October 5, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, October 5, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, October 5, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 28 Comments On this date in 1947, President Harry S Truman held the first televised presidential address from the White House. The subject was the current international food crisis. Peaches Stonecrest’s ‘Amazon’ proposal makes its way to Alabama papers Georgia sheriff indicted for sexual battery in high school drug search Kemp targeted for targeting voter rights Hunter Hill’s gubernatorial introdcutory video Health funding shortfalls will hurt Southwest Georgia 3 Georgia newspapers acquired by New York-based publishing company Georgia businesses fret over Trump pulling about of South Korea trade deal Jimmy Carter Amazon facing huge fines in EU for ‘illegal tax advantage.’ City offers cash if you turn in a drug dealer Russia says we’re helping ISIS Justice Department investigating Harvard admission practices CIA banking on North Korea action on Columbus Day Optimism about US economy at a high Woman jailed over vaccination battle with son Sweet Tea Something Charlie will like –> Georgia College professor to present on BBQ Probation for the officer who lied about a Purple Heart Georgia’s favorite Halloween candy Woman beats boyfriend to death with…frying pans. Job hunters are worried about robots Plastic surgeons using social media in the operating room…and not for the good Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 28 Comments Andrew C. Pope Nick Ayers has chugged the Kool-Aid and snorted the leftover packets of red powder. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/03/purge-anti-trump-republicans-nick-ayers-243416 October 5, 2017 6:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You call it Kool aid. It’s simple reality. Squishy Repubs will be primaried. Hard. Swept aside. Don’t need ’em. Don’t want ’em. Good riddance. Tojo’s quote is once again very applicable. Something about the “waking of a sleeping giant…” Traditional Americans are motivated for the first time in decades. October 5, 2017 8:38 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I almost makes sense to favor a split within both Repubs and Dems, resulting in 4 major parties. October 5, 2017 8:51 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus What does “Traditional Americans” mean? October 5, 2017 11:19 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope White people. October 5, 2017 11:23 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Europeans who killed the indigenous? October 5, 2017 12:43 PM Noway2016 Europeans?! LM-AO!!! Centuries and a half grievances just keep on rising! And The Deplorables gain strength by the millisecond!! ’18 is gonna be an Republican electoral slaughter!! October 5, 2017 12:53 PM bethebalance note to Noway: triggered by “Europeans”. it’s all funny stuff. October 5, 2017 1:18 PM Noway2016 Patriotic folks who appreciate American customs and traditions and are proud of their country. American Exceptionalism! And Andrew, the vast majority of Americans of ALL colors fall into that category!! MAGA! October 5, 2017 12:45 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus American Exceptionalism explains a lot. October 5, 2017 12:59 PM bethebalance I like American confidence, but American exceptionalism without American humility is just American arrogance. I would say the primary traits of “traditional” Americans would be hard-working and contentious, with a dash of community love. But questions of patriotism and traditions are always evolving. Conservatives, I assume, don’t like that, while progressives do. It’s not abt patriotism, but definition of it. October 5, 2017 1:25 PM Ellynn Not every Bannon blessed traditional American GOP wining candidate will have the luck to have a Dem who was hated as much as Hillary to run against. The non party fences sitting independents voters both arties need to win go for Squishy Repubs. October 5, 2017 12:58 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 But 99 percent of ’18 Dems will be a carbon copy of Ossoff. Hollywood and Lib money will flow like a Houston flood into the Dem campaign……and they.wiil.still.lose. October 5, 2017 1:05 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Someone hasn’t been following along with the 2018 issue of the lib handbook… tsk tsk tsk. October 5, 2017 1:14 PM Ellynn Folks are crowding around his pitcher… http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/10/05/u-s-rep-marsha-blackburn-launches-senate-bid-bob-corker-seat/708717001/ October 5, 2017 12:50 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus “Optimism about US economy at a high ” Presumably based on confidence that Congress will be unable to do anything to change the status quo. A poor assumption in my opinion. October 5, 2017 7:17 AM Log in to Reply evergreentree Huh? The economy is doing great. Because … it was inherited from Obama. Trump hasn’t passed a single item of his economic agenda. Even if he had, it wouldn’t have had time to take effect yet. (History bears this out … it took about two years for Reaganomics to take effect, and about 18 months for the Clinton economic program to turn things around). The economy began to turn around in mid-2012, which was a major reason why Obama beat Romney, and hit full steam around 2015. All that has happened is that the GOPers who spent 4 years denying that the economy was getting better are admitting it now that their guy is in office. You remember: just a few years ago these same folks were claiming that Obama was having the Department of Labor lie about unemployment statistics, that the stock market rising was meaningless and so forth … and now they have turned around and embraced the very same economic statistics that they claimed were meaningless or cooked just 6 months ago. I went on a pro-Trump site a few weeks ago that was trumpeting a 2.5% GDP growth as “Trump winning”. I linked to a column from that same site that denounced a 2.3% GDP growth the previous year as “pathetic” and “Obama economic failure” and only succeeded in getting myself banned. Oh yeah … these same people spent years declaring that Obamacare would crush the economy. Not only that, they stated that Obamacare was a plot designed to crush the free market economy on purpose in order to replace it with a socialist economy. Well, Obamacare is still in place and they themselves admit that the economy is doing fine in spite of it. They claimed that only a repeal of Obamacare would save the economy, remember? So yes, as a Democrat and a left-liberal progressive, you should have no problem admitting that the economy is doing good – not for everyone, but there were plenty left out by the Reagan and Clinton expansions too – and reminding everyone that it was long before Trump got into office. Why you aren’t doing it and are allowing Trump to take credit for it mystifies me. But oh well, your party is the same one that nominated John Kerry in the presidential election right after 9/11 and then threw away a perfectly winnable race by insisting on nominating Hillary Clinton, and nominates candidates like Wendy Davis and Jon Ossoff to run in the south and Midwest, so I guess bad strategy goes with the territory. October 5, 2017 9:02 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I am saying that the economy is doing good and that people in that survey must have confidence that Congress won’t screw that up. I don’ t share that confidence. I think it is highly likely that Congress will screw up this economy. They might not get much else done, but screwing up the economy is the one thing I think enough of them can agree on to get it done! October 5, 2017 11:18 AM Log in to Reply xdog Shine on, Harvest Moon. October 5, 2017 7:54 AM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Someone has hacked that survey. Swedish Fish? Eew! October 5, 2017 8:48 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Other states get M&M’s, and Reese’s Cups, and Milky Ways. We get little rubbery Swedish fish. WTF? Could this become a campaign issue? Which governor will accept the challenge to upgrade Georgia’s candy discernment? October 5, 2017 1:39 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Not that this is factual evidence but the bulk bins of Swedish fishs are always running empty at my local food stores. October 5, 2017 2:04 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I hear 20% of candy buyers are responsible for 80% of Swedish fish purchases. They are all traced to one account at candystore.com. October 5, 2017 2:07 PM Log in to Reply blakeage80 Agreed! While I wouldn’t support an out right ban on Swedish Fish, I think some form of background check should be implemented so we can keep wife beaters, child molesters, those convicted of crimes involving Swedish Fish and the mentally ill from obtaining them!. October 5, 2017 3:02 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 A Real American… http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/05/vegas-survivor-shot-in-leg-or-not-im-standing-for-my-president.amp.html October 5, 2017 9:15 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance In Brian Kemp link, I don’t remember reading that sub-story abt Brooks County voter drives in 2010. Thanks for the link. I have always seen Mr. Kemp, since he was first elected, as a political animal. October 5, 2017 1:07 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I think of him more like a cardboard cutout of a political animal. October 5, 2017 1:30 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Huntsville says “pick me, pick me!” http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/10/amazon_hq_to_huntsville_rocket.html October 6, 2017 1:41 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.