Believe Obama or ‘lying eyes?’

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

● Ah, the free press. There’s nothing like it. Lay out the obtainable information that points to wrongdoing by public officials, and a free people will act — as they have in DeKalb County. Former school Superintendent Crawford Lewis, former chief operating officer Patricia Reid and her former husband and her secretary have been indicted on various corruption charges related to school contracts. Kudos to AJC reporters Megan Matteucci, Tim Eberly and others who have pursued the scandal for months. Next to murder and armed robbery, the most detestable crimes are white-collar and public trust violations.

● State Rep. Tom Graves of Ranger, one of the candidates in a runoff to succeed Nathan Deal in Congress, has collected more than $300,000 from Club for Growth members determined to elect fiscal conservatives to Congress. His opponent, State Sen. Lee Hawkins of Gainesville, collects $107,000 from dentists outside Georgia. If transparent and voluntary, it’s no big deal. If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had serious competition, I’d cheerfully give to her opponent. Free speech. Now if the contributions are being made without donor approval, that’s another matter.

● “Who are you going to believe, me, or your lying eyes?” asked Groucho Marx. President Obama told us that health care revision — which, incidentally, 63 percent of Americans want repealed — would be a cost-saver. The lying eyes of benefits experts at 661 companies read the legislation otherwise. Fully 94 percent, according to a Towers Watson study, say the law will raise their costs; 88 percent intend to pass increased costs on to employees and 74 percent expect reduced health benefits and programs. Obama or their lying eyes?

● You have to admire the restraint of Gwinnett Superior Court Judge Michael Clark. He found a term — “not unlawful” — to apply to the executive branch decision to divide the county into five zones and to charge $321 in advance for 18 months of garbage service. Since county officials had not put the service out for bids and had not established a clear process for selecting those given territorial franchises, it was “not necessarily unlawful, arbitrary or capricious.” Admirable judicial restraint, and a clear signal to Gwinnett taxpayers to force county government into the sunshine.

● “I need training,” explains DeKalb County State Court Judge Barbara Mobley. “I’ve only been on the bench five years.” What’s the big deal? Tab for three of those years: $25,000, twice that of her peers, to attend conferences in Jamaica, Panama and the Virgin Islands. Five years ago she should have acknowledged that she did not think herself qualified and would not be for years to come. Judges can bone up on their bench work in Athens. Athens as in Georgia.

● Campaign barbecues, once a staple of Georgia politics, have largely lost their luster and appeal. A great exception, though, is the Walton County Republican Party’s, held last Monday at Roy Roberts’ farm near Monroe. Most all the biggies running statewide were there, including Georgia’s next governor. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson thinks it may be the state’s best political barbecue event.

● Propose a transportation sales tax increase, as Georgia legislators have done, and the visionaries spending other peoples’ money start planning monuments, and costly ones at that. Cobb County commissioners have given the county’s transportation director authority to try to sell a 14-mile light-rail line, projected to cost at least $2 billion, running from the Galleria to Town Center near Kennesaw. Please. Fix the bottlenecks. Make traffic move. Put the money where it produces the greatest benefit to the most people.

238 comments Add your comment

AmVet

June 3rd, 2010
9:25 pm

dew

As much as I hate to say this, LA is over on Bookman AND Tuckers blog. Jay let him back on a few weeks ago. Yeah he pisses me off but what can an old coger do? Whoever this Loblaw fellow is it ain’t LA or whoever else you think it is.

dewstarpath

June 4th, 2010
2:34 am

AmVet –

– I hear where you’re coming from – but this character has
revealed too much of his ignorance to be able to hide behind
yet another false identity. It doesn’t suprise me that LA was
let back on after a few weeks. The AJC website doesn’t
require a password for users to post, so this kind of behavior
will probably continue.
I just hate that other posters have to suffer that kind of
foolishness.

Bob Loblaw

June 4th, 2010
8:30 am

dewstarpath

Again, blogging at 2am. You’re either a security guard who isn’t doing her job or you’re paper delivery gal typing from her blackberry.

Either way you’re a loser. You singled me out and attacked me from day one. You accused me of being multiple bloggers yet you NEVER produced any proof. To me and everyone else it says that you are an insane idiot who needs to get a life. Two bloggers have told you that I am not who you think I am and here you are continuing your paranoid rants.

“The AJC website doesn’t
require a password for users to post, so this kind of behavior
will probably continue.”

If they required a password and real name you would not even be here.

“I just hate that other posters have to suffer that kind of
foolishness.”

No kidding, everyone is sick of your crap. Shut up and leave.

“but this character has
revealed too much of his ignorance”

Funny, you’re the one accusing me of being someone else and here you are showing off your ignorance.

GET A LIFE!

dewstarpath

June 4th, 2010
12:35 pm

“Again, blogging at 2am. You’re either a security guard who isn’t doing her job or you’re paper delivery gal typing from her blackberry.”

FOOL. What does anyone care when I post ?
I’ll write in whenever I feel like it.

“You accused me of being multiple bloggers yet you NEVER produced any proof. To me and everyone else it says that you are an insane idiot who needs to get a life. Two bloggers have told you that I am not who you think I am.”

- I don’t need other bloggers to state the obvious –

1: you ARE LA and your comments are irrefutable proof

2: you are too stupid to understand that it’s YOUR
idiot comments that have people upset. I’m not the one
talking about fecal matter and 2 am postings.

If they required a password and real name you would not even be here.

– You mean like 90% of the comments forums on other public sites ?

Go sit your simple self in the corner somewhere until your
ADHD condition settles.

Bob Loblaw

June 5th, 2010
1:49 pm

“1: you ARE LA and your comments are irrefutable proof ”

PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!

“you are too stupid to understand that it’s YOUR
idiot comments that have people upset. ‘

HAHAHAAH!!!!! You’re the ONLY one who is posting about my comments!!!!

As for fecal matter, ma’am you are disgusting!

“If they required a password and real name you would not even be here. ”

And you know this how?

“Go sit your simple self in the corner somewhere until your
ADHD condition settles.”

Ma’am, you are not smart enough to talk to me.

DEWSTARPATH

June 6th, 2010
11:23 am

“If they required a password and real name you would not even be here. ”

And you know this how?

– THAT’S YOUR QUESTION, STUPID.

Ma’am, you are not smart enough to talk to me.

– You’re not smart enough (or old enough) to submit
questions on a blog or to tell men from women.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
11:37 am

LobLAw:

– If you are not LA, THEN WHAT DO YOU CARE IF I HAVE
ACCUSED YOU OF BEING OTHER POSTERS ?

Why wouldn’t you simply state that YOU ARE NOT LA ?
The proof that YOU ARE is THE WAY YOU KEEP
ASKING FOR PROOF.

I don’t care who you are, or who you think you are.
All I did was make a post about Loblaw’s idiot
comments about black people and work,
and you go all PMS on the forum, just like LA.

You addressed me – I didn’t ask you anything at all –
THIS FORUM – MAY 31 – 2:57 to 3:05 pm

BTW – the REAL REASON you complain about me
posting at 2 am? It’s because your mommy says
you can’t stay up that late on the computer.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
12:27 pm

LobLAw is a Liar And a hypocrite !

YOU claim I’m the one who routinely attacks other posters.

“You singled me out and attacked me from day one.” – YOUR WORDS, LobLAw.

MORE OF YOUR WORDS : (From the next forum after this one;
“Parents Far Better Than the Prisons”) –

JUNE 3

9:18 pm – You refer to another poster as the “AJC troll at the top”
9:30 pm – You say “liberal women are nasty looking”

JUNE 4

8:23 am – You accuse American Jews of “not knowing anything
about their history”
9:01 am – You attack a poster’s spelling and ask “Why do you
hate them (Israelis) so much ?” – Just like LA
9:59 am – You call another poster a “Jew Hater”
2:44 pm – You state you want to “shove Liberal $h_t back in
their own faces” – NICE
3:28 pm – You call mit an “idiot”
3:54 pm – You call mit “$h_t”
3:55 pm – You call mit “a towel head”
4:11 pm – You call mit “deaf”

What a liar and a hypocrite you are, LobLAw.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
12:39 pm

“If they required a password and real name you would not even be here. ”

And you know this how?

Only a cretin like LobLAw would ask a question to their own response.

Bob Loblaw

June 6th, 2010
3:26 pm

dewstarpath

This column is over a week old. If you want to continue your paranoid rants please do so on Wooten’s newer blog. If not, please STFU and get a life.

Seriously lady, you have some issues that doctors can’t cure.

Remember, you can’t cure stupid.

Bob Loblaw

June 6th, 2010
3:28 pm

“Why wouldn’t you simply state that YOU ARE NOT LA ?”

I did about 10 ten times.

“If you are not LA, THEN WHAT DO YOU CARE IF I HAVE
ACCUSED YOU OF BEING OTHER POSTERS ? ”

I don’t care, I just like egging you on so that I can make fun of you.

“All I did was make a post about Loblaw’s idiot
comments about black people and work,
and you go all PMS on the forum, just like LA. ”

Sorry you can’t handle reality, dupecrap.

“the REAL REASON you complain about me
posting at 2 am? It’s because your mommy says
you can’t stay up that late on the computer.”

No, it’s because I have a life and a job.

Bob Loblaw

June 6th, 2010
3:29 pm

“Only a cretin like LobLAw would ask a question to their own response.’

If had a high IQ you’d see that what you just wrote is just flat out stupid.

You can’t cure stupid, dupecrap. You’re living proof of that.

Bob Loblaw

June 6th, 2010
3:30 pm

“What a liar and a hypocrite you are, LobLAw.”

dupecrap, I’m sorry that your sister/mom beats you.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:40 pm

“This column is over a week old.”

Not as old as your pathetic attempts at insults.

Bob Loblaw

June 6th, 2010
4:42 pm

“Not as old as your pathetic attempts at insults.”

Stupid much, loser?

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:43 pm

“I have a life and a job.”

– I doubt you have either, considering you’re worried about
when people post, and blaming others for your foul rants.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:44 pm

“Stupid much, loser?”

Nope. It’s just you.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:46 pm

“If HAD A HIGH IQ you’d see that what you just wrote is just flat out stupid.”

Is this stupid, misspelled comment supposed to be proof of your intellect ?
Why don’t you think before you write ?

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:47 pm

Bob Loblaw

June 6th, 2010
3:28 pm
“Why wouldn’t you simply state that YOU ARE NOT LA ?”

“I did about 10 ten times. ” – LIAR.

You continue to insist you do the opposite of what you type.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:49 pm

“I’m sorry that your sister/mom beats you.”

I’m sorry your life is so obviously pathetic that
you have nothing better to do than to cast insults
out on blogs to me and other commenters.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:52 pm

- Did you not see the post at 12:27 pm today ?
Or do you just forget what you say online ?
Do you think you can talk like that to people in
real life ?

Then again, this is YOU after all.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:54 pm

“If you want to continue your paranoid rants please do so on Wooten’s newer blog. If not, please STFU and get a life.”

Again with the feigned pleasantries. “Please STFU”. Nice, retard.

dewstarpath

June 6th, 2010
4:55 pm

BOTTOM LINE: You’re too stupid to manage or control
ANYBODY, so run to your caretaker and let them know
your diaper needs to be changed.

Bob Loblaw

June 7th, 2010
9:41 am

“BOTTOM LINE: You’re too stupid to manage or control
ANYBODY, so run to your caretaker and let them know
your diaper needs to be changed.”

Yeah, you’re the one stealing my comments and I’m stupid? Ma’am, you are one dumb donkey.

Bob Loblaw

June 7th, 2010
9:41 am

“You continue to insist you do the opposite of what you type.”

Public schools have failed you, crap.

Bob Loblaw

June 7th, 2010
9:42 am

“– I doubt you have either, considering you’re worried about
when people post, and blaming others for your foul rants.”

Pot meet kettle.

Bob Loblaw

June 7th, 2010
9:42 am

“Nope. It’s just you.”

Whatever you say Granny Godzilla.

DEWSTARPATH

June 7th, 2010
4:46 pm

“Whatever you say Granny Godzilla.”

Now who’s accusing posters of having another identity ? Loser.

DEWSTARPATH

June 7th, 2010
4:46 pm

“Pot meet kettle.”

Where have we heard that line before ?

DEWSTARPATH

June 7th, 2010
4:48 pm

“Yeah, you’re the one stealing my comments and I’m stupid?”

I don’t steal comments. But your self-analysis is correct.

DEWSTARPATH

June 7th, 2010
4:52 pm

“Public schools have failed you”

Nope. Never failed public school. But your posts
indicate how far you went in school.

At least I can get my point across without using
a lot of foul language, like all of your recent posts.

Bob Loblaw

June 8th, 2010
9:10 am

DEWSTARPATH = Colossal loser!

Bob Loblaw

June 8th, 2010
9:10 am

“Where have we heard that line before ?”

On your job at McDonalds when your manager asks you to clean the dishes.

Bob Loblaw

June 8th, 2010
9:11 am

“Now who’s accusing posters of having another identity ? Loser.”

Not very smart are you!

Bob Loblaw

June 8th, 2010
9:11 am

“I don’t steal comments. But your self-analysis is correct.”

Again, you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Bob Loblaw

June 8th, 2010
9:12 am

“Nope. Never failed public school. But your posts
indicate how far you went in school.

At least I can get my point across without using
a lot of foul language, like all of your recent posts.”

You are just too easy, dupecrap. Too easy indeed!

DEWSTARPATH

June 8th, 2010
1:58 pm

LobLAw = SERIAL POSITING ADDICT AND INGRATE !!!

DEWSTARPATH

June 8th, 2010
1:59 pm

“Not very smart are you!”

Punctuation of a retard.

DEWSTARPATH

June 8th, 2010
2:01 pm

“Again, you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed.”

No, you’re just a tool period.

DEWSTARPATH

June 8th, 2010
2:05 pm

It’s clear to me you are so far gone at this point
that you can’t talk or think straight. It’s amazing –
who’s doing your typing for you, your Mom ?

Being banned from so many forums is clearly
starting to take its toll on you. You need someone to
berate on a daily basis. Absolutely pathetic.

I think I’ll go and post on Kyle and Jay’s blogs –
too bad you can’t join in – LOSER.

DEWSTARPATH

June 8th, 2010
4:54 pm

- Well, “Pablo Littleton”. Guess you’re about to start
another round you claiming you’re not impersonating
other bloggers.

For the record – all your new “personalities” are original,
I’ll give you that.

dewstarpath

June 8th, 2010
4:55 pm

Looks like “Pablo” is up to “LA’s” old habits,
attacking bloggers on Kyle’s site.

Big suprise.

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:28 pm

“SERIAL POSITING ADDICT AND INGRATE !!!”

Pot meet kettle.

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:29 pm

“Punctuation of a retard.”

I’m sure your retarded mom thinks you’re smart.

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:29 pm

“Punctuation of a retard.”

What’s wrong with my punctuation?

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:30 pm

“No, you’re just a tool period.”

Well, I just nailed your @ss to the wall.

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:31 pm

“It’s clear to me you are so far gone at this point
that you can’t talk or think straight. It’s amazing –
who’s doing your typing for you, your Mom ? ”

Ma’am, you may just be the most idiotic person to have ever graced the pages of the AJC.

“Being banned from so many forums is clearly
starting to take its toll on you. You need someone to
berate on a daily basis. Absolutely pathetic. ‘

And what “forums’ have I been banned from, retard?

“I think I’ll go and post on Kyle and Jay’s blogs –
too bad you can’t join in – LOSER.”

I’ve blogged on Kyle and Jay’s blogs for weeks, ma’am.

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:32 pm

“- Well, “Pablo Littleton”. Guess you’re about to start
another round you claiming you’re not impersonating
other bloggers. ‘

You must be schizophrenic. That’s the only answer to your paranoid rants.

“For the record – all your new “personalities” are original,
I’ll give you that.”

I bet you’re awesome in your special ed classes.

Bob Loblaw

June 9th, 2010
12:33 pm

“Looks like “Pablo” is up to “LA’s” old habits,
attacking bloggers on Kyle’s site. ‘

But you just wrote that I was banned from Kyle’s blog.

DEWSTARPATH

June 10th, 2010
9:27 am

“Ma’am, you may just be the most idiotic person to have ever graced the pages of the AJC.”

Ma’am, you should read some of your own blog rants.