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Re: “King Day in Arkansas: Or is it Lee Day?

For what it's worth, today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette does NOT have the full editorial page of General Lee birthday greetings that you'll find in the Little Rock edition's editorial page. The Northwest editors instead ran an editorial - probably written last week by Greenberg - taking note of the festivities surrounding Asa Hutchinson's inauguration. To our knowledge, no band of NW Ark neo-Confederates have yet taken to the streets in protest.

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Posted by ohyeah on 01/19/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Not many bartenders in Arkansas

Actually, Washington County is mixed because there are some dry townships within the county, such as Greenland, Farmington and some others in the less populated areas. Any township, precinct or city can vote itself dry within an otherwise wet county. Interestingly, all of Benton County is wet because since the 2012 overall wet/dry election, no lower unit of government there has voted itself dry. Perhaps one will in time, but not yet.

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Posted by ohyeah on 08/17/2014 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Greenwood rodeo includes abuse of Obama effigy

The article says the Greenwood police didn't receive any complaints, but that's not where it matters. Once the Secret Service hears of this, you can count on somebody in Greenwood getting a personal visit from an agent for some questions. They check out all instances of perceived threats to the president, even if it's just through an image.

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Posted by ohyeah on 07/04/2012 at 8:12 AM

Re: “New plan on congressional districts UPDATE

We have to feel sorry for Greg Leding? No, not for this. This wasn't a matter of casting an unpopular vote of conscience on a great policy issue. This was a question of representing your constituents on a parochial vote-your-district no-brainer. The Demos had a couple of votes to spare when the bill came up in the House last week. Leding could easily have gone to the speaker and said something to the effect of "My people back home are heavily opposed to this and I'd better vote the district if I want to keep coming back here." No doubt Speaker Moore would have understood and told him to do what he thought best. Indeed, it was Speaker O'Neill who proclaimed all politics was local. Leding missed that lesson.

Posted by ohyeah on 04/05/2011 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Legislature back for redistricting UPDATE

Scrapper and Faydem speak on behalf of not everyone in Fayetteville, merely the overwhelming majority. But as to the merit of this redistricting plan itself that Elwood says will thwart the GOP plan to capture the 4th District: sorry, it doesn't even do that. In the last election, Womack beat Whitaker 8800-7700 in Fayetteville. If the hometown Demo can't pull it off, what's the point of shoving Fayetteville into a faraway district where its presence won't help Demos? Sad reality: Fayetteville is no longer a traditional Demo town, even though the paper keeps using that phrase to describe its present status.

When Mike Ross decides to run for governor or whatever else he wants to do, the 4th District is primed to go Republican, with or without Fayetteville in it. Short memories seem to forget that Jay Dickey represented the district during the Clinton years. So this bizarre district map could result in Fayetteville being represented by a Republican from Fordyce, Hamburg or who knows where? Thanks much, folks, but if we gotta have a Republican rep, we'd at least prefer someone from along I-540.

Still, I advise Scrapper and Faydem not to be offended by the aggressive stance taken by Elwood and Max. We benighted Fayetteville types simply have not yet learned to heed our betters who seek to look after our best interests from their perches in Springdale and Heights/Hillcrest. When will we ever learn?

Posted by ohyeah on 04/04/2011 at 5:55 PM

Re: “The line is open

We in Fayetteville are happy to take Senator Taylor's support on this matter for whatever reason and regardless of any checkered background he may have. We'll take whatever support we can get.

Posted by ohyeah on 04/02/2011 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Thursday news roundup

Plainjim says, "Some people are telling me that the territory being ceded to the Fourth District is not that Democratic." I'll be glad to clear it all up. In the 2010 election, the allegedly Democratic city of Fayetteville voted for Republican nominee Steve Womack over hometown Democratic nominee David Whitaker by a vote of 8800-7700. If this plan is designed to make the 4th District safe for Democrats, it beats the daylights out of me how it does so in the face of numbers like that.

Posted by ohyeah on 03/31/2011 at 10:00 PM


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