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Re: “Wednesday: Open line and the daily roundup

I voted for more than one Republican candidate in the recent election simply because the Democrats didn't have a suitable candidate. The Democrats continue to carp about not getting their candidates elected, but what they need to do is to recruit better candidates. I even had to vote for that goofball Mark Lowery because the Dem candidate had nothing to merit my vote. I balanced that by voting for Jared Henderson, but then had to hold my nose and vote for Courtney Goodson. I never thought I would have to do that.

Having good candidates is often not enough. Can you spell Clarke Tucker? Obviously the best candidate did not win here simply because he is a Democrat. So oh no, we opt for more of the same, dysfunctional, backward-assed representation in the U.S. House. We need a strong, two-party system. What we have now is a decidedly one-party system. It's the Republicans now, but the same was true for all those decades of Democrat leadership. There were good ones, David Pryor, Dale Bumpers, et al.

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Posted by HolyGuano on 11/15/2018 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Tax task force proposals benefit, surprise, corporations and the top 1 percent

Imagine the tax bump if broadcast media was taxed on the glut of political ad commercials aired during the campaign season. Regulated media, meaning any media that distributes via the public airways (read that TV and radio) should have their advertising sales taxed...bigly. Imagine how far that would go in helping public school education, state highways, etc. They are using the public airways...PUBLIC AIRWAYS...yet it's only the broadcasters who enjoy this election season glut. The public, again, takes it in the shorts.

Posted by HolyGuano on 11/13/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “For the record: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a) a liar b) full of 'HuckaBS'

It's hard to be critical of Sarah HS when you consider from whence she sprung. That's a shallow gene pool if ever one existed. She is an embarrassment to herself and to anyone who has ever held that position at the WH, but she doesn't possess the intellectual capacity to recognize this or ever to be convinced of it. She is, however, perfect for this administration, able to spew the lies and venom that keeps the base stirred up and ready for action.

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Posted by HolyGuano on 11/09/2018 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Quapaw Tribe points to early 2020 opening for Pine Bluff casino

I refuse to darken the door of any casino that would charge me for booze. That's why I quit Oaklawn and Southland, and why I don't patronize indian casinos. If I am to be allowed to contribute to their coffers, the very least they can do is to ply me with free booze. And yeah, I tip the servers well and they give me good service, certainly better than I ever got at Oaklawn where on my last visit there they were charging $5.50 for a small draft beer. Seriously? So bush league.

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Posted by HolyGuano on 11/09/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Counting the uncountable votes on ballot issues UPDATE: Lots of opposition to Issue One

Trent Garner could be the poster boy for everything that's wrong with the Arkansas legislature. More than once in talking with him the halls of the Capitol, it was evident he was not hearing or understanding what I was saying. Perhaps he just didn't want to hear, or to be confused with the facts. I found him to be arrogant, not all that bright and very dismissive if he didn't agree with what we were saying. He's an embarrassment to the legislature and to the good people of South Arkansas he was elected to represent and who are not well served by his warming of a seat in the senate.

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Posted by HolyGuano on 11/08/2018 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, same-sex marriage foe, defeated in re-election bid

I suppose there is some justice in the world, and some encouragement in that perhaps at least the voters in Kentucky are awakening to their own best interests. Only if Arkansas voters could do the same rather than voting all "R" candidates regardless of what kind of public servants are have been or will become. We can't bemoan Arkansas remaining at the bottom of most lists when we continue to vote like a hoard of ignorants dead set on worsening our respective lots in life.

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Posted by HolyGuano on 11/08/2018 at 9:29 AM

Re: “The election rehash open line

There is no under-estimating the ignorance of Arkansas voters who continue to vote against their own best interests. French Hill is a good case in point. His actions have been in support of further feathering the nests of the wealthy while placing the onus on paying for this largesse on the backs of the lower and middle class, the same lower and middle class who keep electing him. It makes no sense. And we elect a no-talent goober with no experience as Secretary of State over a person who has been in public service in that office for years. Again, it makes no sense.

We pay lip service to idea of "change," but we vote to keep the same old same old. It is insanity and it is very disturbing and discouraging.

What's further discouraging is that candidates like Clarke Tucker step up with some fresh new ideas, with a badly needed energy and a track record of reaching across the aisle to make things better for all, and we send him packing. One can only hope that Tucker is not discouraged from seeking higher office. We need...Arkansas needs...more candidates like Tucker and fewer like Hill who have no interest in truly representing ALL of CD-2 instead of doing the bidding of the wealthy to help them become wealthier.

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Posted by HolyGuano on 11/08/2018 at 9:19 AM

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