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 President Obama told us that health care revision — which, incidentally, 63 percent of Americans want repealed — would be a cost-saver.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

DEWSTARPATH

June 30th, 2010
5:01 pm

- How’s the weather on your planet, LobLAw ?

DEWSTARPATH

July 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

- Do you have anything meaningful to say –
other than regurgitating the same grade school comments ?

Or (more likely) are you just spouting off here because
you were “busted” on Kyle’s site by other bloggers ?

DEWSTARPATH

July 3rd, 2010
7:45 am

- BOB LOBLAW is a fool, a tool, and needs to go back to school.

Bob Loblaw

July 3rd, 2010
7:45 am

Enter your comments here

DEWSTARPATH

July 3rd, 2010
7:46 am

- Bob LobLAw = closet fascist.

DEWSTARPATH

July 3rd, 2010
7:55 am

“DEWSTARPATH, if I were “busted” on Kyle’s blog, why am I still blogging?”

– Because you’re an out-of-control adolescent who spends the entire day
posting 100 times in a forum on public website and tells other users to
“shut the F up and get a life” – advice you need to take yourself.

DEWSTARPATH

July 7th, 2010
7:58 am

DEWSTARPATH doesn’t post 100 times on a forum in a single day.
DEWSTARPATH has busted Bob LobLAw for imitating other posters.
DEWSTARPATH is sick of dealing with idiots like BOB LOBLAW.

DEWSTARPATH

July 7th, 2010
8:08 am

- From K. Wingfield blog (Elena Kagan / Evolution of
Political Correctness – July 2, 2010):

Pookadoprelanderschitzel – July 5th, 2010 – 10:03 am

“Bob Loblaw is dumb. Cynthia Tucker never left the AJC,
she just left Atlanta. People can write from anywhere, genius.”

Another one of Bob LobLAw’s many fans.

They just keep adding up, don’t they LobLAw ?
(See this forum – June 26 @ 4:33 pm.)

DEWSTARPATH

July 8th, 2010
3:16 am

DEWSTARPATH thinks BOB LOBLAW is a demented pervert
who conjures up sick fantasies like the July 7 @ 7:46 because
BOB LOBLAW is actually a member of NAMBLA.

(That’s Nazi Adolescent M*Bater LA).

DEWSTARPATH

July 8th, 2010
5:00 am

- AxelFraud, LA, Smashsmeesha, Who Dat, Unions Suck,
Nimbus 5k….Information/distraction – BHO May 1, 2010……
Obama/Humongous has the IQ yada yada yada ….

Grand Forks….it goes on and on and on …..
…..but not for long….tick…tick…tick…tick…

DEWSTARPATH

July 8th, 2010
5:09 am

- HDB, Algonquin, Taxpayer, Roger Rabbit,
songbird…. Peter….AmVet….. Pookado….
C.tucker….. K. Wingfield….

They’re all catching on….tick….tick…tick..

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:39 am

BOB LOBLAW blows goats.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:39 am

BOB LOBLAW plays with little boys.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:40 am

BOB LOBLAW is a convicted felon.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:40 am

BOB LOBLAW is a stalker.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:41 am

BOB LOBLAW is an idiot.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:41 am

BOB LOBLAW touches little boys. Someone needs to call the cops.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:42 am

They’re all catching on….tick….tick…tick..

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:52 pm

LobLAw = “DEWSTARPATH is a has sex with cows.”

Typical grammar of a ranting idiot who posts 100
times in forums.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:56 pm

LobLAw = “DEWSTARPATH is a Nazi Adolescent M*Bater DEWSTARPATH!”

– More enlightened viewpoints from someone who uses
handles such as “Smashsmeesha Bobeesha” , “Unions Suck”,
“Nimbus 5000″, “Who Dat”, and “Obama has the IQ of dung”.

LobLAw = Idiot blog-rant addict.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
12:58 pm

“Pathetic.” Describes you 100%, DEWSTARPATH!

DEWSTARPATH is a “Desperate Cornball who repeats nonsense constantly and plays with himself.

– Looks like the Queen of all-day post rants is off of their
medication. The blathering rants directed towards AmVet
were most likely a description of “LobLAw’s” daily routine.

DEWSTARPATH

July 9th, 2010
1:02 pm

July 9th, 2010
9:54 am

“They’re all catching on….tick….tick…tick..”

– Copying and posting my comments won’t work for you,
“Grand Fork LobLAw”. You need to stick to copying and
posting text pictures of tanks from sports websites.

DEWSTARPATH

July 10th, 2010
2:57 am

July 9th, 2010
4:36 pm

- Proves my point. Multiple pastings in a single post.
Complete waste of time.

DEWSTARPATH

July 10th, 2010
3:04 am

“I was drinking when I posted that.”

- So a drunk person can type. I suppose you’re
going to claim you drank just enough to remain
sober enough to post.

“It’s funny how you and I have gone back and forth for weeks.”

- I wouldn’t describe it as “funny”.

“I bet Wooten doesn’t even know.”

– Doesn’t matter. Other posters have probably already seen
this forum and figured out your “signature”.

tick…..tick….tick….tick…

DEWSTARPATH

July 10th, 2010
3:05 am

BOB LOBLAW = Idiot blog-rant addict.

It's a shame what he did to that dog.

July 10th, 2010
1:15 pm

“Proves my point. Multiple pastings in a single post.
Complete waste of time.”

Isn’t that what you’re doing?

It's a shame what he did to that dog.

July 10th, 2010
1:15 pm

“Doesn’t matter. Other posters have probably already seen
this forum and figured out your “signature”. ”

Isn’t that what you’re also doing?

It's a shame what he did to that dog.

July 10th, 2010
1:15 pm

“Idiot blog-rant addict.”

Isn’t that what you’re also doing?

DEWSTARPATH

July 10th, 2010
5:04 pm

“It’s a shame what he did to that dog.”

- ???????????????????????????????

DEWSTARPATH

July 10th, 2010
5:06 pm

“Doesn’t matter. Other posters have probably already seen
this forum and figured out your “signature”. ”

LobLAw – “Isn’t that what you’re also doing?”

– ??????????????????????????????????

AJC IT Department

July 12th, 2010
9:21 am

DEWSTARPATH

This is a final warning for you. Enough with the name calling and insults. Do it again and you will be permanently banned from the AJC blogs.

DEWSTARPATH

July 12th, 2010
12:43 pm

AJC IT Department – July 12th, 2010 – 9:21 am
DEWSTARPATH

“This is a final warning for you. Enough with the name calling and insults. Do it again and you will be permanently banned from the AJC blogs.”

LobLAw – PLEASE. What are you – just out of grade school ?

Did you forget ? YOU are the one who has been banned multiple
times from different forums. I have been banned ONCE from Kyle’s
site for two days – and that was in response to something you said
about me.

Stop acting childish by using false identities – especially one for
a business.

AJC IT Department

July 12th, 2010
1:17 pm

DEWSTARPATH

You’ve been warned.

DEWSTARPATH

July 12th, 2010
1:49 pm

LobLAw:

– Sticks and stones can break my bones,
but you are one dumb poster.

You can fake being from the AJC IT department all you
want (the person running the forum – e.g. Kyle, Jim –
sends out warnings, not the IT department), but getting
into it with CJ on Kyle’s blog today while at the same time
trying to convince me (unsuccessfully) that I’m the one
attacking other posters isn’t evidence of you having a
clue about reality.

DEWSTARPATH

July 12th, 2010
5:18 pm

I is smart! I went 2 skool to study poetry. I’z smarter dan you conservitive people. I can spell werds rite and better dan u. I like stalking other bloggers and pretending to be powerful.

DEWSTARPATH

July 12th, 2010
7:24 pm

- First off, flunky, I went to school to study mechanical engineering –
not poetry. Second, I don’t stalk anyone – especially you. Third –
I AM NOT A “LIBERAL” OR “CONSERVATIVE”. That’s your assumption.

If you’re supposed to be so smart and clever – how do I know it’s always
YOU behind your little identity theft rants ?

AJC IT Department

July 13th, 2010
2:25 pm

DEWSTARPATH

Would you like us to reveal your name and home address? We can do that if you don’t stop the nonsensical comments.

DEWSTARPATH

July 13th, 2010
2:41 pm

“Would you like us to reveal your name and home address? We can do that if you don’t stop the nonsensical comments.”

????? – Someone’s off their medication. Seriously.