September 22, 2016 6:13 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, September 22, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, September 22, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 25 Comments Today marks the birthday of the Postmaster General (227th), the Emancipation Proclamation (154th), and the Peace Corps (55th). Peaches Elected officials in North Fulton asking for too much trust. Well, it sounds like Chatham County Schools has all the answers in one clean sweep. Stone Mountain gets more Syrian refugees than LA and NYC combined We gave up extradition efforts for the 48-year fugitive who has been living in CT. Brian Kemp drawing fire on voter registration applications Jimmy Carter True to form, Texas goes all 10th amendment. You need 7,200 lbs of skittles for Donald Trump, Jr.’s analogy Clinton makes disabilities a presidential issues Things we are missing as we talk NFL player protests. Sweet Tea Speaking of the NFL… More and more people are selling their homes to live in…vans? Universities continue to promote segregation Liberty Drum The government regulates everything that is fun. Georgia State University struggles with religious freedom Where do our rights start and stop when it comes to air space? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 25 Comments John Vestal 227? Sometimes, mandatory retirement age is a good idea. September 22, 2016 6:40 AM Log in to Reply xdog I’d have a lot more sympathy for Texas’ complaints if I could forget how worked up they were about Jade Helm, martial law, and detention centers under abandoned Walmarts. September 22, 2016 7:33 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Why is there looting and rioting in Charlotte? Someone help me here… September 22, 2016 8:20 AM Log in to Reply gcp And someone gets shot. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/shot-night-protest-keith-scott-death-article-1.2801389 My question is do the rioters have day jobs? What do they do when not rioting? Doubt there are many teachers, nurses, accountants, engineers amongst the rioters. September 22, 2016 8:41 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn The half dozen I saw interviewed last night were college students. Don’t know about the other 500 or so. September 22, 2016 10:06 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 And as for Texas going 10th Amendment, well, somebody’s always gotta be the first. +100,000! September 22, 2016 8:21 AM Log in to Reply rickday gcp, your bourgeois intimation that protesters (you call ‘rioters’ due to their skin color) are unemployed ‘leeches’ of society is both ridiculous and dangerously divisive in intent. Even if bus drivers, rap artists, mothers and grandmothers, factory and fast food workers were in that crowd, intimating that ‘good house n*ggers’ like said professionals would not care about #BlackLivesMatter is absolutely 1960’s white southern thinking. When you try to dictate how one should protest oppression, you become the oppressor. Y’ll keep livin’ that corn pone existence, and as your houses burn, you will wish you could learn to get along with others. Y’all goin’ to need each other, when y’all become old and a tiny minority. Get along, or move along. Choose, while you still ahve a choice. September 22, 2016 9:09 AM Log in to Reply gcp Rioting is “ridiculous and dangerously divisive.” If you think last night was a peaceful protest you been hitting that pipe way too early this morning. Guess you missed the part about the guy getting shot. September 22, 2016 9:46 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance obviously can’t say exactly, but probably overwhelming majority of folks there for peaceful protest. the violent acts of a few should not spoil the valid message. bc when you generalize the acts of violence and therein impugn the validity of all the others, and the message, you’re making an error that insults the valid message and the valid protesters. we can simultaneously lament or repudiate invalid violence, while also recognizing or lauding the validity of the rest. but, the way you phrased your question above, where you first lumped all those present as violent offenders, then questioned their employment…it smacks and smells of condescension and racism. if that is the way you like to be perceived, i guess keep doing what you do. if not, perhaps a shift in text and linguistics, born from a thoughtful approach, would help. September 22, 2016 10:42 AM Log in to Reply rickday And btw, there is no such thing as ‘too early’ to real men. heh heh September 22, 2016 11:37 AM Indypendant You’re right. They never should have thrown that tea in Boston Harbor! September 22, 2016 11:08 AM Log in to Reply gcp Good news is gas supplies normalizing in Gwinnett so you folks can quit topping off every day. September 22, 2016 8:46 AM Log in to Reply rickday There is a case pending in Cornpone County, GA over drones. Cops used a drone to search a NORML activist’s property for a grow op. They didn’t find anything, but somehow got a warrant anyway. Dug in their 5 room house for an hour until they found one old male stalk used as a wreath, and some old bag of leaves. The old couple, aged in late 60’s, were charged with ‘manufacturing drugs’. Apparently there was a bill passed last session that established probable cause, as the level needed to get a warrant to use a drone for search. Deal vetoed the bill, for some reason. The ACLU is all over the case. As is Peachtree NORML. They want to know if activists are being targeted by LE for their political opinions. September 22, 2016 9:16 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I’m going to borrow a line that Rick posted on the other thread this am. Although Rick used it in another context, it perfectly describes, to me, the two party opposition to Trump: “He is an outsider, and a danger to ‘business as usual’. ” Yall know my support of Trump and far be from to agree with Rick on just about anything, but this am he’s a wordsmith! September 22, 2016 9:35 AM Log in to Reply Indypendant Just being an “outsider” does not make him the best choice. Any other Republican primary candidate could have whipped Hillary in the general election. Republicans chose Trump. Last wager, I will EAT MY LAPTOP if Trump wins. What do you wager if Hillary wins? September 22, 2016 11:11 AM Log in to Reply rickday …thanks? September 22, 2016 11:31 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LOL! When I see something of yours I can agree with, in any context, I’ll certainly tell you! September 22, 2016 11:44 AM Log in to Reply rickday P.S. If you want a quote on Trump, here is my standard since January: “The problem with our country today is the status quo and the influence private corporate money brings to the public arena. The status quo on the left and the right greatly fear a Donald Trump Presidency. Hillary Clinton, OTOH, is the unapologetic physical embodiment of that status quo. Pick your poison. September 22, 2016 11:42 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance in all fairness, HRC unapologetically calls for incremental change. September 22, 2016 11:50 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Being an “outsider” isn’t always a good thing. For example, let’s say your wife has tasked you with finding a caterer for a big anniversary party. You could have the person who has been catering for years and has replationships with the best farmers, bakers, winemakers, etc., but doesn’t have the most flowery personality and caused a little controversy by using a private email server. Or…. you could choose the outsider, who has never been inside a kitchen but does know this guy that provides black market Russian horse meat that tastes just like steak if you season it just right. September 22, 2016 12:26 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Reince Preibus, the Koch brothers and everybody else who let the GOP get what it deserves with the Trump candidacy, but the nation doesn’t. September 22, 2016 9:54 AM Log in to Reply Bart Proving yet again that $$$$$$$ take priority over principles, Tea Party Patriots announced today that they are endorsing Donald Trump – http://www.lifezette.com/quickzette/tea-party-patriots-endorse-trump/ This is the same group that put out daily emails during primary season soliciting funds to support the Texas Weasel, Ted Cruz while at the same time lamenting the possibility of a Trump nomination. For such a flip to take place, there can be only one explanation, money. If you are on any of the TPP email lists, especially in battleground states, get ready to be inundated with fundraising emails warning the end is near if you don’t send $25 to stop Hillary. September 22, 2016 10:15 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Refugees are normally placed through vetted originations willing to help transition them to America. I am going to guess Stone Mountain has such an organization near it. My hometown and some smaller towns in the county have a good size population of Hung, Laos, and Cambodian refugees that arrived in the late 1970’s. The motherhouse for the Agnesian nuns and Catholic Social Services was their backer. The kids received additional tutoring in English from the retired nuns (it’s a teaching and nursing order) and their hospital covered their medical expenses for a couple of years. September 22, 2016 10:35 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance think that article on Syrian refugees improperly characterized Stone Mountain, and the resulting proportion of the population. the article cites the Census statistics that look to be more like the incorporated City of Stone Mountain, while the refugee placement likely includes unincorporated DeKalb with Stone Mountain addresses, which is actually a pretty big swath of land. i could be wrong, but don’t really care to research Census stats at the moment. September 22, 2016 10:48 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance and the Muslim student at GSU issue- hardly any need for the religious liberty bill that Mr. McKoon continues to advocate for. the anti-mask law cited by the teach, per the article: “The law states that any person who obscures their face with a mask or hood on public property, or without written permission from the owner on private property, is guilty of a misdemeanor.” Earlier in the article, it stated that GSU and Board of Regents officials supported the right of the young woman to wear her niqab. So, permission granted, problem solved administratively. Next step- what to do with that teacher? September 22, 2016 10:52 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.