There has been much written about the so-called “Trump Effect” on various issues and voting blocs – though I despise the term voting bloc, as I will always prefer to see human beings as individuals, and not masses who indulge in group-think.

But what about the Trump effect on local elections? By this I am not referring to masses of people voting the same way, or issues being raised, but simply the antics that Trump indulges in.

Juvenile schoolyard insults. Sensitivity about the size of one’s manhood. Appealing to the baser instincts of humanity7.

Raucous rallies which contain just the hint of violence.

Think it couldn’t happen? That folks are just too level-headed? Well, Easy Reader, millions of men and women are voting for the man who has become a walking penis joke, and somewhere in that number at least a few may well have their hearts set on public office.

And in communities like Fayetteville, say, which has always had a colorful political history, is it that hard to imagine a mini-Trump seeking office?

Not so hard, is it?


This one is for you, Larry Woodall

Larry Woodall, who has passed away at the age of 71, gave me great encouragement where my writing was concerned. In fact, it was larry who persuaded me that I should attempt this blog for the Arkansas Times.

We need many, many more Larry Woodalls in this world, a man who strove to make the world a better place than he found it.


Quote of the Day

Honesty may the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second best policy. – George Carlin