Stuff From Around Arkansas, April 6

No on Card Check: Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s extended dithering on union-backed card check legislation comes to an end—she says she’ll not vote for it “in its current form.” Wait! What was that last prepositional phrase? Wiggle room! (Arkansas Business)

Tweet Relief: Springdale’s Twittering Juror tweets free—no retrial. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Defining Deviancy Up: Now it’s illegal to smoke on state college campuses in Arkansas—even outdoors. (Arkansas Traveler)

Defining Deviancy Down: Meanwhile, students vote on resolution to reduce penalties for marijuana use on campus. (Arkansas Times blog)

Executive Privilege: Former President George H.W. Bush speaks at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville tonight. (Fayetteville Flyer)

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9 thoughts on “Stuff From Around Arkansas, April 6

  • April 6, 2009 at 3:55 pm
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    So what will her opponent beat her with since this is no longer an issue??

    Oh, wait, theres the whole “not a real conservative” arguement….oh, oh, and then there’s the “not a real Democrat” arguement…oh, oh, and then theres the 15 or so oft mentioned maybe, possible, potential candidates who like to read their name in print…

    Man, I can’t wait to see what happens next! Im almost as excited about that as going to one of these “Coffee Parties” next week.

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  • April 6, 2009 at 4:11 pm
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    I still do not understand why Representative Hyde feels it necessary to prohibit smoking on campus? I do not smoke but is this law really needed? Do they not have enough concerns down there? I would like to see Mr. Hyde tell one of his constituents that contribute thousands of dollars to the UofA that they can not smoke a cigar while tailgating before a Razorback game.

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  • April 6, 2009 at 6:24 pm
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    David,

    Any cop that tries to arrest your mother for smoking a Pall Mall with her Manhattan before a Fayetteville game will get hit upside the head with my cane. I’m a veteran of the Korean Conflict and I didn’t watch my buddies die face down in the muck so some twinkle toed, pink arm band wearing ferry could take away our freedoms.

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  • April 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm
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    BR549,

    You keep making attacks on all the potential opponents for Blanche. Can you give us a reason we should vote to reelect Blanche? She’s for giving billions in taxpayer dollars to the crooks on Wall Street. She’s got a lifetime D rating from the NRA and she never comes home to hear what the voters have to tell her.

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  • April 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm
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    I love that some idiots are planning to protest HW’s talk. At what point do you just become so used to protesting that you must protest this? I mean, really, protesting the University paying to have HW come speak? Meanwhile, down in Little Rock, the governor is signing a bill into law that takes away their freedoms? And the kids are protesting Bush and not Beebe. Really? Seriously?
    If it weren’t so scary it would be funny. Sheep, we are a society of sheep.

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  • April 7, 2009 at 9:49 am
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    Bill-

    You and I both know that the NRA “grading system” is severly lacking in logic. (other than being a fantastic repub campaign gimmick, thats effing brilliant!)

    Its not like shes Babs Boxer or Feinstein or something… she aint all that bad for you and your ilk…it could be much worse…thats all im saying…

    But the not coming home? inexcusable.

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  • April 7, 2009 at 9:54 am
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    Bill and Br549,
    You both reference this “not coming home” business, and I’ve heard that a few times from others. Do you all see Lincoln as being perceived that way? Does she have a Liddy Dole problem?
    D.

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  • April 7, 2009 at 11:44 am
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    Nothing has come to an end on Senator Lincoln’s position on “cad check”.

    It’s safe to make a bold statement that is tempered by “in it’s current form” when she knows that the bill is dead in committee and is not coming to the Senate floor for a vote any time soon.

    This is political grandstanding and she’s getting the type of press that she was wanting.

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  • April 11, 2009 at 11:46 pm
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    Didn’t Marion Berry say he was against card check? He regularly gets $10,000 donations from either the UAW or AFL-CIO-affiliated unions. But then again, when textbooks about arkansas politics talk about union endorsements being historically “the kiss of death”…

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