Morning Reads – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Today is the Bill of Rights’ 225th birthday. Here’s a video from the Constitution Center. Some people could use a refresher.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

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Noway2016
Noway2016

And here we have the underlying – everything – for all of this nonsense: Delay the Electors from casting their votes on Monday. Let’s see, hmmm, Hillary’s (I mean Jill Stein’s…) recounts didn’t work. She lost again. Leaked emails that told the TRUTH about campaign tactics…Well, the voters didn’t like what was revealed… Hillary will lose this last gasp attempt, also. These efforts are not going unnoticed by the voters. They will remember this obstructionism in 2018. All of this has me wishing for the “dangling nads” desperation of Algore. That blanches in comparison as to what’s being tried here.… Read more »

Noway2016
bethebalance
bethebalance

if electors are getting harassed, that is certainly wrong judgment by harassers. but it is also a weakness in the electoral college system. electors essentially open themselves up for lobbying by taking the elected responsibility. they are not necessarily experienced with that, nor do they receive any extra protection. do they get training about the job?

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s a tough gig representing the Harasser-In-Chief.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Ignoring the childish ranter in the room…Don’t you have a cross to burn or a robe to cut eyeholes into?

Why is the ovary story considered creepy? Sounds like a wonderful advancement for science.

bethebalance
bethebalance

that story abt the woman giving birth was pretty amazing. a lil scary bc science and good judgment/ethics are not always bedfellows. but in this case, it gave life to a woman who survived serious childhood disease, chemotherapy, and menopause at 23.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Don’t you have a cross to burn or a robe to cut eyeholes into?”
Wow! Really? You sure you don’t want to walk an insult like that back?

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

If the hood fits…

gcp
gcp

Other major films done mostly or entirely in Georgia this year are Baby Driver, Baywatch, Hidden Figures, Logan Lucky and several more. TV shows include MacGyver, Star, 24 Legacy, Sleepy Hollow and many others. Georgia will see even more activity as Hulu, Netflix and Amazon do more original programming.

Been a very productive year for the film/tv industry in Ga. but I am still waiting for a good, objective study that says taxpayers get their money’s worth.

David C
David C

Yeah. The Baywatch trailer had some unintentionally hilarious moments when they’re doing a chase through some park and you can clearly see all the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees that is so commonly found near the beaches of Los Angeles.

gcp
gcp

If it makes a bunch of money look out for Baywatch 2.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

The Film incentive creates thousands of jobs and benefits thousands of Georgia based businesses due to the extra income from film business purchases of their goods and services. Lots of Georgia residents and businesses are earning good pay and revenue. They all pay personal taxes, sales taxes, etc. They also spend on themselves with everyday goods and services further benefiting the economy. Trickle down that works. I’ve listed the variety of labor and businesses that benefit in prior posts. The list of ‘regular folks’ and local traditionally non-film related businesses receiving income is huge. see below. “ATLANTA, August 2, 2016… Read more »

gcp
gcp

I would like to believe you are correct. Can you give me a study not from state government or the movie industry that agrees with you?

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

gcp. You asked a very good question. I will keep looking for an answer. Please consider my examples above and my other posts. Full disclosure, I work in the Film, TV, Entertainment, Arts Industry and am a GA resident for over 30 years. I have a good working knowledge of where the money goes in productions. The tax incentive requires purchases to be with in state businesses to get the incentive. I’ll keep looking for more data. Thanks.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“They also spend on themselves with everyday goods and services further benefiting the economy. Trickle down that works. I’ve listed the variety of labor and businesses that benefit in prior posts. The list of ‘regular folks’ and local traditionally non-film related businesses receiving income is huge.”

Damn, you’ve got some courage saying, “Trickle down that works…”on here. Kudos to you. Of course it does. Always has, always will.

Be prepared for some backlash from those posters from The Left.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Thanks!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Turns the $16 million Carrier agreed to invest as part of Donald’s grand bargain to keep them in the US will be used to automate their production facility. Per the head of United Technologies (Carrier’s parent company) “what that ultimately means is there will be fewer jobs.”

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/politics/carriers-parent-company-says-16-million-investment-will-lead-to-more-automated-jobs

http://www.npr.org/2016/12/15/505630205/6-questions-we-would-have-asked-donald-trump-at-his-canceled-press-conference?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

bethebalance
bethebalance

robot-americans are ppl too

Benevolus
Benevolus

At the very least they should have free speech rights and the right to contribute unlimited money (or in-kind services) anonymously to any and all candidates. But NOT be allowed to collectively bargain for better lubrication!

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Lubricate on your own time, robot!