April 13, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, April 13, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, April 13, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 11 Comments On this day in 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial. Long live the irony. Peaches Not bad, GA-6. Not bad at all. Georgia hospital safety grades Georgia counties where teachers earn the least Educators defend AP classes for high schoolers Georgia legislators are the Oprahs of tax breaks “Kansas elections a “wake up call” for Georgia Republicans” Tupac is getting a bronze statue in Georgia Jimmy Carter CNN acts surprised that prisoners do illegal things inside prisons A “National Deportation Force,” they say Kansas prosecutes a non-citizen for voting An Alabama church is getting its own police force Congressional approval rating: 20% Sweet Tea United promises it wont call police on paying passengers Gross. Don’t mix bacon and organs Some people make Georgia look so terrible Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 11 Comments 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. April 13, 2017 7:31 AM Log in to Reply 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 which, have you heard about all the amazing changes Tom Price has made after six years of waiting and preparing to lead the nation on health care? Neither have I. April 13, 2017 9:58 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Yeah the whole healthcare thing has been a large sack of disappointment. April 13, 2017 10:19 AM Log in to Reply 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, it appears, still lacks the intellectual curiosity to figure out how the world works. At least he’s on the verge of showing Bannon the door. April 13, 2017 10:36 AM Log in to Reply 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 eager to talk about it. April 13, 2017 12:35 PM Log in to Reply 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. April 13, 2017 3:22 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn The experts on counties were ‘asked’ to resign from the State Department… April 13, 2017 3:30 PM 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? April 14, 2017 5:49 AM Dave Bearse Briefing paper? Trump prepared by watching Fox and Friends and Morning Joe. April 13, 2017 10:20 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn What is it about fires and bridges in Atlanta metro…? http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/raging-fire-at-railroad-tracks-on-cheshire-bridge-road/512142363 April 13, 2017 12:11 PM Log in to Reply 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 April 13, 2017 12:18 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.