Morning Reads for Independence Day

In honor of Independence Day, and because I’m writing these on July 3, let’s take a deep dive into Georgia music history with Kelly Hogan and The Jody Grind (yes, that’s Mike Mills on mandolin):

What, y’all thought I’d give you a crying eagle?

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xdog
xdog

“Run for governor, and you can have the residence” should be on his coat of arms.

I liked the pix of Christie lounging on the beach while Burt Lancaster and Donna Reed embrace in the rushing surf.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Christie said he didn’t get any sun that day—until the photos emerged—then the explanation was he had on sunscreen and a hat.
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When in the GOP, do what its leader does and the rank and file supports, lie. But you’re no Trump, Christie.

xdog
xdog

What’s the code to stop the site software from squeezing out blank lines from posts?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The deep state CBO got the GOP Heathcare legislation scoring all wrong too. The alternative fact is we shouldn’t be counting people that don’t want to buy insurance or pay for healthcare as people losing coverage. Doesn’t freedom count for anything anymore? . Besides, if people want insurance they can either get off their butts if they’re unemployed or get a better job if they are. It doesn’t matter that healthcare insurance in the US is inextricably linked to employment. There’s lots of interstate off-ramps not yet taken where the elderly and disabled can panhandle to supplement Medicaid reductions. Kids… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I am in the process of digitizing all my old (worthwhile) vinyl. Swimming Pool Q’s, The Heartfixers (early Tinsley Ellis), early B52’s.
Not sure what happened to all my old tapes. Desperate Angels, Rose Whipper, The Para Band, The Brains.
I guess I’m aging myself.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Beach Boys are kicking a– on channel 8!

Noway2016
Noway2016

How the hell is this even legal? If the folks own the homes, how can they be told to leave or face arrest? What am I missing from a legal point of view? Drew?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4664652/Families-near-Christie-s-private-beach-leave-homes.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I am not an expert on New Jersey law or real estate matters in general. With those caveats out of the way, here’s my best guess.

These cottages were located within a New Jersey state park. According to Wikipedia, the park is 3,000 acres and, according to GoogleMaps, there’s only a single road throughout much of it. Since the shutdown ended all non-essential state functions, including the operation of this park, providing emergency services to homeowners in the area would be incredibly difficult. That would be my guess as to why the folks were asked to leave.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok. With that said, do property owners rights end with this shutdown? Not snarling you, but if I legitimately own the property, I’d tell the Fat F*** Guv to kiss my a$$! Incredible over reach. As a former DS Agent, (State’s equivalent to the Secret Service) we never did this with any of our protectees. Just like they have freedom of speech to call the Secretary a skunk, for instance, a property owner sure as hell has the right to occupy his own home. I genuinely hope I’m missing something very basic here. Even if property rights are limited because… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Agreed that the optics were awful for Governor Christie. Then again, he was already incredibly unpopular in New Jersey before this moment and Bruce Springsteen hates him. On top of that, he’s term-limited, and, if we’re being honest, has zero potential of attaining higher elected office. The dude has stopped caring about optics. As for homeowners rights, I’m not sure what the situation is with these homes. I would think that the request operated the same way a weather evacuation order would. Under both scenarios the state is saying “there’s nothing we can do to help you in the event… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Fair enough. If Christie had been smart he would never, ever have allowed his security to do this. In fact an officer at the door of each home apologizing to the Guv’s “intrusion” would have been brilliant.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Speaking of NJ, did anything ever happen to Corzine for his supposed mismanagment of investor funds a few years ago?