Morning Reads – Thursday, June 23, 2016

On this date in 1836, Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.

Peaches

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Saltycracker
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.

The Eiger
The Eiger

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.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I might add…money that Trump doesnt have because he dont need no fundraising…He has RALLIES!

Noway2016
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/

Saltycracker
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.

Benevolus
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.

ScottNAtlanta
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…

Dave Bearse
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.

Noway2016
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!

Andrew C. Pope
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… Read more »

gcp
gcp

If Rubio wants to win reelection as senator he needs to tell Florida voters he won’t run for president in 2020.

Noway2016
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.

Benevolus
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… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Interesting story, B. Glad you weren’t hurt.

John Vestal
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. 😉

gcp
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.

Andrew C. Pope
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.

gcp
gcp

I am not sure a full bench SCOTUS would be willing to rehear the case.

Andrew C. Pope
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.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Question- does the Chief Justice have anything to say about what gets heard?

Andrew C. Pope
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).

ScottNAtlanta
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.

gcp
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

ScottNAtlanta
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).

Dave Bearse
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.

Sally Forth
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.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I try, Sally, I try…Where’s Harry when I need him?

Ellynn
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).

Noway2016
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.

Saltycracker
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.

Noway2016
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.

Sally Forth
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.