The panicky flight of the insiders

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

● The NAACP, among the Democrats panicking about the wrath of fed-up voters, trash-talks the tea party. Once proud and with a purpose; now relegated to rhetorical Saturday Night Specials in desperate hope of finding relevancy.

● The primary qualification for Georgia’s next governor is willingness to tackle the embedded structural costs in state government — primarily payroll. The state’s best jobs program is containing the growth and cost of state government.

● Tuesday’s primary election day. Do political endorsements matter? Only if the individual or group making the endorsement shares my values and is not endorsing out of friendship, opportunism or expectation of future reward. It’s amusing, though, that former Gov. Roy Barnes, who is endorsed by the political establishment in metro Atlanta’s Democratic counties, and Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, the presumed leader in the GOP primary, both cast themselves as “outsiders.” Nobody wants to be an insider this year.

● My candidate for the issue that’s most difficult for conservatives to be believable on is anything related to voter ID. Georgia is asking 4,200 potential voters to provide proof of citizenship — and you’d think from the reaction among those on the left that this legitimate process has them cowering in fear, intimidated from going to the polls. It is worth noting that a watchdog group in Minnesota conducted a detailed 18-month examination of felons voting in the election that sent comedian Al Franken to the U.S. Senate in 2008 with a 312-vote win. In Minneapolis and St. Paul the group, Minnesota Majority, documented 341 convicted felons voting illegally.

● Why, I wonder, would anybody think that the ideal location for a train-and-bus station is in the “gulch” area of Atlanta on the west side of Five Points where it’s boxed in and relatively inaccessible? If built at all, Hartsfield-Jackson is a better fit. Has more parking, too. But the DOT is moving ahead to get proposals on the gulch site.

● Projects to add capacity to I-75 and I-575 through Cobb County will, in addition to tolls, require a projected $350 million in taxes, state Department of Transportation officials say. So be it. Two important points: It’s new added capacity. And, as best I can tell, it’s not tolling a highway to free up money to spend on “alternative” boondoggles that aren’t justified by honest cost-benefit analysis.

● A down economy causes the state to drop its sales-tax waived weekend that was proposed for July 29-Aug. 2. It’s doubtful that it accomplished anything other than moving back-to-school purchases around, just as Cash for Clunkers and the homebuyers’ rebate did. When tax reform comes, exemptions should be measured to determine what, precisely, they accomplish. Most exist because interest groups insisted on them and it was easier for legislators to go along than to resist.

● Bad news, good news: The economy’s in the tank, with joblessness around 10 percent. But, desperate people make for a record take by the Georgia Lottery, generating about $884 million for state coffers.

● The Georgia Public Service Commission had best be very cautious over the next few years in allowing Georgia Power Co. and other energy producers and marketers to put uneconomical “green” energy investments on the customers’ tab. Georgia Power’s being allowed to experiment with solar generation — on the tab of all ratepayers, as opposed to those who request it. The danger always with big business is that it resists uneconomical spending until it’s clear that they can pass it all on to consumers. In this political climate, the five members of the PSC really do have to watch out for the little guy.

45 comments Add your comment

deric

July 15th, 2010
8:34 pm

Ragnar Danneskjöld

July 15th, 2010
9:26 pm

Good evening all. Even Cynthia is writing about the irrelevance of the NAACP now, so it must be so.

Other than police investigation labs, does the state government perform any useful service?

I am embarrassed in that I will fail to vote this primary for the first time in my life – I neglected to do so a couple of weeks ago when I had the opportunity, and now I am in the swamp 600 miles from home. I’ll be rooting for Karen, and all of our Congressional candidates look pretty good to me.

On voter ID, whenever leftists shriek like little girls, we need to send them to the corner. There is nothing evil or onerous about having to prove one’s voting eligibility. Unless you are a senile Federal judge.

Heck, I’ll go a step farther, why would anyone think Hartsfield-Jackson is an intelligent place to land planes. That’s a solid 40 miles away from the clientele. Same with Turner Field.

Let’s scrap the state income tax, and implement a lottery instead.

I object to subsidizing those leftist wish lists – no green energy on my electric bill; I want mine radioactive.

Howard

July 15th, 2010
9:30 pm

Jim…so Franken now obviously cheated to win the senate race in Minnesota?? What else is new? He’s a Democrat…but what rankles me is how the GOP abandoned that race and Coleman and didn’t stand up to the cheating in that state. The Dems have an appropriate symbol for their party—a jackass. But the GOP needs to change theirs to a jellyfish. So what if they win back both houses in November?? Will they do anything about Obama and his Communists?? No…they are gutless. Oh, thanks to Bush the Elder, we got 8 years of Clinton, thanks to W, we got the Democrats in power and thanks to McCain, we got Obama.

Gator Nation

July 15th, 2010
10:03 pm

@ Ragnar Danneskjöld

Does the state government perform any useful service? Your ignorance is almost the size of your arrogance. I’m sure you think that you have made it in this world all do to your actions and without any infrastructure to support you.

@ Wooten:
“When tax reform comes, exemptions should be measured to determine what, precisely, they accomplish. Most exist because interest groups insisted on them and it was easier for legislators to go along than to resist.” Well said. I wonder if the teabaggers could read between your lines.

Gator Nation

July 15th, 2010
10:06 pm

@ Howard

Can you even define communism? If anything Obama has been a fascist. Our government is buck-nakid and in bed with big business. Both sides of the aisle. Corporate welfare and socialism for the rich is a more accurate statement.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

July 15th, 2010
10:35 pm

Dear Gator @ 10:03, so you can’t think of anything either?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

July 15th, 2010
10:36 pm

Dear Gator @ 10:03, we conservatives will always defend the right of leftists to teabag each other.

red

July 15th, 2010
11:08 pm

Rag,

What’s your position on the “dirty sanchez”?

John Galt's Cousin's Roommate

July 15th, 2010
11:20 pm

Dear Friends – We really have 4 branches of govt – legislative (which is really controlled by the Congress. staff, executive, judicial, and the strongest branch — bureaucratic branch. How many bureaucrats does the government need? Can we get some responsible people into govt to trim the fat one bureaucrat at a time? Please? These BCrats are ALL-POWERFUL. Congress may make the laws, but the Cratholes write and enforce the rules. These people are career govt hacks who get off on their own personal importance.

RAY

July 15th, 2010
11:41 pm

NOW CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHO THOSE CONVICTED FELONS VOTED FOR,I MEAN THE BREAK DOWN BETWEEN DEMS AND REPS, THOUGHT NOT….WE JUST ASSUME THEY WERE FOR AL FRANKEN…

Olesen

July 16th, 2010
12:35 am

RAY I CHECK WITH MY BLOCKMATES. ONE VOTED FOR COLEMAN SO WE SHIVED HIM. THE REST VOTED LIKE GOOD DEMOCRATS. AL IS THE MAN.

Bitter EX democrackkk

July 16th, 2010
6:49 am

NAALCP had almost fizzled out due to functional obsolescence, but, WOW, Michelle Obama and the TEA folks gave them a NEW cause.

Dont EVER vote for another democrackkk…they keep us ALL OPPRESSED ALL de time, like a slave master.

Lee

July 16th, 2010
7:00 am

For years, the NAACP ignored the black illegitimacy rate, the black crime rate, the black graduation rate, the black welfare rate, etc, etc. Their entire organization has been based on the victimology premise, which lost it’s relevance forty years ago.

Ga Power is being backed into a corner by the enviromentalists, who think that wind and solar is this nation’s ticket to Shangri-la. Ga Power president told them years ago that the technology just wasn’t there to make these energy sources economically feasible. Bottom line, if you want green power, either the government or the ratepayers are going to have to subsidize it. Instead of watching what GA Power is doing, you need to watch what your politicians are doing.

The sales tax holiday was a publicity stunt and bad policy. Most folks don’t spend enough on “back to school” for it to make a difference – especially when the retailers were playing games with the prices.

I-85

July 16th, 2010
7:22 am

Andree Fleet has a shot at it. The great NBA player is riding an enormous popularity bubble. Showing up at all the church revivals he is solid, he can go downtown, go uptown, go inside, go outside devastating in the paint and can stop and pop, he is the one for Governor. Get out there and tout this great guy.

Van Jones

July 16th, 2010
7:36 am

The NAACP calling any organization racist is the epitome of the pot calling the kettle black (pun intended but relevant).

Will

July 16th, 2010
9:08 am

Jim:

Let’s watch this closely and get back together here the first Friday after next week’s gubernatorial primary.

According to Karen Handel, the big three “good ole boys” running for governor are not very good. They are corrupt enablers of the old politics and are not to be trusted. One is a former supporter of the evil Al Gore and another is really an opportunistic democrat who switched parties only to continue to be elected and not because of any change in philosophy.

According to the “big three”, Karen is a liberal democrat who supports gay rights and abortion.

IF you have the time before next Tuesday, how about asking each of the four leading contenders for the republican gubernatorial candidates if, in lieu of their obviously sincere and honest assessments, is there any way they could support these obviously flawed candidates in a general election. Be careful, don’t let them get away with hogwash like, “I don’t deal to hypotheticals” or, “that’s a moot issue as I will be the nominee” or some other similiar nonsense.

I look forward to reading about your responses from these candidates next week!

lazermike

July 16th, 2010
9:50 am

Oh, now I understand. Every taxpayer in Georgia should pony up to pay to add freeway lanes in Cobb County, whether they use (or want) them, but it’s unjust for Georgia Power to spread the cost of its energy production among all customers.

Ghetto Grandmother's Baby Daddy

July 16th, 2010
9:50 am

Billy McKinney has past on to his anti-Semitic, african-american nirvana. Thank god we have one less racist on the face of the planet. Now, if he would have taken his equally racist daughter with him I would have considered him for the Public Servant of the Year Award! AMF!

jconservative

July 16th, 2010
11:03 am

“The primary qualification for Georgia’s next governor is willingness to tackle the embedded structural costs in state government…”

Jim this may be true but all I hear out of the Republican candidates is something about Obama, Obamacare and gay rights.

“…Minnesota Majority, documented 341 convicted felons voting illegally.”

Then one would presume they provided proof of citizenship.

“Georgia is asking 4,200 potential voters to provide proof of citizenship.”

Of all the problems Georgia has I would put this in the bottom 5.

“…interest groups insisted on them and it was easier for legislators to go along than to resist.”

Now you have hit on something big Jim. I would think that rolling over the members of the legislature every election by voting against Incumbents would help on this problem. But unfortunately few voters have the guts to vote against their party of choice. So we keep Incumbents in office for decades and allow them to develop those close and cozy relationships with special interests.

joan

July 16th, 2010
12:15 pm

About building the train station in the “gulch” area of Atlanta, you could probably figure out the why of it, if you could make the connections between the owner or owners of the property and their friends in the DOT. You know how things work in Atlanta.
I would love to know how many people who buy lottery tickets for cash, pay for their food with government assistance. My guess is a lot.

mrs. w

July 16th, 2010
1:30 pm

I have voted at the same place for years. Always have to show my DL and my voter reg. card. If they want to see even more documentation of my right to vote I have no problem with that so, what is the issue here? NAACP, like unions, have long outlasted their usefullness.
Glad I am not stuck with Ga. Power. There!! I think that about covers it.

Hillbilly Deluxe

July 16th, 2010
2:14 pm

Do political endorsements matter?

I’ve never voted for somebody because of an endorsement. I will, however, vote against someone because of who endorsed them.

When tax reform comes, exemptions should be measured to determine what, precisely, they accomplish.

No. If we ever do get tax reform, there should be no exemptions. Every exemption benefits some, at the expense of others. Doesn’t that go against “free-market principles”?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 16th, 2010
8:50 pm

The NAACP and other integrationist civil rights groups are always whining and complaining about what ‘the white man’ has done, is doing, or will do in the future. And integrationist civil rights groups teach that all of the white man’s doings has reduced African Americans to the pitiful genocidal conditions they find themselves in 2010.

The fact is that African Americans from top to bottom have a difficult problem with understanding. You know the Bible teaches that with all your getting, get understanding. Far too many African Americans don’t understand the root cause of their problems. It would be impossible for persons, or a nation, to reduce another people, African Americans, to their current state of being.

Just think about it. Civil rights groups teach the masses of African Americans that white people are the cause of their problems… Think about it. If white people reduced African Americans to their present state of being, literally all of them would have to be geniuses, right? It’s humanly impossible for white people to cause 10% of the problems African Americans face today. Just think about it.

It is common knowledge to movers and shakers through-out the world that to control, negatively exploit, and destroy a different race of people, and have that people participate in it, must be administered exclusively by leading members of the self-same race. That’s common knowledge. Just think about it. After all of these years of overcoming and getting nowhere, understanding the present condition of African Americans should make sense.

If African Americans lack the capacity to understand it, and change it, they will have to suffer the horrible consequences ad-infinitum.

Road Scholar

July 16th, 2010
8:54 pm

For those who don’t understand why the Rail Terminal is desired to be in the gultch…Because two major rail coridors (N-S and E-W) cross there, so the rail can be added with minimal environmental problems in those coridors. Also, it still is near the 5 points Station so MARTA can further distribute the users to/from the terminal.

Now if you don’t like it, send your address to the DOT. I’m sure they can build a new corridor thru , no, next to your home to appease you.

The OTHER Georgia

July 17th, 2010
7:45 am

The NAACP members sure have short memories when it comes to their cult like adoration and following of the Democratic Party. They forget it was this party that dominated southern legislatures that passed Jim Crow laws and kept them oppressed. Lynchings and blatant discrimination against African-Americans took place with Democrats in power. It was Democrats that got the confederate battle flag on our GA state flag in 1956. It was Democrats that got the confederate battle flag flying over the SC legislature in 1962(It’s still there.). It was southern Democrats like Richard Russell, Herman Talmadge, and Al Gore Sr. who voted AGAINST the Civil Rights Act. The CR Act was passed only by the support of REPUBLICANS. Lyndon Johnson even acknowledged this. The fact that the NAACP and other AA’s blindly follow this party is a testament to how they don’t want to look at history, or the facts.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 17th, 2010
10:58 am

Our heart-felt condolences go out to the McKinney family.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 17th, 2010
11:00 am

Billy McKinney was the average American politician e.g. a friend of mine, Dennis, a business man, was seeking assistance. He went to McKinney’s office for help because Dennis believed McKinney to be a ’straight up’ politician.

He entered McKinney’s office excited and optimistic. Before taking a seat, Dennis rattled off seven items of importance to him and before he listed another, McKinney suddenly interrupted, “whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa wait wait wait wait, wait! Before you go any further, I want to know what’s in it for me”.

The experience caused Dennis to change party affiliations… He became a Republican.

Jack

July 17th, 2010
2:47 pm

A lot of Republicans are fomer Democrats who got mugged.

Question Man

July 17th, 2010
10:25 pm

Isn’t it better to have existing railroad rights-of-way if one is going to build a train terminal? Is the best system of right-of-ways at the Gulch or at the airport?

Question Man

July 17th, 2010
10:31 pm

Why should Georgia Power be more “cautious” when it comes to “green” power than when it deals with nuclear power options? And wasn’t one of the last times Georgia chose not to invest in a “green” venture when the State dcided not to invest in Lake Lanier, and decision that haunts us to this day?

Eli Jones

July 18th, 2010
8:28 am

“REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER”
……………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………..
“Obamacare” / “Abortions paid for under Obamacare” / “Suing Arizona” / “Bailouts”/ “Bribes”/ “Obama’s & BP’s Gulf Oil Aneurysm” / “Amnesty” / “Economy Trashed” / “Little or No Border Security Enforcement” / “No Jobs” / “Beer Summit” / “Calling Our Returning Veterans Potential Terrorists” / “AG Holder setting the 9-11 terrorist trial just blocks from the 9-11 attack site” / “Calling Christians Potential Terrorists” / “Hands Holding Crotch During Pledge Of Allegiance” / ” “Rev Wright” / “Michelle” / “Massive & Reckless Spending” / “Harry Reid” / “Nancy Pelosi” / “Death Panels” / “Nationalizing Banks” / “Nationalizing US Industry” / “Calling Tea Party Activist’s Racist’s” / “New Black Panther Party Thugs empowered by Obama’s AG Holder” / “Using the NAACP to spread Racist Propaganda” / “Calling Terrorism A Man Made Disaster” / “Calling America a Muslim Nation” / “Bowing to the Saudi king of Terror” / “The Obama Apology Tour” / “Obama’s Marxist Czars” / “Obama’s Muslim Czars advocating for Islamic Sharia Law in America” / “Obama mistreating our friends” / “Cap & Trade Tax” / “Obama’s Terrorist Appeasement” / “The Islamization Of NASA” / “Muslims exempted from Obamacare” / “Obama’s Mistreatment Of Israel” / “Mosque At 9-11 Ground Zero”

Maddog

July 18th, 2010
9:27 am

Minnesota voting rights for felons have been reinstated after they completed sentence, probations, etc since the early 1960s. Nothing new here, move along.

More importantly, did you protest when Florida Republicans hired a completely inexperienced, but politically connect firm, to “purge” voter rolls before the 2000 election and mistakenly threw out over 90,000 legal voters? Of course not, Jim, since you’re a shameless hypocrite, stubbornly and willfully blind, and lacking the guts and decency to see, much less, pursue truth.

Big DiDi

July 18th, 2010
10:43 am

The ”Black Panther” BS has gone far enough…..
You want trouble, stir up the ”Red Neck” nation..

Bring NO-NUTS OBAMA with you.He’s the one behind you…

Gone for now to listen to some Hank Williams Jr. music………………………

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 18th, 2010
10:48 pm

Someone should make it plain in 2010. During the years of segregation, integrationist African Americans demonstrated because black policemen couldn’t arrest white citizens. Logic dictates that African Americans should have been demonstrating because white policemen could arrest black citizens.

I agree with the tea party. African Americans leaders and their minions are not ready for freedom; and need a Master. They desperately seek to integrate with other productive groups in society in order to transfer their responsibility for freedom, (producing food, clothing, shelter, employment, education etc) to other groups; Whites, Asians, Jews, Arabs, etc.

Should any of those groups fail to adequately meet the basic needs of African Americans, they decide to demonstrate or protest. Taking such a backward position in society is unbelievable, irresponsible, and cowardly.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 18th, 2010
11:57 pm

During the years of segregation, 65% of African American women were married. When integration became mandatory in the South 1970, African Americans women have experienced a steady decline in holy matrimony. The process had begun much earlier in the North because the South was last to integrate. Major media has provided a bizarre explanation for the steady decline of marriage. And African Americans have graciously accepted it.

Today, only 28% of African American women are married. But what’s most disheartening about it is that the very illogical political position that African Americans fight for in society, the doctrine of integration, is the very thing that’s literally killing them; especially their children. And it’s their own fault because no one should hold productive people in society responsible for the deadly decisions African American leaders and their minions make for the black masses.

Don

July 19th, 2010
9:52 am

A few comments:

The “gulch” property is owned by Norfolk Southern Railway. They have no dog in the hunt. The primary purpose of the multi-modal station is to serve commuters and Atlanta regional travel. The airport is an intercity facility and a lousy place for a regional hub.

It’s nice to say a highway project is useful because it’s “adds capacity”. No doubt that’s true, but that’s a pretty low hurdle. The next cost/benefit analysis I see on a GA highway project, honest or not, will be the first.

Over $200M was spend on the I85/316 interchange. When the construction was complete and teh traffic clog moved one mile south in the AM and one mile north in the PM, the DOT said it was never intended to be a capacity project. It was for “safety” despite no fatalities over the previous interchange’s history. I am more wary of dishonest justification for highway projects in GA than I am of any rational or irrational transit project proposal.

Nads

July 19th, 2010
2:26 pm

Lazermike @ 9:50am on 7/16 hit the nail on the head.

Jim, retire soon.

Port O'John

July 20th, 2010
10:17 am

Uh, Jim, geography is the reason why the gulch is the best location for the multi-modal terminal. You see “multi-modal” means creating links between different types of transportation (cars, trains, buses, subway, mass transit). The gulch is where the east-west and north-south rail lines cross. If we put the multi-modal station there a passenger can take MARTA from the airport, go to the 5 Points Station and hop a commuter train to the burbs. Despite what you write, buses can get to the railroad gulch. They somehow manage to find the 5 Points MARTA station and the Georgia World Congress Center, so all the driver would have to do is turn that steering-wheel thingy down the other street. OK?

Of course, since the Ga DOT and Georgia GOP have no intention of ever investing in commuter rail, I agree that they should drop the whole charade and return the $80 million in federal funds back to the feds so states like North Carolina or Florida can actually use it.

Oh, and on your toll-roads issue, I guessed you missed the headlines about Governor Sonny and the GDOT turning the HOV lane on I-85 into a toll road? That’s right, they are going to spend $110 million on cameras and electronic readers (but no toll stations and exits) to turn a lane we’ve already paind for into a toll road we can pay for again. Of course GDOT’s on NEPA analysis admits that the tolls will not come close to paying for the costs of maintaining the toll system, let alone the $110 million.

But that’s what we get when “fiscal conservative” Republicans run the show.

Enjoy your car, traffic is only going to get worse.

Sentinel

July 20th, 2010
11:08 am

What’s this?
Jim Wooten is concerned about big business…GA Power…whopping the “little guy”
for dollars to develop nuclear plants?
Why single out GP?
Big business has done that for so long, and this is the only instance you could find?
I agree with you re GP…….now look around, and you might be able to determine other
instances, and you might want to consider which political party wishes to offer free reign
to business to do as it wishes with “the little guy.”

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 21st, 2010
8:40 am

I have read the letter written to Mr. Lincoln and listened to the speech given at the NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The demagogues who charged Mark Williams and Shirley Sherrod with racism, and had them removed from their respective post, are attempting to keep the American people from seeing clearly what each person has revealed.

There is not an ounce of racism in the letter or the speech. The letter shows that there is no such animal as freedom in one hand and the doctrine of integration on the other. Lincoln, like Pharaoh, let African Americans go to take responsibility for their own freedom. Educated African Americans would be charged with providing for the basic needs of their masses i.e. producing food, clothing, shelter, education, employment etc. But clearly educated African American leaders and their minions wanted no part of it. That was not in ‘the plan’. They opted to depend on other free educated groups via integration to meet their basic needs. Each point is clearly expressed in the letter. But Americans are not supposed to see what Mark Williams revealed. So they used the blinding charge of racism in order to lead a visually impaired people astray.

The speech showed how African Americans were separate. They commanded more respect from each other by taking responsibility for their basic needs. They produced more food, clothing, shelter, employment etc. In fact, many had their own farms and literally 15 million acres of land to boot. Many colleges and businesses were established because African Americans helped one another. They reached back in the spirit of brotherly love when they were separate. But after integration, they have sold most of their land for little or nothing. They have 2 million acres left. And they became more divisive from each other and white people too. Each point is clearly expressed in the speech. But Americans are not supposed to see what Shirley Sherrod revealed. So they used the blinding charge of racism in order to lead a visually impaired people astray.

There certainly is no racism in the letter that Mark Williams wrote to ‘Mr. Lincoln’. And there is no racism found in the speech given by Shirley Sherrod. But both revealed something to the American people that elitist white and black people don’t want Americans to see. And that is the doctrine of integration is a demonic ‘plan’ imposed on African Americans and Americans by elitist secret societies via minions. It’s used for the purpose of destroying each respective group and our great nation.

Big Jim

July 21st, 2010
12:47 pm

Is Roy Barnes the Governor yet?
Can’t wait!

CREAM-Cash Rules Everything Around Me

Money talks,BS walks. Racism has given way to classicism.
Obama,Clarence Thomas,not the same as the rest of us Negroes.
Bush,Limbaugh,not the same as the rest of you Whites.

Until the average “enlightened” teabagger or watercooler expert
can get it through their heads that we don’t have any business
taking to heart what rich a-holes believe.

When it’s time to suffer,we’ll suffer. Not Limbaugh,Obama,Bush,
Thomas,Hannity,J.Jackson. None of these people have to worry
about the things we have to.

Safe to say,if you’re reading/writing this today,you’re not one of
the elite. So stop drawing lines in the sand,because working class
citizens will not be invited to the homes of Limbaugh or Jackson.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 22nd, 2010
7:41 am

What are the chances African American civil rights leaders and their minions will learn something positive from the Shirley Sherrod unfortunate incident? Probably zero. Shirley Sherrod is the black employee who resigned from the Agriculture Department on Monday because the White House believed her to be a racist. Her comments at the NAACP 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet were taken out context.

My hat is off to good white Americans. They have been called racist by African American civil rights leaders and their minions for the past forty years for political purposes and black inadequacies. And for the most part, most white people haven’t responded or retaliated. But that silence has been shattered. Andrew Breitbart retaliated after the NAACP called the Tea Party racist.

Andrew Breitbart’s posted an edited video online which seemed to show racism inside the NAACP and primarily on the part of its guest speaker. Like countless white people over the years, the guest speaker, Shirley Sherrod, suffered an injustice and the anguish of being wrongly accused of being a racist.

Do you think African American civil rights leaders and their minions will cease and desist making racist claims against white people or producing racial groups for political purposes and black inadequacies? I seriously doubt it. For over forty years, accusing people who produce of being racist is the political formula used to acquire the goods and services etc that black people need to survive.

Chief Wompum

July 22nd, 2010
8:16 am

Big Chief say…UGH!!

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

July 22nd, 2010
3:41 pm

If each racial group in society were issued a magic train to success, which group would you ride with? Would you ride with Americans, Jewish Americans, African American, Asian Americans, Native Americans, etc?

My family and I would ride the African American magic train to success conducted by the integrationist African American leaders. But we definitely wouldn’t ride inside. We would take our positions atop the cabs.

It wouldn’t take very long before the integrationist leaders run the train and the passengers headlong into the Grand Canyon. And from our positions, my family and I would have ample time to leap to safety because we knew what was coming.

Most of the passengers will undoubtedly perish from the trauma, but some will survive. And just as my family knew what was coming, you know the excuses that will be given for the unfortunate outcome.

“White people are to blame. Right wing conservatives suckered black people again. They gave us a defective magic train. But every other group was given a magic train that’s led them to success. It’s nothing but racism”.

retiredds

July 22nd, 2010
4:43 pm

Jim, this rate-payer objects to having to pay for electricity powered by coal. I will gladly pay more for green energy and have GA Power do away with coal. Wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, nuclear are what I want to power my house. Coal and oil – time to do away with them or relegate them to 10% or less of power generation.