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.

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Peter

August 20th, 2009
8:55 pm

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US homeland security chief Tom Ridge charges in a new book that top aides to then-president George W. Bush pressured him to raise the “terror alert” level to sway the November 2004 US election.

Then defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld and attorney general John Ashcroft pushed him to elevate the color-coded threat level, but Ridge refused, according to a summary from his publisher, Thomas Dunne Books

Peter

August 20th, 2009
8:56 pm

WASHINGTON – No fish can escape mercury pollution. That’s the take-home message from a federal study of mercury contamination released Wednesday that tested fish from nearly 300 streams across the country.

The toxic substance was found in every fish sampled, a finding that underscores how widespread mercury pollution has become.

Peter

August 20th, 2009
8:58 pm

Dropout crisis is statewide problem

By Chris Womack and Neil Shorthouse


A few weeks ago, the AJC’s front page story was “State’s high school graduation rate a crisis.” It reported that Georgia has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country. I
In fact, Georgia is in the bottom five states. But the focus was solely on the Department of Education and schools. Are they really the only ones to blame? Are they the only entities that should be held accountable?

This is a statewide crisis — not an Atlanta crisis, not an urban crisis, not a poor crisis, not a North Georgia crisis, not an African-American crisis — a Georgia crisis.

Most of our Georgia students attend a school where graduating is not the norm. Most of the districts that we live in have low levels of graduation rates at our neighborhood high schools.

With over 20,000 Georgia dropouts annually, the graduation rate is a crisis in every community throughout Georgia. And every community needs to take responsibility for its schools and recognize that this is a community issue. We must all play a part in the solution.

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:03 pm

The Supreme Court issued a 3 page decision in the Troy Davis case which Wooten is too dumb to find and read which called Scalia a board certified moron for trying to kill someone who didn’t commit a crime. Time for the aholes in this case on the prosecution side to get out and find the real killer. Pity for the MacPhiail family has nothing to do with Troy Davis but people who bring the stupid to what they write think that it does.

The majority rebuked Scalia and his stupid mute at oral arguments puppy dog Thomas severly and in public. It also for the first time in the history of hte court had to include either Roberts or Alito who until now, have never voted for a criminal defendant in any case, including execution stays.

Justice Stevens and the majority rebuked the moron Scalia and puppy dog Thomas here:

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/court-order-Davis.pdf

Speaking of clowns as dumb as Scalia, John Ensign who committed a felony in not devulging his mommy’s gift to his mistress has some chutzpah finally coming out of hiding and lashing out at Bill Clinton. Ensign whose momma and dadda gave $96,000 to his mistress to try to shut her up is a typical Republican fool.

And speaking of chutzpah, Republican Senators, now looking at Health Care Defeat have some nerve claiming the country doesn’t want health care when the latest polls show 77% do, and only 20% of the country would vote for a pubtard president because of their miserably stupid slate of candidates like whackuobs Palin and Bachman.

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:04 pm

More than three out of every four Americans feel it is important to have a “choice” between a government-run health care insurance option and private coverage, according to a public opinion poll released on Thursday.

A new study by SurveyUSA puts support for a public option at a robust 77 percent, one percentage point higher than where it stood in June.

But the numbers tell another story, as well.

Earlier in the week, after pollsters for NBC dropped the word “choice” from their question on a public option, they found that only 43 percent of the public were in favor of “creating a public health care plan administered by the federal government that would compete directly with private health insurance companies.”

Opponents of the president’s agenda jumped on the findings as evidence that backing for the public option was dropping. Proponents responded by arguing that NBC’s tinkering with the language of the question (which it had also done in its July survey) had contributed to the drop in favorability for a public plan.

SurveyUSA’s poll, which was commissioned by the progressive group MoveOn.org, a proponent of the public plan, gives credence to those critiques. While arguments about what type of language best describe the public option persist –”choice” is considered a trigger word that everyone naturally supports — it seems clear that the framing of the provision goes a long way toward determining its popularity.

Winky McFail

August 20th, 2009
9:06 pm

Yeah, the pain of the McPhail family is waaaaaaay more important than making sure you’re not killing the WRONG man. KILL KILL KILL KILL!!!!!!! It doesn’t matter who we get, just get SOMEBODY!!!!!!!! AVENGE ME!!! AVENGE ME!!!!!

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:20 pm

Wooten wanna kill African Americans who don’t commit crimes. What kind of ignorant white hick honkey is Wooten?

Dave

August 20th, 2009
9:21 pm

Peter – I can understand why you don’t want to talk about the present. It must be hard to take – 55% disapprove of the job Obama is doing – only took him 200 days, healthcare down the drain, national debt and unemployment at all time highs, I’ll stop there. I don’t want to cause you a medical condition.

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:21 pm

7 withnesses recanted their story and said the state forced them to lie and Wooten and Scalia and the moron Thomas who is so dumb he hasn’t asked a question at oral argument in 17.5 years want to kill him. Let’s put Scalia in a closet for five minutes and watch him piss all over his fat ass.

Dave

August 20th, 2009
9:21 pm

Hey Jim, how’s retirement, been down at the farm much?

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:24 pm

77% of people want a public option and approve of the health care job Obama’s doing and 20% of the people at best would vote for any of the Republican whack jobs who make up insipid lies and promote Nazi signs and AR-15s at ralleys. What chuitzpah the republitards who are now a 20% voting block and melting like an iceberg during Global warming have claiming these idiots “want their country back.” We’re 80% of the voting block and it’s our country.

Dave

August 20th, 2009
9:27 pm

Crushing the pubt’s – Moveon.org now there is a poll I trust to be accurate. Take a look at Zogby, etc. You mouth overloads you tweety bird butt.

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:32 pm

If Ridge knew the terror level ramp ups were political why did he come out and pretend they were real? Was he buckin’ for best supporting actor in a short fiction movie?

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
9:56 pm

Free Troy Davis. Let Wooten and the white boys find the real killer. They’ve had time. And the Supreme’s decision adopted the one from Rosemary Barkett in the Eleventh contrary to the other idiots on the panel.

sophie's choice

August 20th, 2009
9:57 pm

Dave at 9:21 pm: where’s your source for those stats? 10 to 1 they come from some right-wing “think tank” or other such organization hiding its true identity as a shill for the GOP. BTW, all of these idiot teabaggers, birthers, and other assorted right-wing ostriches burying their heads in the sand whilst letting the GOP think for them on health insurance reform are going to suffer their just desserts. One day they, too, will be older, poorer, and sicker– and no healthcare safety net to catch them. What goes around comes around.

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
10:10 pm

These Katy Abram clones never have a source for their stats other than Clusterfaux or Clusterfaux Rush or Hannity or some whackjob wingnut who makes ‘em up on talk radio like Levine.

Peter

August 20th, 2009
10:13 pm

Dave I am Optimistic……the change did happen……

The Black Water’s of the world…..or did they change their name because they got indited…. or what was the other CIA paid hit men organization from N Carolina called ?

I am very pleased they are not “goofing up the world” under the Cheney guise.

Thank you cost plus contracts !

I am NOT totally opposed to all of the “crazy tactics” of the Bush administration, but frankly, the planning was POOR !

“Faulty Intelligence”……You know the statement “Coined” for the failure to find the WMD .

In this case “trickle down” intelligence really happened……

Embarrassing…….with all the money spent and lives lost !

Too bad Bush didn’t just get Bin Laden.

Things the make you go HMMMMMmmmmmmm………

But let’s be real……Obviously there was no MONEY to be made there !

Charles Jackson

August 20th, 2009
10:23 pm

Troy Davis gets his day in court. Again.

Troy Davis was convicted 20 years ago of killing a Savannah police officer.

Troy Davis has had multiple court hearings.

Troy Davis has had three stays of execution.

Troy Davis’ Death Penalty Circus continues ad nauseam.

Dunwoody Mike

August 20th, 2009
10:37 pm

Troy Davis has evidence that cast enough doubt on his conviction.

Troy Davis will get the chance to present evidence to show that doubt.

Troy Davis will not be an innocent man executed by a racist system.

Rick

August 20th, 2009
11:09 pm

If Troy Anthony Davis is truly innocent, what was the incriminating evidence found in his house by police and suppressed by the judge in his original trial?? Was it the murder weapon???

Why is nobody talking about what the police found in Davis’ house? See the Georgia Supreme Court opinion from 1991 in State v. Davis, 261 Ga. 225 (1991). Would it refute his claim of “actual innocence”?

Read the opinion of the Georgia Supreme Court for yourself:

http://vlex.com/vid/the-state-v-davis-20396926

“The trial court granted Troy Anthony Davis’ motion to suppress evidence seized in a search of his residence, and the state appeals.”

“…Officers informed Davis’ mother that they were looking for him and the alleged murder weapon….”

Why don’t the Davis supporters address this…what evidence was in Davis’ house that he kept from the jury??

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
11:41 pm

Troy Davis didn’t kill the cop. The hick ass witnesses lied. Maybe you’d like to take his place. He’s spent 20 years in the slam for something he didn’t do. District courts and the Eleventh Circuit are hicks like you and they make mistakes all the time. They didn’t hear the evidence, and the Supreme Court told them to put it where the sun don’t shine. Now the evidence must be heard. And if and when it goes to the Supreme Court again, it isn’t going up the ladder in the JawJaw appellate system ’cause it’s done out of JawJaws white bread biased hands, the wise Latina will vote. She voted the other night to spare someone in a death penalty appeal and she has a long line of very proprosecutorial votes.

Ah thinks maybe we should put Charles Jackson in Mr. Davis’ place for 20 years or Rick since they are just as likely to have killed MacPhail as Davis.

Rick asks “what was the incriminating evidence found in his house by police and suppressed by the judge in his original trial?? Was it the murder weapon???”

Gee I dunno Rick. Why not get on your telly and call da jidge and ask the white sonfoabitch? And when you get him on the phone, find out what he didn’t do about all those 7 witnesses who have so typically recanted their BS story.

Read the assessment of the Supreme Court of the JawJaw big f_ckup in the Troy Davis trial over the witnesses for yourself:

The court’s order and Justice Stevens’ separate opinion can be read here:

http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009 /08/court-order-Davis.pdf

Two points. They thought JawJaw done fooked up enough that either Roberts or Alito or both voted for the first time in their history to order the district court in the Southan Distruct of JawJaw white boys and white girls to hear all the evidence and the new evidence for the first time.

Justice Stevens who wrote the majority order, has had more litigation experience than all ofthe other eight justices put together and several times more than Ahole Scalia and his ignorant puppy dog Thomas who couldn’t get a job in the dumbest law firm in JawJaw.

Crushing the pubt's

August 20th, 2009
11:59 pm

Stevens said that the District judge may have authority to act, perhaps finding that AEDPA’s limits do not apply to “original” habeas writs of the kind the Justices acted on on Monday, or do not apply to a habeas claim of “actual innocence.” In addition, Stevens said, there may be an argument that AEDPA’s habeas limits are unconstitutional if they barred court review of such a claim. Finally, Stevens said, it can be argued that it would be a federal constitutional violation to execute an innocent person.

All of those issues, presumably, will be canvassed initially by the federal District judge, with further review likely in both the Eleventh Circuit and, potentially, the Supreme Court with the new addition of the wise Latina woman.

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
12:24 am

More wrong guys done be sprung from prison–this time by John Grissom:

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2009/08/24/090824ta_talk_toobin

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
12:57 am

The insurance company pharmaceutical company payroll:

$1,400,000 per day in lobbying against insurance reform

350 Former Republican and Blue Dog Staffers lobbying against any change

6 of these lobbyists from Baucus’ staff

clyde

August 21st, 2009
1:41 am

Crushing the pubt’s posts-a word-Crushing the pubt’s posts.

The above is the only way I know of slipping a word between Crushing the pubt’s posts.

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
1:43 am

Clyde the only thing you know is that an IQ contest between you, most of the commenters here, and Katy Abram would be a tie. Because you can only comment on other commenters, not issues because that would require reading and learning to things that are anathma to you.

Crushing the pubt's

August 21st, 2009
1:49 am

No justice for Glenn Beck who was kicked off his show for a week after losing 20 sponsers.

Mid-South Philosopher

August 21st, 2009
6:48 am

Good morning, Jim,

I admit the Troy Anthony Davis case troubles me. I am troubled first for the family of the slain police officer, who has no appeal, no chance of pardon or commutation. Secondly, I troubled by the fact that there is a possibility that an innocent man might have been convicted. One more look see should not hurt. But, Jim, quite honestly, what disturbs me the most is that, to my knowledge, not one, NO NOT ONE, of the “birds” who changed their testimony over the years has been prosecuted for perjury in the first trial! What is that all about?!?

clyde

August 21st, 2009
7:37 am

Good morning Jim,
Someday in the future,government employees will exceed 50% of the total population and they will be able to siimply vote in anything they desire.

This fall there will be a very disappointed group of tobacco growers when they try to smoke their harvest.Like making your own beer and wine,the first tries are not notable.

The auto dealers have been told not to worry as they will get their money for the clunkers they have allowed to be traded.I wonder,can they can use that promise to pay their bills?

I read the Cynthia McKinney interview.Sucks to be me.Next time I’ll know better.There will be a next time.Some fool will send a new,unsuspecting reporter on that mission.

Will

August 21st, 2009
8:09 am

Although I wish you well in retirement, I also wish that you would have remained a conservative, rather than a republican newspaper writer.

Your column this morning is a good example. You cite a correct example of democrats demonizing the health care debate by trying to focus on the greedy insurance providers.

What would you call the attempt to focus the health care proposal on “death panels”, illegal immigrants, abortion and euthanasia?

Demonizing your opponent for political gain is a very effective tactic. The republicans are winning the health care debate with this tactic when they probably could do so by sticking with legitimate issues.

Representative Linder is a great example of this. At his recent town hall meeting, he stayed away from these demonizing issues and stuck to the central issues of cost and probable effectivenes of the proposed plan. Of course, if you do this, you don’t create any nifty “sound bites” that get you on television or that excite your political base.

What’s that you say? Democrats are no better? Of course they aren’t and if you think I am oblivous to their use of this sorid tactic, you are missing my point.

Remember when President Bush made his feeble attempt at Social Security reform? Democrats immediately ignored legitimate debate and went straight to their tried and true tactic of scaring the elderly (almost always successfuly) by demonizing republicans as those who want to take away your Social Security check.

I think republicans are making a silly mistake (wishful thinking?) in thinking that all the anger (mostly legitimate) being expressed at town hall meeting will translate into republican votes. Why? We tried that party for the last eight years and what did we get? Massive “borrow and spend” fiscal management. One very questionable attempt at nation building in the Middle East. Eight budgets of increasing deficits that included more than 40,000 earmarks. Remember these “borrow and spend” republicans that are now calling for responsible fiscal management are the same group took us from a budget surplus to a $1,000,000,000,000 debt.

What I would like to read and hear are more independent writers and radio/tv commentators and fewer republican and democrat commentators (as well as more independent members of the judiciary and fewer democrat and republican judges (what do you think? – four democrat Supreme Court justices, four republican justices and one independent).

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
8:27 am

The so-called educated integrationist Negroes absolutely refuse to be responsible. Everyone should be advised that there is no white racism in the United States. White institutions feed, clothe, shelter, educate, and employ Negroes. And they aren’t obligated. White institutions service 99.9% of the basic needs of Negroes. And taking care of Negroes isn’t their God given right or duty. God Almighty has specifically charged Negroes with the responsibility for the survival of their own people. But for whatever reason, white people use their institutions to sustain the lives of Negroes. And in pity, the Negroes spend the entirety of their lives whining and complaining if white institutions aren’t living up to their expectations. What the hell!

There are approximately forty million Negroes within the confines of the United States. And it’s essential that each person has food, clothing, shelter, employment, healthcare, and education. It is the responsibility of the so-called educated integrationist Negro professionals, or able Negroes in general, to build the institutions that common Negroes need to survive in the world. No other people are obligated. In an effort to shirk their responsibilities, the so-called educated Negroes have subscribed to the philosophy of integration. It supposedly absolves them of any responsibility to the common people of their race. lol That being said, any blind person is able to see that if there is racism in the United States, it is no more or less than black racism directed against average black people.

Reason dictates that whenever another race of people is meeting the basic needs of people outside of their racial group, they inherit the power and right to determine that individual’s and or group’s fate. Therefore, if real Americans should decide that Troy Anthony Davis should die, then he should be put to death. And if real Americans should decide that Troy Anthony Davis should live, then he should live. Undoubtedly, other people have earned the right to control the destiny and fate of Negroes. And anyone who believes that a self imposed institution-less, therefore, powerless people, namely Negroes, have standing to voice any opinion in a world controlled by institutionally power driven people the world over is deluded, clownish.

Buzz G

August 21st, 2009
8:30 am

Liberals have been fighting the death penalty for 50 years. Frankly, there is no issue that better reminds me why I am not a liberal. I like to see justice and like to see people held accountable for their evil deeds. If you have not noticed, liberals don’t like being called liberals. They want to be known as “progressives”. I’m not sure what this is all about. I guess they intuitively know that the American people have figured out that liberals have abandoned common sense and go thru life acting on their feelings.

jconservative

August 21st, 2009
8:53 am

I did not realize it had been such a slow news week.

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
8:59 am

What role does Cynthia McKinney play in today’s debate?
She is no longer a member of the House of Representatives, therefore, her acts and actions have no relevance to the debate.

How do we resolve the health-care crisis and other such relevant matters?

Jackie

August 21st, 2009
9:04 am

@Charles

How would you know what responsibility happens to be?
You continually spout about being the one and only that has a blueprint to rid us of the plight of the “Negroes”, of which you purport to be, yet no plan is ever put forth.

Your sophomoric postulation wreaks of circular logic; you pretend to want to help, yet you offer means and methods of eliminating the “problems” that you are trying to help.

Which is it?

Matlida

August 21st, 2009
9:09 am

Buzz, feel better now? (8:30) You made no factual point nor any sense whatsoever, but I sense you’re breathing a little easier now, having hacked up that hairball of contempt.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
9:22 am

Jackie,

Many white brothers and sisters say that when you catch a lot of flack, you must be over the target. And you’ve been consistently shooting at me without any success.

To adequately address this self imposed Negro problem, we would have to close the doors for nearly a hundred years like the Chinese did in their long history.

And when the doors are reopened, there will be no so-called educated integrationist Negroes found; you feel me. They are the source of the Negro problem.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:22 am

Despite the recent debate about Wall Street pay rebounding to its
pre-crisis levels, economists say — and data is beginning to show –
that that a major change is afoot: The rich, as a group, are no longer
getting richer. Over the last two years, they have become poorer. And
many may not return to their old levels of wealth and income anytime
soon, The New York Times writes.

For every investment banker whose pay has recovered, there are several
who have lost their jobs — as well as many wealthy investors who have
lost millions. As a result, a 30-year period in which the super-rich
became both wealthier and more numerous may now be ending.

Bill Gates, Warren E. Buffett, the heirs to the Wal-Mart Stores fortune
and the founders of Google each lost billions last year, according to
Forbes magazine.

In one stark example, John McAfee, an entrepreneur who founded the
antivirus software company that bears his name, is now worth about $4
million, from a peak of more than $100 million.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:24 am

As the auction of Cox Communications’ Travel Channel progresses,
Scripps Networks Interactive and General Electric’s NBC Universal are
reportedly among the leading bidders

Cutty

August 21st, 2009
9:25 am

Let’s put Wooten in prison for over 20 years, while those who testified against him recant their stories and say they were pressured. I’m sure he’d be worried about the pain the victim was going through more than saving his own butt. Being that 7 people have withdrawn their statements is more than enough reason to hear the evidence. If Davis was white, this would’ve been done already. Just a fact.

We know you hate unions and are pro-business, but I’d be hard-pressed to find one that has any clout in the state of Georgia. So your pitiful testimony about unions holding up privatization in Atlanta is a fib at best. When is this new coming, and when will he allow comments? Wooten is nothing more than a lap dog living out his final years barking at whoever drives by the front porch.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:26 am

Morgan Stanley is planning to hire as many as 400 traders and
salespeople, a hiring spree that comes as the firm tries to dig its way
out of three straight quarters of losses.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
9:26 am

Jackie,

are you an enabler of the so-called educated integrationist Negroes?

Cutty

August 21st, 2009
9:26 am

Kick rocks Charles. Go stand out in front of Five Point spewing that nonsense if you’re ‘original’ enough.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:27 am

Tribune’s senior lenders are likely to end up owning nearly all of the
publisher’s equity when it exits bankruptcy protection,

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:29 am

The Justice Department indicted two men, accusing them of selling tax
evasion services to wealthy clients. The move opens a new front in
Washington’s challenge to Switzerland’s tradition of bank secrecy.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
9:32 am

Cutty,

Are you an enabler of the so-called educated integrationist too? Are you and Jackie one and the same person. You definitely smell like Jackie.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:33 am

American International Group’s shares surged as much as 31 percent
yesterday, a move that many attributed to upbeat words from the
insurance giant’s new chief executive.

Big Bucks GOP doing the Lords work

August 21st, 2009
9:34 am

Reader’s Digest Association said Thursday that it has secured the
approval of holders of nearly 80 percent of its senior secured debt for
its proposed bankruptcy filing.

Th

August 21st, 2009
9:40 am

Is Linder too lazy to write an op/ed so he has a so-called reporter write it up for him and pretend it is a news story? Why pay money for the AJC when redstate and freerepublic are free?

Don’t know – just asking, have any of Troy Davis’ appeals been about the evidence or only about whether procedure was followed in the first trial? Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that Scalia and Thomas think it is perfectly fine and legal to execute people who are innocent (I have no idea on Davis but neither do you)

Obama has greatly expanded the department that investigates and prosecutes Medicare/Medicaid fraud, not that you would have read about it in the new FOXified AJC. Too bad Bush never believed in regulation.

If you want to see why polls show different amounts of support for proposals, read the questions. When asked if you would like a public option and private options to choose from, 3/4 say yes. If asked whether you support a public option, less than half say yes. Moveon did pay for the poll by SurveyUSA but the result was the same as WSJ/NBC polls when the question was worded the same.

Why do conservatives want to deny me the freedom to choose a public option if I want? Why do conservatives think Americans are too stupid or corrupt to run a government? Those horrible government bureaucrats are your neighbors after all. Why do conservatives admit they have such poor reading comprehension they can’t understand the health care bill which I read in under 3 hours? It is 1000 pages because of the huge type and wide margins and much easier to read and understand than your private insurance policy. Try it, you’ll see. I have received much better service at the DMV than from Comcast. Does that mean all government is always better than all private industry – of course not. Only a fool would make… never mind.

"Charles", The Original

August 21st, 2009
9:45 am

Jackie and Cutty,

You know real Americans are the shot callers in this country. And they should be. If real Americans believe that Troy Davis should die, then he should die.

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

Yes you can call me names, but you can’t challenge my position.

"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…

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
5:23 pm

Say all you want, make any claim you want to make that does not mean you have spoken a word of truth.

AmVet

August 22nd, 2009
5:45 pm

MHS, step away from the mirror.

For you new-age fascists in the stuck on stupid American right. Sung to Deutschland, Uber Alles:

Republicans, Republicans above all,
Above all in the world,
When, for profit and offense, it always
takes a paranoid stand together.
From Utah to Oklahoma,
To Georgia in the Moron Belt,
GOP!. GOP! GOP! above everything,
Above everything in the world!

Republican women, Republican loyalty,
Weepublican whiners and Weepublican whales
Shall retain in the world
Their beloved McCarthy rhyme
And inspire us fops to ignoble deeds
During all of our life.
Republiconned women, Republiconned loyalty,
Republiconned whine and Republiconned wail!

Intolerance, injustice and freedom for some
For the Republican Homeland!
For these let us all strive
Brotherly with blacks hearts and evil hands!
Intolerance, injustice and freedom for some
Our pledge of misfortune to the USA;
Flourish in Reagan’s blessing,
Flourish, Weepublican Homeland.

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
6:51 pm

Am get over your puny little ignorant self. You claim the Republicans just lose and lose and lose. What happened in the election year of ‘96? What happened in the election year of 2000 and again in 2004?

Not only is your fringe zoo crew of neo-libs a bunch big government nanny state fascists, you DEMwits are in a constant state of denial and known for making “serial exaggerations”.

Yo, practice up. Soon you can go back to crying about that old party in power, again. :lol:

AmVet

August 22nd, 2009
8:07 pm

Tsk, tsk, mike. You’re getting “bitter”!

And so now like some petulant 12 year old brat have to prevaricate and make it personal with insults. Which BTW simply means you are getting in way over your head if you keep it up. Take this warning for what it is worth, DO NOT go there.

Many have tried. And you too, will lose.

For the comprehensionally challenged, the ONLY thing I’ve “claimed” is that your heroes and neo-con liars in the Republiconned Party got annihilated, abated, abolished, abrogated, annulled, blotted out, crushed, decimated, demolished, done in, eradicate, erased, expunged, exterminated, extinguished, extirpated, finished off, invalidated, liquidated, massacred, murdered, negated, nullified, obliterated, quashed, quelled, razed, rooted out, rubbed out, ruined, slaughtered, taken out, undone, vitiated, wiped out, wracked and wrecked in the most recent back to back elections.

This a simple irrefutable historical fact.

That you cannot accept this is proof that you still live in a dream world where the hemorrhaging GOP is just hunky dory, where George Bush is viewed as a war hero and your prospects are absolutely rosy.

Look around, this nation is beyond fed up with frauds, religious charlatans and bungling, deadly chickenhawks. i.e. the base of the hijacked GOP.

And undeniably the changing demographics and nearly universal distrust of the neo-con agenda are working dead against you.

Which I personally love…

Unless, of course there is there is some other scintillating, brilliant “explanation” for those titanic failures.

That you somehow need to obfuscate for your boys getting the shi-it kicked out of them consecutively in such jaw-dropping, never before seen magnitude, is the ONLY thing I find interesting about you electoral losers.

And why I’ve been laughing my arse for the past 2 years or so…

But by all means, please do delude yourself into thinking it was an aberration…

Michael H. Smith

August 22nd, 2009
8:48 pm

Me bitter, oh what a laugh. You can keep on deluding yourself with your false claims. Like some petulant 12 year old brat YOU have to prevaricate and make it personal with insults is as YOU have done from the get go in all of YOUR claptrap.

Still you cannot answer: What happened in the election year of ‘96? What happened in the election year of 2000 and again in 2004?

That is when you and your ilk got stomped. I’ve been laughing longer than you and soon if things don’t change from your Obumer change, I’ll be laughing again.

Real Health Reform Will Pass

August 22nd, 2009
10:18 pm

Well almost 2 days have passed and you Katy Klones ain’t caught the real McPhail killer. Lazy…lazy peoples. Obama has had some relaxing times in Cape Cod and it’s crystalized for him–there ain’t gonna be no bi-Partisainship–and wholly sheit–the bombastic verbose and repetitive Michael Ahole Smith is on ta othah side. Holy whackjob. Whatsevah is we goin’ to do. We kin’t possibly match his school learnin’ ability. An he kin paste–he has had that ctrl +c & ctrl+V mastered since it was invented at Likoping in Östergötland and refined Larry Tesler at Xerox PARC in 1973.

As the incomparable Charles Blow has written:

Still enraged by the ignominy of having been trounced, they are most likely feeling marginalized, ignored and afraid. For them, it has been less about clarifying health care reform and more about a clarion call to resistance.

[And the ignorance has spread]: According to an NBC News poll released this week, 76 percent of Republicans believe that the health care plan will lead to a government takeover of the health care system; 70 percent believe it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care to the elderly; and 61 percent believe it will allow the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions.

According to a report on Wednesday by OpenSecrets.org’s Center for Responsive Politics, health services and H.M.O.’s increased their campaign donations by 37 percent from the first to the second quarter this year. Republican and conservative advocacy groups increased their contributions by a whopping 237 percent over the same time period. For comparison, donations by Democratic and liberal advocacy groups declined

Real Health Reform Will Pass

August 22nd, 2009
10:30 pm

From the incomparable Charles Blow:

Still enraged by the ignominy of having been trounced, they are most likely feeling marginalized, ignored and afraid. For them, it has been less about clarifying health care reform and more about a clarion call to resistance.

[And the ignorance has spread]: According to an NBC News poll released this week, 76 percent of Republicans believe that the health care plan will lead to a government takeover of the health care system; 70 percent believe it will allow the government to make decisions about when to stop providing medical care to the elderly; and 61 percent believe it will allow the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions.

According to a report on Wednesday by OpenSecrets.org’s Center for Responsive Politics, health services and H.M.O.’s increased their campaign donations by 37 percent from the first to the second quarter this year. Republican and conservative advocacy groups increased their contributions by a whopping 237 percent over the same time period. For comparison, donations by Democratic and liberal advocacy groups declined

Rightwing Troll

August 23rd, 2009
8:19 am

So…. justice is served because someone’s sitting in a cell? That brings some pretty scary scenarios into view…

The man’s in jail, he will sit there until all avenues are exhausted and he’s put to death. It is the job of the judiciary to insure that when the needle goes in and his life fades away, the person paying for the crime is the person who actually committed the crime. That’s all. Nobody’s letting this man go free.

We should probably just abolish the governments role in justice and privatize it, then the free markets could do a better job and comprimised nutbags like Scalia wouldn’t have such dominion over our lives.

Rightwing Troll

August 23rd, 2009
8:28 am

“Yo, practice up. Soon you can go back to crying about that old party in power, again.”

Just like you and your ilk, like Andy, @@, the irrepressibly selfish Tuesday Vandy,Dusty, and GEORGE AMERICANA, eh? Whining and crying suits you all since you have no solutions other than to whine and cry, that appears to be you all’s “solutions”

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH…ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Oh yeah 2000 was total drubbing wasn’t it? So much so it took how long and the supremes to do what???? Then 2004, a landslide! Such a landslide that it was inconsequential that W the cocaine cowboy of the Alabama national guard didn’t really even need to declare oarnge alert just before the election to scare the electorate, he just did it for fun…

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Rightwing Troll

August 23rd, 2009
8:40 am

This just isn’t even fun anymore… I’m going to go find something else to do….

Michael H. Smith

August 23rd, 2009
9:04 am

yada,yada,yada political tides change and they will surely change again.

Mrs. Norris

August 23rd, 2009
12:46 pm

“Taxation is the power to destroy and the tool to create crooks or new undesirable behaviors.”

Thank you for that observation. We may just make a Libertarian out of you yet. As for Cash-for-Clunkers, that was one of the most stupid things I’ve heard in a while. It’s going just the way I suspected it would.

The Other Jack

August 23rd, 2009
4:01 pm

Basic math:

The fed wants to spend a projected two trillion so that 47 million people will be covered by some sort of health insurance. That amount should do the trick for those 47 million for only 4 years.
If you divide 2 trillion by 47 million, the result is $42,553.

That means that the fed will be spending $42,553 per person to insure them for 48 months. That’s $886 / month. That is multiples of what it would cost to just buy the insurance for those 47 million.

And liberals wonder why most Americans don’t trust the government.

Time to change

August 23rd, 2009
8:19 pm

The people (77% of them in the largest poll) wants the insurance company screwing of the insured, and the insurance company dropping of 12 million people lately to stop.

That’s why the House is not going to vote for a bill without a pubic option, and they’re not going to be bluffed into blinking at the last second.

Insurance company dominance of health care is coming to an end. You can accept it or you can go on crying on the blog comment sections for the rest of your life the way you started to when the Obamas took the stage November 4 after you ran Moron and McMoron and got crushed.

Time to change

August 23rd, 2009
11:26 pm

Baucus Caucus has now come out pushing a public option which I find hard to believe. Baucus is Chairman of Senate Finance, the only committee of 5 that has not completed a bill yet. Insurance companies have poured millions into Baucus. Maybe he’s taken their money and handed the a big defeat. Whatever hits the insurance murderers high and low is fine by me.

Baucus’ press release today:

http://montanamaven.com/2009/08/23/unified-statement-of-the-coalition-of-united-mt-dems.aspx#Comment

The teleconference, the first of its kind in Montana’s history, was set up seemingly in reaction to rising discontent among the local Democratic leaders with the Senator’s failure to take a clear position on the issue. He has now.

Time to change

August 23rd, 2009
11:37 pm

Here comes some more government health care. They’re not just a comin’ to get your guns either. Now one of you constitutional law scholars is gonna come up and say “Hey this ain’t in the Contitution.” There is no Article Section on circumcision–ahm gonna lock mahself up in a chastity belt The Supreme Court has upheld substantive due process, including the right to refuse medical treatment, but if you haven’t already parted with it, you should.

Officials Weigh Circumcision to Fight H.I.V. Risk
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/health/policy/24circumcision.html?hp

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
12:00 pm

So it’s the insurance companies that are evil.

Is there anyone left that can form a thought without being told what to think from the mainstream media?

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
12:20 pm

Cynthia McKinney important? HAHAHAHA!!! Thanks for the Monday laugh Jim, I needed that! Yeah, that’s the same woman who was on a boat delivering supplies to Palestinians illegally via Israeli waters and got stopped by them. This is also the same woman who as a district US House Representative sought such all-important legislation as drawing up legislation for the public release of all files on the life and murder of Tupac Shakur.

Okay enough of that, let’s get on with the business of getting on……..

The libdemwits at DNCNN continue to wet their pretty pink panties over al Qaeda prisoners:

“WASHINGTON (CNN) — CIA interrogators threatened an al Qaeda prisoner with a gun and an electric drill to try to scare him into giving up information, according to a long-concealed inspector-general’s report due to be made public on Monday, sources familiar with the report confirmed to CNN.”

Someone break out the viola, please. Did CNN show this kind of compassion to the Conservative activist who got the hell beat out of him outside a health care town hall event (libdimwits just LOVE the word “activist” – unless it’s someone from the Right doing the activism)?

On another note, a friend mentioned that the Atlanta Urinal Constipation’s Sunday edition had a spread on the health care situation in America. Since I don’t pay to read liberal opinions on the front pages (a reason why the New York Slimes lost objective credibility decades ago – soon after Reagan was elected), I had to take his word for it. Apparently there was something missing in their pictorial and breakdown of who has and has not. Now of the has nots, the representative 48 million or whatever with no health care insurance (about 16% of the US population – that MILLION number sounds a lot bigger than 16% though, doesn’t it?) there was no breakdown of that 16%.

Do you think the Urinal Constipation would show you the percentage of that 16% who are illegal immigrants (don’t give me that “undocumented worker” libdemwit euphemism)? Do you think the Urinal Constipation would show you the percentage of that 16% who are between 18-30 and turn down employee provided coverage because they think they don’t need it being so young and healthy and all? (Yeah, you know the type – they’d rather spend that extra $125/month on bar hopping and the same people who leave 15 minutes early on Friday and then whine when passed over for a promotion).

Of course not. “Fair and balanced” to a libdemwit is presenting only THEIR side of the debate. You will note time and time again how the bedwetters on the libdemwit left mock “Faux News” and whatnot. Jon Stewart, that late night “comedy” news show host (and it’s a stretch calling that “comedy”, let alone “news”) loves to mock weeknight Conservative commentary hosts (note to libdemwits: COMMENTARY is different from NEWS). “Fair and balanced” to a libdemwit is a Sunday “news” show like Meet The Depressed or This Week who has a Rino as a Republican token with a Time columnist, a New York Slimes columnist, an NPR host (yeah another shining example of “fair and balanced” – NOT), and a CB.S. correspondent. Of course Chris “I’ve got a tingling feeling going up my leg” Matthews would wait for hell to freeze over before having a Conservative Republican on his “news” show.

That reminds me – has anyone actually kept up with how much backpedaling the PelosiObamacrats have done on health care reform? We can’t rely on DNCNN and others to remind us on the incompetence of those running Washington right now of course..

But that nasty mean old “Faux News” is the target of the libdemwit left for some reason. Gee, I just can’t figure that out. Not anymore than I can with the likes of Mark Levin and Michelle Maulkin having NYT best sellers that go completely ignored by the main stream media – unlike, say, when a liberal like Al Franken or Michael Moore has a best seller out.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
12:25 pm

“Then 2004, a landslide! Such a landslide that it was inconsequential that W the cocaine cowboy of the Alabama national guard”

Funny, Obama admitted to cocaine use and nobody has ever come forward with any credibility about Bush’s alleged drug use. Funnier still is that nobody wants to talk about that. And even funnier is that a CB.S. correspondent lost his job due to manufactured documentation about Bush’s National Guard service, of which I find more respect worthy than some “community organizer” position in Chicago. (And a name like “Rightwing Troll” on a Conservative/Right-wing blog bespeaks volumes on the mentality of the illness of libdemwitism).

Did everyone enjoy the cool August weekend? My Algoreorometer never went above 82 degrees. This IS the dog days of August summer, isn’t it? Oh wait, silly me, global warming does not mean localized weather changes. At least, that’s what the mindless liberal Jim Jones-Gore church of global warming cool aid drinkers tell me anyway. Okay, fair enough. If that’s not good enough let’s look at July’s overall weather pattern, shall we? From NOAA (for you mindless Obamabots, that’s the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration):

“The July 2009 temperature for the contiguous United States was below the long-term average, based on records going back to 1895, according to a preliminary analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The average July temperature of 73.5 degrees F was 0.8 degrees F below the 20th century average. Precipitation across the contiguous United States in July averaged 2.90 inches, which is 0.14 inches above the 1901-2000 average.”

Of course, we can’t mention “climate change” (it’s no longer “global warming” to libdemwits just like health care reform is now “insurance reform” – those sneaky, sneaky libdemwits) without mentioning hurricane activity. Since we have had so many hurricanes rip through the US (and elsewhere) post-Katrina and all, this has to be brought up. Katrina was when the Algorebot cool aiders REALLY started bedwetting about SUVs and outdoor grilling causing Tsunamis and tropical cyclones (for you mindless Obamabots, the word “cyclone” is a generic term for a violent wind storm).

So anyway, we are in the fourth hurricane season post-Katrina. Every single year since has seen reduced tropical cyclone activity, and every year since that storm, the national hurricane center has had to back off on the number of storms forecast to hit the US. Now there are some pretty bright people on this blog (non-Libdemwits anyways), but does anyone want to take a wag as to what the Algorebots are saying – blaming really – as to why hurricane activity has decreased over the last four years?

Queue up the Jeopardy 30 second countdown music……….

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
12:39 pm

The nation’s unemployment continues to rise; foreclosures continue to increase; the Hoopties For Cash program is over and many dealerships have yet to be paid back; Afghanistan is worse off now than ever and there was a record number of troop deaths in July; government deficit spending has sequentially set records since January of this year.

But, it must be nice for Obama and family to take vacations while all of these crises continue. Remember, the libdemwits bedwet ever single time Bush took a vacation. Nobody seems to complain when the Obamas do it, however. Anyone hear a peep out of the main stream media on it? Me neither. Nah, there’s no liberal bias in the media whatsoever. It’s all just a figmented lie by the Right. Oh, and let us not forget they are staying in a $20 million dollar home owned by a Republican!

Baucus Supports Public Option

August 24th, 2009
12:45 pm

It’s not about whether the insurance companies “are evil.” It’s what they do with their premiums, and that they drop people because they’re sick and they do whatever they can not to honor their premiums. It’s about letting them butt heads against the competition, and if they fail to compete, then so be it.

Nelson, Conrad, and the Republicans have not offered a single reason why there shouldn’t be competition for the insurance companies and it’s going to happen.

The Chairman of Senate Finance, Max Baucus announced over the weekend that he was going to support a public option. It’d be unusual for the committee to be able to craft a bill that stripped what the chairman supports from it.

The House won’t agree to any bill that doesn’t have the public option and the votes are there in abundance to do that.

Baucus Supports Public Option

August 24th, 2009
12:52 pm

Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at the Texas ranch for a total of 997 days of vacation during his two terms. When Bush left, the economy was in the crapper, unemployment was in the crapper, real estate was in the crapper, the SEC had ignored Bernie Madoff, and America was disrespected by every foreign country, and in ginormous debt to China and other countries as a result of Bush hemorrhaging money in Iraq and a moronic economic policy.

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
2:46 pm

Baucus Supports Public Option

Yes, competition is needed. That’s why most Republicans want the state to state regs lifted so insurance companies CAN compete with other insurance companies. It is not the job of the Federal Government to set up competition for the very insurance companies that they are supposed to regulate.

The Fed can just print more money so there is no real competition with a government in a capitalistic system. Like it or not, this country has been capitalistic for 300 years and it has worked wonderfully while we have watched socialist government systems go straight to crap.

It is not a Public option, it is a government controlled option. Please point out a single entity that the government has controlled that it has excelled at. Do you really want the same people who manage your auto tags to have control of your health?

If you think the President has control over the economy, you really need to pick up a civics book. It is the CONGRESS, both the House and the Senate that controls the laws that steer the economy.

Can you tell me when the Republican Congress was sent home and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid took over? I’ll help. It was Jan. 2007. Do you remember anything about the economy in Jan of 2007? Unemployment was at 4.2% and the economy was roaring. Then the dims step in and the first thing they do is to raise the minimum wage to almost double. They have done NOTHING for small business and have pandered to huge corporations ever since. They are bought and paid for by special interest. And how can anyone support reform without tort reform?

The money spent in Iraq is a fraction of the money that Obama has already spent in the first 6 months of his dictatorship. So PLEASE, stop quoting dim talking points. They work with the great unwashed that voted for him (Hope and change my A*s), but for anyone who can think for themselves, it simply is an obvious pack of lies.

And how’s that “respect from other country’s” BS working out for you. I don’t recall our secretary of state under Bush being called a silly school girl. And the wars? How is that working out for you? We are leaving Iraq where a great deal of our energy comes from but we are spending billions to protect the chickens and goats of Afghanistan. I know you were instructed that Afghanistan was the “good war” but what a load of crap. A small spinoff of Al Quida lives there and they were glad to protect Bin Laden for a few weeks, but is anyone dumb enough to belive that one of the richest men in the world is still living in caves at Tora Bora?

Get a clue.

Peter

August 24th, 2009
3:14 pm

When is Bush and Cheney going to face the US Court systems, for their “War Crimes” ?

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
6:33 pm

Peter

**When is Bush and Cheney going to face the US Court systems, for their “War Crimes” ?**

That would be right after they commit war crimes. If you know of any that they have committed, please list them. Pelosi and the dim Congress have admitted knowing about the waterboarding (fraternity hazing is much worse) so please explain what they did, other than disagree with you.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
7:56 pm

“Bush spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at the Texas ranch for a total of 997 days of vacation during his two terms. When Bush left, the economy was in the crapper, unemployment was in the crapper, real estate was in the crapper, the SEC had ignored Bernie Madoff, and America was disrespected by every foreign country, and in ginormous debt to China and other countries as a result of Bush hemorrhaging money in Iraq and a moronic economic policy.”

That’s some sort of joke. It has to be. Libdemwit or not, no president REALLY goes on vacation. That’s number one.

Number two, the economy was actually doing quite well until the Pelosicrats took over congress in 2007. Numbers don’t LIE.

Number three, people like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank wanted NOTHING to do with “affordable housing” reform in Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac. To quote Barney in 2004 when the Bush administration wanted to increase regulation of those companies, “These two entities, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, are not in any financial difficulty.” Of course, Barney’s boy lover was head of one of the two there, so no surprises really.

Number four, for an libdemwit to EVEN mention debt spending under Bush and China compared to what we are witnessing today under pure Democrat rule DEFICIT SPENDING is, well, how can I say this nicely, ABSOLUTELY IDIOTIC!!!!!!!!

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
8:09 pm

AMVet

I have known a lot of people like you: arrogant and secure that only your point of view is the correct one. I’ve read your posts. You attack others for behaving like a 12 year old, while you act like a 12 year old.

As expected, you go to the German model while putting an ill conceived verse of nonsense to Deutschland, Uber Alles. I suppose you already know that N.A.Z.I. stands for Nationalsozialismus or the direct translation: German Socialist Worker’s Party. I don’t see a lot to compare Republicans with the term socialist or workers party, while the party and ideology that you apparently support walk in perfect harmony with socialism and workers unions, but of course, none of that matters to you. You are here to preach and to scold, but so far I see little in your thoughts or abilities that would qualify you to preach or scold anyone.

Then I read this:

**And why I’ve been laughing my arse for the past 2 years or so…**

And while you were laughing, millions of my fellow Americans have lost their jobs, their homes, their confidence in this great country’s economic stability and their faith in our government, while the lawyers and career politicians that you elected underwent the largest power grab in the history of the world. I understand that a person with your mental acumen might gain a great deal of pleasure in knowing that people with which you disagree have lost power, I would ask you to consider the results of that transfer of power.

Our country is still at war but instead of protecting one of our largest energy suppliers, we are protecting the goats and sheep of a 12th century country which will never have the army to protect it’s own people. The result: we will be there for the rest of our lives, chasing religious zealots from one cave to another while sacrificing our brave soldiers for control of villages where the people could not care less about what kind of government occupied it’s major cities.

Our economy is in shambles while millions are beginning to run out of unemployment insurance. While people of your ilk complain about the few billions spent on protecting Iraq, your far left president is spending trillions on programs that are neither wanted or needed.

I could go on and on, but you can see the news, and even the government controlled media is starting to complain about the new fascism in Washington. While your ilk whined at Bush’s wiretapping of our country’s enemies, our current president is constantly back peddling because he is constantly being caught in one act of fascism after another. Maybe it’s just me, but I would rather our government spy on our enemies than our citizens spy on each other.

If you plan on lecturing me, save the key strokes. If you would like to discuss any issues, then please: let’s. But I have to tell you that judging from what I have read, unless you can crank that IQ up about 40 points, you are in for a rough time.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
8:17 pm

Whoops I almost forgot this point – the fact that my comment earlier today was ignored by libdemwits is obvious. I don’t blame them for sticking their head in the sand:

“The nation’s unemployment continues to rise; foreclosures continue to increase; the Hoopties For Cash program is over and many dealerships have yet to be paid back; Afghanistan is worse off now than ever and there was a record number of troop deaths in July; government deficit spending has sequentially set records since January of this year.”

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
8:29 pm

Jack – don’t waste your time with emotion-driven libdemwits on this blog. All they do is snarl, drool, and say how irrelevant we are, how we’ve lost elections, blah blah – and then call us nazis, racists, and terrorists because we disagree with the way this nation is being led. Not that Obama is actually running this nation. Anyone with his head out his a-s-s knows Pelosi and beady-eyed Rahm are running this nation. Joe Biden isn’t bright enough to make a difference one way or the other in this nation and Hillary got put in her place early on in the administration.

Libdemwit Failures

August 24th, 2009
9:28 pm

And in closing tonight, you libdemwits can’t have it both ways on town hall protesters. Either protests are a legitimate part of the democratic republic process, as the left has considered them since the 1960’s with Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam movements, the latter of which regularly involved violence (kudos to the civil rights protesters for mostly avoiding it), OR protests are an illegitimate way of inhibiting political free speech. Pick one, libdemwits. If the other side adopts your tactics – gives you a taste of your own medicine – and you don’t like it, isn’t that hypocrisy? Suck it up and try something else, bedwetting libdemwits.

The Other Jack

August 24th, 2009
9:48 pm

Libdemwit Failures

I don’t expect anything from this guy but exactly what you said. The arrogance of the ignorant is entertaining, but sometimes they do need to be checked (as in hockey).

He posted the ignorant little prose and said: “Sung to Deutschland, Uber Alles:” That’s the German National Anthem. it’s an absolutely beautiful tune and has been used for many purposes including a protestant hymn. I think what made me mad was his use of a song by Hayden to promote his ignorance. I’m sure he has no idea that the song was actually written to inspire Austrian troops against Napoleon. It was later adopted as the German National Anthem. Hayden is one of my very favorite composers.

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
10:59 pm

Krugman wrote this article on your delusions today:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/24/opinion/24krugman.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

Number two, the economy was actually doing quite well until the Pelosicrats took over congress in 2007. Numbers don’t LIE

They don’t but you don’t have the capacity to understand them and you lie all the time. That’s why you have no power and we’re going to pass public option via 51 votes with Reconciliation without the Grassley morons g and the Blue Dogs whose wives take hundreds of thousands sitting on inhsurance boards like Susan Bayh. How about those facts?

You can yammer on and on–but it’s impossible to argue with someone who makes it up. It’s like arguing with a dining room table or the disrupting Palinistas at town halls.

As long as you keep pushing delusions, we’ll bury you at the polls where it matters. Your party has slipped into the teens as a voting block now–full of extremism, hate, and stupidity.

Bush was really on vacation, and so far over his head he was out to lunch the entire time. When he finally trie d to Buck the draft dodging Cheney, it made Cheney apoplectic, and now he has little Dick the daughter out to make him look stupid.

The Bush administration caused those housing losses and the economy to be at the brink of depression and we’re pulling it back as fast as we can. We’ve had the White House for 7.75 months to be exact.

Our country had 3 trillion and growing wasted in Iraq that is an instable clusterfaux as in clusterfaux news by Bush according to the only Nobel Prize winner who has written a detailed book following the money.

The people who manage my auto tags are the state in part, and the county where I live. I might have an edge in health care since I’ve provided it all my adult life and like to think I know a little about it. Except for being hamstrung by Republicans in 2003 who take millions of bucks from pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies, and about 10% fraud, mostly from device manufacturer billg ing, Medicare works pretty well. Printing money is what insurance companies do when they issue policies that they’ll use byzantine maneuvers not to honor, banking on the fact that the 1% of pro se appeals are going nowhere without the expertise and the court nohow to execute them with any efficacy.

Knowing how the laws and courts work helps an MD win battles with them a lot more frequently than patients do and they still treat physicians like dirt and waste a lot of our time.

From that vantage point, I’ve watched insurance companies rip off countless patients, and behave like scumbags with no check on them.

What you have misnamed competition among insurance companies doesn’t exist. In 94% of this country, we have only TWO insurance companies to choose from.

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
11:36 pm

In the CIA’s whitewashed report today what the pubotards won’t notice is missing is the main information. Besides heavy page after page big black squares,

the biggest story of the day may be the other long-awaited report that was not released. That’s the report by the Justice Department’s Office of Responsibility, the one “which, it has long been reported, concluded that the DOJ lawyers who authored the torture memos (at least John Yoo and Jay Bybee) violated their ethical duties by producing legally fallacious conclusions — i.e., they issued those memos in bad faith.”

That’s Glenn Greenwald, writing today. He goes on to argue out that “withholding that OPR Report today is critical because it focuses attention on the flamboyant sideshow of the more extreme cases of CIA abuse, while obscuring the fact that it was high-level DOJ lawyers who, in bad faith, authorized a knowingly criminal torture regime.”

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
11:37 pm

In a post yesterday, Marcy Wheeler anticipated the same outcome:

If it is, indeed, DOJ’s plan to release all the other torture documents save the OPR report, it will have the effect of distracting the media with horrible descriptions of threats with power drills and waterboarding, away from the equally horrible description of lawyers willfully twisting the law to “authorize” some of those actions. It will shift focus away from those that set up a regime of torture and towards those who free-lanced within that regime in spectacularly horrible ways. It will hide the degree to which torture was a conscious plan, and the degree to which the oral authorizations for torture may well have authorized some of what we’ll see in the IG Report tomorrow.

If it is, indeed, DOJ’s plan to release the IG Report and announce an investigation without, at the same time, releasing the OPR report, it will serve the goal of exposing the Lynndie England’s of the torture regime while still protecting those who instituted that regime.

Once the IG’s report was released, the prosecutor announced and the OPR report withheld, Wheeler’s assessment didn’t change: “And thus the whitewash starts.”

Public Option or No Bill

August 24th, 2009
11:40 pm

From McJoan:

“It comes down to what Baucus, and more importantly Harry Reid, are going to do. (Note, Sen. Reid has some serious problems of his own back home, problems that being the person who made real healthcare reform happen would go a really long way toward solving.) Baucus knows that a public option will be the key to keeping the insurance industry honest, and Reid should understand the political necessity of doing so.

The solution seems clear. Baucus has made his all-too good faith effort to make this bipartisan. If the Baucus Debacle doesn’t end by its deadline of Sept. 15, thank Senators Grassley, Enzi, and Snowe for their time, and move on with reconciliation, where the chair of the Finance Committee might actually be able to get his mojo back from the Conrad and Grassley, who’ve hijacked it. More importantly, force the likes Kent Conrad and Joe Lieberman to put their votes where his mouth is, with the Republicans and the health insurance companies. The voters will love that.”

Government Control or No Bill

August 25th, 2009
7:41 am

Have the stones to say what it is.

But I guess if you had any stones at all, you wouldn’t want the government to control every aspect of your life. Some of us can actually support ourselves, buy our own health insurance and form opinions that are not dictated by the likes of Paul Klugman. I saw that little liberal princess on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. Man, what an imbecile. And what were they discussing? The crashing of Obama’s approval numbers.

Check out Bush’s approval ratings in august of his first year in office:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/custom/2006/02/02/CU2006020201345.html

Obama is not even in the same league.

So keep blathering the dim talking points. I’m sure you will continue to ignore the facts and the hard numbers. Fortunately, people like you only have one vote. I can’t wait until November 4, 2010. How about you? It’s time to send Pelosi back to home and more plastic surgery and Harry Ried back home in disgrace.

Government Control or No Bill

August 25th, 2009
9:20 am

I heard a democratic pundit this morning on TV. He said that we have a choice. We an continue to pay an insurance company who takes a profit or we can use the government who makes no profit.

He was wearing a very nice suit I’m sure his taylor made a profit from that suit. So according to his and the dim outlook, the government should have sold him that suit at no profit. Yes, it would be of horrible quality and the taylor would be working for bureaucrats, deciding the color and fit of the suit, but it would be cheaper.

The computer that everyone is reading this on was made to make a profit for the manufacturer and the retail store. Let’s turn that over to the government. Yes, technology would stop. But we would all have a computer, bought with no profit going to one of those nasty old stock holders, so dims would be happy.

Cars? We could buy them for a fraction of what they cost now. They would all look like a Volga, have the dependability of a Yugo, but they would be “green cars” that would weigh nothing, be made from styrofoam and be rolling coffins for anyone driving on the same roads with 40 ton 18 wheelers, but they would be cheaper.

We are at a crossroad. We need to decide whether we want to be a socialist country or remain a capitalist country.

If advancements in medicine has gone as far as you want it to go, continue to vote for the party that is pushing a government takeover of the industry that makes a profit from saving lives and advancing medicine. American Drug Companies rarely make their latest products available to countries with socialized medicine. Those governments simply won’t and can’t pay the prices required to recoup the development and marketing of new drugs. Once we go socialist, who will pay for the advancements? Anybody out there got a few billion laying around they want to give away? The government will be even more broke then they are, so again, who will pay for the advancements?

I have seen the nasty public health clinics in England. I have seen the disposable hypodermic needles being sterilized and used again and again. I have seen the packed waiting rooms where most of the people will return home that night without treatment, after being turned away from the substandard nasty little clinics.

Capitalism works. It takes advantage of greed. Socialism doesn’t work. There’s still greed, but that greed only serves the purpose of the despots and criminals that hold selected office.

If our country can survive this onslaught of radical socialism, we will all have a decision to make in November of next year. Right now, Obama’s job approval ratings is a full 12 points lower than Bush’s was at this time in his administration. I know a lot of liberals will say : well of course, he didn’t do anything.

Well, duh? America wants to be left alone. Stay away from our children, Washington. Stay away from our jobs and stop raising taxes on our employers. They don’t pay those taxes, we do.

I pray every night that Obama fails. I pray that the radicalism that most Republicans knew about and the rest of the country is finding out about will not be successful. I pray that this is not the end of our country as we know it. But I have to be honest, with these Fascist in power, most of Americans are powerless to stop them. They want to change the rules so less of a majority can win on major issues. That proves that the law means nothing to them and many of their less intelligent followers.

Just like so many countries have done in the past, we have made a horrible mistake, based on thin promises of pie-in-the-sky, gov’ment goin’ to give me something, political campaigns.

Obama is toast. No one can recover from those kinds of approval failings. He has a guaranteed demographic, but that demographic is not going to be large enough to save him. He will be lucky to get through his first and only term without being impeached.

Government Control or No Bill

August 25th, 2009
11:23 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090825/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_economy

Both the White House Office of Management and Budget and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted the budget deficit this year would swell to nearly $1.6 trillion, a record, and far above the then-record 2008 budget deficit of $455 billion.

Did you get that? Bush’s last budget produced a deficit of $455 billion. One year of this insane radicalism and our deficit tripled. The deficit is the difference between the intake of money and the out take. WHY IS THIS BUNCH OF FACIST SO INTENT ON DESTROYING THE CREDIBILITY OF OUR ECONOMY? And for what? A train that goes from Vegas to Disneyland? Pork and pork and then lets have some more pork? It is insanity that anyone could attempt to defend this administration. It is blind insanity that anyone would now complain about anything that Bush did.

Folks, we are so scr*ewed.

Jerry Adams

November 11th, 2009
7:44 pm

After having my 1st and 14 amendment rights violated behind the death of my son, I read law and carried all the way to U.S. Supreme court.
If the police make a mistake they conceal it. The prosecutors protect lying police. and the judges protect the bunch of them. We must gain control of our rights. I propose taking the state Judicial Review Committee out of the hands of judges and placing in the hands of a state legislative judicial review committee with one attorney to act as an advisor. RESTORE OUR RIGHTS. DEMAND A CHANGE FROM YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS. ALLOWING JUDGES TO CONTROL THE COMMITTEE IS TANDAMOUNT TO ALLOWING A WOLF TO GUARD THE HEN HOUSE.