Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 16, 2015

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John Vestal
John Vestal

“Have you seen this yet?

No. And I *still* haven’t. :>)

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Calypso
Calypso

“… speaking of Sewer Mayors, Shirley Franklin…”

Wait, I thought that was Bill Campbell.

edatlanta
edatlanta

Different type of sewer for Campbell.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Yes Campbell was the Dirt Deal Mayor where Franklin dealt with a different soil. Albeit a $4 billion price tag for a system that still mixes storm water runoff with that same soil.

John Konop
John Konop

I heard this on Morning Joe, and it is a head scratcher that Trump is up in polls post the Saturday night debate. I thought Trump would take a little hit from the debate, but up HUH? On Morning Joe they cited numerous polls, and Trump got a lift nationally as well. BTW most polls show Cruz taking a hit, and Bush going nowhere fast, Rubio steady with Kasich climbing up. A poll also was sited that showed 56 percent of the GOP thinks Trump will win the nomination. If Trump wins north of 10 points in SC, and wins… Read more »

Calypso
Calypso

Nothing is over until we decide it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

John Konop
John Konop

LOL….

The Eiger
The Eiger

“If Trump wins north of 10 points in SC, and wins Nevada is it over?” Yes, it will be over any way you look at it. Trump will then go on to steam role the south on super Tuesday and will win the nomination. or Only one viable person emerges to fight Trump through to the convention in the hopes for a brokered convention. If this happens and Trump isn’t the nominee then two things could happen and both are not good. 1) Trump isn’t the nominee and all his supporters stay home and Hillary becomes president. 2) Trump isn’t… Read more »

John Konop
John Konop

The Eiger,

I agree with everything but Hillary winning. The Dems have the exact same problem, if Hillary wins, Bernie supporters will cry foul, no way the young and disenfranchise show up for her in the numbers Bernie is getting…..

And if Bernie wins hard to think he beats Trump. The only way Sanders could win If Trump goes third party, even than do not think if it went to Senate they would pick Bernie. I think all roads point to president Trump, but hey I could be very wrong, because up is down during this cycle…..

The Eiger
The Eiger

That may be the case. You are right that she is not well liked. A recent gallup poll shows that Trump has the largest unfavorable of anyone who has ever run for president with 60% unfavorable. It’s hard for me to see him overcoming that to win, but running against Hillary would be the best opportunity for him. President Trump is worse than a President Clinton in my mind because we can keep her in check with a republican House and hopefully beat her in 2020. That is not the case with a president Trump. If the options are Hillary… Read more »

Bart
Bart

Trump has disparaged Hispanics, POWs, Muslims, blacks, women, disabled reporters, Canadians, opponents, media and just about anybody else who dares to cross him only to see his poll numbers increase each time. Why would anybody think going after W would be the reason that he finally drops? Somebody needs to parody the old Helen Reddy song: I am Trump, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend ‘Cause I’ve heard it all before I am strong I am invincible I am Trump! You can bend but never break me… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Damn, TJ, I ‘bleeve you missed your calling. Songwriter extraordinaire!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Has Trump’s Vietnam deferments come up in S.C. much yet?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Trump and Clinton are our candidates to lead an Ochlocracy (Mobocracy).

chefdavid
chefdavid

Whoops somebody forgot to renew their domain name at http://www.JebBush.com. Lol

Noway2016
Noway2016

Snap it up, Chef!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Am I the only one that wants to see Obama torpedo the Cruz campaign by nominating the junior Senator from Texas for the Supreme Court? You know Cruz would drop out in an instant if he got the call from POTUS.

What’s the harm? There’s zero chance the Senate approves a liberal nominee and there’s zero chance the Senate approves a rat-faced eel like Cruz.

Calypso
Calypso

Andrew, is “rat-faced eel” copyrighted? If not, may I use it in future writings or conversations?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

All yours. Plenty of insults to go around at ACP’s Insult Emporium: We got bozos, we got buffoons, we got people less appealing than overflowing spittoons. So come here for your losers, your idiots, your shmucks, come here when you want to say that you don’t…

You know, I’m gonna stop there. Charlie probably doesn’t want me using this space for commercial advertising.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I would like to see that.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Damn, Drew! TJ is writing songs and you’ve given us the funniest, creative insult I’ve seen in a long time. Is this Creative Tuesday? I like it!

Noway2016
Noway2016

I haven’t checked but Drew you should go to Go Daddy and snap up ratfacedeel.com! Seriously…You have the next several months to pulverize him with it!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The rush from a big fish on must be the same one that the social democrats have when McConnell or Trump have something to say. In dolphin fishing we leave the hooked one on to bring in the schoolies.
Delicious.

Disclosure: if it is Trump vs. Clinton, it is no contest for least worst, Trump.

gcp
gcp

The AJC reports Vincent Fort supports Burnie for president.

On a related issue, Fort supports $15 per hour minimum in Ga. which he knows will never pass but if he runs for mayor will he propose a $15 minimum for Atlanta?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Did anyone recognize the guy on the far left in the Eagles lineup last night at the Grammys in their tribute for Glenn Frey? I recognized everyone else. Just wondering?

Calypso
Calypso

If you’re referring to the bald-headed guy, that is Bernie Leadon.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok, then who was the guy on the far right beside Joe? I thought that guy was Leadon?

Calypso
Calypso

If you’re referring to the group of five guys that were out there together they were Bernie Leadon, Timothy B. Schmit, Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, and Don Henley. I’ll leave it to you to associate the names with the faces.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No, I know who they were for the most part. But there were five in front then Henley in the back on drums. The lineup was as follows: Leadon (you say), Schmit, Browne, Walsh and someone I don’t know to Walsh’s right, (as I see the stage…)

Calypso
Calypso

I did some sleuthing and I believe you’re talking about Steuart Smith. He’s playing with the Eagles now.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Thanks! Good tribute! Good to see Jackson Browne there. Maybe they’ll tour and have different folks sing Glenn’s songs. Many country singers did a tribute a few years back. Bring some of them. Would be the Monster Tour of Monster Tours!

Bart
Bart

Leading GA dem feels the Bern, leaves his gal in the dust – http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/02/16/vincent-fort-flips-from-hillary-clinton-to-bernie-sanders/

Pretty significant news, Vincent Fort flips his support from Hillary to Bernie.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Very significant. The first of many defections, I suspect.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I was reading the “Death and the Prosperity Gospel…” piece on Sunday morning. Through the whole article I was thinking about my 1st cousin, stage 4 and awaiting a opening in a long term hospice center. Through the last 18 months of her stage 4 status, some of her family who started following various types of prosperity beliefs and even the corresponding political following that walks hand in hand with the ideal of being blessed because you earned it mantra, have had to look very closely at their strongly held percept of “follow the rules and you will be rewarded,… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

My sympathies to you, Ellynn….My prayers are with you and your family. Even though we’ve never met, I feel we’ve all gotten to know each other a little bit through our various posts on PP and here. Big hugs to you!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Thank you.
You should read the article Terri linked if you haven’t yet. It’s very well written.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

My condolences Ellyn. I started to write a comment about my similar experiences with this kind of preaching and teaching. But I will leave it at letting you know that your family is in my prayers.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Ellynn,

I too read the moving article – a great selection – twice and inputed my own family experiences. Are the mysteries of life Pre-determined, free will or natural forces bent by faith….my takeaway is to keep on keeping on as fatalism is capitulation.

Free will is tough love…..as grandma said “make good decisions ” as only God sets the laws of the universe.

Will Durant
Will Durant

I read that article this past weekend when I first went to the NYT for a traditional obituary of Justice Scalia. The link’s title intrigued me enough to not only read the article in full but also to order her book. To say the least, I am cynical regarding these guys and I don’t want to insult anyone’s beliefs other than to note that what these guys imply are as old as mankind itself. The ultimate insult however was the destruction of a person very dear to me who was convinced by one of these jackals that her actions or… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Bull Dog fans all over the state should be outraged. HB-561 just passed the house naming the “adoptable dog” the official dog of Georgia. If any state in the nation should have a state animal it should be Georgia with it’s Bulldog. Now I know it feels all touchy feely good and if you oppose this in an election year you are against dogs in shelters but can’t we have some common since here. Name a day adoptable dog day but make the Bull Dog the official dog of Georgia. Let’s hope our Senate has the vision and wisdom to… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Everyone knows the gnat is already Georgia’s official insect.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Some of these guys are going out of their way to prove the legislature should be unicameral and only meet on a biennial basis.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Kasim going in on Bernie. So when Jason Carter is running virtually uncontested in a Democratic primary, the Mayor thinks that there should be no coronations. When Hillary faces a primary challenge, the Mayor thinks everyone should back down.