Georgia’s GOP owns the culture it inherited

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

● Had the Obama administration delivered on swine flu vaccine, it could claim credit for success in halting the spread of the illness. Across the nation, and in Georgia, it’s fading away, even though the vaccine never arrived for most. Democrats in Congress and the administration porked-out $789 billion in “stimulus,” and while the jobs saved or created are pure fiction, the administration will claim credit when the economy recovers, as it eventually will. Economic recovery, swine flu. Same-same.

● Linking Ga. 400 north of Atlanta to I-675 on the south by tunneling, and making it a toll road, is a cracker-jack idea. It’s one of the top toll projects the state Department of Transportation is pitching to private investors and road-construction companies. But watch how quickly opponents will inject race, a staple of Atlanta policy-making. Already, it’s cast that way because the tunnel would go under old, established neighborhoods and then surface south of I-20 “where demographic data show the population is less wealthy and less white.” Ah, Atlanta. What might we have achieved had every public policy decision not devolved into race?

● The state DOT reverses course and lifts the ban on tolls for existing lanes. The Downtown Connector is a potential candidate for higher taxes, which is what tolls are when the money’s not buying added capacity, and therefore traffic congestion relief, on the tolled road.

● Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was considered a shoo-in for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. Until he endorsed the $789 billion pork-a-rama. Since then, his support has plummeted, and in the latest Rasmussen poll, he’s now tied with Marco Rubio, a conservative 38-year-old Cuban American lawyer from Miami and former Florida House speaker who has attracted support from conservatives across the country. Some have taken shots at Rubio because he would have taken the money while opposing the bill. Me, too. The money is being taken from Floridians and should go back, even if the spending was lousy public policy.

● Within the decade, liberals in the Georgia General Assembly were working to expand eligibility for unemployment benefits because the fund was flush with cash. They failed. Good thing, too. Now the state’s forced to borrow money from the feds to pay next week’s benefits, says Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond.

● The White House wants DeKalb residents to forward ideas on job creation. OK. Send this: Stop spreading uncertainty in taxation and employee benefit and regulatory costs. As an employer, I’d have to be pushed to the wall before I’d hire permanent full-time workers. Temps, yes. Part-timers, yes. Contractors, yes. All workers I could dump when Congress kills markets and profits. Which largely explains these two recent stories from one day’s AJC business pages: “More CEOs plan to cut staff than to hire more” and “Layoffs are shrinking, but hiring isn’t growing.”

● Iran tests a missile capable of reaching Europe or, more likely, Israel. That provoked what was described as “immediate rebukes from the White House.” Those immediate rebukes were in the form of rhetoric that such provocative acts “increase the seriousness and resolve of the international community to hold Iran accountable.” One day while the dreamers mumble emptiness, Israel will have to act. Alone or with the “international community,” it can’t allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

● The worst mistake Republicans made when they came to power in Georgia was their failure to make themselves the party of ethics and open government. Now they own the culture they inherited. Plus, they did their part. Many of those new-to-power partied like school boys on spring break. I long for legislators like, among others, former state Sen. Clay Land of Columbus, now a federal judge, who drove 100 miles home to be with his family at night. One more thing: Stop treating lobbyists like daddy’s ATM for party boys.

66 comments Add your comment

dogdownsouth

December 17th, 2009
10:14 pm

Dave

December 17th, 2009
11:26 pm

Jim, hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas…

lazermike

December 18th, 2009
12:16 am

“Ah, Atlanta. What might we have achieved had every public policy decision not devolved into race?”

Um, regionwide transit? Non-Balkanized local governments? Better schools?

Hazel

December 18th, 2009
5:44 am

Segregation?

Marcus Graham

December 18th, 2009
5:55 am

Your views are ignorant as usual.

arnold

December 18th, 2009
6:01 am

The GOP didn’t inherit anything. The Republicans are former Democrats. They just changed party names. At one time some tried to be Dixiecrats. The GOP needs to learn to live with the fact of who they are. The dregs of the former Democratic Party.

Fair and Balanced

December 18th, 2009
7:46 am

Nothing on this huh Jim?
http://www.ajc.com/news/fiber-optic-network-will-243448.html

LOL….just gonna pretend that’s not happening huh?

roadie

December 18th, 2009
7:46 am

Independant of any evaluation of the Obama administration, your commnets on Swine Flu show a deep and profound ignorance of public health, epidemiology, vaccine development and vaccine manufacture. These comments are on a par with the eleventh centuary approach of burning witches to stop epidemics. If you want to comment at least make an attempt to be informed.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
7:53 am

Good morning all. I would respectfully disagree with our genial host on the commonality of prospects for swine flu and economic recovery. Swine flu will die out on its own, but the economy will have to overcome business distress over the vagueries of higher expenses for health care mandates, energy costs as affected by cap and trade, and a new pro-regulator regimen. And that does not include the certainty of a lapse of the Bush tax cuts. New higher costs of doing business will make the US economy uncompetitive in the world’s markets; absent a 180 degree change in government direction, we will be the Japan of the next generation. I think the hype over swine flu is more analogous to the other historic leftist concerns like ddt, Amchitka, the population bomb, cyclamates, the coming ice age, the eroding Ozone layer, nuclear winter, etc., etc., etc.

Comic how such a rational thought as connecting 400 to I-675 is derailed according to the same leftist formula as the bizarre disconnection of I-40 in Memphis. Those with long memories will remember the hilariously bad and barely-literate opinion of Justice Marshall blocking completion of four miles of highway.

I perceive that Rubio is a Isakson-esque RINO, whereas Crist is more of a Snowe-esque RINO.

Your White House/Dekalb analysis is spot on, Jim.

I think the South Park guys once did a routine where Hans Blik threatened nuclear-developing North Korea with a severe lecture if they persisted in their course. Chauncey is approximately as menacing-to-bad-guys as was Jimmy Carter.

The problem with ruling republicans is that they are in a corrupt field, politics. No better, and no worse, in personal ethics than their democrat mirrors. The only significant difference is the extent to which they would control the behaviors of those they rule – the republicans are democrat-lite.

Aquagirl

December 18th, 2009
8:21 am

Jim, your comments on Swine flu are hardly surprising. Republicans cater to the anti-science crowd. Conservatives pride themselves on opposing pointy-headed academics who understand all those tough subjects they can’t grasp. The Terri Schiavo debacle, creationism, opposing genetic research—these people are scary.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
8:37 am

Dear Aquagirl @ 8:21, you err. We oppose the immoral cult of death because we do grasp.

Jeff

December 18th, 2009
8:44 am

“Democrats in Congress and the administration porked-out $789 billion in “stimulus,” and while the jobs saved or created are pure fiction,…”

And you know this how?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
8:50 am

Dear Jeff @ 8:44, we know this because the basis for the administration claim is a pure tautology – the claim has no basis other than the pre-bill Keynesian multiplier “hope.” In the real world, most of us have noticed an actual decline in total employment, due to nothing more than the shift in allocation of wealth from the productive (”private”) economy to the unproductive (”public”) economy – the classic formula for job destruction.

Aquagirl

December 18th, 2009
8:57 am

Ragnar, I’m not sure why you think supporting genetic research, epidemiology, biology, etc, qualifies one as a death cultist. But then that’s conservative thought for you, logic has no place at the table.

Hi there

December 18th, 2009
9:01 am

Seems as if we are off to a good start this morning. I would like to say how no one has mentioned how many if not all of the Swine Flu vaccines have been recalled. Scares me and now I’m glad I couldn’t find any of the stuff when the media was crying “foul” on it.

Race is and always will be an issue when someone feels they are held differently because of it. It does go both ways and I just wish we could all move past it and not see everything in black and white. Tolls are taxes and I’m not into paying more than I already am. Guess they’ll want us to “spread” the wealth around on this issue to.

I know people who are out of work and who have been since the this past summer, but who at the same time haven’t done much in ways of looking for another job. I know it stinks out there, but most will not even look until the heat is on. We need to inact policies that are going to help things, not hold us back or slow down the econ, get me Brack ont he phone, oh yeah, he’s out of the country again or attending another one of his parties. Guess I can get him on the phone once things quiet down and the country is at a stand still.

Iran will always want to take out Irsael and won’t stop until they do. They just need to get near someone weak enough to look the other way and poo-poo what they are doing and then they will strike.

It’s Christmas time and I neither feel “stimulated” or “Saved” by the pork bill that was passed, guess I’ll just need to run another mile to burn off that stress. Gotta run!!

Hi there

December 18th, 2009
9:04 am

Aquagirl,

I promise you if you saw some video on how they gather the materials needed to do testing and the testing itself you might change your tune. I honestly feel that if they could find a more humane way to do things and get them done, I would be all for it. Just somethings don’t sit right with me. Then again, I’m sure you shop at Wal-Mart and don’t care if they test your mascara on the nice little bunnies to see if they cause blindness as they just sit in a cage so small they can’t turn or run around at all. I guess since it’s for a human then it’s ok.

JF McNamara

December 18th, 2009
9:09 am

“and while the jobs saved or created are pure fiction, the administration will claim credit when the economy recovers”

Pure fiction based on what? The opinion of Republican talk show host and bloggers?

One day while the dreamers mumble emptiness, Israel will have to act. Alone or with the “international community,” it can’t allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

They’ll have to. All of our military might is being wasted in Afhganistan thanks to poor planning before attacking, and in Iraq, a war of choice in which we received nothing. They “mumble emptiness” because there is really nothing else they can do because of what they inherited.

There’s no way we could attack Iran, hold Iraq, and hold Afghanistan at the same time.

Chris Broe

December 18th, 2009
9:13 am

First, the Iranians. I think what Jim Wooten is saying here on this day is that if the Iranians built a tunnel to Israel, for a sneak attack at night, (the dirty rats), they would tunnel UNDER their Shia Brethren in Iraq, but surface into a toll road where the despised Kurds are squatting, because racism and ethnicity is the only motivation for doing anything in der verlde.

I wonder if Wooten’s enjoyment of his private Tara was lessened when he was forced to acknowledge that Georgia’s population is a very diverse mix of very amazing people. I feel his pain, but I won’t think about it today, I’ll think about it tomorrow, for tomorrow is another day.

First again, the Swine Flu. Few people know that Jim Wooten is an epidemiologist who consults with the CDC about all sorts of pandemics, including the STD’s that may be raging through the frat-house some people call the Assembly. Somebody get the Mayo Clinic on the phone.

First and foremost, Jim inherited the job of developing cultures in petri dishes to identify the different strains.

Aquagirl

December 18th, 2009
9:14 am

@ Hi, I’m not sure why you think I wear bunny-tested mascara or shop at Wal-Mart, being a sea-dweller precludes both. Please go back to panicking over your anti-vax fears, I didn’t mean to disturb the rock you live under.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
9:16 am

Dear Aquagirl @ 8:57, fair question, I suspect you do not so understand, and your phrasing of the question reveals your deficiency.

Most obviously, in your second questioning you omit Teri Schiavo, suggesting that even you understand the correlation between that “debacle” (to use your obvious understatement of the evil that the left embraced in that case) and the leftist cult of death.

You falsely state that conservatives oppose “genetic research.” The only form of genetic research that any conservative has ever opposed is “fetal stem cell” research, which requires mining the brain cells of aborted fetuses, which some of us conservatives quaintly call “babies.” That leftists cling to a desire to kill babies to play Frankenstein is perhaps morbid, but the futility of the effort – in that fetal stem cells lead to uncontrollable cancers in ever test ever conducted – makes a mockery of your effort to distance your beliefs from my “death cult” parallel.

Your equation of “Darwinism” and biology is the most amusing aspect of the death cult analogy. Although I do not believe “creationism” and “evolution” are at odds, I certainly believe Darwinism is inextricably tied to the death cult, due to Darwin’s own analysis of evolution – that discredited science we now call “eugenics.” Lest you miss the connection,I would be pleased to discuss the relationship between Auschwitz and Darwin.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
9:34 am

And Aquagirl, please feel free to challenge my logic. I’ll be here off and on all day.

Aquagirl

December 18th, 2009
9:47 am

@ Ragnar, I must run, but a couple of points: first, I would include Sarah Palin’s dismissal of fruit-fly research as opposition to genetic research. The dimwit wasn’t even aware she was doing so, which is a breathtaking combination of ignorance and stupidity.

Unplugging Terri Schiavo was the legal and moral responsibility of her husband, not the government. What you or I personally think of his decision is completely moot. Sadly enough, I have seen this terrible type of scenario personally, and the thought of Bill Frist holding forth on the matter is utterly disgusting and reprehensible.

If you equate Darwin, Natural Selection, and Auschwitz, you need to stay away from creationist websites.
http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CA/CA006_1.html

Aquagirl

December 18th, 2009
9:51 am

And feel free to challenge my points, Ragnar, I shall return. (I hope.) As if you need my permission. :)

Hi there

December 18th, 2009
9:57 am

Aquagirl,

Just pointing out a few facts for you since you have a very odd view of things, but I think Ragnar (if you can read and understand him that is) sets the facts straight.

As for me and my rock, were doing just fine. Course you living at the bottom of a river, lake or ocean you would know that a rock offers the most protection in the form of a “home” in water.

Tom

December 18th, 2009
9:59 am

Please, Aquagirl, don’t try to disillusion jbmlaw with those contemptible mere facts. Let him continue to simmer in his delusional Fantasyland with which he has entertained hereabouts for so long.

Hi there

December 18th, 2009
10:09 am

The Schiavo case was one where the parents, not the husband, asked the state to step in and allow them to keep their daughter plugged in on life support and override the power of her husband because he wanted to turn her off and let her finally rest. Had the technology not been there to keep her alive since she was unable to do so herself, she would have passed long before this could even be a discussion. This has nothing to do with “genetic research” or the “dealth cult” as this women needed to be turned off a long time ago. How they could afford to keep her alive on a machine as long as they did is beyond me. Now that I think about it, the tax payer might have paid for it since it was court ordered until the state came to a settlement. Have to look that up, google here I come.

Angus

December 18th, 2009
10:14 am

I-675 tunnel?

Um, Jim..you’re the first I’ve heard to inject race into the discussion.

It’ll actually be the affluent white communities from Morningside to Inman Park that’ll make the most noise – along with the rest of us that would for once like to see something other than road building proposed for transportation solutions by the DOT.

mit

December 18th, 2009
10:40 am

“fetal stem cell” research, which requires mining the brain cells of aborted fetuses – ragnar

really? this is what you think happens? mining brain cells? dummy
they get stem cells, keyword stem. brain cells have already specialized and therefore are not stem cells.

Hi there; your an idiot.

mit

December 18th, 2009
10:46 am

I would like to say how no one has mentioned how many if not all of the Swine Flu vaccines have been recalled. – Hi There

swine flu vaccine recalled – one batch of a particular lot number sent to Canada.
some of you people should really use google before posting, you prolly wouldn’t sound so dumb if you did.

Cutty

December 18th, 2009
11:06 am

You’re a hoot Jim. 3rd week in a row, you’ve failed to mention Glenn Richardson’s name at all. Wonder why that is, hmmmm? And you’re treating republicans like they’re little kids who can’t make their own decisions. If they did inherit ethical problems at the Gold Dome, they’re the party of limited government, freedom, etc……. They’re corrupt, plain and simple and its minions like you that want to overlook the Speaker of the House sleeping with a lobbyist while pushing for legislation that would benefit her employer. Thats a fact that Richardson himself hasn’t even refuted.

You’re the one bringing race into the utter buffoonery of building a tunnel under Atlanta. Let’s build one under your house to link 75 and 20 through Cobb and see what your reaction will be. This has nothing to do with race, just opposing a dumb decision by the idiot DOT. Talk about MARTA all you want, the DOT is exponentially worse. How can you put a toll on a road that already paid for and maintained with taxpayer money? Easy, allow some private company come in to reap financial benefits at taxpayer expense. The republican way. This will not reduce traffic as it will just reduce traffic capacity by one lane because most people will not want to pay a toll on a road they have already paid for. Republicans fight for no one else but their business partners, as the republican party in Georgia proves every time.

Oh yeah, I thought the private sector failed at producing the necessary amount of the H1N1 vaccine that they promised the federal government they could. You know since the government doesn’t produce any goods or services, as you say all the time. Nice try blaming the government, when the blame should be given to your beloved private sector. These companies have even had to recall doses of the vaccine that they produce for children. NOT Obama and the feds mind you.

You’re a real card Wooten.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
11:41 am

Dear Aquagirl @ 9:47, mocking Federal Funding of fruit fly research is not the same as opposing research. Ergo your factual error.

We would broadly agree that Ms. Shiavo’s husband disregarded the desire of Ms. Schiavo’s parents to reclaim responsibility for their daughter. That he found her life “inconvenient” to his desires does not separate his wishes from those of the leftist cult of death – quite the opposite, they fed each other. Her parent’s wish to preserve her life distinguishes them from the leftist cult of death.

Your note on Darwinism seemingly denies Darwin’s extensive writings on the racial superiority of Europeans, which merges directly with the leftist cult of death. Darwinism is the core belief of the death cultists. I do not know whether you are trying to separate your death cult views from Darwin, or your Darwinian beliefs from the death cultists. Looks to me like you believe both, so I don’t know what distinction you attempt to manufacture. Please clarify, and perhaps I can help you with your analytical deficiencies.

mit

December 18th, 2009
11:55 am

what exactly is a death cultist and what is it they believe or stand for?

darwinism is their core belief? I understand that his views were racist but his mentality was also shaped by the times he lived in. So what part of darwinism do they actual believe? the evolution part or the racist part?

Mid-South Philosopher

December 18th, 2009
12:03 pm

The ultimate twin oxymoron: Democratic Party and ethics; the Republican Party and ethics in government!

Man Ray

December 18th, 2009
12:12 pm

I completed the Find Five Challenge with 23 seconds to spare.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
12:31 pm

Dear mit @ 11:55, a death cultist is, at minimum, one who favors abortion and euthanasia. The general life view of a death cultist is one that debases the miracle of life and the uniqueness of mankind, a perspective that there is nothing special about humanity or humaneness. A death cultist is one who believes that there is nothing wrong with people whose principal drive in life revolves around sexuality and sexual behavior, that there is no nobler motivation in man.

As to the role of Darwin in the world view of death cultists: while they are embarrassed by (and otherwise try to conceal) the elitism in Darwin’s writing, their every thought and action reflects a strong embrace of all elements of his view of “man as mere animal.” If you ask a leftist, they will tell you they have evolved beyond the beliefs of the rabble, i.e., “ignorant conservatives.”

Churchill's MOM

December 18th, 2009
2:09 pm

Jim, your & Sonny’s boy O’Neal did not make it and a woman got elected Speaker Pro Tem. Now that’s something to write about.

Rag Head it is possible to be pro choice and a Republican many of us are. Is your son coming home for Christmas?

Hillbilly Deluxe

December 18th, 2009
2:12 pm

My view is that the Terry Schiavo case isn’t so cut and dried as some think. Her husband had an ulterior motive, an obvious conflict of interest, she was an inconvenience to him. Her parents offered to take over her care and make her their responsibility. I don’t see where there would have been any harm in that. Jesse Jackson is a man I seldom agree with but I remember at the time he said (paraphrase), “All she needs to keep her alive is food and water. We have food and water, so why dn’t we give it to her”.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

December 18th, 2009
2:31 pm

Dear Mom @ 2:09, re: “pro choice and Republican,” agreed, just as it is possible for me to be a conservative and not particularly a Republican. Had you affirmed that you were pro-life and Democrat, that would have been more problematic – other than Ben Nelson, that is a rarity, although obviously not impossible.

Re the Lt JG, yes, he left Fallon, NV today for Norfolk, and will be coming to ATL Tuesday. Maybe he can pick me up at the airport Thursday afternoon. In case we don’t chat again before then, have a great Christmas.

Aquagirl

December 18th, 2009
4:55 pm

Rag @ multiple times—Death cultists? Holy cow. I had forgotten your intense verbosity which quickly slides into bat$#!^ crazy.

mit

December 19th, 2009
2:07 am

Death cultist guy, your creepy. but hey what can I say, I am a death cultist. i don’t know if I favor abortion as favoring contraception but euthanasia is better than rotting away in a nursing home or some other stagnant state in my opinion. what business is it of yours, what I do, I can’t imagine.
Meaning of Life = Mate, Spawn, and Die. what you do inbetween is up to you.

Michael H. Smith

December 19th, 2009
9:13 am

Very strange to find myself agreeing with Ragnar but in this ongoing debate, such is the case.

He obviously “gets it”:

Although I do not believe “creationism” and “evolution” are at odds, I certainly believe Darwinism is inextricably tied to the death cult, due to Darwin’s own analysis of evolution – that discredited science we now call “eugenics.”

The Pro Death crowd, a.k.a. the death cultist, will doubtlessly continue to push their hate for the human race while promoting it under the guise of being humane and politically correct.
I don’t look for any serious debate where arguments of substance verse differing arguments of substance to ensue, as personal attacks rather than opposing substantive arguments have made their way to the fore.

One point to make that I have personally wrestled with is why Teddy Roosevelt was a eugenicist like so many others of his day during the progressive ear or as some may choose to say, error. What is furthermore confounding is how Darwinism and eugenics discredit themselves argumentatively speaking: Where the argument, we are bound in evolution as the adaptable product of our environment verses as eugenics would portray us, the unarguable certainty of genetics determining what we are and what we shall become. The “chance of certainty” is quite a conflicting argument, when certainty, if it is so certain, leaves no room for chance or adaptation for or to change. By now most readers are as confused as these arguments themselves.

Straightforwardly, human beings have not only the ability to change and adapt based on their environment, as well we have the ability to change our very environment making it adaptable to us, which no other species than homo sapiens seem equipped to do so profoundly in nature. In fact, all the more strangely we even can and often do change nature and the nature of things, including ourselves.

We humanoids despite our many confessed failings are a very magnificent creature among the whole of creation: Which leaves me staunchly Pro Life with extreme prejudice not excluding death from the natural cycle of life, though we are trying as we may to alter that very part of nature conclusively. Thus, the arguments will continue as they should on where to draw the lines and ultimately question if we are playing God or simply being human.

For the record: We on the conservative side do argue among ourselves on this issue including the various underlying sub-topics but not one conservative I know of is against genetic research per se.

jconservative

December 19th, 2009
9:35 am

Jim the biggest mistake the Republicans made in Georgia when they took control of the legislature was to abandon conservative, small government principles. The garbage they passed the first two years made those two sessions the most “liberal” sessions in the history of the State.

What has happened to the idea of small, get out of my life, government that Republicans used to support?

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December 20th, 2009
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Rightwing Troll

December 20th, 2009
8:12 am

“Dear mit @ 11:55, a death cultist is, at minimum, one who favors abortion and euthanasia. ”

I suppose that means nut sacks (code for “conservatives”, since we can’t use tea baggers over at bookman’s) that are for the death penalty are death cultists eh???

Why do “conservatives” hate life so???

Oh, and I love love love Wooty’s headline, it’s not that that Glen his Richard and all the other corrupt nut sacks elected on “ethics” and “reform” platforms turned thier backs on the very promises they got elected on, no…. it’s those evil liburals that caused Glen and his Richard to go astray, and as the “conservative” nut sacks at Bookman’s have ascerted, that evil woman airing thier dirty laundry in public…

nut sacks slay me…

Rightwing Troll

December 20th, 2009
8:15 am

“What has happened to the idea of small, get out of my life, government that Republicans used to support?”

“Conservatives” got all befuddled and accidently drowned that idea in the bathtub instead of drowning government as suggested by a true conservative.

The Anti-Wooten

December 20th, 2009
8:22 am

Just wow! Raghead StrangerDanger has morphed into a full fledged flat earther. Jim, your pseudo-retirement must have hit him hard.

Michael H. Smith

December 20th, 2009
8:47 am

Ben Nelson may have been a rarity for a moment, possibly two: Now he is just another overpaid “street walker”.

Though Nelson’s price was not cheap, nevertheless, his virtue has been bought.
The culture of corruption continues to pursue the death of innocents unborn who are denied the right of life, choice and control of their bodies.

Let us hope your prodigal Republicans Mr. Wooten, will challenge this so-called healthcare reform if it becomes law once a legal case can be established by the state against Senator Nelson’s one state unconstitutional “back room deal” brokered by “mac daddy” Reid and Obumer.

Curious Observer

December 20th, 2009
12:33 pm

Fallon, Nevada, Ragnar–er, jbmlaw? Site of one of the worst cases of environmental pollution in American history? Let us hope your son did not drink any of the water out there. Or perhaps the pollution is just a case of an environmentalist’s fantasy?

Mike Fairbanks

December 20th, 2009
1:08 pm

Is this guy Wooten ever going to learn how to write an essay? What’s with the bullet points? What is this, a laundry list? While you’re at it, Wooten, could you please put a reminder on your list to take a writing class? Thanks

Intown Lib

December 21st, 2009
9:44 am

“Now they own the culture they inherited.” It’s sad that even you cannot handle Republicans taking responsibility for Republican corruption and moral weakness. I’m sorry but, Glenn Richardson’s and Mark Burkhalter’s shenanigans are not the fault of Democrats.