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robert thompson

I just got home from early voting today, and I voted a straight Republican ballot. I vote to be governed, not ruled.  (Nov 3, 2014 | post #27)

Paragould, AR

robert thompson

That ad with Bob Branch saying he'd rather sleep in a "holler log" accuses Blake Johnson of voting to increase taxes on groceries and energy. I don't see how that is possible, since Blake Johnson has not even been in the legislature. As far as I can tell from searching for details on him, this is his first political campaign. So the accusation of him voting to increase taxes is a lie manufactured from thin air.  (Nov 2, 2014 | post #23)

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How to Interpret DianaDavisSpeak when watching Region 8 ...

Basically she pronounces emphasized syllables that have short e's as though they are short a's. Thus "express " is pronounced as "exprass, " "Texas" is pronounced as "Taxas," "next" is "naxt," etc. She does the same with not all but some long a's, pronouncing them as short a's. Thus "says" is pronounced as "sazz" and "straight ahead" is pronounced as "straight ahadd." Why does she do this? Who knows? But if you listen closely, you'll find that occasionally she slips up and pronounces one of these syllables correctly. That indicates to me that the mispronunciations are deliberate and contrived.  (Aug 25, 2014 | post #1)

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Ferguson - Paragould, AR

They''re not looters; they're "undocumented shoppers."  (Aug 25, 2014 | post #17)

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Accuracy of polls that today say Obama vs. Romney favor R...

I don't put much stock in these polls that show Obama vs. Romney today would result in a Romney win. These polls were conducted by telephone and, while Obama won 100% of the cemetery vote in 2012, it's highly unlikely that any of those voters are capable of participating in a telephone poll.  (Jul 30, 2014 | post #1)

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Unsolved History's Irritating Narrator

She could benefit from interning with Peter Thomas, who narrates "Forensic Files."  (May 8, 2014 | post #73)

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Government Welfare for Big Agribusiness?

All right. Here's a REAL environmental problem that we all need to be concerned about, because this one has the potential to cause a world wide famine. Over the past decade the big agri-chemical companies have been phasing in neonicotinoids to replace organophosphates and carbamates as insecticides. These chemicals are deployed by coating the seeds with them that the companies sell to farmers for planting. The reason for the change? The neonicotinoids are not as toxic to mammals as the previous insecticides were. In other words, these companies don't find as many dead rats in their seed bins, now that they coat them with neonicotinoids. However, neonicotinoids are particularly toxic to honey bees, and while the previous chemicals used were taken up by the leaves of the germinating plants but not the flowers, neonicotinoids are also taken up by the flowers and get into the pollen. The bees then are exposed to the neonicotinoids while pollinating the plants' flowers. Now the bee population is beginning to decline because of this. It is so ominous a threat that the European Union parliament has recently banned neonicotinoids. But virtually all corn and soybean seeds in the US are coated with neonicotinoids, despite clear scientific evidence of its harmful effect on the population of honey bees. Plants are dependent on honey bees for pollination, to enable plants to reproduce. Russian president Putin recently asked, no, he insisted, that the US should ban neonicotinoids, too, but Obama refused. Why? Because the biggest manufacturers, Monsanto, Syngenta and Bayer, are all big time contributors to the Democratic Party. Besides, the EPA is too busy propping up and maintaining the thoroughly discredited global warming hoax to be bothered with this issue. After all, we can't allow the prospect of a famine and a resulting world war to interfere with political correctness, now can we?  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #13)

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Adult circumcision

More sensitivity doesn't mean lack of control. Most of the control is mental, not physical. An overly excited circumcised man can pop off prematurely, while an intact man who can mentally control his excitement can last as long as he wants. I'm intact, and I've never been a member of the S&R Club (Squirt & Run).  (Jun 17, 2013 | post #24)

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Jana McFadden

You're a damned liar. Yes, I played in bars, but I didn't do drugs, unless you consider beer or an occasional tequila a drug.  (Jan 21, 2013 | post #16)

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President Obama OWNS IT NOW!

He has to be willing to work with Congress, not tell them that "elections have consequences" like he did in 2009. Besides, he has the Senate. Bill Clinton learned to work with Congress after the Republicans gained control in 1994. He went along with Newt's agenda and in fact claimed it as his own agenda, when it became apparent that it was working. Then Clinton got ALL the credit and Congress NONE. So yes, it's all on Obama now. Don't hold your breath, though, because Obama is a total idealogue. Clinton allowed his pragmatism to overrule his ideology.  (Nov 8, 2012 | post #7)

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Anyone remember Charlie O soda

I remember having Charlie O sodas. I was surprised to find that to make Mountain Dew, you mixed the grapefruit flavor with the pineapple flavor 50/50, and it was Mountain Dew exactly.  (Nov 8, 2012 | post #15)

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I Voted Today!

Well, I voted yesterday and didn't have to wait at all. I did review my votes carefully, though, to ensure that the machine didn't change my vote to Obama before I pressed to "vote" button. Isn't it curious that everywhere there has been a problem with the voting machines, they are always changing Romney votes to Obama and never the other way around? That would be a statistical impossibility if the problems were mere calibration errors.  (Nov 2, 2012 | post #3)

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Global Warming

Since the mean annual temperature has been steadily decreasing every year for over a decade now, I don't see how Sandy can be attributed to global warming for any reason other than a political one. As for the greenhouse effect, water vapor is responsible for so much more of this than is carbon dioxide, it makes worrying about how much CO2 contributes to trapping atmospheric heat, compared to that of water vapor, like worrying about how much a flea contributes to the weight of an elephant. If carbon dioxide is responsible for trapping heat in the atmosphere, rather than water vapor, then why is it that the temperature drops so much on a clear, low humidity winter night, while on a humid winter night the water vapor condenses into a cloud cover that acts as a blanket and prevents the temperature from dropping very much? Have you global warming advocates ever even considered that? I don't think so, because yours is a political agenda, not a scientific concern.  (Nov 2, 2012 | post #43)

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Unsolved History's Irritating Narrator

I'm glad you found it! It's been quite some time since I started this post, and I've been glad to find that there are many who feel the same as I do about Kathleen Kern's narrative non-skills.  (Oct 16, 2012 | post #56)

Paragould, AR

Piggies drop out of the top 25...

I agree, but they cannot afford to repeat the same big mistakes they made last night when they play ULM. ULM looks much improved from last year.  (Sep 9, 2012 | post #5)

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