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Lifetime resident of the Heights neighborhood in Little Rock. Enjoy travel, history, gardening, books, and old things, from trinkets to houses to viaducts.



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Re: “John Thurston off to poor start as secretary of state elect

I'm confused. Mark Martin is the current Secretary of State. These people being shit-canned to make room for the future Secretary of State's chosen few are still employees of the current Secretary of State.

Regardless of the promises the incoming SoS may have made to current employees, if they are being let go before the next SoS takes office, it is the current SoS, Mr. Martin, who is firing them and whose office flubbed the communications, right? Kelly Boyd is the incumbent SoS's Chief Deputy, right?

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Posted by Heights Observer on 12/12/2018 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Joyce Elliott and Clarke Tucker respond to Rapert's comments on Muslims; silence from Republican legislative leadership

I notice Zach Ward, a doctor of audiology employed at the Arkansas Otolaryngology Center and a Republican gubernatorial appointee to the State Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, replied to Rep. Tucker's tweet by telling him to stop speaking out against anti-Muslim bigotry. He's a Harding grad, so that is to be expected, but it is disappointing that folks like Rapert aren't just elected by everyday Arkansans, they're appointed by our governors, too.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 12/06/2018 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Rutledge filing says tax money can't be reclaimed from Ecclesia College UPDATE

"But the brief in support also argues that Parson has no cause of action because the money has already been spent by Ecclesia."

What a novel legal argument for an Attorney General to present: "Once illegally-obtained funds have been spent, there's nothing the state can do about it."


Prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, and common criminals are all equally agog about this latest AG opinion.

Leslie Rutledge: Do Not Rehire

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Posted by Heights Observer on 10/24/2018 at 12:08 PM

Re: “State probing illness outbreak among Fayetteville beer garden customers

Puking and pooping after a night of heavy drinking? Since when?

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Posted by Heights Observer on 09/25/2018 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Unsealed court documents include kickback accusation against former state Rep. Tim Summers; Summers says "Jon Woods is a proven liar"

Unquestionably, it is illegal for elected officials to take any sort of kickback from the businesses they regulate and patronize with public funds.

That said, it is undoubtedly unseemly that a lobbyist might be compensated on a percentage basis, but is it illegal?

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Posted by Heights Observer on 09/18/2018 at 8:20 AM

Re: “Suspect killed in West Memphis police chase

"At least one local officer fired on the vehicle, which struck an eastbound tractor-trailer rig. The driver was taken to a hospital, where he later died."

This standalone paragraph makes it seem that the driver of the semi died, which I don't think is the case.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 05/22/2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Griffen's attorneys say Supreme Court justices' alleged procedural error should prompt default judgment

The system has me writing like George Bernard Shaw this morning.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 05/05/2018 at 9:18 AM

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