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Jeff Boucher writes a politically conservative blog.  His sometimes humorous contributions include consideration of national and international events and local commentary and observations.     

By: boucher on August 13, 2011 - 3:30pm - Add new comment

I've read through the Slamming Bachmann blog.  I wrote this to generate some heat on journalistic integrity and credibility of Newsweek.


But as I read through the comments it quickly becomes a liberal versus conservative cat fight with name calling, highly questionable claims, hyperbole and adolescent contributions born of electronic courage.


It's a typical example of why liberals, and the various shades thereof and conservatives, and the various shades thereof, can't have a decent, productive dialogue.


What a sad thing for our country.

By: boucher on August 10, 2011 - 10:17am - Add new comment

Newsweek's slam of Presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann drew fire from both sides of the political spectrum this week.  The Article, complete with wide-eyed covershot labeled "Queen of Rage" was done by two "journalist" who hastened to cover their tails with typical journalistic bleating.  Both are Obama supporters, according to at least two D.C. blogs.


Newsweek was quick to say they would "stand by the article". 

By: boucher on March 27, 2011 - 1:07pm - Add new comment

Check out the Arkansas Democrat Gazette article on page 1B of Sunday's paper, UCA shielding data on old scholarships.  The article delineates the contortons UCA is going through to avoid revealing the names of the students who got $3,069,000 in preferential, or non-competitive, scholarships since 2000 when then-president Hardin expanded the program.

By: boucher on March 22, 2011 - 6:42pm - Add new comment

Is anyone but me sick of seeing and hearing about Charlie Sheen? 


Pull up any electronic media and there is - - Charlie Sheen.  Earthquake in Japan - - Charlie Sheen.  Tsunami - - Charlie Sheen.  Revolt and civil war in Libya - - Charlie Sheen.  We attack Libya - - Charlie Sheen. 


Yesterday I actually found a news site that didn't have Charlie Sheen on it - - Lindsay Lohan.

By: boucher on March 10, 2011 - 1:10pm - Add new comment

Blubbering legislators aside, if you protest radical Islam hearings are you not endorsing radical Islam?  And has radical Islam not proven itself to be violent in a particularly disgusting way?  And if you don't make such inquiries are you not burying your head in the sand?


Or, we could say, lets ignore radical Islam for the sake of political correctness, whatever that is, at least until some more of us are killed. 

By: boucher on March 8, 2011 - 4:27pm - Add new comment

I just visited the new community VA clinic in Conway.  It's really nice.  People were wonderful and the appointment was on time. 


The clinics are still in Little Rock, but you can see your primary care doctor and make clinic appointments here, which saves you a trip.  And there's a pharmacist in Conway who can order your drugs from the Little Rock hospital to be mailed to you. 


Lab equipment is coming.  Eventually they will have a full lab capability.

By: boucher on February 24, 2011 - 11:25am - Add new comment

If I read the paper correctly, the President of the US, Mr. Obama, and his attorney General, Mr. Holder have decided not to enforce law(s) that define a marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  Mr. Obama reportedly said he thought the law unconstitutional.


So, the President of the US has decided not to enforce a law passed by representatives of the people?  Mr. Obama is now the supreme court and decided, without the Supreme Court's learned consideration, what is and what is not constitutional?

By: boucher on December 13, 2010 - 10:29am - Add new comment

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, filed bankruptcy today.  A&P, an American icon over 150 years old, operates 395 stores and employs 41,000 people.


The bankruptcy filing was expected.  The company has been bleeding red ink for years.  Company officials blame high labor costs and price-cutting competition like Dollar Stores and WalMart for their problems.


But the company has been slow to change and I wonder if their problems aren't actually evolution of the market?

By: boucher on December 5, 2010 - 10:20am - Add new comment

In a classic case of bureaucratic denial the Obama administration and the Pentagon have ordered government employees and government contractors not to look at classified documents that are available to the public on Wikileaks.  This massivley belated "security" measure  extends to personnel using government computers and/or private computers that may be used for government business.


 

By: boucher on October 20, 2010 - 2:19pm - Add new comment

It’s the start of leaf time.  Arrggggg!  The good part is I ran into a couple of my neighbors who were also doing leaves.  We entered into our usual election-year discussion of political candidates, concluding that we didn’t particularly like any of them.