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    Here's some arcana reeking of 2017 that I'm banning from consideration, attention, even out-loud mention in 2018. I'm unfriending all this 2017-reminding shit. It's dead to me in 2018.
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Re: “Tuesday open line

I'm glad to hear the Ledge is going to take up the PBM issue, and I'd really love to know why A$a wanted to put it off.

A great explanation of what's happening to small town pharmacies:

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Posted by LFTS on 02/20/2018 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Trump food boxes: His meanest idea yet

The Waltons are producing a whole bunch of SNAP recipients who turn around and shop where they work, so the Waltons are making additional money from SNAP (not including all the other folks who use SNAP at their stores).

Suppose Tommy Cotton and other Arkansas reps will speak up for the Waltons? Grocery store chains would lose a ton of money if the commodity program comes back.

PS: I wasn't a commodity recipient, either, but I remember the cheese, the butter, and the 10 lb cans of peanut butter. All of it good stuff! Somehow, I suspect DT wouldn't allow that sort of "expensive" quality of food to be distributed.

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Posted by LFTS on 02/13/2018 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Rutledge rejects first try at casino amendment form

I knew, before ever reading this statement, that "ambiguous" would be in there in some form or other. For Mz Leslie, I suspect "ambiguous" is a code word for "you don't stand a chance in hell of getting me to certify this for ballot".

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Posted by LFTS on 01/26/2018 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Undoing America

Back in 1984, I read the book "1984" as part of a college class. I hated the book, but also remember thinking that I'd never see a dystopian society in my lifetime.

Every day, I realize how wrong I was. That seems to be exactly where we're heading.

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Posted by LFTS on 01/05/2018 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Criticism of assault weapons costs Air Force veteran a Trump administration job

His problem with the Trump administration is that he had the nerve to be logical, well-spoken, and not a pawn of the NRA.

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Posted by LFTS on 12/21/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Study finds most Medicaid beneficiaries already work or can't work; many of those out of work are in poor health

My mother in law is 85 and on both Medicare and Medicaid. She has severe health issues and has been supplied an aide. Under a system like this, I can only assume she'd lose her Medicaid assistance (how would she work?) -- and would likely have to enter a nursing home. Her situation is far from unique in Arkansas.

Which, do you suppose, is cheaper? How much more of a cost burden would she, and others like her, suddenly be in comparison to the relatively low cost of providing her an aide for a few hours a day, several days a week?

This must please the Mortons to no end.


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Posted by LFTS on 12/12/2017 at 11:39 AM

Re: “It's a great economy for Dollar General: More people too poor to shop at Walmart

A couple years ago, Walmart built a slew of Express stores in food deserts. I remember seeing them pop up as I traveled backroads. They closed as soon as they opened because of a CEO decision; some didn't even open.

Not long after, Dollar General did the same thing, and I recently saw my first one with a gas station, although I don't recall where it was, now.

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Posted by LFTS on 12/04/2017 at 5:18 PM

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