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Pocahontas, AR

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Hmmm? Did I forget to say, "Mulkrin, your work is done.”  (Mar 1, 2014 | post #15)

Pocahontas, AR

traffic court

Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd. guest cries:—'tis time! 'tis time! Round about the caldron go; In the poison'd entrails throw.— Toad, that under cold stone, Days and nights has thirty-one; Swelter'd venom sleeping got, Boil thou first in the cursed pot! Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.  (Mar 1, 2014 | post #14)

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Word to the wise: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.  (Feb 25, 2014 | post #10)

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traffic court

WHEN ONE PERSON IS ABOVE THE LAW, WE CANNOT CLAIM TO BE A NATION OF LAWS. WE BECOME A NATION OF LAWLESS PEOPLE.  (Feb 24, 2014 | post #7)

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Is Arkansas Victim in a Fed Power Grab?

Some state legislators are asserting that their legislative power is being stripped from them by the federal government. In looking at this more closely, we might need to ask, "Are they true victims?" States, on average, receive one-third of their annual budget from the federal government. According to data collected in 2013, Mississippi receives nearly half of its money from D.C., followed closely by Louisiana and Arizona. No one would argue against the assertion that governors and state legislators are addicted to the “free” federal money. Yet, is it truly "free" money, especially since more government is what happens every time the governor of a state cashes one of those checks from Congress? Is this the behavior of a victim? It seems the federal government has not “seized” power from the states; the states have sold their sovereignty for a mess of federal pottage. The New American has chronicled for years the co-opting of local police by the Department of Homeland Security(D.H.S.). Millions of dollars in grants are given to local law enforcement and in exchange the police hand over control to the feds. We have reported that the police’s addiction to the D.H.S. is such that many departments have officers whose sole daily duty is to fill out grant applications. Is that the behavior of a victim? To move forward, state legislators first need to admit that the states are not passive victims of any federal seizure of their power; second, state legislators need to realize that they are consistently selling their citizens’ birthright of sovereignty for a mess of federal pottage; third, state legislators must also admit that every day in state houses across the country, they compete for a preferred place at the federal feeding trough; and finally, nullification is the best and most constitutionally sound method of returning power to the states, as the Founders intended. Some state legislators understand this, but many, including some liberty-minded groups promoting an Article V Convention, do not. There is no such thing as a free lunch. "GRANTS cost us State sovereignty!"  (Feb 24, 2014 | post #1)

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Our Nation: food for thought #1

If my messages reach many but, enlighten only one person, I've reached my goal. I believe wasting time is staying silent. Here is one of my quotes: "Surely you can get an ostrich's head out of the sand by ruffling its feathers."  (Feb 23, 2014 | post #6)

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Our Nation: food for thought #1

Here is some information to think about: "If you think the downfall of America is only a democrat problem, you are not seeing the big picture. There is actually only one party, which is owned by corporations and a global cabal. Two doors, both leading to the same slaughter house. As long as that narrative persists, no changes will occur in the Republican Party. NHPatriot1776 has it right. As that great philosopher (wink!) George Wallace once remarked, there isn't a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, when you really look at the bigger picture of what's accomplished. Which party brought us HIPAA (which is FAR from being about our privacy - that's just a smokescreen)? Which party brought us Homeland Security and the Patriot Act? And the list goes on.... And which party currently controls the House, yet legislation designed to ruin this nation continues to be passed by Congress and signed by the President? And if you think you're getting "fair and balanced" on Fox News, ask these questions: Why was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi on 11 September 2012? (Rep. Trey Gowdy at least DID ask that question of the media.) What was the topic of that hastily arranged meeting between Ambassador Stevens and the Turkish Consul General? Ambassador Stevens walked the Turkish Consul General to the front gate, where they continued to chat, before the Consul General left. Road blocks were in place around the area, to prevent traffic between Stevens' consulate and the CIA Annex several blocks away. The attack came within minutes of the Turkish Consul General's departure. Why did the Turkish Consul General never call back to Ambassador Stevens and tell him about the road block activity going on in the area? Why has there been no further mention of the Turkish Consul General since the first couple of days after the attack? Why hasn't he been contacted and questioned about that night? You don't hear those questions being asked by Congress, and you don't hear them being asked by Fox News (and you CERTAINLY don't hear coverage of Benghazi at all on the other networks!). Why is that? Oh - did I mention that Turkey has now been named a growing sponsor of terrorism? http://www.defendd emocracy.org... No, you are not getting a balance to the Democrat Party by voting Republican. I used to be one - the Party left me. Wake up and get active. It's the Republicans that think their Party will save this nation. That won't happen as long as the ruling leadership in the formerly "Grand" Old Party is in place." - unk 2014 My thoughts: Vet every candidate in all parties, every time. Choose the best person for the job, every time. Forget about voting for friends, relatives, and talkative snake oil salesmen. Always remember, you pay for what you get.  (Feb 22, 2014 | post #1)

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What is your view?

Thank you guest, but I have a different agenda. You'll find there are many qualified, good people living in this county who are willing to commit to local public service for us. I'm going to talk with all candidates before this next election. I feel positive about our future. We ALL must get involved in this process. Voting is one of our greatest freedoms and responsibilities.  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #3)

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city council meeting today

It would be a grand day to see opposition for every incumbent position in the county. The competition would give voters more choices to select qualified politicians. There are so many areas of opportunity for our great county. Take a step forward, not back. Lisa, please convince those two people you mentioned, to run for office this year. God bless all the selfless people who want to make our communities better. Hard work, clear vision, and perseverance go a long way.  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #11)

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What is your view?

I read this today and decided to pass it along for your comments: "Let's privatize welfare, food stamps, obamacare, public school, social security, medicare, utility subsidies, social services, HHS, HUD, Labor, Education, affirmative action, quotas, etc. The Founders understood that people take care of themselves. They knew that self-reliance was what people engaged in naturally and charity occurs naturally in the private sector. The Constitution provides for governance within the parameters of the Preamble. The Preamble limits government to security and infrastructure. Read it. Justice, Tranquility, Defense, General Welfare, Blessings of Liberty. Did you read it? The Founders told you and tell you right now through their words. They wrote them for you to read. Government is limited to security and infrastructure. All industries are the "blessings of liberty" and are conducted by private parties in the natural, free and open markets of the private sector. Central Planning controlling private industry came later in the Communist Manifesto - it and the Constitution really are different." What do you think?  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #1)

Pocahontas, AR

city council meeting today

I'm so baffled by the news: 1/4 of Americans don't know the Earth revolves around the Sun. It makes me wonder if the ship is sinking too rapidly. I do know governments cannot sustain negative balance sheets for long periods of time. Secondly, I know the public cannot continue being squeezed for more taxes in a recession. So, my question is: Have we gone too far with Tax and Spend policies? Time will tell all. IMHO, we need new blood in office to enable a fresh view of where we stand, fiscally, financially, politically, ethically, and responsibly. The public needs transparency and accountability. Therefore, put on your thinking caps, and remember 3 Vs; 1. Vett, 2. Verify, and 3. Vote!  (Feb 17, 2014 | post #9)

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Please will some one please run for mayor besides Tim

That's good news. I hope he creates a homepage or makes his FB page public so voters can start vetting him. I wish the best to Mr. Story and all other candidates who are willing to offer their services for the good of the public.  (Feb 13, 2014 | post #23)

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Please will some one please run for mayor besides Tim

WRONG! I am not running for office in Randolph County. Period!  (Feb 11, 2014 | post #16)

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I agree wholeheartedly. When you mentioned leadership and management skills, many people don't know the difference. Both are important and should be applied in most, if not all, situations. Everyone should thoroughly vet candidates about their capabilities and knowledge. Elected officials should always remind themselves of the fact: "Of the people, by the people, and for the people" applies to them.  (Feb 11, 2014 | post #103)