April 29, 2016 6:50 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, April 29, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, April 29, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 18 Comments It’s not even May yet and folks are hollering for Fredi’s head on a pike. Mark your calendars for July 22 for the return of Manuel’s. Still a beautiful, beautiful place. Just, dang it. Does anyone really care what John Boehner says anymore? Math is hard. Still, no substantive policy positions. Like a 50 year old bathtub ring, build-up is tough to get rid of. “A republic, if you can keep it.” Here comes the R-word again. Nice HSA you have there. Hope nothing happens to it. If there’s a loophole, he’ll find it. Just this once, I agree with something a Clemson professor said. Just this once. Semper Fi. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 18 Comments xdog Teen birth rate hits all-time low, led by 50 percent decline among Hispanics and blacks. April 29, 2016 7:26 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Our hearts go out to the UGA families and friends of the four girls lost in a tragic accident. April 29, 2016 7:31 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Glad to see Michael Ramirez is still making things up http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000 April 29, 2016 9:00 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus It would be pretty sad to fire Fredi Gonzales. I mean, what’s he supposed to do with these guys? Everybody knew it was going to be like this, they are doing it on purpose. It’s not his choice. April 29, 2016 9:17 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) I agree. I don’t think there is a manager in all of baseball that could help the Braves win with the crew we currently have. I don’t think there are any glaring problems with Freddi’s management. He’s just playing the crappy hand he was dealt. April 29, 2016 9:32 AM Log in to Reply theappalachian One of the commentators on the pregame show yesterday summed it up well. Something to the effect of “the club is in a sinking boat with 11 leaks and only 10 fingers.” They try and fix the problem from the last game and a new problem presents itself in the next. April 29, 2016 9:37 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack Firing Fredi would be akin to Boehner’s heave ho in congress after he tried to herd those cats. The Braves could hire Cox, Larussa, Bochy, Maddon, name a successful manager and they wouldn’t win with this Major League (the movie) assemblage of castoffs. April 29, 2016 10:26 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 We have to remember that the Braves have always been under achievers. Despite their monster pitching talent and 14 straight division titles, they’d always fold in the playoffs. We could never beg, borrow, steal or kidnap a bat when we needed one! I’m forever grateful for that 95 WS title. The Braves are the Salieri of the baseball world. Nothing wrong with forgetful mediocrity. April 30, 2016 8:07 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant The roster moves are beyond baffling. Trading away the best glove I’ve ever seen playing for the Braves for an older, weaker glove, higher salaried, can’t-hit-his-own-weight-player is only one example of why it isn’t the manager’s fault. You can’t rebuild if you don’t even have the straw for the bricks. April 29, 2016 9:49 AM Log in to Reply Three Jack Speaking of baseball, 2 significant players have been suspended in the past week for PED usage. Dee Gordon the most recent – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2636608-dee-gordon-suspended-80-games-for-peds-latest-details-comments-and-reaction So these guys blatantly cheat the game thus actually effecting the outcome (see last night for example as the soon-to-be suspended Gordon played a key role in a Marlins victory over the Dodgers). And yet they are allowed to continue playing while Pete Rose serves a lifelong ban for betting on games. MLB needs to treat PED cheaters the same or worse than gamblers. Lifetime ban on first offense and no play if appeal is in process. Until then, the cheaters will always be one step ahead of the testers and baseball will be tarnished. April 29, 2016 10:31 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Assuming PEDs enhance: Contract: $50 million, suspension minus $1.65 million – probably near what the diamond encrusted gift from the owner was worth……or endorsements…. … when cheating pays, there will be cheating. April 30, 2016 8:35 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta That little drawing you start out with is pretty offensive to anyone other than the “know nothings” who point to it with glee. The Debt…the biggest rallying cry of the know nothings who fail to realize how they are being played. The debt doesnt matter. It should never be eliminated. The only question is how big it should be at any particular time. The US is the ONLY issuer of its currency. It owes all bills in that currency. It cannot go broke. Period. (the only way that it could is if Congress mandates by law that we go broke…debt ceiling which is stupid beyond belief, but these are know nothings) Here’s some other things to consider. EVERY dollar of government spending is private sector surplus. Government doesnt spend in a vacuum. Someone has to earn it. Ask the major road building contractors if they want to cut government spending enough to “balance” the budget. Every dollar the government cuts is a private sector loss. It makes sense if the government cuts trillions out of the budget that they are reducing the private sector by just as much. If that happens (or even comes close to happening) the economy will have earned its place in the rubble. The fact that deficits are shrinking has much to do with the nonrobust growth we’ve seen. Also…we look at the budget surplus of the Clinton years fondly, but that was when private sector losses started the great leveraging that transpired right up to the crash of 2008. Know nothings will not learn any of this…because by definition they are…know nothings April 29, 2016 2:22 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Obama, first president to have 8 years of under 3 % growth…..debt ? Meanwhile back at the reality ranch, in Orange Co. California, the police stand around doing little to stop rioters destroying property in a weird protest of trump and lawmakers vilify John Wayne as a racist. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-gays-for-trump-crowd-gathers-at-costa-mesa-rally-20160428-story.html April 29, 2016 5:26 PM Log in to Reply TheManUndertheBridge Your first point about the US debt not ‘mattering’ excludes a few basic FACTS: First, the debt service cost erodes our ability to spend Gov’t ‘revenues’ (Taxes, fees, etc.) on anything other than this fast growing obligation. In about eight years debt service will consume a large portion of all Gov’t ‘revenues,’ I have heard up to 30% Second, A longterm concern is that the ‘full faith and credit’ of the US dollar may become questionable, which may lead to the dollar not being used as a worldwide reserve currency. Experts predict it could take China about twenty years to achieve this objective. They are working on this as we speak. To wit: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-23/why-china-wants-its-yuan-to-be-the-world-s-5th-reserve-currency Third, for every dollar the Gov’t spends, the private sector is denied that revenue. The private sector gains revenue as a ‘vendor’ not as a owner. This is basic economic theory, so you must really dig Socialism. Cutting trillions in US budget spending on debt service, social services and programs AND the military allows that money to be spent in other areas, but this must be done judiciously. The whole discussion of a budget ‘sequester’ has been forgotten, as I predicted shortly after its’ announcement to a certain GA Congressman’s COS: “You guys made the law, you can either ignore of un-make it,” followed by his sly wink and a shrug… But then again, what do I know? May 1, 2016 10:52 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Paul Johnson, a British historian and great Forbes columnist on political correctness http://www.forbes.com/sites/currentevents/2016/03/23/when-excess-is-a-virtue/#54cbfc8134b5 April 29, 2016 6:23 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 A little late in the cycle, I know, but don’t you just love the Death Tax!? http://dailysignal.com/2016/04/29/why-over-half-of-princes-estate-will-go-to-the-government/ April 30, 2016 8:29 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker The Tax wasn’t the problem, thinking you will live forever, stupid but talented, is a problem. April 30, 2016 8:42 AM Log in to Reply xdog Happy Easter to you Orthodox Christians, and happy Mayday to you pagans and commies. 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