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Josh Duggar admits to wrongdoing, resigns May 22, 2015 at 9:40 p.m.

Am sure every Republican family would love to have Josh over to spend an unsupervised evening with their daughters and children. He'll teach them that fine ol' hymn whose words go "Trust & obey; for there's no other way."

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TLC pulls '19 Kids and Counting' May 22, 2015 at 7:04 p.m.

Mr C, it's just that every once in a while God has to shake out that Jesus rug that all "good" Christians sweep their really bad actions under in hopes that he'll hide them from everyone's sight. This rug has a little tag which the users often fail to read: "Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out."
Bring them out into the light of the day and the TV.

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Police destroy Josh Duggar's record May 22, 2015 at 6:51 p.m.

Max has said it best:

"Noted: It is not strictly true that this is simply a matter between family members.

1) Not all of the girls molested were family members.

2) The case was referred for handling to the Department of Human Services during a time when Duggar ally Mike Huckabee was governor and known to have a lot of influence on DHS actions.

3) The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has reported the existence of a lawsuit by Duggar against DHS. The record of that suit no longer exists. It is only speculation, but a founded report of molestation (and the Springdale police reports indicates the Duggars admitted molestation had occurred) can land a person on the state's confidential child abuse registry. There is a procedure for appealing such a placement. Whatever treatment Duggar received in a local court as the son of a prominent political figure might be interesting.

4) Complaints about Duggar have surfaced publicly over the years, yet a national cable TV network continued to air the program.

5) Just this week, Judge Stacey Zimmerman, took the legally questionable move of acting on an unknown party's motion and ordering the Springdale police to destroy the police report on the matter. The law clearly allows redaction of police records to protect sex crime victims, but not to destroy records of such. Her jurisdiction on this record and her order that the report of a public agency's activity be destroyed are matters lawyers are questioning. The report exists elsewhere. It is hard to believe that courts ultimately would uphold the notion that people can selectively bring about destruction of records such as these if a case has pressed for release of the record by others who retain it.

6) People aware of Josh Duggar's behavior continue to be unhappy about it. Witness the tip to Oprah in 2006 that finally produced a police investigation long after the fact and the as-yet-unknown events that put the information in the hands of In Touch, which broke the story this week.

This is not strictly a family matter. It's about the legal and therapeutic issue of whether sex crimes should be handled by a family and their church or law officers. It's about whether a politically connected family got treatment different from that others have received in similar circumstances from police, prosecutor, judge and state agency. It's about Republican politicians circling wagons around a fellow Republican and seemingly dismissing the lasting impact of sexual molestation on victims, whether family members or not. It is also, not incidentally, about reflexive defense of a family that has been prominent in equating homosexuality with perversion after actual molestation within their own home. Family matter? I don't think so. Open and honest? With their allies, maybe. Everyone else? No."

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Bentonville School Board member accused of bullying student May 22, 2015 at 1:20 p.m.

So Powers bullies and dishes dirt on a student and then doesn't have the gumption to face the public about it. What a jerk.

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Josh Duggar admits to wrongdoing, resigns May 22, 2015 at 1:17 p.m.

Not. One. Word. Of. Remorse. For . The. VICTIMS!!!

Christianity has enough scabs like the Duggars and Floyd and Harris attached to it and folks get all high and mighty defending this self-righteous bozos. Ugh. Scrape these blasphemous barnacles of bovine brownies off its surface and maybe real Christianity might have a chance to shine again.

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Student shouldn't wear feather to graduation, magistrate says May 20, 2015 at 10:57 a.m.

Agree with you Mitch. I'd like to see every one of the grads wearing something on their caps and see what the admin will do when faced with such democracy in action.

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Letters May 17, 2015 at 7:40 a.m.

Reagan, the states' rights conservative, was allegedly "sensitive" and "didn't have a racially discriminatory bone in his body" - the parallel to Bush's compassionate conservatism. But he ignored AIDS for most of his time in office; supported the apartheid regime in South Africa (Congress overrode his veto of economic sanctions against the regime), seeing Nelson Mandela and the ANC as communists; defunded enforcement of civil rights and tried to weaken the 1965 Voting Rights Act; opposed the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday - though he finally caved in and signed it; fought against affirmative action; demonized a fictitious pink-Cadillac-driving "welfare queen"; cut Medicaid, Medicare, school breakfast and lunch programs - declaring catsup a vegetable; tried to undermine Social Security; wanted to deny women choice.
He tolerated an illegal Iran-Contra effort in Nicaragua; diverted attention from the 241 U.S. marines killed in Lebanon by invading tiny Grenada under the guise that it posed a communist threat to the United States; in the name of anti-communism supported and funded right-wing murder squads in Guatemala and El Salvador; and branded the Soviets as an "evil empire" (while ignoring the evils of racism, poverty, homelessness and illiteracy at home).
Reagan's administration holds the record for having the most convictions & indictments of those serving with him. Corruption was the norm, not the exception. To suggest a return to Reagan and then offer up the Texas a$$hole Ted Cruz as a candidate has to be the most insane response any citizen can make. Follow Nancy's advice in regards to these wishes: Just say no.

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Don't expect any big surprises at Preakness May 14, 2015 at 5:43 p.m.

Wally....the correct opening phrase is anti-climactic. What you basically said is that the race is anti-weather.

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Gay-bias ban wins in Eureka Springs May 13, 2015 at 7:53 a.m.

Christy says it's not "sour grapes" then pours out the most bitter of "whines" one can imagine.

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Hate speech? May 10, 2015 at 7:06 p.m.

Your reasoning is unsound CAP12. It's like saying cancer is the ONLY disease we need to worry about. That is silliness and you are guilty of such.
We do NOT view the "treat" of Islamic terrorism as unreal. However, neither do we view any threats to what we consider fundamental rights of equality as unreal.
You also made a false statement when you claimed that there is only one religion murdering in the name of religion. The religion itself does not murder anyone. It is the people who falsely use the religion for their own causes.
The KKK lynched several people in the name of Christianity - do we thus proclaim that Christianity itself is a religion of murder? No. It's not logical.
It is a good thing that your reasoning does not apply to our medical profession. Anyone having a disease other than cancer would be out of luck. Your dictates work in such a manner.

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