Roads are less sexy … and still unloved

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

  • The economy’s hit bare bottom. Another beside-the-freeway restaurant advertising “We Bare All” closes. Lack of business. This one was on I-95 at Darien. Last year, one on I-85 at Lavonia was bought and closed by city officials, who held a bonfire in the parking lot with the Cafe Risqué signs. In both cases, officials thought they were snookered into issuing business licenses. Don’t know about truckers, but the risk I want to take when dining on the highway is that I’m seeing too much fatback in the pole beans, not a bare back toting them.
  • Little did I expect that I’d live long enough to find those who use cloth diapers described as “smart, eco-responsible parents” who “make the world a better, safer place.” The Earth Day will come where we realize the real environmentalists and conservationists were those thrifty waste-not, want-not ancestors who were responsible stewards of their space because it would pass to their descendants.
  • Terrell Starr, who died Sunday, was a good ’un. Gave politics a good name. One of the smartest things Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle did after he was elected was to surround himself with advisers with good sense. I’d put Starr, a 38-year state senator from Clayton County, at the top of that list.
  • America was a rotten place before President Obama came along. Ask him. Not here. When he’s abroad.
  • Asking those connected with the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a group that thinks Georgia spends too little on social programs, whether the state can “afford” any tax break is like asking Libertarians whether we’re undertaxed and under-regulated. Why bother? We know the answer.
  • Headline: “Neighbors lukewarm about new expressway.” Neighbors are always lukewarm or downright opposed to anything that alters the status quo — one reason to put in roads and infrastructure before they get there in numbers.
  • Said more in exasperation than condemnation: Dang, can’t Grady ever get its act together? It’s paid a consultant $785,000 since July 2007, at $1,600 a day .
  • Grady, meanwhile, once again identifies a solution to its problems is to charge those from counties other than Fulton and DeKalb for non-emergency care. Do. Please. But the collections are likely to be less than the PR value of the claim that other counties are dumping their poor. Georgia Hospital Association analysis two years ago found that indigent and charity patients from Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton account for less than 1 percent of Grady admissions.
  • Dunwoody demonstrates why earmarked taxes are a bad idea. It has a 5 percent hotel-motel tax. Dunwoody keeps 3, but is required to spend the remaining 2 on tourism-related activities. Not being a tourist destination, Dunwoody funds a low-priority service — at the expense, surely, of something that matters. Never earmark public money.
  • My band of right-wingers wants President Obama to hire former UGA basketball player Tony Cole in 2012. Cole demonstrated again in Chicago what he’d demonstrated in Athens: He’ll get the boss fired. In Chicago, where he worked a patronage job, his former boss, the county’s chief financial officer, was asked to resign after it was revealed that she’d twice bailed him out of jail for violating protective orders involving an ex-girlfriend he’d punched in the face. At UGA, he got the head basketball coach and his assistant-coach son gone.
  • I’m a 100 percenter with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on a new federal spending program for high-speed rail. “Projected ridership and fares have to be able to carry the costs of operation.” Love the idea, though, if as he says, it’s “operated privately and without subsidies.”

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@@

April 24th, 2009
12:52 pm

I, too am a traditionalist but not opposed to smart growth. Keeping in close in leaves me to wander the vast expanses until it catches up with me….then migrate.

Never aspired to be packaged like a sardine. Give me 100 acres and all the four-legged critters that seek refuge on it. To what goes on its perimeters will be of no consequence. I am a seclusive animal by nature.

@@

April 24th, 2009
1:15 pm

Oops! Toss that first in out.

Churchill's MOM

April 24th, 2009
1:20 pm

I was going to take the day off but you just can’t make up some of this stuff.

Campaign Solutions, a Republican consulting firm advising Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee, has parted ways with the former Republican vice presidential nominee.

The group had been working with the Palin operation to raise money for SarahPAC but decided to step aside after a series of strategic and philosophic differences, according to a source familiar with the decision.

Campaign Solutions head Becki Donatelli had long been associated with the fundraising efforts of Arizona Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and got to know Palin during last year’s presidential campaign.

When Palin decided to set up a PAC earlier this year as a first step toward solidifying her role on the national stage and potentially positioning herself for a 2012 presidential run, Donatelli’s firm was the obvious choice to help raise money for the fledgling effort.

“When the Governor gave Kristan Cole permission to launch a legal expense fund, she had one request: keep it in Alaska. Campaign Solutions is not based in Alaska,” said SarahPAC spokesperson Meghan Stapleton. We appreciate Donatelli’s good work for us, but as we have been saying all along, the Governor is focused on Alaska and Alaskans.”

SarahPAC formally incorporated in late January but is not required to file a report detailing its contributions and expenditures until the end of June.

The parting of ways between Palin and Campaign Solutions is the latest sign of a divide between the governor’s official Alaska staff and those advising her on the national level. Palin has struggled badly to balance those competing interests; she recently agreed to and then canceled an appearance at a fundraiser to benefit the Republican House and Senate campaign committees.

The news of the latest problem in Palin’s political world comes on the same day that the Alaska governor announced the formation of the Alaska Fund Trust, an official legal fund designed to “defend the integrity of the Alaska Governor’s Office from an onslaught of political attacks launched against current Governor Sarah Palin, the First Family, and state-employed colleagues,” according to a mission statement on the organization’s Web site.

It also comes less than 24 hours after Levi Johnston, the former fiancee of her daughter, Bristol, appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” to discuss his relationship with the Palins.

***************PALIN MCCAIN 2012*********************

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
1:27 pm

@retiredds,

A hopeful overture, but this is not a site conducive to “detente”. On the contrary.

Would that it were, though.

@ @@,

Your second sentence. Exactly.

As to my advocacy of “density”: yes, I realize that it’s controversial, especially here. Let me seize upon your objection to it, then, so as to explain what I do and don’t mean.

I’ve spent too much of my life in margerine spread too thin. Not enough SPF? No, what I mean is that when humans live amidst sprawl, usually they live in a prettified landscape of cultural vacuity. A child cannot cycle a mile without a change of scenery, a change of interest, a change of stimulus. And a chair-ridden senior cannot make it a block.

Where there is density there is human culture, tightly packed. Urban designers call it “animation”, and toward achieving a certain degree of animation they try to design civic environments with a specific “grain” (a close relative to the sense in which I intend the word “density”). Rural environments, in this conception, can be assigned “grains”–matrices that account for their various but uniquely rural stimuli–and urban environments, to the extent that they are urban in the most urbane sense, are at the top of the scale: they are considered “fine-grained”, meaning the most stimulative, most of the time. To be a high school dropout in Paris is still to be educated, because one knows Paris. To be a waif in New York or Baltimore or Sao Paolo still means that one possesses street-smarts, a sense of “placeness”, some conception of a robust culture and something of that culture’s history. It means, if nothing else, that one is likely to possess a fighting pride. Density, then, in cities and hamlets, can be better than greedy margerine sprawl because it produces a kind of quiet cultural dynamo.

On the other hand, who could dispute that density can be dysfunctional, counterproductive, even soul-killing? The last time I checked, the most densely populated residential neighborhoods in the U.S. were Manhattan, and San Francisco’s relatively tiny Chinatown; Manhattan, for the obvious reason that its pricey residences are stacked so high, and Chinatown, because they are crammed so tight. At the time of the study, Manhattan’s average height was 11 stories, while Chinatown averaged only 2.5; yet, Chinatown was cramming far more people into far less floorspace.

Like I said: Good density, bad density; density not necessarily good.

On the whole, though, my sense is that as cities such as Atlanta grow, they should not grow broader, nor necessarily higher. They would do better to grow thicker. Thickness thickens culture, which melts the natural thickness of people’s skulls.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
1:40 pm

Well Jackie,

I woke up this morning at 4:30 with a song in my heart and a destination on my mind. Old “Charles”, The Original has to be there, work, at 7:00AM.

And what crap are you referring to? You don’t have to respond if you’re white. The New World Order crowd doesn’t allow white people to openly address any subject pertaining to race, God, or country. Eric Holder said, in too many ways, we are, essentially a nation of cowards…

But as for us, we wake up each morning with our minds-and our minds are-stayed on Jesus. We wake up each morning with our minds- and our minds are-stayed on the Lord-Hallelujah!

You know the Devil can’t do us no harm- when our minds are-stayed on Jesus. The Devil can’t do us no harm-when our minds are-stayed on the Lord God Almighty!

You had better drink of this water Jackie while you still have time.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
1:46 pm

Charles, The Original,

Not to intrude upon you conversation with Jackie, but exactly which subject pertaining to race did you wish us whites to address?

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
2:11 pm

Did you respond to Eric Holder? He said essentially that whites won’t respond to any subject pertaining to race, cowards.

I don’t know why Jackie had such an adverse reaction to my comment @ 10:00. It must be the Manchurian Candidate syndrome.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
2:18 pm

Yes, Charles, I did read your comment, but, forgive me, I don’t see what it has to do either with Gen. Holder or with your suggestion that white people are dodging something. What do you mean?

As to Holder, I don’t see why he’s allowed Napolitano to continue her play onto his field. If anyone’s to be the J. Edgar here, it should be he, not she. Smells to me like a put-up deal, coming straight out of the Oval: She to play the heavy, and he to scoop up after the fact.

It stinks.

@@

April 24th, 2009
2:29 pm

and yet, Poultry, even in the urbans, we gravitate to our own kindliness. Now that, in and of itself, says a lot about who we are, dont’cha think? Since I prefer seclusion, consider me an outcast from all tribes.

Commune-all living outside the tin and in.

I had to go into the city yesterday. Stopped at a red-light, I heard this guy yelling at the top of his lungs….at who, I was unable to determine. It was “Mofo n****** this and mofo n****** that. Maybe I should have been offended, but I wasn’t. I got rather tickled at the inhumanity. When I returned home to the burb, I stopped at Wal-Mart where there was a young girl walking through the parking lot and talkin’ on her cellphone screaming the same epithets into her communication device.

Inside the can, outside the can….it’s all the same amusing crap to someone like myself.

Give me scat of the animal variety on 100 anyday. Not drawn to the drama am I.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
2:32 pm

Poultry, you must have been eating too many eggs or drinking our share of the milk.

Jesus is able to help you connect the dots. Or Jesus can help you avoid being a stumbling block for those who have eyes but can’t see.

catlady

April 24th, 2009
2:33 pm

Sarah Palin, the gift that keeps on giving.

Jackie

April 24th, 2009
2:44 pm

@Charles

You make these outrageous and outlandish statements that are your opinion.
Apparently you think you can say things are provocative without someone asking you for verification.

As has been my belief, you claim to be a person of color with the thought your idea(s) are what is lacking in the minority community.

I do not believe that you are a person of color, nor do I believe your ideas are those that offer any help to any solution in the minority community. For example, you would profess to be helping the minority community and I asked you directly and specifically what organization you were a part of that offered a plan to help minorities. You failed to produce any information.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
2:45 pm

No, @@, don’t take me wrong. I dig where you are. Recondite. Low-profile. Away from the street vulgarity that attaches to urban living. I mean, what can I say? Except, Good for You!

I’m just saying that it would be better were we to craft more various environments, for different people who want to live differently. Jim Wooten is an absolute bullmoose about advocacy for living on the mindlessly sprawling urban edge of the city that has provided his living. In JW we see Georgia urbanizing while coming to it kicking and screaming. It’s silly.

Tell the child that this will hurt me worse than it will hurt her, and then bloody well innoculate the poor fearful waif.

It’s for the best.*

* (Hey, How’s that for a perfectly liberal sentiment?)

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
2:55 pm

@@,

You observed the best of what the integrationist New World Order crowd has too offer humanity. There is no protection found in seclusion. This isn’t a battle between flesh and blood or brains and brawn. This is a spiritual battle for the soul of men and women…

You had better turn to Jesus while you still have time.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
3:06 pm

I’ve got to run everyone. We’ve come to the end of another day. You had better send a prayer up and thank God that Old “Charles”, The Original hasn’t deceived any person. He is forever leading God’s people down the straight path.

I will talk to everyone on Monday or sooner; God willing.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
3:12 pm

@Charles,

I tried to send you a civil reply, but the housecats cut it from their line-up.

So maybe later, if the Olympian gods are willing.

@ @@,

As happened with my response to Charles, the jive turkeys ate my term paper, or else by now you’d have had my response to, my explanation for, you. The gist is, that I’d hoped it could have gone without saying that you beautiful hermits could be left alone whilst the cities proceed to citify, the farmers to farm. All of it is within the realm of possibility, if only we will face down, and try to balance, the surmountable tension caused by population growth, meaning among other things prosperity, pressing against all the rest of our values and goals. It’s not that big a deal, really, provided that you (a) first shoot the fascists and (b) handle the remaining greedheads by first clearing all smoke and therefore attorneys out of the room.

A four-dollar can of Raid should do the trick. I believe the company makes one specific to lawyers.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
3:18 pm

@Jackie,

I agree that Charles is a figment. In the future I will ignore him as such.

Still Munchin the Carpet

April 24th, 2009
3:19 pm

Answering the Original Charles, a proposition:

Blacks (or Negroes to use his preferred term) have historically had a very high prevalence of devotion to the Christian creed. I suggest that it is this ingrained cultural fealty to an imaginary Sky Fairy that makes the average Negro (again, using Charles’ formulation) that creates the condition that Charles perceives:

“…so-called educated integrationist Negroes and their enforcers, who’ve been begging Europeans for centuries to feed, clothe, shelter, educate, employ, and indoctrinate the black masses, there will always be the smell of decay coming out of America.”

Perhaps, Charles, you need to look at your own superstitious predilections as a potential source of this weakness you decry. It is not for nothing that Jesus’ followers are pegged using the imagery of sheep. Flocks of them.

@@

April 24th, 2009
3:34 pm

Poultry:

Recondite because nobody here or on the hill cares to put forth the real effort.

Prosperity holds a different meaning for different people. Who will have the final say as to what prosperity means? Shoot the fascists? Specifically speaking, who would you say they are? Where there are politicians, there will always be smoke that obscures.

My child will be a conservative urbanite. How’s that for a former dependent independent?

Charles:

In which direction should I turn? He’s all around me in the glory of His Father’s creation. I can see past the insanity to what matters most. I look down for his awesome wonder. It’s to be found in the eyes of every child. Adults? not so much.

booger

April 24th, 2009
3:42 pm

Speaking of earth day, for the last week I have been watching the “going green” edition of “House Hunters”. All the people looking for a home consider themselves “green” and want a “green” house.

In every case the buyers have been a couple with no children, The smallest house chosen during the week for the two people was 3800 sq. feet while the largest was 4900 sq. ft. The green features in the houses were bamboo flooring and carpet made from recycled plastic, non toxic paint, and energy efficient appliances. That’s it other than double pained windows which are mandatory most places. Also worth mentioning was that all houses bought were brand new.

Now I may not be an expert on “the green” movement but if these people wanted to reduce their impact on ole Mother Earth, would it not have made sense to by an older house, rather than cut the trees needed to build a new one. How about all the manufacturing involved in producing all the products for their new “Green” house. They could have easily added bamboo floors and recycled carpets and had the same effect as the new green house.

The difference was that all the houses shown were in designated “green” neighborhoods. No status in having a green house unless everyone knows.
Going green is nothing more than a fad.

Corey

April 24th, 2009
3:45 pm

“Congress has authorized spending as much as $1.5 billion over 10 years to maintain the aging Metro system, but the legislation requires that Virginia, Maryland and the District modify the regional compact that governs the operation and funding of the transit agency.”

See Georgia Teabaggers, you overwhelmed MARTA last week to travel to the Capitol to stage your hate fest, you are paying for a system in DC, but when poor MARTA begged the state legislature to allow it to use its own funds as it sees fit you were the primary naysayers. Hypocrits I say.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
3:56 pm

@@,

Fact is, I don’t want to hurt nobody right now except the unsufferably politically correct AJC twerp who recently ate my rejoinder to Jackie.

That’s the kind of cheapjack tactic that gets my blood to boil, and it’s my fault for not calming myself, in the face of the AJC’s petty shoplifting, so that I can respond to you responsibly nor even, thanks to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, responsively.

Your first paragraph is a literal response to my poetic response to the stupid misconduct of the AJC’s nerds, muffins and uber-trolls.

The question I would ask about your own child, to whom you refer: Where will she settle, in the end? I don’t mean this as a challenge or referendum. I’m just asking.

I presume that you want her to make her own decision, yet obviously you are prepared to be proud of that eventual decision as a product of your own influence. (I believe that’s one of the countless things commonly called “Motherhood”.) So you trump me.

Just kidding. I don’t want your daughter unknown to choose any other than the setting and scope that suit her happiness. Nor do I want anything less for you, and nor should you want anything else for me.

But look: you know that this is Georgia, a beautiful big canvas upon which still can be painted almost anything. The recent past, unfortunately, has proved that point.

Still, I’m an optimist. Where now?

@@

April 24th, 2009
4:28 pm

Poultry:

I find no fault in being an optimist. Mine is somewhat reserved for the up close and personal.

If I had to guess where my daughter would eventually settle, it’d be somewhere that her children can safely roam and explore. It was after all, what she had the freedom to enjoy in childhood. I know a couple with a small child who live in the city by choice. The child will never be allowed to embark on her own. She will always be accompanied by an adult. That seems so restrictive to me.

Did you grow up in an urban setting, Poultry?

Jackie

April 24th, 2009
4:29 pm

@Poultry

I believe Charles appears occasionally to “stir the pot” with racial innuendos and other such nonsense.

I have had many of the same issues with this blog. You put together a response(s) to a posting and it disappears.

Jackie

April 24th, 2009
4:45 pm

News reports today indicate Gov. Perdue is planning to hold on to the $178 million federal public education stimulus money.

Wonder how this provides leadership and insight relative to the improvement of GA schools?

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
4:47 pm

Sorry, Jackie, but I can’t reconstruct it now. I’ll never again respond to a provocation from Charles, as I’m convinced he doesn’t exist.

@@,

I didn’t mean to presume, and I apologize. I’d meant to use your daughter as a case-in-point, and it was stupid of me to think that a mother ever could think of her own daughter in such an abstract.

In answer to your question, no, neither could I personally bear to see off my child in many of the forms of urban transport. However, my understanding is that in NYC, even after 9/11, young children continue to learn the transit systems without a lot of help. They still become in their movements fairly autonomous and self-reliant, then.

deegee

April 24th, 2009
5:17 pm

For the first time today I found all five before the buzzer in “Can you see the change”. I feel really good about this weekend.

@@

April 24th, 2009
5:19 pm

New Yorkers are a rare breed, Poultry. I don’t know if it’s still the case, but during Giuliani’s reign as mayor, crime diminished considerably. Like you said, street smarts are a valuable asset — even at a young age.

My daughter’s been to New York two….maybe three times. She’s now dating a guy whose brother and sister-in-law are musicians for Broadway productions. She finds all cities, whether here or abroad to be pretty much the same. It’s the cultural arts that she enjoys. She travelled to the U.K. within days after the terrorist car bombing. A real nail biter for me.

When she got there, it was the quaint countryside that she gravitated to. Had many a picture taken with sheep grazing. After that it was off to Italy to visit a friend. There she found the laundry strung above cobbled streets to be picturesque. While her friend was on duty call, she toured the Sicilian coast on the back of a scooter with his girlfriend who didn’t speak a word of english. They went shopping for bathing suits and the girlfriend insisted that they buy two just alike. My daughter thought that was cute but strange since no girl here in the states would be caught dead wearing the same outfit. Off to the parent’s house for introductions. The flat was small, the father overweight in what we call a wife beater shirt and the mom was barefoot and cooking. “Just like in the movies!” says she.

She has a zest for the unfamiliar.

@@

April 24th, 2009
5:26 pm

Oh, and Poultry? Quit apologizing. If you’ve offended me, I either failed to notice or simply can’t be any longer. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Whenever you see a post I’ve typed followed by an assortment of letters, it’s my way of cussing someone out without actually cussing them out. For instance:

ysawthdytim.

Only I know what that means. Others are left to wonder.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
5:48 pm

@@,

To your daughter, Bravo!

In Italy they still think of “streets” as something like what we might call a promenade, a pedestrian path between buildings. The thought of mechanized vehicles taking pride of place over humans and their carts–well, it’s still a little unthinkable when it comes to actual streets, as distinguished from roadways, highways, expressways, etc. Here, we think of every inch as grist for the tire treads. Zambonis on the rink, golf carts in the shopping center, ever-remultiplying subspecies of Lexi on display just inside the Costco exit.

In most of the world still, this obnoxious sort of intrusion is unthinkable, not only because it’s unusually exhorbitant but also because it violates the general global norm that defines a street as a lane fit for human travel, commerce and intercourse. Were Cobb County somehow to touch down in present-day Sicily, say, the result would be a cultural destruction greater than that visited upon Nagasaki in 1945: In place of culture, nil.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
5:49 pm

Guess whose back on the scene. I kind of agree with the Attorney General. We have a lot of cowardice here. When I sign off, there are a lot of references to “Charles”, The Original. But when I’m on line, there is hardly a whimper.

Now with respect to ignoring my comments, I hope many of you do. There is tremendous work involved in raising the consciousness of helplessly deceived persons.

Likewise, our organization is open to all so-called educated integrationist Negroes seeking transformation. But we hope many don’t accept our invitation because it’s just too much worked involved.

There are credible organizations that transform so-called educated white people too.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
5:57 pm

Go to hell, Charles.

You’re unoriginal.

catlady

April 24th, 2009
6:03 pm

Of course, those who used cloth diapers in the 40s and 50s were not making environmentally aware choices; they were using only what was available (other than trying to anticipate the pee and poop and holding the baby over the grass instead of putting some kind of cloth catcher on them.)

On his idea that NIMBys don’t want expressways out of greed: put one through Wooten’s farm and see how happy he is. What a good, for-the-better-of-all citizen.

Glad to see him come out against earmarks. We will remember that.

On Grady: oh, please. That place continues to be poorly run. Use the consultant’s ideas, BUT QUIT PAYING HER TO CONTINUE GIVING THEM. Surely after that many months you have reaped all the ideas she has.

On indigent care at Grady and in general: much more should be expected of all who use it, no matter their county. Cut back on non-emergency use of the emergency room, for one. Garnishee welfare checks. Expect Medicaid babies’ mothers to pay, over time, for their birth, even if it is $5 per week.

Jackie

April 24th, 2009
6:07 pm

@Charles

Stacking that BS higher, are you?

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
6:08 pm

Poultry, that response is indicative of demonic possession. And we should know because the average so-called educated integrationist Negro that we diagnose is filled with that kind of malevolent spirit.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
6:18 pm

Now remember, you people agreed to ignore my comments, to act as if “Charles”, The Original doesn’t exist.

I guess the urge to strike out at a good spirit is too strong to resist.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
6:25 pm

You have no idea, Charles! Why hell, I’m so possessed that I’m not only an integrationist Caucasian, I’m positively and enthusiastically miscegenistic, you blind man who cannot yet see.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
6:31 pm

And yes, “Charles”, The Original has been placed in a win- win- position. If you strike at me, that malevolent spirit is revealed. And if you remain silent, the Attorney General’s “essentially coward’s” comment is magnified.

This is God’s doings.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
6:41 pm

Charles,

I’m pretty sure that the Almighty does not work through the Attorney General of the United States. If He does do, then let me be struck both dumb and blind.

Still Munchin the Carpet

April 24th, 2009
6:42 pm

I never agreed to ignore the deranged ranting of Original Charles (the Potato Chip?). I’m happy to repeatedly call him out on his delusional Black Nationalist variation on New Age woo and fairy tale superstition. Though he cannot bear to look in the mirror to see the obvious, his groveling at the feet of the imaginary Sky Fairy is part and parcel of the slavish mindset he claims to abhor.

A man with his mind in shackles will never be free, Charlie. You got more chains on you than Toby.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
6:44 pm

Good for you, Munchausen. Charles has got to be a figment of someone’s perverse imagination.

Might I guess, of whose?

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
6:48 pm

Not so Poultry. The Bible clearly shows that if it is his will, God can work through inanimate objects. Moses and his formidable rod can attest to it.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
6:50 pm

And yes, “Charles”, The Original has been placed in a win- win- position. If you strike at me, that malevolent spirit is revealed. And if you remain silent, the Attorney General’s “essentially coward’s” comment is magnified.

This is God’s doings.

"Charles", The Original

April 24th, 2009
6:54 pm

I’ve got to leave again everyone. Dr. Stanley Monteith will began the second hour of his program @www.radioliberty.com.

I missed the first hour featuring Dr. Dennis Cuddy. So, I will talk to everyone later; God Willing. http://www.radioliberty.com

Still Munchin the Carpet

April 24th, 2009
6:55 pm

Dang. Guess I’m suffused with the devil. Call Booby Jindal, I hear he dabbles in exorcisms.

Charles, do you hear voices, too? Ever get the urge to mount a battle at Waterloo?

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
7:08 pm

Charles, if you’re real then I really don’t know what you’re on about. If you discern yourself as imbued with the Holy Spirit, then why presume that I cannot construe that possibility, despite my deficiencies in the melanin department? If you’ve got it, brother, then for His sake, deliver it, say it.

That you prefer combatitiveness gives you away as a fraud.

Poultry

April 24th, 2009
7:14 pm

Hang on a minute, Midnight Munchies.

I’m still clinging to a threadbare hope that he’s for real on this one. Let’s please wait and see how he responds.