October 19, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, October 19, 2017 Morning Reads – Thursday, October 19, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 11 Comments On this date in 1989, the US Senate rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that barred the desecration of the American flag. Peaches Latest arrests show Rachel’s Law is still irrelevant More reviews of the Kennesaw State National Anthem debacle Premature births on the rise in Georgia 9 billionaires on Georgia’s Forbes 400 List for 2017 Men killing women – it’s more frequent in Georgia than many other states State Capitol complex expansion project to begin this winter In “highlights of irony”… Jimmy Carter Plans to regulate internet political ads A first look at The Wall. Per capita spending 7x more than in 1941 CNN receives first FAA waiver for drones over crowds The push for libel suits for those who share fake news Sweet Tea Lessons from 4 decades of Weinstein Millennials generally opposed face-to-face contact The $1,000 bagel There are few better reasons to sue Inside a US prison to discuss solitary confinement Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 11 Comments Andrew C. Pope Bro-Nazi Richard Spencer is speaking at the University of Florida tonight. Just learned that the white supremacist that booked the event grew up in Savannah and is a grad student at Georgia State. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article179559666.html October 19, 2017 7:59 AM Log in to Reply Lea Thrace He went to Calvary Baptist. Lets just say that I am not in the least bit surprised that he went this direction. First time I got called the N-word was by a couple of leaders from Calvary. I formed my opinions accordingly. October 19, 2017 12:37 PM Log in to Reply xdog A cautionary tale about Amazon, Seattle, and HQ2. October 19, 2017 8:13 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse GOP calls grow to end Russia investigations in Congress this year: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/politics/republicans-congress-russia-investigation/index.html “A growing number of key Republicans are sending this message to the leaders of the congressional committees investigating potential Trump campaign collusion with the Russians: Wrap it up soon. In the House and Senate, several Republicans who sit on key committees are starting to grumble that the investigations have spanned the better part of the past nine months, contending that the Democratic push to extend the investigation well into next year could amount to a fishing expedition. The concerns are in line with ones raised by President Donald Trump, who has publicly and privately insisted he’s the subject of a “witch hunt” on Capitol Hill and by special counsel Robert Mueller.” The one word response: Benghazi October 19, 2017 8:17 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Anyone with half a brain figured David Perdue for a blowhard fiscal conservative, and now given an opportunity, he’s proving it: “I believe Corker is going to get to the place where I am: If you do the models and look at this right, it pays for itself.” Indeed stare at red ink long enough while thinking about how more of it will fatten your own wallet, and it’s easy to convince yourself it’s black. Voila! “The arguments made….are the economic equivalent of creationism” —Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers criticizing a paper by President-elect Trump’s economic advisors as “voodoo economics”. October 19, 2017 8:21 AM Log in to Reply xdog Roy Edroso wonders why the other three soldiers’ families didn’t get calls and slams noted Trump suck-up Rich Lowry too. October 19, 2017 8:40 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse For the little its worth, I don’t take exception to the insensitivity of Trump telling the grieving family member of a soldier KIA, “He knew what he was signing up for, but I guess it hurts anyway.” Nearly all of us have been unintentionally insensitive at one time or another. A difference with respect to Trump however, is that insensitivity is common, not rare, and is at least sometimes intentional. October 19, 2017 10:34 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I can see why the Washington Examiner would be upset about the possibility of being sued for fake news since they are a big trader in it October 19, 2017 5:05 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Thank you, General Kelly, thank you for your soothing words. The disgust held for the Democrat Party will be expressed at the ballot box next November! The PC movement will be spanked like the spoiled children they are. October 19, 2017 5:07 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus You may be right of course. And that would be a day when we consciously choose to succumb to our baser instincts, when we reject progress, when we choose to ignore all the lessons of history, and put fascination of winning above principle, and yes, we choose fascism over democracy. October 19, 2017 9:42 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope How were those soothing words? If Trump didn’t mean to offend this gold star widow (and I don’t believe he did, he’s just a moron incapable of empathy), why not apologize to her nonetheless. Reports are that she was upset at Trump’s statement and at Trump’s inability to remember her husband’s name. At the very least say, “look, the President didn’t mean to upset or anger anyone, sometimes things aren’t communicated as well as we’d like them to. We feel very deeply for this family’s loss and apologize if we caused any offense.” I came up with that in five seconds. You telling me C+ Santa Monica fascist Stephen Miller couldn’t whip up a statement conveying the slightest amount of remorse? Further, to launch right into attacking Congresswoman Wilson, who was in the car and on the call because she was a mentor and friend to Sgt. Johnson is also unseemly. This is a person whom she had a deep relationship with and she’s undoubtedly feeling an immense amount of grief as well. For Gen. Kelly to just use her as a political punching bag with no consideration for her own grief and loss says a lot about Gen. Kelly, none of it good. The thing that disturbs me most is the extent to which seemingly normal Republicans have debased themselves in an effort to assuage Trump’s fragile ego. First it was Spicer lying about crowd size, then Tillerson’s press conference to reassure everyone he thinks the President is smart, now General Kelly, defending Trump, attacking a grieving Congresswoman, and completely ignoring the hurt caused to a gold star widow. October 19, 2017 11:29 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.