June 2, 2017 8:03 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, June 2, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, June 2, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 28 Comments Mugging for the cameras. One of my children is a GHP alumni, so this is just… This year’s peach crop is damaged. Whose “private” property is it, anyway? The truth is out there, somewhere, in Subpoena Land. Pass the popcorn. Macedonian content farmers. Or something. Hilarious. Sad face. We’ve stopped allowing children to be children, so why not? If it pleases the crown, I’d like to cut the neighbor’s lawn. You’re really in hot water if you’ve lost the Satanists. Faster, please. “Do you really want to sit on the fence forever?” Goodnight, everybody! Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 28 Comments Noway2016 Maybe they can give her a double Pulitzer for 2017? https://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-lacks-the-remorse-of-conscience-1496359405 June 2, 2017 8:41 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Something we can all agree on: catching the dirtbag that stole a hero’s backpack and wedding ring. http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/02/us/portland-stabbing-victim-ring-backpack-stolen/ June 2, 2017 8:51 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 +10000 Drew! June 2, 2017 9:00 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Drain the swamp” perhaps more than any other phrase exemplifies GOP gullibility, or simply not giving a damn. Trump signed an executive order saying former lobbyists couldn’t work for the WH on issues they’d lobbied on in recent years. Trump so far has granted 16 such waivers. Examples are oil and gas company and coal company ex-lobbyists overseeing the White House office in charge of rolling back environmental rules, an ex-Fidelity Investment tax and retirement policy lobbyist serving as special assistant to the president for tax and retirement policy, and now Steve Bannon’s apparently retroactive waiver allowing him to talk to Breitbart. Is anyone surprised that the WH has granted the same number of waivers in four month that Obama did in eight years? That’s two dozen times more than the black man. Trump is that good! June 2, 2017 8:53 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Thanks for the “Sit on the fence forever….” link. The woman of the story mentioned being “overwhelmed” during a visit to a church. Truly inspiring on this Friday. June 2, 2017 8:59 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The GOP’s desperation concerning GA-6 is palpable. Kathy Griffin two months ago once tweets support for Ossoff, and makes a video in extremely poor taste a few days ago that she repudiates in less than 7 hours after it went on-line. The Congressional Leadership fund makes this ad (warning graphic). https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/06/01/gop-super-pac-tries-to-tie-georgia-democrat-to-kathy-griffin/?utm_term=.2a3b2a4156b0 How about an ad or flyer with a date caption showing Gianforte body slamming someone side by side with showing Handel with Congressman-elect Gianforte only days after the slam raising money for her election. Ossoff repudiated Griffin. Handel welcomed Gianforte. Because for Handel, embracing the support of the violent in order to win an election is no vice. June 2, 2017 9:39 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Desperation? Hardly. They were given the perfect gift in Kathy Griffin and her antics! The RNCC should send her some roses! June 2, 2017 10:36 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 That ad should be played on an endless loop. Trump supporters are gonna storm the poles to make sure Karen wins. Thanks, Kathy! What a dumba$$. June 2, 2017 10:57 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope 1) I don’t think that many people actually know who Kathy Griffin is. If Ted Nugent ranting about killing Obama and Hillary didn’t drive turnout, I doubt the actions of another z-list celebrity will. 2) This isn’t the kind of ad you run if your polling shows you ahead or even. June 2, 2017 11:30 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Respectfully to you. You’re right they might not have known her before but surely do now. That pic is a devastating unforced error. It’s just too much of a gift not to use, regardless of polling results. It’s a Willie Horton type of visual, if you will, without a racial component. June 2, 2017 11:54 AM Andrew C. Pope But how does the image link back to Ossoff? The ad says she’s an “Ossoff supporter” (I guess because she tweeted about him once), but most voters know that the actions of “supporters” do not equal the actions of the candidate. After all, the guy just elected President had the vocal and enthusiastic support of neo-Nazis. Voters were clearly able to separate the actions of supporters from those of the candidate. I will defer to your knowledge of the mind of Trump voters, but this is just a bad ad. June 2, 2017 12:08 PM Noway2016 Bingo. She’s an Ossoff supporter. And more importantly – a Trump hater, who showed a bloody, severed head of The Big Guy. Any Trump supporter, who’s been on the sidelines actually working and taking care of his family since the election and had maybe taken a bit of a break from politics, —well, they aren’t so asleep any more. Yamamoto could not have awakened a “sleeping electorate” any more effectively. Thank you, Kathy Griffin! June 2, 2017 12:37 PM chefdavid ISIS condems Kathy Griffin http://www.duffelblog.com/2017/06/kathy-griffin-donald-trump-beheading/ June 2, 2017 12:38 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Expect a RNC commercial using this info to link Ossoff to ISIS for his Al Jazera connections. Fair? Nope. But I expect it anyway… June 2, 2017 1:42 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Popcorn: what are those mayors like NYC and Atl hyperventilating over the Paris Accord planning ? To enforce, stop production, for emissions that will be lowered but not enough (25% plus), send the other nations billions to help them, not permit coal generated electricity before it can be replaced ? More importantly what is Ossoff, who is so upset, planning…..? Close or require Paris accord levels on those auto plants and power plants in Ga? June 2, 2017 11:45 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker PS Trump isn’t going to stop states like CA from higher standards – so rally round Ossoff and Reed who will fight for Paris in GA June 2, 2017 11:52 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid The queen said when she got the nomination the demoncratic party was broke all its data sucked and she had to put a bunch of her money into it to fix it. 1. see where democratic policies get you. Broke, and the books are all messed up. 2. How does that wealth redistrubution feel hillary? June 2, 2017 2:07 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Per noted policy wonk Paul Ryan, the House GOP will start dismantling banking regulations next week. Eiger, if you want to get a head start on telling me why this is a work of understated genius by Paul Ryan and Jeb Hensarling, here’s your chance. Noway, I’m sure you are more than willing to chime in on how rolling back consumer protections, removing nearly all regulations from payday lenders, and making life easier for the folks at Goldman, JPMorgan, and the other big banks is all part of Trump keeping his promise to the common man. June 2, 2017 2:17 PM Log in to Reply The Eiger I’m not sure why you feel the need to constantly take jabs at Paul Ryan. You seem to have some type of man crush on him. There are many things you can say about him, but dumb isn’t one of them. Congressman at 30. What have you done? June 2, 2017 2:26 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I have a strong dislike for Paul Ryan because his policies are not only damaging to hard working Americans but are also unworkable from a budgetary standpoint. He lies, routinely and without remorse, about the impacts of his policies as well as the realities of existing programs. I use the word “lie” because the only other explanation is that he’s been freebasing Milton Friedman for so long it has eliminated his ability to think outside of a very narrow conservative viewpoint. Having read a number of his budgets and position papers, I’ve come to the conclusion that he is nowhere near as smart as the DC dinner circuit makes him out to be and his status as a “policy wonk” belies his utter incompetence as a policy mind and as a legislative strategiest. Seeing as I’m not yet 30, I guess I still have time to get elected to Congress. However, I’m not sure that should count as “accomplishment,” after all, Paul Broun was able to do it and he was dumber than a fence post. June 2, 2017 2:54 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Ummm…I’d venture to guess its because he is a fraud. He isnt “smart” except in the self promotion department. His ideology is wrong (it never adds up and relies on demonstrably false data sets). His policy is in conflict with the vast majority of Americans (if they actually knew what it was…he is good at keeping them at arms length on that). In short, Paul Ryan is a snake oil salesman…buy at your own peril. (fyi I am WELL over 30) June 2, 2017 7:00 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Hey, but Ryan can run a three hour marathon. He said so himself. June 3, 2017 4:20 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Point of Personal Privilege, if I may: my grandfather was the commanding general of Wright Patterson AFB back in the ’50’s. He swept all of the predatory financial trash out of and surrounding that base back then. I have a genuine soft spot for those who destroy predators of all sorts. And no, he did not personally supervise the Alien Autopsy Film, purportedly shot at said base around the same time. June 2, 2017 4:12 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn With a NORAD center? My dad’s older brother was some sort of field tech for one of the air divisions there from 57-59. June 2, 2017 4:46 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Unsure about any Norad connection, but he was the CO there for about five years. June 2, 2017 4:59 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Cool stuff, Noway. And I totally believe he wasn’t involved with aliens. wink wink June 2, 2017 5:14 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Lol! June 2, 2017 5:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Prayers for London… June 3, 2017 6:47 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.