November 13, 2017 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Monday, November 13, 2017 Morning Reads – Monday, November 13, 2017 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 31 Comments Will had a conflict that kept him busy, so I’m filling in for his Morning Reads. School turnaround plan implementation begins Panel recommends pay raise for state lawmakers. Georgia Water Coalition issues report on ag consumption NAFTA and the Peach State Vogtle’s critics get louder and louder The back and forth on the ICE detention center in South Georgia Protecting Mercedes Benz stadium during the Dome demolition Roger Goodell’s latest compensation demands. Bill Gates buys land for a ‘smart city’ Army lifts ban on recruits with mental health issues “The Individual Mandate is the Worst Tax Ever” Pipe bomb deemed ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’ for FAA employee Man gets DUI on lawnmower Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 31 Comments Will Durant Does this conflict involve a continuation in the Battle of the Also Rans? November 13, 2017 7:07 AM Log in to Reply xdog That school fix link is depressing: the people in charge can’t help all the failing schools, they don’t know which schools to help, they have no idea what form help will take or how much it will cost, and they have a week to work it all out. November 13, 2017 7:23 AM Log in to Reply xdog You can read the Georgia Water Coalition report here: https://www.gawater.org/watering-georgia-report November 13, 2017 7:29 AM Log in to Reply chamblee54 31 people were killed by police in the United States last week. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/killed-by-police-november-12/ November 13, 2017 8:36 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Kenyan Muslim. Pedophile. Fair and balanced. Comparable crimes both morally and criminally. Innocent until proven guilty equally applicable, or rather non-applicable, since neither would be in court. The GOP was willing to refrain from declaring Obama ineligible IF the allegations were proven false. Exactly the same thing. November 13, 2017 9:05 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I guess Noway is out smashing his Keurig in support of Roy Moore. November 13, 2017 12:12 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta …that he already would have paid for. Or…maybe he went to buy one so he could smash it November 13, 2017 1:15 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Yeah, any decent liberal shouldn’t even own a Keurig so if Hannity’s sheeple smash their machines who else is going to consume 10 billion K-cups per year? November 13, 2017 2:32 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Me. November 13, 2017 2:46 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope This is the dumbest coffee-related protest since the deplorables bought a bunch of Starbucks latte’s and made the baristas write “Trump” on the cups. For all their insistence that they aren’t a bunch of easily duped morons, they sure do a lot to prove they’re a bunch of easily duped morons. November 13, 2017 2:42 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Looks like Bafoon McKoon is a sore loser that gets mad when gerrymandering doesnt work the way he wants it to http://politics.blog.myajc.com/2017/11/10/republican-loss-of-senate-seat-sparks-proposal-to-change-voting-process/ November 13, 2017 1:13 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn While I was drinking my nice single serve cup of fresh coffee I read this article sure to annoy a certain coffee maker smashing wing-nut radio and cable news host https://www.axios.com/how-mcconnell-could-expel-roy-moore-2509134662.html November 13, 2017 2:29 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant I’m enough of a coffee snob to prefer fresh ground beans though I mostly lean towards plain ol’ Eight O’Clock beans. I have to keep up my fiscal conservative rep. As to Judge Roy Bean Moore, I’m glad Georgia will always have Alabama. November 13, 2017 3:10 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn I have reusable cups. I ground a few weeks worth at a time. I also use loose tea in their own reusable set.. I get K-cups as gifts. (I wonder if my Trumpster godchild will get me any for Christmas over this?) November 13, 2017 3:21 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m a coffee snob, but I will admit to giving into the siren call of the Keurig when I’m at the office late and too lazy to make a French press. November 13, 2017 3:27 PM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta You must have the Keurig version 1, before they made it so you couldnt use “non-approved ” K-cups. I use the removable, reusable K-cup all the time for loose tea, but I dont miss all the mess that came with just making a single cup of coffee November 13, 2017 3:58 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Another woman has come forward detailing sexual assault by Roy Moore: Specifically, she was a 15-year old waitress at a Gadsden, AL restaurant where Moore was a regular when he was a district attorney. Moore frequently touched her hair, complimented her looks, and flirted with her. One night, Moore offered her a ride home. In the parking lot of the restaurant, Moore stopped the car, locked the doors, and began groping her. “He forced my head onto his crotch. I continued to struggle. I was determined that I was not going to allow him to force me to have sex with him. I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off. I thought he was going to rape me.” Moore then told her that “you’re just a child and I am the district attorney … if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you.” He then shoved her out of the car and left the parking lot. *NRSC chairman Cory Gardner says the Senate should vote to expel Moore if he wins “because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.” Mitch McConnell has now stated that Moore should step aside. It’s looking like more and more Senators are ditching the “if this is true” cop out language. **Moral “leaders” like Jerry Falwell, Jr., however, are continuing to defend Moore. November 13, 2017 3:17 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus OK, we have to have this conversation: We are accepting the statements of these women. What is different about this than Juanita Broadrick and Paula Jones? At the time I (and many of us) were satisfied that just making an allegation wasn’t enough. Have the times changed? Do we need to talk about Bill Clinton in the same terms as Roy Moore? Am I not remembering the circumstances from back then clearly? November 13, 2017 3:51 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I think that conversation is happening. The Atlantic provided a good starting point this morning: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/11/reckoning-with-bill-clintons-sex-crimes/545729/ November 13, 2017 4:27 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn That’s a good read. November 13, 2017 4:46 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Also look at this one… https://www.thecut.com/2017/11/rebecca-traister-on-the-post-weinstein-reckoning.html November 13, 2017 5:02 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Good stuff. And she predicts what is on my mind:”All it will take is one particularly lame allegation …to turn the tide from deep umbrage on behalf of women to pity for the poor, bullied men. Or one false accusation could do it.” This is a good moment, difficult but good, but inevitably we will overreact, probably damaging some of the good. Hopefully we come out of this a step ahead rather than a step behind. One can even imagine a reverse Handmaids Tale. November 13, 2017 7:52 PM Ellynn Yes to both. Times have changed. Clinton was a dog and he should address his actions more. (He won’t, cus you know, lawsuits…) Do I put Clinton and Moore in the same terms – To the best I recall Pres. Clinton did not deal with ‘girls’ and stuck to legal age women (which puts him on the same terms as the Trump, SCJ Thomas, Weinstein, and other know harassers of the world). Clinton was impeached for lying about it, and disbarred. For the era, that was extraordinary – regardless if you don’t feel it was enough, it was still amazing for the times. In the current climate, Clinton would have not made it past the elections unless his opponents were hated more then they or their spouses were… November 13, 2017 4:43 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope The problem with playing “whataboutism” with Moore and Clinton/Weiner/Weinstein/JFK (seriously, Ann Coulter used JFK having a purported affair with a 19-year-old to defend Roy Moore’s molestation of a 14-year-old) is that Moore is currently running for election to the US Senate. I’m happy to have a Clinton, Weinstein, Weiner, JFK discussion, but maybe let’s spend our present focus on the guy up for election in less than a month. November 13, 2017 7:00 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Well, duh! that’s a given. November 13, 2017 7:20 PM Ellynn Did he sign her yearbook though…? November 13, 2017 3:23 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Hmmmm…. https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-jr-messaged-wikileaks-2509192377.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=textlong&utm_term=politics November 13, 2017 5:29 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me “Individual Mandate”? Most Georgia Health Insurance companies dropped ALL individual plans this year. I have a household member unable to find any coverage and keep their doctor. Their doctor is suddenly going to lose lots of patients since the major companies are no longer covering Georgia residents. November 13, 2017 5:35 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I just signed up with Kaiser. Didn’t keep my doc, though. Have to go to Kennesaw now. But at least I have insurance. Not optimum, to be sure. November 13, 2017 5:41 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Consider yourself lucky, Noway. The GOP’s new healthcare plan is just a pile of dirt you can rub on all your existing and potential injuries. November 13, 2017 6:20 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Three of my doctors are out of network on my employer policy. One is a specialist. If I want’s an in network Dr. for that one, I would going u to Emery ever 8 weeks for an appointment that lasts about 3 mins, 10 if they want blood. November 13, 2017 7:24 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.