Morning Reads for 9/14/16

These Morning Reads are sure to be the greatest ever of all time!

“Skeleton Tree” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The whole album is rough and utterly fantastic. 

  1. 2016’s nights were hotter than any other year since records started being kept. 
  2. Yet more data showing global warming is a theory! There’s literally no science proving it!
  3. CL details Hillary and Trump’s plans to win Georgia. 
  4. Want Newt’s take on the state of the POTUS race and a fresh serving of disingenuousness? No? Oh. 
  5. 1.3 million folks will call themselves ATLiens by 2050. 
  6. Atlanta Fed prez will retire in February. 
  7. No other Fed President will be able to hold the shoelaces of Dennis Lockhart–fact. 
  8. Why there won’t be MLK monuments at the African-American museum. 
  9. Atlanta man attempts to climb Kanye’s flying stage, fails. 
  10. Does the world need a documentary on the demise of Dante’s Down the Hatch? Possibly. 
  11. An oral history of flying on Air Force One on 9/11. It’ll throw you for a loop reading that. 

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gcp
gcp

Trumpet revealed his maternity leave/child care plan yesterday. Several problems here.

1. He waited until eight weeks before the election to introduce the plan.
2. The plan is expensive and it funds/subsidizes duties that should not be funded by the federal government.
3. He takes policy advice from his kids who have little or no policy knowledge.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/13/politics/ivanka-trump-childcare-policy-2016/

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Curious as to where David Perdue stands on this. In addition to this new unfounded welfare entitlement, Trump has now proposed to drastically increase spending on DHS; drastically increase military spending; and a health insurance system where everyone gets covered. For someone who cares about the debt so much, how can Captain Jean Jacket keep supporting Trump?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Between Mexico paying for some stuff, making “a better deal” with China, taking some Middle east oil, and having everybody else fend for their own defense maybe he can cover it.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Tons of additional government revenue? Piece of cake. Trump’s plan is 400% tariffs on Chinese imports for eight years to erase the national debt. Tariffs on everyone else are gravy. Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Bob Woodward: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I think I could do it fairly quickly, because of the fact the numbers…” Woodward: “What’s fairly quickly?” Trump: “Well, I would say over a period of eight years. And I’ll tell you why.” Woodward: “Would you ever be open to tax increases as part of that, to solve… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

He even asked her and her staff not to cite him. I hope he wasn’t metaphorically injured by the bus’s tire tracks!
https://theintercept.com/2016/09/13/colin-powell-emails/
Anything, anything to get elected! Say it ain’t so!

Noway2016
Noway2016

More from Powell… In one blunt 2014 email with Democratic donor Jeffrey Leeds, Powell had this to say of Clinton: “I would rather not have to vote for her, although she is a friend I respect. A 70-year person with a long track record, unbridled ambition, greedy,not [sic] transformational, with a husband still d**king bimbos at home (according to the NYP).” Ah, the thought of the Clampetts back in the White House! LMAO! You know, just following Bubba would be better than any sitcom ever produced! He won’t live there full-time, of course, but this gives new imagination to the… Read more »

augusta52
augusta52

GCP, I agree with you. I wonder if Trump has become part of the elite who views the Constitution as a document with no fixed meaning, something that “evolves” with the times as a “living, breathing document.” You know, interpretations that give us abortion on demand, the entitlement state, federal involvement in education, Obamacare (or should I say RobertsCare?)

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Augie, Trump is a liberal Democrat who worked his way to the GOP nomination by repeating whatever he saw on Breitbart or InfoWars the day before.

At this point he’s running to Hillary’s left on domestic spending, foreign policy, trade policy, and social welfare programs. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but Ted Cruz was right.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Don’t blame him. Politicians gotta pander these days to the 47% plus who receive gov’t benefits of some kind if they have any hope of getting elected. If they did the correct thing and proposed massive budget cuts and a return to self reliance and individualism, they literally couldn’t get elected Dog Catcher. And that applies to both Dems and Repubs.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

100% of people receive government benefits. They’re called roads, bridges, schools, civil rights, etc.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

MLK Jr would be turning in his grave if he knew how horrible his children have behaved with his legacy. Its all about the money…nothing else.

augusta52
augusta52

Yep, neither major candidate has any specific plan to balance the budget. Trump promises to increase military spending, not cut entitlements but stamp out “waste, fraud and abuse.” Clinton can’t mention a single program she would cut but vows to make the rich “pay their fair share” (as if they are not already). Maybe I need to see what Libertarian Gary Johnson has to say on the subject…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Hell, Perot was parroting that “waste, fraud and abuse” line back in his day, too. Funny thing, nobody elected to office ever does anything about it.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Turns out Hill had a bacterial, non-contagious pneumonia. How then, praytell, did her “entire staff” come down with it?!?! LMAO!