June 15, 2016 8:17 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads With Trump Mania Morning Reads With Trump Mania By edatlanta Morning Reads 23 Comments The man, the myth, the hair is in town today, speaking at a no-way-provocative venue in the heart of Midtown. “Song for my Father” by Leon Thomas. (For Father’s Day) Jimmy Carter: “I think there’s going to be a reassessment in America by individual citizens and collectively after this election experience that we’re involved in right now.” Johnny Isakson: Let’s have endless wars anywhere, anytime, any cost. David Perdue: Perhaps downgrading his friendship with Trump? John Lewis: Trump…. “shut up.” Marietta Man, Walmart (ex)Employee: Orlando massacre a “community service.” We really have some cretinous Georgians. Opinion: A vision for Buford Highway. John Lewis: Brexit “would lead to higher prices.” Wait, wrong John Lewis. “The Creator Has a Master Plan (Peace)” by Leon Thomas and Pharoah Sanders. (For African-American Music Appreciation Month. And to balance out the shade thrown in these MRs). Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 23 Comments Teri Ed, I’m disappointed that you missed this story. June 15, 2016 8:38 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta I am not the hero we need. June 15, 2016 8:41 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Neither was the fat naked man outside of wafflehouse June 15, 2016 12:49 PM Log in to Reply gcp The overall effect of a Brexit are debatable but polls show increased support mainly because Brits don’t like loose immigration policies and other EU rules. Locally we have Trumpet, who repeatedly said he would “self-fund” his campaign, in Atlanta for a speech and fundraiser. June 15, 2016 8:44 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta We will see how they like a growth rate of -2% (which is on the conservative side). June 15, 2016 12:50 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Marian Liou is spot on. Acceptance starts with a smile, personal pride and a willingness to do business or share information. It ends with scowls, exclusions and demands from either persons. June 15, 2016 9:09 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Paul Ryan says Trump is a different man in private. Is Trump himself a racist? It doesn’t matter much, because there is little difference in public influence between racist politicians and politicians that openly appeal to racist sentiments. Rock on, Donald, you’re able say whatever you want, secure in the knowledge that nearly every Republican politician will continue to publicly support you. At some point that can go away though. The cognitive dissonance of politicians supporting you in one breath, and condemning your bullhorn racist remarks with the next, has the potential to exceed the capabilities of establishment voters that heretofore were ignoring dog whistles. The analogy that rats know when to leave a sinking ship would be applicable, except that rats aren’t invertebrates. June 15, 2016 9:29 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I’d say the latest Bloomberg poll (the only one thus far taken that includes the Orlando shootings) showing him down 12% to Clinton and a 70% disapproval rate and a 55% rate of people who say under no circumstances will they vote for Trump (62% for women) is a good indication the rats are restlessly looking for the exit. June 15, 2016 12:55 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Rachel Maddow on her show Monday had a very good explanation how the ISIS/ISIL soft target came about and the effect it has in western countries. http://on.msnbc.com/1VWkJTv The follow up interview with Richard Engle was also informative. June 15, 2016 11:56 AM Log in to Reply gcp Maddow’s ISIL explanation is ok but her obsession with the “assault style” “military grade” SIG in the second segment is unacceptable. While I would not oppose a well-written firearm ban for those on the terrorism watch list, a terrorist could still acquire these weapons illegally. June 15, 2016 1:29 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Why do you think I only posted the soft target link? If I had even dared link anything to a firearm, at least two dozen of you would be posting replies browbeating into the ground and a few of you would be gathering together a search party to figure out where to find me in order to lecture me senseless, but not before Noway dragged me off to gun range and taught me the proper way to fire the thing… Credit me with knowing when to pick a battle at the very least. June 15, 2016 2:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, I wouldn’t have labeled it as “dragging…”;) June 15, 2016 4:27 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Forcibly suggesting, asking by being carried off, glaring me into submission (which wouldn’t work – ask my mother), lawful kidnapping… whatever you want to label it. June 15, 2016 4:42 PM Noway2016 Or…maybe saying, “C’mon Ellynn, it’ll be fun!” It could happen, it could happen!!! June 15, 2016 4:48 PM Saltycracker It’s been a tough week in Orlando and even going to Disney can turn into a nightmare: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/authorities-search-boy-dragged-water-alligator-near-disney Opinion, this isn’t bad parents or bad Disney but an incredibly bad encounter with nature. June 15, 2016 11:56 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I cannot even imagine the horror of seeing that happen to your child. No words, really. June 15, 2016 4:22 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 As one poster already noted, this has been a really sh**ty week. And it’s only Wednesday. I ask for God’s comfort and for my own sanity, it’s YouTube Golden Retriever videos and Rod Stewart’s Maggie May… June 15, 2016 4:31 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Amen, Noway! People are freaked out and sad, the media is talking the whole thing to death with partial or misinformation, and now even the Florida gators have gotten into the act of making us miserable. Wake up, Maggie sounds good to me too. June 15, 2016 8:51 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker It ain’t over. AJC reports Westboro Baptists say they are going to Orlando. Anyone have any suggestions for a lake they can use for full emersion Baptisms ? Or a Psalm for their pastor ? June 15, 2016 9:53 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth I heard there’s a lake at Disney. (slapping my own face) June 15, 2016 10:47 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual It hasn’t been that bad of a week, Gucci Mane’s first concert has been announced for this weekend: http://music.blog.ajc.com/2016/06/15/gucci-mane-announces-first-atlanta-appearances-since-prison-release/ June 15, 2016 5:25 PM Log in to Reply Davo65 Interesting day in regards to gun control. Not to sound blasé, but there have been an awful lot of mass shootings in recent memory, yet this one seems to nudged the ball a bit closer to getting something done about them. I was actually quite shocked when I read that Fox anchors started to call for some sort of action against AR-15s and the like. Trump pretty much challenged the NRA to do something, which is unexpected, even for him. Any policy wonks have some inside info on why the sudden change of heart? Is there some polling numbers that have caused a re-think? June 15, 2016 5:44 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual People are just being emotional, it was the same thing after the Newtown mass shooting. People poll that they want more gun control but when it starts getting down to policy it just doesn’t maintain any steam. It will go nowhere in the House. Besides, even if an ASB was implemented, everything would be grandfathered in so it wouldn’t be like you couldn’t find an AR or a 30 round magazine. Traffic fatalities kill a lot of people too, maybe we should govern every vehicle to 30 mph? June 15, 2016 7:01 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.