Phipps has a free-market Santa

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

  • Rodney King more deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. Who among us doesn’t remember where he was when we first heard King’s stirring plea for world peace: “Can’t we all just get along?” The Prize is trivialized.
  • Headline: “Should Atlanta City Council be smaller?” than its present 15 members. Certainly. Seven’s plenty. While at it, halve the 56-member State Senate and the 180-member House of Representatives, too. Single-commissioner county governance got a bad rap, but there’s something to be said for having an honest and decisive visionary in a fast-growing county.
  • Going forward, when my band of right-wingers takes over, use of the phrase “going forward” will be banned. Me fears, however, that politicians, bureaucrats and business executives attempting to appear visionary will be rendered speechless.
  • Just curious: Has anybody seen Jane Fonda lately? This week, I mean. Have the King children quit squabbling or found real jobs? Did anybody really think we needed to know, at $1,300 a whack, that roads here and there were “funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”? They’re all built with our money.
  • When the Phipps Plaza Santa was available for free because an unseen benefactor paid his wages, users gamed and abused the system, making multiple appointments and not bothering to show up. To minimize abuse, a $15 per visit charge was levied. All slots have been taken. A value was assigned to the service and the marketplace responded, more efficiently allocating Santa’s time and use of his employer’s financial resources. Government should try that with all abused programs and services.
  • The state’s collected $33 million in a 5 percent tax levied on traffic fines (they call them fees). The money goes to the state’s general fund. When the tax was levied in 2005, its declared purpose was to fund driver’s education grants to schools. Advocates now complain that of the $33 million collected, only 26 percent has been spent on the grants.
  • Memo to current and future legislators: Never, ever create programs that dedicate — or even promise — how public revenues will be spent. Levy taxes as necessary; spend where there’s the greatest need, especially in a down economy.
    “Is this bill all that I would want?” asks Sen. Snowe, the only Republican in Congress so far to vote for the coming health care financing debacle. “Far from it,” she replies. “Is it all that it can be? No. But when history calls, history calls.” That won’t be history on the line, senator. That was Michael Moore. He wishes to make our health care system more like Cuba’s.
  • Hold on to your pocketbooks in DeKalb. The county has apparently agreed to “partner” with a private-sector company to develop the former General Motors property into a “true urban center.” Said county CEO Burrell Ellis: “I have a responsibility to restore the 4,000 jobs lost as a result of the closing of that plant.” Government creates jobs one way: by putting people on its payroll.
  • It will be an outrage if National Football League owners reject a group’s bid to buy the St. Louis Rams football team because commentator Rush Limbaugh is among those making the offer. “I, myself, couldn’t even consider voting for him,” said Baltimore Colts owner Jim Irsay. “When there are comments that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive … it’s something that we don’t need.” As with political endorsements, that declaration tells us more about Irsay’s politics than about Limbaugh.

55 comments Add your comment

F. Sinkwich

October 15th, 2009
7:17 pm

Nice Friday column, as usual.

The Limbaugh thing was a travesty. The media should be ashamed, if that’s possible. Limbaugh never said those things that where attributed to him, yet the media kept saying, “it has been reported that Limbaugh said…” without doing ANY due diligence.

The libs hate him, and so does the media smear machine.

But everyone knows that.

wrf

October 15th, 2009
7:23 pm

Never ever a constructive thing to say. Just whine, complain, regret or find fault. So useless you are.
How about something constructive for a change? An original idea perhaps?

F. Sinkwich

October 15th, 2009
7:30 pm

I thought his point about reducing the number of bureaucrats was very constructive, wtf.

He could have also made the point that the 40 day Georgia legislative session is excessive. Let’s make it ten.

The more government leeches in power coupled with the time they have to do damage restricts our freedom.

See California.

Thanks for asking.

Cutty

October 15th, 2009
8:16 pm

BALTIMORE Colts owner? Where have you been since 1984? Besides, the NFL is a private entity and should be able to exclude who they want, free-enterprise baby! If its good for Santa, surely its good enough for Limpbaugh.

How much are the Go Fish signs gonna cost the state?

You’re way ver the hill dude.

Shananeeeee Fananeeeeeee

October 15th, 2009
8:17 pm

Anita Dunn, who works for President Obama and is smearing Fox News has some problems. One of her favorite two philosophers ever is Mao Tse Tung. Mao Tse Tung? This is a man who is responsible for millions and millions of deaths and Fox News is bad? Something isn’t right there. But those are the type of people this administation admire, Mao Tse Tung and Fidel Castro, dictators. Mao Tse Tung good, Fox News bad? Ok, Anita and Obammy. Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wrf

October 15th, 2009
8:33 pm

Hey F. Sinkwich. How’s that 1940’s Bulldog team doing? About as well and relevant as Wooten. The bureaucrats you refer to are elected representatives. They are relevant. Try to find something else to whine about.

F. Sinkwich

October 15th, 2009
8:39 pm

Mao? Surprised? Not me.

The Messiah is a radical and has been one since he could read. So he surrounds himself with like thinkers, I’m shocked!

Fortunately the American people are waking up, which they always do.

Dawgdad

October 15th, 2009
9:59 pm

Sinkwich, i hope you are correct on people waking up, but as someone said you will never go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Remember they all attended Government schools. Obama’s current tactic is just to say something over and over and people believe it. Like, we are going to get Russia’s help with the sanctions on Iran. Then Putin says “no sanctions” and I’m not meeting with Clinton. Clinton’s response is we are going to get Russia’s help with sanctions. I believe her, don’t you. Apparently much of the dumb masses do believe what they are told.

wrf

October 15th, 2009
10:08 pm

So, what’s your solution Dawgdad – No government schools? All go to private schools? Solution please. Russia can’t/ won’t help? Solution please. Betcha don’t have a clue. Just more of the same whining, same as Wooten.

Dawgdad

October 15th, 2009
10:28 pm

Solutions: Gov schools, give each parent the share of the tax money allocated to each child and let the parent decide where to send their child, public or private. Competition will improve the situation.

iran, quit pretending that Iran and Russia want a solution and act unilaterally to enforce strict sanctions or military action. Pretending that someone else is going to step up and help solve problems when they have indicated no interest in doing so, is counterproductive.

Algonquin J. Calhoun

October 15th, 2009
11:13 pm

F. Stinkwich, you are most definitely a fascist, Republinazi tool! Limburger was disqualified as a potential owner of an NFL team due to his admitted addictions and illegal activities in the pursuit of prescriptive nirvana. Now, click your jack boots together and disappear bitch!

Zeke

October 16th, 2009
2:06 am

Ummmmm…. Wasn’t the multilateral talks on Iran with Russia and China George W. Bush idea originally? Wasn;t Limbaugh broadcasting on the radio when he made most of those statements an are they not readily available on the internet? Ms. Dunn did not say that Mao was “one of her two favorite philosophers”. Her exact quote was “And the third tip actually comes from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Tse-tung and Mother Theresa, not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you’re going to make choices, you’re going to challenge, you’re going to say why not.” This is a lot different that what you imply and no different that quoting Machiavelli or Kissinger.

clyde

October 16th, 2009
4:38 am

Good morning Jim,

“What were they thinking”? Only the awarders of the Nobel Peace Prize know for sure and some of them aren’t talking.

All government should be smaller.WSe’ve even proven we don’t need a President.

Visionaries? Yes.We need them.I also need to speak to the one that had the vision of the woman talking on a cell phone while blocking the supermarket aisle.

I haven’t thought about Jane Fonda lately and you bring her up.Please quit doing that.

People abused the free Santa concept.I’ve noticed that many other gratis items abused also.Company vehicles for one.We seem to value more the things we have to pay for with sweat and tears.I don’t think the free market has anything to do with this.

Collect taxes and spend.That’s what governments do.There never has been any provisions for spending wisely or spending where it’s most needed.

This is what visionaries do.This is what political courage is all about.I just wish you had picked a different bill to sacrifice yourself on Olympia.I really do.

I am no fan of Rush Limbaugh but what was done to him had better be a wake up call for the rest of us.Things have been said about Rush that are not true and the authors of these statements have to know they’re not true.Rush has been castigated because of his political beliefs and for no other reason.Power has been abused here,Power that should be focused on more important problems.Like a staggering unemployment number.We need another speech from Senator Margret Chase Smith.”Wake up America”.

ieee

October 16th, 2009
7:10 am

If we cut down the number of Georgia legislators and the length of their session, how will they ever get around to passing all the completely counterproductive, retroactive, immoral, illegal, anti-religious, un-American “sex offender” laws that they want to inflict upon us? What will those criminals do if they can’t practice Fear Mongering for their full session and then some? How will they waste our tax dollars (oops, I mean China’s money)? “SMART”, my a$$. Please.

clyde

October 16th, 2009
7:28 am

Yesterday a boy named Falcon soared with the eagles without leaving the ground.He captured the attention of the nation and the world.He shut down the Denver airport.He mobilized the National Guard.He had The State police,The Sheriff’s office and hundreds of volunteers looking for him.He pre-empted the President’t New Orlean’s trip.Not a bad day for a six year old.He’s going to get way more than his 15 minutes.

Grinch

October 16th, 2009
7:33 am

Mr. Wooten left out the part where some parents were unemployed and couldn’t afford the $15 to see Santa so their children had to do without. Oh well, it was their fault they were unemployed so their children don’t deserve to see Santa!

F. Sinkwich

October 16th, 2009
7:33 am

J. Calhoun,

You seem to have an anger management problem. Please get help.

You’re welcome.

sharecropper

October 16th, 2009
8:00 am

The “outrage” — a favorite wingnut buzz word, meaning “something I disagree with” — is that you defend Limbaugh and his racist attitudes and seriously expect a predominantly black NFL to tolerate him. Now, personally, I think they ought to accept him, insist he stand on the sidelines during a game, with the team, and see how long he lasts when the players on the field spot him. And tell me again, Mr. Wooten: how in the world do you survive when the AJC gets rid of all its competent journalists? Oh, you work for free to feed your ego?

madmommy

October 16th, 2009
8:15 am

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"Charles", The Original

October 16th, 2009
8:15 am

We can’t vouch for this week. But the last report we received on Jane Fonda is a sighting at the Atlanta University Center, AU Center; Clark Atlanta University, Spellman College, Morehouse College, and Morehouse School of Medicine. The so-called educated integrationist Negroes were discussing via the media how they all were taken aback after learning of Jane Fonda’s attendance at one of the so-called black institutions. And the so-called educated integrationist Negroes said she didn’t announce her celebrity status. And she was casually dressed each day and they all were like persons stunned upon discovering her identity. Only God Almighty knows what evil has come upon the so-called educated integrationist Negroes.

Given the so-called educated integrationist Niggrorized mind-set, Jane Fonda could become the third white woman to be selected homecoming queen at a Historically Black College and University, HBCU in spite of her age. Kentucky State University student Elisabeth Martin was the first white woman selected homecoming queen at an HBCU several months earlier. And Hampton University selected the second white woman, Nikole Churchill, at an HBCU as their homecoming queen last Friday. Did everyone see the pitiful pictures of the black applicants who were surrounding Nikole Churchill? They were absolutely flabbergasted. Undoubtedly the so-called educated integrationist Negro Luciferians and their impish minions are on the verge of burning 36 candles for 63 continuous hours after learning of those ’soul soothing’ unnatural events. My sources tell me that they burned 366 candles for 663 consecutive hours at various locations after the election of President Barack Obama.

I have come to respect Dexter King. When he discovered the treachery of the so-called educated integrationist Negro leaders and their impish minions, unlike his siblings, he got the hell out of dodge. Dexter knows that the so-called educated integrationist Negro leaders of today, and or their influence, are the persons and mind-set that conspired with the Federal government to murder his father, Martin Luther King Jr. I got an opportunity to speak with Dexter this week, outside of an Atlanta courtroom, concerning his interest in writing a book entitled, How to Escape the Satanic Influence of the Integrationist New World Order Crowd: the evil cabal that parallels the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. Initially he seemed interested but became agitated, spooked, and skedaddled when he saw his siblings peering at us from afar. Thank goodness we had already exchanged phone numbers. He promised that we would take care of this business at a later date. Oh well, we’ll see.

madmommy

October 16th, 2009
8:21 am

Opps, I jumped the gun a bit.

I knew there would be those out there who blame the cost of seeing Santa as part of the reason they didn’t get in. The cost was to hold the spot and you get the money back towards the purchase price of photos when you make your appointment. Have you ever gone there and had to wait forever, only to have someone show up way late or not at all and assume they deserve to go ahead of you (who has been waiting for over an hour) because they had an appointment?

Rush deserves to be part and invest in what ever he feels he would want to. Guess it’s just the lib’s who feel they have the right to say what they want and not be “locked” out of any thing else. Grow up, guess it’s better to have gang bangers and drug dealers supporting a team.

Russia needs to go home and keep their nose out of what we are going over here on our end. How quickly people seem to forget the cold war and bomb fallout shelters of the past. I bet my parents would remember and could tell Russia where they could stick it.

I hope everyone enjoys the cool weather this weekend and take a time out to cool off.

clyde

October 16th, 2009
8:34 am

sharecropper,

It seems that many people are looking for proof of Rush’s racist attitude and are not finding it..If you have proof please put it forward.I don’t like defending Rush Limbaugh but this time the man is being railroaded.

Tall

October 16th, 2009
8:38 am

Grinch: You could put on a Santa suit.

Dunwoody Mike

October 16th, 2009
8:55 am

Wooten,

The Limbaugh decision is pure business, and not driven by any sort of political correctness. Several NFL players have already come out and said they would play for a Limbaugh owned team. This could affect the team’s ability to attract the best players, leading to a poor product on the field…and lowered attendance.

Dunwoody Mike

October 16th, 2009
8:57 am

And yes, I know the Rams are already historically bad.

Rod

October 16th, 2009
9:24 am

You need to think first, before you write.

MOST of the NFL owners are actually Republicans. So don’t cry about the liberals or Obama this and that – like Limbaugh is.

He’s a certified RACIST and that’s the last thing the NFL needs running one of it’s teams. If the NFL players are just gang members to Rush, then why does he want to own a team?

Rush is a blow-hard loser. And you are too if you believe anything he says.

Robert

October 16th, 2009
9:27 am

Grinch – What unemployed family goes to Phipps Plaza to shop anyway? Only the stupid ones – every store in the mall is high priced.

There are LOTS of mall Santas without fees – unemployed people can go there.

David

October 16th, 2009
9:29 am

I love what Clyde wrote: “Rush has been castigated because of his political beliefs and for no other reason.”

Yeah, cause Rush never criticized, insulted or attacked anyone else based upon their political beliefs. He’s just a jolly nice guy. HA

clyde

October 16th, 2009
9:53 am

David,

Rush is far from a jolly nice guy.I know exactly what Rush is,but he still was denied a chance to purchase a minority ownership in the NFL,an organization with less than stellar members, because of his political beliefs. He was tarred with the racist brush without a grain of proof.We need to wake up to these facts.

BS Aplenty

October 16th, 2009
9:58 am

Grinch,

I’d be VERY impressed if an unemployed person was worried that their child didn’t have access to a $15.00 dress-up Santa Claus. If they were concerned, I’d understand why they didn’t have a job.

Also, I’ve reviewed the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Amendments to the Constitution and I just can’t find that Right to Visit Santa at Phipps clause.

Care for some cheese with that whine…

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 16th, 2009
10:00 am

Should the Atlanta City Council be smaller? Yes, elect only dwarves.

We must move forward, not backward, upward, not forward, and twirling, always twirling toward freedom. Until Jim quoted Senator Snowe (”When history calls, history calls.” Taranto has been doing a funny riff accusing her of being an objectivist.) I cannot decide whether she sounds more like Kang or Chauncey Gardener.

I have not watched a complete football game in more than 25 years. But I listen to Limbaugh a couple of times each week. I cannot imagine why he would want to hook up with those PC loons, but I suppose love is blind, and often unrequited.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

October 16th, 2009
10:02 am

Dear Rod @ 9:24, your post suggests you are a certified racist. Limbaugh, unlike you, is not PC and is not harnessed by his race consciousness. Suggest you free yourself from your shackles

Dunwoody Mike

October 16th, 2009
10:24 am

Robert,

Ever heard of window shopping?

Steven Daedalus

October 16th, 2009
10:44 am

Jim You’ve proven again that you are nothing but a right-wing lemming, hold Rush’s hand and both jump.

Chris Broe

October 16th, 2009
10:59 am

Santa’s time is valuable. The Easter bunny’s time is valuable. Perhaps the tooth fairy can pay for missed appointments for both Santa and that egg-hiding Pookah.

Another Obama failure: the total neglect he showed as commander in chief when he didn’t scramble our air force to intercept the helium balloon that flew across the entire state of colorado. It could have been Osama Bin Laden spewing anthrax or radioactive dust or even just throwing rocks at people, man. It also could have been a Russian bomber that could have nuked the Rockies, man. Worse, it could have been 2012. or 911. or the day the earth stood still. Obama did nothing.

Rush Limbaugh’s influence is a political football nobody wants to touch. (he’s a real hot potatoe-head)

Dan Quail.

Chris Broe

October 16th, 2009
11:03 am

Stock Talk: The stimulus package money has gone directly into the stock market. This is a stimulus-money rally for sure. The banks took the money and bought stocks which drove them up up up. However, I don’t think the banks have made enough money. I think we should give them more stimulus money to drive stocks even higher.

dagwood bumstead

October 16th, 2009
11:44 am

Clyde, please review Rush’s comments on ESPN about Donovan McNabb. If you feel those comments aren’t racist, please explain. Thanks.

JLK

October 16th, 2009
12:08 pm

“The libs” and “the left” can’t even get health care reform with a public option passed in in Congress, despite having elected representatives in majority numbers to do just that. How exactly is this same group to be held responsible for the private business decisions of NFL owners? Talk about playing the “Victim Card!” What a joke, Mr. Wooten. Why do YOU care whether or not Limbaugh gets to be a team owner? Do you really care who owns the teams NOW? Do you really care what it means to the sport that so-and-so is an owner and so-and-so is not? “OUTRAGE?” Really?

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 16th, 2009
12:55 pm

Single-commissioner county governance got a bad rap, but there’s something to be said for having an honest and decisive visionary in a fast-growing county.

And in my county a Sole Commissioner came into office with a surplus and left a short four years later, leaving a deficit that was 4 times the surplus that was there when he came in. Of course, he did get himself a nice cell phone tower on his property while he was in office, so I guess that’s progress?

It’s far harder for five or seven commissioners to agree on what to loot from the taxpayers than it is for just one.

No fan of Rush and couldn’t care less whether he gets a team or not but Robert Irsay is the man who moved his team from Baltimore to Indianapolis in the middle of the night, Not exactly the kind of behavior that character witnesses are made of.

GayGrayGeek

October 16th, 2009
1:48 pm

when my band of right-wingers takes over, use of the phrase “going forward” will be banned.

Of course, because all you PaleoCon WingNutters want to do is have the nation “moving backward” to the TV version of the 1950’s.

Joan

October 16th, 2009
3:00 pm

Santa ought to be available on a first come first served basis, no appointments, and NO LINE JUMPING. I am stunned by the amount of line jumping that seems to pass for all right in this town. Of course, if you charge to see Santa, there are those who are going to ask for a bailout. Rush did get crucified–great liberal hatchet job yet again. And mainstream will never retract those erroneous allegations in prime time. As for his being unwanted cause he had a former drug habit–boy the NFL is calling the kettle black there! The ignorance of people who believe the golden goose will indefinitely rain its eggs on them is stunning. All these government (read you have to pay for it) programs will have to be paid for. Unless of course, you don’t work. Or maybe you are on the ‘take”–a government employee, funded researcher, congressman or the like.

jconservative

October 16th, 2009
3:42 pm

Jim, in case you did not hear the group trying to buy the Rams kicked Limbaugh out of their little syndicate.

Who released the info that Limbaugh was involved in trying to buy the Rams? Limbaugh. He should have just his mouth shut instead of bragging. They have enough druggies playing without adding a druggie as an owner.

I have never considered Limbaugh dumb, far from it, but if he really thought the NFL would welcome another controversial figure into their sanctimonious club, he was just plain dumb.

jconservative

October 16th, 2009
3:47 pm

Joan – “programs will have to be paid for. Unless of course, you don’t work. Or maybe you are on the ‘take”–a government employee, funded researcher, congressman or the like.”

You might add those retirees on Social Security, Medicare & medicaid.

ieee

October 16th, 2009
3:48 pm

Are there no answers to the questions I posed earlier on this forum? Georgia’s criminal legislators must pass some “sex offender” laws every single year. How will they do it if we shorten their session so much that they only have time to do productive work? If “the people” don’t come up with a solution, then the geniuses themselves will (and you know what that means).

Here are the questions that were posed: If we cut down the number of Georgia legislators and the length of their session, how will they ever get around to passing all the completely counterproductive, retroactive, immoral, illegal, anti-religious, un-American “sex offender” laws that they want to inflict upon us? What will those criminals do if they can’t practice Fear Mongering for their full session and then some? How will they waste our tax dollars (oops, I mean China’s money)? “SMART”, my a$$. Please.

Clint

October 16th, 2009
4:49 pm

I want to become the Phipps Plaza Santa. Seems like that would be a great job. When I was a child I was really tight with a number of department store santas. Really. Saw them every year. So I know the ropes.

I could just picture myself down at Phipps with the padded belly and the fake beard. Truly it would not be the first time that three ho’s have been heard from in that place.

Clint

October 16th, 2009
4:59 pm

Hey Chris,

Don’t you dare take Dan Quail’s name in vain, quail egg. He’s the conservator of our morals, you know, and the father of, as I understand it, several people. So you should be ashamed. You’re not fit to have a toddler on your velveteen lap down at Phipps. Hang your whiskers in shame.

Grinch

October 16th, 2009
6:06 pm

Mr Wooten’s Santa Claus comment was suggesting that the government charge for all services and let the free market control access. My point was that if you do that, there will be some innocent, no-fault-of -their-own people who will not be able to afford access to the service. BTW, I can’t be Santa, I’m way too skinny and have big ears. Hmmm, maybe I could pass for that Pookah!

Not Going To Use My Usual Name

October 17th, 2009
10:29 am

Rush Limbaugh’s ouster from the bid… we call that the free market at work. ;) Rush can say anything he likes, and he can say it publicly–but he has to face the consequences.

booger

October 17th, 2009
11:40 am

Amen to the santa article. If something is free it is percieved to have no value.
When I was living in S. Carolina there was an article about a couple who bought a new refrigerator. Since the old one was still in good condition, they put it on the street with a sign ‘Free To a Good Home’.
Three days past with no takers. A friend told them to put a price on it since people didn’t value something for free. He changed the sign to “$50, very good condition”. The first night someone stole it.

This same lesson goes for any govt. handout.

Frank

October 18th, 2009
1:16 pm

There exists no greater group of capitalist than NFL owners. They are all about the bottom line, If they don’t want Rush, it is strictly a business decision. It seems that Jim Wooten would celebrate this instance of the free market at work.

Raggedisnott Dingdangimabunghole

October 19th, 2009
11:27 am

Aye, and all of ye leftist heathen who dare besmirch the name of my Lord, Rush the Bloated, shall be smited ere the noon come! For I, Rageddisnott Dingdangimabunghole, do decree that the wisdom spouting from the girth of his cheeks (the nether set, that is) doth form the wit and wisdom upon which I and mine ilk do depend for sustenance. Is there another, save our own Woo-ten the Wootificient, who is as judicious in his vicissitudes of viciousness? Who else hath the courage to decry the uppityness of the dusky-skinned hordes who are responsible for the ascent of Obama The Usurper into yon high office, which by all rights doth belong to…oh, any caucasian male of the Reichwing persuasion??? Hark, ye heathen, for mine hands are even now reaching for mine ankles, that I might smite thee all with the mighty winds that issue forth from the cavernous recesses of my righteous bowels! Rush, I do bleat in thine honor! HARK! Athletic teams aplenty shall be yours, once we have riled the hordes of the blithering ignorant once more, to re-take that which is rightfully ours!

Liberal Idiocrat

October 19th, 2009
1:23 pm

Awe how cute. The kook liberal who always has an infatuation with Conservative bloggers here is back. I’ll bet the poor thing can’t even sleep well at night knowing there’s a Conservative out there voicing Conservative opinions (BOO!). If it wasn’t so pathetic it would be humorous. Like the liberal idiocrats in the White House hatnig on Fox News. What, do the emotion driven left wingnuts think that is going to increase their credibility among Moderates and Independents or something?

Oh sure, Fox News continues to hand those [sarcasm on] bastions of non-biased and objective reporting such as CNN, MSNBC, and print media like the New York Times and Washington Post [sarcasm off]. Yeah, those same media outlets who were SURE to let Republicans in Congress and Bush know that their deficit spending was ruining America. Now we have witnessed more deficit spending in less than a year of pure Democrat rule than in all of Bush’s 8 years, including 2 years under a Pelosi/Dem congress. Compare the value of the dollar now compared to 3-4 years ago. Yep, because now that Democrats are in charge, said DNC media doesn’t care about those issues any more – kinda like how they wet themselves over Iraq and saying that Afghanistan was the real war. Now where is their outrage over the record months of US troop deaths in Afghanistan under this new administration? Yep.

So, how’s everyone enjoying this global warming and record snow around the nation for this time of year? And to think the same Liberal Idiocrats who want to run your health care want to punish America in a great pansy scheme of the global warming initiative led by the UN. What horse crockery of the modern kook left.

[...] All those fake sales. But he usually leaves before he decides to end it all by jumping into the Free Market Santa venue at Phipps [...]

ieee

October 20th, 2009
12:36 am

Are there no answers to the questions I posed earlier on this forum? Georgia’s criminal legislators must pass some “sex offender” laws every single year. How will they do it if we shorten their session so much that they only have time to do productive work? If “the people” don’t come up with a solution, then the geniuses themselves will (and you know what that means).

Here are the questions that were posed: If we cut down the number of Georgia legislators and the length of their session, how will they ever get around to passing all the completely counterproductive, retroactive, immoral, illegal, anti-religious, un-American “sex offender” laws that they want to inflict upon us? What will those criminals do if they can’t practice Fear Mongering for their full session and then some? How will they waste our tax dollars (oops, I mean China’s money)? “SMART”, my a$$. Please.

Peter

October 20th, 2009
3:34 pm

HA HA HA Jim……Rush is toast and apparently so is your South Carolina Republican Governor who can’t keep his marred Penis in his pants !

Free markets are only OK…..if they work for Republican’s I guess !