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Dee Blakley 
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Re: “The arts? Who needs 'em? But wait. Even some Republicans might object

golfer71909, you do know that our new First Lady is the daughter of a card-carrying Communist, don't you?

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Posted by Dee Blakley on 03/19/2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “The arts? Who needs 'em? But wait. Even some Republicans might object

golfer71909, you do know that our new First Lady is the daughter of a card-carrying Communist, don't you?

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Posted by Dee Blakley on 03/19/2017 at 7:04 AM

Re: “And the hits just keep on coming: Guns, 'luxury' food and political payback

This is the time of the year I wish for my ruby slippers and start muttering in the direction of the Capitol, "There's no place like home. There's no place like home..."

Posted by Dee Blakley on 03/09/2017 at 8:03 AM

Re: “NOT GUILTY: Jury acquits Naramore in son's death

This makes me so very sad.

Arkansas is tied with Nevada for the highest per capita deaths of children under the age of 18 from heatstroke in vehicles for the period from 1998 through 2015.

Can't every parent in every one of these cases say, "Oh wow, I was just so distracted... And I was sleep deprived. And I was out of my routine because blah, blah, blah..."

Isn't that everyday life for parents of kids under the age of 18? I know it was for me. And yet somehow - since 1978 - I've managed to always remember when I had precious cargo in the car with me, and no one got left behind. My child, a neighbor's child, nieces, nephews and grandkids - they all get out of the car.

So the Arkansas standard now is oh well gee, if the parent is sleep deprived, distracted and there's a break in routine, let's just line up tiny little coffins?

That doesn't work for me.

Source for the statistic cited above is http://noheatstroke.org/state.htm

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Posted by Dee Blakley on 08/20/2016 at 6:43 AM

Re: “UPDATE: On rumors of a plan to make it a sex crime to use wrong restroom.

Missy and her ilk apparently haven't thought about the number of gender-neutral and family bathrooms in the state that are increasing in number. Including the one on the same floor as a State agency I visited yesterday. It is for men, women, and provides architectural access required under the ADA.

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Posted by Dee Blakley on 05/19/2016 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Black Lives DO Matter: T-shirts return to Little Rock museum

Steven E, the Klan might not be just over the hill from Little Rock, but its museum is just down the way at Sheridan.

Don't believe me? Go check it out.

I'm guessing black folks don't get a say in what goes into the Klan museum...

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Posted by Dee Blakley on 03/12/2016 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Forest Heights STEM Academy goes 'scent considerate'

She'll be taken a whole lot more seriously if she can prove that the school has been repainted, there are no vinyl blinds or synthetic rugs, and the cleaning supplies contain nothing but vinegar, water, and baking soda.

It's the stuff in the school environment that is going to have a serious effect on people who truly have MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity).

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Posted by Dee Blakley on 03/02/2016 at 5:59 PM

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