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Enough crazy at home to worry about Trump 

This Arkansas woman, who is guaranteed the right to vote Nov. 8 by the U.S. Constitution, has not been inspired with confidence by the Arkansas Secretary of State or his immediate office that my voting rights are being protected.

Enough crazy at home to worry about Trump

This Arkansas woman, who is guaranteed the right to vote Nov. 8 by the U.S. Constitution, has not been inspired with confidence by the Arkansas Secretary of State or his immediate office that my voting rights are being protected. They have been too busy covering up their negligence with tall tales and vague excuses on why the integrity of political elections is not their job or responsibility. Since when?

I can't say I have been inspired by the May 20 agreement in which Governor Hutchinson, the current DHS director and the nursing home lobbyist, Arkansas Health Care Associates, pledged to reduce Medicaid cost for nursing homes. Or by a ballot initiative that is worded to disguise its real purpose, which is to protect nursing home owners from litigation by taking away what little protection nursing home residents and their families have against abuse and neglect. Sounds like Issue 3 from 2014, which used fraudulent wording to make it more difficult for citizens to petition or question laws, and which increased the term limits of the legislators to 16 long years.

The unethical behavior of Rep. Justin Harris (R-West Fork) and Treasurer Dennis Milligan, as they continued to collect their paychecks, inspired me to go inspect all of my grandchildren's daycare centers and to redecorate my home office. After listening to the inspirational Arkansas government discriminate, insult, offend and demean the women and girls in this state by using slut-shaming, inflammatory, judgmental wording in their obsessive legislation of women's reproductive health care laws, I have become desensitized to wimpy, foul-mouthed, narcissistic, mentally ill Donald Trump. The only thing Trump's fragmented, dishonest, hateful speeches have inspired in me is a need to drink and drug, so I can escape the awful thought that he and his war-happy, anti-everyone party might have a slight chance of being in charge of the nuclear launch codes.

My family and I will need all our energy in the future to protect ourselves from Arkansas government and just won't have any energy left over to deal with Donald. My family will be safer with uninspiring, calm, mentally stable Hillary, who won't embarrass me as the president of the United States.

Shirl Standridge

Little Rock

Fightin' words

When it comes to bluster, the people of Arkansas, and the South in general, are rank amateurs compared to those from the Northeast. It's one of the many things I like about living here. In Manhattan, for example, rush hour is a daily fiesta of horn blowing and creative, multilingual curse-shouting. When I visit there I always find myself stopping to watch each and every altercation. I'm always disappointed.

Here in the South, such heated verbal altercations are frequently followed by a fight worth watching. Two Arkansas drivers would never be content to merely exchange horn blasts and derogatory comments; they would come up out of those cars or, more likely, down out of those trucks, with a minimum of a tire iron for support. Much to the sorrow of an avid fight-watcher like myself, that never happens in New York. Up there it's all fumes and no flames.

When The Donald suggests that his supporters take to the streets and pummel demonstrators or gun down the opposition, the people of the North know he is only talking through his hairpiece. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones listening.  

David Rose

Hot Springs

Now and then

When I was a child and someone was perceived as being kind and compassionate it was assumed he was a Christian. 

Nowadays, when someone says mean things and commits hurtful acts it's assumed he is a Christian. 

What happened?

Rich Hutson

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In response to the Aug. 15 Arkansas Blog post, "Satanists detail plans for state Capitol monument":

Sen. Jason Rapert knew this would happen when he proposed the idea of a monument to God on the Capitol lawn. What Rapert is doing is starting a fight. He is starting a false fight so he can show how "persecuted" Christians are in America. It's kinda like someone purposely running into a door to give themselves a black eye and then claiming that doors are evil. Rapert is the worst sort of Christian. He could have used that money for the monument (and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in subsequent litigation ... paid for by taxpayers of ALL religions) to do some good in the district he represents. He is a fraud and a fake.

Artificial Intelligence

Why can't Rapert just put all these goofy statues in his front yard in between all the junk cars and garbage?

Warren

I've got my popcorn ready and looking forward to the show. Let the games begin.

Earl

A fight is what Rapert wants. He is not a fiscal conservative so he has to distract his base with this stuff.

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Does anyone else think that Baphomet looks like a cross between Rapert and a fish? Might want to redesign his face (or maybe not) before any real statue goes up.

Momcat

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