Previously on All Arkie Army, the ARRA News Service reported on a new audio political ad from the NRCC titled Marion Berry - No Blue Dog - Lap Dog for Speaker Pelosi . Now some more good news: John Allison, III, a fellow Arkansas blogger at America, You Asked For It! has cleverly designed the following video for the NRCC ad. Enjoy!
The citizens of the Arkansas 1st Congressional District don't need a Pelosi "Lap Dog" or even a "Blue Dog" representing the 1st District. They need a real "Bull Dog" Conservative standing for Arkansas values, limited government and individual liberty.
Bittersweet Refinements is another book that I have been given to publish. If it gets to sounding an awfully lot like a broken player stuck on repeating the same old wrong song over and over again that is because it is to a fairly great extent. For most of it contains rewritten parts of the Bitter/Sweets that were published here before. Hopefully, it will get to sounding a lot better to you very soon, and for the benefit of those who do not have access to multiple versions of our Heavenly Father's Holy Bible, numbered Scripture references in the text (for example, ) provide links to such through Bible Gateway this time around. The same also applies to verses included in the text. Please go [here] to consider Chapters XIX-XXI.
This is a guest post from my wife, Laura.
Well, things are getting a tad-bit crazy here in Conway, Arkansas.
Kris Allen T-Shirts
Just trying to get a Kris Allen T-shirt here in town is an ordeal. I spent an hour after work yesterday at HipSway, waiting on a T-shirt, only to leave empty-handed. I was told to come back this morning at 9am to pick up my shirts.
I then left for Ace Hardware (they're selling the official Kris Allen T-shirts) to see if I could get a look at their T-shirt design. I was initially told they would have a shipment of T-shirts delivered at 6pm, but the delivery was put off until 8am Friday. I liked the looks of the official design, so I decided to go back Friday morning and buy one. Imagine my surprise when I arrived at 8:05 am and their huge parking lot was full! There were two LONG lines: one to get your ticket(s) - limit 6 - and the other to get your shirt(s). Well, an hour later, I got my shirt and two more for my coworkers.
Kris Allen Concerts
When I got to work at Acxiom this morning, my coworker told me that her son (who works at the University of Central Arkansas - Kris Allen's alma mater) told her that people were in line, early this morning, to get tickets for the 3pm concert at Reynolds Hall. By 11:00am, the line had wrapped around the building. They started issuing tickets at noon. Doors opened at 2:15pm today.
We also heard people had spent the night downtown at Simon Park, to save their seats for the 5:30pm concert later today.
Kris performed at the Little Rock Riverfest Ampitheatre today at 11:30am. The crowd was estimated to be around 15,000. I-40 was locked up this morning from Conway to Little Rock as the fans traveled to see Kris perform at the Ampitheatre this morning.
Kris Allen likes Holly's Country Cooking!
My husband, Paul, picked me up for lunch and took me to Holly's. While paying for our food, Paul joked with Holly, the owner. When she asked if that's all we wanted he said, "Yeah, and we also need a plate for Kris Allen." She said, "Okay!" I told her he's just kidding. Holly said she actually has a huge order for him later on today. I told Paul I wouldn't be surprised if the American Idol crew asked Kris where they could get some good home-cooking and Kris said, "Holly's!"
Kris Allen likes Stoby's Too!
Paul called me a little bit ago to report that as he drove by Stoby's (which is three blocks from our house), he saw it was packed out and there were police cars and a black stretch limo out front. I told him I'm sure Kris is inside. Stoby's is another local Conway favorite, offering burgers, fries, their famous original cheese dip and other American cuisine. I personally like Stoby's for their crushed ice or as I like say, "the good ice!" Stoby's has a big banner on the roof that says, "Stoby's Supports Kris Allen With a Lifetime Supply of Cheese Dip." Funny, huh? Paul estimated there were about a hundred people outside of Stoby's waiting (cameras at the ready) for Kris to come out with ketchup on his shirt.
Paul checked our our 16-year-old son, Dylan, out of school early. He told him Kris Allen was eating lunch at Stoby's. Dylan's immediate response was, "I don't see why he would want to eat there, when he could've eaten at Holly's." Hehehehe!
It's just been announced that the song the judges picked for Kris Allen to perform Tuesday night on American Idol is "Apologize" by One Republic. I think it's a good choice.
Conway Downtown Parade and Concert
I plan on going downtown after work for the parade and concert. It's going to be fun to see how far away I'm going to have to park and how close I can get to the action.
I called into Alice 107.7 yesterday trying to win tickets to the American Idol tour at the Alltel Arena in Little Rock on July 25th. I was the winning caller, but I answered the trivia answer incorrectly! Dern. The question was, "When Kris Allen was in the Top 13, what song did he sing?" I guessed 'Man in the Mirror'.
Survey says.... EEEEEEEEEHHHHHH!
The right answer was "Remember the Time". I choked. I would've Googled for the answer, but I was in shock that I was caller #10. Can you say CHOKE!
Thanks for reading!
Kris Allen's Homecoming Itinerary
Kris Allen and American Idol Are Coming To Conway!
Kris Allen: Conway's American Idol Sensation
Until next time,
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This is the new version of FIVE FOR FRIDAY. As with the former, it is the SOLE purpose of this weekly series to call attention to sites that I think many would find most interesting—in one way or another. Please, go see for yourself, and [this week] such sites can be seen as:
- 9:00 pm - Kris appears live on FOX16 News at Nine
- 11:30 am - Kris performs live at Riverfest Amphitheatre
- 3:00 pm - Kris performs live at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA
- 5:00 pm - Kris Allen parade in downtown Conway
- 5:30 pm - Kris Allen performs live at Simon Park in Conway
Make sure you bring your umbrella, because it's supposed to rain!
ARRA News Service - Rep. Marion Berry tries to cover his tracks when he is back home in Arkansas claiming that he is a farmer interested in agriculture in the 1st District. But as evidence has proven in the past, the only interest Berry has in agriculture is lining his own pockets with farm subsidy money. When he is home, he knows his district did not vote for Barack Obama. Sources have advised that Berry takes a few liberties and casts dispersions against Obama. But when he returns to Congress, he drops the agriculture label and is identified as a pharmacist. He doesn't want to be considered a "hay seed" in Congress with his liberal colleagues. He also turns tail and praises Barack Obama and rejoins the fold not as a Blue Dog but as a lap dog of Speaker Pelosi.
The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) has noted Berry's antics in Washington and also the growing conservative base in Arkansas 1st Congressional District and released the following addressing Congressman Berry antics. Click for mp3 Radio Ad - Enjoy!
Berry will definitely have competition in 2010 from the republicans. One candidate, Rick Crawford, has already announced he will challenge Berry.
Kris Allen has advanced to the final three, and American Idol will be coming to Conway, Arkansas.
All over town, there are signs saying, "Kris Allen is Kick Awesome!" You see them on banks, restaurants and even on cars. The slogan comes from an interview with Kris, where he was asked to describe his experience on the show so far. He replied that he wants to live life with no regrets and his experience has been kick awesome. So now the phrase "Kick Awesome" has become the Kris Allen battle cry around town.
Kris' wife, Katy, works at Acxiom Corporation, the same place my wife works. Every week they get emails saying, "Be sure and vote for Kris!"
There's even a rumor where our 16-year-old son goes to school. Because Kris Allen is in the 'Top 3', the kids will get out early this upcoming Friday, so they can attend a Kris Allen homecoming parade and concert in downtown Conway. Of course, along with all the hoopla, American Idol will be there filming it all.
Exciting times in good ole' Conway!
“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about, websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time. Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.” This is subject to change, however. In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while. For rants promote change, and change can be good—right? Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told). [A Cure For AIDS] is considered to this week.
Back during my childhood, our parents would often load up my brother and I after Sunday morning church services for a leisurely drive around where we lived. Even though we were seeing mostly familiar sights, it was still good to see them, and this is why “A Sunday Drive” sounded about right for the name of a weekly series revisiting familiar sites that are well worth seeing again and again. Go [here] to see more of such sites as: