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Re: “All in the family: Ten relatives of top executives were on payroll at PFH, the nonprofit troubled by corruption scandals

Is it true that the state of Arkansas, under the direction of Governor Hutchinson, his various state agencies, and the Republican controlled legislature, is still allowing thousands of state dollars to be paid to this group?

If so, why is that?

Posted by Poison Apple on 06/22/2018 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Former senator Jake Files gets 18-month prison sentence

Paul Bookout, Martha Shoffner, Steve Jones, Jon Woods, Micah Neal, Eddie Cooper, Hank Wilkins, Jake Files, Mike Maggio and possibly more on the way with Jeremy Hutchinson and who knows who else. All of this has gone down in the last three years. Heaven help us.

This level of corruption in recent years is unlike anything our state has seen in a long while. And while these men and women did wrong, the lobbyists and their handlers have gone unscathed. The same people who corrupted these legislators are hard at work corrupting the constitution.

Issue One is more of the same. Corrupt legislators like Files and crew, trying to take care of their handlers. Can't believe the court was silent on the 80 grand Files took from Norsworthy. Still can't believe they haven't gotten Gilbert Baker. These legislators are all just patsies and fall guys for the money changers. Or as I like to call them, The Corruptors!

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Posted by Poison Apple on 06/18/2018 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Another take on the 2nd District Democratic primary, from the left

@plainjim

I think you are mistaken. You are correct that Arkansas has open primaries. You are also correct that once you have voted in a general primary election, you are locked in to which party primary run-off you can vote in. That said, in Arkansas, you can make the voluntary choice of declaring your party affiliation on your voter registration form when you register to vote. Check with the county clerk, Larry Crane if you would like. What Rabid is saying is that when French Hill and Paul Spencer registered to vote, they chose to declare themselves Republicans. They can still vote in whatever primary they choose. They are just holding themselves out to the world as to what party they identify with. I know for a fact that what Rabid points out is correct. Voter registration cards are public records. Anyone can go to the clerk's office and check them out. What Rabid is also pointing out about the Democratic Party is that the Democratic Party used to have a party pledge that candidates had to sign in order to run as a Democrat. I think the Republican party used to have a similar pledge. Rabid appears to be asking if that is still the policy of the Democratic Party. His point appears to be that here, you have someone who has registered with the clerk's office as a Republican, who is now running as a Democrat. To recap, Rabid is correct that every Arkansan has the choice of registering as a Republican, a Democrat, or leave it blank. You can go to the County Clerk's web page to look up your own voter registration and you can see the box where party affiliation is listed. The clerk's website is: http://pulaskiclerk.com/
The very first column on the left is "check your voter registration." Check it out.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/21/2018 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Judicial campaign ethics group calls dark money attack ad on Justice Courtney Goodson "false and misleading"

Hixson and Sterling are both ultra rightwing, anti-abortion, conservatives. If you want a justice who believes in a male-dominance theory of the world, then these are your guys. Someone said the other day that they are voting for the lesser of three evils. That is where I am at in this race.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/11/2018 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Battling to retake Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District

That first photo looks like the cover of a metal band from the 80's. It was funny that Spencer said that drumming was his release, because I had him pegged to be the drummer. Tucker looks the part of the bass player, with Dunkley splitting time between the key boards and lead guitar. Clearly, Gwen Combs looks like the lead singer of the band. We'll see how the band fares in a couple of weeks!

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/10/2018 at 6:55 PM

Re: “More outside money pours in judicial race on behalf of David Sterling

Looking at the Secretary of States web page, Sterling has received max contributions from Nursing Home kingpin Michael Morton. Along with Warren Stephens and his brother. Dont these three put a lot of money in these SuperPacs and Dark Money groups? That would be something to investigate I would think.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/07/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Paul Spencer releases new ad in Second Congressional District race

Very intriguing proposal. I like the fact that Spencer has a lot of good ideas that solve problems on many levels. Not sure if he can win, but we need more people like Spencer involved in the process. Even if he doesn't win, I hope he stays involved. This primary has to be good for Democrats overall, getting new people to participate.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/05/2018 at 11:29 AM

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