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Re: “The long shadow of Paula Jones looms over Donald Trump

Hey Max,
Care to rerun all of those previous stories you wrote chastising BC for much worse matters? Oh yes, that's right, there were not any....

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Spicolihog on 09/20/2017 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Bumbling Bielema

Since when is stating the obvious worth praising? Especially in a periodical that despises our flagship university to begin with. I'm shocked that the Walton's are not thrown in here or how the LR school system would be so great if people just left it alone.

6 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Spicolihog on 09/14/2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “What happened

Investigator- that is perfect.
This column/editorial is even extreme for such an already extreme leaning publication.
The fact that they were never prosecuted does not mean they were "clean" of any wrongdoing. Anyone who knows the true Whitewater story knows that the Clinton's reasoning to invest had nothing to do abt anything other than believing they had inside info and from there they continued operating at best in a grey area.

But perhaps Mr Lyon's writing about the foundation is perhaps his best effort while putting his own blinders on. The wealth they generated, the inside information and help they gave to friends and family, speaking fees prior to her supporting the donor. Etc., etc. etc...

(And for what it's worth, I voted for neither major party). What Mr Lyons and the rest of the self perceived liberal elite have yet to get, acknowledge, or perhaps even care about is that the election was way less about a bunch of rednecks supporting Trump and much more about people who can see what Hillary is- not a good person and basically unelectable. Other than the financially struggling state of California and the Northeast, most folks who work for a living chose not to support her.

3 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Spicolihog on 08/31/2017 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Another bank acquisition for Arvest

Well- perhaps a little competition will do the LRSD a little good. The district has been in disarray far longer than charter schools have been around. Seems like the teachers union is doing basically the same as auto worker unions in Detroit- ruining an industry...

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Spicolihog on 08/22/2017 at 4:26 PM

Re: “North Little Rock approves sales tax increase

Wow- 1,100 votes. What a turnout.

What do you know, special election for special interests and it passes. As typical.

Even when I support said special interest, a special election still isn't right.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Spicolihog on 08/09/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “LR records 36th homicide Friday night

I assume that Max B, Brummett, etal are blaming the Walton's and charter schools for all of this? Back to the mid-90's I suppose. More growth for Benton/Bryant, Conway, and Cabot I would guess.

Posted by Spicolihog on 07/31/2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Grappling with Little Rock violence means grappling with race

As a comment to Max's initial note (and I'm not sure I have ever agreed with him)- My wife and I are parents who chose not to raise a family in LR in the late 90's, despite both my wife and I being from central Arkansas. No regrets. The excuses of blaming the state, racism, charter schools, the Walton's, whomever are simply passing the buck. The schools were a disaster back then.
To Max's comment regarding economics- yes- in my (non political, rather conservative but couldn't vote for trump) self's opinion, it all boils down to job opportunities and education. These kids have to see light at the endof the tunnel. They cannot change coming from a single parent household, but if they see a future other than hanging out on the streets than perhaps they can make it. It's sad.

But at some point Max, someone has to take a stand against all of those who believe "we need to run our schools like we used to". How much desegregation money has been thrown at attorneys? It's public record I assume. Why not write about that. Do you truly believe the Walton's are racists and wanting to destroy inner cities? They could probably tackle much easier issues, avoid bad press, etc. what would you do if you had kids in high school and the means to do something else? Perhaps it's a little easier preaching when nothing of yours is at stake?

Sorry, didnt mean to ramble but it's all about education and job opportunities- way moreso than it is race in my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong, but I certainly hope not. I'm not sure how you fix racism- the other stuff is hard enough.

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Posted by Spicolihog on 07/03/2017 at 8:54 PM

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