Morning Reads — April 11th

Happy Monday, everyone! At 8am, George Chidi will post part 1 of his four part series on a DeKalb election. Put your partisanship away for ten minutes and read his posts. There is always a nugget of wisdom in each post

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auh2o
auh2o

Cruz wins Colorado with any voters’ votes? This is as crooked as Hillary’s super delegates.

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

Not crooked at all. At this stage, parties are working towards selecting a nominee for the election in November. While some might expect that process to look like November’s election, it’s really not. Some states have primaries. Others have caucuses. In Pennsylvania, you vote for delegates who are supposed to vote for specific candidates. In Colorado, they pick their candidate at a convention, so it’s the convention delegates who have the vote. That’s what they did in Virginia a few years ago. The same thing has been proposed for Georgia, especially by Brant Frost V in Coweta County and others.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Has this been the standard practice in Colorado to select this way or was this year the first?

Ellynn
Ellynn
auh2o
auh2o

Ahhh… “Perception is Reality.” Trumps poll numbers were through the roof in August. They changed their way of picking the delegates just so they could deny Trump. It’s their right, to be sure but it looks smarmy.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

NYT: Rich live longer than a 40 yr. old making $28k. If you had an able bodied 40 year old living at home and gave them a credit card for food or trade and paid for medical would they move out and get ambitious ?

No dignity or a great society will come from unending subsidies (poor or rich).

xdog
xdog

Senator Blutarsky has some fun with Earl Ehrhart and SB 323, aka the UGA Football Recruiting Privacy Act.
https://blutarsky.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/im-greg-mcgarity-and-i-approved-this-message/

rickday
rickday

See Salty, herein lies your worldview problem: “ambition”. All your life, you have been trained that life is a competition and that America has a Dream that can be achieved, not on nepotism, but good old ‘hard work’, ‘ambition’, ‘saving money for retirement’. Your life is measured not by your contribution to the world, but to the size of your home. You cannot fathom a world where machines will do all the labor, there will be no more jobs, and in order to survive, we must depend on the government (which is really us, collectively, whether you admit it or… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

God, cannot wait for Salty to reply to this Socialist drivel…

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Day, you are obviously on some intense pain killing substance. If you have read any of my posts you know I find both parties equally negligent in our future. I train all of those I care for to understand a rapidly changing world and know they alone are responsible for their pursuit of happiness. There are many very good options available to them, the trick is picking one. Machines will not be doing all the work but disruptive approaches will make our lives better. Smart phones efficiently do many jobs and short cut many of daily life chores right now.… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

PS Rick
“size of home” shows how blind you are, but it was funny – I advise working millennials to avoid debt, buy enough land to put in a conservation type program most states have to minimize property taxes and live in a modest, modern home on that homestead.

I imagine you like me encourage them to own their own business and advantage every tax break or work for the Feds, military…..
I don’t advise them to skim cash, do you ?

blakeage80
blakeage80

The Governor’s third option mentioned in the campus carry story of vetoing but signing an exec order giving power to the university presidents to decide on the issue is hilarious.

rickday
rickday

I don’t know you, but I bet you are a drone worker, who still vainly pursues the mythical capitalist carrot of ‘work harder get rich too!’ Mantra. You seem well trained to reject any aspect of social cooperation, preferring to slap punditry provided labels.

Son, you best bone up on “Basic Income” before you become a leech too. What are you going to do, sell apples on the corner out of blind ambition and pride? Then come to us about this ‘drivel’ of the future.

blakeage80
blakeage80

I should have quit reading after “I don’t know you…”, but congratulations Rick, you reeled me in to reading the rest of it. You must have some strong stuff in the bong this morning.

Ever read about how Ram Charan started by selling shoes in India? What’s so wrong with a story like that?

Teri
Teri

Aaaaaaahhhh! I’ve been waiting for a Trump staffer to RT Rep. Smith! Yeeeeeessss.

Raleigh
Raleigh

“How Much Should State Legislators Get Paid?”

Each should be paid based on what they are worth, if it just wasn’t for that minimum wage law……

Aw come on I know some of you were thinking it…… 🙂

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Goldman Sachs execs, govt insiders, have to be high fiving and dancing in the corridors tonight,
Chump change, tax deductible settlement in relation to their mortgage fraud profits and dodging criminal charges.