Me: MIA these last few days. You: Very sad and missing your beloved ‘Stuff From Around Arkansas’ round-ups. Let’s set that right. Join me, won’t you?
2010 Watch: Gilbert Baker: “Saaay, I just might run for U.S. Senate after all! And Doyle Webb shouldn’t go around talking about people’s sexuality, because that is totally queer.” (Arkansas News Bureau)
Sense of Rumor: Rep. Vic Snyder says he will run for re-election in 2010, so quit going around saying that he won’t. You know who you are. (Arkansas Times)
Flyboy: In which John Brummett kicks Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in the balls repeatedly over the course of a 700-word column for use of state prison plane to travel to public appearances. (Arkansas News Bureau)
Job Fair: All of these people think they should have the job of lottery boss, which means that it would probably be best that not a single one of these people be considered for the job of lottery boss. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
Good Riddance: Green Day is very upset that Wal-Mart will not carry their new album, which contains dirty words. Oh, no! How will these scrappy multimillionaire rockers ever get their big break? (AP)
Uncharitable: Heifer International sends CEO Janet Ginn packing over vague and mysterious allegations of plagiarism and copyright infringement. Ginn’s severance package is to consist of a goat and two chickens. (AP)