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Re: “Taco Mama

We have eaten Mexican food from Baja Mexico through California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas and this is as good as it gets. The food is fresh and cooked just right. The place is kinda funky, no white tablecloths here. The bar is good the beer is cold the food is great, what more can you ask for? We discovered Taco Mama's a few years ago and it went right to the top of our list of favorite Mexican restaurants and has remained there ever since.

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Posted by Tom B on 02/27/2014 at 11:50 AM

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Recent Comments

Re: “Corporate welfare hostage-taking

The biggest WELFARE CHEATS are all on Wall St.

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Posted by Tom B on 11/14/2018 at 5:11 PM

Re: “The good news/bad news open line: Tom Cotton edition

Thanks Kate. A dose of reality, showing that what we are seeing in the United States of America today it a repeat of history. Trump standing in front of an adoring crowd as the police pummel a demonstrator.

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Posted by Tom B on 10/20/2018 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Amazon hiring in Little Rock. All welcome, including LGBTQ

There's probably a reason Amazon is only putting up a tent. They know that the powers that be don't want anything to do with a $15 an hour minimum wage. And when some "Christian" sues for discrimination, all they have to do is pull up the stakes and leave. The people that run this state want nothing to do with a large "progressive" company opening up shop in their state.

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Posted by Tom B on 10/11/2018 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Democrats unload on French HIll

Not to be picky GFR, but the second district would be better described as Central and Northern Arkansas. Hill does have to go! I would vote against him if I could but Garland County is not in his district. I'll vote for Hayden Shamel.

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Posted by Tom B on 10/09/2018 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Dallas police chief fires officer who killed Botham Jean

tsallen, thank you very much. I could not have said it better.

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Posted by Tom B on 09/24/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Kaepernick deal with Nike ignites new rage

Steve, from day ONE, Colin has NEVER said that his protest was about HIM. He has ALWAYS said that he was protesting for those who were marginalized by society (and he has never said that he personally, was marginalized).
As for his home town
Poverty - 16.3% of the population in Turlock, CA (11,432 out of 70,204 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 14%.
Crime - The overall crime rate in Turlock is 39% higher than the national average. Turlock is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
Four years ago when it was proposed that CA be split into 7 states, the Central Valley (Stockton to Bakersfield) would have been one of the 7 states. The CA legislative analyst's office concluded that the Central Valley would have become the poorest state in the United States, behind AR and MS
Now please explain how Colin was lying and privileged.

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Posted by Tom B on 09/05/2018 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Kaepernick deal with Nike ignites new rage

Steven, I usually don't comment on your comments. Today I have to. You don't know what you are talking about!
Colin grew up in Turlock, CA, about 30 miles from where I lived in Stockton for 43 years. There might be 12 rich entitled kids in Turlock - Colin was not one of them. His dad made a decent living working for a cheese company. Colin was a very good high school athlete and got a full football scholarship to UNR. Not exactly glamorous. The young man worked his butt off and earned everything he received. I am sure that you understand what Colin is fighting for: "pretending to fight for a nebulous cause" that's just stupid!
So get off of you high horse. I don't agree with a lot of what you say but you have a right to say it. The Arkansas Times comments section is not the place to spread lies and false accusations about honest hard working people.

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Posted by Tom B on 09/05/2018 at 10:04 AM

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