July 7, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 7, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 7, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 24 Comments On this date in 1981, President Reagan announced he was nominating Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the US Supreme Court. Peaches Criminal repercussions from SunTrust Park parking snafu? The tree police are taking over Columbus. Oil off Georgia’s coast? It could still happen. Meanwhile, BIG MONEY for Savannah Port infrastructure. Jimmy Carter What globalization isn’t. Ending the “border wall” nonsense. Women should celebrate no charges for Hillary. Sweet Tea Texas teen overcomes odds for incredible accomplishments. Crazy drama at FoxNews. Liberty Drum Share your passwords? Well, that’s illegal. The strictest styrofoam control laws yet! When the city sues a business owner... Private prison industry hoping next president will be too busy to care about prisons. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 24 Comments Noway2016 An article said the Cobb parking overreach vote was unanimous. What do the other commissioners have to say about their voting for this crap? Lee shouldn’t have to take all of the heat. July 7, 2016 7:17 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Parking permits around the stadium could have been a positive to identify parking availability and as a check on public safety and taxable revenue. The dark side is when permitting is used to control who participates in the revenue and generate revenue by fines while inconveniencing the public. This may not be the reason to not vote for Lee but it is a fair example for some that thought they voted for someone to reflect their philosophies and once in office began to see less consistency. But then we have the challenge that what we read by “trusted reporters” is a leap of factual faith. July 7, 2016 7:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 True words, Salty. Criminal sanctions proposed by the Parking Police? Anyone surprised? Nope. I have visions of Lee and his gang literally giggling like a bunch of school girls at the thought of monetarily sticking it to the property owners. It’s pure, 100 % citizen harassment like red light cameras, civil asset forfeiture and speed traps. I have to say that two weeks ago I was blissfully unaware about anything to do with local Cobb County politics. Today, not so much… July 7, 2016 7:46 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker To me this is a local example of why there is so much anger today. The fourth estate became lobbyists and the fifth estate is perfecting it. What is in the general good is lost by this imbalance. July 7, 2016 8:02 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Please tell me this is a mistake. Cherokee County K-9 officer accused on killing dogs? My link was bad. Google for the story if you are interested. Maybe this works? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/06/when-a-k-9-died-its-handler-seemed-distraught-but-then-investigators-dug-up-his-back-yard July 7, 2016 8:25 AM Log in to Reply Bart So when a dem congressman refers to the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton as a ‘witch hunt’, should somebody be offended? July 7, 2016 11:08 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Hard to tell. Are there ruby Jimmy Cho’s involved? Is the broom an Audi R8? Is the G650 named ‘The Flying Monkeys’? Can we fire back at the hunters with designer SIG Sauers (self defense is allowable if being hunted right…?) I need more details to form an option on this one. July 7, 2016 11:32 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 Now I see why Charlie and Co. made you a contributor. So witty. July 7, 2016 11:33 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Only if CNN reported a repub said it and that it came from a lynch mob. 😎 July 7, 2016 2:43 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn You do not lynch witches, you burn them at the stake or drown them. Has Bewitched taught us nothing people… Endora will not be pleased. July 7, 2016 3:23 PM Log in to Reply davidmac A duck! July 7, 2016 3:37 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn What, the new Savannah Mayor hasn’t fixed this yet? What… It has only gotten worse since he took office? http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/the-new-normal-of-crime-downtown/Content?oid=3581865 July 7, 2016 11:36 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Some will be sad, some will rejoice. http://savannahnow.com/news-sports/2016-07-07/georgia-southern-football-hit-2-years-probation-ncaa July 7, 2016 12:58 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker No charges for Hillary, but let’s wait a few days and see Comeys version: so far it appears, he didn’t talk to her, doesn’t know how many agents interviewed her, he did not talk to all of them, she was not under oath (but it is not nice to lie to the FBI), there was no transcript, just an analysis and the AG confirmed, nothing to see here, move on……..seems like this is a poor way to get past the concerns……and those lying books coming out from what we just thought were good guys….. The cash influx into the foundation this week must be breaking records….. July 7, 2016 3:05 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ok, I swore myself or The Pumpkin would say any mire about this but can my detractors comment on the optics of this? No oath, no transcript…Trump must think it’s Christmas in July! LMAO! Sheeeesh, this plays right into his two separate scales of justice meme. And he’s right! Lynch stinks, Hillary stinks and now even the sainted Comey…stinks! July 7, 2016 4:01 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Trey Gowdy…..maybe he will get some answers and maybe Comey’s FBI strange handling was a clever tactic……positive dreaming…. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/07/rep-trey-gowdy-rips-into-fbi-director-james-comey-on-hillary-clintons-intent.html July 7, 2016 11:57 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope If there are answers to be found, I hardly think that Gowdy and his goofy haircut is going to be the one to find them. After all, this guy already led a multi-year, multi-million dollar investigation into Clinton and came up with a whole handful of nothing. Putting on my lawyer hat. In order to convict Clinton for perjury before Congress, any prosecutor would need to show that she intended to lie to Congress. While it may be easy for Sean Hannity to convince the legion of shut-ins and barely-functional morons that listen to his show that Hillary Clinton is inherently deceitful, a prosecutor is not going to convince a judge of intent by simply going “well, duh, your Honor, it’s Hillary Clinton, of course she intended to lie.” A prosecutor needs evidence of intent, because it’s their burden. I don’t think Becky with the Bad Hair has that evidence. July 8, 2016 6:00 AM Log in to Reply xdog Impeachment. What’s good for the goose. July 8, 2016 6:46 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Who are you going to impeach? Hillary Clinton is no longer in office. She can’t be impeached for things she’s done out of office. For heaven’s sake, the GOP seems committed to perpetually snatching defeat from the jaws of victory when it comes to the Clintons. July 8, 2016 8:00 AM Log in to Reply xdog You’re thinking as a lawyer would, or an average intelligent observer, but you’re ignoring the obsessives who are convinced Clinton is an arch-fiend. If she wins in November, House gopers will file impeachment papers by February. It won’t be the first time they moved from rage and resentment to ignorant, extra-legal, self-defeating and enormously dangerous and divisive actions. July 8, 2016 8:47 AM Andrew C. Pope Funny you mention it, Vox had a great article about this yesterday: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/7/12114140/republican-overreach-comey Impeaching Hillary Clinton (for something she can’t be impeached for, seeing as her alleged misstatements to Congress 1) didn’t occur while she was President and 2) didn’t occur while she held any public office) would be the death knell of the House’s GOP majority. You know what? They should do it, IMPEACH CLINTON!!! Rabble rabble rabble! July 8, 2016 9:19 AM xdog Thanks. I’ll check out the Vox article. I disagree the House majority is going anywhere, at least as long as leadership continues to appease the Freedom Caucus, and since trying to marginalize them would mean ceding leadership roles to the donks, it ain’t gonna happen. July 8, 2016 9:38 AM Noway2016 “a prosecutor is not going to convince a judge of intent…” Well, thank God he’s only gotta convince a JURY! July 8, 2016 9:01 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope It’s called a Motion for Summary Judgment. If there is no evidence of intent for a jury to evaluate, the judge will dismiss the case before trial. July 8, 2016 9:11 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.