GOP bats from hell 

We know that Republicans hate paying taxes, and apparently they hate obeying speed limits, too. Laws are for poor people, as Dick Cheney said, or might have. A few weeks ago, a Republican state senator, Bruce Holland of Greenwood, fled from a deputy sheriff through Yell and Perry Counties at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour, passing other vehicles dangerously along the way, according to the deputy. Now, there's a report of a white pickup, license plate "2," being driven with similar speed and recklessness on I-40 in Conway County. The driver in this case was not apprehended, but the Arkansas Times has learned that Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, another Republican, has a white pickup with a license plate that says "2." Darr himself is lying low. The gangster Bugsy Siegel is supposed to have said of himself and his kind, "We only kill each other." If these irresponsible Republican scofflaws could say the same, we'd gladly tell them to step on it. Unfortunately, they endanger law-abiding people too.


Sign up for the Daily Update email


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Editorials

  • The end of an era

    We're sad to report that Doug Smith has decided to retire. Though he's been listed as an associate editor on our masthead for the last 22 years, he has in fact been the conscience of the Arkansas Times. He has written all but a handful of our unsigned editorials since we introduced an opinion page in 1992.
    • May 8, 2014
  • A stand for equality

    Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel became the first elected statewide official to express support for same-sex marriage. His announcement came days before Circuit Judge Chris Piazza is expected to rule on a challenge to the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Soon after, a federal challenge of the law is expected to move forward. McDaniel has pledged to "zealously" defend the Arkansas Constitution but said he wanted the public to know where he stood.
    • May 8, 2014
  • Same old, same old

    Remarking as we were on the dreariness of this year's election campaigns, we failed to pay sufficient tribute to the NRA, one of the most unsavory and, in its predictability, dullest of the biennial participants in the passing political parade.
    • May 1, 2014
  • More »

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Legislative boodlers

    • The U6 unemployment rate is still at 8%, partly because they can get benefits and…

    • on June 19, 2018
  • Re: Him, again

    • Regardless of my success or lack of it, I've been way ahead of Trump all…

    • on June 19, 2018
  • Re: Him, again

    • Investigator, I think poor Oaf is feeling envious that women would be drawn to Trump,…

    • on June 18, 2018

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation