Morning Reads – Thursday, August 24, 2017

On this date in 1869, a patent for the waffle iron was received by Cornelius Swarthout. .

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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xdog
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”?

Dave Bearse
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.

Saltycracker
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….

Saltycracker
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.

Dave Bearse
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… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

A little science with your history…
http://www.popsci.com/hunley-confederate-submarine-mystery

Saltycracker
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”

xdog
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.
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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

Ellynn
Ellynn

Can you cite the source for “we are the sole source of truth” quote please? Thanks.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Some things are just self-evident. 🙂

chefdavid
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

chefdavid
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

chamblee54
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

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Very good, theories cannot reject probabilities and both sides, too often, go with 0 or 1. Probably the left more so. 🙀

Ellynn
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.

Noway2016
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