Oct 28, 2010


MAGNOLIA, AR – Congressional candidate Beth Anne Rankin will be a guest on
"America's Nightly Scoreboard" Friday at 6 p.m. central time on the Fox Business Network cable channel.

Friday night, Rankin, the Republican nominee for Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District, will be interviewed on the show by host by David Asman via satellite.

"It is an honor to be a guest on the Dave Asman Fox Business show. The segment is going to feature a discussion on the increasing regulation the federal government places around the neck of the small business owner. As the founder of my own business, Beth Anne Productions, Inc., I understand the challenges entrepreneurs face when trying to take a dream or an idea and transform that into a business,” Rankin said. “We are not asking the federal government to hold our hand. We are asking for it to get out of the way."

Thanks to Jim Harris for this press release and information

Oct 25, 2010

Larry Burgess, Unemployed Candidate for Miller County Judge

Burgess speaks as McNatt looks unhappy
Politics is a dirty game no matter how you look at it.  One side is going to say the other side is not qualified, or their platform is wrong, or any other dozens of political avenues for victory.  Texarkana politics recently echoed of a past when politicians gathered in the back room of the Cattleman’s on State Line to discuss the operation, plans, and their own agendas for the small southwest Arkansas town.  County Judge Roy McNatt fired Larry Burgess for what has been described as “absenteeism”.  Whether McNatt was justified for the firing or not is a decision best left to the court systems and unemployment commissions to debate and ultimately decide.  However, it does not help the dim outlook on McNatt that he has fired his political opponent, Larry Burgess.

Larry Burgess has seen the inside of the County Judge’s operations.  Burgess has seen the trucks that require constant work just to start, he has seen the roads that need repair and maintaining, he has seen the multiple areas of need in the county that simply are not being addressed.  Burgess’ platform is simple.  He wants to fix things, get Miller County back on track, and ensure that the county has the equipment needed to address routine maintenance or a major county emergency.  Burgess, having worked on the trucks the county owns, has seen first hand that it often takes up to two hours to start a truck.  This ultimately means that the county tax payers are not only maintaining equipment that needs to be replaced, but they are paying the bill for crews to sit around and wait while other crews are being paid to simply start up a truck.  While two hours may not seem like a long time for a road repair in the county somewhere, consider if the there was an emergency such as another ice storm to the area.  Those trucks may be needed to move trees off roads, assist in ensuring electrical repair trucks can get to their needed destinations or deliver salt to ensure safe travel.  With an emergency, two hours becomes a long time to wait for an emergency crew to arrive.  Larry has seen truck issue first hand, he has worked it, and he knows there is a better way. 

Larry tried to express that “better way” or at least offer suggestions to his former boss.  Larry wanted to ensure that taxpayer money was not being wasted.  McNatt, apparently content to run the county as he always has, disregarded Larry’s suggestions.  Out of this disregard for the opportunity to improve the county came Larry’s desire to run.  Unfortunately, it appears that Larry’s desire to serve his community caused him to be fired.  He has now lost the income to support his family and received what appears to be a clear message from McNatt.  Yes, politics as usual is alive and well in Texarkana, Arkansas.  Based on this observation alone, it would be very interesting for some outside people to view exactly what is going in Miller County with Miller County money that does not allow for the maintenance  or purchase of good county vehicles or the repairs needed around the county.  Maybe those two hours a day aren’t really all that bad.  After all, two hours a day is only ten hours a week or twenty hours for a two week period.  Miller County can continue to be content with paying county employees up to twenty hours for nothing or Miller County can elect Larry Burgess and get back on track.

Oct 12, 2010

Help Jim Keet Paint Arkansas Red!

Jim with Dick Morris
Is this putting Arkansas first?
The final stretch is within sight and Jim Keet’s sights are set on putting Arkansas’ interest first.  Jim wants to serve as Arkansas’ next governor and for once we have politician running who is not a career politician.  To make matters even better for Arkansas, Jim is not a Washington collaborator.  He is not willing to let those in Washington cram their ideals and agendas down the throat of every Arkansas resident.  Since the Obama Administration has taken over, our governor has done little to protect Arkansas' interest.  In fact, he has done nothing to protect Arkansas' interest when it comes to any of the new federal regulations, health care, or the excessive spending.  To be blunt, our governor is a dream for the Obama Administration!

Fortunately for Arkansas, Jim Keet is not a Washington insider.  Jim Keet is 100% for Arkansas and the interest of the people of our state.  To make matters better for Arkansas, Jim is a businessman.  He knows how to run a business and one of the things he has to do with a business is work within a budget.  Jim will not spend money he doesn’t have.  Jim will not allow state employees to waste your resources driving state cars for their own use, and only address the problem at election time.  Jim Keet will address Arkansas’ problems all year, each day, and each hour that he serves as governor.  He will put Arkansas first and make the priorities of Arkansans number one again.

Unfortunately, Jim cannot fight this fight alone.  Everyone knows it takes money to win an election.  The Democrats would have everyone believe that they are the party of no money and that Republicans have all the money.  That is simply not true.  The Democrats have a huge war chest to fight this election with and Republicans like Jim Keet are fighting with each dime they get in an uphill battle.  The bottom line is simple, Jim doesn’t have the money needed to fight this battle for you.  Jim needs all the citizens of Arkansas to stand with him now, so he can stand for them as governor.  Therefore, the “Paint Arkansas Red” campaign is underway.  If you are tired of everyone listening to Washington, using your money for their own agendas, and refusing to listen to you anytime other than election time, then you need to join Jim.  Click here Paint Arkansas Red.    Show the world that Arkansas will not be told what to do and that Arkansas citizens are going to take back their state.  Then, on November 2nd, vote Jim Keet for your next governor.  You no longer have to sit alone in front of your television and Internet connections and wonder what’s going to happen to Arkansas.  You can make sure your voice is heard and you are a part of what happens to Arkansas!