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Re: “Derrick Gragg of Tulsa reported to be next athletic director at University of Arkansas

No good deed goes unpunished.

There is still time for the "powers that be" to turn this "home run hire" into a balk.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 12/01/2017 at 2:32 AM

Re: “Tom Cotton: 'Most likely to start World War III'

I will make Senator Cotton a deal.

If the Senator agrees to videotaped waterboarding, in the manner that Jason Kander assembled his assault weapon blind-folded, then Cotton will have my support as Trump's CIA Director.…

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Posted by redeemed626 on 12/01/2017 at 2:28 AM

Re: “Trump's approval rating keeps slipping nationwide, Arkansas included. So what?

The worst part about politics is the idea that I should give a rat's behind about how much thought I should give to the ideas of twisted, misguided, and ignorant people.

No, wait, the worst part is growing up with and living along side these people, and then watching them reproduce.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 08/04/2017 at 4:38 AM

Re: “DHS hires Florida woman to lead the Division of Medical Services

OMG, the people in charge of the most important factor affecting our state's advancement resemble the White House Staff (of Bush or Trump...take your pick).

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Posted by redeemed626 on 08/04/2017 at 4:30 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Gun bill exemptions approved by Senate; NRA will fight them

Reports like this are why I'm glad I keep the shotgun that lay aside my deer-slaying father (as he drew his last breath at 59 from a heart attack), and peruse the online markets for the weapons that my second amendment friends find so compelling

What is this slack-eyed, slobbering, infantile suggestion that if EVERYBODY CARRIES GUNS, NOBODY WILL GET SHOT?!?!

How long does FRESH HELL reign before it just gets old?

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Posted by redeemed626 on 03/24/2017 at 3:12 AM

Re: “Prosecutor calls for State Police probe of voter registrations in Shady Grove

Sometimes I ask myself why prosecutors like Scott Ellington (a person whom I knew incidentally in law school to be bright and fair minded), don't populate ballots for higher office in this state.

Then I am reminded that hard work, hard decisions, and sacrifice of personal and family happiness, don't seem to be considered virtues in the pursuit of public service these days. A state that once represented the height of moderate and conservative politics, regardless of political party, now requires basic training in the FoxNews and Breitbart School of Public Service.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 11/03/2016 at 3:13 AM

Re: “Ballot typo in Lonoke County makes Clinton 'Hilliary'

So if the ballot read "mysogynist narcissist," that would sufficiently identify Trump, right?

I am a middle aged, white, Christian male (as if that matters), who grew up on a tomato farm in South Arkansas, and my great grandfather was one of the original settlers and title holders of patented land from the U.S. government. He was also a member of the volunteer infantry for the Confederacy, and first hand reports of his daughter-in-law (my grandmother), who was born in 1887, suggest that he treated African Americans, (who had once been slaves but who continued to live along side the family of a very small landowner, as they had no place to go after the Emancipation Proclamation), very compassionately and humanely.

Without getting bogged down in the details that my grandmother explained to me, let me just say that I have absolutely no explanation for the current state of political division and race relations in this state, other than those which can be described by references like those portrayed in "Gone With the Wind," involving the white trash, with whom no decent white person would associate.

Those poor, uneducated, white folks were both agitated and pacified by defeated southern elitists, who convinced them that the existence and subjugation of African-Americans represented the greatest achievement a poor white person could ever obtain. There is little to explain the influence of the Tea Party Taliban in our state legislature, or the utter absence of political talent in our Congressional delegation or the state's major constitutional offices (that once included nationally regarded statesmen and an eventual President) than the sad recognition that the acorn does not fall far from the tree.

If there is such a thing as white nationalism or racial purity in a nation of mongrels, I am sad to be considered a representative.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 11/03/2016 at 2:24 AM

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