Morning Reads for Friday, March 17, 2017

Everybody’s Irish today!

No bills slated for today. Betcha a dollar they’re all in Savannah, you know, researching native customs. Or something.

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Tax free daze….How do the legislators come up with so much time to diddle with sales tax exceptions and exemptions but no time to eliminate the growing internet loophole ?
The GA Amazon Law is a diddle. Spread sales taxes out and reduce the rate? Nah

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The Trump budget:
Starve poor children, starve shut-in grandmothers, drown Big Bird, pollute the water in Lake Woebegone, give every American an F-35, and fire errbody not named Trump.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Guess we need to sort out what the Feds do and what is best done by state, local govt and causes/charities. The Feds are overwhelmed with identifying.

The Eiger
The Eiger

The Trump budget:
Make Andrew’s head explode daily. Welcome to our world over the past eight years.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You forgot the Paul Ryan look-alike pushing granny’s wheelchair off the cliff… But keep posting your lib pablum.

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

These morning reads are like a table of contents into the right-wing media.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

No wiretapping.
No surveillance.
He lied again.
He’s paranoid.
What now?

Everything else is a distraction.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Top story in every UK paper this morning was the US having to apologize after Spicer falsely accused Britain of helping Obama wiretap Trump.

For those keeping score, the Administration made up a lie about our closest ally in order to cover for Trump’s previous lie(s) that Obama wiretapped his phone. This comes as we’re wasting taxpayer dollars to have Senate and House intelligence committees “investigate” Trump’s lies because his delicate ego won’t allow him to admit that he was wrong.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Go read Levin’s info on this whole story and come back and try to say something semi intelligent.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Ok. Here goes. 1) Levin’s story is based on unconfirmed reports from anonymous sources (which, according to the President, can never be trusted) that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant for a computer server in Trump Tower. 2) That isn’t wiretapping. 3) These same anonymous sources say that the warrant was obtained to investigate two Russian banks accused of providing money to Trump’s campaign. 4) The same anonymous sources say that Trump was not named in the FISA order. 6) If a FISA warrant was issued, it’s because a federal court found that there was probable cause the banks were… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Levin cites articles in NYT and other media outlets. Levin doesn’t have the sources, the fake news media claims that transcripts of intercepts exist. Put THOSE on the table fake news! He just puts together already published stories. Ruh-Roh!! Seriously, go to utube and listen to his explanation for 10-15 mins and see if it makes no sense? He ain’t a dope.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The NYT, BBC, and other established news media outlets cited by Levin don’t say anything about Obama wiretapping Trump and don’t support anything Levin said or Trump later tweeted.

Noway, this isn’t hard. Actually read the things Levin “cited.” There is absolutely Z-E-R-O support or evidence for Trump’s claims outside of something a talk radio guy said after huffing a bunch of paint and reading a couple right-wing blogs.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’m looking forward to Congressional attention to the good times Trump had in a Moscow hotel since publication is the standard.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Where is the apology to Mr. Obama? Where is the apology to the American people?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Judging by that crowd in Nashville a couple of nights ago, no apologies needed! Lol!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Correction, there has apparently been no apology to the Brits. At the press conference today, Trump said the UK should take it up with Fox News and the “talented legal mind” (and 9/11 truther) Andrew Napolitano. So he’s now quadrupling down on this wiretapping claim.

To think that the world would be a completely different place had Fred Trump merely spanked his son.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Oh, there was an apology. Trump is lying again.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Like father like son? Scientists prove Snowflakery is inherited! Unlike the hoax of Global Warming this is Settled Science!
http://fox59.com/2015/09/25/school-district-bans-game-of-tag-to-ensure-physical-emotional-safety-of-students/

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Trump said he’d deliver on his super-secret, beautiful, so great plan to defeat ISIS within 30 days. We’re now on day 56. Starting to think tubby never had a plan.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Oh, you want him to tell us all about that plan? He ain’t gonna say squat, I know, a first for a series of prezes who vomit out all our war plans.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I thought he already had the plan? Why haven’t we defeated ISIS yet? It was supposed to be so simple, so easy, especially with Trump, who knows more than the generals, quite frankly.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

One other concerning thing about the Trump Administration is the absolute lack of qualified people who will work for him or his Cabinet. DC is empty of expertise with a vindictive paranoid child at the top..

Benevolus
Benevolus

How does Tillerson/Trump think provoking N. Korea will play out? Do they think the lunatic will apologize and behave because we scold them? Isn’t the goal here to have a policy that avoids people getting killed? I hope our egos aren’t so bloated that we let that pudgy tyrant get under our skin.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I don’t know. I feel like if anyone is capable of understanding a fat tyrant with a delicate ego, a friendship with Dennis Rodman, and bad hair, it’s Kim Jong Un.

Benevolus
Benevolus

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Ellynn
Ellynn

After 3 hours, and 32 mins, I can report that the only folks from Under the Dome who were in the St Pats parade in Savannah were Sens. Jackson and Watson. Not even a local house member. Everyone will be here next year who is on a local or state ballot… Election year parades.

I’m off to find some lamb stew and colcannon, with a Smithwicks Red to wash it down.

CoastalCat
CoastalCat

Where do you recommend besides Kevin Barry’s?

Ellynn
Ellynn

If just drinking great Irish beer or whiskey, O’Connell’s downtown. Good selection. Any other weekend out of the year I would say Six Pence. Shepard’s pie, Bangers, and Guinness stew as consistently good. Most high end places are serving something ‘Irish’ this week end. Last year I had a lamb shank with stout gravy at now closed Sapphire Grill. Crystal Beer Parlor has the typical bastardized corned beef and cabbage (a bacon rasher and curly kale is the Irish original), Hitch is doing some southern twists on Irish classics, including lamb. We will see what I can find. Can always… Read more »