March 11, 2016 7:04 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, March 11, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, March 11, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 40 Comments Bah. Humbug. PSA: Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this Sunday at 2am! Or you’ll be late to everything. For some, you’ll be even later. Rep. Barry Loudermilk making himself known. The Illuminati met at Sea Island. Or something. AMC buys Columbus-based Carmike Theaters. Professional Advice: Keep the matinee pricing! Paul Broun announces. Hilarity ensues. Ten super delegates to Slytherin. AG Lynch not required to indict Hillary Clinton even if FBI recommends the same. Beware disgruntled jihadis bearing lists. Unless they have lat/long. But hey, they could disappear you if you’re a climate denier. Surprised they hadn’t pawned it. Carson to endorse Trump. Yawn. Protests have consequences. Rising China. Mike Ditka learns the hard way to stick to sports analysis. RIP Sir George Martin, the Fifth Beatle. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 40 Comments John Vestal Don’t forget to “spring forward” tomorrow night. Or Sunday morning. Or at least by Wednesday. Or April. March 11, 2016 7:17 AM Log in to Reply Ginny Thanks. I would have forgotten, too. PSA added. Like it would really help. March 11, 2016 8:23 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I would hope protests have consequences. That’s the point! That’s a pretty pathetic link though. We all know there are no racial problems in Missouri after all. Nothing to see here, move along. March 11, 2016 7:19 AM Log in to Reply John Konop If we follow the logic used by Rubio about Cuba why would we have relationships, with China, Russia, Saudi Arabia……In countries in many places in the Middle East and Africa the people are treated way worse than Cuba, especially women. Why do we have a different standard for Cuba? Would not the west commercializing Cuba force the hand of the their government more ie carrots and sticks? ……….’I know what a good deal is,’ Rubio, a Cuban-American, said. ‘Here’s a good deal: Cuba has free elections, Cuba stops putting people in jail for speaking out, Cuba has freedom of the press Rubio also called on Cuba to disentangle itself from North Korea, along with China and Russia……. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3486963/Rubio-Trump-clash-Cuba-Marco-takes-Donald-school-art-deal-really-free-elections-free-press-trade-gets-liberated.html#ixzz42b8IsYRG March 11, 2016 7:52 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The Illuminati link doesn’t work. Because they don’t want it to work. March 11, 2016 7:56 AM Log in to Reply Ginny Link fixed. March 11, 2016 8:25 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Next year the reporters should look at the FAA report for Savannah to check out the number of ‘extra’ Gulfstream jets getting serviced over the weekend. Lots of corporate types and private plane holders land in Savannah or the Brunswick facility for long weekends or vacations while the planes are checked. March 11, 2016 9:55 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Mizzou: racial issues, football team strikes. angry “misinformed” student body prez posts KKK scare on Facebook, university president resigns, enrollment plunges, university actively seeking students to stay on budget. I see consistency, no adults present. March 11, 2016 8:03 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 Friday’s Morning Reads are always an interesting mix of conspiracy, bitterness and paranoia. Need to refresh the Clinton jokes though; gonna need new material for the next 8 years. March 11, 2016 8:20 AM Log in to Reply Ginny Well, thank you. Now get off my lawn. 😉 March 11, 2016 8:27 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker When we see an inordinate violation of a law, one question to be puzzled through is the law itself, is it right, is it too severe, is it misapplied, is enforcement too selective, is the law too complex, is it a relic, is it ahead of our capabilities, financially or systemically, what must change? Immigration, drugs, taxation, global warming, abortion, race and religion all fit into how do we do the right thing without the wheels coming off civilization. Has the EPA stretched too far or are we willing to scale down economic goals when so many car, power and manufacturing industries are struggling with emissions ? There has to be some sensible balance between not dumping waste into rivers and oceans, taking a look at burning cleaner coal and vehicle emissions. The EPA is on the heals of gas and Diesel engines where we suspect all of them are pulling something to avoid fines…..not right March 11, 2016 8:37 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse SC Senator Lindsey Graham was something of a conservative icon a decade ago, but he’s becoming a RINO since he’s of late been telling unpopular truths about the GOP. Graham on the GOP Senate refusing to consider an Obama Supreme Court nominee: “We are setting a precedent here today, Republicans are. That in the last year at least of a lame duck eight year term, I would say it’s gonna be a four year term, that you’re not going to fill a vacancy of the Supreme Court based on what we’re doing here today. That’s going to be the new rule”. Polling by the GOP found “that a majority of U.S. voters share the concerns of the GOP in regard to tipping the ideological balance of the Court and the need for the next Justice to strictly interpret the Constitution.” Natch. Here is a question you can be pretty sure wasn’t polled: “How do you feel about waiting so that Trump can make the next SCOTUS nomination?” March 11, 2016 8:41 AM Log in to Reply gcp Last debate summary and at this point, debates don’t matter. Rubio. Good overall performance. Explained how trade benefits us. Has a policy on social security reform. Wants merit based green cards. Also good Cuba policy. Not sure on his idea to “rebuild the military.” Kasich. Just ok. Says he won’t raise social security age but will cut benefits. Continues to mainly talk about his record. Repeatedly says he was called to Pentagon (or is it the White House) after 911. Still running for vp. Trumpet. Just ok. Nothing new. Weak on policy but wants to make deals with everyone. Wants 20 to 30000 more troops in Mideast. Talks about waste, fraud and abuse but otherwise has no policy on social security. Again told us about Sheriff Joe endorsement and now has a “huge” endorsement from Carson. Cruz. . Ok performance. End ethanol subsidy. Abolish Dept. of Ed. Questionable policy on troop increase in Middle East. Moderators and audience were good unlike what we see from FOXed news debates. March 11, 2016 9:10 AM Log in to Reply John Konop Rubio: If we follow the logic used by Rubio about Cuba why would we have relationships, with China, Russia, Saudi Arabia……In countries in many places in the Middle East and Africa the people are treated way worse than Cuba, especially women. Why do we have a different standard for Cuba? Would not the west commercializing Cuba force the hand of the their government more ie carrots and sticks? ……….’I know what a good deal is,’ Rubio, a Cuban-American, said. ‘Here’s a good deal: Cuba has free elections, Cuba stops putting people in jail for speaking out, Cuba has freedom of the press Rubio also called on Cuba to disentangle itself from North Korea, along with China and Russia……. Kasich: I do think the idea of eliminating payroll taxes and replacing with a consumption tax would fix many issues with SS. One it would increase GDP with people having more money to spend ie job growth. It would fix the index problem via the revenue coming in would be GDP based. Trump: He scored big on trade and jobs, as shown in focus group after the debate. Agree SS answer very weak. Cruz: Do not understand why he always overreaches in the debate. It just reinforces the issue with trust….. March 11, 2016 9:59 AM Log in to Reply gcp Rubio correctly stated Cuba harbors many US fugitives and refuses to return them. Cuba is 90 miles away and the Cuban economy is small relative to our economy. Normalization would greatly benefit Cuba but would have little relative benefit to this country. Human rights in Cuba are more equivalent to North Korean human rights than anywhere else. I do however agree with you in regards to treatment of women in many Mid East countries. Rubio also gave a good example as to how trade benefits this country. He talked about flowers imported from Columbia and how many folks are employed in this country in sales and distribution of those flowers. Did not hear Kasich say anything about federal tax policy. He mostly talked about Ohio tax policy. Also no federal tax policy proposal on his web site. Trumpet contradicts himself when he tells us he uses HB1 workers but thinks the HB1 program is bad for US workers. Also he supposedly manufactures some of his clothing in China. March 11, 2016 10:47 AM Log in to Reply John Konop ………Did not hear Kasich say anything about federal tax policy. He mostly talked about Ohio tax policy. Also no federal tax policy proposal on his web site………. I agree, and I think we both lean toward the Cruz concept of Flat tax with no write offs, combined with consumption and eliminate payroll. Not sure Cruz has the right numbers, could need a few brackets… ….Trumpet contradicts himself when he tells us he uses HB1 workers but thinks the HB1 program is bad for US workers. Also he supposedly manufactures some of his clothing in China……… I think he has made the same point I have for years on trade, immigration……As an executive of business, your job is best ROI for investors legally. My personal political views have nothing to do with business decisions. Even if I disagree with government policy my job is clear best ROI. Yet it does give you special insight into how to fix it. March 11, 2016 11:07 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I thought Pete Best was the fifth Beatle… March 11, 2016 9:10 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Nah, he was 4a to Ringo’s 4b. Martin actually convinced them to fire Best as his drumming wasn’t up to Martin’s professional standards. March 11, 2016 1:30 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Class action lawsuit in Florida that allows power companies charge big money up front for nuclear projects… deja vu in Georgia in ten years? http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-nuclear-costs-lawsuit-beth-kassab-20160310-column.html March 11, 2016 9:11 AM Log in to Reply thegreatpumpkin “AG Lynch not required to indict Hillary Clinton even if FBI recommends the same.” This is Noway. In matters talking about Hillary’s possible indictment, I’ll use this handle. That being said, if the Feebs recommend an indictment and she isn’t, there won’t be enough Depends/Serenity diapers on the market to stop the leaks that will flow from the J. Edgar Hoover Building. In some weird way, it might be better if she get’s indicted. At least then she can claim the Vast Right Wing Boogers are out to get her. The leak campaign would hurt her worse. March 11, 2016 9:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Just as Krauthammer is the smartest pundit around, Peggy Noonan is in a class by herself inside the beltway. Here’s a great column on Nancy Reagan. http://www.wsj.com/articles/farewell-to-nancy-reagan-my-darling-friend-1457654369 March 11, 2016 10:00 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Never been the biggest Krauthammer fan, but I did enjoy this piece: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-holocaust-and-the-jewish-identity/2016/03/10/0cfe842c-e702-11e5-b0fd-073d5930a7b7_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory March 11, 2016 11:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You should read his latest book, it covers various subjects and is a great read. I’m also a huge George Will fan. I like to see them both on Fox at the same time, the IQ levels are truly off the charts! March 11, 2016 11:42 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Eh, George Will’s old man takes on baseball generally lead to me tuning him out. But I’ll check out the book, always looking for something new to read. March 11, 2016 12:08 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn My father hated George Will’s opinion on almost every thing, but he read his column every week. When I asked why, he pointed out George had a thoughtful and at times logical reasoning behind most of his writing, even if he was wrong. He also thought a person should know every side of an agreement, so we didn’t follow along like sheep to just one persons point of view. So I started reading George Will too at the age of 10, I being my father child to the core and a daddy’s girl to boot. Dad loved the Opening Day baseball quiz. He and his brothers would mail the answers to each other and then have a big discussion with referenced pages of record books for the next two months. This was all done by mail. The first opening day after my dad died a few years ago, my uncles starting mailed me the their quiz answers and asked me for my opinions and answers. March 11, 2016 1:08 PM Ginny “being my father child to the core and a daddy’s girl to boot” Yep. That’s me, too. This will be my third Spring Training season without him. He knew so many stats and stories. Spring is bittersweet now. March 11, 2016 1:24 PM Ellynn Mine too. My father passed away about 8 months before yours. March 11, 2016 1:39 PM Noway2016 “being my father child to the core and a daddy’s girl to boot. ” Very sweet! Love it! March 11, 2016 2:04 PM Will Durant I will never forgive him for flip flopping on the designated hitter back in the 80s. And then he still has the gall to call himself a conservative. March 11, 2016 1:17 PM Ellynn Wow… you do read some drivel-less conservative news Noway… even people I actually follow. Impressive. So… what ‘Liberal’ pundit/newsy types do you read? March 11, 2016 1:19 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LOL! This will floor you: I like Alan Colmes and I loved Jack Germond! He was a gruff curmudgeon and I disagreed with almost everything “librul’ he said, nonetheless, I trusted him. I watched McLaughlin for years because of him. Regarding Colmes, I’ll come across his radio show while driving from time to time. I’ll listen. He’s a reasonable guy. Who else? You know, I felt the same way about Michael Kinsley on Crossfire. He and Novak had monumental battles. I understand he’s been in bad health in recent years. Too bad. And finally, if I ever had a kid, I wish it would have been a girl. I would have loved to have spoiled her senseless! 🙂 March 11, 2016 2:13 PM Ellynn We need to update your list… Seriously. As to being spoiled… He was logical about it. When I requested a boom box (early 1980’s) for Christmas, he asked me if I had a sound reason why I should have one and what research I had to back up the conclusion. After looking at him with a blank look, he handed me two years worth of back issues to Consumers Report telling me somewhere in the stack were the ratings of boom boxes, and when I found it, I was to tag the ones I wanted, and he expected a verbal report on why I needed that exact model and what I planned to do with it. March 11, 2016 3:58 PM Noway2016 Ok, who should I read? March 11, 2016 8:40 PM ScottNAtlanta I still watch McLaughlin on YouTube every Saturday. He looks exactly the same as when my Dad watched it when I was 10…he’s been around a LONG time…looked like a grumpy old man then…looks like a grumpy old man now. Eleanor looks the same just more gray, and Pat…still looks about the same too…hmmm what does all that mean? March 11, 2016 7:17 PM Noway2016 It means you still appreciate the best political round table out there. Barnes and Kondrake are gone. I actually liked the Capitol Gang, bit’s been gone a while. Inside Washington was outstanding but it left in ’13. Oh, well… March 12, 2016 9:20 AM chefdavid Campus Carry being debated now in the Senate http://www.senate.ga.gov/Streaming/en-US/Channel/Georgia2 March 11, 2016 1:20 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Get back to me when they grow a set and vote on Capitol Carry. March 11, 2016 2:17 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Passed the Senate 37-17 March 11, 2016 3:13 PM Log in to Reply Three Jack Trump rally in Chicago postponed due to out of control protestors preventing an open gathering in a building rented by the campaign. I guess the youngsters don’t get that whole 1st Amendment thing, it works both ways folks. March 11, 2016 7:53 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Typical rent a mob thugs. Who’s surprised? March 12, 2016 8:31 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.