Rapert knew this would happen when he proposed the idea of a monument to God on the Capitol lawn. What Rapert is doing is starting a fight. He is starting a false fight so he can show how "persecuted" Christians are in America. It's kinda like someone purposely running into a door to give themselves a black eye and then claiming that doors are evil. Rapert is the worst sort of Christian. He could have used that money for the monument (and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsequent litigation ... paid for by taxpayers of ALL religions) to do some good in the district he represents. He is a fraud and a fake.

Artificial Intelligence

Why can't Rapert just put all these goofy statues in his front yard in between all the junk cars and garbage?

Warren

I've got my popcorn ready and looking forward to the show. Let the games begin.

Earl

A fight is what Rapert wants. He is not a fiscal conservative so he has to distract his base with this stuff.

Screen name taken

Does anyone else think that Baphomet looks like a cross between Rapert and a fish? Might want to redesign his face (or maybe not) before any real statue goes up.

Momcat

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Outsourcing state government

    As a citizen, I don't get to choose not to pay taxes because I don't like what the Arkansas state government is spending state and federal money on, such as paying a Chinese company, Sun Paper, approximately $1 billion to build a paper mill in Clark County.
    • Sep 22, 2016

Most Shared

  • Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist resigns

    Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
  • Labor department director inappropriately expensed out-of-state trips, audit finds

    Jones was "Minority Outreach Coordinator" for Hutchinson's 2014 gubernatorial campaign. The governor first named him as policy director before placing him over the labor department instead in Jan. 2015, soon after taking office.
  • Lawsuit filed against ADC officials, prison chaplain convicted of sexual assault at McPherson

    A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
  • Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

    Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

Latest in Letters

  • Welcome proposals

    Thank you for the amazing article by Benjamin Hardy and Kathryn Joyce about the overhaul of our [state Division of Children and Family Services] system to be inclusive of relatives after all of these years (at least nearly three decades) of frequently excluding family members as foster parents.
    • Dec 1, 2016
  • Farming medical marijuana

    With the recent passage of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment to our state's constitution, I wanted to share my perspective as a small organic farmer at North Pulaski Farms and the former CIO of World Wide Travel Service.
    • Nov 24, 2016
  • An open letter to Governor Hutchinson

    I am writing you today regarding changes I believe need to be made to our state's gun laws. Specifically, I believe that we need programs to make it easier for women and minorities to acquire a concealed carry permit and that we need a "stand your ground" law so that people can protect themselves from the political and racial violence that is already occurring.
    • Nov 17, 2016
  • More »

Visit Arkansas

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Arkansas remembers Pearl Harbor

Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned

Event Calendar

« »

December

S M T W T F S
  1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Learning to love North Little Rock in Park Hill

    • My father in law built this house from WW2 materials he bought cheap. The walls…

    • on December 5, 2016
  • Re: A killing in Pocahontas

    • my name is kimberly some parts are true some are not travis was a victum…

    • on December 4, 2016
  • Re: Vive la resistance!

    • We are not asking you to place a stent in the Democrats Heart nor to…

    • on December 4, 2016
 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation