April 14, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, April 14, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, April 14, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 25 Comments On this date in 1865, President Lincoln was shot. He died early the next morning. Someone should make this for the GeorgiaPol team Peaches The vouchers are coming! The vouchers are coming! Georgia Supreme Court to rule on the cost of a dog. A promise from the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents… Georgia’s Republican National Committee member makes headlines. Again. Racial undertones of Tuesday’s execution? Who knew college kids were less expensive than infants? Jimmy Carter Biggest coal company in the US is in deep, deep trouble. Snowden versus Clinton. The resounding awfulness of the word “bailout” lingers. New York loves Bernie. Sweet Tea If kids HAVE to go to school, they should have to go like this. America is getting embarrassingly lazy. You don’t have to shower every day. Parents today have it so very rough. Liberty Drum Helping the needy is not allowed out west. The War on Agriculture charges on. #rawmilk Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 25 Comments Noway2016 Well, you can’t give apples and oranges away to others’ who might like fruit. And you can’t sell whole milk gotten di-rectly from a cow. That’s govment for you! Don’t do it like the libs say, get fired at the very least. How much food get wasted? How many people could actually get fed if McDonald’s, for example, could take the expired Quarter Pounders to the local homeless shelter instead of the dumpster out back? Common sense died decades ago. April 14, 2016 7:21 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker You hate lawyers ? The more laws and regulations the more money making opportunities. April 14, 2016 10:41 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LOL! Who doesn’t, Salty. Didn’t Shakespeare himself say something about “killing all the lawyers?” April 14, 2016 10:47 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Speaking of trying to make a buck, the best lawyer link was the lawsuit over the rescue dog. It is rare to come across an older rescue dog without issues and a chance of reacting badly with changing conditions and medications. Then to expect some treasure trove of value when left in the care of a kennel……….common “cents”……. As for sleeping with your pet, my constant companion, Pal, was NEVER allowed in the house and I was never allowed to wander in the woods and groves without him. Well he was a good pillow……outside. People that leave a dog alone in an apartment all day need to be charged with animal cruelty. April 14, 2016 2:27 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Agreed. A friend of mine once who kept a yellow lab in a cage in his apartment when he was at work. The poor dog barely had the room to turn around. Broke my heart. I’ll differ with you on the bed thing. My two cats sleep at the foot of the bed at night. My wife and I are constantly feeling them throughout the night. April 14, 2016 3:13 PM Saltycracker I’m good with cats. Cats are different than dogs, they don’t give a sh*t…..especially if they have a dog as their friend……cats are only thing I ever had to keep mole and chipmunks under control. Remember…Only your dog is happy for you to walk in after 10PM. April 14, 2016 4:47 PM Benevolus You want to spend even more billions to find a few terrorists who are less likely to kill you than you getting hit by lightning, but you want to eliminate laws that keep millions of people alive and healthy every day. Weird. Oddly enough, I suspect that if we were more ‘socialist’, i.e. had more food inspectors, we could probably have fewer regulations. Many of these types of laws exist because we were unable to rely on the good faith of some capitalist to do the right thing. Alas. April 14, 2016 12:07 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I would normally reply to “B’s-logic” but not today. I’ll say I like freedom and common sense and leave it at that. I’m heading to Daddy’s in Acworth now for dinner! April 14, 2016 5:10 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Now it’s Ringo! This crap is comical!! No NC concert, cause Ringo’s…wait for it… “gotta take a stand against hatred…” Erickson needs another chapter in his latest book, cause we’re sure as hell “being made to care” about this issue! April 14, 2016 7:32 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Just some light reading for you No. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/04/11/more-republican-politicians-than-trans-people-have-been-arrested-for-sex-acts-in-bathrooms/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook If I wanted to be provocative I would suggest that this is why conservatives need to legislate this stuff- they (generalizing) have trouble controlling their demons otherwise? But that doesn’t mean others do. April 15, 2016 6:53 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Memories are sweet but that world for most is gone. There was security in knowing mom was at the other end of an invisible string as we wander and can run back to. A kids world today is built on extreme competition where you pick your sport or extracurricular activity and train all year, where education is so expensive and specialized career programs so restricted and diverse oriented a B can change your life, We don’t spend the summer barefoot even in the city, hot asphalt and broken glass, we don’t cross roads as cars are bumper to bumper, 15 miles over the speed limit and full of stressed occupants with AC on, windows rolled up and headphones on. But who would live with one used car, a 2000 sqft home, no debt and kids without the best ? April 14, 2016 7:58 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Why not ask about Educaide® subsidies with your party’s push poll methodology that is also on the taxpayer’s dime? April 14, 2016 8:36 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Why not spend a billion or two to bailout Puerto Rico when you have already spent trillions bailing out the likes of J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs? April 14, 2016 8:45 AM Log in to Reply xdog I haven’t heard from the raw milk libertarians in years, and you had to go down under to find a current example. I’ve never understood why those folks don’t follow the lead of the gun libs and dope libs and just buy a damn cow. April 14, 2016 9:26 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Oh their out there… http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawmakers-celebrate-raw-milk-law-loosening-deny-being-sickened/ April 14, 2016 9:39 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I should also put out there that I am a co-op member in my extended family’s dairy and cheese factory interests, so I can technically stop by the farm and pick up a container of raw milk whenever I’m in the area. You don’t need to technically own a cow if you have ties to a co-op. April 14, 2016 11:14 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack Georgia SecState fighting reasonable third party ballot access provisions – http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/04/14/georgia-to-fight-ruling-that-lowers-bar-for-third-party-presidential-candidates/ Change is brewing folks. The antiquated two party system is slowly but surely being challenged. Hopefully Kemp loses so 3rd party candidates have a decent shot at ballot access sometime within the next couple of election cycles. Dems and GOPers will fight it just as they are fighting ‘outside’ candidates in this presidential election. But it is only a matter of time as evidenced by the millions who have shown their collective disgust against ‘the establishment’ over the past 12 months. The 2 major political parties no longer represent a large contingent of voters who seem to be waking up with a desire to force change to the status quo. April 14, 2016 10:01 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus While I agree with you on this, I just wanted to point out that the opposition to Trump isn’t because he’s an outsider, it’s because he is a pathetic excuse for a leader. April 14, 2016 11:53 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack You’re saying that a bunch of ‘pathetic leaders’ in the GOP oppose Trump because he is their equal? Nah, they oppose him because he threatens their very existence, i.e. political welfare recipients who face the real possibility of losing the stranglehold they have on our political system. Same threat posed by Bernie on the left to those in charge of that party. April 14, 2016 12:11 PM Log in to Reply blakeage80 This is not Europe, therefore, we shower at least once per day. Also, this article ignored the psychological effects of showering. I am sure glad the good doctor reminded us all to wash our cracks and crevices though. Where would I be without that sage advice. April 14, 2016 10:10 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant “Ne te lave pas, j’accours et dans huit jours je suis là. ” (Don’t wash, I’m rushing back and I’ll be there in a week.) — Letter from Napoleon to Josephine April 14, 2016 10:42 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Thanks. I really didn’t want to eat lunch. April 14, 2016 11:33 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I want a magical attic that has “possibly’ expensive art hidden in it for God knows how long… http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/arts/art-dealer-says-painting-found-in-french-attic-is-a-caravaggio.html?_r=0 April 14, 2016 10:40 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant “What do you call overruns on a project that’s more than three years delayed and at least $1.7 billion over budget? Reasonable and prudent. At least if you are Georgia Power and you want customers to swallow every penny of the mistakes that would otherwise be the utility monopoly’s responsibility for its adventures in nuclear expansion…” http://www.myajc.com/news/business/georgia-power-aims-to-dump-its-overruns-on-you/nq5BZ/ Keep in mind that in a previous article from the AJC’s Matt Kempner we had it noted that “PSC members didn’t follow their own experts’ advice to impose a risk-sharing mechanism that would have reduced Georgia Power’s profit if it blew past cost estimates. [At the project’s outset] The company argued such a measure would be unfair and potentially counter productive… We can handle the risks that worry state experts. In fact, there’s a slightly greater chance the project will come in under budget…” — http://www.myajc.com/news/business/delays-rising-costs-invite-questions-about-vogtle-/nkPPt/ So we end up with a PSC that not only doesn’t penalize but allows Georgia Power to profit from the delays because we get to pay in advance for at least 3 years more than their original false projections. Think about that; the more they delay, the higher the profit. Anyone who votes for incumbent PSC members is a chump. Any party official who holds it against those within the party who wish to “primary” current commissioners needs to be removed from the party. April 14, 2016 1:04 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid 3 candidates disqualified in State House District 3. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/politics/regional/story/2016/apr/14/three-candidates-disqualified-state-representative-race/360145/ April 14, 2016 4:12 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.