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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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 15:35:00

Arkansas Gunsapalooza

Oh, no, no, no. If the Folks With Bad haircuts in the Arkansas state legislature want to allow gun totin’ patriots to run hog wild on our streets, then they simply can’t allow any exemptions at all for college stadiums, or any medical facility.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:13:00

The Scowling One Chronicles: How Steve Womack voted last week

Congressman Steve Womack, Paul Harris, Under the Dome

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 11:00:00

Congressman Steve Womack: How The Scowling One voted last week

Congressman Steve Womack, who likes to imagine that he “leads from the front,” sends out a regular cheery email message to constituents, while his actual votes are included in the Sunday edition of the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette - yet another reason to buy a newspaper.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 14:19:00

The Adventure of the casual racist in the doctor’s office

At the outset, it should be understood that the woman in question spoke perfect English - probably better than the lout who felt who felt compelled to leap in with his racism.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:16:00

Time Tunnel Department: Arkansas legislature hurtles back to 1950s

From HOUSE BILL 2098, with the seductive title: “ TO REENACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF ARKANSAS LAW TO PROVIDE THAT MARRIAGE SHALL BE ONLY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN.”

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 15:05:00

Mission: Impossible - Screwing with Jim Phelps

We watch quite a lot of the old classic Mission: Impossible  at our house and I have developed a working theory that master-spy Jim Phelps slept with the wrong guys wife.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:23:00

Arkansas and the Yucky People bill: will the “Freedom of Conscience Act” triumph over basic humanity?

Well, it will if State Senator Jason Rapert and his friends at the Family Council have their way.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 09:21:00

The passing of Dan Ivy - and what most people never knew about him

Dan Ivy is being buried today. Once I heard that Dan was in poor health I should have made more of an effort to make contact with him.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 15:10:00

The old Twin Arch Motel: The worst possible place to build anything, I mean, anything at all?

Passing by the old Twin Arch motel on North College the other day, it occurred to me what a massive - and I mean really, really massive - headache it would be not only for traffic in general for but for anyone who chooses to occupy the space where the old motel once stood.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 14:01:00

Scorn for the young: just as foolish now as in the past

In yet another example of the lack of originality we so often see on Facebook, there are various memes purporting the show the difference between the rugged young men who enlist in the armed services, and the sorts of young men who, well, may become “community organizers” at some point in their future.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 13:47:00

Washington County Judge Joseph Wood: voters experiencing buyer’s remorse?

In a move that can only be called extraordinary, Jim Estes, Chairman of the Washington County Republican Party, had a letter published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette this week, extolling the virtues of  County Judge, Joseph Wood.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:35:00

One for Randy Weddington

Randy Weddington

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:06:00

The Obama/Trump/Putin Game . . . only it ain’t so much of a game, is it?

Many have been playing a game the last few weeks (has it really only been a few weeks?)

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 13:55:00

So, just when did Facebook replace the diary?

There are times when I look over my Facebook feed and I read the most amazing - and actually, sort of horrifying - posts.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 14:33:00

Black History Month: Like other “History” months, a chance to know more about our fellow Americans

This is the time of year when crusty old farts on the Internet will post their dark mutterings about Black History Month.

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