Morning Reads – Thursday, June 1, 2017

Happy June!
On this date in 1869, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric voting machine. Also on this date in 1938, baseball helmets were worn for the first time.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Serious comment about potential Dem for Guv (that I predicted should run for the last senate run): Max Cleland. He’s run statewide a thousand times. Great resume. I don’t know why he won’t or hasn’t considered another run for statewide office. Does he have health issues or at this point in his life, just no desire. You gotta admit his name ID is huge. He’d be formidable as hell.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Because I try to indulge your serious comments in the hopes you’ll have more of them…

Sen. Cleland has been out of office for 14 years and hasn’t been in state politics for over 20 years. While he’s still been involved in public service since that time, that’s an awful lot of rust to shake off (which would also explain why we’ve never seen Sam Nunn jump back on the horse).

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Another from the you can’t make this poop up: Trump, while meeting with the Belgian Prime Minister during his recent foreign trip, explained that he has a negative opinion of Europe because it took so long to get his golf courses approved there.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-experiences-life-through-the-windshield-of-a-golf-cart-that-explains-a-lot/2017/05/29/fa92f59c-44a8-11e7-a196-a1bb629f64cb_story.html?utm_term=.ced4f1a63736

“Every time we talk about a country, he remembered the things he had done. Scotland? He said he had opened a club. Ireland? He said it took him two and a half years to get a license and that did not give him a very good image of the European Union.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

“I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton said.”
C’mon, Mrs. Clinton. It’s always someone else’s actions, right? And with no snark:
She DECIDED to use her infamous home-brew server.
She DECIDED not to campaign in normal Dem stronghold states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.
She DECIDED to insult her normal white, blue collar constituency by calling them Deplorables.
But don’t blame Facebook or the DNC. Hell, they even rigged the game for you over Bernie.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/31/politics/hillary-clinton-recode-loss/

Will Durant
Will Durant

Uh, Jessica linked that one.

She isn’t going to be given another chance so I don’t understand the sour grapes unless it is to keep the speaking engagement monies flowing. At this point she should just have those grapes in the the form of some more wine and possibly get up a bridge game with Gore, Dukakis, and Romney.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Jason Chaffetz, GOP House Oversight Chairman, is resigning from Congress. The appearance is he’s been called on to do his job and investigate, and would rather not. Never mind about the expense of a special election. Prediction: he follows in Jack Kingston steps as a pandering TV talking head.

The Eiger
The Eiger

I don’t think it’s because he doesn’t want to investigate Trump. He hates Trump. It’s a not so secret secret that he may have too much fun in DC and his wife doesn’t like that. But you are right. He will probably go to FOX and beg for money by saying things that are stupid. Just like Jack has.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

It’s not that he doesn’t want to investigate Trump, it’s that a Trump investigation is so much less exciting than a 900th Benghazi committee. Chaffetz is a goon and he’ll do what all goons do after they leave Congress: make fat stacks lobbying and appearing on TV.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Do you include out of office Dems who lobby in your goon list?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The goon list is bipartisan, yes.

Ellynn
Ellynn

If leaving the Paris accord is meant to allow US industry to have less regulations and lead to more jobs, why is the money and business class not following along? Dow chemical, most oil companies, the tech industry, none of them want this. Even some major US coal companies want to stay in the accord.

Why are we giving our Power as the world leader away? We lead on this, and have since Bush Sr. was in office all the way through Obama.

https://www.axios.com/how-private-equity-is-watching-trumps-paris-announcement-2429134713.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-01/if-trump-dumps-the-climate-accord-the-u-s-is-the-loser

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Because the GOP is the only major political party in the modern world that doesn’t acknowledge climate change and they’ve duped their voters on the issue for so long that there’s no way for them to change their position without angering the base.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just like Hillary and your side has to continue the “Woe is Me” meme about how the election was stolen. She lost fair and square but yall cannot publicly admit that without angering yours.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

What are you even talking about?

Noway2016
Noway2016

About angering the base, Sherlock! Try and keep up.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

If not already clear, he doesnt even know most of the time. Scroll past and dont feed the troll…

chamblee54
chamblee54

@chamblee54
6th district voters:When you see a comment on the election ask – Has anyone who lives in 6th district asked @____ how they should vote?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Keeping promises. Keeping America first. Making America Great Again!!
God Bless Trump!! His supporters are in like hardened concrete!!! Do not think otherwise!! So, to the opposition, keep up the hapless fake news efforts, they’re actually kinda cute to watch!

chefdavid
chefdavid

boom. “But I think the thing that happened this weekend that is really important that people missed because they’re so giddy about this story about Kushner, is that it blew up the collusion conspiracy,” he explained, “because if there had actually been a collusion conspiracy, there would already be back channels to Russia.”
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/30/no-one-noticed-the-collusion-conspiracy-theory-just-blew-up-says-national-review-editor/

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Welp, nothing in Trump’s long, meandering address was even remotely close to being true. Most of it was outright contradictory (how can a non-binding Agreement be draconian?). I went in to today thinking that Trump was a moron without the vaguest understanding of how the Paris Agreement worked. That sentiment was not changed by his speech.

As someone who has to live on this planet decades after Capt. Thunder Thighs’ obsese and sad looking body departs it, I won’t forget who made it a lot harder to save the planet from climate change.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I will assume you will have a long and fruitful life, Drew. I doubt that you’ll be done in by rising sea levels or an expanding ozone hole.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let’s see: you personally insulted his weight, called him childish names and made derogatory comments regarding his looks. Yeah…I’m a troll!! LMAO! Oh, and I’ll never forget who saved this country from cash-grabbing leeches, both domestic and international!

Will Durant
Will Durant

Actually I agree with George Carlin. We aren’t talking about saving the planet. We are talking about saving the humans. The planet has been here for 4 to 5 billion years. We’ve been here less than 100,000. More than 99% of the species that have lived on earth are now extinct. We will not be any different. Perhaps we can extend our era, perhaps not. Even Stephen Hawking is saying that we need to start getting our eggs out of one basket. In the meantime we are reducing our role as the leading country in the world by denying science… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Ossoff hits Trump over leaving Paris Climate Pact

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ossoff-trump-paris-climate-deal