June 7, 2017 7:55 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads 6/7/17 Morning Reads 6/7/17 By edatlanta Politics 16 Comments Wow, what a debate last night! Two inspiring intellectual heavyweights representing the best elements of their parties had an uplifting, level-headed discussion! Somewhere that happened but it was not in CD-6. “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison. RIP to the voice of Wallace of “Wallace and Grommit.” We should all have a slice of cheese in his honor. Jimmy Carter gets Gerald Ford’s medal. Gwinnett ethics board says county commissioner violated ethics rules when calling John Lewis “a racist pig”. Sanford Bishop “disappointed” with Trump. Hank Johnson introduced legislation to prevent hacking of U.S. election systems. The Pride of Georgia (AKA: GSU’s Robert Davis) got a hero’s welcome after being drafted. NY Times travel section hearts Cumberland Island. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 16 Comments chamblee54 At 10:22 am, there are no comments about the Ossoff-Handel TV show. If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all. June 7, 2017 10:24 AM Log in to Reply David C As with every debate outside the POTUS ones, the rule is that nobody really watches it live, so don’t screw up and gaffe something that can get repeated long afterward. Nobody’s going to get persuaded by a Tuesday night debate on WSB. Looks like Handel gaffed with “I don’t support a living wage,” but nothing insane or race changing. June 7, 2017 12:12 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta WSB’s poll on who won the debate Ossoff…91% Handel…9% Thats a pretty substantial margin. Seems all the Pelosi is falling about as flat as I said it would and Handel really screwed up with saying “livable” wage instead of “living” wage. You’ll see that soundbite on a commercial quite soon I think. (also, if Handel had nailed it the headlines here would be screaming it…instead…crickets) June 7, 2017 12:29 PM Log in to Reply Whatsben Is it really a gaffe? That’s what republicans believe. I’m pretty sure Republican thought is that it doesn’t matter how much you work, it just matters what the market thinks your worth, whether you can live off it or not. June 7, 2017 1:17 PM Log in to Reply davidmac I listened live on 750AM. And though I might agree with what that “poll” seems to be stating, it’s an internet poll, self-selected, and you can vote more than once. It has as much validity as a reality show. June 7, 2017 1:19 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker The good news is Ossoff is a completely independent candidate and will not drop in step with progressive democrats. Cough, choke……. June 7, 2017 12:56 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 How bold, how daring!! Truly inspirational!! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/07/china-prepares-moon-landing/ Let’s hear it for 2036!!! June 7, 2017 10:32 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Sending my prayers and positive thoughts to everyone impacted by the attacks in Tehran. June 7, 2017 11:36 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What happened in Iran? June 7, 2017 12:22 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn ISIS attack on parliament and Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. 12 dead. 46 injured. The Iranians (who are Shiite) have been helping some American backed Kurds and northern Iraqi fighters with ISIS (who are Sunni). The ISIS affiliate believed responsible is from a ultra conservative Sunni sect that receives some sort of aid or support from Saudi Arabia. Thus Iran is blaming the Saudis. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iran-s-parliament-reportedly-attacked-gunmen-lawmakers-lockdown-n769086 https://apnews.com/0063f81c79e445069c5a98e529ecb929?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP June 7, 2017 12:42 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Iran also sides with Syria, which is also fighting ISIS. Plus, Iran clams the Saudi based group has been ‘inspired’ by President Trumps visit and support, sort of indirectly blaming Trump. June 7, 2017 12:51 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Thanks Ellynn, These were two separate attacks. A third attack was foiled. The gunmen at the Iranian parliament building were killed. One may have detonated a suicide vest. The attack at the Khomeini mosoleum involved a suicide bomber, another suspect was arrested at the scene. Symbolism of the sites should not be discounted. Iran allows women and religious minorities to serve in parliament, Khomeini’s shrine is a major tourist destination. ISIS has claimed credit. June 7, 2017 12:53 PM Log in to Reply davidmac Sheriff Hobby and deputies sued for mass-strip search at Worth High. http://www.almcms.com/contrib/content/uploads/sites/292/2017/06/WorthHighComplaint-1.pdf https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/07/a-georgia-sheriff-ordered-hands-on-body-searches-for-every-student-at-a-public-high-school-now-theyre-suing/ June 7, 2017 1:34 PM Log in to Reply augusta52 I would have liked to have heard both candidates’ plans for eliminating the deficit, and whether after, say, 6 years, they would leave Congress if the budget were not balanced (as a sign they seriously believe in fiscal responsibility)—no bromides about eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse”. I would have like to have heard how Mr. Ossoff, if elected, would get his spending cuts through a Republican Congress, andif his cuts are so wonderful, why have they not already been enacted? Perhaps Mr. Ossoff (to demonstrate his “independence”) could have named three (3) issues on which he differs from the Pelosi, Sanders and Warren wing of the Democratic party (such as whether he thinks the rich already pay their “fair share” of federal income taxes). As for Ms. Handel, it would have been interesting to hear her position on abortion in a district that doubtless has many pro-choice voters, whether she agrees that the 10,000 Syrian refugees admitted into the US (those commercials, you know) are going to overwhelm the United States or otherwise be a major threat to our safety, and why she thinks Ossoff, at age 30, is too young and inexperienced to be in Congress, but Paul Ryan, current Speaker of the House, was not too young and inexperienced when he was first elected to Congress a short time before his 28th birthday. June 7, 2017 4:30 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What were their plans on Global Warming to satisfy the guy who has been asking on here so often? June 7, 2017 5:19 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I don’t know that they were asked. Both have responded to the decision to withdraw from Paris. I’ll paraphrase… Ossoff: some nauseatingly flowery prose about how we’re ceding leadership in the world and future generations will judge us Handel: blithely repeating GOP talking points that indicate she doesn’t know what the Paris Agreeement is or does. June 7, 2017 6:36 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.