State spending cap a good idea

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

● Help me think. Excluding anything to do with the personal lives of celebrity athletes and entertainers, has more ink been spilled needlessly on any issue more frivolous than voter ID? The Georgia Supreme Court this week joined others in smacking down the whiners who kept arguing that somebody somewhere would be kept from voting because of the requirement — but could never produce a living soul. Or, heck, even a dead one.

● A cap on state spending, as proposed by State Sen. Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock, would be an admirable addition to the state Constitution. The proposal is so flexible that only the most partisan proponents of big government can find objection. Spending is limited to the highest previous budget or to the previous year’s, plus population growth and the rate of government inflation. Collections above that will go to pay for increased school enrollment, retire debt and build the state’s “rainy day fund” to 15 percent of the budget (up from 10 percent now). When the rainy day fund’s exhausted, the Legislature by a two-thirds vote can waive the spending cap. In an emergency, that’ll happen. Besides, 15 percent reserves will ordinarily keep governors and legislators from having to make really tough budget cuts.

● Arguing against proposed changes in the HOPE program, the former president’s grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, sounds a lot older than his 35 years. In fact, he sounds a lot like the politicians of yesteryear. Said the young throwback: “There is no doubt if we cut HOPE …there will be some students who won’t graduate from college because they can’t afford it.” A student so easily dissuaded may not have been college material to start with — and, furthermore, will have some real coping issues with adult life. Politicians always seem to be solving, or proposing to solve, problems that existed in their childhood — or before they were born.

● If one of those college enrollees who’s freaked out by a slight decrease in HOPE handouts is looking for a career alternative — though, fair warning, it does involve work — Kennesaw’s Superior Plumbing is begging for qualified plumbers. The job offers good pay and virtual lifetime security. Skilled machinists are in demand, too. The downside to those jobs is that you stay too busy to go downtown to boo and hiss state legislators while insisting that “fairness” demands that you be given more public money.

● Georgia has a projected deficit of $250 million in its $3 billion health benefits program for state employees. Since the state can’t print money or run a deficit, the proposed solution is to raise premiums for current employees and retirees. Legislators could make a contribution by eliminating taxpayer-provided health care coverage for themselves and for other part-timers whose primary employment is elsewhere.

● As the nation comes to grip with the terrible debt that we’re allowing to be passed on to the unborn, the media really does incur an obligation to be responsible stewards of information. It’s awfully easy for journalists to rush out and find “victims” of heartless government — and, in fact, advocacy groups will produce them on cue — for quick stories allegedly detailing the impact of spending reductions. Most journalists lack the expertise to assess the real impact or to know, for example, that the job training program is one of 47 and may or may not be effective for “victim’s problem.” Another problem is that such stories are often a fact or two shy of providing the context that would allow us to know. The point really is that if we’re going to be a nation of adults making responsible choices, we have to know if programs work. Otherwise we’re teaching people how to game the system.

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Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 14th, 2011
6:52 pm

Jonathan Redding is the victim of the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions. The doctrine of integrationist caused him to lose his balance and be a party to murdering bartender John Henderson.

He was sentenced to life in prison plus 70 years. He was 17 years old when the crime was committed, and at 19 years old, he will ultimately die in prison.

If the truth be told, integrationist African Americans and their devilish black minions traded the lives, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of integrationist children for money, fame, status, plush jobs materialism; blood profit.

When you forsake God Almighty by becoming an integrationist African American, you become not only ignorant, dumb and stupid under the guise of progressiveness. But you become evil.

Amen?

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
8:54 pm

To whoever just ‘jacked me: Strangely enough I quite agree with you.

There are others of us, however.

retiredds

March 14th, 2011
9:30 pm

Hey Jimbo, see below. The Republican US House of Representatives has been sold to the highest bidders: Wall Street. Guess we are slowly finding out who the Republican Party is beholden to.

March 15, 2011 12:18:29 AM

By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans on Wednesday will stage their first outright challenge to 2010’s Dodd-Frank financial regulation reforms with a fistful of bills favoring private equity firms, derivatives end-users and corporate CEOs.

Go for the gold ($$$$) Republicans!!!

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
11:19 pm

You go ahead and forsake God Almighty or not, Doctor Stan, and leave the rest of us to God and ourselves unless you suppose you’re smoking something extra special, Brother.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
9:00 am

People are reading my posts….Oh I should have known. Let the record show Carlosglen has not been candid with me. Several months ago, the scoundrel assured me that everyone is ignoring my posts; and I should stop Thinking Right with Jim Wooten.

But an error in the facts must have caused the heathen to rage? Let’s take a quick review. Jonathan Redding is the victim of the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions… right! He was sentenced to life in prison plus 70 years…; correct! …Integrationist African Americans and their devilish black minions traded the lives, liberty… of the integrationist black children for money, fame, status, plush jobs, materialism; blood profit; right! When you forsake God Almighty by becoming an integrationist…., you become evil; absolutely!

Everything is I said is correct and in order. The agitation must be born out of the fact that Carlosglen is an evil New World Order integrationist or even worse a devilish black minion. But don’t rage against God Almighty, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost or his servants because you’re shown the error of your ways. Just repent and obey the voice of the Lord, and the Lord God Almighty will stay the hand of his angels, or turn back the evil pronounced against you and those devilish black minions.

Amen?

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 15th, 2011
9:50 am

Hope you heathens saw Glenn Beck yesterday.

If you did you now KNOW what the hell is happening and have a good idea what is about to happen.

For those who didn’t , keep watching ‘Bugs Bunny’ Cartoons and eating Oreo’s.

STAY IN THE DAMN DARK.

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
10:49 am

All right, Stan. I for one will give you an Amen.

Stoner,

The Beck you think you see is not the Beck I see. And I say this in sincerest Becktitude.

My Beck is the Disney Beck, whereas yours is of Warner Bros.

You are the sheepdog George, clocking out, on the Mesa, with Wile E.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
2:28 pm

The New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions in the media are asking if mongrel women are the standard of beauty in our country. Evidently mongrel women are as close to the real thing as they can get.

But subconsciously, they know American women are the standard of beautify in our country, hands down. Just take a good look at those women on Fox News. And their beauty matches their intelligence. No integrationist man in his integrationist mind, so to speak, can resist touching any of those women.

But for members of our separate/segregated society, we are predisposed prejudice toward our real black women…Many of our women in spirit remind me of Michelle Malkin…

When I was in the fourth grade, in our separate but equal schools, we believed Dionese to be the most beautiful girl God Almighty ever made except for my wife, just in case. Y’all feel me?

Meeting Dionese for the first time was a decisive moment for us, especially for me. From that point forward, there was no question about the exclusivity of my sexual orientation.

Amen?

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
3:50 pm

Funny sheet, Stan.

Good luck widdat.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 15th, 2011
5:12 pm

Henryk, go back to Germany , open the ‘camp door and eat bread and water .

Got to get back to Glenn’s show.

(Commercial break now)

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
5:32 pm

There is absolutely nothing you can do to alter the fate of black children while living in The New World Order integrationist construct. We tend to relate to black children as if they were reared in the separate society that self determined black people built. They were not. The integrationist society that black children live in was constructed by evil integrationist persons throughout the world. And any person Thinking Right knows African American children have been disadvantaged by it more than others.

When African Americans had their separate/segregated self determined schools, your granddaddy, grandma, mother and father considered it criminal to turn a black child out into the world at any age to allow others to influence them.

But integrationist African Americans via the world that others built turned black children out into the world, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 years old. And they allow any “respectable persons” of any race to access their children. As a result, their children are totally decadent when they reach the age of 18, especially the boys.

Undoubtedly, the world has changed for the worse for the masses of African Americans, especially black children, since the doctrine of integration to effect in 1970. It is more unforgiving…extremely deceptive, vicious, and callous. And for the most part, African American parents don’t get it.

Black children have no alternative but to depend upon their parents more than ever in that kind of world even to adulthood. But the illusion is the world has improved for everyone since mandatory integration was enforced in 1970.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
6:10 pm

When we were children living in a separate self determined black society, prior to integration, we thought there were no other people living in America except black people. And the people we saw on television.

That’s an example of how our parents protected us from the influence of the hostile world…

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
7:54 pm

You can portray the idiot for a time, a time long gone. Stop it. All you’re doing is goofing on raw wounds, Stop it. It isn’t funny.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
8:01 pm

Over the years, many integrationist African American leaders have asked us to come out of the confines of our self determined society and help them solve the insurmountable problems they created for African American children via integration.

Time after time we’ve said, “You integrationist Negroes must be out of your cotton picking minds. It’s obvious you don’t even understand the depths of the mental condition you’ve caused in African Americans, especially the children. Not only has Integration rendered African Americans dumb, stupid, ignorant, and atheistic under the guise of progressiveness. It has caused black people to find peace, comfort, and joy in evil.”

The only way to solve the cancerous problems of African Americans is to use the strategy of the Chinese. Close the doors to the world and do the hokey pokey. It won’t be evil because that evil has calcified. But when we open the doors, there will be no integrationist African American leaders or integrationist persons found in the society.

Amen?

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
8:15 pm

Now I finally get you. Damn, I lived in downtown Oakland for three years but never heard the likes of your doings. You’re right: you’re radical. A mentor told me years ago, Stan, that the only thing radical is Christ and him crucified.

I’m clearly the other side of your isolationism, but don’t you sense that you’re blaming the victim?

I see what you mean, what you essay. But I’m a Deweyan Pragmatist. Can’t help but do.

Mr. Peanut

March 15th, 2011
8:59 pm

“There is no doubt if we cut HOPE …there will be some students who won’t graduate from college because they can’t afford it.” A student so easily dissuaded may not have been college material to start with — and, furthermore, will have some real coping issues with adult life.”

Now I LIKE that! Jason Carter is already displaying more sense than his grandaddy ever did.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
9:27 pm

Carlosglen,

Oh I see. How long will you go limping with inconsistent opinions? On one hand, you infer that Dr. Stan, the black one, is blaming the victim because he is charging integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions for the crimes committed against the masses of African Americans.

But on the other hand, you rightly can’t imagine Jonathan Redding or his crew as victims in the murder of John Henderson… If I followed your line of thinking, Redding and his crew deserves the status of victim in their recent spate of crimes too.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 15th, 2011
9:44 pm

Biv Bev Smith and tricky Dick Gregory should know the truth of the matter. The Japanese people are more western oriented than Americans are.

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
11:06 pm

Look, Peanut, nobody’s talking about actually cutting HOPE, that would be you, the vapors and the smelling salts. Jim’s point, well taken I pray, is that WE’RE WIMPS!

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
11:11 pm

…and what in he’ll is some self-respecting county down South doing, messing with Jason Boy.

Serves them right, the fools.

Henryk Hofstad

March 15th, 2011
11:18 pm

Silent, are you? Serves you bloody right.

Henryk Hofstad

March 16th, 2011
11:21 am

As Governor Jimmy was a fiscal conservative. Ahead of his time. I suspect that his naval mind abhors inefficiency. As a presidential candidate he promised to streamline the federal government, yet he gave us the departments of education and energy. Collosal mistakes, especially in a recession. It’s too bad that young Peanut hasn’t learned from Jimmy Carter’s botched intentions.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
2:20 pm

Reverend Al and Karen Hunter,

You know or should know African Americans learned to hate and disrespect other black people after they decided to integrate, thereby representing the interest of other people. For example,. if a black judge has a black defendant in his/her court, and the victim is of another race, the black judge and others learn via experience it is better to throw the book at and disrespect the black person than to follow the law which may require a lesser sentence for the black defendant etc. I certainly learned that in my profession.

Many such actions throughout the American system by educated integrationist African Americans in every area of people activity teach black people to hate each other as well as education, which “elevated” the judge and others to positions of responsibility.

This pathological behavior among all African Americans has nothing to do with post traumatic slave syndrome as many black educated integrationists espouse to escape their complicity. It is the consequence of deciding to integrate with other races at all cost for money, fame, status, plush jobs, materialism etc. at the expense of the masses of black people.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
2:41 pm

We work while there is still daylight, because the night is coming, and no person will be able to work.

The doctrine of integration has taught black people and Americans that religion, God Almighty, is superstition… Over the past 40 years, African Americans and too many Americans have become perverted clueless atheists and now have only gods of wood and stone to call upon when Satan and his imps comes calling.

Even if everything written in the Bible, book, chapter, and verse comes to pass, Satan and his imps will put their spin on it to claim as many souls possible before their appointed time comes.

Amen?

Henryk Hofstad

March 17th, 2011
4:08 pm

Yes, Satan and his imps do continue, to no compelling but only just tragic effect, to do. So the blame’s on you losers. Yet you won’t stop, self-righteous as you are. The only defeat you know is the complete defeat of everyone you presume to defend. You’re like Hitler that way. Except more wicked.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
4:49 pm

Well Carlosglen, if you have issues with what I’ve said, just tune in to the Biv Bev Smith “show” tonight at 7:00pm. My confidents at 1380 waok radio said her topic of discussion will discuss how post traumatic slavery syndrome is causing the “demonic,” my word not hers, pathetic behavior presently visited upon integrationist African Americans.

Any person Thinking Right with a lick of character knows that post traumatic slavery syndrome is a scheme concocted by educated integrationist African Americans to avoid responsibility and blame for the utter failures of integration.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
5:47 pm

How demonic and confused can educated integrationist African Americans get? They pretend that white people are a problem and want to vote them out of office, and against their interest etc. But given their integrationist philosophy i.e. having white people to provide for them, they should want white women to have as many white babies as possible and to remain in political office. The better their chances would be of living decent lives, right?

After all, if white people are not in office and or their numbers decline in the United States, what other race is going to share their institutions in such a way as to give African Americans food, clothing, shelter, employment, education etc? If educated Integrationist African Americans were Thinking Right in accordance with their political philosophy, integration, they would be on radio and television encouraging white men and women to have more white babies…please!

Don’t go there. If educated integrationist African Americans were able to take on the responsibility of building institutions to provide what African Americans need to survive on earth, they would already be doing it.

As we speak, the institutions that educated integrationist African Americans have at their disposal can’t sustain the lives of a mere million black people in the United States. And that’s being extremely generous.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
7:50 pm

Way to go Granny. Teach that sell-out, Biv Bev Smith, a thing or two. That old lady has more sense than most of those so-called educated integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
8:04 pm

Integrationist Biv Bev Smith @ 1380 waok knows or should know if women, children, and old men allow satanically inspired mad men like Osama Bin Laden to attack Libya and most of her good people by giving him and his band of criminals aid and comfort, the women, children, and old men get what they deserve for being foolish.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
8:10 pm

It’s about time Thinking Right Americans and African Americans stop enabling educated integrationist African Americans leaders and their devilish black minions like many enabled Michael Jackson; that is until he committed suicide. I know they will scream and shout if you stop satisfying their fantasy…

I say allow the integrationist African American leaders and the devilish black minions to scream and shout. It’s better for them to take the bitter medicine that will help them in the long run. And the medicine will exercise some of those demons that have been entrenched since the advent of integration.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
8:33 pm

Will some white Americans give Peters a medal for being the first black aviator? For the life of me I don’t know what it is about integrationist Negroes wanting medals or recognition from white Americans. I guess receiving medals or recognition make them feel human.

Many of us had to cut ties with a grade school hero, Henry Aaron. Like practically all integrationist African Americans, he was hell bent on receiving recognition after he retired from Americans too.

I just don’t get it.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
8:53 pm

Educated integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions call Americans racist if they refuse to comply with their demands…basically shake down money etc.

Recently many educated integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions are saying African Americans are experiencing battle fatigue due to racism and discrimination because most refuse to follow their foolish system of belief…

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
9:14 pm

Biv Bev Smith said she read “in the paper” that African Americans are suffering from Battle fatigue. Well whoop-de-do. If educated integrationist African Americans had not been so trifling and built institutions for African Americans, black people could have used our institutions to show the results of our findings concerning other people too.

That battle fatigue mess is not worth the paper it was written on or the reason.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
9:32 pm

Integrationist mongrel lover Biv Bev Smith is a bald faced liar… She said African Americans can attest to this so-called battle fatigue. I am an African American and our self determined society has experienced no such thing.

Let’s give here the benefit of the doubt. Maybe she misspoke. I guess she is thinking integrationist African Americans can attest to this so-called battle fatigue.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
9:44 pm

Integrationist Biv Bev Smith said white man stood up and said who’s going to shoot President Obama; an act of overt racism.

I guess she don’t remember when a person stood up and shot President Reagan, Kennedy, and others; guess that’s racism too.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 17th, 2011
9:53 pm

Racism is not a problem for us. We have not put ourselves in a position of utter weakness and dependency like integrationist African Americans.

By the way Biv Bev, tell integrationist Dorothy Tillman not to come on the radio with that Mickey Mouse information designed for retarded people or children. If she does, it going to be tossed back into her face.