GOP clings to good ol’ boy system

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

● I defy incoming Commissioner Gary Black, or any other Republican, to operate the Georgia Department of Agriculture, on the budgets of Tommy Irvin, who’s retiring after more than 40 years. He’s among the last of the Depression-influenced penny-pinchers setting or managing a budget in state government. Irvin’s in the news because on the way out the door he’s given 41 employees raises that will cost the state’s taxpayers $130,000 per year — or just slightly more than the cost of one average federal employee. (Check back in four years on how much this department’s budget grows.)

● Nothing quite captures “greed and excess” like shoes. Among Bernie Madoff’s seized possessions up for government auction was a pair of gold-thread BLM-monogrammed black velveteen slippers, which were among a clothing lot that sold for $6,000. Presumably those who see you in your slippers know who you are — even the burglars. Imelda Marcos, when ousted from the Philippines’ Presidential place in 1986, was reported to own 3,000 pairs. “I did not have 3,000 pairs of shoes,” she said later. “I had 1,060.”

● The most distressing aspect of Republican ascendancy in Georgia has been its failure to distance itself from the good ol’ boy system. Under no circumstances should an elected official and his employees or agents discuss or plead personal business, or expected future business, in the presence of an employee of state or local government who is in a position to grant favors. The AJC reported last year that then-Congressman Nathan Deal intervened with state officials “to protect an obscure state program that earned his company nearly $300,000 a year.” The AJC’s Dan Chapman reported Sunday that Gov. Sonny Perdue “and two men who run the governor’s trucking company met at the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah with a half-dozen state employees. The purpose: Grow Perdue’s private business.” A Perdue spokesman said the meeting was simply to gather information available to any other Georgian and involved no preferential treatment. Ethics and open government should have been a foundational issue for Republicans while they were still new to governing.

● The Right keeps its book-burners on the distant fringes. The Left has its in high places. Said U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.: “There’s a little bug inside of me which wants to get the FCC to say to Fox and to MSNBC: ‘Out. Off. End. Goodbye’ It would be a big favor to public discourse, to our ability to do our work here in Congress, and to the American people, to be able to talk with each other and have some faith in their government and, more importantly, in their future.” With unchecked power, the Left would be a serious threat to our liberties.

● This may be naïve, but the Republican alternative to earmarked spending is not to work the Obama administration through Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed or other Georgia Democrats for favors such as Georgia Ports Authority-sought projects, but to create a system nationally that spends on merit and not political influence. Georgia, through its Department of Community Affairs, does quite a good job of channeling money to the most-deserving local projects. There’s a little left over for legislators to hand out, and they do, but merit matters.

● You have to read closely, but the lie that ObamaCare will reduce medical costs creeps into your family budget. Had employers not “modified” health insurance benefits in the new year, the cost would have gone up 10 percent. Instead, it’ll be 6.3 percent, with at least 1-2 percentage points of that due to ObamaCare mandates. There’s no “free” coverage. Somebody’s paying for every new program and mandate. Mark time until 2013. Then repeal.

52 comments Add your comment

Sick&TiredOfTheGOP

November 18th, 2010
7:29 pm

The new health care law does not become effective until 2014; therefore, the increase in health insurance benefits this year has NOTHING to do with the NEW HEALTH CARE LAW; however, the increase is an attempt to spread LIES created by none other than who? Maybe the writer of this article? Reminds me of the same lies surrounding the auto industry. Wake up Georgia, please….

Rockerbabe

November 18th, 2010
7:54 pm

Repeal. And just what are you going to do with the nearly 50+ million people who will loose any type of coverage that they have been able to obtain? Why I ask? I know you don’t care about anything or anyone else who is a bit less fortunate than you.

I Obamacare is repealed; it will be replace with absolutely nothing and we will be back to where we have been for the last 50 years! Such stupidity is unbecoming, even to the writer of this drivel.

If Obamacare is repealed, then Congress ought to repeal their own benefits package and make the the rest of the Americans who teeter-tooter on diaster from week to week. Just plain hateful. You should be ashamed.

Rafe Hollister

November 18th, 2010
8:17 pm

Rockerfeller is a moron. Even if you follow his twisted logic of eliminating the left and right, you would have to eliminate most all of the media, NPR, NY Times, Wash Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, AJC are all hard left, he left them off his hit list.

Obamacare is a cancer in itself, it will grow unchecked until it devours the economy of this country. There are much better ways to provide healthcare for the uninsured. Open more ER’s and send them all to the ER free of charge and we would spend less money that providing them an all expense paid health insurance policy, which will certainly be abused time and time again.

Rafe Hollister

November 18th, 2010
8:20 pm

What I mean by abuse of their policy, is much the same as medicare/medicaid fraud. The unscrupulous doctors just have an open expense account to charge for whatever they can get away with.

LB

November 18th, 2010
9:30 pm

Actually Sick and Tired, the ill-named Healthcare law includes many provisions that went into effect immediately and many more in 2011-2013 until full compliance on all provisions are mandated in 2014. I encourage you progressive liberals to READ the bills before they are voted on. Oh, and by the way, having worked with the top experts in the country who are are still trying to decipher this legislation for their clients, they still don’t know the full extent of all of the healthcare bill’s provisions since many bureaucratic regulations have yet to be written and handed out to us plebeians.

rebeccahkim

November 19th, 2010
2:30 am

You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price check http://ow.ly/3akSX .If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and trust me you are not going to loose anything!

mike

November 19th, 2010
2:46 am

Yes that is right repeal Obamacare. The writer of this article has healthcare which is probably better than the average person who would be under Obamacare. Just like the republicans in Congress their health also is better than most Americans but they will repeal what you are eligible for. BTW ole sonny has already benefitted from his time in office since he has done nothing else since he has been in there. I forgot he did ride around in the GSP helocopter and push ‘Go Fish’ next to his property. I guess ‘Get a deal with Deal’ financial mess will be the state’s first agenda. First things first.

Mr. Dithers

November 19th, 2010
5:31 am

And yet, you unabashedly supported good ol’ boy Nate “The Steal” Deal for governor. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. The only way to end the good ol’ boy network is to vote in people who aren’t beholden to it. Based on our choices this year, I don’t see that happening any time soon.

CGA

November 19th, 2010
6:14 am

Didn’t the provision that 26 year-old “children” could get coverage under a parent’s health care plan come from the Obamacare legislation? That will go into effect at the beginning of this year. I’m sure that weighed on my insurer’s decision to increase premimuns and copays, whether or not anyone decides to take advantage of it.

Say What?

November 19th, 2010
6:43 am

“…. Instead, it’ll be 6.3 percent, with at least 1-2 percentage points of that due to ObamaCare mandates.”…

Can’t speak for everyone out there, but that just my monthly contribution! It does not take into account a new out-of-pocket expense of $1000 BEFORE BENEFITs !!! Then every co-pay is DOUBLED – office visit, Rx and ER. Yes, Thank You President Obama for your “Hope” and “Change” – Hope I don’t get sick and Change in in my paycheck.

Just Askin;

November 19th, 2010
6:50 am

Just had a flashback to the Clinton Years. I seem to recall that sometime around his 1st election Congress (lawyers) determined that there were too many Doctors and started paying medical schools tax dollars to accept fewer students thus driving up costs (price & demand). So basically, they caused the “crisis”. Was National Health Care their intent all along? Just Askin’

DeborahinAthens

November 19th, 2010
6:51 am

How many teacher furlough days could have been avoided if we used the state’s resources for education rather than Sonny’s fish pond boondoggle? As to health care. Our system is horrid, and if I hear one more clueless politician say that it’s the best in the world, I’ll puke. Our system is bought and paid for by the health insurance lobbyists and is crippled by the relentless lawsuits against drug companies and doctors. We will never “fix” our health care system because our politicians are bought and paid for by the same people that put the screws to the American people. And yet we keep voting for the Good ol’ Boys.

Streetracer

November 19th, 2010
6:59 am

CGA @ 6:14

The idea that anyone would think that a 26 year-old is a “child” is abhorant to me. Except that I did not pay my parents for room and board when I lived at home, I worked and paid my own way since before my 14th birthday. I bought my clothes, school supplies, car, car insurance, collage expenses, etc.

Buzz G

November 19th, 2010
7:25 am

The health care law defines a person as a child until they are 26 years old. And yet they can vote when they are 18. Politicians are sick people. They warp and distort everything to enhance their power.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

November 19th, 2010
7:39 am

Good morning all. There is only one way to trim government budgets. In the particular case of the agriculture department, the surest way would be for an administrator to look at the specific tasks performed by the department, and determine what cannot be done better by a citizen searching the internet. Abolish those positions made redundant by 21st century technology.

I have never understood the “shoe fetish.” After 33 years of marriage, however, I mention same in hushed tones. Of my ten pairs of shoes, I would eliminate six but for the insistence of others that I “need” them.

It is a heckuva world – one group of politicians tells us how to run our lives, and their opponents compel us to lavishly fund theirs. The latter is preferable, by a vote of 51-49.

Only fools put faith in government. That includes too many of our leftist friends. Nobody can doubt that Sen. Rockefeller does not want anyone to question his judgment about how we should live our lives.

Why is Georgia handing taxpayer funds to “deserving” local projects? Abolish it – let the local fund whatever they really need. And let charities cover whatever deserving projects are beyond the tax capacity of the local government.

The only way to increase the number of people served with less funds is to degrade service, sometimes called “death panels.” Not just ObamaCare, but anything where overlord judgment overrules individual choice.

Wooten

November 19th, 2010
7:45 am

How the hell did Wooten get an umlaut key? OMG, now the democrats really are finished. It’s not fair. I often played “What if…..what would be the toll….how many seats…how many votes…..” when I considered the various scenarios about which blogger would detangle the secrets to creating blogdoms first umlaut. Of course it ends up in the hands of a war-inventing capitalist.

So don’t tweet Wooten’s nose unnecessarily until we on the left can come up with a counter diacritical. The accent grave would be nice, but the technological problems are so great that surely that one is for some future campaign. With that in mind, I offer this:

Wooten’s always-fun Friday pick-a-topic was especially uplifting today. He defied, he decried, and he really gave that liberal leech Madoff what for. the read was awsome, as usual, pointing out threats to our liberties as if he were some alert journalistic sentinel. He exposed the fairy tale that is Snoboma’s healthcare cost-reduction plan, reminding us all to be fiscally responsible, and he showed how we can’t always walk a mile in someone elses shoes; especially not if they were slaves to fashion and owned 1060 of them, cause who could or should walk that far, and what if they don’t fit? Cinderella’s sisters can testify to that!

Great pieces. Fun for all. highly Recommended! (Bookman, how we coming on that caret? I don’t know how long I can hold out. But for now, I guess we fooled ‘em.)

Stuck in a Red State

November 19th, 2010
8:27 am

Wooten

You timed you concerns regarding the two GOP Governors perfectly. You can hold your head high now that the election is over; But, we all know a hypocrite when we see one . You pretend to give a s**t about GOP ethics, and we can pretend you have an open mind.

VietVet

November 19th, 2010
8:43 am

Amazing column today. The good: Jim praises a Democrat, Irvin, and criticizes a Republican, Deal. The bad: Only after an election, when he championed all things Republican. The recycled lie: The new health care law will not help us financially. The truth: The new healthcare law, watered down and chockfull of concessions to “conservatives”, will bend the cost curve downward for the first time in 30 years. Yes, we will pay more than last year, but not as much as the Republican plan since Nixon, which is to allow the medical/insurance industry to more than triple the cost of healthcare. The Really and Truly Outrageous: “The Right keeps its book-burners on the distant fringes. The Left has its in high places.” The facts: Rockefeller muses about restraining incivility in journalism, including MSNBC and Fox. Meanwhile, right wingers in Texas ban Thomas Jefferson from their American history textbooks. The author of the Declaration of Independence, the architect of the Louisiana Purchase, the third President of the USA. Instead they put in John Calvin, a Frenchman who never set foot in America and who personally ordered hundreds of people tortured, imprisioned and/or burned to death for disagreeing with his theology. Calvin, who lit the streets of Geneva with burning books, who had a man tortured to death because he suspected he had written “All rubbish” on one of Calvin’s pamphlets. “”The Right keeps its book-burners on the distant fringes.” Really and Truly Outrageous.

carlosgvv

November 19th, 2010
8:58 am

Of course Georgia has a deeply entrenched good ol’ boy system. It is one of the reasons Georgia is usually in or near last place in so many areas of achievement.

Stuck in a Red State

November 19th, 2010
9:04 am

Vietvet

Well said.

Read Bookman’s post this AM for yet another prime example GOP leadership.
Keep up the good work. We need all the help we can get against this GOP BS EXPRESS.

jconservative

November 19th, 2010
9:19 am

“Ethics and open government should have been a foundational issue for Republicans while they were still new to governing.”

But it was not. Was never going to be. There is little difference in Democrats and Republicans when it comes to the actual practices of looking out for number one. People like to pretend otherwise. But that is all it is, pretending.

Will

November 19th, 2010
9:21 am

Jim:

Experts are reporting this morning that North Korea continues to build nuclear reactors for the purpose of strengthening its weapons of mass destruction.

As a Bush apologist for the war in Iraq, you initially justified this war with the party line of “we must strike before this despot can use his weapons of mass destruction”. When that turned out to be lie, the party line shifted to, “we must free the people of Irag from this murderous despot”.

The murderous despot leader of North Korea remains in place and we don’t have to guess about weapons of mass destruction in North Korea. They openingly brag and flaunt these weapons.

Do you believe we should strike now to replace the North Korean government and to engage in “nation building” in North Korea?

If so, which nation led by a murderous despot(Libya? Syria?) would you choose to “build” after we “fix” North Korea? Or do you believe that, because George Bush was a republican and you are a republican, you had to speak the party line?

the original and still the best John Galt

November 19th, 2010
9:25 am

Just like a former governor of Alabama said the difference between the two parties is the difference between Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

Zell Miller started the demise of the State Merit System, and then Roy Barnes and George “Sonny” Perdue completely destroyed it and replaced it with political patronage. The Merit System wasn’t perfect, but at least it ensured that State employees had passed a test and had gone through a specified hiring process designed to be fair and to hire and promote qualified people. Now brownnosing and connections are the keys to State employment, and even State Troopers, Wildlife officers, and others are subject to the whims of elected officials.

[...] Sonny Perdue broke a three-governor tradition of placing personal assets in blind trusts – a move that made many Republicans nervous. Including, according to this morning’s column, Jim Wooten. [...]

captguitarman

November 19th, 2010
9:36 am

Good stuff article this morning, Jimbo. But, I think it is way too late to hope the state Pubs will begin to govern differently than the Dems did during the King Roy era. Your left out of your examples of good old boyism the shenanigans of Glen Richardson, which I promise you would still be ongoing had his former wife not finally had all she could stand and blown the whistle. You may recall that he was not found out sooner because he actually got a sitting judge (a former law partner – imagine that) to seal his divorce case records. And now, we have a governor who left Washington DC in the middle of the night, just in the nick of time so as not to suffer the same censure Congress is now imposing on Charles Rangel. Many deaf dumb and blind Georgians who voted for Deal are clucking and tsk tsk tsking about Rangel. Yep, that’s a disconnect that is difficult for any one with any sense to understand. And great blurb about Rockefeller’s stupid statement, and your conclusion is dead on correct. The Left is gunning for freedom of speech in this country because it is destroying their agenda. As Bill Maher and Michael Moore noted recently, the American people on the whole are stupid and should all shut up — because they don’t know what’s good for them, like Bill and Mike do. I have never known a strong political Lefty who did not feel that way. Free speech is great for their agenda, but the stupid, unwashed and unenlightened masses need to all shut up and do what they are told — because all speech from the Right is “hate” speech. Real students of history know that totalitarianism comes from the Left. It comes in disguse brought by those who claim they want to protect freedom, or protect the nation from hate (or from itself). Even Hitler started out as a socialist. And Castro also came in disguise as a true democrat before he showed his totalitarian cards. And of course, Mao, who in a fit of social benevolence for the good of China, murdered 20 million Chinese. But, ecause of our strong free press, and freedom of speech, and culture that embraces those principles, Americans will never go for limiting it, despite the increasing of the desperation of the Left to do so.

Beaves

November 19th, 2010
9:50 am

Sick&TiredOfTheGOP;
You better sit down and read this loser law before you call anybody out. You are 100% wrong the mandate to cover ANYBODY with a pre-existing condition will go into effect 1/1/2011. That means that law DIRECTLY increases healthcare costs. Plus you and everybody else start paying for it next year but don’t get ANY benefits till 2014, at lease you got one date right. Then did you forget that the healthcare law changed for corporations THIS year, or did your lib buddies forget to tell you? Due to the change is taxation of benefits companies can NO longer right off medical benefits that it pays for an employee. In reality the monies will be added to the pay check of the employee. Let’s put this a way a liberal can understand, the average family that has a combined income of about $100,000 will $6,000 in taxes and will NOT bring home any more money, so this is a net tax is another 6% on the middle class. WAKE UP LIBS…

Recent Grad

November 19th, 2010
9:53 am

Re: good ol’ boy system, the people of Georgia have spoken and they are quite okay with the good ol’ boy system, lack of character and lack of ethics. They never met a crook they wouldn’t elect. They would elect Bernie Madoff if he ran Republican.

EliminateRegistryTerrorists

November 19th, 2010
9:54 am

Mr. Wooten stated “With unchecked power, the Left would be a serious threat to our liberties.” Seriously?

The GOP government of the Criminal State of Georgia passed laws that illegally and idiotically punished and stole liberties from people who are listed on their BS SEX OFFENDER Registry, their spouses, and their children. (Most informed people know how/why so I will not enumerate anything.) And the criminal legislature did this while the vast majority of Georgians (and Americans) stood next to them and cheered. I suppose all that is okay because everyone just so HATES SEX OFFENDERS.

Our country has a very long, sordid history of the majority of the people doing idiotic, illegal, counterproductive, hateful things to the hated minority of the moment. The SEX OFFENDER witch-hunt is the latest incarnation of that.

But, make no mistake, the zealots who support SEX OFFENDER Registration are truly nothing but terrorists. The parallels between them and terrorists fully earn them that label. The people who merely love the Registries but have not yet risen to the level of zealot/terrorist are merely complicit with the terrorists and the criminal governments just as the German people were with their Nazi government.

Here is your average American (say it like a redneck): “Who cares about SEX OFFENDERS?!! Where are the potato chips? Dancing with the Stars is on.”

captguitarman

November 19th, 2010
9:56 am

One other thing regarding good old boyism. I see that the top good old boy now occupying the governor’s chair has put all of his assets into a blind trust. This trust will be neither blind nor a trust. It is a device to enable the the Gov, who is insolvent, to emerge from his term, 4 years or 8, it doesn’t matter, as a multi-millionaire (which is why he left Congress where the jig was up, so to speak, to become Governor of Georgia – a state full of people who apparently understand a state politician’s God given right to do bidness). When questions arise as to how did that happen on $135K a year — he will simply point to his blind trust and claim no knowledge of how. In actual practice, bidness opportunities that arise (such as the new unnecessary stadium that will cost hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars) the opportunists will be surrepticiously directed to contact the blind trust. Clever, but like all the other corruption, transparent. And to help that along further, the new Senate committee that runs things (the Georgia Behind the Eight Ball Committee) has eliminated Cagle, the middle man, so that the lobbyists (opportunists) can do bidness directly with them. Only in Georgia after years of King Roy could this be happening again.

Stuck in a Red State

November 19th, 2010
10:53 am

Best John Gault

I know exactly what you are talking about. I was a part of the 1994 class action suit attempting to overturn Zell’s abolishment of the state merit system. The citizens of this state have no idea of the consequences of his actions. State services are headed for the toilet and in many areas it’s already there. We who were “trapped’ due to time already invested have carried this state, but things are changing rapidly and the remaining workforce, those hired after 1996 are all unprotected by the merit system and can therefore, be fired WITHOUT CAUSE!! This state is unique in this regard. It has literally gone back to the 1950’s. BTW, the lawyers representing the Attorney General’s office stated before the State Supreme Court Hearing that he was sure the state would lose; however, Zell had appointed 6 of the 9 judges. The verdict was never about justice, but about politics. The attorneys representing the state employees were dumbfounded by the verdict in favor of the state. They said they knew politics in this state had a lot of influence, but never dreamed it could be this bad.
So, the politicians rule with impunity, and there is nothing we can do about it….at least in this state.

der grosse fritz

November 19th, 2010
11:19 am

Where were all you people when we needed you on november 2nd.? Everybody complains about those crooked politicians,and the everybody votes for them.Its called the dumbing down of america.

Hillbilly Deluxe

November 19th, 2010
11:29 am

The most distressing aspect of Republican ascendancy in Georgia has been its failure to distance itself from the good ol’ boy system.

Whether they are a Republican or a Democrat, that system has served the state lawmakers well, for over a hundred years. They have no reason to change it and they won’t.

Richard

November 19th, 2010
1:11 pm

After years of supporting the Republican ol’ boys in office, no one should know it better than you.

catlady

November 19th, 2010
5:56 pm

While I am sure Tommy Irvin did a lot of good, his use of the Farmer’s and Consumer’s Market Bulletin as the personal “greeting card” from him and his wife with good Christmas wishes celebrating the birth of “our Lord” was wrong in every possible way. Year after year, completely an illegal use of public money.

Nathan Deal is going to bring new magic to our state. I won’t go into great detail, but watch him take nothing and change it into big bucks. Unfortunately not for the well-being of the Georgia electorate (unless you follow the argument that he is also one of the electorate, so doing things for his benefit is perfectly okay.)

Not So Casual Observer

November 19th, 2010
7:31 pm

Those on the Left complaining of the voters electing Deal and others simply due to their party affiliation are blind to the problem.

The Democrats offer nothing from which to choose who would be demonstrably better than the Republican and, to add insult, the GA Democrats are seen as just another turkey cut of the same cloth as the Pelosi, Reid, and Obama Democrats in Washington.

Apparently no Leftie is willing to concede Obama campaigned in a manner diametrically opposed to his history (with one or two exceptions) and has now attempted to govern just as his history suggested. Those who saw through his ruse and opposed him from the beginning are construed by the Left as either racists or fools. The reality is those labels actually fit the Democrats and Lefties who voted for Obama.

The Left pilloried W. Bush for his “unilateral” decisions relative to Iraq and Afghanistan, yet when the Obama administration ignored public opinion on health care, cap and trade, etc. there was no complaint although each could be considered “unilateral” since Obama was supported only by the extreme Left.

And now the Left complains because the voters send the Democrats out and the Republicans in to state-wide office and have initiated the same movement in Washington. The Democrats are attempting to spin their losses in every way other than the truth – the people of the United States are opposed to socialism and government expansion.

If the Republicans misconstrue the meaning of the election and the Democrats continue down the same path as the last two years, there will be no option remaining in 2012 but to throw the remaining far left out of Washington along with the Republicans who do not follow the will of those who put them in office.

Glenn

November 19th, 2010
8:43 pm

Wow. This is a killer column. Something to challenge, to tick off everyone. and what could be better than a weekly slap in the face? A nightly spank?

I just want to send up Jim’s send-up of outgoing Commissioner Irvin as a “penny-pincher”. That, the man is, and just now we need hundreds more like him. Left, Right, Confused–I don’t care, but get a clue and stop pimping our votes; we don’t appreciate the condescension. Who made YOU Pope, Charlie Rangel? Go back home. Wear a funny hat at the VFW. Brag your life away. Don’t drag our honorable Congressman down with you, you…

the original and still the best John Galt

November 19th, 2010
9:40 pm

Stuck in a Red State, I know. I used to be a State employee myself, and I saw the political appointees who literally slept on the job every day, but who were untouchable because of who their “daddy” was. I saw the politically connected who never bothered to be on time, who never worked on either Monday or Friday, while my boss docked my pay if I was five minutes late.

Nowadays the most basic jobs, at entry level, are assigned by political patronage. It’s sad.

J.B. STONER

November 20th, 2010
10:37 am

”CHANGES ARE A COMIN!!”

”CHANGES ARE A COMIN!!”

”CHANGES AREA COMIN!!”

old-timer

November 20th, 2010
10:55 am

My health costs went up. I believe that covering 26 year old “children” and covering people with preexisting conditions is going to cost us all.People who believe you get something for free are FREELOADERS….

Hurst

November 20th, 2010
1:27 pm

Really Jim, after covering Georgia for 115 years, you’re surprised that the Republican party is failing to distance itself from the good ol’ boy system?

And another hoot. You state that the right keeps its “book-burners on distant fringes.” Yeah, OK. Tom Coburn, James Inhofe, Rand Paul, Michele Bachman, Eric Cantor, Jim DeMint, Steve King, Peter King, etc., etc., etc. These people are the face of your Republican Party. And all of them have introduced or supported legislation that would drastically reduce all of our liberties. But of course, the tea partiers and all the rest of the Republican fringe support anything these people introduce because their legislation will p*** off liberals. Never mind what it will do to themselves. They let Rush Limbaugh do their thinking for them and forget about it.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

November 20th, 2010
3:37 pm

The New World Order integrationist crowd wants to limit the speech of Foxx News, Rush Limbaugh…to use their phrase, “in our world,” like they limited the speech of the attorney at war, Alton H. Maddox…Rush Limbaugh said Barack Obama’s photo-shop image on Mount Rushmore and his presidency is graffiti on the walls of American history.

If Rush Limbaugh had said Barack Obama’s p-word s-word i-word on m-word r-word and his presidency is g-word on the w-word of a-word h-word, there would have been no harm and no foul. But that speech is not standard and contrary to the first amendment….

The New World Order integrationist crowd and their black devilish minions might have deprived the war attorney, Alton H. Maddox, of his freedom of speech, but Foxx News, Rush Limbaugh… and the American people have vowed to fight to preserve the first amendment of the Constitution as written by the founding fathers.

Amen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUZDPVo3ACE

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

November 20th, 2010
3:54 pm

J.B. STONER

November 21st, 2010
8:43 am

what the hell is DR. STAM SAYING?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

November 21st, 2010
9:43 am

By the power of Satan, the integrationist New World Order crowd and their devilish black minions speak over your head to bring Americans and the world tyranny… And in error, you say you understand what they are saying.

By the power of God Almighty, Dr. Stan, the black one, and some locked out of main stream media, speak over your head to bring Americans and the world liberty… And in truth, you say you don’t understand what we are saying.

Verily, verily, I say to you. If you can’t understand what we are saying in your spirit, heart, mind, body, or soul, Americans and other nations of people on earth cannot be free, especially African Americans.

Amen?

CarolM

November 22nd, 2010
10:36 am

Way too little, way too late, Jim. You helped elect the wheeler, dealer that is now Gov. You should have published this article before the election. Now we all pay the price of your biased opinion.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

November 22nd, 2010
2:44 pm

As a bona fide Christian, “way too late, way too late,” reminds me of God Almighty promising Abraham that he and Sarah would have a child… Sarah was already 90 years old…way too late, way too late?

Even the Muslims say the evil disbelievers planned against Jesus Christ and the people of God Almighty, and God Almighty planned against the evil disbelievers. But God Almighty is the best planner.

Oh you people of little faith.

Question Man

November 22nd, 2010
7:48 pm

With unchecked power, wouldn’t the Right also be a serious threat to our liberties? Isn’t unchecked power bad generally?

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Dr. Stan (The Black One)

November 22nd, 2010
10:57 pm

You are exactly right. With unchecked power, the Right would be a serious threat to our liberties too.

That’s why Americans should become familiar with Michael Peroutka and Pastor David Whitney. They teach a class on our Constitution @ http://www.iotconline.com Therein lies the power of citizens to bind politicians down from mischief.

Thomas Jefferson said, “in questions of political power, speak to me not of confidence in men, but bind them down from mischief with the chains of a Constitution.”

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

November 23rd, 2010
7:53 am

The New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions thought President John F. Kennedy’s trip to Dallas Texas and Martin Luther King’s trip to Memphis Tennessee would put Americans in a catatonic state forever…

But even James Carville is in the early stages of overcoming that New World Order integrationist catatonic state of mind. He said if Hillary Clinton gave Barack Obama one of her balls, they would both have two.

“And If I offended anybody, I’m not sorry and I don’t apologize.

Wooten

November 24th, 2010
8:54 am

integrationist catatonic state of mind.

new york state of mind.

It means “know nothin, now get outta heah”……??

Glenn

November 24th, 2010
8:04 pm

@Judge Galt (11/19 @ 9:40p),

Exactly my experience. That’s why I champion public employees who do, as most do, about the best they can.

Seems to me that the demanding voters at their peak of form are like bandleaders or symphony conductors: in rehearsal shock the back rows with the talent of the featured stars, or the first-seats, wake ‘em all up in the Back, then meld the poles into the gifted middle until you hear a collective Sound. Flat out fire the lazy discordant ones unless discordance is what the Folks are after; in which case turn the same sock inside out.