September 30, 2016 7:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, September 30, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, September 30, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 24 Comments Stunning pictures. Reward growing for information in attack of Douglas County deputy’s home. Maybe Saturday will be better? Free sci-fi film festival coming up … UGA researching drug-resistant super bugs. Thomas Sowell is a national treasure. Words matter. Gary Johnson picks up Detroit News endorsement. / The ‘perpetual adolescent’ candidate. Now we know why… And so it begins? Some folks are absolutely freaked out about this. Sure. Everybody wants a house-broken velociraptor, right? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny 24 Comments John Vestal Well, we’ve (nearly) made it to yet another October. So, what does that mean? (1) The summer that officially ended last week might actually feel like it ended in the next couple of weeks. (2) Time to stop by Pep Boys for a gallon of pumpkin spice washer fluid. (3) The new SCOTUS sitting is here! The new SCOTUS sitting is here! After their first conference this past Monday (and an orders list yesterday that included grants of cert in nine cases for the term), The sometimes-semi-Magnificent Seven Plus One-for-now officially gets started next week, with eight cases scheduled for oral argument between 10/4 and 10/11. Giddy-up. September 30, 2016 7:23 AM Log in to Reply davidmac The CVSG and then cert grant on Endrew F. v. Douglas County is one I’ll follow. An autistic boy’s parents enrolled him in private school after disagreeing with the IEP the district was willing to implement. The 10th applied a standard in which “more than de minimis” improvement was all that is required to be provided by the school district in the IEP. Other circuits have disagreed. A CVSG means that the Court wants to hear the official position not just of the parties, but of the US Government, as vested in the Executive Branch (Solicitor General). Obama’s SG comes down on the side of the student, saying “Meaningful improvement” is required in the IEP process, not just trivial, for a district to be in compliance. Now where do the candidates stand on supporting IDEA, the ADAAA, and what constitutes an FAPE? I bet we already know. And Trump won’t have a clue what any of those acronyms stand for. September 30, 2016 10:29 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Only 40 days until the media obsession with 2020 elections begins. September 30, 2016 9:31 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ginny links to a story about Trump saying he only wanted pretty cart girls at his club. Fine. We are asked to take the word of the source. Same with Miss Venezuella. She said Trump made insulting statements, too. All of this is to be believed because they said it did. Right? Good. Then you better believe Juanitta Broderick, too, when she says the First Preditor told her to put some “ice on that” and when countless other women tell of their real horror stories of Hilly trying to ruin their lives after speaking out. Hilly is not and has never been an ally to women. But let’s furiously maintain That Narrative. September 30, 2016 10:06 AM Log in to Reply Ginny Just because a link is included in the MRs, doesn’t necessarily mean I agree with the content or I’m advancing any narrative. I see the purpose of MRs as entertainment, a glimpse into what others are reading that might not cross your path/feed and certainly an opportunity to mock current and past events. Your mileage may vary. September 30, 2016 10:46 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 No ding intended to you. Just citing your link. September 30, 2016 1:06 PM Log in to Reply Bart Objective media Noway, less the objectiveness. Another good example, the attack on Trump about possibly dealing with Cuba through a consultant in 1998. If true, so what. Trump was exploring the future potential of opening a resort on a nearby tropical island. So why would Trump think to explore this potentially lucrative travel market (something the intrepid Newsweek hit dog failed to analyze)? Maybe it had something to do with the president at that time lifting some sanctions on the Castro regime – http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/9803/19/cuba.us.clinton/. But nobody questions the Clintons and their motives. September 30, 2016 11:41 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope If true, so what. Trump was exploring the future potential of opening a resort on a nearby tropical island. Well, interestingly enough it’s *gasp* against the law and he ran it through some shell companies in order to prevent people from finding out he was *gasp* breaking the law. If the Trump campaign is is going to tout an AP article that tried to turn the act of making a phone call on behalf of a Nobel Prize winner into evidence of “pay for play” politics, I think it’s perfectly fair for people to focus on this Newsweek article. By the way, you know how Trump could stop all of these damaging articles from coming out? He could try and stop being just an objectively terrible person. September 30, 2016 12:31 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope 1) How do Bill Clinton’s actions have anything to do with Hillary Clinton and her ability to successfully serve as President of the United States? 2) If we’re taking everyone at their word, when will the Trump campaign address Ivana Trump’s rape allegations against him? I mean, gotta believe everyone, right? 3) I think the body of Clinton’s career shows that she’s been an ally to women and girls and outweighs whatever instances the Trump campaign will likely point to. 4) The Republicans lost this fight in 1998. A brief refresher: both Clinton’s approval ratings went up as a result of the GOP overplaying its hand when it comes to Bill Clinton’s affairs. Some Trump’s top campaign advisers (e.g., Giuliani, Gingrich, Bannon, and Ailes) aren’t really paragons of moral virtue or exemplars for marital fidelity. Nor is Trump himself. 5) Please let me know how Trump’s “let’s angrily tweet about a sex tape at 5am and justify my public fat shaming” strategy plays out. Honestly, this campaign is being run by the stupidest people. Which, I guess makes sense, all the competent Republican political operatives have stayed far far away from this dumpster fire. As a friend and former Romney staffer told me a few months ago, he didn’t want to work for Trump because he wanted “to be able to show my face in DC after this election.” September 30, 2016 12:40 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 It is Hilly we’re talking about. It’s her vicious attacks on his accusers that show her true colors surrounding her supposed “defense” of women. September 30, 2016 1:09 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat I see you are in the 46 percent of the citizenry who refuses to live in the real world. The media bubble is powerful indeed. The right wing echo chamber absorbs every horrid quote, every illegal, immoral act and polishes up the Trump turd shiny and new. I hope the pay is good for you Trump shills. The karma will still be a bitch. September 30, 2016 12:10 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Quick question for the ATL area people. I just sat through a meeting on the new Sandy Spring city center project (theater, city hall and offices) on Roswell road. Any thoughts on the project? September 30, 2016 3:37 PM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace Yep. Roswell Rd is going to become the epicenter of traffic hell. September 30, 2016 3:54 PM Log in to Reply zedsmith isn’t it already? September 30, 2016 11:33 PM Log in to Reply zedsmith From what I remember from earlier talks, I’d say it’s a good plan, and a great first step towards making a downtown sandy springs to rival that of Marietta or Decatur. September 30, 2016 3:54 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ever the narcissistic putz, Bubba makes Air Force One wait for him in the tarmac. Some things never change. He’s gonna be a sideshow if Hilly wins. What a continuing national embarrassment! October 2, 2016 7:27 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Hillary calls Sanders/Trump supporters negative names, the media says nothing, yet Trumps comments on an overweight woman and gets busted for a week. Love that liberal “fairness.” Joseph Goebbels would be in awe… October 2, 2016 8:58 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance 1) i just watched plenty of direct coverage of HRC’s remarks; 2) Trump is heavily responsible for keeping his issue alive; and 3) the reference to Goebbels is inappropriate and offensive, but does reveal a dangerous extremism in your mentality and understanding. in most other internet forums, i wouldn’t bother, but in this one, i’d ask that nazi references be carefully vetted. October 2, 2016 12:23 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Zzzzzzz…. October 2, 2016 1:20 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Give some that sage advice to your party’s nominee! Lol! She can refer to Repubs as “terrorists” and wanting to put immigrants in “boxcars”. Nary a peep from the Libs. Typical. October 2, 2016 1:42 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Nothing is more Presidential than holding tight to and a compulsion to have to respond to a slight from Rosie O’Donnell. October 2, 2016 5:12 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance sorry- i was too busy reviewing all of the clearly anti-Semitic pandering and/or reckless conduct from Trump. that said, it’s not that analogies to Nazi behavior are off-limits per se. but they need to be on point and truly analogous. so HRC calling out mass deportation of ethnic minorities is arguably a fair allusion. saying -say- CNN’s coverage is intentionally favorable to one candidate- it doesn’t come near to rising to the level of advocating mass ethnic-based horrors as Goebbels did. Nazi references should be invoked as a way to reach the goal of “Never Again” repeating the massive horrors of humankind’s past. used otherwise, especially casually, is insulting to millions dead and those who struggle to end such oppression. you are, of course, free to be callous and cavalier about the deaths of millions. L’Shana Tova. October 2, 2016 6:14 PM Log in to Reply xdog Sunday morning is no time for Godwin’s Law. Trump is suffering now because he’s too stupid to keep his mouth shut when he should. A simple ‘that was a long time ago, I wish her well’ would have made his whole problem go away, which fact every other candidate ever knows but is apparently beyond Trump. He’s more concerned with settling accounts of 20 years ago than running for president. He’s a loser. What did Clinton do, call Sanders people ‘idealistic’? Now that’s really cruel. October 2, 2016 12:26 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Hillary Clinton’s only loyalty is to her financial contributors and to herself,” Trump said. “I don’t even think she’s loyal to Bill, if you want to know the truth.” Trump has never even been loyal to his wives. Talk, Donnie, talk. October 2, 2016 5:20 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.