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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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 22:06:00

Virtual Act of War? on Facebook, Iran defriends Tom Cotton of Arkansas

The first clue that something was amiss, said an aide to the Arkansas firebrand, was when his staff noticed that the many “ private messages” he had posted in recent days to the Official Facebook page of Iran were not only being ignored - in most cases, they were not even being read.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 01:31:00

Rode Hard and Put Up Wet

I wrote this last year, and submitted it to a short story competition. I never heard back from the folks who sponsored the competition, so I figure their opinion of my work isn’t quite as high as mine.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 02:08:00

Love and the Acts of Desperate Men

Dating. Sex.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 20:12:00

Of Jesse Dirkhising, Matthew Shepard and Maurice Isaiah Torres: The boundaries of our moral hypocrisy

My heart breaks every time I see a picture of Maurice Isaiah Torres, the Bella Vista child who died as a result of severe abuse and rape . . .

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:24:00

An Open Letter to the Your Media Board: Honoring 35 years of public access in Fayetteville

I would like to begin this letter to you by thanking you for helping to preserve Fayetteville’s tradition of commitment to the First Amendment and the creativity of its citizens.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 14:55:00

The Adventure of the Confederate Monument and the styrofoam coffee cup

Just when you think that everything is in line, that all your ducks are in a row, that you have reached Video Nirvana, the lens cap of life falls off and you realize - yet again - that you are nowhere near as clever as you think you are.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 20:31:00

The Congressman Steve Womack Chronicles: It’s just so damned hard to concentrate on more than one subject at a time

Clearly, we are not paying The Scowling One nearly enough, at least if the evidence of his latest missive to constituents is anything to go by.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 16:02:00

The Ten Commandments in front of government buildings? We might be better off as a society if we just erected a plaque with the words of Abraham Lincoln, instead

“Be excellent to each other.” Yes, I know - and you know - that the the quote above is from a movie - Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) - but let’s face it - it’s probably as true as any film which has the deadly warning “Based on a true story.” Besides, I have the sinking feeling that, like most folks, as a group the Men With Bad Haircuts in Little Rock probably fall into the category of folks who believe it when a movie brags about being a true story.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 17:04:00

“Where is the love you said was mine, all mine . . .” The GOP and its sudden need for emotional reassurance

t has become increasingly - and alarmingly - clear that for the 21st Century Republican Party, the only ideal candidate is a cross between Clint Eastwood and Richard Simmons.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 21:15:00

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton gets tough with European “rogue nations”

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, against the advice of most of his colleagues, has stretched both his literary and political muscle this past weekend, by drafting letters to the Duchy of Grandwick, and Latveria, warning them against signing any treaties with the Obama administration.

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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 14:48:00

The Dedication Game

Charles Kester. Jon Zimmer.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 21:20:00

The Wacky World of those who would “save” young people from AP Courses

I’m not sure if this has occurred to the Men With Bad Haircuts around the nation who have suddenly risen up in horror at what they feel is the liberal brainwashing of America’s young people, but the fact is that the kids who take Advanced Placement courses are the smart kids - the really, really smart kids.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 19:48:00

Rizzo on the Cross

In the Gospel of Nicodemus, he is given the apocryphal name of Gestas, though I have always preferred to think of him as Rizzo, after the Dustin Hoffman character in Midnight Cowboy.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 15:44:00

1998: Stonewalling 
 -Washington County withdraws employment protection for gays

Given the ugliness of the times, and the fact that the Men With Bad Haircuts in the Arkansas State Legislature are intent on staying on the wrong side on history, it seems right to repost this article I wrote in 1998, when the Washington County Quorum Court, at the height of the Human Dignity battle in Fayetteville, voted to remove long-time job protections for gay and lesbian employees - which they had enjoyed for the better part of a decade.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 02:05:00

Shades of Darkness: S&M and 1950s marriage

Often, watching a presentation through the lens of a camera brings home an essential truth that just sitting in an audience fails to do.

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