January 29, 2016 6:54 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, January 29, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, January 29, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 43 Comments On this day in 1936, Ty Cobb was one of the first five inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lakeside High principal removed due to …flier? The new toy all you wonks have been waiting for! Save the houses. Something stinks in the Navy. DHS loses security credentials. What could go wrong? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Paranoid yet? You will be. That new-fangled technology, it’s pretty scary. Theyyyyyyy’re back. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 43 Comments Noway2016 6 million for our vets? Impressive! Thank you, Donald Trump! January 29, 2016 8:56 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker I got jolted on last nights news when the media mentioned it was for wounded warriors (the discredited charity) did some internet searches (some said Trump had not contacted that charity)…,.dont know if his good intentions will work out or not. January 29, 2016 9:26 AM Log in to Reply gcp Maybe the six million is going to his own “nonprofit” organization January 29, 2016 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace It sort of is. The donations will go to his foundation and THEN will be donated. So he gets the tax benefits. January 29, 2016 1:44 PM Log in to Reply The Eiger “Let me put this in language Donald Trump understands,” Jon Soltz, Iraq War veteran and chairman of VoteVets.org said in a statement. “You’re a loser. You’re a third-rate politician, who clearly doesn’t understand issues, and is so scared of Megyn Kelly exposing it, that you’re looking to use veterans to protect you from facing her questions.” January 29, 2016 9:35 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker No doubt Soltz had an agenda. January 29, 2016 9:46 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger His agenda probably has something to do with Trump’s disrespect to everyone who has served in the military when he said McCain wasn’t a war hero. “He’s not a war hero,” said Trump. “He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” It was only after he stepped in it with his McCain comments that his love for the veterans started. Ya’ll can keep explaining away everything that Trump says and I’ll continue to point out the fact he is a liar and charlatan January 29, 2016 10:04 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack Soltz is a biased dem who has a history of making disparaging remarks about GOPers. If he doesn’t want the money, he does a disservice to the members of his organization. From the parts I saw last night, the Trump event was a success for him and the vet organizations benefiting from the $6M+ that was raised. If Soltz and Paul Wycof don’t want the money, more for other groups. From an appreciative vet – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cksa77CA2H8 – go to 29:40 in the video to watch John Wayne, a vet with many awards. January 29, 2016 10:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 In other words he’s just a Dem hack. Thought so… January 29, 2016 10:31 AM The Eiger I still don’t disagree with what Soltz said about why Trump was hiding behind veterans so that he could skip Megan Kelly’s questions. January 29, 2016 10:32 AM Three Jack Stolz said, “…so scared of Megyn Kelly exposing it, that you’re looking to use veterans to protect you from facing her questions.” Trump and scared of a moderately competent news gal just don’t go together if you know anything about Trump. It’s easy to make that statement, but kind of difficult to back it up. Whatever the reason for Trump not participating in the debate, he won the night. As a bonus, his absence allowed viewers to see Cruz stumble all over himself with his failed attempts at humor, whining and overall pompous attitude. In the end, Trump “the loser, third rate politician who doesn’t understand issues” had a much better night than Soltz, Wycof, Cruz, Kelly and all the rest of the candidates (with the possible exception of Jeb who had a decent debate finally). January 29, 2016 10:56 AM Noway2016 So Solz’s outfit couldn’t use part of the 6 mil donated? Interesting… January 29, 2016 9:52 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Nice cut and paste, Eiger. Did you have your own point to make? January 29, 2016 10:06 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger I think the quote speaks for it’s self. I can cut and paste quotes from other veterans groups about Trump if you like. January 29, 2016 10:08 AM Log in to Reply gcp Debate highlights/lowlights. Cruz. Slightly disappointing. Took too much time on Trumpet question, no coherent immigration plan, good answer on ethanol. Rubio. Just ok. Too preachy, Christ reference sounded robotic, has a more comprehensive immigration plan than others, needs to be explain how he pays for military expansion. Carson…. Jebby. Just ok. Did not appear desperate as in previous debates. Talked too much about his family. Lousy immigration policy. Wants more troops in Iraq? Christie. Average. Good response on San Bernadino incident. Lousy response on spending cuts Paul. May have improved a little. Did not scream or whine. Good answer on Syria. Inconsistent position on abortion. Kasich. Touted his record. Nothing new. Moderators should have asked more questions on spending, military funding, health care, taxes and ask fewer goofy questions. January 29, 2016 9:14 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Cruz: Wow, that was a disaster. Got the brunt of everyone’s attacks due to the absence of Donald Trump and seemed flustered all night long. Rubio’s “say anything to get elected” line really stung. Watching him and Rubio squirm after Fox rolled video was delightful. Rubio: Rubio terrifies me. Cruz and Trump have served to cover up the fact that Rubio is a re-heated neo-con. Last night he advocated arresting US citizens, sending them to Guantanamo Bay, and torturing them. Like, how does no one point out how ridiculously unconstitutional that is? Bush: Strong performance, in my opinion. Probably too little, too late. Has to frustrate his camp that his best debate comes after Trump has already torpedoed his candidacy by getting the “low energy” tag to stick. Christie: Thought he was alright. Didn’t really like his response on San Bernadino which was: “people should totally call the cops when they see Muslims with boxes!!” Kasich: The energy of Jeb Bush, the looks of Gary Shandling. What’s not to love?! Paul: His takes on foreign policy and bulk data collection are a welcome relief in a GOP primary that has turned into a contest of “who can violate Geneva conventions more egregiously?” Carson: Hahahahaha. That was a dumpster fire of a debate performance. I’ll be sad to see him go. January 29, 2016 10:14 AM Log in to Reply gcp Christie was trying to walk that fine line between profiling and suspicion. If you see a lot of visitors at all hours, a lot of package deliveries and residents are Muslims should you call pd? There was at least one San Bernadino neighbor that said she did not call because she did not want to racially profile. January 29, 2016 10:53 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So I should call the cops on any Muslims who have friends and an overactive online shopping habit? January 29, 2016 6:06 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Lakeside principal: when it comes out of white males mouth…..it must be completely sterile and 100% P.C. to the listener as the white male is a suspicious person. Country boy is soon to be a euphemism too. January 29, 2016 9:40 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger Someone needs to take the twitter away from Trump. Here’s his latest stupid retweet. I love the part that says “Google it!” Because every thing on the google machine is 100% true. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/267437-saudi-prince-slams-trump-for-photoshopped-image January 29, 2016 9:55 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The Prince should probably worry more about his country’s myriad of human rights violations, declining oil prices, and the number of bin Laden acolytes his country seems to keep cranking out. Those seem like a bigger deal than a photoshopped picture. Just sayin’ January 29, 2016 10:02 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger I don’t care about the Saudi Prince’s response. I think it’s laughable and sad at the same time that Trump is retweeting photoshopped pictures of Kelly to continue his acts on her. January 29, 2016 10:07 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Everything about his candidacy is laughable. January 29, 2016 10:16 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger * Should be attacks, but you get what I’m saying. January 29, 2016 10:17 AM Log in to Reply Calypso “acts” was more mentally stimulating, however. January 29, 2016 10:44 AM Charlie Programming note. Still a few glitches here and there, the one that you all may notice most is that some comments are going randomly into moderation. Trying to isolate what’s going on there but it’s been a bit frustrating. Point is: When your comment doesn’t immediately post, don’t take it personally and don’t start any conspiracy theories. January 29, 2016 10:28 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope That’s what you want us to think. *puts on tinfoil hat* January 29, 2016 11:02 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace I take everything personally. How dare you sir?! January 29, 2016 1:46 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something. January 29, 2016 2:24 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 If Huma and Hilly go to the Big House together, do you think Bill and Weiner make conjugal visits? January 29, 2016 4:07 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker I’m still chuckling over your optimism of an indictment. Wouldn’t that have to come through AG Loretta Lynch ? Better chance of trumped up hate crimes on the Don. And if an agent slips her smoking gun out, they will be toast. The last time Hillary was in the White House she left with a whole lot of articles and furniture…….depends on what you mean by gifts……and after a lot of controversy over the stuff from the White House, she returned some of it. As the years went on she got smarter, bolder, richer and more powerful as an amoral house of cards. January 29, 2016 4:51 PM Log in to Reply Three Jack Yes, Bill to see Huma, Weiner gets stuck with the tag along chick. January 29, 2016 8:12 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, Salty, then I’m gonna make you positively giddy. 22 emails found on Hilly’s unclassified server were Top Secret. And a Grand Total of 1500 + “classified” emails on her unclassified server. “Shazam” says Hilly, “I didn’t know.” Poor thing. She’s toast. Pass the jelly. Indictment(s) is a certainty, even with Lynch at the helm. The various violations are too numerous not to indict. January 29, 2016 8:12 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Giddy Optimism and pessimism are emotions, I believe in odds making, so will stay with odds in her favor but hold faith that you are right. January 29, 2016 9:07 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope But how many were classified when sent. As of now that total is still zero. I hate to burst your bubble, but knowing how email systems work at two, count ’em, two, fed agencies, sending top secret material to a non state.gov email address is nigh impossible. January 29, 2016 11:39 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 So, we are to believe that over 1,500 classified emails were so sloppily sent to Hillary, that Hilly didn’t see/know/or realize any of said correspondence was classified when it hit her unsecured server? Not likely. On top of that, 22 TS emails ended up on that same unsecured server, too? No markings whatsoever? No inkling of its’ importance? No originating agency would be that negligent in sending its’ sensitive material. Seriously. Expecting a rational person to believe that explanation is nuts. This is Hill’s version of “it depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.” Again, we all, fans and non-fans alike, realize that she’s compromised national security information. The real question is what will the Justice Department do about it? January 30, 2016 6:10 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Things can be declassified and reclassified at any point. The fact it’s now classified doesn’t mean it was classified when sent. The fact it’s classified doesn’t even mean State made the determination on classification, agencies disagree over classification decisions all the time. But you keep telling yourself the indictment is coming. Not that it’ll matter, they could send Hillary to Gitmo and she’d still beat Trump or Cruz. January 30, 2016 7:22 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I wonder which one of us will eventually get to say “I told you so” to the other. And even if she’s just indicted, no way the Dem power brokers/donors continue to back her. And Biden will not just sit back, either, at that point. So, we sit back and wait… January 30, 2016 7:45 AM Andrew C. Pope I’d rather Biden run. I’d even support Obama running for an unconstitutional third term (after all, he hates all the other Amendments). Because if Obama could curb stomp Romney (a competent GOP candidate with some appeal to people that don’t listen to Hannity), pretty much any Dem could take on Cruz or Trump. But I hope, for your sake, that you’re right. I’m scared to think of what new thing you’ll blow out of proportion if this “bombshell” turns out to be a dud. “Hillary highlights her hair you guys! If she’s lying about her hair color what else is she lying to us about? Wake up sheeple!” January 30, 2016 9:53 AM Noway2016 You know, we both have fun busting each other’s a$$ about various issues, this being one of those. But the classified info that has been mishandled by her or anyone else isn’t by itself able to be blown out of proportion. That mishandling is serious as hell. January 30, 2016 10:42 AM Three Jack At some point, the former SecState must be forced to take responsibility for her activities. She chose to house an email server at home outside the normal protocols and security measures knowing full well highly sensitive materials would inevitably be stored or pass thru this private, unsecured server. It doesn’t matter how many, whether they were marked or anything else. She exposed critical data to the possibility of being hacked. For this alone she is disqualified for any future job requiring security approval. January 30, 2016 8:41 AM Benevolus Candidates cars- what they should drive. Ted Cruz- (Aside from the too-obvious Chevy Cruze), the more appropriate and obnoxious Chevrolet SSR- a vehicle that makes no sense. Jeb Bush- Chevrolet Suburban- Establishment power on wheels. Marco Rubio- BMW 5 Series. Good looking, not quite whitebread America, but a little bit aggressive. Ben Carson- Buick anything. What do they even have? Rand Paul- Prius? Eccentric but responsible. Kasich (what is his first name?)- Altima (who makes that?) Chris Christie- Cadillac Escalade- Wiseguy power in your face. Carly Fiorina- Jaguar XJ (long wheelbase)- because, why not. Capitalism has its rewards. Donald Trump- The Rodney Dangerfield car from Caddyshack. Hillary Clinton- Whatever the Secret Service is using these days. Bernie Sanders- 1990 Subaru Legacy wagon. (Probably true.) January 30, 2016 9:10 AM Benevolus If something came to you from a secure email server/account, that would be a pretty good indication that it was sensitive. If it didn’t… January 31, 2016 7:32 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.