Morning Reads Setting a New Standard for Greatness

It seemed impossible but these MRs are better than the totality of every other MRs posted anywhere at anytime.

“Nobody Loves Me But My Mother”* by B.B. King

  1. September 16 was the hottest September ever, meaning 11 of the last 12 months set new records from… last year which was up from last year…
  2. Good thing Global Warming is still a theory.
  3. The State of Georgia is preparing to kill another citizen. 
  4. Despite one candidate playing the paranoid loons s/he is so artfully stirring as part of his/her POTUS campaign by inciting supporters to paranoia, Georgia’s election systems aren’t and can’t be rigged. 
  5. But that’s what they’d want you to believe. 
  6. Some 150K Georgians have already pulled the lever  touched the screen in this year’s election. 
  7. Could Atlanta’s new parking enforcement company make us yearn for the halcyon days of Park Atlanta? 
  8. What it was like covering the Braves for The Duluth Neighbor (a fake newspaper–just read the report). 
  9. Delta’s new uniforms are fly. Get it? Like a plane? But also cool? 

*This is a debatable statement for me IRL.

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Mike Hassinger
Mike Hassinger

“kill another citizen” is one way to say it. But “The state will execute a man who ambushed two police officers, killing one and seriously wounding the other,” would be more accurate.

10 points deducted from these morning reads.

John Vestal
John Vestal

Wx for the ATL today is 88°, which would set a new record for the date.

Average number of October days of 80° or above in Atlanta is 5. I believe today will bring us to either 12 or 13 days above that mark for October 2016.

dunwoodymoderate
dunwoodymoderate

I’m very surprised Cobb and Gwinnett have so few advance voting sites open. Gwinnett only has one and Cobb has 2. While I know more are opening up Halloween week, it’s crazy people are standing in line so long to vote now. Fulton already has 24 sites open and my wait yesterday morning was zero minutes. Dekalb also has several sites open. It shows in the voting numbers in the linked article, 15k in Fulton and 12k in dekalb have voted while Cobb is 3600 and Gwinnett 1500.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

do you honestly think that isnt by design in Cobb and Gwinnett?…

dunwoodymoderate
dunwoodymoderate

yes and no, I would think that if you were the 2 counties with the largest pool of Republican voters by raw numbers and saw that the 2 counties with the largest pool of Democratic voters are making it much easier for democrats to vote you would want to level the playing field. I also see that Clayton, with the 3rd biggest chunk of democratic voters, already has 4 advance voting sites open in a county that is far more compact than Cobb or Gwinnett. It looks like more people voted in Clayton County on Monday than voted in Gwinnett… Read more »

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Yes. But stats show that those who are more likely to take advantage of early voting opportunities are of the Democratic persuasion. Regardless of what the county make up is. This is by design. For 2012, Cobb had more than 2 open at this same time (pretty certain but leaving room that my memory could be wrong on this). Why did they decrease the availability?…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well hopefully the electronic voting machine system is better now, but we just don’t know. Back in the early days- 2000-2004- there was all kinds of documented hanky-panky involving unauthorized patches to the software, the head of Diebold Elections Systems being a Bush Pioneer fundraiser, Al Gore getting negative votes in Florida, etc. etc. (Fortunately Volusia County had paper backups and were able to correct the negative error, but we don’t have paper backups here, 16 years later.) Does anyone remember this one? ” In Fairfax County, Virginia, an investigation into a 2003 school board race found that a vote… Read more »

davidmac
davidmac

>We just need to go to optical scan or something similar asap

Yes. This technology is proven, it works in many jurisdictions, and maintains the integrity of the voter record.

xdog
xdog

Another 575 persons voted yesterday in Oconee. That’s more than four percent of RVs voting in two days.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Are saying those umbers are higher than expected or in line with past numbers?

xdog
xdog

Higher, according to reports. I don’t have a historical breakdown by day.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok, thanks! “Here they be Trump voters!”

bethebalance
bethebalance

umm… u know that by the law of substitution, that means trump voters are dragons? and probly not the pete’s dragon kind either. likely more like Smaug. great that it has such power, and ability to hoard and covet wealth. not so great for those working class villages right next door in lower Manhattan 😉

Noway2016
Noway2016

Dem operative causing problems at Trump rallies met with Community Organizer 300 times! Well, I know I’m surprised!
http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/18/exposed-dem-operative-who-oversaw-trump-rally-agitators-visited-white-house-342-times/

Noway2016
Noway2016
Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Are you going to take Ed up on his wager from the other day?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Define ‘Greatness’.