February 1, 2017 6:26 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads After an Absence Morning Reads After an Absence By edatlanta Politics 19 Comments Almost exactly 365 days after we lost Mott the Hoople’s drummer, we lost Mott the Hoople’s bassist Pete Overend Watts. “All the Way from Memphis” by Mott the Hoople. Fort would make Atlanta a Sanctuary City. Coca-Cola CEO doesn’t like Trump’s Executive Order. On Clarkston, GA–the United States’ most diverse square mile. John Lewis’s Record in Congress is Less Than Heroic. Rep. John Lewis’s civil-rights record is honorable, but is there a statute of limitations? So Why Did Sally Yates Do What She Did? LaGrange Mayor, Police Chief, Aplogize for 1940 Lynching. The BBC’s 12 best novels of the 21st century is entirely predictable and probably inaccurate. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 19 Comments xdog The ACLU takes its donation bounty from the weekend and pairs up with Y Combinator. February 1, 2017 6:57 AM Log in to Reply Rambler14 Rep. Betty Price has introduced HB 164 That would prohibit elected officials from being labeled as an incumbent if they have been appointed to fill a vacancy. Only those that have been previously elected can be listed as an incumbent on the next ballot. I have been told it would apply to all state and local positions including judges and school boards February 1, 2017 7:30 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Yes! Though I would prefer the ballot to not have any mention of incumbency, previously elected or not. February 1, 2017 8:23 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 “Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!” – The Big Guy’s Twitter. ‘Nuff said… February 1, 2017 8:12 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me “We never said it was a ban. Ignore those video clips where we said it was a ban.” When spin cycle goes in reverse: https://www.facebook.com/TheHill/videos/vb.7533944086/10154529564774087/?type=2&theater Hilarity happens. February 1, 2017 10:14 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Big guy should have gotten people who could have wrote the order better. Not allowing people who help the troops, long term visa and green card holders back in, and holding 71 year old diabetics with out food – plus a 5 year old US born citizens for over 20 hour while mom was waiting outside – could have been avoided. And when did you start using twitter? February 1, 2017 11:02 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LOL! I blame my wife. As you may know, she’s legal from Colombia. Up until the election and afterward, she would read the Twitter posting from Trump, Pence, Fox, Kelleyanne and the other conservatives. Well, when she’d see something controversial, she run up to my office all worried. I didn’t read one Twitter post until she started “sharing.” So, there ya go!! February 1, 2017 11:15 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn All you got out that was the twitter reference? February 1, 2017 6:43 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Lol! Are you saying I don’t listen to you anymore?!?! February 1, 2017 7:18 PM Noway2016 Regarding the 900 FSO’s who signed that protest letter, back in the day, my old Secstate boss used to get the new staffers in his office on the revered Seventh Floor and point to a map of the world and say, “Where is your country?” Now these folks who are some of the most educated and knowledgeable people you’ll ever be around, thought he meant their area of expertise. Many pointed to all areas of the map, proudly expounding on their qualifications with indigenous and exotic people. He’d stop them cold and point to the USA and say, “THAT…is your country!” Babbling, with sheepish looks, they lowered their head and agreed. True story. Maybe a lesson to be learned? February 1, 2017 9:00 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Maybe the lesson is don’t ask ambiguous questions. February 1, 2017 9:49 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Dependable ‘ol B! I can always count on you! February 1, 2017 10:35 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s only fitting, given a rigged vote with millions of fraudulent votes cast, that we wait until there’s a nominee elected with at least a plurality of votes before the Senate takes action on a nominee to the Supreme Court. February 1, 2017 9:10 AM Log in to Reply gcp Incoming Emory President says all are welcome but Emory is not a “sanctuary campus.” http://www.ajc.com/news/local-education/emory-president-all-welcome-but-won-sanctuary-campus/E0D39eAuaCtGcWst7LRfpO/ February 1, 2017 9:11 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Obviously saw my post yesterday here on “Snowflakery and changed his tune. Impressive! February 1, 2017 10:37 AM Log in to Reply gcp Claire Sterk is the first female Emory president and an immigrant from the Netherlands. She gives a good, rational explanation of her policy which is unlike Fort, Kasim Reed and the president of Agnes Scott. February 1, 2017 11:24 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Oops, wrong location. February 1, 2017 9:50 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Just heard a news clip of Trump saying, “Mitch, go nuclear…” Love that new sheriff! Do you think he pins that star on first and then puts on his shirt? February 1, 2017 1:25 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You know, ol’ Noway is a swami. News reported that Trump just boarded Marine One for an undisclosed location. I said on here a day or so ago he’d go see HIS troops. Dollars to donuts that is what he’s doing. Anybody wanna subscribe to my monthly stock newsletter at $1,000 a month? LOL! Update: Yep. To Dover to welcome a returning fallen hero. February 1, 2017 3:33 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.