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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: “About that middle class tax cut .... Interested in a bridge, too?

The underlying data may be fine, but somebody really just eyeballed it making the graph.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 11/20/2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “Trump declares ban on transgender people in military

Marc, what evidence have you seen to suggest that it is a "military decision?"

After the decision was announced, a senior Trump administration official said,
"This forces Democrats in Rust Belt states like Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin, to take complete ownership of this issue. How will the blue collar voters in these states respond when senators up for re-election in 2018 like Debbie Stabenow are forced to make their opposition to this a key plank of their campaigns?" (source: https://twitter.com/jonathanvswan/status/8…)

The Trump administration would seem to disagree with your claim.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 07/26/2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Capital on Capitol: Hall-Davidson sold

Mr. Reed purchased the property Q4 2013 for $800,000, apparently mothballed the project when the state's historic tax credit program changed, and sold it in Q2 2017 for $2,300,000. (source: https://www.arcountydata.com/parcel.asp?it…)

That's a return of roughly $35,000 per month.

If that's being "troubled," I'll take Mr. Reed's troubles any day.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 06/07/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “City Board hearing about crime in Little Rock; suggestions of racially motivated interest

There are all sorts of activism and initiatives in the African-American community to address inner city crime. (Imagine that: A racist conservative pontificating on a subject about which he/she knows nothing.)

Leaving aside the specious claim equating the Black Lives Matter movement with riots and looting, you're missing the essential point: Black Lives Matter is protesting the killing of African-Americans by their government, not by private individuals. I would hope that you would join the protest if the government killed whites or conservatives or southerners at a disproportionate rate, too. The United States has gone to war for less.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 05/03/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Hillary Clinton: an inspiration

It is still the official office policy of the Pulaski County Prosecutor's Office, told to all newly-hired female attorneys, that they wear skirts instead of pants on trial days.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 08/08/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Republicans plan African-American 'homecoming'

Suggested step one in celebrating African-American Republicans: Next time, try celebrating the correct spelling of the event chairwoman's name.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 06/10/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “UA-Pulaski Tech deal gets final approval

Don't get me wrong; I have no qualms with the Board of Trustees meeting in Nashville, pop. 4627. That'd be great, in fact.

I was just making sure they weren't meeting in Nashville, pop. 659,042.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Heights Observer on 05/26/2016 at 5:05 PM

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