July 13, 2016 8:09 AM HomePoliticsMake Morning Reads Great Again. Make Morning Reads Great Again. By edatlanta Politics 14 Comments To do that you just need to wait for Wednesday (IE: when I do the MRs). “Game Over” by Antelope John Lewis: Dallas “gave greater need” to pass gun control laws. Georgians’ favorite coach, Steve Spurrier, will have his book published Aug. 30. 2014 and 2015 each set new records for hottest years ever, and last 12 months were the 12 hottest consecutive months on record. Thank god Global Warming is still a theory/not happening, though… right? (One wonders which of the above will grind people’s gears the most). Mapping Atlanta’s commuting patterns. They’re pretty much what you’d expect. The renderings I criticized of Downtown Atlanta’s redevelopment may not have been the most current plans. How will all 128 FBS-level football teams fare this season? Hard Rock Cafe Hotel is finally set to break ground in Castleberry Hill (yay). This is all so cringe-y. The Great Sweetwater Beer Heist: A Timeline Childish Gambino Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” released its latest promo. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 14 Comments gcp Note to Obama. A memorial service for five dead police officers is not the place or time to talk about social/racial/historical issues or gun control. Take that conversation to cable tv. And what specific gun control laws does Lewis want? July 13, 2016 8:27 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta A national memorial service for an event that has sparked a nationwide discussion about race/social issues and gun control is not the time to talk about race/social issues and gun control. OK. I’m not in favor of politicizing these events and I don’t think it was necessarily out of bounds what Obama did but the only reason to suggest it shouldn’t have come up at all is that you just don’t agree with what he was saying. July 13, 2016 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 This decade’s equivalent of the Wellstone Memorial. Who’s surprised? There’s an anti 2nd Amendment, gun grabbing agenda/narrative that must be continuously advanced. July 13, 2016 9:03 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Are there any specific passages you and Noway took offense to? I didn’t catch anything about gun control. In fact, he only said the word “gun” one time. Maybe, juuuuuusssssttttt maybe, you’re doing that thing where you let your hatred of the man drown out the words he actually said. July 13, 2016 9:41 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 Note to George W Bush. A memorial service for five dead police officers is not the place or time to reminisce about past cocaine-fueled Everly Brothers concerts. Take that to the Saudi Aramco shareholders meeting. And how’s your painting going? Pretzels still giving you issues? http://gawker.com/what-exactly-was-going-on-with-george-w-bush-at-the-me-1783551893 July 13, 2016 9:15 AM Log in to Reply The Eiger Seriously? July 13, 2016 9:36 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta wat. July 13, 2016 9:43 AM Log in to Reply gsupantherfan1 W’s speech was amazing. Obama’s speech was a joke. July 13, 2016 11:32 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Notorious RBG v. Trump. Donny doesn’t want any part of that battle. Not withstanding the fact that RBG is his intellectual superior, Ginsburg is a hardscrabble Brooklynite who still does squats and medicine ball workouts at the age of 83. Donald is an effete daddy’s boy who, let’s admit, is looking pretty paunchy these days. Pretty sure she could beat him up both physically and intellectually. July 13, 2016 9:46 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta I can’t pretend to know if she should or should not have made the comments or what the ramifications will be but when even her allies point out she shouldn’t have done that… well. July 13, 2016 10:45 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I will say that it has been an interesting subject of debate around the office. My thoughts are complicated 1) Post Bush v. Gore, I think it’s silly to say “SC justices shouldn’t weigh in on Presidential elections.” 2) The argument RBG would need to recuse herself from cases regarding Trump administration actions or policies is silly. Mainly because many of his policies, like the Muslim ban or his proposed roll back of libel laws are so blatantly unconstitutional that they’d be unanimously struck down to begin with. Additionally, members of the Court have long had personal relationships (both amicable and not) with Presidents and Vice-Presidents. For example, Scalia was hunting buddies with Dick Cheney. John Marshall was Thomas Jefferson’s “cousin” and hated Jefferson’s guts with an unyielding passion. 3) The “decorum of the Court” argument has merit. But I also think that Trump is not a normal Presidential candidate and by approaching him with the decorum and respect we have for prior major-party nominees, we’re giving him more respect than he’s owed or deserves. This man has spent months making racist, xenophobic, sexist, and bigoted remarks; re-tweeted and refused to condemn the messages of virulent anti-Semites and white supremacists. He’s engaged in a campaign built on fear, bullying, and demagoguery. If I’m in the shoes of Justice Ginsburg, a Jewish woman whose parents with immigrant parents, I’d be taking the things Donald Trump has said on the campaign trail very personally. Speaking for myself, as a Jew, I find Trump’s unwillingness to publicly disown and reject the anti-Semitic rhetoric employed by his supporters and re-tweeted by his social media accounts highly, highly disturbing. July 13, 2016 11:16 AM Log in to Reply xdog How’s your judgement these days? Do you think you’re pretty good at seeing where the world is moving? You can find out how close you are to super-predictor status by signing up for the Good Judgement Open. https://www.gjopen.com/ I know this sounds like something out of William Gibson but I recall reading several years ago that the NSA was working with civilians who were very good at predicting how situations would evolve, despite having no expertise in the field they were looking at. Housewives anticipating troop movements. School teachers picking which of several Yemeni warlords would be on top in a year. That kind of thing. Some people are especially able to tap into a level of intelligence involving pattern recognition (Gibson again) that is clouded for the rest of us. My predictions generally run around 50 percent. Maybe you can do better. Just be prepared for a government knock on your door. July 13, 2016 10:08 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Architectural renderings are never plans. They are the conception or idea of what something could or would look like. They are done are various stages of a project. Some are to ‘sell’ a project to developers or the money people (or the voters who vote in the money). some are for review boards. Others are ‘studies’, like material, traffic, sun paths, ect. Even the final rendering can not be trusted, since projects change even under construction. There are thousands of little regulations, rules and zoning issues that will effect what the final project will look like. Renderings are just discussion points. Nothing more. If you are really worried about parking, looking are the city parking space regulations for that area. All buildings require parking, the question will come down to what ratio of car to end user is required. July 13, 2016 10:09 AM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual As far as the Sweetwater thefts, I don’t really care. It’s mediocre beer charged at premium prices. Now, I’m not saying stealing from them is in any way moral but I’m not shedding any tears. July 13, 2016 11:13 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.