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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 11:41:00

Fayetteville Public Television spreads its wings, and welcomes folks from all over Washington and Benton Counties

Public access television in Fayetteville has always been a place of welcome and a showcase of the diversity in our area, so it was disheartening when someone unwisely convinced the city a few years ago to restrict its services to Fayetteville residents.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:33:00

“No Solicitation” signs and the effect on local politics

Like so many others, I rejoiced when I finally found a “No Solicitation” sign for my front door - no more aggressive home security salesmen, folks wanting me to change my cable service, or nice little old ladies wanting to save my soul - though I did enjoy the candy bars I bought on occasion.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 11:03:00

Donald Trump too old to change? Don’t make me laugh

Maybe I’m getting a little crotchety in my declining years, but I find it annoying beyond words when I hear a talking head on television say, with regard to Donald Trump’s addiction to Twitter, that, well, he is a 71 year old man, and can’t be expected to change.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 12:31:00

If you’re looking for someone to blame for “normalizing” Alex Jones, try Brad Meltzer

Folks who spend an inordinate amount of time online fondly imagine that everyone in the known universe knows exactly who Alex Jones of the infamous Infowars is - whether they see him as a saint or a devil - but they would be wrong.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:10:00

Abject Lessons: Why I don’t unfriend or block folks on Facebook

Almost every week I am asked why I don’t unfriend certain folks on Facebook, those who flirt with bigotry, drop cliches or insults at the drop of a hat, or become surly whenever a woman happens to disagree with their world view.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:59:00

Dotty Oliver: The passing of a Primal Force

The death of Dotty Oliver, publisher of the much-missed Little Rock Free Press, leaves a void in the universe that will not easily be filled.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 02:38:00

Terror: Why you can’t have your dog back

Though we told you the reason you weren’t getting your dog back (after we had been minding him for a few weeks) was because your major aspiration is to be a minor drug dealer, the real reason is in his eyes, every time he messes up: sheer, unadulterated terror.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 19:17:00

Congressman Steve Womack votes again, and his constituents pay the price

It is to Congressman Steve Womack’s great advantage that so many of his constituents don’t read newspapers.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 13:55:00

Ian Brady: A Monster finally dies

When I was a child I knew all about bad guys. After all, I watched war movies, westerns and cop shows.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 16:15:00

GOP: A Congress of Quislings?

2017 may well prove prove to be when the Republican Party crosses the Rubicon. Will they continue to avert their eyes from what is happening in the White House, simply because the current occupant can be relied upon to sign anything sent his way, or will they, like the Claude Rains character in “The Man Who Reclaimed His Head,” get earn honor back?

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 20:11:00

Time for Congressman Steve Womack to figure out whose side he’s on?

The Scowling One, who likes to send out email to constituents under the heading of “From the Front,” needs to figure out just exactly where the “front” is this week, and which side he intends to fight for.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:32:00

ALLPS: 2017 Senior Celebration

Graduation Day has come for students at the Agee Lierly Life Preparation Services campus (ALLPS).

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 00:13:00

The Law of Unintended Consequences: aggressive immigration enforcement and the economy

When many among us talk about the immigration crackdown the Trump administration is engaging in, the image of unpicked crops in the field is often brought up, along with the expected rise in food prices.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 14:43:00

If development makes an area too expensive for folks of modern means to live in, should it be allowed?

It is no secret that at best, I consider developers to be a necessary evil, and at worst, a blight on society.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 14:18:00

Missed Connections: Is Match taking a walk on Sleazy Street?

Well, it’s a great tool for potential stalkers, I guess. But that’s about all that can be said for the dating site Match seemingly taking an idea directly from craigslist.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:05:00

O accursed dreams!

I love my dreams, and I’ve been having vastly entertaining ones for decades, many of which I can still recall, years later.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 13:56:00

Voting: The Scowling One just can’t control himself

Congressman Steve Womack, who “represents” the good folks of Northwest Arkansas in Congress, just can’t help voting himself from against their best interests.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 14:21:00

The Scowling One Rides Again! How Steve Womack voted last week

Congressman Steve Womack, with his perpetual propensity for “leading” from the back of the room, was once again busy voting along with the crowd last week.

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