Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:13:00

The Scowling One Chronicles: How Steve Womack voted last week

Congressman Steve Womack, Paul Harris, Under the Dome

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:00:00

Congressman Steve Womack: How The Scowling One voted last week

Congressman Steve Womack, who likes to imagine that he “leads from the front,” sends out a regular cheery email message to constituents, while his actual votes are included in the Sunday edition of the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette - yet another reason to buy a newspaper.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:19:00

The Adventure of the casual racist in the doctor’s office

At the outset, it should be understood that the woman in question spoke perfect English - probably better than the lout who felt who felt compelled to leap in with his racism.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:16:00

Time Tunnel Department: Arkansas legislature hurtles back to 1950s

From HOUSE BILL 2098, with the seductive title: “ TO REENACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW TO PROVIDE THAT MARRIAGE SHALL BE ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.”

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 15:05:00

Mission: Impossible - Screwing with Jim Phelps

We watch quite a lot of the old classic Mission: Impossible  at our house and I have developed a working theory that master-spy Jim Phelps slept with the wrong guys wife.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:23:00

Arkansas and the Yucky People bill: will the “Freedom of Conscience Act” triumph over basic humanity?

Well, it will if State Senator Jason Rapert and his friends at the Family Council have their way.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:21:00

The passing of Dan Ivy - and what most people never knew about him

Dan Ivy is being buried today. Once I heard that Dan was in poor health I should have made more of an effort to make contact with him.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 15:10:00

The old Twin Arch Motel: The worst possible place to build anything, I mean, anything at all?

Passing by the old Twin Arch motel on North College the other day, it occurred to me what a massive - and I mean really, really massive - headache it would be not only for traffic in general for but for anyone who chooses to occupy the space where the old motel once stood.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:01:00

Scorn for the young: just as foolish now as in the past

In yet another example of the lack of originality we so often see on Facebook, there are various memes purporting the show the difference between the rugged young men who enlist in the armed services, and the sorts of young men who, well, may become “community organizers” at some point in their future.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 13:47:00

Washington County Judge Joseph Wood: voters experiencing buyer’s remorse?

In a move that can only be called extraordinary, Jim Estes, Chairman of the Washington County Republican Party, had a letter published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this week, extolling the virtues of  County Judge, Joseph Wood.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:35:00

One for Randy Weddington

Randy Weddington

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:06:00

The Obama/Trump/Putin Game . . . only it ain’t so much of a game, is it?

Many have been playing a game the last few weeks (has it really only been a few weeks?)

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 13:55:00

So, just when did Facebook replace the diary?

There are times when I look over my Facebook feed and I read the most amazing - and actually, sort of horrifying - posts.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 14:33:00

Black History Month: Like other “History” months, a chance to know more about our fellow Americans

This is the time of year when crusty old farts on the Internet will post their dark mutterings about Black History Month.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 14:31:00

The turmoil in Trump’s inner circle: well, folks wanted a White House run like business, and now they’ve got it

I know it’s really not funny, what with the fate of the world depending on it and all, but I had to laugh when I read of the turmoil and jockeying for power among Donald Trump’s inner circle.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 14:20:00

Washington County Judge Joseph Wood: Drawing inspiration from Donald Trump . . . or F Troop?

At first glance, it might seem as though Washington County Judge Joseph Wood has been taking a page from Donald Trump’s book, what with his seeming inability to respond to media inquiries, but after looking over his new hires, it seems more obvious that a far more revered American institution - Fort Courage, home of the stalwarts who made up F Troop - has been the source of his inspiration.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 12:00:00

Dana D. Kelley: A Profile in Stereotyping?

It is more than a little intriguing that the only black leader Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Dana D. Kelley could even think to quote in last Friday’s column (“Profiles in Cowardice”) was accused sexual offender Bill Cosby.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 15:43:00

C.F. Roberts: A Decade in the Margins

It is with great pleasure that I am able to pass along the following information about my friend C.F. Roberts’s upcoming art show.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:31:00

Washington County Judge Joseph Wood: The Runner Stumbles

Getting of experienced county personnel and replacing them with what seem to be party hacks may be a sign that Washington County, which has not been running smoothly for some time, is in for an even rougher 2017.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 12:11:00

Our war against “hoarders”

I was going to write something absolutely brilliant this morning, full of Sturm and Drang, but decided I’d tackle yet another culture war taking place in America - a real war this time, and not the mythical, paranoia inspiring “War on Christmas.”

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