February 15, 2017 6:31 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for 2-15-17 Morning Reads for 2-15-17 By edatlanta Morning Reads, Politics 19 Comments It may be the day after V-Day but y’all still love these MRs more than anything else. You also love how the date adds up to the year. I believe that was meaningful in the DaVinci Code. “40 Cups of Coffee” by Ella Mae Morse. Dems see Price Replacement Race a Test Run for Midterms Atlanta has eighth-highest number of undocumented immigrants in the country. Attorney General Chris Carr is amassing quite the war chest already. John Lewis biopic kicked off PBS’ Black History Month programming. Sanford Bishop gets Army’s top civilian honor. South Georgia quail plantation bought for a cool $40 million. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 19 Comments Noway2016 Oh, Man…Now, it’s not paying taxes cause of Bad “ol Trump! It just keeps getting better and better. With apologies to Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, the Libs/Dems have, well, come Undun. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/15/tax-refusing-pay-protest-trump February 15, 2017 8:11 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus A sure way to make any argument pointless is to attribute the actions of a couple of people to “The ____’s”. And if one really wants to show their ignorance, just make the assumption that those couple of people actually belong to said group. February 15, 2017 8:28 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You know, it really cannot get better…or more weird… than this. Duke endorses Ellison. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/13/david-duke-gives-ringing-endorsement-to-keith-elli/ February 15, 2017 9:06 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Makes sense if Ellison is perceived as anti-Semitic. February 15, 2017 10:55 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump knew Flynt had talked with the Russians about sanctions imposed on Russia because of Russian interference with the elections for a couple of weeks. What leadership! It’s time there be an investigation of what really damaging the Trump administration. Leaks. February 15, 2017 10:12 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn So this is going to start construction this summer in Mexico City. (you can skip the video and look at the pictures). CD are now finished and it’s waiting for the final sign off by the government. http://www.designboom.com/architecture/new-mexico-city-airport-norman-foster-and-partners-fernando-romero-update-12-23-2016/ While all of us are talking about funding transportation, some how cutting taxes but increasing spending, make America great, and blah blah blah – truly great structurally advanced infrastructure is being constructed in other parts of the world. It should be noted, some of the greatest pieces of American infrastructure are over 50 years old. Some are well over 100. The question becomes, what great cutting edge structural marvel has the America done in the last 20 years? The list is not very long. February 15, 2017 12:00 PM Log in to Reply edatlanta Well we’re about to have a wall that costs more than NASA in a single year, so…. February 15, 2017 12:20 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn That wall will have some impressive and extremely expensive structure we will never see once they cover the foundations in dirt. I’m still waiting to see the design for splitting the Rio Grande in down the center. Damn thing is a waste of money and design effort. Bigly. February 15, 2017 12:34 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Maybe we’ll be able to see it from space!! Dare to dream! February 15, 2017 1:06 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn No seeing from space. Going to need to cut NASA to build the wall if you recall. Plus we are giving up access to space to Russia and India. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38977803 February 15, 2017 1:23 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Obama already destroyed our space program – if you recall- no shuttle and wasted time and money trying to convince the Muzzies of their contributions to astronomy! Lol! February 15, 2017 1:29 PM Ellynn Shuttle program died in 2004 after it was extended well beyond the retirement date. it was even given one last mission to fix the Hubble in 2008 that happened in 2009. Congress has a habit of wanting to fund the extension of a project then develop new ones. Research and science funding are bad words. If Obama had not cut NASA funding in 2009, every house GOP member would have accused him of raising the debt. I didn’t see congress adding to the budgets in 2011 when they took control of writing the budget again. I frankly don’t care who cut what or when. My point is we as a country sit on our collective assets and don’t do anything because – you know -TAXES. We devalue science and technology unless someone can make a profit off of it. Public works only become important when they effect some large corporations bottom line, cause too many people to sit in traffic, or create as catastrophic event. We don’t want to pay for things that don’t effect us directly unless we fear what would happen if we don’t do something. So how do we ‘make America great again’? We build a wall that will make the frighten feel better. We forget the only thing Americas have to fear is fear itself, cause… well a Dem said it is the best excuse I have heard so far… We are now asking what America can do for us. We assume the shining city on the hill will always be bright, forgetting we need to pay for it to be polished every once in awhile and the glass re-glazed. We forget that some of the great advancements in 20th century American science and technology were done by immigrants and political refugees. All while being proud of a wall. Meanwhile, bridges collapse, damns fail, and airports become out dated. We have become Nero playing fiddles. February 15, 2017 2:29 PM Saltycracker When the economy tanks deficit spending on infrastructure used to be deemed wise by the left. No more. Social programs with minimal oversight and what do we have to show for $20 trillion debt ? NASA – Obama declared their focus was to improve Muslim relationships. February 15, 2017 3:40 PM CoastalCat Goodness, you people believe anything you are fed by the right wing media. It’s incredible. Year after year, debunked story after debunked story, alt fact after alt fact. Muzzies? Really? Are we back to nigras, kikes, spics, spooks? I am ashamed of you. Truly, deeply ashamed. You are disgracing yourselves. February 15, 2017 3:54 PM Noway2016 This “ashamedness” from the woman who called me a Klansman. And the NASA story of Obama’s intention of them to foster better relations with the Muslims is 100% accurate. Mr Bolden said: “When I became the Nasa administrator, he [Mr Obama] charged me with three things. “One, he wanted me to help reinspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.” And I take the Muzzie word from Boortz. Parody good enough for him, good enough for me. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh and you forgot to say you were “offended.” Be a the good little liberal and add that! February 15, 2017 4:08 PM CoastalCat You are beyond decency. I am finished with you. Enjoy your misery. February 15, 2017 4:35 PM Ellynn I’m not talking about a stimulus package. I’m talking about everyday funding we should be doing regardless of the economy or political leaning. Roads don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. They are going to break down and fall apart without upkeep regardless of what color your vote is. This ‘government is always going to waste my taxes so screw them’ attitude is why we can’t have nice things. But if you want to talk about the ARRA, Fine. You want the list of the what was spent where in Georgia from the stimulus package? Fine. http://projects.propublica.org/recovery/locale/georgia A lot of this was non-construction items, like money to pay county and teacher salaries from lost tax income so property taxes didn’t get raised. (you can complain how we should have fired people so we had more unemployment and paid out more in workers comp and food stamps here). It also had one of the most regulated oversight requirements I have ever had the chance to read and do the paperwork for in my 20 plus year career of working on Title II projects. I personally worked on 5 projects funded by the ARRA. In 2010, stimulus funding was the only reason I still had a job. But thank you for proving my point, sitting back on your you-know-what, stating FRAUD at the top of your lungs so nothing gets done, unless it effects you personally. February 15, 2017 4:20 PM FreeDuck +1 February 15, 2017 12:43 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Barry Loudermilk going the Full Monty: H.R. 861 “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.” https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861/text That is the complete text of the bill. Seems well thought out. February 15, 2017 4:02 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.