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Updated on February 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM

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Re: “Brave New Restaurant

Ever try to tell somebody from out of town (or here in town, for that matter) how to get to Brave’s? It’s almost impossible, so usually we just take them. Getting there is well worth the effort, though, since we’ve never met a Brave entree we didn’t like, be it veal, tenderloin, or sole. Splendid sauces and great salads, too, and a wide variety of wines. Wait service? Excellent. We especially enjoy dining out on the balcony which overlooks the river. It’s fun to watch the birds (even saw an eagle once), rabbits, raccoons, turtles, and other riverbank wildlife while dining, and there’s a nice view of the downtown skyline, too, which is quite spectacular after dark. Bottom line: This is one of our all-time favorite LR restaurants. We’re what Peter Brave would call “frequent repeats.”

Posted by Durango on 07/12/2010 at 12:34 PM

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Re: “Thursday's open line and the daily news roundup

Today in Arkansas History
October 19, 1991
A day that will live in infamy.

http://arkbiz.s3.amazonaws.com/features/ga…

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Posted by Durango on 10/19/2017 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Monday. Again

I'm delaying happy hour here at the casa long enough to say that it was wholly a pleasure to see Larry Flynt's full-page ad in yesterday's edition of The Washington Post.

By way of the ad, Flynt is offering $10 million to anybody who can reveal enough dirt on Donald Trump to lead to his impeachment.

https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-f…

To which I say . . . Bravo Mr. Flynt!

The hotline phone number listed in the ad will be staffed weekdays between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT for the next two weeks, according to a WaPo reporter who called the hotline.

Flynt's very expensive newspaper ad will be for naught, you say?

Maybe. Maybe not.

But in 1998 the old boy offered $1 million in a full-page WaPo ad seeking evidence from anyone who had had or was having an illicit sexual encounter with a member of Congress or other government official.

Information that emerged from that ad reportedly led to the resignation of Congressman Bob Livingston (R-LA) who was in line to become speaker of the House.

Like they say, money sometimes talks.

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Posted by Durango on 10/16/2017 at 6:11 PM

Re: “The fall open line: Talking turkey, Yellville Turkey Trot style

"I saw in today's DOG about the high paid corporate executives in Arkansas."

Yeah, Cato, but I know the story you MOST enjoyed reading in today's paper was the High Profile piece about one of yer favorite wimmin folks (jk). The first few lines:

"Feb. 1, 2016, was a ballot box disaster for then-Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and his campaign manager, daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

"After trudging across Iowa for months, after spending $4 million, the former Arkansas governor had been overwhelmingly rejected by Hawkeye State Republicans.

"A ninth-place finish. Just 3,345 votes. Only 1.8 percent of the total. The Hope native's road to the White House ended that night. But his daughter's journey to Pennsylvania Avenue was just beginning.

"Within a year, she'd be a presidential spokesman. And within 18 months, she'd be President Donald Trump's press secretary."

Bla, bla, bla.

Pretty interesting piece, though.

As are some of the reader comments at the end (here's lookin' at you, Jake!).

You can read all of it raht cheer if you wanna:

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/oc…

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Posted by Durango on 10/15/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “Trump punishes his base (Arkansas, in other words) with health coverage decision

"[Trump would] get 60 percent of the vote again in Arkansas tomorrow." --mountaingirl

mountaingirl, for whatever it's worth, here is a brief but encouraging article from today's ArkD-G:

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President Donald Trump remains popular in Arkansas, but his support has fallen over the past nine months, according to a survey by Morning Consult.

Overall, 54 percent of Arkansans approve of the New York Republican's job performance, while 40 percent disapprove, the media and technology firm said.

In January, Trump had 59 percent approval. Only 29 percent disapproved.

Arkansas gave the president higher ratings than all but six states: Wyoming, West Virginia, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Idaho. He faced the most opposition in Hawaii, Massachusetts and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia.

Morning Consult said it surveyed more than 470,000 people in all 50 states for its series of Trump polls.The margin of error for Arkansas was plus or minus 5 percent.

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Posted by Durango on 10/15/2017 at 2:53 PM

Re: “Slain real estate agent's family sues her employer

National Association of Realtors
October 1, 2014

Despite the circumstances surrounding the end of her life, Carter took the safety of agents seriously, Vaught says. She remembers a sales meeting years ago where Carter told everyone, "Never, ever, ever get in a prospective client's vehicle."

"Safety is the No. 1 thing in our office, and we are always looking out for each other," Vaught says. "Whatever happened to [Carter], it wasn't because she wasn't being careful."

http://speakingofrealestate.blogs.realtor.…

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Posted by Durango on 10/12/2017 at 7:56 PM

Re: “Houston Nutt sues Ole Miss for breach of contract

". . . there's the matter of [Hugh Freeze's] firing after discovery of an escort service phone number on his university cell phone."

How utterly stupid can you get?

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Posted by Durango on 10/12/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Wednesday: Open line and the daily news report

"You all who have trouble posting should get you a Mac. I never have problems."

Couldn't agree more, Jim. I took myself to the Apple store and bought an iMac two years ago, thanks mainly to blogger "radical centrist" who went on and on and on for years about the benefits of Apple products, particularly the iMac.

He was spot-on.

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Posted by Durango on 10/11/2017 at 6:02 PM

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