January 11, 2017 6:44 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads on January 11 Morning Reads on January 11 By edatlanta Politics 34 Comments I can’t believe it took me until today to figure out the source of that stench from Downtown Atlanta. (I am making a joke at the Legislature’s expense–feel free to laugh in the comments). “I Need a Roof” by Sugar Minott. How will the area surrounding GSU Stadium look in the future? The Eggs & Issues meeting was heavy on waistlines, thin on issue. Connecting the Silver Comet Trail and the Beltline–a Grand Dream On the Conflicting Perceptions of South Downtown or: What a Wasted Opportunity “Pity the Sad Legacy of Barack Obama” Apparently an Emory professor chose the Russian word of the year for 2016. Jeremy Clarkson thinks Hartsfield is the world’s worst airport? Then let’s ban him from the city! (That certainly wouldn’t provoke him or anything). Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 34 Comments Dave Bearse It’s not unexpected, what with the massive establishment GOP suck up to Trump, that release of his tax returns is inconsequential. The failure to release those returns is increasing suspicion the returns contain untoward information with news that there is intelligence that the Russians may have untoward information on Trump. Trump surrogates will stick to the talking point that Russian interference in the election didn’t influence the election results because the unclassified and classified reports didn’t state that the interference did influence the results. Rube news flash. The subject of the what the interference had on election results wasn’t a subject of those reports. No worries, there will be a complete and thorough investigation of information provided the intelligence community in October that the Russians have untoward information on Trump after the Trump administration is in the cockpit. After all, we’ve got Comey, the guy that couldn’t trust his staff to not release information about Clinton e-mails shortly before the election, and a suck up GOP establishment to assure that occurs. January 11, 2017 7:17 AM Log in to Reply Bart “…news that there is intelligence that the Russians may have untoward information on Trump.” ‘News’? Defined by CNN and Buzzfeed as ‘any information no matter lack of reliable sources that gets eyeballs to our failing enterprises.’ Rube newsflash – MSNBC just reported based on a reliable source that the story is total BS. MSNBC, not FOX. Trump was not presented with the addendum because it was nothing more than an example of fake news included by intelligence folks with the report to show difference between fake and real intelligence. January 11, 2017 9:54 AM Log in to Reply xdog He said rube. The intelligence pros briefed Trump on the report’s contents. That’s news. Where’s the link to MSNBC? January 11, 2017 10:16 AM Log in to Reply Bart On MSNBC now, Cynthia McFadden reporting. “Trump not briefed on dossier containing unsubstantiated Russia claims” https://twitter.com/CynthiaMcFadden January 11, 2017 10:44 AM Log in to Reply Bart On MSNBC a few minutes ago, Cynthia McFadden reporting: “Trump not briefed on dossier containing unsubstantiated Russia claims” January 11, 2017 11:01 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Hmmm…is it more shocking that MSNBC is reporting it or that Bart is watching MSNBC…jury is still out on that. January 11, 2017 2:10 PM Benevolus Whether this particular document is fake or not, there are some dots that bear scrutiny to see if they are connected: Paul Manafort—>Russian email hacks—>Trump’s lack of tax return disclosure—> Tillerson/Putin. I am reminded of the Dan Rather story where he used a falsified document in a story, but the substance of the story is most likely true anyway. January 11, 2017 10:49 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I love this story though. A good conspiracy- spies, secret meetings with Russians in Prague, parties in Moscow, possible salacious details… this is much better than birth certificate research. January 11, 2017 12:31 PM Log in to Reply gcp “Eggs and issues” perhaps it should be called problems and pancakes or bacon and bull. The Obama legacy also includes: 43 million food stampers Over 74 million on Medicaid and CHIP, (17 million added between 2013 and 2016) Over 1600 of our troops killed in Afghanistan Four dead in Benghazi Violence and crime in minority communities including over 700 murders in Chicago Unknown numbers of workers out of the work force Insufficient effort to stop illegal immigration January 11, 2017 8:13 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta …or Eggs and Excuses January 11, 2017 2:10 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Now THIS is funny…. http://decider.com/2015/10/26/conservative-hero-final-jeopardy-pansy/ January 11, 2017 9:02 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 More fake Trump news reported by the lapdog media… http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-10/4chan-claims-have-fabricated-anti-trump-report-hoax January 11, 2017 9:24 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Apparently Mr. Clarkson has never been through the Kansas City Airport. January 11, 2017 10:06 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta …or better yet LaGuardia???? I find ATL to be fairly easy to navigate. My only problem is that if you are on a domestic flight that continues on to an international destination. I was on an RSW-ATL flight that continued on to Panama City, Panama. It came in to the F concourse. It is a royal pain to go from F to domestic baggage claim. That is really the only major problem I’ve ever run into that could be avoided. January 11, 2017 2:16 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn That was fast… http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-01-11/board-regents-approves-consolidation-armstrong-georgia-southern January 11, 2017 10:10 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace the fix was in long ago. shades of SPSU/Kennesaw merger. January 11, 2017 10:24 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Last night – really ? Obamas 8 years saw the lowest economic growth in history but the highs were: National debt Poverty levels People on food stamps People not in the job market Health insurance costs Government program fraud Illegal immigration Income spread Riots Mass shootings Terrorist attacks 56% increase in police shot over 2015, 21 were ambushed. Obama the dissembler. January 11, 2017 10:26 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Just to be clear are Republicans now making gun violence a national priority? My how things have changed. January 11, 2017 10:41 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta REALLY??? We were losing 700,000 jobs per month when Obama took office. We were headed for depression 2.0. Thats Bush whether you care to remeber that little fact or not…its still a fact. That fact thus knocks out the arguments on Poverty levels People on food stamps Also, I know you are old enough to remeber what insurance was like pre-ACA. Costs were rising at a MUCH faster rate than they are now…If you could even GET INSURANCE!!! As for the wave of Mexicans coming across the border…that is drastically down. Our economy tanked in 2008. Why would they want to come here. Most south of the border immigration is from brutal governments of Central America and many of those were children who faced the choice of trying to make it here alone or be forced into drug gangs. Riots? Guess protests are protests when TP white people hold up racist signs but riots when people of color march against quantifiable double standards in criminal justice. Mass shootings? Blame the NRA and spineless lawmakers for that one not Obama Yeah…and I can blame you for my cold…and its about as true as you blaming Obama for the list you just wrote in all ignorance (at best) January 11, 2017 2:27 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Remember, to consider the alternate universe. January 11, 2017 10:50 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Don’t forget when he said “You are much more likely to get shot here today in Chicago then eight years ago when I took office.” January 11, 2017 3:15 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 More maggots interrupting Tillerson…What freaking losers! LOL! The Left is completely unhinged!! LMAO! Even Rubio is pathetic. January 11, 2017 10:48 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Wow! Trump beat the sh*t out of CNN! LOL! Totally appropriate…Look to see their credentials getting yanked to cover the White House. January 11, 2017 12:24 PM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace How anyone on any side of any aisle can find pride in that press conference I just will not be able to understand. January 11, 2017 12:46 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Agreed. “Unpresidented”. January 11, 2017 11:27 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m glad Trump is making it easier for foreign governments to bribe him. January 11, 2017 1:01 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Yeah…all about more transparency in bribery! January 11, 2017 2:31 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Now, getting to what I really wanted to comment on… The Silver Comet Trail connecting to the Beltline is a great idea, especially since the tracks are all now abandoned. My question would be, how much government subsidy went to CSX or companies acquired over the years to build those tracks and does CSX own the land or just hold ROW? I’d say the threat of eminent domain would certainly be a powerful tool to get them to the negotiating table. The tracks have been removed on much of the property so there is no plan to add rail lines in the future. It seems as though the railroad companies dont ever want to play ball, why? Are they holding out for a better price? 25-30 million seems high for abandoned over grown land January 11, 2017 2:37 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat So regarding Trump and the emoluments clause, is it above the law or ignoring the law? nepotism rules conflict of interest January 11, 2017 3:27 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Good luck with that…keep on grasping. It’s all you will have. January 11, 2017 3:31 PM Log in to Reply CoastalCat Can you refrain from replying unless you have something to add besides shaking pom poms for Trump? January 11, 2017 3:38 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 As opposed to your shaking fists at him? Right. Go back to your Safe Space and cry. January 11, 2017 5:19 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The only people crying today appear to be PE(e)OTUS and stooges like Conway and Spicer. January 11, 2017 8:35 PM Andrew C. Pope As someone who used to do gov’t ethics law, his “plan” is a joke. To borrow a phrase that Trump would probably find arousing, he’s trying to pee on our legs and tell us it’s raining. January 11, 2017 8:32 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.