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Recently retired from piddlin' around. Now mostly just phartin' around.

Updated on July 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Re: “10 Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol destroyed; suspect in custody for apparent repeat offense

Damn! Of course that was the wrong thing to do and nobody should take any pleasure in this blatantly, illegal act.

Now I've got to go to work and listen to how Trump, Rapert, and God have been violated. It's going to be a long day.

The only thing I can have to say in defense is that SOMEBODY turned out not to be a snowflake, right?

I will say that the only good thing about all this will be the look on Rapert's face when he hears about this and the long, long, rant from him about how evil everybody else is and how righteous he is. Same book, same verse, with a crescendo thrown in.

Borrowed from Cato: **grin** Rapert will be absolutely apoplectic!

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Posted by Olphart on 06/28/2017 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Tuesday's open line and the daily rant

Tsk, tsk. They might have to initially pay for their bed but they pay nothing for rent, utlilities, cleaning, a half bath, showers in the nearby gym, 24 hr security. Many of their constituents would love to live as well. As candidates they knew what the job paid before they ran for office. Now that they're elected they need a "stipend". Hell, I want one too!

Paul Ryan e.g. is just such a tightwad. He claims he needs to run back and forth (at government expense) to Wisconsin a lot because he loves his family so much. Everybody loves their family but it makes you want to visit more often if they live in a 6,000 sq ft mansion -- like Ryan. I don't envy his financial success (he married into it) as long as it's legal but I don't want to hear any whining and crying either. His political bullshit is enough to have to endure. Yes, you too, Chaffetz.

Poor babies!

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Posted by Olphart on 06/27/2017 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Justice, Arkansas style: Discrimination continues on birth certificates

Go back to Nazi Germany, Jon. You're an ignorant pig.

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Posted by Olphart on 06/27/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Ten Commandments monument installed, Sen. Rapert presides. Lawsuit to come

I'd use a nail gun if I were you guys. You could open carry it, fashion yerselves some nice bandoliers loaded up with 20 penny nails. Nobody'd notice you in Ft. Smith til after the deed was done. Then, I spec, all hell would break loose.

Go ahead, do it!

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Posted by Olphart on 06/27/2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Monkey wrenches

I never owned a car until my second year of college in the 60's. I wanted one but never could find enough money to make it happen.

But when I got it, I was so proud! A red and white '60 Impala! Sure it had a lot of miles on it, had some rips in the upholstery -- but all washed and shined up, it looked good from the outside...especially those tail fins!

I bought it to get to a summer job in the canneries near Dekalb, IL. They paid great money! $1.60 an hour, overtime over 80 hrs a week! The corn pack! The pea pack! Great adventure for somebody seldom allowed out of White County.

It was too good to be true. You could have trailed me from Searcy to Dekalb by the transmission fluid leak. I bought that cherry-red crap by the case. I finally made enough money to get the seal replaced and drove it for another year or so until somebody hot-wired it one fine night and wrecked it.

It's amazing how fast things have changed in the last century or so. They say that most people in 1500 lived basically the same as those in the year 500. So, yes I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to own a leaky automatic transmission. Life 100 years from now is beyond any comprehension on my part. Not that I need worry about it...

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Posted by Olphart on 06/27/2017 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Ten Commandments monument installed, Sen. Rapert presides. Lawsuit to come

Razor, Moses (carrying the 10 Commandments) is depicted in a group of other lawgivers in the Supreme Court Building. It is actually a symbol of diversity. Our laws are taken from various sources.


If you use this as an example, then other religions should be given their own displays on the Capitol grounds as requested.

"I am of a different faith than Sen. Rapert and have no problem with the Ten Commandments being on display..."

Being a bit disingenuous there aren't you Razor? Are you not of the faith of Moses, himself? Correct me if I'm wrong. Just don't try to bullshit us.

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Posted by Olphart on 06/27/2017 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Ten Commandments monument installed, Sen. Rapert presides. Lawsuit to come

I'm reminded of the opening section of 2001: A Space Odyssey when the hominids unexpectedly find a monolith in their midst. All that jumping up and down, screeching, grunting, and whimpering...

Did Rapert ever get up the courage to actually touch the monument? Oooh, it burns!!!

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Posted by Olphart on 06/27/2017 at 9:15 AM

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