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Term limits proposed again for Arkansas lawmakers

The legislature deceived the people by referring a ballot title that purported to restrict how long they could serve, but which actually lenthened how long they could serve. They referred a so-called "tort reform" amendment which limited our rights and put a price tag on human life so that any corporation could build the cost of killing oeople into a spreadsheet. Now they want to limit the ability of the citizens to get an issue on the ballot. They want all of that power for themselves. This has to be the most corrupt legislature in the history of our beloved state, and we need to express our displeasure at the polls.

March 18, 2019 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Complaints over pricey water bills swamp city

Charge the city employees over $700 for a water bill, and watch what happens. They'll scream the loudest. An outrageously inflated water bill is a big deal. Telling someone to "call a plumber" sums up what's wrong at all levels of government. There are two possibilities, an error or a leak. How hard is it to send someone out to check for a leak? There is evidently a failure of leadership, as no one who is properly trained would respond so callously. If these people don't understand that the public is their boss, not their enemy, fire them and hire someone who does.

March 18, 2019 at 8:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

WALLY HALL: Fall is jarring for UA basketball, football

Ragmop nailed it. Arkansas has everything it needs except the right head coach. His foibles aside, Bobby Petrino proved it in football, along with Broyles, Holts and Hatfield. Nolan Richardson and Eddie Sutton proved it in basketball.

We see the same dynamic all across the country in every sport. Witness the fall of Tennessee in football, basketball (now restored by Rick Barnes), and women's basketball. It's the same everywhere. If you have the facilities and fan support, it's all about the head coach.

March 17, 2019 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pope calls for action in church's sex-abuse crisis

Why do we call it "sex abuse" when it's committed by church officials? It's child molestation and rape. Call it what it is.

February 22, 2019 at 6:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State Crime Lab whittling on rape-kits backlog; exec hoping to cut 5-month lag to 45 days

Government employees always whine about not having enough money but it's seldom true. It's never true for the state crime lab. In 2003, the cost of filing every civil case in Arkansas nearly doubled. All of that money went to the state crime lab rather than the general fund, and it still does. The notion that they don't have enough money to do their jobs is preposterous. A backlog of this nature despite being overfunded, especially a backlog for processing rape kits, is caused by mismanagement, incompetence, poor productivity, and downright laziness.

February 17, 2019 at 4:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Awaiting his trial, former state Sen. Gilbert Baker in therapy

Baker is a charter member of the tort "reform" crowd. He used his power as an elected official to strip the people of their power over the civil justice system, and put it in the hands of politicians. Once he was term limited out, he turned to bribery to illegally manipulate the civil justice system. His current circumstance are well deserved. Karma.

February 14, 2019 at 7:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock diocese adds to list of accused sex abusers

Why do we allow media and church officials to call this "sexual abuse?" We don't use that term for anyone else but church rapists and child molesters. Call them what they are, and call the crimes what they are. This is rape and child molestation, not "sexual abuse."

February 9, 2019 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas sheriff's deputy fired after dog shot

No one has mentioned the fact that the officer covered his name tag with his hand to avoid being identified. For whom do these people think they work? The militaristic "us versus them" mentality that now permeates law enforcement is destructive to our civilized society and must be eliminated.

January 6, 2019 at 4:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Defense chief sets exit, cites troop pullout in Syria

A man with zero military experience makes a military decision against the advice of his top brass. Why? The obvious question is who stands to benefit from it, and the answer is equally obvious...Russia.

December 21, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tort proposal spurs debate in Arkansas House race

Sorvillo’s comments are absurd. He evidently did not read the bill that he sponsored. He opposes his own bill on the issue of separation of powers. He also says it will “reduce frivolous lawsuits.” What a joke. That’s simply a lie. Read it. Nowhere does it address frivolous lawsuits in any shape or form. It’s also a lie that Issue One will cause doctors to come pouring into Arkansas. He can’t sell it with the truth so he tries to sell it with lies. People don’t decide to come to an area because of tort law. They decide to come to an area because of the schools. That’s the truth, so deal with it. Stop acting like we are too stupid to see through your lies. We, the people, are sick and tired of it.

September 24, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )