May 20, 2016 7:10 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, May 20, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, May 20, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 12 Comments Thank the heavens above, this agonizing primary will be over Tuesday. 130? You don’t look a day over 99! That $13 wasn’t worth it. Any of it. Atlanta loses a HQ to … New Jersey? As usual, will we ever know all of the story. Too cool for just… everything. Sen. John McCain polling badly in his home state. Interesting nugget near the bottom – if Trump picks AZ Governor Brewer for Veep, the ratings go down even more. NYC is fining businesses for what? Was it a state convention or an episode of Jerry Springer? No more fancy watch bribes for you! Things are bad, really bad, in Venezuela. Now this is truly cool. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny 12 Comments John Konop Wow this is big for Kevin Moore! Rep. Scot Turner, in a meeting told me that his constituents did not care about the traffic problems over a year ago. I warned Scot that he needs to listen to the people, and work with office holders on solutions, not point fingers, and alienate everyone. Kevin has a great reputation with working with people! Buzz Ahrens, Chairman of the Cherokee County Commission ……….Today I am voicing my personal support and personal endorsement for Mr. Kevin W. Moore in his effort to gain a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives for District 21. With 50 years of global and local executive management experience in military service, private industry and elected public service, I’ve got a pretty good sense and track record about character, capability and reliability. I see Kevin as practical and realistic; as humble and unassuming; and as a successful owner/operator of a local business for almost 20 years………. https://www.facebook.com/notes/buzz-ahrens/proud-to-endorse-kevin-moore-for-house-district-21/10209612539053900 May 20, 2016 7:23 AM Log in to Reply John Konop Rep. David Clark has been an outspoken voice about allowing parents working with doctors to make medical decisions, not politicians with private agendas. I also give my Senator Brandon Beach, a big thank you for also fighting this good fight! Please give them your support, in their fight, to give us all, more health options. http://www.11alive.com/news/local/dad-takes-medical-marijuana-fight-to-next-level/203284426 May 20, 2016 7:42 AM Log in to Reply John Konop Another big endorsement for Kevin, is Rep. Scot Turner in trouble? https://www.facebook.com/mooresautocarecenter/photos/a.145390388888370.31543.102900929803983/1025737627520304/?type=3&theater May 21, 2016 9:22 AM Log in to Reply xdog It’s comforting to see conservatives whining again about those all-powerful liberals treating them so badly. For a while it looked as if Trump would grab all their resentment but I should have known they have an inexhaustible store of grievances and besides, whiners never quit. This time it’s about how the left is keeping them down on the social media farm. Not long ago it was the IRS impinging the rights of freedom lovers everywhere to claim tax exemptions, and before that the secular left was warring against Christmas. There’s always freedombook.com for those guys. They could just let the market decide. May 20, 2016 7:51 AM Log in to Reply xdog Charlie is cited in politico story on Georgia in November. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/donald-trumps-map-the-downside-223393 May 20, 2016 8:44 AM Log in to Reply gcp Interesting Atl Bus. story where 2018 gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle now says we need to expand MARTA with more state funding and more state oversight. http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2016/05/cagle-marta-doesn-t-add-value-to-region-needs-to.html?ana=e_atl_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2016-05-20&u=jG6E4YjWaInuldsPN1cGkFF5Wth&t=1463748565&j=73371302 May 20, 2016 8:57 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Got reminded yesterday of a long childhood friend. She was a tomboy of the first order, believed she could outrun, outplay, outthink and whip any boy on the block. She could and did, she identified with the boys. She morphed into a beautiful girl, got married and became a successful attorney. She is still a lot of fun to be around unless crossed…….we asked her once…..what if you can’t convince the other attorney to see your side, you can’t beat him up now, her answer: if he’s a man, I just keep showing more leg and he will acquiesce. The thought of her coming into the boys bathroom never entered either of our minds….she was already miffed we could stand in the bushes to pee…..good grief, what if she pointed and giggled ? Who would be permanently scarred then ? Transgender identification was not in vogue then. We didn’t try to change or classify her. Too bad we and her parents couldn’t convince her she was a transgender and start giving her drugs to be a transsexual, she might have never known she was just a tomboy for a while. May 20, 2016 10:02 AM Log in to Reply davidmac > Too bad we and her parents couldn’t convince her she was a transgender and start giving her drugs to be a transsexual That’s not how it works. May 20, 2016 10:23 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Salty, Thank you for sharing the story of your brave and courageous cisgendered friend. It was truly moving to hear about how she did not have to struggle with the challenges faced by transgender individuals. Truly moving stuff. I can’t wait until next Friday when we can hear about how easy it was for your white friend living in the Jim Crow South to use a water fountain. May 20, 2016 10:43 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Thank you for inferring my friends could read back then. I am also fascinated with the progress in virtual reality technology and can imagine you in a chair taking meds or pontificating on whatever you identify with today. 😎 Chill, these blogs are for entertainment purposes only. May 20, 2016 5:06 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual I have certainly had them point but never once did I hear a giggle. May 20, 2016 11:19 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Meanwhile another DeKalb County candidate gets sucked into the morass of dysfunction and idiocy. http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/dekalb-tax-commissioner-sues-to-stop-election/nrQps/ The law states that an interim tax commissioner “shall not be designated as the incumbent on the election ballot used to fill such vacancy.” May 20, 2016 4:49 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.