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Re: “New LR school superintendent to start work June 13

$225,000 a year and new teachers with college degrees get in the low $30's, AND have to put up with dangerous kids and idiotic leadership which creates even more dangerous situations. Brilliant. Of course, they'll eventually "buy" him out for probably $4 million after he purposely wrecks the Little Rock School District. Of course Poore, like Kurrus, and those before will never have to face an angry armed kid in the hallway. They're safe in their offices.

ATTN LRSD classroom teachers: It's time to move on, get out, go away from the district. Find better jobs, better lives, etc. The plan is to have the district fail, and the state will only appoint incompetents as bosses so the plan will succeed. Leave now, before the wholesale exodus. It won't get better and the pay will be worse with personnel cuts.

We can't have classroom teachers (mostly women) making a living. Coaches and principals (mostly men) give'em all the money they want.

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/27/2016 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Rebel flag controversy leads to resignation of long-time Fort Smith athletic director

And let us not forget those BRAVER Confederate soldiers who said "fuck this shit," and deserted.

And, they deserted over and over by the hundreds of thousands because they figured out that the idea of fighting for rich people and FOR slavery was a crock jar full of cat vomit. They were executed by the hundreds by General Bragg and damn near any other general one probably cares to mention. Many of the Southern deserters joined the Union army, thanks be to God.

Runner and Steven's notion is the propaganda that the South was as one united force led by Jesus Christ against the United States. Well don't mention that to the "plantation Loyalists" in Southeast Arkansas who traded with Grant's army down at Vicksburg or "The Yeller Rag Boys" up in the Ozarks who fought with the Union.

And, I never have gotten over how Christ was recently adopted by Neo Confederates as a reason the South seceded. That's complete bullshit. Grady McWhiney and others have been clear: the South was the LEAST RELIGIOUS area of the US before 1865. All that other is nothing but propaganda.

I wish some of us Southern Unionists could raise up a Unionist monument right beside Jason Rapert's soon to be moved 10 commandment foolishness.

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/24/2016 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Police investigating complaint of officer shooting

I've received similar statements from similar drunks and ne'er-do-wells in similar situations. That is a direct threat and is meant as one. In that case, I don't blame an officer for taking or attempting to take someone into custody.

I won't comment on the gun play, though.

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/23/2016 at 5:47 PM

Re: “Hutchinson's hand called in Senate on highway plan

A Democrat taking a stand in Arkansas is about as rare as the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. Are we sure this happened?

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/23/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Justice reform? Don't tell it to Tough Talking Tom Cotton

I think you were down voted because of the way you essentially accused progressives of being responsible for creating murderers.

As a liberal, I agree with you that we need to put, and keep, certain people behind bars forever. Not everyone can be rehabilitated, nor should we even try.

But I think one thing many liberals and progressives are concerned about is the rise of the prison industrial complex. Prisons are now a business, and this is a very very dangerous situation. A business must have customers, and in order for prisons that are businesses to continue to get customers, they MAY lobby legislators, prosecuting attorneys, judges--in fact they MAY try and influence the entire justice system to create unjust laws and convictions in order to keep the customers and money flowing in.

One result of this is that you or I could end up in prison for something as simple as three speeding tickets in two years. Another example would be following Trumps threats of rounding up illegals, who could then be placed in prisons--all to just keep the money flowing.

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/20/2016 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Justice reform? Don't tell it to Tough Talking Tom Cotton

You know, a man that mean and nasty often has a way of ending up on the other side of those bars. He should stop and think about that.

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/19/2016 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Rapert solicits funds for tax-exempt nonprofit to support his 'speaking out'

I'd like to know if the help he sends to Uganda goes toward trying to execute gay people there. The same for Ghana. They recently have attempted to put one man on trial for crimes against humanity because his ministry encouraged the killing of gays.

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Posted by spunkrat on 05/16/2016 at 7:34 PM

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