This week, Fayetteville Public Access Television is adopting a new schedule change, with daily programming adopting a 12 hour schedule, and then rerunning the schedule. I think this is an admirable change. Regular series will run three times a week in the evening, and three times a week in the morning,

This is essentially what public access in Fayetteville did in the mid-1990s, rerunning the programming of the evening before in the morning (or afternoon – I can’t remember, I’ve been asleep since then) and it was pretty [popular.


Fayetteville is made up of many who work second or third shifts, and have a tendency to switch over to access in the morning or the wee hours of the night. I began watching public access in Fayetteville in the 1980s, and rarely saw it in the evening hours due to my work schedule for a long time. But in the afternoon or in the morning, I would always find something to fascinate and entertain me.

This also reminds me of when we were living overseas and we would be watching American Forces Television, and they would do the same thing to accommodate those who had to work evenings.


This schedule change will benefit the viewers of Fayetteville, especially those who work nights and have been missing a lot of the fun. And not just the viewers of Fayetteville, since those who have AT&T U-Verse in the area from Bella Vista to Fort Smith will also benefit from it.



Mike Masterson and the Myth of “Voter Fraud”

In today’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette Mike Masterson has a column (“Voter ID is back”) extolling the efforts of State Representative Bryan King who filed a another bill requiring photo identification at the polls. Comrade Masterson writes:

Most folks who actually reason inside their brains also realize voter fraud is real.

Mike’s idea of folks who “reason inside their brains” is people who agree with him.


But according to “Why the ‘voter fraud’ myth won’t die,” by Chris Kromm, of the Institute for Sothern Studies:

When the Department of Justice under President Bush launched a crackdown on fraud in 2002, five years later it only had 86 convictions to show for the effort. That’s .00007 percent of the 122 million people who voted for president in the 2004 elections.

Oh, but what them scary Black Panthers who were scaring all those white voters? Huh? Huh? Well, Horrified Reader, the Black Panther incident happened during the George Bush years, and they declined to prosecute, something the voter fraud crowd doesn’t like to dwell on, if they are even aware of it at all.

To read the piece in its entirety:


A letter that reveals a little more about the writer than he intended?

Well, James Antonetz of Fayetteville may be proof of the old saying that it might be a good reason to read a letter over before you send it off. I’m sure that all sorts of unkind comments are being made about James and his quest for the “idealized woman” this morning. Once again, kudos – of sorts – to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for publishing every letter they ever get no matter how . . .

She has never given me more than a look and a feeling of discontent. My patience increasingly dwindles. Pride is her dominant characteristic that eclipses anything fascinating about her. I come from a liberal disposition, but I refuse to tolerate her transgressions any longer. I’m done chasing the “idealized” woman. She broke my heart before it was even built.


Still, it almost works as a country western song. Perhaps Comrade Antonetz just sent it to the wrong place by mistake?


Quote of the Day

The other thing . . .was psychoanalysis. Artists tend to be afraid of it. They think they’ll lose their creativity. But what analysis teaches you is how to surrender yourself to your fantasies. How to dive down into those fantasies. – Erica Jong