Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 18

Today is Tax Day, and it’s also Election Day for CD6.

Yesterday, a stretch of I-20 just east of Atlanta buckled, and I-85 isn’t set to reopen until June 15.

They say things come in threes, is what I’m getting at.

 

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The Eiger
The Eiger

6th district prediction

Ossoff 43
Handel 21
Gray 16
Moody 12
Hill 5
Everyone else 3

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Fatty Boombalatty weighing in on GA-6 this morning. The fact he’s mentioning Ossoff by name indicates they’re legitimately concerned about the possibility Ossoff breaks 50.

xdog
xdog

I see there’s a brief bio of Teri following her MRs. Is that a new feature or am I just slow to notice?

xdog
xdog

Scientists discover massive sulfur-eating hell-clams in the Philippines.

Ginny
Ginny

EEEEEEWWW. That’s nasty looking!

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

WARNING. Do NOT click this link if you are in the middle of eating breakfast (or really any thing at all).

Learn from my mistakes.

Seamus
Seamus

Nitpicking: quite a few broken or paywall links this morning…please fix.

in_atl
in_atl

The first link “The Trump budget may not be kind to the future of Atlanta transit” is broken. Repeating an earlier comment of mine: someone needs to propose a “grand bargain” where the urban Democrats get their rail funding and the suburban Republicans get their highways. 35 years of urbanites trying to impose their agenda on the suburbanites and vice versa hasn’t worked. And yes, the fact that the (now in Dunwoody!) “Atlanta” Journal-Constitution (every bit the carpetbaggers as the Cobb County Braves, not that they will admit it, making them hypopcrites) always talking about transit ad nauseum to the… Read more »

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

I’m willing to guess based on your assessments that you’re a strong supporter of finding the most efficient way to use tax dollars. Promoting density is the most efficient way to allocate transportation capital. Building a double-decker Katy Freeway out to Suwanee/Canton/Milton isn’t an efficient use of capital, subsidizes sprawl, and only exacerbates the long-term problem.

Promoting transit isn’t some new world order theory, its the most efficient way to spend money in the goal of alleviating congestion and allocating transportation capital.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

You need to Google “Induced Demand”
You will NEVER have new freeways that go to/through Atlanta. It aint happening. Northern arcs, bypasses east, bypasses west…maybe. If anyone has been imposing their view its opposite of the way you see it.

blakeage80
blakeage80

So, Teri, are you starting a GA Pol pool about the 3rd ‘thing’? My money is on a routine inspection of Spaghetti Junction pylons finding a soil shift from recent storms and they have to shutdown the whole thing for months.
P.S. I wonder how Cap’n Herbs toe would be feeling today.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Spaghetti Junction shutdown? WHAT KIND OF EVIL ARE YOU TRYING TO WISH UPON METRO ATLANTA?!!

But seriously, please Lord no.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Amen to that

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Well, they say bad things come in 3’s (I’m counting the chemical spill on the connector as the 3rd)

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta
Ellynn
Ellynn

Adults in the room…

“White House officials said on Tuesday they were relying on guidance from the Defense Department. Officials there described a glitch-ridden sequence of events, from a premature announcement of the deployment by the military’s Pacific Command to an erroneous explanation by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis — all of which perpetuated the false narrative that an American armada was racing toward the waters off North Korea.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/world/asia/aircraft-carrier-north-korea-carl-vinson.html?_r=1

xdog
xdog

So they lost a carrier group? The good news is they found it. I posted a story here last week, (I think this one from Navy Times: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/korea-crisis-deepens-as-the-us-dispatches-the-carl-vinson-strike-group-to-the-region), that led “The head of all U.S. forces in the Pacific canceled a planned carrier exercises and port visits in Australia and redirected the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to the waters off the Korean Peninsula”. That seemed pretty plain–forget shore leave for a while and gear up for Korea. Either the press was informed that orders were cut to go to Korea when there were no orders, or orders were cut… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

It’s as if the country is being run by a bunch of unqualified goons.