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Re: “More on pits

Wait, children aren't just Scooby Snacks?

I suggest we not limit our freedoms to what might or might not be best for children and stick to a world legislated for and by adults. Maybe the many possible dangers to children should be the concern of their vigilant parents.

The purpose of government is to protect fundamental individual liberties, not to curtail them because of the irrational and misplaced fears of a few.

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Posted by tiredofit on 03/27/2017 at 4:14 AM

Re: “More on pits

Just here because this column was the focus of the recent print issue's "Comment" section...

The man is entitled to his opinions. We are likewise entitled to not read his column and further to suggest that the Arktimes find someone else for this space. I do not read his column. The fact that so many of you are fired up about this dog stuff now just tells me that the "opinionator" has successfully trolled you into paying attention to him and his idiotic views on whatever. In other words, controversy equals relevance. A better revenge would be to ignore him altogether.

Over the years I've gained very little in reading this joker's rants. Generally he strikes me as a Clinton lickspittle, a probable neoliberal, etc - the precise type of person that has allowed the entire political conversation to move ever to the right until that's really all there is at this critical moment in time. Endless kowtowing to what apparently passes for Democratic royalty just lost us at least four years, an important SCOTUS seat, and who knows what else.

Choosing how to vote when both parties are in bed with Goldman Sachs isn't really a choice. Right now the GOP is very busy trying to kill the poor while the Democrats are navel gazing and trying to figure out what irrelevant social issue to back next and thereby fuel a return to power.

Newsflash to Democrats: it ain't gonna happen that way!

When the Democrats realize that they need to return to working class politics and that the working class will then return to them, things *might* improve. It may also be too late already. Neoliberalism has poisoned the entire party.

Lyons is not personally to blame for the sad realities of our current political troubles, but his incessant deification of all things Clinton doesn't help us progress - not even one tiny bit. The Clintons are at best irrelevant to the solution, and at worst part of the actual problem itself.

Last election the rank and file voted against a bland Democrat and for a political unknown. They wanted some other option, be clear on that point. Obviously, that was a bad miscalculation that gave us a puppet on a string president. Even if it was all decided by 100K votes, it was the right 100K votes in the right places.

Time for new blood.

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Posted by tiredofit on 03/26/2017 at 5:22 AM

Re: “What's new and coming soon to Main Street Little Rock

Why should a smart technology worker go to work in the Bay Area of California where he could enjoy expensive but fair housing, the finest food in the U.S., a cornucopia of locally raised foods, the finest wine country this side of France, legal protection for alternative lifestyles, a thriving gay, lesbian etc community, SM friendly venues like Bondage a Go GO, or the Folsom Street Fair, excellent benefits and working environments, a thriving financial district, some of the highest internet speeds on tap, the finest learning centers in the country, rub shoulders with the biggest names in technology, work for the biggest names in technology, etc...

...when he could come to Little Rock, Arkansas and enjoy none of those things?

The Little Rock Tech Park - where good tech ideas go to die or get stolen by the local incubator.

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Posted by tiredofit on 02/27/2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Arkansas voters know what they want

Oh, they're doing the jobs they are paid to do. But first we must ask who is paying them best?

Hint: it's not the taxpayers nor the electorate.

Our legislators are paid better by others, let's just face it.

Posted by tiredofit on 02/26/2017 at 3:37 AM

Re: “Legislation that would give charters first right to public school buildings clears committee

I guess this answers a question I just asked elsewhere of Max Brantley. Good reporting.

Wake up, Arkansas!

Reverse Robin Hood is accurate. Take from the taxpayer to further enrich the already fabulously wealthy.

Good going, keep voting against your own interests.

I have no idea why we can't at least expect to get back most of the value per dollar the taxpayers already put into the school properties. Or hell, knock the buildings down and make a park with some lawns and swings or maybe re-purpose the land to community vegetable gardens, dog walks, or even empty dirt.

Stop just handing the 1% more money! Fuck those guys.

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Posted by tiredofit on 02/26/2017 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Constituents go Cotton pickin' at Springdale town hall

Arkansans need to wake the fuck up and stop handing these idiots everything on a silver platter. I don't care what they say to get elected; they will betray you for money on behalf of their true masters.

How is that hard to understand?

Hey, maybe some folks aren't very bright. I am here to help. How can one tell when a politician is lying? Ask yourself: are his lips moving?

"I just don't understand why so many think it's simply ok to enter this country illegally??"

I wonder if you have any real idea how unimportant this question actually happens to be. Do you know how much money is spent on such people or how much in valuable resources is wasted on them? Almost nothing.

This is the same crap they pull since time out of memory. Divide and conquer. The 1% wants us bickering among ourselves about "us vs them" - some unknown and unimportant enemy.

Do yourself a favor: keep your eye on the ball.

Ask a better question: why did almost nobody go to prison after the financial meltdown of 2008?

Do you think that's some sort of accident?


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Posted by tiredofit on 02/26/2017 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Stand up for Little Rock

Just tell us the whole deal like we were little children with no understanding. I don't follow these issues closely because I have no children and therefore basically DGAF. Obviously, that might be shortsighted from a taxpayer perspective and in terms of the future of our local culture and society.

So let's just jump ahead to the journalism question: cui bono?

Is it just a real estate grab?

I sorta recall some previous schools being shut down and the the properties being sold to Walton types for pennies on the dollar. I guess at that point they can open their own charter/private schools or maybe rezone and open gas stations, mini-strip malls and housing. In this scenario trust fund assholes make out like bandits and the taxpayer gets to hold an empty bag.

How does this really work? Honest question...

Certainly it has a kind of Walton and Dillard stink all over it.

Posted by tiredofit on 02/26/2017 at 3:03 AM

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