Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 12

Hamilton Burr212 years ago yesterday, Vice President Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel. They say Angelica and Eliza were both by his side when he died; death doesn’t discriminate between the sinners and the saints*. Too late, Burr realized, “The world was wide enough for both Hamilton and me.”*

Wait for it – it’s time for Morning Reads:

*Lyrics from Hamilton.

**Burr actually said this.

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Indypendant
Indypendant

As long as we’re talking about yesterday, it was also the 35th anniversary of the release of Def Leppard’s second album (produced by Mutt Lange), High’N’Dry.

#highndry35

Noway2016
Noway2016

Regarding Mutt, I have to tell you dumping Shania Twain remains a mystery to me.

Indypendant
Indypendant

She had an affair with Rick Rubin.

Kidding.

Mutt Lange produced some of the best rock albums of our time. So has Rick Rubin.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I’m not familiar with Rubin, but you’re right, Mutt was The Man.

Indypendant
Indypendant

Rubin has produced albums by artists as diverse as Johnny Cash, Slayer, and the Beastie Boys.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Co-founder of Def Jam

– LL Cool J
– Run DMC
– Beastie Boys
– Public Enemy
– Red Hot Chili Peppers
– Lucinda Williams
– Johnny Cash
– Tom Petty
– Nine Inch Nails
– Rage Against the Machine
– Jay-Z
– Slayer
– Avett Brothers
– Dixie Chicks
– Justin Timberlake
– Josh Groban
– Metallica
– Kanye West
– Lady Gaga
– Ed Sheeran
– Wu-Tang
– ZZ Top
– Adele

Dude has worked with everybody

davidmac
davidmac

Dunwoody cops arrested and shackled the poster of the Alton Sterling video… for traffic tickets. Of course, they claimed it was A&B so they could get to him on the base where he worked. Intimidation, maybe?

https://photographyisnotacrime.com/2016/07/10/man-who-posted-alton-sterling-shooting-video-arrested-24-hours-later-on-fabricated-charges/

Noway2016
Noway2016

“The case for vocational training in American high schools.” Bring back Home Ec, too. The boys took shop, the girls, Home Economics. Old Miss Anderson taught them to sew, cook and other necessities. I’m telling you the girls these days are woefully unprepared to run a household!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Maybe the boys should be taking home ec, too. I can count on one hand the number of males I know who can cook (like, actual food, not heating something up in a microwave), sew a button back on their shirt, do laundry, clean, and manage household finances.

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Took that bait like a starving bass. It was either gonna be you or Ellynn who came with that answer!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Oh I’m going to reply, just not as you think I will. Home Ec still exists in school curriculums. I’s called Family & Consumer Sciences. It is taught at 5-8 and 9-12 levels. It also is a ‘skill level’ curriculum class under a Humans Services in the CTAE program. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/CTAE/Pages/default.aspx There are related ‘Home Ec’ classes that fall under CTAE, such as Culinary Arts, Fashion Marketing, and Early Childhood and Education. Tradition ‘Shop’ programs still exist, but have also changed. Woods, Metals, Electronics and Automotive have become Carpentry, Construction, Masonry, Transportation, Manufacturing, Aviation, Logistics, IT, Networking, Architecture, and Engineering. (You… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

You’re right – not what I expected – it was better! LOL! You are an absolute hoot and treasure!

Ellynn
Ellynn

I still cook (I’m very good at it), do laundry (I actually iron pleated skirts – that’s a lost skill), sew stuff, and do all the planning and budgeting stuff (because my furry four legged roommates suck at it). I am truly bad at cleaning. Plus, I HATE it!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

On this date, 212 years ago, there was wailing in the streets. Someone told Burr he better hide. Hamilton could have done so much more if he only had time.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Didja hear? Ryan is giving a speech at the GOP convention. Ryan says “ I want to talk about our ideas, our solutions and how our party should unite….”

It’s to be a “major” 10 minute speech. Any more than 10 minutes and he’d run out of material given the dearth of GOP ideas and solutions, and the absence of GOP unity.

http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook/2016/07/exclusive-ryan-to-speak-at-gop-convention-bernie-rallying-with-clinton-tuesday-trump-expands-communication-team-krones-retirement-gift-for-reid-bday-garrett-graff-corey-boles-215239

Ellynn
Ellynn
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Just got my first fundraising email from Jim Barksdale. Got a few complaints… 1) His logo is a stupid looking hat. I know David Perdue had success with the Canadian tuxedo look 2-years ago, but the “I’ll distinguish myself by wearing a stupid outfit and making it my ‘thing'” strategy is so very very dumb. 2) Who the heck is Jim Barksdale? Doesn’t the DPG have a long lost Talmadge descendent they can throw out there? 3) Back to the hat, apparently I can buy a “very stylish” Jim Barksdale hat for $100 at his website. 4) And he’s got… Read more »

augusta52
augusta52

Jim Barksdale is obviously the Democrats’ “sacrificial lamb” against Isakson. Reminds me of old saying of legendary UGA professor Chuck Bullock, words something to this effect: “When you see a novice running against an incumbent, it usually means more experienced hands saw it as an unwinnable race.” As for the Democratic bench being shallow, well it is no wonder—the combination of the miscues of Roy Barnes 15 years ago and Democratic incumbents abandoning their seats (like Lt Governor Mark Taylor and Sec of State Cathy Cox) paved the way for the GOP holding every statewide office. And as long as… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Agreed. Great use of Dr. Bullock’s insight. Best professor I had at UGA. The problem for Democrats isn’t that the brand is road kill, people see (and smell) road kill. Georgia Democrats have no visibility or identity. There are only a handful of Democrats that have any sort of name-ID across the metro-Area: 1) Kasim Reed; 2) John Lewis; 3) Jimmy Carter; 4) Roy Barnes; and, maybe, 5) Zell Miller and 6) Sam Nunn. Lewis and Nunn are in their 70s, Miller in his 80s, and Carter in his 90s. Barnes is a spry 68, but he’s done running for… Read more »