Jake da Snake 
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Retired school teacher, avid reader & history buff, enjoy hiking when able, fairly decent cook, play piano,occasionally write music, a veteran, and very fond of… More »

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Re: “Healthy crowd descends on Capitol for March for Science

The best message was this: "Can't believe we live in a country where we have to march for facts!!"
Arbiter....have you got the plague? Nope?! Oh thank goodness for science. In fact, you can thank science for beer, for your heart medicine, for better gasoline, for getting us to the moon, for millions of things.
And for you and I being able to communicate on the internet, on cell phones, etc.
But, if you prefer the Dark Ages of Ignorance, just say so. You'll be like the guy who farted in a crowded room. Pretty soon you'll have it all to yourself.

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/23/2017 at 5:31 PM

Re: “Healthy crowd descends on Capitol for March for Science

Quit arguing about whether any signs were misspelled or not (with 1000s of signs....it's not really an issue). Just enjoy the message that basically it's time for science, not silence.
Here are some great signs to enjoy:
http://www.politico.com/gallery/2017/04/22…

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/23/2017 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Arkansas March for Science tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Leave poor golfer alone. He plays a vital role as the blog idiot. Providing a counter-balance to sensibility and rationality with his nonsense and conservative irrational thinking. What blog idjits consider fair and balanced conversation.

Golfer has to carry the torch for anti-science, anti-intellectual, and anti-reasoning trolls. Before the 1960s Republicans rightly considered the far right of the conservative brand as the wacko and nutcase crowd that afflicted their cause.

Liars and deniers now embrace the conservative brand with that old-fashioned dark age mentality and fervor.

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/21/2017 at 7:17 PM

Re: “Arkansas March for Science tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Please leave golfer alone. He's our blog idiot and helps carry on the tradition established before the 1950s that conservatives were wackos and nut cases. Anti-intellectual, anti-science, anti-reasoning. Liberal sensibility and rational science on one side versus nonsense and conservative irrationality on the other. What conservatives consider fair and balanced, you know....

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/21/2017 at 7:15 PM

Re: “French Hill-Tom Cotton town hall

9er - it's always easy to figure out your problems: GIGO.

You talk trash, write trash, think trash. We can smell you miles away.

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/18/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “French Hill-Tom Cotton town hall

Well, was there and the crowd seemed more anti-Trump than anything else. By my inaccurate count, out of about 20-25 questions in the first hour, less than 4 or 5 came from Trump supporters. And that's being a bit generous, I think.

We were given red and green sheets of paper to wave - green for approval, red for disapproval. Other signs on hand: One guy had written "WTF" on his red piece of paper - liked it so much, I wrote the same on my red sheet; one large sign about Trump's tax return problem; several homemade ones on various issues or just noting agree/disagree, similar to the colored papers. Planned Parenthood passed out many pink posters that said "I Stand With Planned Parenthood" and also gave out stickers and buttons with the same message.

French Hill flinched more often than Tom Cotton. Maybe he's a bit more thin-skinned, but maybe Cotton is a much colder, calculating animal in such an environment.

Speaking of environment: yes, it was raucous. I seemed to be sitting close to three of the 5 loudest anti-Trump attendees. All female and pretty much vocal on EVERY answer that wasn't really an answer from Hill or Cotton. A Trump supporter sitting across the aisle got up and left about halfway through, apparently disgruntled with the outpouring against his chosen ones. He did return in about 5 minutes but am betting that his sour look lasts for many more hours, if not days.

The phrase "Hug the Cactus" came to mind as I watched Hill & Cotton trying to respond to the obvious hostility from some in the crowd. Hill couldn't disguise his disdain to challenges from the audience while Cotton kept his more in check.

Agree with reporter that the format leaves a lot to be desired. Some questions were easy to avoid (crafting a good inquiry is NOT easy, for sure), many responses needed follow-up (especially when the congressmen had their noses getting longer with questionable "facts"), and the anti-Trump crowd would engage in propaganda soundbites that were no better than pro-Trump soundbites.

NOTE:
(1) The old standby on military preparedness was hauled out - "Peace through strength." Made me wonder if someone would ever use: "Strength through peace."
(2) Cotton justified more money for the military because of lack of bullets, training, & equipment for our folks going in harm's way. Wondered about $16 million bombs and multi-million dollar missiles, planes and equipment that cost hundreds of millions apiece (isn't one costing a billion plus?!), massive show of strength exercises, etc. And we're short of bullets????

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/17/2017 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Congressman Womack gets earful at town hall

French Hill is a coward. Afraid of his own shadow much less the constituents he purportedly represents.

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Posted by Jake da Snake on 04/11/2017 at 8:06 AM

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