No justice for MacPhail family

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

Think this Congress couldn’t be worse — or farther out? Sunday’s interview with Cynthia McKinney is a reminder that, had she remained in Congress, she’d be important now.

Despite Atlanta’s financial woes, politicians should not be tempted to try the solution that Birmingham embraces: An occupational tax of just under one-half of 1 percent. The mountains and the sea are the first obstacles to job flight.

No question, home schooling should be treated with the same respect accorded other educational choices parents make. Allowing them to participate in the prestigious Governor’s Honors Program, as directed by the General Assembly, is an overdue acknowledgment of parity with public and private schooling.

Appropriate, too, are the $1.4 million in federal grants to help support new charter schools. The feds should have no more than a tiny, tiny role in k-12 education, the responsibility of state and local governments. Funding new educational models is one of them. Four schools got grants ranging from $200,000 to $400,000.

Yes, there is opposition to privatization of public services in Georgia’s largest city south of Dunwoody. No surprise that Mayor Shirley Franklin’s administration “has seen no great reformation,” as AJC reporter D.L. Bennett found. Exceedingly rare is the elected official who can get past the constant naysayers, unions and bureaucrats to turn talk into action. Talk’s cheap.

The future is seen in a photo in Sunday’s AJC. It consists of four women “chanting in support of health care reform at U.S. Rep. David Scott’s town hall meeting.” Three are wearing T-shirts promoting AFSCME — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees — and three are carrying mass-produced signs that have, on a dime, shifted debate from “health care reform” to “health insurance reform.” The quick change was to demonize insurance companies. Few trust government to run health care. But public employee unions and politicians? A combination to be feared.

Another glimpse of the future: Smokers, rebelling against a 62-cents per pack increase in the tobacco tax, to $1.01 per pack, are beginning to grow their own. It’s a cottage industry now, for sure. But taxpayers do react to onerous taxes. They change behaviors. They quit. Or they beat the system, as with Prohibition. Taxation is the power to destroy and the tool to create crooks or new undesirable behaviors.

The Troy Anthony Davis case is an example of how public opinion can be manipulated, even at the top of the judiciary. Justice Antonin Scalia nailed it: Even though “every judicial and executive body that has examined petitioner’ stale claim of innocence has been unpersuaded,” the majority of justices directed a district court judge to hear his claim of new evidence in the murder of Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail. That, said Scalia, amounts to sending a federal judge “on a fool’s errand” without meaningful guidance. There’s less to the recanted testimony and “new evidence” than is routinely implied. Pity the poor MacPhail family. A headline captured his mother’s hurt: “Never-ending anguish is aftermath of son’s killing.”

The federal government that can’t process “Cash for Clunkers” rebates to dealers is proposing to run the nation’s health-care system. Half the 425 dealers in the Greater New York [City] Automobile Dealers Association is pulling out of the program because they’re not getting paid. Don’t want the same suspense for my body parts.

No fools here. Officials at the Georgia World Congress Center step up efforts to recruit conventions in industries that are getting federal “stimulus” money. Transportation and alternative energy are among them. Industries without access to free, borrowed, tax-the-unborn tax dollars aren’t spending on non-essentials. Those with access to the public’s money are.

139 comments Add your comment

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
10:01 am

Have you noticed how some bloggers attack Jim Wooten when he allows me to get my message out to the public? They are practically begging him to ban me.

Some people just can’t handle the truth.

Peter

August 21st, 2009
10:12 am

What a silly statement……….

“Negroes forfeited their right to become shot callers when they chose integration as their philosophy in life as opposed to separatism.”

Yes ALL Black folks are exactly the same……Yes all White folks are exactly the same……Yes all Muslims are exactly the same……. Yes all Chinese are exactly the same……Yes all French folks are exactly the same……Yes all Rednecks are exactly the same……. Yes all Republican’s are exactly the same……

The list goes on…..there is NOT an Individual Alive !

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
10:15 am

@Charles

You forfeited your right to have someone to believe that you are a rational, coherent human being when you spout off such nonsense as witnessed here.

You should revert back to your civics lessons to understand that we live in a representative democracy in that we do not have the power to “call the shots” without our wishes going through the legislative and judicial process, therefore, your flatulation is just more “gas.”

If you claim to be an American, then you statement relative to separatism belies the fact that you are outside the mainstream of the American spirit. Let us know who your earthly leaders are and what is your philosophy of governance?

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
10:19 am

@Charles

I did not see the post where you indicated that I smell like Cutty.

How would you know what I smell like, SLOW MOTION?
As for my posting, I put my words out for all to see without worrying about a disguise. I have been and will always challenge you and your racist screed as I do not believe that you are a black man and immature and sophomoric rantings give rise to the belief that your IQ is about the same as your shoe size!

WBK

August 21st, 2009
10:34 am

The dems can not govern! Is it not obvious it takes only a smooth talker to get the liberals all hot and bothered. Now the threats are getting louder from the white house. It is so sad that free people have this contingentcy knawing at the fabric of this republic.

Michael H. Smith

August 21st, 2009
10:34 am

Speaking of separatism, a documentary will air on the National Geographic Channel Aug. 30th dispelling all of the myths the weak-minded mental cripples of modern society must depend on as a social crutch in order to support and propagate the ignorance of bigotry and the denial of science fact.

The Human Family Tree

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/the-human-family-tree-3706/Overview

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
10:44 am

@Charles

No one has to attack Jim Wooten concerning YOU and your version of the “truth.”

All one has to do is read your screed and the question immediately arises, ‘SAY WHAT?”

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
10:48 am

Jackie,

I can let you know who my earthly leaders aren’t. The so-called educated integrationist Negroes are not my leaders.

Our philosophy in life is separatism. Negroes should have the institutions i.e. the power to feed, clothe shelter, educate, and employ, etc the common Negroes and hopefully some white people too.

If we live in a representative democracy, we should remain a representative democracy. But the founding fathers might challenge the idea of a representative democracy in the United States.

It stands to reason that separatism would afford Negroes with the dignity and power to become real Americans. And a chance of becoming a minor shot caller in America. As it stands today, Negroes are no more than so-called educated sophisticated slaves. Believe it or not, the plight of most Negroes during the years of segregation was infinitely better than that of common Negroes of today. I’m not advocating a return to segregation. I am advocating separatism.

The mongrels can remain integrated.

Tony Nerbard

August 21st, 2009
10:55 am

Seems your buddy Cynthia Tucker thinks the cop killer is innocent.

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
10:57 am

Davis is not about the death penalty. It’s about stupid people being stopped from killing someone wre who didn’t do it and the same stupid people getting off their butts and finding out who did.

We’re pullin’ the plug on the Senate Finance Six and their scheme to extract hundreds of thousands more dollars from insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Suddenly Grassley the Assley, Conad and Well Pointe Bayh (his wife gets her total income of over 300 grand from sitting on insurance boards) realizize they aren’t in the driver’s seat.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
11:02 am

Jackie

Not only is Jim Wooten attacked because he allows me to post, but I’ve noticed in the past that ‘Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work’, has a lot to say immediately after I have posted. And I really mean a lot to say. Say What?

My comments are too powerful to be drowned out by banning or wordy foolish games. You feel me?

Laura

August 21st, 2009
11:06 am

About ending Mrs. McPhail’s grief over her son by executing his (perhaps wrongfully) convicted killer…does she really believe that her grief will be even slightly assuaged by putting Troy Davis to death (either guilty or worse, innocent)? As a fiscal conservative, I’m surprised Jim would espouse the death penalty. A life sentence with no possibility of parole costs the taxpayers of this country approximately $1.5 million over the average inmate’s lifetime. Death penalty appeals, the average running roughly 14.2 years, costs taxpayers approximately $20 million from the filing of the first appeal to the ultimate solution, should that occur. Killing a guilty man isn’t going to bring back the dead. It’s blood lust. It does not assuage grief. Suing a doctor for millions for wrongful death isn’t going to bring a dead child back – was that child’s life measurable in money? Will it ease the pain of that child’s loss? I don’t think so. What if Troy Davis really IS innocent? Black men are disproportionately represented in our nation’s prisons, especially in the south. Only the wealthy get out of serious legal penalties in America. Most criminal defendants don’t fit that profile and most black men accused of capital crimes aren’t OJ Simpson. They are black, poor and have no resources to hire $750 an hour attorneys with multitudes of associates and paralegals. They get a relatively inexperienced public defender with 40 cases on his or her desk who makes $30,000 a year to work a 70 hour week. Our justice system was originally designed to protect the ONE innocent person – which, collaterally also protects the thousands of guilty as well. The Justice Project gets a good number of men and women out of prison, sometimes with life and death sentences based on DNA evidence that shows undeniably that the convicted person could not have possibly committed the crime. What if DNA evidence did not exist (as it did not 30 years ago) and those innocent men had been put to death, which happened frequently back then? Do we just shrug and say “oh, well…”? Our appellate system is set up to avoid that outcome because we are a nation founded on principles of justice for EVERYONE, even “integrated Negroes”. Perhaps Jim would prefer the Chinese legal system. You get a quick trial, have no due process or habeas corpus rights and once the verdict is announced (and it’s usually guilty since you’re allowed no witnesses in your defense) there is no appeal – they take you out to the public square and execute you in front of thousands with a bullet to the brain. It’s quick, it’s cheap and it’s a horrendous violation of human rights. If it were you that had been wrongfully convicted on circumstantial evidence (happens all the time, believe me) or based solely on testimony made by others who had something to gain by pointing the finger at you (like saving their own lives with a plea bargain), which system would you rather be judged by? The one we enjoy here or the one the Chinese government has been using for centuries?

We need to stop wasting millions of taxpayer dollars which the imposition of the death penalty causes, put guilty persons in prison for life where they’ll never get out, and spend those funds on more important things that could stop a lot of crime in the first place; the war on poverty would be a good place to start.

And, Charles (let’s hope you really ARE original and there aren’t any more people out there like you, though I suspect, sadly, there are), after reading your blog entries, I feel truly sorry for you. I’m afraid to find out what you consider a “real American” to be. I hope God feels sorry for you too when your time to leave this planet comes for your sake. Perhaps He will have more compassion for you than you do for others.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
11:16 am

Laura,

You’re not employed by CNN. You know who real Americans are.

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
11:16 am

Oh, Jim you’re so sly with your comments on the slowness of the “clunker” rebates. When I get a rebate from a private company, i.e., Verizon, Best Buy, Home Depot, etc. the wait time is a customary 4-6 weeks, so what’s new here? As with any start-up program the administration did not anticipate the popularity (and success by the way) of the program. In the end everyone who qualifies will get paid.

I find your comments about the GWC amusing. Yes, they are being smart to attract “stimulus” customers. It is stimulus that is keeping GA afloat, and many other states and businesses. I know you don’t like it, but take a poll of those whose jobs have been preserved, and those who are being re-hired or hired because of stimulus funds and see if they think it’s a boondoggle.

Many of the objectors to all this probably owe their living to government funds, i.e. medicare recipients, Social Security recipients, businesses and individuals who take tax deductions for all sorts of things, States (like GA) who receive stimulus dollars… yes, it’s always that big bad government which is to fault for everything that goes wrong.

This all leads up to my question, if Republicans (so-called conservatives) are so good why is GA’s unemployment rate above the national average, why after 8 years of Bush was not the federal budget balanced, why has there been little headway on reforming health care, Social Security, transportation, etc. Your answer will probably be, it’s all the liberals and Democrats fault. Sound familiar.

Cutty

August 21st, 2009
11:20 am

Can’t you tell that Charles the ‘Original’ has no life. He gets joy out of raising the ire of others. Real Americans, is this 2003 all over again. Pay him no mind Jackie, no use arguing with fools who would rather get their hatred out through anonymous mediums than going out in public and saying what they feel. He’s an out of work has been.

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
11:20 am

@Charles

You don’t even know who you are, let alone know who your earthly leaders are. You are a charlatan who wishes to be relevant to any conversation. The sole subject that you wish to discuss is the bane of the “intergrationist Negroes.”

As with anything else that you post, you do not have a command of your facts, yet your prose is eloquent and verbose.

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
11:23 am

@Cutty

Charles on appears on Fridays when he is granted leave from his padded cell for good behavior. I know he is psychotic and delusional, therefore, I try to get him to post so that he can see how his own words are indicative of his circle logic.

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
11:48 am

But Laura makes excellent points about the death penalty’s costs. And it gives a false sense of cloture to victims.

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
11:50 am

Charles, the Original, if you are going to sling around the term “real American” I am going to suppose that you have a definition of what a “real American” is. Do you care to share your vision with the rest of us?

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
11:50 am

Cutty,

As I’ve said in the past, I wish people wouldn’t respond to my comments. Americans are too dumbed down to communicate with anyway. Our Organization would have to construct reeducation classes for years to have a decent conversation.

I know as a Christian my prayers should be tempered with compassion and mercy upon others. But when I pray, I tell God how thankful I am that he didn’t leave me with the mind of a so-called educated integrationist Negro. Having a so-called educated integrationist Negro mind must be akin to hell on earth.

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
12:01 pm

Th @9:40, conservatives want to deny you a public option because they think they know what’s best for you. They are not interested in your ability to choose for yourself because you just might choose an option (pick your subject) that they disagree with. A key example of this is our Governor, Sonny Perdue, who won’t let citizens vote to decide whether or not liquor can be purchased on Sunday’s. His reasoning is he doesn’t believe it should be allowed. Another example is the GA legislature won’t allow voters to decide whether or not to tax themselves on a local or regional basis for transportation. It also has to do with power. There is an old adage” power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
12:08 pm

Real Americans are the founders, kith and kin of that time, and their posterity.

We the people of the United States do ordain and establish this Constitution for the US of America.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
12:16 pm

Well, it’s lunch time everyone. Today is a slow day at work therefore I had a little extra to share with you. Did we all learn something today?

I can’t believe someone said that I don’t have a job. Honey I’m making six figures and have twenty four employees.

We hope to talk with everyone after lunch; God willing.

Wee Weed Up Patriot

August 21st, 2009
12:54 pm

Yep, let the liberal bedwetting and finger pointing begin by WOTUS Party (Wonders Of The United Socialists):

“There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!”

Then he sayeth those nasty mean old whitie Republicans are out to get him and make his Socialist Care fail:

“I think early on, a decision was made by the Republican leadership that said, ‘Look, let’s not give him a victory, maybe we can have a replay of 1993, ‘94, when Clinton came in, he failed on health care and then we won in the mid-term elections and we got the majority. And I think there are some folks who are taking a page out that playbook.”

But not before this rather typical Chicago political arrogance:

“I guarantee you, Joe, we are going to get health care reform done.”

Yep, go against the WILL OF THE PEOPLE there, WOTUS. This nation isn’t Chicago where you can just bully people around with no resistance. The numbers, again, for the mentally challenged liberal Obamabots:

*85% of the nation has a health care plan

*82% of them are happy with their plan and want ZERO government intervention

*30% of employees turn down health insurance offered by their employer thinking they don’t need it

*20% of those 15% with no health care insurance are illegal immigrants

*Obama’s approval ratings continue to tank:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

More an more Americans are against the socialist push of health care. The cash for clunkers program is almost over and dealerships STILL haven’t been paid for the money they had to shell OUT OF POCKET. Auto repair shops around this nation are going to go out of business because this program destroys older cars, many of which still run fine and economically like older Nissans, Hondas, and Toyotas. Biden says we need to “spend our way out of this recession” and many people who bought new cars under this program will default on their loans – the only good thing out of it is business for Mr. Repo Man.

So, the bottom line is that the WOTUS Party feels it was given a mandate for “change” and the majority of Americans are now rejecting said “change.” Of course, the ubiquitous stoic response from the liberals is “Blame Republicans!”

This is just great stuff. Thanks WOTUS Party!

Cutty

August 21st, 2009
1:02 pm

Christian, lol. Riiiiight Charles.

‘Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
- Albert Einstein

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
1:08 pm

Cutty, another maxim comes from the Chinese. It says, “be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth into gear”.

UNM

August 21st, 2009
1:15 pm

taxing one-half of one percent to occupy space? who knows, that could end up in obotcha’s health care bill. o.k. you can stay but you have to pay to play. your lifetime payment has been cancelled.

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
1:19 pm

I think it is time to educate some on the word “option”. From the Random House Dictionary of the English Language (1968), 1. the power or right of choosing. 2. something that may be or is chosen; choice. 3. the act of choosing. 4. a privilege of demanding, within a specified time, the carrying out of a transaction upon stipulated terms (example: a stock option). Other than definition #4 there is nothing that compels one to choose. As I have listened and read those who oppose the health care reform public option, it seems that many believe that the word option is being misinterpreted as compulsive. There is also a belief that since the public option is one of the options that everyone will choose it. Medicare is an option and many choose not to use it. Medicare is a government program and the majority of persons who choose it seem satisfied but, again, not everyone chooses it for their own personal reasons.

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
2:01 pm

Charles the Original, let me guess, you are one of the posterior, I mean, posterity of the Real Americans, the founders, making you a “real American”.

Jama

August 21st, 2009
2:43 pm

But public employee unions and politicians? A combination to be feared.

I attended a town hall meeting with David Scott, Mr. Wooten. A black constituent asked Congressman Scott three times if he would be willing to go on the government’s healthcare plan. All three times Congressman Scott refused to commit. Unions and politicians won’t give up their gold-plated cadillac healthcare. They’re too good for what they hope to foist upon the rest of us.

Thank you for pointing out they are to be feared. The writing is on the wall. If they fear going onto the plan so too, should we fear them.

Brazilnut

August 21st, 2009
2:59 pm

Cynthia McKinney interview

Rosalind Bentley of the AJC interviewed Cynthia McKinney, and got some sharp answers.

Re. the arrests by Israel:

Q: You’ve said the Israeli navy attacked your party. Why would they just out and out attack you?

A: Well, I think you would have to speak to the Israelis to find out why they would do such a thing.

Q: Then tell me about this last trip in July when you were arrested and taken into custody by the Israeli navy.

A: Basically, there were 21 of us aboard the Spirit of Humanity, and again we were trying to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza … school supplies to the children. And again, while we were in international waters, the Israelis surrounded our boat, boarded it, then took us not to our destination, which was Gaza, but to Israel, and we were incarcerated for seven days.

Q: So they gave you no warning?

A: I didn’t say that. I said we were in international waters.

Re. health care:

Q: I hear you, but indulge me just a little. What would be your prescription for a workable health care system?

A: Medicare for all.

Q: Medicare for all?

A: That’s correct.

Q: Why?

A: Because it works.

Re. regrets:

Q: Do you have any regrets when you look back over your political career?

A: I enjoyed the mandate for 12 years from the people of Georgia, and it was an honor and a privilege to work in the United States Congress.

Q: All the controversy that surrounded the whole accosting of the police officer and the —

A: I thought that you asked the question and I answered that question in terms of the regrets. I did answer your question.

Q: And it’s not a yes or no answer. You said you were proud of your 12 years and the service you provided.

A: I think that’s an excellent answer, myself.

Q: I just wondered if you had regrets, if you look back and say, “I wouldn’t change a thing,” or “Hmmm, maybe I would’ve handled that differently.” That’s a human thing to do.

A: I’ve answered your question.

hahahahaha

Typical dimbulb turned indy. TAKE ME AT MY WORD! THAT’S WHAT IDIOTS ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. ACCEPT MY ANSWERS SINCE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY OF YOUR OWN. WHO ARE YOU TO QUESTION ME?

What a freaking idiot!!!!

retiredds

August 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

I wonder why anyone is concerned about Cynthia McKinney. She is history. Why the bother?

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
3:16 pm

Free Troy Davis and Execute Judge Sharon Keller

An ignorant vindictive witch with no common sense is being removed from the Texas Supreme Court. Sharon Keller, a Supreme Court Justice had an absoltue mandate to follow US Supreme Court rulings, particular on mornings of executions. The Supreme Court had already stayed all executions in the US until it could rule on the mechanisms of carrying out the death penalty. Yet because this witch wanted to leave early, she refused to accept the appeal based on the Supreme Court ruling and an execution took place because of her stupidity. Now she is being removed from the bench. She says she would do the same thing again. She should be executed.


An Unfit Judge Judge

Sharon Keller, the Texas appellate court judge who closed the clerk’s office before a death row inmate could file a last-minute appeal, is fighting to keep her job. At a hearing on Wednesday, she said in a crowded courtroom that if she had it to do again, she would do the same thing. That testimony is further proof of why Judge Keller needs to be removed from the bench.

On Sept. 25, 2007, Michael Richard’s lawyers called the court clerk’s office to say they were running late in delivering the papers for his appeal. The Supreme Court had unexpectedly issued an order in another death penalty case that they believed provided grounds for putting off his execution. When the request to keep the office open reached Judge Keller, she insisted it would close promptly at 5 p.m. The appeal was not filed, and Mr. Richard was executed hours later.

Judge Keller is now facing five counts of judicial misconduct and a possible recommendation that the state judicial system remove her from the bench.

In court this week, Judge Keller lashed out at the condemned man’s lawyers, blaming them for the controversy. She argued that Mr. Richard could still have filed his appeal by seeking out another judge, but that misses the point. She did not follow appropriate procedures. And clearly, under any interpretation of the rules, given that a life lay in the balance, the clerk’s office should have stayed open.

Judge Keller’s profound lack of appreciation for the seriousness of taking a life — and the obligations it places on the state — is similar to the disturbing dissent that Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas delivered this week in the Troy Davis case. They suggested there was no constitutional problem with executing a man who could prove he was innocent.

We believe the death penalty is in all cases wrong. But people who support it should still insist that it be carried out only after a prisoner has been given every reasonable chance to make his case. Judge Keller’s callous indifference in a case where the stakes could not have been higher makes her unfit for office.

jas

August 21st, 2009
3:25 pm

To most people Atlanta is the capital of Georgia. Here, itis the largest city south of Dunwoody. What a disrespectful slap.

Huckster

August 21st, 2009
3:46 pm

Mike Huckabee, a longtime Christian Zionist wrapping up a trip to Israel, tells CBN that he was struck by firmer support for Israel — as he sees it — from American Christians than from American Jews.

“One of the things I find most interesting is that generally Evangelicals are so much more supportive of Israel than the American Jewish community,” Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister, said.

His words help explain the large role debates over Israel and Jewish politics played in the general election campaign, as Israel is a focus for a large piece of the electorate and, at times, a proxy for broader security questions.

“There’s great division within the American Jewish Community about the level of support for Israel,” he went on. “I think they all support Israel, want to see it succeed. But you’ll find people all over the board about whether they think ii ought to have … absolute control over its border and whether they should give up land for peace and just how many countries can oversee Jerusalem at one time.”

“I don’t find that kind of dichotomy generally within the Evangelical community,” Huckabee said. “It’s pretty adamant: There ought to be one city. It ought to be a Jewish state. And it ought to be secure. So maybe one of the hard things is to convince some of our Jewish friends that Evangelicals are the best friends they’ve got — because I think generally, that’s the case.”

Brazilnut

August 21st, 2009
4:23 pm

CMac would still be Dekalb’s congress critter if she hadn’t turned out an idiot.

Wait! She turned out that county’s idiots for twelve freaking years.

Slow? Yea they’re slow. They voted overwhelmingly for the obumbler.

Always bumbling through life looking for their hope in my change.

clyde

August 21st, 2009
5:11 pm

Jim,
I see in today’s rag that the CRTC cheating in Atlanta was unintentional.We knew this all along,didn’t we? Ah what tangled webs we weave etc….

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
8:02 am

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
8:20 am

Call this one the Socialist’s Socialism facing the grim Capitalist’s Capitalism reality.

9 Trillion Reasons Health Care (Obumer’s Public Option) May Be Dead
Drowned in red ink

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/9-Trillion-Reasons-Health-Care-May-Be-Dead-54011587.html

Crenshaw8

August 22nd, 2009
8:46 am

O-brah-mah is gonna tee tee on the future of this great nation. A trillion here, a trillion there. What’s the dif? Ain’t his money. It’s yours. It’s your children’s. It’s their children’s.

Laran

August 22nd, 2009
9:10 am

Even fans of the President should be hesitant to give the government powers over our health care. The Obama plan may be passed with great intentions, but Obama will not be President forever. Worse men may come to power and use increased government control of health care to enforce their will.

The road to hell is paved with [great] intentions. Let us not stumble over one another to get there faster.

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
9:49 am

Even the Oracle of Omaha Warren Buffett an Obumer supporter says, the growing mountain of U.S. debt could turn the country into a banana republic.

“Unchecked carbon emissions will likely cause icebergs to melt,” Buffett writes in The New York Times.

“Unchecked greenback emissions will certainly cause the purchasing power of currency to melt.”

The U.S. economy appears to be on a slow path to recovery, Buffett notes, but “enormous dosages of monetary medicine continue to be administered,” creating an annual deficit more than twice any since 1920 aside from war-impacted years of 1942-1946.

Most of the effects of this are still invisible, but “their threat may be as ominous as that posed by the financial crisis itself.”

Congress, Buffett says, must end the rise in the debt-to-GDP ratio and bring U.S. growth in obligations back in line with U.S. growth in resources.

http://moneynews.newsmax.com/streettalk/buffett_banana_republic/2009/08/19/249871.html

EVIL REPUBLICANS TIME IS UP

August 22nd, 2009
9:55 am

JIMBO YOU FAIL TO MENTION JUSTICE IN YOUR REDNECK RANT ABOUT THE MACPHAIL FAMILY,YOU WANT REDNECK JUSTICE WHERE AS LONG AS YOU REDNECKS HAVE A BLACKMAN THATS INNOCENT GOING 2 JAIL U DONT CARE,BUT I NOTICED YOU SIDED WITH THE HILLBILLY COPS THAT SHOT THAT 92 YEAR OLD BLACKWOMAN AND PLANTED DRUGS,SO WITH THIS FACT,IT IS KNOWN THAT SAVANNAH,GA POLICE OFFICERS PLANTED EVIDENCE IN TROY DAVIS HOUSE,YOU REDNECKS NEVER STATE TRUTH,ALWAYS LIES AND PROPAGANDA,BUT JIMBO YOU AND THE REST OF THE REDNECKS EVIL TIME IS UP BUDDY AND YOU CAN COUNT ON IT!

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
12:04 pm

In for some painful humor?

Obama Has a ‘Pony’ For You

Even little kids know when they’ve been had.

http://townhall.com/columnists/JanetMLaRue/2009/08/20/obama_has_a_pony_for_you

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
12:11 pm

Hey America, you should have read the fine print on your 2008 ballot before voting, the Demwits never said we could have a real President! :lol:

Obama Has a ‘Pony’ For You

Even little kids know when they’ve been had.

http://townhall.com/columnists/JanetMLaRue/2009/08/20/obama_has_a_pony_for_you

Churchill's Mom

August 22nd, 2009
2:01 pm

Where did this Wingboy come from? He is an absolute fool. He wants “Borrow and Spend” RINOS rather than proven Blue Dog Conservatives. Jim please come back.

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
2:14 pm

All the RINOS like Arlen Specter will be defeated, dingbat DEMwits. Liberals cannot hide their stripes, not even when hiding behind a Blue Dog Conservative.

AmVet

August 22nd, 2009
3:54 pm

I agree Specter is toast.

The man who is gonna replace him?

Joseph A, Sestak, retired United States Navy Rear Admiral and currently a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania’s 7th congressional district (map) since 2007.

He thinks abortion should not return to the days where it was illegal, dangerous and often deadly.

He’s been endorsed by the Sierra Club.

He supports gun control and has a 100% rating from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and an “F” rating from the National Rifle Association. He also has called for the reinstatement of the federal ban on military style assault weapons.

Too bad, so sad, conned.

You lose again.

But gqwd knows you’ve got to be getting used to it by now.

After all, much as you want desperately to forget completely about it, that scintillating 6% winning percentage in the past two national elections is just a harbinger of more suffering to come for you in the imploding, rudderless GOP…

Karma, baby. It’s a great thing…

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
4:29 pm

Yeah, right… and the way Obumer is going? :lol:

Pennsylvania: Poll Has Toomey Leading Specter, Sestak

Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter switched parties this spring mainly because he felt he would lose to former Rep. Pat Toomey in a Republican primary.

But a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Tuesday shows that the Republican-turned-Democratic senator would lose to Toomey by a double-digit margin if the November 2010 general election were held today.

Toomey holds a 48 percent to 36 percent lead over Specter in the survey, which also gives Toomey a 43 percent to 35 percent lead over Rep. Joe Sestak, who is Specter’s chief challenger in the Democratic primary…

CQ Politics assigned an initial rating of Leans Democratic to the 2010 Pennsylvania Senate race, though this survey and other information could lead to a change in that rating.

(A change indeed cq)

http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/polltracker/2009/08/pennsylvania-poll-has-toomey-l.html

Oh by the way, how is that Karma going in New Jersey and Virginia, baby? :)

AmVet

August 22nd, 2009
5:17 pm

Like I say conned, just keep losing in epic, unprecedented and historic fashion, and I’ll be thrilled…

The new GOP, delusional like Cubs fans…