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Re: “Thieves hit Little Rock Apple store

Nice job giving the name and address of the girl who was a witness. I'm sure the criminals will be glad to know who she is and where they can find her. Ever consider at least blacking out her address?

Posted by Mean Girl on 10/06/2011 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Talk amongst yourself and your Facebook friends

Great links tonight.

Having watched lots of news programs in the NE, especially Boston and NYC, I have to say, they do describe people as "Irish American" and "Italian American." Last one I remember is over Mother's Day weekend, when a kid who had murdered his mother was described as a "typical Irish-family kid, with a thick accent and sallow complexion. He is also illiterate." Not a direct quote, because I wasn't taking notes, but I kid you not, that was almost the exact sentiment. I was floored at the description. But I got a chuckle when the cop being interviewed said the description was provided by a close family member.

So yeah, generalizations exist. But maybe they're just regional.

Posted by Mean Girl on 08/08/2011 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Arkansas "bad" according to Amazon

Dear Main Street businesses: I do not shop Amazon because I want to avoid taxes. I shop Amazon because I can buy a router, a purse, bedding, a book and paper towels in one transaction. I shop Amazon because I never have to deal with a surly, uneducated or unhelpful employee. I shop Amazon because returns are easy. I shop Amazon because I don't have to fight heat, cold, traffic, other shoppers or my unruly kids in order to pick up a couple of items. I shop Amazon because, with my Prime membership, shipping is free. I shop Amazon because they deliver groceries to my door.

In other words, I shop online because of the experience. It has nothing to do with taxes. Local businesses need to realize they're not competing with a few dollars. They're competing with the overall process. They need to quit trying to compete on price, and instead try to provide services that replicate, as much as possible, the online shopping experience. And if they don't want to do that, fine. But if that's the case, they need to leave those of us who don't want what they offer alone.

Posted by Mean Girl on 08/05/2011 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Tweaking the SOS Twitters

Jesus Christ, Norma, you're a flame baiting idiot. I always suspected it, but now you've proven it.

Max's post is about the SoS office, FOI requests, Arkansas government workers doing partisan stuff while on the clock, and the larger story of the Blue Hog Report take down. That's all I've ever commented about here. You're the one trying to make it all about you and your original comment. I couldn't care less about Anthony Weiner, honestly. I've never addressed anything relevant about it because that's not what this post was about. And I've never once mentioned Weiner's penis, so I don't see how you can ever say I'm preoccupied with it.

Yes, unlike many other people here, I don't idolize you or worship the ground you walk on, so I guess I don't meet the prerequisites of being a commenter. Therefore, I'll just bow out and stop posting. I'd rather not keep company with irrational, over-reactive, angry bitches with poor reading comprehension skills anyway.

Posted by Mean Girl on 06/08/2011 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Tweaking the SOS Twitters

I understand that many posts are certainly done during work hours and I couldn't care less. The sooner people realize that social networking in the workplace isn't a bad thing the better, IMO. My point is only that many people, including the ADG reporter Alison Sider and other official spokespeople, are going on and on about the timing of posts, when really, the timing is a completely unreliable factor. Every article about this topic should include a disclaimer, for those who aren't web-savvy, that timing can be manipulated. It's a very important aspect of the story that's not being mentioned.

Posted by Mean Girl on 06/08/2011 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Tweaking the SOS Twitters

My comment had nothing to do with your thoughts, Norma. It had to do with Max's post. I didn't even read your comment.

Posted by Mean Girl on 06/08/2011 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Tweaking the SOS Twitters

Quick social media lesson: A time stamp on a tweet, blog post or Facebook post means absolutely nothing. There are dozens of applications that let users schedule these items to post at any time of the day. So calling someone out for either blogging or tweeting during office hours is silly. I wish everyone writing these articles and commenting on the use of social media would get a little more educated about how these tools can be used before drawing conclusions.

Posted by Mean Girl on 06/08/2011 at 8:20 AM

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