Students, savers win with HOPE fix

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

● Among the more frightening revelations from the effort to keep the HOPE program solvent for future generations is how quickly the intelligent morph into welfare-state grubbers shouting “gimmee.” “HOPE must always fund 100 percent of tuition,” write the presidents of the student bodies at Georgia Tech and UGA in an AJC op-ed. Good students “should not have to go into debt in order to cover tuition.” Most frightening here, assuming that leaders speak for the masses, is that in less than two decades Georgia has turned its best and brightest into demanding dependents of government.

● Coupling HOPE scholarships to the state’s lottery revenues, as opposed to tuition levied, as Gov. Nathan Deal proposes, is a marvelous idea. While both the regents, who are responsible for setting tuition, and the governor and legislators, who are responsible for raising HOPE funds to pay it, have the same employer, it’s always been a bad idea to eliminate the impact of higher tuition on students and their parents. Otherwise, there’s insufficient incentive for the rate setters to consider the impact of higher tuition on the rate takers.

● Parents once saved for college. They should still. Government should do nothing that tempts responsible people from saving for known future needs. And it is OK for students to work and to incur debt to gain a college education. Why is it so critical for Georgia to get its financial house in order? Because Obamacare and other federal efforts to shift costs downward will throw unprepared and high-debt states into financial crisis. The states that will be industry magnates are those that responsibly manage the public work force, debt, and entitlement-like spending — HOPE being one example.

● Clip and save this quote from media fact checkers presented in the AJC on Obama’s claims about deficit reduction: “When we showed this comment to economists on the left and the right, they agreed that the president was so far off that it was hard to believe he meant the comment as he said it.” The fact checkers may be surprised. Conservatives who pay attention to Obama’s rhetoric aren’t.

● After spending decades watching politicians pile up debt, treat themselves to unearned public pensions, impose new programs on top of unexamined and often ineffective old programs this is a time of exhilaration and renewed faith in America’s future. The election of governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin, Chris Christie in New Jersey, John Kasich in Ohio, Mitch Daniels in Indiana and Ray Scott in Florida offer hope that despite those free-spending decades by self-serving politicians an American majority really is ready to be responsible adults who make allowances for the future quality of life of our children.

● The research director for Georgia Tech’s Strategic Energy Institute, Sam Shelton, offers an assessment of the biofuel programs that have just gone bust in Georgia — the latest being Range Fuels of Soperton, with $82 million in subsidies. Said Shelton: “Renewable fuels are not going to make big, rapid growth without a lot of energy policy and mandates from the state and federal governments.” When politicians start spending public money to push for rapid growth in untested energy technology and when they mandate how free markets respond, irrespective of costs and practicality, button down the hatches.

● After Democrats side with union demonstrators against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it is clear that the national party is an extension of its interest groups, primarily the unions of public employees. One thinks in two- and four-year cycles. The other invests its campaign contributions, volunteers and phone banks in growing government. A toxic mix, indeed.

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Smoot-Haley Smut

February 24th, 2011
7:50 pm

Wooten thinks any money spent on education is a waste of a war chest. W spent all the money we had on his ill conceived, poorly executed invasion of Iraq. Now look what we’re up against. The entire middle east is going full Shia Radical. The great Shia Superstate is here all because W is/was/always will be a complete and total scoundrel.

History will mark W as the turning point in freedom’s history. But don’t be sad. The great thing about wearing a burka is that you can gain weight and nobody knows.

We should all fit right in. What’s on TV?

Glenn

February 24th, 2011
7:50 pm

Jim I hadn’t really construed HOPE in terms of the denaturing of Georgia values, so I’m grateful to you for educating this surfer boy on that point. Still–and I’m very serious–when dealing in such matters, so deep in the aspirations and efforts of whole families–you’ve got to be on the square, all the time. You’ve got to level with them, when things go awry, and must never surprise them. Surprising them, as has been done here by bumblers, is simply rude. Moreover it adds insult to hardship. The Governor may be a Southern gentleman but he unmistakably surrounds himself with perfect boors.

Glenn

February 24th, 2011
8:07 pm

Listen, Man, it is indeed wasted money, in large part. We scatter so much birdshot to bag the handful of teaching pro’s. We waste money on brick and mortar that clearly should have been relegated in the public eye to the sub-basement of public concerns. From this jaundiced perspective, the powers that be would do better to hang up their spurs and simply give the money back. But a part of me wants to ask instead: When you idiots stop doing the union drill on the heads of other people’s children, and provided you’re faced with immanent unemployment in hard times, would you please begin to think not of yourselves, not of the teaching apparatus you inherited, not of anything but our need as adults to make a collective effort to fit our young for.the sure challenges ahead? Is that such a big deal? ((It’s awful to conjure the moral perverts–excuse, me, the esquires–who would think to loophole these straightforward provisions, or statements or whatever they are. So go ahead, cheese balls.)

Glenn

February 24th, 2011
8:18 pm

Not immanent–although that gets to the chickelittling in question–but rather imminent: upon us who shrug smug as bugs in rugs.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 24th, 2011
9:14 pm

Good evening all. I have no intellectual qualm with having Hope fund 100% of tuition. Simply reduce the salaries of Georgia professors and Marxists (to borrow Chairman Ann’s line, “but I repeat myself”) to whatever level is necessary to achieve that result.

I have grave doubts about any public policy that would stimulate lottery revenues.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 24th, 2011
9:15 pm

I would add Bob McDonnell, R-VA, the list of diligent governors working competently through the backlog of problems inflicted by preceding office-holders from the other party.

By suspending new oil development, Chauncey is causing oil prices to rise, to make inefficient alternatives cost effective. Thus to enrich his leftist friends in the green energy boondoggle, at the expense of the common workers.

Thinking as a Southerner, maybe it would be a good thing if the government employees unions maintain their strangle-hold on the rust belt states, inflicting higher costs in every way. Good for us, at least.

Barry

February 24th, 2011
9:49 pm

“Batten” down the hatches, Jim. The phrase is “batten down the hatches,” as with on a ship before a storm. Not “button.”

Glenn

February 24th, 2011
10:08 pm

Ragnar,

On the contrary, yunno, the unfortunate situation strikes me as a case of mature old pols who, for once and in the interest of their state, are making some tough calls regrettably. That they do so, in that way, in that spirit, strikes me as definitive of sad leadership. As in, sometimes leadership means taking the hit for having made unpopular, ugly calls. I truly appreciate that aspect of this common tragedy. You?

I want to say that although I held my nose voting for Mr. Midnight Cloud nevertheless I’m so relieved for Georgia that the state isn’t saddled again with Roy Barnes, whose limited imagination extends only to spending more, especially on them what put him in office–precisely the wrong approach, the wrong kind of person, for our time.

Mr. Deal’s answer to the HOPE woes seems to me considered, sad and solid. All in all, gubernatorial I’m afraid. The way things are going, that man’s not going to have a lot of time to enjoy the regal splendor that Georgians traditionally accord their governors.

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Lazermike

February 25th, 2011
6:25 am

It’s also Florida Governor Rick Scott, but who’s counting? Fortunately these trivial errors haven’t distracted me from the fact that Wooten is wrong on all the big items, too.

WHY? RNC is Y

February 25th, 2011
7:56 am

The Hope Scholarship controversy is an important symptom of the larger issue concerning Education. But it’s not going to get us all killed. The real mortal danger lately has been the specter of a Shia Superstate, which can get us all killed. They could merely cut off our oil, and align with China in exchange for China invading Israel, which is predicted in the bible. China is so neutral about religion, you know? Communism’s immunity from our visceral abhorrence of the Moslem Hoards.

Now don’t get me wrong. I like the Moslem Hoards. I think they’re cute. Aw, look at Attila. He’s like, so (visi)Goth!

The bottom line here is that we have enough oil for our military industrial complex with or without the middle east.

Dead Ahead: I see a third world war fought conventionally. (at least until it goes nookyoolar). Back to WW2 style rationing of everything. Back to radiation shelters. Back to the future that the GOP ruined.

Thanx again to W.

Lee

February 25th, 2011
7:56 am

Anytime that you disconnect the user from the fee payment, rampant inflation will result. We saw this with insurance/medicare and health care and we saw it with tuition increases after the inception of HOPE.

What the Board of Regents really needs to explain is why it costs $3000/yr to attend one of the community type colleges but over $9000/yr at one of the flagships.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
8:37 am

So you think Obama’s claims about deficit reduction is so far off that it’s hard to believe he meant the comment as he said it. Jim, there are serious flaws in thinking left… We were on our way home yesterday and heard a liberal African American psychiatrist and civil rights worker conversing via radio, 1380 waok, about the imprisonment of young African Americans, especially men. Far off like Obama, they concluded the reason many African Americans are in prison is because of their abysmal rate of unemployment, due to racism. Both suggested slavery, 1865, was the last time African Americans were fully employed in the United States.

Any self determined African American like yours truly can believe the psychiatrist and civil right worker meant the comment as they said it because we have paid attention to that liberal rhetoric since the advent of mandatory integration in the south, 1970. African Americans had already been integrated in the north and were talking like Obama much earlier. Black Americans aren’t in prison due to unemployment or racism. They are in prison because of the failings of liberal social engineering gone awry. It adversely affected the psyche of black Americans.

Every serious thinking right black leader recognized years ago if full employment had not been achieved a hundred years after1865, chances are full employment will never occur unless slavery is reintroduced. Or African Americans leaders take on the sacred responsibility of building black institutions capable of meeting the basic needs of black Americans i.e. food, clothing, shelter, employment, education, etc.

Amen?

carlosgvv

February 25th, 2011
8:57 am

It is disgusting that so many of Georgia’s best and brightest students want scholarship aid. We have way too many doctors, lawyers, dentists, physicists, chemists, engineers and medical researchers as it is. Tell them to become burger flipers, produce pickers, janitors, etc. Who needs all of those bright people anyway? Have to go now and meet with my astrologer to find out how my day will be.

AmVet

February 25th, 2011
9:26 am

The more this Wisconsin story unfolds, the more that governor looks like an absolute piece of dirt…

jconservative

February 25th, 2011
9:43 am

Please remember that the HOPE awards are not taxpayer money but gambler’s money. We are not taxing the citizens, we are taking the proceeds of those people dreaming of a silver spoon.

I am sure those citizens who believe gambling is an immoral evil will not stoop to take the proceeds of gambling in the form of a college tuition award. That would also be immoral and evil.

Now that we have cut the number of applicants by 50% or so, we can safely say that HOPE is alive and well for the next several decades.

Now the governor and legislature can go to more important matters. Say cutting spending by the State.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

February 25th, 2011
9:45 am

Good morning Glenn @ 10:08 last night, I confess my flippant comment reflects my lack of interest in the topic. The idea of government using revenues from a lottery for a government purpose is no more rational than similarly opening a cocaine-sales division for the same. Seemingly the Hope scholarship is fund created from the thin revenues of inner city blacks to subsidize the lifestyles of suburban whites. And the monies ultimately are expended to keep overeducated self-anointed leftists in the style in which they think they deserve. No, I don’t see anything worthy of my support in that project.

carlosgvv

February 25th, 2011
9:57 am

Stan

We all need food, clothing, shelter, employment, education etc. Are you saying that only black institutions can provide these things to black Americans? If so, I need to tell you this is not 1950.

uno

February 25th, 2011
10:33 am

Jim,

It’s Rick Scott, the FL governor. He was forced to resign as Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA in 1997 amid a scandal over the company’s business and Medicare billing practices; the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to pay the federal government over $600 million. Obviously he’s just what the wrong/right looks for in a leader. He fits the profile for people you support. Is your thinking right or wrong? Do you know the difference between right and wrong or has it ceased to matter to you?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
2:10 pm

Liberal social engineering gone awry has adversely affected the psyche of thinking left black Americans. Policemen aren’t responsible for the retched hopeless conditions that young African Americans are experiencing, their black educated integrationist leader etc are to blame.

Educated Indians, Jews, Chinese, Koreans, Arabs, and Americans etc build institutions to prevent their particular racial group from experiencing retched hopeless conditions with hat in hand. So-called educated African Americans should build institutions to protect young African Americans from facing a hostile world with hat in hand too. But unfortunately, educated African Americans and Carlosgvv believe building black institutions to meet the basic needs of young black people amounts to racism, 1950s style.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
2:57 pm

Al “Mr. FBI what do I have to do to stay out of prison” Sharpton and Ms Richardson on 1380 waok radio were so far off today that it was hard to believe they meant the comment as they said it. But this cast of characters thinks left like Obama.

Let me set the record straight. For the most part, the morals of dependent African Americans will depend upon what other racial groups, Jews, Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Arabs, and Americans, with institutions will provide for them.

If for whatever legitimate or illegitimate reasons racial groups with institutions Jews, Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Arabs, and Americans refuse to adequately meet the basic needs of African Americans, the only thing left to bail African Americans out of their own stupidity are robberies, burglaries, prostitution, abortions, prisons, and executions. Amen?

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
3:06 pm

Although many so-called educated integrationist African American leaders have knowledge but they choose to work in the interest of other racial groups with institutional power for money, status, fame, plush jobs etc.

Amen?

Howard

February 25th, 2011
3:43 pm

Jim…one of the four pillars of deceit of the Democrat Party is education…through this they indoctrinate. That’s why the Democrats are so hell-bent on saving their education unions. when I taught in Georgia, I dumped GAE at the drop of a hat when Clinton won and I found how much money they spent on his elections. There is a great alternative for teachers…I joined it and it was wonderful and cheaper…the Georgia Association of Professional Educators (PAGE). Joining that group was like a breath of fresh air over the ultra-left wing bunch called GAE and NEA. Oh, why don’t Democrats and Obama and his henchmen ever scream and howl over the huge cost increases colleges and universities foist on kids and their parents each and every year?? Could it be they don’t wish to bite the hand that feeds them?? Also…how many college courses are still taught by “Staff.” That used to infuriate me…you pay for a college course and yet instead of a professor walking in on day one of class…in strolls a grad student!! That’s “Staff” folks and it’s being done at so many of these cesspoool institutions of higher learning…yet you pay professor prices. Sounds like fraud to me.

John Galt

February 25th, 2011
4:22 pm

The more this Wisconsin story unfolds, the more impressed I am with that governor.

saywhat?

February 25th, 2011
5:25 pm

Saving for college is admirable, but impractical if not damn near impossible for people of modest means, who are also supposed to be saving for their retirement, a home, a rainy day etc. The best way to fix HOPE is make it a loan for those who waste it by dropping out of school, and force the lottery company to pay the 35% of revenues they are supposed to, instead of the 26-7% that they are actually paying. If they can’t or won’t, fire them and hire somebody who can and will.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
5:50 pm

I don’t purport to speak for white Americans, but they should come together under the banner of thinking right conservatism. It would prevent the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions from making all of you equal, equally poor and mental degenerates like the vast majority of African Americans.

If that should occur, look for people who think like Obama to bestow the Presidential Medal of Freedom upon the white Americans that worked to enslave the vast majority of white Americans for money, fame, status, and plush jobs.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
6:28 pm

If someone said shoot any public official at a meeting I was attending, it wouldn’t be much of an issue considering the following facts: 20 million black babies have been murdered via abortion since 1973 Roe vs. Wade. One in three young black males is in prison, on parole or probation. Over 70 % black dropout rates in many cities. In order to pass, High School Administrators have to cheat for black students on general tests. There is an extremely high number of black on black crime. There are extremely high rates of black unemployment.

Anyone seriously concerned about the fate of African Americans would leave a minor problem like someone saying shoot public officials to the respective agencies, the FBI and the secret service. There are too many important and pressing issues at hand to be distracted. But that’s if you’re thinking right and genuinely care about the fate of African Americans.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
6:43 pm

Derrick Bozo “get your big azz out the middle of the floor” Boazman” should not deceive African Americans. You should Cease and Desist. But as Jesus told Judas, do what you must do.

You and I know white faculty members 70% control HBCUs. After white women teach you at your so-called black colleges and universities, you and your sons want to marry them or their daughters.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
6:57 pm

White people don’t need violence to control or defeat African Americans… All they need to do is stop meeting their basic needs. Black people would have no food, clothing, shelter, employment, or money. Therefore, the vast majority would be forced to criminalize themselves by breaking the law. They would be subjected to prison, and in many cases, the death penalty.

Thanks to integrationist black leaders and their black Judas goats, the institutions that African Americans currently have can’t sustain the lives of five million black people in our country.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
7:15 pm

Derrick Bozo “get your big azz out the middle of the floor” Boazman, I’m sorry but the Malcolm X that I knew would not lend his support to the integrationist African Americans today, just as many of the past leaders. He and they were men and women of honor and dignity! Malcolm X would not have anything to do with integrationist black people and what they have become, but would generally support conservative white Americans. Malcolm X was a conservative.

That’s an indication of just how far integrationist African Americans have fallen since 1965.

The liberal integrationist African Americans would say Malcolm X would support integrationist African Americans today. But if by chance he would lend his support to them, I would personally shoot him again.

And I’m a conservative non violent person.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
7:31 pm

I want to congratulate African Americans in Chicago for electing Rahm Emanuel as Mayor. The mission of African Americans around the county is to get every liberal integrationist African American out of political office that we can find.

Again, I salute the average African American man and woman for a great victory in the city of Chicago.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 25th, 2011
9:02 pm

Glenn

February 25th, 2011
10:25 pm

Hi Ragnar! No, it was I who was flippnant.n your ironies weren’t lost on us, and as usual you’re right. All in all I’m proud of this General Assembly and Eden of Gov. Nathan “Midnight Cloud” Deal. They’re handling tragic decisions the way Harry S used to do–as the adults on deck. In retrospect I’m so relieved for Georgia that it did not reelect Roy Barnes, one of those classic dinosaurs who knows not how to rule except by bread and circuses. (Just exactly wrong for the times.)

To your facetiousness I would add my own annoyance at the trends toward funding schooling and children’s services via sin taxes, e.g. cigarette taxes and the Lottery. Aside from the obvious moral disconnect, in the case of tobacco you have a portion of the proceeds captured by the Health Dept. For “public education” campaigns aimed at extinguishing tobacco use, thereby ensuring that schoolchildren depend upon a rvenue stream amounting to a starvation diet–or, at best, a suffragist’s one. Diminishing returns. A shirking of parenthood. As always I say, if the scoops are worth funding then let’s fund them outright and across the board. If St. Matthew must come to my door I’ll pay my taxes in cash money toward that end. Instead, conceits&deceits turpitudinous, Brother.

Jefferson admitted that compulsory schooling was a breach, an imposition and an encroachment. Nevertheless he saw it as prerequisite of the People’s prudent operation of the State via their elected proxies. In his Notes on the State of Virginia he specified that the revenue source should bespeak the seriousness of our ambition and intentention for the schools. He seems to have had in mind, specifically, property taxes. He wrote also that we should limit the exercise of police powers to three years! Possibly because he himself was so brilliant he reckoned that three were sufficient to impart basic literacy, numeracy, civics and Morals.

Seems surreal in retrospect, but the Virginian was, as usual, dead serious. So I like what the good old boys did with HOPE. Their package feels paternalistic in the best sense, not the patronizing one. When I was a kid lobbying my parents for some new shiny toy–say, a racing bike, or my first car–I always appreciated it–felt ennobled even–when my old man would sit me down and explain quietly that he regretted not being able to help me out, as the family had hit a rough patch from which he’d hoped to insulate me, etc. Invariably he’d ask me to think about how I might pitch in to help out, and usually I’d come up with something helpful. I ever emerged from those experiences feeing a great deal more mature and aware and in control than I had been as a plaintive petitioner just a short time before.

Obviously those childhood experiences color my reading of the many statehouse disputes with public employee unions, even as those experiences inform my take on the HOPE deliberations. One single burr, though: I hate to see scholarship students pay for required textbooks. Were I to die tomorrow I wouldn’t leave enough money to endow a scholarship, but for more than a hundred years now, we Americans of modest means have thought to establish textbook grants for needy students. Textbooks are exorbitantly expensive today, so the issue looms larger than ever. When last I taught college I wanted to obviate textbooks altogether, thereby saving two sections of put-upon grad students several hundred dollars apiece in textbook costs. I produced two spiral-bound readers, each in accordance with Library of Congress guidelines in protection of copyright. Those two homemade volumes were targeted exactly at our subjects of study. They were lean, mean teaching machines. Total cost per matriculants: $19. MIT is trying to obviate textbooks and instead to go paperless. (Admittedly, in the technical fields textbooks, as such, often are necessary and are commonly retained by graduates, for may years, as reference works, but for most undergraduates, for example, textbooks are like splurging on a prom dress, limousine, corsages: they go back, or fade with your memories, and you’re left sadder Budweiser.

So I’d love to see Governor Deal launch a campaign to get the public institutions of higher education innovate toward letting students off the textbook hook once and for all. The private schools then would follow suit, and everyone but the publishers (not very public-spirited folk, they) would have more beer money, Monday through Saturday (!)

Glenn

February 25th, 2011
10:39 pm

I mean, for example, Ragnar, I still use every casebook.from my student days, even though the books have been superseded and even some of the Sup. Ct. decisions long ago fell, stare decisis. Chemists, engineers, medicos–same thing. They keep the books to regrinds themselves on the formulae, the procedures, the theorems. But doesn’t the Internet now fill this need for free? For example, say I forget the middle prong of the Lemon test. Will I unpack the old casebook, or will I just look it up online in 30 seconds?

Forgive me if these musings appeal deliberately to prurient interest…

Clanmack

February 26th, 2011
6:15 am

Re: “After Democrats side with union demonstrators against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it is clear that the national party is an extension of its interest groups, primarily the unions of public employees.”
And Republicans side with the well heeled, big Corporations-with-lobbyists, big donors who want tax breaks, subsidies and no regulations to protect the consumers from rapacious, avaricious business practices. Left or right, the shoes fit.
Bill Mackinnon

J.B. STONER

February 26th, 2011
9:12 am

Chit-cago now will be as corrupt as ever…….

J.B. STONER

February 26th, 2011
9:13 am

Do you people know who Glenn Beck is??

pay attention.

Mr. Dithers

February 26th, 2011
9:58 am

Well, darned if you don’t learn something new every day. The Democrats are primarily an extension of the unions of public employees. I have been a Democrat for 33 years and I did not know that. So all we’re doing as a party is protecting the interests of public employee unions. Wow. What a revelation. All of us in the party who are not members of public employee unions salute you for revealing this great secret. I had no idea that the interests of the party were so narrow. I can always count on you for great revelations, Jim.
Or maybe this comment was just another detail like “button” instead of “batten” and “Ray” instead of “Rick”. Time to hang it up.
Maybe governor Scott can come with some new fraudulent accounting practices to help balance Florida’s budget. Surely his creativity wasn’t spent defrauding the federal government and policy holders at Columbia/HCA. Come on, Rick, or Ray, we’re counting on you.

Mr. Dithers

February 26th, 2011
10:54 am

Actually, this could be a fun game. We could call Gov. Scott “Byron” or “Sir Walter’ or “George C. or “Ridley” or just “Great”. Gov. Walker could be “Dixie” or “Doak” or “Johnny ____ Red”. Gov. Christie could be “Brinkley”, but given his girth, I think “Auction House” would be better. Gov. Daniels could be “Jack” or “Boone”. But Jim, you will just have to remember Gov. Kasich is John. No leeway there.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 26th, 2011
1:36 pm

● Clip and save this quote from media fact checkers presented in the AJC on Obama’s claims about deficit reduction: “When we showed this comment to economists on the left and the right, they agreed that the president was so far off that it was hard to believe he meant the comment as he said it.” The fact checkers may be surprised. Conservatives who pay attention to Obama’s rhetoric aren’t.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 26th, 2011
1:47 pm

No, no, no, no, no! The black hole was created to dissipate the feeble posts of Glen, Carlosgvv … you know.

But now the dreaded black hole has taking a liking to some of my finest work.

Oh well.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

February 26th, 2011
5:54 pm

Everybody is calling, texting, and asking me to explain why Malcolm X wouldn’t support liberal integrationist African Americans today… I believe it was Glen, Carlosgvv…you know, that decided to text by night for answers too. Don’t be shy my friend. Come out of the shadows. I’ll respond to almost anyone.

Malcolm X couldn’t support liberal integrationist African Americans today because they are party to the murder of 20 million black babies since 1973 Roe vs. Wade. Not to mention 31 million other babies. Remember, the liberal integrationist African Americans believe that a woman has a right to choose to murder her unborn baby via abortion or bring it to term. And that is only one of their evil positions out of millions. Malcolm X couldn’t support that kind of evil. He would lose standing.

Malcolm X would lend support to pro-life conservative white Americans and pro-life conservatives in general. Pro-life conservative white Americans and others believe that a baby has a natural right to life once the woman is impregnated…and everything is not relative, there is a right and wrong. Malcolm X and any other spiritually and morally inclined person would have no other choice but to side with those who side with righteousness, God Almighty.

Human Beings like Malcolm X are honored and elevated by others, nature, and nature’s God by the honorable and moral principles that they stand upon. The only person that has intrinsic worth is God Almighty. Not Malcolm X.

Amen?

Glenn

February 27th, 2011
2:44 am

Anyway, Stan, I’m as much a Doctor as you probably are, yet I didn’t earn a doctorate in cherry-picking Malcolm, may his memory remain a blessing to us all. Probably this Hebrew blessing from a Protestant is lost on you, but assuredly it wouldn’t have been lost on the Malcolm you evidently find inconvenient, not least as that was the more mature man.

Glenn

February 27th, 2011
3:06 am

Oh, and Jim, don’t please get hifalutin. A good many parents these parts still save for college best they can. It don’t spill beer near the statehouse when those people get their way. Don’t be a fool.

Glenn

February 27th, 2011
3:23 am

I’ll acknowledge Malcolm’s pacific practices early, if you’ll admit to the making of the hard ass who ultimately bedeviled the USA. As though they were about to take it, But not this

tar and feathers party

February 27th, 2011
7:47 am

I hope the hope fund has at least cut off Georgia Public Broadcasting from funding, those deadbeats have been robbing the Fund for a decade plus. No more lottery money to GPB! Let them sell their marble palace to make payroll, then go out of business!

tar and feathers party

February 27th, 2011
7:58 am

So Glenn is just another grain in the endless pile of salt that is today’s legal profession, where more new lawyers graduate in a year than will find jobs in the next 25. No wonder he has so much time to spend on ajc blogs.

tar and feathers party

February 27th, 2011
7:59 am

I fully agree with Smoot-Haley Smut first comment on this blog.

MHBrown

February 27th, 2011
8:34 am

Jim: If you think that the Republican party is any less “an extension of its interest groups” than is the Democratic party then you are not only more ignorant than I thought, but even more blind.

john sebastian

February 27th, 2011
10:52 am

The HOPE funds simply keep up. The awards must be reduced, the standards for eligibility raised or the program is in default. There is no mechanism (nor should there be) to fund it out of the general fund. Maybe those complaining should buy some tickets.