Let’s be honest: Chip Rogers is being paid to go away

Can we at least be honest about this?

Sen. Chip Rogers had become an embarrassment to the Georgia Senate that he served as majority leader, to the Georgia Republican Party and to the entire state of Georgia. His strange obsessions, from a ban on involuntary chip implantation to conspiracy theories about Agenda 21, made him a laughingstock nationwide. His long-concealed history in the sports gambling business and ethical questions, including efforts to wriggle out of responsibility for a defaulted bank loan, compounded the embarrassment.

But most importantly, as majority leader, Rogers helped to preside over a state Senate that had become dysfunctional. He needed to be gone. After voters in his north Georgia district were given the chance to do so but failed, other means had to be arranged.

So last month, Rogers was informed that if he sought another term as majority leader he would lose. At the same time, he was also quietly offered a nice, cushy little job, arranged by the governor, at Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Put bluntly, he is being paid to go away, using state money and a make-work job as the carrot. In fact, the job in question is so new and amorphous that no one in state government even knows what it will pay.

Here’s a portion of the GPB press release, in which is it is announced that Rogers is being hired to create a “new programming initiative that will examine current economic development trends and spotlight job-creating companies throughout the state”:

“GPB has a long history of serving Georgians with programming that is relevant to career and consumer issues, said Nancy Zintak, vice president of marketing and communications of GPB. “We have long wanted to create a forum for our communities to learn about jobs in Georgia and areas of growth around the state.”

Right. With all the budget problems faced by Georgia, this is the state’s most pressing need, the place where we need to put new money. And in saying that GPB had “long wanted” to create such programming, “long wanted” should be understood to mean ever since the governor’s office contacted the agency and told them to put Rogers on the payroll.

Your tax dollars, at work.

– Jay Bookman

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

December 5th, 2012
8:23 am

had become an embarrassment

Well he IS a Republican

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:24 am

the job in question is so new and amorphous that no one in state government even knows what it will pay.

All the used tote-bags he can carry.

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

December 5th, 2012
8:24 am

If you ain’t first, you’re last.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

December 5th, 2012
8:24 am

The GOP wanted to roast Big Bird before Thanksgiving….

And now they are giving a huge Turkey to GPB.

Rise up angry Georgia.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:27 am

“Here’s a portion of the GPB press release, in which is it is announced that Rogers is being hired to create a “new programming initiative that will examine current economic development trends and spotlight job-creating companies throughout the state”:”

well, here is a list of business initiatives that you WON’T be seeing :

sustainable growth
resource conservation
green energy

thanks to the Agenda 21 nutters
(here’s one that I found earlier: http://www.freedomadvocates.org/articles/sustainable_development/public_officials_must_learn_about_agenda_21_20120307456/)

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:27 am

And Jay, I would like to think–I really really would!–that Georgia Goopers are capable of being embarrassed about a ban on involuntary chip implantation and conspiracy theories about Agenda 21, but if this act alone is your sole bit of evidence, I think I need more convincing.

(Over at Galloway’s they’re saying it’s a dead girl/live boy kinda thing. “Is it irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to!”)

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

December 5th, 2012
8:27 am

Nancy Zintak, vice president of marketing and communications of GPB, was heard off camera saying “WTF am I going to do with this clown act?”

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:27 am

“All the used tote-bags he can carry.”

answering the phones during the pledge drives?

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:28 am

The GOP wanted to roastflip a Big Bird

fyt.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:29 am

answering the phones during the pledge drives?

(Channelling Rude Pundit) I’d have him do something else with the phones.

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

December 5th, 2012
8:30 am

state money and a make-work job

thousands of unemployed Georgians would love some of this big bird bank.

indigo

December 5th, 2012
8:31 am

Jay, you just keep forgetting this is Georgia and we WORK at being a nationwide laughingstock. Hey, nobody does last place better than us!!!!

Cosby

December 5th, 2012
8:31 am

Yawn, hate the GOP, ok keep it going..chip is a politician, same as Democrats. Makes no difference. Would love to see some details on what he did and did not do..real details, not just one liners that have become so common that no one, neven the likes of Jay, even tries to explain but takes a face value. Chip, however, moves on the another great paying job, supported again by the wonderful 48% taxpaying public..now that is a shame. Perhopas it is time for the 48% to cut paying for a TV publication!!

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

December 5th, 2012
8:32 am

Chip is going to work in the tote making department? I hear he’s an expert at the iron-on decal machine.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:33 am

Jay may not remember this, but when I worked for the state leg, I managed to piss off the post Republican Revolution numpties so much, they tried to eliminate my position from the budget.

nice to know the party of “small government” doesn’t apply their philosophy to their own.

:roll:

Corbin Sharpe. Baby Boomer leech...and earned it!

December 5th, 2012
8:33 am

I think everybody already knew he was just a chip off the ol’ roger…

But, with his new job, maybe he can tell us when those brain implant chip factories are hiring…

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:34 am

“Would love to see some details on what he did and did not do..real details, not just one liners that have become so common that no one, neven the likes of Jay, even tries to explain but takes a face value.”

clap if you believe, Cosby!!!

Lynn43

December 5th, 2012
8:34 am

I love GPS, but I would rather see it “go down the tubes” than have Chip Rogers attached to it. Our next move should be to get rid of this horrible man in the governor’s office.

oops

December 5th, 2012
8:35 am

another reason to separate government from public television.

all in all, probably better for the state that he go work in a rat-hole job than to mess things up at the Capitol

JF McNamara

December 5th, 2012
8:36 am

Sounds like, for once, my tax money was put to good use.

oops

December 5th, 2012
8:36 am

“they are giving a huge Turkey to GPB”

:)

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 5th, 2012
8:37 am

Oh great, so Deal is creating GPB czars…. when will the entitlements end? I don’t imagine we’ll hear a real uproar over the state of GA by our right wingnuts friends to stop this (unless a way is found to blame it on Obama or the stimulus)

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:37 am

I love GPS, but I would rather see it “go down the tubes” than have Chip Rogers attached to it.

Whereas I’d preserve the global positioning system. Call me a wuss.

TaxPayer

December 5th, 2012
8:38 am

Chip’s first public broadcast should be something along the lines of Agenda 21 and how it is just destroying us by allowing others to take control of our very lives. Or something like that. How long would it then take Deal to pull the plug on that new job. :lol: Republicans are a hoot, as long as they’re not given any power.

JamVet

December 5th, 2012
8:38 am

Would love to see some details on what he did and did not do.

Really? Then why haven’t you already informed yourself?

Willful ignorance is a great crutch.

Email them if you have anything to say about this bizarre decision…

ask@gpb.org

oops

December 5th, 2012
8:38 am

Reuters: Obama to stress need to raise debt limit “without drama”

This. The day after he drew a line in the sand.

Ok. Obama is either bipolar or out to deliberately sink the ship.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:38 am

“Whereas I’d preserve the global positioning system. Call me a wuss.”

just not as currently executed by Apple.

I mean, they really screwed the pooch on Maps on iPhone.

hamiltonAZ

December 5th, 2012
8:39 am

During the summer primaries, former Sen. Rogers described himself as an actor (or maybe it was “entertainer”). Perhaps, if he swears off politics, he can have a happy career in the broadcasting industry. Luzzem.

oops

December 5th, 2012
8:40 am

Nodrama Obama has become the drama queen

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:41 am

Obama is either bipolar or out to deliberately sink the ship.

Ok, Off Topic Troll-child:

Feel free to point out how his proposal would “sink the ship.”

Show your work. You are obviously Very Knowluhdgubble about this topic, so I’m sure you have it at the ready. Right?

If not, well, like I said about Chip downstairs goes double for you,

VaHi Guy

December 5th, 2012
8:41 am

“he is being paid to go away, using state money”

And we’re getting a lot better value for that money than spending it on drug-testing benefits recipients, or invading other countries, or . . .

Brosephus™

December 5th, 2012
8:41 am

ok keep it going..chip is a politician, same as Democrats.

Eleven minute deflection smells of desperation. Why don’t you and others ever defend the jackasses you vote for instead of always trying to deflect to Democrats? I would be embarassed as hell to be a Republican in Georgia. Y’all talk about people voting for free stuff, but damn, at least Democratic voters actually vote for the people who will do what they elect them to do. Republican voters would be much better served by voting for cinder blocks in Georgia.

:lol:

Keep Up the Good Fight!

December 5th, 2012
8:43 am

I did hear one morning commentator speculate that Chippy was going to run against Chamblis for senate and that this resignation was so that he would not be distracted by state legislator matters. :lol:

TaxPayer

December 5th, 2012
8:44 am

Then again, if I were one to subscribe to the conspiracy theory behind every GOP move, I might be asking myself if Deal might be working on converting GPB into Georgia’s version of FOX by planting GOP operatives within the organization. After all, why stop at controlling just the AM airwaves in Georgia. In fact, did Ailes instruct Deal to do this. I think it’s highly likely although we can be sure that Ailes would deny it if asked.

oops

December 5th, 2012
8:46 am

“Feel free to point out how his proposal would “sink the ship.””

Requiring that taxes be raised in order to avert the fiscal cliff. Or if we’re speaking in nautical terms, he is requiring taxes be raised in order to avert the waterfall.

Loves Me Some Obama Kool-Aid

December 5th, 2012
8:47 am

No matter one’s ideology, this is ridiculous. No wonder the public has so little confidence in politicians. Wish somebody would pay me to go away :-)

James

December 5th, 2012
8:47 am

Chip was and is a ZERO.
Perhaps he could work for the AJC.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

December 5th, 2012
8:50 am

debt limit…. oops….tax increase….oops

confused again….oops

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:51 am

I might be asking myself if Deal might be working on converting GPB into Georgia’s version of FOX by planting GOP operatives within the organization.

well duh. wouldn’t be the first time a very prominent Gooper tried it.

Peter

December 5th, 2012
8:52 am

Public Broadcasting………. isn’t that part of the cuts by the Republican’s as deemed not necessary so Rich Republican folks can hoard more money ?

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:52 am

oops, you obviously can’t grasp even the most basic concepts of macroeconomics, so, you know, FOAD with your off topic trolling.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:52 am

“Requiring that taxes be raised in order to avert the fiscal cliff.”

you do realize that economists on both sides of the aisle have said that taxes must be raised.

ad

December 5th, 2012
8:53 am

Well, they can’t do buy-outs like SEC schools do with their coaches, but they take care of their own.

Cherokee

December 5th, 2012
8:53 am

My first reaction to this was no more contributions to GPB.

But I hope people don’t carry through on that – as Jay said, this was likely engineered by the Governor – I doubt the good folks at GPB are any happier than I am about this.

As long as Georgians blindly elect Republicans, this kind of corruption will only increase.

Cherokee

December 5th, 2012
8:54 am

And let me once again apologize for my fellow Cherokee residents, for foisting this clown on the state of Georgia…..

Shar

December 5th, 2012
8:55 am

Poor Nancy Zintak. A fabulous, feisty, honorable woman forced to front for this payoff.

And wasn’t it the Republicans who chortled in concert over defunding PBS? Now it’s to receive extra funding to harbor their most embarassing, least defensible members?

I wonder if Roger’s removal from the Georgia Legislature will disqualify him for membership in ALEC, the organization he has been on track to lead. His ceaseless promotion of ALEC’s agenda has been one of the worst things he’s done.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
8:55 am

Ben Stein:

“I hate to say this on Fox, and I hope I’ll be allowed to leave here alive, but I don’t think there is anyway we can cut spending enough to make a meaningful difference,” Stein said. “We going to have to raise taxes on very rich people, people with incomes of like say, 2, 3 million a year and up, and then slowly move it down.”

Thinking he may have misheard the Ferris Bueller star, Steve Doocy asked Stein if he doesn’t think “Washington just has a spending problem.”

“I do not think they just have a spending problem,” Stein replied. “I think they also have a too-low taxes problem. And while all due respect to Fox, whom I love like brothers and sisters, the taxes are too low.”

http://gawker.com/5953010/ben-stein-tells-incredulous-fox–friends-hosts-taxes-are-too-damn-low

YouLibs

December 5th, 2012
8:55 am

dB

Damn, I miss Molly.

Loves Me Some Obama Kool-Aid

December 5th, 2012
8:55 am

I know this is a Liberal blog so the rules are to bash Republicans but can you admit that corruption is rampant on both sides? This is just a perfect example of that for the Republican side.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
8:57 am

I doubt the good folks at GPB are any happier than I am about this.

Yeah, I was this close to posting a truly cheap shot at GPB about their prime-time programming which is, let’s be honest, wretched, horrible, oftimes unwatchable, a pale shadow of the kind of vigorous, gutsy stuff I used to see on PBS in more enlightened locations/times.

But I suspect they’re doing the best they can with what they’ve got, which ain’t much. And if you stay up late enough you might get to see a “Frontline” or “Kicking Them in the Balls w/ Bill Moyers” or suchlike.

clem

December 5th, 2012
8:58 am

how much are they paying him? that should be public info. If more than minimum wage the taxpayer is really getting hosed. anybody see that job advertised? love the do as i say crowd, not as i do. the people of his district must be morons.

Loves Me Some Obama Kool-Aid

December 5th, 2012
9:01 am

Another example of political corruption and ethical lapse. Nothing new here….move on.

St Simons - aboriginal BOOTAKOOK 2014

December 5th, 2012
9:02 am

lord i was borrrn a gamblin maaaan….
can’t pay back his ‘loan’, the money ‘went away’…
looks like Chip ‘rolled the dice’ heheh and came up snake eyes.

now, the skool-fer profit snake oil salesman is taking a ‘job’ at
educational teevee.
Taking ‘bets’ heheh you find his crooked *ss at the trough of
the first for-profit-jesus-rode-the-dinosaur-charter-scam.

and the cherry on top – the birther activist, UN-is-using-mind-control,
chips-in-our-head, Agenda 21, loan scamming, sign stealing
anti-science fundie is going to Georgia’s educational teevee.

Damn, you couldn’t put Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, the Onion,
and Saturday Night Live in a room and come up with a joke that good.

Stay tuned for the GPB documentary “Deliverance”

DannyX

December 5th, 2012
9:03 am

“Sen. Chip Rogers had become an embarrassment to the Georgia Senate that he served as majority leader, to the Georgia Republican Party and to the entire state of Georgia.”

Correct, but even that couldn’t save him.

Rogers is a chip off the ol’ block. He is a part of a growing number of Georgia Republicans that proudly wear the badge of embarrassment.

Welcome to the Republican Hall of Shame.

Linda Schrenko
Glenn Richardson
Beth Merkleson
Sonny Perdue
John Oxendine
Lynn Westmoreland
Nathan Deal
Don Balfour

Gale

December 5th, 2012
9:03 am

I so wish Molly could post from the afterlife. She was one in a zillion.

Jay

December 5th, 2012
9:04 am

Wow, USinUK. I don’t have much use for Stein, but he did drop a megaton truth bomb on the Fox audience with that one.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

December 5th, 2012
9:04 am

Well, I got to admit you have to be pretty bad for that bunch to pay you to go away. I mean, I reckon I was wrong about the legislature. I thought they had no shame. But old Chip must of shamed them.

Even tho he did spearhead the effort to keep me and others from being chased down and having a chip put in my brain, I guess it’s time for him to go bum the rest of us for donations to Public Television. Now you just got to admit he’s good with rounding up money. It ain’t everybody that can get a bank to loan you over a million bucks and then blame the bank for loaning money you can’t repay. Sort of like shooting your parents and then begging for mercy because you’re a orphan.

Have a good Hump Day everybody. And if you can put in a good word with my boss to find me a cushy job that pays six figures in exchange for me leaving there I’d be mighty grateful.

alittlecommonsense

December 5th, 2012
9:06 am

At least Republicans try to do something about their embarrasments. I could name a dozen of them on the national stage that Democrats keep embracing year after year.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

December 5th, 2012
9:06 am

So can I do my job so embarrassingly bad, that my current employer will pay me to go away? Can it work that way in the real world?

St Simons - aboriginal BOOTAKOOK 2014

December 5th, 2012
9:07 am

bu…bu…bu…Obama bengazi teleprompters!

that’s beyond sad, really

cyberteach

December 5th, 2012
9:08 am

This is a black eye for GPB. Is there no way they could have said no? If the governor wanted to force Rogers out, why couldn’t he arrange a job for him with one of his Gainesville businessmen buddies? I’m re-thinking my end-of-year extra donation to GPB if any of Rogers’s salary comes from donations.

alex

December 5th, 2012
9:08 am

Southern politics, pass the grits…Good to get rid of him, repubs evolving, taking care of their problem children, off to baording school for a year or two, then off you go.. Don’t like him being on the public dollar, take it out of Deal’s stipend….

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
9:08 am

Jay – he had to sugar-coat it with “I love my FOX brothers and sisters”, but yeah … I just about dropped my teeth!

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
9:09 am

“Obama bengazi teleprompters!”

you forgot the sociamalism

Mike

December 5th, 2012
9:10 am

I don’t know what the real reasons behind this were, but thank God he is gone on to something else.
I think his contemporary’s realized he was going over his own mental “cliff” and ushered him out.

Pete

December 5th, 2012
9:12 am

And, DannyX, we keep electing and re-electing these clowns. Will the GA electorate ever realize that just because somebody has an R behind his or her name does not mean he or she is competent and honest?

DannyX

December 5th, 2012
9:14 am

Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney…

Hmmmm…

I wonder if Chip will soon be announcing he is running for president in 2016. He sure fits the profile.

Whatever

December 5th, 2012
9:15 am

I’m glad he’s out but I don’t like the way they did it. What’s wrong with not voting him back in as majority leader and letting him leave on his own if he wants?

bookman parrot

December 5th, 2012
9:16 am

To stands for decibels
December 5th, 2012
8:52 am
An addition to economic knowledge. It would be great if libs/Dems would learn the even more basic economic concept of “don’t spend more than you make”. I’m sure you will come up with then just take more typical answer. To that I say “that is right up there with theft and organized crime”.

Jay

December 5th, 2012
9:16 am

And FYI, using FOAD now gets you DQ’d by the ABN (automatic blue nose.)

GT

December 5th, 2012
9:16 am

The voters of Georgia would have made the OJ Simpson jury blush. Romney was ready to put the ax to Big Bird, but this fugal confederate disadvantaged and educationally intolerant state legislature comes to the aid of the local PBS offering Rogers like an advantaged youth who has become the embarrassment to the family. There is some brilliance to it. The vast majority of the upper shelve programming audience of this network are from moderate to liberal lending. The powers to be in this state in one stroke undermine the value of this network and torture the few able minds of our community with the selfish greed trumping any virtue of character they have exiled to a place where his type could be a real study. It may be discovered in this time of global warming that there is also a mental cooling as lust like carbon blocks out the light of day.

East Cobb RINO, Inc (LLC)

December 5th, 2012
9:16 am

I wonder if Chip will soon be announcing he is running for president in 2016. He sure fits the profile

Or for the US Senate seat held by Taxby.

TaxPayer

December 5th, 2012
9:16 am

Chip should be given the late night time slot. I think he’d make an excellent test pattern.

alex

December 5th, 2012
9:16 am

Emory dropping Journalism ,visual arts, and P.E.Liberal arts education under duress.GOOD. Prepare the students for a job that can support them. Expensive school , parents are probably delighted:” No timmy you can’t go to a 45,000$ a year school and take P.E….” In the interest of full disclosure I was there in various educational capacities for 17 years….Next: the infamous Emory undergrad PSYCH degree……

Whatever

December 5th, 2012
9:17 am

Pete,

I agree with you but my dad was instructive in this. He was/is a lifelong blue-dog Democrat but feels the party has went so far left that his only choice is to vote R. Doesn’t really want to but doesn’t like any of the D choices.

I truly long for a solid, moderate third-party that combines good traits from both parties but I doubt we’ll ever see it.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
9:18 am

” It would be great if libs/Dems would learn the even more basic economic concept of “don’t spend more than you make”.”

thus sayeth the Republican, whose party decided to reduce their income while paying for 2 wars on a credit card.

sorry, but the GOP lost what little credibility they had in the fiscal conservatism department when Reagan was President.

Whatever

December 5th, 2012
9:20 am

USink,

No doubt that the R’s have no credibility when it comes to spending. However, it is going to take both sides agreeing to not spend what you don’t make.

MiltonMan

December 5th, 2012
9:20 am

“He needed to be gone. After voters in his north Georgia district were given the chance to do so but failed…”

No we did not fail. The dems have failed to even nominate someone worth as much as a recycled plastic shopping bag to run against Chip.

If you want embarrassment to this stae, look no further than Hank Johnson.

St Simons - aboriginal BOOTAKOOK 2014

December 5th, 2012
9:21 am

“you forgot the sociamalism” – you’re right UK

and the “wah, timmeh does it toooooo!” trolls

NO. No group has approached these depths of corruption.
Come to Jekyll Island. Look at it, dammit.
Then read your Ga Constitution, after you wipe the pee off of it.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
9:21 am

And wasn’t it the Republicans who chortled in concert over defunding PBS? Now it’s to receive extra funding to harbor their most embarassing, least defensible members?

We have always been in favor of funding PBS. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

MiltonMan

December 5th, 2012
9:25 am

“Y’all talk about people voting for free stuff, but damn, at least Democratic voters actually vote for the people who will do what they elect them to do.”

Yes, they voted for Hank Johnson to help prevent Guam from tipping over.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
9:25 am

“However, it is going to take both sides agreeing to not spend what you don’t make.”

and the Dems have come to the table with spending cuts

it’s time for the GOPpers to agree to revenue increases.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
9:26 am

So can I do my job so embarrassingly bad, that my current employer will pay me to go away? Can it work that way in the real world?

Google is your friend.

MiltonMan

December 5th, 2012
9:26 am

“thus sayeth the Republican, whose party decided to reduce their income while paying for 2 wars on a credit card.”

And Obama still has us there.

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

December 5th, 2012
9:26 am

feels the party has went so far left that his only choice is to vote R.

The Dem party is a moderate party. If your dad thinks it is too far left then he should probably be voting republican.

ITS ALL BUSHS FAULT

December 5th, 2012
9:26 am

Another fine Red state crook , bankrolled by the inbred voters of the GA GOP.

alex

December 5th, 2012
9:27 am

Chicago timeline : Jessie Jackson Jr. institionalized…… Jessie Jackson Jr. reelected………Jessie jackson Jr, reinstitionalized—-Jessie Jackson Jr. resigning…..Crazy stuff on all sides and surely Ga. is not alone, either way, both are gone—GOOD. Welcome to politics…enter sausage….

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

December 5th, 2012
9:27 am

“And Obama still has us there.”

Iraq? not so much

Afghanistan – exit plan

deal with it.

Aquagirl

December 5th, 2012
9:27 am

Oh, you people are such cynics. Chip is doing this because he wants to spend more time with his kids. I’m not sure why he suddenly noticed these strange creatures inhabiting his house a month after his re-election but then Chip isn’t all that bright, bless his heart.

Brosephus™

December 5th, 2012
9:28 am

An addition to economic knowledge. It would be great if libs/Dems would learn the even more basic economic concept of “don’t spend more than you make”.

It would probably be much better for us all if the Cons/Repubs realized you can’t purposefully cut revenue and continue to run a country. Seems as though y’all are purposefully trying to turn us into Somalia or something.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
9:28 am

Milton @ 9.20 AND 9.25, other than this one (1) unfortunate misuse of the English language in an otherwise perfectly reasonable inquiry about the environmental effects of stationing large numbers of troops in a small place–

do you have any other evidence of this “embarrassment” you speak of, regarding Representative Johnson?

Please, do try not to crash and burn like our “oops” just did.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
9:29 am

Jay @ 9.16, your blog, your rules, but you surely cannot deny that there are some who really should fornicate off and die.

Brosephus™

December 5th, 2012
9:30 am

No we did not fail. The dems have failed to even nominate someone worth as much as a recycled plastic shopping bag to run against Chip.

You know, there’s this thing called a P-R-I-M-A-R-Y in which the candidate for the general election is selected. If you don’t want a person in office, you don’t choose them in the primary. That’s the easiest way to ensure somebody does not get elected.

Brosephus™

December 5th, 2012
9:31 am

MiltonMan: Yes, they voted for Hank Johnson to help prevent Guam from tipping over.

You voted for Deal and Romney… :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

GA Citizen

December 5th, 2012
9:32 am

And now GPB is the latest joke in Georgia.

Glad I live in Atlanta and listen to Public Broadcasting Atlanta instead.

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

December 5th, 2012
9:32 am

Whatever, government economics don’t work the same as personal finance. Turn off the Fox News and learn something.

stands for decibels

December 5th, 2012
9:36 am

For those who seem unfamiliar with what should be a fairly familiar term:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipping_point

You’re welcome.

Mike

December 5th, 2012
9:37 am

Is this the “Chip” that played for the braves?

Aquagirl

December 5th, 2012
9:37 am

You voted for Deal and Romney…

But that doesn’t count. When Republicans elect an idiot Republican the blame lies with the Democrats.

There’s your party of Personal Responsibility.

Ronin

December 5th, 2012
9:38 am

It was politically, a mercy euthanasia, with a fat government job as a reward.