Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:34:00

Motel Hell: My year of living amongst the down and out

Looking over real estate offered for sale in Fayetteville, I noted that Motel 6 on North College is or sale.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 11:47:00

When we quote politicians, we are ACTUALLY quoting their speech writers?

Long before the virtual reality world of Facebook ever existed, folks around the world have been fond of quoting their favorite political figures, alongside writers, poets, cowboy philosophers and such.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 11:40:00

The dying man who “loaned” me some books

Back in the 1990s, when AIDS was taking away so many of our friends and family members, a friend of mine, Robert - who though deathly ill had also spent much of his time going to public schools and the like, talking about his illness - had one final gathering at his home, surrounded by people he had grown close to over the years.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:29:00

Want folks to vote? Give ‘em a tax break

We have heard much over the recent years about declaring Election Day a sort of holiday, so that folks can use the day to vote.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 15:10:00

Memo to Democratic Party: About coalition building

Despite the fact that most of the white men I know (in person and not in the virtual reality playground of Facebook) voted Democratic, whether they had college degrees or not, it almost seemed as though the Democratic Party and political pundits alike often seemed to lump them all together as solidly in the Trump camp.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:01:00

Terror at the Ballot Box

Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said it - but I am a staunch believer that when a funny line comes to you, it would be a venial sin to keep it locked inside.

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 16:49:00

2016: What we didn’t hear during this presidential election

2016: What we didn’t hear during this presidential election Now that the debates are over, and the election season is finally winding down, I have asked a number of folks to weigh in on what they felt was not addressed this year.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:19:00

Obviously, Tom Terminella and I have been living in two different Fayettevilles

Tom Terminella, one of two men hoping to unseat Mayor Lioneld Jordan, seems to have been living in a different Fayetteville than I have for the past two decades.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:19:00

The Man Without a Country

Obviously he wasn’t really a man without a country, but considering the tenor of the times, even in a place like Fayetteville, it is understandable that he might be reluctant to reveal too much to a stranger.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:46:00

Boozman the Barbarian

Arkansas Senator John Boozman always seems to come across as the mildest of men, but one of his most recent ads puts me in mind of the famous exchange from the 1982 John Milius directed Conan the Barbarian. 

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 02:31:00

On the matter of Donald Trump and reflecting on one’s own sexuality

I come from a generation in which magazine articles suggesting that “No means Yes” were ever present in our formative years.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:04:00

The TV talent show I’d really, really like to see

First off, I suppose, I wouldn’t have a format where the same person could call in or log on repeatedly and vote.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:42:00

Issue #5: Casino not-so-Royale

Maybe I’m a snob, but my idea of a casino goer would be someone be in a tuxedo with a Walther PPK nestled in a shoulder holster, and not folks dressed in all the finery they would put on for a trip to Branson.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:09:00

Police officer responsible for fellow cop’s death: good thing it was only a dog, huh?

Though Deputy Jonathon Cornelison is “beside himself” because he left Lina, a Madison County police dog, in his car long enough for the dog to die of heatstroke, one can only hope he is never, ever allowed to work with animals again.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:36:00

It’s not poor workmanship, it’s poor management

I put a pair of tennis shoes through the washer/dryer a few days ago and the sole came off completely.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:35:00

Really? You only want to live in a neighborhood where everybody is your political clone? Are you insane?

If you support Bernie, you’re off my list of friends. If you support Hillary I’m gonna unfriend you.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:31:00

Trump’s social agenda would only succeed if he had a Democratic Congress

While this is an assertion which may well raise the hackles of those whose idea of getting the news is a combination of Facebook memes and Internet Outrage inspiring conspiracy websites, it is, nonetheless, true.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 12:35:00

That “liberal agenda” on Star Trek: How some social critics literally have no sense of history

It is both meet and right that we should honor Star Trek, one of the most successful SF TV/movie franchises in modern times.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 11:43:00

So This is Arkansas: The ugly story of how I appeared in a music video

And ugly is truly the word for it. Sadly, the term applied to me. And yet, I feel a certain sense of pride over the whole situation.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 11:54:00

Universities should not be “safe zones” for rapists

Call me old-fashioned, but I’m pretty sure that academic expulsion is hardly comparable to criminal prosecution, especially for a crime as vile as rape.

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