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.

132 comments Add your comment

Woodfinger

March 22nd, 2011
7:06 pm

No they did not do, Doctor the Very Black Stan! They failed! They were discredited, disgraced, defeated! Praise Be To God in Jesus Christ His Abiding Son, and in the Spirit that took over persons such as you. Islam didn’t do it! Mighty Judaism, in His time, didn’t do it! It was old bad jack Christianity did it, and proved it to the holiest of you holyfolk, from every arch corner to your every hide. So eff you. You have no idea what might happen. And NO IDEA AT ALL. You may think you know jealously or thievery, one taking from another, but you don’t know a damn.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
8:32 pm

Carlosglenwoodfin,

Are you a void of the Spirit devotee of the New World Order integrationist public government schools?

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
9:05 pm

Biv Bev Smith and Dorothy “the hat” Tillman don’t understand the consequences of their professed philosophy, the doctrine of integration. When African Americans take on that philosophy, they expect other races of people, namely Jews and White people to use their institutions to meet the basic needs of the masses of African Americans.

Likewise, if Jews and White people take on the burden of using their institutions to feed, clothe, shelter, employ, and educate African Americans, it stands to reason they reserve the right to tell African Americans what they expect of them. Those people are not using their institutions without any strings attached.

So, if Jews don’t want Minister Farrakhan or others to attend an integrationist African American conference, they have the right to demand of you that he be excluded.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
9:24 pm

If educated African American leaders took on the sacred responsibility of building institutions capable of feeding, clothing, sheltering, employing, educating etc the masses of African Americans, and Jews and whites demanded that Minister Farrakhan or others be excluded from their meetings/ conference, African Americans leaders would have every right to be offended/ outraged.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 22nd, 2011
9:45 pm

The doctrine of integration did more mental and psychological damage to the African American mind especially the mind of their posterity/children than Slavery, Jim Crow, Segregation, etc could ever do.

The doctrine of integration deprived the African American mind of the will, desire, and need to be a free people.

Amen?

WHY? RNC is Y

March 23rd, 2011
8:09 am

Is anyone standing anywhere near a garden hose? You know, the ones with those super turbo-nozzles?

LeeH1

March 23rd, 2011
8:44 am

Small governments mean letting people sell booze anytime they want. Government by Republicans means letting the vices of men to flourish in the marketplace as a way of being open. Let the market regulate itself, and fire all the regulators and destroy all the regulations.

Put the responsibilities on the drunks who are caught driving, and leave the sales people alone! The markets are there to provide a service. Individuals should be responsible for their own actions. Besides, honest people shouldn’t be out driving late at night when the drunks are on the road, anyway!

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 23rd, 2011
10:25 am

WOODFINGER====================

We can do without the likes of you..

Dr. Stan makes very valid points…

To further yo education, watch Fox News, Mon-Fri….

It’s called the “Glenn Beck” show ..

Tune your narrow head in. Get back to me…………….

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 23rd, 2011
10:26 am

5 P.M. ,EST…………….

the watch dog

March 24th, 2011
7:55 am

No, no and no, wind farm energy from turbines and solar panels is not a drop in the bucket. One wind turbine[albeit a large one, can supply all the energy needs for 750,000 homes and at a fraction of the cost of nuclear energy. Wind power is an endlessly renewable source of clean energy. Nuclear power has a few draw backs, not the least of which, is radiation capable of killing many thousands of people with a special propensity for the young like babies and small children.
Clean, fresh pure air is life enhancing. What a marvel clean air is. A kilowatt hour can be produced by wind turbines for only a few pennies. You have to admit, I am on the right track, and I will be breathing that cool, clear air where wind power reigns supreme.

Truth detector

March 24th, 2011
8:10 am

Wooten’s contention that Atlanta’s pension obligation is expected to triple to $4.5 billion in the next decade is a lie told to scare people – plain and simple. Either that or Wooten’s too stupid to understand the fear tactics Reed’s using. The $4.5b number is a worst case scenario that assumes that the market conditions of 2008 – at the dept of the recession – persist for the remainder of the 30-year amortorization. No one ‘expects’ that to happen. Wooten is a liar.

WHY? RNC is Y

March 24th, 2011
8:32 am

Wooten is a Southern gentleman. A Southern Company gentleman, that is. Expect no extra bowl of porridge, sirs. No indeed. But expect the whip just for askin’. So’s that no ones elses who watchin’ won’t be gittin’ no sames idears.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 24th, 2011
9:13 am

Glenn Beck. NUFF SAID…………….

Bob

March 24th, 2011
11:25 am

So let me get this straight. If I forget to buy a bottle of wine for Sunday dinner, and need to run out to pick one up…my doing so somehow damages the right of the ultra-religious to “preserve” a part of their week from the “decline” of civilization. (That decline being, apparently, me liking a nice glass of red wine.) But here’s my question: these ultra-religious folks who are so offended to see me purchase a bottle of wine…what in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks are they doing in the liquor store to begin with?

You don’t want to see me buy a bottle of wine? Well why are you WATCHING me buy a bottle of wine? You can’t stick your nose into my business and then complain that my business offends you. You don’t like it? Stick your nose back where it belongs.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
2:24 pm

I “wish” our self determined society lived in a Black and White world like Reverend Al, “Mr. FBI what do I have to do to stay out of prison,” Sharpton and the integrationist African Americans. Rev. Al and his minions support politicians etc when they are right and withhold their support when they are wrong.

It’s been the experience of our self determined society, especially in area of politics, that politicians are usually both right and wrong. They operate in the grey area to gain support for all things negative below the radar. And people in my circle usually but not always give gravity to their motive when deciding whether or not to support them.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
2:42 pm

The number one problem with underachieving black students is they don’t have anything to look forward to… In the good old days, black children used to burn the midnight oil because they believed in catching up with other communities. But integrationist African American leaders removed that incentive with mandatory integration in the south, 1970, and much earlier in the north.

Problem number two, if not number one, is the New World Order integrationist African leaders and their devilish black minions heard on radio, television and all areas of people activity are enemies to all black and white people too…and now you know the crux of the problem plaguing docile African Americans, especially the children.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
3:17 pm

Reverend Al, in the early 60s, a documentary was produced titled “The hate that hate produced,” referencing the Nation of Islam and The Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I think they were 50 years ahead of their time. Now you mentioned how African American children degrade each other especially the women in videos etc…even to the point of violence and murder…

Our self determined society believes the documentary produced in the 60s had it shortcomings…but it would have been perfect for our generation. It would be titled today, “The hate that the doctrine of integration produced.”

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
5:50 pm

Boazman,

Integrationist African American women are not strong enough, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually to wear their hair natural in the New World Order integrationist society/workplace. They can’t take the rejection of other races in society, but primarily the disapproval of the vast majority of integrationist African American women and mongrels.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
5:54 pm

Include the rejection of integrationist African American men too. My God! Boy did the doctrine of integration do a job on black people or did it not?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
5:59 pm

Boazman,

There is a problem with wearing natural hair among natural black people… Just think about the problems black people have with the weightier matters of life.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
6:13 pm

We are learning the importance of black institutions on the run… If educated African American leaders and their devilish black minions had not been so trifling and evil, they would have built black institutions, thereby, bestowing the support black women need to be mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and authentically black, natural hair and all.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
6:21 pm

I know all of you have heard about it… There is a new phenomenon coming upon us. Black women, in one way or another, are straightening all of the texture out of their hair and calling it “the new natural.”

I know everybody has seen it by now.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
6:49 pm

If, ands, and buts…If African Americans leaders had built black institutions and leaders of other races were trifling and did not, Jewish, White, Mexican, Chinese, Arab etc women would be using chemicals in their hair to make it afro-ish; and other black styles.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
6:54 pm

Institutions have the power to determine your preference of hair styles; straight hair or not etc.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
8:48 pm

Biv Bev Smith said African Americans proudly allow any race of people to enter their communities, businesses, institutions but it never occurs to her that permissiveness has led to the destruction of black people.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
8:51 pm

Check it out everyone. Biv Bev Smith is so proud to have, in the words of Obama, a mongrel on her “show”.

Will someone give Biv Bev Smith a medal.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
8:59 pm

African Americans should take it to heart… All leading educated integrationist African Americans that you hear on the radio, television, and in every area of people activity, are enemies to all black people. If they were not enemies of black people, you wouldn’t hear their voices over the airways.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
9:00 pm

And they are enemies to Right Thinking Americans too.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
9:19 pm

Let’s give credit to Michael Fosberg, a mongrel, where credit is due… He said he can’t take the side of Black people when they have issues with other races. That confession left Biv Bev Smith like a man stunned. She supposed he would take the side of black people as many black people do.

That’s part of the reason they voted for another mongrel, Obama, in overwhelming numbers.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
9:30 pm

Old Biv Bev Smith miscalculated… She supposed if she associated herself with Minister Farrakhan, by having him participate in her conference, it would give her free rein among members in the self determined black society to run roughshod over black people.

Old show horse Biv Bev Smith had better calculate again because she got another thing coming.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
9:39 pm

Let’s keep it real Michael Fosberg… You were angry because you want to be totally black or totally white. And your white mother and black father deprived you of that expectation.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 24th, 2011
9:54 pm

You would have to dismiss all logic, reason, and all that is wholesome and true, to say there is no black, white, red, and yellow, etc.