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Re: “Surgeon general's defender wins an FOI appeal

yes, you can, if you are a citizen of Arkansas. just like you can call the cops and ask that a police officer be sent to quell a disturbance at your house or ask a fire department to extinguish a blaze in your attic. Yf you file that FOI request, howver, you will become the poster child for stupid requests, with attendant publicity.

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Posted by timeandchance on 06/14/2012 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Susan G. Komen cutting off Planned Parenthood

The spin against SGK seems to me to be promoting the gutting of SGK, which does a lot of good for a lot of women, because it is pulling back on financing PP, which also does some good for a lot of women but also does something highly offensive to many. Why not cut SGK some slack for its conscience's sake and for the good of women?

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Posted by timeandchance on 02/01/2012 at 2:29 PM

Re: “All Tebow all the time

Elwood -- you quote a passage in Deuteronomy in which an instruction was given to the Jews of that day regarding swine. Then you say: "Remember, not ONE WORD of it can be put asunder." What on earth do you think that means?

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Posted by timeandchance on 01/14/2012 at 5:10 PM

Re: “All Tebow all the time

It fascinates me that it seems to bother some people so much for a young man professing the Christian faith to let his commitment to that faith (rather, its God) show by praying, doing good deeds, etc. The argument that Christians shouldn't pray publicly (see Matthew 6:5-8ff) usually ignores other New Testament passages wherein they do pray publicly (you may remember Jesus did so from the Cross -- "Father, forgive them, . . . Luke 23:34). What's the problem ?

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Posted by timeandchance on 01/14/2012 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Reforming judicial elections in Arkansas

I think that it may be not precisely accurate to say "He couldn't run again even if he wanted to, because of age limits on judicial candidates." Unless I am mistaken, the problem is that state law requires judges to forfeit retirement benefits if they seek another term after reaching age 70 or 72 or thereabouts, rather than being prohibited from running. Most judges, of course, want the retirement and don't want the hassle of suing to contest this law.

Posted by timeandchance on 11/02/2011 at 2:15 PM

Re: “The Dem-Gaz's failed quest for objectivity

Oh, balderdash, Lindsay. Fellone wasn't saying anybody is capable of overcoming all of his learned or inherent leanings, perceived and unperceived, but that the reporter can and should set aside his/her known biases and strive to the uttermost to be fair. Nothing wrong with that.

Your example of the change from "greed" to "perceived greed" in Wall Street is little more than making sure that the news (not opinion) columns of the newspaper didn't declare "Wall Street" (a figure for about 46,000 people who work in that area) guilty of the sin. That's not declaring them innocent, just staying neutral on whatever they were.

And if see a logical fallacy in this I fail to find it spelled out in your article. I do, though, see a fallacy ("reductionism") in reducing the practice of telling both sides of a story (many do have more than one side) to "he said/she said" journalism. Phooey on you.

Posted by timeandchance on 10/14/2011 at 11:13 AM

Re: “WM3 judge: They're still murderers

Re the WM3:

-- Burnett didn't convict the three. Juries did.
-- It was't jury "tampering," but possible "misconduct" by one juror who may have mentioned Misskelley's confession.
-- None of us knows whether they are innocent, no matter how passionate we may feel about it.

Posted by timeandchance on 08/23/2011 at 11:55 AM

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