September 22, 2017 7:18 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, September 22, 2017 Morning Reads for Friday, September 22, 2017 By Ginny Morning Reads 45 Comments CL’s Best of ATL 2017 is out. Marta is taking over the streetcars. Georgia girl (and proud UGA alum) Mary Katherine Ham is hanging tough. The perpetual campaign. Truth. Oh, look. Another hack. The end of the world has been delayed for 20 years. But you can count on it. Wink wink nod nod. At least we don’t live in Miami. So who do you blame, really, for a hurricane? Yeah, but we were told in no uncertain terms that this could never, ever happen. Right? A culture that will not defend its past is unlikely to defend its future. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 45 Comments Dave Bearse Healthcare being handled in the regular order Mitch spoke of? https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/19/reminder-its-very-unusual-to-vote-on-a-health-care-bill-before-congress-knows-what-it-will-do/?utm_term=.e96452d258e5 . Another GOP promise kept! September 22, 2017 7:31 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse More uniting the country, GOP style: Trump judicial nominee said transgender children are part of ‘Satan’s plan’, defended ‘conversion therapy: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/politics/kfile-jeff-mateer-lgbt-remarks/index.html . Trump vowed to fight for the LGBT community during his presidential campaign and said last April that people should “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate.” . Two more promises kept. On a roll! September 22, 2017 7:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Yeah, delayed another 20, much like Algore’s recent predictions that were to culminate in global disaster – failed. The Hoax is delayed. Imagine our surprise! You poor socialist sheep. Better find another way to rob the populace! September 22, 2017 7:53 AM Log in to Reply Jack Fitz Curious your take on Tom Price’s jet-setting…. September 22, 2017 8:22 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance If I was any livestock, I’d go with a lamb. So yummy 🙂 But of course science is going to adjust, especially as new data comes in. That’s what science does. But, the large majority are in agreemenet about the general warming trend. And again, who cares how it’s happening? It’s a risk recognized by virtually every gov’t agency. The DoD may wind up taking the lead on it. But it’s a risk worth addressing in the best way possible. So why not address it with appropriate urgency? Often, jobs don’t get done without that sense of urgency. You can’t even win a football game without a sense of urgency. September 22, 2017 9:39 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus What Ginny, you’ve been to the Hassinger School of Bombastic Blogging? September 22, 2017 9:03 AM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear Rather than go to the Beltline first, how about a few other places that might actually use the streetcar right away? https://brookhavenbear.wordpress.com/2017/05/22/lemonade/ September 22, 2017 9:12 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Can I be the guy who mentions Nazis first today? I’m feeling the New Year spirit. September 22, 2017 9:42 AM Log in to Reply xdog Yesterday I read an obituary of an older gentleman, a WW2 vet, ex-businessman, former cantor, amateur student of religion, great dad, and good friend to many. His wish when enlisting was to go to Europe and kill some Nazis. A laudable goal. September 22, 2017 11:07 AM Log in to Reply xdog Who said anything about ‘uncertain terms’ or ‘never, ever happening’? A suspicious ballot rate of .002 percent–that’s 1 for every 38000–is miniscule. That’s probably a better chance than crossing on the green and making it to the other side. You want perfection, go to church. Right? September 22, 2017 10:52 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope This continues to support the fact that there is Z-E-R-O evidence of widespread voter fraud. September 22, 2017 11:34 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta uh…….honestly what are the last two sites you’ve linked to? Also, come on with you last point. There’s a ton of history every culture should probably distance itself from. That’s what cultures do: they evolve and adapt. The ones that don’t survive are the ones that stay mired in the past. September 22, 2017 11:42 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus And what the heck is that “truth” one about? The government won’t do your killing for you so you have to do it yourself? September 22, 2017 12:07 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn I like “Of Tribulation” By Emily Dickenson. “But the Ones who overcame most times— Wear nothing commoner than Snow—” September 22, 2017 2:52 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 What’s your beef with Ginny’s posts? I find them refreshing. Maybe she’s filling in for Bart. Regarding her last post that has you all aghast, the feeble minded lemmings have actually dumped paint on a statue of a man who’s been dead for over 500 years!!! LMAO!!!!! September 22, 2017 12:19 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Brookings estimates coverage losses of 21 million by 2026, 32 million by 2027 under Graham-Cassidy. Since McConnell wants to jam this thing through without a full CBO score, this is the best estimate we’re going get. Just another reminder that the GOP’s approach to healthcare reform has nothing to do with actually improving healthcare. The authors know it’s bad, so they’re straight up lying about it and trying to bribe Lisa Murkowski by letting Alaska keep Obamacare. This bill is a moral travesty. September 22, 2017 12:54 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn John McCain seems to agree with you… September 22, 2017 2:13 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn One of you folks who goes to DC often needs to see this and report back your findings. I’ might be taking my twin cousins (one is an art dweeb, the other a “‘This date in US History” servant) to DC as a graduation present. I do this with each of my godchildren (currently have an even two dozen between the age of 27 and arriving in less then a month) when they graduate high school. Il take them to a major museum this side of the Mississippi or relatively close to it for a two day trip and then add a few things I want to see or do. Since they’re twins and want to go together, I told them I would do a longer 4 day trip if it was DC or Boston, but it was still their choice if they wanted a different city… So if one of you see’s this, I want to know what you think of it. http://npg.si.edu/exhibition/americas-presidents-reopens September 22, 2017 2:30 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I suggest going to BLT Steak and just hang out. Keep your ears open. September 22, 2017 3:13 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn This is a typical “Ginny” Friday morning reads. Each poster and their days has different points of view, different styles and different focus of what they post. It’s not like Ginny started posting anti- UGA links or ‘I hate Baseball’ posts. She ‘like others’ post things that GINNY LIKES in Ginny Style. Just like Ed post his interest in his style, and Jessica, and Will, and Terri. If any of you have something you additionally want to us to read, or if you disagree with Front Page Morning Read.., well that’s why we are here folks, to comment. And post interesting stuff. And talk about political like events. And annoy each other. Mostly annoy each other. September 22, 2017 3:18 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I would like to write more commentary, just don’t have time. September 22, 2017 3:35 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Charts… I love Charts. https://www.axios.com/the-insane-news-cycle-of-trumps-presidency-in-one-chart-2487913807.html September 22, 2017 3:44 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn As a side note to Noway… See what you can do with a Google News search? September 22, 2017 3:46 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Don’t cabinet members have office budgets? How can Tom Price spend $300, 000 (so far) on private flights? Where does that money come from? September 22, 2017 4:21 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Maybe this is it. $3 billion for “office of the secretary”? https://www.hhs.gov/about/agencies/asfr/finance/financial-policy-library/agency-financial-reports/fy-2016-hhs-agency-financial-report/financial-section.html September 22, 2017 4:28 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Not sure which line item you grabbed that from, so I couldn’t say. But I did a brief half-hearted search on HHS website, and with little clue as to validity, it appeared to me that the annual pot of funds for the Sec’y and Under Sec’y is a little over $13M. The 2018 request was 26K higher than current year, which actually replenishes a drop from 2016 to 2017. Again, don’t know if that’s right. Total HHS travel budget looks just under $5M. I don’t see this as an important issue, despite the easy optics. As long as he’s doing necessary work when he travels, and not taking a joyride to Paris or anything. September 22, 2017 10:11 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Necessary work… “Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price took a government-funded private jet in August to get to St. Simons Island, an exclusive Georgia resort where he and his wife own land, a day and a half before he addressed a group of local doctors at a medical conference that he and his wife have long attended. “The St. Simons Island trip was one of two taxpayer-funded flights on private jets in which Price traveled to places where he owns property, and paired official visits with meetings with longtime colleagues and family members. On June 6, HHS chartered a jet to fly Price to Nashville, Tennessee, where he owns a condominium and where his son resides. Price toured a medicine dispensary and spoke to a local health summit organized by a longtime friend. He also had lunch with his son, an HHS official confirmed.” http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/26/tom-price-private-jets-243176 Price needs to tighten up his ship. Between this and the dubious stock deal he’s on a collision course with infamy. September 27, 2017 8:28 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I wonder if HHS is taking all the money that they cut from advertising Obamacare enrollment and putting it in Tom Price’s private jet slush fund. Let’s also give a special shout out to Sec. Price’s hilariously inept press office who are now trotting out the excuse that Sec. Price is just “making sure he is connected with the real American people.” http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351871-prices-office-defends-costly-private-jets-he-uses-them-to-stay September 22, 2017 4:56 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/352045-dem-calls-for-all-nfl-players-to-kneel-during-national-anthem The Democrat Party: The gift that keeps on giving!! September 23, 2017 1:41 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Besides, the NFL’s popularity is decreasing because it’s becoming sissified: “Because you know today if you hit too hard — [game officials penalize the offending team] 15 yards! Throw him out of the game! . . . They’re ruining the game! That’s what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game.” . Not at all like Trump. He so revered military service that he avoided the draft, and is such a man’s man that he doesn’t hesitate brag about using celebrity to grab p…… . “In calling upon his NFL ownership cronies to ‘fire the SOBs,’ he has effectively thrown these owners under the bus in exchange for a moment of applause in Alabama,” Harry Edwards, sociology professor at UC Berkeley. . Trump has a point concerning standing for the National Anthem though, what with his and the accomplishments of a GOP in complete control of government concerning integrity, and respect for decorum, government, and process and rule of law both at home and abroad. . “Thank you, sir. May I have another?” September 24, 2017 3:25 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 So give your predictions on Tuesday runoff in Alabama senate race. How big does Roy Moore win? Me? 5 points… September 24, 2017 5:06 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 It was cute watching the Sports Lambs all take a knee today! Predictable! Did you also watch them hold their breath until their faces turned blue? September 24, 2017 5:11 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m curious as to why you get upset about conservative speakers being shouted down at UC-Berkeley but think that black athletes shouldn’t be allowed to express themselves. Care to explain why Ann Coulter should have unfettered First Amendment rights and Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t? September 25, 2017 6:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 And I don’t see why your side “get upset” at a bunch of deteriorating monuments. But by allllllllll means, please keep keep doing it! The vast majority of Americans literally hate what your side is doing, whether it be monuments or disrespecting our heritage and will make those sentiments known at the 2018 ballot box. September 25, 2017 8:23 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Its a simple question: If Donald Trump can hold press conferences to question the citizenship of the sitting US President, why can’t a black athlete express his views? September 25, 2017 8:35 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Simple answer: They can and are doing so. Whether or not the majority of Americans agree with their “expression” is the real question, isn’t it? Nexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxt! September 25, 2017 8:46 AM Benevolus Because popularity is really the most important thing when it comes to civil rights… Actually, I think you could say that the rising popularity of racism is very much what they are protesting against. September 25, 2017 9:21 AM Noway2016 B, what “civil right” did a statue of Christopher Colombus violate? LOL! Your side’s protests are becoming more and more silly by the hour! No one takes anything yall do seriously any more. You can only Cry Wolf so many times before you simply get ignored. September 25, 2017 9:35 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Says the guy screaming into the void on the Internet. September 25, 2017 9:37 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Both the statue and the flag stand for something. They are both symbols. I’m not really sure what a statue of Columbus stands for anymore but the flag stands for a lot of things, one of which I think Chris Cillizza said best: “And our brave soldiers didn’t fight and die so that everyone stood during the national anthem. They fought so people could have the right to make a choice about whether or not they wanted to stand. That’s the whole damn point of the First Amendment. September 25, 2017 10:07 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Pretty sure the statue itself doesn’t do a thing but sit there. But the person represented by the statue may have done some things…but even absent civil rights issues, if a local community feels that the person or history behind a statue is not appropriate for their community…they get to choose. September 25, 2017 11:57 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Just ordered my Alejandro Villanueva jersey!! September 25, 2017 1:59 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn If you’re giving your money away to the merchandizing wing of the non federal tax paying NFL to make the 31 individual owners and the lone socialistic ‘not for profit’ organization even more money so the can pay the kneelers even bigger bonuses, you might as well give some money to an actual issue effecting American citizens – relief groups in Puerto Rico. September 25, 2017 2:17 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ummmmm, Sis, how do you know I haven’t? But don’t leave out Houston and Florida, too! September 25, 2017 2:19 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn They were the issue of my “donate please” and “you planned your city/state wrong” nagging 4 weeks and 2 weeks ago of my “help your fellow Americans” ire. This week is the USVI and Puerto Rico’s turn. And if you did, good for you. (You still just helped pay the salaries of the kneeling) And why are you not posting over on todays morning reads…? SMH. 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