July 21, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 21, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 21, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 36 Comments On this date in 1959, a U.S. District Court judge in New York City ruled that “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was not a dirty book. Peaches Despite the sign, edible cannabis is not legal in Georgia. Child Exploitation arrests on the rise, but not because of Rachel’s Law. Police, and police advocacy group, still hung up on one statement. KKK popping up in Northwest Georgia. Georgia beer company has a new stakeholder. Freedom from Religion group strikes again in Georgia. Blue Bell coming back in September. Jimmy Carter Jeb’s convention delegates cost $50 million. Is North Korea speaking in code? Fox News sexual harrassment war wages on. Speculation continues over Bill Clinton foreign speaking fees. Sweet Tea If you’re looking for a new hobby, you can become an alligator hunter. That’s one heck of a drone. Liberty Drum OH college offers students a safe space. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 36 Comments davidmac *sigh* https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/21/fla-police-shoot-black-man-with-his-hands-up-as-he-tries-to-help-autistic-patient/ July 21, 2016 7:50 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace again, with all the video evidence and eyewitness testimony that is available as of this moment, i am still seeing people saying the officer was justified. July 21, 2016 9:32 AM Log in to Reply John Konop Did this help or hurt Trump? Is Ted Cruz over as a national figure in the GOP? I think bizarrely, this helps Trump. Ted is done in the GOP. Do not get why Ted would not do a Kasich or Rubio and not just show up, rather than this? …….Behind Cruz’s ultimate snub He’s made a career of defying the GOP, but never before on a stage like this……….. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/ted-cruz-donald-trump-convention-snub-225933#ixzz4F2n5Lfxc July 21, 2016 8:07 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 That was quite possibly the most beautiful speech on freedom, equality and voting your conscience I’ve ever witnessed. Mr. Cruz has huevos the size of the moon. I wonder if the New York delegation knew they were being mocked last night even as Cruz congratulated their enthusiasm? July 21, 2016 8:22 AM Log in to Reply John Konop You might find this interesting from the conservative Washington Times. OPINION: Ted Cruz Puts His Political Career Ahead Of His Country — And It Backfires ………As if to punctuate his own bitter whining over losing, Cruz actually told conventioneers that New York is different from Iowa, reviving the major theme of his losing campaign against Trump. And reminding folks that, yes, he won the Iowa caucuses and for a very brief moment was the Republican frontrunner……… …….It would have been humiliating for the Texas Senator if he had been listening. Instead, he remained laser focused on a speech he hoped would set him up for another presidential run in 2020. This, of course, would be banking on the deep hope that Donald Trump loses in November. And Hillary Clinton wins. This is a man whose arrogance and ego knows no bounds……….. ……….As Mr. Trump did during the primary, he will have to win this general election without help of professional incumbent politicians like Ted Cruz. And Ted Cruz will go down with the sinking GOP ship U.S.S. Bush. Good riddance…………. http://nation.foxnews.com/2016/07/20/opinion-ted-cruz-puts-his-political-career-ahead-his-country-and-it-backfires July 21, 2016 8:43 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 That’s a very low-brow take on his actions. He was the second place finisher in a hard fought campaign. He deserved a spot on that stage. Trump and his followers have divided and destroyed the GOP by their hate filled speech and actions. They had to escort Cruz’s wife from the floor last night the mob was getting so wild. Ted Cruz may have boosted his political prospects last night, or dashed them forever. However, he has proven to the country that he is a man of principle and not blind loyalty to a party. That’s the kind of person I want to vote for. I don’t know who will win in November and what national or global issues the next President will face, but through this election cycle I have learned a lot more about why truth, integrity and honor is important in a politician. This primary experience, I believe, has changed me as a voter. I am entitled to holding candidates to standards. (the bar is admittedly pretty low) My vote is my endorsement. If a politician proves themselves unworthy of it, then it is entirely proper for me to withhold it. George Washington warned us against political parties and its partially because people quit electing individuals based on beliefs and character and start demanding party loyalty. It’s ridiculous. Oh, and trying to tie Ted Cruz to the ‘U.S.S. Bush’ is the goofiest thing I’ve read today. July 21, 2016 9:13 AM Log in to Reply Bart It figures you would find a speech where a 9 year old daughter’s despair over the murder of her cop father is used as a political prop. Cruz is a punk and he proved it yet again last night. He then doubled down on his punkness this morning in front of the not so happy home state delegation. Trump trumped his foe by giving him enough rope to hang himself last night. Cruz put the noose around his neck and jumped, punk style. July 21, 2016 9:44 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus The perfect song for this! https://youtu.be/B7FrIt352VE July 21, 2016 9:58 AM Log in to Reply gcp Nothing wrong with Cruz talking about the tragic murder of a police officer. I have a big problem with those ( mostly dems.) that immediately call it murder when an officer shoots and kills someone in the line of duty. You will likely hear such talk during the dem convention. July 21, 2016 10:13 AM Log in to Reply gcp Cruz was wrong to give a speech and not endorse Trumpet. He would have made a stronger statement by not appearing at the convention. This incident does not help or hurt him reference to running in 2020. July 21, 2016 8:38 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus There is a long list of things Trump was “wrong” to do, among them mocking Heidi’s looks. July 21, 2016 9:59 AM Log in to Reply Bart You and so many others need a quick history lesson. Cruz fired first in wifegate when his PAC put out the half nude pics of Melania trying to disparage her for being a model. That part seems to be lost in the discussion. July 21, 2016 10:05 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 You might need a quick election law lesson as well as a history lesson. Cruz can’t control a PAC’s actions and he denounced that ad and declared families off-limits. July 21, 2016 10:45 AM Bart Denouncing an ad after you released it is yet another punk move by Cruz. And please don’t tell me candidates have no say in what their PACs release. Nobody is that naïve. July 21, 2016 11:02 AM blakeage80 Cruz does not have to do things like that. He’s too smart for that kind of mudslinging and no where else in his campaign did he show a bent toward that kind of behavior. But for fun, let’s say someone in Cruz’s campaign did have something to do with it. Cruz immediately came out and denounced it. Trump has repeatedly, from his own mouth, attacked Cruz’s family. Trump is unfit for a decent person’s vote. If that means Hillary wins the presidency, then so be it. It’s not my fault the two major parties put up Nero and The Wicked Witch of the West. I and many like me will wait and watch for an opportunity to correct this tragedy. July 21, 2016 11:25 AM John Konop This is why many cannot feel sorry for Ted……. Cruz Campaign Tactics Can’t Be TrusTED Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431661/ted-cruz-dirty-campaign-tactics July 21, 2016 11:29 AM blakeage80 I’m sorry, I don’t see any personal attacks on family here. No one should feel sorry for Cruz. He is a grown man in politics. July 21, 2016 11:46 AM John Konop HUH you can lie and cheat, but family is over the top? July 21, 2016 1:25 PM Benevolus Exactly correct. As sad as it is, we accept that they all lie and cheat (Trump of course is the best at this.) But there is a line of decorum that Trump has blasted a huge hole in. It’s happened before- some people criticizing Chelsea Clinton I vaguely recall- but they normally get quickly denounced for being out of bounds. (It’s bad enough when pundits do it, but we can tune them out. It’s another thing when the alleged responsible leaders do it.) Not anymore. July 21, 2016 2:15 PM Bart Eddie Haskell aka Ted Cruz is a punk who will put a knife in your back with one hand while shaking your hand with the other. He plays the Haskell part well by creating a false perception of innocence as he and his team attack opponents in underhanded ways that have been exposed on many occasions. Neither side should be attacking the other family, but Cruz opened it and should at least man up to stand by his campaign team instead of attempting to throw them under the bus. July 21, 2016 12:07 PM blakeage80 You might glance at this before you write about Cruz again. http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/punk July 21, 2016 12:52 PM xdog If Cruz was wrong not to endorse, what does that make Trump for allowing him a national platform to do so? Cruz is betting on a Trump loss in November but whoever the next prez is, he’ll go back to the Senate and continue to obstruct and offend while trying to run the House, all the while planning for a 2020 run. Cruz is a disgusting piece of work but at least he didn’t endorse the man who demeaned him for months, sneered at his wife’s looks, and suggested his father was complicit in killing JFK. For a big chunk of gopers, his act passes for courage. July 21, 2016 8:54 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace i have the same question as you. Trump admits that he saw the speech hours ahead and gave the okay to go ahead. What does that say about Trump that he allowed it? Combine that with the “dramatic” optics of Trump walking out during the end of this. People dont think that was orchestrated by Trump? July 21, 2016 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “What does that say about Trump that he allowed it?” That Trump thought it would help Trump unless Cruz didn’t change the speech in the meanwhile. The dramatic optics are those of a reality TV star. WWE don’t drop in or out without preparation. Rock on, Donald. July 21, 2016 9:52 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Reality TV star/Mafia Don. July 21, 2016 10:01 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace funny you mention WWE because that is EXACTLY what I thought of when seeing him come out. Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock used to do that come out of the crowd move all the time back in the day. (I havent watched wrestling since they left so not sure if others are doing that as well). July 21, 2016 10:37 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It seems as if a post has been taken down. At least presumably it was by the poster or GaPol management, and not a result my internet provider slowing or blocking service. July 21, 2016 9:56 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 Top 5 buildings designed by architecture school grad Melania Trump http://www.curbed.com/2016/7/20/12241010/melania-trump-plagiarism-architecture-school-donald July 21, 2016 3:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Going after the wife, huh? Classy. Who is she hurting? Yall just cannot stop yourselves. “But” you sputter, “she’s gonna potentially be First Lady! She’s fair game!” Why don’t you train your microscope on the former First Lady who’s gunning for the Top Job? Never gonna happen. Dems will never examine the record of deceit and outright falsehoods that caused Safire to name her “a congenital liar.” But yall keep it up and deliver more sympathy votes for Trump by going after his family. July 21, 2016 3:29 PM Log in to Reply Davo65 Could Donald Trump Pass a Sanity Test? Keith Olbermann provides his decidedly amateur analysis. July 21, 2016 3:50 PM Log in to Reply davidmac Next question – could he pass a Turing test? July 21, 2016 3:58 PM Log in to Reply gcp Better question- could Hilly pass a lie detector test? July 22, 2016 9:32 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 What’s Happening To The Republican Party? “Cultural grievance,” rather than a passion for small government, may be driving the party. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:17119303 July 21, 2016 4:27 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Trump speech was a Grand Slam!!! Welcome back to the Repubs who stayed home last time snd more importantly welcome to the Reagan Dems!! July 21, 2016 11:28 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope “Grand Slam” in that it only appealed to people who leave their house to eat at Denny’s at 4 in the afternoon? July 22, 2016 7:28 AM Log in to Reply Bart Then Denny’s is going to be busy because reviews of the speech are off the charts. July 22, 2016 9:28 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.