Morning Reads For Monday 18 September

In today’s “OK, I guess I’ll do them” edition:

Georgia:

A couple of weeks ago, notable Georgian Tal Duvall passed away. He was a pillar of Georgia’s Agriculture and Education community, with the Agriculture community also losing Tommy Irvin last week. But Duvall’s influence on Georgia politics culminated with his report which coined the term “Two Georgia’s” and ultimately led to his firing. The lesson was apparently you can be too honest in politics. Condolences to Mr. Duvall’s family and friends.

As we’ve discussed here a few times, Georgia will go all out to become the HQ#2 for Amazon.

A Georgia Tech student was shot and killed by a police officer over the weekend after moving toward the officer with a knife.  While the full details of this will be investigated over the next days to months, a note on a common theme on social media over the weekend:  Police do not shoot to wound, ever.  A gun is only to be used as deadly force in response to what is perceived as a deadly threat.  Any debate over “why wasn’t he shot in the leg?” is a non-starter, at least with respect to procedure and expectations of an officer.

The entire state is attempting to return to normal today as cleanup from Hurricane Irma continues.  Many are just now reporting back to school.  Here’s a look at what Hall County is experiencing.  Which is far away from coastal areas, such as Brunswick.  

Some controversy as Columbus/Muscogee considers new court management system.

National:

Speaking of hurricanes, Maria is now a Category four storm and has an eerily familiar forecast track.

St Louis is experiencing protests/riots.

There’s trouble in TrumpBart land.

One of the nation’s largest government contractors is getting larger.

Google may be betting on Lyft and/or against Uber.

International:

U.S. Students attacked with acid in France.

North Korea seeing a lot of military activity in shows of force(s). 

Iran confiscates passport of filmmaker as he returns from U.S.

 

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

A little research and reading comprehension goes a long way… if you actually go beyond the aggregating article you’ll learn that the school district is merely “researching” the question of whether additional schools merit renaming. In all likelihood they’ll decide that, no, they don’t need to rename George Washington Elementary. The Daily Caller is already a mere aggregator of things that give Tucker Carlson the vapors, I guess a site that rips of Daily Caller is even further down the quality journalism ladder.

Noway2016
Noway2016

The fact that type of “research” is even taking place is truly sickening.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Wouldn’t Republican preferences be to let the local community decide on its own local cultural standards?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Things they need to teach in law school – never have a working lunch discussing your political clients in an open air eatery in Washington DC. Especially when a Washington based political investigative reporter for the New York Times has a table less then 10 feet away. Unless you WANT to overheard – at this point McGahn needs to do daily checks for knifes in his back.
https://www.axios.com/trumps-lawyers-overheard-debating-russia-probe-2486669701.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

As an addendum, if you are going to converse loudly about the extent to which you and the rest of the White House’s legal counsel plan to cooperate with a Special Counsel investigation, don’t pick the steakhouse THAT IS LITERALLY NEXT DOOR TO THE NEW YORK FREAKING TIMES

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump legal team ineptness. Wow, didn’t see that coming.

xdog
xdog

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft died the way it lived as a well-oiled, data-gathering machine.

“The spacecraft did everything we asked it to do — everything — right to the very end. That’s all you want for any human, let alone a robot.”

bethebalance
bethebalance

This quote still confuses me. It sounds like the person who said this doesn’t understand how humans work. Which is fine, I guess, if your job is to know how robots work.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not sure who might be suggesting “shoot him in the leg”, but there is a question about non-lethal force, such as Taser, or maybe baton, or pepper spray. At first blush I certainly wouldn’t blame the cop for shooting a guy coming at him with a knife, but it’s worth looking into. If it developed slowly he might have had a chance for a different response. If that’s the case, why didn’t his training work?

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

This case raises more questions as the hours pass, but regardless, “shoot him in the leg” is not only poor technique, but it also risks the possibility of injuring or killing an innocent bystander. My sympathies to his family, but this needs thorough professional investigation, not trial by social media.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I agree the investigation needs to be given time to play out but I don’t see how killing a student wielding a multi-tool is going to make GTPD look very good with respect to use of force in this incident.

Ellynn
Ellynn

If The GOP’s new healthcare replace, repeal, reform, rework etc…bill being floated around was to be more state friendly to get the needed 50 votes (49 if the Sen. from NJ can’t get back to vote), why is to less friendly to the GOP senators in AL, AZ, KY, ME, who are most likely to vote no, plus annoy the GOP folks in AR, FL, NC, OH, WV? Even one of the guys co-sponsoring the bill will end up costing is state Billions of dollars.
https://www.axios.com/how-graham-cassidy-redistributes-federal-money-2486664997.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Because it’s the latest in a long line of Republican efforts to attack and undermine the American healthcare system because they’re hellbent on destroying the most significant legislative achievement of this country’s first black President and they only have until the end of the month before the fiscal year ends and they won’t be able to use the reconciliation process to repeal/replace the ACA? … Graham/Cassidy isn’t designed to improve the American healthcare system. Graham/Cassidy isn’t designed to “fix” the problems with the Affordable Care Act. Graham/Cassidy is designed to cripple government-sponsored healthcare programs and marketplaces. Senators like Jeff Flake… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I mean, you know that your idea for healthcare stinks when you’re desperate to ram it through before the CBO can tell everyone how many people will lose coverage or what impact it will have on premiums.

If Republicans had any good ideas on healthcare they wouldn’t be drafting bills in secret and trying to pass them with as little debate and discussion as possible.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Having spent 30 years campaigning on blaming government and government ineptness it can’t be said the GOP isn’t trying hard to deliver.

Noway2016
Noway2016

The pathetic, desperate desire to remain relevant from The Hag…truly mentally disabled! Challenge the election?! A little late aren’t we?
http://m.washingtontimes.com

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So no one has to contract 1 million assorted viruses by clicking on one of Noway’s links to the dredges of right-wing media, Clinton was presented with a hypothetical by NPR’s Terri Gross… Gross: I want to get back to the question, would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now? Clinton: No. I would not. I would say — Gross: You’re not going to rule it out? Clinton: No, I wouldn’t rule it out. She didn’t say she’s challenging the… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

The current President had the same wait-and-see approach about accepting election results.

Noway2016
Noway2016

When you give a similar declaration that Hillary should already be in jail for her multitude of verifiable crimes committed by her use of an illegal private server.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I see your deflected whataboutism and raise it with a ‘if she did it so can we” although I say investigate and let the FBI decide if they are breaking the law. 😉

https://psmag.com/.amp/news/trumps-voter-fraud-commissions-private-email

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sis, any mention of anything to do with the use of a private email account by those of your ilk is laughable. Keep grasping at those straws.

Ellynn
Ellynn

You have no grasp of irony or sarcasm do you…

Ellynn
Ellynn

1.) She can write a book if she wants. She is allowed an opinion. I’m sure Trump will write one when he leaves office. Sec. Rice and Sec. Powell did. Both Pres. 44 and Mrs. 44 have book deals (Pres. 44 technically has two deals, he has to complete the last of what was his contract of 3 books prior to be elected). It’s history. 2.) Please note – not many people are really reading it. She sold a lot in pre-order, but I bet more conservative pundits are reading it then left wing ones, so they have something they… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

1a) Trump’s book will, like all of his other books, be ghostwritten because, unlike our other former Presidents, Trump can’t string together coherent sentences. 1b) Sarah Palin has written multiple books and had a TV show. Mike Huckabee has written several books and has/had a TV show. Jeanine Pirro lost a Senate race to Clinton and, wouldn’t you know it, she has a nightly show on Fox News. So, once though no-talent hacks are off the air, I’ll accept folks’ complaints about Hillary writing a book. 2) Having read the book, I can assure you that Sec. Clinton has accepted… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

“I can assure you that Sec. Clinton has accepted the election result and seems to have a very levelheaded analysis of the things that went wrong…”
Obviously!! LMAO! Pul–eeze keep posting, Drew, Pul–eeze keep posting!