May 26, 2017 6:10 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Friday, May 26, 2017 Morning Reads – Friday, May 26, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Politics 31 Comments The body slammer wins Montana. Peaches When you put yourself in timeout… More than half of food stamp recipients in 21 Georgia counties have been dropped Another Georgia HOA embarrassing us on the national stage Georgia campus carry and tailgating Protesters push back on ICE detention centers in Ga Georgia’s nuclear mess Jimmy Carter Students force professor to resign Farmers hit hard by immigration crackdowns Planned Parenthood takes headlines again Military inching toward first execution in 50 years Sweet Tea UPS is on the hook for illegal cigarette shipping fines Wall Street is up Bitcoin is also up John Glenn not receiving the respect he deserves Mark Zuckerberg wants universal basic income The cure for baldness “Above normal” hurricane season predicted Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 31 Comments Noway2016 Great Morning Read topics today, Jessica. The Planned Parenthood story is especially disturbing. Don’t know if this is O’Keefe’s group or not but the actions admitted to in the videos should land some folks in jail. But as we all have come to know, the only ones who will be charged will be those who filmed it. May 26, 2017 7:30 AM Log in to Reply xdog Forget the trivia of politics, scientists have discovered snakes that hunt in packs. These were Cuban boas but who’s to say they’re not already in communication with the Burmese pythons of Florida, their bigger and fiercer cousins. It’s just a matter of time before the Burmese break out of the Glades and move in the same direction as fire ants and armadillos. You’ve been warned. May 26, 2017 7:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Somebody help me get into the mind of the homeowner’s association folks who cite residents for flying the flag. My neighborhood also has covenants but no one has ever been asked to take down their flags. My next door neighbor flies one as does my neighbor across the street. A little power goes to one’s head, huh? May 26, 2017 7:45 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I suspect they are usually a response to some incident in the past and they just don’t want to get into determining which flags are OK to fly, or when. As soon as you say one flag is OK someone will want to fly a rainbow flag, then someone a confederate flag. May 26, 2017 8:03 AM Log in to Reply Raleigh I fly a flag all year and I will never live where there is an HOA. That said I have little sympathy for someone who runs afoul of their HOA. If they don’t like the rules they have choices. First is move or don’t buy into the neighborhood to begin with. Second create their own subdivision with their own HOA so they can set the rules they want. Last is get elected to the board and/or activity work to change the rules. I want to keep all my property rights but they signed a contract to abide by the rules when they bought into the neighborhood if they knew it or not. If they didn’t know about it that is their fault. If they didn’t know of a rule change again that is their fault. They gave up their rights to another form of government which is what a HOA really is just to protect their property values. It was once said we as Americans cannot chose not to ignore the laws we think are unjust however we can choose to work to change laws we believe are unjust. I wish them good luck. May 26, 2017 8:35 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn My Condo Association has flag rules. I have to have my flag mount at a certain location and angle depend on what floor your unit is on, the pole can’t be longer then this, the flag can’t be bigger then that, they can’t be ratty or faded, you can only fly one flag at a time, you have to have it lowered by dusk (that’s more for safety so the flags don’t block the light from the street lamps to the units below mine), you can fly American flag any day, you can fly the current Georgia flag any day, no cuties flags, no sports flags except on bowl game days or championship series that team is playing in ( I flew a NCAA Wisconsin Women’s Hockey flag through the whole hockey series just to annoy the association member in my building.), you can only fly some flags on specific days – example, I can only fly my Ireland flag on March 17, and Confederate related flags can only be flown on Confederate Memorial Day (The unit across the road from me likes to sneak his Virginia battle flags in on ‘not allowable days’, so I flag a Wisconsin regiment battle flag when I catch him – it’s like we are re-enacting Lee’s surrender… And yes we have both been cited for it). The association has a set of flags along the main road into the units on 30 foot poles for the Georgia and American flags that is lite and flies 24/7 so we always have an American flag flying on the grounds. May 26, 2017 10:38 AM Log in to Reply chamblee54 A mailer from Jon Ossoff arrived yesterday. It was cut out, in the shape of a “luxury SUV.” This mailer cost a lot of money. The topic of this expensive mailer was the spending habits of Karen Handel. This election is a farce. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/lying-his-ossoff/ May 26, 2017 7:49 AM Log in to Reply GeorgiaHack Um, no. That is not how that works. You have mere seconds to get someone’s attention when they open the mailbox. You have to do something that stands out or your mailer will go in the trash with the rest of the junk. By going way out of the box on that you may actually be spending more wisely if your read rate goes up. If you send out a 100 boring mailers you may get 25 people to actually read it. If you send out the fancy one to the same group, you may be 50 to read it. That higher cost mailer got double the eyes on a mailer. It was worth the cost. May 26, 2017 3:49 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Of course it did, c54, cause he’s got more money than he knows what to do with. Per the ajc, he has reserved $6 million of TV advertising time, received $2 million from the DCCC this week, and took in $7 million in the last one month alone. Democrats nationwide have gone crazy, are treating this like it were a national election. I’ve never seen anything like this before. Any day now, I expect to see florists showing up with deliveries to each and every registered voter in the 6th CD. May 26, 2017 11:15 PM Log in to Reply xdog If you’re up near Ft Bragg this weekend you might visit their boot display honoring fallen troops. About 7300 boots will be on display at Hedrick Stadium to honor service members from all branches who have died since 9/11. May 26, 2017 10:01 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump’s budget contains an error that uses the same $2 trillion twice for two different purposes. Based on its supersized projections of 3 percent GDP, Trump’s budget uses to pay for Trump’s “biggest tax cut in history.” Are we great again or what? This level of fantasy in a Prospectus would result in the SEC charging fraud. May 26, 2017 12:01 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope That’s because Mick Mulvaney is a moron. I’m not trying to be sarcastic. He’s an actual idiot. May 26, 2017 12:07 PM Log in to Reply GeneHartke Been playing the “Moron or Evil?” game a lot this year. May 26, 2017 8:25 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Malevolence undermined by incompetence May 27, 2017 11:08 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s sometimes a tough call, but I’m sticking with moron. You may not have visited when I mocked Trump’s tax policy as being only a page of bullet points. It’s still only a page. May 27, 2017 1:30 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Moved to correct location. May 27, 2017 1:25 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse In the words of a Washington Post headline, the biggest billow of smoke yet concerning Trump colluding with the Russians. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/analysis-jared-kushner-trying-to-secretly-talk-to-the-russians-is-the-biggest-billow-of-smoke-yet/ar-BBBzaCC?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp May 27, 2017 1:48 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Gregg Allman dead at 69. And yes I’m one of the seemingly millions who now claim to have seen the Brothers play for free at Piedmont Park. “I must have said this a million times, but if I died today, I’ve had me a blast. I wouldn’t trade for nobody’s, but I don’t know if I’d do it again. If somebody offered me a second round, I think I’d have to pass on it.” — Gregg Allman in My Cross To Bear” May 27, 2017 7:34 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Leave it to a Brit to correctly analyze: https://www.facebook.com/myiannopoulos/videos/923520951119134/ May 28, 2017 1:35 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Great post! A foreign voice of sanity while our own politicians and press continue their slow rolling coup. May 28, 2017 6:46 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Congress should investigate Obama for breaking Constitutional law. Actually the court has already ruled on the illegality of what went on – where’s the media frenzy about this? Oh yeah, they’re all too busy yelling “Russia!”, and everybody knows that no incoming or sitting president should EVAH try to develop communication with any other nation’s head of state. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article152948259.html May 28, 2017 1:59 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 The only, repeat only, crimes committed in the whole thing are the leaks and public unmasking of classified info, that Sec Kelly called treasonous! Trump will direct Sessions to open a leak investigation! There is a God! Can’t wait to see who eventually gets indicted. It ain’t gonna be the Trumpster! Lolol! May 28, 2017 7:54 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m on vacation, so I don’t want to waste time responding to all of y’all’s nonsense, but lying on your SF86 (the security clearance form) is a federal offense. Kushner lied on the initial form and the revised form. Flynn also lied on his SF86. So no, the unmasking isn’t the “only, repeat only, crime.” May 28, 2017 8:39 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Accusing Kushner of lying is going too far, even for you. I have not seen either man’s forms, have you? But if they’re checking out SF86 forms, they need to also fly speck former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s. Especially concerning use of office for pecuniary gain, e.g. the millions of dollars to her and Bill’s foundation from foreign countries. Too much has been swept under the rug for the last eight years. Let’s have sunshine for all. May 29, 2017 12:33 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So Kushner, Flynn, and Sessions “forgot” the same thing? All three guys let their conversations with Russian officials slip their minds? I understand wanting to support your guy, but suspending all skepticism is dangerous. May 29, 2017 3:07 AM Noway2016 Drew, I’m hoping that your vacation has you in Hawaii or at least California and not desperately grasping at straws at 3:07 am! Jeez, Dude, just admit your side “got nuthin'” on Trump himself. And this “back channel” crap is just that…crap. I don’t really b’leve Jared is gonna be frog-marched out of the West Wing with a suit coat jacket covering his manacled hands for…..dare I say it…..omitting info on his SF-86!! LOLOLOLOL! May 29, 2017 9:30 AM Andrew C. Pope I’d tell you where I am, but I know how upset you get when people leak classified information. As for Kushner (and Flynn, and Sessions) lying on your SF-86 is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Omitting the Russian communications and the attempt to set up a backchannel (that could be spied on by the Russians but not monitored by US Intel agencies) isn’t the same as forgetting to include your nickname from 7th grade. In addition to the form you and your family/friends also get to interview with the FBI. So not only did Kushner omit the Russian contacts from the form, he likely lied to the FBI’s face about it during the in-person interviews. May 29, 2017 2:14 PM Dave Bearse Well at least Kushner’s communications, unlike Hillary’s, would be on a government server. A Russian government server that is. May 29, 2017 3:07 PM Noway2016 Just because it’s Memorial Day , we’ll let you slide with a joke that bad! May 29, 2017 5:13 PM Sally Forth No way, read the article linked – it was also in the AJC today. It will make your head spin. The courts have ruled that Obama & crew have been doing illegal surveillance of U S citizens for at least the past five years, which broke the 4th Amendment. He/they turned around and unmasked numerous said citizens, then compounded the crime by publicly revealing names. They collected and recorded literally millions of communications by private citizens! As the judge said institutional ‘lack of candor” hid all this while he was in office. This is not just detrimental gossip or rags with unnamed “sources” like the attacks on President Trump are. These are hard facts of illegal activity while Obama was in office. Where is the outrage and wall-to-wall coverage about this, pray tell? May 29, 2017 12:10 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Yeah but it came from a leak. That’s the real crime. May 30, 2017 12:23 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.