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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: “Dream comes true: Dreamland Ballroom gets big restoration grant

Sound Policy, in the end, we have to decide whether we as a society want to preserve our built history. If we decide it is a worthy public policy goal, then we have to decide how we want to do that. Undoubtedly, the federal government could own all sorts of buildings like these across the country, pay full freight to rehabilitate them itself, and then pay to maintain and staff them.

Or, it could save us a bundle and partner with private owners where appropriate.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 03/15/2018 at 10:02 PM

Re: “NLR police report murder-suicide at cosmetics plant

Mr. Gilot made news in 2013 for impersonating an officer:

Posted by Heights Observer on 02/16/2018 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Does Jake Files face prison time and, if so, how much?

Can you shed some additional light on his indigence? Property records say that he still owns one hell of a personal residence: https://www.arcountydata.com/parcel.asp?it…

And the Google Street View: https://www.google.com/maps/place/300+Free…

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Posted by Heights Observer on 01/31/2018 at 8:45 AM

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

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