The Many Mis-Adventures of Stanley Jason Rapert

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.  …

Fair is foul, and foul is fair: Hover through the fog and filthy air

Cliched as it might be to choose this one, my all-time favorite Shakespearean soliloquy is from Act V of MacBeth, where the title character muses on the life and the passage of time:

She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.…