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Updated on June 4, 2010 at 4:57 PM

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Re: “The have-mores

Don't steal from my Social Security to pay for your Socialist schemes! Oh, wait...

Posted by monkeybone on 11/02/2011 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Crystal Bridges offers press preview

Attendance last year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City: 5.8 million.
Projected attendance at Crystal Bridges in the first year: around 250,000

Call me an idiot all you want, homeboys and homegirls, but that's the difference between being selfless with your art and selfish with it. You see Crystal Bridges as a gift to the state of Arkansas, while I see it as a gift taken from the millions of people who might see the art there if Crystal Bridges wasn't in the middle of nowhere. Yeah, it'll probably lift all boats in Bentonville and Arkansas kiddies will be able to take field trips there for years to come. But what about the uncountable millions of people who will never be able to afford to get to Bentonville to see those paintings -- including the most iconic portrait of the first president of this country?

Maybe next, she'll build Crystal Bridges North in the most desolate corner of North Dakota, buy up all the O'Keeffe, Hopper and Pollock paintings, and stash them there.

Posted by monkeybone on 10/24/2011 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Crystal Bridges offers press preview

STEP 1: Emanate from the right scrotum.

STEP 2: Use Dad's money to buy up a sizable portion of the world's great art.

STEP 3: Sequester said art in the middle of Bumfuckt, Arkansas -- a town without a major airport or even a freeway running to it.

STEP 4: Bask in the glow of public appreciation for making sure only poor folks who live within a 100-mile-radius of Bumfuckt or those rich enough to travel to Bumfuckt from afar can see the art you bought up and stashed there.

There's a reason why the world's great art museums are in population centers, folks. It's because that way of doing things affords the maximum amount of people the opportunity to see the works exhibited there. Art doesn't just belong to Alice or Arkansas. It belongs to the world, and stuffing a mausoleum in the middle of nowhere full of art is a way of keeping that art from everyone who can't travel to Bentonville, Arkansas to see it.

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Posted by monkeybone on 10/24/2011 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Occupy LR decision this morning UPDATE

Whooo, Ron Rizzardi, look out. You said the magic word: Student Loan debt. I'm counting the seconds until the Baby Boomers pile on to explain how you should feel privileged to have been able to secure $40,000 in debt to get the same education they got in exchange for waiting tables part time in 1972. Anybody who has never lived in the era of skyrocketing tuition costs, $600 worth of university fees per semester and $300 worth of books per class has no f'ing clue what they're talking about when it comes to student loans. It's a racket, it's unfair, and it forces the 90% of young people who don't have a 4.26 GPA in high school or parents wealthy enough to pay their way into making the following choice: 1) Go into massive debt via student loans in order to get a college diploma. Or, 2) Try to make it in America with just a high school diploma.

Posted by monkeybone on 10/24/2011 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Search continues for missing UALR student

I have been on the UALR campus fairly frequently for the past 20 years, and I can count the number of times I've seen a UALR security officer patrolling on foot on that campus and still have quite a few fingers left over. If UALR would focus as much on beat patrols as they do on writing parking tickets it would set a lot of minds at ease.

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Posted by monkeybone on 10/14/2011 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Zoo Jam has financial problems UPDATE

Better get off the Internet, TeaParty2012. It was initially developed by the U.S. Government, which makes the whole damn thing SOCIALIST! Can't listen to the radio or TV, either, as they're governed by the FCC. Don't drink that government-purified water from the tap, either, because water that won't kill you tastes like SOCIALISM! And if you go somewhere in the car, better take a chainsaw and blaze your own road through the woods, given all those socialist, taxpayer-funded highways out there.

Posted by monkeybone on 10/04/2011 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Gay Arkansas GIs talk end of DADT

Don't throw your arm out of joint patting yourself on the back for your foresight there, Tom. As any psychologist can tell you, Fetishes are not "standard equipment" from birth. They're made in childhood, usually by some form of abuse. Masochists who like to get spanked and hit during sex? Probably hit with objects by their parents. People who are child molesters? Probably molested themselves.

Gay people, on the other hand, are born that way. Ask the parent of a gay child -- especially one of the more "effeminate" gay men. Literally from the time a lot of gay men are born, there are a good number of them who are acting out in a more female mode... dressing up their mother's clothes, playing with dolls instead of trucks, taking on the role of the mother while play-acting at being a family with other children. While the parent who is shocked to death when their kid comes out as gay makes for good TV, the truth is a lot of parents see it coming a mile away.

We're not talking about children who have been sexually molested, or who have imprinted on an overbearing mommy or been scared into being homo by an overbearing daddy. We're talking about bright, well-adjusted kids from good, non-violent families who "act gay" from the time they can first make choices about how they want to play. Too: If you could "turn somebody gay," wouldn't EVERY CHILD in a household where a gay child is raised turn out gay? They were all exposed to the same factors. So why didn't all of them become gay?

The short answer is: Because sexual BEHAVIOR is learned, while sexual IDENTITY is determined long before any of us knows what those naughty bits between our legs are used for other than letting the pee out. Children at four or five are too young to know what sex is, much less develop a fetish about it. But even by that age, you've already got children who are "acting gay." Explain that. There is no explaining it, other than to say: whether by genetics or by some combination of hormonal, biological or environmental factors in the womb, those children popped out from between Mommy's legs as little gay babies, destined (if society will cut them some slack about it) to be grown up gay people.

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Posted by monkeybone on 09/30/2011 at 7:03 PM

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