Agenda 21: The lunacy infiltrating state leaders

Glenn Beck is an entertainer who pitches his schtick at the eagerly deluded and culturally paranoid. Given that we live in a nation of some 300 million, that’s enough of an audience to make a man wealthy.

So when Beck publishes a book titled “Agenda 21,” a fictional warning of a UN takeover of the United States in which the U.S. government is abolished and its citizens are allowed only two functions, “to create clean energy and to create new human life,” it’s easily dismissed as the harmless lunacy that it clearly is.

However, when seven leading GOP members of the Georgia Senate gather in the state Capitol on state taxpayer dollars to hear a lecture on that same “Agenda 21″ preaching much the same craziness, it gets a little more troubling. When Sen. Chip Rogers of Cherokee County submits legislation attempting to further that outlandish conspiracy theory, it gets more troubling still. (It is somewhat of a comfort that Rogers was deposed yesterday in a Senate Republican Caucus meeting.)

And when you consider that others in attendance included Barry Loudermilk, chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee; Jack Murphy, chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee; John Albers, vice chair of the Science and Technology Committee; Bill Heath, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; and Butch Miller, chairman of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee, it doesn’t bode well for serious governance.

Now, attendance in a lecture should not be confused with adherence. But based on a 52-minute video and the Powerpoint slides presented, the level of crazy would have sent many a sane person fleeing the room.

For those not well-versed in tin-foil theories, Agenda 21 is an obscure document created in a U.N. conference 20 years ago. If you read the document, it is a perfectly reasonable, utterly harmless recitation of standard land-use planning techniques. It is particularly aimed at developing countries that are trying to adapt to sudden population shifts from rural to urban areas.

But somewhere along the line, sifted through the minds of the paranoid, Agenda 21 becomes something much more sinister. For example, GOP senators attending the Capitol briefing were warned that those spreading the traitorous Agenda 21 have been trained in the use of a mind-control technique known as the Delphi technique. Among the buzzwords that betray influence by Agenda 21 include “best management practices,” “international baccalaureate,” “historic preservation,” “livable communities,” and “public-private partnerships.”

Now, using tax dollars to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons would be a public-private partnership. And while personally I think that’s a bad idea given more pressing public needs, I would not have dreamed of attributing the idea to a U.N.-inspired attempted takeover of the United States. Does that make me a victim of the Delphi technique?

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According to Field Searcy, who made the presentation, the influence of Agenda 21 can already be detected in the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Cumberland Community Improvement District in Cobb County and in Cobb County itself. Searcy also compared President Obama’s creation of a White House Rural Council to Josef Stalin’s five-year development plan that ended in the starvation deaths of millions of Ukrainians, and with Mao Tse Tung’s Great Leap Forward, which also killed tens of millions.

These are the ideas influencing some of this state’s top leadership. Has it become impossible for saner conservative leaders to publicly denounce this stuff for the lunacy that it is? Perhaps so, given that a condemnation of Agenda 21 was even incorporated into the GOP’s 2012 political platform.

– Jay Bookman

708 comments Add your comment

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
7:23 am

The Stupid is unending…

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
7:24 am

Ouch.
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Three collectivist progs in a poke.
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lol

Mick

November 16th, 2012
7:30 am

It never seems to end, those being led around by money sukking radio fools. Beck is a complete azz clown, try listening to his radio show, I can’t get more than five minutes into it, the sophmoric humor drives me to choose deafening silence, what a dorky schmuck…

Mick

November 16th, 2012
7:31 am

P.S. Just wait until glen beck gets hold of plan nine from outer space…

TaxPayer

November 16th, 2012
7:31 am

I generalize when commenting about Republicans for good reason–they’re ALL a bunch of fruit cakes. Okay. Maybe there are a few Republicans that are not fruit cakes but if they remain Republicans and toe the party line, then what else could explain their loyalty to lunacy. Money. Power. Hatred. What.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
7:33 am

Same as the left can magically change a comment about reforming Medicare into hysteria suggesting if you elect GOP, you will lose Medicare, Medicaid and SS as you know it…Whats the difference Jay? Lest ye forget that the more outlandish a “journalists” posture, the more cahs he/she makes…

It’s easy to forget that journalism and the like are not not-for-profits…

If you spend anytime listening to the harder core leftists, you would think the other side should simply be eradicated….all hyperbole and extended handjive…

Glenn Beck is a capitalist, NTY is capitalist, Jay Bookman is capitalist…did you forget this? The lines are designed to be blurred…

Corbin Sharpe. I think, therefore I am...I think

November 16th, 2012
7:33 am

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

November 16th, 2012
7:34 am

meh – this is nothing new … and, in fact, it’s roots can be found when Bush Senior uttered the immortal words “the new world order” …

and from that, a thousand black helicopters bloomed.

Jay

November 16th, 2012
7:34 am

Oh please, Stevie Ray. You’re going to compare a debate about Medicare policy to this nonsense?

That is absolutely ludicrous, and I suspect you know it.

Jay

November 16th, 2012
7:37 am

And Taxpayer, I’d disagree strongly. Not all, not even most, Republicans fit your description. But the party has become increasingly vulnerable and welcoming to conspiracy theorists, and few in the upper reaches of the party are willing to confront it.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

November 16th, 2012
7:38 am

I support Agenda 22.

It involves taking copys of Agenda 21 and attemtping to beat the stupid out of:

Sen. Chip Rogers of Cherokee County

Barry Loudermilk, chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee;

Jack Murphy, chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee;

John Albers, vice chair of the Science and Technology Committee;

Bill Heath, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee;

Butch Miller, chairman of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee,

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
7:38 am

MICK

I know it is difficult to consider any information counter to your continued right bashing…like it is unique…but for every self serving money hound like idiot Rush and idiot Beck you always have counters on the left such as Hartmann, BIGED and that hysterical dope Lawrence O’Donnell…how anyone can listen to any aforementioned for any prolonged amount of time is beyond me.

Sign the apocalypse is upon us: The Media is Now News…more evidence that we are all playing bit parts in a Jerry Springer world.

It’s sheepish to be borish and continue to throw darts and suggest the enemy is materially different…they are not…they just disagree with you…

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
7:38 am

And if you’re a good little citizen and follow the fed.gov food pyrimid and injest the government approved corn syrup and GMO foods……………..maybe famine isn’t necessary to get the same results.
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Progs are sneaky like that.
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Forward Progress!

AU Liberal in ATL

November 16th, 2012
7:39 am

Actually, if the Ryan/Romney plan were enacted Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would cease to exist as we currently know it. That’s not an outlandish statement designed to create hysteria. That’s just a cold hard fact, Steeeeevie.
You’re right, Taxpayer. Generally speaking, republicans are nuts. But I add this caveat. They’re only nuts when they’re totally lucid and on days whose names end in “y”.

steve

November 16th, 2012
7:40 am

1st paragraph says it all..

@ taxPayer :Gross generalization is stupid, individualize and think, try it….. I don’t use Jessie Jackson’s son to stereotype dems, mabye Chicago Dems but NOT Ga. Dems…Tis the season for fruitcake….

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
7:41 am

When “us” vs. “them” stops getting enough votes, dial it up to “11″.

East Lake Ira

November 16th, 2012
7:42 am

This is another step towards the GOP overreach in GA.

We’ll have a session full of crazy and spending on roads and tax cuts for “job-creators” and more vilification of Atlanta.

Oh joy.

steve

November 16th, 2012
7:43 am

As we curently know it, all those programs will change and must to remain viable,aging population-kept alive for 80-90 years, this is not what the programs as currently implemented can cope with, think……..lib or con, think…..

TaxPayer

November 16th, 2012
7:43 am

I welcome Republicans to prove me wrong. Simply standing up to the nonsense from their fellow Republicans on occasion would be a good start.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
7:43 am

JAY

Absolutely…I know you don’t like to hear it but Beck is simply taking a commentary (AGENDA 21) and converting it to his view of what is actually going to happen….or more appropriately what will sell… The DEMS took commentary (GOP suggestions to reform government programs) and converted it to let’s scare granny et al by taking everything they suggest to an exaggerated degree…or more appropriately, what will sell…

How can you dispute that? It’s all about making money or retaining power…tricks that have not changed…well since tricks have been around..

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
7:45 am

jeez, two can play this game. I can just as easily prop up pictures of (say) Adolf and Pol Pot and Boehner and find *something* to thread them together. And I’d be just as much of a moron for doing it.

Chip Rogers and co., these guys, they’re idiots. Embarrassments. They can’t kick off too soon to suit me.

Reebok

November 16th, 2012
7:45 am

It’s Tinfoil Hat Time!!!!!

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
7:46 am

JAY

75% of your daily posters consider only data, or in this case, exaggerated data that supports their pre-conceived judgement and do nothing more than figure out new ways to condemn anyone who gets in their path of “brilliance”…we shouldn’t be surprised by the uni-dimensional views by the likes of taxpayer..

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
7:46 am

The problem is that the senators that sat and listened to that paranoid drivel can’t be voted out because there are too many voters here in Georgia who would believe Agenda 21 is real and a crisis for the country.

Mick

November 16th, 2012
7:46 am

stevie ray

Look just trying to be balanced about my listening, at least I do tune in to hear what’s being said. I do believe that close to half the stuff limbaugh puts out there he doesn’t really believe himself but…too many of his audience take him as serious as a tick!
Beck is a whole nother animal, just a clown who has found a nice niche to multiply his wealth. Lawrenc O’donnell has crediblity, he used to work as a senate staffer as did chris “tweety bird” matthews. They are proudly progressive liberals, I do not put them in the same category as rush and beck, who are purely entertainers with a political opinion…

Jay

November 16th, 2012
7:46 am

Right, Stevie. It’s exactly the same as comparing Obama’s White House Rural Council to Mao’s Great Leap Forward, with results “TBD.”

If you believe that, you’re almost as nutty as they are.

john Konop

November 16th, 2012
7:47 am

Does this mean that anyone who supported the charter school amendment is a communist? Is that not the definition of a private/public venture that has an unelected board. This is what happens when ideologues spin policy in an echo chamber. Can we not get back to real issues…….?

steve

November 16th, 2012
7:48 am

I’m still waiting for aliens in Arizona, Jay give us something to THINK about…..

Patrick

November 16th, 2012
7:49 am

A classic case of “Dumb Mass Hysteria”.

:)

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
7:49 am

This is what happens when ideologues spin policy in an echo chamber. Can we not get back to real issues…….?

Seems we can’t as long as the conspiracy theorists are in power.

TaxPayer

November 16th, 2012
7:49 am

Let’s see,

women can magically shut down bodily functions,

global warming is a hoax,

tax cuts pay for themselves,

Obama is a socialist Muslim…,

select teachings based on science come to us straight from the pits of hell…

Puhleeze. And Republicans even put the loonies in charge of committees on science and technology, support the loonies in their races, etc., thus reinforcing the charge that they are all fruit cakes. After all, don’t they vote.

gtt

November 16th, 2012
7:50 am

If the GOPers read Kyle Wingfield as closely as they listen to Rush, etc., this stuff wouldn’t happen.

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
7:50 am

The DEMS took commentary (GOP suggestions to reform government programs) and converted it to let’s scare granny et al

I’d love for you to show actual specific examples of such exaggerations actually deployed by real-life elected democratic officials, SR.

No obscure, barely-even-aired commercials by fringe left-wing groups (yes, we ALL saw the cheezy wheelchair-over-the-Palisades thing). I’m taking about actual elected officials.

If you can’t, then stop with the phony equivalency arguments already

TaxPayer

November 16th, 2012
7:51 am

Stevie Ray has an objection to the use of data! Why am I not surprised. Have faith, Stevie Ray.

Ronald Reagan Parkway

November 16th, 2012
7:51 am

Stupid is what stupid does. In Georgia, you get what you vote for.

steve

November 16th, 2012
7:52 am

Allright Beck is nuts and Mathews is 1/2 step behind but closing fast……you guys GET it they are entertainers and some people think snoop dog is better than frank Sinatra……FORWARD—-

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
7:54 am

JAY

What happened to you logic this morning? Both the right and the left take choice morsels of what the other suggests and turns it into what will sell to their respected sheep…

Perhaps if you picked you head up above the flock from time to time you may actually see that…of course most sheep don’t…afraid of getting fleeced..

You can do better than going into name calling mode..tell me how it is that Glenn Beck giving his dopey audience talking points to support what they want to hear (and purchase) is different than what you do or what the far left lunatic fringe is doing??

barking frog

November 16th, 2012
7:55 am

True or not, if enough people believe it, it can become a religion.

Patrick

November 16th, 2012
7:55 am

The GOP has already come up with a complex, multi-point plan to prepare for preventing the implementation of Agenda 21.

They are calling the key part of their plan “Preparation H”.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
7:57 am

You can do better than going into name calling mode..tell me how it is that Glenn Beck giving his dopey audience talking points to support what they want to hear (and purchase) is different than what you do or what the far left lunatic fringe is doing??

And how is sending my kids to their room for hitting each other different from giving electroshock therapy in an insane asylum to an inmate who doesn’t like the food?

False equivalency.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
7:58 am

Mick

I agree with you for the most part and I like to listen to America Left during the day in combination with America Right (or it’s equivalent on Sirius) and when my head doesn’t explode…they are all the same they simply take whatever info provided and spin to their position…

I will have to disagree with you about Lawrence O’Donnell…he’s Peter Wolf who only offers emotionally charged hyperbole to support his preconceived “opinions”….or that of his sponsors..

I lump all of them as entertainers with none of them being more or less credible that the other…

barking frog

November 16th, 2012
7:59 am

The UN is the creation of the US but that creation has the capacity to consume
the creator.

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
8:00 am

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:00 am

False equivalency.

it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner, over at Stevie Ray’s.

If I were going to review the joint, I’d probably be harsher than this Times guy was to Guy Fieri’s.

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(warning: Link starts out nasty and gets worse. I think it might be the nastiest thing I’ve ever read over at the Gray Lady’s.)

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
8:01 am

BYTEME

I’m not sure how you get to false equivalency..both simply use the exact same scare tactics and exaggeration to further their profits…

Electric shock…they still do that you know…it is generally done on both the left and right sides of the brain…just saying.

clem

November 16th, 2012
8:02 am

don’t think all the clowns are to the right or left of stevie

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
8:03 am

Electric shock…they still do that you know…it is generally done on both the left and right sides of the brain…just saying.

Yes, but is that an appropriate punishment for the situation? Or is it a false equivalency to call both situations I describe “punishment”? Or is one considered cruel and inhumane?

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
8:03 am

“The Republican plan is simple…They want you to DIE!”
Prog Hero Allen Grayson.
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Charts and all.

forex_heaven

November 16th, 2012
8:03 am

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
8:04 am

STANDS

I forgot, your emotional relationship to all things superficial preclude you from seeing what is really going on…right and left pundits are in the business of making money…the more outrageous they are, the more money they make….gotta keep those sponsors and biased bosses happy..

ByteMe - Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
8:04 am

“The Republican plan is simple…They want you to DIE!”
Prog Hero Allen Grayson.

Not my hero. Don’t know anyone who puts this guy in “hero” category.

On the other hand, he’s wrong as well. They want you to DIE after you vote for their crappy candidate.

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:05 am

your emotional relationship to all things superficial preclude you from seeing

Examples, Stevie. Bring ‘em or shut yer piehole.

Mick

November 16th, 2012
8:07 am

**I lump all of them as entertainers with none of them being more or less credible that the other…**

Simply wrong and that is the problem, beck and limbaugh do not even have a college education much less ever held a gov’t position. Their partisan and over the top looniness is taken seriously by their listeners. Contrary to that, I can always tell when chris matthews goes off the rails, “we are all neocons now” after W’s infamous carrier landing – bullship!!!

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:08 am

“The Republican plan is simple…They want you to DIE!”

well, you conveniently left out what’s in the ellipses but–what happened to him in the subsequent election, after he’d made that remark on the house floor?

Not this last one, but the one in which he was seeking at the time he uttered that remark?

well? How’d that work out for him? Care to tell us The Rest of The Story?

Moocher class 101...

November 16th, 2012
8:08 am

“Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn’t return to normal levels by Thursday evening.

The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.”

That will show those dang people who supply jobs how the moocher class can bring them to their knees and get more freebies from Obuma…

GT

November 16th, 2012
8:09 am

The conservative right leaves itself wide open for recreating itself or vanishing from the earth. It is like the snow on the mountain, Georgia being the highest point. As spring comes most of the snow is melted but a patch still remains even through the summer months. That patch is Georgia. While the rest of the country is enjoying the pleasures of spring, the flowers and birds that patch of frozen tundra remains. I always felt it was a reminder from God of what we have below in contrast to what it could be. Unfortunately in the case of Georgia I was born and live here. The land frozen in time, and fear, uneducated and paranoid, while the rest of the nation celebrates spring and being an American and their blessings. Georgia celebrates hard times like it was a badge of honor not a self induced nightmare.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
8:09 am

BYTEME

I’m having trouble connecting the punishment thing here….my point is simply that the right-profit/power motivated pundits and the left-money/power motivated pundits are all the same and use all the same tactics…for example: the “lets make them sick and then make them better” ruse…or how about the “we got cars for sale at discounted price”..when you show up they offered only one at that price and it’s sold…

Beck in this example, scares with exaggeration his audience will/or want to believe, DEMS in the example I provided, scares with exaggeration their audiences will/ or want to believe.

Suggesting that Beck is an anomoly that only exists on the right is a difficult arguement to sustain….

Mick

November 16th, 2012
8:14 am

moocher

Maybe it’s just supply and demand? Used to love twinkies myself but ahven’t had the urge or bought them in decades, capitalism at work here…

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
8:14 am

ByteMe – Got ilk?

November 16th, 2012
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well some progs do————————

Grayson was endorsed by 8th district resident, former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder (D-CO), who characterized Webster as having “13th-century views” on women’s issues.[32] Former DNC Chair and Vermont governor Howard Dean called Grayson a “healthcare hero.”[33] Grayson received more votes for “progressive hero” from Democracy for America than any other candidate in the country.[34]

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
8:15 am

STANDS

Ohhh..great debate point..with authoritative tone telling me to shut my piehole…to the extent that your musings are so heavily tilted to one side speaks volumes…I will point to evidence as you post going forward…you are correct, despite the consistency I note in you posting philosophy in the past, I guess you will prove me wrong going forward…I will make a note to point these out as I see same…

Anyone who suggests their side is remotely different from the other in terms of incentives and tactics is too mired in the twigs…or simply following the red of blue herds as it were..

steve

November 16th, 2012
8:15 am

Jay , I blame YOU, this has deterirated to the point of a world crisis; TWINKIES ARE IN TROUBLE, the horror,the horror

Stands, let’s not get into pie’s, now yer talkin’ real trouble, goodness get a grip (on a twinkie)

TiredOfIt

November 16th, 2012
8:15 am

Nothing like a conspiracy theory to keep the listeners engaged and buying books.
Remember to “dump Trump” at Macy’s and boycott Papa John’s.

DannyX

November 16th, 2012
8:16 am

Stevie Ray, if you truly are an independent you would have called out Chip Rogers and his gang of crazies instead of immediately defending them by playing the they do it too card.

Jm

November 16th, 2012
8:18 am

American railroad development

A public private partnership

saywhat?

November 16th, 2012
8:18 am

Obama is not a socialist foreigner giving away free healthcare.
That would be Jesus.

steve

November 16th, 2012
8:18 am

Gt-pure mania, read his blog or her blog and get an idea of pure delusions of grandeur, great example– ALL med students , this is required reading…….Send the Seroquel, STAT

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
8:19 am

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:08 am
“The Republican plan is simple…They want you to DIE!”

well, you conveniently left out what’s in the ellipses but–what happened to him in the subsequent election, after he’d made that remark on the house floor?

Not this last one, but the one in which he was seeking at the time he uttered that remark?

well? How’d that work out for him? Care to tell us The Rest of The Story?
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He only lost because of Repub prog gerrymandering.
He spent his two years in the wilderness campaigning.
And then?

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According to Grayson’s website, his polling showed that he “won every county, every municipality, every race, every age group, every language group and each gender.”
The mindless isn’t isn’t limited to the repubs …my friend.
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lol

H.E. Pennypacker

November 16th, 2012
8:21 am

Stevie,

I was always taught that when you are in a hole, stop digging.

You say they both exaggerate….so the Democrats are taking actual proposed legislation and I agree, they are spinning these proposals for negative consummation.

The right is taking some obscure document and rather than spinning, they are creating an argument out of whole cloth, which is working its way into actual legislative branches around the country. Look at Arizona and their super GOP majority as they recently passed a bill allowing them to repel a U.N. invasion.

This is not reactionary vs. radiclism as you state, these examples are on completely different planes, reactionary vs. political spin.

barking frog

November 16th, 2012
8:21 am

Forgive corporate income tax for Hostess, after all that’s
what makes or breaks companies

Ken

November 16th, 2012
8:21 am

Al Gore knows how to make a buck from the deluded also. Remember , THE END OF THE WORLD, statement.

saywhat?

November 16th, 2012
8:22 am

TH Jr- The Republican health care plan per Grayson is “Don’t get sick, but if you do get sick, die quickly”.

Get it right.

Peter

November 16th, 2012
8:23 am

In Georgia as in all situations the leadership starts at the top and works it way down.

Today we have a governor who LIED to get into office……. So that is the beginning of the failure, that is the Republican leadership….. Period.

Similar to the lie about shutting down the 400 toll….so the lie was then acerbated as today we have a speed lane for the few Rich on Gwinnett County, so working for ALL Georgian’s is not happening.

The Georgia Republican’s bought into that mind set hook line and sinker.. and the bilking of the Georgia taxpayer goes on.

Why would anyone think lunacy is not part of the plan then ?

GT

November 16th, 2012
8:24 am

Notice independent Senators caucus with Democrats in the Senate. People of no political party find the Democrats allow more freedom more voice. You met one conservative you have met them all. Why the need to duplicate Rush with Glenn with Sean and on and in its redundancy is beyond me till I see the money these entertainers are making. They are a cult not far from the South American experience who mixes into their five rungs the buttons that ring the cash register.

1) God
2) Country
3) Heterosexual
4) Bigotry
5) Military and fictional hero worship

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:24 am

Now, attendance in a lecture should not be confused with adherence. But based on a 52-minute video and the Powerpoint slides presented,

I’d suggest rational folks here download that PDF of the slides and have a good long look so that you’ll know what kind of crazy we are really up against.

http://www.indefenseofliberty.tv/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/UN-Agenda-21-Global-to-Local-Freedom21-v6.pdf

Shar

November 16th, 2012
8:25 am

This blatant misuse of public property and payroll (for no doubt every attendee charged a per diem for sitting through this) was prompted by Chip Rogers, himself a bought-and-paid-for schilll for ALEC, which is itself a conspiracy to undermine public institutions like state legislatures and public schools. Seems a tad ironic that Rogers should be inciting alarm about a made-up United Nations conspiracy when he is neck-deep in a real one, but perhaps he is just trying to deflect attention.

The real problem, to me, is that the Republican Party has used this kind of emotional fearmongering as a simplistic adrenaline shot to get their most reactionary voters to the polls. They have encouraged the nasty excesses of Limbaugh and his ilk, they have embraced the religious right’s social extremes in the anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-evolution sense and they have made overtures to the right-wing conspiracy theorists, all in the name of “traditional values”. This has enabled them to draw attention away from the effects of their fiscal policy, which is antithetical to the self-interest of the majority of the people drawn in by the fearmongering. However, they have needed ever stronger material with which to galvanize the fear reflex, and they are now stuck with positions and proponents that are not only rejected by the majority of voters but which make them look like kooks.

With all of this supposed soul-searching following the election, job one for the Republicans is repudiating stuff like this. Publicly and firmly distance themselves from anyone that normal, well-meaning Americans would not tolerate as dinner guests (Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Malkin and the like), support science research and teaching without injecting religion and denounce the wacky conspiracy theories that mask a desperate attempt to find some concrete excuse for the fringe’s hatred of Obama.

This nasty, crazy stuff will never attract any but the most extreme voters, and it is enough to make moderates turn off the party altogether. If party loyalists in Georgia are too shortsighted to understand that, the national folks need to step in and set them straight.

Finn de Siècle (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 16th, 2012
8:25 am

A slight name change to mark the end of the Conservative Sanity.

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:26 am

He only lost

yes, Heywould. He lost. Thanks for acknowledging this.

Now you can run along and go skipping with Stevie in “both sides are equally BAAAAD!” land.

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:27 am

…and I’ll add, if Grayson is the “craziest” you can get in an elected official, my point is made.

Peter

November 16th, 2012
8:27 am

The CDC has announced …….

The number of Georgians with diabetes continues to rise, jumping 145 percent from 1995 to 2010, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

In Georgia, 9.8 percent of residents said they had diabetes in 2010, compared with 4.0 percent in 1995, said Linda Geiss, lead author of the study, released Thursday.

Talk about lunacy……… That is raising premiums for ALL Georgian’s on health care…… But what is the Governor doing about that ?

ZERO that I know of ?

indigo

November 16th, 2012
8:27 am

Actually, these poliicians are not as dumb as they seem. They are determined to do whatever it takes to get and stay elected so, pandering to their “eagerly deluded and culturally paranoid”(and dirt road dumb) electorate makes perfect sense.

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:28 am

With all of this supposed soul-searching following the election, job one for the Republicans is repudiating stuff like this. Publicly and firmly distance themselves from anyone that normal, well-meaning Americans would not tolerate as dinner guests (Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Malkin and the like), support science research and teaching without injecting religion and denounce the wacky conspiracy theories that mask a desperate attempt to find some concrete excuse for the fringe’s hatred of Obama.

For realz. Come on, rational republicans. If Erick “Son of Erick” Erickson can do it, so can you.

Welcome to the Occupation

November 16th, 2012
8:29 am

Thinking of changing my moniker from Welcome to the Occupation to Well-Versed in Tin-Foil Theories

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

November 16th, 2012
8:29 am

DANNYX

You are correct…these guys are completely looney and deserve no voting support…I will try to learn more about these folks but how on earth anyone would use Glenn Beck as the baseline of political beliefs is beyond me…

PENNYPACKER

I see no difference really. A piece of legislation is a negotiating starting point…we all know what is put in rarely resembles what is put out…see sequestration dog of an agreement. Taking the GOP’s suggestions for debate and spinning them into scare tactics to motivate the base or influence similarly leaning media outlets is no different from dopey Beck taking some obscure UN item and spinning it into whatever nonsense he is suggesting……

In both cases, conspiracy theories sell….

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
8:29 am

Ken

November 16th, 2012
8:21 am
Al Gore knows how to make a buck from the deluded also. Remember , THE END OF THE WORLD, statement.
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BAM!
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lol

Welcome to the Occupation

November 16th, 2012
8:31 am

This is the funniest parody column I’ve ever read. David Brooks eat your heart out.

Oh, wait….

Finn de Siècle (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

November 16th, 2012
8:31 am

please tell me John Albers isn’t kin to the great Joseph Albers

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
8:31 am

saywhat?

November 16th, 2012
8:22 am
TH Jr- The Republican health care plan per Grayson is “Don’t get sick, but if you do get sick, die quickly”.

Get it right.
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Sorry..my bust.
The republicans also want dirty air and burning rivers.
Maybe that’s in their healthplan too.
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lol

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:31 am

But what is the Governor doing about that ?

ZERO that I know of ?

Don’t be so harsh. I’m sure turning down Medicaid expansion funds would help tremendously.

Mike

November 16th, 2012
8:32 am

Jay, I have spoken with the legislator from Cherokee County of whom you speak, and I can tell you he is radical in some of his ideas. He is basically a guy who is representing those 50-80 year olds who applaud him for this nonsense. Wait till you see some of the insane legislation he will discuss this January.

bookman parrot

November 16th, 2012
8:33 am

jay, just because it is inprobable in your mind, does not make it totally unpossible.
I hope it never happens, and one way to make sure it never happens is to keep any
foreign (including UN) entities from having any type of control over the U.S. No
“observers” or “peacekeeping” forces ….
you are so blinded by your people are so good and never would do that type thing. and i will
concur that most people would not go to this level… but we also have too many thugs and
criminals to just passively dismiss as you would like…
i’m sure huge numbers of people would never have thought Nazis would kill millions of Jews
and Stalin would not kill millions of Soviets, … and continues to this day in other conflicts.

GT

November 16th, 2012
8:33 am

indigo is right we laugh at these clowns that represent us while we are the ones putting them into office. We elect crooks in Georgia over and over which probably tells the world this is not the best place to do business. There must be crooks electing crooks or how does it keep happening? The church stuff must be a shame, or the churches are crooked too. Now we have a mess that only gets bigger.

bookman parrot

November 16th, 2012
8:36 am

also for you to “report” on your “expert” knowledge of BHO and what is in his mind is kinda lunacy… in that you couldn’t possibly know what was in the mind of the most transparent/open Pres… versus BHO who is the least transparent and least open ever….

Jm

November 16th, 2012
8:37 am

“But what is the Governor doing about that ?”

You can’t fix stupid. The government can’t legislate that people eat healthily.

RB from Gwinnett

November 16th, 2012
8:37 am

“Glenn Beck is an entertainer who pitches his schtick at the eagerly deluded and culturally paranoid.”

How exactly is Glenn Beck any different from Jay Bookman?

willydoit?

November 16th, 2012
8:37 am

“Maybe it’s just supply and demand? Used to love twinkies myself but ahven’t had the urge or bought them in decades, capitalism at work here…”

Could this same logic have been used for GM and Chrysler?

Lynniegal

November 16th, 2012
8:37 am

Hahaha! This is one of the funniest stories coming from the conservative wing nut class I’ve ever read…and that includes the story about the guy who tattooed the Romney logo on the side of his face. These guys are one short step from playing with their own poop. Unfortunately they are Georgia legislators. Georgia loses.

stands for decibels

November 16th, 2012
8:40 am

These guys are one short step from playing with their own poop.

You sure they’re not doing that already?

After all, as “bookman parrot” so sagely wrote upthread, “just because it is inprobable in your mind, does not make it totally unpossible.”

john Konop

November 16th, 2012
8:40 am

Bookman parrot,

What is your exact concern with Aganda 21, and why is it a more pressing issue in your opinion over budget, healthcare, education……….?

Thomas Heyward Jr

November 16th, 2012
8:40 am

How exactly is Glenn Beck any different from Jay Bookman?
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Bookman isn’t a morman I don’t think.

steve

November 16th, 2012
8:41 am

@peter, so what is the govenor of Ga. supposed to do, tell all the fat people to get on weightwatchers or better yet; pay for bariatric surgery…?, Sheesh, get in line you bunch of conformists…

@Indigo, agree for BOTH sides, I need to hoard twinkies…