September 23, 2016 6:50 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, September 23, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, September 23, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 31 Comments Marvy. Just marvy. Now Georgia has scary clowns jumping out from the bushes. SunTrust Park. The gift that keeps on giving. Atlanta is a “Resilient City.” Or something. Gearing up for a new fight. Ironic. Brookwood Band director headed to London for the second time. Prayers for Charlotte. Ironic. BTW, these two nice, Lutheran pacifists are still at large. People who played politicians on TV to campaign for Clinton. It’s soooo obvious. Baker refused to bake a Trump cake. Where’s the outrage? Oh, wait. Cueing the fingernails on the chalkboard in 3,2,1… Anyone who aces their Owls should know – If you don’t want those pictures plastered on the interwebz, then don’t take them. You will be made to care… about vegan burgers. (Oh, the horror!) Chicken yodeling. Really. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 31 Comments Noway2016 More from radical animals. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/22/isis-reportedly-executes-6-boys-with-welding-rod-for-playing-soccer.html September 23, 2016 6:53 AM Log in to Reply Robbie About that no outrage over that Trump cake? Little known fact: Racists aren’t a protected class in any political jurisdiction in the US, so it’s completely legal to deny them service for being racists. September 23, 2016 7:51 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Oh, snap!!!! You are so very clever! I’ll bet you’re giggling like you just f*rted in church! September 23, 2016 9:53 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope You know fart isn’t a curse word, right? See, I just said fart in the last sentence. 1) The cake request was denied on copyright grounds. Given the litigiousness of the stale fart more colloquially known as Donald Trump, I wouldn’t be surprised if he tried to sue over his likeness or name being used on a cake without a royalty fee headed his way. The Bert & Ernie analogy used in the article is inapplicable as Albertsons’ likely pays a royalty fee to the company that owns those image rights. 2) The manager said the denial was a mistake and offered to make the cake the lady wanted. Obviously this woman was overly sensitive and PC and decided to retreat back to her safe space so that those mean grocery store workers couldn’t hurt her sensitive little feelings anymore. Back in the day Americans used to stand up for themselves and demand to see a manager rather than running to cry on their social media. Conservatives these days have gotten so soft. SAD! September 23, 2016 10:14 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance idk if this piece was linked to previously, but it’s from Wed. http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/09/21/why-some-local-officers-are-divided-over-nathan-deals-cash-for-cops-plan/ it contrasts state v. local control in the contexts of law enforcement salaries and the Opp. School Dist. proposal. It quotes a tweet from Chris Riley: “So locals want the state to be hands off with Education but want the state to be hands on with law enforcement?” What I found most disturbing abt the article was actually that tweet, which over-simplifies the issues involved, and confounds the groups of stakeholders involved. It also has the pleasant side effect of dismissing the valid claims of local law enforcement for a salary increase. At the very least, the Gov should have a better spokesperson. September 23, 2016 8:25 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “You don’t like Merrick Garland? Vote against him. Vote against him. But don’t be blocking him. For the longest time in the history of America, a supreme court justice has been stopped, stopped from even having a hearing. It’s never ever happened before, never in the history of this country.”— Harry Reid, Thu 22 Sept, Day 221 since Justice Scalia died and McConnell decided no nominee would get any Senate attention: No meetings, no hearings, no votes, and Day 190 Garland was nominated by President Obama to fill that vacancy. Governing the GOP is proud of: Make America Great Again. September 23, 2016 8:44 AM Log in to Reply gresham brown …..ah the hopocrisy. In 2005 Harry Reid said “Nowhere in [the Constitution] does it say the Senate has a duty to give presidential nominees a vote.“ Cry baby. Make America Manly Again! September 23, 2016 9:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 A new poster with common sense! Welcome, Gresham! I can sure use the help! September 23, 2016 9:48 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Piff… September 23, 2016 10:23 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope You’re right. America needs to man up. The Democrats at least gave the nominee a hearing. The thought of the American people getting a chance to find out that Merrick Garland is an exceedingly qualified and level headed nominee clearly has McConnell & Co. wetting the bed. It’s a shame the Republican Party is devoid of political courage and would rather hide in their offices than engage in a discourse with a judicial nominee. Sad! September 23, 2016 10:18 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Repubs are betting that Trump would pick someone more to their liking that Garland. I wonder what the bookies have to say about that. September 23, 2016 7:45 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The nominee was Alito. The Judiciary Committee vote was party line, but Alito received 3 Dems votes on the floor. Below from: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hatch-last-week-obama-wont-pick-moderate-garland “The President told me several times he’s going to name a moderate, but I don’t believe him. [Obama] could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man. He probably won’t do that because this appointment is about the election. So I’m pretty sure he’ll name someone the [liberal Democratic base] wants.” – Orrin Hatch Hatch praised for Garland before, telling Reuters in 2010 that he would personally help the “consensus nominee” win Senate confirmation if Obama nominated him to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and there “no question” he would earn bipartisan Senate support. Hatch actively encouraged Garland’s confirmation to the Court of Appeals in 1997. “I know him personally. I know of his integrity. I know of his legal ability. I know of his honesty. I know of his acumen. And he belongs on the court. And I believe he is not only a fine nominee, but as good as Republicans can expect from this administration. In fact, I would place him at the top of the list.” Hatch behaves like a party hack, and the GOP establishment is at a loss as to why their base doesn’t trust ’em anymore. September 24, 2016 12:46 PM Log in to Reply Bart So HRC has secured a spot for Trump antagonist Mark Cuban on the front row for Monday’s debate. Can’t wait to see him jump out of his chair to complain about an answer then get thrown out of the building like happened often when he first bought the Mavs – http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/22/politics/mark-cuban-donald-trump-hillary-clinton/. This just in, Trump in response has invited Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Broderick, Kathleen Wiley, Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky to join Cuban on the front row. JK but one can dream. September 23, 2016 9:40 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Regarding Broderick, is there a statute of limitations on accusations of rape? If not, The Slickster had better stay away from the debate! September 23, 2016 9:50 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Dreams can come true…. http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/297620-gennifer-flowers-accepts-trumps-invitation-to-attend September 24, 2016 8:52 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Glad to see Trump takes our political institutions seriously and isn’t turning this debate into a reality show. Oh wait… September 24, 2016 9:29 PM Log in to Reply auh2o So, Hillary can bring Cuban to tweak Trump but Trump can’t bring Flowers to tweak, or in President Clinton’s case, twerk back? September 25, 2016 7:04 AM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Someone jerked Trump’s chain. Flowers will not attend. September 25, 2016 1:05 PM blakeage80 Anyone defending this mess doesn’t understand how the world works. Note: In this story are governments and government entities responding to federal government rules. Not greedy companies. governments. http://onlineathens.com/mobile/2016-09-22/uga-responds-charges-unfairness-overtime-changeover September 23, 2016 10:51 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Someone complained about the change? Welp, guess we better shelve it. Good try everyone September 23, 2016 11:17 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Its hurting the very people that it is supposed to be helping. The University employees affected by this are extremely upset. There is no way you read that story and came to that conclusion. September 23, 2016 2:18 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope UGA is doing this because, as the largest employer in Athens, they can. Elsewhere, employers will face a consequence for shifting salaried workers to hourly positions: those workers may choose to pursue positions where they’re paid a salary. UGA doesn’t have enough competition in Athens-Clarke to make that a problem for them. Although, since they’re offering comp time instead of time-and-a-half, I imagine they’ll lose some folks. September 23, 2016 4:17 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Hilly to raise the estate tax…Class warfare works every time its tried. http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-proposes-65-tax-on-largest-estates-1474559914 September 23, 2016 11:24 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope On estates over $1 billion. Donald Trump has done a lot to destroy America’s sympathy for no-talent, trust-fund losers. I don’t think this position will cost her a lot of votes. September 23, 2016 1:53 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Realities of our times…Please, please put your kids in Spanish classes from the time they’re three or so….I teasingly tell my Colombian wife that she can speak to more folks in America than I can. It’s true. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3802953/Working-class-Alabama-woman-says-changing-demographics-brought-illegal-immigration-left-struggling-employment.html September 23, 2016 11:29 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace whats that response i keep hearing when other people complain about certain situations? oh yeah. If you dont like the way it is, then move! September 23, 2016 1:41 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Typical of this generation. Expecting the government to swoop in and solve all your problems. Thinking you’re a special snowflake entitled to a job and a paycheck. Am I doing this right? I’ve never tried this classic line of argument before. September 23, 2016 1:55 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Snowflake analogies are for north of the Ohio Valley… I believe you’re looking for ‘special sand dollars’. September 23, 2016 3:01 PM Log in to Reply blakeage80 I just got a Cruz email saying he was going to vote for Trump. I hate this world. September 23, 2016 4:09 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Cruz called Trump a “pathological liar,” “utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen”, and “a serial philanderer.” http://www.wmal.com/2016/05/03/cruz-trump-is-a-pathological-liar/ Don’t hate the world, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” I gotta say though, that I sometimes fail in that regard. September 24, 2016 1:02 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Look, the piles of manure are merging. September 23, 2016 4:11 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.