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Sunday night line

Posted by Max Brantley on Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 3:39 PM

The line is open. A few items of note:

* RAZORBACK INJURY REPORT: From the UA Athletic Department:

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The following statement regarding injuries is from University of Arkansas football head coach John L. Smith:

“Tevin Mitchel suffered an injury above the shoulders. He was kept in Little Rock last night and will probably stay again tonight. The testing that has been done on Tevin came back favorable for him to recover. He will continue to be monitored and will be doubtful for Saturday.

Tyler Wilson took a hit to the head and was kept in Little Rock last night for observation. His prognosis is good and he will be day-to-day.

Kody Walker suffered a lower leg injury and is likely out for the season. Kaelon Kelleybrew has a bruised arm and is probable for Saturday’s game.”

* INSULT ON INJURY: A Hillcrest resident reports unhappiness for getting ticketed by Little Rock police for parking a car in front of his home.

I'm wondering how many other Hillcrest residents received parking tickets last night for parking in front of their homes during the Razorback game. This is the first time in 13 years this has happened to us. In my opinion, this ordinance should not be enforced for residents parked in front of their homes

Anybody else have any experience with this? I presume this refers to enforcement of rules that ban parking on certain streets during War Memorial events. It was nearly universally ignored yesterday, judging by what I encountered as I tried to thread my way through the streets and traffic to reach the stadium late in the game to help a stranded motorist. Couldn't get there. If they issued one ticket, they could have issued hundreds.

* ENDORSEMENT: Little Rock School Board member Dianne Curry, in a three-way race for election this year, said she's received endorsements from the Little Rock and Arkansas Education Associations and the Central Arkansas Labor Council. She said they'll be joined by others, including legislators and school board members, at a press event Monday. Frances Johnson and Tanya Dixon have also filed for the seat.

* POLICE SHOOTING: Channel 4 has a report on a fatal shooting yesterday by an Alexander police officer, said to be an accident.

UPDATE: A Bryant man is dead at the hands of an Alexander police officer — and the officer says it was all just an accident.

State police say around 4:30 Saturday, Officer Nancy Cummings saw 30-year-old Carelton Wallace walking along Brookwood Road in Alexander.

She told police he had a gun tucked into his waistband. She then says she saw him toss it into the woods.

But while searching him as she tried to arrest him, Officer Cummings says her gun just went off.

Wallace later died at a hospital.

Tonight, the Alexander Police Chief Horace Walters says even though Cummings has less than a year on the job, she — like his other officers — was properly trained.

Walters says, "I run an above-board operation. I do not allow half-hazard policing and above all, I monitor my officers daily."

Officer Cummings is on paid leave while state police continue to investigate. Ultimately, it will be up to the prosecutor to decide on charges.

Original Story:

Mutliple Law Enforcement crews are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting in Saline County.

That's according to the Saline County Sheriff's office.

It happened near the intersection of Lindsey and Brookwood Street in Alexander.

Police say it was a female officer who shot at a male subject. That person has been taken to the hospital but their condition is unknown.

We have pictures from a crew on the scene.

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Even with taxes at the lowest levels in decades, Repugs continue to profit by demonizing taxes and condemning people trying to survive on what they dismissively call "entitlements." Meanwhile, Repugs themselves claim to be entitled to enrich themselves even further while burning down the home where their parents made their fortunes. The traitorous 1% continues its hypocrisy.

A history of the income tax from the always reliable Alternet:
"Conservatives’ century-long war against taxes has paid off by convincing everyday Americans to think taxes are a horrible thing that pays for government waste. Our ancestors knew this was not true. The income tax was the most popular economic justice movement of the late 19th and early 20th century. ... the income tax was so popular that the nation passed a constitutional amendment so that the right-wing Supreme Court couldn’t overturn it."…

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Posted by YossarianMinderbinder on 09/09/2012 at 4:14 PM

Last year, the CDC introduced Americans to survival tactics for the Zombie Apocalypse. FEMA is following up with Zombie Awareness Month in October.…

For the Zombie graphic novel inspired by CDC's Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse…
Directly to novella:…

Remember these resources when Tea-publicans roam the streets.

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Posted by YossarianMinderbinder on 09/09/2012 at 4:26 PM

Thanks Yossarian. I'll save that for after "60 Minutes".

"4 Surprising Ways the South's New Political Landscape Is Upending National Politics"
-- Institute for Southern Studies / By Chris Kromm

(this is for anyone interested but esp for outlier, being she's only recently returned to Red America)

The South is the fastest-growing region in the country. According to the 2010 Census, half of the states with the biggest percentage increase in the country over the last decade were in the 13-state* Southern region....

Demographics are changing everywhere in the country, but it's happening faster in the South. Here are some of the ways the face of the South is changing:
* The "Majority-Minority" South: Growing Latino and African-American communities are pushing hundreds of Southern counties towards so-called "majority minority" status.
* Voter ID laws in Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and other states are facing fierce resistance -- and effective court challenges -- because of the disproportionate impact they could have on historically disenfranchised voters.

* The ultimate impact of redistricting after the 2010 Census has been to dillute the overall power of African-American and Latino voters, thinly spreading them in most districts and hyper-concentrating them in others. "

Republicans, take note, Blowback is going to be a bitch. People have long memories.

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Posted by eLwood on 09/09/2012 at 4:29 PM

those seeking discriminating fun will find this to their liking

James Taylor Sings "Romney & Bain" ("Fire & Rain" Parody) - Jimmy Fallon

"I've seen Romney and I've seen Bain...."

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Posted by eLwood on 09/09/2012 at 4:45 PM

"Clinton is Better Than Obama at Explaining Why Obama is Better Than Clinton"

That says it all, doesn't it?…

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Posted by John A Arkansawyer on 09/09/2012 at 4:50 PM

When I lived on C St we always had to pull off the street (into yard) to park on game days or tickets would appear. They were very serious then.

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Posted by Mean Gene on 09/09/2012 at 6:04 PM

Know how, when you're out there with your iPhone on the mean streets recording military takeovers or politicians lying or police bru- . . . .…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/09/2012 at 6:12 PM

Linda Greenhouse has an excellent op-ed at the NYTimes which was triggered by an apology from the German pharmaceutical company that manufactured thalidomide. Those of you my age or older will remember Sherri Finkbine.…

"Researching the period many years later for a book on the history of the abortion debate, I found newspaper editorials from the conservative heartland calling on legislatures to re-think blanket bans on abortion. “Here is a need for common sense,” The Tulsa Tribune wrote in its editorial response to Ms. Chessen’s plight."

"A decade later, when the Supreme Court had Roe v. Wade under consideration but had not yet issued its decision, the Gallup Organization reported that sizable majorities of men and women in all demographic groups agreed with the statement: “The decision to have an abortion should be made solely by a woman and her physician.” The majorities included Protestants, Catholics, Democrats and, most notably, BY A MARGIN OF 68 PERCENT TO 27 PERCENT, REPUBLICANS." (emphasis mine)

Read the first 10 or 20 comments too---or all of them if you have the time. Sherri Chessen (her married name) chimes in on some of the comments. She had four children when she flew to Sweden to get an abortion. She had two more after her abortion. If you read the stories in the comments, you realize that she might not have had those 2 additional children if she had been forced to have a back alley abortion. So many of them resulted in permanent infertility, if not death.

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Posted by the outlier on 09/09/2012 at 6:19 PM

You might be a terrorist if ... follow the CDC's suggestions on how to prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse.
"Yet with the Los Angeles Police Commission telling LAPD officers to document and report the DOJ's controversial "Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities," the question morphs from how will we survive the zombie apocalypse, to how will we prepare an emergency preparedness kit without such "suspicious behaviors" flagging us as a potentially suspicious domestic terrorist?"

The DOJ considers suspicious terrorist activity to be purchases at home improvement, hobby or large retail stores, including buying batteries, candles, sponges, and model airplane fuel. Among the long laundry list of other suspicious activities are the individual acts of renting watercraft, paying in cash, or photographing outside.

Under the Patriot Act and similar laws, we have more to fear from the hyper-vigilant Dept. of Homeland Security than from actual terrorists.…

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Posted by YossarianMinderbinder on 09/09/2012 at 6:45 PM

As much as it pains me to admit it, I have a sibling who lives in another state who is a Republican and an rabid Romney supporter. My sibling recently saw "2106 Obama's America" and is raving about how it will open liberal eyes and expose who Obama really is. I tried to point out to that the film has been described as being biased propaganda by many sources and reviewers. As always, a waste of breath to explain anyone who is already convinced that Obama is the evil incarnate, that wasting time seeing the movie won't change my opinion or that of most liberals. It might sway a few of the undecided voters but the percentage of undecided at this point is so small that it won't make a difference in the election.

Has anyone here seen it? Did it change your mind?

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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 09/09/2012 at 7:09 PM

NVR, I was going to but that was the time when I had planned to trim my nails so unfortunately, had to give it a pass. Why would anyone pay to waste time going to 90 minutes of right-wing propaganda when I could watch FAUX free (and I won't waste time on that either)?

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Posted by couldn't be better on 09/09/2012 at 7:27 PM

" Why would anyone pay to waste time going to 90 minutes of right-wing propaganda"

That is pretty much the same question I asked!

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Posted by NeverVoteRepublican on 09/09/2012 at 7:39 PM

War Memorial games are supposed to be exempt from the ticketing, unless, they parked on the street facing the wrong way. Then, that's on them.

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Posted by Forcefield on 09/09/2012 at 8:29 PM

Bill Maher ripped into DSouza's ass pretty well on his show Friday night for the propaganda in "2016" and for walking away from his comments involved with Bill getting fired from Politically Incorrect. It should be running all week on HBO and will probably be all over the net too.

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Posted by Monkeys With Spearguns on 09/09/2012 at 8:46 PM

Tony Alamo, ASA!, fortune tellin', high score on mercury emissions...more

Smith's Alternative Arkansas History on this date, by Stephen Smith, PhD:

9-Sep 1935 Senator Hattie Caraway, on hearing news of Huey Long's assassination, said, "It's just a shame a thing like that had to happen."

9-Sep 1871 Judge David Walker deeds land to Arkansas Industrial University at Fayetteville.

9-Sep 1910 William Jennings Bryan spoke in city park at Prescott.

9-Sep 1925 Louise Thompson Patterson begins teaching at Arkansas A.M.& N. College in Pine Bluff.

9-Sep 1986 Federal Judge Elsijane Roy denies request by Ralph Forbes, Christian Populist Party nominee for U.S. Senator, that LWV be ordered to include him in TV debate between Dale Bumpers and Asa Hutchinson.

9-Sep 1987 Sue Vasquez of Hot Springs arrested by Garland County Sheriff's Deputies for telling fortunes without paying the $100-a-week tax required by 1929 law. No local preachers were arrested.

9-Sep 1991 U.S. Attorney Mike Fitzhugh plays tapes of radio sermons as evidence in trial at Fort Smith in attempt to convict Tony Alamo for allegedly threatening to kidnap Federal Judge Morris Arnold.

9-Sep 1996 The UA Campus Facilities Committee voted to demolish Carnall Hall, the 1906 historic landmark designed by Charles L. Thompson.

9-Sep 2002 Benton County School of the Arts board approved a policy that parents, faculty and staff members shouldn't talk to reporters without clearance from administrator Tommy Stokes.

9-Sep 2005 Entergy's White Bluff Generating Plant near Redfield ranked 55th in the nation in pounds of mercury emitted in 2003 out of 489 U.S. power plants. Environmental Integrity Project ranked redfield 28th last May.

9-Sep 1986 League of Women Voters of Arkansas sponsored televised debate between Republican Senate nominee Asa Hutchinson and incumbent Democratic Senator Dale Bumpers. Bumpers won.

9-Sep 1989 Molly Yard, the national president, spoke at the state's National Organization for Women conference in Little Rock. Luncheon speech attended by about 125 people.

9-Sep 1990 Arkansas Democratic Party platform endorsed restructuring of the Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, "immediate and substantial" reduction of clear-cutting, and statewide recycling centers. [high mercury levels ok]

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Posted by eLwood on 09/09/2012 at 9:28 PM

Guess I can tell my Razorbabies now, since "Cloud Atlas" screened last night in Toronto and Lana said they got a massive standing O. Wish I coulda been there, but I saw a near-final cut before I flew to Tampa.

It's . . . amazing. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and an ensemble cast unlike anything ever assembled before (I'm not in this one) pull out all the stops playing multiple characters in stories about karma and reincarnation that span the 1800s to 2300.

(Actually, seeing that near-final cut gave me the inspiration and confidence to pull off my greatest perf to date at Tampa's Executive Airport Thursday a week ago at the crack of dawn. Only four policemen and one possible policewoman were my audience, so you'll have to trust me. And yet, in its way, it constituted a standing O for me that I shall always treasure, though still temporarily bald for my art. Small price to pay for saving America.)

My favorite line from "Cloud Atlas?" (Hope it made the final cut.) "Official cause of accident: pussy."

It's a feast for the soul and the eyeballs. Another cinematic milestone from the Wachowskis, who've promised me something in the next one.

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Posted by Norma Bates on 09/09/2012 at 9:28 PM

“Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?”
― Sandra Day O'Connor

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Posted by eLwood on 09/09/2012 at 10:02 PM
Posted by Cato on 09/09/2012 at 10:10 PM

Willard on "Meet the Press":

"The specifics are these which is those principles I described are the heart of my policy," Romney said.

Say what? Bet Jon Stewart could have fun with that sentence!

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Posted by Sound Policy on 09/09/2012 at 11:17 PM

Down the road, the Romney/Ryan austerity scheme kicks the cans of Americans, with devastating but hidden budget butchering. Like sleazy con-men, R/R hide the bad news under the shell of “Function 920 allowances.”

"The Ryan budget does, in fact, “duck the tough issues.” Ryan claims to be proposing major steps toward a balanced budget and long-term debt reduction, but he doesn’t really tell voters how he is going to get there.”

In a NYT editorial, "The Ryan Sinkhole," Thomas Edsall reveals the cynical shell game con in the Repug budget.

"What people have not been talking about enough is that the Ryan budget contains an $897 billion sinkhole: massive but unexplained cuts in such discretionary domestic programs as education, food and drug inspection, workplace safety, environmental protection and law enforcement."

"While the Ryan budget does specify cuts in programs serving the poor, many of whom are Democratic constituents (Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment benefits), it hides under the abstruse veil of “Function 920 allowances” the cuts in programs popular with many other voters."

The frustrating part of all this is that the Democrats are too cowardly or too inept to communicate this scam to the public.…

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Posted by YossarianMinderbinder on 09/10/2012 at 2:03 AM

Sad about losing ESPN Game Day to rival Tennessee Vols because we can't finish against ULM. With less than 4 minutes left ULM shanks a punt 9 yards and we take over at the ULM 44 yard line and all we have to do is get the ball a few yards down the field and kick a fieldgoal to go up by 10 but instead we give the ball back to them and they end up winning.…

Posted by SalineRepublican on 09/10/2012 at 6:57 AM

SP....that sounds like Sarah Palin speaking. I couldn't understand her either

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Posted by mountaingirl on 09/10/2012 at 8:29 AM

This is hilarious: National Review goes for Socialist Heroism.…

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Posted by arkansasmediawatch on 09/10/2012 at 10:49 AM

amw, And in those plans rolled up in Rmoney's manly, Galtian, arms is an $897 billion sink hole which the two liars aren't explaining to the Hoveround brigade which is their base or as Krugman put it on ThisWeek, "a bunch of old people yelling at chairs".…

"What people have not been talking about enough is that the Ryan budget contains an $897 billion sinkhole: massive but unexplained cuts in such discretionary domestic programs as education, food and drug inspection, workplace safety, environmental protection and law enforcement."

How about some thalidomide for the American people? It never got past the US Food and Drug Administration back in the early 1960's saving untold heartache to the thousands of parents of babies who would have otherwise been born limbless. I guess we don't need no stinkin' FDA.

No EPA? Let the Cuyahoga River burn again. Learn how to treat and filter your own water.

No safe food laws? Who cares? It's mostly old folks and babies who die of Salmonella and E.Coli outbreaks anyway. They are "moochers and leeches", not "jobs creators".

Worker safety? Coal miners are just a bunch of ignorant mountain folks. Who cares about them.

VA benefits? Give those legless veterans a log and a knife and let them carve their own damned legs. If they want to stand on their own two feet, let 'em make 'em themselves. That's what Rand and her acolytes, chief among them Ryan, would do. We are a nation of rugged individualists who built every thing by ourselves. Man up, GI's, stop whining.

I could go on, but surely you have the picture of the dystopian world that awaits us if these two pathological liars win the White House.

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Posted by the outlier on 09/10/2012 at 11:33 AM
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