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Updated on March 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Latest Review

Re: “Clinton Presidential Park

The Clinton Library park gets Occupy Little Rock's seal of approval. I have to agree with their statement "it's been gently terraced in a way that makes you want to crawl into a sleeping bag and see how far you can roll down its slopes." We too wanted to crawl in our sleeping bags there.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 03/23/2012 at 1:03 PM

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Re: “Fighting back against the Kochs

The last thing Arkansas needs is more Koch whores. Aren't Boozman (no money for Vets) and Griffin (and the bid starts at) bad enough?

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Posted by Mac Miller on 10/02/2012 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Mark Darr: Show me the (corporate) money!

I believe it is time to show corporate money the black flag.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 07/06/2012 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Ethics initiative appears to be falling short of signatures

We, the volunteer canvasers for the Campaign Finance and Lobbying Act of 2012, have worked our tushes off for this thing. We bit our nails while the Attorney General kept kicking it back. We have traveled thousands of miles hitting outlying counties. We have endured heat, ridicule, threats of arrest, the disdain of business owners who would not let us canvas. We endured the folks at Riverfest trying to illegally keep us from canvasing. We endured the folks from the DemGaz who tried to intimidate us from canvasing on Independence Day. And we have endured ignorance, insults, suspicion and distrust from an uninformed electorate.

We believe in our state. We want it to be better. We want its citizens to have the representation in our legislature it deserves.

We have gotten signatures from every section of the political spectrum. Tea Party, Patriots Party, the Green Party, Republican, Democratic and even several anarcists. I know that I have witnessed the disdain folks have for our politicians in this state. I have heard hundreds question the effectiveness of this initiative even if it got passed. So many feel that our government is so corrupt that nothing can stop the graft, bribes and corruption in our state. I've talked to thousands in the last 3 months trying to get signatures. Most of them agree that corruption is a way of life in Arkansas politics. I think I am starting to agree with them.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 07/06/2012 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Declaration of an open line

I was they guy who had the run in with Tabatha. She was rude and insisted I could not set up in the park outside of the amplitheather. She called the police on me and when I explained the disagreement to him he informed me I was within my rights to set up under a tree adjacent to the pedestrian bridge in the park.

I am pretty steamed still about being threatened with arrest on Independence Day for petitioning my government for a redress of grievances in accordance with the First Amendment. The same amendment the DemGaz relies on to operate.

We are trying, in our way to make Arkansas politics more responsive to "We the People." We are trying to make the Arkansas motto "Regnat Populus" 'The People Rule' more than mere words. I know the moneid interests do not want to see it passed. Lobbyists have had it good for generations in this state buying influence. We are threatening that.

I have also learned that the very idea of people exercising their First Amendment Rights is hateful to many groups, people and corporations. All over the state I have been refused permission to petition. I have been ordered not to petition door to door by police chiefs and sheriffs. I have been threatened with arrest five times since I began this. What has happened to our democracy? What happened to the nation I dedicated a dozen years of service too? This isn't what I expected of my country. I have always thought America was better than this. I still think that if enough of us get active we can save our country and our Constitution.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 07/04/2012 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Mayor Stodola clears petitioners at Riverfest

I have seen several comments critical of the LRPD. I was out there gathering signatures. We talked to the LRPD site OIC and he was courteous and explained they had a big meeting earlier in the day where petitioning was forbidden anywhere. All of the officers I had contact with were courteous, but insisted we leave. The Riverfest security on the other hand was not so courteous.

I have personnaly found Chief Thompson a reasonable man, willing to negociate and work with folks. He does have a job to do and orders to follow and I understand that. The LRPD was put into a bad situation and handled it with professionalism and courtesy. I don't believe any of this was the result of the police over stepping their orders or, in any way using strong armed tactics. I am personnally thankful for the professionalism of the LRPD and its chief.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 05/26/2012 at 7:47 PM

Re: “Riverfest — the 1st Amendment under siege

I will be at Riverfest apparently illegally gathering signatures for a legal and approved ballot initiative called The Campaign Finance and Lobby Act of 2012. This Memorial Day weekend do not thank me for my service. Don't thank the dead soldiers in their graves for their service. Make our sacrifices mean something. Please don't allow all that they have sacrificed be in vain. Please support and Defend Our Constitution.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 05/26/2012 at 7:49 AM

Re: “About that five-minute rule for the technology park

The big question is why the city, at the behest of the Chamber of Commerce (which the city pays 200k a year to) feels that the best use of tax money is to invest in a private venture? I thought in capitalism a business is responsible for their own outlays of capital to produce. If a company is so weak it can't carry its own weight, then why are we, as tax payers responsible for giving them tax handouts?

One would think that an educated working class, with reasonable tax rates and solid infrastructure was more important than corporate welfare.

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Posted by Mac Miller on 05/10/2012 at 12:53 PM

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