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Re: “Republican Party message: Arkansas voters slow on uptake

Sorry to say it, but I think the Republicans are right on this one.

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Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 09/03/2014 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Honor veterans — unless they want to be helped on Main Street

Just one comment for the "Christian" folk who follow this blog: Instead of saying "But for the grace of God go I", shouldn't you say, "For God's grace, here I go?" Seems like the argument to help any homeless comes down to, "Not in my back yard" when maybe that's exactly where we need it...

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Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 01/07/2012 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Worst person in the world: Paul Northcut

Favorite quote from that sage Lewis Black, "I've listened to your preachers preach on TV, and they use our book. And they get it wrong every Sunday because it's not their book, it''s our book."

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 12/19/2011 at 10:34 PM

Re: “PETA campaigns against Yellville turkey drop

@Chelydra... I don't remember throwing any insults at anyone. I am trying to keep this civilized and not drop to the immature name-calling that pervades these conversations. That being said, in the 26 years I have attended Turkey Trott, I only know of two turkeys that died, and both were from the trip in the plane and not the actual glide. Domestic turkeys don't fly, but wild turkeys do. They actually glide very well. Again, there are a great many more important things happening in this nation right now than worrying about winged creatures being thrown into the open air as part of a fall festival.

From Wikipedia: "Despite their weight, wild turkeys are surprisingly agile fliers and cunning, unlike their domestic counterparts.[citation needed] Turkeys are very cautious birds and will fly or run at the first sign of danger. Their ideal habitat is an open woodland or savanna,[4] where they may fly beneath the canopy top and find perches."

From 20 Fun Facts about wild turkeys: "Wild turkeys have very powerful legs and can run at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Their top speed in flight is 55 miles per hour. Domestic birds, on the other hand, are bred to be heavier and cannot fly."

In other words, wild turkeys DO FLY and are not harmed by being tossed out of a plane any more than a human parachutist is.

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Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 10/06/2011 at 11:42 PM

Re: “PETA campaigns against Yellville turkey drop

Ok, normally I side with the liberals, but this is a bogus story. I have been to Turkey Trott (in fact grew up in Yellville) and yes, the turkeys can fly, and are normally uninjured when they land. How do I know? I was one of the kids that tried to catch the turkeys after they safely landed.

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Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 10/06/2011 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Open line

Nice :)

Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 06/04/2010 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Open line

Test Drive!

Posted by arkansas hillbilly on 06/04/2010 at 10:30 PM

 

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