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

Should anyone be surprised that Donald Trump exhibits bad manners?

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Posted by plainjim on 06/27/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “State prepares for federal probe of legislators' records

Tall Tower lawyers such as those who practice in the Mitchell firm have a way of fleecing their clients, whether the State of Arkansas or Joe Blow. They have made me ashamed sometimes that I am a lawyer, albeit retired now. I agree with Max that the hourly fee is exorbitant. Who is to complain though? There is absolutely no reason for hiring outside counsel except cowardice in the Bureau of Legislative Research, which owes its paychecks to the General Assembly. No one has the guts to clean up their own mess, and go after the bad guys in the legislature.

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Posted by plainjim on 06/27/2017 at 7:25 PM

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

The Ten Commandments are Jewish in origin; Rapert claims he is Christian. Razor says he is of a different faith then Rapert. What is he, Muslim? Buddhist? Shinto?
Or maybe Scientologist?

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Posted by plainjim on 06/27/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Free Thinkers blast 10 Commandments installation

Folks, it's just a slab of concrete. When a lawsuit is filed, the federal courts will order that it be taken down. About 20 years ago, then Benton County Sheriff Andy Lee (now deceased) posted the ten commandments in the Benton County jail. After a lawsuit was filed, the federal courts ordered it removed, and Benton County had to pay the Plaintiff's attorney fees. You can expect the same result here. It is not worth getting upset about. Radical theocrats like Rapert will continue to push the envelope, but in the end will not be successful. Gadfly lawyer Doug Norwood of Rogers was the lawyer who brought the suit in Benton County, and I am sure there are similar gadflys awaiting the chance to challenge this violation of the Constitution. Thank god for gadflys.

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Posted by plainjim on 06/27/2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Terrified Tom's patience wearing thin; Sen. Cotton's office calls cops on disabled protesters

Jon just demonstrated above the heartlessness of the Greedy Old Pricks party. I would hate to have that much coldness in my heart--a complete inability to sympathize or emphasize with disabled people.

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Posted by plainjim on 06/27/2017 at 6:46 PM

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

Great post, Going for the Record. I am sure golfer is quaking in his golf shoes at the prospect.

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Posted by plainjim on 06/27/2017 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Monday's open line

I do have to say, DBI, that you have a very understanding wife.

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Posted by plainjim on 06/26/2017 at 9:31 PM

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