sixbucks: So… If you go to Jason Rapert’s facebook and say anything negative (no matter how politely stated) he will delete your comment and block you. Tumblrs, you know what to do!
Judge Wright issues injunction against abortion... →
The word from the federal courthouse is that federal Judge Susan Webber Wright has issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the new Arkansas law that was meant to bar most abortions at the 12th week of pregnancy.
yarnlass: so tim griffin has jumped on the benghazi bandwagon (lol) part of the problem with writing to your representative is that they have your email address on file if they feel like sending out propaganda (lol lol) but my email sorted his “12 versions of the truth about Benghazi” email straight to my spam folder (lol lol lol) tim griffin (lol x 1,000,000) There are some old school...
How the Arkansas legislature has changed your life →
fuckyeahnaturalstate: For better or for worse Here’s a rundown on some of the new laws enacted during the 100 days of the 89th General Assembly, which informally adjourned April 23. Formal adjournment is May 17. This article covers: Abortion Education Elections Environment Guns Healthcare Taxes I know it’s a long article, but I implore y’all to look at the ways the 89th General...
Arkansans to Kerry on Keystone: "Come to Our State... →
Two residents of Mayflower, the site of the March 29 pipeline spill, want Kerry to see the damage in their home state before he approves another massive pipeline.
trollinarkansas: Someone needs to tell Harrison to stop wishing so hard for a white Christmas in July. They’re not sending the message they think they’re sending.
Jason Rapert insults his hosts and American women →
Â (Cher and Whoopi Goldberg, genocidal murderers by Senator Rapert’s definition) Senator Jason Rapert (R-Faulkner County) has been the guest of the State of Israel this week, writing on Twitter abo…
Jason Collins Is Not the First Out Gay Pro Athlete →
stfuconservatives: thepoliticalfreakshow: There have been a number of out, professional women athletes before him. Although his coming out in Sports Illustrated is big news, NBA star Jason Collins is not the “first openly gay athlete in professional North American team sports,” as some have claimed. Claiming as much implies that either women’s sports don’t matter as much (or don’t exist at...
That legislative session has left me drained. Thank you for each time that you contacted your legislator or reposted a news item that helped inform other Arkansans. We will need to form this network again in the 2014 election year. If you’re looking for an internship, it seems like there are some campaigns and non-profit organizations that have been energized by the recent session. The...
Showdown in Klan Town
rachelautumn: I’m watching a documentary on Current TV about Harrison, Arkansas being the headquarters of the KKK. As much as it is intriguing, it makes me want to throw up knowing people still have this mindset, the fact that they’re literally 3 hours away from me, and the fact that people actually follow them and their views. 😷 *Forever scarred by spending every spring break of high school...
Daily Kos: Anonymous Plans Internet Blackout... →
How many Bostonians are telling Arkansas state... →
joebir: Oh, well, that’s simple: lots. Why? Well, remember last night? You know, when we were all watching our police force battle block-to-block in our neighborhoods with homicidal, cop-killing terrorists armed with explosives? Arkansas state senator Nate Bell thought that would… This is probably one of the funniest Twitter shitstorms I have ever seen in my life.
Sen. Mark Pryor, yesterday you lost my respect and my vote. I am disgusted and...– Far beyond the curve: Gun control
West, Texas Mayflower, Arkansas Industrial Terrorism? Do we have that term yet?
People of Faith Want... Guns? →
Five years ago, Pryor was trotted out by Democratic activists as a great supporter of what was then a new effort: a political action committee named for a Bible verse, specifically Matthew 25. You know, the the one about caring for the least of these? Because with the families of the slaughtered children at Newtown on hand, Pryor voted to protect his own hide, so his constituents who fall...
I need to find a better link for this, but today on NPR, they played the voice of a woman who yelled “Shame on you!” in the US Senate after the Manchin-Toomey amendment failed. On NPR, they identified her as a person who interfered with the shooter in Tuscon, AZ when Gabrielle Giffords was shot and 6 other people killed. Patricia Maisch, you are my new favorite person. Weigel gets...
When Christians Despise the Poor →
stfuconservatives: A writer talks about the daily ordeal of seeing her “Christian” Facebook friends post things that are classist, racist, and straight-out hateful. Includes bonus gallery of depressing images! this is my life on facebook. :(
The bill will next be voted on by the state senate. The bill is expected to be...– Fuck Yeah! The Natural State!: HB1219, Healthcare expansion bill, Passes Arkansas House
Fuck Yeah! The Natural State!: Arkansans! Raise... →
fuckyeahnaturalstate: As you may have already read, Arkansas House representatives voted today on a bill for expansion of healthcare. The bill has not been successful. Tomorrow representatives will be voting again, and I urge you to write these representatives who have either voted against the bill or not voted yet…. This is a good letter to send! And if you can call a representative...
The Affordable Care Act: Private Option Arkansas
The Arkansas House voted not to fund the Affordable Care Insurance Exchange today. They’re going to vote again tomorrow, and it is the last vote. Please take 5 minutes to email the representatives who voted no (or left the room or voted present), and tell them to secure basic healthcare for more than 150,000 Arkansans. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,...
Boston Tea Party
A news report just added that it is tax day, implying some teabagger domestic terrorist may have timed this for Boston. They also said that this white smoke bomb is not military grade or professional in design. Teabaggers go home.
It looks like a super concentration of fish consumption advisories for mercury are centered around Jason Rapert’s home in Bigelow, AR. http://www.agfc.com/fishing/documents/fishnotice_mercury.pdf I am not a doctor, but I’m going to go ahead and diagnose Senator Rapert with mercury poisoning. Can anyone get some of his hair so we can test him like the end of the movie The Cove where...
STFU, Conservatives: Are you for late-term... →
stfuconservatives: Are you for late-term abortions? - whitecolonialism —- I am for access to safe, legal abortions at all stages of the pregnancy. 1.5% of abortions take place after the 20th week - generally considered “late term” abortions. All of them fall into one of the following categories: The…
Will Mayflower ever be the same after the Exxon... →
Affordable Health Care
The Arkansas Medicaid expansion is really confusing. It has passed in the house and in the senate, but there is a second vote we need to worry about. For the first three years of the program, the federal government is going to give Arkansas 100% of the money that it needs to pay for the program. Allocating this money requires a budget bill, and in Arkansas, a budget bill requires 75% of both...
Arkansas Oil Spill Health Complaints Emerge In... →
environmentalillnessnetwork: Lynne Peeples: “A lot of the released chemicals — benzene, hydrogen sulfide, toluene — are still extremely toxic, especially to children, the elderly and pregnant women, at very low levels,” said April Lane, chair of school health and safety with the Faulkner County Concerned Citizens Advisory Group. Lane suggested that Mayflower residents may misinterpret air...
Senate Joint Resolutions: Power Grab
In the Arkansas legislature, there are things called joint resolutions, and they’re pretty scary. They amend the constitution. Yesterday while the rest of Arkansas was under threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes, supporters of SJR5 decided to bring this JR up for an unplanned, unannounced public meeting. This resolution is a combination of bad policy from SJR6, which would have allowed the...
george-bonanza: reasons Arkansas has been in the news in the last couple of years: oil spill thousands of dead birds falling from the sky strictest abortion restrictions in the country (not anymore, though!) 19 Kids and Counting that’s it
Today, Mark Pryor opposes marriage equality →
fuckyeahnaturalstate: U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor reiterated to reporters today that he’s opposed to marriage equality. That’s more or less consistent with what he’s said repeatedly. More or less. Except there was that one time last week when he seemed to say he was undecided, right after he and an aide had taken pains to say he was opposed. So make him a firm no. Today. Though he might be...