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Re: “Hibernia Irish Tavern

Not at all impressed after three visits. I'm sure the Irish eat something in addition to mashed potatoes, which seem to be served with nearly every entree.

Loud and noisy, so it's not a place to go have a quiet conversation with friends.

Service was less than stellar, both of the last times I was there with a group they lost my order, never got served with anything except the bill. I will not be going back.

Posted by Pscyclepath on 07/20/2011 at 12:07 PM

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Re: “Jason Rapert v. the Friendly Atheist

At least at one point in time, Texas made it illegal to nominate or elect ministers & clergymen to the Legislature. People like Rapert make this a needed reform in Arkansas.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pscyclepath on 10/28/2017 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care bill attracts support of one-third of Senate Dems

Medicare is funded through social security; by completing 40 "good" quarters as a taxpayer for Part A, and by a monthly premium (~$105 previously, more starting last summer) for Part B medical. Part D drug coverage is handled thru mandatory private insurance, enforced by a late enrollment penalty if you fail to get and maintain that coverage. It's not free by any means, and there's a deductible and cost sharing to ensure the insured person has some skin in the game. I have lived overseas where they have the single payer healthcare model, and it's not bad, and a lot less hassle than our current system.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 09/14/2017 at 7:48 AM

Re: “There is life other than football, UAMS indicates

They're a hospital, full of patients. Kind of hard to shut that down for something as trivial as a football game.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 08/22/2017 at 10:03 PM

Re: “When Johnny Reb comes marching to Hot Springs

You gots to have the Grieving Confederate Widow there to have that memorial impression, though the original characters made a fine art of grief and had a lot more class.

Maryland was held in the Union by Lincoln's efforts and force of arms. After all, Maryland surrounds the District of Columbia, and it would not do to have the national capitol behind enemy lines.

Missouri was held in the Union in much the same manner, though mostly through the efforts of Captain (brevet Brigadier General) Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at Wilson's Creek in August 1861. Confederate Missourians were driven south, out of the state by follow-on forces led by Samuel Curtis, and mostly stayed that way with the exception of periodic raids. "Confederate Missouri" maintained a government-in-exile in Arkansas during the remainder of the war, and sent representatives to the Confederate Congress.

Kentucky sat on the fence for several months in an attempt to be neutral, but was finally driven into the arms of the Union when Confederate generals Leonidas Polk and Gideon Pillow invaded the Bluegrass State to fortify the Iron Bluffs on the Mississippi River near New Madrid and Belmont. A new Federal department commander by the name of Ulysses Grant was standing at the ready to occupy Paducah and the Ohio River ports to seal the deal. Kentucky troops (the famous "Orphan Brigade") served in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, but the vast majority of Kentucky troops wore the Union blue.

Delaware was the 4th slave state to stay with the Union, but being geographically and politically isolated from the deep South, made no serious effort toward secession.

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Posted by Pscyclepath on 08/19/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Arkansas Democratic Party calls for removal of Confederate monuments from public grounds

John Gould Fletcher was the commander of Company A, 6th Arkansas Infantry (the "Capitol Guards") from shortly after the battle of Shiloh until he was gravely wounded at the battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862. After recovering, he was no longer fir for duty in the field, but served the rest of the war as an administrator and courts martial officer. After the collapse of the Confederacy, he returned home to Little Rock and in partnership with one of his former soldiers, Frederick Hotze, opened a cotton merchant business, and shortly afterward purchased Albert Pike's old house at 8th & Rock, which the family occupied until the mid-1970s or so. The statue at MacArthur Park is a monument to Fletcher's soldiers, who served as the city's militia company from around 1840, including deployment in the Mexican War, as well as being the first Confederate volunteers from the city.

Howard Stebbins was the former owner of the Coca-Cola franchise in Little Rock for ages, as well as a descendent of the LaFave plantation family. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans as well as a founding member of the Civil War Round Table of Arkansas. He passed away just a few years ago...

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Posted by Pscyclepath on 08/17/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Asa Hutchinson III carrying concealed handgun with an expired license in DWI arrest, dash cam footage shows

Arkansas has been for a long time a shining example of Mr. Orwell's observation that some hogs is a whole lot more equal than other hogs.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Pscyclepath on 08/06/2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Bullets follow rapper on stage during Little Rock shooting

"It ain't rap until you bust a cap." Feller seems to have taken that to heart...

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Posted by Pscyclepath on 07/03/2017 at 8:18 AM

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