December 9, 2016 6:50 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, December 9, 2016 Morning Reads for Friday, December 9, 2016 By Ginny Morning Reads 19 Comments 16 days ’til Christmas! #panic Of course, he’d say that. Yummy, yummy cheese, coming to town. Shaq makes Walkin’ Small look like Walkin’ Microscopic! There’s an app for that. Smart kid. Electors not electing. Suck it up, buttercup. Shoot, everybody’s got a microwave. We’ll all be rich! Doesn’t BuzzFeed have enough problems? Any Jedi can do it. Paranoid much? Don’t move to Baltimore. PU and free-speech common sense. If you like your sex after 70, you can keep… oh, wait. Standing ovation. RIP, American hero John Glenn. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny 19 Comments Noway2016 Godspeed, indeed. Seeing the news about John Glenn makes me want to go back and watch The Right Stuff and From the Earth to the Moon. Again. To quote Bum Phillips, “He might not be in a class by himself, but it shore don’t take long to call roll!” Must have been quite a reception at the Pearly Gates from his fellow Mercury buddies! December 9, 2016 7:44 AM Log in to Reply xdog Hamburger in a donut, but for Hanukkah. From Luther Burger to SufganiKing. December 9, 2016 7:57 AM Log in to Reply rickday “Make America Brown Again.” See, white Georgia? See what happens when you extend that wrinkled old diget (the middle finger one, the others long past extension mode) to “those others”? We are outnumbered and every day a white person passes, an angry person of color takes their place at the voting precinct. Your Trump vote has put us all in a very dangerous situation because the very fear and anger that drove the creation of the Tea Party is happening now. Young people are looking into more socialism, and less cronyism. Right now, young people are organized and, as we speak, taking over County level positions within the Dems, a program called DemEnter. Your collective lives are going to get tougher, not better. Make America Great Again™ = Good To the Last Drop™ No one is reporting on retail sales because all the small business owners I now say their December business, is not down, it has vanished. Most everyone I know is either in a financial bind, or emotional tizzy. Either are used as excuses to not spend. Is your spending down? Mine isn’t. But we are above top 10% brackets, we good. Funny thing about being white. In England, Italians are not considered ‘white’. Do you know what is ‘white’? It’s whatever the power elites define it. White is just a word you think means something. It don’t. December 9, 2016 8:31 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker “good to the last drop” one drop of white and the color is deplorable ? December 9, 2016 11:23 AM Log in to Reply gcp Interesting follow-up to the Michael Slager murder trial in South Carolina. According to the jury foreman ten jurors voted to convict on voluntary manslaughter and two voted not guilty. No one voted for murder. http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/jury-foreman-jurors-undecided-slager-verdict-44057880 December 9, 2016 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 It’s funny how the same losers who are pushing this “Russia swayed the Election to Trump” fake news story are the same folks who told us for the past year and half that there was no way the Russians could have hacked Hilly’s private, unsecured, bathroom-dwelling server. And to quote Lib Deity Hilly, “What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?” December 11, 2016 2:13 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Multiple intelligence agencies are officially stating that Russia interfered with the election. This isn’t fake news. This isn’t Alex Jones snorting a pile of coke and rambling about Sandy Hook being a false flag operation. These are the findings of numerous intelligence professionals that spend their lives gathering and monitoring this type of intel. Russia has done this in Ukraine (with the help of Paul Manafort, no less!), Georgia, and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. I’m not saying that the election results should be reversed. Trump won the Electoral College. What I am saying is that we should fully investigate the issue and take proportional and appropriate responses against Russia. Sadly, the President-Elect, and those in his orbit, have chosen to attack the integrity and ability of the US intelligence community. That’s not a good sign. December 11, 2016 4:48 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What this boils down to is the Dems are pissed that their hacked emails from Brazile and Podesta were leaked that showed the Dems to be cheats and in the pocket of the Hillary campaign. No one ever doubted the authenticity of the Dem emails just the fact they were stolen and then revealed. Embarrassing to the Libs? Sure! Did it make them look bad? Sure! Dems are pissed that similarly embarrassing Repub emails weren’t leaked to show Donald in a bad light. Too bad! The Hilly campaign had allies from the media, false allegations from bimbos and many other smear merchants doing every damn thing under the sun to upend Trump. Didn’t work in the end! Too bad. Quit your damn sniveling and try and find your champion to defeat him in 2020. December 11, 2016 6:27 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 The media in the pocket of the Hilly campaign… December 11, 2016 6:34 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The Russian government engaged in a coordinated attempt to hack into and steal the emails of private citizens (Podesta) and private organizations (the DNC). Would there have been more outcry if the KGB broke into Podesta’s house and stole his laptop? Last time there was a coordinated effort to steal private information from the DNC, people actually got upset about it. I guess partisan polarization has made us numb to what is, in effect, a modern-day Watergate. Lord knows ol’ Noway would be marching with a torch and pitchfork had someone published purloined poems and love letters about Ivanka from Donald’s private diary. Noway, I think you’re misinterpreting why people are making a big deal about the Russia hack. This isn’t “sniveling” or attempting to re-litigate the election. This is expressing concern that a country diametrically opposed to US interests has actively interfered in our election. Vladimir Putin is, for all intents and purposes, a horrible human being. He has murdered journalists critical of his regime. He has murdered political opposition. He has murdered leaders in other countries that stood in the way of his ability to install governments loyal to him. He is currently carrying out targeted airstrikes in Aleppo that are killing civilians and children. Putin is Hans Gruber and we’ve just elected Harry Ellis as the guy to negotiate with him. Russia took affirmative steps to sway this election towards Donald Trump. Is it because Trump is indebted or involved in Russia in a way that compromises his integrity? We don’t know because there’s been a severe lack of transparency out of Trump Tower regarding his personal finances and those of his business. Is it because Russia sees Trump as a neophyte that can be more easily pushed around than Obama or Bush? Maybe. Whatever it is, the American people deserve an investigation and they deserve all the information. If Donald Trump (and that coward Paul Ryan) really gave two craps about making America stronger or tougher, they would demand that we get to the bottom of this and that we make an appropriate response. December 11, 2016 7:04 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 That’s the point, Drew, the “people” are not upset. The partisans inside the Beltway are. Both Dems and Repubs who just can’t stomach the idea that they got schooled by someone who didn’t play be established rules. The American voters, who saw the media’s collusion with Hilly, just had their views of the Washington septic tank confirmed. The info came from Hilly confidants to be sure, but the information was an accurate depiction of how the Dems spared nothing un an effory to destroy Trump. Throw in the pansy assed Repubs like Kasich, who sniffed his disapproval, and the whole of the entire Washington political machine trying to literally destroy Trump and the average Joe wasn’t having any of it. On this particular issue, the American voter might thank the Wikileak hackers for providing a public service, much like Snowden, who showed us the rampant 4th Amendment abuses being visited on American citizens. So, both sides, indignant Repubs and dispirited Dems just oughtta suck it up and do better next time. December 11, 2016 8:48 PM Andrew C. Pope I mean, clearly I’m not going to be able to convey the importance of this. But hey, you do you. The American voters, who saw the media’s collusion with Hilly, just had their views of the Washington septic tank confirmed. According to the numbers, nearly 3 million more American voters “saw the media’s collusion with Hilly” and thought “you know what, better her than a Cheeto-dusted Russian sleeper agent.” Wikileak hackers for providing a public service, much like Snowden, who showed us the rampant 4th Amendment abuses being visited on American citizens. Apples and oranges. Snowden acted as a whistleblower and released government documents obtained from a public agency detailing the ways in which that agency was operating. Wikileaks released illegally obtained private communications from a private organization (the DNC) and a private individual (John Podesta). Regardless of your opinions on Snowden or Assange, there is a clear and unmistakable difference between the two. December 11, 2016 9:09 PM Noway2016 The three million extra voters is tiresome. It don’t matter. Her race was run by dipsh-ts who forgot how the contest was run. She took her voters for granted. Big, almost Rookie ish mistake. December 11, 2016 9:33 PM Noway2016 Mewling by miffed McCain and Graham, both insulted by Trump! Those are totally unbiased advocates for the “commission” right? Go dig up Thomas Foley and have him advocate for a commission because of the “seriousness of the charges” demand it!! This is comically desperate! More, more, more, puleeezzzeeee! December 11, 2016 6:46 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat If Trump were really bigly smart as he claims,he wouldn’t be embarrassing and picking fights with people who can kill you fifty ways with your bad wig and make your body disappear before breakfast. He is a fool and people making excuses for his behavior are fools. December 11, 2016 9:04 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The fact Pence is doing the majority of the PDBs pretty much confirms that Pence will be doing the vast majority of governing. December 11, 2016 9:13 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You’re still in pain, CC. Trump’s supporters aren’t fools. Saying that they are might soothe you, but that insult isn’t warrented. December 11, 2016 9:37 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat So are you a Russian apologist or an actual agent? December 11, 2016 9:43 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Lol! Get some sleep. You’re tired. December 11, 2016 10:07 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.