Stuff from Around Arkansas
Beebe Powerless on Coal Plant: Enviros hate a proposed coal-fired power plant slated for construction in southwest Arkansas, and they let Gov. Mike Beebe know it by presenting him with a petition signed by some 3,700 aginners. Beebe claimed he lacks authority as governor to stop the plant, then, when they didn’t buy that, he held his finger across his upper lip like a mustache and said, “Lo siento, senor, no hablo ingles,” and fled the room. True story. (AP)
Pandemic? Bring It On!: Study says that Arkansas has improved its capacity to respond to a public health emergency. But what about a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE? Alas, still woefully unprepared. (Arkansas News Bureau)
We Did It!: Arkansas skyrockets to number 43 on the list of “America’s Healthiest States,” according to trained scientists, which means that you can officially suck it, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi and Louisiana. (Forbes)
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So now we Arkies can say “Thank God for Mississippi…, Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Louisiana.” Naw, I won’t be able to remember all that.