It was a good week for health care, women's right and other Democratic ideals

November 14, 2012

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HEALTH CARE, WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND OTHER DEMOCRATIC IDEALS. Barack Obama was elected to a second term in the White House, turning back a Republican who vowed to revoke the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood and move the country closer to a plutocracy.

ARKANSAS REPUBLICANS. They are now in the majority in the Arkansas legislature.

DRINKERS. Voters in Benton, Sharp and Madison counties voted to allow the sale of alcohol and Springdale voted to allow booze to be sold on Sunday.

TAKING THE LAW INTO ONE'S OWN HANDS. An unidentified bystander fired away at fleeing robbers at a Little Rock bank Monday, hitting, fortunately, only the bumper of a car he thought was the getaway car. It wasn't. Police were able to arrest the robbers without the help of Trigger.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART. The Bentonville museum celebrated its first anniversary by releasing attendance figures since Nov. 11, 2011: 600,000.

It was a bad week for ...

MEDICAID IN ARKANSAS NOW. It appears state revenues will fall short of existing needs for Medicaid support by about $140 million.

MEDICAID IN ARKANSAS TOMORROW. The new Ayn Randian legislature is likely to spurn new federal dollars to expand Medicaid.

PEOPLE IN PAIN. Voters rejected a ballot measure that would have legalized medical marijuana in the state, but only by a 51 percent to 49 percent margin.

THE PULASKI COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE. The county Board of Equalization lowered the office's appraised real-estate values by $2 billion, lowering the values of 5,052 properties and making other corrections. The $2 billion was more than half the rise in values determined by the office. For many homeowners, this would be in the "good week for" category.

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It was not a good week for healthcare or women's rights. Assuming you think everyone that works to earn a living should have to pay for someone for someone else's sex life is not a good week for the working women who have their own families to take care of. It is a disgrace to suggest that it is ok to usurp the US Constitution and force people to pay for someone else's sex life. It is a disgrace that Planned parenthood is funded at all beyond health screenings, since they insist on interfering in parental rights and could leave someones teen age child dead or traumatized for life without the parent (or judge) having any input let alone consent. You are a freaking moron.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 11/14/2012 at 1:39 AM

Ya could have reported that it was a bad week for the US Constitution; in that peoples earnings are going to be seized in the for of 16 taxes to pay for other peoples responsibilities. The Constitution forbids the government from taking property without paying the individual (even if the immanent domain laws are abused; they did not need another avenue to assault peoples liberties... most notably that of self-determination). You could have said that it was a bad week for the Second amendment, since the regime begun talks with the UN that are intended to take away our rights to own guns. You could have mentioned that numerous people have been hauled in before their bosses and threatened with loosing their jobs because they used their right to free speech to say how they feel about the socialist failure that was elected through fraudulent votes and by ensuring military ballots were not counted. You could have mentioned that the people affected by hurricane Sandy need help, but the president is off to Asia for Mai-Tai's. Your priorities and my-optic one sided reporting of facts is despicable. The people deserve to hear facts, not biased opinions. Had they heard more, perhaps the driver (Obama) wouldn't be taking us off the fiscal cliff (even Putin agreed). Someone could have been elected that had practical experience beyond campaigning and asking for hand out.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 11/14/2012 at 2:01 AM

All the lay-offs and 28 hour work weeks are the result of Obama-care. Costs are going up. Inflation is going to harm more people that their their free $9.00 birth control helps. Why can't the newspapers have had real economists write what the impact would be instead of so called self-righteous do-gooder's that want to help people with other people's money ( the taxpayers) instead of just their own.

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Posted by Karen Marlatt on 11/14/2012 at 2:07 AM

It was a great week for exposure. We found out that 1) U.S. Generals like "strange" women; 2) a number of U.S. citizens are so sore about our electoral system actually working that they want a divorce from the Union; 3) the President is hopefully going to stand his ground against political terrorists wishing to hurt our economy as well as less well off citizens in the name of maintaining ill advised tax cuts.

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Posted by paratus on 11/14/2012 at 9:05 PM

Hey Karen, I'm not going to charge you a damn dime for my sex life, unless you insist.

I noticed Karen omitted any rant about health care plans paying for erectile dysfunction drugs or penile implants. What's with that?

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Posted by eLwood on 11/15/2012 at 12:32 AM

>> You could have mentioned that numerous people have been hauled in before their bosses and threatened with loosing their jobs because they used their right to free speech to say how they feel about the socialist failure...<

Hey Karen. Check out the first amendment. Where does it say your boss cannot restrict free speech? Things you never learned in school: "Free Speech" is a bar against government shutting it down, not against employers. Sorry, your bosses are still your bosses. "Free speech" is not a right of employment.

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