What do you know, HB 87 works

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

● The smartest of those on the Left are beginning to recognize that race-based redistricting to protect black incumbents may not be such a swell idea. Why? It tends to drive politicians leftward — and therefore unappealing to the mainstream. That can be a real obstacle to those who run statewide. The 25-year extension of some provisions of the Voting Rights Act pretty much guaranteed another quarter century of racial polarization in covered states, including Georgia. One way to avoid partisan wrangling over “packing” districts would be for the Legislative Black Caucus or the Democratic Party to fix a percentage of minority voters they want in legislative and congressional districts. “Reformers” think the solution is to have “nonpartisans” draw district lines. For the next 25 years, though, that won’t be practical. The reason? Black incumbents, a majority of them Dems, are effectively protected by the feds. White incumbents, a majority Republican, aren’t. Nonpartisanship, thus, would start with protected Democrats and exposed Republicans.

● If, indeed, migrant farm workers are bypassing Georgia, might the conclusion be drawn that those who make that choice lack proper documentation? If so, HB 87 works in the same way that seat-belt laws work. It’s not so much a crackdown that brings compliance. It’s awareness that the law exists and has consequences.

● Memo to politicians, celebrities and other attention-seekers: It really is OK not to share your sexual preferences with us. We aren’t asking.

● Georgia public schools pick up one more family-responsibility obligation: Making certain children are not little fatties. America’s child problem has gone from hunger to obesity. One of these days mothers will be advised simply to deliver newborns to schoolhouses for child-rearing.

● The adult in me knows that the wanderlust of a 97-year-old Atlantan who has tried at least half a dozen times to leave a care-giving daughter’s home and return to her native North Carolina should not be encouraged. But secretly I cheer that with the help of well-intentioned do-gooders and Greyhound, Mary Helen Walker made it 414 miles to Fayetteville, N.C., where she is staying with a friend. “I’m an intelligent person,” she told the AJC. “I finished college. I try to travel like a lady.” Go lady go. Life ends much too soon to leave dreams unfulfilled.

● Headline: “Fulton students still want textbooks.” Demanding little things, these students.

● Georgia needs the same level of oversight of the Student Scholarship Organizations that it exercises over private-sector retailers and service-providers — and beyond that oversight on a case-to-be-made basis. Under the law, couples are allowed to take a state tax credit of up to $2,500 for helping to educate other people’s children. The scholarship’s critics would have more credibility if they weren’t determined to kill the program, which they see as competition for the government school monopoly. Money individuals contribute to the scholarships is not redirected government money. It’s personal money that individuals use to purchase education services that serve the public interest generally, and parents’ interests specifically.

● The secret to selling the transportation tax is to convince voters that they’re getting something that somebody else is paying for. Clayton County discontinued C-Tran bus service when its taxpayers were providing the subsidy. But now, Commission Chairman Eldrin Bell told the AJC, “the most important [project] for the county and the region is bus service for Clayton. It will connect the southern crescent … to the airport, Atlanta and northern arteries.” Lots of projects “make sense” when somebody else is paying.

Jim Wooten, an Opinion columnist, writes for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His column appears Friday. Reach him at wooten.jim@gmail.com.

117 comments Add your comment

Z

June 2nd, 2011
5:20 pm

Aquagirl

June 2nd, 2011
5:44 pm

The secret to selling the transportation tax is to convince voters that they’re getting something that somebody else is paying for.

Yeah, like the $430 million Henry County (pop. 192,000) wants for roads. I’m sure the drivers of Henry county—certainly less than 192,000 people—would prefer to raise that money on their own, like the Red-State rugged individualists they are.

Henry County Red-State Rugged Individualists

June 3rd, 2011
6:53 am

Aquagirl

June 2nd, 2011
5:44 pm

“Yeah, like the $430 million Henry County (pop. 192,000) wants for roads. I’m sure the drivers of Henry county—certainly less than 192,000 people—would prefer to raise that money on their own, like the Red-State rugged individualists they are.”

Hey, Aquagirl, how did you know? It’s like you read our collective, ahem, individual minds…

Clanmack

June 3rd, 2011
7:15 am

Re: “packing” Districts. It has, is and always will be partisan wrangling when it comes to the decennial exercise in apportioning electoral districts. This time it is the Republicans’ turn to make sure they safeguard all the districts they can, to insure they stay in power. It should, ideally, be a non partisan activity. However, I am no longer an idealistic 20 something.

You Know Who---TBO

June 3rd, 2011
7:34 am

You Know Who TBO thanks God Almighty for the good people in the State of Georgia. It should be obvious to everyone that the good people of Georgia are Thinking Right. The proof is in the pudding. HB 87 and SB 40 are forcing Illegal aliens to bypass and leave Georgia. And that’s what the good citizens have been demanding for years. They are leaving Georgia and entering states that are soft on crime; and entering states where citizens are Thinking Wrong.

Speaking of citizens Thinking Wrong in Georgia, after observing the results of HB 87 and SB 40, they said “we should be careful for what we wish for. Now we don’t have the illegal aliens in our state to work the farms for minimum wages, or to put roofs on our houses, nor to provide lawn care service, or to pay taxes, etc. Our laws have caused them to bypass Georgia and enter other states. HB 87 and SB 40 are unjust, mean-spirited, and un-American.”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that some citizens are not Thinking Right. Americans have constructed a powerful nation…Americans have visited the moon…Americans have created world altering technologies, and Americans are a law abiding people. After all is said and done, Thinking Wrong Americans believe Georgians can’t manage their affairs without the menial services of illegal aliens.

Amen?

Churchill's MOM

June 3rd, 2011
7:49 am

“Black incumbents, a majority of them Dems, are effectively protected by the feds. White incumbents, a majority Republican, aren’t. Nonpartisanship, thus, would start with protected Democrats and exposed Republicans.”

Saxby farm subsidy Chambliss
Johnny Tarp Isakson
Sonny what can I steal
Nathan Raw Deal

carlosgvv

June 3rd, 2011
8:51 am

Memo to Jim Wooten: It really is not OK with some politicans, celebrities and others to keep their sexual preferences to themselves. Their large egos demand constant attention and they could not possibly care less about you not asking.

Ernesto

June 3rd, 2011
9:14 am

All those available jobs thanks to HB 87! Now let us see all the unemployed running to the fields to get one of those rewarding and back-breaking jobs. That’s our solution to reduce the 9.6% Ga. Unemployment Rate!!! What do you know, HB 87 works… NOT.

UIC

June 3rd, 2011
9:27 am

“couples are allowed to take a state tax credit of up to $2,500 for helping to educate other people’s children…….. Money individuals contribute to the scholarships is not redirected government money.”

It’s not redirected gov’t money?? It’s a tax CREDIT, not a DEDUCTION. A credit is a dollar for dollar reduction of your tax bill…a deduction is a reduction of your taxable income, so your savings is based on your tax rate. jim, if as you report,it is a tax credit and not a deduction, then it is definately redirected gov’t money.

Glenn Beck

June 3rd, 2011
4:33 pm

I’m glad to see that the AJC is still paying Wooten to write this drivel, this gives me hope that Fox will keep my show that caters to right-wing mooonbats on the air.

jconservative

June 3rd, 2011
6:21 pm

“If, indeed, migrant farm workers are bypassing Georgia…”

Legal or illegal? Jim you seem to make no difference between the two. If illegals are bypassing the state that is one thing; if legals immigrants are, that is another matter altogether.

Jim you sound like an city slicker who has never produced a crop that need picking in the next 10 days or it becomes a total loss.

Michael H. Smith

June 3rd, 2011
7:20 pm

One might wonder how did the crops get picked 40 to 50 years ago before illegal aliens became the problem they are today? Hmm… food stamps( WIC vouchers) EBT cards, section 8 housing, Medicaid. Amazing how the Great Society killed the greater work ethic in this country. Then again, when a “Safety Net” is allowed to become a “Surreal Hammock”, workers usually take a nap, as do their ethics towards hard labor.

StingerSplash

June 3rd, 2011
8:47 pm

Jim,

You did yourself a disservice by never doing anything on the now retiring commander of the U.S. Third Army, about to be formerly based at Fort McPherson. Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr. is one of the people who makes you proud that there are folks like him in uniform.

Travelin' Music

June 3rd, 2011
9:17 pm

Mr. Dithers

June 4th, 2011
8:53 am

Good to see that fewer and fewer people are paying attention to the Wooten nonsense tour. If all you get out of the fact that migrant workers are avoiding GA is that HB 87 is working, then you don’t deserve the title of opinion writer. Shallow parrot writer might be a better title. And I’m sure you’ll be out there leading the complaining when there isn’t enough of your favorite GA crop at the supermarket. You’ll probably be blaming that shortage on President Obama, though.

Z

June 4th, 2011
9:58 am

Wooten is impossible to wade through without getting…….zzzzz

Michael H. Smith

June 4th, 2011
10:22 am

Alabama Legislature Approves Immigration Bill

The Alabama Legislature passed an Arizona-style law Thursday night to crack down on illegal immigration, including a requirement that all businesses verify new employees are legal residents.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/06/03/alabama-legislature-approves-immigration-bill/#ixzz1OJixNwpm

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
11:04 am

Mission accomplished!

Now we need to turn our attention to chasing the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions off of 1380 WAOK radio and out of our communities etc. Many of us have studied their perverted program. They are using their devilish black minions as radio hosts, callers, and otherwise in an attempt to Bogart talk radio shows, opinion columns, and various demonstrations. They hope to create an allusion before individuals to convince them that the masses of Americans support the perverted views of New World Order integrationist crowd; thereby soliciting the support of individuals too.

There is nothing new under the sun. Before the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions attempted to bogart various media sites in an attempt to deceive Americans, a perverted man, Theudas, had long ago boasted himself to be important and had tried to deceive people too. He took on many personifications. But he failed miserably.

And after Theudas, a perverted man called Judas of Galilee tried to mislead people and he failed. But lo and behold, in comes You Know Who TBO with a message for the American people. “Identify the tricks of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions. They are the ways and works of perverted evil men and women. But all of them will come to nothing.

The record shows if we resist their perverted ways and works, they will flee from us. But the work of You Know Who TBO is of God Almighty. And no one is able to chase it away or overthrow it. Countless numbers have rose up to challenge this message and have found themselves fighting against God Almighty.”

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

J.B. Stoner-(the white one)

June 4th, 2011
11:32 am

TBO aka Stan,U know nothing…………

Last week you started name stealing (posing as “Glenn”).

You ,my friend set back and spew racist comments NOBODY cares to read .

I, for one have started zipping past your B.S. ……………

Goodbye you piece of s h i t.

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
11:38 am

For the word of God Almighty is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
11:43 am

Seeing that we have a great high priest that is passed into the heavens i.e. Jesus, the Son of God Almighty. Let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

Mr. Dithers

June 4th, 2011
11:44 am

Little off the subject, aren’t we, TBO?

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
11:52 am

Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
11:54 am

For we who have believed do enter into rest. As Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

Dusty

June 4th, 2011
12:13 pm

Well, good to see Jim Wooten facing problems with real insight. The fact that he is truthful really irritates some people.

If you don’t like what Jim Wooten says, then don’t read it. If you disagree with him, then tell us why. If you feel like preaching, there’s a big outdoors.

Go, JIm Wooten. Keep right on telling us the truth. Not many journalists want to do it these days.

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
12:28 pm

You can’t satisfy the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions. Should You Know Who TBO get back on topic, they will conjure up another problem. Let me put it to the test.

Could it be that an angel of God Almighty blinded our politicians, celebrities and other attention-seekers because of their perverted sexual preferences? Everyone can recall when angles of the Lord God Almighty blinded a perverted group when they attempted to get into Lot’s house to make strange perverted love with the angels.

Later, the angels urged Lot and his family to flee and to not look back. Apparently, Lot’s wife was a feminist and has problems yielding to the direction of men. She thought about the history of men telling them what to do and looked back out of spite. So God Almighty killed her on the spot and her body turned into a pillar of salt.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
12:42 pm

The perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions have become so embolden that they question the decisions of God Almighty. They say “what kind of God would kill people. I thought God Almighty is supposed to be a God of mercy.”

But that doesn’t hold true for You Know Who TBO. Whatever God Almighty decides to do in his world, You Know Who TBO will praise and trust him.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
1:24 pm

You Know Who TBO understands how difficult it is for you. When God Almighty showed You Know Who TBO that he is real, and has unlimited power on earth and in heaven, it left You know Who TBO like a man stunned. I had thought God Almighty to be real, but I didn’t understand it to be a reality. After regaining his composure, You Know Who TBO understood that it would be impossible for the dead to believe the living.

And besides that, there is a great gulf fixed between the dead and the living. It prevents the dead from coming to the awareness of the living. And the living can no longer speak in the language of the dead.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
1:24 pm

I must apologize to my fellow minions here on “Thinking Right” with Jim Wooten. You Know Who —TBO had a dream last night. He was led down a dark corridor in chains and shackles to the lowly gallows and a voice came over him and whispered “You Know Who —TBO, you have no been truthful with your post to honest , straight forward children of God. ”
You Know Who —TBO told this mysterious voice that it is true he has ‘misled God’s children and would like one more chance to redeem himself, sparing his unwanted death.
He was also instructed to reveal and be honest with God’s children that he in fact was previously known as ‘Dr. Stan—TBO’.
Yes, I must report to you with the heaviest of hearts I have lived two lives.
I led many to believe that I also had passed away some time back while many had grieved on this news.
I must also fess up to the fact I am not ‘a black one’ at all. I am as white as snow.

Please accept my sincere apology . Also know there is no perverted ‘New World Order’. Yes, sadly to say, there is a ‘New World Order’, but the term perverted is of my injection.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

Amen?

jconservative

June 4th, 2011
1:31 pm

“One might wonder how did the crops get picked 40 to 50 years ago before illegal aliens became the problem they are today?”

1. Actually they were picked by itinerant American workers and high school kids out of school for the summer (I did a lot of that). Note: instead of sending people to jail send them to a 100 degree cornfield and have them pull and shuck corn for two weeks. It turned my ass into a dead serious college student.

And they were picked by the families of the millions of small farmers who grew the food products on their small farms. But the millions of small farmers sold out or failed and moved to the big city – that is one way Atlanta got so big. This is part of my story also.

2. Who said illegals aliens were a problem? They are here because there is market for their services, pure American capitalism. If one is skilled at picking food crops, one takes that skill to a place where the skill is in demand. Capitalism.

Yeah, I know, “…I took the road less traveled by…”. But that is my take on the issue.

Michael H. Smith

June 4th, 2011
1:50 pm

Yeah, I know, “…I took the ["faulty"] road less traveled by…”. But that is my take on the issue.

Exactly and it is a faulty road that has a few very creative ILLEGAL potholes.

Point 1) somewhat accurate with a lot of missing parts. Point 2) is a load of hooey!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
1:57 pm

Apart from the Holy Ghost, I guess You Know Who TBO has human frailties too. At times, You Know Who TBO tries to lure the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions into running headlong into the Holy Ghost and the heavenly host. And should it happen, it will be their water water water water water water water water waterloo.

You know how toxic the minds, spirits, and bodies of the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions are. Some of them will respond in such a way as to offend sacred things and have to suffer the consequences.

Now offending the sacred and having to suffer the consequences makes little sense to the dead. But the living has the experience and knows it to be a reality.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:08 pm

You Know Who TBO thanks God Almighty for showing the people a difference between the real You Know Who TBO, posting first @ 1:24; and the impostor You Know Who TBO, and posting second @1:24.

Even though the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions may copy my name, but they aren’t creative enough to imitate my message.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:10 pm

Disregard the 1:57 pm post.

You Know Who—TBO has clarified himself .
See 1:24 post.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:15 pm

Also disregard the 2:08 post. He sounds a lot like You Know Who—TBO , but in reality is trying to fool those who faithfully follow me. I stated my case at 1:24.

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:16 pm

Speak to this perverted New World integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions God Almighty; speak to them by fire.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ started his ministry at the age of 30 years old. And by age 33, the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions had ridiculed, profaned, copied, imitated and crucified him.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:16 pm

The first post at 1:24 was an impostor who keyed at the precise moment that I did. I have stated that I was wrong. Minions like reported above will try to imitate .

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:23 pm

Once again the first post at 2:16 impostor at work again.

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:25 pm

The fire of God Almighty burns the wicked daily. No doubt the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions would turn to using my name to escape the heat and confuse Americans.

You Know Who TBO has used the fire of God Almighty to flush them out of their holes and you are experiencing who and what they really are within; pure cowards. And when you are a coward, it doesn’t stop there. You become wicked and evil too.

That’s why Americans should force the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions to faithfully honor the Bill of Rights and the Constitution of the United States to the letter of the law.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:40 pm

God Almighty says woe to the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions. It is because of their perversion, wickedness, and evil intents which prevent them from entering into the Kingdom of God Almighty.

And because they will not be able to enter, they deceitfully work day and night to prevent other good Americans from entering. Yet God Almighty is able to deliver them.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:42 pm

As I told the followers of You Know Who–TBO earlier, I admitted to being Dr. Stan—TBO, then mysteriously went away for a while. When I returned I saw grief, compassion and love from those who truly believed in myself as for who I truly was. Earlier, I explained of a voice from the heavens telling me to reveal the truth.
God’s word is “The Truth Shall Set You Free”. This is a major load off my chest. I cannot let the New World Order consume my every breath I take. You will see I will be a changed man from this day forward.
Any reference to a ‘perverted New World Order’ will be that of an impostor.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

Amen?

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:49 pm

You Know Who TBO says remember Lot’s wife.

Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
2:59 pm

Again, all to be said. Impostor, 2:49 pm.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
3:00 pm

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The man came to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God Almighty. No man can do these miracles that you do, except God Almighty is with him.

Jesus answered and said to him, verily, verily, verily, I say unto to you. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God Almighty.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
3:21 pm

You Know Who TBO don’t know whether you noticed it or not, but as long as the New World Order integrationist crowd thought they had some chance of winning on this site, they played by the rules and didn’t attempt to confuse people by using another person’s name on Jim Wooten’s site.

But as soon as they recognized that You Know Who TBO is invincible, they started using his name in an effort to minimize the heat of the word of God Almighty.

Likewise Americans, when the New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions realize their perverted New World Order is not going to succeed, they will attempt to force a phony Bill of Rights and Constitution on the American people in a last ditch effort to succeed.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
3:26 pm

Americans are in debt to You Know Who TBO, and our separate society. When you overthrow the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd, punish the subversives with imprisonment or death, and reestablish good Constitutional government, You Know Who TBO and his people deserves economical and technical assistance in establishing our separate society on a grander scale.

But if no assistance is due to us, then never attempt to harm us least You Know Who TBO and the separate society unleashes the power of God Almighty upon you once and for all.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
3:39 pm

Don’t get me wrong, those African Americans and mongrels willing to remain with Americans are free to stay within your confines. We are only interested in those African Americans willing to leave and serve our Great God Almighty in peace.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
3:49 pm

Someone asked how are Americans in debt to You Know Who TBO and that separate society. The answer is that we have flushed your enemies, the perverted New World Order integrationist crowd and their devilish black minions, from their secret hiding places. And now you are able to see the ungodly cowardly nature of the beasts Americans are facing.

Yes, they’ve appeared to be knowledge, forthright, and kind, but You Know Who TBO via our separate society exposed them for every red blooded American to see. You owe us one.

Hallelujah to God Almighty!

You Know Who---TBO

June 4th, 2011
4:01 pm

I’ve got to go everyone. My wife is calling with all kinds of food, goodies. Gladys is a vegetarian so You Know Who TBO has to be on his p’s and q’s. Y’all feel me.

But always remain vigilant of the evil ones…they are always on the prow seeking to pervert the views of Americans by using the names of other people on Jim Wooten’s site; especially the name of You Know Who TBO. But it is easy to copy the name, but impossible to duplicate the message.

We will talk to everyone tomorrow; God willing.

The Hose

June 4th, 2011
5:48 pm

The hose! The hose!