Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 00:33:00

Fayetteville: An Alternative History - the television series

It all began with the idea to make an hour long documentary, getting folks in from all walks of life, who have helped change their community, either politically or spiritually.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 23:56:00

No Muslims allowed? Really? You can tell just by looking, can you?

Patriots far and wide have been cheering like folks at a buffet when a new trough of baked beans has been served by the news that Hot Springs shooting range owner Jan Morgan has declared her business to be a “Muslim free Zone.” On her website, in her piece “Why I Want My Range to be a Muslim Free Zone” - - Morgan lists her reasons, which include: Like so many non-Muslims, she claims to have read the Koran, understands it, and is familiar with the verses which command Muslims to do terrible things to those of us who refuse to “submit” or convert to Islam.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 20:32:00

The sad, lonely Internet sites of the Washington County Republican Party

It all began as a quest to discover something - anything - about the elusive Armistead C. Freeman III, Republican candidate for Washington County Quorum Court, a man who seems to have left no virtual footprints anywhere, let alone a carbon footprint.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 14:09:00

The Big Lie of 2014: “______ cast the deciding vote for Obamacare.”

Abraham Lincoln once said that there was a man who loved the truth so much he used to add on to it, and he may have been thinking of men like Tom Cotton when he said it.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:44:59

On the road again! We just can’t wait to get on the road again!

There finally arrives the point where you are looking for someone - anyone at, really - to kill.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 00:56:00

Insulting the audience: Why bother hiring British actors if you are going to force them to use an American accent?

I have wondered about this for some time, but it came to a head last week, after watching David Tennant (Doctor Who, Hamlet) forcing out an American accent on Gracepoint, the American remake of Britain’s Broadchurch, on which Tennant also starred - but to much greater effect, since he didn’t have to force out a fake American accent.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 11:56:00

A newspaper without an editorial? That, too, is like a day without sunshine

It often occurs to me that when I swipe an old advertising jingle for a title, I am also telling the world exactly how old I am.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:27:00

Living in Fayetteville: Forty years on and counting

It is with a bitter note of irony that I marked the first of October in the Dark Heart of America, far from the city I have learned to call home.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:29:00

Of Auctioneers and idiots who plant bushes on top of water pipes

At this point in our sojourn in the Dark Heart of America, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the only way to make it back to the New York City of the Ozarks is in our dreams.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 11:50:00

If not for Barack Obama or the Second Amendment, lots of these political candidates in Oklahoma would have nothing to talk about

At this point in our stay in the Dark Heart of America, I am firmly convinced that there are folks running for city council seats in tiny little towns in Oklahoma who are railing against Obamacare, Common Core standards and mythical plots to disarm decent Americans.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:42:00

KFSM: Why are you are so frightened of the word “gay?”

Even sitting here in Oklahoma, I keep up with the goings on in the New York City of the Ozarks, and so I read tonight that that the anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the Fayetteville City Council will face a public vote within the next few months.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:01:00

Oklahoma’s Meth Registry: creating a permanent underclass in the Sooner State?

The Men With Bad Haircuts in the Oklahoma legislature, taking a break from their almost constant effort to protect the Second Amendment from all enemies foreign and domestic, may soon create a public online registry of those who have been convicted of making meth.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 21:47:00

Oklahoma Arbitron: Just how dumb are you folks?

t has been going on for several days now, and I’m pretty sure they will call again tomorrow.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 01:53:00

Athlete violence against women must be faced at all levels - professional, college and high school

“By the time the player is drafted, there's a pretty good chance he's thoroughly spoiled and surrounded by enablers.” - former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Troy Vincent “If society in general, the teammates of these athletes, and the athletic organizations do nothing to reduce the occurrence of this violent behavior, then the number of incidents will continue to rise.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 00:34:00

Warnings about Muslims, defenders of domestic abusers and religious symbols in the sky - a sample reading of Oklahoma newspapers

Not to put too fine a point on it, but reading print news in Oklahoma is always sort of a crap shoot.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:11:00

You know you are back in Oklahoma when . . .

When the voice on the radio waking you up in the morning is promoting a steakhouse offering “Freedom Fries.” Really?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 23:52:00

Fayetteville: Taxicabs über alles?

The “Freedom! Liberty!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 01:21:00

Harassment of Medical Marijuana Initiative activist

If there is anything especially ironic about this, it is the fact that a fellow gathering signatures for a proposed special election dealing with Fayetteville's human rights ordinance has been at the same location in recent days.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 01:40:00

Fayetteville’s “evil” city council and the human rights ordinance: if you begin by referring to those you disagree with as evil or misguided, what credibility do you have?

Getting ready to leave for the Dark Heart of America, Tracy and I had to pass into a building (for legal papers) which had before its doors a man collecting signatures for the expected special election on Fayetteville’s human rights ordinance.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 00:44:00

Greg Barber of Sulphur Springs, Arkansas: Why some mayors should avoid the Internet at all costs

Have you ever met someone who seems to say the first thing that pops into his head, no matter how nonsensical it might be?

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