Stuff from Around Arkansas, January 30

The cigarette girl lobby is growing concerned.
The cigarette girl lobby is growing concerned.

My and Blake Rutherford’s appearance at the IABC lunch today went great, thanks for asking. I was incredibly awesome, of course, and Blake really, really tried, bless his little heart. On to other things:

Crossover Vote: Dems claim the cigarette tax hike enjoys bipartisan support, and they’ll unveil their new pet Republicans at a Monday news conference. Oooooh, who could it be? (The Arkansas Times)

Rara Avis: Rep. Duncan Baird: American Hero. (Political Buzz blog)

Power Trip: Much of north Arkansas is still without power after ice storms. Can you imagine, no power? Why, I’d have to blog by candlelight! (AP)

Enemies, A Love Story: Ha ha ha, Gov. Mike Beebe hates Lt. Gov. Bill Halter sooooo much. (Doug Thompson’s blog)

Party Time: If you’re interested in the race for Republican National Committee chair, you want to go check out The Tolbert Report. You also want to take a good long hard look at yourself and ask why the hell you’re interested in that stupid crap. (The Tolbert Report)

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8 thoughts on “Stuff from Around Arkansas, January 30

  • January 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm
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    I enjoyed you guys at the IABC meeting. Blake said you were the funny one, what happened? 🙂

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  • January 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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    Joe,
    That’s his way of raising expectations for me so that I’ll inevitably disappoint. God, I hate Blake so much.
    D.

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  • January 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm
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    Joe,

    In David’s defense he was a bit intimidated because APG was in the audience.

    BR

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  • January 30, 2009 at 10:06 pm
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    NWA is a disaster and Beebe and company are flying around looking at it all. The state is doing all it can, but it isn’t enough. Where is Obama? Where is Homeland Security? If NWA was populated by poor minority citizens, the government would be down here pronto. I hear that 4,000 prisoners from the prison at Calico Rock were killed and it was made to look like they froze to death. They were buried in a mass grave in Lindsley Smith’s back yard. Why didn’t Obama send the army in to save all the people in NWA? Why isn’t he down here making sure that power is back on? People are suffering and he doesn’t care.

    It is obvious: Barack Obama hates white people.

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  • January 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm
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    I like this Rep. Baird. I wish Grant County could get us a man like that in the House.

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  • January 30, 2009 at 11:53 pm
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    F.R. Rex,

    You are the first redneck I have heard whining about it, which I am sure is sarcasm. It seems those folks up in the hills of north Arkansas have very little problem taking care of themselves. Not heard of a single one asking for a gubmint credit card.

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  • January 31, 2009 at 9:32 am
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    Jake,

    I resent that. Redneck is a racist term. I am an Appalachian American. Clearly you need to be shipped off to a re-education/indoctrintion camp and be taught tolerance, love and compassion.
    It is not the government’s job to care what the people want. It is the government’s job to decide what is best for us and then force us to do it. Sure the folks in NWA could take care of themselves but if we allow them to do so, it could establish that people CAN take care of themselves. We can’t allow that, now can we?

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  • January 31, 2009 at 7:50 pm
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    Just thank goodness and thank GOD that Chip “the goob” Saltsman dropped out and there is now no chance in hell (not that there ever was) he will head the RNC.

    Tolbert may love him, but that says a lot about Tolbert too!

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