The rule of law is not negotiable

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

● One terrorist down. One to go. And then one more until all of those who actively conspire to kill us are defanged or dead. It ain’t over yet.

● The White House says the terrorist was unarmed. Not so on 9 /11 when America consummated the contract with Osama bin Laden that was done on 5 /1.

● Sometimes, now being one of them, sports metaphors are inappropriate. “We don’t need to spike the football,” said President Barack Obama in explaining the decision not to release the bin Laden death photos.

● With every ounce of energy Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders can muster, they should work to eliminate the practice of public officials pocketing fees paid to them personally for performing public duties. Not even the tiniest burgh in Georgia should allow individuals operating under the color of law to do it. The AJC reports that Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand pocketed $342,000 last year, most by collecting a personal charge of $1 per parcel to collect property taxes for Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek. Georgia really does need to clean up the fee systems and while doing it, route all of them, including the special-levy add-ons to fines and filings, into the general funds of state and local governments.

● Headline: “Bully for Hawks,” a reference to the team’s success in the playoffs. Question: Is it politically correct to use the word “bully” as a positive? As soon as the language police rule on whether “Geronimo” can be used as code for a bad guy, the full committee will meet on all uses of “bully.”

● Roles in public education are getting hopelessly blurred. First, there’s the unwarranted intervention of the federal government in k-12. Then, there’s the constant temptation of mayors and other non-school elected officials, especially in Atlanta, to busy themselves in school board business. And now Cobb County Superintendent Fred Sanderson, a short-timer, is telling his bosses how they should perform their jobs. The board, with three new members, “should have recognized their first priority on being sworn in was to become acclimated to and informed about district operations, and trained in the basics of school board leadership and effective governance,” writes the hiree of his bosses. Everybody go back to your corners. Parents, quit attempting to use the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools organization for political leverage. Everybody else read your job description.

● Those who oppose all efforts to contain illegal immigration have asserted all along that the problem lies with a business community that didn’t want to know. After seeing its reaction to House Bill 87, I’ve begun to believe that “rule of law” is a negotiable concept with large segments of the business community. The latest group to oppose the law is the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau. When opinion leaders are willing to look away from certain classes of wrongdoing, we are on the slippery slope. What is wrong, then, with cheating on taxes? Or smoking a little dope? Or making a little liquor?

● Libya is an example of what results when national security policy dilettantes play at war. When the decision to go to war is not made to advance this country’s national security, and when it targets a head of state for death on behalf of an international committee and for the purpose of empowering a collection of rebels whose governing agenda is unknown, you have to be wary. The first casualty is this government’s credibility. The greater threat to world peace, meanwhile, is Syria, which is brutally murdering civilian protesters. At least 550 civilians have been killed; the U.S. “deplores” the violence and the U.N. Secretary-General thinks the situation there should be investigated.

116 comments Add your comment

Cutty

May 5th, 2011
7:54 pm

Same $hit. Different day. Please retire, for real this time.

Not Blind

May 5th, 2011
8:01 pm

On HB87. Luckovich had that cartoon that showed Deal giving business a black eye. The cartoon I want to see is some big bruiser with a name tag that says ‘business-federal government-Mexico’ with his right fist labeled ‘illegal aliens’ and his left fist labeled ‘14th Amendment’ and his victim looks like Beetle Bailey after the sarge has laid him to waste. The victim’s name would be ‘American Taxpayer’. The American taxpayer has gotten much more than a black eye from the illegal alien enablers.

TRUTH

May 5th, 2011
8:03 pm

@Cutty 7:54 pm, I agree, agree, agree!!! Jim, please go sit down and BE retired, already. The Republicans, can’t become fiscal conservatives EVER again after the years of the Bush administration and control of the congress (o.k. save the last 2 years), couldn’t find Bin Laden and wasn’t interested, deregulated the banking industry and look at us now, etc., etc., etc. RETIRE AGAIN!!!

M

May 5th, 2011
8:32 pm

To answer one of your questions Jim, there’s nothing wrong with smoking a little dope.

Barry

May 5th, 2011
8:58 pm

Awe, how cute: “truth” and “cutty” want to silence opinions with which they disagree. Delta is ready when you are, fellas – but unfortunately it can’t take you all the way to North Korea. You’ll have to hoof it in.

Jim: I disagree with you on the “spike the football” metaphor. I thought it was apt, signalling as it did our unwillingness to gloat at our victory. Showing the bin Laden photos would have been the equivalent of the Iraqis hanging our soldiers from a bridge, or the Somalis dragging our dead through the streets. That’s barbaric; and that’s not us, or U.S.

Madison

May 5th, 2011
9:38 pm

Cutty, Truth, Are you forced to read this column? If not, then why punish yourself?

MrLiberty

May 5th, 2011
9:44 pm

The title of your piece confuses me. In the first two cases you clearly seem to support the actions of the president and the Seals that were unquestionably illegal from both a US and international law standpoint. OBL has never been charged with conspiring to commit or organize the 9-11 attacks. No evidence has been presented to this effect. There has been no grand jury indictment or trial in a court of law (even in absentia). The only people to act as judge jury and executioner in this were Bush, Obama, and the Seals. The real question is when exactly WILL THE RULE OF LAW not be negotiable in this country. From what I have seen over the past few days, there are almost no americans left who give any damn about the rule of law and it has been clear for at least a century that this country’s leaders only seem to care about the rule of the jungle.

And as I said in another blog post, it is far easier to spike the truth than show the pictures and have everyone realize that you never even left the end zone. Nobody cares about what the muslims think. In so many countries all over the middle east they can walk outside their doors and see the death and destruction that american bombs, missles, and bullets have rained down upon them. Abu Graib and the recent “trophy” photos didn’t result in any greater loss of life for our soldiers, and THEY were the ones directly committing the abuse. The photo is under wraps because Obama knows there is more photoshop tallent out in cyberspace than in the CIA and everyone will know the photo is a fake – just like the WMD’s and just like every lie we have been told about these horrible, unconstitutional, and immoral wars.

David Granger

May 5th, 2011
9:59 pm

My knee-jerk reaction is to spike the damn football. Where were Muslim “sensitivities” when Iraqis hung the charred bodies of truck drivers from a bridge and took photos of them, or when Muslim terrorists displayed the videotapes of captured prisoners being beheaded?

But though I disagree with President Obama on many things, I am glad (and a little surprised, frankly) that he had the gumption to order an attack across the Pakistani border. Contrast that to how screwed up our original handling of Afghanistan was by Bush and his stooges, eventually claiming that getting Bin Laden was “not a priority”. (Echoing his father’s “weasel words” about Saddam Hussein.) Just for that, I think that President Obama has earned the right to make this call…and I’ll support it for that reason alone.

But I do wish that President Obama had shown the same consideration for the feelings and sensibilities of Americans…fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, children…and had not ordered the release of all the photos of the flag-draped caskets of U.S. soldiers. A lot of people were in favor of that because it made Bush look bad, but things like that should be above the political fray. And it proves yet again that President Obama seems more concerned with the sensitivities of our enemies than of the people he was elected to serve.

TruthBe

May 5th, 2011
10:17 pm

What does President Obama and the corrupt Democrats know about the “Rule of Law”?
They constantly are breaking our Nations hightest Rule of Law the United States Constutition. That disgrace of a Attorney General Eric ( Waco / Ruby Ridge ) Holder as well.

Concerned

May 5th, 2011
10:44 pm

Unfortunately many Georgians – including legislators – see brown skin and Hispanic surname and ASSUME “illegal.” I’m tired of the “Hispanic Hysteria.” I’m tired of Bible waving Georgians spewing hate. And I’m tired of the games and deals of lawmakers. HB87 was for the most part a “party line” vote – few actually knew what was in the bill. Georgia can ill afford the costly lawsuits this bill will bring. We NEED FEDERAL immigration reform. Ask why your elected Senators & Reps in WASHINGTON have done NOTHING to move this issue forward – except the ole “just say NO!” approach to politics. Government is NOT a game – to those of us voted.

How about a Georgia law that penalizes those who make false accusations of “illegal” – in the work place or any place?

Concerned

May 5th, 2011
10:47 pm

@TruthBe – Obviously you missed this pass session under the Gold Dome. Rule of Law seems to mean that it’s OK in Georgia for one lawmaker to “misrepresent” (aka LIE) to other elected officials about the content of bills.

old timer

May 5th, 2011
10:54 pm

JIm…2 thumbs up…

misterbill

May 5th, 2011
11:46 pm

M

“To answer one of your questions Jim, there’s nothing wrong with smoking a little dope.”

Then you must be on fire.

misterbill

May 5th, 2011
11:49 pm

Concerned

“Unfortunately many Georgians – including legislators – see brown skin and Hispanic surname and ASSUME “illegal.” I’m tired of the “Hispanic Hysteria.”

C’mon Pellegrino, I know that’s you. No one else could be so fatuous……..

Glenn

May 6th, 2011
2:11 am

Two to go, Jim.

MrLiberty, I realize that you consider it your job to make asses of conservatives, but this time what–name an instance–are you saying that makes any sense? How now are you cleverly foiling the silliness of conservatives, rather than inadvertently indicting the nation’s ruling sophomores? It’s very unlike you not to deplore the Administration’s attempt to steal credit for the very ways, now proved victorious, that Barack Obama has denounced consistently ever since he was so recently in knee pants. This country is denied a real debate about the comparative rightness of policies because this administration, overnight, presumes to occupy all policies at once. The People and the Press have got to blast right past these blowhards, Barack and Leon included, and duke it out on the cold uncomfortable facts. Undoubtedly the President was courageous. Whose courage does he borrow?

Glenn

May 6th, 2011
2:14 am

Whose courage does the President borrow?

Road Scholar

May 6th, 2011
6:11 am

Jim as well as others that posted just can’t drop the anti- President Obama comments, can you? Getting OBL was quite an accomplishment. At least you could publically thank him. While he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun, he formulated and implemented the process on how it was done with no loss on our side except a helicopter.He pulled the “trigger” on authorizing the raid.

Thug-in chief…are you refering to Cheney?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

May 6th, 2011
7:45 am

Good morning all. Broad points on the thug who died in Abbotabad this week: (1) I do not have any qualms about the “assassination” – given the circus that arose from the left’s hand-wringing about KSM, the on-site resolution makes more sense to me. (2) I oppose publishing the pictures. I always thought the death-pictures of Mussolini and Ceausescu were obscene, and I find little to commend such obscenity. (3) The appropriate response to the death is “May God have mercy on his soul.”

I did not read the article on Arthur Ferdinand, but surely our host intended to write that the “Office of Mr. Ferdinand pocketed $342k…” If the individual actually claimed those funds as income, would that not be theft of public property? (Not that such corruption is beyond the standard in Fulton or Georgia generally…..)

I thought “Bully for Hawks” might refer to Joakim Noah. As to “Geronimo,” maybe our noble military should have adopted the singular funny name from the final chapter of “Freakonomics” for their principle target. (Pronounced “Sha-teed” in the context of the book, but there is no reason our SEALs should feel so limited.)

Maybe some aspiring television writer would like to develop a comedy series based on Georgia government school boards. There is a wealth of material in the public domain – no imagination required.

I respectfully disagree with our host’s analysis, although I agree with his foundation: “When opinion leaders are willing to look away from certain classes of wrongdoing, we are on the slippery slope.” The problem arises from the confusion of “right vs. wrong” and “legal vs. illegal.” Our overlords have criminalized many innocuous activities, and our misguided courts have given approval to many wrongful activities. One should no longer view the “law” has having any general morality about it. Admittedly a sad observation.

I do not agree with our host’s analysis of Libya. I wish Fearless Leader had acted decisively on Libya, and lofted a couple of missiles into government forces when the rebels first arose instead of waiting on polling. I can think of no reason not to depose Moemar, even if Larry-mar and Curley-mar had ascended to power. And in contrast, Syria is such a witch’s brew of malcontents I have withdrawn my earlier advocacy of overthrowing the Assads. Even if Syria is half a client of Iran, the solution to the larger problem is not to attack Syria, but to attack the source of the trouble.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

May 6th, 2011
7:48 am

Apologies for 7:45 error: “principle target” should have been “principal target.” I know better.

carlosgvv

May 6th, 2011
8:07 am

If the rule of law is not negotiable, why do we have over 12 million illegal aliens in this country? And why, when Georgia and Arizona pass laws to get them out, are these laws challenged in courts? Looks like the rule of law is negotiable, after all.

carlosgvv

May 6th, 2011
8:09 am

Ragnar

It’s Friday. These things happen after a long week.

Bill

May 6th, 2011
8:19 am

I rarely agree with Jim Wooten, but I agree with seven of his eight bullets. Regarding the last one: he has a point in part; we don’t know much about the rebels. But, we do know about Ghadafi, and G.W. Bush opened the door on regime change and wars that do not advance our national interest. Yes, and he took care of the the governmental credibility issue as well.

Bill

May 6th, 2011
8:23 am

Truthbe,
You are blaming Eric Holder for Ruby Ridge?? At that time, he was a federal judge, appointed by Ronald Reagan.

Tyler Durden

May 6th, 2011
8:24 am

Wow, Jim. And to think you used to get paid for this drivel…

Pro bono idiocy isn’t much better than the partisan hackery they used to pay you for…

Buzz G

May 6th, 2011
8:25 am

I have never been able to figure out how someone with as much common sense as Mr. Wooten could have ever thrived in an organization like the AJC.

Curious

May 6th, 2011
8:26 am

What’s the difference between “enhanced interrogation” when the Nazis did it in World War 2 and when VP Cheney and Sean Hannity think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread?

The Nazis were only trying to find terrorists, you know.

Yosemite Sam

May 6th, 2011
8:31 am

To paraphrase the grumpy old man: “Hey, Obama get off my lawn!”

Michael

May 6th, 2011
8:43 am

I’ve heard it said that among the requirements of E-Verify are the following: 1) that employers affirm they are paying wages in accordance with minimum wage law; and 2) that employers affirm they are not exacting exorbitant fees from employees (such as excessive fees for transporting or housing employees). Is either of these statements true and, if so, are these stipulations a significant part of what local businesses are objecting to?

Tall

May 6th, 2011
8:49 am

“The AJC reports that Fulton County Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand pocketed $342,000 last year, most by collecting a personal charge of $1 per parcel to collect property taxes for Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Johns Creek.”

Isn’t that practice also known as graft? How did Ferdinand get into this position?

Lee

May 6th, 2011
8:52 am

Regarding the use of codename “Geronimo”, I figure if our brave lads are willing to risk life and limb to go after OBL, they have earned the right to call him whatever they hell they want – political correctness be damned.

I hope that before I die, someone will explain the Bush’s (father & son) infatuation with Iraq. For the life of me, I cannot think of a single benefit we as a nation have gained from the expenditure of blood and treasure in that armpit of a land.

It is time to have a heart to heart talk about the billions our politicians freely give to other countries as foreign aide. Billions, I might add, that would be better spent at home repairing bridges and other infrastructure.

You Know Who---TBO

May 6th, 2011
8:54 am

My New World Order integrationist sister, her husband, and another couple flew in from Arizona yesterday. And You know Who, TBO, picked them up at the airport. My sister sat up front with me and three sat in the back. I wish Thinking Right Americans could have heard the conversation.

You Know Who, TBO didn’t participate. They know my positions. But at times it appeared they were intentionally rubbing me the wrong way. But I held my peace and didn’t set the record straight at any point. Just gave them the benefit of the doubt. Here is the gist of it:

Ron, my boy Obama stuck it to the birthers and old fish mouth, the Donald. Yeah, but check this out Jan. They wanted to see the President’s birth certificate and his grades. Now that didn’t do nothing but make Obama mad. He went out and some kind of way got Bin Laden, and dumped him in the middle of the sea. And now Obama won’t let-em see his birth certificate, grades, or Bin Laden’s pictures. Aint that a blitch.

It appeared to You Know Who, TBO, the four laughed for 30 minutes or more. But it was more like 30 seconds.

Bobby, my boy Obama knows how to mess wit-em. Yeah he’s messing wit-em. He’s giving-em something to think about. He might have showed-em the damn pictures if they didn’t try to make him prove he was born here. You’re right Felecia. It’s just like Ron said. Now they can’t see the birth certificate, his grades, or Bin Laden’s pictures. Yeah, he’s fuccing wit-em.

This time, they laughter seemed to last for 15 minutes. But it was more like 15 seconds.

At that point, You Know Who, TBO tuned them out and drove until we reach our destination, a trendy home in Buckhead. Upon our arrival, they got out and went through the phony salutations with the occupants of the home; kissing and hugging, you know.

On my way home, there was no doubt in my mind. Americans desperately need to replace the perverted immature New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions with mature Americans in the 2012 election.

It’s a Slam Dunk.

Amen?

carlosgvv

May 6th, 2011
8:56 am

Lee

The benefits gained from all the blood and treasure expended in Iraq and Afghanistan are mainly for the Military-Industrial-Complex. Because of this, look for more wars of this nature for many years to come.

Partisay

May 6th, 2011
9:13 am

So what is “inappropriate” about using a sports metaphor in this situation, especially when it hits the nail right on the head? Explain in what way it is “inappropriate.”

Was it “inappropriate” when bush used “bring it on.”

Not Blind

May 6th, 2011
9:30 am

carlosgvv @ 8:56. A couple of years ago it hit me that the wars are for the benefit of the M-IC. It’s almost like a version of the movie “The Manchurian Candidate” has come true but instead of it being just the president it’s like the whole government is made up of agents of the USA’s enemies. The absurdity of our fiscal situation is astounding. We are in debt up to our eyeballs, our economy is buried under an avalanche of bad decisions, but the idiots in high places are still throwing $Billions out the windows.

Will

May 6th, 2011
9:33 am

You are correct, the rule of law is not negotiable except to republican politicians who believe in judicial activism. These politicians want activist judges to re-read the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution and offer a political interpretation that takes away the citizenship right afforded those born in the United States.

Funny how “wedge issues” like judicial activism sometimes blow up in your face. Sort of like the birther wedge issue and the very short lived wedge issue of “show up those Bin Laden photos to prove to the world he is dead”. What was it last night, all but one of the republican presidential candidates demanded those photos, right? This morning there is a news release that Bin Laden’s own sorry organization has acknowledged his death. If this sorry group of murders and thieves has acknowledged that our brave patriots killed this despot, other than the republican presidential candidates, who else needs to be convinced that the despot is dead?

eatmotacos

May 6th, 2011
9:37 am

Re: HB87
“When leaders are willing to look away from certain classes of wrongdoing, we are on the slippery slope.”

Corporatocracy: A type of government in which corporations, through bribes, gifts, and the funding of ad campaigns that oppose candidates they don’t like, become the driving force behind the executive, judicial and legislative branches.

The opposition to HB 87 is part of a ruse, perpetrated on citizens by Georgia’s corporatocracy form of goverment. If the legislators had been serious about crafting an effective law, the primary focus would have been on deterring employers of illegal aliens with substantive consequences, including meaningful fines, and time in jail.

As it stands, it is virtually worthless – you can fly a C-5 Super Galaxy through the loopholes. The tens of thousands of illegal aliens currently displacing our citizens from jobs, get a free pass – only future hires are checked – even then, it is based on hours worked, and number of employees, and other criteria, that exempts tens of thousands of additional illegal aliens from scrutiny. The law was designed to dupe citizens into believing that they actually addressed the issue.

It’s straight out of Uncle Remus – the corporations(Brer Rabbits), are saying ” Brer Deal, please, please, please don’t throw me in that briar patch!”.

Not Blind

May 6th, 2011
9:48 am

The 14th Amendment just needs to be totally and completely removed. It’s not part of the original Constitution. No matter what the original authors meant to accomplish, the 14th has been subverted by immoral and un-American interests.

eatmotacos

May 6th, 2011
9:55 am

” the 14th has been subverted by immoral and un-American interests.” It should read “immoral and corporate interest”.

Lawrence

May 6th, 2011
10:10 am

Cutty and Truth…
You are not forced to read his blog. Why don’t you go and complain to Jay and Cynthia. You would fit in well with them,,,If you can read….

Lee

May 6th, 2011
10:16 am

@Carlos, for certain, the military/industrial complex (the same one that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about 60 years ago) benefits from never-ending war, but how has AMERICA benefitted?

For the life of me, I can’t think of a single one…. :::sigh:::

Not Blind

May 6th, 2011
10:19 am

The M-IC has become like the tobacco industry. It’s products kill and maim but the corporations gotta get their money.

Lee

May 6th, 2011
10:22 am

I was wrong, it was 50 years ago when Dwight warned us…

http://www.h-net.org/~hst306/documents/indust.html

Glenn

May 6th, 2011
11:01 am

The real, live chief Geronimo traveled a very long way to attend the inauguration of the Bully! president. There’s the connection, unless you want to examine the old oak tree constituted by the slang uses of the word bully. And if wunna yooz gott-a beef, dat still wou’ be bully beef. Four hundred Americans died in battle firing the Spanish American Fighting Season of 1898. More than ten times as many died from tropical diseases and from tainted beef canned in the USA. Hence the Bully! Prez (and Upton Sinclair) fathered the Food and Drug Administration and the modern USDA. And when it comes to sawbones, those are arteries to skirt. (Well, and I’m sentimentally partial to driving over bridges inspected by the federal government, so Bully for That also. The Marine Corps too, come to think of it, and the National Weather Service without which the Weather Channel could not continue to provide Cobb residents with unhappy marriages; and the Forest Service, which worries about people surrounded by 90-foot Roman candles of pine napalm. Bully for the Corps of Engineers, which blasts levies or builds them, depending on the interests at stake.)

This is part of the story of Bully vs. bully. The originary Roosevelt, the one who gave us big government when Franklin Delano was a college student, was both Bully and bully. And So was Geronimo, and so is the 82d Airborne and so are the SEALS. TR adopted “Bully!” in lieu of Anglophilic alternatives, e.g. Capital! Excelsior! He didn’t emulate Britain. He was absorbed with causing other peoples to want to emulate us, and us to emulate him. The Bully/bully dichotomy, and Geronimo as first enemy of the state and then honored citizen–these still are defining divides.

Cutty

May 6th, 2011
11:04 am

Lawrence, I can definitely read, but you need to work on your grammar. Three commas in a row, what’s up with that? And to the rest of you telling me I don’t have to comment on an article that I don’t like. Do any of you practice what you preach on Bookman’s or Cynthia’s blog? You all can kick rocks far as I’m concerned.

Aquagirl

May 6th, 2011
11:12 am

Complain about “subversion” all you like now, few complained about illegal immigrants when the economy was good. Y’all dug into that $ 1.29 per lb chicken and kicked back in your McMansions with the manicured lawns. You elected Saxby Chambliss, who ran the INS out of the Vidalia onion fields when he was a U.S. Representative. Now there are millions of anchor babies and suddenly it’s the fault of corporations, the government, Mexicans….anybody but the average citizen who ELECTED the government and BOUGHT all those products. Your fantasies of mass deportation and Constitutional amendments are just that.

Halftrack

May 6th, 2011
11:28 am

Jim; I’ve begun to believe that “rule of law” is a negotiable concept with large segments of the business community. Please open your eyes a little wider. This concept( rule of law is negotiable) has migrated to a large segment of out entire Society. Our law enforcement (US Attorney General on down to the local levels) use a cafeteria method to pick & choose what they want to enforce. This spreads to the individual. Everyone wants to cheat somewhere just to survive. The media must expose more corruption and ask better questions of our candidates in the future.

eatmotacos

May 6th, 2011
11:44 am

Aquagirl says:
“Complain about “subversion” all you like now, few complained about illegal immigrants when the economy was good.”

You are dead wrong – many people, including myself, complained loudly. I have never, and will never vote for Saxby Chambliss, a coward, and prostitute for corrupt, corporate farmers. The majority of voters, who bear the cost of the illegal alien invasion, have been unknowningly duped by slick politicians, who are sponsored by a class of men, who would throw their own grandmothers’ bodies in a dumpster, to avoid the cost of a funeral. Hopefully, they will wake up and purge the current batch of con artists, including Saxby, from public office.

What IS wrong with smoking a little dope?

May 6th, 2011
11:46 am

You Know Who---TBO

May 6th, 2011
12:12 pm

Let me tell you folks something. If the New World Order integrationist African Americans moved into my conservative neighborhood in mass, with all of that perversion, abortions, and violence, my family will be some of the first to move out. And as one radio host said, we are just as black as the Ace of Spades.

These perverted New World Order integrationist African Americans are even more deceitful than hypocrites. By the time the black devilish black minions leave my car and the trendy home in Buckhead, (see 8:54 am), they will have a different sympathetic deceptive story similar to this one to tell the American people via television..

Amen?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU0saJRdR6E&feature=player_embedded

crossdawg

May 6th, 2011
1:19 pm

Hang in there Jim. Some of these non swimmers will always attack the right. Continue to stand up for thoses of us who make up the mostly silent majority.

buck@gon

May 6th, 2011
1:36 pm

“We don’t need to spike the football,”

I can’t believe that there aren’t enough adults supervising the comings and goings at the White House.

Hillbilly Deluxe

May 6th, 2011
2:05 pm

I’ve begun to believe that “rule of law” is a negotiable concept with large segments of the business community.

Begun to believe? Where’ve you been the last 40-50 years?

The Martyred Osama Bin Laden

May 6th, 2011
3:49 pm

I tend to remember tiny details. I felt so much anger and frustration when Cheney/Bush allowed OBL to escape our army at Tora Bora. Somethng about letting the Afghan warlords guard the pakistan side of the trap we had set, and then of course they let him get away.

Whatever the truth of that, I do know that I wanted OBL dead. I couldn’t believe that Rumsfeld wouldn’t move quickly enough in a conspiracy with Cheney to let the target get away, presumably because the war lobby wanted him alive so that we could continue the war.

OBL’s death now doesn’t have the same meaning as it would have ten years ago. Now, we may have manufactured a new Islamic Saint. A new cause. A new Mohammed for the Masses. We could be in a new age of active lone-gunmen-style terrorism. History suggests that dead radicals inspire new waves of radicalism.

Courage, America.

oh, and pray.

Producer

May 6th, 2011
3:58 pm

What’s with all this “Usama” bin Laden bullcrap? For the last decade it’s been “Osama.” I guess Barry ordered it to be changed, huh? Even Fox News is doing it. Disgusting!

Glenn

May 6th, 2011
6:28 pm

Halftrack,

I completely agree with you about arbitrary & capricious law enforcement at the Justice Department. Eric Holder is my pet peeve in the present cabinet. Not in a single instance have I fathomed his jurisprudence. Perhaps he hasn’t any consistent legal calculus or constitutional hermeneutic. He shoots from the hip when he shoots at all.

I’ve come to respect several cabinet members and other Aministration officials, but when I look at Holder, or Sibelius, I can’t help to cry out, “Stage Manager, get the hook!”. What’s most puzzling is that such a legal sophisticate as Barack Obama would tap a half-clever fixer like Holder in the first place. Presumably the President wanted a hencher, rather than a jurisprudentialist, in that office. It’s happened before in our history, but never with happy results.

Glenn

May 6th, 2011
7:42 pm

Producer,

Yes, it’s annoying. It’s a stylebook amendment, obviously. It reminds me of how, in 1979, AP and NYT disagreed as to the transliteration of the Iranian Capital. One had it as Teheran, as you’ll recall, the other as Tehran. But if Usama is a more phonetically faithful pronunciation of the Arabic name for that diseased swine now chained in Davy Jones’s Locker, then why would any American news organization expect us to pay respects by reforming the faithfulness of our spelling? Press toadying has become absurdist and surreal in its somnambulant danse macabre. When I was a cub, from time to time the American Press would toady to the President, or maybe to Elizabeth Taylor. Now, the media toady to people who seek to kill our Chief, and our culture.

One subtext here is that the traditional media, rivalrous with new media, ostentatiously try to distinguish themselves from opinion-driven new media with gaudy displays of cultural relativism and that noble willow o’ wisp, The Semblance of Journalistic Objectivity. I swear that the NYT thinks it publishes each day’s Front Page with the authority and poetry of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. And this business of their enlightened sensitivity to our enemies is just part of the way that the old guard cop their pose of Olympic omniscience. It really indicates too many years of the media industry’s over-employment of graduates of j-schools and com schools that churn out job applicants who, certifiably believing nothing, therefore can be relied upon never to know when it’s time to choose sides, nor how to do so within the professional strictures of actual journalism.

Glenn

May 6th, 2011
8:13 pm

Please pardon the willow part. All in all, I’m trying not to remember how instantly the New York Press, and faculty and students in schools across this country, overnight turned toward bizarre and unlettered appeasement. That cowardice lives on in, e.g., copy editors who’ve spent ten years trying to teach us the beauty of Salafi jihadism. That so many of these over-educated young journalists are of Jewish heritage, shocked me then and saddens me now. No one in my family ever had associated The Tradition with cowardice, until after 9/11. Both Judaism and Islam were terribly muddled and slurred by a generation of daily writers who’d literally made a profession of ignoring both faiths. It was ugly then, as it now. Still, I never expected to behold the spectacle of American journalists, of Jewish background, provocatively questioning our elite Armed Forces as to how precisely observant of Islam was the Navy’s dispatch of the body of OBL/UBL. “Oh Usama, we hardly knew ye.”. This crap only emboldens the President and Secretary of State to apease the very forces that besmirch worldwide Islam and seek the undoing of our leading Democracy.

J.B. Stoner....THE RIGHT ONE ....

May 7th, 2011
10:00 am

@ You Know Who (TBO) , aka Dr. D. A. Stan……………..

Please refraim from your stupid minion, integrist retoric crap on this page…
If you want to be constructive, join a alocal Tea Party movement and get your head on straight….

And to those of you using the sad justification that Obama bin Laden didn’t have a gun to defend his POS arse, just remember that those murdered on 9/11 did NOT either…………………

ENOUGH B.S. …………

J.B.

Muffin

May 7th, 2011
11:31 am

Hey J.B.

I am really pissed at You Know Who/Dr. Stan for leaving me and others to believe he had passed. Glenn is another who was concerned. I can not get a feel for his comments as they contridict one thing he says to another.
I wish he would fall back in the “Black Hole” and go away. I don’t like playing games.

Glenn

May 7th, 2011
3:03 pm

Bridge troll, you’re a billygoat’s gruff. You know well that that was a straight answer to Muffin, yet you spiked it. Where instead do you want to lead these discussions, other than toward the replication of your own bedtime metaphysics?

Cobb voter

May 7th, 2011
6:24 pm

Immigration reform is a federal issue. Our problem is that our federal politicians refuse to deal with it. Oh, both sides have “solutions”. The problem is that neither side will agree on them.

It is time and past time to cut the (bleet) and compromise. Get out those who have not been here very long, keep out future illegals, and give some sort of amnesty to illegals who have been here a “long time”, paid taxes (even under a false social security number), and haven’t been put in jail for a felony. Who knows what that “long time” is – negotiate, choose, decide, act.

Cobb County doesn’t need another nattering nabob of negativism or another newspaper stirring the witches brew that is the Cobb County School Board, Sanderson, SACS, grand jury investigations, and now a conspiracy on the part of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce having secret meetings with school board members. The Marietta paper has been sniffing the fumes to the point of incoherent rantings and sighting of conspiracies everywhere. In the meantime, has anyone noticed that Cobb County Schools educated 2 of the 4 Presidential Scholars in Georgia this year?

Muffin

May 7th, 2011
9:16 pm

To the homophobic minion mongrel integrist dr.stanyouknowwhotbo ,I believe you have taken the audience of Jim Wooten to the depts of dregg. Stop your story telling of driving to some damn airport with your sister in the front seat and holding your stupid opinion while driving,knowing damn well you support the trash now in Washington and revel in the current admimistrations efforts to take down our nation.You, my not so friend led many on this string to believe you were dead and gone, many like Glenn and myself searching for your pungnant,stinking,lying arse only to reappear under a different moniker. You were not hard to spot when you reaappeared,same racist nonsense,not saying a damn thing that made any sense.Why waste peoples time? You think it was funny ? I for one do not.And, I think Glenn and many others thought something serious had happened. They searched hard to find out about your fate. What did you do/ You sat back, read with non-concern and made us wonder. You, my non-friend will pay for this. Just reaapear, watch what happens.

AMEN ?

J.B. Stoner....THE RIGHT ONE ....

May 8th, 2011
10:28 am

Hope everyone realizes the shooting of OSAMA was a diversion in the making.
Mr. OBAMA stood there gloating like he pulled the trigger. Great job by those entrenched former President George Bush………….

Another Cobb Voter

May 9th, 2011
9:19 am

Thank you Jim for stating what needed to be said about Sanderson. His retirement can’t come too soon. In fact, he should have been fired long ago for lying and other transgressions.

Now if the AJC would just do an expose on SACS, we could see how much a bully they truly are. And what is worse… is that they make money on our school systems during bad economic times, yet their rhetoric never changes; they want things done their way (superintendents all powerful) and their critique strays from purely academic content issues. Other counties have told them to “bug off”. Georgia should do the same.

Independent

May 9th, 2011
3:19 pm

“Rule of law” is dependent only upon the law. At one time the “rule of law” was that slaves were kept by their owners and anyone helping them were criminals. I see the “rule of law” violated every day on I-85 by a nonchalance of the police to ticket speeders, resulting in a de facto speed limit of about 70. The “rule of law” has been violated concerning illegal immigration for about 20 -30 years, so what is the big difference now? When it was good for businesses to employ immigrants, the feds looked the other way; now Georgia is accusing the Feds for looking the other way. If the law is bad, then the proper thing to do is to revamp the law into something meaningful that can be enforced – then enforce it! But don’t suddenly come up with this “WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND” crap. It has been illegal for a long time.

Not Blind

May 9th, 2011
7:44 pm

In the last couple of days I read an article about the feds forcing local school systems to educate illegals by not allowing the school systems to inquire about immigration status. It mentioned the Supreme court case that lead to this edict. Basically it’s social engineering via the Supreme court and has nothing to do with any law on the books. So how does this stand in the ‘rule of law’ scenario ? IMO the states should band together and tell the supreme court to stick to their proper role.

Glenn

May 9th, 2011
10:48 pm

Count me with Halftrack: “The Rule of Law” will prove quite “Negotiable”, along Halftrack’s lines. When that happens I’ll tip my hat to Halftrack instead of to Jim Wooten. Sorry, but that’s the way this thing works. Both parties are tragically too cowardly to rectify this almost inconceivably in just muddle because one party profits from prospective employees while the other guards the employers. Any serious reform of our insanely dangerous immigration policy will require a kind of 50/50, a mutual fig-leaf arrangement sent up the pop charts for approval.

Cobb Woman of Color

May 10th, 2011
10:54 am

Americans and legal immigrants should march to protect our rights and American Dream. I sympathize with their plight but we must take care of Americans first.

If illegal immigrants won’t follow the process in place, what makes us think they will follow a new process if they are given amnesty? Do you think they will pay a fine and get a background check?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
4:13 pm

That’s idea, based roughly on Christian metaphor: contrition, penance, and a process of sanctification demonstrating repentance and culminating in a kind of secularized grace, in this case citizenship. Please bear in mind that we already do have a spectrum of civil rights and resposnsibilities, according whether one is e.g. under the age of 16 or 18 or 21, whether one is in prison or serving in the military, whether one is a citizen or else a legal resident, whether one resides in the 50 states or in Puerto Rico or one of the territories, &tc. Under the 14th Amendment, and also because of evolving American standards of civil rights and liberties, and also because we are a signatory of the UN Charter on Human Rights, all persons within our spree are entitled to a basic justice and dignity.

I can’t conceive of justice ever consisting in allowing persons to cross our borders illegally and proceed to violate our laws. That situation is about half of what I’ve called insane. But I am asking, at the same time, for magnanimity toward the children caught up in this mess. I’ve known and taught many such children. Too many. And that’s why I wish we’d all take a close look at the proposed “Dream Act”, however annoying its title may be, and proceed to debate, nationally, the just treatment of adult, undocumented workers who have resided here over time and otherwise kept their noses clean. (These include not only Latinos, by the way, but also a great many Asians).

As Mr. Wooten observes here, had we a rational and enforced guest worker program in the past 40 years we wouldn’t now find ourselves in such a pickle. Not for a minute, though, do I imagine that any nation’s immigration policy should be based on other than its self-interest. It’s just that America should be self-interested also in protecting its fitful heritage of clemency, fairness, magnanimity and openness–to reject the seamier side of our immigration heritage by protecting those more seemly aspects of our heritage.

Most of all, whatever we decide to we should do promptly, because meanwhile life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness–and the fates of children–are at stake.

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
4:16 pm

Memo to Cupertino: not “all persons within our spree” but rather all within our sphere.

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
5:00 pm

Muslim Montgomery refused to remove his Kofi in order to gain entry into a Henry County courtroom. He was to be in court to challenge a traffic ticket.

I wonder what Muslim Montgomery is going to do when he discovers Obama sent Seal Team 6 into Pakistan and shot Osama bin Laden above the left eye. Seal Team 6 deliberately and illegally entered Pakistan, a Muslim country, 98%, to get Bin Laden and thereby killed several innocent people too.

Maybe the refusal to remove his Kofi to gain entry was Muslim Montgomery’s response to Obama and Seal Team 6. It wouldn’t surprise me at all because integrationist African American leaders and their devilish black minions have been responding in a similar manner to black issues for over forty years.

Amen?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
5:03 pm

Oh Muffin my Muffin,

First you name jacked me, a couple years ago, and now you’re trying to hijack me. I get the wit of it, I do, but you must know by now that my response is sincerity. I’ll always ignore the ploy and respond only to the content. Should I ever surrender my Queen it’ll be by my design. And then you’ll be doomed. The truth rule out in journalism. We’d rather hear your derisive humor and considered thoughts than have to guess at your latest ploy. IT’S BORING.

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
5:34 pm

If Muslims in the United States were not conspiring with powerful people in the US in attacking Muslim countries, just like educated integrationist black people are conspiring with powerful people in the US to imprison and kill black people, they would tell Obama to get out of Muslim countries and consider it an honor to be in the United States, a Christian country. And obey every reasonable expectation of those in authority.

Naturally, we would expect people from the United States, the government, to respect the sovereignty, customs, and practices of the Muslim people in their own land.

But if Muslims and the US military continue on their paths, hammering out a perverted New World Order, Muslims will be reduced to the status of the millions of broken integrationist black people, black prostitutes, dope dealers, in the United States.

But don’t worry, just like integrationist black people who conspired with others against their own people to become “successful,” New World Order integrationist Muslims will be recognized for their accomplishments in their respective countries too.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
5:55 pm

If the minds of integrationist African American children are not focused on their authentically pathetic position in the world among other people, and building the necessary non-integrated black institutions to address it, they will continue to be the most deservedly reviled people and individuals on the earth; that’s pants pulled up or down.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
6:06 pm

Many Integrationists African American leaders and their devilish black minions address their authentically pathetic position among people of the earth by becoming mongrels, or like Tiger Woods, Cablinasian.

By doing so, they say you can solve the problems that black people face as people and individuals.

Isn’t that response to a problem much like Muslim Montgomery?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
6:42 pm

The integrationist African Americans and their devilish black minions duped Nelson Mandela and black South Africans with their integrationist scheme too. As we speak, just like black people in the United States, the masses of black South Africans have become a broken people since apartheid. Many are walking around with their pants down, bums, and prostitutes in their own country.

And just like the condition of the masses of African Americans in the United States, the condition of the masses of black South African has worsened immensely…

But don’t worry. Many black South Africans are on television everyday talking about how “successful” they have become since Apartheid. It’s an attempt to conceal the obvious crimes committed against their own people.

I’m beginning to wonder if Margaret Sanger was on to something. There may be a dysgenic stock of people that good for nothing but using and abusing.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
6:52 pm

When we were separated, prior to integration, if black children had thrown rocks and broke a pastor’s windshield, the pastor would have shot them and members of the community too, including the parents.

African Americans were intelligent people prior to integration and understood what the ultimate disrespect of elderly people and other would lead to. Today, so-called educated house integrationist black people on the radio, television, etc don’t have an intelligent thought about anything.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
7:00 pm

If perverted devilish black children had broken my windshield, I would have called Janet Napolitano and asked her to allow Jamil Al-Amin to come home quickly. Remember, he cleaned up the West-End and chased those black criminals out of the neighborhood before they sent him to prison.

African Americans need men and women in their community who will never allow children to flagrantly disrespect them; no matter if they are encouraged by the law.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
7:19 pm

Biv Bev Smith is nothing more than a kiss-but mongrel loving, black folks hating, sell-out N….. She makes her money by exploiting the misery of black people.

Be not deceived. She is nothing more or nothing less.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
7:32 pm

Brad,

Biv Bev Smith doesn’t have a clue what you are talking about when you say people must be able to think to become a member of the Seal Team 6… Educated integrationist African Americans believe thinking involves being able to conjugate a verb.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
7:35 pm

Biv Bev and other educated integrationist African Americans believe they can think too. But the reality is they are good for nothing but to be used and abused.

Can somebody say Margaret Sanger?

Amen?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
7:38 pm

Oh who the hell cares anymore. Your game has left the station. Get a new schtick. In fact, speaking of schtick, you been there, done that, so why don’t we indulge in Yiddish, with its inbuilt humor and wisdom? Probably Jewish persons would get a kick out of seeing a couple of goyim Josh one another, disagreeing or agreeing about Jim Wooten
in Yiddish. That would be gear!

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
7:39 pm

I wish the powers that be wouldn’t enable educated integrationist African Americans. If they did not, the cream would be able to rise to the top.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
7:49 pm

Brad and integrationist biv Bev Smith knows Obama was selected by the powers that be to wage war with people in the Middle-East and the continent of Africa, etc.

A white face or President would have been a difficult sell to the majority of people of color on earth. Can someone say racism? So the powers that be chose an integrationist mongrel African American to do their bidding.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
8:06 pm

According to Benazir Bhutto and other independent sources, Osama bin Laden died due to complications of renal failure 8 years ago. The powers that be did not want the information released because they wanted to continue the hunt for Bin Laden in Muslim and African countries.

I don’t know which Seal Team got her but someone assassinated her with two bullets to the brain.

Amen?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
8:16 pm

A funny sense of “racism”, but yeah, I for one get your take on Barack’s maneuver. In Chicago any political maneuver that wins votes is considered legitimate. That’s the essential truth of what distinguishes Chicago’s sense of political decency from that of the rest of the country. That town upholds sheer power as its carninal virtue, whereas other towns dilute themselves with various admixtures of virtue. Chicago alone holds political virtue up to ridicule. It’s quite strange, as Chicagoans are otherwise kind and open people, on the whole.

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
8:22 pm

…selected to wage war in the Middle East? How far down the line are Middle Eastern priorities of Americans at polling places? You must be NUTS!

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
8:40 pm

If Obama was concerned about diplomacy, he wouldn’t have unlawfully sent Seal Team 6 into Pakistan to “kill” bin Laden and others.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
8:46 pm

Many of us believe Obama and his unconstitutional government “buried” bin Laden at sea to prevent independent sources, especially Patriots, from discovering the truth; whatever the truth may be.

If you remember, he buried his birth certificate and transcript at sea for the same reasons.

Amen?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
8:50 pm

Rimshot. Heed my words, Wordsmith: Strut your stuff. As superior as you are stylistically, your felt opinions are still more valuable. And you’re an uncounted, useless Nihilist to deny as much, so instead screw us all and assert your assertions, albeit sometimes indirectly, forever. A finishing lifetime of daily mockery has got to appeal.

Seriously, hang in.

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
9:28 pm

Biv Bev,

When black men and boys come to me with child support issues, unlike many others including you, I tell them the truth. I tell them to do best they can do but given their social condition, it’s not going to be sufficient.

African American men don’t have the institutional support to sustain black families. Who’s responsible for employing black men and women? Who’s responsible for feeding black men and women? Who’s responsible for providing homes for black men and women etc?

Educated integrationist African Americans leaders and their devilish black minions believe Jews, Chinese, Indians, Koreans, and white people are responsible for meeting the basic needs of black men and women.

As a result, African American men have been placed in an untenable position; and a quagmire.

Educated integrationist African Americans are responsible for building black institution which guarantees the survival of black people in the New World Order.

The only race of people responsible for the survival of black people is the black race via building black institutions…

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
9:46 pm

You integrationist African Americans are pretty good at taking advantage of underprivileged black people on the radio.

The lawyer, Cathy Lewis, and Biv Bev Smith sound like and have the intelligence of low down N…..living on the streets of Brooklyn New York.

Don’t worry Brad, Cathy and Biv Bev Smith won’t be on any thinking Seal Teams. I hope they don’t have Affirmative Action.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
9:51 pm

Anytime the courts tell immoral abortion laden integrationist black women they can “get paid” via child support, black men have untold legal problems.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
9:56 pm

Anytime immoral abortion laden black women introduce black men to a hostile enemy court system via child support, they lose all credibility with God Almighty and any black person Thinking Right.

Amen?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
10:02 pm

Interestingly boring negatives: You can’t swim yet swear to attack, and when you stand up you are silent. At best you’re like no one I’ve ever known in 30 years of campaigning.

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
10:09 pm

In cases of divorce, there was a time, prior to integration, when black children were better off with their mothers.

But for the most part in 2011, black children are much better off with their fathers. Black women have been completely deceived by the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions.

And this has nothing to do with conjugating a verb. It has everything to do with common sense and thinking.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
10:27 pm

If I had an ex-wife, and she involved me with the enemy hostile court system via child support, I would never speak to her again.

I hope they have not concocted an unconstitutional law compelling a man to speak to his ex-wife.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 10th, 2011
10:56 pm

Going to court is a double whammy for black Christians. The Bible forbids Christians from putting other Christians in jeopardy by turning to the judicial system to solve their problems. History has taught us that others despise what Christians represent i.e. our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is impossible for non-Christians to judge the affairs of Christians justly, especially African Americans.

Now if Christians are forbidden from entering the courtroom to solve disputes, Thinking Right African American Christians should never voluntarily enter the court system for any reason because of Christianity and race.

Amen?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
11:56 pm

Oh you are so biblically wrong, you merrily trenchant fiend. And you know it, but hey anything for laughs! Hey! So funny. So what’re you gonna do now for, like, a living? Like, keep on insulting people who take Jim Wooten seriously, or move on to Kenyon or the University of Iowa where they take deadpan cruelty seriously?

Glenn

May 10th, 2011
11:57 pm

Unfortunately for you they don’t pay for it, however.

Glenn

May 11th, 2011
12:04 am

..and by thy way you’re an ingrate for not observing my softball pitch on civil rights…you’re just cheesy to assume that as a tee-up. Still, you didn’t even hit it off. I’ll give you s Georgian’s handicap, don’t fret. Jeez.

You Know Who---TBO

May 11th, 2011
7:32 am

Al “Mr. FBI what do I have to do to stay out of prison” Sharpton said a black person told him he is not going to talk to the man, the police. Now Mr. FBI Sharpton… is supposed to be a leading civil rights leader for black people. But when he found it to be more profitable, he decided to be a civil rights worker for all races, red, yellow, white, and black…

Anyway, Mr. FBI Sharpton… told the black man that it’s alright to talk to the police now because in case he didn’t know it, black people are the man. He was referencing the political positions held by Obama, Eric Holder, and others.

The below average black person on the streets has better sense. I’ve talked with and taught many of them. They can recall when Mayor Maynard Jackson and other black politicians were “the man” too but had no credible black institutions to give real meaning to that status. Consequently, when Maynard Jackson and other black politicians left political office, they found themselves begging every Jew, Chinese, Indian, Korean, and white people for jobs.

Poor Maynard Jackson died at an airport running to and fro looking for work…But black politicians learned to get around the Maynard Jackson effect. Today, black politicians sell Americans especially African Americans out to corporations. And their constituency can’t compete with corporations. Once black politicians leave office, each receives money and jobs from cooperation for services rendered.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 11th, 2011
7:39 am

In order to escape oppression or slavery, the IQ of the oppressed must be at least 10 points higher than the oppressors. If not, the oppressed or slave will never have the wherewithal to experience authentic freedom.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 11th, 2011
8:31 am

If Moses had disobeyed God Almighty and turned away from their journey to the Promised Land to doctrine of Integration, to live with Pharaoh and his children, God Almighty would have left the Jews in spiritual, mentally, emotional, and physical distress too.

And undoubtedly the Jews would be using drugs, sex, and parties etc, excessively in an attempt to escape facing God Almighty and answering for their own disobedience as well as their ancestors’.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 11th, 2011
8:54 am

Adolf Hitler was smarter than 95% of African Americans. He said there is no need in talking to people to convince them of a particular matter. Just build institutions and people will follow and support you.

Hitler is exactly right. Most people, especially integrationist African Americans, are not rational beings.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 11th, 2011
8:57 am

Junk White,

Tell that man he is black. He should be concerned with drugs in his or the black community…
Chinese, Indians, Jews, and others are concerned with drug dealing in their respective communities.

I told you integrationist African Americans are not rational beings.

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

May 11th, 2011
9:00 am

I’ve got to move on to an important project.

I will talk to everyone on Friday; God willing.

carlosgvv

May 11th, 2011
11:26 am

With every ounce of energy Gov. Deal and legislative leaders can muster, they will not only continue the practice of public officials pocketing fees for performing public duties, but will try as hard as possible to collect even more money. Count on it.

Glenn

May 11th, 2011
2:45 pm

carlosgvv,

Jim’s paragraph on your point was, I think, one of his very best. I fear your prognosis will prove out. That’s so sad. Obviously education systems in our state are construed as patronage programs and cash cows. It’s quite upsetting especially to those of us inclined to view education itself as more an intrinsic good than a utilitarian commodity. Jim’s thesis, that the rule of law must not be negotiable, overlooks the fact that the People ultimately hold the power to change our laws. Should a some selfless legislator ever introduce a bill to outlaw the disgraceful double-dipping of the school administrators, we should mark that bill’s vote record very carefully, so as to smoke out the bandits and their accomplices. I agree with you, though, that such a bill would fail in the end, for the reasons you cite.

I’ve seen this kind of stuff all my life. It’s tragic, really. I happen now to count on one hand the number of edu-criminals I recall ever being busted for such crimes anywhere in this country over the past 35 years. There have been some huge takedowns, but they’re rare. The perpetrators don’t care that not only are taxpayers watching but children also. It takes a knave to presume that the principal clients of a school system are its administrators and parasites rather than the pupils themselves. The libertarians are so wise on this point.

Education be a true calling, the genuine professing of an ideal. It’s commodification by profiteers is purely wicked, I think.

Glenn

May 11th, 2011
2:55 pm

Pardon the typos in the preceding sentence, and while I’m at it let me clarify that I intend no criticism of lucrative private enterprises such as Emory University and Georgia’s many fine private academies; rather, I am concerned about the operations of our public school systems. I’ve always asked that public officials bear down on a perpetual search for ways to do more with less. Asked them in god times and bad. Instead, they seek only more, for themselves. Those rotten apples spoil the whole batch, and the results are plain enough to see.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 11th, 2011
4:03 pm

Jim Wooten Is the ONLY reason to read any part fo the AJC anymore..but the fact that Bookman and CT write more often is god reason not to BUY the AJC..luckily I can have it both ways :)

carlosgvv

May 11th, 2011
4:51 pm

Glenn

It all comes down to this – money talks and BS walks.

Glenn

May 11th, 2011
6:31 pm

That’s quite true. It’s also true that we all need deeds, not words. Joni Mitchell, God bless her, once wrote: “Money talks, and Power walks it on crooked legs”. Is it not embarrassing to hear a Canadienne call us out so incisively? It embarrasses me.

Glenn

May 11th, 2011
6:40 pm

TrishaDishaWarEagle,

Are you the person who once accepted the Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando? In any event, some days I fear that the AJC has let go all its copy editors (the paper no longer bothers to explain acronyms, for example), but whenever I get ready to cancel my subscription the next day they turn around with some intriguing process journalism or some expensive, collaborative, investigative stuff and I go, “Wow! I guess we haven’t heard the last from the print medium!”

TrishaDishaWarEagle

May 12th, 2011
12:09 am

Nope thats not me, Glenn. I would have put a harpon in that liberal tub of lard and sold the blubber to the japs.

You Know Who---TBO

May 12th, 2011
12:04 pm