August 18, 2017 6:11 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, August 18, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, August 18, 2017 By Theresa Garcia Robertson Morning Reads 6 Comments Y’all. It’s been a week. And a half. TGIF. For your enjoyment, here’s a complete hodgepodge of headlines. Prayers for Barcelona in the wake of a horrific terror attack. For someone who surrounds himself with the smartest people, you would think this story would have been struck from his repertoire. I, for one, am glad no one won the lottery this week because a)it’s in the top 10 biggest payouts and b)I forgot to grab my ticket. Hooray for second chances! Columbus Mayor distinguishes between monuments that glorify slavery and memorials for the dead. Governor Deal to celebrate the direct sale of locally brewed craft beer at Left Nut Brewery in Gainesville. Drugs and addiction don’t discriminate. Reason number 4,989,452,713 why we have to fight harder against opium addiction. This guy really wants you to get proper eyewear for Monday’s eclipse. It’s not a joke. Well, there goes every ordinary guy’s chance of getting a Green Jacket. Because everything is not awful. Seasme Street goes to Augusta. Does it totally offend Star Wars fans for me to cite the Hollywood Reporter regarding the new movie? I literally could not choose which hilarious/terrifying/way over my head article about the eclipse to share with you. Oh to never worry again about a peanut allergies for classroom snacks. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Theresa Garcia Robertson Wife. Geege. Foodie. Political Junkie. Southern Enthusiast. Taco Lover. 6 Comments Benevolus A speculative Obi Wan movie just doesn’t get the heart pounding. The big question is still: Who is Rey’s mother?! August 18, 2017 8:10 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The Economist: – Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21726696-u-turns-self-regard-and-equivocation-are-not-what-it-takes-donald-trump-has-no-grasp-what-it?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/donaldtrumphasnograspofwhatitmeanstobepresident . “Mr. Trump’s inept politics stem from a moral failure. Some counter-demonstrators were indeed violent, and Mr. Trump could have included harsh words against them somewhere in his remarks. But to equate the protest and the counter-protest reveals his shallowness. Video footage shows marchers carrying fascist banners, waving torches, brandishing sticks and shields, chanting “Jews will not replace us.” Footage of the counter-demonstration mostly shows average citizens shouting down their opponents. And they were right to do so: white supremacists and neo-Nazis yearn for a society based on race, which America fought a world war to prevent. Mr. Trump’s seemingly heartfelt defense of those marching to defend Confederate statues spoke to the degree to which white grievance and angry, sour nostalgia is part of his world view. . At the root of it all is Mr. Trump’s temperament. In difficult times a president has a duty to unite the nation. Mr. Trump tried in Monday’s press conference, but could not sustain the effort for even 24 hours because he cannot get beyond himself. A president needs to rise above the point-scoring and to act in the national interest. Mr. Trump cannot see beyond the latest slight. Instead of grasping that his job is to honour the office he inherited, Mr. Trump is bothered only about honouring himself and taking credit for his supposed achievements.” August 18, 2017 9:17 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse What’s next after the long debunked Pershing story, Trump saying he’s like Washington who couldn’t tell a lie about chopping a cheery tree? August 18, 2017 9:24 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “Not a single member of Trump’s Evangelical Council has resigned. We have learned corporate America has a greater moral compass. So so sad.” — Mathew Dowd tweet 16 Aug 2017 . “If we’re going to denounce some racism, we ought to denounce all racism, and I believe that was the point the President was making,” Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas told CBN. . Falwell gushed he was “so proud” of Trump’s “bold, truthful” statement about Charlottesville. August 18, 2017 10:22 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Don’t y’all worry, Bannon won’t “intend” to break any laws if he lets a little bit of classified info slip!! http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/347206-bannons-security-clearance-a-challenge-outside-the-white-house-experts August 19, 2017 10:34 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Might be worth a read… http://buchanan.org/blog/americas-second-civil-war-127520 August 20, 2017 8:40 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.