full page ad in paper on brtc funding vote

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who are the cowards

Ash Flat, AR

#1 Nov 3, 2012
what's up with the folks who funded and placed the most recent ad in the local paper about benedict, collins, and the brtc funding vote. why didn't the cowards sign their names?

seems abnormal for the paper to publish an obvious political ad without an organization or their names included.
concerned citizens was in small print - looks like individuals instead of a valid group.
why the secrecy and cowardice to claim the ad by name?

makes one wonder how many individual cowards there were that anonymously supported that anonymous ad? 2, 20, 200, 2000?

we're not as stupid as the ad supporters obviously think we are -
and would like to know who you high and mighty acting folks are that are trying to influence us.

we're not stupid -
and know that those area reps who didn't vote for the bill were not voting against brtc.

the bill was the total funding bill for all colleges in ar.
and did have a couple of very odd amendments for a few million at the end.
who's to say the nay/non voters may have been holding out for more funding for brtc?

it was clearly just a partyline vote on legislation.
happens all the time.
do they really expect r's to just rubberstamp every d spending bill that's rammed down their throat.

we're not stupid.
if the vote had failed, it would have been brought back up and eventually passed. do they seriously think ar wouldn't fund it's colleges?

congrats to the cowards on placing the ad.
the bs ad further convinced me to vote for those they were trying to hurt - and hurt their candidates instead.

we're not stupid -
many local folks don't appreciate such obvious attack ads, being talked down to, and trying to be fooled by the bs. also wouldn't mind knowing WHO supported such bs.

editor obviously accepted and condoned publishing it as a non political ad without names as she wished, but it smells and seems wrong and unethical. much worse than her recent published claim on the pool condemnation and the one 2 weeks ago that randolph voters would get to vote on the ambulance issue.

is it bad to expect better from our local paper?
guest

Ravenden, AR

#2 Nov 4, 2012
i agree with all the above
bet i know what citzens were behind this ad
you're right some of us are not stupid!

as far as the paper and truths being printed??? LOL
Correct

Mountain Home, AR

#3 Nov 4, 2012
One can easily discern the political bias from the Star Herald Editor...just like Washington DC political cronies...AR and Randolph County are no different. They are just mad they are losing ground. The reason Gov Beebe split Randolph County 3 ways was to save Randolph County from turning Republican. It may in spite of his dirty tactics. Lol
guest

Ravenden, AR

#4 Nov 4, 2012
this race between collin-smith and wyatt has been one nasty race . don't think lcs will win, but shame on these local democrat taking "big bee" tactics you guys need to remember lcs and phil live here pay taxes here donate money here go to church here etc. she will be here and the "big bee"will be back in LR laughing at you local Deocrates for doing his dirty work re: making an jackass out of yourselves
This just in

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#5 Nov 4, 2012
Heard it was Richard Gaines and jack Macord was behind this fwiw
Gotcha

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Nov 4, 2012
This just in wrote:
Heard it was Richard Gaines and jack Macord was behind this fwiw
The jig is up!
Brtc fan

Ash Flat, AR

#7 Nov 4, 2012
That is just more reason to believe what the ad said was true.
This just in wrote:
Heard it was Richard Gaines and jack Macord was behind this fwiw
true

Ash Flat, AR

#8 Nov 4, 2012
Brtc fan wrote:
That is just more reason to believe what the ad said was true.
<quoted text>
true, the bill didn't get 100% of the vote. absolutely shocking info there!!!

the criticism was purely a straw man set up just to attack someone.

it was a huge bill for all college funding in ar - not just brtc as it was presented in several ads. pure paid political attack ad that should of had a name(s) or organization attached.
press out of control

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Nov 4, 2012
You are correct in questioning the editors "manipulation" of voters regarding the ambulance franchise. She clearly stated falsely that "Randolph County voters" would decide the ambulance issue, but the ballot limits voters to only those residing within the city limits of Pocahontas. There was plenty of confusion already, too bad for both sides that she muddied the waters further. This type of interference by a person in her position should not be tolerated.

Note that she was VERY quick to respond to a perceived misstatement by a candidate. Lets see if she is as quick to PUBLISH a correction or apologize for her own obviously false and misleading statement.

Do you think she will publicly comment on her "error"? WANNA BET?
Guest

Ash Flat, AR

#10 Nov 5, 2012
How is that a manipulation? It was just a misstatement. That statement in no way could change the outcome of the vote.

I don't blame her for quickly responding to Lori Benedict lying and slandering her and her business in a radio ad.
press out of control wrote:
You are correct in questioning the editors "manipulation" of voters regarding the ambulance franchise. She clearly stated falsely that "Randolph County voters" would decide the ambulance issue, but the ballot limits voters to only those residing within the city limits of Pocahontas. There was plenty of confusion already, too bad for both sides that she muddied the waters further. This type of interference by a person in her position should not be tolerated.
Note that she was VERY quick to respond to a perceived misstatement by a candidate. Lets see if she is as quick to PUBLISH a correction or apologize for her own obviously false and misleading statement.
Do you think she will publicly comment on her "error"? WANNA BET?
editor is pure democrat

Mountain Home, AR

#11 Nov 5, 2012
Guest wrote:
How is that a manipulation? It was just a misstatement. That statement in no way could change the outcome of the vote.
I don't blame her for quickly responding to Lori Benedict lying and slandering her and her business in a radio ad.
<quoted text>
This local paper is so biased that I quit buying it last year, Typical low life tactics by a third rate hack, With time this paper will die since it's circulation keeps dropping
funny

Ravenden, AR

#12 Nov 5, 2012
pure democrat = oxymoron
really

Ravenden, AR

#13 Nov 5, 2012
Guest wrote:
How is that a manipulation? It was just a misstatement. That statement in no way could change the outcome of the vote.
I don't blame her for quickly responding to Lori Benedict lying and slandering her and her business in a radio ad.
<quoted text>
how do you know it was lying and slandering?

you get cc'd on benedict's and paper's to and from emails?

know how often she checks it or if her or paper's computer or service may have been down?
some email systems also have filters/blocking.

poor way to conduct business and interviews imo.
jackass

Mountain Home, AR

#14 Nov 5, 2012
guest wrote:
this race between collin-smith and wyatt has been one nasty race . don't think lcs will win, but shame on these local democrat taking "big bee" tactics you guys need to remember lcs and phil live here pay taxes here donate money here go to church here etc. she will be here and the "big bee"will be back in LR laughing at you local Deocrates for doing his dirty work re: making an jackass out of yourselves
the real jack is lcs, showed-out something awful in the little rock, just being lcs is enough to lose the senate seat. she and phil can leave anytime, be ok with me.
David Wyatt loser

Mountain Home, AR

#15 Nov 5, 2012
the real tax and spender is David Wyatt who supports abortion, gun control and tax and spend liberal who helped BeBee split up Randolph county.
guest

Ravenden, AR

#16 Nov 5, 2012
How do you know it wasn't? The paper put out the dates and times. If she has proof to the contrary, then she is welcome to prove it. She won't, because she can't. Are you really blaming her internet service?? ha! your funny. You think e-mail is a poor way to do business? Welcome to the 21st century!! That is THE way business is done now. Maybe you prefer carbon copies and pony express, but no one else does. If she too stupid to use e-mail than she definitley is far too stupid to be a state rep! She is just whining and complaining. Every other candidate got theirs in with no problems, incluidng Linda Collins Smith. Stop making excuses for Benedict.
really wrote:
<quoted text>
how do you know it was lying and slandering?
you get cc'd on benedict's and paper's to and from emails?
know how often she checks it or if her or paper's computer or service may have been down?
some email systems also have filters/blocking.
poor way to conduct business and interviews imo.
guest

Ravenden, AR

#17 Nov 5, 2012
"Earth to Linda Collins Smith, Earth to Linda Collins Smith..." Best ad of the year and so true! lol
David Wyatt loser wrote:
the real tax and spender is David Wyatt who supports abortion, gun control and tax and spend liberal who helped BeBee split up Randolph county.
richard Gaines

Mountain Home, AR

#18 Nov 5, 2012
Brtc fan wrote:
That is just more reason to believe what the ad said was true.
<quoted text>
Hasn't Richard left his Purevian wife for another women?
He is such a classy guy
Really

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Nov 6, 2012
richard Gaines wrote:
<quoted text> Hasn't Richard left his Purevian wife for another women
He is such a classy guy
Shame on you for using his name on that post. I will pray for you today and report abuse to topix. Although you might not agree with political views of someone dragging a person personally thru the mud whom has given so much to our community shows ignorance and disrespect. God Bless You.
I voted

Mountain Home, AR

#20 Nov 6, 2012
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Shame on you for using his name on that post. I will pray for you today and report abuse to topix. Although you might not agree with political views of someone dragging a person personally thru the mud whom has given so much to our community shows ignorance and disrespect. God Bless You.
So it is common knowledge isn't it,how is the truth considered dragging someones name through the mud?
So we know what kind of religious Bigot you are ,God help you see the truth.

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