Stuff from Around Arkansas, February 16

Saluting our nation's presidents
Saluting our nation's presidents

Hatchet, Buried: Forget about all that a-fussin’ and a-feudin’ on the tobacco tax vote: Democratic and Republican House leaders tell Roby Brock they’re gonna make nice from here on out (Talk Business).

Grudge, Carried: But Democratic House and Senate leaders still don’t want to make nice with Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in developing lottery legislation. They just hate him so much! (AP)

What’s He Hiding?: More on Rep. Dan Greenberg’s effort to strengthen FOI law by making criminal records of public officials more accessible, vigorously opposed by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (Arkansas News Bureau). Read Greenberg’s take here, if you missed it last week.

GOP Rx: Columnist Doug Thompson offers advice for Arkansas GOP. Prescription: Quit acting like local branch office of national party. (Morning News of NWA)

Content-Free: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial suggests that newspapers distributing content on the web for free is a failed business model. If you’d like to know more, go to the ADG’s Northwest Arkansas edition site where you can read the whole editorial, for free. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

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4 thoughts on “Stuff from Around Arkansas, February 16

  • February 16, 2009 at 9:15 am

    How in the world in all of the discussions from last week did this never come up?????

    [OK, we had our fun. Link had to go. If you missed it, it was really something else. The kids’ll be talking about this for weeks. — DK]

    No wonder Richard Carroll wanted to be a member.

  • February 16, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Well, Br549, here it is not even 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning and I’m pretty sure you just scored the “Top Comment of the Week” award. Everyone else can just take the rest of the week off.

    P.S. Don’t click on Br549’s link if you’re at the office, because it’s incredibly NSFW. And if you clicked on it before reading down this far, please give the gang in the HR department our regards when you go in for your little talk.

  • February 16, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Doug Thompson has a good article there but I don’t know that I agree. Arkansas Republicans need to stop acting like Arkansas Republicans. I.e., they need to stop infighting, selling each other out, fighting for the mantle of the “most Republican” while they suck up to the Democratic leadership at the same time.
    There really is no unity in the Republican party in Arkansas and its elected officials are laughable in their weakness. No, Doug, Arkansas Republicans aren’t acting like national Republicans even though they are bringing in national figures. That type of activity is a typical tactic for Arkansas Republicans, “We can’t articulate an affective message in opposition and if we did, it may hurt our relationship with the Speaker and President Pro Tem. So lets bring in a speaker that we happen to admire to relay the message for us.”
    That is such an Arkanas Republican tactic that it is almost funny.
    What the RPA needs and what we need in the legislature is a dynamic leader that is brave enough to fight and capable of delievering a strong message.

  • February 16, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Br549 ugh! Kinkade I wish you had remove that.

    It reminded me of the state employee convention a couple of years ago.


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