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How about a new law? If you want to join a white supremacist organization, you have to take one of those complex DNA tests first. That would cut way down on the membership. But if you pass, you would be eligible for a Master Race Master Card. Money back every time you charge Tiki torches, ammo, rebel flags and the large-print edition of Soldier of Fortune magazine.

David Rose

Hot Springs

From the web

In response to an Arkansas Blog item about U.S. Rep. Bruce's Westerman's complaint about a nonprofit that advocates for the disabled getting federal money and his false claim that the director was making a six-figure salary:

I believe Westerman was attacking his own self. He is paid with federal taxpayer money, and his salary is well north of the six-figure threshold. I am sure he will apologize once he realizes he was accidentally addressing the asshole in his mirror.

Arbiter of All Things AOAT

Westerman — perhaps the best example of Arkansans continuing to vote against their own best interests (unless you're the Chamber of Commerce). Any of us, including the congressman, could get hit by a bus tomorrow and be disabled. Westerman no doubt could afford the best of care for the rest of his life. How many Arkansans can say the same? And the arrogant Westerman could not care less.

Kate

In response to an Arkansas Blog item on raises handed out at the state attorney general's Office:

So the director of Arkansas Department of Correction probation and parole gets fired for asking for increase in budget to hire more officers to handle their workload but the AG can hand out this enormous amount in salary increases for her staff? After all, I am sure what they do is much more important than monitoring those individuals on probation and parole!

justcantbelieve

In response to an Arkansas Blog item on more fundraising by state Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) for a nonprofit foundation he runs because, he says, the "Satanic Temple, the American Atheists and the ACLU" wish to destroy the Ten Commandments monument that honors "the historical and moral foundation of law."

Rapert has no concept nor knowledge of "historical or foundation of law" because he does not know Moses copied the Code of Hammurabi, who was in that part of the world long before Moses came along and had his laws posted on stone tablets throughout his kingdom so people would know what the codes were. They are not original with Moses in spite of what Rapert and others may think. Sheesh.

Cato1

In response to the Aug. 2 cover story, "Blight-buster," about lawyer Richard Mays' environmental litigation:

Elected officials and bureaucrats always think they have the best solutions to public policy issues. When the people actually have better solutions, we often have to go to court to force the deciders there is indeed a better mousetrap out there. Elected officials and bureaucrats aren't very good at listening to better alternatives. Our system of governance shouldn't work that way.

Sound Policy

Comment in an open line on the Arkansas Blog:

I find it very disheartening to see American citizens side with a president who regularly attacks our institutions, our freedoms, our citizens, our allies, and so on. In a nutshell, such people are also attacking America along with Trump.  For me, I've had enough of Trump treading on our freedoms, our rights, our institutions, our friends and our system. Those siding with him are joining a traitorous and treasonous man bent in taking our country apart because some folks don't like him doing such. It's a death spiral feeding on its own insanity and nurtured by the gullible, the ignorant and the selfish.

Jake da Snake

In response to the Arkansas Blog's notice of an observance of the 73rd anniversary of the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

A terrible occasion and loss of life, but unfortunately necessary to stop a fanatical enemy who placed no value on human life as they demonstrated time and again in committing atrocities against civilian populations. It also saved thousands of American military lives by bringing an end to the war without having to invade the homeland islands.

Razorblade

Although the old (and highly publicized by the government) trope about how 'Murica was "forced" to use the bomb is popular with the Archie Bunker set, the truth is that the unnecessary use of atomic bombs against primarily civilian targets of a beaten Japan had nothing to do with shortening the war OR "saving" American GIs, whose lives, prior to dropping the bombs, had been spent quite freely, but continuing to do so might have presented a PR problem after Germany's surrender and the public pressure to "get the boys home."

The rush to use the bombs before Japan would be ALLOWED to surrender had everything to do with demonstrating to Russia, the only other superpower to emerge from WWII, just who had power, although that wouldn't be true for very long. Now we have an ahistorical, uneducated, raving psycho of rather arrested mental development at the helm of our crazily massive, expensive and unneeded nuclear arsenal.

tsallenarng

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