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Council discusses payment to Arkansas hog farm; OK is tentative for $6.2M payout

And the sad part of it all is that nobody will lose their job over the original granting of the permit. Couldn’t someone have seen that this area was the wrong location in the beginning?

June 23, 2019 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock board hears concerns over proposed layoffs, delays budget-cut vote

WOW!! Have I ever agreed with RBear in this space? But he is dead on with this one! How about a reality check? 75% of budget for payroll? What business could possibly sustain this model? Hello LR, let me break this news to you....the anemic growth of our City will not support our budget year after year.

We must grow in population and tax base year after year, and if we don’t, budgets must be cut. Selling War Memorial can be accomplished and provide a little relief, but it’s just temporary. Re-open Western Hills if demand is there....otherwise keep it closed.

We must improve the topline....income!!! Do that by adding new housing, new development because that creates tax dollars!
Otherwise, just continue to watch as surrounding communities grow and prosper!

May 15, 2019 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bayou Meto WMA flooding relief goals discussed

Bayou Meto WMA has been mis-managed for many years. Instead of protecting this resource for long term use the Game and Fish has pandered to economic interests in Stuttgart and the Grand Prairie to make sure that the out of state hunters would continue to pour into the area and spend spend spend!!

Except that is soon to go away as the waterfowl hunting in the state’s most storied WMA continues to be ruined by too much water, too many hunters and the onslaught of punk driven mud motors.

The slow death of the red oak tree species throughout all of this WMA is coming to a head. Vast areas of dying trees and the growth of wet soil species that produce very little food for ducks are visible all over the area.

Does anyone wonder why 50% of the state waterfowl stamps are purchased by non-residents? Why should state hunters subsidize the economy of once was the nation’s number one waterfowl region? Why shouldn’t the non-residents pay their fair share? It costs well over $200 for an out of state five day turkey permit for Arkansans but you can hunt our duck lands for an entire season for less than $120!!

What’s even worse is that Missouri has invested millions into wintering waterfowl habitat and short stopping the ducks during mild winters.

Missouri is smart about their habitat while we seem to pander only to the special interests and club owners who call the shots for the wealthy.

May 12, 2019 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boozman, Cotton throw no stones over Trump Jr. subpoena

Subpoena will turn in to written questions and answers under oath....just wait and see. This will wrap up the Senate’s investigation of Russia that will match Muellers findings. Bottom line will be no collusion.

May 12, 2019 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bullets fly at Little Rock club; 2 women, 1 man shot

This makes Boyz in the Hood look like child’s play. Where is the full time security for this club! Put a metal detector and a couple of wand screeners at the door.... but I guess that would be targeting. Every time this happens the people in Benton, Bryant, Cabot and Conway Open us a few more developments as the City of LR dies on the vine!

April 29, 2019 at 6:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


Cause and Effect
I am neither a climate change denier or believer. I do believe there is a whole lot more we don’t know about our earth than we do know. Our climate reporting period in the sense of real time is a pinprick is the age of Earth. Polar ice is melting while Antarctic is growing. The Exxon Valdez accident was supposed to ruin the bay in which it occurred for hundreds of years proclaimed the scientists.....yet look at how Mother Nature has recovered there.

There are some areas of science that have been defined only climate science is being discovered and defined every day. Weather is not climate but yet is still the science of the atmosphere. If we can’t really predict 48 hours in advance how in the world does our current knowledge of our atmosphere allow us to predict 25 or even 100 years into the future.

Climate change scientists should not just affirm what has been postulated rather they should continue to look for the truth....E=mc2

March 30, 2019 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016

This should be a place for reasoned discourse but alas one must consider that liberal progressives have never been able admit when they are wrong.
RBear my nickname in college if you must know. I’m sure that I don’t know you around Little Rock because I try to stay clear of lunatics like you. I know you will have to post one more time to attempt to one-up me....go for it. I think the majority in this space recognize you for what you are. Let me sign off as CANT WAIT FOR NOV 3, 2020!

March 24, 2019 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016

You really don’t matter to me. But I’d suggest that you refrain from speaking about someone’s mother as that can be dangerous with the wrong person. You are crying about the report much like Rachel Maddow!! Six months ago you couldn’t wait for Mueller to save your anti Trump lies! Now you are just a big cry baby! Wah wah wah

March 24, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016

RBear, I don’t parrot anyone and I tire of sparring with you.. try to keep your comments brief as when you rattle on it is really boring. Regulations, I have many. Let’s start with WOTUS. You probably will have to look that up but it affected farmers, developers, industry, etc by RE-DEFINING what is considered Waters of the United States....there I gave you the answer! It cost me and others billions of dollars! Did you ever see the photo of the farmer with his whole family in a small boat that strattled a dry creek that Obama redefined as something he needed to control. I was stopped for almost six months on a project by the ALLEGED presence of the Northern Long Eared Bat, designated by Obama as needing to be protected.....except there has never been any of these little guys seen in Pulaski County. But I had to prove they didn’t exist!
See you aren’t or never have been a businessman, you won’t make a simple wager and I won’t answer you again. You aren’t worthy of me wasting my time on.

March 24, 2019 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

DOJ: Trump campaign did not coordinate with Russia in 2016

RBear...Do you own a business? I don’t mean selling t-shirts. I’m talking about a small business say $5 million plus in annual sales. Because if you did you’d totally understand how much a farce it is to say Obama restored our economy after the 2008 meltdown. Instead in 8 years he created more debt than all previous presidents, he created more regulations for industry and business than all previous presidents. He created the Affordable Health Care Act which burdened small business even more and turned out to be TOTALLY UNAFFORDABLE! The economy’s surge right now is all Trump, and a one day downturn on Friday doesn’t set the stage for a major reversal. What would you like to wager that the market on Monday will be up higher than it went down on Friday? Put your money where your mouth is if you really believe your rhetoric!

March 24, 2019 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )