Morning Reads – Thursday, July 14, 2016

On this date in 1798, Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The world gets ugly when both parties think they can redefine equality from freedom to pursue economic dreams to a government guarantee of economic outcomes. Neither party today favors equality as defined by MLK.

Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Noway2016
Noway2016

You have a point there, Drew. By the way, what ever happened to Zogby? He was the Big Gorilla back in ’04, I think.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Trial (plead guilty) and sentence (1 year for each girl) for the truck driver who killed the 5 GSU students last year.

http://www.wtoc.com/story/32444439/truck-driver-pleads-guilty-to-all-nine-charges-in-deadly-i-16-crash

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

While that seems like a light sentence for five counts of 1st degree vehicular homicide, I’m guessing the reason is that he was texting and not breaking a law society that sees as more egregious. If he was under the influence, I think he might have gotten 20-30 years. Plus, the trucking company is settling with the families for something like 70M even though that isn’t going to bring any of those girls back.

chamblee54
chamblee54

Georgia is planning to poison another man tonight.
https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/john-wayne-conner-and-james-t-white/
When doing research on this execution, I googled “John Wayne Connor.” One result was a yacht, formerly belonging to John Wayne, on display in La Connor, WA. La Connor is the home of Tom Robbins, the author of “Even Cowgirls get the blues.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

This issue is like having an opinion on abortion. You ain’t gonna change the other person’s mind.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

During the last decade I changed my position on the death penalty from being in favor to being against the practice.

blakeage80
blakeage80
Noway2016
Noway2016

Pence it is!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Kind of sad that Trump’s shortlist was a governor poised to lose re-election, a 70-something former House speaker who hasn’t held elected office since the 90s, and an outgoing governor with no future electoral prospects.

But hey, if you’re a Republican with any hopes of future electability why would you willingly throw yourself into this dumpster fire?

xdog
xdog

Reading these sentences from the Zika link makes me feel very tired.

“The Senate overwhelmingly approved a compromise $1.1 billion bill in May, but when it was returned to the chamber last month, House Republicans in a conference committee had inserted provisions unrelated to Zika that Democrats have long opposed.

Among the provisions are limits on Obamacare, restrictions on abortions, funding cuts for birth control and the lifting of key environmental controls.”

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Newt can breathe a sign of relief as the press switches to a full court press to demonize Pence.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Attack in Nice, France. Initial reports 30 dead.