Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Working Hard on Wednesday
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. held its final public hearing Tuesday before deciding if Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, should be allowed to operate own industrial bank.
The Pulaski County Election Commission is making contingency plans if the manufacturer of new touch screen voting machines does not have needed software here in time for testing before May 8 early voting begins. Several Arkansas counties are experiencing similar problems.
Former state Rep. Mike Hathorn of Huntsville is accusing Bill Halter, an opponent in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, of violating state election laws by moving political contributions among several campaign accounts. In a letter to Halter, Hathorn cited 18 different alleged abuses of campaign finance laws.
More than 448,000 Arkansans have no health insurance, and they are less likely than insured people to receive health care when needed, according to a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Arkansas reportedly ranks 44th nationally in the percentage of insured adults.
A federal magistrate has found in favor of Saline County, rejecting arguments made by 37 sheriff ’s office employees in a July 2003 lawsuit that they were denied overtime pay and subjected to retaliation for complaining about it.
Officials in Forrest City have been inspecting the new air terminal, animal control, and multipurpose facilities with an eye to furnishing and completing all three major projects
The Arkansas Post Girl Scout Council will close for business in Pine Bluff at the end of May. The nine employees will be without jobs. The 15 counties the council serves will become part of the Ouachita Girl Scout Council with headquarters at North Little Rock.
Little Rock scored its’ 23rd homicide overnight.
Lawyers for a Fayetteville man accused of trying to join the Palestinian holy war against Israel have asked for another continuance as the sides negotiate a plea bargain. Arwah Jaber faces charges of knowingly attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is considered by the government to be a terrorist organization.
Well, the continued degradation of America by the Bush Administration continues unabated. No matter how low he goes in the polls, the guy is still controlling the nation -- and he has his trigger finger on THE button.
Often overlooked on a day-to-day basis is just how different our country might be if we had a mainstream media that truly reflected the principles of democracy, instead of the interests of corporatism.
So now (and you'll need to go to buzzflash.com to read the stories on this) an anchor person for FOX GOP News is becoming the White House Press Secretary. Yes, Tony Snow, the go-to guy for Cheney when he wants to repeat lies without being challenged is going to officially merge the FOX propaganda network for the Republican Party with the Republican Party!
Remember that FOX News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who hired GOP television and advertising consultant guru, Roger Ailes, to run FOX News. Yes, FOX News has advertising, but it is -- in and of itself -- one big advertisement for the Republican Party, and currently for Bushevism. It uses the same principles of propaganda disguised as news that Pravda used under the Soviet regime.
And now, FOX News and the GOP are publicly becoming one seamless entity as Tony Snow replaces the infamous masters of saying nothing: Ari Fleischer and Scott McClellan.
So the winter hasn't ended in America. We're about to get the biggest press corps Dnow job one can imagine.
Only this Snow is as fake and phony as the flakes on a Hollywood Christmas set.
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