Friday, October 27, 2006 

Mickey Beebe and Nicky Wilson...Disdainful

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Thursday, October 19, 2006 

Halter Took Senior Citizen’s Exemption on Property Tax

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For Immediate Release:

Oct. 19, 2006

LITTLE ROCK— “Recently, Bill Halter accused Senator Jim Holt of cheating on his property taxes over an old van a friend gave him. Jim Holt provided complete access to all his records to the media, and proved he was innocent of the charge. Now, we have some property tax questions for Bill Halter,” said Clint Reed, the Executive Director of the Republican party of Arkansas.

“However, we are not going to accuse him of being a tax cheat in the same fashion as Mr. Halter did Senator Holt. We just want Mr. Halter to be as open as Senator Holt has been in releasing all records to the media so we can find out the truth on why Mr. Halter has taken property tax credits that he was not entitled to, including a Senior Citizen’s Credit in 2003. It also appears that Mr. Halter took a homestead exemption to which he was not entitled from 2003-2005.”

This was on a home Mr. Halter owned in Washington D.C.

“Will Bill Halter stand up to the same high standards of honesty and transparency exemplified by Senator Holt by releasing his property tax audit documents to the media, including the amount of fines he was assessed for taking deductions to which he was not entitled?” asked Reed. “The people have a right to know these things of a man who says he can take care of the people’s business.”

Reed offered to show documentation that Halter had taken the exemptions, and that revisions had been made to his exemptions as the result of an audit and while contemplating a bid for Governor and/or Lt. Governor.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 

Immigration looms as issue between Beebe, Hutchinson

Associated Press Writer

LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Democrat Mike Beebe suggested Tuesday that his Republican rival's plan to train state police on immigration enforcement would overwork state troopers, while Asa Hutchinson accused Beebe of not understanding immigration policy as the two faced off in their final televised debate.

More than 250 people attended the third and final debate between the two major party nominees for governor, held at the Clinton Presidential Library in downtown Little Rock.

Beebe questioned Hutchinson's proposal to provide additional training for state troopers on immigration and said it would shift a federal responsibility to the state.

"If you're talking about state police arresting somebody that's here illegally and taking (them) back across the border to Laredo and not giving them to the federal government we're going to need a lot more state police," Beebe said. "If that's your plan, we need to go back to the drawing board."

Hutchinson called Beebe's remarks "the silliest thing I've ever heard."

"You don't understand at all immigration enforcement," Hutchinson said. "The state police would be trained so they could process them and hold them at the federal government's expense until the federal agents are able to get them and return them across the border."

The two nominees stuck largely to the same debate topics - namely, competing proposals to eliminate the state's six-cent tax on groceries
- that have highlighted their previous two televised debates.

Tuesday's hourlong debate was broadcast live on Little Rock television station KARK.

Tuesday's debate, like the two previous, excluded independent gubernatorial candidate Rod Bryan and Green Party nominee Jim Lendall.
Earlier Tuesday, a state judge rejected Bryan's attempt to stop Tuesday's debate because it included only the major-party nominees.

Hutchinson criticized Beebe for voting as a state senator against Gov.
Mike Huckabee's covenant-marriage proposal that makes it difficult for couples who engage in such a marriage to get a divorce.

"It helps send a signal to our young people that marriage is serious,"
Hutchinson said. "It's a way for couples to reinforce their vows."

Beebe defended his vote against the covenant-marriage proposal and said he did not want to create second-class marriages.

"Adding a second marriage to the first marriage and having another ceremony won't change the marriage," Beebe said. "You either have a marriage or you don't have a marriage ... You're either going to try and stay that way or you're not."

Friday, October 06, 2006 

Mike Beebe: Illegal Immigration


New Blog Distorting Truth

I don't know how many of you have seen this so called blog "Greasy Creek". They lack all moral dignity and principles. Recently they accused the Arkansas GOP of not having anything in their platform dealing with internet predators.

"Does anyone else find it absurd that the Arkansas GOP is calling out the Democratic Party of Arkansas for omitting language on gay marriage when it appears the Arkansas Republican Party has nothing in its platform specifically addressing internet predators (whereas, the Democratic Party of Arkansas does)?

In fact, does the Republican Party of Arkansas even have a platform? It appears they're too ashamed to put it on their website. Could somebody email it to us?"

Do you not find this ridiculous that they would state the Republican Party has nothing in its platform in regards to sexual predators when they don't even have a copy? Well Greasy the platform is on the website and it does have a section on sexual predators. Why don't you go look at the platform before you make outlandish statements and lies. You are a classic example of the Democrat Party and what they stand for. Thank you for your stupidity. It continues to prove The Truth about the members of the Democrat Party. FYI : Here is the link to the platform because I doubt you could find it by yourself. Read pages 9-11...

Thursday, October 05, 2006 

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006 

Did Democrats Page Mark Foley?

Did Democrats Page Mark Foley?
Mon Oct 2, 7:00 PM ET
Scandal: Right after Mark Foley was revealed to have had inappropriate e-mail conversations with a 16-year-old page, he resigned and checked into rehab. Now, what did Democrats know, and when did they know it?
Yes, you read that right: the Democrats. It's of course clear that Foley, a Republican representative from Florida, resigned for good cause. We don't defend him or his inexcusable behavior -- good riddance.
But it didn't take long at all after Foley's resignation for the Democrats to call for an investigation of the entire Republican leadership in the House, charging that GOP stalwarts knew early on that Foley, as they like to say in the rehab business, had a "problem."
Democrats have begun losing their once-significant lead in the polls, and a mere five weeks remain until the midterm elections. Is this scandal the Democrats' own "October Surprise," meant to throw the GOP into a tailspin shortly before the vote?
Recent polls show Democrats aren't doing very well on several key issues. What better way than a good, old-fashioned sex scandal to get people's minds off such things as the importance of winning the war in Iraq, our ongoing vulnerability to terrorist attack and the necessity of keeping the Bush economic boom going?
As it is, Republicans deny knowing about the explicit text messages that Foley sent to a 16-year-old congressional page back in 2003. In repudiating Foley, House Speaker Dennis Hastert called the messages "vile and repulsive."
Despite this, the immediate take by Democrats and much of the mainstream media was that this was a classic example of Republican hypocrisy -- talking "morals" and "values" while all the time shielding a child predator. But it was nothing of the kind.
If anything, the episode reveals the Democrats' hypocrisy about their own behavior. The fact that Foley resigned virtually within minutes of being told that ABC News had copies of his salacious e-mails and text messages indicates he at least felt shame for his actions. Can the same be said for Democrats?
Sadly, it doesn't seem so. How else can you explain the following?
In 1983, then-Democratic Rep. Gerry Studds of Massachusetts was caught in a similar situation. In his case, Studds had sex with a male teenage page -- something Foley hasn't been charged with.
Did Studds express contrition? Resign? Quite the contrary. He rejected Congress' censure of him and continued to represent his district until his retirement in 1996.
In 1989, Rep. Barney Frank (news, bio, voting record), also of Massachusetts, admitted he'd lived with Steve Gobie, a male prostitute who ran a gay sex-for-hire ring out of Frank's apartment. Frank, it was later discovered, used his position to fix 33 parking tickets for Gobie.
What happened to Frank? The House voted 408-18 to reprimand him -- a slap on the wrist. Today he's an honored Democratic member of Congress, much in demand as a speaker and "conscience of the party."
In 2001, President Clinton, who had his own intern problem, commuted the prison sentence of Illinois Rep. Mel Reynolds, who had sex with a 16-year-old campaign volunteer and pressured her to lie about it. (Reynolds also was convicted of campaign spending violations.)
You get the idea. Democrats not only seem OK with the kind of behavior for which Foley is charged, but also they protect and excuse it. Only when it's a Republican do they proclaim themselves shocked -- shocked! -- when it comes to light.
We have a lot more questions about this whole affair. The timing of the revelations, as we noted, couldn't be more propitious for the Democrats. Turns out both the Democrats and several newspapers seem to have known about Foley's problem as far back as November, according to research by several enterprising blogs.
Why didn't they come forward then? Who dredged up these e-mails -- and why did they hold them until now? This reeks of political trickery.
We're glad Foley's gone. He betrayed Congress, his party and the trust of the 33 pages who serve in Congress, and their parents. He behaved immorally, and we won't be surprised at new revelations.
That said, if this scandal is the Democrats' answer to their problems at the polls, it's pretty pathetic. It shows a base contempt for the voters.

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