plainjim | Arkansas news, politics, opinion, restaurants, music, movies and art

plainjim 
Member since Jun 4, 2010


Trying to remain sane in an insane world.

Favorite Places

  • None.
Find places »

Saved Events

  • Nada.
Find events »

Saved Stories

  • Barth: Another Supreme Court's missed opportunity

    Even when blockbuster decisions are not being handed down almost daily by the U.S. Supreme Court, rules of procedure passed down by Arkansas's top court typically gain little attention.
    • Jul 4, 2012
Find stories »

Custom Lists

  • Zip.

Friends

  • No friends yet.
Become My Friend Find friends »

Recent Comments

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Amen, Durango. You have stated truths that all people in Arkansas who care about the University of Arkansas should be considering. We do not want the University of Arkansas to become the University of Northwest Arkansas, but that seems to be the trend, due to all of the money that is being pumped into the U of A by Northwest Arkansas money titans--Jim Walton, John Tyson, to name just two. It won't be long until you could rename the University Walton University, with the Tyson College of Agriculture.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by plainjim on 11/24/2017 at 7:51 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

I never said that I agree with the big-money atmosphere of college athletics, Cato. I just think Bret Beilema was one of the nicest practicitioners of the game. I wish he had had more luck at Arkansas.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by plainjim on 11/24/2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

Cato, give Bielema credit for the gentleman he is, and mention his redeeming quality of requiring academic performance, something that, as a former college teacher, you should appreciate.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by plainjim on 11/24/2017 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The Bye Bye Bret open line: Bielema fired as expected

No doubt that Bret Bielema was heads above most recent U of A coaches in character, and in requiring academic performance from his players. That 's just not enough in big time college athletics. It's all in the win-loss record. However, the losing started before Bielema ever came to Arkansas.

16 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by plainjim on 11/24/2017 at 6:07 PM

Re: “The Thanksgiving eve open line

I have Republican relatives, but we make light of our differences, and never get into arguments, because political arguments never change anyone's mindset. I am the bleeding heart liberal; my oldest grandson is the Alex Keaton of our family, but I have a great nephew who is his exact clone. We all love each other, and love should trump (pun intended) politics every time. I am writing this from the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where we are visiting daughter and her husband, and it is 60-plus degrees here today.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by plainjim on 11/23/2017 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Tuesday: An open line and a news roundup

Anyone driving as fast as she was could be sent to jail under Arkansas law, and frequently has been I prosecuted a case once were the driver was doing 120 in a 70 zone, and got 10 days in jail. Wouldn't it be something if the judge had to go to jail?

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by plainjim on 11/21/2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Sen. Hutchinson loses gambling machine case in St. Francis County

Remember that Jeremy's dad used to be a Baptist preacher before he got into politics and ended up messing around with one of his Senate staffers, which probably cost him his job, as well as his marriage. It's hard to see he would suffer that kind of consequences today, given the Trump Effect. I doubt if Tim is as good Baptist now, if he ever was one.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by plainjim on 11/21/2017 at 5:30 PM

All Comments »


 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation