Blaming us and labeling them

Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:

  • It’s our fault. Global warming. 9/11. Drug wars in Mexico. Our “insatiable” appetite for illegal drugs and the drug cartels’ access to our guns make us “co-responsible” for Mexico’s problem, says Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Soon we must organize the Apologize for America World Tour for the Obama administration.
  • Notice how labels are applied to make a particular group of people unpopular so that government can more easily move against them or their property? “Predatory” lenders. Super speeders. “Greedy” business executives. “Polluters.” When politicians start applying labels, watch out. They’re coming for you. Super speeders in Georgia, henceforth, will be forking over another $200 for government’s use in possibly funding a trauma care network. Public safety should not be about raising money.
  • Speak kindly of the dead. So, taking my cue from a Sunday headline that says “Gambling is latest hope for a revival” of Underground Atlanta, I offer my condolences. If gambling’s the cure, the undertaker’s carriage awaits.
  • Number of the Week: 9.3. That’s Georgia’s unemployment rate and the sum — $9.3 trillion — what Washington will spend in excess of revenues over the next decade. Break open the kiddies’ piggy banks. They’re coming for “the rich” and that’d be Junior and the future grandkids. The only people who don’t seem to get laid off are those who advocate for more government spending.
  • Georgia House Democrats could easily have fashioned a resolution praising President Barack Obama and making him an honorary member of the Legislative Black Caucus. But, of course, they had to include language that praised themselves and invited Republicans to endorse his “unimpeachable reputation for integrity [and] vision” and to declare that “no one could be more worthy of special honor and recognition by members of this body.” I wouldn’t sign on to that. Nor would those who offered it if the object of praise was George W. Bush. It’s an unserious partisan game in a serious time.
  • Headline: “Obama to states: Use stimulus cash wisely.” States to Obama: Why didn’t Congress apply that standard when drafting the $787 billion pork-and-social agenda spending bill? Obama is a marketing message in motion, an electronic crawler that just flashes phrases without awareness of those that preceded it. Example: After using the office of the president to incite the masses against the AIG bonuses, he goes on entertainment television to declare that he’s leaning against a 90 percent tax on bonuses that whizzed through the U.S. House. His “save-and-invest” budget is filled with spending that will make it unlikely that future generations will have any after-tax earnings to save.
  • Reusable headline: “Sudden job losses stun 20-somethings.” These substitute numbers are available, too: 30, 40, 50. Sudden job losses stun us all.
  • Where are the children? On this night, about eight of them, ranging in age from 1 to 9, are in the car on Old National Highway at 12:45 a.m. watching a shoot-out brawl over a cellphone involving two women who bore the same man’s children. Poor children. The poor, poor children. One day they will be big enough to tote the guns and brawl over cellphones and that will be the world they know.
  • The only car where I’d absolutely insist on an air bag is the little Nano, a $2, 000 part-plastic job introduced by Tata in India. An encounter with an insensitive environmental pig driving a gas-guzzling SUV, the very sight of which steals the true environmentalist’s joy in living, would ruin your motoring day.

103 comments Add your comment

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
8:28 am

egads, that was sad yesterday. What a desperately ugly, yet important, topic. The correspondences were for the most part so straight and strong that they made me ashamed that this blog keeps breaking down. It just doesn’t work, or else it’s got some little Keebler Elf from the furry wings of the Seven Sisters whose working overtime.

FIX THIS PROBLEM, OR ANNOUNCE YOUR RULEMAKING, OR ELSE PREPARE TO LOSE YOUR REMAINING READERSHIP.

Barry

March 27th, 2009
8:29 am

>It’s not our fault. The mantra from the right.
>We don’t have the right to drive as fast as we want. Something needed to be done. As an aside, I’m not sure who’s gonna cathc the speeders. I recently drove to Ocala and back and saw 1 (ONE!) State Trooper on the I-75. JUst sayin’.
>Bury Underground
>It appears increasingly that the President and his lads have no clue.
>When you have nothing to offer, just do something silly
>See above
>So we no longer need phasers?
>Everybody under the age of 21 shold be fitted with a chastity belt
>I thought the Nano played music?
Have a great weekend all.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
8:45 am

Excuse me please: “who’s”, not “whose”; “”who’s working overtime.”. I realize that it’s not important to anyone this side of the state psychiatric correctional facility, but I fear that the furry New Englanders have invaded my iPhone. Elseways, my apologies for the mispelling.

Henne Patchinko

March 27th, 2009
8:52 am

12.9 that’s the unemployment rate here in the Murray-Whitfield county carpet capital zone. The Murray County Red Cross food bank served more than 10,000 last year when in most years, the total is less than 1,000. It’s no longer a recession here. It’s more than that.

As much as I, too, enjoy dumping on Hillary Clinton, the old folks called it “taking responsibility.” We do own part of some of those problems. To reject it out of hand because Hillary says it is as the old folks said “dumb.”

The idea and the facility of Underground is great. Why it can’t work is beyond me.

On your penultimate point, Amen. Thugs raise thugs.

Churchill's MOM

March 27th, 2009
8:56 am

Why can’t we have a real Governor like Alaska rather than a Bald Headed Bump on a Log?

Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) backed out a scheduled meeting Thursday with state legislative leaders who have publicly criticized her plan to turn down a portion of the state’s federal stimulus funds.

“We had a meeting scheduled with the governor today and her legislative liaison told us that she wasn’t there and that we could meet with the staff,” said Gary Stevens, the state’s Republican Senate President, at an afternoon press conference. “We’re here, we’re available, and unfortunately she is not.”

Palin fired back in a statement released during the press conference, claiming that the lawmakers cancelled the meeting with her so that they could “host their own press conference.”

Stevens said Palin’s account of events “is absolutely false.”

“To say that we cancelled the meeting to have a press conference is absolutely untrue and somebody should be brought to task on that,” he said.

According to Stevens and Republican state House Speaker Mike Chenault, a Palin legislative aide told them that the governor could not meet with them and offered to have members of Palin’s staff speak with the lawmakers instead.

Stevens said the lawmakers turned down the offer because Palin’s staff “often has trouble answering questions.”

The meeting was scheduled to negotiate a solution to the conflict between lawmakers and Palin over the 31 percent of federal stimulus package funds the governor said she plans to turn down.

GOP state legislative leaders, who can bypass Palin to accept the disputed funds, have accused the governor of playing politics with federal money allocated to a state facing a massive budget deficit.

“We think the stimulus package brings a unique opportunity for communities around Alaska to benefit,” Chenault said.

Despite Palin’s announcement that she would like to turn down a chunk of the stimulus, she conceded Thursday that the decision was not up to her.

“I can’t predict how much or what funds legislators might add to my request, and we haven’t heard all the public testimony yet,” Palin said. “To say now what might happen with an unknown bill would be premature.”

lwwmm7

March 27th, 2009
9:04 am

Free speech is now somehow tied to whether or not we agree with the speech. Has been for a while.

lwwmm7

March 27th, 2009
9:06 am

I’m grateful that we still have the right to disagree agreeably. Otherwise a suicide bomber might show up and make a statement.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
9:07 am

Esskyooz me, but you folks are blogging on a patently broken site, and so I advise you to backstep, following the footprints you made coming in…

Peter

March 27th, 2009
9:18 am

Imagine if the last Regime…..Bush and Cheney actually did something positive for America ?

Imagine if they had NOT created the largest Government in US History ?

Imagine if they didn’t create the largest deficit known to America ?

Imagine if they didn’t start a Made up WAR ?

Imagine if they didn’t run the economy into the ground ?

Imagine if they actually took the time to rebuild America, instead of bilking America with cost plus contracts for a few ?

Imagine if Sonny actually worked on creating jobs statewide, instead of getting wealthier in office, and building a Fish Hatchery ?

Gee Jim, today you wouldn’t be saying all the silly stuff you say !

jt

March 27th, 2009
9:20 am

jim- speaking of labels, I remember you jumping on the “dead-beat dad” bandwagon. you’ll never admit it, but you were a usefull tool in demonizing fatherhood and it has cost you dearly financially.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
9:20 am

Hey Jim…Imagine if Bush and Cheney actually made Iraq contractors they gave the “House” too, actually did their job correctly ? And didn’t just waste American Money ?

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Thousands of buildings at U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan have such poorly installed wiring that American troops face life-threatening risks, a top inspector for the Army says.

“It was horrible — some of the worst electrical work I’ve ever seen,” said Jim Childs, a master electrician and the top civilian expert in an Army safety survey. Childs told CNN that “with the buildings the way they are, we’re playing Russian roulette.”
Childs recently returned from Iraq, where he is taking part in a yearlong review aimed at correcting electrical hazards on U.S. bases. He told CNN that thousands of buildings in Iraq and Afghanistan are so badly wired that troops are at serious risk of death or injury.

He said problems are “everywhere” in Iraq, where 18 U.S. troops have died by electrocution since 2003. All deaths occurred in different circumstances and different locations, but many happened on U.S. bases being managed by various military contractors. The Army has has reopened investigations in at least five cases, according to Pentagon sources.

Of the nearly 30,000 buildings the Army’s “Task Force Safe” has examined so far, Childs said more than half “failed miserably.” And 8,527 had such serious problems that inspectors gave them a “flash” warning, meaning repairs had to be completed in four hours or the facility evacuated.

He said the majority of those buildings were wired by contractor KBR, based in Houston, Texas. KBR has faced extensive criticism from Congress over its performance in the war zone. KBR has defended its performance and argued it was not to blame for any fatalities.

Military electrocutions became a national issue about a year ago, after the January 2008 death of Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A decorated member of the Army’s Green Berets, Maseth was electrocuted in his shower at a U.S. base in Baghdad that once served as one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces.

His death was blamed on improper grounding and dangerous wiring on his living quarters. Soon after that, the Army asked Childs to help create “Task Force Safe,” a team of master electricians assigned to inspect Army posts for electrical dangers.

Childs said the “large majority” of the buildings the task force examined in Iraq had been wired by KBR, which he expected would follow American standards. But the results, he said, were “just horrible.”

In one building, “I had them pull a switch out of the wall to look at a switch, and when they pulled it out of the wall, the wires fell out of it,” Childs said. Thinking that was an exception, “We pulled the one next to it. They fell off,” he said. “It was just very, very poor quality work.”

Big Bucks GOP

March 27th, 2009
9:30 am

Private banks in Switzerland have started to ban their top executives
from traveling outside the country, even to France and Germany, because
of fears they will be detained as part of a global crackdown on tax
evasion and bank secrecy.

Big Bucks GOP

March 27th, 2009
9:31 am

Blender, a music and entertainment magazine, will cease publication
with its April issue, but will continue to publish on the Web, its
private-equity backed owner, the Alpha Media Group, said.

catlady

March 27th, 2009
9:31 am

jt–how did it “cost him dearly financially”?

Big Bucks GOP

March 27th, 2009
9:32 am

Executives at dozens of public companies, including Starbucks, Google,
and Intel, are taking steps to lower the prices that their employees
would have to pay to convert options into stock.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
9:32 am

And you know what, Churchill’s MOM, if our particular governor should happen to sign the instrument of surrender to murderers, then he’ll have to look after his own head.

Big Bucks GOP

March 27th, 2009
9:33 am

Tesla Motors’ new Model S sedan comes with relatively expensive price
tag — $57,400 — a problem electric carmakers will continue to face
until lithium-ion batteries become better, smaller and cheaper.

Big Bucks GOP

March 27th, 2009
9:34 am

CityCenter, the troubled residential and casino development in Las
Vegas co-owned by MGM Mirage, has hired a law firm, Dewey & LeBoeuf, to
prepare for a potential bankruptcy filing,

Big Bucks GOP

March 27th, 2009
9:35 am

Two former KPMG executives convicted of selling improper tax shelters
should be sentenced to as much as 24 years imprisonment, U.S.
prosecutors said in court papers on Thursday.

Redneck Convert

March 27th, 2009
9:40 am

Well, this Hillary woman is just dead set on blaming all of us for the Mexico drug war. I know I didn’t have nothing to do with it and neither did anybody else in the U.S. Buying illegal drugs don’t have nothing to do with the drug wars. No more than buying poisoned milk products from China has anything to do with us sending China all that cash. Besides, a little meth never hurt no one and it keeps the dentists in business and keeps Free Innerprize going.

Up here at Simpsons Trailer Park we wouldn’t never fight over a cell phone. I’ve seen alot of people get into it over kids and adultery and sometimes meth and such but never a cell phone. People that would do that kind of thing are just trash.

I’m awful glad they put a stop to this thing praising Obama. We pay good money in taxes and don’t need to waste it on legisalaters praising one of Those People. It’s OK to blame them for having so many kids outside of marriage but praising them for anything is just going too far.

I say we move some of the showers for our troops in Iraq here to GA for use on the prisoners. The drugs used to kill people that get the Death Penalty cost a bunch. Why pay all that money when we could just invite a prisoner on Death Row to take a shower and get the shock of their life?

That’s my opinion and it’s very true. Have a good Friday everybody.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
9:41 am

Hey Churchill’s MOM: You call Arnold a real governor? I think he plays one on the cartoon network. He’s not a “girly man”; he’s a wet noodle and a total ducking swish to have let the Democrats overspend by a quarter of a trillion dollars. He wears Maria’s strap-on.

Thank you, Uncle Ted.

Rush Limbaugh for President

March 27th, 2009
9:43 am

The more I read Wooten’s columns the more I wonder if he is serious or if he is just pulling our leg.

He can’t be serious about his “blame America” comment. I thought he stood for personal responsibility. Own up to your problems and fix them.

I guess he sees “individual freedom” as driving as fast as you want to. I thought he was a law and order guy.

Thenn he gets self-righteous on gambeling. Typical

9.3 trillion deficit. This year’s budget hasn’t even passed yet.

Next two points- pure Obama bashing with a totally unobjective biased point of view.

Job loses do hurt everyone. Thank Bush for the lovely situation he left.

Next point-Wooten’s a biggot and here is another example.

Last point-pointless.

jt

March 27th, 2009
9:48 am

catlady- for every dollar recouped by the state in child support, it cost two in taxes. (big coorperations, bureacracies,etc.). furthermore, many fathers are in jail,or running from the law which does nothing to help the situation of fatherless families. in the meantime the same percentage of fathers who won’t accept responsibilities has never changed. we all just pay alot more. it is not unlike the war on drugs. billions have been spent, lives have been ruined, millions in jail,but it is still easier for your kid to buy a joint than a pack of cigerrettes.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
9:52 am

Hey Glen,

I guess the Republican’s really didn’t get what they wanted after Bilking California for energy, and getting Arnold in office. He actually governs from a concern for the state, the folks there, and not for the “Republican Agenda” !

He is actually a Republican America can be proud of…….like Ron Paul !

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
9:55 am

That’s a rather hilarious ending I swear I’ll steal sometime, but you haven’t made your case about any of Mr. Wooten’s alleged inconsistencies. If you choose to flit, then flit. But refrain, please, from impersonating a serious person.

“Ha-ha!”

See?

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
10:02 am

Peter,

I appreciate your recollection of the Enron crisis in California, yet I dare you to attach to it the name of a single Republican. Let me be clear: the tragedy was created by Democrats, beginning with Steve Peace and continuing to the reprehensible Gray Davis.

Show me the Republican.

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
10:21 am

Let me tell you, Peter, how I’m not kidding. According to that state’s auditor, ENRON bilked Californians for fully thirty billion dollars. Californians now find themselves — shazzam, an’ fo shizzle! — the answerables to two hundred fifty BILLLION dollars’ worth of the handsome movie star Arnold Schwarzeneggar’s “unbeLIEVEable” profligacy and cowardice in the face of Democratic girly men, not to mention furry women.

BS Aplenty

March 27th, 2009
10:32 am

Obama certainly sets the standard for racist U.S. presidential candidates. One has to dig mightily past his political patina to reveal his soul, but the view isn’t pretty. His twenty years spent swilling the Trinity United Church of Christ kool-aid with his gal pal, Oprah Winfrey have warped the thinking of an otherwise intelligent man and place his leadership continually in question by a larger American community.

In spite of low expectations, “Jeremiah, Jr.” was elected last November but his covert racist leadership now shines like a beacon for the world’s other like-minded ilk. The Brazilian el Presidente Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva follows Obama’s leadership by declaring to the world that blue-eyed whites have caused this financial mess. Brazil, a country with a per capita GDP of $6,859 (World Bank, 2007) now blames the rest of the North American and European world for being financially creative. A creativity that helps propel the “blue-eyed world” to a per capita GDP in excess of $46,000 (World Bank, 2007) in the meantime. The world where such financial products enabled low income “brown-eyes” to purchase a home, most of whom continue to perform admirably on their mortgages backing these financial creations.

Yes, say what you will about Obama’s not knowing what to do during this recession, spending on social programs of dubious merit, and generally acting like the political deer in headlights, but give him his due on racial leadership. He does appear to have a following in Brazil.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
10:33 am

Glen……let’s say George Bush……..I believe he is Republican.

He started it all remember……… Clinton had sold some of the strategic oil reserves before leaving office, and J King George decided to call attention to it, by claiming we were in an “Energy Crises”……. Which of course we were not, then he allowed the bilking, like he allowed the bilking of the US treasury with the WAR !

We also read today that all the groups that were give “special” war time contracts really never did their jobs correctly, and as a result American’s died, and the deficit is now through the roof.

Please do not EVER say Republican’s are conservative when it come to money…..they spend MORE, and they Account for the spending less than any time in US History !

By the way Ross Perot got allot of money Bilking California as well……. and YES Bush the Oil guy was very happy ripping off American’s to take away a Democrat Governor.

The Bush problem was the “Terminator” could not be bullied around by the Republican’s !

Peter

March 27th, 2009
10:45 am

Hey BS Aplenty….nice to see a Bigot posting today ! Great job !

Another “Republican Family Value” !

"Charles", The Original

March 27th, 2009
10:46 am

Notice how labels are applied to make a particular group of people unpopular so that government can more easily move against them or their property? “Predatory” lenders. Super speeders. “Greedy” business executives. “Polluters.” When politicians start applying labels, watch out. They’re coming for you. Super speeders in Georgia, henceforth, will be forking over another $200 for government’s use in possibly funding a trauma care network. Public safety should not be about raising money writes Jim Wooten.

Five months ago, we got a phone call on Sunday morning at 6:00 am. I recognized the voice to be that of my best friend’s wife. She said that her husband, Freddy, had not returned home from a trip to South Georgia. He had left Tifton at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon bound for Atlanta. To make a long story much shorter, according to Grady Memorial Hospital personnel, Freddy had made it back to Atlanta. And it was in Atlanta where he and a super speeder had collided.

After arriving at Grady, we learned that his most severe injuries were spinal, brain, and pelvis among others. Freddy was on a respirator, unrecognizable, and his life hung in the balance. The super speeder suffered minor injuries.

Members of Freddy’s family and friends found ourselves living on the seventh and fifth floor, ICU/family rooms praying and hoping that Dr. Bawa, the head of orthopedic surgery, and his staff could put his broken body back together again.

Dr. Bawa and his staff were successful. The brain and spinal surgery had lasted for over ten hours… And within a month, Freddy could breathe. The respirator/ventilator was no longer needed. But there was a treake that needed to be suctioned… Freddy was experiencing excruciating pain and suffering… The doctors said that the patient couldn’t be completely medicated because the pain was part of his healing too. In other words, he had to suffer the pain until his next pain medicine was scheduled. There was paralysis, weight-shifts, and the loss of all privacy.

The good news is that doctors thought the paralysis could be overcome in two years because his injury was more brain than spinal. And the brain has the capacity to heal itself and the body. So thanks to God and Grady Memorial Hospital trauma center, we have the privilege of acquiring additional medical assistance. Freddy’s family has turned their attention to Dr. Bowman and staff at the Shepherd Spinal Center…

Six months ago, I would have agreed with Jim Wooten. Public safety shouldn’t be about raising money. But after having first hand experience of the pain and suffering that super speeders/careless drivers can cause, we support almost anything reasonable if it will cause drivers to slow down and drive more safely. We should pray that the government will use the money to provide a trauma care network capable of meeting the needs of almost completely broken people.

To be honest Jim, after having a bird’s eye view of the suffering of Freddy and countless others, super speeders forking over another $200 may not be enough.

JC

March 27th, 2009
11:01 am

Jim, if the principles of supply and demand are still valid, then Clinton has a valid point. But you are the master of cherry picking situations where things apply in one case but not another. Can’t have it that way Jim. The principle of supply and demand is valid in all cases. So damn right the U.S. shares culpability for what is going on. We demand drugs, the cartel supplies them. The cartel demands guns so obviously there are those on our side of the border willing to supply them. But I catch your drift. Obviously the Mexicans have to be 100% to blame for the problem since guys like you want it that way. Furthermore, if the Mexicans didn’t supply it someone else would. Why, Jim? Because people here demand it. Get it now Jim? Supply and demand.

@@

March 27th, 2009
11:05 am

To be fair, Jim, there are those among us who are contributing to the violence in Mexico. Most of them were engaging Obama online yesterday asking a “former” pot-smoking, snorter to be their “leader” into the legalized narcotic hazing. Now this is purely speculation on my part, but the last couple’ah-times I’ve seen Obama on T.V., I can’t tell whether he’s on the verge of tears or just needs to keep his supply of Visine at the ready. Mr. Cool…Calm…and redundant with a bad case of the giggles at the most inopportune moments.

Speed kills, Jim. The pace at which Obama is implementing “change” will do us all in.

I’m willing to compromise on the gambling underground. The revenue received cannot be used to pay for the behavioral counseling of addicts nor the cost of providing for the children OF those addicts.

Unemployment is 10.3 down here in Clayton but “getting laid” is of no consequence.

The Georgia Black Caucus….pressing “the flesh”? When will that ever end, Jim? When will it end?

Obama is a marketing message in motion, an electronic crawler that just flashes phrases without awareness of those that preceded it

That ^^^ is exactly what I’m talkin’ bout, Jim. There is something funky about Obama’s timing. He backs off of what he helped to incite, then turns right around and threatens those he just appeased with regulation? I’m beginning to think he doesn’t even listen to himself but yet, expects us to hang onto his every word. If they don’t matter to him, why the heck should they matter to me?

Those 20 somethings haven’t a clue. Somewhere down the road, they’ll have a job, as will their children but there will be few rewards in it after taxes. Heck! They didn’t even get off the ground before the dem’s exorbitant spent missiles shot ‘em down.

Jim, I would love to speak in behalf of those children in the line of fire but the liberals would quickly accuse me of racism. I’ll keep trying in spite of liberal stupidity.

Dead in a nano-second at the hands of India’s “ta-tas”. That’s 28 mpg for each “respective boob”.

jt

March 27th, 2009
11:08 am

“cherry picking” is apt.
or “inconsistent”.

Churchill's MOM

March 27th, 2009
11:15 am

Glenn 9:41 am

You must be a product of the Georgia public school system.. WE WANT PALIN..

JC

March 27th, 2009
11:15 am

Notice how labels are applied to make a particular group of people unpopular so that government can more easily move against them or their property? “Predatory” lenders. Super speeders. “Greedy” business executives. “Polluters.” When politicians start applying labels, watch out. They’re coming for you. Super speeders in Georgia, henceforth, will be forking over another $200 for government’s use in possibly funding a trauma care network. Public safety should not be about raising money.

You forgot Mexicans Jim, i.e. “illegals”. Is superspeeding not just as illegal? Both are misdemeanors are they not? But I get it. Brown people with accents are acceptable targets, huh Jim? And that was a very good try at making victims of “greedy” business execs. Substitute the word defrauding business execs and you will have more accurately portrayed who the gov is targeting. You’re a real piece of work Jim.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
11:16 am

What a statement Jim……….Reusable headline: “Sudden job losses stun 20-somethings.” These substitute numbers are available, too: 30, 40, 50. Sudden job losses stun us all.

Gosh with a Republican Governor, and with Bush and Cheney having done their very best to drive the economy into the ground…………… YOU actually have something worthless to say !

Peter

March 27th, 2009
11:20 am

HA HA HA @@…………Those 20 somethings haven’t a clue. Somewhere down the road, they’ll have a job, as will their children but there will be few rewards in it after taxes. Heck! They didn’t even get off the ground before the dem’s exorbitant spent missiles shot ‘em down.

Last time everyone looked the Republican’s left office with the LARGEST DEFICIT in US History !

Glenn

March 27th, 2009
11:24 am

Peter I mean you no ill, yet I must contradict you: the beginning of the undoing of the Greate State of California fell entirely to the Democrats I worked for. So what jackass claim are you trying to make?

It spilled. It happed. What are we going to DO about it?

Diogenes

March 27th, 2009
11:28 am

Good morning, Jim,

I couldn’t help noticing your suggestions that “soon we must organize the Apologize for America World Tour for the Obama administration.” With your venomous attitudes about America, I certainly hope they don’t invite you on the tour.

Peter

March 27th, 2009
11:30 am

Glenn…….The bilking of California started with the made up Bush “energy Crises”.

Dusty

March 27th, 2009
11:49 am

Well, good rainy Atlanta morning to all including Glenn. Just a bit fesity this morning, Glenn? Now don’t challenge me to a duel, but Jim Wooten is saying what many of us are thinking. Not all, but most.

I would not send Hillary to negotiate a dog fight but she is partially correct. SOMEBODY in the USA is buying drugs or they wouldn’t be shipping them in. The druggies don’t care one way or another as long as they can get what they want.

As to Obama’s entourage having little interest in saying good things about the USA, that is of little surprise. Most of them have never recovered from their dementia over Bush. To say that America is great would indicate Bush success, something totally brainwashed from their minds. It takes a while for Dems to recover. They get Obama-praise-productions every day for rehab. The rest of us are getting photo=fatigue.

Churchill’s Mom is another in recovery although she may be paid to propagandize. She evidently has a telepromter of her own with direct Palin ties. She is almost as good as some of AJC’s Newt-assigned reporters. Democrats do not think freely on their own.

Arnold? Fun movie star! Bad news for California. Permanently attached to Kennedy Klan Corps.

Underground? Another hole in which to pour money. Call it a mall and let the teenagers come and talk on their cell phones together. No parents allowed. Black and white striped uniforms required for entrance

Poor children indeed. Messed up families. I wonder if children in South Africa with children raising children are any more misdirected. We are talking about the next generation here and there.
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Charles,so sorry to hear about your friend Freddy. The future does not sound bright. Let us hope that larger fines will slow super speeders but I doubt it. Alcohol so often plays a part in these terrible accidents. Every day we read about another drunk crazed speeder. There’s one today in the news section.

Where’s @@ this morning? Clayton County School Board taking expensive trip to San Diego for “meeting”. At county expense, of course! They cut expenses just like Obama does. Uh huh..all for the good of the people paying for it!

GayGrayGeek

March 27th, 2009
12:17 pm

Notice how labels are applied to make a particular group of people unpopular so that government can more easily move against them or their property?

You mean like “gay marriage”? You mean like “Hispanics”? You mean like any category of “Those People” that you RightWingNutters have used as your boogeyman over the past many years?

You mean like “hypocrites”, Jim, such as yourself?

@@

March 27th, 2009
12:20 pm

Peter:

Republican’s left office with the LARGEST DEFICIT in US History !

…and Obama, ON HIS OWN, has nearly tripled it since taking office January 20th.

I don’t know about you, Peter, but I’m not one who shirks responsibility and I’m not impressed with those who do. I dare say…..neither are the American people.

Whether you wanna accept it or not, the majority of Americans favor a fiscally conservative policies from BOTH PARTIES. Polls have shown this to be true.

An antibiotic for BDS was put on the market 01/20/09. You really should take a tablet or two……THREE for what ails YOU.

It’s over dude! LIFE and your preference in living it the way you choose IS OVER!!!!

Californication

March 27th, 2009
12:37 pm

I am going to run my finances like our guberment, I am in debt so I will spend more to fix my debt, but wait I need to print some more money….

Peter

March 27th, 2009
12:41 pm

Hey @@ what si the current debt ?

How much of that is the Iraq WAR ?

AmVet

March 27th, 2009
12:44 pm

Ah yes those pesky labels.

All too funny from the man who for eight years has championed the slogan-masters and sound-bite champions of fake conservative irrelevancy. And to this day still has not gotten that the memo, that shucking and grinning for BushCo sycophants and apologists, though certainly humorous to the vast percentage of Americans, is not informative or useful.

To their dying days these intentionally uniformed, quasi-misanthropic neo-conned will continue to deny the culpability of the crooks, swindlers and speculators in the “free market”. They jest about predatory lending and disavow any knowledge of the “orgy of excess and reckless behavior”.

They fault Obama. They fault the poor schmucks at the bottom of the ladder.

They vilify the weak and glorify the wicked. And they blather about personal responsibility.

How about you “compassionate conservatives” in the Old White Guy Party of Dixie considering some of these labels?

Wall Street Criminals? No?

Maybe Robber Barons? Not to your liking?

How about the Architects of the Corporate Destruction of Capitalism?

Yeah, the last one is rather unwieldy but sadly accurate.

And you loons are maniacally happy to give them all a free pass.

And so, the misfits and miscreants like Ms. Musty et al here, lap up the daily lies from our “journalistic” fraud of a host with much gusto and relish.

Thankfully, the demise of this awful neo-conservatism is in virtually finished…

AmVet

March 27th, 2009
12:46 pm

Peter, not sure of the jaw-dropping totals to date, but know that the botched Iraq invasion/occupation is costing the American people $14,000,000 per hour.

Not that there is possibly anything else we could be doing with that trifling sum…

Ga Values

March 27th, 2009
1:12 pm

WABE’s spring fund raiser is going on, if you listen call & give them some money..If you call Thursday afternoon you might get me..

@@

March 27th, 2009
1:19 pm

Peter:

Last I checked it was $11,044,598,337,305.97. On January 19, 2009 (the day before Obama got his hands on it) it was $9,299,550,950,326.54.

The cost of the Iraq war? The war that dems in congress supported? That war?

Obama’s vote doesn’t count since he wasn’t yet present to vote. An empty gesture on his part.

How much is his surge into Afghanistan gonna cost? Do you know yet?

I’m outta here….these AJC websites are a good enough excuse to go shopping. Gotta stimulate the economy. It’s obvious people like you aren’t able to.