Morning Reads for Tuesday, December 6

Good morning! Pretty sure it’s Election Day, somewhere. Also, I guess it’s 5:00 somewhere, too, so you may as well have a Bloody Mary.

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Texas Repub elector says he won’t vote for Trump. Simple solution: Replace him with another elector who will carry out the overwhelming will of the people of Texas. Simple.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/opinion/why-i-will-not-cast-my-electoral-vote-for-donald-trump.html

davidmac
davidmac

Why do you hate the Constitution?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Texas Repubs appointed this guy as an elector, they can remove him and appoint another who’s not quite so mentally tormented.

raconteuse
raconteuse

Texas law doesn’t require electors to vote for the person with the most votes, so perhaps you should mess with Texas and tell them to change their law.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Leave the Mayor’s driver alone. Poor guy was just doing what Hizzoner was ordering. I hope the Mayor is paying his legal fees since it was in the line of duty. Or is he being thrown under the bus?
http://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt–politics/atlanta-mayor-driver-named-charges-following-september-wreck/DIRjC0x5aKCovPcbbcj8dL/

gcp
gcp

Cobb is correct to charge the officer but my question is why did they wait so long to charge him? He should have been charged the day of the accident.

And yes, Reed and George Turner are also responsible. Hopefully by charging the officer in this incident APD and the mayor will change their policy. And Roy Barnes as the defense attorney? Interesting.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Emory professor: by analogy, those that strongly believe in protecting our natural resources, woods and critters, need to leave a class to be productive and preserve, not a victim of hunters, fishermen and loggers to the point of aspiring to be an eco-terrorist.

All in for ag’n is a value usually measured in the negative.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump is certainly showing he can pick ’em, and that his picks can pick ’em too. First old man Flynn, Trump’s nominee for National Security Advisor, tweets on pizzagate, the unfounded assertion Clinton ran a child sex ring in the back room of a pizza parlor. Then his son, an advisor to pop and someone who has been involved in the Trump transition, follows suit. Yeah it’s all the same for conservatives. Prodding that upsets Black Lives Matter folks about say, a hung jury in connection with a cop shooting a guy in the back running away 40 feet away… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

You for giving a cop 30 to life for pursuing a guy (turns out he was a thug) that after a traffic stop jumped out of his car, took off and after being chased down got into it with the cop, got tasered and ran off again ?

Wasn’t on jury for the full evidence but it appears the cop, responsible for protecting the public, might not have done it our way in the moment, but he was certainly overcharged.

The Eiger
The Eiger

He shot the man in the back as he ran away. That is murder. Even if he was a “thug” and did everything he is accused of (I’m sure he did all of those things) he deserved to go to court and sentenced by a jury of his peers and not murdered in the street.

Cops have one of the world’s most stressful and dangerous jobs for sure. That doesn’t mean you protect the bad ones so they get away with murder.

gcp
gcp

I would expect a plea bargain here rather than a second murder trial.

George Chidi
George Chidi

This was a murder. Period. Describing it as anything other than that is to suborn murder.

There will be no plea bargain for anything short of a 30 year sentence.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Sometimes the only thing I can say is WTF is wrong with you? Murder and planting evidence. On tape. And that’s not enough for you?

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

there are people in this world who will watch a cop kick a baby with their very own eyes and still blame the baby.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“That baby was a thug that listened to rap music.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The jury also had before it a voluntary manslaughter charge, but evidently hung on that too.

Ellynn
Ellynn

In my best ‘Noway’ impression; (clearing my throat…)

“You climate haters try and be strong. Gore met with Donald! LOL!”

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-idUSKBN13U2SX?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563

How’d I do? Did I capture the flair of a Noway post…

Noway2016
Noway2016

I thought you did well!!! I was wundering why Gore met with him…I’ll speculate that his meeting with Trump’s group was one more meeting than he had with a prez in the last 8 years!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Thank you.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Needs a skosh more bit of illogic and a tidbit more unexamined cheerleading. I give it a B+ but you can’t dance to it.

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Hey, it was her first try…

Ellynn
Ellynn

I didn’t want to over do it with the adjective laden stereotypical tripe. It’s like adding hot peppers to food – start with a few cause you can always add more, not pitch in the whole bowl and hope for the best.

I’m betting Noway can’t dance so rhythm wasn’t an objective.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ellynn, You can’t produce a Rembrandt right out of the gate, best to start with a paint-by-numbers first! Like I said, you did well. Coastal, you really should encourage her more…:)

Noway2016
Noway2016

Helluva Trump speech in NC!