January 21, 2016 5:54 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, January 21, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, January 21, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 13 Comments On this date in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. Peaches The most Googled job in Georgia… Unemployment numbers drop, but still mean nothing. No Dax for David. Georgia County says no to Spanish ballots. Republicans unite to limit fireworks. Jimmy Carter Ah, yes. The American way. Forcing a business to do something. Forbes for Carson? Milk = oil. Bob Dole knows nothing. You had one job, RNC. Sweet Tea Stacey Dash makes things a teensy bit uncomfortable. The ultimate cat lady. Study: Beards are healthier. Liberty Drum When offering Obamacare is too expensive… “False and defamatory” hit piece. Younger is better? Violating privacy in the name of bullying. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 13 Comments xdog UGA launches Georgia Certified Economic Developer program. http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/certified-economic-developer-program/ January 21, 2016 7:53 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker We have been down the United Healthcare road here in the past. Obamamacare had a clause for a reserve to use if companies kept their rates low and lost money. It was pushed through declaring the threshold would be very unlikely to be breached. Rubio caught on and limited the loss recoveries to the set asides. He was told his actions were ridiculous. The kitty had $300 million in it when the Feds got requests for $2.8 billion. They got the $30o Million and Rubio was attacked for trying to kill Obamacare as insurance carriers eating the loss threatened to bail. The social democrats want the Feds to bail out insurance companies as significant rate increases are not what they want. What is either nuts or part of the plan is the Feds allow massive consolidations in the healthcare industry reducing competition and creating friendly oligarchies too big to fail. Meanwhile the GOP sorts out their friends. January 21, 2016 10:56 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I’m looking at a blue container of Morton Salt, with its motto: “When it rains it pours…” Maybe Hillary can borrow that girl’s umbrella. http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/presidential-campaign/266477-the-smoking-gun January 21, 2016 1:05 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Take a few grains from that box before reading that opinion column. January 21, 2016 1:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I’ll be sure to throw a little bit over my left shoulder! January 21, 2016 1:47 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta This is probably one of the best political ads I’ve seen in an awfully long time…even on a slightly emotional level https://youtu.be/2nwRiuh1Cug January 21, 2016 1:58 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Scott, here’s one along the same line…The administration’s cure-all for defeating terrorism! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11351337/Watch-James-Taylor-sings-tribute-to-Paris-attack-victims-during-John-Kerry-visit.html January 21, 2016 2:26 PM Log in to Reply Teri Dude that’s a lot of white people in Bernie’s America. January 21, 2016 2:44 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Have you seen Iowa and New Hampshire? January 21, 2016 2:59 PM Log in to Reply Teri Fair point. January 21, 2016 3:10 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Can someone explain why some of my comments await moderation while some others dont? I’ve looked for a FAQ or something similar or a place to pose my question but cant seem to find one…nothing I have posted seems controversial January 21, 2016 2:02 PM Log in to Reply Calypso If you write your comments on the back of a $20 bill and send it to Charlie’s attention they are fast-tracked and posted immediately. Alternatively, for a discount, you can send them to me on a $10 bill and I’ll in turn pass them on to Charlie. Slight delay, but saves you a sawbuck. January 21, 2016 2:20 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Sen. Perdue scuttles a competent, qualified, and, in my opinion, incredibly bright, judicial nominee. Thanks, Senator. Not like the judiciary is backlogged or anything. January 21, 2016 8:51 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.