Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 16:04:00

Fayetteville Planning Commission: Helping businesses or engaging in social engineering?

Well, I suppose the next logical thing for the Fayetteville Planning Commission is to ask everyone who doesn’t live in the New York City of the Ozarks to not shop here . . .

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 14:56:00

Coloring books for adults? Yeah, right . . .

Maybe if it was a Star Trek coloring book, I might be down with that, but the current craze for coloring books for “grown-ups” leaves me just a little cold; if it takes one of the current offerings to bring out an adult’s “creativity,” chances are said adult may not have much creativity to begin with.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 15:38:00

Who created the Trump supporters? Talk Radio, Fox News and Sarah Palin

“ . . . in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.” - John F. Kennedy (Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961) I was watching a news program the other night, and some of Donald Trump’s supporters were being interviewed by an earnest young thing as to just exactly why they were supporting the former reality TV show host.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 11:11:00

Action Dog goes for her last Frisbee

It’s true, you know, that Starla - She Of The Several Names, which included Starla, Action Dog, Daddy’s Girl, and Starla, What The Hell Are You Doing Now?

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 12:06:00

Into Darkness: The Vina Mae Thompson Story

These are two stories I wrote some years ago about a woman who was sentenced to prison for shooting and killing her abuser.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 10:40:00

The perils of live call-in shows

For the first three years of my show (On the Air with Richard S. Drake) we operated as a live call-in program, taking calls from any and all callers.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 12:10:00

The Confederate flag and the cover of my novel

At the outset, I should just make it clear that I think that everybody in the known universe should buy at least three copies of my novel - regardless of what is on the cover.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 09:59:00

If newspaper reporters delivered the news like TV anchors

There are those who completely ignore local news of any type (I haven’t owned a TV since 1987!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 09:36:00

How the Marketplace will bring even the most rabidly anti-gay marriage states into the fold

For many years now we have heard the canard that the “marketplace” would have brought an end to slavery, brought about civil rights for all Americans, and might even, if we allowed it to, bring Democracy to China.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:29:00

The heroes of Bentonville High School

Last week I did a show (which will air next week - both on TV and online) with Amy Gillespie of the Bentonville Public Schools Citizens for Equality - a show which has restored my faith once again in the young people of this country.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 18:30:00

Will political conformity destroy liberalism in the United States?

For the last several years we have seen the most rabid conservatives turning on those they see as less than ideologically pure, deriding them as RINOs - Republicans In Name Only.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 15:48:00

The Secret World of Liberal Security Guards

There is a scene in the wonderful fake reality series Reno 911 which takes place after the main characters have been temporarily busted from the Reno police department.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 14:44:00

Same Song, Second Verse? Will anything new be said at tonight’s City Council meeting? Really?

It’s no secret that television news programs have stock footage, so that they can run the same images in perpetuity of soup kitchens, troops returning home, festivals, and even those ever exciting bicycle races, I suppose.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:49:00

How the Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance will benefit Fayetteville’s economy - whether it passes or not

Fayetteville City Council members Adella Gray (Ward 1) and Matthew Petty (Ward 2) have introduced the Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance; perhaps the old truism will will actually prove right, and three times will be the charm on this occasion.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 15:33:48

Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! Stupid drivers approaching the crosswalk . . .

If the past week is anything to go by, I am beginning to suspect that my days may be numbered.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 17:59:00

Internet Outrage and those sad souls who can’t quite seem to read anything past the title of a blog or news article

“So molesting underage girls is virtuous in your view. I think we all have your number!” Sure you do, Binky.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 16:42:00

Oh, those leftists and their attacks on the virtuous Josh Duggar

Sooner or later, somebody on the Infernal Internet, in their sad, desperate attempt to defend Josh Duggar, is going accuse liberals/progressives/leftists of somehow influencing him as a young man. In my few forays into Facebook Land in the past day or so I have seen such whining as I have not seen in many a day, with grown men - who should know better - seeing Dark Conspiracies, and the frightening hand of liberals behind the coverage of the Duggar family.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 20:31:00

Well, let's try that one again

OOPS - only ONE picture came through. Let's try that again . . .

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Monday, May 18, 2015 - 20:21:00

Fayetteville’s very own Zombie Inn

Once, back at the dawn of time, there were some developers who sought to bring a veritable Renaissance to downtown Fayetteville by building a lovely hotel.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:33:00

Taking the name of the Nielsen TV ratings folks in vain

n 1979, I took the name of the Nielsen Family - those folks who watch TV for all of us and report on what they watch - in vain.

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