July 6, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 6, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 6, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 12 Comments On this date in 1983, the US Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender. 1983…. Peaches Lawsuit re: overturning GA-6 election results garnering more headlines GA-based FBI pick to be vetted by Senate next week Fire at a private school in Georgia is suspicious The jerks who rocked South Georgia over cold chicken have surrendered to police The absent tax-free weekend still has Georgians upset Georgia is the 8th best state in which to start a business Foreigners own over one million acres of Georgia agriculture land Maybe 2017 will be the year of the peanuts Our US Senators are pushing for changes to the health care bill 2 Georgia restaurant chains are the fastest growing in the US Jimmy Carter Lindsay Lohan bolsters her support for President Trump Mark Zuckerberg pushes socialist ideals Vegas will be 2/3 automated workers by 2035 “Trust the TSA,” they said The US and Russia aren’t on the same page when it comes to North Korea Sweet Tea Well, that’s one way to recognize Putin Another patriotic depiction… Georgia’s oldest person is 113-years-old Exorcisms are in high demand, apparently This isn’t something you see every day Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 12 Comments xdog Isakson and Perdue have learned well from President Doll-Hands: “We have to come up, and we can come up with many different plans. In fact, plans you don’t even know about will be devised because we’re going to come up with plans, — health care plans — that will be so good. And so much less expensive both for the country and for the people. And so much better.” July 6, 2017 6:53 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Lindsay. Lohan. On politics. Maybe Fox news will give her a gig. July 6, 2017 7:55 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Call me a birther but I want birth certificates for these old folks. July 6, 2017 8:31 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!” — Trump . “I was sitting at the table. We had finished dinner. We’re now having dessert. And we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen and President Xi was enjoying it.” — Trump . Who knew that a piece of cake would be ineffective within only a couple of months? July 6, 2017 10:46 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Given the runaway success of Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Xi was merely being polite by pretending that Donald’s chocolate cake tasted good. China has complicated interests in North Korea and faces the very real threat of a humanitarian crises at their border if they terminate their economic relationship. You aren’t going to change that fact with a piece of chocolate cake or a nice weekend at Mar-a-Lago. If Trump bothered to read his briefings or staff the State Department, he’d know that. July 6, 2017 12:32 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The Russian investigation finding any inkling of collusion is a Democrat hoax and a total lie, unless it’s true, in which case so what? Collusion isn’t a crime. Besides, it doesn’t matter if there was collusion since 17 agencies said that Russian interference whether it actually happened or not had absolutely no effect on actual votes. . Except it upset five million people enough to cause them to cast fraudulent votes. There’s no need to investigate obstruction anyway when the obstruction effort didn’t work. Comey told us it didn’t work. That was about the only thing he said that wasn’t a lie. And why aren’t we investigating Obama for not doing anything about the non-existent collusion and interference, or finishing investigating crooked Hillary, instead of the President? We never did get to the bottom of the server, let along Benghazi. July 6, 2017 10:48 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Isn’t it nice to see a true statesman like Trump talking up the US instead of a mewling apologist weakling cowering on foreign soil? Oh, one other thing before heading to Colombo: Zucker will be out on his ass, probably before I even land! MAGA! July 6, 2017 11:52 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I’d like him better if he didn’t blame everyone else for all his problems every time he opens his mouth. Well, no I wouldn’t. But some people might. July 6, 2017 12:27 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Do the terms “weakling” and “cowering” have different definitions in your neck of the woods? Obama signed CISADA in 2010, which enhanced economic sanctions in Iran and served to push them towards the negotiating table for the nuclear deal (which, quite frankly I don’t know why I’m bringing that up because I’m sure you’ll spout of some easily debunked line like “ZOMG WE PAID IRAN A BAGILLION DOLLARS AND LET THEM KEEP THE NUKESZ!!!”). Obama enacted sanctions against Russia following their invasion of Crimea, sanctions the Trump Administration wants to remove. Obama pressured China and India into the Paris Agreement. Trump is leading an American retreat from the international stage. When it comes to Russia, he is completely unwilling and unable to demonstrate any type of backbone. Forget his utter refusal to acknowledge Russia’s involvement in the 2016 Presidential election, he actively wants to roll back Russian sanctions imposed after their invasion of Crimea, hand them back the “diplomatic facilities” we closed as part of the Obama Administration’s sanctions for election meddling. Trump is content to allow Russia to continue to meddle in and actively disrupt domestic politics in Poland, the Baltic states, the Ukraine, Romania, and the rest of Europe. On ISIS, Trump promised a plan to defeat ISIS that is already woefully behind schedule and, I’m starting to think, doesn’t exist. Other than an unsuccessful bombing operation, Trump hasn’t done jack when it comes to combating ISIS in Syria or Iraq (other than continuing the Obama policies which he said were a “failure” … maybe Obama wasn’t such a failure after all). He’s alienated NATO allies by refusing to commit to Article V. He’s content to cede leadership in Asia-Pacific trade rules to China, a move that actively harms American companies and consumers. It’s gotten to the point where the Chancellor of Germany is saying that they can’t trust the US to take a leadership role on issues and the Prime Minister of Canada is saying that Canada has to step in and protect the international order because the US lacks the resolve to. That is retreat. That is weakness. Even if you disagreed with the Obama foreign policy, it’s not like Trump has come through on any of his campaign promises on the foreign policy front. Mexico isn’t paying for the wall. He hasn’t renegotiated any of our “bad” trade deals. He didn’t pull out of the Iran deal. He didn’t call China a currency manipulator. He hasn’t stopped ISIS. I would say that his failure to actually back up his tweets makes him a coward, but people assure me he’d do it if it wasn’t for those darn heel spurs. July 6, 2017 1:07 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I didnt see Perdue’s name mentioned in the linked article. He has been a yes from the beginning like the good Trump lap dog that he is. He has no concept of what working or poor Georgians go through and has no appetite to find out either. I’m not sure what would be worse for republicans…passing this abomination and watching the reactions as masses of people realize they’ve lost coverage or that the coverage they have doesnt pay for anything, is more expensive, and has a higher deductible…or to do nothing. Either way they are in for a world of hurt in 2018 July 6, 2017 1:15 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I don’t think Senator Perdue is ignorant of the plight of poor or working Georgians, he simply places a greater value on giving a tax cut to wealthy Georgians like himself. Also, the reason Senator Perdue wasn’t mentioned in the linked article is because neither he nor his staff know enough about healthcare policy to make a meaningful contribution to the discussion. It’s hard to have “ideas” when you don’t know what the heck you’re talking about in the first place. July 6, 2017 1:49 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I believe I was quite concerned BEFORE the election when I pointed out that there were stories of sheer incompetence when it came to safeguarding the integrity of the vote…so its no surprise that it is being challenged, and Kemp thinks he should be governor. Thats almost as funny as McKoon thinking he can be SOS July 6, 2017 1:18 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.