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Re: “Only the guilty want closure in West Memphis Three case

I got to give you guys a break. Don't worry I'll be back, and it should be tomorrow. I got to write to a couple female canines that I met online. The wheels are already turning, and you should be in for a treat when I return. At which time you will probably laugh so hard, you'll spill coffee on to your brand new "Hillary For President" T-shirt you just got in the mail. You guys are precious. You guys are a treasure trove of material. You make me stronger and stronger. I don't know how to thank you enough. Now back to my regular programming, "Law & Order," to brush up.

Posted by Wyatt Who Dances With Jelly Fish on 07/09/2014 at 4:04 PM

Re: “Democrats in Senate introduce bill to overcome Hobby Lobby limits on contraceptive coverage

The Right Wingers are over reaching again and will cause the same outcome with medical care as they did with marriage equality.

The Right could have made tiny concessions on same sex couples with civil unions or some other name that let them file taxes jointly or inherit estates and MARRIAGE would continue to be "Between One Man and One Woman".

But in the NO WAY IN HELL stance on EVERY issue caused society in general to revolt and public opinion to swing like a bull whip.

High School "Mean Girls" always fall when they push too far to be too mean. Then the not popular crowd shouts them down.

And now Same Sex Couples will get FULL EQUALITY!!!


I predict the same will happen now with Medical coverage.

The employment based medical access model is doomed once every two bit preacher can now rant for some additional exemption (when really all they care about is "Lowest Cost to Boss" and call that their religion)

Church of MoMoney elwood.

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Posted by Citizen1 on 07/09/2014 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Three Clintons now contributing to the family foundation

After leaving office hefty speaking fees may pass the sniff test but during a campaign and before an inevitable one where does bribe end and fee begin?

Chelsea seems a pleasant woman but few doubt her speaking fees would be zip if Hillary and or Bill weren't parents.

But heck, with unlimited PAC distortion of campaign spending limits this is just a sneeze in a hurricane.

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Posted by Citizen1 on 07/09/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Innovation in health care under Obamacare includes single-payer experiment

Maybe the "Hobby Lobby is freer than citizens when it comes to religion" ruling may make everyone realize the Employment related Medical Access Model won't work.

Get the "Best Cost to Boss" model thrown out and single payer is the only other viable option.

Posted by Citizen1 on 07/09/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “The black vote in a red state produces Republican victory

Death

A civics education is required by ANY GROUP if we hope for a more constitutional outcome.

Think about it. Rapert was able to get about 50 black preachers to rally with him on the Capitol steps for a photo op to rant over Marriage Equality.

Those 50 black preachers could deliver 100 votes EACH for Rapert's causes.


You can lead an oppressed citizen to the voting booth but you can't make them vote in their best interests.

Our only hope is a civics education where informed voters deliberate and vote.

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Posted by Citizen1 on 07/09/2014 at 3:24 PM

Re: “The amazing drop in expected Medicare costs

That was a no-brainer. Most of savings came from cleaning up that mess call Part D, one of the lingering messes left from The Bush Republians. There will be more savings from Part D reform in the next few years.

Medicare Part D is one of many reasons you NEVER want Republicans in charge of any Economy.

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Posted by eLwood on 07/09/2014 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Three Clintons now contributing to the family foundation

Shirley, if Bill Clinton's daughter can get big bucks will Mike Huckabee's boys be far behind?

Suggest you own topics.

"Hanging out with Dogs."

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Posted by eLwood on 07/09/2014 at 3:12 PM

Re: “Three Clintons now contributing to the family foundation

Republican attackers and the echo-chamber media and "think tanks" seem to ignore information that the Clintons, having acquired enough wealth to be comfortable, are now passing those $200,000-plus speaking fees to humane and educational efforts of foundations. Even Ruth Marcus, in the Washington Post, tried to shame Hillary:

"You’re rich beyond your wildest imaginings! You don’t need any more! Just. Stop. Speaking. For. Pay."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rut…

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Posted by Snapback on 07/09/2014 at 3:04 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New polling shows edge for Tom Cotton

I tend to agree. Let's see another poll after all those "he thinks faith only happens on Sunday at 11" sink in.

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Posted by Yellowdogdaughter on 07/09/2014 at 3:03 PM

Re: “LR tech park to get site recommendation Wednesday

Clayton J, it is my understanding that the 1% sales tax increase for 10 years approved by LR voters included 3/8% (0.375%) dedicated to capital expenditures. The lion's share of those capital expenditures were projected to be the technology park with an estimated $22 million generated for that capital expenditure over the 10 year tax collection period. Depending on the state of the economy over that 10 year period, sales tax income could end up producing less or more than the estimated $22 million for the tech park.

Another capital item was upgrading the police communications system and maybe other items I don't recall now.

The overall growth rate of LR revenue does not correlate to the amount generated by the 3/8% portion of the tax. The amount of sales tax revenue attributed to this 3/8% capital sales tax can be calculated to the penny as one of numerous income streams including franchise taxes, license fees, etc.

I say all that as an opponent of the regressive sales tax election and still think it is little more than a cash cow for the business nobs that run our town.

Posted by Sound Policy on 07/09/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New polling shows edge for Tom Cotton

"In short, Mark Pryor must run right but not so much that he discourages a healthy base turnout."

Pryor straddles the fence more than many supporters are comfortable with. What can he do? Sleep with a gun and apologize for Obamacare?

Maybe he should start by getting rid of his ad company. The Ads are lame and he comes off just looking like a lump (ok his are not as bad as Cotton's Gomer Pyle type ad.) The Democrat Gazette did their best to slam a Pryor ad in today's paper.

I think a lot of people are wishing Beebe had challenged Pryor for the nomination. The polls would be different.

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Posted by Screen name taken on 07/09/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “The black vote in a red state produces Republican victory

If we could find a way to register every eligible black voter in Arkansas and get them to the polls in November we could rid our state of humongous assholes/haters/idiots like Rapert, Cotton, Boozman, Womack, Crawford, Griffin and other leaches on everything that is good, intelligent and fair.

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Posted by DeathbyInches on 07/09/2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “The black vote in a red state produces Republican victory

While I realize that there are way too many folks who are totally in favor of overturning the election results I really do think that their Venn diagram ugliness is limited. Exposing the unadulterated racism being spewed by McDaniel keeps the choir singing, but it also exposes the Republican base for what it is.

The new Republican motto should be ONLY THE RIGHT PEOPLE SHOULD BE VOTING. Things were so much simpler when only white male property owners could cast a ballot.

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Posted by Vanessa on 07/09/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “The black vote in a red state produces Republican victory

Excellent point, well stated, Sound. Thank you.

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Posted by ozarkrazo on 07/09/2014 at 2:25 PM

Re: “The black vote in a red state produces Republican victory

It's clear Republicans want closed primaries in red states (oh, the agony of Democrats in America's lowest rated state voting in the Republican primary runoff) and open primaries in blue states (so Republicans can crossover and help decide who wins Democratic nominations and faces their candidates).

Seems perfectly logical based on Tea Pot Head thinking, or lack thereof.

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Posted by Sound Policy on 07/09/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “City Board politics underway with Kathy Webb fund-raiser

I've never been a fan of term limits. But in the case of the City Board and Mayor, I think we desperately need them. Some of these folks are so entrenched, that it is nearly impossible to find anyone who can successfully run against them.

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Posted by fiveoclocksomewhere on 07/09/2014 at 1:44 PM

Re: “UPDATE: New polling shows edge for Tom Cotton

Kittens are takers. How many kittens have ever made a campaign contribution? How many kittens are NRA members? How many kittens have ever set a homeless person on fire as a motivational technique?

Show me a Republican who won't squash a kitten during bulldozer season. You can't, unless it's that throwback crew in Saline County who burn them with the witches.

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Posted by Paying Top Dollar for Legislators on 07/09/2014 at 12:38 PM

Re: “State chamber lobbyist named to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

God created the game and the fish, and God is a white man.

We cannot know His will perfectly, but it is pretty clear that He wants more lakes and outdoor stuff named after white men.

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Posted by Paying Top Dollar for Legislators on 07/09/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Pushing voters in the Senate race with 'polling'

I got a call from Cotton For Senate last night and I'm just sorry Team Cotton couldn't see me showing my phone my ass as I made all kinds of obscene gestures that someone nudging 60 should never make. The devil Cotton made me do it! Extremism directed at whacko candidates like Tom Cotton is no vice!!!

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Posted by DeathbyInches on 07/09/2014 at 12:20 PM

Re: “Democrats in Senate introduce bill to overcome Hobby Lobby limits on contraceptive coverage

Brag alert!!! Daughter 2 went to a DC women's meeting last night and met Sen. Barbara Boxer & her 40-something daughter Nicole who is a documentary filmmaker. The daughters got into a discussion when Nicole learned that my kid was from Arkansas. Nicole's newest documentary, “How I Got Over,” is entered in this year's Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Daughter 2 is entering her documentary film too, so they had a lot to talk about.

I've never been to DC but it must be pretty nice. Except for 2 street people who screamed gibberish at her last week, everyone else in DC has been super nice to my kid. She's found a short term job with a Save the World group and while they say it won't last, at least she's got a foot in a door. She got applications spread around everywhere but she's also applied to work in a local bakery.

I don't care if she becomes rich and famous, my only wishes for my children have been for good health and happiness. So far she's the happiest little Arkie in DC!

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Posted by DeathbyInches on 07/09/2014 at 12:15 PM

 

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