Taxes No. 1 issue for next governor

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

● The state has a secondary role in public education — but a primary role in protecting the integrity of Georgia’s system of public education and in certifying quality of graduates, instruction and curriculum. State officials had no idea where the corruption was in an Atlanta system with 58 schools flagged for suspicious patterns of test-answer changes — and yet they deferred to the system to investigate. The findings are in. Only 12 schools had cancers; the rest were home-remedy or office-visit ailments, the school system appointed investigators say. So no further examination of asbestos or smoking is needed. Oh, yes, no bigwigs knew anything. And, henceforth, ease off on the pressure to raise performance standards. “Student achievement and measurable outcomes are critical,” said the panel’s chairman, “but that needs to be balanced by positive ethical behavior.” Which means: Find a test where students are comfortable and employees won’t cheat.

● The “superspeeder” effort to combine law enforcement with $24 million yearly in new revenues generates $2 million in its first year — prompting concerns from proposed beneficiaries (hospitals). Any lawman who would link enforcement and revenue needs or projections is in the wrong business. Linkage is corruption-bait.

● Nathan Deal was right the first time on the federal Race to the Top education spending program and on his concerns about the effort to develop national standards. The federal role in elementary and secondary education, creeping upward, should be virtually nil. It has no expertise — just the ability to print money, pander, reward union constituencies and play the games that gubernatorial candidates do when promising to fix or save public education. Deal first said he’d opt out of the federal program and then changed his mind and said he’d take the federal money if there weren’t too many strings attached. Whether attached now or later, they’re coming.

● Tell you the truth: I drive through South Georgia towns desperate for the loose change that falls from federal spending programs and am incensed that $762,372 in federal “stimulus” money goes to Georgia Tech to study improvised music or $23 million goes to upgrade border crossings in Montana, one across from a crossing that Canada is closing because it draws about five people a day.

● Illusions Shattered Department: My tenure as an Eddie Murphy fan ended when I saw his “Raw” routine on cable. It was — image-shattering raw. And now Sheriff Andy of Mayberry is taking public money to tout ObamaCare.

● No need to get exercised about the decision by a California judge to overturn the will of the state’s voters on the definition of marriage. It, like the challenges to ObamaCare and the Arizona crackdown on illegal immigration, will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

● Most incisive trash-the-property quote of the week comes from one of Newsweek magazine’s potential buyers, Fred Drasner, as quoted by thedailybeast.com. Said Drasner of the $1 paid for Newsweek by entrepreneur Sidney Harmon, husband of U.S. Rep. Jane Harmon (D-Calif.): “I think he paid a very full price.”

● Without question, the primary task facing the next governor is Georgia’s tax and spending structure. In addition to transportation, the state has some explosive entitlement costs looming. Public pensions, of course. Indigent defense. Statewide trauma centers. Health care. Meanwhile, tax revision looms too. Effort there should be to shift from income to consumption. Incentivize work.

● UGA’s not the No. 1 party school in the country. It’s Andrew College in Cuthbert. The evidence? None. Just pulled it out of thin air, as is often done to create Top 10 lists.

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Just phoning it in

August 5th, 2010
9:25 pm

Jim, pretty weak effort today. Only a few sweeping generalizations, a couple of “I know better than anyones” and just one direct swipe at our President. The final entry, not even worth printing. Beneath even you. It’s a sad effort.

Jon

August 5th, 2010
9:33 pm

Jim is the Andy Rooney of the AJC.

M

August 5th, 2010
10:03 pm

Hear, hear on the “overturning the will of the voters” item. When will those people learn that black people and white people just shouldn’t get married? It’s just repugnant.

Oh wait…what were we talking about, again?

swgaMAN

August 5th, 2010
11:08 pm

Do away with defined pension plans convert to 401 types, even if we the tax payers have to pay an extra amount. The savings of the future will cost saving will greatly out weight the cost. Go to the fair tax system and make it work so we can attract the best and brightest to GA. Cap all state jobs, no matter the economic conditions at the time. Once you as a secretary reach 26K that’s all you will get period. The same goes for teachers, colleges, all govt. agencies. Be the first state to pay for general practice and elderly physicians to go to school. Starting in 10th grade and taking all subjects like history solely on computers, so by the time the graduate high school they can begin training in hospital’s. This will drastically cut tuition cost and get us great doctors, for 20 years. Also allow middle aged people to become physicians assistants, and free training for nurses. All this will keep the cost of health care low. Pull the licenses of doctors who will not train these new doctors and kick them out of the state.

Churchill's MOM

August 6th, 2010
5:56 am

Flip flop Deal, just another corrupt Washington polotician. I will vove for a honest woman Karen Handel.

Road Scholar

August 6th, 2010
6:04 am

Jon: You shouldn’t insult Andy Rooney!

As to the rumors about the speeding crackdown by the police, did the people forget the basic premise: if you are speeding, you are breaking the law? Oh, do they (like a judges ruling) only apply/is right if you agree with it?

Speaking of judges ruling in California concerning gay marriage, I guess any ruling against racial discrimination is wrong since many in the 1950’s where against equal rights for minorities? Get real!

Le Bourgeois

August 6th, 2010
6:54 am

I believe that true tax reform is needed by shifting to consumption. However, this means reforming sales tax laws on the books. Check out the dozens of pages of sales tax exemptions in the Georgia Code such as no tax on Bibles or pecan-harvesting equipment. Georgia State University dod a study showing how new exemptions each year is draining the state and local coffers at an alarming rate. Also, reform is critical at the Department of Revenue to get them out of 1960 and bring them to the 21st century of handling sales tax returns, i.e. keying figures by hand, lack of transparency, unorthodox local distribution formulas.

Lawrence

August 6th, 2010
7:20 am

Jon…

If you don’t like it read the trash that Cynthia Tucker puts out.

Jason T

August 6th, 2010
7:47 am

No need to read Cynthia Tucker or Jay Bookman. Without looking, I would say:

Cynthia Tucker’s

Democrats Good
Republicans bad
African-Americans are victims

Jay Bookman’s

Liberals Good
Conservatives Bad

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
7:56 am

Jim Wooten has listed Andrew College in Cuthbert as the No. 1 party school in the country succeeding UGA. Don’t be alarmed because it like challenges to tax and spending structure, transportation, entitlement costs, public pensions, indigent defense, statewide trauma centers, health care, and tax revision will be decided by a band of conservatives when we take over.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
8:01 am

Will

August 6th, 2010
8:49 am

I am so glad that we appear to agree related to the Gay Marriage issue. We are, indeed, a nation governed by law, not popular opinion (doesn’t it peeve you every time a gutless politician calls for a voter referendum to address a concern rather than make a decision?. The US Supreme Court, not popular vote or opinion, will decide this issue. Since the Court is made up of 4.75 republicans and 4.25 democrats (Justice Kennedy being the fractional Justice), I would guess your belief will prevail.

On another topic – as a republican newspaper writer, I assume you believe the republican party line of distaste for judicial activism and support application of settled law. I thought so…..so help me with the republicans new mantra of wanting to re-visit the 14th amendment in order to keep those pesky immigrant babies born in the US from becoming US citizens. In order to do this, either settled law (14th Amendment) must be again amended or re-interpreted. I heard former judge and current US Senator Jeff Sessions state that he did not know what the framers on this Amendment intended but his INTERPRETATION was that they did not intend for some mama in Brazil to come to America, have a baby and that baby be declared a US citizen!! Sounds like Senator Sessions, a leading opponent of judicial activism, is an opponent only when he is not an opponent. Do you think republicans maybe mean they oppose democrat judicial activism, not all republican judicial activism? Me too.

Aquagirl

August 6th, 2010
9:44 am

Jim, I doubt you were upset about the “will of the voters” being overturned in 2000, when the Supreme Court decided in favor of G. W. Bush. Hey, more people picked Al Gore, and that’s what matters, right?

Mobs are fine as long as they’re on your side.

Jim

August 6th, 2010
9:48 am

When Sarah Palin is elected president in 2012, she will most likely get a chance to appoint at least one Supreme Court Justice. The Senate will probably have 47 democrats who will oppose her nominee. She must also remember that the majority of the republican majority in the senate will also oppose her nominee if, based on the last two Court votes, she nominates someone who:

lacks judicial experience
resides in the northeast and/or attended an Ivy League school
is nominated for the nominee’s political beliefs
is nominated, as Senator Sessions has said, because the nominee supports the president and will continue to do so
is likely to be a known vote for either side of the current Court
is a judicial activist that will try to re-interpet settled law like Roe v. Wade or the 2nd and 14th Amendments to the US Constitution.

You don’t think these republicans will try to avoid remembering their criteria for the last two votes when they get a chance to vote on a republican president’s nominee do you? Me neither.

What’s that you say, democrats do the same thing? Of course they do, but is that your standard of adherence, to be no better that democrats?

Ray Pugh

August 6th, 2010
10:51 am

Jim,

You’re gonna need a whole lot of items off the BK Value Menu to offset all that stupid…

Casual Observer

August 6th, 2010
11:05 am

aquagirl,

Are you familiar with the Electoral College? The popular vote total is irrelevant.

Casual Observer

August 6th, 2010
11:06 am

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steve

August 6th, 2010
11:11 am

The schools investigating themselves for cheating is almost as outrages as the Bush justice department investigating the Bush administration.

joe

August 6th, 2010
11:14 am

I am sick to death about people feeling they can vote on my rights as a gay man. I pay the same taxes as straight folks. Hey, if voting on peoples rights is ok I think I would like to go back to owning black people. After all it was the tradition here in the south and we all know that if some thing is traditional (Straight marriage) it must be right.

Jason T

August 6th, 2010
11:17 am

Casual Observer

As you probably know, Casual, there is really NO right for Citizens to vote for President in The Constitution. However, I doubt Auagirl would understand that.

Lawrence

August 6th, 2010
11:18 am

Aquagirl…

If we had elected Gore, we would have another woman chaser Democrat, like Clinton, in office.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
11:19 am

Now you know two men or two women have no business hugging, kissing, squeezing, teasing, and shooting the breeze under the color of Holy Matrimony, marriage. Politicians were correct to call for a voter referendum and the voters got this one right. Let’s hope the U.S. Supreme Court gets it right too.

I’m not a Republican or Democrat. But generally and in this case specifically, Republicans support judicial activism that’s in the vital interest of Americans. But Democrats tend to support judicial activism that’s in the vital interest of our enemies, foreign and domestic.

It’s crystal clear to me that the founding fathers or the 14th amendment did not intend to grant citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens in the United States etc… I don’t believe judges should be activist on the court but sometimes push comes to shove and SH!! Happens.

Jason T

August 6th, 2010
11:24 am

Aquagirl

By the way, there were several recounts done AFTER the Supreme Court decision in 1980, even The New York Times did a recount. They ALL had the same result—Bush won Florida. Get over it.

Casual Observer

August 6th, 2010
11:24 am

Will,

I am not familiar with the comment by Sen. Sessions but I thought the intent of the framers of the 14th was clear. The language on birth was included to insure the freed slaves were citizens. Prior to the Civil War the Black slaves were denied citizenship.

I also believe that the citizenship of the parents determines the citizenship of the baby in most Western countries, not the place of birth.

As for “settled law”, the term itself is nonsense. Wide spread abuse of a statute, or in this case a Constitutional Amendment, should be a basis for examination. The United States does not have the resources to support unbridled immigration, nor should the citizenry be expected to assume the costs of support for children and their families from every nation and certainly not those in the US illegally.

The United States once had a need for higher levels of legal immigration. This is no longer the case and the continuation of the practice of ignoring the abuse of our immigration laws will surely lead to bankruptcy, both moral and financial.

Casual Observer

August 6th, 2010
11:43 am

Jason T,

Aquagirl will be further distressed to learn the control of the vote in the Presidential election is in the hands of the states.

She/he will also hate the states, such as Missouri, who have already enacted statutes to require the Secretary of State to ensure all candidates on the ballot are eligible for the office they seek, whether at the national, state or local level. The election in 2012 should be interesting if someone whose eligibility is in question should decide to seek re-election and several states require clear eligibility before the name could be placed on the ballot.

She/he and Bill O’Reilly and Chris Matthews may not have that “tingle” running up their thigh in 2012.

Rafe Hollister

August 6th, 2010
11:48 am

Joe @ 11:14, you have the same right as I do to find an ugly woman and marry her. What you want is the expanded right to marry someone of your own sex. Who cares, but quit saying you don’t have the same rights, you do.

Jim, the superspeeder law is a travesty. Just wait a few months when the hospitals complain about their lack of revenue. Each State Trooper will get a revised “Performance Standard” reflecting an increase demand for Superspeeder arrests. The morons in the legislature who voted for this revenue bill should be thrown out in the election.

Andrew College, BTW, used to be a party school big time, back in the 60’s, when I was in HS in Cuthbert. Don’t think it is anymore. UGA students enjoy their ranking as kind of a stick to the eye of that tyrant Mike Adams. It is a good recruiting tool as once the tests are over and the studying done, it is time to party and Athens is such a great place.

Glenn

August 6th, 2010
11:52 am

Hi, Y’all.

Jim, congratulations on your retirement and on the handsome salute from the House.

What do you mean about the State having a secondary role in education? That’s news to me. But then you’re the newsman.

Jason T

August 6th, 2010
11:55 am

I see where the US Postal Service lost $3.5 BILLION (with a B)…AAAaahhh the efficiency of Government!

Aquagirl

August 6th, 2010
12:04 pm

@ everybody, yes, I am aware of the Electoral College and how it works. I have been since H.S. Civics class, and wrote a couple of papers in college, so I wasn’t gobsmacked or outraged when George Bush was declared the winner of the election. The Supreme Court decided the matter, which is how it works in our country. Adults abide by court decisions, instead of whining about “activist judges.” Who are strangely not activist if they are overturning laws on gun restriction based on their interpretation of the Constitution. The courts protect our rights from the mob.

But wow, if those crazy Founding Fathers set it up so our President was not elected by simple popular vote, maybe y’all should take that as a clue. Jim obviously missed that point.

@ Casual Observer, you will be distressed that the vote in the Presidential election is solely in the hands of the Electors. The States may choose them, but they can vote however they like, in most cases. Some States have passed laws directing their vote, but it’s never been tested, obviously. Nobody really knows what would happen if the Electoral College went crazy and selected say, Jim Wooten for President. In theory, they could.

Now *that* would be an interesting Supreme Court case.

Aquagirl

August 6th, 2010
12:08 pm

Oh, and my thighs weren’t tingly in the last election. I’m sure Bob Barr is a nice man, but if he makes my thighs tingle I’m jumping off a bridge. Uh, no disrespect intended to Mrs. Barr.

Casual Observer

August 6th, 2010
12:28 pm

aquagirl,

Either I did not make a clear point or you missed the point. The states are responsible for the election process, not the federal government. That includes the determination of who will, or will not, be on the ballot.

I do not know how Bob Barr fits into the discussion but your past comments indicated your “devotion” to the current President. Chris Matthews seems to speak for the Obama voters who “feel” the tingle but did not consider the consequences (all bad so far) of electing a socialist to the office.

JB

August 6th, 2010
12:40 pm

Legislating morality has always been a bad idea. That’s fine if you are a bigot and don’t like or don’t want to be around gay people. That is your right. But, please do not masquerade around the issue by saying allowing gay people the right to marry and to enjoy the same benefits as straight people would somehow “hurt” the “institution” of marriage. There is no truth to that. What you are doing is trying to force your own idea of morality onto others. Gay marriage would have zero impact on any straight person’s life.

I saw a comedian this week on Last Comic Standing that hilariously compared this to the womens’ vote. He said something to the effect that there were probably people making arguments against allowing women to vote, because what would happen next? Would we allow chickens to vote? Couches? I’ll bet a majority of the popular vote was against the vote for women.

I vote for freedom for all, not just for some. Oh yeah, I’m not gay, I just have an IQ well over 100 and realize that all the strawman arguments against gay marriage are just people trying to hide their own bigotry from themselves. You know as well as I do that allowing Adam and Steve to marry will not harm you in any way…you just don’t like that icky feeling it gives you and therefore want to impose your beliefs on the rest of the country. I would ask people to really think about this on a grander scale…make it less about your shear revulsion to gay activity and more about how little (0%) it would impact you vs. how much more free and civil it would make our country.

Aquagirl

August 6th, 2010
1:19 pm

@ Casual Observer, oh, god, don’t tell me I’m actually talking to a Birfer. Shop the crazy someplace else if you want to babble about socialism and wacko junk.

Your craziness is leaking through when you think I’ve posted anything “devoted” to the President. He’s the legitimately elected President of the United States, like G.W. Bush in 2000. I’ve never voted for Obama, and have seen Chris Matthews only in passing. I think he should consult a doctor if Barack Obama makes him lose control of his bodily functions.

Please resume your Forces Of Light vs. The Evil Liberals fantasy without me. Maybe Orly Taitz will play.

Glenn

August 6th, 2010
2:20 pm

The trapline for adjudication of California’s Defense of Marriage Act was set five years ago by supporters of same-sex marriage, and so far the decisions have come off according to plan and right on schedule. The 9th Circuit will uphold the federal finding of unconstitutionality, the U.S. Supreme Court will do the same, with Sacramento’s Tony Kennedy as the swinger, and then it will be up to the Catholic Church, Orthodox and possibly Conservative Judaism, some of the mainline Protestant denominations and the non-denominational evangelicals to decide whether to sanctify gay or lesbian marriage. The civil issue will have been decided. As a practical matter it’s already a fait accompli. By the time the case is heard in Washington voters will have had a couple more years to get used to the shattering of this glass ceiling, and my guess is that a fairly rapidly growing number of citizens will become accustomed to the change of custom. A side note: it will be interesting to see whether the issue activates a significant bloc of Latino voters, most of whom are traditionalists in family and religious matters (a fact which, however, has not previously led them to boycott Pro Choice candidates to a significant degree).

@Aqaugirl,

If Bob Barr should ever make your thighs tingle I’m jumping off that bridge with you.

Also, the Law is the mob in robes. Always has been.

@Jason T,

The USPS is in a helluva bind. I suppose they could stanch the bleeding somewhat, were the union to cooperate, but at a time when 90 percent of the Washington Post’s advertising sales and circulation are derived online, eventually the USPS will bleed out unless it adopts some kind of subscription system with subsidies for the needy.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
3:11 pm

People within my circle of influence are not bigots and it does not bother us to be around people. We have a problem being around the likes of out of the closet Wilt Chamberlain who cherish and flaunt the notion of sleeping with a thousand women, give or take. We don’t want him around us fostering a lifestyle that’s clearly at odd with our moral code and that of our impressionable children. And he would not have a physical impact on our lives but we’re not that myopic.

We shouldn’t take comics seriously. Their jobs are to make us laugh and their venues cannot be taken for places of higher learning. Chamberlain’s right to fornicate with a thousand women and a woman’s right to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ are not moral equivalencies. The error clearly lies at the feet of Chamberlain seeking to openly fornicate; and the church is at fault for denying a woman the right to preach.

Our vote is freedom to everyone too. But don’t give me the business about an IQ well over a hundred that give you the ability to discern straw man arguments…we work with geniuses every day who can’t cross the street without stepping into the path of a car, if you feel my drift.

As far as we know, allowing Chamberlain in our company won’t physically hurt us in any way…but his out of the closet presence might not be to the advantage of our children who are in their formative years. We know little or nothing about the icky feeling associated with him but his in your face lack of self control can only bring harm to our country.

StingerSplash

August 6th, 2010
3:40 pm

Aquagirl,

It’s never been about how many votes a presidential candidate gets. All that matters is how many electoral votes he gets. You can win 12 certain states by a handful of votes in each one, get your tail kicked in the rest of the country, and be elected president.
Al Gore, a former senator and vice president and son of a senator, failed to grasp that notion until after the fact.

JB

August 6th, 2010
3:55 pm

@ Dr. Stan:
Although I’m aware of who Wilt Chamberlain is, I have no idea about his flaunting of his lifestyle and frankly don’t care. I don’t see what that has to do with parenting at all and my 1 child and hopeful future children have nothing to fear from him. If you’re afraid of personalities’ impressions on your children, then you should either move (if you live next door to Wilt) or turn off the TV and read them a book. We can’t legislate parenting skills. We can only hope parents educate themselves and seek help when needed. There are plenty of avenues for this. I really don’t think Wilt has had any lasting impact (negative or positive) on our country, unless you count the horrible sequel to Conan the Barbarian.

I only point out my non-mentally-challenged IQ because I am continually baffled at how people think everyone should be dictated by law to live according to their own individual moral barometers. I don’t know about you, but I have a severe problem with someone else telling me how I should live my life, and even more so against laws that do this evil bidding. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, given that 25% of our population are either birthers or have birther leanings.

I believe in true freedom until that freedom imposes on someone else. Gay marriage does not impose on anyone.

Aquagirl

August 6th, 2010
4:50 pm

StingerSplash, it is about how many votes a candidate gets—but only Elector’s votes. Can you name (without googling) one person who cast a vote for President in 2008? I can.

Really, guys, I understand Presidential elections. They aren’t decided by “the will of the people.” Neither are Civil Rights. That’s not a bad thing, with wingnuts like Jim around.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
4:50 pm

I don’t fear personalities… It’s the likes of some personalities that are destructive, especially to society. In other words, sometimes the imps can cause more death, destruction, and confusion than Satan himself. And It’s not parenting skills that are at fault here. If a child is reared among negative influence, i.e. gay activity, that environment in and of itself can neutralize any skills straight parents have.

In the 1960, 70% of African American women were married. The number was likely higher for white women. Today the numbers are reversed, a sign of satanic presence. 28% of African American women are married…you tell us whether the Chamberlain like influence among others have had a lasting influence on anyone other than Conan the Barbarian…LOL

We don’t have a problem with someone telling us how to live our lives per se. But a problem will arise if people are telling us to live a life of sexual perversion and immorality…But strangely enough, there are people who would reject to being told to live their lives with strong ethics and morals. That’s kind of a reverse order isn’t it?

Gay marriage does impose itself on someone. It imposes on the family, children, and the nation.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
5:14 pm

If I were gay and thought that there was a remote possibility that my lifestyle imposes on straight families, children, or the nation, I wouldn’t dare think of coming out of the closet.

My nation wouldn’t have to worry about me taking sides with enemies, foreign or domestic, because my lifestyle is not accepted.

We’ve come to the end of another day of work. I will talk to everyone later; God willing.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

August 6th, 2010
5:21 pm

Glenn

August 6th, 2010
6:51 pm

O Dr. Stan, you a funnee guy! Dassa gootwong!

Back in the ’70s, when California was debating something called the Briggs Initiative, which would have barred homosexual teachers from the classroom, we outed our English Chair, father of our classmate, on grounds that the Chair was a well known heterosexual sure to proselytize from the lectern on behalf of his life choice. Dr. Curtis got a big kick out of the spoof, as it happened, but…Wilt Chamberlain, I dunno. Good thing Wilt didn’t hold a teaching credential…

Incidentally the initiative’s author, Assemblyman John Briggs, turned out in the end to have a pretty good sense of humor himself. He recanted, saw the silliness of it all and said so.

Strange times. Just when we need California to stage another taxpayer revolt (same year as the ill-fated Year of Briggs), instead that state is broke on its arse and absorbed with legalizing weed and fighting over the recognition of Gay & Lesbian commitments.

Robert Klein for Governor of California!

Shorty

August 6th, 2010
9:20 pm

If the people of California voted to ban all gun ownership in their state, should we honor and uphold their vote as being “the will of the people?”

Cutty

August 7th, 2010
10:35 am

Same ish, different day from Wooten.

Casual Observer

August 7th, 2010
10:36 am

aquagirl,

I will decide the eligibility issue for our budding socialist POTUS when there is clear evidence one way or the other. Right now the evidence is on the side of those who make the claim he is not eligible. If there is a birth certificate (not a certificate of live birth) then the document should be presented rather than spending $millions to keep fighting instead of presenting.

Big DiDi

August 7th, 2010
11:09 am

aguagirl voted for the ‘annointed’ one, yes sir and will again.

nelson

August 7th, 2010
12:24 pm

Not Sherrif Andy, Mayberry RFD will not be the same. They already have immortality on TV, what would Obama Care do that they have not done for themselves.Barney would not put up with it, remember when he arrested the President of the bank as he was unlocking the door. No sireeeee, Andy cannot do this to the good people of Mayberry. Seriously, having a healthy lifestyle is soooooo much better than Obama Care, it will be an endless pit for money, how many endless pits do we have now? Do you know that the average Orthopedic Surgeon makes $500,000 per year. There is a large Orthopedic center where I live, it takes two armored cars every day to haul the money to the bank. Barney dont get soooo nervous. I know one person had four knee replacements now she found a guy who likes to dance. If she had all the money that those four knee replacements cost, well it would be alot for Mayberry.

Glenn

August 7th, 2010
12:41 pm

Yeah, but the death panel sez time’s up for Matlock, unless he has good coverage through SAG.

J.B. STONER

August 7th, 2010
12:59 pm

how yall today…………

J.B. STONER

August 7th, 2010
2:07 pm

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