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Re: “Evangelicals making tracks in Hot Springs

I respect the comments and opinions of Tony Mason and "NewReformation," but I guess my biggest question is this: Do you really need a thousand year old book that's been interpreted hundreds of times (by the likes of Henry IV to torture and kill hundreds) to tell you what's right and wrong? The morals and values that we know that can't be twisted or spinned? I'm quite certain if I picked up a Bible right now, I could find a passage that I could articulate and spin that would justify Casey Anthony's killing of her child!

In the words of Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting): "The sad thing is that in 50 years you're gong to start doing some thinking on your own..."

Try it some time. It's refreshing.

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Posted by James Chitwood on 05/27/2011 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Evangelicals making tracks in Hot Springs

That last comment by "NewReformatiion" is fascinating, if less than enlightening. Since the poster didn't have the guts or the courage to put their real name on their, I'll simply ask the coward a few simple questions (using their own words) they won't be able to answer:

1) When you speak of the "world view" and "agenda", whom do you refer to, and what philosophy? Please explain who is behind this "world view" and "agenda" in this article, and what their motivations might be; could it be that hated Jews that Bob Driggers so fears? Worse, could it be Oaklawn Park? Oh my God (I shouldn't use that word, since it's a different God than yours and apparently not valid!) Steve Arrison and those deities and atheists promoting tourism? Please let us know who the culprit(s) are!!

2)You say the article seeks to "discredit the honest, slander those who seek to uphold the law.." Yet you can't give one example as such specifically. You're officially a joke. What law are you talking about? Not the real law of the local and state government. Are you talking about Biblical law? That's open to interpretation. Taken literally, God supposedly commanded someone to sacrifice his own son (Daniel and the lions, yes, I've read the Bible). Biblical law and theology have no business in our courts or our local government. You don't need four walls and a steeple to be a good person, and you're not one if you impose your views (it's called judging) on others.

3) Who are the victims of the article? Again, like your own cowardice in not putting your name, you don't name them. Simple question, who are the victims and why. Answer it.

4) It's easy to criticize; I'll be the first to admit Hot Springs is far from perfect, and as I stated in my last post, Oaklawn Park is hypocritical, pampered, and has taken far more from the city than they've ever given or will given. That said, if you want to make accusations, make some suggestions: What would you do to fix things?

My guess is you'll never answer this post, just like you didn't have the guts to put your name on the first one.

James Chitwood

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Posted by James Chitwood on 05/25/2011 at 6:27 PM

Re: “After arrest, rocker finds Jesus and a job in the Hot Springs court system

I love how people "find Jesus" when they are in trouble. I didn't know he was missing. Chris Carney is a habitual screwup, always has been and always will be, and mommy and daddy always bail him out. Trust me I know.

What the story about him didn't tell was how his records on the aggravated assault, DUI, and cocaine possession were expunged, or who the judge was behind that. Those court records might be sealed, but the judge and reason behind them are still public record, something Leslie Newell Peacock might look into.

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Posted by James Chitwood on 05/23/2011 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Evangelicals making tracks in Hot Springs

First off, I had considered myself an ally of the TEA Party and agreed that much of the old guard in Hot Springs had to go this last election. However, Dianne Silverman, if "Pastor" Doug Jones is representative of what you want the TEA Party to be in Hot Springs, count me out. What a self righteous, arrogant, condescending asshole. No, the government and watchdog groups are NOT supposed to pass or monitor ethical, spiritual, or religous views, and those views that are their own have no place in government or our court system. Any study of our Founding Fathers makes it very clear they were wise enough to realize that.

That said, another poster brought up a great point about Oaklawn Park and the cronyism and favoritism they've been shown. I don't personally have any objection to gambling, but they've been hypocritical themselves about a lot of things involving their casino (and yes, that's what it is, no matter what they call it). To get that legislation passed, they made a lot of promises they haven't even come close to keeping.

James Chitwood

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Posted by James Chitwood on 05/22/2011 at 9:09 PM


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