November 11, 2016 7:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, November 11, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, November 11, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 18 Comments Events around town for Veterans Day. Happy Belated Birthday to the USMC! Tips for surviving wildfire smoke. Let’s eat! It’s not that kind of cabinet. Midnight Train to Georgia. The Athens of the future. Or something. Sticks and stones… Do it! Do it! Do it! Let the healing begin. Making a list and checking it twice. No flatulent cows were harmed in the making of this video. UPDATED: RIP Leonard Cohen Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny 18 Comments blakeage80 Sorry, I couldn’t get past this line in the future Athens story: “We really believe in the wisdom of crowds,” said Jamie Green LOL. Does Jamie believe in the wisdom of the 59+mil people that voted for Clinton or the 59+mil people that voted for Trump? Now I need to go re-read and find out when the input session are. November 11, 2016 8:28 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Also, Happy Veteran’s Day to my grandfather who was stationed aboard the USS Boxer (CV-21) when the FJ-1 Fury took off, making it the first all jet aircraft to launch from a carrier. He said it was neat/loud at the time. November 11, 2016 8:38 AM Log in to Reply zedsmith What would indicate that he’s referring to either? November 11, 2016 10:26 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Nothing. That comment is totally a reflection of where my mind has been. November 11, 2016 10:59 AM Log in to Reply Bart Appreciate the link for businesses offering deals for veterans, but here is another with Veterans Day events – http://www.ajc.com/events/where-find-veterans-day-events-around-metro-atlanta/786vG1xZIs5WKWuJP14HZK/?icmp=AJC_internallink_08042016_digesttease_0804 The biggest parade will be tomorrow starting at 11:11am through downtown Atlanta – http://www.gavetsdayparade.org/parade-info/4588208110 From General Patton – “Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.” Thanks to all the brave warriors! November 11, 2016 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Not our President” may be more chickens coming home to roost. Trump, who established his political visibility leading years of birtherism that questioned Obama’s legitimacy, and then ran a sociopathic 15 month campaign disparaging broad groups of people and vilifying all opposition, says he’ll be President to us all? “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” The Obamas are taking the high road. Others may play by the new rules of the past half-dozen years. November 11, 2016 11:06 AM Log in to Reply Baker I know it’s kind of a throwaway line but the idea of California seceding would be a bummer if turned to reality… Worth a reminder: https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/ California is one the states least dependent on the Federal government. 4th least in fact. Georgia for its part, is 11th most dependent. I know there are a zillion factors here but this kind of stuff is worth remebering. Interestingly, this link has a graph of “takers and givers”. Georgia is the least of the takers. Meaning it pays in slightly less to the Feds than it gets back. California is the least of the givers, meaning it pays slightly more to the Feds than it gets back. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/05/which-states-are-givers-and-which-are-takers/361668/ November 11, 2016 12:14 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What freaking Twitter morons. The Secret Service investigates every threat to a president. It may take a while, but that knock on the door will come. And, at the very least, the do*chebag’s name goes into their database…forever. Great job, dipsh*ts! LMAO! http://nypost.com/2016/11/11/assassination-threats-against-trump-flood-twitter-after-election-shocker/ November 11, 2016 3:04 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse I agree they’re morons, and Trump is the President of them. November 11, 2016 9:50 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Facebook and Twitter threats? I guess those folks do have something in common with Trump supporters. November 12, 2016 7:24 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Quick serious question: If the shoe was on the other foot, would a Dem administration just cut bait and let Trump slide if he was in the Hillary, ehtically-challenged, role? I know I came out Wednesday morning and said let her be. They, most certainly, would not give Trump the same consideration. And do y’all think Obama gives her/Bill a blanket pardon? If so, what does that do to their cumulative historical legacy? November 12, 2016 7:24 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Article came out yesterday and said Bernie would have won. THAT would have been an interesting contest. And what about Biden? He’s gotta be palm-smacking his forehead about what might have been. Honestly, I’m glad my side didn’t have to face either one… November 12, 2016 7:28 AM Log in to Reply zedsmith I don’t think Biden would have survived the Clinton organization in the primary, especially as a late entrant. The list of people who could have bested Donald trump in the general is probably pretty long, but you have to win a nomination in a party that has been built around nominating Hillary Clinton for the past 8 years. That’s the right lesson for the dems to take away from this election cycle– have a real contest of ideas without a predetermined outcome. November 12, 2016 3:13 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Fair enough. I’m curious to see y’alls bench after a literal generation of the Clinton’s. Gore? Nope. Kerry? Nope. O’Malley? I guess, maybe. Richardson? Maybe. Your party has to be giddy now with new opportunities. November 12, 2016 4:05 PM Log in to Reply zedsmith Lots of room for advancement. Hickenlooper, Castro, Warren (though I expect she’s not exciting or appealing enough). I doubt any of the old guard show up in 2020. November 12, 2016 10:44 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Does Trump reach out to Jeb!? If so, for what job? Huck? Santorum? November 12, 2016 4:13 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Huck considering a run for Governor in Florida in 2018. I know, I know… Apparently he lives there now. November 12, 2016 7:24 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Did not know that… November 12, 2016 7:33 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.