September 27, 2017 8:20 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads on September 27, 2017 Morning Reads on September 27, 2017 By edatlanta Politics 29 Comments Ray Charles’ was born on September 23, 1930. That’s close enough to today. “Hey Good Lookin'” by, uh, Ray Charles. GSU signs four-star recruit, now has 38th-best recruiting class in country. GSU making NASA data available to all. Packers make safe bet: sign human highlight reel and GSU alum Ulrick John. Morehouse AD continues to be a poor ambassador for the school. John Lewis backs NFL players carrying on a “long tradition”. Johnny Isakson wants bipartisan approach to healthcare reform. Professors don’t like campus carry laws. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 29 Comments Noway2016 O’Reilly on Hannity last night. Great TV. And Hannity is slaughtering Maddow in ratings!! Folks saying the Moore win is bad for Trump. BS! It’s great ’cause Trump didn’t want to support Strange anyway. He did so for political expediency. Trump loves Moore and will be in AL repeatedly and enthusiastically. Bank on it! MAGA…slowly but surely. It took 50 years of Lib and Dem nonsense to get us in this mess. Getting out of it won’t happen overnight but it will happen. Ohhh, and you NFL weenies keep on kneeling! LOL! September 27, 2017 8:41 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Another self-proclaimed patriot that doesn’t know the difference between making people stand and salute the flag, and people wanting to stand and salute the flag. September 27, 2017 9:16 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn So your theory is even though the GOP held the White House for 29 of the 50 years you cited, the “libs” were so much more powerful then folks like Nixon, Reagan and Bush Sr., and that time Bush Jr. was in office with full GOP control of congress, that the GOP was some how doing as the libs commanded to create “this mess”? As a side note, what do you put in your coffee each morning before you type out your rewrites of history? I want to get some for my brother for Christmas. September 27, 2017 10:04 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Sis, the Dems controlled congress till 94. Next! September 27, 2017 11:55 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn The Dems controlled the House till 1994. The senate had a few years of GOP control. There is also this thing called VETO if a GOP president wanted to make an issue go away. Not to mention most of the Dems became Republicans in the late 90s and 2000. What point you are missing is both parties made the mess. And we the voters let them. September 27, 2017 12:14 PM Log in to Reply FreeDuck ’94 was 23 years ago. September 28, 2017 12:22 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope What “mess” started in the mid-to-late 1960s as a result of “Lib and Dem nonsense?” I think ol’ Noway is trying to stake out his opposition to the Civil Rights Movement. September 27, 2017 1:08 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Keep up the “racist” meme, Drew, ’cause name calling is all you and your side have! September 27, 2017 6:00 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I don’t know what other 50 year “mess” brought about by “Lib and Dem nonsense” you, Roy Moore, and Donald Trump could all be opposed to. I mean, the Trump supporters in Charlottesville made it pretty clear what the Trump-Moore wing of the GOP thinks about civil rights. September 27, 2017 7:39 PM Benevolus I’ve read that Kaepernick (and others) have chosen “kneeling” as a way to express themselves specifically because it IS respectful. Is there any conceivable circumstance where we would have imagined beforehand that kneeling could be redefined as disrespectful? And yes, if a white guy had done the kneeling, would the reaction be the same? September 28, 2017 8:23 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse For all the journalists who pretended to believe Republicans who pretended to care about Clinton’s e-mails: The NYT reports that many of Trump’s closest advisers, including Kushner, Ivanka, Bannon and Priebus, used private email to discuss White House matters. . The “lock her up” bunch is so outraged that they’re doing…….nothing. When you’re a Trump Republican, rules are for other people. And when you’re an establishment Republican, you do nothing. There’s no significant difference. September 27, 2017 9:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Think server, Dave, server! Yugeeee difference! September 27, 2017 11:56 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Hmm, I’m not sure I see the difference between a private server and, well, a private server? September 27, 2017 12:11 PM Log in to Reply Saltycracker The NFL owners and players have picked a wrong and costly approach by disrespecting our anthem. The diviseness will cause a revenue drop which won’t help with paying or public support for billion dollar stadiums or multimillion salaries. Halftime might be a better time to list grievances on police brutality, racism, giving illegals a voice, concussions, whatever, before one grabs all the attention. Think I met an owner last night taking about lady liberty. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5LcU7M89I1w September 27, 2017 10:30 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker Darn – cut and paste caught the wrong one – this is better https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WgUBjmL86_k September 27, 2017 10:39 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta lol. Americans aren’t giving up football. Ratings are sort of down but that’s as much attributable to cord cutting as anything. Attendance is at record peaks and on pace this year for a new high. Oh and players never took the field on the nfl until 2009 for the anthem when…..the federal government began paying the league to do so. I guess you can believe your fantasy if you want. September 27, 2017 10:40 AM Log in to Reply Saltycracker I’ll go slower. America is not giving up football and the national anthem is not the time for disrespect. Find another time, stay in the locker room or even get the flag and anthem outofthere if they must. No good American wants the Falcons to lose revenue but a percentage of the fan base, aka revenue, is pissed, not uncomfortable, with being dissed when asked “everybody please stand for…..” September 27, 2017 3:06 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I mean after all, there’s got to be someplace where a plantation mentality is still allowed. September 27, 2017 4:07 PM Log in to Reply edatlanta And a percentage of the fan base approves the protest. And the greatest nation in the world enshrined the right to peaceful protest as part of it’s fabric. So….sorry you’re wrong. September 27, 2017 5:27 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope You say that halftime is a better time to list grievances on police brutality and racism, yet everyone at Fox News crapped their pants when Beyonce referenced Black Lives Matter during the Super Bowl halftime show. The truth is, it doesn’t matter when these players protest or how they elect to protest. If you’ll recall, Kaepernick started out by sitting during the anthem. Then, after consulting veteran’s groups, he began kneeling, as a way to signal that his protest wasn’t intended to disrespect the flag or our military. There’s only one acceptable form of protest for black folks in this country: don’t protest at all. Don’t boycott city bus services, because that makes white people uncomfortable. Don’t stage a sit-in at the Woolworth’s, because that makes white people uncomfortable. Don’t hold a giant march on the National Mall, because that makes white people uncomfortable. Don’t march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge, because that makes white people uncomfortable. Don’t raise your fists on the Olympic medal stand, because that makes white people uncomfortable. Don’t silently kneel before a football game, because that makes white people uncomfortable. Kaepernick and the NFL players were protesting racial injustice, something we should all be against. This wasn’t an attack on the military. This wasn’t an attack on the flag. This wasn’t an attack on the national anthem. Just because Donald Trump’s quaalude-addled brain can’t fathom that black people think there’s still racial inequality in this country, doesn’t make his interpretation of their actions the correct one. If the protest made Trump uncomfortable, good. If the protest made you uncomfortable, good. That is the whole point of protest. If you don’t want black athletes using their platform to spread messages that are important to them, stop giving them a platform… don’t go to games, don’t watch games on TV, don’t subscribe to a cable package with sports channels (that money goes to the NFL, NBA, etc.), don’t let your kids play football or basketball, don’t pay attention to sports. Use your First Amendment rights to assemble elsewhere on a Sunday afternoon and let the athletes use their First Amendment rights to speak their minds. September 27, 2017 11:17 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Zzzzzzzzzz…. September 27, 2017 11:58 AM Log in to Reply xdog Purina is opening a $320M manufacturing and distribution facility in Hartwell. The new plant will create up to 240 jobs over the next five years. http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/purina-opening-million-plant-in-georgia-its-first-in-years/article_f1c8e8e0-f1e6-5fe7-81f3-af13ab975495.html September 27, 2017 11:28 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Sounds like Hartwell has really… *puts on shades* … gone to the dogs. September 27, 2017 11:35 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus ” according to a Purina spokesman, … the area has a good talent pool and existing distribution network. ” A good talent pool in Hartwell? I guess they can get enough people off of meth to drive the forklifts but who is going to actually make the dog food? And what “talent” is that, anyway? I predict a lot of names on those I9 forms ending in “ez” and no need to look too closely at those ID’s. September 27, 2017 11:54 AM Log in to Reply xdog We should all praise the dogged efforts of Hartwell’s economic development team. Also, not everyone at Clemson is on meth. September 27, 2017 12:13 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Can some one explain the logic behind the Jones Act being t lifted for ports effected by Harvey and/or Irma for a few weeks, but they will not lift them for ports in Puerto Rico or the USVI? (Logical answers please, I already know the snarky ones.) September 27, 2017 12:32 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope 1) USVI is already exempt from the Jones Act. 2) The shipping-related challenges in Puerto Rico right now are (1) rebuilding port infrastructure so that ships can actually access the island and (2) having enough port capacity for offloading. CBP said that the reason the Jones Act was lifted for Harvey and Irma was to facilitate the more efficient transport of fuel to areas facing fuel shortages. FEMA is anticipating that most humanitarian aid is going to come via Jones Act barges, anyway. September 27, 2017 12:55 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Because in addition to wasting your money on cushy private jets, Tom Price is also overtly trying to sabotage Obamacare marketplaces: https://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/the-trump-administration-wont-support-state-obamacare What a hack. September 27, 2017 5:40 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn About halfway down is the best quote of the day.. look for it by Rep. Thomas Massie. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/alabama-tide-portends-another-angry-voter-wave/article/2635744 September 27, 2017 10:34 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.