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Re: “The line is open UPDATE

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Arkansas Times continued health and fortune. While I have not been a frequent commenter, I have been a daily reader for several years, and have enjoyed the AT Blog tremendously. However, $10/month to read a blog is simply not a justifiable entertainment expense at this time.

And it is not just a financial consideration: I am also afraid that the limited participation a paywall creates will lead to an extremely partisan and unwelcoming environment. Hopefully, that will not be the case. Judging by the responses to SalineRepublican tonight though, my concerns appear to be valid. But I am not "throwing in the towel" and exiting. I will continue to monitor the Blog's offerings as best I can, and then re-evaluate my decision periodically. It is my fervent hope that my misgivings prove to be unfounded.

Posted by Hillbilly Me on 08/01/2013 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Jeremy Hutchinson's ex-girlfriend arrested for battery in scrap

I would like to know more about the "financial support agreement", and where the money for that support came from. Does her name or address show up on any of the Senator's expense reimbursement reports??

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Posted by Hillbilly Me on 09/05/2012 at 2:51 PM

Re: “New general acknowledges homosexuality at promotion

According to Dear Abby, Miss Manners, Webster and millions of married couples around the globe:
a married man is a "husband" and a married woman is a "wife". The gender of the spouse has no bearing on the honorific.

Also, General Smith and her wife have broken no Arkansas law by getting married. Arkansas simply does not recognize the validity of their marriage.

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Posted by Hillbilly Me on 08/13/2012 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Black couple's wedding turned away from Miss. Baptist church

After reading both articles, I have to agree. . . with everyone that's critical of the Pastor. He claims that he was trying to avoid controversy, but in this particular instance, there was no choice he could have made that would have avoided controversy. What he chose instead was who's bidding to obey.

And can we lay any blame on those few, bigoted congregates? After all, like chick-fil-a, they were just voicing their opinion and freedom of religion; they didn't actively do any discriminating themselves - they just hired someone else to their discriminating for them. Right?

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Posted by Hillbilly Me on 07/30/2012 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Arkansas's Chad Griffin knocks Boy Scouts' ban of gay kids

@SkyPilot: I normally agree with your comments, and look forward to reading your insight and perspective on any given subject. But your comment above has me scratching my head, wondering if it is satirical or just plain ignorant! The idea that gay or straight orientation is only manifest as a sexual act, is as ludicrous as saying that love can only be experience while performing the act of "making love".

Gay kids start developing attractions at the same time, and the same way, as straight kids - crushes, infatuation, sitting next to, holding hands, stealing kisses under the bleachers - all the same. Ignoring them doesn't make them go away, and it most certainly does not change them. Also, gay teens are no more likely to engage in sexual activity than straight teens (actually, in the Bible Belt States, gay teens are LESS likely to be sexually active). So your "morally pure" argument is nothing but hog wash.

But I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised. Unfortunately, a lot of straight people, particularly straight men, seem to fixate solely on the sex act whenever they see or hear the word "gay". Assuming, of course, that your post was not simply an attempt at humor (I sometimes have trouble hearing the sarcastic tone of a written statement), in which case I apologize.

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Posted by Hillbilly Me on 07/19/2012 at 12:41 PM

Re: “UAMS withholding Tech Park payment over site search: Update

Ok, wait... UAMS, UALR and ACH are all part of the University of Arkansas. So in effect, UofA is paying 3/4 of the cost. And when I worked at UAMS, I was considered a State employee, because the UofA is a State-sponsored university. That means that in actuality, the State (taxpayer) is paying $375,000 and LR $125,000. Which also means that LR residents are paying twice.

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Posted by Hillbilly Me on 07/02/2012 at 4:10 PM

Re: “LR Christian leader writes parents on Mormon hubbub

It looks to me like LRCA got caught with its hypocrisy hanging out, and now Mr Arnold is trying to redirect everyone's attention while they zip up.

If the school had just said that they couldn't accept this child's application due to limited resources ("We were growing too fast"), that would have been the end of it. But no, the board's token beauty queen had to open her surgically-enhanced mouth and let the unvarnished (but bleach fumed) truth spill out.

And hey, Mr. Arnold, how's this for a Christian school mission statement: "suffer not the little children to come unto Me"!

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Posted by Hillbilly Me on 06/01/2012 at 7:38 PM

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