The flight of political courage

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

● Republicans, with full control over redistricting and the state budget, have power under the Gold Dome to run roughshod over the opposition on issues important to them, even to the extent of passing proposed constitutional amendments. Not to worry, though. Georgia has no conservative majority, no rock-the-boat majority, and no majority that should cause old-line Democrats to fear power sharing. Latest example: A proposed change in education law that would have given school choice to parents who serve in the military, to those with children with mild to moderate disabilities and to those who take in foster children, failed to come up for a vote. It was tabled for the year by Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers.

● Political courage to these alleged right-wingers is to take out the legislative trash left by Democrats. While failing to give parents choice in public education, the state Senate did pass a bill to allow locals to vote on Sunday alcohol sales, something the convenience store lobby had never been able to get from Democrats who ruled Georgia. The vote was 33-22. Brothers and sisters of the Right, being bold ain’t screwing up the courage to stand up to the church crowd. Don’t feel like a hick for respecting the desire of people of faith to preserve a piece of their week from the popular culture’s downward spiral. The boozers are not deprived by the obligation to think a day ahead. For those who can’t, it is possible in life to survive a one-day bout of delayed gratification.

● Fiscal conservatives should take note of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s effort to stave off financial disaster in public pensions. On this issue, he’s the most interesting reform figure in Georgia. His proposal to City Council offers two options. One would shift all employees into a defined contribution plan similar to a 401(k). For state and all local governments, that’s the way to go. It virtually eliminates the tinkering with numbers — almost always unnoticed by the public — that plants the seeds of financial disaster in public defined benefit plans. If the City Council approves and this withstands a certain court challenge, it will be revolutionary. The other option would nudge employees making less than about $40,000 into Social Security. Just over half of the city’s current pension liability is funded; that liability is expected to triple to $4.5 billion over the next decade.

● Hillary Clinton wants to leave after 2012. We should help.

● No question that Tuesday’s 79-vote win by proponents of a four-year extension of a one-cent sales tax is a preview of next year’s proposed one-cent regional sales tax. The vote in Cobb next year will be split along the same lines, with more against than for in 2012. But the tax will be imposed on Cobb anyway because voters in Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton will provide the margins needed to impose the tax across the region. It should be the law that all votes on tax issues should come in a primary or general election. Elections held off-cycle favor those who wish to grow government.

● The tea party has been good for Georgia. Latest example: Because of its pressure, the Legislature has shelved a proposal to create the health insurance exchange, which is to come in one form or another under Obamacare. The state should plan and prepare, but otherwise do nothing that lays the groundwork for Obamacare until after the 2012 election.

● A newsman from outside I-285 once told me, by way of emphasizing that his interest was in local news, that if an A-bomb fell on Atlanta, the story would be the fallout. That’s been America’s reaction to the tragedy in Japan that may have cost 25,000 lives. Nuclear power is our future. The wind farms and solar panels are a drop in the energy bucket.

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Blorg

March 18th, 2011
4:03 pm

Next Tuesday, March 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court will begin hearing oral arguments to determine if the Obama administration’s work stoppage and failure to proceed with the License Application on Yucca Mountain violates the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Department of Energy Secretary Chu testified on 3/15 to the House Appropriations committee and appeared to believe that Obama and the DOE will lose. While he maintained that his lawyers advise him that the shutdown was legal, The Judges on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board determined that DOE did not have the right to withdraw the License Application as this violates the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. Chu admitted that the Yucca Mountain Program could restart within a year or two.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 18th, 2011
6:37 pm

Good evening all, sorry I am late to the party. I’m not sure how different “Georgia Republican” is from “Establishment Republican.” Wish we had more conservatives here. If our democrat brethren were smart they would see that opening, but if brains were soda pop they would not have enough to work up a good burp.

I guess I am glad our alcoholic friends will now have to find some other reason their lives are so miserable.

Kasim Reed reminds me of Charley Pride’s old ice-breaker when he was building his career, “Why don’t he sound like he s’posed to sound?” He may be the sort of thinker who leads our democrat friends back to sanity. “Journey of a 1000 miles…” and all that rot.

Whoever dreamed that the Hildebeest would be the voice of sanity in a democrat administration?

The regional sales tax vote is proof that a “Georgia Republican” is not a conservative.

“Doing nothing” on healthcare issues is only marginally-better than ObamaCare. There are dozens of good things that ought to be done at the state level, even if ObamaCare does not point in the right direction.

For me the interesting element of the Japan story, and its horrific 25,000 deaths due to circumstances beyond man’s control, is that Libya may have more deaths, completely-preventable. Also on the topic, Chairman Ann has an interesting essay this week, on the benefits of nuclear radiation exposure – no, not a joke, and seemingly with a pretty good foundation.

Henryk Hofstead

March 18th, 2011
7:49 pm

Blorg,

I’d defer to Ragnar on this, but my guess is that, on this one, the Court’s decision will be foreordained in its obligatory explanation of reasons for granting cert. It’ll just play out thereafter.

And Ragnar,

More importantly, when will we next get a Cort capable of jurisprudence? One way or the other. This is worrying. So many Injuns; so few chiefs.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 18th, 2011
8:01 pm

Dabir Dalton

March 18th, 2011
10:06 pm

Jim Sunday blue laws are unconstitutional, hence, illegal with a capital I and if you had the slightest bit of journalistic integrity and personal honesty you would admit that in print instead of supporting those who wish to impose the fairy tales of their religion upon the rest of us. But then again you belong to the political and religious conservative class whose own baseless immorality rivals that of the liberal democrats you love to hate.

Henryk Hofstead

March 18th, 2011
10:54 pm

Unconstitutional how? Which part of the (U.S.) Constitution is violated?

Dabir Dalton

March 19th, 2011
8:07 am

@ Henryk Hofstead

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
________________________________________

By prohibiting an activity on the false sabbath (sunday) condemned by the religious class Sunday Blue Laws are “respecting an establishment of religion” which as you can clearly see is prohibited by the very first amendment to the US Constitution. On the other hand if congress or a state, city or county government can respect an establishment of religion in violation of the US constitution then what is to stop that same government body from passing a law that disrespects (bans) that very same religion. One can not have their cake (demand laws based upon their religion) and eat it too (while at the same time claiming that they are being discriminated against because of their religion) and reasonably expect to maintain their credibility. But then again that is the expression of the insanity of the fairy tale religion by the average sunday keeping faux christian.

Henryk Hofstead

March 19th, 2011
8:28 am

OK. Plesse don’t be offended, but I don’t get it. How is federal power abridging these freedoms in tolerating, say, Cobb County’s ban on the Sunday sale of liquor? If you are a Sabbarian then good for you. Perhaps you’ve noted that the U.S. Supreme Court protects your right to worship on the sabbath of your choosing. What I fail to see is the argument, before them, pro liquor sales on Sunday. You might do better to elect the Commerce Clause, but still I don’t see it.

Henryk Hofstead

March 19th, 2011
8:33 am

Evidently Apple does not recognize the term “sabbatarian”. Bunch of atheistic know nothings, what in “he will” would they know anyway? Illiterate programmers.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 19th, 2011
9:17 am

Ok, NotImpressed, I’m still not impressed………….

Your’e still a fool to wish another Clinton in any shape or form to dictate the course of this country…

You like ALL of our jobs now being overseas? .. Huh?

Thank husband ‘Slick Willie’ for that….

He and his wife are fat cat drools who make ME WANT TO PUKE!!!

Much like idiots like you…

You need a course of Glenn Beck enlightenment.

JEZ…………………………..

Lee

March 19th, 2011
9:36 am

So, the government accepts BILLIONS in fees from nuclear power producers across the US to build a repository at Yucca Mountain, and then decides twenty years into the project to pull the plug because Harry Reid doesn’t want it in his backyard. Do you think Ga Power customers will get a refund on this breach of contract by the feds?

Instead of burying spent nuclear fuel, I never understood why we do not reprocess the spent fuel rods. I think France does this and recycles about 90% of the spent fuel. Of course, it costs more to recycle this stuff than to bury it and buy new, but at some point, we’ve got to think long term.

Peter

March 19th, 2011
10:38 am

Nuclear Power is our future according to Jim……..I guess for Jim it won’t be important for his refrigerator to have a light on the inside….. With a mishap here in the US his food will glow in the dark.

Jim never responds once he writes his baloney, but now radiation is in the Japanese food, and milk, and the Japanese are going to possibly have to bury the reactors………. Will he comment on the Billions of dollars in waste that has all become ?

We know Nuclear is not possible with out government funding…….so in a mishap, we the American people get to loose our land, and Billions of wasted tax funds.

Great call Jim…..of course a disaster will NEVER occur here in the US………Jim take you small brain and head out of the sand please !

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 19th, 2011
10:46 am

So PETER……..

What do you and your daddy B. Hussien suggest?

You seem to have all the answers.

Peter

March 19th, 2011
2:11 pm

Hey J.B. Stoner-(the white one)…. So what are you asking me to suggest about ?

Nuclear power in comparison to other forms of power ? What are our choices there ?

The Iraq WAR being a waste of American tax payers money ?

My daddy B. Hussien ?????? ( maybe stoner has a different connotation than the readily implied meaning ?)

Please get your thoughts together, ask a real question…..and I will answer.

Dabir Dalton

March 19th, 2011
4:54 pm

@ Henryk Hofstead

As long as state, city and county govt.’s accept federal handouts to pay for their various law enforcement agencies to enforce their edicts and laws {sunday blue laws etc.} then they are obligated to obey federal law and the us constitution and the bill of rights.

The Christian Coalition does not have the right to impose it’s religious beliefs through the republican politicians it buys and bribes through votes and campaign contributions. Nor is State, city or county govt. {cobb county} above Federal law and must abide by it. The first amendment to the US Constitution grants to every us citizen the right to be free of religious tyranny and Sunday Blue laws though local in nature allow the establishment of a religious practice {tyranny} to be imposed illegally upon the rest of the non practicing society.

Henryk Hofstead

March 19th, 2011
8:20 pm

I think see what you mean, Dabir Dalton. A breach of the Establishment Clause. Hmmm. You may be right, but the legal test is rather narrow. We’d have to con vice the courts that enforcement of blue laws is so partial as actually to establish a particular religion, in this case Baptist Protestantism. As I, an Episcopalian, live under the Baptist hegemony of East Cobb amongst happy Catholics, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jews of all three denominations, I’d be hard pressed to make the case for actual, governmental establishment. But you’ve got a point. Problem is that mere favoritism isn’t strictly unconstitutional. The framers were drawing from a time of arch religious tyranny and certainly they wouldn’t empathize with our relatively minor nuisances. I’d call as witness a certain Mr. George Washington, whose revolutionary politics required that he join in disestablishing his beloved Anglican church on these shores, and then to co-found the American Episcopal variant after the war. Sadly he didn’t live to witness the Episcopalians received back into the worldwide Anglican Communion. As we all know, the “Father of Our Country” believed tat Right makes Might, so must’ve expected that one day his kind no longer would be excommunicated. And by God that’s what happened, as a result of his success on the battlefield and that of the French at sea. My point is that today’s jurists are steeped in this stuff and almost certainly would laugh us out of court were we to complain about Sunday liquor sales. The jurisprudence concerning the Establishment Clause arose from terribly compelling cases in which religious nonconformists were gunned down, lynched, castrated in front of their children. Nothing like today.

tar and feathers party

March 19th, 2011
8:28 pm

Hmmmm, can we consider Obama’s attack on Libya as just another case of Black on Black violence?

Henryk Hofstead

March 19th, 2011
8:33 pm

“con vice”, in legal context, is an all-time great misspelling of “convince”! I love it!

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 19th, 2011
8:53 pm

Peter’s buddy B. Hussien just led us to another confrontation, going to push the debt over 15 tril.

Oh .but we got the money.

And I quote”””””

Limited involment in Libia…

Henryk Hofstead

March 19th, 2011
9:09 pm

Here’s a pressing question I’d like to put to, like, America’s top half-dozen most lethal political consuls: How do you get this insanely mounting debt to play as an issue at the kitchen table? I know some of those people and I swear that if we ask them, most would answer for free. Most of them have guilty consciences and some sense of patriotism. None is stupid enough not to have recognized the magnitude of this fiscal reckoning. Some enterprising young talent from the AJC should just call them and ask. The story would write itself, provided she knew whom to call. Probably the editors could tell her.

Dabir Dalton

March 20th, 2011
9:43 am

@ Henryk Hofstad

What you do not realize is that the ultimate goal of the “Sunday Blue Laws” {and the reason that quasi religious/political groups like the so called Christian Coalition defend them} is to establish Sunday {the false sabbath} as a national day of worship with the “Sunday Blue Laws” as their foot in the door so to speak. It was tried in 1888 on the behalf of the woman’s christian temperance movement by a us senator by the name of Blair and since their defeat those promoting religious tyranny have been aching to try again.

Dabir Dalton

March 20th, 2011
9:45 am

Peter the fact that wooten doesn’t dare show his face in here to defend his views says it all about his political courage and the lack thereof.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 20th, 2011
10:37 am

Peter has all the answers…

Don’t believe me ?

ASK HIM.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 20th, 2011
11:06 am

Dear Dabyr and Henrik, good morning. Yesterday you both had a discussion of “blue laws,” and your assessment of blue laws was accurate, but irrelevant on the issue of Sunday liquor law sales. The 21st Amendment used odd language that gave the states exclusive power to regulate alcohol. Note the unusual language following “States”:

“Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.”

“Thereof” is the magic word.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 20th, 2011
11:15 am

Dear Dabir and Henrik, apologies to Dabir for mispelling bloghandle. You surely ask why the strange and specific language of the 21st amendment would trump the broader and more-developed jurisprudence of the “Establishment” clause. The presumptions at law are that the specific trumps the broad, and the later trumps the earlier. The narrow purpose of the 21st Amendment cannot be undermined by any broader Amendment or Constitutional Article power. Further, the presumptions of construction require the assumption that the bodies writing later were aware of the earlier and thus chose to limit the application of the earlier.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 20th, 2011
11:15 am

Peter’s choice (B. Hussien) has led us to a point of NO return.

Militarily, financially, morally.

Just rec’d e-mail from Glenn Beck.com on tomorrow’s show….

Hope ‘Peter’ and NotImpressed pop some corn and watch TOGETHERand come away with enlightenment on the seriousness of the world they live in.

They, more than others need the education.

BACK IN A MINUTE.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 20th, 2011
11:17 am

Maybe ‘Gagnor can come watch, too.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 20th, 2011
11:18 am

Dear Dabir and Henrik, one more odd note on the 21st Amendment. Most Amendments to the Constitution are ratified by actions of state legislatures. The 21st Amendment was ratified by actions of state Constitutional conventions.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 20th, 2011
11:39 am

Dear Henryk, apologies for misspelling your bloghandle also.

MC

March 20th, 2011
1:04 pm

Jim your blog resembles an old folks home or a Newt Gingrich rally.

MC

March 20th, 2011
1:08 pm

Allowing Sunday alcohol sales bolsters freedom of choice. Lack thereof forces someone else beliefs down the throats of others. Those days are over folks. Nobody has a patent on this country or the deed to it as some of you think. You guys are going to learn the hard way too. And I hope you don’t like it.

MC

March 20th, 2011
1:36 pm

Jim, political courage isn’t fighting tooth and nail to hang on to the status quo or trying to turn back the clock. Political courage in this century is the courage to acknowledge inevitable change and to stand for what is best for society as a whole instead of fighting to hold onto a way of life best suited to the bad old days of Jim Crow. That being the state of this state…..Georgia politicians are some of the most gutless, spineless, cowards in the entire United States of America.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 20th, 2011
5:21 pm

How many of you remember the good old days?

I see the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions, aka, “The World,” got caught between a rock and a hard place in Libya. Their terrorist thuggish minions posing as Libyan citizens and misguiding a few authentic citizens failed to overthrow, change we can believe in, the Libyan government as they did in Egypt, Tunisia, and Iraq etc. And now Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and the Libyan army have the criminal terrorist thugs cornered for the kill in Benghazi.

Boy what a job has the integrationist government public schools have done on the character of the American people and the character of African Americans too. I remember watching Meet The Press and other political oriented programming as a boy in the 60s. When an explosion occurred in another sovereign nation, political representatives of communist countries used to finger “the imperialist United States government” as the culprit, or being responsible. And the representatives of our government assured the American people the accusation was more atheistic communist propaganda. And that their government would never participate in ungodly cowardly acts.

But representatives of the United States government don’t have to deceive the American people today if accused or involved in deadly explosions in other sovereign countries. Clearly they don’t think it’s the business of the American people. But out of formality, they glibly tell the American people our military is responsible, but a coalition of nations, “The World,” is supporting us.

Obviously the integrated government public schools have been dummied down the American people to the point of not knowing right from wrong. If Americans want the United States to survive, they must immediately remove their children from the integrated public/government schools.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 20th, 2011
8:33 pm

When people speak one damn language, then we will consider a one world currency…………………..

MC

March 20th, 2011
10:13 pm

If the day is so Holy why aren’t businesses closed on Sunday like in the bad old days Lawrence? Is singling out the sale of booze on Sunday one of those situational holiness things kind of like situational morals and ethics, or should Sunday be holy across the board? A very good way to get serious about family values would be to allow families to be together would it not? Oh well. How silly of me. Money is involved. Commerce always trumps country, God, and family. How could I have forgotten that?

Seriously though. If I can buy anything else I need on Sunday why not a six pack. Even porno shops are open on Sunday for Christ sake. This alcohol thing was never about holiness Lawrence. If holiness was the issue everybody would be resting or recreating on the 7th day would they not?

MC

March 20th, 2011
10:22 pm

“For those who can’t, it is possible in life to survive a one-day bout of delayed gratification”

You could say that about ice cream Jim.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 21st, 2011
7:37 am

“A newsman from outside I-285 once told me, by way of emphasizing that his interest was in local news, that if an A-bomb fell on Atlanta, the story would be the fallout. That’s been America’s reaction to the tragedy in Japan that may have cost 25,000 lives. Nuclear power is our future. The wind farms and solar panels are a drop in the energy bucket.”

I have no idea what that paragraph means. Do you? Please paraphrase and also use less words that Jim Wooten used. There was a troll here last week who wrote War and Peace trying to summarize Jim’s final incoherent comment. Just give us all the point. Know what? U can’t.

Y not? RNC is Y not. (and cause most conservatives are morons who can’t summarize their platform).

“The Tea Party’s been goot fer der Georgia Fatherland”.

One lump or two?

Peter

March 21st, 2011
10:09 am

You can bring a gun to church these days, but Jim says if you can’t buy booze on Sunday there is an issue !

“For those who can’t, it is possible in life to survive a one-day bout of delayed gratification”.

I wonder what church folks go too, that they feel the need to be packing heat ?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 21st, 2011
3:15 pm

Hermit the Toad

March 21st, 2011
5:09 pm

Mr Wooten aught to know that state employees hired after 01/01/09 already have been shifted to 401k’s. Another example of pundits seemingly not knowing or caring about being accurate.

liberalefty

March 21st, 2011
11:48 pm

sorry JIM but its a new day….not the 1950’s…why do u conservatives long for the “good ole days” of JIM CROW and segregation…

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
7:56 am

WHY? RNC is Y

March 22nd, 2011
8:39 am

How is Mr. Wooten today? (Who cares). Me? Well, I’ve been limping around lately. (Some punks let the air out of one of my Nikes). If I din’t have a wooden leg, I’d……. Glenn Beck did a piece last night about how he can prove there is a mother ship hiding behind the super moon. Great, now they won’t let me on it cause me sneakers don’t match up.

I wouldn’t want to board a mother ship that would have me as an entree anyway. (Woody Allen).

Insert Twilight Zone theme song here.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
12:03 pm

Libby

March 22nd, 2011
12:24 pm

Geez – maybe some of you people should start operating your own stills!

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
2:21 pm

Members of our self-determined society hope Americans hear the whining and complaining coming from the camps of perverted integrationist African Americans and “Muslim Jihad,” especially on the radio, after Obama attacked Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Libya.

In 2008, our self determined society warned the integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions that a President Obama spells major trouble for Africans on the continent… We took our precious time to show them how Texas Congressman Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate deserving of the African American vote. Because unlike Obama, Paul can’t be completely controlled by the New World Order integrationist crowd because Americans are on his side and the power thereof via businesses, institutions, etc they control as a group of people.

Whereas, Obama will be completely controlled by the New World Order integrationist crowd via their businesses, institutions, etc as a motley crew. But the only power African Americans bring to the community of groups, people, and nations capable of minimal influence on Obama is the so-called electronic “black vote.” Y’all feel me. Obviously Ron Paul would have been the best and most deserving recipient of the so-called “black vote” in the 2008 election.

Here is the response our self-determined society received from integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp2VFN-w9d0

The integrationist African Americans leaders and African Americans in general are getting what they deserve.

friedenker

March 22nd, 2011
3:19 pm

what a pathetic article. for me the sunday sales issue was a 1st ammendment issue…freedom FROM religion.

Henryk Hofstead

March 22nd, 2011
5:35 pm

@Libby,

Probably a good i-dear.

@Ragnar and friedenker,

Hence the comments were limited to Dabir Dalton’s implication of Establshment. In saying that I didn’t think that such a complaint would survive scrutiny I tried not to flip sides and bring up Free Exercise, but rather opted to imply some of the magisterial suasion of Free Exercise jurisprudence, from which those of our vintage see no real prospect of legitimate severation.

Wasn’t trying to pick my own best shot, then, Ragnar; just walk through the paces of some of the plaintiffs herein. While their complaints are arguably compelling still I’d have chosen a separate battleground, or none at all, and I do regard your explanation of basic constitutional construction as the clearest and simplest I’ve seen. Thanks for that. Somehow this gives me a sense of how not every seemingly constitutional beef is resolvable in federal courts, and that very delimitation gives me cheer regarding the limits of the Bench but something of an apprehensive regret regarding the limits of People unschooled in jurisprudence. It would be so much better were every member of the greater Bar to do as you do: to share the cumulative thinking upon The People’s Charter as though that thinking belonged not to the People but instead to a self-restricting, pecuniary class of neo-Sophists.

Besides, this course would be better for everybody in the short- and long-term, and the alternative is ugly and explosive. The folk won’t appreciate our segmenting the founding document into segments, chopping it into ever more fine-grained and lucrative, special parts. This specificity is necessary in any profession yet we’re dealing with History’s most profoundly populist (as well as federalist) document, of course, so I reckon you’ll agree that we should continue to see even disagreeable persons through the minefields we’ve created for the best of reasons.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 22nd, 2011
5:58 pm

yawn…………………………………………………..

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
6:36 pm

After the New World Order mongrel integrationist civil rights leader, W.E.B. Dubois, NAACP, and the FBI destroyed the future of African Americans and their posterity/children by way of destroying their self determined businesses/institutions in the United States etc, he stepped aside and went to Ghana so the opportunistic New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions can clean up the mess.

New World Order integrationist civil rights leader Reverend Al, “Mr. FBI what do I have to do to stay out of prison,” Sharpton and others said after Obama attacked Libya with two hundred or so missiles etc, he would step aside to allow UK, French, Italy, and Canada etc to clean up the mess. Sharpton didn’t mention the dastardly attack by Obama’s navy/air force practically broke the country, Libya.

The more things change, the more things remain the same.

Amen?