August 24, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, August 24, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, August 24, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads, Politics 16 Comments On this date in 1869, a patent for the waffle iron was received by Cornelius Swarthout. . Peaches Candidates for Georgia Governor and their rural Georgia love affair Growing number of Georgians have college debt but no degree Atlanta is taking over the entertainment industry Georgia scientists on soda and getting fat The push for expanded rights for crime victims A Georgia inmate is on the run after escaping a work detail Worst bus driver with the best mugshot Jimmy Carter WSJ Editor admonishes reporters over Trump coverage The U.N. is concerned about racial tensions in the U.S. ISIS uses child in anti-Trump video Our debt rating is at stake More intense TSA patdowns Sweet Tea No way this is exclusive to the U.K, Biblical flooding headed for the Gulf Coast? Walmart & Google are pals against Amazon Sign to panhandlers: “Get a job” The most disturbing video you’ll see all week Judge Judy is the same off the bench as she is on it Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 16 Comments xdog Who’s OK with President ManBaby holding his breath until the country turns blue if he doesn’t get his “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall”? August 24, 2017 9:30 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump threatening Mexico with shutting down the US government over funding for the wall is exactly the sort of brilliant negotiating tacit to be expected from dealmaker Trump. His actions with respect to Canada are already jacking up the price of lumber (affecting the cost of construction of affordable housing more than housing for the rich, natch) and increasing imports of lumber from Russia (because who’s a better trading partner?), so he’s got that to build on too in renegotiating NAFTA. August 24, 2017 10:01 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Trump needs to start following through, cut off sanctuary cities, get a real immigration plan, crank up tariffs on countries that won’t play nice, cut off the import of Venezulian oil (sanctions not effective) where the billions of US$ are looted by their government…. August 24, 2017 10:16 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Trump is a tough negotiator. Let’s hope folks come to the table, there are solutions and they are too long overdue. Open borders and government shutdowns are disasters. Mexico has a lot to lose and they are going backwards: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/mexico-travel-warning.html Canada wanted the illegals, they are getting them and Trudeau is now gulping. August 24, 2017 10:02 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Sonny Perdue applauded Trump nomination of Sam Clovis as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics, chief scientist in effect. Clovis’ primary qualification for the job is that he was co-chair of the Trump-Pence campaign in the 2016 election. From Clovis’ wikipedia biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_H._Clovis_Jr. . “Clovis has described climate research as “junk science”, and in 2014 told Iowa Public Radio that he is skeptical about climate change. . In August 2017, CNN reported on the existence of a now-defunct blog that Clovis had maintained primarily between 2011 and 2012. In blog posts accessed via the Wayback Machine, Clovis was critical of President Barack Obama and the progressive movement, accusing Obama of being a socialist and writing that progressives were “liars, race traders and race ‘traitors.'” A USDA spokesperson responded that Clovis “is a proud conservative and a proud American. All of his reporting either on the air or in writing over the course of his career has been based on solid research and data. He is after all an academic.” Clovis has said that homosexual behavior is a choice and that the sanctioning of same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of pedophilia.” . . Details based on Wikipedia references—First some of the birther-influenced blog posts from 2012 as archived on the website of Sioux City-based radio station KSCJ: . “[President Obama] is a dangerous person. He is dangerous in that he does not have the interests of the nation in mind and is more than willing to do anything to advance an ideology that is absolutely opposed to American exceptionalism. Four more years of this man as president could very well mean the total deconstruction of our Constitutional republic. […]” . In a September 2012 episode of his online radio program “Serious Civics with Sam Clovis,” Clovis observed that Obama appeared “happy” after the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya that month. “This is something that tells you that he is dismissive of the entire affair and in fact, I would even hate to stretch this out but it’s almost as if it was intentional. As if he is happy that these things have occurred.” Clovis said. “Now I know that’s harsh and I don’t have any evidence to support that. But look at his actions. Right after the event, where does he go? He goes and he does an interview on the hip hop guy who is a pimp and on top of everything else.” . On LGBT at a campaign stop during his failed campaign for the Republican Senate nomination in Iowa: . “Someone who engages in LGBT behavior — I don’t know what the science is on this, I think it’s still out — but as far as we know, LGBT behavior is a choice they make, Clovis says in a video obtained by CNN’s KFile. “So we’re being asked to provide Constitutional protections for behavior, a choice in behavior as opposed to a primary characteristic.” […] . “There’s no equivalency there between the civil rights issue associated between those protected classes and the civil rights of someone who engages in a particular behavior,” continues Clovis. “Follow the logic, if you engage in a particular behavior, what also becomes protected? If we protect LGBT behavior, what other behaviors are we going to protect? Are we going to protect pedophilia? […] . In following up to someone questioning if the suggestion legalization of pedophilia next was extreme, Clovis said “I think it’s a logical extension of thought. And if you cannot follow the logic then you’re denying you’re in denial.” . Doesn’t the reward of a nomination of an unqualified prejudiced piece of ….. work like Clovis by an unqualified prejudiced imbecile just make you want to rush out to reach out and listen to the other side, like Mike was advocating, or what? My unknown peon remarks here, and those of a cabinet Under Secretary nominee in mass media are like, totally, the same. I get it. August 24, 2017 9:52 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn A little science with your history… http://www.popsci.com/hunley-confederate-submarine-mystery August 24, 2017 10:19 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker In regard to the left rants that “we are the sole source of truth”: Word of the day by Kyle Wingfield in the AJC today: ” Stubiquity” August 24, 2017 10:34 AM Log in to Reply xdog How do you get from Wingfield’s complaints about corporate stupidity to complaining about all-knowing rants from the left? ESPN was trying to cover their rear-ends in classic capitalistic manner and they’re not very good at it. There’s no PC there, just clumsiness. . You might enjoy Will Leitch’s response. I think it’s more to the point than KW’s. http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/250125546/espn-robert-lee-virginia-football-broadcaster August 24, 2017 10:59 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Can you cite the source for “we are the sole source of truth” quote please? Thanks. August 24, 2017 11:26 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Some things are just self-evident. 🙂 August 24, 2017 12:01 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Shame on you City of Trenton. I wish the AG would come uip here and educate our local leaders on the Open Meetings Act and Executive Sessions. (Which the school board is famous for up here) https://www.dadeplanet.com/single-post/2017/08/23/Did-the-Trenton-City-Commission-Violate-Open-Meetings-Act-Probably-So-What August 24, 2017 10:51 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid The tax man says “Can I get a selfie with that GA State Return?” http://www.govtech.com/people/How-A-Selfie-Can-Secure-Your-Tax-Refund.html August 24, 2017 12:29 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 If you google “we are the sole source of truth,” this is the top result. https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1192955-experiment-is-the-sole-source-of-truth-it-alone-can August 24, 2017 1:47 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Very good, theories cannot reject probabilities and both sides, too often, go with 0 or 1. Probably the left more so. 🙀 August 24, 2017 3:04 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn That is not what I meant and you each know it. “To doubt everything and to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; each saves us from thinking” Also Poincaré. August 24, 2017 3:44 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Be still my heart! Lol! Isn’t it about time Trump invites this guy to the White House? http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/well-send-straight-god-venice-11043606 August 24, 2017 8:54 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.