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Re: “Permit request withdrawn for LGBTQ homeless transitional housing after nonprofit receives threatening letter

This kind of threatening letter that has claims that are baseless regarding homeless LGBT youth, is disturbing. It sound like a real bigot in the neighborhood who should be outed, since he/she was too much of a coward to release his/her identity.

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 09/11/2017 at 11:59 PM

Re: “A lesson in the law for Jason Rapert

It's time to hold a recall election against Jason Rapert. He wastes our tax dollars on trivial non-governmental issues much the same way as Michele Bachmann did. He has never submitted a worthwhile bill in his entire political career. He uses his position to further his religious activities in violation of the Separation of Church and State. This venal, mini-Trump want-to-be has embarrassed this State one two-many times on the national news, and some of his antics have been reported in the international arena. It's extremists like him who hurt our reputation abroad and make us untrustworthy to our allies. Enough is enough of this bully, just as we've about had enough of our President's disgusting antics.

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 06/29/2017 at 9:15 PM

Re: “At 'school choice' rally, Lt. Gov. Griffin voices support for voucher bill

State funds for public education channeled from taxpayers to private and parochial schools is a violation of the US Constitution 1st Amendment. This nonsense has got to be stopped.

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 01/25/2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Impeach Jason Rapert: A symbolic effort UPDATE II

The rabid wiener dogs like Rapert, Cotton, Sterling, Bell, Irwin make a mockery of Arkansas and Arkansans. Is it any wonder with the closed-mindedness of these politicians Arkansas remains a flyover State with a 3rd rate economy still overly dependent on retail giants and military bases, but insufficient manufacturing and high-tech industries, with, perhaps, the exception of pollution causing businesses owned by the Koch Brothers. Sadly, all of the politicians listed above have a history of genuinely ignoring their opposition and focusing on obtaining outside campaign donations. A brief scan of Rapert's website has many trolls who are from Louisiana, California, and other States. Same with Tom Cotton. Missy Irwin courts the medical community for repealing the ACA, Sterling wants to arm all Arkansans even though the factual evidence does not support safety and security of open carry. Bell is simply a nasty personality who cannot deal with opposing opinions about the issues he supports. In fact, all of the candidates are incapable of debating issues and facts without loosing their tempers and it is clearly pathetic that they choose to only cater to their loyal fans than represent all of their voting constituents. This is an abrogation of responsibility as a public servant and they will not own up to that. I've never seen such puerile and immature politicians in all the 30 plus years I've voted in Hawaii, Seattle, Michigan and here. It is disheartening to see a great State like Arkansas led by individuals whose leadership skills, not to mention personal skills are lacking in manners. They treat constituents, especially opponents as if they are somehow stupid because they think differently. That's pretty lowest common denominator if you ask me.

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 05/24/2014 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Creationism in the classroom in North Little Rock

We are the only advanced nation on Earth that still has people who don't know that the Earth rotates around the sun, don't know how babies are made and still want to teach religion in the form of pseudo-science. This is the Dumbing of America. Any school district official in Arkansas who pushes Creationism should be fired on the spot. Science is fact. Creationism is belief. There is no comparison. I find it troubling that we would deliberately misinform our children and educate them to be uncompetitive in a global market simply to satisfy the egos of social-conservatives of the 1% so that they can control the masses like Adolf Hitler did. Is Arkansas going to join the majority of States in the Union and participate in the 21st Century or is it going to regress back to the 18th Century? Come on, let's get with it. This fear of change is psychologically unhealthy for humans.

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 02/15/2014 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Sen. Irvin on in-session fund-raising: No policy at issue

I think this new generation of State Representatives in Arkansas who align themselves with the Tea-Party are the most corrupted individuals around. We know they are taking money from the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove and they are not influenced by their constituents, but how much they can line their pockets before moving onto the US Congress and Senate like Tom Cotton. It is disgraceful and unethical how these politicians are operating, but no one on the Ethics Committee is willing to make them accountable for their actions. The Ol' Boy & Girl network in Arkansas is still alive and kicking. What a shame to still be locked into the early 20th Century....

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 02/15/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. Womack goes ballistic on constituent

The electorate that supported and voted for Womack got what they paid for -- a genuine sphincter muscle that belches crap. This man has to be turned out of office.

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Posted by John Q. Publich on 05/21/2012 at 6:56 PM

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