Monday Morning Reads – August 14

Happy Monday, everyone! Let me tell you about my weekend. I was driving to Newnan with my large McDonald’s Coke and a box of campaign literature in my backseat. A squirrel ran into the road and the car in front of me slammed on its brakes, so naturally I slammed my brakes, too. The box of campaign literature flung into the front seat hitting the McDonald’s cup. Coke splashed all over my dash, my windshield, and flooded the floor. My car is still sticky and disgusting. 1 like = 100 prayers.

Georgia

Protesters defaced a Confederate monument in Piedmont Park.

Georgia is the 2nd harshest state for DUIs.

R. Kelly isn’t under investigation……yet.

Roger Stone came to Georgia.*

Cumberland Island will be on a U.S. quarter.

National

Did you hear about Charolettesville?

Venezuelan leader may have put a hit on Marco Rubio.

The guy behind oppressive password rules is sorry.

16-year-old high school student is running for Governor of Kansas.

Why is Millennial humor weird?

 

Disclaimer: I am a paid staffer for Michael Williams for Governor.

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xdog
xdog

That paid staffer bit is hilarious. I guess millennial humor really is weird.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

People figured Trump’s signature achievement of the week was threatening nuclear war. (Can you believe it was only two weeks ago that Scaramucci was fired? Trump is indeed a real achiever!!!) . But Trump topped the would-be signature achievement, fulling his promise to normalize American neo-confederates and racists as merely one of “many sides”. . “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans that put you in the presidency, not rasdical leftists” — tweeted David Duke Saturday in response to Trump’s “many sides” remark. . See, racists being merely one of… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Two words: Diet Coke. (=not sticky).
Coke Zero tastes better and also not sticky. Not sure about this new stuff “Coke Zero Sugar”.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Maybe God is telling you something Will… if a sticky car was the ‘worse’ thing that happen to you this weekend.

chamblee54
chamblee54

“Disclaimer: I am a paid staffer for Michael Williams for Governor.”
tmi

chamblee54
chamblee54

The statue in Piedmont Park is known as the Peace Monument. “The Old Guard of the Gate City Guard, decided to erect a monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta to commemorate the efforts made over a thirty year period to bring about unity between the North and the South.”
Please edit the link above. This is not a “Confederate Monument.”

http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/3554-peace-monument-piedmont-park

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So it took 2 whole days for the President to say that the Klan is bad. Man, Trump really sucks at this whole “being President” thing.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Did he also happen to retract the blame he put on the victims? Because “many sides” was more than just a failure to blame accurately, it laid blame upon the side of the victims.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Victims ? Looks like both sides were illegally assembled and fighting, no shortage of idiots.
Some Media points:
Counterprotesters met white nationalists and other right-wing groups at the site of Saturday’s “Unite the Right” event hours before the rally was set to start.
Clashes broke out, and police began to disperse crowds.
Local officials declared the rally an “unlawful assembly,” and the governor declared a state of emergency.
About two hours later, a gray Dodge Challenger rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters walking down a street in downtown Charlottesville.

bethebalance
bethebalance

It’s similar kinds of perspectives that are the beginnnings of, if not the heart of, moral equivalence. Lots of idiots, so everyone’s to blame… Doesn’t matter the purposes of the various peoples gathered there, doesn’t matter who crossed what lines, doesn’t matter if someone got run over by that car…

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Faster than one could say “Radical Islamic terrorist”

bethebalance
bethebalance

The words for domestic terrorism remain unspoken.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Hey, he had a prime Sunday morning tee time.

Noway2016
Noway2016

If it happens, it was brought to you all first by ‘ol Noway.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/14/trump-seriously-considering-pardon-for-sheriff-joe-arpaio.html
A third knuckle deep finger in the eye of the Libs! Gotta love it!

Ellynn
Ellynn

He was in contempt, and the AG could have settled in the last 6 months if he wanted to, but he didn’t. If it’s knuckle deep to any one it’s federal judges.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Or just an inuslt to actual law and order. But the focus on hurting libs is just gonna reinforce the image that the Trump presidency is all about trolling liberals. It seems more useful to focus on the actual substance or implications or meaning of the policy.

Noway2016
Noway2016

That is so rich!! The insult to law and order is the decades old failure to enforce our immigration laws. People getting mutdered by “illegal ” alien criminals who have no right to be here in the first dang place. Pardon him yesterday!

Noway2016
Noway2016

And after the pardon – recess appoint him Ambassador to Mexico! Repeat after me: “Re-election Landslide!” I can almost hear Stevie Nicks singing her famous tune now!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

So I consulted a few of my hard core lib friends and family – not a one was really at the point of really caring if he was pardoned. One sad they excepted it all along so it’s not really, and I quote here, “worthy of my time to dwell on it”. As to recess appointment, Mitch is keeping the senate in session as we speak and will most likely do so for a few years. “And if you see Ellynn’s reflection in the snow covered hills, Well maybe the landslide will bring you down.” I do Stevie much better… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Y’all are funny. As for substance, I’m all for eliminating the crime part. But the contempt conviction was about the process, and snagging legit residents or citizens in the net of improbable cause and indiscriminate discrimination, wasn’t it? Where is that strict Constitutional loyalty when it comes to the 4th, 5th, 14th, etc. Amendments?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s would rather give an interview speculating about pardoning Arpaio than clarify his comments on Charlottesville. The glee and pride speaks for itself.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Charlottesville brought back thoughts of how Atlanta handled a similar issue in 2016 at Stone Mountain. Darn well. The community decided to ignore the klan types and let the cops handle it. A few counter protestors showed up, tossed stuff at the police and ended most of the arrests. The community not turning out to give these protestors an answer did more to make them go home than a show of violence to shock the nation.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/23/us/stone-mountain-protests/index.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Unlike Stone Mountain – which is a gigantic park, well insulated from public streets, buildings, and homes – the “unite the right” rally was scheduled for Emancipation Park in the middle of downtown Charlottesville. The city tried to move the rally to a bigger park on the edge of town, but a federal court in Richmond would violate protesters’ First Amendment rights. I really don’t think you can compare the two situations given the massive logistical differences.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Antifa are thugs and criminals, violent anarchists and terrorists who physically attack and injure any gathering of people with whom they disagree. Bats, flame throwers, concrete-filled cans, etc. of weapons used on others, plus destroying business buildings, colleges, cars, public property, etc. – they are the true fascists. I did not agree with the right-wing nuts who held the rally in Charlotte, but I defend to the end their right to peacefully gather and talk to each other unimpeded. When the antifa and BLM started attacking them, the police did not stop it. When they asked the police to move… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Sure, it was a set-up.
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White supremacists? That’s fake news.

bethebalance
bethebalance

They don’t call them white supremacists bc their skin is white. The level of misinformation is scary.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Antifa stands for “anti-fascist,” so the “people with whom they disagree” tend to be Nazis, Klansmen, and white supremacists like the ones assembled in C-ville. … If you listen to interviews given by the Mayor, the Chief of Police, the Governor, etc. you will note that police hesitated to intervene because of very well-armed militia groups in the area. Perhaps you’ve seen the pictures of these folks marching through the streets with assault weapons and tactical gear? Perhaps you’ve read the reports that these groups had caches of weapons throughout the city? What did you want police to do? Drop… Read more »