March 31, 2016 6:51 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, March 31, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, March 31, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 12 Comments On this date in 1906, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was founded to set rules in amateur sports. The organization became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910. Peaches Valdosta hospital slapped with open records fine. Columbus State losing financing was a federal crime? Georgia State professor whines about campus carry prospect. Palmetto Pipeline sees a halt. “Why Hollywood isn’t the hero for shutting down religious freedom bill“ Are we trying to set a record for how many people we can put to death this year? Jimmy Carter Is this the most sexualized campaign season ever? 6 reasons North Carolina got it right. The arctic is growing or something. Bernie not on the ballot. How did the GOP bribe people in Pennsylvania? Sweet Tea Why we need to stop trying to protect everyone’s feelings. (Maybe NSFW) Kids send service men and women fantastic cards. Violent yoga enthusiast grounds airplane in Hawaii. Liberty Drum 63% of Americans don’t have a problem torturing terrorism suspects Senator Paul finds $150,000 grant to study Alaskan native beliefs. The left used to be right and the right, left? The Border Patrol union apparently wants a wall, endorses Trump Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 12 Comments MikeSilver “After 33 plus years teaching at Georgia State University, I retired from active service effective on Dec. 31, 2015.” * Is 2015 a typo? * Why not retire right now in protest? Where is this man’s convictions and honor? * If he is truly in fear, why would he subject himself to 6 months of deadly dread? * Could it be that he was going to retire anyway and chose Dec 31 to do so to maximize his taxpayer guaranteed extravagant pension payouts? CS Thachenkary is just another leftist academic afraid of chalk and the Bill of Rights. Even worse, he’s from Canada where gun control reigns supreme. March 31, 2016 7:19 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope That Town Hall article on NC’s HB2 actively made me dumber. The “no men in girl’s bathrooms argument” always fails to recognize three basic premises: 1) Sexual predators are going to go into a women’s restroom regardless of what the law says; 2) The rates of sexual assault committed against transgender individuals is much higher than their cisgender counterparts. 1 in 2 transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives. Some estimates believe that 66% of transgender individuals will experience sexual abuse or assault. Trying to paint transgender individuals as the perpetrators of sexual assault is an insulting dismissal of the very real issue of sexual assault that plagues the transgender community. 3) Who the heck wants to make eye contact with another person while in a public restroom? I don’t know about you, but I’m looking to get in and out as quickly as possible. March 31, 2016 8:10 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Everybody knows that laws only fail to protect the innocent when they concern imposing restrictions on guns and carrying them. March 31, 2016 12:35 PM Log in to Reply NoTeabagging Andrew, point one well taken. Strangely, I’ve seen several reports stating the real NC bathroom criminal problem allegedly was ‘STRAIGHT’ men, wearing dresses, going into women’s bathrooms for nefarious purposes. A second stretch was transgender men were doing all their gender surgery, etc. etc. just so they could go in women’s bathrooms for same sexual predator purposes. I really could not make this up. Despite the fact that no such cases were previously reported, and the infinitesimally small odds for this criminal demographic even existing, an emergency legislative session was called for HB 2. But while they were in session, they voided all local municipal anti-discrimination laws just to fan the flames. March 31, 2016 12:48 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Trump is just plain stupid. Punish women who might get abortions if it were made illegal? No way in hell he’d win a general now. That statement will be on an endless loop beginning today! And I thought the nasty insults would do him in… March 31, 2016 8:37 AM Log in to Reply The Dixie Cheetomonger As much as I’d like to think that, they’ve been saying that about everything he says. So far nothing that comes out of his mouth seems to have slowed him down any. March 31, 2016 8:38 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 True but until now it’s just been insults to others running against him. And building the wall, defending the border and stricter background screening of Muslims entering the USA are wildly popular. But THIS, this targets an entire gender’s freedom. I don’t think I’ll be seeing a potential Trump woman supporter advocating for punishment for one of her own sisterhood. His bleating walk back of jailing the doctors was pretty pathetic. He’s done as far as actually being elected Prez. March 31, 2016 9:09 AM Log in to Reply FreeDuck Well, I think there are a handful of women who would want to punish other women but the fact is Trump is already very unpopular among women voters, including those of his own party. He can’t win the general election if it stays this way. So I don’t think his comment hurts him, really, but it certainly isn’t going to help him. March 31, 2016 10:51 AM Log in to Reply TheManUndertheBridge Awwww c’mon now, Jessica, “Georgia State professor whines about campus carry prospect” – Really? This law is plain dumber than paste. I can tell you all firsthand – those that work on campus are far more at risk than students. GSU personnel are there everyday, year in, year out. While MikeSilver may question the man, his origins, his politics, or even the veracity of his resolve, but for the love of reason, C.S.’s logic is impeccable. Dumber than paste. God. Guns. Gayz. Get it? March 31, 2016 1:16 PM Log in to Reply edatlanta He’s a good professor too. If he and others around the country are leaving universities (and they are) due to campus carry laws then the campus carry laws are making our universities worse just to feed our John Wayne complex. March 31, 2016 3:42 PM Log in to Reply thegreatpumpkin The FBI director himself will question Slick Hilly. Gotta love it! The vice is beginning to squeeze. March 31, 2016 1:57 PM Log in to Reply John Konop I 100% agree with the logic if women’s soccer creates more revenue than the men, they should get paid more. If this is upheld, we should end all affirmative action programs, and base all of it on merit. As I have said numerous times over the years, I am 100% against affirmative action, but I am 100 percent for upholding civil rights for all regardless to race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. ……..U.S. Women’s Soccer Doesn’t Deserve Equal Pay — They Deserve More The proof is in U.S. Soccer’s own budget numbers……. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/united-states-womens-soccer-equal-pay_us_56fd37e3e4b0daf53aeee5d7 March 31, 2016 2:41 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.