June 23, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, June 23, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, June 23, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 32 Comments On this date in 1836, Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states. Peaches Chicken & Waffle raid in Georgia. Most of Georgia’s growth is concentrated in Atlanta – duh. Healthcare coverage taking a different direction in Georgia? The drones are coming. Want to retire rich? Georgia is the place to be. Jimmy Carter Hundreds of terror threats since 9/11 Trump & Obama subject of public roasting. Rubio skips everything. Now who wants Trump? Sweet Tea A short term fix for HIV? The handshakes of people under 30. Is your smartphone making you blind? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 32 Comments Saltycracker Retire rich: A lot of my GA and FL neighbors left some of those higher rated states for the same reason, the cost of living was too much, like snow plows and property taxes. To live with a small fortune there you needed to retire with a big fortune. June 23, 2016 8:32 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger (aka the NEOCON Hack) Trump is only up by 7 points in Texas……….. I can only say I told you so so many times. It is very unlikely if not impossible that Hillary wins Texas, but now we as a party have to spend money in places like Texas and Georgia. Instead of spending that money in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. I just wish the train wreck that is November 8th will hurry up and get here. June 23, 2016 9:07 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I might add…money that Trump doesnt have because he dont need no fundraising…He has RALLIES! June 23, 2016 6:17 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Any comments from the progressives on this one? Or will the messenger just be shot? http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/22/trump-nbc-producer-praises-assassin/ June 23, 2016 9:26 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker News folks have been fired for less and the FBI needs to check this guy out. Or maybe Trump needs a really good VP. If Fox would have said that it would be a terroristic threat. June 23, 2016 10:52 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus To the extent that it might be an accurate report, it is an unacceptable comment. Not sure what it has to do with progressives though. June 23, 2016 11:06 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I dont comment on Brietbart stories as they are fiction for the most part, but I would argue a lot more republicans would be thinking that than progressives. Just saying… June 23, 2016 6:19 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Breitbart, the same outfit that reportedly posted the headline “Exclusive – Donald Trump plans to continue GOP legacy of leading on Women’s, Civil Rights Against Racist, Sexist Democrats” after a Trump interview a week or two ago? Perhaps he’s had too much exposure to the twitter idiot-in-chief, and thought he likewise could twitter idiocy without being held to account. June 24, 2016 12:04 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You guys are really just too predicable. No real comment on a lib producer’s commenting favorably on the possibility of someone harming Trump. No, just a comment on the source of the story. Good job! June 24, 2016 7:51 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So an “associate producer” (a vague and overly broad catch-all term in an industry filled with vague yet prestigious sounding titles) at NBCUniversal (a gigantic company) with no demonstrated connection to their news division and no demonstrated amount of relevance within the company makes a joke on his personal and, probably insignificant, social media account. Apparently this is some worthwhile news story? Brietbart is trying to turn a cow patty in a Jasper County field into Mt. Everest with this story. Fortunately for their click-bait dependent revenue structure, you giddily clicked on the latest evil “lib” conspiracy. Seriously, if we’re going to make broad jumps, when is Fox News going to apologize for the Fox Sports reporter who made a bunch of racist and anti-Semitic statements on a sports podcast? June 24, 2016 10:12 AM Log in to Reply gcp If Rubio wants to win reelection as senator he needs to tell Florida voters he won’t run for president in 2020. June 23, 2016 10:12 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Quick question: Are any of the GAPol posters concealed carry folks? If so, how often do you carry? As you might expect, I am but I don’t carry often at all. June 23, 2016 10:49 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I had a somewhat dangerous job for a while and I had a carry permit then, but once that passed I stopped carrying. Kind of funny story: I was at home cleaning my gun one night and heard a noise outside. Looked out the window and saw 4 teenagers ransacking my car. I ran out there in my socks and chased them down the street. Afterwards I realized it was stupid of me to chase 4 thugs, and also was lucky my gun was in pieces or I probably would have grabbed it too. That night could have ended very badly but I got lucky. But you don’t often get second chances when you fire a gun in the heat of the moment. June 23, 2016 11:10 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Interesting story, B. Glad you weren’t hurt. June 23, 2016 11:32 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal SCOTUS rules warrantless blood tests incidental to DUI arrests are unconstitutional. Split court upholds appelate court’s injunction against Obama’s immigration orders. U of Texas’ “race-conscious” admissions program challenged by Fisher is(was) lawful under Equal Protection. Three of the cases decided today. I would provide links, but I’d be “in moderation” for hours. 😉 June 23, 2016 11:18 AM Log in to Reply gcp SCOTUS immigration ruling ends DAPA in the fifth circuit but the effect on DACA is unclear. The ruling is a win for those opposed to Obama’s immigration policies. June 23, 2016 11:33 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope It was a split, so it merely upholds the district court’s injunction (which the 5th Cir. affirmed). Will probably be appealed once SCOTUS has a full bench. If Garland is the 9th Justice, 5th Cir. could be overturned. If Hillary appoints the 9th justice, almost certain 5th Cir. would be overturned. No clue what happens when Trump appoints Melania to Court. June 23, 2016 11:40 AM Log in to Reply gcp I am not sure a full bench SCOTUS would be willing to rehear the case. June 23, 2016 11:46 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope In order to hear a case, a petition for writ of certiorari needs the approval of at least four Justices. You’ve already got 4 Justices on the bench that think the 5th Circuit got it wrong. Doesn’t matter who is appointed, this thing is getting heard again. June 23, 2016 12:46 PM Benevolus Question- does the Chief Justice have anything to say about what gets heard? June 23, 2016 1:20 PM Andrew C. Pope Like any other Justice, the CJ votes on what gets heard. The CJ speaks first in conference, casts the first vote in conference, and chooses who writes the opinion (depending on whether or not the CJ is in the majority). June 23, 2016 1:32 PM ScottNAtlanta A split court does not uphold anything. It lets stand a lower court ruling but any other circuit could easily come to the opposite ruling. Until one side has a SCOTUS majority, there is no ruling. June 23, 2016 6:21 PM Log in to Reply gcp Another Baltimore officer found not guilty in the Freddie Grey case. And this case was supposed to be the prosecution’s strongest case. https://news.google.com/#ampviewer June 23, 2016 11:38 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I find it odd that there is nothing about Lyin’ Ryans excellent plan to throw 20 million people off their insurance. I read all 37 pages and had one thought. Ryan should be grateful that Trump diverted most of the press away from his HORRID proposal …magic asterisks and all (he is awfully fond of those when he cant make his numbers work). June 23, 2016 6:24 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse An actual plan would have included the amount of the individual healthcare insurance tax credit, the total cost of tax credits, and how many people would use the tax credit. It took numbers guy Ryan six years to get to this point, so we shouldn’t expect numbers to be released until 2019, or not at all if Speaker Ryan is a Trump casualty. June 24, 2016 12:16 AM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Hey Icarus, when did Georgia Pol take a left turn? I must have missed something. When I drop by these days, it seems there’s a drought on the used-to-be conservative and moderate posts. It’s sort of sad to not have our old spirited discussions from different viewpoints. June 23, 2016 11:14 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I try, Sally, I try…Where’s Harry when I need him? June 24, 2016 7:45 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn You do I fantastic job too. But if you start wishing for Harry to return, I’m going to have to rethink that statement. Sincerely Card carrying member of the middle (with a slight lean to the left). June 24, 2016 8:47 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You know, I’ve said it before, “Where is Harry?” I liked him and he fought gamely with many here. I obviously don’t know why he left, but he added a flavor to the discussion. If somebody knows who he actually is, email him and tell him to get his self back here. June 24, 2016 8:56 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker I think he was shunned by the webmasters after repeated warnings to change his flogging post to one not bloodied. Brexit: Guess Obamas threat to a sovereign nation backlashed, betcha after a “we still love you statement” he will not rush forth work on a trade agreement. June 24, 2016 9:43 AM Noway2016 Well if that’s the case let the webmasters forgive him. He wasn’t THAT bad with insults and the like. And we better not be too miffed at Britain. They and Canada are about our only real friends left. June 24, 2016 10:03 AM Sally Forth Thanks NW, Ellyn, and Salty — let’s put out an all points bulletin for Harry. Come back, good buddy! As for Brexit, the people rose up and said “Too much, too fast, not assimilating.” The same worry has made its way across the Atlantic and is what makes people vote for Trump. June 24, 2016 8:30 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.