June 22, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, June 22, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, June 22, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 15 Comments On this date in 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court voted that Henry Miller’s book, “Tropic of Cancer”, could not be banned. Peaches The death penalty will be sought for the 2 prisoners who killed 2 correctional officers Commissioner to be reprimanded over John Lewis “racist pig” comment At least we’re one of the best for summer road trips Just a few classic headlines from the GA-6 aftermath “Why, Georgia, Why.” “It was the weather” “It was God.” GOP turnout confounds pollsters” Jimmy Carter Record high for income taxes in Q1 POLL: Terrorism is why people avoid crowds DNC struggling to raise funds CIA employees hack vending machines Federal charges for a scorned wife who outed undercover husband to drug dealers Sweet Tea Wall Street Journal cans reporter over ethics issues A city on Mars with a million inhabitants 2 people kept Cosby from guilty plea The 20 worst proteins on the planet Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 15 Comments Noway2016 “GOP turnout confounds pollsters” It shouldn’t. Trump asked them to. It really is that simple. June 22, 2017 8:04 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So Ralph Reed says that his voters are “pro-life, pro-Israel and anti-Obamacare.” As a Jewish guy, I’m not as up on the New Testament as a I should be, but was it John or Matthew where Jesus spoke out against government regulation of private health insurers? I think that was right after the sermon he gave about how his disciples should help bilk Indian tribes out of money by taking under the table payments from casino groups. That Ralph Reed, real man of faith. Totally not putting on an act for financial gain. No sir. No way. Just reading that guy’s name in print requires me to take a shower. June 22, 2017 8:27 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Rare point of agreement between us. How did Abramoff get jail and Ralph skate? June 22, 2017 8:42 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Don’t forget ol’ Grover Norquist laundering the money for Ralph. June 22, 2017 8:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 And he skated, too! What’s up with that?! June 22, 2017 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant He left the Christian Coalition with his robes singed and learned how to better structure extortion and bribes donations. One example would be that your contributions to the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Georgia are not tax deductible to give him more leeway with the IRS. I found it amusing that F&FC was active in the last session in continuing to make sure that Georgians that go to casinos keep taking their money to the tribes in other states. June 22, 2017 12:33 PM The Eiger That argument falls flat with me when I see that over $700,000 worth of taxpayer dollars went to Ossoff’s campaign from planned parenthood. June 22, 2017 1:03 PM Andrew C. Pope Seeing as Planned Parenthood Action Fund is a separate vehicle subsisting off an entirely separate set of donations from those that go to Planned Parenthood and that the PAC clearly identifies what its using its money for and why, I’m not really sure I see the correlation with Ralph Reed taking kickbacks for lobbying against Indian casinos. June 22, 2017 2:18 PM bethebalance I assume you’re implicating fungibility? The problem there is that – Are organizations that receive pubic funds not going to be allowed to engage in their own fundraising for organizational purposes? Should they accept public funding but not raise/leverage/augment their own funding sources? Actually, shouldn’t they do something for themselves besides rely on public funding? Analogously, the Byrd amendment does not restrict lobbying altogether, just use of public funds for lobbying. I think it’s fair to complain abt fungibility, but innacurate to say that actual tax dollars paid for electioneering. June 22, 2017 2:24 PM Dave Bearse Hey, Jesus was crucified by the Romans over taxes. Bill O’Reilly said so. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/18/killing-jesus-bill-oreilly-review June 22, 2017 9:59 AM Log in to Reply Loren “2 people kept Cosby from guilty plea” Guilty *verdict*. Saying two people kept him from a guilty *plea* means something VERY different. June 22, 2017 8:58 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse My initial through was that the reprimand was largely a waste of time. Simply turn the guy out of office. On the other hand, the reprimand is useful to black list him from future office or community boards, given the typical very low information Georgia voter. June 22, 2017 10:03 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn So… the guy who wrote a book on the Iran deal in 2015, that was one of main sources and arguments on how bad the Iranian deal was, is fired from WSJ after the AP reported having emails from 2014 that he was engaging in business dealings with an Iranian American businessman (who one Thee source one the ‘badness of the deal not just for the WSJ reporter, but many other publications and think tanks) who is making arm deals (some with CIA connections) that have benefitted from the hype of how bad the Iran deal is, which we know is bad because said WSJ told us many, many times in the last 2 years. Hmmmm…. June 22, 2017 1:42 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Clarification, he was ‘offered business deals’, which the fire reporter stated he did not take. AP is still investigating. June 22, 2017 1:58 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The Saudi’s announced a $20 billion investment in a US infrastructure fund managed by the Kushner’s family bankers just days after Kushner closed the US government $110 billion arms deal with the Saudi’s. Coincidental timing, natch. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-26/the-kushners-the-saudis-and-blackstone-behind-the-recent-deals June 22, 2017 10:29 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.