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Recently retired from piddlin' around. Now mostly just phartin' around.

Updated on July 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Re: “Troubled bridges and other news on Thursday's open line

"Surreal" was the first word that popped into my mind after reading the Glor interview with Trump. My second thought was "Lock him up!". He needs to be locked up for his own good. He has no attachment to reality. Can't even see it from where he sits, nowhere in his field of vision.

Can't we find a pleasant looking mental institution somewhere in some secluded, wooded, rolling hills somewhere, a nice place with a golf course and people to watch over him and protect him? I believe we could pull it off if there was a big garish "TRUMP" sign installed right over the front entrance, possibly, a replica of the Oval Office inside, and lots of staffers milling around for him to yell at. Put in a labyrinth of corridors that he could wander around in during the day with a TV tuned to Fox News on every wall. Sarah could visit and members of the press could conduct long, fawning, mock interviews, with him. He probably wouldn't know the difference.

Tomorrow, we could get the ball rolling.

"Ahem. Mr. President, the weekend is coming up. Which of your fabulous Trump properties will we be staying?"

"Someplace very strong, very strong I would think, Boris. No place where there are any past people, just future people."

"All your vast holdings are very much like that, Sir. That describes them all."

"Surprise me this week, D'mitri, why don't you surprise me?"

"David, Sir. My name is David. Absolutely Sir. It'll be a big, strong, surprise."

Lock him up.

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Posted by Olphart on 07/19/2018 at 8:42 PM

Re: “The latest in Trump: The word 'traitor' gains currency

Now the defense has come down to "there have been bigger traitors than our traitor". Sad.

Reminds me of Junior Samples' compliment to his girlfriend, "Darlin, you don't sweat as much as some big fat women." Be still my trembling heart.

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Posted by Olphart on 07/19/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Wednesday: An open line and the world according to Trump

To me the answer is obvious why Trump has turned out to be such a terrible President: The American People don't say nice things about him therefore he doesn't do nice things for them. Putin praises him and gets nice things in return. It's all about nice things, don't you see?

I learned this just today while walking around the neighborhood after the fresh, cooling, rain. I ran across this man who was out working in his garden. I think he's new to the neighborhood. He wouldn't let me take his picture because he said that he was the only one who gets to watch. That confused me a little but I realized, after getting home, that I'd run across him before, several years back. He's aged some; but, mentally, he's still sharp as a tack; although, for some reason, he kept asking if my name was "Raphael". Said he had a message for me.

This is the way he looked back in the day.


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Posted by Olphart on 07/18/2018 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Ned Perme to retire

Barton Coliseum in North Pine Bluff, Razor. I can't be sure, there are a lot of people out there, many coliseums. Might've been a 400 lb kid livin' with his mama. Who knows? They're all fine people. I'm a stable genius...IQ off the charts. How dare you accuse me! Nobody reads the Bible more than me. I know more about Arkansas geography than just about anybody. I are learning.

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Posted by Olphart on 07/17/2018 at 8:48 PM

Re: “Ned Perme to retire

Treason can be forgiven but a failure to drop a buck in Razor's bucket will never be forgotten.

I wonder how many dollars Trump dumped into Pine Bluff when he was there. Oh, that's right I forgot. In that case, a corrupt billionaire came to Pine Bluff BEGGING for money. Maybe, Perme should have asked Razor for a buck and everything would have been dandy.

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Posted by Olphart on 07/17/2018 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Trump ducks for cover but still refuses to criticize Putin

Trump has no choice at this point. US Intelligence has the goods on him and his family and Mueller has the same information. Until that information goes public, all he can do is attack the credibility of his accusers.

I can't imagine how he could survive the gathering storm; but, to be totally honest, I still don't understand how such an example of human excretement was elected in the first place. I sure didn't predict it.

When the Russians incinerate Little Rock, Razor will still be down in White Hall spouting and shouting his new mantra, "Everybody does it! Everybody does it! Remember Hiroshima?"

Look at yourself, Razor! Who would have thought you'd ever sink so low?

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Posted by Olphart on 07/17/2018 at 5:25 PM

Re: “To work or not to work in the days of air conditioning when a/c fails

Human speech and writing were the greatest two inventions in my book. Without writing, I wouldn't even HAVE a book, would I?

That's being contrary though. I'm sure you meant mechanical inventions and contraptions. Electricity is certainly one of the most essential. Going's light bulb would be useless without it.

The wheel and the plow were necessary for civilization to get started -- especially the plow. Boats and canoes for water transportation, weapons for hunting animals for food and self-protection, tanning and cloth weaving were all vitally important. Running water, plumbing, modern medicine.

The internal combustion engine was very important. From that we got cars and airplanes. Take our computers away and we'd definitely be screwed -- we couldn't get on the blog!

Yes, most definitely air conditioning. In Arkansas, it ranks right up there with the AR-15. Toilet paper is great but not when made by the Koch brothers.

God, Cato, what am I doing here? I'm barely awake here and you probably weren't being all that serious this time of day. Which reminds me. Doughnuts! Thank God for the inventor of doughnuts!

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Posted by Olphart on 07/17/2018 at 10:28 AM

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