The Quiet Man speaks

John Boozman breaks a sound barrier

Posted: September 30, 2013 at 4:46 a.m.

IT WAS unheard of. Mainly because it hadn’t been heard before: the sound of John Boozman shouting. At least that was the astounding word from Politico, an inside-politics publication that might best be described as a not always reliable source. (Just ask Mike Ross, one victim of its “reporting.”) Some of us would like to have heard the sound of John Boozman shouting just for the rarity of it—before spotting a legendary ivorybilled woodpecker, aka the Lord God bird, somewhere on an Arkansas bayou. Just once.

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Editorial, Pages 10 on 09/30/2013

That should be "logorrheic," I believe.

Posted by: jonjohn

September 30, 2013 at 9:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

So, Mr. jonjohn, since this was your first comment, and since you simply corrected a word spelling rather than offering something of substance, may we presume you to be the proud author of this little piece?

If so, would you tell us who you actually are? Is your anonymity precious?

And would you tell us where you have been all these years with your phony concern for rising health care premiums, for people losing their insurance as a result of their employer's routine business decisions, in fact losing their jobs for the same reasons and with no hope for ever qualifying for insurance again due to preexisting conditions? The ACA was designed to lessen the incidence of these distressing circumstances, not magically eliminate them.

If you and John Nichols Boozman had genuine concern for these issues, you'd be working toward strengthening the ACA, not trying to tear it down before the first American family is given the full opportunity to apply for its full benefits.

Who are you really, mister anonymous?

Posted by: FrankLloydLeft

September 30, 2013 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A misspelled word is the least of this article's problems.

Posted by: AlphaCat

October 1, 2013 at 12:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


What's with all the hostiity man?


Posted by: rummy

October 1, 2013 at 6:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

My name is Jon Johnson. I support the ACA, along with spelling words correctly, especially by newspaper editors. "Logghoreic" is a heroic misspelling of logorrheic.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: jonjohn

October 1, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obamacare collapsing under its own weight, it was just implemented today officially. I wonder how it can fail before it's active, get real it's official now let's see how it works, tweak it where needed.

Posted by: Boark

October 1, 2013 at 7:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

This op-ed is assuredly from the Little Rock staff of NWA Media, Inc, likely Paul Greenberg who has no Ark rival in twisting rumors into huge fables.

About Ted Cruz or Rand Paul for President:

YES. Yes. Yes. Please run one of them.

Posted by: cdawg

October 1, 2013 at 9:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Welcome to the forums, Mr. Johnson.

Posted by: AlphaCat

October 1, 2013 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jon, don't mind freebie. He never says anything of substance. All he does is farm the internet for tidbits that support his pathological obsessions with progressive liberalism and regurgitates senseless, biased, drivel.

Freebie has yet to offer anything of substance from personal real world experience and only offers subjective rhetoric parroted from dubious biased liberal sources. As a result, he never makes sense about anything; unless one is similarly afflicted with his particular strain of socialistic pathology.

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 1, 2013 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mr. Johnson--

One thing you will note immediately is that jeffieboy often doesn't read before hos bowels kick in. When he does read, he fails to comprehend. He claims that he doesn't need to read because he gets his facts from his head. (He then pulls them out through his digestive terminus.)

In this case, he has suggested that you ignore a person who hasn't posted in this thread. "freebie" is is his attempt to minimize fayfreethinker, who doesn't get his facts from his head. jeffieboy resents this deeply, because jeffieboy's headfacts are almost always shown to be wrong. And, while jeffieboy doesn't care about the truth, he does care about himself. It's a libertarian/male-part-dysfunction problem-- and not unique to jeffieboy.

Posted by: AlphaCat

October 1, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poor Cat is in love with freebie. Can't find any anywhere else. Also very allergic to any form of rational thinking or reason and devoid of any real knowledge or experience. It is a typical condition of the disease of progressive liberal syndrome and just another form of insanity. Poor kitty has nothing better to do than be a forum troll. I think they love one another mostly because misery loves company.

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 1, 2013 at 5:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

It sounds like Mr. Johnson will be able to figure things out for himself, without all this "poisoning the well"
"Poisoning the well is a rhetorical device where adverse information about a target is pre-emptively presented to an audience, with the intention of discrediting or ridiculing everything that the target person is about to say." (Wikipedia)

Anybody who can spell logorrheic is a better speller than I am. Heck, I've never even used the word.

Posted by: Coralie

October 1, 2013 at 6:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poor Jeffieboy. Once again that he can't even be bothered to aim his insults correctly while he posts nothing but vapid irrelevant rant and moan. He's just a troll now. Pity.

Home with a cold I've posted probably 50 pages of wingnut rebuttal in the last few days but not around here. I've been kicking Womack and Boozeman behind all over their facebook pages. It's like taking candy from babies, if those babies were in a coma that is.

Oh look, here are some conservative events even being affected by the republican government shutdown:

"KKK rally is among events canceled at Gettysburg due to government shutdown"

So other than kids being denied cancer treatment, and 800,000 people being furloughed and a few other really stupid self sabotaging things, at least it's not completely bad.

"Shutdown could prevent kids with cancer from getting treatment:
"...the National Institutes of Health will turn away roughly 200 patients each week from its clinical research center, including children with cancer."

Thanks Womack and Boozeman.

Posted by: fayfreethinker

October 1, 2013 at 8:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oh freebie, have you been embarrassing yourself on other forums again?

Posted by: jeffieboy

October 1, 2013 at 11:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

J: "been... on other forums again?">>

I'm always on the hunt for a conservative that can rub two brain cells together and at the same time make a cogent argument for something. It's exceedingly rare, and you're not one of them.

The Top Nine Ways a Government Shutdown Affects Real Americans

1. 800,000 federal employees will go without pay -- and it's unclear if they'll receive back pay for time missed.

2. 3.6 million veterans may not receive benefits if the shutdown lasts over two weeks.

3. The Centers for Disease Control will have to stop its flu prevention program, just as flu season begins.

4. Food safety inspections will scale back their work, exposing millions to risk.

5. About nine million moms and pregnant women will no longer receive nutritional assistance from the Department of Agriculture's Women, Infants, and Children program.

6. The Small Business Administration will be unable to process new loans, potentially slowing new small business growth.

7. National parks and museums will close across the country, damaging our travel and tourism industries by millions for each day the government remains shut down. (Yes, that means the Statue of Liberty is closed for business...)

8. Head Start programs across the country will start closing, ending educational and health benefits for low-income children.

9. Disability benefits could be interrupted, leaving vulnerable Americans without the support they rely on.

Article here:

Posted by: fayfreethinker

October 2, 2013 at 12:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )