February 11, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, February 11, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, February 11, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 19 Comments On this date in 1812, the term “gerrymandering” had its beginning when the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry, signed a redistricting law that favored his party. Peaches Refugees become citizens at Georgia Capitol Georgia State Patrol wins hearts on the internet Rollback tests in teach evaluations? Dental hygenists get the shaft again Cagle: Casinos will wait. Jimmy Carter They’re fed up with Hillary. Let the polls decide for Bloomberg Obama wants….? Rubio says it’s the press’ fault Sweet Tea A new woman for the WNBA A White Guilt video in schools? Nothing new: Horses have emotion Liberty Drum Legislators need to restore the power to their branch. Guns win The Fed isn’t sure what the rules are Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 19 Comments Indypendant Are you fed up with Hillary, too? Crossover and cast a vote for Bernie! The Republican race will sort itself out in the long run, but you can contribute to the demise of Hillary by voting in the Democratic primary. We all know a “socialist” won’t win in the general election 😉 February 11, 2016 7:22 AM Log in to Reply Calypso You forgot to sign off with “I hate America”. February 11, 2016 9:46 AM Log in to Reply xdog Here’s a convenient map of SC for all the candidates. https://anotherbeautifulday.wordpress.com/2012/07/09/how-charlestonians-view-their-state/ February 11, 2016 9:02 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Rubio repeated the truth badly, Obama knows what he is doing, he previously sipped water badly and got his there you go again moment with the media. It was a bad performance not a bad decision. Figure it out, shake it off or go home. Some of his positions are not my favorites, but he is the cleanest shirt on stage. February 11, 2016 9:11 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I met a Rubio backer last night. I was in line at a store and the woman ahead of me was telling her daughter she was voting for Marco Rubio. When asked why, she said (and I quote) ” When in doubt always vote for the Irishman”. The daughter pointed out he was Cuban not Irish. The woman then said something to the effect that Mr. O’Rubio can not be blamed for where his mother came from… I snickered, daughter rolled eyes. February 11, 2016 10:09 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Did you tell her she is going to hell for not voting for Hillary……of course not….people vote for weird reasons…..lets hope some anecdotes are rare, like yours……it was so cheezy……..? February 11, 2016 11:00 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn At first I thought the women was making a cheesy joke, but she was serious. She truly believed his name was Mark O’Rubio. Her daughter was telling her they would Google him when they got home to show her his real name as they left. For the record I would never tell a person they were going to Hell based on who they voted for or what they believed. I might snicker and roll my eyes… But at the end of the day, This is America, were you have the right to vote for who you want and follow whatever god and the associated naughty places that go with it. Plus why would I send the poor women to hell over Hillary? February 11, 2016 11:20 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack Somebody should ask Trump if he knows the cost of a gallon of milk, loaf of bread, six pack of beer. Man of the peeps should know, bet he has no clue (see Guiliani, HW Bush for examples). February 11, 2016 9:20 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) A man that can call one of his opponents a part of the female anatomy on live t.v, and then go up in the polls is probably immune to not knowing what a six pack of beer costs. He’d probably say, “I have my people buy that stuff for me. I don’t do my own shopping you loser. Duh!” February 11, 2016 9:32 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack I agree with his agreement with the lady who appropriately labeled Cruz as what he is. February 11, 2016 11:32 AM Log in to Reply gcp Bloomberg link doesn’t open fully but a few comments anyway. Bloomberg (Bloomie) is an interesting character. He is a real billionaire, not an entertainer that grew up in a rich family. He knows how to balance a budget but he is a big government guy; Big Gulp, gun control and a few other issues. While his entrance to the race would be interesting, he is a little late. Also it’s unknown if he would run as an independent, dem or republican. February 11, 2016 9:25 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) Also, today is the 11th. The OCD is coming out in me. February 11, 2016 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Calypso Maybe today really is Thursday, February 10 and it’s just the year that’s wrong. Does entertaining that possibility help with your OCD? February 11, 2016 9:49 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) That makes it worst. February 11, 2016 9:56 AM Log in to Reply Calypso You’re welcome. February 11, 2016 11:25 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Any day is a good day for sausage. February 11, 2016 7:44 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Horses sense emotions: Life lesson; never drink and bring a horse into the house to determine if your spouse is angry. True experiences: they know when you are dozing in the saddle and will walk under a tree branch or lie down in the creek. February 11, 2016 9:40 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker There should be a merit badge each legislator must wear when they pass a law to preserve a third party markup to consumers. Dentists/hygienists, doctors/labs, distributors/distillers, dealers/manufacturers, February 11, 2016 10:27 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Seems like this should be a slam-dunk. How could the legislature possibly believe that they can restrict access to the law to their designated subscription service? http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/online-legal-publishers-squabble-over-the-right-to-copyright-the-law/ February 11, 2016 2:37 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.