TGIF | Arkansas Blog

Friday, October 29, 2010

TGIF

Posted By on Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM

I'm glad this one is over. Your comments welcome. Some spare parts:

* Some 237,000 have voted already in Arkansas. Pulaski loves that early voting; still more votes cast, about 5,000, in Pulaski than the other seven counties of the rest of the 2nd District combined. Early sites open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Any registered voter can vote at any site, see votepulaski.net. Only the downtown site open Monday, 8 to 5 p.m.

* You want voter intimidation? Republican 'baggers will show you how to do some intimidating — roll in on elderly black people in their homes and interrogate them over their absentee ballot requests.

* The Game and Fish Commission said today it would open to inspection applications to be director of the agency. Some think the overview of the job being distributed by the Commission to applicants makes it sound like the director is intended to be a tool of the commission. Read it for yourself.

* Did you know the guy who stomped on the Kentucy Moveon demonstrator demanded that SHE apologize to HIM? Anyway, her response is good.

* Rally to Restore Sanity. A sympathy rally in Little Rock, noon to 5 Saturday in MacArthur Park. It will combine an earlier planned event at the Capitol.

* The Koch boys' and their Americans for Prosperity are also going after Steve Breedlove, Democratic candidate for state rep in addition to Carolyn Staley and I presume many more Democrats. AFP called the Church of Christ preacher a liberal. They want to elect only Republicans who pledge the corporate polluters' line. Do they ever plan to report their spending in Arkansas?

* Gene Sayre tells me that Judge Mary McGowan has scheduled a hearing at 11 a.m. Monday on his lawsuit seeking removal of the legislature's bastard triplet of a constitutional amendment, Issue 2, from the Tuesday ballot. She agreed there are no factual issues to consider, only legal ones.

Tags:


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (16)

Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-16 of 16

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Suddenly, Rutledge is interested in state's terrible landlord-tenant law

    Crocodile tears from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on the state's terrible landlord-tenant law. Given a chance to do something meaningful about it before, however, she didn't.
    • Jul 16, 2018
  • Reports filed on casino amendment

    Initial financial reports have been filed by groups pushing a casino expansion amendment and the major financial force so far is the Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma, which is in the casino business. Another Oklahoma tribe, a gambling machine organization and a Mississippi gambling enterprise also are listed.
    • Jul 16, 2018
  • Re Trump: The Arkies say......

    Trump getting trashed for cozying up to Putin, from Fox News to John McCain. Now Arkansans are being heard from. Example from Sen. John Boozman: "Russia is not our friend."
    • Jul 16, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation