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Re: “When Johnny Reb comes marching to Hot Springs

Pscyclepath....I knew I felt a sense of deja vu when I saw that lady in the widow costume, but until I read your comment I didn't realize why.

When we lived in Mobile, Al., the city kicked off Mardi Gras with Joe Cain Day to commemorate their founder of Mardi Gras. A walking parade would route through the Church Street Graveyard to dance upon his grave. Part of this tradition was a group of women called Cain's Merry Widows, all dressed head to toe in black with long thick veils covering their faces. They would loudly mourn and lament his loss. Definitely a sight to behold!

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/19/2017 at 11:51 PM

Re: “When Johnny Reb comes marching to Hot Springs

Crypto....Last year my hubby's close friend from Venezuela, who had a son who was an outstanding baseball player, was considering letting his son come to the US for his senior year. He thought the experience would better prepare the boy for college in the US.
We offered to let him live with us for a year.
The dad, who was very familiar with the US having played in the major leagues and now employed by them, was very grateful for the offer but politely declined saying he didn't want his child in Arkansas, or anywhere in the South.
We totally understood.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/19/2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “What those Confederate monuments are about: Slavery

Mark Pryor has come out in favor of taking down the confederate monuments. Good job Mark!

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/18/2017 at 5:49 PM

Re: “What those Confederate monuments are about: Slavery

Good lord help us all!!!

The party of my forefathers in Arkansas is hobbling along on crutches with the one good foot in a bandage and they are picking a fist fight with Floyd Mayweather?

Why not try to ban all guns, cancel deer season, charge a huge tax on 4 x 4 trucks, and stop the sale of Skoal while they are at it?

Look around fellow Dems. We're seriously outnumbered and the way back into favor is not by making a lame threat to take away the things the majority of the state hold near and dear.

Exactly who is going to take the monuments to the confederacy down? Our Republican governor? Our ditzy AG who has yet to figure out who she works for? Or maybe our right wing legislature that wants even more unconstitutional monuments erected on state property?

I get it that there is a need to go on record and take a stand for something. But how about picking something a little more realistic and achievable. This is Arkansas, and right now we don't have anyone with the authority to take these tributes to slavery down. It's just not going to happen in our current climate of hate and superiority complexes.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/18/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Another vehicle terror attack, in Barcelona

Spanish officials immediately called a car intentionally driven into a crowd of pedestrians a terroristic attract. Why wasn't our identical situation classified as the same?

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/17/2017 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Hot Springs threatens closure of Arlington Hotel unless repairs made

Do the "safety concerns" include the disgusting stench in the carpet and drapes from third hand cigarette smoke dating back to 1924? These rooms are disgusting.

Please please please restore this grand historical landmark back to the beauty and glory she once had. It was a treasure, and it could be again.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/17/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Police announced beefed-up patrols

Hyper...based on previous stories, I believe that person's name is Scott McClanahan.

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Posted by mountaingirl on 08/17/2017 at 6:51 AM

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