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Re: “Another take on the 2nd District Democratic primary, from the left

Is it true that Spencer is a registered Republican with the Pulaski County Clerk? Someone who is close to the Democratic Party told me that the other day. Wouldn't it be a hoot if Spencer won the Democratic Primary? You would have two registered Republicans running against each other in the fall!

Can you run for office as a Democrat when you are a registered Republican?

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Posted by Rabid on 05/21/2018 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Authorities investigate accusation against Dean Elliott

Below is a review from Trip Advisor. It was written by someone from Little Rock named Dean E. Could this be Dean Elliott? If it is, I don't know why he would want to run for Senate. He is already traveling far and wide to great hotels and restaurants. Obviously, whoever this Dean E. is, the Ritz Carlton in Miami Beach didn't live up to his standards.

Dean E. of Little Rock gave the Ritz Carlton - Miami, South Beach a
2 out of 5

"Does not live up to the reputation of the brand"
Review of The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
Reviewed May 29, 2017

"The service at this hotel does not in any way live up to the reputation established by the Ritz Carlton name. I have stayed in Ritz Carlton hotels on both coasts and in between. Never have I seen such lackadaisical service. Upon leaving Key West, I used the highly touted mobile app to check into the hotel. We arrived four hours later and waited in line to get to the desk to speak to one of the hotel associates. Despite having used the mobile check in function on the app, the process to actually receive a key to the room from an associate was a lengthy and tedious process. There is no separate check in location for mobile check in at this Ritz.

After finally wading through the check-in process, the young lady at the desk informed us she would need to walk us to the room to show us how to get there. With two suitcases, two carry-on bags, and hanging clothes we trudged across the lobby. After traversing the lobby, being led by the Ritz associate, we arrived at a short flight of stairs, where we were forced to carry, unassisted, our belongings up the flight to a further walk to an elevator. We boarded the elevator and went up two floors, where we carried our belongings past the spa and through a hallway of meeting rooms and guest rooms to another elevator which we boarded and descended one floor. We then exited the hallway and walked down another hallway of guestrooms before finally arriving at our room. Upon opening the door one could not help but noticed the frayed carpet in the entry portion of the room.

We quickly changed clothes and headed to the beach. The beach attendant very quickly arranged our chairs and towels, doing a wonderful job. We mentioned to him we would like to order food and beverage and he assured us he would send someone to take our order. 30 minutes passed and we had yet to see anyone with whom we could place an order. I finally walked back to the area where the towels were and found someone to take our snack order.

We then left the beach and stopped in the downstairs restaurant for a meal. After giving our name and room number, we were seated where we waited for service. The waiter finally approached our table and begrudgingly took our order, not once during the entire meal did he address us by our name, which I know to be something Ritz Carlton instills in their employees. After eating, we asked for a glass of water. You would have thought we had asked the waiter to consume the contents of the Atlantic Ocean..."

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Posted by Rabid on 05/17/2018 at 9:10 PM

Re: “Authorities investigate accusation against Dean Elliott

This is the ultimate he said/she said allegation that comes out during political season. I don't believe it, but that is just my opinion. Too convenient to come up with this two years after the fact. Not saying it didn't happen but way too hard to prove! To me, the thing that people should focus on is that crazy mailer Elliott sent out that said he was gonna do for Arkansas what Trump has done for America. I guess my point is, there are enough hard facts to show he is not qualified for office than some story like this. It could actually win him some sympathy votes. Good grief, the man is a lobbyist! Not only do lobbyists own the legislature, now the lobbyists are actually becoming the legislators. Crazy freaking world.

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Posted by Rabid on 05/17/2018 at 9:04 PM

Re: “Jake Files never disclosed the $80,000 he received from nursing home executive

So Jake the Snake Files takes 80K at the end of November, 2014 and then he takes another 30K just a little more than four months later in April of 2015?!!

So, these two loans just happen to bookend the 2015 legislative session and no one is asking why these two lobbyists are doling out the loot during this time?

That is $110K in four months! I thought the article said he used the 30K in April, 2015 to pay off hot checks, right? Well what the heck was he doing the four months leading up to that with the 80K the other lobbyist gave him? Damn, that's a lot of money.

I would be questioning every bill Files voted on that these two lobbyists were pushing that session. We already know that the NH lobbyist was pushing tort reform. What was the other lobbyist pushing? Drain the Arkansas Swamp!

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Posted by Rabid on 05/15/2018 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Former legislator Hank Wilkins pleads guilty to federal bribery and conspiracy charges

Every one of these crooked legislators has to go!

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Posted by Rabid on 04/30/2018 at 7:45 PM

Re: “The mysterious $80,000 wire transfer: Jake Files, the nursing home industry, and the "tort reform" ballot initiative

So let me get this straight. A nursing home owner, who works or is partners with Michael Morton, lends 80K to a state senator, who then turns around and votes for amendment that nursing home owners want?

Amendment 1 or Issue One, whatever you call it, is the amendment the nursing homes want right? The one that puts a value on human life, letting bad operators off the hook?

Issue 1 should be kicked off the ballot for it was clearly a corrupt legislature that voted to put it on the ballot. What a bunch of crooks. Everyone who voted for it should be investigated. Wasn't Ballinger a sponsor of it? He is all wrapped up in Eclesia and his pot growers from Carroll County isn't he? Something doesn't smell right there either.

I promise you, Files isn't the only one who drank the Kool Aid. Every dishonest legislator who is bought and paid for needs to go!

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Posted by Rabid on 04/30/2018 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Tom Cotton and "shameful political behavior"

Never heard this story before. What a sorry ass POS to be so petty!

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Posted by Rabid on 04/29/2018 at 9:03 AM

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