March 3, 2016 6:16 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, March 3, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, March 3, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 23 Comments On this date in 1812, Congress passed the first foreign aid bill. So basically, we started screwing up early. Peaches I guess Gwinnett isn’t as great as they say. Our agriculture is at risk…but by something much different than before. A shocking dissent in the campus carry debate…not. …and, of course, the Senate is already screwing around. Jimmy Carter They say the gun lobby rewrote the Second Amendment. Hillary donated to who? How the “elite” influence” elections. This is fantastic whether you’re a Cruz fan or not. Is “extreme poverty” phasing out? Sweet Tea Making music with marbles – simply amazing. Liberty Drum NOW everyone wants to talk about political parties rejecting candidates. All the illegals are “rushing” to America before a wall is built. “Life will be sad.“ When you use waterboarding tactics at home… Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 23 Comments Calypso “When you use waterboarding tactics at home…” Sounds like someone needs to take ol’ Dylan VanCamp out behind the woodshed…and not come back with him. March 3, 2016 6:53 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant According to Dick Cheney waterboarding is just “an enhanced interrogation technique”. March 3, 2016 8:35 PM Log in to Reply xdog I’m surprised there’s no mention that Ben Carson ended his extended book tour. He’ll still speak at CPAC this week along with the candidates still in the race and other goper worthies. Any chance of GeorgiaPol reports? March 3, 2016 7:41 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal Sounds like a job for the interns. March 3, 2016 9:26 AM Log in to Reply MikeSilver I attended the HB859 hearing and it was an adventure. Its a shame Senate Hearings aren’t video taped because if Georgia heard the descriptions of our students and the childish temper tantrums from the university staff, they’d demand the University System be shut down. Chancellor Huckaby read his statement and didn’t provide any additional comments. You’ll likely see that written statement release soon. Interestingly, his name was at the top of the speaker list BEFORE the rest of us rif-raf got a chance to sign up. That suggests, he’s lobbying the Senate to not support this (no surprise) About 10% of the speakers (5 or 6) were pro-gun. The rest of the 50 were University university instructors, professors, students, and parents. Chairman McKoon did an awesome job making sure everyone could speak. The room was over capacity so the state patrol wouldn’t let anyone into the room. If you left for a bio-break, you couldn’t come back into the room. The big points that I heard from the opponents ALL of our students are mentally ill and if this bill passes the professors will have a temper tantrum and go somewhere else to work. I learned that 9% of Emory students had attempted suicide last year and 1 out of 5 had thoughts about it. The “sense of safety” is more important than real safety. The knowledge that someone has a gun next to them has a crushing psychological impact on both students and professors. Even though guns are presently being banned on campus, professors are being threatened with guns to change grades. In one USG professor’s eyes, all of the students he deals with are “brash, impulsive, and still stupid”. Most of the University System Instructors, Grad Students, and Professors testifying had stated/promised to quit and go work somewhere else if this bill passes (that’s a big incentive to pass this bill) They mentioned a professor who left the University of Texas Austin because of Texas’ restoration of student self-defense rights on campus. That professor went to the University of Pennsylvania,in a state where there is no criminal penalty for having a gun on campus in protest of Texas doing the same. Pennsylvania has less restrictive gun laws than Texas and Georgia. For example, one could carry openly without a license in PA and an 18 year old can open carry (except in Philly, where you really need a gun). Penn like Emory is a private institution so they can ban guns because its private property but the ban is via Criminal Trespass. March 3, 2016 8:06 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) I’m going to make a very bold prediction. If it happens then you heard it from me. If it doesn’t then I never said it. Mitt is going to run as a third party candidate. He won’t announce today, but he will spend the next two to three weeks bashing Trump and Hillary on all of the news outlets. All the while raising money to get on the ballot in all 50 states. If he wants to do this he has to start in the next few weeks. No one gets enough electoral votes in November and for the first time since 1824 the US House picks the president. Romney/Rubio will be our next president and VP. Then I wake from my dream to Trump bombing Mexico because they won’t pay for his wall. March 3, 2016 8:46 AM Log in to Reply CoastalCat The expert opinions of faculty and professors who deal with students each and every day should not be so easily discounted. All guns everywhere is fine with me as long as the Georgia legislature includes itself first. March 3, 2016 8:46 AM Log in to Reply gcp Will Paul Broun challenge Doug Collins in the ninth? Maybe. http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/03/02/will-paul-broun-challenge-a-house-incumbent-stay-tuned/ March 3, 2016 9:23 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) I guess I will be giving money to Doug. I may even go knock on doors to help him out. Broun is another one of the frauds spoon feeding BS to angry republicans. March 3, 2016 9:26 AM Log in to Reply Calypso “…from the pits of HELL.” March 3, 2016 9:54 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) I don’t understand why the good doctor doesn’t go back to practicing medicine. That’s an option for him right…………? March 3, 2016 9:57 AM Log in to Reply Calypso I’m not sure. I heard his business has fallen off since he segregated his waiting room in half. Apparently one area is “For Creationists Only” and the other is “For Those Doomed to Hell”. March 3, 2016 10:04 AM Noway2016 Why doesn’t he just challenge Hice and get his old seat back? March 3, 2016 10:14 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) I would say the main reason is the 10th district has changed with redistricting. If you look at the district when Broun first won it a lot of his support came from counties like Towns, Rabun, Hart, Franklin, Banks, Jackson, and Stephens. All of these counties are now in Doug Collins’s 9th district. So Broun feels that those counties will help him beat Doug. I doubt it will work but Doug already has three challengers so this could be a tough race. March 3, 2016 10:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Thanks for the explanation! Makes sense. March 3, 2016 1:26 PM Log in to Reply gcp Because there is serious dissatisfaction with Collins. While the ire is deep it’s not known if it is wide. There are two announced challengers in the race currently and Braun’s candidacy would likely cause a primary runoff. Folks are upset because of Collins perceived inaction on Planned Parenthood and his votes for the late 2015 tax and budget bills. Also Collins had a bad interview on a local radio station recently and they are hitting him hard. Broun’s decision to run likely depends on his ability to access the money needed to run a campaign. March 3, 2016 10:33 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 G, are there any levels of dissatisfaction with Hice? Has he drawn any challengers? March 3, 2016 1:28 PM Log in to Reply gcp Don’t know if Hice will have primary opposition but folks that voted for him in 2014 seem to be ok with his performance. March 3, 2016 2:20 PM xdog I didn’t vote for Hice and can’t think of circumstances where I ever would vote for him but after 8 years of Broun he comes across as Henry Clay. He still has extreme views and I’d be shocked if he ever makes a legislative dent but he’s not unhinged and he doesn’t fret that his name isn’t in the news all the time. Maybe that’s not much but believe me, it’s plenty. March 3, 2016 4:48 PM chefdavid We are just a bunch of dumb and poor voters…lol http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/01/david-axelrod-georgia-voters-are-poor-and-dumb-thats-why-trump-won-video/ March 3, 2016 1:40 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 The guy that set up Hill’s private server has been given immunity….Where did I put the Jiffy Pop? March 3, 2016 3:51 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Was just dropping down here to post your dreams are closer to reality – is it too late for Romney to switch teams and we elect him as a Demo ? March 3, 2016 6:33 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker tonight Kasich needs to go away, Cruz and Rubio don’t need to chase trump into the gutter calling him a small handed KKK sympathizer (it didnt work wth O and wright) and stay to differentiate themselves on the issues March 3, 2016 6:42 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.