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PRIVATE SCHOOL: Planners Deny Request

The purpose of the Rogers location is for the convenience of the Rogers parents. They will no longer have to drive to Springdale. Pinnacle Hills is a commercial area which spends millions of dollars to DRAW PEOPLE TO IT. Having the school in the area will draw parents to it EVERY WEEK DAY. As a parent I would definitely be doing some shopping in the are both after dropping my child off or before picking them up, etc. Denying this will hurt the area much more than help it. If I am driving to Springdale, I am going to the NWA mall to shop. Sounds like someone is trying to keep Shiloh out of Rogers but that door will be opened! As for Mom2Gar, I'll bet you depended totally on a land line phone in the 70s too! Times change - Shiloh is growing and more space than is available at the Springdale campus is needed.

November 2, 2011 at 1:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wis. Assembly passes bill stripping union rights

"For example, although he had a lock on labor's vote, he expressed caution about public sector unions. In a little-known letter he wrote to the president of the National Federation of Federal Employees in 1937, Roosevelt reasoned:

"... Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations ... The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for ... officials ... to bind the employer ... The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives ...

"Particularly, I want to emphasize my conviction that militant tactics have no place in the functions of any organization of government employees. Upon employees in the federal service rests the obligation to serve the whole people ... This obligation is paramount ... A strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent ... to prevent or obstruct ... Government ... Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government ... is unthinkable and intolerable."

To get this in historical context, Congress enacted the landmark National Labor Relations Act ("Wagner Act") in 1935 - the Magna Carta of the American labor movement. It excluded federal, state and local employees. It created the National Labor Relations Board to enforce the rights of labor. Employers were legally obligated to bargain collectively with their employees. In 1937 in a Senate speech, Roosevelt intoned, "The denial or observance of this right means the difference between despotism and democracy." (One would be led to think that before 1935, America was not a democracy.)


February 27, 2011 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Wis. Assembly passes bill stripping union rights

"All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service " Now what right wing zealot EVER came up with that ? FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT . that's who lol

February 27, 2011 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oklahoma Border Town Racks Up Police Fines

That is roughly $17,461.00 a week in a one horse town with 877 people and a casino . 10 times the population has Siloam with $110,000.00 in fines . At the rate they are going they will collect $900,000.00 in fines . Speed trap , ? You better believe it . You know how to stop it quick. Folks start boycotting that Casino and you will see it stop in its tracks . What a joke .

January 31, 2011 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

HOW WE SEE IT Site Selection Process Went Off The Track

Who does Fayetteville think they are . Kit Williams gonna sue the Walton Foundatio? If I were the Walton Foundation I would say here's your building . Hold local plays in it . We are moving everything to Bentonville . Chew on that . Would serve those pompous idiots right ...

December 6, 2010 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Tired Of This President

What more evidence do you need to see than this...

Blanche Lincoln loses by 21 points ... I guess everyone was geniuses voting for her all those years and now they are stupid for voting her out . Thats the way it works Coralie .. Voters don't like what you do, you thumb your nose at them and they vote you out as Blanche found out Tuesday night . lol bye bye Blanche ,

November 4, 2010 at 12:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

PUBLIC VIEWPOINT Tired Of This President

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November 4, 2010 at 12:26 a.m. ( )

COMMENTARY: Boozman Endorsed Creatively

Tows the line . Who are you posters kidding . Look at her votes . Are you blind.?

October 22, 2010 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

$24,100 sales fee for clerk affirmed

CConservative , I beg to differ , she will owe a explanation to the voters when the next election rolls around . This is not going anywhere . She better prepare for a rough election. It will be the centerpiece of ads for anyone running against her. AS IT SHOULD BE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2010 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


A mere pittance? . In the last two years alone she has collected over 250,000.00 . Like others have said , she didnt have to take it . Now it will go to her retirement . I GUARANTEE you whoever runs against her is going to play this over and over . Furthermore her office people are the ones doing the actual work. Shes going around signing a bunch of documents . Do some of you folks not understand government at its finest... VOTE HER OUT , next election

October 16, 2010 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )