Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 11:34:00

Memories of Politicians Long Past

If you are president, state governor, member of Congress or even part of a state legislature, your achievements and good deeds will live on for many years.

Continue reading »

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 11:38:00

LIFE magazine, 1960: Why living in the 21st Century is so much better

Oh, he’s just gonna talk about political and social issues again . . . why doesn’t he ever change his tune?

Continue reading »

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 11:07:00

Life after Trump: Looking for the next savior/strong man

There is a line from a Randy Travis song which goes along the lines of “What are you gonna do about me?” and that pretty much sums up the millions of Donald Trump supporters, should he lose the election.

Continue reading »

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:32:00

Starfleet Command builds a new control room at Fayetteville Public Television

Even for a guy who hasn’t even mastered the art of texting yet, I was blown away by the new control room at Fayetteville Public Television.

Continue reading »

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:08:00

As soon as you saw that truck by the railroad tracks, you knew Tom Terminella was gonna run for mayor of Fayetteville

Is anyone surprised that Tom Terminella plans to run against Lioneld Jordan this November? After seeing his big-ass semi sitting by the railroad tracks, with the Terminella name on it in huge letters, visible from so many directions, for so many months now?

Continue reading »

Monday, August 8, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 11:37:00

Bikes, Blues and BBQ and the Confederate flag

As much as I despise the Confederate flag and all it stands for, we cannot deny a right to visitors to our city which so many local residents - for whatever reasons - already take advantage of.

Continue reading »

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 12:11:00

Mayoral Candidate, Fayetteville, 1992: “I’d stop the meeting right then and there and take that alderman in a back room and . . .”

I’m not violating anyone’s privacy here. After all, he said it in front of a TV camera, on a show which was shown a week later.

Continue reading »

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 19:43:00

The Infernal Rose: The Passing of a Muse

There were times when I thought she might live forever. I could have handled that, just fine.

Continue reading »

Featured Videos


TGIF: The open line and video roundup. Also: Rutledge petitions Supreme Court on open records

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 15:00:00

Reality Check Department: The guys who wax rhapsodically about “the one that got away”

How often have you been bored by some guy - and admit it, it is usually a guy - who goes on and on and on about some supposed lost love, the one that got away?

Continue reading »

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 13:50:00

Political Party Platforms throughout the years: Yada Yada Yada

We have been having a great deal of fun lately, what with the GOP’s promise to go after porn, but really, the platforms each party comes up with every four years are sort of only good for amusement, and massaging the party faithful, who prefer not to think too hard on the subject.

Continue reading »

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 11:46:00

Trump’s Cleveland Address: 400 Score and 70 years ago

The man who had been cleared by his very own personal physician as likely to be the healthiest man ever to assume the office of President of the United States flexed his large, powerful hands, his thick, lengthy fingers adjusting his Chinese-made Trump Tie and peered out at the huge crowd in the stadium.

Continue reading »

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:19:00

Trump campaign accuses Obama administration of “misusing” time travel technology

A GOP spokesman today denied allegations that Melania Trump “borrowed” parts of her speech to the GOP convention, and said that the incident proved what Donald Trump has believed all along - that the Obama administration has been using time travel technology in order profit politically.

Continue reading »

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 15:27:00

The Terrible Truth about call-in shows

There was a time when I was terribly enamored of television and radio call-in shows - until I had my own for several years and discovered the Terrible Truth: most of these (especially with a local audience) shows have about 17 committed callers.

Continue reading »

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:07:00

Arkansas and the new “I won’t help you cuz I think you’re yucky” rule

I’m sure what seemed a brilliant idea to the Arkansas Legislative Council will get a hard second look when an atheist or agnostic counselor refuses to accept a good Baptist as a client.

Continue reading »

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:56:00

Trump World: How to make a political convention look like a Walmart shareholders’ meeting

Who knows? Maybe Donald Trump will turn the VP battle into a sort of reality show, where he gets to say, “You’re fired!” to everyone who doesn’t make the cut.

Continue reading »

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:18:00

Dear Donald Trump: Please, please, PLEASE pick Tom Cotton as your running mate

Oh, and while you are at it, could you please make sure that Gary Busey gets to give a major policy speech at the GOP convention?

Continue reading »

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 15:03:00

Stars and Stripes: The best piece of satire I’ve ever read

Stars and Stripes newspaper, Civil war Battle of Fayetteville

Continue reading »

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:54:00

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the post 9/11 world

Every month I go through my books and donate some to various sources - Fayetteville Library bookstore, Goodwill, etc - and a few weeks ago my eye fell upon a Man from U.N.C.L.E. novel I’ve had for decades.

Continue reading »

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 14:40:00

The cruel irony of “luxury” student apartments

Passing by yet another apartment complex being built a few weeks ago, I saw that one of the amenities offered was a “Study Room.” Unbidden, the thought came to my mind, isn’t that what a couch is for?

Continue reading »

Monday, June 13, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 12:42:00

Fifty victims or five, it always comes down to the same shrill Facebook paranoia: They’re Coming For Our Guns!

In less time than it takes for pain to dry Facebook memes have been popping up on response to the horrendous massacre in Florida.

Continue reading »

Most Shared


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