Morning Reads — March 14th

Good Monday morning. It’s almost the Ides of March. Spring break is starting for some, over for others, we’re likely to know a lot more about who we vote for in November this week, and there are five legislative days remaining this session. So, don’t worry and be happy. You’ve got me filling in for Will on the Morning Reads.

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thegreatpumpkin
thegreatpumpkin

Nuther IT guy takes The Fifth….I wonder if that pot of water is getting hot?
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/03/hillary-clinton-emails-state-department-220689

xdog
xdog

No he didn’t. Read your linked story.

thegreatpumpkin
thegreatpumpkin

Semantics, Senior X! I wonder why he isn’t ‘cooperating’? Pass the popcorn! Oh, and Jorge Ramos actually grew a pair of testicles in the last debate. Hill was a tiny bit flustered!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Hysterical! Weenie professor threatens not to teach class if armed students participate.
http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/22/professor-defies-campus-concealed-carry-laws-with-threat-to-cancel-class/

Noway2016
Noway2016
Benevolus
Benevolus

I don’t think there is much controversy regarding the idea of the wall, it is the design and cost that is, well, ridiculous.

Noway2016
Noway2016

What is the estimated cost? No snark. I simply haven’t seen the figure.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Exactly!

Noway2016
Noway2016

?? Exactly what, B? You’re the one that said it was expensive. I asked the price. Nice exclamation point, though.

Benevolus
Benevolus

According to Trump, it’s going to be free!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

It isn’t the cost of the wall as it will be a symbol of nonsense and a fun hurdle to “in free”. Without an immigration plan with teeth and engaging all law enforcement in the country to support an acceptable federal immigration law, why waste millions for show.
Even El Chapo Guzman used it like a revolving door.
A.Bad.Idea.

Noway2016
Noway2016

On this issue and there are not many I don’t see eye to eye with you on, we disagree. Protect our citizens and our country. Build the damn thing all the way across. I guess the fence around the WH is for show, too. Tear it down!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I forgive you, this time….I invested in a ladder and catapult manufacturer on the border. The money for the investment is coming from many added U.S. border guards that are raising their rate from $2k @ to $3k.

The WH fence is a bit more manageable and the motive is not so great to enter, for most.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I like the catapult idea! Build it like those ones in the Lord of the Rings movies! No telling how many you could sling south in one throw! “SlingIllegal.com!”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Tiny Hands Trump and Gifted Hands Carson evidencing their lack of knowledge regarding the First Amendment. For their benefit and for the benefit of Trump supporters who visit this page when not reading Stormfront… Private citizens cannot violate other people’s First Amendment rights. You have a right to say dumb, racist things and attend rallies supporting a dumb, racist person. Similarly, other people, people who have some semblance of common sense and human dignity, are allowed to go to those same events and protest. People calling you out on your idiocy is not squashing your First Amendment rights. The First… Read more »

blakeage80
blakeage80

Thank you! Yes! It drives me insane to see all the people in the press and on the internet talking about protestors squashing 1st amendment rights. It is important for people to remember the 1st Amendment is between people and the government.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

How about the fact that the 1st Amendment does not allow anyone to yell “Fire” in a crowded room? An auditorium filled with 15,000 -20,000 people certainly qualifies as a crowded room. Professionally organized incitement to riot by moveon.org, William Ayres, et.al, which I witnessed real-time on Friday night is beyond simply yelling “fire.” It was as if anonymous online bullying and shouting down others sprang to human form in a pugnacious mob intent on preventing a peaceful assembly of people who do not share their opinions. The media needs to stop glossing over the unacceptable behavior of a bunch… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The Trump protestors misrepresented themselves in order to obtain free tickets to Trump’s Nazi prom? For shame!!! I went out and bought some pearls just so I could clutch them at the thought of people lying about their allegiances in order to get tickets to something. What is this world coming to? Will we soon see UGA fans buying Tech season tickets in order to get seats for the UGA-GT game in Atlanta? How can society even function?! Look, Trump scheduled this rally in the middle of a predominately Black and Latino neighborhood. He was either hoping this would happen… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Bill Ayres and Nazi prom, back-to-back. Funny stuff.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Andrew, Caitlyn/Bruce Jenner called — he wants his pearls back.

John Konop
John Konop

When you say racist are you referring to Hillary and her supporters who started the birther movement? Why has the media not asked Hillary to disavowed former paid professional mock researcher Linda Star who led the email birther campiagn against Obama? What about Peter Berg former democrat AG of Pennsylvia, and big time Hillary supporter who filled the first birther law suite against Obama? Was has Hillary never disavowed them?

davidmac
davidmac

“BUT… BUT… SHE STARTED IT!!”

Look, that doesn’t even play at my dinner table. Who’s still peddling nonsense, and who’s not?

John Konop
John Konop

Hillary and Bill signature legislation creating the massive incarceration of African Americans as well many in lower in come areas in our country. In fact if we change the 3 strikes and your out laws ie War on Drugs in steroids, the Pew estimates a 30 percent reduction in poverty. Combine that with the trade deal Hillary supported, she has been a disaster for working class people of all races. ‘doesn’t even play at my dinner table.” I guess you give Hillary a pass for running a racist campaign, trading away American jobs for speaking fees, and taking donation from… Read more »

Bart
Bart

ACP, If a Yankees fan wanders into a local Boston pub during a big game and disrupts the room telling all how much better the Bronx Bombers are vs the Red Sox, is his inevitable butt-whooping warranted? And would any self respecting Boston cop give a crap? If a bunch of Sanders supporting free babies decide to invade a Trump function with the sole purpose of antagonizing the crowd, they deserve whatever the agitated crowd decides to inflict upon them. The Chicago mob got lucky Trump canceled. If the whinning free babies don’t like conflict, stop trying to start one.… Read more »

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

“they deserve whatever the agitated crowd decides to inflict upon them”

No, they don’t.

Or maybe you would like to take that position in front of a judge?

Bart
Bart

CC, Yes, anytime. It is fine to protest, but quite a different situation when it turns to a free for all riot atmosphere.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

From my understanding, it didn’t become a “riot” (and really, you’ve got a delicate constitution if you think that was a riot) until after Orange Crush cancelled and the slack-jawed yokels who drove their trailers in from the boonies got upset.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

3Jack… In the words of the immortal Billy Madison: “that’s assault, brother.” The Yankee fan and the Trump protester are protected by criminal laws which prohibit assault and tort statutes that provide a civil remedy for damages. Why do these laws exist? Because folks in a civilized society should be expected to refrain from physical violence. The law, and society, does not give an adult human being free reign to haul off and hit another person because “durr he said something I disagree with, durr.” I mean even 6 year olds grasp this concept. Also, why is Trump so convinced… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

“The Chicago mob got lucky Trump canceled.”
Which mob are you referring to? If you mean the group that went to that event expecting a confrontation and went anyway, perhaps the Trump mob was the lucky mob.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Trump rallies: folks get angry when they might get rocked out of their public paid hammocks. Mega-AG will supply the tomatoes to thrown.

Two big Pharmas, CVS and Walgreen Boots will supply the aspirin.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

When folks appear at a function to express their first amendment rights and at some point of screaming over and threatening the speaker it moves to the area of inciting a riot. The authorities must make the call before it gets out of hand. Anyone rushing the speaker requires immediate arrest.

Works for Clinton or Trump speeches.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I think the “riot” was started when Trump unilaterally cancelled the event (CPD has vehemently denied advising Trump to cancel). Had ol’ Small Hands McGee been man enough to deal with a crowd full of protestors, the event probably wouldn’t have escalated to the point it did.

As for someone rushing at His Royal Orangeness, I agree that person should be arrested.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Really ? What will come first, him handling a bunch of idiots intent on disruption or you jumping up on stage yelling “Let him have his say” ? 😎😎

Only question I have is were the interlopers paid [email protected] ?

Will Durant
Will Durant

“Old buzzword: Gay Marriage. New buzzword: Religious Liberty.” I think the frustration from the fundies over the outcome of Obergefell v. Hodges has worked great for those whose schtick has been coining euphemistic sounding (at least to evangelicals) war cries. In 2013 Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom group brought in over $7MM and in 2014, with the mantra being the assault on “gay marriage” they doubled that to more than $14MM. No returns as yet for 2015 but since they kicked off the legislative session last year by storming the capitol with all of their Duluth neighbor Georgia Baptists in… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

^^ This should be disseminated far and wide. ^^ Sublime.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

No observations on the Atlanta Cof C going recruiting in Austin?
The Austin demographics are way different….and the cost of living for about everything but utilities is higher in Atlanta. Then there is the lifestyle. Austin is the fastest growing city in the top 50 US cities.

Maybe the chamber members were looking for their relocation opportunities on the expense account.

Ellynn
Ellynn

They got a cooler (and expanding) Metrorail in Austin… Just saying.

Baker
Baker

Day’s almost over so no one gonna read this but maybe the enterprising Tuesday Morning Reads person will see it: “Have Republicans Already Lost Florida?” “We’re ignoring the new America for a short-term primary victory, and it’s a high cost for the party to pay,” says Al Cardenas, a former Republican Party of Florida chairman and GOP powerbroker who oversaw the state organization during Jeb Bush’s governorship. ….. “We are going to pay and pay and pay and pay for this,” says Rick Wilson, a GOP strategist who supports Rubio. “The fact of the matter is that this is a… Read more »

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Hispanics. Young people. Women. The LGBT community. Anyone who thinks. All lost.

All because no one in leadership said, “No. Hell no. He’s not one of us.” Loud and often till the GOP supporters listened. Now..too little, too late. Dusting off Romney and sending him out as the sane one is laughably belated.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

First he came for the Latinos. I said nothing for I do not like the Latinos. Then he came for the Muslims. I said nothing for I do not like the Muslims. Next he came for the Blacks. I said nothing for I do not like the Blacks. Except Ben Carson, he’s the good one. Then he came for the gays. I said nothing for I do not like the gays. Then he came for the women. I said nothing for I do not like the women. Then he came for my party. I turned around and said “wait a… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

First he came for the Latinos. I said nothing for I do not like the Latinos. Then he came for the Muslims. I said nothing for I do not like the Muslims. Next he came for the Blacks. I said nothing for I do not like the Blacks. Except Ben Carson, he’s the good one. Then he came for the gays. I said nothing for I do not like the gays. Then he came for the women. I said nothing for I do not like the women. Then he came for my party. I turned around and said “wait a… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Don’t know why that posted twice. Sorry y’all

Baker
Baker

“First he came for the Latinos. I said nothing for I do not like the Latinos. Then he came for the Muslims. I said nothing for I do not like the Muslims. Next he came for the Blacks. I said nothing for I do not like the Blacks. Except Ben Carson, he’s the good one. Then he came for the gays. I said nothing for I do not like the gays. Then he came for the women. I said nothing for I do not like the women.” I think whoever in the Republican party those statements would at all apply… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker