Morning Reads — July 25th

Happy Monday. This week, the Democrats have their national convention, while golfers contest the final major tournament of the year at the PGA Championship.

For many, this is the last full week before school starts up again. Whether that’s you or not, enjoy your week.

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John Konop
John Konop

Latest CNN poll shows Trump winning, and now Donna Brazile thinks more Emails are coming. Could this be worse for the Dems? Close to 70 percent of people do not trust Hillary, this scandal plays into the narrative. And why would Hillary hire DWS after she got cheating at the DNC for her? DNC should open floor to all candidates, if not this will not go away.

xdog
xdog

Tell the truth–do you really think it likely the donks open the convention to all nominees? And if you don’t, why mention it?

John Konop
John Konop

With more emails coming, and the cheating, it would be the right thing! This is same type of cheating we monitor in third world countries, this is bigger than just the Dems.

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/29/how-election-monitors-are-failing-uganda/

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Should the DNC have been impartial? Yes. Was the DNC’s impartiality the reason she won? No. Clinton won 55.2% of the vote. Sanders won 43.1%. That’s a gap of nearly 3.7 million votes. Clinton won 34 contests, Sanders 23. What could the DNC have possibly done that accounts for those 3.7 million votes? I voted for Sanders, I wanted him to win. He lost. Since I don’t want Mussolini-lite in office, I’m voting for Clinton. I know you’re looking to sew discord after last week’s RNC left the GOP looking like a dumpster fire surrounded by a circle of smaller… Read more »

John Konop
John Konop

If this happened in the NFL, NBA……imagine the fraud lawsuits if the head of the league was caught tipping the scale of the championship game? Should not a party be held to a hire standard than the NFL? I guess some Bernie supporters think so!

How Can You Join the DNC Class Action Lawsuit?

http://heavy.com/news/2016/07/how-to-join-dnc-class-action-lawsuit-bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton/

John Konop
John Konop

DWS was booed of the stage by the Florida crowd at the convention!

blakeage80
blakeage80

Who cares about Russians running our elections. The guy in the Deez Nutz article said the name was swiped from an internet meme. Deez Nutz pre-dates the Mindspring by at least a decade!

gcp
gcp

Another democrat poll that says Georgia is “in play” in November. More wishful thinking. I would buy an independent poll but not a dem sponsored poll.

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/07/25/georgia-democrats-polling-shows-state-is-in-play-in-november/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

AJC tells us Gwinnett schools get a boost in the state ratings by offering free lunches to all kids which in turn reduces funds for supplies, tutors……..if they paid students to attend classes would they be the best in the State ?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let’s see…Obama has a fence for his protection, Biden got one, too. Ryan got a fence for his protection, the Dems in Philly got one, too. But the US Citizens can’t have one for their protection? Like the laws and Hillary’s recent legal email debacle…two sets of rules, folks. What’s good for them, ain’t good for you.

xdog
xdog

Thanks for reminding me why arguing by analogy is stupid.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Have at it. Maybe you can get the drug cartels to pay for it.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Well the Mexican fence is not a great idea but it is comically ironic that the democrats feel the need for a four mile fence around their convention. To keep the lawless they are championing out ?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Secret Service ordered the fencing at both convention venues. Take it up with them.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Oh, I’ve got no prob with the fence around the WH or Philly. My SS brethren made the right choices. Now, apply those same protections for the American People.

Ellynn
Ellynn

There is a difference between an area wall surrounding a finite space and a long boarder wall. It’s not really the wall that makes or breaks the protection, but the people and manpower the guard it. You want better protection on the border, lets increase our taxes and pay for more agents or better tools to cover the border.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Naaa, I’ll take the Sea to Shining Sea Wall.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Rather have a serious plan beyond the borders too, to deal with those that slip in, enlisting local law and fast transfers – the wall is a waste of money…..and border guards are corrupted faster than we can hire them…..there is no Federal will to fix this…..listen to the DNC tonight

Noway2016
Noway2016

We’ll have a gentleman’s disagreement on this particular issue, Salty.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

US Economy’s tragic mismatch – skilled labor shortage – boys adrift

http://www.forbes.com/sites/richkarlgaard/2016/07/06/economys-tragic-mismatch/#7866ccdb5746

Teri
Teri

That’s really funny about the Hamilton tickets.

Bart
Bart

If anybody else had as little knowledge of what was going on around them as Hillary regarding emails, they would be considered too ignorant to manage a QT much less run for president. Is there any doubt HRC and DWS were in cahoots on this latest scandal?

blakeage80
blakeage80

Hey Bart, Care to respond to stories circulating that Comrade Trumpovich and The Kremlin are coordinating on his campaign?

Bart
Bart

Sure Blake, it’s all BS. Classic LBJ type move…’my opponent is doing X’, doesn’t matter if true, just want to see the opponent deny. You know, the old ‘are you still beating your wife’ scenario.

Now do you want to address my point about how anybody claiming ignorance as often as HRC somehow qualifies to lead this country? To throw fuel on the blaze, HRC named DWS as honorary chair of her campaign. The hits just keep on coming!

blakeage80
blakeage80

You will almost certainly never see me out defending Hillary Clinton, but that distracts from my question about Trump’s Moscow ties. Armies of Russian Twitter trolls schilling for him. His Pro-Russian stance on issues in Ukraine as pushed by Paul Manafort. His major backing by the head of Gazprom. You can’t just claim its all BS. People didn’t just pull this out of thin air with no proof.

Bart
Bart

Blake, my post was about HRC’s apparent ignorance. If you would like to discuss the topic at hand, I am more than willing.

blakeage80
blakeage80

This is Morning Reads. Those rules don’t apply here.

John Konop
John Konop

FYI….no real evidence…..

………Still, it’s worth being clear that there’s zero evidence that Trump or Manafort have ties to the Russian government……..

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/23/12261020/dnc-email-leaks-explained

blakeage80
blakeage80

Of course they don’t have provable, specific ties to the Russian government. That would be stupid. It’s the entire pro-Putin stench that surrounds them such as what is pointed out in these sentences:

“Trump has been curiously pro-Putin throughout the presidential campaign. And his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, once advised Viktor Yanukovych, the pro-Putin former leader of Ukraine. Under Manafort’s leadership, the Trump campaign helped ensure that the Republican Party’s platform would not take a hard line against Russia’s activities in Ukraine.”

John Konop
John Konop

Trump has been pro not being policemen of the world. Agree or not, this non fact based attacks is only a distraction from what happened.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Link to whole thing at the end I’ll list off some facts. 1. All the other discussions of Trump’s finances aside, his debt load has grown dramatically over the last year, from $350 million to $630 million. This is in just one year while his liquid assets have also decreased. Trump has been blackballed by all major US banks. 2. Post-bankruptcy Trump has been highly reliant on money from Russia, most of which has over the years become increasingly concentrated among oligarchs and sub-garchs close to Vladimir Putin. Here’s a good overview from The Washington Post, with one morsel for… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

By the way…thats “editors blog”. Dont want to implicate Ed in hacking

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

T-minus 2 minutes before John barges is with a completely unrelated link and says you support genocide.

Foer’s reporting on this has been outstanding and the New York Times’ coverage this morning of the DNC hack was solid as well.

Trump could clear the issue up by releasing his tax returns.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The political cartoons going around are some of the best – the latest on Trump was the announcement that he was holding his rallies at construction sites as no demonstrators would show up at a job site.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Anyone hearing anything new on the Tim Lee runoff tomorrow?

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Aka, what is handicap on his parking spot ?

Bart
Bart

DWS named honorary chair for HRC campaign – http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/24/debbie-wasserman-schultz-immediately-joins-hillary/

No words to describe the continued FU from HRC to Sanders supporters. Would love to hear from Sanders folks if any out there about this latest bit of news.

John Konop
John Konop
John Konop
John Konop
Will Durant
Will Durant

For Josh McKoon and others wanting to still dredge up HB170: Anecdotal evidence of course but I’m back from a road trip crossing 7 states with the cheapest regular unleaded price being found near Ringold.