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  • Campaign diary: Tom Cotton meets constituents in Rison

    On paper, Tom Cotton should be winning, but he seems stuck in the polls. Just why that’s so is a matter of debate among the chattering classes, but one theory is that he hasn’t been able to translate that resume into the sort of human being that voters can relate to. At a recent event in Rison, Cotton met with around 30 constituents. Here's our report.
    • Apr 25, 2014
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Re: “The shame of Robert E. Lee/MLK Day in Arkansas

@Kaya Herron - I loved this article! You expressed everything that I have been thinking since I first began to see the fall-out from 'The Big Three' (AR, MS, AL) gaining national attention from these dual celebrations.

I offer NO apology for being utterly & completely OPPOSED to any celebration of Robert E. Lee. I don't feel the need to provide any further explanation either. History is on my side and speaks for itself.

Sidebar: If a person's "southern heritage" includes honoring people of Lee's ilk, then I think that person needs a history lesson.

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Posted by Special Sanders on 02/14/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “Over/under on number of times Tom Cotton says "Obama" in tonight's debate with Mark Pryor?

76? I counted twenty more afterward bringing my total to 96.

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Posted by Special Sanders on 10/14/2014 at 9:11 PM
Posted by Special Sanders on 10/14/2014 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Protest tomorrow on legislature's assault on women's rights

I love this:

"I would deny that government is the answer to all our problems. However, I do not want unborn babies to be eliminated because of financial problems in our country. If you want the best path to a growing economy then check out the book FREE TO CHOOSE by Milton Friedman."

I went to high school right here in Arkansas with poor women that did not have the financial means to take care of the children that would have resulted from their un-intended pregnancy. One young lady lived in a small town. She didn't have a job. She didn't have a car. She could barely read & write. She lived with extended family that continually reminded her that she'd have to leave when she turned 18; she been in & out of foster homes & juvenile facilities since middle school. She didn't even realize that the weird symptoms she was having meant that she was pregnant. When she told her folks, they told her she had
to get out. She had no where to go. No one cared about her. She stayed at different friends that would loan their couches for a few nights.

Eventually, some of her friends raised enough money to help her get an abortion. Now, I think some people might ask why those same people wouldn't help her for the rest of her pregnancy & after the birth of the baby. That would be a great question to have answered. All I can offer is that despite what we say as a people, there are limitations to how "kind" some people are willing to be--especially when it comes to financial gifts.

So should she have read Milton Friedman's book too?

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Posted by Special Sanders on 03/22/2013 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Protest tomorrow on legislature's assault on women's rights

Whether 140 or 1,400 show up, this is just the BEGINNING of a fight that Arkansas women are going to have to join or watch from the sidelines. I agree with the elected official from North Dakota in asking why we have to be the poster child for this type of legislation. Any person with the slightest intelligence knows that these measures are not going to have the desired effect.

If women can't get abortions in Arkansas, they will get them in other states OR they can and will simply go to the internet and buy abortion methods which while not deemed SAFE, is NOT illegal.

Women in Arkansas simply want access to "safe" abortions with experienced medical professionals in the healthcare field that are skilled in pregnancy terminations.

Why hasn't the opposition addressed the kids in Arkansas waiting to be adopted, how stingy the state of Arkansas is when it comes to social services for the poor/working class, and the failure rates of birth control?

Take a look at what happened in Idaho when the abortion ban went to court: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011…

And since vaginal probes will be "all the rage" after these laws go into effect, I think there need to be talk of legislation regarding deadbeat dads and penile probes too.

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Posted by Special Sanders on 03/22/2013 at 10:33 AM


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