The Many Mis-Adventures of Stanley Jason Rapert

The Bombing Buffoon of Bigelow, Arkansas

Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) is the Arkansas version of a conservative Renaissance man.  Depending on the day, he may show up as a fiddle player, a flouter of campaign-finance laws (repeatedly), obliquely racist, a proselytizer of the highest order, a bigot who would attack anyone who doesn’t subscribe to his world view, vehemently anti-Muslim and anti-woman, fully bent over in service of the oil industrya pompous ass who is willing to turn his back on any constituent who doesn’t blindly support himneither a doctor nor a scientist, a huge proponent of unconstitutional bills that accomplish nothing, and completely disingenuous about his level of transparency when pressed on an issue.…

Whatever, Ethics! Jason Rapert Does What He Wants!

You know that clear rule about campaigns not being allowed to donate directly to another campaign unless it's for a "ticketed event" or some other shady loophole? Yeah...Jason Rapert doesn't care about such things. He donates how he wants to donate, because 'Merica! Freedom! Librul bias!

Friday Gallimaufry

Odds and ends to end an odd week.

Maybe “Natural State Compact”?  You might have heard about a dispute between Arkansas State University and the Bill Halter campaign over the use of the phrase “Arkansas Promise.”  Long story short, as part of his platform, Halter has started talking about the “Arkansas Promise” as a program he wants to institute where anyone who graduates from a public high school in this state with at least a 2.5 GPA will get full tuition at a state university.…

Maybe Jason Rapert Needs Some (IRS) Probing Of His Own

Jason Rapert, possibly soliciting campaign donations.

Imagine that you are a proselytizing, woman hating, obliquely racist, Bob Wills-wannabe of a state Senator.  In your prior campaign, you used a P.O. Box associated with your home in Bigelow.

Now you are running for reelection and, because a large number of Arkansans have not yet figured out that donating money to you is the logical finale to the Bad Idea Jeans skit, you have to figure out which address you want to use to accept money this time around.  …