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US: Arkansas (News/Activism)

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  • Couple claiming [Muslim Morish] legal exemptions jailed

    04/09/2012 9:41:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies
    Fox 16 (Little Rock Fox affiliate) ^ | 09 APR 2012 | Fox 16 Staff
    LITTLE ROCK, AR – A couple sheriff’s deputies say claimed to be of Moorish nationality and exempt from state and federal laws is behind bars facing numerous charges. A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy stopped 34 year old Marco McCormick of Little Rock, on Arch Street near Kerry Road after noticing what appeared to be a make-shift car tag on his vehicle. The Deputy says he asked McCormick for his driver license but the suspect said he was a traveling Moorish American National and did not have to have one. The Pulaski deputy called for backup and shortly after it arrived...
  • Son: She Didn't Like That I Was Gay (So he stabbed his mom)

    04/05/2012 6:20:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 54 replies
    4029TV ^ | April 4, 2012
    FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Fort Smith police have a teen in custody in connection with his mother's stabbing Wednesday morning. Officers responded to a 911 call at an apartment on Meandering Way where a woman had been stabbed. Police said they found a 55-year-old Natividad Saluten Parker sitting on the porch with stab wounds to her face and neck. She was taken to St. Edward Mercy Medical Center and is in critical but stable condition, police said. --snip-- "She didn't like that I was gay," the suspect told Ellison when she asked why he stabbed his mother.
  • Protest against Obama HQ Grand Opening in Arkansas (Jim Messina guest speaker)

    03/27/2012 7:57:17 AM PDT · by pulaskibush · 10 replies
    President Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina will be in North Little Rock (3/27) to speak at the grand opening of Obama’s Arkansas campaign headquarters. Where: 201 W. Broadway, downtown North Little Rock When: Tuesday, March 26th at 5:00 p.m. (Protest begins at 4:00 p.m.) We need your help to protest this event! Join us in front of the headquarters with a homemade sign at 4:00 p.m. and let Mr. Messina know that President Obama’s failed policies have cost Arkansas jobs and hurt our state and nation! From Obamacare to his failed Stimulus, Arkansas cannot afford another four years of...
  • Student-Driven PAC Aims to Blunt G.O.P. in South

    03/23/2012 5:39:21 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2012 | By BRET SCHULTE
    At a party last month, students in the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, unveiled a new state and federal PAC. Called Naturally Blue, its aim is to maintain the majority of Democrats in the Arkansas legislature. In a state where Democrats suffered heavy losses in 2010, the new PAC was well received, with the party reeling in about 300 guests, including [disgraced] ex-governor Jim Guy Tucker, and about $13,000. The founders believe that the economics of the South — namely its concentrated poverty — make the region “naturally blue.” Nate Looney, the PAC’s 25-year-old president,...
  • Ten questions for the Council on American Islamic Relations

    03/22/2012 3:09:45 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 replies
    FreePressers ^ | 22 March 2012 | Brigitte Gabriel and Frank Gaffney
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched a propaganda campaign attacking a state legislative initiative that is designed to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans, including Muslims. That initiative is known as American Laws for American Courts (ALAC).
  • Little Rock airport renamed in honor of Bill and Hillary Clinton (X42: "We are humbled")

    03/20/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 20, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    At Little Rock National Airport, it's two for the price of one. No, we're not talking about airfares, but Clintons. The Arkansas capital's Municipal Airport Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to rename the airport in honor of the former president and the current secretary of State, a rare twin billing for the state's former first couple. The change won't be official until the Federal Aviation Administration signs off. Adams Field, the designation for the airport's aeronautical operations, will remain the same. "Bill and Hillary Clinton not only devoted years of service to Arkansas, but have served the nation as a two-term...
  • Prosecutor: Shooting of constable justified(AR)

    03/19/2012 4:58:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    LITTLE ROCK, AR – The shooting death of a constable at a Pine Bluff gas station in January was determined to be justified by the Jefferson County prosecuting attorney. In his findings released Thursday, Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter said that Edward Blundell and Constable Tommy Holcomb engaged in a verbal altercation outside of their cars at a Speedway convenience store. Hunter says Blundell made Holcomb aware that he had a gun, and got back into his car and closed the door. That is when Holcomb went up to the car with a gun in his hand. While at the...
  • Little Rock Airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton

    03/17/2012 8:43:27 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 59 replies · 2+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 16 MAR 2012 | Max Brantley
    The Little Rock Airport Commission has scheduled a discussion at its meeting Tuesday to rename the airport the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The idea has kicked around for years, with varying amounts of cheering and jeering. Hillary Clinton served for a time as legal counsel to the airport. I'm guessing the votes are in hand now to honor Arkansas's native son president and his wife, the secretary of state. It's better than a guess. Our FOI request early today produced 1) renderings of various proposed sign treatments including the one above; 2) the resolution the commission has up...
  • Airport to possibly become Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

    03/16/2012 7:38:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 67 replies ^ | March 16, 2012
    Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission members will be discussing and voting on a possible name change at Tuesday's meeting. The proposal suggests that the Little Rock National Airport be renamed the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in honor of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to the drafted resolution, the name change will celebrate the Clinton Family because they have "dedicated their lives to the service of not only the City of Little Rock, but also to the State of Arkansas, the United States and the world as a whole."
  • Police: Fayetteville Homeowner Shoots Burglar(AR)

    03/07/2012 11:26:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 6 March, 2012 | NA
    Fayetteville Police are investigating after they say a homeowner shot a burglar. It happened this afternoon at 4153 Old Missouri Road in north Fayetteville. The suspect's condition is not yet known, and police have not yet released his name. Fayetteville Police Sergeant Craig Stout says the suspect was breaking into the home with a knife. Stout says the homeowner defended himself and shot the man several times in the stomach. Sgt. Stout says the suspect's cousin drove him to Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Fayetteville and he was then transferred to Washington Regional Medical Center. At last report, police were...
  • Veteran responds to Burnt Koran Apology (Video from the Faulkner County Republican Committee)

    02/29/2012 5:06:41 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 3 replies
    During the Faulkner County Tea Party Republican Committee Meeting, a veteran talks about how the US is having to apologize for Korans that were burnt after muslim terrorist in prisons had written and defaced them. At least 4 Americans have been killed over the Korans being burned. Most of the destruction of Korans and Mosque have been done by Al Queda and 3rd world dictators such as Saddam Hussein, while the US has built roads, schools, and a platform for modernization in Muslim Countries such as Afghanistan. Faulkner county Republican Committee Apology for Korans Issue.wmv
  • Boy grabs gun, stops burglar(AR)

    02/29/2012 7:15:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Joe Borlik
    WALDRON, ARK. — A 6th grader springs into action after he finds two strangers inside his neighbor’s house in Waldron Tuesday night. Jerry Hopper, 12, says he went to a friend’s house to play on E. 6th Street, but when he got there he found strangers inside the home. The boy saw what was happening and decided to act. “I walked in the house and there was a guy and this woman about to go out the door and I grabbed a gun beside the door,” the boy said. Hopper said he hit the suspect between the legs with the...
  • Rally and Lunch at the Arkansas State Capitol (rally against the natural gas tax)

    02/27/2012 8:16:39 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 1 replies · 2+ views
    Stop the Gas Tax ^ | 02272012 | pulaskibush
    Join us for a rally and lunch on Thursday, March 1 at 12:30 on the steps of the State Capitol, as we let Arkansans know what’s really at stake here: jobs, future business development, and continued economic growth in our communities. Join a broad coalition of stakeholders, from Arkansas mayors and county leaders, to independent producers, employees, and royalty owners, who have all seen the positive impact the natural gas industry has had on their communities and on our entire state. We need you there, too. Let’s show the state that WE are the face of the natural gas community...
  • Gingrich files to appear on Arkansas primary ballot

    02/23/2012 12:09:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    kait8 ^ | Feb 23, 2012 12:46 PM MST Updated: Feb 23, 2012 12:46 PM MST
    LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The campaign for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has filed paperwork to appear on Arkansas' ballot for the Republican presidential primary. Saline County Circuit Clerk and former state Republican Party Chairman Dennis Milligan filed the paperwork Thursday for Gingrich to appear on the May 22 primary ballot. GOP presidential hopefuls must pay a $25,000 filing fee
  • Sebastian County officials debate firearms complaint [property owner shooting in unincorp area]

    02/22/2012 9:09:55 AM PST · by FourPeas · 21 replies · 1+ views
    The City Wire ^ | 21 Feb 2012 | Aric Mitchell
    The Sebastian County Quorum Court will not act on complaints from county resident Jamie Mitchell regarding the discharge of firearms in an unincorporated area of the county. Mitchell brought the complaint before court members in late 2011, stating that neighbor Charles Parker was “discharging .50 caliber weapons within 75 feet of his home.” Responding to a question from court members regarding whether he’d approached Parker about the problem, Mitchell claimed that he had, and that Parker’s response was, “There’s no law against it.” [snip] “This is not a Second Amendment issue. I’m simply stating this is a safety issue. Don’t...
  • The Boy Who Played With Fusion

    02/21/2012 9:07:37 AM PST · by justlurking · 68 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 2012-02-14 | Tom Clynes
    Propulsion,” the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “I just want to see the propulsion stuff.” A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale replica of the massive Saturn V rocket that brought America to the moon. As they duck under the exhaust nozzles, Kenneth Wilson glances at his awestruck boy and feels his burden beginning to lighten. For a few minutes, at least, someone else will feed his son’s boundless appetite for knowledge. Then Taylor raises his hand, not with a question but an...
  • Huckabee: No Republican Will Win Without Supporting Israel

    02/20/2012 6:00:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 2/20/12 | Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
    Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee is in Israel once again. Arutz Sheva met him on Monday. His visit comes a little over a year after his last visit to the Jewish State, during which he said that if he were president of the United States he would move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Huckabee considered running for the Republican party’s presidential ticket, but ultimately decided not to run.
  • Air Force budget proposal would replace jets at Arkansas base with drones squadron

    02/15/2012 6:33:05 AM PST · by FourPeas · 13 replies
    FORT SMITH, Ark. — A plan by Air Force officials would remove the A-10 aircraft mission from the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith next year and possibly replace it with one involving remotely piloted aircraft. The proposal released by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz on Friday would give the 188th Fighter Wing an MQ-1/9 Remote Split Operations Squadron that would be made up of unmanned aerial vehicles commonly referred to as drones. The MQ-1 and MQ-9 wouldn't be assigned to the base, only a ground control operation station from which the unmanned aircraft are operated. [snip]...
  • Pryor: Tough fight ahead to keep Guard A-10 mission at Fort Smith [MI Selfridge, & IA F-16's too]

    02/15/2012 6:28:57 AM PST · by FourPeas · 3 replies
    Arkansas News ^ | 9 Feb 2012 | Peter Urban
    [snip] Air Force Secretary Michael Donley met Tuesday with Michigan Reps. Candice Miller and Tim Walberg, who concerned about losing the A-10 mission at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. “Secretary Donley indicated that the Obama Administration is not open to making any alterations to their proposed cuts and all of the cuts outlined last week will be included in the budget the President plans to send to Congress next week,” the two Republicans said in a joint statement. Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, left a Thursday meeting with Donley still frustrated with the Pentagon’s plans for the Iowa National Guard’s 132nd...
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):