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Re: “Secretary of state asks Supreme Court to maintain voter ID law in upcoming May elections

How old must one be to recognize Martin as a role player on "Carter Country?"

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Posted by redeemed626 on 05/01/2018 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Jan Morgan puts gun giveaway on hold after questions about legality of campaign raffle

That picture isn't complete without a GSW to the right temple of the aging dude next to Elvira.

Imagine this: the greatest threat to white people who own guns is a gun they own. Their suicide rates and accidental deaths far exceed any home defense benefit derived from handgun ownership.

Some might suggest we not discuss this openly. Just let them Darwin themselves into extinction.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 05/01/2018 at 1:26 AM

Re: “State officials to appeal Voter ID ruling to state Supreme Court

Knowledgeable and respected members of the bar (not to mention a century of legal precedent) are perfectly aware that this novel new constitutional legal theory, that the state "cannot be made" to be a defendant in it own courts, is a cover for judicial nonsense.

Regardless of one's view of constitutional jurisprudence, "cannot be made" obviously leaves room for the interpretation that an act of the legislature or another section of the state constitution could provide for citizens to seek relief in a state's courts against state power.

What folks need to understand is that the Arkansas Supreme Court majority, bought and paid for by dark money, has completely reinvigorated the Jim Crow concept, except now all of us are f--ked (some moreso than others).

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Posted by redeemed626 on 04/28/2018 at 2:17 AM

Re: “Politico ponders the deep mysteries of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Look, Mike Huckabee deserves credit for making my daughter a died in the wool progressive.

She got her picture in the newspaper in third grade, dutifully handing her reward piece of cake over to a young African American classmate who would later play offensive line.

She was sensitive to the suggestion that obesity and exercise were important issues for young kids, but mostly, she just wasn't a cake fan, and "Anthony" was.

Governor Huckabee, however, finally crossed her line in the sand when he banned the weekly helping of ice cream awarded to kids with good grades or good behavior.

She never quite understood why kids should be discouraged by the ups and downs of a Governor's weight loss or diet fad. I tried to explain that part of the problem was the "two big sons" phenomenon.

She never bought it.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 04/28/2018 at 2:06 AM

Re: “Former Rep. Micah Neal details alleged "slush fund" kickback scheme in federal corruption trial of former Sen. Jon Woods

It's almost a week later, and I swear I had a nightmare about the picture featured in this article.

I think I was arrested.

Posted by redeemed626 on 04/17/2018 at 2:09 AM

Re: “The "Trump tax": analyst estimates that president's ACA sabotage increased health insurance premiums for tens of thousands of Arkansans (CORRECTED)

I appreciate the hard work invested in showing how the young and "middle income" are affected by Trump's sabotage of the ACA.

The author's addendum, however, highlights the irony and travesty of Republican efforts to undo the best thing that has ever happened to states like Arkansas and Kentucky.
Before the "Medicaid option" of Obamacare (and don't be a p-ssy, call it Obamacare), the people of the State of Arkansas, not to mention our corporations and hospitals, bore the financial burden of medical bills the poor could not pay.

After giving the poor health care, disability claims declined. Health insurance premiums declined (in the sense that the inflation decreased). Hospitals like UAMS suddenly enjoyed something close to being in the black, even though the Arkansas Legislature gives less to public health than almost any state.

Now, we are going to make those poor, unhealthy folks "work." It's nothing more than Trump-inspired, Satan-motivated jealousy of somebody whose road that certain tax-paying hypocrites have not traveled.

And your costs will go up, young people. Your costs will go up, people who make just enough to be disqualified from subsidies.

The whole point is that Arkansans in particular, and Americans in general, will continue to spend more for less until we have something resembling universal coverage that is not dependent on a job that is easily lost.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 04/12/2018 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Former Rep. Micah Neal details alleged "slush fund" kickback scheme in federal corruption trial of former Sen. Jon Woods

This is why I confront people who swear that term limits are the answer.

Back in the day, experienced legislators would pass laws that financially benefited their friends and law firms. Several of those old lions went to federal prison, even though the causes supported by those laws (child support units, attorneys for minors) were laudable.

Then, we passed term limits, and now we have young, fresh-faced extremists who demonstrate both shocking ingenuity and stunning stupidity in concerted efforts to benefit financially from public service.

I'm not so sure we weren't better off when the swamp was inhabited by experienced legislators who did good things in their spare time.

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Posted by redeemed626 on 04/12/2018 at 1:03 AM

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