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Re: “Samantha's again wins the Arkansas Times Second Annual Margarita Fest

Was Local Lime in the competition? I find it hard to believe they got beat by someone if they were.

Posted by JohnQCitizen on 05/14/2018 at 9:20 PM

Re: “Ark. Supreme Court justice sues to block TV stations from airing 'defamatory' ads from dark money group


I don't know about the legal arguments, but I can't believe that someone, regardless of who the person is, whether it is Goodson or Hixson, doesn't have the right to defend themselves for defamation of character. These ads make it sound like she, and she alone pushed for a pay raise to exceed the Governor's salary. Heck, I doubt she even asked for a raise. In my opinion, it was probably someone like Womack who pushed for it. He was the one who pushed for legislative sessions every year when he was a Senator. Back to the Goodson ad, it is clearly false, just like the ad against Judge Hixson is clearly false. Didn't the Arkansas Bar's committee on these dark money ads label these ads as false? I know they did the Goodson ad.

I know from your previous posts that you are a longtime friend of Judge Hixson and I appreciate that. My main problem with him is he is almost as conservative as Sterling is. I was told and have seen some printed material that his wife is part of some anti-abortion group called Pre-Born, "Saving Souls and Babies." That bothers me. One of his supporters told me, "Well, that is his wife, not him." I know a lot of married couples and most every one of them tracks the positions of the other politically and morally.

As far as Goodson is concerned, I have several friends who are attorneys as well as family members who are attorneys and they all claim that Goodson's opinions have been fair and impartial as opinions go. You are a lawyer. All the personal trash and slander against Goodson aside, do you know of any case where her opinion was unfairly swayed in one direction or the other? And, as an attorney, you are, by your statement above, claiming that she filed this lawsuit for an improper purpose. At least that is what it sounds like to me. Are you calling this a frivolous law suit? Jim, I thought attorneys weren't supposed to make such negative comments against other attorneys and that that went double for judges. Is that not correct?

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 05/14/2018 at 9:18 PM

Re: “More outside money pours in judicial race on behalf of David Sterling

Plainjim, we will have to agree to disagree on this one.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 05/07/2018 at 7:44 PM

Re: “More outside money pours in judicial race on behalf of David Sterling

Couldn't disagree with you more Plainjim. Hixson and Sterling are both right wing nuts, who, if elected, would do all they could to deny a woman the right to have control over her own decisions and her own body. I could go on and on but that is enough for me. We need more freedom in this country, not less.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 05/07/2018 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Paul Spencer again raises more than $100,000 from individual donors

Paul Spencer is the real deal. Anyone who raises a quarter of a million dollars in a primary race is a serious candidate. I have no doubt that Clark Tucker will report that much or more on his first report. It looks like it will be a race between those two candidates, but Combs is an activist with great grass roots connections. Not sure of the other candidate but I think he has some in with the Bernie Sanders network so it will definitely be an interesting race.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 04/03/2018 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The pigskin open line

Who is Trenton Corey? Who is the shooter? Are we supposed to know these people? They were presented (at least to me) in the context of being related to college athletics. Just curious.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 01/01/2018 at 6:27 PM

Re: “2nd District polling on Tucker vs. Hill underway

Tucker would be a welcome change to what we have now. For that matter any of the three would. Unlike the other two, Tucker has the looks, the money, and the connections to make it a real race. His only real obstacle is breaking out of Pulaski County. As long as the 2nd District Democrats keep sending out Heights/Hillcrest candidates, they are going to have a hard time breaking in to the other counties. That said, maybe once people in the red part of the district realize how bad they are being screwed over by Trump and French, they will vote for Clarke. I sure hope so.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 12/09/2017 at 4:42 PM

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