The snowmageddon line is open | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The snowmageddon line is open

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM

We're more than halfway done and the line is open, early because of snow hysteria. The Senate recessed early today for the rest of the week. The House approved the joint recess resolution, but may continue to meet. UPDATE: The House will remain in session this week, a spokesman said. Finishing up otherwise:

* MURDER MYSTERY: The murder of beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer in Russellville gets renewed attention from NBC Dateline, a full hour during the show at 7 p.m. Friday. The promo: "Dateline correspondent Keith Morrison has the surprising new twists in a 7-year-old murder mystery of who really killed beauty queen."

* VOTE LIKE A KOCHHEAD: Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Bros. political lobby, has issued report cards on Congress. You can read it here. The lower your grade, the more likely it is that your are serving the public interest rather than tax-dodging polluters who favor undemocratic elections and throwing sick poor people to the wolves. AFP naturally touts the D they've given Sen. Mark Pryor. Who knew he was that good? What's surprising is that Dr. No Boozman and Reps. Rick Crawford and Tiny Tim Griffin of Bauxite only merited B grades? They voted against the Kochs on something? Hard to imagine. Reps. Mike Ross and Steve Womack got C grades on votes last year. Surely Rep. Tom Cotton of the Club for Growth will get an A first time he's rated. Refusing disaster aid for storm victims is the kind of thing the Kochs should REALLY like.

* FORGET WALKIN' IN MEMPHIS. HOW ABOUT RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS: Memphis Flyer reports that Memphis has been invited to submit a bid to host the 2024 Olympics.

* BODY ART: With jobs, medical care and education solved, the Arkansas legislature has turned its attention to lesser topics. Take Sen. Missy Irvin. Please. She's worried about "body art procedures," particularly preventing artists from doing dermal implants and scarification.

* ETHICS: Speaking of important legislative stuff .... I should mention my column this week in which I remember Republican Sen. Jane English's promise to clean up state ethics law so that consulting firms can no longer continue to evade disclosure on how they spend money on ballot issue campaigns. Does this have Stepford OK? If so, it should be easy.

Tags: , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (38)

Showing 1-38 of 38

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-38 of 38

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • Use of solar on the rise in Arkansas

    With a pivotal ruling expected any day now from the Public Service Commission, Kyle Massey at Arkansas Business reports on the increase in Arkansans adding solar generation units on their homes and business.
    • Apr 13, 2018
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016

Most Viewed

  • UAMS presents balanced budget

    UAMS, pressed by financial problems for several years, told the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees today that it had a $1.5 billion operating budget that doesn't call for deficit spending.
  • Police identify remains as those of Ebby Steppach

    KARK/Fox 16 reports that Little Rock police have identified skeletal remains found Tuesday in a west Little Rock park as those of Ebby Steppach, the 17-year-old who's been missing since her car was found in that park abandoned in 2015.
  • The Trump litmus test for Americanism and respect

    Do what Donald Trump says or leave the country. Is that the embodiment of the 1st Amendment or what?

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

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