Morning Reads for Wednesday, 4/20

Because I can’t responsibly post the video for Love Again, here’s an entirely random Ray Charles song. You kids enjoy yourselves.

Georgia
– In one of the toughest districts in Georgia, State Rep. Gerald Greene’s only opponent was disqualified for living out of the district
– Jesup won’t be a landfill any longer. Read why in The Bitter Southerner
– A campaign event for Majority Leader Burns with the Speaker in attendance drew protests against campus carry. Sorry, y’all, that’s the price of the RFRA veto
– Kyle Korver fell asleep and woke up to see the Hawks win a second playoff game
– The Powers That Be hope to re-shape Georgia’s economy as an export-driven state. (Has anyone coined “Dixie Deutschland” yet?)
– Leonard Floyd does everything well, but can he do anything exceptionally?
– The scariest moment in the life of a politician is delivering the first pitch; there is the possibility of life-long shame, as fans of House of Cards will attest. Blogger emeritus Buzz Brockway handled it with grace

There Be Dragons
– Why do Americans these days scare so easy?
– Demonstrating both the blistering rage of the white working class and the timid incrementalism of minority voters, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won another Deep South primary in New York
– Trump won everywhere except, uh, his home, drawing only 23 votes from Trump Tower to Kasich’s 13, indicating his personal ability to politically organize is inferior to most fraternity presidents
– The 4th Circuit overturned a school board bathroom policy that discriminated against trasngender students, as dozens of sweaty, politically-ambitious Republicans woke up screaming “NO COMMENT”
– Jamelle Bouie: Republicans aren’t racist, we’re equally indifferent to the sufferings of all people.
– Kevin Williamson is his usual delightful, deranged self

I’ll leave you with this:

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Now if you want Fed money for education, gender equipment will not be the determining factor for the bathroom you use. So hit the showers if you don’t like it…..
😳🙄

Teri
Teri

I’ll identify my tribe by their reaction to this musical summary of Reefer Madness. (If you have Hulu, here’s the entire film.)

gcp
gcp

The family of a Braves fan sues the Braves because he fell over the railing at Turner Field. In other words the family sues for the fan’s carelessness.

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2016/04/family-of-braves-fan-who-fell-to-his-death-at.html?ana=e_atl_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2016-04-20&u=jG6E4YjWaInuldsPN1cGkFF5Wth&t=1461155543&j=72512672

Baker
Baker

If Donald Trump were president, that railing would’ve been ten feet high. And the Nationals would’ve paid for it. #MakeSittingInTheUpperDeckSafeAgain

Baker
Baker

Seriously though. Besides a settlement, what were the Braves supposed to do? Lawyer claims railing should’ve been higher? TLTR (Too lazy to read)

gcp
gcp

Yes, the lawyer says the railing should have been higher. The Braves response should be if the railing was the problem, why were there not more such falls and injuries? The only other recent incident was several ago when a guy jumped and it was ruled suicide.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Not one single cent. Zero. You cannot accident-proof all of America.

gcp
gcp

Agree, however the Braves will likely settle for a few bucks, express condolences and not admit liability just to get rid of the case.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Of course they will. They shouldn’t, but will.

Baker
Baker

“You cannot accident-proof all of America.”

You can’t even accident-proof presidential campaigns and the nominating process.

Baker
Baker

meh. that doesn’t read like i meant it to. i meant it like this crazy billionaire ran on a lark and accidentally ended up getting/near getting the nomination. but it just reads like avoiding campaign slip-ups.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I would think that would be pretty cut and dried. I’m sure there are established standards for how high railings are supposed to be. Either the railing met the standard or it didn’t.

Noway2016
Noway2016

It met it for the first row. Not for some doofus standing in the second row losing his balance and falling forward.

Ellynn
Ellynn

As a completely unrelated side note which you can further “rail” against…

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/harriet-tubman-replace-former-president-andrew-jackson-20-bill-n559251

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

A woman! A black woman! Who freed slaves! I wonder if the Never Forgetters will boycott $20 bills?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I will gladly take Tubman $20s in exchange for a $20 “handling fee.”

On another note, getting rid of Hamilton (first Treasury Secretary, most prolific author of the Federalist Papers, and father of our modern economy) made no sense.

Having Andrew Jackson (genocidal maniac who openly defied the Supreme Court and despised paper money) on the $20 made no sense to begin with.

Ellynn
Ellynn

It’s called a “code”. A “standard” is a completely different set of ‘legal requirements’ and related enforcements. Any code, standard, requirement, testing method, etc. of a building falls under the legally implemented edition as stated in the O.C.O.G, in this case Title 25, which gives jurisdiction of egress and occupancy requirements to the State Fire Marshall’s office under legal egress to the Life Safety Code (N.F.P.A. 101). Currently, per the 2012 edition of N.F.P.A. 101, Section 12.2.11.1.1, under ‘Sight Line – Constrained Rail Heights’, in sub section Special Means of Egress Features in New and Existing Assembly Occupancies, and further… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Have you thought about a hobby? Maybe motorcycling? Archery? 🙂

Thank you for the info.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I get paid for knowing this stuff. It called having a Profession.

Bart
Bart

Nice try Chet, but here is the actual quote from the article you linked about Trump’s huge win in NY last night: “The good news for Trump is that he does appear to have won the specific nine-block precinct where Trump Tower is located by a blowout total of 23 votes to Kasich’s 13. The other good news is that it looks like he won 90 of the state’s 95 delegates overall.” Looks like Trump deniers had a bad night, only going to get worse now that the Trump team is loaded with campaign professionals. GOPers better come together soon,… Read more »

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Your Burns and Buzz article linkies appear to be no bueno.

TheManUndertheBridge
TheManUndertheBridge

Tres J: Good points all, and good clarification, as well.

If only The Donald would begin to speak in a tone and style befitting POTUS, and toss in some relevant, contextual content. If nominated, Trump faces a far more united Democratic Party than the GOP is showing, right now.

If the stay-at-homers do their thing, which was doing nothing, again, its’ Hilary.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Agreed. Trump raises two important issues: immigration and trade. We have to protect our borders and the wall is the best way to do it. Gotta have it. Coast to coast. And, no one other than Kasich will serve as VP if asked. Trump has alienated and insulted all of his fellow Repubs. And if elected no one in either party is gonna work with him. It’s too bad.

Bart
Bart

Noway, you really believe that nobody will accept an invitation to be VP because the top dog would be Trump? All the egos in DC and nobody would take the chance? Come on. I think it will be the other way around with all kinds of potential Veep candidates in the mix after Trump secures the nomination. If for no other reason than the possibility of Trump getting impeached or leaving office early for some other reason, they get to be prez without all the campaign hassle. The political prostitutes will be lined up outside Trump Tower begging for an… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

You may be right. I just don’t see Bush or Marco or Cruz doing it. Too many insults. We’ll see. Christie would…

davidmac
davidmac

Start watching Pennsylvania. It has possibly the strangest delegate allocation yet for the Republican party. Like Illinois, delegates are elected individually by name in each Congressional district – 54 of them. 17 are pledged statewide to the winner of the state. Unlike Illinois, there’s nothing (!) on the ballot to tell you who that delegate is likely to support. When the nomination is sewn up before PA, this doesn’t matter. This time, it does. A few media sources have surveyed delegates to ask who they support. Some delegates have answered, some have not, and some are being cagey about their… Read more »

TheManUndertheBridge
TheManUndertheBridge

What a bunch of wussies those Key State delegates are: “Listen to the people in my District.” I mean really, who do they think they are? They are supposed to be infallible! LOL. Good share, thank you. I am guessing that The Donald will NOT hit the magic 1,237 number before June, in which case – This is gonna be one heckuva show. I see an image of a ventriloquist if The Donald selects a really strong VEEP , if nominated. The phrase, “What the President meant…” might become a daily occurrence. Then there is this: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/donald-trump-wants-oprah-as-his-vice-presidential-candidate/ Can you un-see… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s getting harder to see him not get enough delegates. There are still 750 available. Trump only needs 392 to reach 1237. So he only needs to win a little more than half of those to come. Trump is leading in California and it’s winner take all, so that’s 172 right there. Even if he doesn’t quite get there by the convention, the Rubio and Kasich delegates are going to have to go somewhere. They’ve got 318 between them right now. Trump may only need 50 or 100 of them.

davidmac
davidmac

CA is not strictly WTA. 13 delegates are awarded on the statewide results, but the rest are WTA-by-CD, so 53 little primaries all independent.

Yuppie Pundit
Yuppie Pundit

Can we talk about the GAGOP email that went out today where they educate everyone on delegate process and timelines then drop the bombshell the nominating committee doesn’t plan to interview the people getting their info in for the 5/1 deadline?