December 8, 2016 6:00 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Thursday, December 8, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, December 8, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Politics 14 Comments On this date in 1952, on the show “I Love Lucy,” a pregnancy was acknowledged in a TV show for the first time. Peaches Georgia breweries can’t keep up with the strict state laws Plan B after Opportunity School District failure One problem that never sees a remedy: the foster care case worker shortage Record number of government-backed loans for Georgia businesses Jimmy Carter Fewer than 200 survivors of Pearl Harbor attacks remain Barbara Boxer says politics is a “noble” profession 2,000 apprehensions a day at the border in Texas Company wants to hire 10,000 people because Donald Trump won the election Congress may have accomplished something this week Sweet Tea 2016 Most Influential People in Media Real life Catwoman arrested after brawl with boyfriend Don’t fly United Airlines Why the North is terrible: Blizzard shuts down 300 miles of highway Liberty Drum Germany is going to fine Facebook if they don’t get ‘hate speech’ under control Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 14 Comments xdog Feeling rundown? A little out of it? Not to worry, you’re could be part of a newly discovered trend, as <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/08/504667607/life-expectancy-in-u-s-drops-for-first-time-in-decades-report-finds="_blank" target="_blank" class="wp-links-icon" for the first time in a decade. That’s led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993, particularly among people younger than 65. December 8, 2016 7:52 AM Log in to Reply xdog Well, that was a wasted effort. Here’s the de-scragged version. Feeling rundown? A little out of it? Not to worry, you could be part of a newly discovered trend, as the US death rate has increased for the first time in a decade. That’s led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993, particularly among people younger than 65. December 8, 2016 8:02 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 “Trump listened to Gore and did the exact opposite…” LOLOL! Also -> “Greens freak out over Trump’s EPA pick: Call him ‘Dangerous’ – ‘Existential threat to the planet’ ” Did you all know this guy is actually gonna kill the planet?!?!?!!? Finally time for the adults to run things! Slip on a Depends, sit back and be quiet…. http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/12/07/trump-ignores-gores-advice-instead-picks-skeptic-to-head-epa-dismantle-climate-agenda/ December 8, 2016 7:56 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The joke is a President that develops proposals at whim, as he did when he Twitter-mused about stripping citizenship from Americans who might burn a flag immediately after a Fox & Friends segment on flag burning that had just aired. God help us if Dr. Strangelove is ever on his tube when the nuclear button is within reach of this moron. December 8, 2016 9:18 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Trump picks Linda McMahon to lead SBA! I wonder if The Undertaker will be tapped to take over the FBI from Comey?! This just gets better everyday! Pass out the Exedrin for the Libs. December 8, 2016 8:08 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Lifted from Daily Kos: It is a sign of how secretive the new administration plans to be that when Donald Trump recently spoke with the Pakistani prime minister, Americans learned what was discussed not from their president-elect but from the Pakistani government’s Ministry of Information. How did we learn that the American president-elect had talked to the Argentinian president about a building permit? From an Argentinian journalist. About Trump’s discussions with his Indian partners? From Indian papers. The only time Americans get any direct insight into Trump’s activities is when he feels they’re tweet-worthy, and in those cases the relationship between reality and Trump’s 140 mangled characters is definitely suspect. Here’s Trump speaking, courtesy of Pakistan Press Release No. 298: “President Trump said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif you have a very good reputation. You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon. As I am talking to you Prime Minister, I feel I am talking to a person I have known for long. Your country is amazing with tremendous opportunities. Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people. I am ready and willing to play any role that you want me to play to address and find solutions to the outstanding problems. It will be an honor and I will personally do it. Feel free to call me any time even before 20th January that is before I assume my office.” … Mr. Trump said that he would love to come to a fantastic country, fantastic place of fantastic people. ”Please convey to the Pakistani people that they are amazing and all Pakistanis I have known are exceptional people, said Mr. Donald Trump.” December 8, 2016 9:21 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Thanks: Indication that Trump is an excellent negotiator. Say nicities in the first meeting and let the other side announce it. Score the first round to the U.S. December 8, 2016 11:29 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance fine to build bridges. he is a salesman who understands the power of feeding the ego. but what if the pakistani prime minister asks for DJT to “personally” do something, and instead gets the diplomatic equivalent of a cardboard cut-out? bc when you build the ego, you are setting the stage for expectations, and if/when expectations are not met, the backlash can be less moderated. it’s a very fine wire to walk there. December 8, 2016 12:03 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “If they’re going to fire all their people, move their plant to Mexico, build air conditioners, and think they’re going to sell those air conditioners to the United States — there’s going to be a tax. It could be 25 percent, it could be 35 percent, it could be 15 percent, I haven’t determined.” Trump on “Meet the Press” in the summer. Instead Trump arranged payment to Carrier to keep only a third of the jobs it was moving to Mexico. Damn, that Trump really knows the art of the deal. December 8, 2016 9:32 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Wait, Trump gave Carrier a huge tax break as a “thank you” for sending a bunch of jobs to Mexico? With these kind of cutting-edge negotiation skills, it’s no wonder he’s been so successful in the casino, steak, bottled water, magazine, and education industries! December 8, 2016 10:51 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 John Glenn passes. A symbol of American Greatness. Just damn… December 8, 2016 3:56 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant “Zer0-G and I feel fine.” December 8, 2016 4:14 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Continued talk of Obama potentially pardoning The Peddler. Preposterous! Obama will not sully his dwindling reputation for her. Paging Jeff Sessions! After inauguration she’s in a world of hurt. December 8, 2016 6:31 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant No wonder those millennials are still living at home: http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2016-12-08/americans-odds-of-earning-more-than-parents-have-plunged December 8, 2016 10:54 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.