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Here's an idea. Instead of our national news reporters (we'll call them that as a kindness) talking about how our political system has chosen a sociopathic buffoon to represent one of our two political parties as a nominee for POTUS, let's talk about the well-qualified candidate from the other party having a problem with "trust" and "likability."

And, while we are ginning up nonexistent controversy, what about attacking the head of the Democratic National Committee for supporting a Democrat rather than a self-described Socialist and independent for the executive office? Remember what Mama told us: "If there is nothing negative we can find to say, what's the point of saying anything at all?" That is what she said, right? Oh wait, maybe it was: "We get paid for doing this?"

Meanwhile, we'll drool on our guns waiting for any opportunity to prove how useful they are at doing violence to stop violence or maybe just to stop anything we don't happen to like at the moment and we'll keep all of those we missed or just ran out of ammunition for in our thoughts and prayers. And while we're talking about God's grace, don't you just hate it when you don't get what you want all the time? Everybody else gets theirs all the time and I don't ever get what I want. Somebody should pay for that. President Obama ruined my whole weekend with that Trans-Pacific Partnership and didn't even say he was sorry. They just think they're so entitled to everything just because ... well, you know. It's why our country is just falling apart and nothing works.

As long as we're slithering around at the bottom of the puddle, you know our justice system is broken, don't you? I heard the other day an unarmed man was shot right outside a Walmart by a policeman. They didn't close the store or fire him or run his family out of town or anything so you know that means our whole justice system is just no good and won't never be. We need to change everything because it's not working and everybody says so on Instagram and Facebook and just everywhere. That just proves it.

David Steadman

Damascus

From the web:

In response to Max Brantley's July 21 column, "1957 all over again":

But there is one huge difference between 1957 and current school assignment policies. In today's environment, after witnessing 50 years of failed liberal desegregation policies, there is broad support among all races for greater school choice, including vouchers for students to attend private schools. Only the liberals in the Democratic Party, through the use of tyrannical judges, are still insisting on the fantasy benefits of an education monopoly provided by the government to force students into public education. Even advanced placement is the equivalent of segregation within the school district as the overwhelming majority of those students are white or Asian.

Thomas Pope

In response to the Arkansas Blog post, "RNC wraps up: Donald Trump yells at America":

I can't even say the word "Trump" in my house, but I will say he's doing a better job of driving the Republican Party into the ground than any other person in history.

Paying Top Dollar for Legislators

It makes me sad to see the Arkansas attorney general on national TV sounding like an uneducated person. Does she really think this is necessary to get support from the Arkansas electorate or is this really her persona? Don't know her personally. She does not speak for all of us.

JCP

The shouting is a carryover from Trump's WWE actor days. Shouting is an essential element in the performance. 

Another WWE essential component took place in the convention narrative/script: Having "bad wrestler/guy" Ted Cruz show up and say crap so that he can be booed and the "good wrestler/guy" show up to be cheered on.

imjustsaying

In response to the Arkansas Blog post, "Arkansas Republicans are all aboard the Trump train":

When the Kool-Aid drinkers start making self-referential jokes about drinking the Orange Kool-Aid, you may be sure that the nutter express has left Drumpf Station & is headed for crazy-town.

I try to believe that they (Rapert excepted) are just posturing for our homegrown foamer voters, but damn. Do these people even know what history is?

tsallernang

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