Let's look at some gems from Jim Wooten's Thinking Right column.
This week’s AJC look at how drivers cope with long commutes identifies the problem of creating a useful mass transit system: Briarcliff Road to Sandy Springs, Alpharetta to Duluth, Barrow County to Alpharetta, Locust Grove to Morrow, Cobb County to Atlanta, Cherokee County to Perimeter Mall, East Cobb to the airport. You get the picture. A handful here, a handful there. Now design an affordable transit system. We missed that bus about 60 years ago.
Actually Jim it was only about 40 years ago and it was anti-mass transit crusaders such as yourself who killed MARTA entering Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton. In the 60s, Atlanta had a chance to create a world class mass transit system and due to latent racism, anti-government hysteria and the short sighted belief that places like May-retta and Duluth would always be rural, we are now stuck with few answers to a destructive transportation problem. Irony I name thee.
Hmmm. “Macaca,” when used by a U.S. senator with presidential ambitions, is a crime warranting public execution. When a U.S. senator with presidential ambitions declares Barack Obama to be the first African-American candidate who is “articulate and bright, and clean, and is a nice-looking guy …,” the excuse-makers pour forth. Imagine the reaction if a Republican, say former U.S. Sen. George Allen of Virginia, had used the same language as Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.).
Well, Jim, in my unscientific survey, I discovered yesterday that most people snarled at the idiot Joe Biden. Including those notoriously forgiving people at Daily Kos. Lots of people think Biden's an idiot. You could uses the google to find just as many as you want. Of course it's much easier to follow the old demagogue maxim of "if I say it, it must be true".
My only explanation for Jim getting away with these howlers is his editors assume readers are also laughing. Sadly, many are not.