November 23, 2016 8:17 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads Full of Thanks Morning Reads Full of Thanks By edatlanta Morning Reads 28 Comments We receive a lot of fan mail as GAPol contributors (as you might imagine). The consistent theme I’ve seen in all correspondence with me is a tremendous sense of thanks that y’all get to read such greatness on a weekly basis. You’re welcome. “Sending My Love” by Pleasure If a team has won 67% of the games in a rivalry, can it really be called a rivalry anymore? 68% of Georgia’s hate crimes committed in Cobb County. That’s your misleading headline of the day. Dekalb Avenue getting a much-needed overhaul. Walter Banks getting free Uber rides to the new Braves stadium. Atlanta Fed predicts a 3.6% GDP rise in Q4. Trump Foundation actually corrupt, sets up a real Constitutional violation. Trump’s unnecessary decision to live in NYC to cost an extra $1m a day in security. Trump’s blind trust increasingly anything but, and here’s a crib sheet to all his ethical foibles. George W. and Obama former top ethics lawyers say Trump is, uh, not setting himself up well for ethical and legal dealings. Good thing he was going to drain the swamp. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 28 Comments gcp Nikki Haley is a good choice for UN ambassador and Mattis would be an excellent choice for DOD. Carson would be ok as surgeon general but Carson as HUD secretary is questionable, though it is a useless department. Perry at energy would be strange because Dept. Of Energy was one of the departments he wanted to eliminate. Petraeus would have been good as SOS if not for his previous legal issues so perhaps Romney will be the choice. November 23, 2016 8:35 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m not sold on appointing someone with zero foreign policy experience to a position that involves a good deal of diplomacy. We’ll see how confirmation hearings go, but I’d imagine it’s going to take a lot of legwork to get her up to speed. Was energy one of the agencies Rick Perry wanted to cut ? I forget. Oops. November 23, 2016 8:49 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Eh…it’s a diplomatic position but it’s also about working with a legislature. She’s a good pick. November 23, 2016 8:54 AM Log in to Reply gcp Her ethnicity makes her an interesting pick. I also like that she has criticized Trump for some of his statements concerning Muslims and Obama for his policy on Syrian refugees. November 23, 2016 9:37 AM Log in to Reply Bart ACP, How’s it working out with folks who supposedly are experts on foreign policy? Samantha Power, Susan Rice, John Kerry, et al? Give Nikki a chance, she will make a fine diplomat. November 23, 2016 11:01 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta It actually worked out really well for Kerry and Rice, so… November 23, 2016 11:03 AM Log in to Reply Bart How’s that Ed? The Iran nuke deal? Rice lying to all major networks after Benghazi? Real models of foreign policy expertise. November 23, 2016 12:09 PM edatlanta Dude…you have one of the strongest partisan lenses here… you don’t care. Anyway you and it’s about as fruitful engaging with you as it is noway. November 23, 2016 2:36 PM Noway2016 What does Haley bring to the table, diplomat-wise? Odd choice there. Petraeus would be a humorous thumb in the eye if offered Secstate. Can you imagine the confirmation hearings? November 23, 2016 9:11 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Glad to see Ed so concerned with Everything Trump. LOL! Obsess much? November 23, 2016 8:42 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance maybe sad, but i woke up thinking abt the comparability of all the questionable and/or poor ethical choices made by both the candidates. i started with Trump’s gamble to not disclose his foundation’s self-dealing until after the election- a deny now and admit later approach- (btw, we may also never see his full tax returns), and wandered through HRC’s choice to instead live in the grey zone of the intersection of the Clinton foundation and politics. in the end, i settled that both individuals may have simply used some of the varied but similar means at their disposal to shore up their own personal financial endeavors. not equivalent, but comparable. but it was partisanship- or enthusiasm abt particular policies affiliated with partisanship- that led some to forgive the ethical practices of one, but not the other. in the end, i think most ppl would forgive it all, bc no one has made 100% perfect choices. even Trump is forgiving HRC. November 23, 2016 9:09 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Noway, Got a tweet last night signed Don, to ask you to stop worrying about Hillary. Say only nicities until Obama is out and cannot pardon her. Then, release the hounds. 😎😎 November 23, 2016 10:07 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LOL! How Machiavellian…You’ve seen Drew and I fight all the time about everything, it seems, especially this issue. It is possible that Trump is Brer Rabbiting her. Trump really ain’t the guy that would pursue her, as Drew and I discussed yesterday. Could Sessions be let loose against her on January 21st? Hell, yes. Then Trump has a ‘deniability” of sorts. I don’t know how this might work out. November 23, 2016 10:21 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I expect the AG to skip on Hillary. The House is where they will hold additional hearing. Jason Chaffetz needs something to keep him in the news and he wants to prove she lied. On the other hand, the conservative Salt Lake paper Tribune has an editorial pointing out he can look into Trump’s financial connections. As noted, the Trump Foundation has admitted breaking IRS rules. Chaffetz does control the committee that would be in charge of doing so. We all know he would right on it if he had a similar IRS ruling on the Clinton Foundation. http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/4616861-155/editorial-time-for-chaffetz-to-start November 23, 2016 10:51 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Yes, I’ll email Chaffetz’s office forthwith and see that he gets right on that Trump investigation!! LOL! November 23, 2016 10:59 AM Ellynn They had less actual evidence on HRC before they issued out supenias and had court hearing then actual evidence currently from the Trump Foundation IRS statement without the dog and pony show. Of course Chaffitz will not go after it… The name Clinton is in the document. Better to nail people on the cover up then any actual problem anyway. (sarc) November 23, 2016 11:14 AM Noway2016 I have visions of Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack before his contest against Judge Smails, stuffing a wad of cash into the official’s hand saying. “keep it fair, keep it fair…” LOL! November 23, 2016 11:09 AM chefdavid Remote controlled cockroaches. You could have some fun with this. http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/32313/20161119/bug-biobots-drones-insect-map-disaster-areas.htm November 23, 2016 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Was seeing where former Dem Congressman Harold Ford of TN might be asked to serve. I’ve always liked that guy. Thumbs up. November 23, 2016 9:38 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I am currently at my mom’s house in Wisconsin watching my sibling go off on Fox News, that ‘Hillary needs to fitted with designer handcuffs and spend Christmas in jail’, how Trump needs to remember all his promise and how Trump’s supporters will form militias to make it happen if he won’t, that the AG is going to take China to court to make steel prices lower and blah blah blah. He called himself “your deplorable taxi service” last night when he picked me up from the airport. This is going to be a fun weekend. November 23, 2016 11:29 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You obviously snuck up here and cloned me into your brother. Obviously a smart guy! November 23, 2016 2:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Is this the brother who bought the leatherman I suggested? November 23, 2016 11:55 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn That “I” bought the Leatherman you suggested for him for xmas… Independent SOB who thinks everyone needs to get off assistance, work for a living, pay their own way, and own a gun (except me) – that’s the one. He is stating these opinions from the nice cozy lazy boy he took over in my mom’s living room, watching Fox News on the 72″ smart TV and full package 347 channel cable with DVR and Netflix account; which was my late fathers guilty pleasure, while his work cloth are in my mother’s washer and his dog sleeps on the spare bed in the spare room in my mother’s house he took over 3 years ago – all while he eats the lunch my mother made him. Mom also pays all the bill for this, of course. SMH November 23, 2016 12:47 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Iran says they’re gonna retaliate! What are they gonna do, fire a missile off the back of a donkey?? https://ca.news.yahoo.com/iran-warns-retaliation-u-breaches-nuclear-deal-khamenei-100458641.html November 23, 2016 12:00 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker EMP off back of freighter concerns me We will be riding the donkey Time to be alert November 23, 2016 3:14 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Anyone who thinks the Clintons don’t know about layers of separation and plausible deniability at this stage is delusional. November 23, 2016 3:07 PM Log in to Reply xdog Judge’s sentencing remarks to MP Jo Cox’s murderer are worth reading, remembering. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38076755 November 23, 2016 3:13 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Above the law? Gee, Trump, that worked so well for Nixon. November 23, 2016 3:37 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.