Morning Reads for August 19, 2016

Ginny is out today, so y’all are stuck with me and my picks.  It’s Friday, so try to escape the office a little early today if you can.  Tell your management that I said it was okay.

Today in Georgia history, Ty Cobb gets his 3,000th hit.

Here:

There:

Yonder:

Sine Weekend!

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Pete Gibbons
Pete Gibbons

Ty Cobb, the pride and joy of the Bowman suburbs

The Eiger
The Eiger

I thought it was Royston. Or did they just decide to name the nearest hospital to Bowman after him. I always thought that was funny naming the hospital after him.

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

Just read a BizChron article that highlights how the Fintech industry is lobbying the General Assembly for tax incentives. (Global Payments, First Data, Worldpay) They’re pointing first and foremost to the film industry tax credits as a benchmark. This type of organized moved just highlights one of the negative externalities of neglecting the state coffers in the quest for “economic impact”.

As the adage goes, “if you give a mouse a cookie…..expect every other rodent in the city to show up asking for theirs too….”

rickday
rickday

Now that we know that Ryan Lockte, in typical UGA/suburban high school elite athletic fashion, blamed a colored for his wrongdoings, it will be interesting to see what level of wrist slapping and tut tutting he will get from students, peers and alumni (who are not Brazilian). Would he get the same treatment as a black athlete would have, in the same situation?

Whitewashing has its privileges? We shall see.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Smoking the reefer really early this morning aren’t we Rick. You realize Lockte didn’t go to UGA. He went to the University of Florida. So that explains why he is a piece of crap. If you are going to make crazy statements at least try to get a few of the facts right.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Gunnar Bentz is the UGA student involved. Lockte is 32 years old, although emotionally he’s really still 12.

rickday
rickday

Stereotyping Cult of Personality faux paus, aren’t we The Eiger? No, I didn’t realize that, all privileged white kids look alike to me. I don’t even watch TV, much less corporate enabled nationalism. So forgive me if I get the wrong team name. You see, I really don’t care about that stuff, until it includes white privilege.

And I care even less about school athletics. Some of us have grown up and moved on from rooting for an institution that was only a brief part of our existence.

Thanks!

The Eiger
The Eiger

So insightful. Thank you.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I was so not interested in this story until just now. Lochte is apologizing for “not being candid”??? Who told him to say THAT?

zedsmith
zedsmith

Ken Starr

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

UGA can’t be happy, wonder how they are going to handle the mess with Gunnar Bentz ?
Unfortunately the situation is way beyond a legal one of drunk mischief.

rickday
rickday

bad link

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So Paul Manafort has decided that, after a long career of working for dictators, demagogues, and pro-Kremlin stooges, he can no longer work for this particular pro-Kremlin demagogue.

I thought a billionaire like Trump would be able to afford $12.7 million in under-the-table cash payments.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Gotta love it! Judge says Hilly doesnt have to testify under oath. Why not? Whatcha got to hide? Is telling the truth so difficult? Can’t wait to see Trump run with this one!! lol! Too bad Safire is dead!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A dozen years ago Bush and Cheney’s meeting with the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, aka the 9/11 Commission, was not transcribed nor under oath. Lower the bar and live with the results.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Don’t ‘bleve they were a party in a lawsuit…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. The judge said she does not have to give an in-person depositon. She does have to answer questions, under oath in writing. This isn’t some new idea or anything out of the ordinary.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Perhaps because all the investigations, all the inquiries, all the witch hunts have produced exactly nothing?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Keep up with That Narrative, Cat! Your point is irrelevant. Is it too much to ask that she simply swear that she aint lying?? LMAO!!! Aren’t you proud of your standard bearer???

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

…as opposed to your narcissistic, lyin’ sociopathic Putin loving, racist, white nationalist supported, David Duke apologist all around mentally disturbed leader? There is something to really be proud of there Noway2016.
(Ya’ll are all slipping letting that comment go unanswered).

Will Durant
Will Durant

Actually I can’t speak for the aggregate “y’all” but as for myself I’m not going to expend the energy to argue which is the lesser evil. Or as I’ve said before which one has a future niche on the 8th vs. the 9th circle.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Scott, please switch to the sugar free Kool Aid, your blood sugar is spiking big time!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Sometimes the hyperbole is self-defeating and requires no assistance.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

To be honest, I am tired of slamming Trump. Anyone still supporting him has one of a few things wrong with them. Either confirmed racists or confirmed GOP loyalists or confirmed delusional mentally off beings.
In any case, at this point, any public supporter no longer deals in reality. Pointing that out is increasingly tiresome.

Noway2016
Noway2016

As opposed to someone who supports Hill and her mountain of baggage? Got it! Lol!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The socialists and sociopaths don’t care much for this black sheriff.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-milwaukee-sheriff-david-clarke-20160816-snap-story.html