- Broken Government: Congress has returned from it's turkey day vacation with a plate full of issues that most likely won't be acted upon before there Christmas vacation. Talk about gridlock and do-nothing? I though when the Democrats were ushered into power that stuff was suppose to happen in the first 100 days? Well we're well past that and I'm scratching my head going ,"huh?" To be honest stuff did happen in those first 100 days, lots of the same stuff that was happening before. Such as those dastardly earmarks, partisian bickering, lot's of White House spin and disinformation. Just today we hear that Iran's nuclear capablities were allegedly frozen, some 4 years ago. All the time the decider, President Bush said his World War 3 rhetoric still holds because he was just informed about this new intelligence assessment. You don't say, Mr. Bush.
- Customer Service, Please: "Attention K-Mart, Sears, Target, Wal Mart, and any retail shoppers,... on isle "anywhere" there's no one to help you...that is all." Yeah I said it, poor customer service is simply become the norm in the shopping experience. I see it everyday and everywhere. No smiles, no greetings, no come back and see us, almost no- Can I help you and most certainly, no Thank you's. Here are few nuggets to prove my case. I was in RUE 21 in Alcoa Exchange last week, I walked through most of the store and not once did the clerk stop talking to her friend to ask me if I needed anything. I overheard the female clerk sharing with her friend there plans for the weekend, who they would see and how much fun it was going to be. As I left the store, she was still talking as other customers milled around. At Pei Wei restuarant, the cashier was so "stonefaced" that I though maybe a wok had hit her in the head, not to mention the surly server who "silently" brought our entrees and meandered off in a daze. If you've got a favorite feel free to share it with me. I got a million of em for ya.
- Obssesed Cell phone users: Can you hear me now??, the damn answer is hell yes and everyone else on the planet. Who are these people talking too in the grocery store, toliet, gas station and walking down the street. Have we become so needy to reach out an touch, that we can't stop gabbing about mindless B.S. It seems that the airline industry is tinkering with allowing calls on certain flights. Can you imagine a "talking tube" of people while sitting on the tarmac. As for me, I've reliquished my land line and have gone celluar in my home, meanwhile limiting my yacking publically.
Let's Get the Huckster: It's smackdown time in the political arena and the bulls eye is none other than surging Mike Huckabee. It seems that the honeymoon is over, as the attack pit bulls are sharpening their teeth for some huck ass. From the media pundits to those "swift boat" types, they've all got questions for the former Guv and he's got some splainin to do. Such as that Dummond guy who was released then went on to kill again. How about them AIDS "quarantine" statements?, Did you violate some Arkansas Ethics and had to pay a $1000 fine? Didn't you raise some taxes? You get the picture. Everythings going to be thrown in, including the kitchen sink. Huckabee is talking as fast as he can to anyone who will listen. Including Jeannie White( Ryan White's Mother) about his AIDS education then and now. However as I remember, I think that Mrs. White was in Arkansas on several occassions while he was in office and didnt' seem to want to talk to him about his statements, why now? Let's close with this vintage Huck nugget ( circa 1992):
The Philadelphia Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the seventh-largest chapter of the organization, will be tossed from the Beaux Arts building, a place they have called home since 1928, for refusing to denounce the organization’s ban on homosexuality.
The city owns the half-acre of land where the building stands and is bound by laws against discrimination.
“You cannot be in a city-owned facility being subsidized by the taxpayers and not have language in your lease that talks about non-discrimination,” City Councilman Darrell Clarke told The New York Times Thursday. “Negotiations are over.”
The Boy Scouts have maintained that homosexuality would be inconsistent with their stated values. They could have legally stayed in the building if they paid an annual rent of $200,000 per year; however they said that would cut into their summer-camp funds for needy children.
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