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Dustin McDaniel to Jon Hubbard: Stick it

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HATEFUL JON HUBBARD: He gets a blistering from attorney general.
  • HATEFUL JON HUBBARD: He gets a blistering from attorney general.
Or maybe a better headline phrase in this context: " ... tu madre, Juan."

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seems to unerringly choose a bad political direction from my point of view as he draws closer to a gubernatorial race in 2014. I guess that makes a certain amount of sense except that he does have a Democratic primary for starters.

But I have nothing but agreement with McDaniel's fierce "ef yourself" to Republican Rep. Jon Hubbard, one of the nuttiest members of the GOP delegation and a dark and dangerous soul when it comes to our Latino friends.

Hubbard went ballistic when McDaniel's office announced a new Spanish-language version of the office website. It occurs not to Hateful Hubbard that there are American citizens and legal residents who could use this service. Wrote McDaniel, in part:

We have legal citizens of this state who pay taxes and serve in the military and also speak Spanish. Our website has been updated to include Spanish sections to better serve those citizens. It cost the taxpayers not one dime to include this service, for two reasons: 1. We have had a Spanish version of our website for many years; and 2. Updating the translation and making the website more user friendly was done by my exisitng staff, including a natuarlized US Citizen who speaks Spanish fluently. In short, I find tour tone insulting and your premise to be without merit. I will refrain from characterizing your motivation, but one could easily infer that you are simply an angry, misguided person. I was proud to represent Jonesboro in The House seat you now occupy. Your lack of civility and substance, not limited to publishing my personal e mail address and blind copying the press on your e mail, make me embarassed that you represent our community. No further comment on this issue is warranted, and your future angry emails will be forwarded to the press and will go unanswered.

Full correspondence on the jump, including a rejoinder whine from Hubbard.

—- On Tue, 7/12/11, Jon Hubbard wrote:
From: Jon Hubbard
Subject: Hispanic websites
To: "Dustin McDaniel"
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 10:06 PMMr. Attorney General:

Please explain the purpose behind your Hispanic website, and do you also plan to provide a similar service for all of the other nationalities in Arkansas, and if not, why? What is the cost to the people of Arkansas for this service? How is this any different from making the Arkansas Drivers License exam available in Spanish, while everyone else in our state must take this exam in English?

Is there a state policy that provides special treatment for Hispanics in Arkansas, while no other ethnic groups are given the same special consideration? I would appreciate your answering these questions for me. Thank you in advance for your prompt reply.

Sincerely,
Jon Hubbard
State Representative
District 75
Jonesboro, AR

Sent from my iPhone
On Jul 18, 2011, at 4:50 PM, "Jon Hubbard" wrote:Attorney General McDaniel:

On July 12, 2011, I sent you this email posing questions to you concerning an Hispanic website you have created through your office of Attorney General. I am asking these questions as both a citizen of this state, and as a State Legislator. As of today, you have not replied back to me regarding this matter, and I would greatly appreciate your response.

If you will recall, several times during this most recent Legislative session, you sent representatives from your office to the respective Legislative committees where conservative bills were being presented. On many of those occasions your office spoke "against" those bills, with your reason being the possibility of expense to the State of Arkansas should those bills become passed into law, and later challenged in court. It appears that by setting up an "Hispanic only" website, you are allowing for a very similar possibility that other nationalities in our state, whom you are not appealing to, might challenge your action as being discriminatory. I cannot see any purpose for your pandering to Hispanics in Arkansas, whether it be to those here legally or illegally, unless you think that by doing so you might increase your chances of possibly winning their future vote? If this is your reason for doing so Mr. Attorney General, let me assure you that the good people of this state will see right through this, because in Arkansas, we have seen these tactics used many, many times before. I look forward to your reply that will convince me that my suspicions are incorrect.

Your prompt reply will be appreciated.

Sincerely,
Jon Hubbard
State Representative
District 75
Jonesboro, AR
From: Dustin McDaniel
Date: July 18, 2011 5:20:44 PM CDT
To: Jon Hubbard
Cc: Andrea Lea , Allen Kerr , Benny Speaks , Ann Clemmer , Bruce cozart , Bruce Westerman , Dan Greenberg , Bryan King , Bryan Luster , Andy Mayberry , Gary Deffenbaugh , Gary Stubbelfield , Jon Eubanks , Terry Rice , Lane Jean , Josh Johnston , Cecile Bledsoe , Jason Rapert , Donna Hutchinson , Karen Hopper , Lori Benedict , Linda Collins-Smith , Waylon Harris , John Burris , Katherine Vasilos , Andrew DeMillo , Ann Russell , Asa Hutchinson , Debbie Hobbs , Barbara Mills , Billie Sue Hoggard , Bro Glen Putnam , David Branscum , Jane English , Loy Mauch , Mark Darr , Eddie Joe Senate Williams , Johnny Senate Key , Justin Harris , Kelley Linck , Laurie Masterson , David Meeks , Nate Bell , Teresa Oelke , Prissy Hickerson
Subject: Re: Hispanic websites; 2nd REQUEST

Rep. Hubbard, et al, I will start by noting two things: 1. I was on vacation with my family for the last week and only arrived home today; 2. Since you blind copied the Jonesboro Sun on both of your e mails, my staff has been treating your e mail as a press inquiry and were waiting on me to return so that I may approve their response. In that this process is not quick enough for you and because you have expanded the number of persons on this e mail chain and blind copied the Associated Press on this latest political parlor trick e mail, let me respond as follows: The last census says that 186,000 Arkansans are Latino. We have legal citizens of this state who pay taxes and serve in the military and also speak Spanish. Our website has been updated to include Spanish sections to better serve those citizens. It cost the taxpayers not one dime to include this service, for two reasons: 1. We have had a Spanish version of our website for many years; and 2. Updating the translation and making the website more user friendly was done by my exisitng staff, including a natuarlized US Citizen who speaks Spanish fluently. In short, I find tour tone insulting and your premise to be without merit. I will refrain from characterizing your motivation, but one could easily infer that you are simply an angry, misguided person. I was proud to represent Jonesboro in The House seat you now occupy. Your lack of civility and substance, not limited to publishing my personal e mail address and blind copying the press on your e mail, make me embarassed that you represent our community. No further comment on this issue is warranted, and your future angry emails will be forwarded to the press and will go unanswered.

From: Jon Hubbard
Date: July 18, 2011 5:39:29 PM CDT
To: Dustin McDaniel
Subject: Re: Hispanic websites; 2nd REQUESTDustin:

Regrettably, your response is about what we have come to expect from you. The email address I sent this email to was the only email address I had for you. I might suggest the possibility that your feelings about who represents "your community" just may be very similar to the way the people of this state feel about an Attorney General who ignored their wishes about joining the lawsuit challenging your "Obamacare" fiasco. I can't believe that you are so upset that I cc'ed the press, especially since you love to see your name in the news as often as possible.

Dustin, I regret that you are not as passionate about representing the people of Arkansas, as you are about proping up this person masquerading as POTUS.

Respectfully,
Jon Hubbard

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