The line is open. Tonight's the night for our monthly Arkansas Times
get-together. You need not be a digital member to attend. It's from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cafe 5501, formerly RJ Tao, at 5501 Kavanaugh. Appetizers and happy hour drinks are on offer, plus an opportunity to beat up on the Arkansas Blog and assorted other Timespeople.
In other news:
* ARKANSAS CLEARED IN THREAT CASE
: I wrote earlier about the arrest in Fort Smith of a man who made a threat against an Arizona congressman. The Phoenix New Times has learned
the man was apparently just passing through Arkansas. He's an Arizona resident of the district represented by the congressman.
TIM GRIFFIN: Piping it again.
* TINY TIM GRIFFIN SPINS MADLY:
Maybe the Democrat-Gazette tomorrow will front-page Tiny Tim Griffin's
disingenuous handling of Obamacare, just as it writes his every pronouncement on his pals at ExxonMobil
as holy writ. But in the meanwhile, we'll tell you he's spinning today. The Democratic Party
did a little political stagecraft today, presenting Griffin's office with a copy of an op-ed from his mentor, Karl Rove
, urging Republicans not to go ahead with the kamikaze notion of shutting down government if Obamacare funding
isn't stripped from the budget. Griffin has all kind of ready response, even a video. Short version: It's Obama's fault if the president doesn't cave to Republican's economic terrorism and strip the law of the land from the budget bill. Shutdown is on Obama, not Griffin. Or so he says. So far, the public isn't buying. But, Griffin is well-practiced in telling often enough that it becomes received as truth. Here's Fox 16 on today's silliness.