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Re: “Huckabee seeks laughter

DBI, orval faubus served as governor of arkansas for about 10 to 12 years, give or take a few, at as i remember $10,000 per year, only to retire to a house he built that was valued at the time at $300,000, again as i remember. i agree that we should do all we can to have huck identified as a floridian, but in any event, he would not be the first snake oil salesperson to have polluted our society.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/24/2017 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Healthy crowd descends on Capitol for March for Science

R biter, you were asked to provide specifics. do you have any, or are you still just yapping? use a magnifying glass for what? most computers and hand-held devices will allow you expand a display, which should make the use of a magnifying glass unnecessary, if you are intending to say that you found spelling errors by examination of images of sines [sic] using a magnifying glass. please consult with the fifth grade graduate recommended above, but you might be able to get a reasonably intelligent first grader to show you.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/23/2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Healthy crowd descends on Capitol for March for Science

Silverback, being stupid in public should not necessarily be embarrassing, unless that stupidity includes the failure to keep one's stupidity to one's self. which brings us to the r biter. ok, dude/dudette, you opened the discussion. as olphart noted, "cellebrate" was very likely a reference to cell science, not necessarily microbiology, but almost certainly, in context a reference to the science favored by the author of the sign. So, are you going to limit your display of command of the english language to some vague claim, aka 'alternate facts,' or are you going to put forward specifics, i.e., data? Just on the off chance that you were not present at any of the marches for science yesterday, many signs can be viewed online. Be careful, as many of the signs carried yesterday contained similar plays on words, so when your pick your examples, you might want to get someone who managed to graduate from the fifth grade to check your submission for you. That comment might sound harsh to you, but if you did not comprehend 'cellebrate' in context, you have been warned. if you still don't understand, but are willing to engage in a discussion of the above, let us know, and we will explain. if, as i anticipate, you simply don't want to have to think about the matter, please at least realize that the water is much deeper in the other end of the pool. Finally, yeah, olphart, tough to avoid being preachy in the presence of so much emptiness. nature abhors a vacuum.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/23/2017 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Art bull

the nice thing about art is that it is what it is, but what it means is subject to interpretation, and a single piece of art can mean different things to different people. if you are one of the 0.1 percenters, the bull might represent america's financial power, or at least the muscularity of the industrialists and their metrics of progress. if you are one of the 99 percenters, the bull might represent unrestrained power over anything in its path. running over and flattening anything in its path is not necessarily progress, particularly not sustainable progress. much of the apparent (please note that word) economic progress in china over recent decades has been built upon brutal exploitation of the worker class and devastation of the environment. you might view that as progress. i do not, because that apparent progress is not sustainable, and therefore is not real. the gap between the apparent haves and the real have-nots is being entrenched and deepened in the us of a. these changes are not sustainable growth. the girl depicted by the statue is not so different from the very human man in front of the tank in tiananmen square a few years ago. many of his colleagues were killed, and his movement has not overcome suppression, at least not yet. Gandhi and MLK might have offered interesting interpretations of the sculptures, but probably would not have called the girl depicted as foolish. Ho was more militaristic, but still accepted that the resistance he led was going to sustain far greater punishment than they were going to be able to impart, but he knew that he and his followers would win in the end.

the bull might have massively macho muscles, but macho posturing and physical strength are not the ultimate determinants of outcomes in a modern society. as i commented previously, my granddaughter ate her cheeseburger, and the bull (cow, horse, or aardvark) from which the aforementioned cheeseburger was crafted, did not survive the transaction.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/22/2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “The gloomy Saturday line

what is with the KARK headline, 'more than a hundred?' true, 1500, or even 1000, is 'more than a hundred,' but that strikes me as rather lazy reporting.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/22/2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “The gloomy Saturday line

just got back from the march for science. nice turnout, especially with less than ideal weather. the next trick is to turn marches into votes and votes into representation and representation into rational policies.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/22/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “Art bull

My four year old granddaughter ate a cheeseburger yesterday for lunch.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 04/20/2017 at 7:55 AM

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Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Haralson, Smith named to Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame

Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism


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