Winds, race and an open line | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Winds, race and an open line

Posted By on Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM

click to enlarge DON'T DO THIS: Entergy distributed this photo on Twitter today to make the point that Bradford pear trees shouldn't be planted near power lines. - ENTERGY ARKANSAS
  • Entergy Arkansas
  • DON'T DO THIS: Entergy distributed this photo on Twitter today to make the point that Bradford pear trees shouldn't be planted near power lines.

Power crews are working to restore service in big chunks of Little Rock hit by last night’s storms and city crews have tree removal work galore. But other life goes on for this open line.

Republicans convened in Benton today to cheer continuation of their grip on political power in Arkansas.  A keynote celebrant was the infamous  Corey "Womp, Womp" Lewandowski, about whom enough said.

And campaigners were on the streets, including an encouraging number from a more progressive portion of the spectrum. This Tweet from a Litle Rock campaigner is but the latest in what seems to be growing evidence of overt racism in society that  I believe Donald Trump has encouraged.

The candidate and neighborhood really don't matter, the racism does, but I believe it was a nonpartisan campaign effort.


There's a meter reader of color in my neighborhood and I've often wondered what stories he could tell. I'm not sure I"d like to hear them. Perhaps even thinking of this is a bad reflection on me.

Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments (30)

Showing 1-30 of 30

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-30 of 30

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • 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
  • 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
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017

Slideshows

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation