A fiery open line; plus, the ignorance of the Rebel flag wavers | Arkansas Blog

Friday, July 3, 2015

A fiery open line; plus, the ignorance of the Rebel flag wavers

Posted By on Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 3:20 PM

click to enlarge unnamed.jpg

Wandering reporter Leslie Peacock nabbed the fire photo in the 2600 block of Kavanaugh earlier today. It was in  a building whose tenants include a ground floor real estate office.

Otherwise, take this as a holiday open line.

I also ound this amusing:

* HATE OR HERITAGE:  Vox reports on a survey of white Georgians during the debate over removing the Confederate battle flag from the state flag.  Remember it when people tell you display of the flag is about honoring history and culture, nothing more.

The survey asked three questions about the Civil War — identifying Union general William Tecumseh Sherman, who famously burned his way through the state, and naming any two Civil War battles. A third of people who got all three questions right supported keeping the Confederate battle flag on the Georgia flag. Three quarters of those who got none of them right did. (This wasn't just because less-educated Georgians were more likely to support the Confederate flag, either; the researchers controlled for education level and income, and there was still a correlation between liking the Confederate flag more and knowing less about the war.)

From Addicting Info, more on that survey and many other telltale markers of what the flag signifies to many who wave it (see the Rebel parades by neo-Confederates in Arkansas this weekend)

* ESCAPEE CAPTURED: KARK is reporting that Jason Satterfield, a convicted forger who left a work-release job  in Pine Bluff in a stolen truck with some stolen money Thursday, has been picked up in North Little Rock without incident by State Police.

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (39)

Showing 1-39 of 39

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-39 of 39

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • Sabin's subterfuge in the race for mayor has roots in rigged city government

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that an ethics complaint has been filed saying that the exploratory committee Rep. Warwick Sabin created to prepare for a run for Little Rock mayor was a subterfuge to avoid the city ordinance that doesn't allow campaign fundraising to begin until five months before the November 2018 election.Of course it is.
    • Aug 10, 2017
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation