August 31, 2016 6:16 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads that are Amazing, So Amazing Morning Reads that are Amazing, So Amazing By edatlanta Morning Reads 25 Comments The college football kicks off in earnest this weekend at the Dome. Of course I am referring to when Georgia’s premier team (the Panthers of Georgia State) take on the much-vaunted Pride of Indiana (the Cardinals of Ball State). I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out you can have two picks in our College Pick ‘Em Challenge (which you should all join, bee tee dubs). “Amazing” by Kanye (those of us old enough to remember GSU’s first season will recall this as that season’s anthem). GSU poised to make another March Madness run. Related–GSU in play for one of the country’s 50 best b-ball recruits. 54% of GOPers say Trump “was not GOP’s best option.” Trump Said he Could Put Several Blue States in Play. It’s Clear He Hasn’t. In fact, the opposite seems to be true. An interactive display of the “at least 110 Republican leaders” who aren’t supporting the DT. Atlanta housing prices up 5.8% in June. “Central banking is in a brave new world” says Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Fed (AKA: best fed prez) Thursday is the day we find out if Atlanta can hold 1m folks inside the city limits. AKA: buy your ITP property now. Is there anyone surprised that Southern can’t do anything right? No? Weird. Thirty-nine hate groups are active in our fair state. Georgia Tech grad has a really weird societal view; likes sucking fun out of things. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 25 Comments Davo65 Trump is going to Mexico. Is this supposed to be on par with Nixon going to China? Has anyone in his circus, er campaign told him that Mexico doesn’t have any electoral votes? August 31, 2016 7:43 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Would love to be a fly on the wall for the private portion of that meeting! What will Trump’s first words be? August 31, 2016 8:12 AM Log in to Reply Teri Probably a line about not drinking the water. August 31, 2016 8:17 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So, where’s a good place to grab a taco bowl? August 31, 2016 8:23 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Could you introduce me to the Frito Bandidto? August 31, 2016 8:29 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope No one in Trump’s campaign said “hey, Peña Nieto is deeply unpopular and probably trying to score some points by embarrassing you”? August 31, 2016 8:24 AM Log in to Reply gcp Rubio wins Florida primary w/o promising not to run in 2020 presidential race but it may not matter in this race because the dem senatorial candidate is so weak. Busy night for local police as three individuals are murdered in Clayton County and four are shot in Old Fourth Ward. August 31, 2016 8:34 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Busy night for police – the AJC was on it with their on line front page story: “More than 30 activists groups — ranging from the NAACP to Black Lives Matter — embarked on 24 hours of protests at the Fulton County Courthouse on Tuesday night to bring attention to the number of black men killed by police.” August 31, 2016 9:21 AM Log in to Reply Davo65 The hits just keep coming…deservedly so. Rush Limbaugh’s Ultimate Betrayal of His Audience http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/the-ultimate-rush-limbaugh-betrayal-of-his-audience/497996/ Maybe Rush can regurgitate his old Clinton material for the next 4-8 years. Or maybe he will just hook up with TrumpTV. Seems like his glory days as head dog whistle are behind him though. August 31, 2016 8:50 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker And what is really crazy is that Trump can never catch up with the actual damaging activities of the Clintons to public interests. August 31, 2016 9:35 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I don’t know, Dav. Rush is at the top of his game and doesn’t look to be ripe for a fall. Even you have to admit he’s the Daddy Rabbit of his profession. As far a ratings go, I think Hannity is the closest to him. Anyway, I get your point that his having said he didn’t take Trump’s mass deportation promise seriously is disappointing to those hoping to see miles of Trailways buses heading South toward the border. August 31, 2016 10:20 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 I’ve quit even paying attention to talk radio in the past year. As Trump rose to the top in the primaries and rose in the estimation of many talk radio hosts/news sites. The feeling of being lied to became more prominent than anything any host had to say. August 31, 2016 11:11 AM Log in to Reply Bart ‘What difference at this point does it make’ Speaking of flip flops – http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/oct/13/hillary-clinton/what-hillary-clinton-really-said-about-tpp-and-gol/ – TPP was the “gold standard” of trade deals before it was not even a bronze qualifier as she flipped to the other side when pressed in public. Both/all candidates flip around on issues. As a Trump supporter, I was counting on him to alter his view about deportations and still hold out hope the wall will never materialize as advertised. Did he (and radio dudes) play some fringe supporters, sure, they all do. But anybody with a clue knows you can’t simply snap your fingers and 11m folks leave America. And if you listen to Rush, Beck, Maddow, Matthews, O’Donnell, et al for your sole source of news, you deserve to be made a fool. Details tonight after the trip to Mexico should be interesting. August 31, 2016 12:55 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Trump is getting the ok that if he wins all the fringe democrats can move to Mexico or Central America as promised. August 31, 2016 1:31 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Canada… The fringe democrats are heading to Canada. 😉 August 31, 2016 1:44 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Too late, the idea is planted…as planned…..😎 August 31, 2016 4:44 PM augusta52 I thought Rubio was bored with the Senate (the reason he was not going to seek a second term), but I guess he’ll just use (if re-elected) his office to make another 2020 presidential bid. I was surprised how easily he won yesterday, given how badly Trump trounced him in the presidential primary—was Rubio’s opposition yesterday too unknown or too far right for Florida voters? August 31, 2016 11:18 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Rubio entering the race chased off the serious contenders (Dave Jolly and Ron DeSantis went back to running for the House; Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera chose to wait until 2018 when there’s an open Governor seat and Bill Nelson is up for re-election). Carlos Beruff, a far-right guy doing his best Trump impression, was the only one with any semblance of pre-Rubio support who decided to stay on the race. He didn’t stand a chance, really. The Trump schtik only works for Trump. The Dem nominee, Patrick Murphy, cruised yesterday. That’s the power of having Obama and Clinton behind you (Alan Grayson being an clown doesn’t hurt, either). Murphy is an empty suit whose been on air for a couple weeks hammering Rubio for being an empty suit. I will say, Rubio citing the Orlando shooting as his inspiration for wanting to return to the Senate takes disingenuous political posturing to a new level… Guy has spent his whole career opposing gay rights and supporting legislation designed to do nothing more than antagonize the gay community and now that he can piggyback on their suffering he’s a bleeding heart for the LGBT community. August 31, 2016 1:29 PM Log in to Reply gcp “Carlos Beruff, a far-right guy” Rubio and Beruff are close on issues. Both against Communist Cuba, want to raise ss age, secure borders… Rubio was just more popular than Beruff. http://carlosberuff.com/issues/ August 31, 2016 2:37 PM Log in to Reply davidmac I guess the county attorney finally got through to those cuckoos. http://www.newtoncitizen.com/news/local/newton-county-expected-to-lift-moratorium/article_0d06f3e9-27e9-5387-8a34-205caeac06bc.html August 31, 2016 2:38 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What about tolerating the other guy’s opinion and views? The free flowing exchange of ideas? Keeping an open mind? Ummmm, not so much! Typical….LOL! http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28825/ August 31, 2016 4:30 PM Log in to Reply davidmac My toleration of your ideas does not extend to giving up my platform to allow you to speak. There’s constructive disagreement and solution-building, and then there’s dilatory controversy and wall-building. August 31, 2016 4:43 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I guess they’re not going to tolerate discussing the Flat Earth Theory either. August 31, 2016 5:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Trump looking Presidential in Mexico while The Peddler addresses a sparsley attended American Legion hall. Kinda sad. August 31, 2016 9:13 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Billy Bob Thornton looked presidential in Love Actually. “Looking” presidential doesn’t mean anything if the machinery going on inside the candidate’s head is all kinds of defective. I’m glad he cleared the low bar of not wetting himself. 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