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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
NOT THAT YOU ASKED
Posted Tuesday, December 2, at 2:26 PM
It's obvious that President Obama doesn't want my advice. Just two weeks ago I wrote that he should make a deal and get the Keystone Pipeline passed. Well, it came up for a vote last week and passed the House, but not the Senate. Before all of you Cotton pickers out there start crowing about how the vote would have been different if your man was there, forget it. Mark Pryor voted for the pipeline...

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Posted Wednesday, November 19, at 1:57 PM

Adlai Stevenson said it best about losing and election when he said, "It hurts too much to laugh, and I'm too big to cry." Actually, I wasn't close to tears or nearly as angry about this election as I was in 1980. That year, when Frank White upset Bill Clinton by repeating four words, "car tags and Cubans" I was not a pleasant person to be around for quite a while. In fact, my co-workers at Walmart started a fund to either buy me tranquilizers or have me euthanized...

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Posted Wednesday, November 5, at 10:38 AM

Since I'm having to write this before election day, I won't be crying on your shoulders or strutting with pride until next week. Just between you and me I think I'm going to be doing more crying than strutting next week, and in a way I'm OK with that. If Tom Cotton is elected Senator, it won't be too long before a lot of the people who voted for him will be crying too...

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Posted Wednesday, October 29, at 11:52 AM

Before beginning this week's tirade, let me just say that if you are sick and tired of this election, and can't wait for it to be over, I'm with you. I've never been more ready for an election to end in my life. That said; don't let the attack ads and the tons of mailbox fillers keep you from voting. It's still worthwhile, even if the process stinks. That said, on to the tirade...

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Posted Tuesday, October 7, at 12:50 PM

Time magazine is reporting this week that no matter how this election turns out, things won't change much. In the short term it's right, but in the long term, I don't think so. The election won't really change things in the next two years. No matter which party ends up controlling the two houses of Congress, they won't have a big enough majority to prevent the other one from using the filibuster to block legislation. We are stuck with a do nothing Congress for at least the next two years...

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Posted Wednesday, September 24, at 11:25 AM

How about some football. Or maybe, how about some football players who don't get enough action on the field, so they go home and punch out their wife or live-in to work off some of that extra aggression. Here's how about. Whether you play on the high school, college, or professional level, if you hit a woman, even if you only do it once, you are out of the game permanently. You're off the team you play for, and no other team can take you...

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Posted Wednesday, September 17, at 10:06 AM

Back during the debate over whether or not to invade Iraq, the opponents of the invasion often mentioned the Pottery Barn rule--If you break it you buy it. Well, all of these years later that is exactly what happened. We "broke" Iraq, and now we're stuck with it what's left...

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Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:08 AM

I have avoided writing anything about the death of Michael Brown at the hand of a policeman on purpose. There's nothing I could add to the national debate, and as a white man I can't begin to understand what it is like for a black male to deal with law enforcement. I just hope that once the truth comes out, everyone will be able to accept it...

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Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:07 AM

NOT THAT YOU ASKED By JOHN BOXLEY I thought I sent this in last week, but computers continue to get the best of me. I'm sending it again because it's still relevant. In light of Congressman Rick Crawford's inexcusable vote to deny help for veterans, I'd first like to point out how ridiculous that vote was, and offer a solution that even he might vote for...

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Posted Wednesday, September 10, at 10:06 AM

It's hard to believe that it has been 40 years since Richard Nixon resigned the presidency in the wake of the multiple scandals known as Watergate. It's even harder to believe that, even now, there are people who defend him. Watergate was a scandal like we had never seen before. ...

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Posted Wednesday, June 18, at 11:10 AM

NOT THAT YOU ASKED By JOHN BOXLEY So you think you've had bad weeks? Hillary Clinton had one this month that has your worst one beat all kinds of ways. It began with an article in Vanity Fair magazine authored by Monica Lewinski, (Her favorite human) and ended with the creation of yet another committee to investigate Benghazi. Let's start with the most famous other woman in American history...

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Posted Wednesday, June 18, at 11:09 AM

I was really surprised when the only "controversy" from Hillary Clinton's interview with Diane Sawyer came from her comment that she and Bill were flat broke when they left the White House. With the right wing's obsession with Benghazi, I was sure that her saying she wouldn't have done anything differently at the time would be what they would pounce on...

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Posted Wednesday, May 14, at 10:29 AM

NOT THAT YOU ASKED By JOHN BOXLEY Before getting into the whole debate over whether or not we should continue to have a death penalty, let's clear up what happened in Oklahoma two weeks ago. It was not a botched execution. The condemned prisoner died. That was the intended result. The only way it could really have been botched, is if the prisoner had gotten up from the gurney and gone back to his cell...

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Posted Wednesday, May 14, at 10:28 AM

NOT THAT YOU ASKED By JOHN BOXLEY Before beginning this week's tirade I want to pause and pass along my best wishes and hopes for a quick and complete recovery to Senator John Boozman, who underwent heart surgery last week. I may not always agree with him politically, he's a good and decent man, and I only wish for the best for him and his family...

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Posted Wednesday, February 26, at 10:23 AM

I want to show you a quote I ran across last week. "Is Arkansas going to be an enabler for Obamacare and the Washington D.C. interests who seek to impose their will on us? Or are we going to hold the line on behalf of the people of Arkansas in opposition to this dreadful law?" Those were the words of House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman during the first day of debate on continuing to fund the private option plan for the Affordable Care Act in Little Rock...

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Posted Wednesday, February 26, at 10:22 AM

This is one that conservatives and Republicans are going to want to clip out and save. Heck, some of them might want to frame it. It's time for the media and Democrats to lay off of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. After weeks of hyperventilated coverage, there is still no definitive proof that he had any role in the decision to close some lanes on a bridge leading into New York City to get revenge in a political opponent. ...

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Posted Wednesday, February 26, at 10:20 AM

This idea is going to seem a little hypocritical since I made fun of Tom Cotton's mother endorsing him, but bear with me. The smartest thing Mark Pryor could do to get reelected in November is to get his dad out on the campaign trail with him. He doesn't have to endorse his son, or even make a speech; he just needs to be seen with him...

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Posted Wednesday, February 12, at 1:37 PM

Last week I wrote about the Arkansas plan for dealing with Obamacare, and why we should keep it. This week I want to concentrate on the new voter ID law. I don't like it, but since it is a Republican idea, and we have a Republican dominated legislature, it will remain the law, and I will just have to live with it...

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Posted Friday, December 21, at 1:04 PM

Is the Second Amendment still worth the cost? There are 26 families in Connecticut that might not think so. Let me start this by telling you that, while I am a social liberal, I like guns. I don't want to lose the right to own them. We just have to learn more about living in society where almost anybody can get a gun...

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Posted Friday, December 14, at 12:59 PM

Do you remember that crap they told us in school, about how playing sports builds character? Clearly that doesn't apply to those who coach. When Hugh Freeze left last year I was disappointed, but not angry. I wrote, at the time, and still believe, that for him, Ole Miss had to be his dream job. Oh, one other thing, He never promised he'd stay...

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