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Re: “Arkansas Democratic Party calls for removal of Confederate monuments from public grounds

This kind of overbearing stupidity is why the Democratic Party has lost at the national level. Yes, slavery and white superiority are unacceptable, but so is the arrogance and hypocrisy displayed by the Liberal Left. Keep it up, and Trump & Republicans will win again. It's that simple.

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Posted by Damon Poole on 08/17/2017 at 11:06 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Motorists react angrily to 'road diet' for Riverfront Drive

johnniec you say: "No one would commute from Conway to Little Rock if we hadn't built I-40. Fewer people would do so if we hadn't decided to widen it. Those decisions cost a lot of money and were made largely for people who decide to drive cars and drive them 50+ miles a day. - Get into the 21st Century! Today's economy is far different than when people lived on farms and worked locally. People have to work in jobs that require them to travel, not to mention the commerce that requires freight shipments via road. People have to travel longer distances and that requires vehicles which can travel farther than bicycles. To travel daily more than 50 miles on a bicycle is both utopian and impractical.

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Posted by Damon Poole on 04/30/2015 at 4:19 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Motorists react angrily to 'road diet' for Riverfront Drive

Timbo, if you're worried about saving money, stop putting bike lanes in the streets and concentrate on the potholes and basic maintenance. Fix the trails you have and move the bikes. That will alleviate many problems. If drivers aren't delayed by bikes, they won't have to rush. Meantime, if you don't like speeders, get the LRPD involved and start writing tickets.

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Posted by Damon Poole on 04/30/2015 at 1:17 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Motorists react angrily to 'road diet' for Riverfront Drive

johnniec, I work in Riverdale and live in Faulkner County, I live there not only because it's my home, but also because for the $900 or more a month it would cost simply to rent an apartment here in town, I can handle all my expenses, taxes, utilities, and other bills and still have money left over. I also do so without having to worry about city life and all the hassle that goes with it. I own 2 acres and can do exactly as I please. I've commuted for 15 years and it's far cheaper than living within a mile of work, and life is far better. There's no major crime or traffic jam. there are no bicyclists or road races or any of the other things other folks think make city life so good. The neighbors where I live respect and take care of each other and we can still be in town when we need to be. My job is here, but I do not have to live here in order to do that job. Those of us who commute do so for many reasons, and we pay taxes to use all these roads, and since we do, our wishes should carry significantly more weight than the bicyclists. As far as widening I-40, as much as I complain about construction crews, I'd rather have traffic lanes widened for people to get to work easier, and the existing neighborhood streets left alone instead of being narrowed in order to accomodate bike traffic that should never be anywhere near the streets.

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Posted by Damon Poole on 04/30/2015 at 12:51 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Motorists react angrily to 'road diet' for Riverfront Drive

johnniec, Maybe next time you go to Conway on I-40, or use a Conway City Street, they should tell you that you have to live in Conway in order to use them. No one from outside the city allowed. Get a reality check! Here's a newsflash for you. You want people from Conway to move to Riverdale? Forget it! Not gonna happen! The public roads belong to everyone who pays gas and other taxes to maintain the infrastructure, and everyone who chooses to come into Riverdale to do business or go through the neighborhood on the way to our destinations. The roads as public thoroughfares are for all people, regardless of where they might be from.

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Posted by Damon Poole on 04/29/2015 at 8:20 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Motorists react angrily to 'road diet' for Riverfront Drive

Here are some alternative solutions. 1.) Immediately reopen the Ceder Hill bridge so people can get to work when the train is switching cars on Riverfront. 2.) Stop letting bicyclists take cars and trucks completely off the streets. People who commute via cars and trucks pay taxes and have rights to use the streets just like bicyclists and pedestrians. Move the bikes to their own trails instead of making workers pay with delays. Stop living in the utopia that mass transit is the only solution. It doesn't work for people who travel in from outside of town, or at hours when CAT isn't operating. 3.) If you want to reduce speeds, put cops with radar and ticket books on the streets. That will stop a bunch of that. Finally, 4.) Start living in reality bicyclists and activists, you have to share the roads you use like any other commuter or traveler. Motor vehicles are here to stay. Get used to it!

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Posted by Damon Poole on 04/29/2015 at 6:07 PM

 

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