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Stuff from Around Arkansas, January 22

Thomas PaineChronic Paine: House committee OK’s state observance of Thomas Paine Day, which can only be good news for the line of Founding Fathers holiday greeting cards I’m developing. (Arkansas News Bureau)

Listless: Legislative session moving a little slow for you? The Tolbert Report proposes an antidote with top ten ways to spice things up. (The Tolbert Report)

Yearlings: Legislative panel looking at annual sessions something something I don’t care. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Why Pay More?: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says desegregation payments something something holy crap this is way too complicated for my feeble mind to comprehend never mind. (AP)

Ringing Endorsement: Quote of the Day comes from Sen. Bob Johnson, asked for his take on Todd Turner, Gov. Mike Beebe’s pick to head the state Democratic Party:

Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Johnson, D-Bigelow, said he didn’t know anything about Turner.

“I know Beebe well enough that he wouldn’t turn it over to someone who is incompetent. My guess is he’s competent,” Johnson said.

A stirring vote of confidence. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Update: After publishing this post with the words “Chronic Paine” in it, I’m now seeing ads for some kind of back pain treatment program over in the right margin. Christ, Google Adsense is idiotic. One day I’ll figure out how to block those stupid ads that have nothing to do with this blog.

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6 thoughts on “Stuff from Around Arkansas, January 22

  • I meant to put this up yesterday, but that crack Linda Caillouet has done it again.

    She only has a column a couple times a week. At least once a week she has to issue a correction for a previous column.

    Yesterdays installation:


    An item here Monday on Arkansan and musician Wood Newton, mistakenly identified the musician as his brother, a Little Rock-based furniture maker.

    I hope she’s not next on the “cost cutting” block over at the DG. If shes gone, then who will I have to laugh at during my morning ritual?

  • David Kinkade

    Maybe we should start a Caillouet Watch feature?

  • Bill from Sheridan

    David, isn’t Chronic a treatment for pain in California?

  • D.,

    I’m thinking that might be fun.

  • Joe Michael P

    I sure do miss you 6am news round ups!! any way you could start that back up and let me on the list?

  • 2 in one week!

    Caillouet Watch


    Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders’ first name was misspelled here Wednesday. Paper Trails regrets the error.


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