Morning Reads — Wednesday, March 23

In honor of the bleary, bargaining creatures many of you have become after 39 days of session, here’s the darkest hit song ever created by 19-year-olds

Georgia
– Ignore all the rhetoric, this is what the conclusion of the three year battle over religious liberty will actually change. It’s a sad day when the GOP is fighting against local control
– In improbable news, “growing Gay Belt” is something besides your uncle’s favorite punchline
– Shock poll: the coastal islands are the happiest place in Georgia 
Well not everyone
– I’m sure HOA’s in Cobb County will be completely reasonable dealing with backyard poultry production

There Be Dragons
– On the ground in Brussels, a city divided
– I’ve always argued we should do a better job rationally assessing terror threats and the low likelihood any of us will be killed in an attack. Then I see this and completely lose my mind
Garland’s the best we’re going to get, writes George Will. Don’t count on *breaks into flop sweat* President Trump
– But the General Assembly’s House Judiciary Committee passed a strongly worded resolution against confirmation. Rest easy, y’all
How can we maintain anonymity in the age of self-driving cars?
– Congressman David Scott makes a surprising announcement timed with AIPAC’s Policy Conference
– Just, uh, just read this. On federal employees, masters of their domain

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auh2o
auh2o

Ted Cruz just gave Trump thousands of more votes by posing semi-nekkid photos of Melania!! To paraphrase a line from “The Truth about Cats and Dogs”: “Would you rather be stranded on a desert island with Time’s Woman of the Year or Melania Trump?” I vote Melania! Cruz is an ass…

John Konop
John Konop

What Cruz did went way over the line in my opinion. Cruz has demonstrated he will say and, do anything to get the nomination. Cruz, has been caught way to many times having surrogates breaking rules if not laws this election cycle, when caught. Cruz just pretends, he has no idea how it happened. The list goes on and on from lying about Carson dropping out in Iowa, repeated with Rubio, posting ugly false videos as truth, sending out forms that look like voter registration violation forms…..Ted Cruz going after the wife of a candidate like this, demonstrates a lack… Read more »

Bart
Bart

Liz Mair, lol. Anybody seen this skank on Bill Maher? Yea, she’s a real class act to be judging somebody else. Just another elitist trying to stop the inevitable nomination of Trump. She can only dream about somebody using a pic of her for something other than a Halloween scare tactic.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Can you say anything of why you don’t like her with out using a reference to looks in a sexist comment?

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

No and that is why I laugh when the GOP wonders why they don’t appeal to more women.

Will Durant
Will Durant

I blame the media. So far I have yet to see an article exposing her intellect. Pig that I am I have Sinnnned! and could possibly have missed that type of story in my haste to click on her other, um, exposures. I do recall reading an article featuring The Donald in Playboy by Saul Bellow back in the 90’s and it didn’t even have any pictures of Marla Maples, so there’s that. Not that the “First Lady” has any official government role anyway but she is sure ain’t Pat Nixon. I struggling to see what a state dinner hosted… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

Nah, here I was trying to prove that I actually read the articles and stuck my foot in my mouth. There was an interview with Bellow in the same issue with yet another Trump makesacomeback profile. The author of the Trump piece was Mark Bowden who recently had a Vanity Fair article explaining how awkward that weekend was and that it was the only time he had ever been offered a bribe for a favorable write-up. Playboy did have some Pulitzer writers moonlight for them through the years though. I plead guilty as charged here recently to reading the New… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Techies dive into fund-raising with a software package that leverages other peoples social networks. Get those pols off the phones!
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/features/2016-03-23/steve-spinner-s-software-revup-could-transform-fundraising-for-politics-and-beyond

xdog
xdog

Chet, anti-personnel weapons are a bitch. Claymore mines contain 700 steel ball-bearings that are deformed by the explosion into shrapnel. Lethal within about 50 yards. Costs 100 bucks or so. Similar weapons contain hundreds of yards of segmented wire that break up into individual projectiles. Since terrorists can’t buy those they go to the local hardware and pick up a few pounds of masonry nails.

xdog
xdog

Cheers for Obama slapping down Cruz. If only someone would do it literally.

“As far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present, I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance. Which, by the way, the father of Sen. Cruz escaped for America.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-obama-calls-ted-cruz-muslim-surveillance-proposal/story?id=37756098