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Stuff from Around Arkansas, January 22

Updated: Apr 15

Chronic Paine: House committee OK’s state observance of Thomas Paine Day, which can only be good news for the line of Founding Fathers holiday greeting cards I’m developing. (Arkansas News Bureau)

Listless: Legislative session moving a little slow for you? The Tolbert Report proposes an antidote with top ten ways to spice things up. (The Tolbert Report)

Yearlings: Legislative panel looking at annual sessions something something I don’t care. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Why Pay More?: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says desegregation payments something something holy crap this is way too complicated for my feeble mind to comprehend never mind. (AP)

Ringing Endorsement: Quote of the Day comes from Sen. Bob Johnson, asked for his take on Todd Turner, Gov. Mike Beebe’s pick to head the state Democratic Party:

Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Johnson, D-Bigelow, said he didn’t know anything about Turner.“I know Beebe well enough that he wouldn’t turn it over to someone who is incompetent. My guess is he’s competent,” Johnson said.

A stirring vote of confidence. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

Update: After publishing this post with the words “Chronic Paine” in it, I’m now seeing ads for some kind of back pain treatment program over in the right margin. Christ, Google Adsense is idiotic. One day I’ll figure out how to block those stupid ads that have nothing to do with this blog.

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