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Re: “The Arkansas Times introduces digital membership

Although I know you are only extending your tradition of being the predominate progressive voice in Arkansas, I don't understand why any news outlet would cast itself as the "progressive voice" or "conservative voice" for any segment of our society. I believe that when you do that, you are announcing to a significant number of your potential readers, "Hey, nothing for you to see here. Move along." I primarily visit the Arkansas Blog to see what my liberal neighbors are thinking, and I opine when I want to say something, even though I and other conservatives are not welcome there by the majority of the other contributors. When I visit the blog, I often divert my attention to features I see teased at the top of the page, and I'll read those as well. The coverage the other day of the police shooting which caused quite a stir, was fantastic. My wish would be for an Arkansas Times that would continue with the great news reporting, but which would have at least one conservative editor to contribute items to the Arkansas Blog just like Max does. Ideally the conservative blogger would opine to Max's writings, and Max would opine to the conservative blogger's writings, with the ton of paying readers I believe you would soon have, chiming in. Real debate and lively conversation will increase your readership. In summary, I think you're setting the Times up to wilt away, but what I think about it will have no bearing on what actually happens. In all sincerity, I wish you guys the best, and I hope you have loads of people subscribe.

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Posted by Drackman on 07/25/2013 at 7:06 AM

Re: “The line is open: Lofts coming on Main Street

Facts the American people needed and should have been provided by our so-called media, but were never given. Why? They didn't fit one of the many templates the media has created to keep us divided, that template being that white people hate black people and will kill them whenever given the opportunity. What a filthy sewer the field of journalism has become.


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Posted by Drackman on 07/24/2013 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Obama speaks on Trayvon Martin case: 'Could have been me'

You know Sound Policy, you are such a dope; a low-life knuckle-dragger. An "equivalent of someone with permanently dark skin." What is that? What does that imply?

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Posted by Drackman on 07/19/2013 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Obama speaks on Trayvon Martin case: 'Could have been me'

President Obama talked about a set of experiences & history that don't go away, and then says that very few Africa-America men have not experienced being followed in a department store, or have not heard door locks activating when they were walking by, or have not sensed a woman alone, tensing up when they got on an elevator with her. I'm by no means comparing my life experiences as a white man to those of black men, but I just think those are terrible examples, as I have experienced every one of those events on multiple occasions. The elevator event happened to me just last week. I thought the lady on there was going to piss herself before she got off. Dumbass me thought those kinds of things happened to most men, or at least to those of us who we're blessed with a mug only a mother could love. Again, I get it that black men have been and sometimes continue to be subjected to really bad treatment, just because of their skin color. But that didn't happen in this case. No matter how hard President Obama or Eric Holder or NBC or David Simon or anyone else tries to say that Trayvon Martin died because he was a black kid ain't going to make it so. People up in arms over Zimmerman's acquittal insist on ignoring the fact that Martin physically attacked Zimmerman, not the other way around. I don't even see the stand-your-ground aspect of this. Who has the chance to stand their ground or flee when they're being attacked? Would Martin have died if Zimmerman had not been armed with a gun? Most likely not. But Zimmerman was legally armed. The other point everyone is quick to ignore is that Zimmerman maintained from the beginning that Martin detected the pistol on his side and was trying to take it from him while they were on the ground. Well, if he was going to try to take Zimmerman's gun from him, he should have been packing one of his own. ANY self defense expert worth his salt will tell you that deadly force is entirely justified against such a person, because trying to take your implement of deadly force is equivalent to having their own. How many police officers have killed with their own weapons. The lesson here is, in a land where people are permitted to carry a firearm for self defense, you are putting your life in grave danger taking on anyone you don't know, for whatever reason. As Jenny told Forrest, "Just run away Forrest!" That's the best advice for anyone when you sense shit is starting to get ragged, whether you are packing or not.

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Posted by Drackman on 07/19/2013 at 3:40 PM

Re: “The Republican fringe

Cuzz, that was deep. Let me take a hit & savoritate on that awhile.

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Posted by Drackman on 07/18/2013 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Tuesday night open line

Last I checked, there is no "state" government inside of DC to fund the University of the District of Colombia or a "county" government to fund the DC public schools. Maybe that explains why the DC Governent human resources office had the payroll records that led to this story.

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Posted by Drackman on 07/16/2013 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Tuesday night open line

For all you lib Walmart haters:

Last week, the District of Colombia Council approved a measure that would require Walmart and other large retailers doing business in the District to pay a "living wage" of $12.50 per hour.

Not one of the council members or even one of their many staffers bothered to look at how they pay their own employees first. If they had, they would have found that there some full-time District school maintenance workers and custodians making $11.75 per hour and a clerk at the University of the District of Colombia who's making $10.40 an hour.

How rich is that? What a bunch of maroons running that city.

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Posted by Drackman on 07/16/2013 at 5:18 PM

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