Posted: 9:19 am Friday, March 7th, 2014

Jack Kingston: April is new forecast for Port of Savannah funding 

By Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Daniel Malloy

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U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, gets a kiss from her husband, Ron Martin, after officially signing up for Democratic run on Thursday. Brant Sanderlin, bsanderlin@ajc.com

The end of April is the newest forecast for the water resources bill that will finally allow Port of Savannah deepening, with a White House certificate of approval.

Savannah GOP Rep. Jack Kingston said he met with House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., who has been trying to hammer out a compromise Water Resources and Development bill with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and was assured a House-Senate conference report will get through by the end of next month.

The congressional delegation thought they had solved the authorization problem with language in a January spending bill, but the administration disagreed and now all eyes are on WRDA.

Predictions of Congressional action, of course, should be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism, just like deadlines for the oft-delayed groundbreaking for the port.

Kingston, in an interview off the House floor, sounded a note of exasperation when talking about all of the White House difficulties with this project over the past decade and a half:

“One of their issues was 902 [the budget caps for the project]. We dealt with that. Another one was the South Carolina lawsuit. We dealt with that. …. I guess what surprised me is, if you and I are working on something together and we have an agreement and some intervening event happens on your end, what would you do? We didn’t get a phone call. We didn’t get anything.”

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On some things, though, Congress can move with exceptional swiftness. Such as Thursday’s House vote to offer $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine, to help its stumbling economy as Russian troops arrive.

The vote came upon request of the Obama administration and it was overwhelming: 385-23. In those 23 negatives were four Georgia Republicans: Jack Kingston, Paul Broun, Tom Graves and Lynn Westmoreland.

Kingston spokesman Chris Crawford used the opportunity to take the administration to task, saying his boss is “concerned about rushing into a $1 billion loan guarantee without a more definitive approach by the United States.”

And this was from Broun spokeswoman Christine Hardman:

“Dr. Broun believes that sanctions, visa bans and the G-8 boycotts among others are more appropriate, effectual ways to send a message to Russia and help Ukraine stand on her own – not offering a billion dollar taxpayer-backed loan guarantee that is essentially Ukraine picking up Putin’s check.”

From Westmoreland:

“I did not believe it was in our best interest to authorize the president to give a $1 billion loan guarantee to a country whose current government isn’t stable. The situation in Ukraine is changing daily, we don’t know who will be in power next, and we certainly don’t want money falling in the wrong hands.”

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Georgia Democrats welcomed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to town with a scathing press conference linking Christie’s traffic debacle with Gov. Nathan Deal’s snowjam performance on Jan. 28.

Democratic chair DuBose Porter said “‘Bridgegate’  Chris Christie comes to meet ‘Snowgate’ and ‘Ethicsgate’ Gov. Nathan Deal.”

He added: “Republicans hold governors like deal and Christie up as models of good government. People across the country deserve leaders who will preserve the trust.”

Christie is in town for a $10,000 private luncheon with Deal at the East Lake Golf Club to raise money for the Republican Governors Association. Christie also may get a glimpse at a real traffic nightmare: Atlanta’s downtown connector.

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Our colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin notes this morning that Democratic state Rep. Tyrone Brooks questioned the timing of a letter from the estate of the late Martin Luther King Jr. to Gov. Nathan Deal insisting it play a role in any MLK statue erected on Capitol grounds.

Brooks, speaking from the floor of the House, said he personally told Martin Luther King III in December about the effort and gave MLK daughter Bernice King a copy in January.

Deal, Brooks said, spoke at a King Day service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in January and promoted the project. “No one objected,” Brooks said. “The next week, the lieutenant governor went public and said, ‘Yes, I support honoring Dr. King.’ No one objected.”

But, Brooks said, “on the day we passed legislation out of here and sent it to the Senate, all of a sudden letters are coming.”

Supporters of the bill, Brooks said, “are focused on honoring Dr. King. We’re not focused on having arguments. We’re not focused on bickering. We’re going to proceed and honor our leader.”

“Don’t be distracted by what you read this morning in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other media,” he said. “We want to honor Dr. King.”

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The Weekly Standard also notes that the U.S. House on Wednesday voted to reduce the fine for violating the Affordable Care Act’s insurance down to zero by a 250-160 vote that included 27 Democrats. The only Republican to vote against it was Paul Broun.

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Speaking of Paul Broun, someone – we don’t know who – has done a serious job of backgrounding the Athens physician. We’re assuming this is a Republican effort, given the timing.

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Take a good look at this fellow to the right.

lee burton

Lee Burton, retired Navy Seal and GOP primary challenger to state Rep. Greg Morris, R-Vidalia.

You could call him the reason that the Legislature has taken up a bill to put a monument to the Ten Commandments on the state Capitol grounds, not to mention a(nother) bill to require food stamp recipients to undergo drug tests.

He didn’t write either of those measures. But D.L. “Lee” Burton of Vidalia, qualified on Thursday for a primary run against state Rep. Greg Morris, R-Vidalia, who is the lede sponsor of both HB 702 and 772.

Burton is a retired Navy Seal who’s been laying the groundwork for a challenge to Morris since last summer – and is taking credit for Morris’ higher profile this year. “I think people need to be able to get in touch with their representative,” Burton said. “Since October, I’m pretty sure we’ve been able to do that.”

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Contrary to reports elsewhere, state Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Cummings, has signed up for another two-year term. But he’ll have to get by three primary challengers: Businessman Jack Schiff, Lauren McDonald III and Michael Williams.

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State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, who is behind this year’s medical marijuana bill, faces a primary challenge from Brad Moriarty, a CrossFit instructor and electrical engineer running on a tea party platform.

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State Sen. David Lucas of Macon picked up a challenger in realtor Miriam Paris, who promises a clean slate.

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State Sen. Mike Dugan of Carrollton picked up a Republican primary rival as well as a Democratic challenger named James Harrison, who lists his profession as body piercer. His motto: “I may look different, but Georgia needs different.” He would almost assuredly be Georgia’s first senator with multiple facial tattoos.

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But the toughest road ahead may be reserved for the man challenging Senate President Pro Tem David Shafer, R-Duluth, (and his nearly $900,000 campaign war chest): A Democratic union rep named Rick Underwood.

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Jeanne Bonner of Georgia Public Broadcasting caught up with Greg Hecht, the former Democratic state senator who will challenge the re-election bid of Attorney General Sam Olens. Writes Bonner:

The prosecution of state Senator Don Balfour has been one of the most [high-profile] public corruption cases in the past year. And Hecht said the contrast in how Olens dealt with that case and Deal’s alleged ethics violations is telling.

He said the state should have appointed a third-party to investigate the accusations against Balfour. [Balfour] was found not guilty on 18 counts of filing fraudulent expense reports after the state presented what jurors called a weak case against the lawmaker.

“You shouldn’t take low-lying fruit to try and say ‘I will prosecute one of my own’ on one case and on the other refuse to investigate,” he said of the two cases.

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Add Albany U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop to the list of Democrats suggesting that if Georgia’s Republicans had played nicer with the Obama administration, the Savannah Port project would be in better shape. Said Bishop:

“I tend to wonder if the senators had been more cooperative on the judicial nominations, whether or not they might have gotten more consideration. I don’t know. I can’t say. … Mutual cooperation would probably facilitate a lot of things getting done.”

The senators blocked the president’s picks for federal judges in Georgia for years until a recent six-nominee bargain that has prompted a torrent of criticism from liberal groups and Georgia Democrats.

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Bernie31
Bernie31

corrections:

Our Country Club Pretending Republican Governor and All of his Political Brethren are having a $10,000 Dollar a Seat Luncheon. All Know any People Of Color in attendance will be in a capacity of Servants only and in Silence. Seen But not Heard....Just the way ALL Republicans want to see Us....Serving their Needs in Silence.


Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

Bill's going to get to the truth with some of these items:


Number one is that picture of Sam's daughter making a mockery of the qualifying process by simply signing up to be an official Socialist-Democrat party member attempting to run for office in a common sense state. 


Next up, don't even count on Washington doing the right thing for any state let alone one rightfully run by Republicans. When it comes to this "president" and Hairy Read, there isn't an unfunded socialistic mandate that either one of these two ever fell in love with like that illegal health care law. So, that's why there's no money left to help out with a common sense economic idea like that port because the Republicans didn't play nice with this Marxist? Please "Mr." Bishop. Who are the bullies now? The rightful Republicans have always tried to work with this so-called "president" from the moment "he" screwed up The Oath. Gimme a break.


OK, what's wrong with $aving a billion dollars and giving back to the taxpayers? This installed-president loves to give away someone else's hard-earned dollar$. Thank The Lord for the honorable Rep. Paul Broun who is NOT afraid to stand up to The Regime and the lamestream media. Dr. Broun WILL make a fine U.S. senator who WILL stand up to leftists who are hellbent on destroying what's left of this once-free nation.


Now, let's talk about how important it is to have The Ten Commandments up at every state capitol. This once-free nation was founded upon Judeo-Christian values which are the basic tents which WE THE PEOPLE (those with common sense/Tea Party Republicans only) live by. Once The Ten Commandments are proudly displayed, this will hopefully lead to bills in all 50 states whereby religious freedom will rightfully reign. There is no doubt that Big Government has been forcing Christians to obey The Regime's dictates and something must be done about this travesty.


Good night, folks. I mean, has common sense and a love of freedom left the building? Has this become a nation of serious bed-wetters looking for the next handout from this installed-president, Hairy Read and Nanny Pelosi?


Amen,

Bill


MiltonMan
MiltonMan

"Georgia Democrats welcomed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to town with a scathing press conference linking Christie’s traffic debacle with Gov. Nathan Deal’s snowjam performance on Jan. 28.

Democratic chair DuBose Porter said “‘Bridgegate’  Chris Christie comes to meet ‘Snowgate’ and ‘Ethicsgate’ Gov. Nathan Deal.”"

That is why GA dems are idiots!  Not one word from the morons about Mayor Reed and his police escort on the emergency lane during the icestorm escapade????

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

What tried and true evangelical Dixiecrat has a problem with Paul Broun?

1. He believes in the institution of marriage by getting divorced three times.

2. He believes in fiscal responsibility by filing bankruptcy.

3.  He believes in personal responsibilty by filing bankruptcy, not to try to repay on a payment plan, but to walk away from all of the debt.

4.  He believes in family values, by divorcing his wives and leaving them with debt and unpaid taxes.

5.  He hates the IRS, so he didn't pay his taxes.

6.  He is an unlicensed physician who pulled himself up by his own bootstraps by being a glorified witch doctor.  This is because he has no hospital privileges, and doesn't believe in all that stuff he was taught about...(like) embryology, 

7. He is an evangelical who doesn't believe in science because he doesn't believe in the Big Bang theory. 


DS
DS

"I guess what surprised me is, if you and I are working on something together and we have an agreement and some intervening event happens on your end, what would you do? We didn't get a phone call. We didn't get anything.” --- Jack Kingston

This is a strange situation. The Georgia delegation wrote a letter to the OMB, complaining that they had slipped language into the Omnibus funding bill in January that would give the Savannah Port project the green light.

I pulled up the bill online, searched for "Savannah" and "SHEP," the acronym the delegation used in their letter. I didn't find anything. If they slipped in language to authorize the Savannah Port, it must have been pretty subtle. What am I missing?

I'd like to have someone from the Georgia delegation cite the exact language and location in the spending bill that they believe authorized the Savannah Port project.

NWGAL
NWGAL

If the state legislators want to force welfare recipients to take drug tests, shouldn't they also be required to take one as well? Some of the laws they come up with look drug addled.

PSWallace
PSWallace

As far as spending on the port...I am by no means an expert on the historical period I am about to talk about--in fact, do not consider myself overly knowledgeable--but it seems to me that if Federal monies are being used to basically force states to vote a certain way when the states are wholly operating in their proper sphere, then it might shed light on the vehemence Jacksonian Democrats had for "internal improvement" measures--the opportunities to face financial decline while others were favored because they traded support for money; the opportunity to use the Federal fisc to buy votes, in a Hamiltonian sort of way; the brand of corruption/favor-seeking/favor-giving that impelled the colonists to think they had to seek a seperation from England.

Internal improvements choices between states must be considered on their own merits, and cannot be used for other political purposes, or else the social compact and goodwill to the Union gets eroded even further, and people begin to think themselves as one of the ruled districts of the Hunger Games, mere conquered provinces subject to the whim of the Imperial center. Which is fine, as long as they were actually conquered. If they haven't been, feelings of disharmony able to be acted upon will be the inevitable result.

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

So Kingston THOUGHT the authorization problem with language in a January spending bill was solved?  Does anyone really believe that Obama should take Dixiecrats for their word?


1. The  impression is that he THOUGHT he had snowed the administration by screaming about government spending, then screaming for government spending for the port, but didn't show how it would be paid (ie. "902 budget caps).  Countdown until the Tea Party folks start calling Kingston and the other GOP who signed the letter RINO's.


2. Sure SC and GA came to an agreement, but all the "i"s have not been dotted, or the "t"s crossed, and actually monies paid.  

  a. How many times have conservative states or legislators come to an agreement, and then reneged?             b. Heck how often have they sponsored a bill and then filibustered their own bill?  

  c. On top of that, what happens with the "agreement" if SC decides to secede from the union, again?


3. How many federal and state ethics violations has Deal escaped in the past five years?

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

The unattributed link above outlining Broun's background is very slick and devastating, if true.  Hard to imagine the media would have missed so much of this - so maybe a lot is made up.  I don't care for his politics and will vote for Nunn if he is the nominee, but it deserves some fact checking.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

As we all know, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result (like 40+ votes to repeal a law).

I would add that stupidity is saying the same thing over and over and expecting people to listen to you (like eduktr and centrist's hourly 'librul media' whimpers).

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

FYI to everyone,


As most of you know the GOP and their conservative base do not live in the real world.  They live in some la-la land where facts are irrelevant and Rush Limbaugh's word is gospel.  In other words, conservative are just authoritarian followers.  They call the ACA a jobs killer and Obama's economic policies a failure, but what do the facts say?


Well, the newest jobs report shows that about 175k jobs were added to the economy last month. In the past year, since Obama's second inauguration, the economy has added about 2.5 million jobs. 


I just thought everyone should know.

DirtyDawg
DirtyDawg

Damn, these idiots - AKA the candidates for the Republican Senate primary - are gonna chop each other up into mincemeat before they're done...and the 'last one standing' very well will be 'easy pickins' for Michelle Nunn...hope so anyway.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

So Georgia's politicians are more than willing to accept money from the federal government in behalf of the Port of Savannah project, but they refuse to accept federal money to support expanding Medicaid in Georgia in behalf of Georgia's poor.


In other words, our Republican politicians are willing to invest in economic gain through deepening the Port of Savannah (using federal funds), but they are not willing, or do not have the insight, to invest in the health of human beings of Georgia which is both humane and economically productive. And, expanding Medicaid for the working poor is wise.  Too much unfounded hate in this state against both Obama and Obamacare.


Vote Democratic.

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

@Bill OrvisWhite Paul Broun believes in the 10 Commandments


1) Thou shalt have no other gods before me, except the Dixiecrat-GOP
2) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, except Ronald Reagan

3) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, but using his words in vain is o.k.

4) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy, unless I have a house call since I do not have a license and I have no idea what a “day” is.

5) Honour thy father and thy mother, but wants every woman to be a mother, regardless of who the father may be, all in the name of pro-life.
6) Thou shalt not kill, but rather just deny the poor and middle class access to healthcare is o.k.
7) Thou shalt not commit adultery, but get a divorced twicetimes

8) Thou shalt not steal, but defrauding banks is o.k.

9) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor, but lying on your ex-wives is o.k.
10) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, but live an extravagant life style and going bankrupt  is o.k.


Sleep tight...

Kamchak
Kamchak

Bill's going to get to the truth with some of these items:


No, not so much.

Just sayin'.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@MiltonMan Not to worry about Kasim..His dream of Being Governor Of Georgia was over the moment Jason Carter announced his intentions to Be Governor NOW. Kasim's future will most likely be with Arthur's legal team as part of the crew.

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@CuriousPrime  You liberals do not have the facts so you personally attack good Americans like Dr. Broun who are about saving hard-working taxpayers billions of dollars. On the other hand, you treat this installed-president, Hairy Read and Nanny Pelosi like your own personal Gods/ATMs. I'm now more confident than ever that the honorable Rep. Paul Broun WILL proudly serve Georgia in the United States Senate. At least WE THE PEOPLE know that He will protect our wallets and innocent lives. Amen, Bill 

Bernie31
Bernie31

@CuriousPrime Paul Broun MD appears to have some serious Personal and Financial issues many here in Georgia were not aware of.....

Bernie31
Bernie31

@NWGAL This same STUNT failed in Florida. I suggest this Representative Clown spend more time reading Florida News to see how it fared on this Draconian idea of failure. The amount of money spent on Drug testing far exceeded the Welfare recipients by Millions of Dollars. Georgia is already struggling Financially as it is. Why not Put such funds to provide Medical Care for our most Vulnerable Population. The Children,Seniors, Disabled, Mentally handicapped and Our Beloved Veterans. ALL who are in need from our State leaders but No one seems to care...especially this Republican Clown.

AuntieChrist
AuntieChrist

@The_Centrist As is his habit, this fool who doesn't know a fact from a fax is calling another poster a liar, based on the fact that he has never read it on dialy caller, or heard limbaugh mention it. If the right wing 'press' has not reported it, it must not be true. What a buffoon!

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@The_Centrist  


On a second note, though, I would like one of the campaigns to bring this stuff up...or a newspaper to do so.



Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@The_Centrist  


Did you not know that stuff was true?  


The one big thing left out was the sexual assault charges filed against him (Broun) while he was practicing medicine in Athens over unnecessary breast examinations. 


A lot of this stuff was brought up in candidate forums in 2007.  Broun, being a second generation politician, just went on about how the past is in the past, he is born-again, etc.



MiltonMan
MiltonMan

Michelle Nunn will lose but hey you libs in this state keep convincing yourself that she has a chance.  Dem candidates in the state are pathetic, really pathetic.  Michelle Nunn has nothing going for her except her daddy's name.  She wants so bad to be in politics that she will not even take her husband's name.  Not the person I want representing me.

Baumer_1
Baumer_1

@DirtyDawg  


I do, too.  But I also don't think it will matter. GA is not ready for Democrats yet.  One day the state will decide that liberty and prosperity are more important that discrimination and hate.

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@MaryElizabethSings  Health care is not a right and no one should be forced into purchasing health care. It is a fact that forcing individuals to pay for a gov't plan and those with plans to pay high premiums is by and large very unconstitutional. We need to go back to what The Founders expressed in the original documents drawn up to protect our freedoms. This is going to be fun to see Democrat party members lose very big across Georgia and the country this autumn. With a Republican House and Senate in Washington, there is no doubt that Hussein Obama's radical agenda will be stopped and then two years later, repeal.  Amen, Bill 

MiltonMan
MiltonMan

No wrong again - something you are constantly good at doing.  The golden child of the GA dems - Mayor Reed spent much, much more time & taxpayer's money chasing down money for the port of Savannah than any con.

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

Expansion of my above comment: "And, expanding Medicaid for the working poor is a wise investment in Georgia's future, just as deepening the Port of Savannah is a wise investment in Georgia's future."

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@Bernie31 I have not been drunk on Lucifer's drink in over 30 years, but I will tell you that I'm drunk on freedom, free markets, God and Jesus. Amen, Bill 

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@Kamchak  Mark my words here on this blog today that it is a bad move for the Georgia Socialist-Democrat Party to put all their eggs in one basket to try to elect Jimmy's grandson and Sam's daughter. These clueless Socialists are making a huge mistake. It WILL always be a huge issue about the fact that Jimmy's grandkid learned Grandpa's Marxists/Alinsky/Ayers philosophy from a very young age. Then, there's Sam's daughter who took money from Jane Fonda - this needs to be repeated and examined.

Amen, Bill 

Kamchak
Kamchak

You liberals do not have the facts...


And exactly which "facts" are those?

Just askin'.

Bill OrvisWhite
Bill OrvisWhite

@MiltonMan  and MiltonMan hits the head squarely on the nail because the Socialist-Democrat Party is way out of step with mainstream Georgia. The Democrat party candidates will only do well in those urban areas which are a tiny fraction of the state as a whole. Very few liberals understand how the Democrat party votes to expand government overreach thus stifling growth in the small business and corporate sectors. That fact means NO job growth whatsoever. Plus, liberals DO NOT understand that most folks with common sense DO NOT wish to pay higher taxation rate$ to fund unnecessary big gov't social programs that only hold people back. This is all very easy to understand, but it's doubtful that any liberal on here will "get it." Amen, Bill 

Kamchak
Kamchak

Myrmidon Miltie-poo is skeeeeered of Michelle Nunn

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@MiltonMan


The point is:  Deepening the Port of Savannah is a wise investment in Georgia's economic future just as is expanding Medicaid for poor, working class Georgians, who are presently going without health insurance, and are, therefore, forced to risk their health and, perhaps, their lives, as a result.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@MiltonMan Kasims plight  was all at the Behest of your Beloved Governor...Thinking he could Pull a fast one On God's Chosen Son.....Governor Deal promised Kasim Republican support in 2018. Kasim showed that Big TOOTHY GRIN at that News and said OK. I will do what ever you ask of me...I will not even Critize YOU on your refusal to expand Medicaid...despite the Largest Number of UNInsured Georgians living in Atlanta and the surrounding Metro area.

We will distract ALL until 2014 with talk of the New Falcons Football Stadium. No one will ever notice My Silence.

uh...huh

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Baumer_1 @Bill OrvisWhite@Bernie31 There is a reason why Bill cannot touch Alcohol again....Bill has NO Brakes when it come to Alcohol. This means Bill's opinion can never be trusted for Bill may be under the influence of many things.

uh...huh.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Bill OrvisWhite @Bernie31 - So You are Drunk who has found a New Drug? Called HATE! it works for some for a period of time, but not your SOUL, it causes serious harm to it.

CuriousPrime
CuriousPrime

@Bill OrvisWhite @Kamchak  What's wrong with putting all their eggs in one basket?  The GOP continues to throw rotten eggs against the wall for both offices, hoping that mindless name calling is suppose to hide the stink.  Carter's offsprings learned a lot of good things too, and at least we know from whence Nunn's money is coming from.

Kamchak
Kamchak

...put all their eggs in one basket...

Haven't seen the new thread yet, have ya?

First day with that brand new attention span?

Just askin'.

Bernie31
Bernie31

@Bill OrvisWhite @KamchakPerfect example of a deranged Republican GOOBER who resides in Georgia. Folks these are the People dealing with. Detached and Void of Reality.

EdUktr
EdUktr

@MaryElizabethSings

If the liberal religion suits you better ... there's always the mean streets of Democrat-run Chicago or Detroit to migrate to!

MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Kamchak


One good example, Kamchak, among many others, of how we are all interconnected, socially and economically.

Kamchak
Kamchak

Unfortunately, too many hardcore conservatives within Georgia have a punitive and callous view of their fellow human beings...


All too true, but I would think that even the Ayn Randroid wing of the Republican party and their preoccupation with self interest would understand  that they don't actually live in isolation of other people and it serves their self interest that the people handling their food aren't infectious along with the aforementioned coworkers.


MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings

@Kamchak


Unfortunately, too many hardcore conservatives within Georgia have a punitive and callous view of their fellow human beings, no doubt brought about by centuries of puritanical religious dogma perpetuated in the Bible Belt, in which most Southerners have been taught to judge others more than to nurture others. These types of people think that helping to lift others into the middle class is a "redistribution" of their own money. "Sad" is the only word fit to describe the selfishness and smallness of that vision of humanity.


"Love never fails."  St. Paul; I Cor. 13:8



Kamchak
Kamchak

...forced to risk their health and, perhaps, their lives, as a result.


No to mention that these people without healthcare come to work sick and infectious risking the health of their coworkers and ultimately their families. It is in all of our best interests to make sure the people we live and work with are healthy.

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