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Re: “Time for Anderson to go

By the way, who the f-ck is Beau Wilcox? That sounds like an extra in a Clint Eastwood spaghetti Western.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 02/19/2019 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Time for Anderson to go

Be careful what you wish for. The state of Arkansas fandom has been profoundly pathetic since Frank overstayed his sensational career by a decade. Anderson will have another D-1 job the moment he's dismissed. What will it say about Arkansas basketball if a guy who took Missouri to the Elite Eight and UAB to the Sweet 16, couldn't get to Round 3 at Arkansas, but goes on to have success elsewhere?

This nonsense about apathy is cause for a visit to a therapist. Anderson assembled two sets of teams that have returned Arkansas to competitiveness in the SEC, and now that he has the youngest team ever, we are concerned about apathy?

Nolan ruined Arkansas fans, and I don't see a drunk Eddie coming to the rescue (to also lose in the second round of the tournament with multiple future NBA players). You best not fire Anderson unless you have another D-1 reject like Howland or Barnes on tap for lots of money.

I mean, it's going to be bad enough that the football team won't make a bowl for at least three years or more.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 02/19/2019 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Tom Cotton pats himself on the back for defeating Clarke Tucker

Barring natural causes of death, such as an aneurysm or myocardial infarction, Senator Cotton is destined to do two things:

1) Embarrass every Arkansan who voted for him (not to mention those who didn't), and

2) Contribute to the arrival of the End Times and WWIII.

These things are not mutually exclusive.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 11/17/2018 at 3:05 AM

Re: “Judicial Discipline Commission dismisses ethics charge against Arkansas Supreme Court

"In other words, Griffin's complaint against the court should have been raised in lawsuits, not ethics proceedings."

Well how do you do.

As a half century+ resident of Arkansas, and an attorney with just under three decades of experience, allow me to question what difference it makes to raise a valid complaint against judges in courts controlled by the judges who make the decisions!

We live in a state where judges are ELECTED, and God knows best that this system has failed us. My colleagues are too chicken sh-t to admit it, but the truth is that the scholarship, experience, intelligence, and moral disposition of a majority of judges in this state reflect a shocking absence of judicial temperance and knowledge.

I mean, look at all those white mother-------. You get it, right?

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Posted by redeemed626 on 11/17/2018 at 2:58 AM

Re: “Sen. Joyce Elliott questions changes for Arkansas Governor's School

I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I fell asleep with leaders like Bumpers, Pryor, and Clinton, all of whom made great strides to elevate Arkansas from its standard spot at #50 in terms of education.

I woke up to an Arkansas Legislature with a Judiciary Committee full of homers without law degrees.

I would love to think that the input of experienced people could somehow influence the BOE in its decision about AGS, but I've come come to accept that our current crop of Arkansas leaders feel the need to give equal time to voices that hover near the border of being designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty law Center.

Sadly, I expect the rubber stamp treatment for the AGS decision, and I predict that a higher percentage of AGS attendees at A-Tech will flee rapidly beyond the state's borders after high school graduation.

Wake me up again if I'm wrong.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 09/11/2018 at 2:33 AM

Re: “Sen. Joyce Elliott questions changes for Arkansas Governor's School

I feel like Rip Van Winkle. I fell asleep with leaders like Bumpers, Pryor, and Clinton helping Arkansas leave its 50th place in matters of education and progressive policies, only to wake up to an Arkansas Legislature with a Judiciary Committee full of homers without law degrees.

I'd love to think that rational input from experienced folks might influence the BOE decision on the AGS issue. Unfortunately, lunacy reins in the Natural State. Groups that hover near the borderline of being declared a "hate group" by the Southern Poverty Law Center are somehow considered worthy of time on the agenda.

Wake me up if I'm wrong, but Governor's School at A-Tech is bound to assure that most attendees run like hell for the state borders just after graduation.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 09/11/2018 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Former Governor's School leader objects to change in nature, location of program

I've commented about this extensively in response to another article, but I'll add these practical considerations:

1) If it ain't broke, don't fix it. These suggestions of intellectual bias, favoritism to a certain college, or prejudice against certain viewpoints reflect culture war nonsense and jealousy.

2) Do not underestimate the value of holding the program on a campus that has no summer school for college students. Placing 300 high school minors in a 5 week residential program is challenging enough socially. (I can think of no couple who lasted more than 5 minutes hiding behind a hedgerow or slipping into an opposite sex dorm without being rounded up and scattered by the campus staff at Hendrix).

Now add a significant population of college students to that mix, and consider the impact upon enforcement of very important rules. :)

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Posted by redeemed626 on 09/09/2018 at 12:57 PM

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