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

tar and feathers party

March 17th, 2011
6:53 pm

When will Obama be held accountable for closing Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository? We now have 104 nuclear power plants with massive amounts of used fuel rods stored on site, they were suppose to have been sent to Yucca Mountain in 1998! The Yucca Mountain Repository is the United States’ designated deep geological repository storage facility for spent nuclear reactor fuel and other radioactive waste. It is located between the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin Deserts in the U.S. State of Nevada. Although the location has been highly contested by environmentalists and residents, it was approved in 2002 by the United States Congress. In 2009 the Obama Administration stated that the site was no longer an option and proposed to eliminate all funding in the 2009 United States federal budget, prompting inquiries from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

tar and feathers party

March 17th, 2011
6:58 pm

The Department of Energy was to begin accepting spent fuel at the Yucca Mountain Repository by January 31, 1998 but did not do so because of a series of delays due to legal challenges, concerns over how to transport nuclear waste to the facility, and political pressures resulting in underfunding of the construction.

Henryk Hofstad

March 17th, 2011
7:40 pm

I’m confused. Don’t really care one way or t’other about Sunday sales. If it keeps the church crowd’s metaphysics arm then it’s OK by us, though I reckon there’s a reason why Christ turned water to wine and not vice versa. Structural education reform, however, it’s seems should be non-negotiable for reigning conservatives Downtown. Education is most of what they constitutionally are contracted to govern, so it’s painful to see them wobble in fulfillment of their principles.

Still I admire how Gov. Deal has handled his priorities thus far. Letting hot-button matters such as pension reform wait, he’s already made tough, unpopular decisions about budget priorities including tough school reform. If he prevails on water in the courts it will have been a promising first year for him. I’ll be thankful that we had neither another term for Roy Barnes, who could think of nothing to do on education other than tax&spend on behalf of his political benefactors, nor of Sonny Perdue, who was nowhere to be found six months into the height of Georgia’s last water crisis.

I’ll be glad to help see Ms. Clinton into the wings of the political stage next year. She’s justifiably tired. Otherwise she might have headed her party into a compelling fight in 2012. I’ll never forget how one of her campaign handlers strong-armed a coed at one of the televised presidential debates into dropping a hardball question about Yucca Mountain containment in favor of a scripted softball pitch to candidate Clinton about the ccandidate’s preference for pearls over diamonds.

Haunting symbolism…

midtownguy

March 17th, 2011
8:05 pm

You believe the wishes of the “church crowd” should outweigh the wishes of the majority of Georgians? But the way, it is not the “church crowd” it is the “fundamentalist crowd.” Find me a Catholic or Episcopal priest who supports a Sunday ban on alcohol sales.

JP

March 17th, 2011
8:09 pm

“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.”

Jim – you sound like you are trying to think for the rest of us. How very liberal of you. And calling those that want Sunday sales “boozers?” Why don’t I just call you an idiot.

m. fresh

March 17th, 2011
8:38 pm

have always enjoyed your writing, until now.

i don’t drink; however, your twisted thinking and vacant statement about “boozers” has lowered your credibilty to CT standards.

good to know a backward thinking geezer at a failed newspaper still clings to early 20th century standards and has no problem enforcing them on the entire state.

Lawrence

March 17th, 2011
8:40 pm

Jim… I am one that is prone to have a drink in the evening. I buy my booze on Saturday to assure I will have enough for the weekend. I can see the point of others that want to purchase it seven day a week. My main concern is the disregard of the religious principles that we have so long aspired to. If we are allowed to purchase it on Sunday at least remember why the day is Holy.

MiltonMan

March 17th, 2011
9:32 pm

Yes! – bring another GOP district to North Georgia – even better take away the one from the racist John Lewis or the idiot Hank “Guam will tip over” Johnson.

Henryk Hofstad

March 17th, 2011
9:34 pm

Well, midtwnguy, I’m pretty sure that my Anglican deacon doesn’t support the ban on Sunday sled but still I live in a county where the local Baptist megachurch is basically the Vatican for political purposes and as I love those people I won’t fight them if this sop to Georgia Purity keeps them happy. See what I mean? As we can observe already herein, it’s a libertarian issue, and I can’t help but regard it, as I do most libertarian concerns, as a waste of time. We’ve got wars, rumor’s of wars, and a bankrupt public economy. I’d rather worry about those matters. Especially as children are concerned.

MiltonMan

March 17th, 2011
9:35 pm

It took the GOP to over turn the blue laws that were enforced by the moron Democrats in this state.

RightOutOfThe50's

March 17th, 2011
9:53 pm

Jim’s thinking right again. Right out of the 50’s. Pathetic and sad as usual.

Will

March 17th, 2011
10:06 pm

Jim:

I have often been critical of republicans and their sincerity in addressing spending in Washington. I now stand corrected.

In a stunning display of political courage, republicans have moved within reach of balancing our national budget and eliminating the deficit that so threatens the very foundation of our beloved republic.
Whereas others look to trival spending like federal entitlements and defense spending, these brave republicans have stepped up to the plate, identified the most important of all spending and bit the bullet – NPR funding has been done away with by these brave patriots!!! Millions of dollars will be saved – this will lead to massive employment gains and finally place our republic on the road to recovery.

Blinking not once in the face of charges that they were only playing politics by going after something they did like, these brave patriots have acted totally out of principal in order to stop the flow of red ink in Washington. Millions I tell you, millions…not thousands but millions of dollars will be saved even as these brave patriots shed tears over this heroic fight.

Yes, republicans have heard the message loud and clear from our grand republic – get serious – save millions – quit fooling around with silly things like budget and deficit reduction studies conducted in bipartisan step by legislators like Senators Chambliss and Warner – start at the top with million dollar savings by eliminating funding for NPR.

Now I truly believe these brave republicans have heard the call. Up next, could it possibly be federal funding for military advertising at NASCAR events? Wasteful spending for gas and oil used to power grass mowers that cut the Mall Lawn in Washington? Surely not even these brave budget cutters could finish the job by, no they wouldn’t possibly…have the courage….to strike down total, complete federal funding for..okay, I’ll say it…..replacement trash cans at Arlington National???????

Jenny Lind

March 17th, 2011
10:15 pm

Will,

They’re just neophytes cutting their teeth on fruit before they get around to the really shocking meat. As sharks reverse their scary eyeballs immediately before striking. Ain’t seen nothin’ yet, but these mean women unmistakably are out for blood.

Jenny Lind

March 17th, 2011
10:58 pm

Excuse me, as I’d meant to say “MEN and women”…

The rest, I stand by.

eatmotacos

March 18th, 2011
12:59 am

Reminds me of Roller Derby or Wrastling….

GB

March 18th, 2011
7:07 am

Regarding the bill on health insurance exchanges: the bill was designed to do exactly what you propose, “plan and prepare.”

The Tea Party opposition to the bill threatens to place us in an all or nothing situation. If Congress repeals Obamacare, of it the courts overturn it, we win. If Obamacare is upheld and not repealed, then we lose, with no state-control whatsoever over the operation of the exchanges.

The bill the Tea Party stopped does nothing but create a governance structure for state-run exchange, just in case.

seabeau

March 18th, 2011
7:19 am

Will!! Its not the funding being witheld from NPR ,its ending taxpayers contribution to NPR’s liberal propaganda.

Road Scholar

March 18th, 2011
7:29 am

Insurance exchange: Lord no we don’t want to make it easier and cheaper for georgia citizens to get health insurance!

The liquor sales on Sunday has done nothing to force Christians from imbibing on Sunday! Now let’s count heads at the bar on Sunday!

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 18th, 2011
7:46 am

Dr. Stan @ http://www.radioliberty.com is teaching Americans Nuclear power is our future too… But here is what concerns me Jim about nuclear energy. Granted an act of God Almighty may have cost Japan 25,000 lives, but I struggle with having many of the New World Order integrationist devotees and their devilish black minions in our country having access to sensitive positions at nuclear power facilities and the opportunity to cause a national nuclear emergency. You know from the start that motley crew is not Thinking Right.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 18th, 2011
7:58 am

We know someone hostile to us at NASA caused the space shuttle Challenger to explode 73 seconds after liftoff on January 28, 1986.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 18th, 2011
7:59 am

Columbia disintegrating over Texas during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere on February 1, 2003.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 18th, 2011
8:01 am

There is the British Petroleum Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico which destroyed ecosystems. And the fallout has caused skepticism about drilling off our coast for America’s energy independence.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 18th, 2011
8:02 am

Dr. Stan, the black one, has been educating African Americans for years about the perverted atheistic New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions. We can’t rule anything out with this motley crew. Space ships and oil spills are one thing, but the threat of those criminals causing a nuclear catastrophe is another. Not only has the doctrine of integration rendered them atheistic, perverted, dumb, and stupid. But they have become perfectly possessed with evil too.

School Teacher

March 18th, 2011
8:08 am

Mr. Wooten,
We can all plan ahead. That was never the point.

Mr. Dithers

March 18th, 2011
8:23 am

Seabau, do you even listen to NPR? Your comment indicates you don’t. If you did, you would know NPR is not liberal propaganda, but rather the only truly balanced coverage of the news that is available. The comments of a fundraiser do not rise to the level of organizational policy. Listen for a few days and see if you don’t feel better informed about the issues and events of the day.

Mr. Dithers

March 18th, 2011
8:29 am

Jim, how do alcohol sales on Sunday take away people of faith’s ability to preserve a piece of their week from popular culture’s downward spiral? Does the bill make purchasing alcohol on Sundays mandatory for every citizen? Does it allow drunken Sunday purchasers to invade churches and take over services, or to enter the homes of the faithful and disrupt family prayers and dinners? Does it require people of faith to accompany purchasers to stores to witness them purchasing alcohol? What is it about allowing someone like me, who is also a person of faith, to go to the store and purchase alcohol if the need arises on a Sunday afternoon that impacts the ability of other people of faith to enjoy their Sunday of worship and rest?

carlosgvv

March 18th, 2011
8:31 am

“political courage”

In the Georgia Legislature, that is know an an oxymoron.

BlahBlahBlah

March 18th, 2011
8:42 am

Wooten = just another phony “small government conservative” who likes big government when it comes to personal freedoms like when I can or can’t buy a six pack.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 18th, 2011
8:57 am

GlennBeck, today at 5:00 Fox News..

TRUE REPORTING..

Hope yall followed this weeks messages …

jt

March 18th, 2011
9:02 am

A little perspective.

There are Wooten-types in California and Colorado who are lamenting about people publicly sparking spliffs………….lawfully.Affronted I am sure.

The Wootens of the world, and their generation, asked to get the government involved 20, 30,40 years ago to solve their pet peeves……………………and then complain about the result.

Cultural downward spiral?

Don’t look in the Bottle shop on Sunday Sir…………look in the mirror.

Barry

March 18th, 2011
9:02 am

Well, Mr. Wooten, how about addressing these points: Why is it appropriate to defend a law that encourages me to drive to a restaurant on Sunday, drink beer and drive home, yet prohibits me from driving to a grocery store, buying a six-pack, taking it home and then drinking it? While we’re at it, to be fair, if we’re going to prohibit the sale of package alcohol on Sundays because of Baptists, shouldn’t we prohibit driving on Saturdays out of deference to Orthodox Jews? Hey, for that matter, why not go ahead and outlaw all alcohol out of deference to the Muslims and the Mormons? Say! We’re on to something! How ’bout some head scarves for the women! And don’t let ‘em drive – Allah wouldn’t like it! Hopefully, this descent into absurdity should adequately debunk the notion that it’s appropriate to constrain the sale or use of an otherwise-legal item out of deference to one particular religious sect. In fact, the idea of restricting Sunday sales until after 12:30 p.m. on Sundays is indefensible, too.

Buzz G

March 18th, 2011
9:02 am

Now let’s see if the State Republicans have enough courage to kick the illegal aliens out of their jobs and open them up to legal Georgians. HB 87 would have done just that, but it is being gutted and replaced in the Senate. Shame.

Peter

March 18th, 2011
9:10 am

Nuclear Power is our future according to Jim.

So he does read the Bible……… Man creates Hell on earth.

Wind and Solar can be the future, but the Southern Company will take the government funding for Nuclear, and squash the government funding for alternatives…..Why ?

Because they want more citizens money, and certainly don’t want individuals to make their own.

Next time a truck carrying Nuclear waste travels thought your neighborhood…….hopefully is doesn’t get a flat, side swiped by another vehicle, or have some issues, that leaves your neighbor hood glowing for decades.

Yes that thought isn’t plausible is it ? Of course not but neither is Japan’s current issue, Three Mile Island, or Chernobyl.

Yet neither was 911, which of course happened under the Republican watch…….I would say a crazy with a rocket is more dangerous than the truck accident…..that is a scenario just waiting to happen !

Why would it happen ?

We all know the Republican’s like to pick fights around the world, and someone is going to do something stupid because of it.

NotImpressed

March 18th, 2011
9:24 am

How can a product that is completely legal six days a week be illegal on the seventh day? What rational reason is there for this? Uh, there’s not one.

Hillary Clinton was the best candidate in the 2008 Presidential election primaries of EITHER party. She could govern circles around anyone one including Obama. Howard Dean screwed this country out of having a great POTUS.

Troglodyke

March 18th, 2011
9:25 am

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.

Right. Do you honestly think that the Sunday sales issue is because “boozers” can’t plan ahead? Anyone who still thinks this is truly not thinking.

I thought you were a conservative. “Real” conservatives don’t kowtow to the Religious Wingnuts. “Real” conservatives believe in individual freedoms, and letting the communities vote on issues that matter to them. But I guess “real” conservatism is dead. (Though, Mr. Deal, in his willingness to sign SB 10 into law should it reach his desk, even though he personally disagrees with it, is showing that he believes in conservatism…there is hope for GA yet.)

That’s too bad, because Libertarianism isn’t doing so well, and I sure as hell don’t want to be a Democrat.

But as long as the Republican party is controlled by the Religious Reich (in GA and anywhere else), I will NEVER vote Republican.

I respect believers’ rights to believe as they wish, but I will never respect how they want everyone else to live. America is a secular country, governed by a secular Constitution. Y’all can live by what your bibles say, but I will follow the REAL law, and I’ll be damned if you want to take my rights away.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 18th, 2011
9:45 am

NotIMPRESSED is a idiot…
Are you frickin crazy?

Clinton(any Clinton) is a damn joke.

Surely your comments are tongue in cheek……

get the hell out, you idiot……………

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 18th, 2011
9:46 am

and what the hell is a” TROLODYKE?

You gotta be kidding me……….

Quick Work Break

March 18th, 2011
9:46 am

MiltonMan: “It took the GOP to over turn the blue laws that were enforced by the moron Democrats in this state.”
Do try to keep up with reality: It took the departure of an 8-year veto-promising Governor to overturn the religion-based nanny state blue laws. Nice try at rewriting history.

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

March 18th, 2011
9:47 am

troglodyke.

geez………………

UIC

March 18th, 2011
9:58 am

“people of faith”..what’s that mean?? Whatever it is, I’m sure Jim considers himself a man of faith….faith in what? I’d guess a faith in having a self righteous excuse for every situation. An excuse to be hypocritical when it is settled law with which they disagree and an excuse to be self righteous and supportive of settled law with which they agree. (e.g. abortion …bad, killing people with their second amendment rights ….good…timing is everything in that debate). But, I agree with Jim on the Sunday sales debate. If the 17% increase in the variable expenses of a liquor store causes an increase in their prices, I say plan ahead.

Peter

March 18th, 2011
10:11 am

Jim is a hypocrite..and certainly is judging others with this statement.

“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.”

I guess Jim, may go to church, but doesn’t have a clue as to why he is there, because he has learned zero….But wait that is what the Religious Right do…..

They Judge others to be less them themselves, and then name call, to make themselves feel superior, which of course they are NOT !

Hillbilly Deluxe

March 18th, 2011
11:19 am

It should be the law that all votes on tax issues should come in a primary or general election.

Agreed. These SPLOST votes are designed to have a low turnout, as it now stands.

NotImpressed

March 18th, 2011
11:41 am

@JB Stoner- You may think I am “a idiot” but I would caution you that my IQ and advanced science degree would say differently.

I will get the hell out when I damn well please. If it’s ok with you, I’ll continue to exercise my right to free speech.

My comments were not tongue in cheek. IMO, Hillary Clinton would have made a much better POTUS than Obama.

Peter

March 18th, 2011
12:24 pm

Gee if Japan has to “Bury” the five reactors…..what cost will that be to the Japanese people who probably like American’s funded them ?

We all know nuclear does not happen without Government funding….the hand out Republican’s don’t talk about.

Seems now solar or wind at the beach would have been a smarter way to go in hind sight.

But hey Invading Iraq has done sooooooooooooo much for the typical American Family, besides the dead soldiers family’s !

Rockerbabe

March 18th, 2011
12:32 pm

“A proposed change in education law that would”. . .and deprive the GOP of a campaign issue in 2012! Oh please, school choice is just a talking point for the GOP.

“to take out the legislative trash left by Democrats” What trash. . .the GOP has been in control of the legislature for what 4-6 years now? The only trash that is left, is the trash the GOP has decided it wants to pursue. As far as booze is concerned, the last time I looked, Georgia is full of adults and if they want to drink on Sunday, so be it . . .not everyone is a right wing church going bigot with delusions of power.

“Fiscal conservatives should take note of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s effort to stave off financial disaster in public pension.” The reason for this disaster is that the elected public officials made promises they knew they could not keep, would not keep and did nothing to keep. Screwing public employees is no more honorable than screwing private company workers. 401K are no pancea and are frought with uncertainty, especially for the less than financially savy. YOU GOP really seem pent on a race to the botton to make this country into a 3rd world nation.

“Hillary Clinton wants to leave after 2012″ She’s a great SoS and works 80+ hours a week; she’s probably tired. I bet you never worked that hard and spent that much time away from your family?

“o 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”. Just like the GOP, when a result is not to your liking, you cry foul! The money is needed for infrastructure in counties that are growing and the citizenry wants services – there is no free lunch, no matter what you say.

“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” So what is YOUR proposal to get the uninsured on to private insurance programs or do you think that 20% of the population is so worthless as to not deserve secure and confident access to medical care in their time of need? What a jerk!

“Nuclear power is our future. The wind farms and solar panels are a drop in the energy bucket”.
I propose that we build a spent nuclear rod facility in YOUR backyard and pass legislation that YOU have to live there against your will!

jconservative

March 18th, 2011
2:02 pm

Jim, the vote on Sunday booze, as some call it, is not about booze on Sunday. The bill was about letting local communities, not the central government, make the decision. I am somewhat surprised that you, a proclaimed conservative, would not be a supporter of letting local people make decisions in their best interest.

After local folks have the right to make the decision, then we can have the debate over selling booze on Sunday.

But lets all support smaller central government at both the national and state levels. The closer decision making is to the people, the better the decisions.

retiredds

March 18th, 2011
2:23 pm

Hey, Jim, you need to call up your buddy Newt and check his sanity out. I think in his grasping for straws what few screws loose in his cranium have completely fallen out. And this guy wants to run for president … laughable.

retiredds

March 18th, 2011
2:24 pm

Attach this to my recent post for the laughable part.

“You know, the president has this fixation with the Final Four. Spent time on ESPN giving us his version of what really mattered to him, which is the Final Four,” Newt Gingrich said on Fox News Channel Thursday night. “What’s strange is, with all of these crises, how can you focus that kind of time and attention as president of the United States — not as a private citizen, not as a spectator, not as a hobby?”

Henryk Hofstead

March 18th, 2011
2:34 pm

Good point, jconservative. Reminds me of the U.S. Supreme Court’s enshrining of “community standards”, the upshot of which is that it’s OK if what plays in Vegas doesn’t play in Macon or vice versa so long as the locals keep it to their own beat, consistent with constitutional liberties and limitations. I can live with that. Since the late ’60s it’s been a workable doctrine. (A bit coarsening, obviously,,.but what annointed standing has a jurist to buck a societal tide so long as the tide is merely vulgar and not unlawful?). Let Sin City be Sin City, Salt Lake be Salt Lake.

Henryk Hofstead

March 18th, 2011
2:49 pm

I’ve lived across the Lower 48, in dry towns and in decidedly drenched towns. I don’t choose residences according to the availability of alcohol. Rather, I choose to live among good people, and there are plenty of good folk in each camp. As the political scientists would say, it’s a “strong issue/weak issue” thing. If my neighbors feel strongly about it, since I feel weakly I defer to their standards even when I host a last-minute crowd of Sunday game watchers facing a shortage of beer. Such little crises are forgettable and forgivable enough. As long as nobody–figuratively–goes home hungry. (That would be simply rude). When I visit loved ones in Canada I respect Canada’s laws. If you see what I mean.

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.
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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?

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.