Double-deck the Connector

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

  • DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming will bring criminal charges against the former Atherton Elementary School principal and assistant principal for allegedly correcting students’ answers on a state CRCT test. This is an important message to send to school officials statewide who might be tempted. Superintendant Crawford Lewis is wrong to treat it as occasion for the “family” to rally ’round the accused.
  • Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor resigns from an exclusive all-women’s club after some grumpy men raised questions about whether the membership’s appropriate for a Supreme Court justice. Her explanation, once commonplace among members of clubs that excluded minorities, was that to her knowledge no man had applied. And had any man meeting qualifications been at the club’s mobile admissions office in Hahira, Ga., at 2:16 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2006, when it was accepting applications from males, he would surely have been allowed in.
  • Voting, ACORN and Georgia graveyard style, in Iran: The number of votes in 50 cities exceeded the number of eligibles by 3 million. And while Fulton County is notorious for being unable to count ballots in a timely fashion, Iran counted 40 million paper ballots and report results within two hours of polls closing. By the way, President Barack Obama’s still searching for just the right soothing words to convinced the Iranian regime to stop being mean. So far, no success — a real surprise.
  • After the collapse of the financial and banking industry, brought about by gimmicks like no-doc mortgages (no income or asset verification), red flags now go up when reading sentences such as these:  “MARTA staff found the money to keep the last hour of rail service and the three bus sets by making an accounting change with the money they set aside for retirees’ medical benefits. By putting the money in a restricted account, [CEO Beverly] Scott said, MARTA can put aside less money without affecting money that eventually goes to the retirees.” If it ain’t real money, it ain’t real money — no matter which column you put numbers in.
  • Connect the dots: In the midst of the early panic about the swine flu, Veep Joe Biden said on NBC’s “Today” show: “I would tell members of my family — and I have — I wouldn’t go anywhere in confined places now.” Dot one. Dot two: Delta Air Lines announced a $250 million revenue hit because of demand slowed by the swine flu scare. When Joe’s scared, I’m scared. He knows most everything.
  • What Were They Thinking? Contest: Winner, Mark Sanford.  First runner-up, the mama and wife of a Cobb man accused of taking a 12-year-old to a motel for sex, a statutory rape offense, are arrested for allegedly intervening with the victim on his behalf.
  • The Georgia Supreme Court decides whether a woman who hired a hit man to kill her husband can use his estate to pay lawyers to fight the death penalty. Uh, I’m thinking “no.”
  • Crowds headed to a Braves game and a soccer match between Mexico and Venezuela at the Georgia Dome clogged the always-trouble Downtown Connector for miles up I-75, I-85 and Ga. 400. Fix it. Find a private-sector company to double-deck the Downtown Connector. Make both toll roads.
  • Democrats and the Obama administration are going to take you and me to the cleaners on cap-and-trade taxes. “You can spin the numbers and play the semantics game all you want, but the inescapable fact is that when you force people to spend significantly more money to purchase the same goods and services they purchase inexpensively today, they will become poorer and have less money for food, clothing, shelter, education and more pressing environmental issues,” notes James M. Taylor, senior fellow at the Chicago-based free-market think tank, The Hartland Institute. Better listen. A soaking’s coming.

187 comments Add your comment

BW

June 25th, 2009
8:31 pm

Man…when is your last day again?

Road Scholar

June 25th, 2009
9:01 pm

Jim, how do you propose to build a double decked downtown connector? Do all the commuters go away for 2-3 years to build it? Then how do you maintain it?

There is an alternative to the downtown connector for Braves and dome events…It’s called MARTA. Get out of your cars, dummies.

AmVet

June 25th, 2009
9:13 pm

A back door, double decker toll/tax? (Since they finally gave up on a poll tax.)

Tsk, tsk, tsk. I am dismayed that such a “fiscal conservative” would proffer such heresy…

And The Hartland (sic) Institute???

Now there’s a world famous and highly respected organization!

Especially among that prestigious pro-tobacco, anti-science crowd…

d

June 25th, 2009
9:27 pm

Only major concern with the Atherton Elementary situation…. were these administrators threatened with their jobs if the school didn’t make AYP. We are putting way too much on the line based upon standardized testing. We need a better way to assess student learning, make it a year long process…. maybe a portfolio situation so a progression can be seen? Do away with high stakes testing which makes “criminals” out of hard-working educators.

Pubtards Continue to Lose

June 25th, 2009
9:27 pm

Wooten is welcome to apply to any Hispanic Women’s club where he will revel–the white man’s type people. Sotomayor while hardly the best and brightest woman or man who could have been nominated is a done deal. Pam Karlan and Susan Sullivan from Stanford are far more knowledgable as to constitutional law and would have made far better justices. Maybe next time.

Jawjaw schools have to cheat on exams because they are too stupid to compete with other localities nationally. They insist on promoting illiterate students so that they can go to UGA and join the pathetict deteriorated Right Cox AJC which kicked Tucker, Downey and Bookman off the editorial board, kicked Tucker out of Georgia, and cut Bookman’s columns to two per week, and muzzled Downey into a narrow area,
n.
Acorn had nothing to do with any election anywhere, and invoking it is. a sign of weakness and stupidity from a party that now has about 8% of the vote in a national election.

Only a numb brain believes Iran counted any paper ballots. They didn’, t count ballots; they simply decided that the idiot would wing, and in the long run it will bring the Ayatollahs and Islamic Fundamentalist theocracy down while the CIA is secretly funded hundreds of million to collapse their government.’

Only a moron pubtard would urge Obama to do what exactly? Utter the strongest words possible against the scum that runs the Iranian government? And it would accomplish what exactly Wooten?

What’s the Wooten plan for handling Iran specifically? Why not go over there Wooten and march into Qom and tell them a new sheriff is in town and that it’s Wooten’s law. See how fast they burn you.

The collapse of the financial industry was brought about by pubtards Greenspan, Raegan, Cox, Paulson and others over many years pushing unregulated customized deirivatives and credit default swaps. Apparently Geithner and Summers are doing exactly that again.

Wooten who knows nothing about virology, does not understand that we don’t know how bad H5N1 will be and if history repeats itself, a signficant number of people could begin to die in a few months. Biden had nothing to do with the medical policy which will and should manufacture a vaccine. The new chief at the CDC disagrees with Doc Wooten, and he is knowledgable as to the threat presented.

The case before the Ga. Supremes is more complicated and nuanced than Wooten understands because it involves right to counsel.

Perdue has insured that Georgia will never “fix” their wrecked road system and his political DOT redo has cemented its doom. Georgia has done everything it can to wreck public transportation and clog the roads with SUVs and congestion will only get worse and stay worse. Enjoy. t Rent a hetlecopter service when an affluent white pubtard wants to go from Point A to Point B.

Whatever Obama does, your party is sure to help him get elected because their candidates are dimwits and the name should be changed to the Nookie Liar Party.

Pubtards Continue to Lose

June 25th, 2009
9:32 pm

Pretty hard to CPR a Michael Jackson full of opiates causing respiratory depression and possibly other drugs that never should have been made available to him in the first place.

Mike

June 25th, 2009
9:49 pm

Road Scholar:

Uhhhh….they drive under the new one while it’s being built??? Duh.

Pubtards Continue to Lose

June 25th, 2009
9:54 pm

The solution that JawJaws are headed for on 75, 85 and the Connector are to walk down the roads much like the Jews were purported to have done in the 10 Commandments toward the Red Sea. Revel in it–your repubtard legislature and fat Sonny made it a reality for generations.

Pubtards Continue to Lose

June 25th, 2009
9:56 pm

Will Wooten get a Michael Jackson T-Shirt to wear in his last days and to h?is retirement blow out

Redneck Convert

June 25th, 2009
9:59 pm

Well, I say triple deck the downtown connector so the idiots that like to race thru town can run off of a real high overpass when they run off of the road. We don’t want people like that to have a chance of living. And if we’re going to mess things up worse we need to do it Right. I’m going to enjoy seeing all the city people so clogged up on the highways they’re kissing each other’s rear end when they try and drive.

And give the Death Penalty to teachers that change the answers on tests. How can we sock it to them for bad teaching if they’re going to cheat and make their students look too good? I mean, if you’re a godly Conservative you want to be able to sock it to the teachers, not raise taxes and give them more money. If they change the answers we won’t have no reason to keep cutting their pay and blasting them for doing a bad job.

Anyhow, I just come from Billy Bob’s and I know I’m not dead sober. But some things just burn me up. If it wasn’t for me and Wooten this whole world would go to heck.

Have a good one everybody.

P

June 25th, 2009
10:11 pm

Double deck 2014, triple deck 2020, quad 2025…when does it stop? When will we realize we can’t keep inviting millions to Atlanta with their cars. I guess it is human nature to wait till there is total gridlock and total extreme anxiety to realize it won’t work.

san francisco perspective

June 25th, 2009
11:29 pm

turning the connector into a toll road is the functional equivalent of a tax; simply siphoning that money into private hands does nothing to alleviate that. also, it’s much better to tax gasoline and use that money to fund a well-developed mass transit system in atlanta. why, oh why has wooten-esque environmental know-nothing-ism been allowed to govern georgia for so long ?

even worse is the politically stupid attempt to make any comparison between ACORN and the coup in Iran. it’s insulting to the seriousness of the movement in Iran for democracy. can wooten cite any, and i mean ANY, facts to establish the analogy. no, none. it’s just a lazy smear campaign unmoored from anything. sadly, this is what is imagined as “conservatism.” sigh.

Steve

June 25th, 2009
11:44 pm

Don’t worry about Gridlock in Atlanta. The people there who routinely vote down an outer perimeter that would bring jobs outside of Atlanta deserve to be stuck in that mess daily. You want all the taxes from the suburbs but refuse to give them anything in return .. then you can reap what you sow. Jobs are moving out of Atlanta anyway, and the gridlock and absolute refusal to allow taxes to go back into the areas where most of the money is coming from is not going to curb the problems in downtown Atlanta brought on by decades of the liberal ‘give money to my relatives’ political machine of Atlanta.

Pubtards, you are a sad person. To result to name calling and slander just because your president is not living up to expectations is pathetic.

Tar Heel Bred bleeds Tar Heel Blue

June 26th, 2009
12:40 am

Jim, double-decking the Downtown Connector will NEVER happen because our state government is too dysfunctional to even pull off a lazy idea that hairbrained. To tackle Georgia’s traffic issues and improve our quality-of-life, a sweeping, comphensive, leave-no-stone-unturned, multi-modal approach to transportation is needed. A few more toll roads like the toll extension of Ronald Reagan Parkway to I-85 in Gwinnett, toll conversions of GA 316 and US 78 to Athens, toll conversions of GA 20 to Rome, H.O.T. lanes (widen I-285 by two more lanes in each direction and make ‘em all H.O.T. lanes) and a comprehensive regional mass transit system of bus, trolley, light rail and commuter rail that, instead of taxes, utilizes funding through user fees and peak pricing, with discounts for special groups of users (like senior citizens, children, students, the disabled and frequent users) is a varied and imaginative way to approach a complex and critical problem. I would stay away from gas tax increases as they only serve to crimp economic activity as gas is high enough as it is (and commuters are not the ONLY group of motorists that have to buy gas as those who transport goods to and from and market would have no choice but pass along the tax increase to the consumer).
If I had an option to park my vehicle and were able to get around on a RAPID transit system that were quick, clean, safe, efficient, convenient, comprehensive, on-time and took me almost anywhere I wanted to go in North Georgia in a timely manner I would park my car (WHEN I WANTED and NOT when the GOVERNMENT wanted me to) and ride it frequently. I will not ride or recommend anyone ride a long neglected pitiful excuse of a service like MARTA unless I absolutely have to seeing as though the system is pretty much administered, maintained, run and treated like a measure of last resort for those who can’t afford a car (kids, homeless, etc). I agree with Jim that the market should decide how people get around, but its clear that the fast-growing North Georgia market is more than ready for a multitude of increased options and choices when it comes to getting around.
The era of building all-terrain free roads in Georgia is over because there’s no money to do it (there’s no tax money left for it, even in a good economy) and most new freeway projects through anywhere close to an already developed area on the Eastern Seaboard above Florida carry too high of a political cost to them (see Roy Barnes and the Northern Arc). You gotta “pay to play” and we’re gonna have to pay a few more dollars if we want SANE and reasonable ways to get around. There’s almost no better way to fund it than user fees because the people who use it pay for it.
Let’s be a little more creative, Jim, when it comes to finding transportation solutions because its gonna take a lot more imagination than just another road building project. If we want to keep recruiting high-powered employers and top-flight talent to our state were going to have to provide the type of infrastructure and amenities that attract them.

marcus graham

June 26th, 2009
3:38 am

Ummm Jim before you move on with ANOTHER column, I think you need to back pedal or at least address your prior comments about Mark Sandford being MIA and that it was not newsworthy. Unless, umm you can emphathize with him because you’ve………..well, nevermind.

Reality

June 26th, 2009
4:47 am

Double deck the connector only to put a mass transit train on it! Imagine Atlanta with a real train system that people could actually use daily and so they don’t need autos! One day…..

Michael H. Smith

June 26th, 2009
5:34 am

Let me see, $13 trillion in national debt (there about), caps and trades, now a public healthcare plan that will include coverage for illegal aliens plus amnesty and thereby deny no one else in the world (without our borders) healthcare… uh, exactly how big do they make cleaners these days?

Democrats and the Obumer administration are taking us into the global abyss, Jim Wooten!

clyde

June 26th, 2009
5:40 am

It’s an unfortunate fact that student test results are a measure of a teacher’s ability to teach.This leads to cheating by administrators so they don’t have to deal with the problem.

Exclusive all women clubs are fine,It’s those pesky all male clubs that are illegal.

Silence was the right response to Iran’s debacle.Obama had it right for a while,but he listened to the wrong thinking people on the subject.
Words in that situation mean absolutely nothing to the Ayatollah and may offer false hope to the protestors.

The Georgia Supreme Court will probably agree with the woman.

Anyone that gets in a car and willingly drives to The Georgia Dome to watch grown men play kids games deserves exactly what they are getting.Leave them alone and let them enjoy themselves playing in traffic.They’re brain dead to start with.

Cap and trade is going to cost me money and I don’t need think tank to tell me that.Think gas tank.

Shameless

June 26th, 2009
6:09 am

Saxby got his way with the cap & trade, Ethanol is exempt from enviromental analysis. Just remember Saxby’s son Bo is a lobbyist for the Ethanol industry. With Saxby it’s money first taxpayer last. Saxby Chambliss the best friend the midwest corn farmer has.

Road Scholar

June 26th, 2009
6:13 am

Mike, what happens when you drive under the bridge being constructed and debris or worse, a beam, is dropped? I’ve staged traffic before in worksites and your proposal is not wise or safe. Also, if you add another layer, does it go over the cross roads/bridges?

Most in downtown Atlanta want to “bury” the connector so that they can build atop it (bldgs and parks). No one has considered air quality and ventilation for exhausts and fires.

Mid-South Philosopher

June 26th, 2009
6:24 am

By the Eternal, let’s put it to those dangerous school administrators who forged answers on the CRCTs. Can we have the death penalty?!?

Now, trying to be serious, Yes! If they are guilty, they should be punished according to law and according to the rules of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission…the agency that handles educator licensing in this state.

Moreover, the members of the Georgia General Assembly need to come up with “enlightened legislation”, assuming that anyone among that bunch has a double digit IQ, to remove the responsibility of administering and processing the tests out of the hands of the teachers and administrators…who are being evaluated just as much as (if not more than) the students.

Of course Sen. Weber (R-40), chairman of the Senate Education and Youth Committee, and other paragons of intellectual thought in the legislature will only suggest making changing answers on the CRCT a crime. It is much easier for inept legislators to pass laws to “punish” than to enact legislation to “prevent”!

reebok

June 26th, 2009
7:49 am

I love it…for a right-winger, there is no transportation problem that can’t be resolved via the liberal (sorry) application of millions of tons of asphalt. The only downside of this plan is that, since we would be building in an area already built up, we wouldn’t get the additional advantage of bulldozing a few square miles of those pesy trees…

Churchill's MOM

June 26th, 2009
8:04 am

Jim I am still mad about your 2 timing South Carolina Slimeball. The Augusta paper says that he was so cheep that he charged his trips to see his mistress to the state. This man is not a conservative he is a crook & should be in jail.

To the fool who posted as my husband yesterday, my husband came home last night and left for the office this morning with a big smile on his face. My mother told me that men don’t eat out when home cooking is better and he knows what would happen if he screwed up.

jconservative

June 26th, 2009
8:25 am

The Georgia Supreme Court decides whether a woman who hired a hit man to kill her husband can use his estate to pay lawyers to fight the death penalty. Uh, I’m thinking “no.”

JIM – What does the LAW say? The MORAL issue is not the point – we do not want to legislate from the bench. Do you? Clarence Thomas’ descenting
opinion on the strip-search case is another example of ignoring the law. Thomas did not address the law in this case on the facts of the case. No surprise – he has done that from day one.

Dave

June 26th, 2009
8:26 am

Pubtards Continue to Lose – dude why don’t you go up north where there is a certain appreciation for your elitists’ attitude. As for Tucker, etc al. as you “progressives” would say it’s the “chickens coming home to roost.”

"Charles", The Original

June 26th, 2009
8:27 am

DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming will bring criminal charges against the former Atherton Elementary School principal and assistant principal for allegedly correcting students’ answers on a state CRCT test. This is an important message to send to school officials statewide who might be tempted. Superintendent Crawford Lewis is wrong to treat it as occasion for the “family” to rally ’round the accused, opines Jim Wooten.

The overwhelming majority of Americans, especially the so-called educated integrationist liberal Negroes, are incapable of responding to messages sent by a conservative, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient God of No as expressed in the Ten Commandments: You shall not worship any other god but YHWH, You shall not make a graven image, You shall not take the name of YHWH in vain, You shall not break the Sabbath, You shall not dishonor your parents, You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not commit perjury, and You shall not covet.

In the Old World Order, repentance was the honor found in thieves, hypocrites, idol worshippers and sinners.

I think it’s worth repeating. The overwhelming majority of Americans, especially the so-called educated integrationist liberal Negroes, are incapable of responding to messages sent by a conservative, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient God of No as expressed in the Ten Commandments. In their demonically influenced so-called educated progressive minds, they helplessly dismiss messages and warnings sent by God Almighty as mere superstition and happenings by chance. Now if Americans can’t receive admonitions from a God Almighty in the New World Order, what is the probability that school officials statewide will receive an important message sent by a fallible Dekalb County District Attorney in the New World Order? The probability is Zero. Upon further review, Superintendent Crawford Lewis should treat charges against the former Atherton Elementary School principal and assistant principal as an occasion for the family to rally around the accused.

In the New World Order, there is honor found in thieves, hypocrites, idol worshippers and sinners.

Mutts-R-Stupid-especially-journalism-majors

June 26th, 2009
8:32 am

Ga Tech has plans for a Plaza on a deck over the connector, so wooden head best buy a moped to git around, cause there will be no room for automobile traffic on the Tech Connector Plaza, especially not for UGA grads in their 20 year old pickup trucks.

Mutts-R-Stupid-especially-journalism-majors

June 26th, 2009
8:35 am

Wasn’t Churchill’s mother a London prostitute? Hell, for that matter, so was old fatty Winston.

David

June 26th, 2009
8:45 am

Double deck the downtown connector? Absolutely! Just as soon as Sonny is allowed to sell air space there.

Mark Sanford

June 26th, 2009
8:52 am

I just want to say I was a huge fan of both Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. I hope everyone will join me in spending the next few days concentrating only on coverage of the deaths of these two American icons.

1984

June 26th, 2009
8:53 am

I got a better idea. Let’s resurrect General Sherman and have him burn Atlanta to the ground all over again. Start over from scratch.

1984

June 26th, 2009
8:54 am

The absolute only way a rail system would work is to destroy Atlanta and build a new city using a grid system like NYC or Chicago. Just sayin.’

James Carville

June 26th, 2009
8:56 am

Carville: GOP Could Come Back Big in 2010

Democratic strategist James Carville has sent out an e-mail for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee warning Democrats that the GOP could rebound in 2010 and take over the Senate just as they did in 1994.

In 1994, Carville writes, “things were a lot like they are today. A young, exciting president. Big majorities in Congress. We figured we’d have plenty of time to build the America we wanted.

“You know what happened next. Fifty-four new Republicans elected in the House. Eight new Republicans elected in the Senate. Our moment of opportunity had passed.

“Republicans are hoping 2010 is the new 1994. But heck, they don’t need eight new senators. If they gain just one or two, it’s going to be that much easier for them to scuttle vital legislation.”

Democrats who receive the e-mail can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past by supporting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which must raise $184,852 in the next six days “to keep the Senate safe from Republican obstruction and help pass President Obama’s agenda,” said Carville, a former Bill Clinton aide.

Contributors of $5 or more, he said, will receive a free “Change Starts With Me” car magnet.

Democrats are eying Senate seats currently held by Republicans in North Carolina and Missouri, but history is on the side of the GOP because “in every midterm election since the Civil War – save three – the president’s party has lost seats in Congress. We can make it four,” Carville states.

“We’ve got a fighting chance to do the unthinkable – expand our majority. The best way to do that is to give the DSCC the support it needs to send Republicans packing.”

Carville’s concerns about 2010 would seem to belie the title of his new book, “40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation.”

C

June 26th, 2009
8:56 am

Road Scholar:

How can we take MARTA when it doesn’t go anywhere, if I’m coming from say Marietta and going to Turner Field do you suggest I take a Cobb Transit bus (and still spend hours in traffic) to underground then get off and take the braves shuttle from there? And how do I get back? Cobb Transit doesn’t run that late, should I just walk from underground to the big chicken?

You’re right I am a dummy, MARTA does not take people where they need to go that is one reason why it is by far the worst transit system of any major US city.

clyde

June 26th, 2009
9:03 am

Mark Sanford,
I spent yesterday denouncing Jackson and that is sufficient for me.

David

June 26th, 2009
9:07 am

Hey, Mutt!! I plan to use the double deck to haul hookers hastily from Lakewood to Buckhead and back in my 1989 Ford F150, so even Winston would approve. Charles, I’ll allow some liberal Negroes to ride in the back free so that they can be closer to the REAL God. What a view they will have from the Georgia Tech high ride.

"Charles", The Original

June 26th, 2009
9:14 am

Mark Sanford, you know that the hypocritical so-called educated integrationist Negroes knew something was terribly wrong with Michael Jackson. Just look at the man’s appearance. He wanted to be white too badly; just like most so-called educated integrationist Negroes.

After transforming himself into the likeness of a White person, in the end, he was roundly rejected by white people of influence.

It’s a sad state of affairs.

GTOMan

June 26th, 2009
9:15 am

All of yall are a bunch of idiots, in a few years all of the oil and natural gas will be gone, coal will be outlawed, nuclear energy will be taboo, we’ll all be broke and won’t need cars or roads and bridges anymore.
Eat the Government Cheese and Enjoy your KoolAid
Who is John Galt?

Northern Songs Ltd

June 26th, 2009
9:18 am

Hey all you MARTA lovers – there ain’t no MARTA out here in West Cobb, and if you think I’m leaving my car at Ham Holmes for 4 or 5 hours, then returning thereabouts at midnight, y’all got rocks for brains.

1984

June 26th, 2009
9:20 am

Ok, this headline is just too damn funny. Apparently Anderson Cooper was “touched by a king.”

Anderson Cooper Remembers Going To Studio 54 When He Was 10 With Michael Jackson (VIDEO)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/25/anderson-cooper-remembers_n_221256.html

1984

June 26th, 2009
9:21 am

GTOMan, I think my advice on what to do with public transit in Atlanta is pretty good. Burn the city down and rebuild it on a grid system.

"Charles", The Original

June 26th, 2009
9:31 am

Instead of the so-called educated integrationist Negroes publicly rejecting Michael Jackson’s physical transformation, primarily to protect the mental and physical image of their children, the Negroes accepted it with open arms. They believe their acceptance of Jackson’s physical transformation is evidence of their mental and spiritual progressiveness.

Chris Broe

June 26th, 2009
9:35 am

If the economy has bottomed out, then so has Cracker Conservatism. On newstands today: “The Low Country Cracker and the Girl From Ipanema”.

I’m a celebrity, get me out of here, cried the King of Pop. “Done”, answered the Genie, and Wee Willy Wonka was free.

David Carradine’s biography hits newstands today entitled, “Kill Willy”.

The Low Country Cracker’s sin was not adultery, it was fishing out of season; (as he realized what a great catch he was, it dawned on him that there were more fish in the sea, the needy citizens of South Carolina floundered).

sorry

Tom

June 26th, 2009
9:39 am

GTOMan @ 9:15: Who is John Galt? A 100% fictional caricature in perhaps the worst novel ever written. For all our sakes, GTO, please please PLEASE “go Galt” and leave your sane and rational fellow-citizens alone forever.

catlady

June 26th, 2009
9:42 am

Anyone care to pull up Wooten’s comments about the women who wanted to “invade” The Masters?

Mark Sanford should do a year in hell for every second of embarrassment he has caused his wife. It is one thing to cheat, but to do it so publicly even 5 months after confessing to her–I hope she takes a dull knife to the jerk. For those who think it’s her fault–that she wasn’t keeping him happy–it takes two to make the happy. After 4 kids, maybe she was afraid to be too happy, or maybe he didn’t think a woman with 4 kids could make him sufficiently happy.

Atlanta will always have significant traffic problems until those with cars are willing to associate with those without. It’s a largely racial/SES thing. It would help if Marta would take a hard line on harrassing behavior, including loud music and cursing, and it would help if there were many more free parking spaces and more options to go to a wider set of places. Of course, outlying areas don’t want Those People to come in their neighborhoods so many of the options are limited by unwillingness.

We gotta stay away from Iran. The best long term solution will come from the demands of their people, as it did here during the formation of these united states. Same could have been said about Iraq. The people there have to grow a set and stand up for what they want their country to be like. And, as we found out, Iraq is no Grenada. “Mission Accomplished”, et al.

Mr. Wooten seems to be having the longest going out of business sale ever.

"Charles", The Original

June 26th, 2009
9:44 am

Games people play. The Michael Jackson games being played on radio and television by the so-called educated integrationist Negroes are directed at the masses of black people. It’s primarily to keep them in a drunken stupor.

If they are not playing games, they are just crazy as hell.

Chris Broe

June 26th, 2009
9:46 am

The Low Country Cracker and the Girl From Ipanema.

Sometimes even I get lucky.

Chris Broe

June 26th, 2009
9:50 am

The king of pop. When was he the king of pop? In 1983?

conservative democrat

June 26th, 2009
9:53 am

Orwellian Scarey Guy 1984,
You wrote,”…
I got a better idea. Let’s resurrect General Sherman and have him burn Atlanta to the ground all over again. Start over from scratch.

The absolute only way a rail system would work is to destroy Atlanta and build a new city using a grid system like NYC or Chicago. Just sayin.’”

It doesn’t sound like you like Atlanta very much.

Austin and Dallas figured out how to double deck with existing interstate highways. Maybe the Ga Tech engineers could ask them how they did it.

Jackie

June 26th, 2009
9:54 am

@Charles

Still spouting about those Negroes, are you?
For a person that is intelligent enough to copy the information you posted, it would seem that you would have enough moral courage to inform all that have an interest in helping the “children”, the name of the organization that you are fronting for.

As is the case, you make those grandiose and unsubstantiated statements that are have no relevance to current situations with the mistaken belief that your credibility is not questioned.

As for Michael Jackson and those you label as intergrationist Negroes, what evidence do you have to show Michael Jackson’s physical appearance was supported?

I believe that you are a closet racist that does not have the courage to stand up and say what you really feel without using others as a foil.

Most are still waiting for you to reveal the “magic” organization that you front.