DeathbyInches | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art

Member since Jun 4, 2010

click to enlarge moore_recycle_jpg-magnum.jpg

This is a daunting task! I moved to Arkansas when I was 5 years old and have been in Fort Smith all that time with… More »

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • The martyr of Danville Mountain

    Jacob George, 'moral injury' and one soldier's losing struggle against the encroaching darkness of war.
    • Oct 22, 2014
  • Sister who opposed Faubus dies

    Bonnie Lou Faubus Salcido publicly called out her brother for blocking the integration of Central High.
    • May 23, 2013
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.


Feeling my way carefully towards the grave

Updated on June 4, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Recent Comments

Re: “Rep. Greg Leding does not seem fired up about prospects for Democratic gubernatorial candidate (UPDATE: Leding clarifies)

After Jones win in Alabama tonight, Greg Leding might be feeling more fire in the belly to take on Trump's favorite Arkie, Asa Hutchinson, close relative of modern slave owners! Why not some miracles in arkansas next year?

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Doug Jones defeats Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

Please to kiss my suddenly happy ass, Ross Geller!

And many thanks to all the black people in Alabama who voted in record numbers despite the voter suppression efforts of the white men in power.

We can do this in arkansas and shove a big stick up the behind of greasy Timmy Griffin in 2018. See you at the voting booths next November! Minorities Unite!!!

24 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 10:08 PM

Re: “The prayers of Rapert

Hopefully Rapert is watching the news organizations around the globe calling the race for Jones. His damn rock would certainly be a great thing for him to use to beat his head against.

Go on you fake preacher moron.....without a brain you won't be risking brain damage! Jones wins! Jones wins! Jones wins!

22 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Stars fell on Alabama

It's looking mighty good in Alabama all of a sudden. Is there hope that voters in arkansas will come to their senses by November 2018? If it can happen in bright red CAN happen here!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Stars fell on Alabama

In a clip we watched last night of an interview Roy Moore gave someone a few months ago, Moore suddenly started speaking Russian! Fluent Russian? Does he know French Hill?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Arkansas Times interview with Democratic candidate for governor Jared Henderson

I hope our Connor Eldridge is learning and too bad Bill Halter isn't willing to be treated unfairly one last time.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 3:47 PM

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

Doi asks the question and the answer is YES, lazy and shiftless. Because mag's work opportunities were much better than mine back in 1997, we decided I'd stay home with the kids and she'd take the good job she had been offered. At the time I didn't realize I had signed up for life. No matter, it was the right choice at the right time for our family.

I got to actually know my own children and that's been's still wonderful. mag took the good job which led to opening her own business in 2000. I learned how to go grocery shopping and how to cook and how no one is interested in your work week at the bar on Fridays if you're the little housewife and mother or nurse at home.

They quickly quit asking me about my week and I just enjoyed listening to their stories about what the good looking women wore at their places of employment. What? Your really think men spend all their time talking about sports when they meet up in a bar? Thanks to TV, I'm all ready for this coming Friday when I inform my drinking buddies that 60% of women are wearing the wrong size pads! I have no idea what that means but my god....60% of anything shouldn't be ignored! Ladies! Please learn!

But I digress.....just when the girls got old enough to allow me to get at least a part time job, Ma fell over with a bad stroke. Instead of parking her in a nursing home, I brought her home and became her 24-7 nurse for the next 4 years. It was awfully hard work but I'd do it again tomorrow. We had no home health aids, mag and the girls helped when they could but 90% was on me.

Because of a botched leg operation in 2015, I can't work anymore. I could if I could find a place that would allow me to spend my 8 hours sitting for a while, standing for a while, walking for a while, not walking for a while, and let me lay down as needed and go without a right sock or shoe for the majority of the day. The people looking to employ a 62 year old crippled man with those requirements can be counted on zero fingers of one hand.

My application for unemployment has been stalled for over a year, never could get an appointment for an evaluation at Mercy Hospital because my doctor said there was so many people ahead of me in line that they weren't making new appointments.

A couple of months after I turned 62 it occurred to me one night that I was eligible to sign up for Social Security! That will save us I thought! Turns out my time since 1997 has counted for nothing, so my Social Security check amounts to nearly nothing but hey, I get a 6 dollar raise per month next year! And I am mighty thankful for that 287 dollars per month!

So......keep this in mind but the bad news is that most of us won't be retiring unless we're willing to give up eating. What was traditionally known as Women's Work don't count as many of our 1950s mothers found out when they got old.

Because of my small family, I still count myself as a very lucky man, so I do a lot of moaning each day but I don't spend any of my time crying. It's just money. I doubt the Kochs are happier than I am, may they rot in Hell.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by DeathbyInches on 12/12/2017 at 3:44 PM

All Comments »

  • Re: Open line

    • Having the flu is a miserable experience and after I had it around this time…

    • on December 13, 2017
  • Re: Open line

    • MG, we have had it here this week, but we are lucky that it has…

    • on December 13, 2017
  • Re: Today in Tom Cotton's clothes

    • Asked how I would dress Cotton. Like you dress a deer after the hunt.

    • on December 13, 2017


© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation