Morning Reads for Friday, March 11, 2016

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.

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John Vestal
John Vestal

Don’t forget to “spring forward” tomorrow night. Or Sunday morning. Or at least by Wednesday. Or April.

Benevolus
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.

John Konop
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… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The Illuminati link doesn’t work.

Because they don’t want it to work.

Ellynn
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.

Saltycracker
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.

Davo65
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.

Saltycracker
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… Read more »

Dave Bearse
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… Read more »

gcp
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… Read more »

John Konop
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… Read more »

gcp
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… Read more »

John Konop
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… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

I thought Pete Best was the fifth Beatle…

Will Durant
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.

chefdavid
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

thegreatpumpkin
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.

Noway2016
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

Andrew C. Pope
Noway2016
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!

Andrew C. Pope
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.

Ellynn
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… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Mine too. My father passed away about 8 months before yours.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“being my father child to the core and a daddy’s girl to boot. ” Very sweet! Love it!

Will Durant
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.

Ellynn
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?

Noway2016
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,… Read more »

Ellynn
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… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok, who should I read?

ScottNAtlanta
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?

Noway2016
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…

chefdavid
chefdavid

Campus Carry being debated now in the Senate http://www.senate.ga.gov/Streaming/en-US/Channel/Georgia2

Will Durant
Will Durant

Get back to me when they grow a set and vote on Capitol Carry.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Passed the Senate 37-17

Bart
Bart

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.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Typical rent a mob thugs. Who’s surprised?