December 15, 2016 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, December 15, 2016 Morning Reads – Thursday, December 15, 2016 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 20 Comments Today is the Bill of Rights’ 225th birthday. Here’s a video from the Constitution Center. Some people could use a refresher. Peaches Funds to fight addiction remain priority Kemp wants Trump too look into DHS hack of Georgia voter rolls. Democrats seek to create independent redistricting committee. Here’s the link to the legislation. Georgia’s 86-year-old jewel thief strikes again. Top movies filmed in Georgia in 2016. Jimmy Carter …Dropping wads of $100 bills in Salvation Army buckets. Entire police department just up and quits. The Russians are after Lindsey Graham. Harry Reid thinks Republicans are bluffing on Obamacare repeal. Sweet Tea Creepy medical progression strikes again. What a way to die. Liberty Drum Death row inmate requests firing squad over lethal injection. Professor in hiding after anti-Trump rant. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 20 Comments 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. Seriously, The Dems CAN find somebody to challenge in 2020. If Trump is going to be as bad as y’all think, it will be a cakewalk in four years… https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-15/long-shot-bid-to-block-trump-arrives-at-electoral-college-monday December 15, 2016 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Niceeeee… http://nypost.com/2016/12/14/electors-are-being-harassed-threatened-in-bid-to-stop-trump/ December 15, 2016 10:35 AM Log in to Reply 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? December 15, 2016 12:04 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus It’s a tough gig representing the Harasser-In-Chief. December 15, 2016 12:18 PM Log in to Reply 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. December 15, 2016 10:47 AM Log in to Reply 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. December 15, 2016 12:18 PM Log in to Reply 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? December 15, 2016 4:35 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat If the hood fits… December 15, 2016 6:04 PM Log in to Reply 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. December 15, 2016 10:56 AM Log in to Reply 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. December 15, 2016 12:22 PM Log in to Reply gcp If it makes a bunch of money look out for Baywatch 2. December 15, 2016 12:34 PM Log in to Reply 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 –Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $7 billion during fiscal year 2016. The 245 feature film and television productions shot in Georgia represent $2.02 billion in direct spending in the state.” http://www.georgia.org/newsroom/press-releases/film-industry-generates-7-billion-georgias-economy/ This is a far cry from tax incentives given to one entity to save 800 manufacturing jobs. https://georgiafilmnews.com/2016/11/brief-history-of-the-u-s-film-tax-credit-part-two/ old link to 2012 impact: http://www.georgia.org/newsroom/press-releases/film-industry-generates-5-1-billion-economic-impact/ Politicos can’t keep selling the “less taxes” mantra and then whine about loss of tax revenue from established tax programs that work across the country. This is a program that has a definite benefit to a large variety of residents in Georgia resulting in more tax revenue for the State. December 15, 2016 12:42 PM Log in to Reply 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? December 15, 2016 2:37 PM Log in to Reply 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. December 15, 2016 9:09 PM Log in to Reply 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. December 15, 2016 4:30 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Thanks! December 15, 2016 9:11 PM Log in to Reply 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 December 15, 2016 11:58 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance robot-americans are ppl too December 15, 2016 12:24 PM Log in to Reply 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! December 16, 2016 8:08 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Lubricate on your own time, robot! December 16, 2016 11:36 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.