Morning Reads – Thursday, April 13, 2017

On this day in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial. Long live the irony.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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xdog
xdog

No ant left behind. Warrior ants carry injured comrades home, just as men and women used to do when we still had marching armies. Now it’s all drones and B2s and barrel bombs.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s meeting with XI: He said they hit it off during their first discussion. Mr. Trump said he told his Chinese counterpart he believed Beijing could take care of the North Korea threat. Mr. Xi then explained the history of China and Korea, Mr. Trump said. “After listening for 10 minutes, I realized it’s not so easy”, Mr. Trump recounted. “I felt pretty strongly they had a tremendous power over North Korea,” he said. “But it’s not what you would think.” Who knew? The same GOP that said repeal and replacement of Obamacare would be a slam dunk. Speaking of… Read more »

blakeage80
blakeage80

Yeah the whole healthcare thing has been a large sack of disappointment.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The fact the President of the United States had to be schooled on this topic by the President of China should embarrass all of us. Let’s not forget Trump’s flip-flop on labeling China a currency manipulator day 1 after being taught that, no, China isn’t currently manipulating its currency. Or! Trump’s boast that NATO is no longer obsolete because it fights terrorism, something NATO has been doing since 2001. The man lacked a basic understanding of a number of important topics at the time he was elected, made no effort to brush up on anything prior to his inauguration, and,… Read more »

GregB
GregB

Here’s what I don’t get. If you’ve got a meeting with Xi Jinping, read a briefing paper first. If you’re really unwilling to read, tell them to make you a podcast or something. And if all that fails and you insist on going into the meeting pug-ignorant, why announce publicly afterward that Xi Jinping had to explain the basics of the China-North Korea dynamic to you over dinner? I can see why Xi Jinping might want to mention it, but why would Trump? I’m not surprised in the least that Trump is this ignorant. I’m extremely surprised that he’s so… Read more »

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

Read a briefing paper… or if you don’t like to read, ask any one of the experts on China and North Korea that you have access to. It comes across as a combination of a lack of seriousness and ego. He is the smartest person in the world, so if he doesn’t know then nobody does. Hence, no reason to be embarrassed.

Ellynn
Ellynn

The experts on counties were ‘asked’ to resign from the State Department…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Does anyone remember the stories from January/February about Trump preferring briefing papers that were limited to a page or two of bullet points and pictures/charts?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Briefing paper? Trump prepared by watching Fox and Friends and Morning Joe.

Ellynn
Ellynn
ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Bridges near Cheshire Br Rd…Lenox Rd was backed up onto Highland back to Morningside. It was under the CSX bridge under N Peachtree Creek. Guess I wont be hearing trains running behind my house for a while.
I’m ready to wig out if I see someone SMOKING under a bridge these days