Meddling in boards goes too far

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

● After playing President Undecider through the turmoil in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere, President Barack Obama did his best George W. imitation, practically stealing his words, while teaming up with the Europeans to launch cruise missiles and drop bombs under U.N. direction on a nation that has no strategic importance to the United States, thus advantaging a group whose commitment to democracy is unknown. Though American lives were put on the line, the war that is being led
 by us, the French — or some committee of nations — did not rise to the importance that would warrant the interruption of Obama’s tour of South America.

● Since my first days in metro Atlanta decades ago, commissioners and legislators have been fighting about how to structure county government. Legislation introduced by state Rep. Kathy Ashe of Atlanta would make the Fulton County chairman full time with authority to hire and fire the county manager and department heads. The proposal, writes the AJC’s Johnny Edwards, “is the latest attempt to reform a government criticized as dysfunctional and fiscally bloated.”

● Look, we can’t propose legislation to change every local government that’s considered “dysfunctional and fiscally bloated.” While I have no dog in this fight, my belief in general is that school accrediting authorities and state legislators should steer clear of squabbling school boards and other local governments and allow voters to fix the troubles they created. Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell comes up with a pretty good rule of thumb for messing with the locals. Says she: “We’re not broke and nobody’s been indicted.”

● Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed wants the Legislature to give him authority to appoint members of the Atlanta school board. Never. Yes, the board has its divisions. But many of us recall that not so long ago the school board was the anchor of sanity while the Atlanta City Council had the franchise on dysfunctionality.

● The archaic practice of penalizing students because their schools lose accreditation should be ended. If students can gain college admission on their own merit, they should get in, regardless of the failure of adults in the local school system to be responsible.

● A judge appointed by former Gov. Roy Barnes tosses out a 31-count indictment against the locally influential former Cobb County EMC president Dwight Brown, a client of Barnes’ law firm, because the indictment proceeding had been moved to a courtroom “inaccessible” to the public. Here’s a reform the new Republican majority under the Gold Dome ought to consider: Prohibit a judge from hearing cases where the client is represented by a lawyer who, as governor, appointed him to the bench. The prohibition should apply to the governor’s firm, as well.

● One of the greatest shockers of the whole HOPE scholarship debate has been the revelation that special legislation was required to guarantee that the top two graduates of every high school in Georgia — the valedictorian and the salutatorian — would qualify for the full HOPE ride regardless of whether they finished with a high B average. These are not schools. They’re instructional holding facilities.

● When an adult proposes to take a human life, a 24-hour waiting period, as Georgia requires for abortions, or a 36-hour period, as South Dakota just required, is a whiff of time. One of these days “children’s rights” will amount to something other than a liberal advocacy group’s wordsmithing for more government social spending. At conception, children have a right to life. At birth, they have a right to a mother and father nurturing them to adulthood.

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Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
6:03 am

In the church of our ancestors, call and response was used to communicate in spirit and truth with the congregation. I use call and response on Thinking Right with Jim Wooten to communicate with you, for the most part in spirit and truth, but primarily to show we’ve been endowed with Power from on High.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
6:21 am

We’ve seen the lightning flashing, And heard the thunder roll; We’ve felt integrationist dashing, Trying to contaminate our souls; But we’ve heard the voice of Jesus, Telling us still to fight on; He promised never to leave us, Never to leave us alone.

Amen?

honest racist

March 30th, 2011
8:36 am

@dr stan

Who cares what your jesus told you boy. True white christian conservatives don’t like blacks, whether you call yourself conservative or liberal. You’re still a mnongrel.

Tommy Middlefinger

March 30th, 2011
9:00 am

liperlefty……….

Who gives a shate about a one legged black boy wrestler? Better hope you have both yours when you get your thumping……… honest racist is correct………..
How bout it tough boy? Don’t let your mouth overload your arse.

@ Dr. Clan……… who really cares about your ignorant retoric concerning “integrationist”…

Try spell check when posting…
And as ‘muffin’ asked,”What’s it like in the Black Hole”….

You ol fool seem to reside there…

Amen…….?

Muffin

March 30th, 2011
9:35 am

Dr. Stan
If you use spell check will it help you in The Black Hole?

Muffin

March 30th, 2011
9:36 am

Tommy Middlefinger

March 30th, 2011
9:56 am

Liperalefty >>>>>>> ‘The Black Hole’

Amen.

honest racist

March 30th, 2011
10:39 am

@tommymiddlefinger

That little boy liberalimpd@ck is probaly from a welfare public housing mammy. He thinks that big eared fool in the whitehouse is a sign for his kind to talk smack about good God fearing white conservatives. White conservatives is what made this country great, not liberal limp wristed black welfare fools like himself or uberbamma or whatever his name is.

Tommy Middlefinger

March 30th, 2011
10:59 am

HONEST ………

You are 100% correct……….. Wonder if he thinks N. Georgia at night is weak today? Bet he won’t get in his hooptie and motor to find out…..

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
1:56 pm

Many of the devotees, CarlosglendebbiedotommymJ.B.loumuffihonestra, in the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd have difficulty accepting the correction of God Almighty, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, or yours truly, Dr. Stan, the black one. But you will accept correction on this day, or I will take you upon Mount Carmel again and demonstrate the power endowed upon us.

1. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
1:57 pm

2. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
1:58 pm

3. “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
1:59 pm

4. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
1:59 pm

5. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

6. “You shall not murder.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:00 pm

7. “You shall not commit adultery.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:01 pm

8. “You shall not steal.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:01 pm

9. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:02 pm

10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:03 pm

Amen and Amen and Amen.

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
2:57 pm

Reverend Al,

Which is more difficult to believe? Is it a man born of a woman but has no earthly father, or a universe created and organized by an explosion that has no end?

Obviously it is a million times more difficult to believe the universe was created and organized by an explosion that has no end.

If it were not for the wiles of the devil, the world would easily accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
3:08 pm

When a man is able to take the scriptures literally, he has moved from milk to the meat of the word. She has moved from belief to experience.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
3:32 pm

I remember moving from milk to the meat. When the actuality, reality, and experience of God Almighty visited me, my soul couldn’t accept it. I was like a man stunned in disbelief; and I thought I believed the scriptures.

Just think what the devil is doing to people who have gods of wood and stone to call upon, especially in times of trouble.

Amen?

Muffin

March 30th, 2011
3:38 pm

Dr Stan, what are you drinking down in “The Black Hole”?

Is it cold in the “Black Hole”?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
3:59 pm

A “contradiction” made by God Almighty has more consistency than the unblemished words of men and gods.

Amen?

Dr. Stan (The Black One)

March 30th, 2011
4:13 pm

Who on earth can accuse God Almighty of contradicting himself? All that is of the flesh is flesh and all that is of the spirit is spirit.

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God Almighty.

Amen?

Tommy Middlefinger

March 30th, 2011
4:18 pm

Too bad your windows have been boarded shut… And your curtains drawn …

Amen?

Muffin

March 30th, 2011
4:32 pm

Dr. Stan, does it smell in “The Black Hole”?

WHY? RNC is Y

March 30th, 2011
4:33 pm

Blasphemer and Heretic. Oh, R U gonna pay in eternity.

Muffin

March 30th, 2011
4:34 pm

Dr. Stan, it is rude to ignore those talking to you.

Amen?

Muffin

March 30th, 2011
5:02 pm

Dr. Stan, have you been swallowed up by the ‘Hole”?……
Dr. Stan?

Louie

March 30th, 2011
5:08 pm

Lets hope so Muffin. The world and this fish wrap would be a better place.

Kapeesh?

The Truth Sent Him Packing

March 30th, 2011
5:25 pm

@ DR. STAN

You have been Black Holed on EVERY blog the AJC has EXCEPT this one. Not true? Oh hell yes. Find another hobby, say like shining front bumpers on cars at 4:pm on I-285.

The Truth Sent Him Packing

March 30th, 2011
5:27 pm

If I am wrong, tell me where I can find some of your fodder so we can see it.

Good Day.

Al Osmann

March 30th, 2011
7:52 pm

This is for Newt, How exactly could you have “a secular atheist country… dominated by radical Islamists”? Do you not see the contradiction? Or are you just so deranged that you can’t see anything clearly anymore, if you ever could?