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Re: “Governor lends support to public school privatization bill

The 19th Century was not that bad.

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Posted by FullThrottle on 03/11/2015 at 2:28 PM

Re: “Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long became million-dollar man days before reports surfaced of Texas' interest

For the guy who hired John Pelphry, Bobby Petrino, Bert Beliema and failed to raise the money for the basketball facility, while finishing third in the running for the Texas job, it seems small potatoes. That foundation money spends free and easy amongst the insiders. That's what it's there for.

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Posted by FullThrottle on 11/07/2013 at 3:50 PM

Re: “No tech park vote: Blame it on Chesshir

They've essentially just given up. Nice windfall for UALR. How does Flake get his rake off if UALR already owns the property??

Who knew Kumpuris had become such an old flake. Past time for him to go.

Posted by FullThrottle on 10/10/2013 at 7:44 PM

Re: “The Republican strategy: White, Southern, resist

When you heard the call, "save your confederate money boys, the south's goin' to rise again," you didn't realize that when they did you would actually need new currency. How ironic.

Posted by FullThrottle on 10/08/2013 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Dumas: More guns in school mean more danger


The chance of your little school being 'the one' is one in millions. Putting guns on campus simply reduces that by a significant amount. You've opened the box on everything from temptation to accident to unintended consequence and accomplished nothing but guaranteeing that the teachers will be targeted first.

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Posted by FullThrottle on 09/17/2013 at 8:50 AM

Re: “U.S. should boycott Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia

Baloney. IF there is a social context to the Olympics it is to further international cooperation and goodwill in order to address these difference positively. Your idea is almost as bad as the Russians. Forget Snowden. The left should have already come to his defense. It's fear of faux patriotism is disappointing.

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Posted by FullThrottle on 08/02/2013 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Wendell Griffen: Questions 'cultural competency' in Trayvon Martin case

Certainly there is a racial component here. And, one wonders what effect a couple of black faces in the jury room would have had on deliberations. And still, in post racial America, there is a different cultural competence called for than the one that Wendell and I grew up with. Blacks and whites in post racial America have made choices about integration and cultural norms that have accommodated race. The remaining issues that matter are economic.

Trayvon, to me, was more about vigilante justice than it was about race. Zimmerman might have handled a white or Hispanic kid differently. A white or Hispanic kid might not have fought back. But, ultimately, the jury decided that the shooting was self defense. That was the issue we need to address. We feel our society has become so violent that we must arm ourselves.

And, just like Hastings, once armed, we are now comfortable drawing down on each other with little thought to fatal outcomes.

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Posted by FullThrottle on 08/01/2013 at 10:29 AM

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