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    Though he risked his life battling hundreds of blazes and Haz-Mat spills during his 24 years as a firefighter with the Springdale Fire Department, Capt. Harold "Bud" Planchon is in the biggest fight of his life right now, battling terminal colorectal cancer that has spread to his liver.
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Re: “UA faculty member apologizes for cursing football coach

To encapsulate Arkansas's Public Intox law - you be drunk and you can be stupid. You just can't be both simultaneously. Nalley pegged this meter by all reports. Is he tenured? I figured that's why he was grinning so widely in his mugshot. Either that, or the brew at Donnie Reynolds' is better than I had ever figured.

And you'd think an AG Professor might have already created a strain or two of high quality Merry Juana...

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Posted by Bruce J. Bennett on 10/11/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Greenwood rodeo includes abuse of Obama effigy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HINhfkQAz1g

The attached is a YouTube video of a Bush effigy set ablaze in Washington, DC. I hope the liberal folk that have encountered this page and invoked their 'right' to go highbrow and claim Arkansas to be a state that has stagnated culturally since the '40's (most likely without having set foot in it) to rethink their position after seeing this. And this was in celebration of BHO's inauguration.

For part of my livelihood, I play music. During this year alone, I will have played in this country's two biggest rodeos and many sizes in many other places as well. The entertainment runs a certain gamut, including the rodeo clowns. While I admit I haven't seen a BHO dummy (how's that for redundancy?) trashed during any of these, the spectators at most of these events (Not just Arkansas rodeos. Or Greenwood, Arkansas rodeos.) are staunchly conservative. While at the Ft. Smith Rodeo, Buck Taylor included as part of his address to the crowd 'God bless the 2nd Amendment'. And in every rodeo of which I've ever been a part, there isn't just the National Anthem, but an entire flag procession. Also, there is an invocation, while 'non-denominational' in nature, it would be considered by all theologians as 'Christian'.

What am I getting to? For one, if you're an anti-gunner, a rodeo may not be your cup of tea. If you're an 'animal rights' advocate (whatever that truly means), it DEFINITELY is not your cup of tea, even though I've never seen disrespect upon an animal outside of that necessary to conduct that particular event. If you're going to be offended by the concept of an invocation, stay at home. And if you think that your 1st Amendment freedom makes it OK for you to burn a flag, I wouldn't do it at a rodeo, or they might test their 1st Amendment rights with a solid left hook.

But to say this is racist is a crock. But that's where the BHO minions are headed. Criticize him and be branded a racist AND have the SS (Secret Service, although the line blurs...) visit you. This happened before. In the '30's. Adolf something or other...

Do I think what the rodeo clown in Greenwood did was necessarily right? Not really, but since when did the level of taste of humor become the barometer? Right, Hollywood?

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Posted by Bruce J. Bennett on 07/05/2012 at 12:02 PM
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