Morning Reads for Friday, September 23, 2016

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Robbie
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.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Oh, snap!!!! You are so very clever! I’ll bet you’re giggling like you just f*rted in church!

Andrew C. Pope
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… Read more »

bethebalance
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… Read more »

Dave Bearse
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.

gresham brown
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!

Noway2016
Noway2016

A new poster with common sense! Welcome, Gresham! I can sure use the help!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Piff…

Andrew C. Pope
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!

Benevolus
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.

Dave Bearse
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… Read more »

Bart
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.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Regarding Broderick, is there a statute of limitations on accusations of rape? If not, The Slickster had better stay away from the debate!

Ellynn
CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Glad to see Trump takes our political institutions seriously and isn’t turning this debate into a reality show. Oh wait…

auh2o
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?

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Someone jerked Trump’s chain. Flowers will not attend.

blakeage80
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

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Someone complained about the change? Welp, guess we better shelve it. Good try everyone

blakeage80
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.

Andrew C. Pope
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.

Noway2016
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

Andrew C. Pope
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.

Noway2016
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

Lea Thrace
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!

Andrew C. Pope
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.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Snowflake analogies are for north of the Ohio Valley… I believe you’re looking for ‘special sand dollars’.

blakeage80
blakeage80

I just got a Cruz email saying he was going to vote for Trump. I hate this world.

Dave Bearse
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.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Look, the piles of manure are merging.