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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Issue Forums and the Fairness Committee: It only got this complicated in the first place thanks to City Hall

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Reading - and rereading - the editorial in the NWA Times Monday, I got the distinct impression that somebody just wasn’t paying close attention to the whole situation. Of course, it is kind of hard to keep track of the whole matter, what with all the excitement since the Coody administration dropped the bomb on the Fayetteville Government Channel issue forums some months ago.

The suggested Fairness Committee might seem a little unwieldy - as it may well prove to be, at first, until the kinks are worked out of the system. But it’s a pretty good compromise  that has come out of a lot of hard work from the Telecomm Board sub-committee that it emerged from. I have no doubt that the members of the committee would represent their community well, and take their responsibilities seriously - and get their work done in a timely manner, under whatever guidelines might be set.

Of course, there is a simpler, far more elegant solution.

Simply put the old system back into play.

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Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less! - On what planet?

As we were driving through Fiesta Square last week, we passed by an SUV with so many bumper stickers I thought the poor guy must have spring a leak. One large bumper sticker read:

Drill Here! Drill Now! Pay Less!

He really must have been taken with the idea expressed on the bumper sticker, since it appeared at least once more on the vehicle - along with large National Rifle Association emblems and McCain stickers. One bumper sticker read, “Annoy a liberal . . .” but he turned off before we were able to read the rest of his vehicular wisdom.

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There are times when silence has the loudest voice. - Leroy Brownlow

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