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Re: “Judicial election watchdog blasts ads targeting Justice Courtney Goodson

Looks like Sterling and company have again chosen to go nasty. It is the classic republican strategy of late. The truth no longer matters and the ends do justify the means. A vote for Sterling is a vote for Trump in my book. These guys have done nothing but lower the level of civility in the public eye. The worst part of it all is they claim to be the party of God. Such hypocrites!

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Poison Apple on 10/21/2018 at 7:05 AM

Re: “The slime campaign financed by darkish money is underway in Supreme Court race

Plain Jim is right on this one. I have several friends and family who did not vote for Goodson last time who will be voting for her this time. Someone asked the question why do we like her better this time. Well, for one, last time, her opponent was not a crazed, Ted Cruz worshipping nutter. For another, most folks who were mad at her last time were mad for personal reasons, whether it was those who didn't like her current husband or those who were friends with the mother of her ex-husband, Ann Henry. Ask yourself why is it that the elites of the corporate business world of Arkansas are against her? I can promise you, it isn't because they think she is voting with them and their special interests. Several liberal and moderate lawyers I know say that her rulings as a justice for the most part have been fair and reasonable. Leaders like Kathy Webb are behind her. If you want an activist, agenda driven justice, vote for Sterling. He is not that bright and will follow along with whatever Rhonda Woods and Shawn Womack want.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 10/11/2018 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Routine corruption in the Arkansas legislature

No mention of Jakes Files and his 25K loan from Bruce Hawkins. Someone should ask who told or encouraged Bruce Hawkins to loan Jake Files money. Hendren? Hester? Dismang? Rapert? Someone should look into this for real! I am told by a lawyer who was out there that session that Jake Files was a deciding vote on a tort reform bill that Bruce Hawkins was lobbying hard for involving asbestos. Senators Hutchinson, Dismang, and Rapert got the bill pulled from Hutchinson's committee and put in Rapert's committee, passing it out with no notice to the press or public during the last few days of the session. According to my friend, Files wasn't the only member offered a 25K "loan." Someone should be asking about who all Hawkins has given loans to.

No mention of the $80K loan from David Norsworthy, the Shadow Lobbyist, to Jake Files. The Democrat Gazette knew about this loan for over a year and chose not to report it. They still choose to ignore it. They only reported on it over a year later, after the fact, after another paper in this state broke the story. No update of any statement of financial interest by Jake Files of the loan, event though he accepted it at the end of November of 2014, just before the beginning of the 2015 session. Is there any real question as to why and how these guys vote? This is just getting started. Follow the money. Follow the shadow lobbyists. Follow the legislators with multiple PACs.

27 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Poison Apple on 09/23/2018 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Jeremy Hutchinson pleads not guilty

Is it true that this case got set for trial at the end of October, just a little over thirty days away? I was told this earlier today and that Jeremy's lawyers was fine with that. Will be interesting to see if that is true and if so, what the prosecutor does. I mean, they brought the case, so I guess this thing is going to trial soon.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 09/18/2018 at 7:12 PM

Re: “Corporate interests sue to kill minimum wage increase

Rabid, you left off the fact that the same folks keeping people down on wages are also the same folks trying to take away folks rights in the courtroom with Issue One. What crooks!

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Posted by Poison Apple on 09/04/2018 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Bob Ballinger gets hooted for insisting legislators aren't in it for themselves UPDATE

In my opinion, after watching this video, I am left with no other impression of Bob Ballinger in that he is the biggest freaking titty baby I have ever seen. This is the kind of person that gets elected in Madison and Carroll County? Unbelieveable? What a whiner! Who voted for this guy? No wonder our state is in the shape it is in.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 08/26/2018 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Deputy AG says legislators under investigation for Medicaid fraud

Someone should ask Warford how many criminal convictions his unit has against nursing home owners and operators. My bet would be "Zero."

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Posted by Poison Apple on 08/23/2018 at 9:21 AM

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