Morning Reads – April 1, 2016

Happy Friday!  We’re rolling right through the year.  I can’t believe it’s already April.  I’m filling in today for Ginny, so here’s what you need to know for today:

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Guys,
Interesting as hell article about a political hacker who has helped steal/rig Latin elections overseas. He’s Colombian and has supposedly worked through a political consultant in Miami. It’s a long piece but well worth your time. And I thought WE were semi astute at the ways of the political world. Not so much, I’m afraid. Have any of you wonks ever heard of the Miami consultant mentioned in this article? Charlie?? I’ve emailed some of my Colombian buds to get their views and opinions.
http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-how-to-hack-an-election/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

$20k @ month – where can you get a lobbyist for only $20k month ?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, that’s a fortune in Colombia. Maybe that’s the going rate for high end hackers?

John Konop
John Konop

WOW, any surprise why Hillary has a trust issue with voters? …Hillary Goes Off: ‘I’m So Sick’ of Bernie Campaign’s Lies… ……….The unidentified activist asked Clinton about money she has accepted from fossil-fuel companies, prompting the candidate to clarify: “I do not have that kind of money from people who work for fossil-fuel companies.” As the activist continued to press Clinton on the matter, the Democratic frontrunner became openly irritated, pointing at the woman and saying, “I am so sick. I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me. I’m sick of it.” But the activist was mostly… Read more »

thegreatpumpkin
thegreatpumpkin

Don’t be too hard on her. She’s just testy that she’s going to be indicted soon.

John Vestal
John Vestal

Some days, it really pays to be a habitual cursor-hoverer-er.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Nathan, maybe it’s just me but all of your links I click on bring up the Rick Astley video. April Fools, right?

Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

So what’s worse, the Braves lineup or our presidential lineup?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“When the Braves send their people, they aren’t sending their best. They’re bringing strikeouts, they’re Jeff Francoeur, they’re Bud Norris and some, I assume, are good players.”

Will Durant
Will Durant

Freddie Freeman for President! He would have to take a cut in pay but the bennies are great. An additional bonus is that it would leave the Braves eligible to play in AAA.

xdog
xdog

You #NeverTrump folks should know that a Deez Nuts candidacy does more damage to Clinton than Rick Perry.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2015/PPP_Release_National_33116.pdf

gcp
gcp

The AJC reports 5000 single, workable food stampers in Hall, Gwinnett and Cobb may lose food stamps if they don’t get a job or job training. This policy should apply everywhere in Ga., not just in three counties.

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/thousands-in-georgia-could-lose-food-stamps/nqw3W/##

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’m just waiting for some of our lib buddies to call you “heartless”, G…

Bart
Bart

Good start! Now let’s make it applicable to all 159 counties in GA, then all 3144 US counties across the country.

Ginny
Ginny

Well done, sir!

Ellynn
Ellynn

I always read straight through the MR before a click… I’m just going to assume links match the words.

Well played.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Here’s an article Sen Perdue needs to read. Sort of contradicts his whole argument

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/1/11345396/how-to-pay-for-infrastructure

Note to Senator…you’re a big ‘market’ guy, then what does a negative short term interest rate say to you?

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Rickrolling? Really?