June 16, 2017 7:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, June 16, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, June 16, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 29 Comments Who else got one of those packages with threats and white powder? Fox5 Atlanta, Karen Handel, her neighbors… People.Calm.Down. Miss Abby is not pleased. Tearing everything down is not the answer. Georgia Aquarium to get its own droid security guard. (Unknown how many rations Unkar will fork over for it.) Looking over the edge. It’s for the planet, stupid. Asking for a friend… Does DHS have its own resident Russian for hacking election databases? But blame is so much more fun. The new class war. Mueller is conflicted out. “Almost entirely wrong.” Yes, this could really happen. Spacers make more money. It’s what you’re thinking when you’re coding that really matters. I suppose floating crumbs would be problematic on the Space Station. Mary Berry was unavailable for comment. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 29 Comments John Vestal The problem with bread crumbs in space was first noted when ‘helluva engineer’ John Young pulled out his famous contraband corned beef sandwich and handed it to Gemini 3 crewmate Gus Grissom in ’65. Grissom took a small bite and crumbs went everywhere. June 16, 2017 7:40 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Don’t forget the time Homer Simpson smuggled some chips on board… June 16, 2017 8:57 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The Trump achievement of the week: It took Precedent Trump less than 5 months to first reach 60% disapproval. No Dem since before Nixon has ever achieved that, if any. It took Bush I 3.5 years, and Nixon and Bush II each nearly 5 years. Amazing! June 16, 2017 7:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Scum finally captured in TN. http://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/police-capture-georgia-fugitives-tennessee-after-three-day-manhunt/pbonXC045AByBlyNQN84vM/ June 16, 2017 8:26 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Wouldn’t want to be Megyn this am. First, she vastly underwhelms with Putin interview and now she’s gonna air a highly selectively edited Alex Jones interview this weekend. Can you say “set up?” That is…unless Senior Jones releases his own recording of the entire thing first! LOL! I hope she enjoys her duties on the mindless morning show enjoying the cooking segments. June 16, 2017 8:35 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace http://newstome.blog.ajc.com/2017/06/14/senior-medicare-patrol-comes-up-empty/ 18Mil is not a lot compared to total federal expenditures. But I would speculate there are probably tons of programs like this that provably show no value. 18Mil times 100 or more adds up. I wish there was more logical oversight of programs/grants like this. June 16, 2017 9:40 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Agree. It is widely reported by federal agencies like the GAO and others that, depending on the categories of impacted taxpayer monies, Medicare is screwed out of $60 billion to $140 billion a year or about 25 cents on the dollar. Soapbox: privatizing it under sound regulation would cut costs dramatically as no net profit would approach 25% and many of the bureaucratic related agencies could go away. But no progressive Democrat likes privatizing and Republicans love complicated regulations that benefit the influential not the public. Both love wallowing in an unlimited pot of money. June 16, 2017 3:50 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Although the Guardian article on the London fire, explains the cladding issue and the lack of timely up grading of the code for existing structures (this building had no sprinkler and 1 staircase with 6 units totaling 10 bedrooms a floor), what it does not look at is enforcement. The blocks are community owned property, but the management of the blocks are contracted out to private firms. These companies are also allowed to hire private inspectors and regulators. The local fire brigade has no authority over the inspection of the buildings. June 16, 2017 9:57 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Does this mean I can use my rime account in the future for when I buy my Wisconsin wild trout, grass feed steaks (on sale of course) and my bulk pound of dried black currents? https://www.axios.com/amazon-is-buying-whole-foods-2442735599.html June 16, 2017 10:07 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn If you get your power from the Southern Company… https://www.axios.com/nuclear-scramble-on-tax-credits-2442400126.html June 16, 2017 10:17 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/875701471999864833 He cannot help himself. Why can no one tell him to just. shut. up. June 16, 2017 10:27 AM Log in to Reply davidmac He’s never been told “NO.” before in his life or had any consequences for bad behavior. Why start now? June 16, 2017 10:31 AM Log in to Reply David C Meanwhile, local and national GOP doing a bit of expectation setting and a bit of early blame-making in case things go bad: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/16/georgia-special-election-gop-worries-239619 “While no one is willing to publicly write off Handel’s chances just yet — Republicans stress that she remains competitive and point to robust GOP early voting figures — several private surveys taken over the last few weeks show Republican nominee Karen Handel trending downward, with one private party poll showing 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff opening up a more than five-point lead in the Republican-oriented, suburban Atlanta seat.” The candidate’s blaming DC: “Handel, whose team views Trump as something of a drag, has given him a weak embrace. On the campaign trail, the GOP nominee has insisted she isn’t ‘an extension of the White House.’… [Handel Pollster Whit Ayres] said that Republican voters were more energized now than in April, but argued that Trump’s unpopularity in the district was the primary reason why the race was still close.” DC is blaming the candidate: “With the election still days away, some Republicans are already pointing fingers at Handel — a tried-and-true Washington tactic. In the White House, some officials have privately derided her as a frequent candidate for public office who isn’t the kind of fresh face necessary to win. Others are second-guessing her campaign team. During a Sunday appearance on “The Georgia Gang,” a public affairs TV show, longtime party hand and conservative commentator Phil Kent criticized the campaign’s decision to hold a fundraiser instead of a public rally with Pence.” June 16, 2017 10:43 AM Log in to Reply David C ‘Private polling’ aside, I still don’t see this as anything other than 51-49 either way, but it’s possible both things are true: 1) If Trump wasn’t a dumpster fire, the GOP wouldn’t be having problems here. 2) Handel, who as a woman who’s identified with a more moderate wing of the state party seems like she should be great on paper, is in practicea bit of a dud as a perpetual candidate, and her campaign team has done a lousy job selling her. June 16, 2017 10:45 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Any more word on the white powder found in Handel’s neighborhood? June 16, 2017 11:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Expect more of this… http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/16/this-list-of-attacks-against-conservatives-is-mind-blowing/ June 16, 2017 1:21 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Does the list include the War on Christmas? June 17, 2017 10:04 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Breaking and disturbing. Assassin targeting Repubs had list with more Repubs on it…. June 16, 2017 7:18 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth The violent Democratic Socialist alt-left has lost its collective mind! THEY are the violent people who attacked attendees coming out of Trump campaign rallies in 2016, as well as slipped into those rallies and started fights that the media mislabeled “Trump rally violence” without honestly saying it was the alt-right. THEY are the people who trashed Washington, DC, in January. THEY are the people who’ve been burning and trashing universities. THEY are the people who attack any rally held by Conservatives of any sort – even gay Milo. (I guess only libtard gays are acceptable to them.) THEY are the people who use threatening hate speech on social media for anyone who disagrees with them. THEY are the people who threaten Republican congressmen and women in town hall meetings around the nation and turn them into chaos. THEY are the people whose menacing threatens the safety of anyone who supports the President and/or Republican elected officials. THEY are the ones who are inciting violence like played out this week by a Bernie Sanders supporter. THEY are the fascists who believe only in free speech for themselves and try to shut down everyone else. The left-wing lunatics have got to ratchet down their hate speech rhetoric before things get any worse. I cannot understand why all the people cited above have not been put into jail for breaking the law. I also cannot understand why the Democratic politicians and party officials who have been beating the drum for “#Resist” and “Be part of this Summer of Resistance!”, as well as sending profane and hate-filled emails around the country that are over the top, have not been prosecuted for inciting riots. They MUST stop yelling “fire!” in the crowded theater of our public square. Has the whole world gone crazy??? June 16, 2017 9:10 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 + one freaking billion!!! June 16, 2017 9:53 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope “In the past 10 years when you look at murders committed by domestic extremists in the United States of all types, right-wing extremists are responsible for about 74 percent of those murders,” Pitcavage says. You have to go back to the 1970s to find the last big cycle of far-left extremism in the U.S. Both Pitcavage and McNabb say we have been in a predominantly far-right extremist cycle since the 1990s — the abortion clinic bombings and Oklahoma City, for example. And, more recently, racially motivated attacks such as the one at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, the mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, S.C., and last month’s stabbings on a commuter train in Portland. http://www.npr.org/2017/06/16/533255619/fact-check-is-left-wing-violence-rising The “alt-left” doesn’t equal “Democratic Socialism” or the Americanized version of “Democratic Socialism.” By the same token, the alt-right doesn’t equal American Conservatism or the Tea Party. Conflating the two only deepens the divide in our country. This guy’s actions don’t represent Bernie supporters, you’re (presumably) smart enough to know that. June 17, 2017 7:47 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 ‘Nuther one… http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-violent-political-left/article/2626091 June 17, 2017 7:42 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I dont know whether you are just that ignorant or in a bubble of such dimension that you dont recall that almost every act of domestic terrorism in the last 40 years has been right wing…then again you could be going senile in which case its not your fault… June 18, 2017 12:47 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 It’s really cute the way you and Drew flail frantically to go back ten years, forty years to find examples you can cite of conservative misdeeds. We be talking about current Lib insanity since Trump began running and his subsequent election. Nice deflection, through, albeit in a very elementary way. June 18, 2017 5:31 AM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Typo correction: In case you didn’t figure out, the first word on Line 4 should be “alt-left”. June 16, 2017 10:55 PM Log in to Reply xdog Odd to hear a gopers trying to get the vote out. And KH said she can really Handel it. I claim foul. June 17, 2017 2:57 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Although a few posters here might wish that I had been there, there was an explosion here in Bogota a little while ago. Second floor bathroom of Andino Mall. Police here calling it terrorist attack. No details about who did it. The wife suggested we go there this afternoon for a movie. Her family came over instead. Again , very, very early in the event. Ol’ Noway been in that place a thousand times! http://www.wral.com/popular-mall-in-colombia-evacuated-after-explosion/16768901/ June 17, 2017 7:58 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’d never wish personal harm on anyone. Even you. Staying in South America, the lack of attention being paid to those being killed by the Meduro regime in Venezuela is disheartening. June 18, 2017 6:48 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Watching the news coverage of this attack was surreal. Each camera angle saw a place we’d both been dozens of times. Just lucky not to have been there. Just like my having a ticket on Pan Am 103 from London to USA a week later in December 1988. You just never know, I guess. June 18, 2017 7:44 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.