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In response to Times' reporting on the Secretary of State's office sending faulty data on felons to county clerks and jeopardizing voter rights:
When only Teapublicans are allowed to vote, only Teapublicans will hold elective office!
And, as usual, no mea culpa nor acceptance of responsibility will be made by Secretary of State Mark (not the race car driver, but the elected official who is NEVER in his office) Martin for this colossal mistake!
This country has evolved to a Third World level when it comes to politics. Folks only want to believe it when it happens to them or their candidate. DNC used every trick in the book to elect Hillary. Corruption and corporate money dominate U.S. politics!
Warren Harper Jr.
[Pulaski County Clerk] Larry Crane is the only elected official I have seen call other elected officials out when they are in the wrong.
Why would you think Martin would direct his staff? He is never there. Plus, since there are no penalties, why should he care?
The days of constitutional officers doing their job is way over.
In response to an Arkansas Blog item about the start of a federal trial in which Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan is being sued for defamation:
Dennis looks like he just stepped off the set of Hee-Haw.
"...Milligan, for his part, said that the shoving match caused him to have chest pains." Naw, more likely to have been caused by too many trips to Brown's Country Store & Restaurant.
"...tried to extort a political opponent at a Krispy Kreme, engaged in questionable campaign finance practices, and said we needed another September 11." Hey, Saline County sends our best & brightest up to LR.
"... he illegally hired a cousin ..." We do all kinds of things with cousins down here.
In response to an Arkansas Blog item about Sen. Tom Cotton's statement that the world would be safer under Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton:
The idea that America will be better with a Donald Trump presidency or that Donald Trump can ever be anything other than he's ever been — a blowhard Barnum ballyhooer and bully — is either delirious or conniving.
Your pick, Cotton.
Anent the Julian Assange DNC email leaks, complete with unredacted (and also innocent) personal information like phone numbers, Matt Tait exposes a huge and dangerous problem inherent in WikiLeaks and Assange (known for his antipathy toward Hillary Clinton) as its increasingly hostile-to-criticism virtually sole arbiter.
("Anent" is my vocabulary-builder for the week and I'm using it profusely although so far everybody hates it and thinks it's "pretentious": a no-no in Hollywood.)
"The metadata analysis I did on the leaked documents that day was almost by accident. I was actually looking for evidence of something much more frightening and which still keeps me up at night: What if the documents were mostly real, but had been surgically doctored? How effective would a carefully planted paragraph in an otherwise valid document be at derailing a campaign? How easily could Russia remove or sidestep an inconvenient DNC official with a single doctored paragraph showing "proof" of dishonest, unethical or illegal practices? And how little credibility would the sheepish official have in asserting that 'all of the rest of the emails are true, but just not the one paragraph or email that makes me look bad?' "
Anyone supporting Donald J. Trump should be shunned and labeled untrustworthy, without good sense and perhaps hiding criminal intent.
Would you trust a Trumper to operate on your child or even rotate your tires? Supporting Trump this week screams I AM NOT SMART! Those our idiot friends, relatives and neighbors voted into office to lead our state government and represent us in Congress saying they endorse Donald J. Trump should be removed from office by any means as soon as possible because no one with a lick of sense could be a Trump supporter after what we know Trump doesn't know.
Cotton may be so bold as to say ... 'cause he isn't up for re-election this year, unfortunately. But every Republican that IS up for reelection across the nation is quaking in their boots. No doubt they're on the phone right now begging the Tri-lateral Commission to do something about that fk'ing Trump! Why, there may be a Jack Ruby right around Trump's next corner! That would be yuge!
The historians of the future will write that between the eight miserable years of the Bush-Cheney crime spree coupled with the Tea Party, plus the inability to nominate a single winning candidate for the presidential race since 2004, resulting in the nomination of the worst human to run for president on a major party ticket since the 1830s, the Republican Party became extinct and few mourned.
Death by Inches