Morning Reads for Wednesday, the 22nd of February, 2017

On this day in 1980, the US Olympic Hockey Team downed the Russians in the semifinal, in one of the greatest upsets in sports. In less great news for our nation, Spain ceded Florida to the US on this day in 1819.

  • If Not Darwin, Who? An alternative history of the great ideas of science. (Nautilus)
  • Rally to save ACA in Georgia sparked by those who had healthcare reliance (AJC)
  • John Oliver Takes on the Trump Era (Rolling Stone)
  • Take a guess, who’s America’s Shakespeare-a? (National Affairs)
  • Tom Brady, 4.8-time Super Bowl champion: but for a silly coin flip Atlanta might have beat us (Economist)
  • Spielberg: The Inner Lives of a Genius (New York Review of Books)
  • Meet the man responsible for third-wave coffee — and Frappuccinos. (Lucky Peach)
  • Get excited: Thursday will see the first vote on casinos! (AJC)
  • Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection (the Guardian)
  • Scenes From the Westminster Dog Show, or Best Dog Detection (the Atlantic)
  • The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster: The most infamous ticket scalper of all time used bots to buy millions of tickets. Now he wants to stop them. Alternative title: Why You Couldn’t Get a Ticket to see A Flock of Seagulls (Vice)
  • Terrorists are building drones and France is destroying them with eagles (Wapo)
  • How DNA Editing Could Change Life on Earth (New Yorker)
  • GEMA Director increases his (Butter)worth (AJC)
  • Along with San Paolo and Shanghai, Atlanta among most difficult to go back and forth (WSB)
  • But good news! Because of this, they are going to fix North! (WABE)

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Teri
Teri

Lin-Manuel Miranda is America’s Shakespeare, duh, didn’t y’all watch that Great Performances last fall? (Really, if you havent’ watched it, you should – I don’t know anyone who hasn’t LOL’d at George W. Bush’s – a Hamilfan if there ever was one – observations.)

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Florida: The “treaty” was a result of the invasions of Spanish territory (they got back for their support in the Revolution) to deal with runaway slaves and pesky Seminoles. AJ was the founder of the Democratic Party and first governor of the territory.

Ellynn
Ellynn

This is a cool little map to play with it your worried about robot trucks. Since a large number of major distribution points are located up and down the Georgia coast and half involve long haul trucking, it’s an interesting read.

Ellynn
Ellynn
gcp
gcp

It’s not good when the White House won’t let cabinet secretaries pick their own staff members.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-cabinet-hiring-clash-235250

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

The best people, the tremendous people, competent people will not join this administration. Brown nosers, sycophants, yes men will line up to serve Trump.

Ellynn
Ellynn
Noway2016
Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Noway2016
Noway2016

Why go and face a rent-a-mob? He’s got more important ways yo spend his time. Like on 18 holes.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The members of the “rent a mob” are the constituents he ran to represent. You’d think a grown adult could handle some angry questions. Then again, them denim suits ain’t gonna press themselves.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No they’re not. They’ve bought and paid agitators. But no worries. The voters are watching and woe be to any candidate with a “D” by their name in ’18. It will be a wholesale slaughter, especially in the the US Senate.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I spent 1.29 on a Sharpie and a poster board, can you tell me where I should send my invoice?

Noway2016
Noway2016

I hope they keep it up. Seriously. They be 63 million Trump voters that will not even begin to leave his side. They see all the Dem crap going on and they’ll be in line at midnight before election day to sweep any Dem aside.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

They’re dying faster than new ones are made. The converse is true for Dems, plus there’s Dem turnout upside.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Dem turnout? Lol! ’18 ain’t a presidential. Dem turnout will be much less. Repubs will be energized by all the crybaby antics. You know it. I know it.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Dying off in two years? In your dreams…

Ellynn
Ellynn

Mr. Perdue needs to take a page out of the Cotton play book. When the local chapter of Indivisible asked for a town hall, he said yes. They rented a huge auditorium. The Indivisible chapter there is less then 500 people. Over 2000 people showed up in the auditorium plus about 400 more who did not make it inside. It was about a 50/50 split of pro Trump/anti Trump, and about 75% pro Cotton. He stood up on a stage by himself and answered questions for 2 hours. In the last 18 plus years of sending out letters to my… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

And blood on the hands od Denver sheriff. He wouldn’t hold two illegal aliens who he then released and they killed two girls. Kate Steinle all over again.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

He posted bond. It’s called the Forth Amendment, homie. James Madison is the one with blood on his hands.

Oh, and while I’m here:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/us/trump-illegal-immigrants-crime.html

Noway2016
Noway2016

ICE asked for a hold. Sheriff sniffed and said no. Granted bond to the piece of sh!t who then killed two girls. How does that move look now?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The judge set the bond and the guy made it. The sheriff didn’t “grant” anything. Brush up on the Constitution whydontcha?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lame attempt at a comeback. Used to it by now. But you keep on defending illegal aliens who murder Americans! You’re good at that. Gotta keep up The Narrative.

gcp
gcp

Allowing someone to post bond and a federal hold are separate issues. The city can grant bond but still honor the federal hold but instead, the city failed to honor the hold and the individual was subsequently involved in a murder.