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In response to the July 8 Arkansas Blog item, "Leslie Rutledge joins bathroom lawsuit":
Which bathroom does General Leslie choose to use? Who gets the job of verifying the plumbing? Who will pay the notary public?
But of course she is. The "Party" called and gave her daily marching orders. She is following the party line on this just like she has all the other issues she's jumped on. Does her staff do anything for Arkansas citizens or just things that the National Republican Party wants?
The big question in my mind is where will Leslie Rutledge live after she's no longer Asa's nasty tool? I sure as hell don't want her living in my neighborhood. I'm afraid, like she attaches herself to all out-of-state pro-discrimination lawsuits, my chicken eggs will forever attach to the side of her house if it is within throwing distance.
The Red Team thinks we're dumb. Well, a whole lot of our friends, relatives, neighbors and co-workers are dumb but if we keep telling these ninnies how awful Red Team Asa is for their families, drum drum drum like we're walking and talking Fox News, our ninnies will eventually figure out voting for a Republican in this state is a mix, from bad to awful to sometimes deadly.
We must ask ourselves who makes money every time Leslie signs up in support of a losing cause. It's always about the money, so who makes money when Leslie jumps to the wrong side of history joining our state with Nebraska? Remind me to visit Nebraska someday, or better yet, let us all continue to never think about Nebraska or anywhere else that would welcome the likes of Leslie to join their unconstitutional lawsuits.
Yes, our state is known around the world as Arkanstupid thanks to Red Team Asa and the six representing us in Congress. Not much we can do about it at the moment other than lie to people when they ask where we live. I'm pretending to live in Ridgefield, Conn., and as long as I never leave home or answer the doorbell, I might get away with this lie.
We need a state constitutional amendment that says the Leslie Rutledges of this world pay from their own state salaries the costs of stupid lawsuits they file unsuccessfully against federal court decisions.
In response to the July 9 Arkansas Blog item, "Open carry advocate unhappy about label as 'suspect' in Dallas shooting":
Until we get some sort of meaningful gun control in this country, these types of incidents are going to continue to escalate out of control. Average citizens have no business with high-volume shooting rifles/guns. NONE. Orlando, Dallas and so many more incidents in the past make that abundantly clear.
The best we can expect to come out of this tragedy is that the NRA finds itself in an even more politically difficult and awkward position.
Texas' open carry law meets peaceful protesters and good cops meets racist politicians (e.g. Dan Patrick) defending racist cops meets easy access to firearms by people who should never have them meets a broken mental health system including the military and VA meets the nationwide failure of police departments to train their officers in how to de-escalate violence meets the shameless disgustingly racist NRA.
The chickens keep coming home to roost and shit on the pig head of Wayne LaPierre.
Black Panthers for Open Carry
Perhaps the raving left will wait for the facts before lynching another innocent person or group. Considering how wrong most of you were about Trayvon, Brown, Garner and Freddie, people would think most of you would shut up until facts could be collected.
If you ever need some encouragement regarding race issues, just remember that black men making political statements with firearms scared people in 1960s and '70s California enough to kick off the modern gun control movement.
Now, most people don't really care.
Anyone who openly carries weapons in a public place has a belligerent attitude and therefore bears watching. The police should be commended for questioning him.
And Gyl, whom I don't agree with very often, hits the nail on the head. Back when black radicals in Oakland were carrying guns, they were dangerous. Now that white supremacists are carrying them, it is their god-given right.
In response to the July 8 Arkansas Blog item, "Life, death and the Arkansas Constitution at stake in execution case":
I didn't see Rapert on Facebook demanding these Black Robed Lawyers be taken off the court; why is that? Oh, that's right: 'cause he likes the state killing people, but if a woman takes a pill the day after unprotected sex she is going to hell!
The Arkansas Supremes also showed that any agreement a lawyer for a defendant might make with the great state of Arkansas isn't worth the paper it is written on. The not-so-Supremes tossed out an agreement that they signed when they should have tossed the piece of legislation that was designed to get around the agreement.
Our so-called "Christian" legislators are in so much hurry to disobey another of the 10 Suggestions. And that is why we don't need Rapert's Folly on the Capitol grounds or any state property.
couldn't be better
In response to Gene Lyons' July 7 column, "Same story on Hillary":
[U.S. Rep.] Trey Gowdy spent $6 million? What did Kenny spend? Was that $60 million? Did we yet see the bill for the FBI investigation(s)? Do these calculations include overhead costs for the "representatives" and "senators" that participated in the hearings, including prep and staff time costs? So, conservatively, would $100 million be an unreasonable estimate? I used to think that if I ever decided to run for office, I would have to do some "stuff," because otherwise I might be embarrassed if I were investigated and found not to have done anything interesting. How can anyone question the intrinsic honesty of a person who has endured 25 years of $100 million spent on attempts to find something (not a balanced investigation)? As Lyons indicates, the media people who hyped speculations and the media management people who hired and promoted those people are in greater need of investigation. How does the media look at Hillary metaphorically, at least for now, standing next to Donny, and decide to talk about Hillary's honesty? Reporters who choose to focus on Hillary might benefit from judicious use of mirrors.
I'm wondering more and more these days if I shouldn't just not look in a mirror for a few years while I peddle right-wing BS, make a lotta money and then quit the whole mess.
Nah. That kinda stench doesn't go away. Or, it shouldn't.
An article in the July 7 issue of the Times on a political action committee formed by Progressive Arkansas Women mistakenly referred to Republican Carlton Wing, who faces Democrat Victoria Leigh in the General Election for the District 38 seat in the state House of Representatives, as a legislator. He is not.