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Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Posted Thursday, May 26, at 11:46 AM
I'm going to take a vacation from presidential politics this week. It's a done deal. Trump in a landslide. Why? Because Al Sharpton has promised to leave the country if Trump is elected. Heck, that almost made me want to vote for him. Instead, this week I want to focus on something a little closer to home, and almost as important: our outdated State Constitution. ...

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Posted Thursday, April 28, at 1:57 PM

Well, it looks like the private option will live for another year. It took an administrative parlor trick that would've made Harry Houdini green with envy, but the important thing is that it survived. On the bad side, this sordid little episode showed how much the Arkansas Legislature is beginning to act like Congress...

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Posted Friday, April 8, at 12:24 PM

ME TV has been showing reruns of first years of the tv series MASH, and it was while I was watching them that I realized one of the main reasons Ted Cruz bugs me. He is a real life Frank Burns. I know that it has been almost 40 years since these episodes first aired, but the show has stayed on the air through reruns, so most of you should be familiar with the character...

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Posted Thursday, March 24, at 4:10 PM

Here's just a few random thoughts I've had lately, and now I have enough to make a column. This will give me more time to look through an atlas for a new home, just in case. Since I just alluded to the current election, that reminds me that I have a new idea for an IQ test for the Department of Education. It would only have one question. What is it? "Would you vote for Donald Trump for President?" If you don't know the correct answer, seek medical attention immediately...

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Posted Thursday, February 25, at 2:18 PM

Here's a few random thoughts I've had about a couple of issues that have been bugging me lately. The issues: Why do evangelicals support Donald Trump? And ISIS. Don't you find it odd that evangelicals support Trump? They hate Bill Clinton, in part, because of his sordid history with women, yet they love Trump, who has a similar history. ...

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Posted Friday, February 12, at 1:09 PM

There's one issue where I don't go along with the usual liberal thought. Actually, there are probably more, but there's just one I want to focus on now. I'm not very worried about the amount of money in politics, and I am totally against public financing of political campaigns. ...

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Posted Friday, February 5, at 2:29 PM

I started to wait until the Iowa Caucus was over to write this, but when I considered the history of its winners I decided it wasn't worth it. I also didn't want the deadline pressure, but that's another topic. Anyway, the fact is that the winner in Iowa has only a 50-50 chance of being the party nominee, much less President. ...

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Posted Friday, January 29, at 1:59 PM

She's baaaack! Yes, Sarah Palin, the conservatives' favorite pin-up dimwit emerged from the frozen wasteland that she once ruled to endorse Donald Trump for President. Well, you know what they say about like minds. Her endorsement speech was such a muddled mess that if it had been delivered by anyone else, people would be wondering if the speaker were drunk or on drugs...

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Posted Thursday, January 21, at 11:14 AM

Remember Benghazi? There was a time not so long ago when you couldn't turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper or magazine without seeing or reading the word Benghazi. Fox News covered Benghazi all day, every day. Congress held at least seven investigations into the attack on our embassy there. In fact, they are still investigating it today. All of that coverage and investigation was because "they" wanted the truth. Then, just as suddenly, Benghazi dropped off of the radar...

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Posted Friday, January 8, at 1:20 PM

Having your thinking evolve usually takes quite some time, unless you're a Republican. I realize that things are so bad for Republicans that I should give them a break, but I just can't help it. After all, I really enjoy a football game when my team is ahead by 40-0 after the first quarter. Before I explain further, let me get something off of my chest...

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Posted Thursday, December 31, at 12:09 PM

When you look back at 2015 with an unbiased eye you have to say that it was a good year for liberals and a not so good one for conservatives. Actually, it was a pretty good year for all of us, but that was because the attempt by conservatives to turn America into a theocracy with leaders who believe that the best way to advance Christianity is to nuke non-Christians didn't come to pass...

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Posted Friday, December 11, at 2:21 PM

Here we are up to our rear ends in the holiday season, and being in a festive mood I'm going to offer an early present to all of you conservatives out there. As you know, when Christmas comes around each year, conservatives rise up as one and claim that there is a war on Christmas. It's become a tradition with them just like the tree, the presents, and the obnoxious relatives you're forced to put up with on the big day...

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Posted Thursday, December 3, at 3:08 PM

Now that I got that ISIS rant out of my system last week, I can get back to saving our economy. This week I want to focus on the income tax. Let's be honest, we all hate paying the income tax, but we love all of those government services at the same time. ...

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Posted Thursday, November 12, at 2:09 PM

Before beginning, I have to admit that I didn't watch the Republican debate on CNBC, so I don't have a personal opinion of how well the moderators did their jobs. Let's face it, since Donald Trump's handlers have been dosing him up with Valium before these things, the debates haven't been nearly as entertaining as the first one was. That said, after noting the almost universal disgust with the moderators from all of the media, I can guess that I didn't miss much...

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Posted Monday, October 26, at 9:48 AM

The Democrats finally got around to having a debate, and as expected, it didn't get nearly as high of a rating as the Republican ones. It still turned out to be the most watched Democratic debate ever. That was expected since the Democrats don't have a circus clown like Donald Trump, whose entire campaign can be summed up in this one quote: "Vote for me because my opponents are stupid, and my ideas are terrific."...

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Posted Thursday, October 15, at 3:22 PM

I can almost hear Ronald Reagan uttering those immortal words again, "There you go again." Only this time the Republican deity wouldn't be directing them at Jimmy Carter, he'd be talking to those 40 Republican Congressmen who forced John Boehner to give up as Speaker of the House. ...

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Posted Thursday, October 8, at 3:47 PM

There was so much going on last week, I didn't get around to the really big story--House Speaker John Boehner virtually throwing his hands in the air and shouting, "I can't take it anymore; I'm outta here." That's not exactly what he did, but it was what he meant when he announced his retirement from Congress. The Tea Party nutcases in his own party chased him off...

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Posted Thursday, October 1, at 3:48 PM

I've got to hand it to Republicans, they're the best snake oil salesmen in the world. They tell poor and working class Southerners what they want to hear on social issues, and they lap it up like a horse lapping up water after a hard ride. Then, when they get in office they fight and vote against anything that might make the lives of those Southerners better. They've been doing it, and getting away with it, since Ronald Reagan was elected President...

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Posted Thursday, September 24, at 2:53 PM

Here's just a few observations on the second Republican debate for what they're worth. The crowd at this debate didn't serve as a cheerleading squad for Donald Trump the way the first one did. That's probably because this debate wasn't put on by FOX News. The crowds that they would have would be far more amenable to the red meat Trump serves up than one at a CNN debate...

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Posted Thursday, September 10, at 2:52 PM

The next time some Bible thumper comes up to me and starts spouting from it to prove to me that all liberals are Godless heathens and that that book is the literal word of God, I'm gonna put them to a little test. First I'm going to ask "Do you believe that the Bible is supposed to be obeyed word for word and not interpreted?" If they say yes, my next question will be, "If that is so, doesn't the commandment 'Thou Shall Not Kill' mean that we should do away with the death penalty?" If they say, "That means you're not supposed to commit murder," I've got them. ...

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