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.

136 comments Add your comment

Velma

March 10th, 2011
7:16 pm

And yet the Georgia Legislature is more concerned about limiting a woman’s right to an abortion… Thanks Sen. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville for curtailing women’s rights, for knowing better than anyone else in the medical community when a woman should get an abortion and for shoving your extreme right wing agenda down the throats of all Georgians… I guess that is FAR more important than fixing this State’s broken economy. It’s like living under the thumb of the Taliban.

Cutty

March 10th, 2011
7:36 pm

You sound like a cranky, old man telling some kids to get off you lawn. Republicans are in complete control of the state. All of your fantasies of screwing over everyone but the rich is coming true.

http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/bill-would-allow-utilities-852605.html

old timer

March 10th, 2011
7:59 pm

Welll written…..I agree with every point…

Rafe Hollister

March 10th, 2011
8:05 pm

Relax Cutty, the country is in such bad shape due to two years of the three stooges(Barry, Nancy, and Harry) in charge at the national level, that the local yokels can’t really make it that much worse.

MiltonMan

March 10th, 2011
8:10 pm

Jason Carter is a moron – plain and simple. The only reason the clown is a senator is the brain dead idiots in DeKalb elected him. If he truly cared about a quality education for the children , he would focus his efforts on the crappy schools within DeKalb. This state and nation has already suffered with one Carter – we don’t need another one.

killerj

March 10th, 2011
8:56 pm

Cha-Ching……….,the sound of your Tax money going to “BIG BROTHER” Government.Go Tea Party,bankruptcy is coming.

Lawrence

March 10th, 2011
8:58 pm

Good Blog…As usual I agree with you.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 10th, 2011
9:13 pm

Well, we don’t need to be spending good money on sending a bunch of brats to colledge so they can get all librul and look down their nose at us working folks. They need to do away with this Hope scam completely.

And I’m for a spending cap. Make it, say, the amount of the 1966 state budget. Let’s get the deadbeats and Those People off the dole and onto working for their room and board and medical care.

And make the worthless guvmint workers pay for all their health insurance. Maybe some of them will quit and that will be a good thing.

Which reminds me, what happened to Gov. Deal’s plan to cut 20,000 state jobs? I ain’t heard a thing about it ever since he took office and got on the state payroll. Was that one of the promises the politicans make with their fingers crossed behind them?

lynnie gal

March 10th, 2011
10:00 pm

So, Jim, your advice to college kids who are losing money for college is–go get a job as a plumber? You’re an idiot. It looks like you want to dumb down more people and put them in subservient jobs in Georgia so that your Republican base grows bigger. The wealthy and dumb people. That’s the new Republican party.

Tall

March 10th, 2011
10:05 pm

“Georgia has a projected deficit of $250 million in its $3 billion health benefits program for state employees.”

Three billion dollars to cover state employees? How many state employees are there? I know that doesn’t cover the employees of the incorporated cities. We just might as well enjoy our trip to hell because that is the only thing that will bring people to their senses.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 10th, 2011
10:18 pm

Good evening all. Our host offers a challenge, “has more ink been spilled needlessly on any issue more frivolous than voter ID?” I’ll have to think. Maybe “the need to control our borders.” Maybe “the problem of marijuana” – that one goes back decades. Maybe “Sunday alcohol sales.”

I will always support spending caps at the state level – states rarely have wars that must be fought, and that preservation of freedom is the only real justification for confiscation of private wealth.

Instead of preserving HOPE, we ought to abolish college – that would ensure no one has an advantage over another. No, of course I am not serious, I am challenging the mindset that underpins all leftist “thought.”

I’ve frequently told my sons, as they grew up, that if I were doing it over again I would have learned auto mechanics instead of going to law school. I figure if one intends to hold a license to steal, it ought to be for a trade for which there is some measurable return to the victim.

Re the health benefits deficiency, rather than raise “premiums” and keep the same incentives for individuals to spend “other people’s money,” would it not be more prudent to raise deductibles instead, so the spenders see that they have some skin in the game? The annual contribution/outlays would be the same, but the incentives are changed.

“Most journalists lack the expertise to assess the real impact” – they phrase resonates. Even if the journalist have the requisite expertise, “real impacts” – i.e., economics – do not sell papers or air time – not sexy enough, not Oprah-ish enough. Whose ratings are higher, the enthusiastic and cerebral John Stossel, or the empathetic-but-dim Oprah?

Tall

March 10th, 2011
10:20 pm

To Lynnie gal:

You ought to give Mr. Wooten’s remarks a little more thought. I have neighbors who spend good money sending their kids to private grade and high schools in order to get the HOPE scholarship so they have less of a college tuition bill. The HOPE has turned college into another entitlement program and should be scrapped. When I graduated from high school in 1978, I couldn’t afford to go the private college I had my heart set on. My choice was to go to the local community college for the first two years, save money and get the best grades I could. I did that and wound up graduating from New York University with very little student loan debt at that time. My only complaint about the community college at that time, had to do with the slacker attitudes of many of the students that were there.

There is nothing wrong with learning a trade. Of all the contractors I have hired out, plumbers get paid more money for less work than any of them. Come to think of it, even the physicians I go to charge less than plumbers. I have relatives who done very well in welding, lawn mower repair and commercial construction.

Guy Fawkes

March 10th, 2011
10:54 pm

Velma: Actually, if you were really living under the thumb of the Taliban, you wouldn’t be typing comments on a blog. Or have a computer with which to read this blog. Or, for that matter, you might not even have thumbs (or fingers) with which to type said comments.

But don’t let that slow your hyperbole.

Guy Fawkes

March 10th, 2011
11:04 pm

lynnie gal: Your snooty disrespect for plumbers is telling. Either you hold too many degrees or you haven’t ever had a pipe blow out in a property you owned (or both). Plumbers make good money, have a concrete and monetizable skill, and typically don’t hurt for business even in a down economy. In short, they are typically productive, tax paying citizens–not dummies. They are also well known for asking insightful and confounding questions of overhyped left-wing politicians.

captguitarman

March 11th, 2011
12:04 am

Jim, I’m still laughing out loud. Did I get that right. You said that Georgia legislators could give up taxpayer subsidized health care (my guess is that it is really, really good coverage) from their part time jobs, and go with their primary employer’s insurance (which might not be near so good, and certainly not as cheap for a good program), so the rank and file full time state employees won’t be hit so hard by a health insurance premium increase????? By gosh, I went back and read it again, and darned if you didn’t write that. What water fountain have you and Kyle Wingfield been drinking out of there at the AJC? Must be some Mary Jane in it or something. Kyle was wondering why the new stadium (full of some really great Gold Dome “bidness” opportunities) might be pushed aside for some higher and more important priorities. I’ll ask you the same question I asked him. Don’t you know what state you are living in yet? But thanks for the good laugh.

David Granger

March 11th, 2011
12:47 am

The reason some people are so incensed over the voter ID requirement is not because they’re afraid illegal aliens might not get to vote. Most illegals are trying to be as “invisible” as possible, and not rock the boat by trying to sneak into a polling place. What the giggle-sissy liberals are all afraid of is that it might well put a stop to them just going down to the homeless shelters and the blood plasma banks and filling up busload after busload of people to go and vote “the right way” and earn themselves a little “walking around” money.

BitterEXdemocrackkk

March 11th, 2011
6:15 am

college educations are NOT a Constitutional REQUIREMENT….NOR…show they be taxpayer burdens! enough!

Will

March 11th, 2011
6:25 am

You asked for it.

More wasted ink?

The republican obsession with President Obama’s birth. Wouldn’t you like to ask the sponsor of the republican birther legislation if this legislation ever passed (and even within the totally republican dominated state government this is unlikely) would the sponsor be willing to put his money where his mouth is and pledge to offset the legal fees the state would incur as a result of this “law” by either paying out of his own pocket or working to reduce state spending in, oh I don’t know, how about vouchers for private school attendance?

BitterEXdemocrackkk

March 11th, 2011
6:36 am

Now, Ohblunder says HE was ‘bullied’ as a child with BIG ears…

Since WHEN did such a silly part of life become a national agenda issue???
Is his incompetence a result of bullying or did it teach him to be one???

Is Van Jones a bully? Harry Reid? Nancy Pelousi? Wm Ayers? ‘Rev’ Wright?

Democrats are bullies against America.

Mr. Dithers

March 11th, 2011
6:50 am

I’m with Will on this one. More ink, breath, noise and anxiety has been wasted on the birther issue than any other frivilous matter in recent times. The fact that so much time and energy is still being wasted on it, including here in our fair state, is a true indication of the actual agenda the GOP is pushing. Where are the jobs? Where is the attention to the economy, etc.? Nowhere to be found. Instead, they’re spending their time on unconstitutional ballot laws and anti-immigration bills. Talk about bait and switch.
It’s fascinating that the bogeymen for all our budget woes are now college students and state workers. I’m sure that all of Georgia’s problems could be solved by eliminating state government entirely, starting with Gov. Deal and going right down the line. Privatize the roads and cut out everything else. Just a modest proposal.

Mr. Dithers

March 11th, 2011
6:52 am

Bitter I’m guessing you were a bully, not bullied, growing up. Otherwise, you wouldn’t call it silly. It sure isn’t silly for the kids who are being bullied, Especially those driven to suicide.

Mid GA Retiree

March 11th, 2011
7:02 am

I wonder how many of those protesting HOPE cuts actually go out and by lottery tickets. Some seem to have forgotten (me included) that lottery money funds HOPE. I would suggest that the law creating HOPE be amended to divert more lottery money from prizes and administrative costs to education expenses.
Regarding state employees’ health insurance costs, deductibles have been going up as fast as premiums. The problem is that the legislature has diverted money from the health insurance fund to other areas to try to balance the budget; they have done the same thing to the employees’ retirement system.
Finally, plumbers work hard, make good money, and work in “stuff” most of us would never dare put our hands in. Hope Linnie gal never needs one.

Mr. Dithers

March 11th, 2011
7:28 am

Can you believe it? Even in the course of reporting on the tragedy and devastation in Japan this morning, CNN is inserting propoganda like “Hawaii is President Obama’s home” into its reporting. Will they never stop this insidious plan to cover up the truth?

The Great and Powerful Community Organizer

March 11th, 2011
7:30 am

On Libya, I vote PRESENT. I’m waiting to see what Denmark does. lol…I’m no leader. Ooops, outta here, gotta get a little golf game in.

Buzz G

March 11th, 2011
7:32 am

Jason Carter must make his grandpa proud. He is just as goofy. Doubtless his answer to the energy shortage is to force everyone to wear sweaters.

And his answer to the illegal alien crisis is to ignore it.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
7:38 am

ALL HAIL THE GREAT AND POWERFUL COMMUNITY ORGANIZER!!!!

Road Scholar

March 11th, 2011
7:41 am

Mr Dumba$$, er Mr dithers: If you back the normal 9 month pregnancy from Pres Obama’s birthday, you will find that both his mother and father were in Hawaii when he was conceived! Did you get that? He was conceived in the US.

Then your ascertain would be that even though he was conceived on US soil he isn’t a citizen. OK? Then your ascertain reinforces that a fetus is not a person/life and abortion is not a crime of murder,…since a fetus is not a person! So all the fuss over abortion is not applicable since the fetus is not a person!

Thank you John Stewart!

School Teacher

March 11th, 2011
7:55 am

Milton Man, tell us how you really feel.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
7:57 am

“somebody somewhere would be kept from voting because of the requirement — but could never produce a living soul. Or, heck, even a dead one”…..

Want Evidence? How about the history of all the elections that ever took place in the US since George Washington.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 11th, 2011
7:58 am

Dear Will @ 6:25 and others, “The republican obsession with President Obama’s birth. ” I think almost all of that ink has been spilled by leftists, disputing the issue that isn’t. A typical Wizard of Oz trick.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
7:59 am

WHY? RNC is Y

Where’s your evidence genius? You made a statement. NO evidence.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
8:04 am

Jim Wooten cautions a person “looking for a career alternative — though, fair warning, it does involve work — Kennesaw’s Superior Plumbing is begging for qualified plumbers.”

Jim can be a real condescending butt crack sometimes, you know?

Road Scholar

March 11th, 2011
8:06 am

” Help me think.”

I don’t know if anyone has that much energy!

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
8:10 am

Jim last paragraph said absolutely nothing at all. nothing. I dare anyone to paraphrase it.

Caution: It’s a trap. He did it on purpose to see if 100% of his readers are morons.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
8:16 am

“..Jim last paragraph said absolutely nothing at all. nothing. I dare anyone to paraphrase it…”

You must be a Lib, no way you would comprehend it.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
8:17 am

” 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.”

That statement is pure abuse. It contains many presumptive delusions and self-validation tells. No wonder RIF is being defunded. The RNC needs more morons.

NIght Train

March 11th, 2011
8:19 am

Why and Lynnie, Don’t diss the working man (person) just because they get their hands dirty. Plumbers or any other skilled trades that works with their hands are honorable trades. Without them the over educated bunch of wussies would be living in poop and walking everywhere. My grandfather was a plumber and raised 6 kids. He use to joke that he could make anyone an expert plumber in 5 minutess. All you need to know are 3 simple rules:

1- Hot on the left
2- Cold on the right
3- Liberal BS flows down hill

Now Lynnie, you are and expert plumber!

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
8:20 am

“…The RNC needs more morons…”

Probably true. Seems the DNC is overflowing with morons.

Mr. Dithers

March 11th, 2011
8:22 am

Road Scholar, I’m with you. The post was supposed to be sarcastic. Sorry that didn’t come through.

Mr. Dithers

March 11th, 2011
8:24 am

Who will be the first Republican/conservative/Tea Partier to say we shouldn’t help the Japanese people because they bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941? I mean, since the president is offering support, the knee jerk reaction to oppose him will kick in shortly, I’m sure.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
8:28 am

Mr Dithers

Seems the first “knee jerk” reaction has come from you.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
8:41 am

The “terrible debt” is all from Bush’s 8 nightmare years, a regime from which the country may never fully recover.

ThinkingLight

March 11th, 2011
8:42 am

Jim should rename the column “Thinking Light”. Nothing of substance, only lightweight straw man arguments. Week after week after week. Weak after weak after weak.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
8:44 am

“..The “terrible debt” is all from Bush’s 8 nightmare years, a regime from which the country may never fully recover…”

The Dems controlled the spending from 2006-2010.

JP

March 11th, 2011
8:48 am

Don’t know about all the other stuff in th ecolumn, but I have a heck of a lot of respect for plumbers, electricians, mechanics, roofers, and the like. I’ve tried to fix my plumbing myself, fix my car myself, and fix my roof myself, and I always walk away saying :”should have hired a pro…..”

jt

March 11th, 2011
8:55 am

Work as a plumber?

Not that easy……Pay the state exhorbiant amounts of money, jump through their stupid hoops for years,grovel at the feet for previously “liscensed” plumbers………..and then the state MIGHT grant you permission.

Here in the land of the free, It is against the law to hire a person to fix your kitchen drain without the state’s permission.This serves “Kennesaw Plumbing” well.

Not so the citizen.

Peter

March 11th, 2011
8:55 am

Jim….. Republicans will never honestly admit to themselves the Bush administration starting 2 wars while cutting taxes, has hung America out to dry.

Cheney famously said……”Deficits are not a problem ” .

Now we have the looser in the last election saying we need to get involved in yet another war.

When is the madness from the Right going to end ?

Road Scholar

March 11th, 2011
8:55 am

Dithers: I was on my first cup of coffee!

MiltonMan

March 11th, 2011
8:56 am

Mr Dithers should rename himself to the more appropriate Mr. Clueless:

“Nowhere to be found. Instead, they’re spending their time on unconstitutional ballot laws…”

Unconstitutional??? The GA supreme court has yet again ruled the GA voter ID law constitutional. Where were you when Rat Roy Barnes passed his unconstitutional redistricting maps back in 2000?

Let me guess, he is a by-product of the APS. His teachers had to change his test scores for him to graduate.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
8:57 am

National Debt

07/22/2009 11,634,723,000,000.00
09/30/2008 10,024,724,896,912.49
09/30/2007 9,007,653,372,262.48
09/30/2006 8,506,973,899,215.23

Hmmm.

MiltonMan

March 11th, 2011
8:58 am

Peter, what about your man NOW??? He said that he would have us out of Afghanistan in 16 months after taking office, he would close Gitmo, unemployment would never get above 8%, etc.

Keep blaming Bush Champ. Your man is now in charge & he & his big ears are a disgrace.

MiltonMan

March 11th, 2011
9:00 am

Obama needs to get out & start campaigning. He needs to revisit the 57 states that he visited during the ‘08 elections.

JP

March 11th, 2011
9:03 am

I am a Dem and think the Dems have blown the deficit up. However, to say the National Debt lays entirely at the feet of the Dems is completely delusional.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
9:47 am

“Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, ‘No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.’”

HEY! GO FOR IT!

Mr. Dithers

March 11th, 2011
11:07 am

Milton Man, you ought to be reading my post more closely. I am not talking about voter ID. I am talking about the Obama birther bill wending its way through the GA legislature. The Voter ID law is old news.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 11th, 2011
11:08 am

I can’t think of another issue where more ink has been spilled needlessly on any issue more frivolous than voter ID either… Citizens of Georgia should thank God Almighty that The Georgia Supreme Court joined others in smacking down the New World Order integrationist crowd and the devilish black minions arguing that somebody somewhere would be kept from voting because of the requirement…

When the ruling was handed down, members of our self determined society thanked God Almighty for The Georgia Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the state’s photo-ID voting requirement by a 6–1 vote. It was unpleasant to think it possible for all the illegal aliens and criminals from every corner of the earth voting in Georgia? God Forbid. We know the illegal aliens can’t be thinking right because after all, they did enter Georgia illegally.

If The Georgia Supreme Court had not upheld the state’s photo-ID voting requirement, the vast majority of illegal aliens would vote for politicians in the Democrat party of Georgia, the party they believe most responsible for allowing them to enter the state, and avoid detection or arrest, and take advantage of the services intended for citizens.

Amen?

Laurie

March 11th, 2011
11:37 am

Velma, well put. As for HOPE, if a student has the drive to graduate, they will find a way to do it. A degree that has been earned will benefit a person more in life than something that has just been handed to them. Is there anyone out there who would disagree with that? I would love to hear your justification.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
11:42 am

The National Debt is a result of Bush’s 8 nightmare years. Period.

The spending cap is a good idear only if Uncle Sam wears it backwards.

And the comments here reveal that we need to spend more on HOPE, not less.

” As the nation comes to grip with the terrible debt…” oh, something needs 2B gripped alright, but it’s not the terrible debt.

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 11th, 2011
12:03 pm

Legislators could make a contribution by eliminating taxpayer-provided health care coverage for themselves and for other part-timers whose primary employment is elsewhere.

Amen to that. Hogs will fly before that happens, though.

Kennesaw’s Superior Plumbing is begging for qualified plumbers.

Would one be correct in assuming those jobs are only open to licensed plumbers? Plumbing is actually a pretty complicated trade and the test to get a license isn’t an easy one to pass. You have to have a very good working knowledge of hydraulics, among other things. You don’t just walk in off the street, take a test and become a plumber. And plumbing is like every other occupation in life, you don’t necessarily get paid for what you do, you get paid for knowing what to do.

Washington Street

March 11th, 2011
12:04 pm

The only argument I would raise is jhat I really do not see HOPE money as “public money” per se. It is not raised either by taxes or by fees, no one is required to spend a red cent on the lottery, and the lottery money cannot be put to any other usage (like, paying politicians off). So, while cuts in the HOPE may be necessary as fewer people are playing the lottery even as tuitions go up, it is not in any way “public money”.

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
12:47 pm

Without research, the problem with Hope seems to be the rapid increases in tuition and fees imposed by the Georgia University System.

Where is the need for another engineering school or medical school at UGA? President Adams needs to put his ego in check and stop competing with established, well-regarded schools at the Med College of Georgia and Georgia Tech. The cost for start-up of these programs was funded by tax dollars and the exhorbitant tuition and fees charges as a result of the Hope scholarship.

Adams and the other presidents of state institutions were simply following the “medical insurance” model for raising prices. Once the consumer is removed from the transaction the cost is no longer monitored. Now with Hope we will have the same problem as in the medical field – no cost containment!

Now as the public dollars disappear the burden for a more costly education will fall once again on the consumer but at a greatly increrased price. This is just another set of unintended consequences resulting from what was originally a well-intended program.

Without the Hope Scholarship the cost of an education would be less and the relatively recent increases in the qualifications required to enter UGA, for instance, would not exist.

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
12:51 pm

WHY?

You have proved that some people can be wrong on every issue. Since you only post “opinion” or your feelings, even in the face of statistics proving you wrong, you have at least followed in the foot steps of all liberal loons who preceeded you.

carlosgvv

March 11th, 2011
12:56 pm

I wonder how many possible doctors, lawyers, engineers, chemists, science teachers etc. we lose because they just can’t afford college tuition?

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
12:58 pm

The utter failure of the Jimmy Carter Presidency and his subsequent sell-out of his position as a former POTUS (and his positions on foreign policy) to his pals in the Middle East for the dollars donated to the Carter Center should preclude the election of anyone named Carter to office in Georgia.

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
1:03 pm

carlos,

An excellent question! The greed demonstrated by the members of the University System as they ran to increase tuition and fees has certainly resulted in the loss of gifted individuals.

I am sure there are other consequences of the increases but one of them has not been a decrease in president Adams’ or the other’s annual compensation.

There is much hand-wringing on blogs regarding the pay of coaches but their pay comes primarily from the income generated by the programs and from boosters, unlike professors and administrators who benefit directly from the insane increases in tuition and fees.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
1:03 pm

We need to teach people the differences between rocket tubes and centrifuges. We need to teach people how not 2B pawns of any unelected GOP regime. We need to teach people how to separate church and state. We need to teach people how to recognize treason, and how to squash it.

We need HOPE more than ever. Ignoramuses thrive when the illuminati do nothing.

Swede Atlanta

March 11th, 2011
1:11 pm

Why are we in Georgia always amending our constitution for all manner of policy decisions? Spending is a matter of policy and while guidelines are useful the proposed amendment is so porous as to be nearly meaningless.

What a waste of time under the Gold Dome.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
1:45 pm

WHY? RNC is Y

With every post you prove YOU would never be eligible for HOPE.

Bookman-Tucker-Luckovich

March 11th, 2011
1:46 pm

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
12:51 pm
WHY?

You have proved that some people can be wrong on every issue. Since you only post “opinion” or your feelings, even in the face of statistics proving you wrong, you have at least followed in the foot steps of all liberal loons who preceeded you.

AMEN!

carlosgvv

March 11th, 2011
1:54 pm

Not So Casual Observer

And in the long run, think of what these talented people could have contributed to society. I am pretty sure that China and Japan would not dream of denying a promising student a college education because they can’t afford it. They believe in long-term planing. Our politicans are obsessed with selling themselves to Big Business to get elected and re-elected. This is short-term planning and the chickens will come home to roost. Count on it.

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
2:08 pm

WHY?

Psalm 2 initiates a question so relevant to you:

“Why DO the heathen rage…

“…teach people how not 2B pawns of any unelected GOP regime” – are you serious? Or seriously demented?

And then you seem to ask for people to squash the current POTUS and his minions.

I am generally not an advocate of prescription meds but there must be an MD somewhere who can help you!

WHY? RNC is Y

March 11th, 2011
2:28 pm

retiredds

March 11th, 2011
2:58 pm

thought you all might like a little humor over the weekend. This in The Guardian regarding the great bloviator Newt G. and what could be his campaign slogans.

Newt Gingrich – “life, liberty and the pursuit of horniness”. And I would say, “only a man who truly loves America would sleep with other women to save it.” Gingrich 2010: Newt’s campaign slogan could also be “Gingrich, sowing the seeds of liberty, one woman at a time.”

The Ghost of Lester Maddox

March 11th, 2011
3:21 pm

I just loved seeing the grandson of “Jimmuh” spewing out the same ol liberal jargon that got “Jimmuh” beat like a drum.

Jimmuh 3.0, the grandson, wanted to insure that the top 2 students of each school get “free” money. Okay. I guess we’ll see him trying to amend his wonderful formula this time next year when the parents of students ranked 3 and 4 (and so on) grunt and whine and claim racism, unfairness, George Bush’s fault, etc. etc.

The new peanut ain’t fell too far from the old vine.

Peter

March 11th, 2011
4:18 pm

Well today we learned all people are NOT Created equally in the eyes of the court system. Republican ex- judge get 30 days in jail, while most Americans would get years for what this guy did.

Typical baloney !

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
4:18 pm

Arguably the Hope Scholarship program has destroyed any hope an average or slightly above student, without substantial means of support, will be able to attend a university in Georgia.

Peter

March 11th, 2011
4:46 pm

Republicans allowed the ex judge to retire before charging him…….so the judge gets to retire on tax payers money.

If he was charged first he would have forfeited his retirement.

Republican baloney !

yuzeyurbrain

March 11th, 2011
5:18 pm

I guess you are willing to keep Georgia at a permanent 49 or 50 in various categories including education. That is what will happen if the budget is limited to population increase plus inflation. Instead of investing in our future with education expenditures, we have just finished cutting it by several billion dollars. With that as a starting pt., this proposal will lock us into a permanent race with Mississippi and Alabama for last place. Wooten, I thought you were at least honest and smart. Why didn’t you figure this one out?

Peter

March 11th, 2011
6:41 pm

Jim Writes……

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.

What he really meant was…….as Cheney put it ……”Deficits don’t matter”….. That is why Republican’s voted for Bush and Cheney.

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
6:44 pm

Poor, poor Peter,

Liberals, Democrats and little Peter have been rendered insignificant, not by collusion, not by Republicans who outsmarted them, not by some “tea party” movement, not by some quirk in the election process and certainly not by an avalanche of Republican support.

NO, the above-mentioned are insignificant as a result of their own hubris, their failure to recognize their thought processes are flawed, their vision of socialism replacing capitalism, their savior Barack Obama, wholly unqualified and incompetent but worse BO hates America and is totally devoted to his pals in the Middle East, and the utter failure of their form of government in every instance throughout history.

Not to mention their idea that there is always more money to support their view of my money as theirs and your money as theirs to buy votes from the unproductive and worthless that have begun to permeate American culture.

Poor, poor Peter is now relegated to blaming every slight, every miscarriage of HIS idea of justice and all that his leaders have wrought on America – blaming this all on those he sees as Republicans!

Not So Casual Observer

March 11th, 2011
6:52 pm

By the way, Peter

Democrat Congressman Stark, I am sure you are familiar with the village-idiot from California, who claims deficits and debt do not matter – a sentiment shared by Harry (let’s fund another festival) Reid and Nancy (my husband needs more money) Pelosi, would spend us into oblivion if given the chance.

Peter, please name any conservative, whether real or imagined, who as POTUS offered a budget with a deficit nearly equal to gross revenues such as that offered by the current POTUS.

If Congress – Republican and Democrat – do not pass a budget with at least $1.7 Trillion cut from that proposed by BO, then they should all be fired.

Henryk Hofstad

March 11th, 2011
9:53 pm

Like Ragnar, I’m intrigued by Jim’s parting comments, regarding the state of American journalism. Wooten is ever worthwhile on the subject because he’s like the last of the best–or best of the last, or both–of Old School newspapering, which for me is benchmark “journalism”.

Herein he’s lamenting the death of the beat in broadcast news. Whereas broadcasters used to emulate the forms of daily print reporting, e.g. beats/specializations/expertise, today the broadcasters borrow mainly from the entertainment divisions of their media conglomerates. So the talkers no longer really inform, because they typically know less about a given topic than much of the audience does. Sports reporting, however, often is an exception to this rule, as Americans won’t abide a journalist who spews nonsense about competitive athletics, but only one wholly ignorant of military or international affairs, macroeconomics (as Jim Wooten says), health or education policy, Constitutional law or English syntax.

Ironically, this lobotomization of broadcasting is precisely a product of the so-called professionalization of journalism, of the implication–in fact the presumption–that advanced degrees in the neologism “Communications” bestow omni-functional status to sheepskin holders with expertise in Nothing particularly. The spectacle must irk Mr. Wooten no end.

Hell, even in my day we perfunctorily started on the police blotter, whence we graduated to the firehouse beat, thence to general news reporting until we were expected to begin to specialize until we became fairly expert at the sports or social pages, at political or crime reporting, at public health or education, at religious or business coverage, etc. A few good universities, including UGA, abetted that old journeyman, print tradition. But no more. In journalism today the academic departments pin a wagging tail on what little remains of the old dog. Hence we get dogspeak through the blower. Because they presume to know all, ergo Socratically they know bupkis.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 12th, 2011
10:27 am

Glenn Beck took off last week.
I received an e-mail this am, his program next week will enlighten where this country is heading in the next few weeks.

THIS IS SCARY, RESEARCHED MATERIAL .

EVERYONE must pay attention to this message starting Mon. @ 5pm, Fox (real) News.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 12th, 2011
10:42 am

Hey stoner, (the rocket scientist one), you may be right!

Henryk Hofstad

March 12th, 2011
10:55 am

They say he donned a track suit and brand new cross trainers, then crawled into his bunk bed and–Shazzam!–the archangel Moroni piped him up on the coming of the tsunami. Most mysterious. Lord knows where he’ll surf ashore…

WHY? RNC is Y

March 12th, 2011
2:52 pm

Acid flashbacks R not pretty.

Henryk Hofstad

March 12th, 2011
4:48 pm

…seriously, Man, where will he make his glorious reappearance? Like, Pike’s Market? The Lincoln Memorial again? Venus?

I vote: Venus. The dude’s a born Venusian. What I’m certain of, is that his fried surfboard will be discovered sixty feet up in the crotch of a pine tree one mile inland. Happened after Hugo. Can happen again, if Beck truly is The Annointed.

Meanwhile, back to our regularly scheduled Wooten…
In re the hilarious reactions here to Jim’s recommending the Trades as alternative career paths for undergraduates of faint HOPE. Some of us may recall that in 1984 the Reagan Administration proposed eliminating subsidies for the historic black colleges and universities. Paul Conrad, then the senior cartoonist of the Los Angeles Times, drew a panel depicting a young African American college student being told by President Reagan, “A Strong back is a terrible thing to waste”.

Now THAT is funny. For my money. Dang me, but I enjoy the humor both in Jim’s dare and in the derisions of his beard-pullers. (Reckon he might see it both ways too). Seriously, nobody’s trifling with anybody’s educational or existential future here. Several of us would be acutely sensitive to any whiff of that. So if HOPE recipients fear they’ll scurry from the Emerald Castle at the merest Boo! from The Wizard, then they’re not as fit as we hoped they would be to share the burdens of, much less make contributions to, Georgia.

So, BOO!

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 12th, 2011
10:22 pm

Henryk Hofstad

March 13th, 2011
6:29 pm

Methinks you made a boo-boo. Anyway, with student fees and, where applicable, tuition rising out of sight with inflation, perhaps it’s best to look beyond those nasty curveballs and examine what else might be done to soften the blows. Especially for students pursuing technical majors the cost of books is nearing a breaking point. I’d like to see those costs first relaxed, then dramatically reduced. A relaxation in federal copyright law respecting educational uses could bring about some prompt relief. As an intermediate measure faculty should commit themselves to drive trucks through existing loopholes, making custom, Xeroxed readers available to students from the nearest copy shop. Ultimately, campuses should go as paperless as possible. MIT, which is run for academic purposes by its faculty, has pledged to do this. That’s not my school, but I admire it. The teachers understand that their students commonly spend enough on books per annum to match the fee hikes at public universities in the 45 states operating in the Red.

I admit that it’s apples&oranges, and I don’t mean to capitulate in defense of the lowest possible fees and tuition in tax-supported colleges and universities, but pragmatically there are ways to soften the blow. Bear in mind that for every dollar that the Georgia’s higher ed system gets from state taxpayers it gets almost twice as much from U.S. taxpayers. Obviously the more efficiencies we find, and the more efficient they be, the more Georgians (and distinguished visitors) we can run through our mills; ergo the better for our state long run.

Evelyn

March 13th, 2011
7:33 pm

Jim, this is the ugliest I have ever seen you. Your plumber reference was unnecessary and insulting to hard working plumbers. While you are correct that most families can handle a small loss of HOPE funding, some families will not be able to do so. If you had ever really gone hungry, I mean being totally without food, because the money ran out days before pay day, let alone on a frequent basis, you would not have made fun of the upcoming situations some families will face.

collegepotential

March 14th, 2011
6:41 am

Easy for him to say; he’s already gone through college.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
11:40 am

You can’t generalize from my experience. As an undergrad I carried a 21-unit load, year round, worked three campus jobs and a half-time internship, rode three days a week and shot skeet twice weekly. As a grad student I worked half-time on fellowship while studying full-time. I might add that a bit of romance, church attendance and general sis-boom-bah each held a place. Admittedly I did go hungry from time to time, largely because of unwise budgeting and an ignorance of frugal cooking, something I’d love to teach any undergrad. I’ve aways fought tuition and fee hikes. As an instructor I did everything I could to save grad students’ money.

The choices confronting the Governor and General Assembly are bitter. I would want undergrads in public institutions to understand that however daunting and uncertain their expenditures, still the taxpayers vastly overmatch those costs in the expectation of great things from the students. To graduate students: the worst hit yet to your pocketbook nevertheless doesn’t begin to cover the actual cost of your budgeted enrollments. Everything that serves you institutionally is more expensive: the instruction, the library collections, the laboratory space, the equipment and materials, the housing, etc

Atlanta, lacking the foresight and discipline to have socked away rainy-day moneys, now finds itself in an eminently foreseeable trap. The same economic crisis that spurs rising crime rates, has forced the city to cut frontline law enforcement. The state will have to ride to the rescue, on short rations. This is just one tile of the ugly fiscal mosaic into which students and their families, faculty and staff must be asked somehow to fit. We all should fight to ensure that the new fee/tuition rates drop as the fiscal picture improves. That’s crucial, because historically the university systems exploit downturns as stalking horses for the establishment of new funding levels at student expense. In the worst cases of this, the newly introduced ceilings become the new floor, the argument being that if families and students could afford it in hard times gone then surely their can afford it in a time of restored prosperity. That would be an example of institutional bloat at it’s cynical worst. We should watch out for it.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 14th, 2011
11:55 am

Retardo-rama.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
11:59 am

Sorry for the typos, tail end.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 14th, 2011
2:28 pm

Carlosglen,

Remember on March 6, 2011 when we said our organization has God Almighty on our side, and the power thereof. And we believe because of what we saw.. And blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed. And how we can demonstrate the power of God Almighty on this evil New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions as Elijah did when he challenged the 450 prophets of Baal at the altar on Mount Carmel…

Verily, verily, verily, this evil New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions have hearts but lack understanding, eyes but can’t see, and ears that can’t hear, and a soul that’s darkened black.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
2:38 pm

RNC? I always worked for the other team? Why assume? Aren’t questions more fruitful?

Anyway, RNC or DNC until things heat up approaching the general we’re all in the same boat. Policy NOW, politics anon, alas and alack.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
2:45 pm

Besides, I’d rather have jumped seven in the saddle, or shot 25 x 25, than owned a sheepskin. The subtler point in Wooten’s universal put-down is something along the lines of what you can actually do versus the things that hinky haughty accreditors speculate you can do.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
3:09 pm

When precisely did Republicans take the mantle of fiscal responsibility? Throughout most of my middle lifetime each party spouted fiscal responsibility whilst each (arguably) overspent by dint of differing Cold War priorities. But my point is that both parties Palmer themselves off as penny pinchers, it was just that the spendthrift Democrats, not to be outdone by their more hawkish rivals, promised more domestic spending. Spending that turned out to be mostly symbolic, electioneered rather than engineered. Wasted. At everyone’s expense.

So, a second query.

Q: When did Democrats come to concede, as herein, fiscal discipline to Republicans?

A: Upon the death of Pat Moynihan at the beginning of 2001.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
3:23 pm

Dang, this Apple device. Must learn how to disable the vacuous-copy-editor-from-hell function, starting by overriding The Order Cupertine’s override of “hell” as, so help me, prudes, “he’ll”. Later, maybe I could get the. Appleites to permit the placement of punctuation in accurate attribution to the quoted author’s intent rather than to some idiot’s stylebook notion of ever placing syntactical punctuation athwart quotation marks.

We champion higher education whilst first infantalizing and then lobotomizing what remains of the American literary mind.

Henryk Hofstad

March 14th, 2011
5:45 pm

Only the knee-jerkmost lackeys for the union hall are indifferent to reason, as they’re only the fists of the unions, not connected to the brains thereof. Ugh!

Boo!

Idiot.

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.