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Re: “Legislative moonlighting can present conflicts, but it's all smiles for Stephen Meeks

It's a good thing Rep. Meeks has state-paid health insurance as a legislator. His boss, Papa John Schnatter, is a virulent opponent of Obamacare and the minimum wage.

We taxpayers are keeping your family healthy, Rep. Meeks. It's too bad you're so selfish that you would deny the same government-paid benefits to all Americans.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 12/29/2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Census Bureau puts Arkansas population over 3 million. How good is that? Depends.

Wealthy racist conservatives from California are moving to Idaho in droves. They have created a dysfunctional state with their Republican-Libertarian-Evangelical infighting, to the point that some cities no longer have street lights because nobody can agree how to fund them. You can Google it.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 12/21/2017 at 2:36 PM

Re: “The aftermath of Alabama

Arkansas will continue to elect the dim-witted Boozman, who represents only Northwest Arkansas billionaires, and the bellicose Tom Cotton, who represents only Trump and the Russian oligarchs.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 12/13/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Football: Man's work y'all. Right?

Wally recently fired his assistant sports editor. The guy was dedicated to his job, providing decades of hard work. One day he walked into the office and within 10 minutes he was on the street, wondering what the fuck just happened. He didn't have a $4 million to $15 million safety net. He was lucky to get a paltry severance. Sounds like Wally and Cromer Peoples have more in common than Wally would like to admit.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 11/26/2017 at 11:25 AM

Re: “CJRW removes Gary Heathcott from two major state ad accounts. UPDATE: he responds

Plainjim is right in that this is a "who's got the biggest dick?" fight between millionaires who will live happily ever after in their gated mansions, no matter what happens. The problem is that it's the struggling Arkansas taxpayer who is footing the bill for these do-nothing contracts that Asa hands out to his pals.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 11/14/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “More guns

It's too bad Steven wasn't at Las Vegas.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 11/11/2017 at 12:45 AM

Re: “Road Trip 2017

Much of this is bullshit, particularly the obsequious praise of El Dorado and Bentonville-Springdale-Rogers.Yes, big money has created a thin veneer of "culture" and "entertainment" in these places, but scratch that veneer and you'll find grubby little backwater towns full of bigots and theocrats.

El Dorado continues to elect Bannon-type Republicans Sen. Trent Garner and Rep. Matthew Shepard, who want to shove their gun-lovin', God-shoutin' beliefs down our throats.

Northwest Arkansas gave us the gift that keeps on giving to itself -- former Sen. Jon Woods. Then there's Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, who would wear her Bible on her sleeve if there were a way to attach it. She also makes sure her family members get first dibs on any high-paying state jobs. Your tax money at work.

How odd that the Arkansas Times failed to mention the main attraction for Northwest Arkansas -- the fact that very few African-Americans live there. Those who do are practically invisible. Or wish they were invisible when they enter a restaurant and see all the shocked faces of the white customers.

So, ok, I realize these vignettes are just puff stuff to attract advertisers. But readers in other states should not be fooled and should go with their gut feeling that Arkansas is a poor, backward, uneducated, racist, homophobic state. It's Alabama with a different name. It's Mississippi with fewer black people.

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Posted by Wanda Tinasky on 10/26/2017 at 4:14 PM

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