I have long been a proponent of preserving the important moments in your life; how many of us think back to our childhood and wish to high heaven that someone had had the good sense to bring a camera along.
llowing yesterday’s blog about the Oath Keepers, and Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder, I received the following email from Elias Alias (whose real name seems to be Franklin Shook) of the Montana Oath Keepers, along with a comment he was unable to post to my blog.
Among the groups who were scrambling to align themselves with the Nevada rancher who knew a thing or two about “Negroes” in recent days were the Oath Keepers, an organization of County Sheriffs across the United States who swear to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.
On the obituary page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today, I read of the death of Al Feldstein, publisher of Mad magazine during its finest years, a time when it may have been the best political magazine in America.
In between searching for stories that are “trending” - not that they will actually tell us much about them, seeking out cute YouTube videos and the eternal quest to include as much Walmart “news” on as possible, it is sometimes easy to miss actual news on Channel 29/KHOG.
More than a little disgusted today by the character popping up on a commercial break during The Black List, pushing the new model Mustang he had just attempted to make his getaway in during the program.
$44,000, evidently, to the satisfaction to both OSHA and Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies of Springdale, following the death of employee Matthew Chwirka, whose only real mistake that day may have been clocking in to come to work.
Nobody’s as tough as they think they are. It’s just a simple word, yet it is enough to take your breath away, and leave you standing in the corner of the room, arms folded, wishing the walls might close in and swallow you up.
C.F. Roberts and I have been reediting Santa Fe Trail, one of the most racist mainstream westerns ever made (and which also happens to be in the world of public domain) taking out Errol Flynn’s voice and replacing it with mine - much as we did for A William Shatner Christmas Carol - when an important question arose about all of those famous horse battles between the good guys and the bad guys:
Why are so many horses falling down, bringing their riders tumbling down with them?
Back in the 1970s, when I first began to write letters to newspapers, many letter writers would choose names other than the ones their parents had given them at birth, hence tyhe appearance of so much wisdom from folks like “Loyal American,” “The Last American” (I guy I convinced to come on my show), and “American Patriot,” among others.
In the past few years the fetish for having folks in Congress who understand the world of business - and even the glamorization of business people in the media - has led many to look upon our Captains of Industry as mythic heroes, where in reality, they are often just cheapskates who use any excuse possible not to spend the money they should, to make a product or workinhg conditions safer.
I had an Elvis Presley moment last night, watching a local newscast (we watch a different one every night) as two Low Information Anchors asked us, “Is it possible to be a ‘conservative Democrat?’”
This didn’t come out of the blue, as they had markedly promoted the segment a few minutes before.
The universe is made of stories, not atoms. - Muriel Rukeyser
I have spent the last couple of hours thinking about one of Fayetteville’s aldermen, and his claim that 42 percent of our population live within a mile of North College, as if that justified putting most of the city’s emphasis on our main drag.
Remember the Koch retreat at a fancy California resort that caused Tom Cotton to miss the Pink Tomato Festival in Warren. Shades of Mitt Romney. A tape of the proceedings has emerged. And it includes rich praise for Tom Cotton, particularly his votes against the interests of Arkansas farmers.