Vast right-wing conspiracy is back!

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

● Frivolous lawsuits, Part 1: It’s not enough to be rich and famous. Dan Rather insists on being a martyr, too. Alas, ’tis tough when the alleged villain — his CBS employer — continued to honor the terms of his $6 million-per-year contract. The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court tossed his $70 million lawsuit for taking him off the air after the bogus story on George W. Bush’s military service.

● Frivolous lawsuits, Part 2: You gotta love those DeKalb County jurors who found that, indeed, police had violated the Fourth Amendment rights of two vegans out protesting at the HoneyBaked Ham store. But the “harm” done them was insignificant. They were each awarded $1 in actual damages and $1 in punitive damages that, if pooled, would be insufficient to buy a HoneyBaked ham sandwich. The vegans’ attorneys want DeKalb to pay their fees for four years of litigation. A dollar a year per attorney would be about right.

● This is what scares us about banking: Federal regulators shut down the high-flying Georgian Bank in Atlanta, a failure that’s expected to cost the FDIC $892 million. The bank’s attorney, Walt Moeling, said afterward that the bank had wealthy investors, one of the strongest boards and management around and made loans to borrowers with strong track records. That may have been intended to reassure. Makes me want to stuff cash in a mattress. If the smart guys go with the herd, I want to find a cautious country banker.

● Almost a fifth of the nation’s motorists have sent or read a text message while driving. Next to drunk drivers, those who consider an auto to be an extension of the office or chat time are the most dangerous. They drive out of sync with traffic. Truckers want federal permission to text. Never. A Virginia Tech study found that truckers who use on-board computers are 10 times more likely to crash, nearly crash or wander across lanes.

● Pentagon officials who propose to allow women to serve as submariners have obviously never heard the country song, “The girls all get prettier at closing time.” The lyrics apply to both sexes. Lifting this common-sense ban will destroy marriages. Women are barred from front-line combat; a submarine is a front-line combat vehicle.

● Emory University Hospital, taking an action that’s clearly in the best consumer interest, especially heart patients in Gwinnett County, drops its lawsuit to block Gwinnett Medical Center from creating a program that would provide open-heart surgeries. Conservatives in the General Assembly, presumably in the majority, should look at ending the certificate of need regulations that caused all this expense (built into our medical care tabs) and this years-long delay that unnecessary regulation promotes.

● Oh, Bill, get a life. The former president says the vast right-wing conspiracy that targeted him has its sights set on President Barack Obama. It’s not as vast as it was, though, “because America has changed demographically,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “But it’s as virulent as it was.” They all gotta be martyrs.

● In fairness, Obama’s appointments to key federal court positions in Georgia have been far better than expected. No radicals that I see. Latest two are state Sen. Edward Tarver of Augusta as U.S. attorney based in Savannah and former state Sen. Michael Moore of Warner Robins as U.S. attorney based in Macon.

● No classier public official ever set foot under the Gold Dome than Joe Burton, the DeKalb County Republican who died this week at 86. He was a compassionate conservative original, a warm-hearted patriot who served his country in two wars, who doted on family and children, especially children with disabilities. He gave gallons of blood to serve this community, lining up every two months, just as soon as he was eligible. He served 30 years in the Georgia House and in the state Senate. I never grew cynical while covering politics. Politicians like Joe Burton were the reason why.

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atlshirt.org

October 1st, 2009
9:16 pm

Red Foreman

October 1st, 2009
9:26 pm

Whooooty, the conspiracy continues…I wonder what Presbo da Clown is gonna do to save us all..

Algonquin J. Calhoun

October 1st, 2009
9:30 pm

You get a life! The witch hunt against Clinton cost the American tax payers many, many millions of dollars and accomplished exactly nothing. Now, the Republinazi scum is trying to incite violence against President Obama! That is an absolute fact and they’re doing it because he is black. The racist, war mongering, fascist party you shill for is advocating sedition and the murder of our president. The Republinazi party is no longer a viable entity. It has become the bastion of the criminally religious, thieves, paramilitary morons, right to lifers who kill doctors for performing abortions and various other miscreants, morons, hidden gays and whatever else is idiot enough to support your dishonorable, obsolete party!

Left wing management

October 1st, 2009
9:33 pm

“In fairness, Obama’s appointments to key federal court positions in Georgia have been far better than expected. No radicals that I see.”

Why wouldn’t they be? I mean, he’s about as moderate and pragmatic a president as you can imagine. Why would there be any radicals in there? You didn’t really believe all that stuff about him being a socialist, a wild-eyed radical organizer, did you? You didn’t, did you?

Tall

October 1st, 2009
9:40 pm

Algonquin:

That irascible intellect of yours is still at it. Can you offer anything else?

DwayneL

October 1st, 2009
9:50 pm

Algonquin J. Calhoun = You obviously have issues. Most conservatives don’t care one bit about obama’s skin color (unlike most of the people that voted for him solely because he is black). I personally would be creaming just as loud no matter who was president if they were making the same bad decisions and policies as our current president. Color isn’t an issue for me.

Trudy

October 1st, 2009
10:03 pm

As you smirk, perhaps you will consider helping the millions of Iraqis who are displaced because of the war you supported.

http://www.refugeesinternational.org/where-we-work/middle-east/iraq

Jessica

October 1st, 2009
10:13 pm

The former President calls it a “vast conspiracy” like it’s some kind of shadowy secret club. Well, I don’t like the direction our country is going, so I want to find out how to join the conspiracy. Is there a secret handshake or something? Are there meetings in abandoned warehouses? Coded messages?
My point is, it sounds paranoid to call opposition to Obama’s policies a conspiracy. It’s NOT a conspiracy, just straightforward political opposition.

Truth

October 1st, 2009
10:19 pm

Obama is corrupt, 100%. He promised the world and he has not delivered. Georgia is smart by not giving this idiot our electoral votes, lets do it again in 2012.

Trudy

October 1st, 2009
10:26 pm

Do you think life was better under Saddam? You can gve Saddam credit for using terror to keep ethnic and tribal rivalries under control. Once Saddam was out, old scores were settled. I don’t condone any of it and my heart goes out to these people, but I have to think the situation wll be better in the future.

Um, yeah

October 1st, 2009
10:36 pm

Algonquin J. Calhoun (aka Homie the Clown)

Please quit blaming your life’s failures on “tha man” or “whitey”! That, or stop buying Jeremiah Wright’s sermons on DVD. You’re making yourself look foolish.

Um, yeah

October 1st, 2009
10:37 pm

Left wing management

October 1st, 2009
9:33 pm

Based on his first appointment to the Supreme Court (who claimed a latin woman has a better point of view than a white man) I would say the jury is still out.

Truth II

October 1st, 2009
10:57 pm

Truth is an idiot…. If you listened to the President during his campaign he said this mess might not get worked out his 1st term… Also, if you wanted a magician to pull a rabbit out his backside and turn the economy around in 6 months, then you should have voted for LAME-O Chris Angel…

Chris Salzmann

October 2nd, 2009
12:54 am

JW: ● Pentagon officials who propose to allow women to serve as submariners have obviously never heard the country song, “The girls all get prettier at closing time.” The lyrics apply to both sexes. Lifting this common-sense ban will destroy marriages. Women are barred from front-line combat; a submarine is a front-line combat vehicle.
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CHRIS SAYS: Jim, it’s the 21st century. If people are inclined to cheat on their spouses, they’re going to find a way to do it, close quarters or not. Yes, a submarine is a front-line combat vehicle; so is a destroyer, cruiser, frigate and aircraft carrier. Last I checked, women have been serving on these, alongside men, sine a long time. Jim, the world’s a-changin’ and you’re falling behind.

Roja

October 2nd, 2009
12:57 am

I think it’s more like a “half-vast right wing conspiricy”

Chris Salzmann

October 2nd, 2009
1:04 am

Truth October 1st, 2009 10:19 pm SAID: Obama is corrupt, 100%. He promised the world and he has not delivered. Georgia is smart by not giving this idiot our electoral votes, lets do it again in 2012.
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CHRIS SAYS: Yeah, Georgia gave its vote to a Presidential candidate who was so obviously out of touch (Recession? What Recession; Didn’t even know how many homes he owned) and a VP candidate who couldn’t even name a newspaper she read (not even Wasilla News? Anchorage Times?). Let’s not forget the VP’s family was also a great example of the effectiveness of the Republican Teen Sex-Abstinence Program (We never heard Fox News call Willow “Baby Mama” now, did we?). Of course, now since she didn’t get what she wanted, she quit. Yup, Georgia chose so wisely. LMAO

Red Foreman

October 2nd, 2009
5:28 am

Ole Presbo is da man…

Change….that what I got left after the democraps get done with me!!!!

Cant wait til 2012 or the end of the world:)

clyde

October 2nd, 2009
5:36 am

Good morning Jim,
Frivilous lawsuits?I’ve nevr gotten past the McDonalds woman’s scalded mustentouchit.

Banks? Piggy.

Texting,eating,phoning,you name it,I’ve seen it being done by drivers that I am desperately trying to avoid being in a collision with.
Most of them are so oblivious that they don’t even know what almost happened.A guy called Jack,on another blog here this week put it rather succinctly when he said that all you should have in your hands when you’re driving is the steering wheel.That would simplify matters to where everyone would understand.

How did it go? I must go down to the sea again,
To the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a submarine
And a girl in the berth nearby.

The vast right wing conspiracy voted against Obama and Bill and Jimmy.The vast left wing conspiracy voted for them.

Obama has more important things on his mind than Tarver and Moore.He leaves their choosing up to the White House Staff.He’s lobbying for the O-LYM-PICS. For his home town of Chicago.You can take the boy out of the city,you know-etc.etc. Oprah is there with him,along with Michelle.This is a done deal.The rest of the world can go home now.Didn’t George try to get the Winter Olympics for Dallas?

Barak,my friend,might I remind you that there are a few things in this world that are more important than the Olympics?I’m not sure you realize that at this juncture in time,but you’re going to have to wake up sooner or later to the fact that something may be rotten in Denmark.

clyde

October 2nd, 2009
6:04 am

It dawned on me this morning that men are better communicators than women,to wit,Marie Antoinette said”let the help eat cake”,and reams have been written about what she actually meant.Meanwhile,and closer to home,David Letterman said “screw the help” and not one soul misunderstood him.

RTW

October 2nd, 2009
6:07 am

Algonquin J. Calhoun: Barack is half black, half white. But you’re right, 50% racist white, 50% racist black. Here’s an interesting question. Why do those who are of mixed race (white parent, black parent, regardless of gender) tend to think of themselves (and majority of others) as african-american. Does the white contribution to the gene mix not count? There seems to be an obvious bias there. Someone please explain that to me…intelligently, without rancor.

Road Scholar

October 2nd, 2009
7:03 am

RTW: Why do mixed race people think themselves to be black? Because of our history and the Jim Crowe laws which were in place! Any % of mixed (Black/White) was always considered black. The person has no choice.

Jim: ” …for taking him off the air after the bogus story on George W. Bush’s military service.” Heck if all news agencies did this, tyhere woild be few talk show hosts still around, esp Glenn Beck! Remember he considers himself as an entertainer, not a researcher/reporter. So why does he have such appeal? I throw up every time he starts to fein remorse and “cries”.

Hatin' on the Stupid

October 2nd, 2009
7:05 am

Don’t know about a right wing conspiracy, but the corporate owners of America will do anything (and I mean ANYTHING) to prevent progressive
policys from gaining any traction. Whether that be encouraging endless investigations, swiftboating, or manipulating the gullible mobs to bring down a popular progressive president. It doesn’t matter. And the tools are only too willing to oblige.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 2nd, 2009
7:23 am

Dear Jim, as you well know, I have a little insight into banks with problems. While I cannot talk about what I am doing professionally, I can affirm that exceedingly large and well-run banks can be broken by as few as two bad apples, so Moeling’s statement is undoubtedly true. When we live in a world where the Fed feeds a housing bubble, and the Congress mindlessly stimulates the housing industry (are you listening Johnny Isakson?), and the Congress mandates CRA loans, any suggestion that “the bill will never come due” reflects the triumph of hope over experience.

Gerald West

October 2nd, 2009
7:41 am

Same old stuff! Whine about everything, solve nothing. “Right-wingers” is not a proper term for the blow-hard whiners who are the pitiful remnants of the once-honorable Republican Party. The term was coined after French radicals (who sat of the left side of the moderator in the parliament). Those people had a cause and an agenda. The Republicans are just clueless discontents.

Bman

October 2nd, 2009
7:45 am

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t “The Vast Right-Wig Conspiracy” correct about Pres. Clinton?

Bman

October 2nd, 2009
7:46 am

Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t “The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy” correct about Pres. Clinton?

GEORGE AMERICAN

October 2nd, 2009
7:46 am

RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY MY TAIL!!!

DON’T EVEN TRY IT, BILLARY! YOUR WHITEWATER CRIMES, SEVERAL RAPES AND MURDER VINCE FOSTER WITH YOUR LESBIAN WIFE HAVE ALL BEEN EXPOSED AND YOU ARE GUILTY!!!

NOT TO MENTION THE MALFEASANCE OF TRAVEL-GATE!!!

Dagby Taggert

October 2nd, 2009
7:47 am

Dear Ragnar-

You are three monthes behind in child support. Call me at the Gulch.

Jimmy62

October 2nd, 2009
7:54 am

What about the vast left-wing conspiracy to destroy our economy? Even if you falsely beleive the CRA and the drive to make all Americans homeowners was not the cause of the current economic crisis, you must admit that encouraging more people who can’t afford it to get mortgages through FHA loans (government backed!) is simply insane. And that’s what the Democrats are trying to push on us now, CRA II.

THey really want to use the government to destroy our capitalist economy and replace it with a European style welfare state. Do you understand how hard it is to run a business in Europe? You can’t fire people, they practically compete to see who can get paid the most for the least work. And Democrat entitlement mentalities are already turning this country into a bunch of lazy bums.

If you didn’t earn it, you DON’T deserve it!

People say the driving force behind capitalism is greed. The driving force behind modern day liberalism is envy.

GEORGE AMERICAN

October 2nd, 2009
8:13 am

LIKE WISE PEOPLE HEAR HAVE SHOWED,

CONGRESS (NAMELY; TED KENNEDY)-MANDATED CRA LOANS TO LAZY MINORITY COMMUNITIES WAS -

THE CAUSE OF THE GREAT RECESSION!!!

"Charles", The Original

October 2nd, 2009
8:14 am

In times past, it was assumed that the last bastion of freedom to express ones point of view without reprisal could be found in the confines of the fourth branch of government, the media, and institutions of higher learning. But Americans aren’t sure if it’s true today. Almost every American knows how suspect the corporate media and the weasels they employ are, especially the so-called educated integrationist Negro weasels. Yet many people believe that our colleges and universities are even worse. They surreptitiously stifle freedom of speech within their confines under the guise of diversity and tolerance. Here is some food for thought.

Pentagon officials who propose to allow women to serve as submariners have obviously never heard the country song, “The girls all get prettier at closing time.” The lyrics apply to both sexes. Lifting this common-sense ban will destroy marriages. Women are barred from front-line combat; a submarine is a front-line combat vehicle, said Jim Wooten.

As suspect as the American media is, Jim Wooten is fortunate to be employed by the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, AJC, instead of an Institution of higher learning, namely Morehouse College. It’s likely Wooten would’ve been disciplined for expressing personal views if they differed from that of his employer.

It’s not too far removed to suspect that Morehouse College would have released the following sexist, intolerant, and discriminatory statement regarding the termination of Wooten for expressing his point-of-view.

From the desk of Dr. Robert M. Franklin, President of Morehouse College:

The college has disciplined an employee for his intolerance and he is no longer with the college. Morehouse College has a no-tolerance position on discrimination.

The views expressed by an employee (October 1, 2009) were the personal views of one individual and do not reflect the values or policies of Morehouse College. The College has taken great strides toward building a diverse and tolerant community…

Men should make attempts to understand women and their contributions. Read a book by a female author. Have an intelligent conversation with a female neighbor.

Diversity at Morehouse is an opportunity that can enrich your career if you are courageous enough to seize the opportunity.

McGroots

October 2nd, 2009
8:18 am

Clyde: I suppose you are intimately familiar with the facts of the McDonalds case?

This particular objection to “frivolous lawsuits” is such an easy one to shoot down when you know what actually occurred, and why the jury in that case awarded the damages it did. But don’t let facts get in the way of a good partisan argument.

Tort reform = subjugating due process in favor of profits

dgroy

October 2nd, 2009
8:21 am

To…..Algonquin J. Calhoun……In reading your post, I had a hard time following what your point was……could you re-write and re-post it again in plain language so everyone can understand. All joking aside, man you are the most racist person I’ve encountered in a long time. What is your problem, anyway? Me thinks you are an unemployed, uninsured black man with a chip on his shoulder looking for a handout from your democratic friends. Do us all a favor and scram.

Producer

October 2nd, 2009
8:32 am

Don’t let Calhoun ruin yall’s day. He’s just throwing out the racist bilge because that’s all he, and thousands like him, have. Calhoun, you’re accusations are worn and tired. The vast majority of those who oppose Obama do so because of his socialist policies that are on the way to destroying our nation.

JLK

October 2nd, 2009
8:38 am

Why does Mr. Wooten hate the freedom? Are your fourth amendment rights no more sacred than your first or second amendment rights? If the police violated Mr. Wooten’s fourth amendment rights for no good reason other than they find his beliefs irritating, would THAT be okay?

More predictable sexist cr-ap about keeping women in their place. What a dinosaur.

Get a life

October 2nd, 2009
8:41 am

Chris Salzmann

October 2nd, 2009
1:04 am

Posting at 1AM? Get a life.

Anyway, yeah, I guess Georgia should have thrown their vote to a political lighweight community organizer who was hell on wheels as long as he had greek columns and multiple teleprompters surrounding him. His running mate, Joe the Biden, has often mentioned how smart he is. Perhaps we should have considered his enviable intelligence, but a few blips brought us back down to earth. Things like “this election is about a three letter word – J O B S”. Or how about when he said “when the depression hit, President FDR went on TV to calm the nation”. Riiigggghtttt. Guess we made the wrong choice.

Get a life

October 2nd, 2009
8:44 am

JLK

October 2nd, 2009
8:38 am

The bigger question is why he ran this piece altogether? After all, the vast right wing conspiracy isn’t back because it never left. You lib/socialists use that crutch for EVERYTHING, much like Alonquin and his race card.

Pittsburgh Al

October 2nd, 2009
8:48 am

Your title of the column “Vast right wing conspiracy is back” refers to your little blurb on Clinton. While you can disagree with his politics and his personal conduct while in office to tell him to get a life is considerably misguided. Bill Clinton, through his foundation, has been responsible for saving millions of lives across the globe. Your life in turn is to write critical columns about people you don’t personally like.

clyde

October 2nd, 2009
9:08 am

McGroots,
Intimately familiar? No.She wouldn’t let me look.

Worst President EVER!

October 2nd, 2009
9:09 am

BO in Copenhagen pushing for the 2016 Olympics to come “to his neighborhood” – let’s hope he’s out of Washington and back in his “Chicago neighborhood” long before 2016!

[...] Jim Wooten declares that the vast right-wing conspiracy is back! [...]

Dunwoody Mike

October 2nd, 2009
9:22 am

Jimmy,

God forbid we try to help people that are in need…but I guess that would require that we had compassion, right? Something I think you are sorely lacking in.

Churchill's MOM

October 2nd, 2009
9:22 am

Raghead, you are sure right about our BIG SPENDING, BIG GOVERNMENT, RINO Senator Johnny Isakson. I am so happy you have finally found work.

Jim, Have they fired Wingboy, he has stopped publishing.

SOUTHERN ATL

October 2nd, 2009
9:23 am

GEORGE AMERICAN

October 2nd, 2009
9:36 am

THE O-LYMPICS IN CHICAGO?

I THOUGHT OBLARMA’S DAYS AS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER WAS OVER!!!

clyde

October 2nd, 2009
9:40 am

McGroots,
Seriously.I read what’s available to me about the case.You could not make me put a hot cup of coffee between my knees without a gun.As far as I’m concerned this is a frivilous lawsuit and should have been thrown out before it ever came to trial.

Having said that,I’m also familiar with the term “idiot proof”,which is what a company really has to take into consideration when producing any goods for the public.Somewhere there has to be a limit or would you like to see every stupid act culminate in an award of $2.7 million?

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 2nd, 2009
9:51 am

Well, all I got to say is if I want to take a leak over the side of a submarine I shouldn’t have to worry about any women being around.

Glad to see Raghead is back. He sort of ducked out on us for a few months. Maybe the cops finally caught up with him or something. Anyhow, we need more good strong Conservatives like him.

Have a good Friday everybody and don’t worry. I’m stocking all the bars and honky-tonks with plenty of beer today.

Yellow Submarine

October 2nd, 2009
9:57 am

Methinks that if you’re “taking a leak over the side of a submarine”, having women around is the least of your troubles. Personally, I never could “go” while underwater.

Chris Broe

October 2nd, 2009
10:05 am

David Letterman: Joking on the Appalachian Trail.

Churchill's MOM

October 2nd, 2009
10:05 am

Redneck Convert.. everyone is posting today other than Dusty.. Do you supply Athens? There’ll be lots of beer consumed up here this week end.

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