Tuesday Morning Reads – November 21, 2017

So, the regular Tuesday person is out, and I volunteered. I don’t know why, but I did. I hope I don’t screw this up.

Here’s some good music to listen to while you read.

The DOJ is not happy with AT&T decision to buy Time Warner (which owns Turner Broadcast and CNN) – Link

Uber is coming to North Georgia. Finally. – Link

Charlie Manson is dead. Finally. – Link

The Donald is formally calling The Un naughty, and North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism. – Link

The feds have decided that the escaped tiger in suburban Atlanta is worthy of an investigation. – Link

So bad parenting is now a payday? – Link

Note the Cagle campaign… less coffee. Much less coffee.

Another volley in the Net Neutrality tennis match. This time, full repeal. I think we’ve heard something about “repeal” before… – Link

There is now a “Museum of the Bible” in DC funded by the CEO of Hobby Lobby. All exhibits were meticulously crafted by southern grandmothers using clearance items from the local Hobby Lobby stores. – Link

Mary Norwood calls out Keisha Bottoms to disclose “personal tax returns, including all tax and property liens and failure to pay bills, such as water bills. And release your tax returns for the past eight years from your business, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Associates, as well as all sources of household income including that from your husband Derek Bottoms.” – Link

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Re: the Bible Museum

God is cool with stealing,
black market dealing,
lying to the feds,
and funding terror cells.

But He’s not cool with hanky
and definitely not panky,
so the feds can’t tell me
to provide insurance that covers birth control.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/nyregion/hobby-lobby-artifacts-smuggle-iraq.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/hobby-lobby-smuggled-thousands-of-ancient-artifacts-out-of-iraq/532743/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/opinion/hobby-lobby-iraq-artifacts.html

Noway2016
Noway2016

Laura Ingalls?! The very picture of all that is pure? Seriously? Oliver Stone harassed Melissa Gilbert?? Wish Michael Landon were still around for some ass-kickery!
http://deadline.com/2017/11/melissa-gilbert-oliver-stone-sexually-harassment-the-doors-andy-cohen-1202212904/

And, and, and, and now Johnny Conyers?! Sigh…
It’s not even 8am. Two more Lib creeps ooze to the surface….

Benevolus
Benevolus

I keep asking myself how does Trump think continuing to provoke NK will play out. I don’t think there are too many scenarios; We go to war; the regime collapses; they come to us and apologize and ask for help. That last one isn’t really going to happen, and we don’t want either of the other two. Regime collapse means 20 million people that need some sort of central government and who is that going to be? I don’t think Trump thinks about things in this way though. If he did he would be approaching this differently. As always, he… Read more »

xdog
xdog

North Korea is a crazy regime but their people are still Koreans. It’d be the South Koreans, no doubt with Chinese help/interference, who would have to put the pieces back together if Humpty Trumpty’s blustering turns bad.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Gotta ditch the poetry shtick to give this a serious answer: Pyongyang is 195km from Seoul. Seoul is home to over 25 million people. Even the most advanced US missile defense systems would be incapable of intercepting a North Korean artillery attack at that short a range. Accordingly, an offensive US action would lead to millions in civilian casualties, not to mention significant casualties to the 37,000 US troops stationed in Korea. Every major Korea expert will tell you that there is no chance the United States ever initiates an offensive action against the North Koreans. ———- Similarly, those same… Read more »

xdog
xdog

The usual people who get upset about such things are upset about Starbucks’ new ‘totally gay’ holiday cups.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Really? Tear down the statues of our Founding Fathers and erect one of…wait for it…Marion Barry! Take a gander on YouTube on his arrest video in January of 1990. His heartfelt and moving soliloquy of “The ***** set me up…” is one worthy of a Shakespearean thespian.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Hmm, looks like Barry was black.
Hmm, looks like Barry smoked crack.
Hmm, Noway is on the attack.

If he ever looked, he would see
Barry was loved by D.C.
a fighter for his community.

He was more than one clip
of a momentary slip
but Noway doesn’t give a rip.

Marion Barry is, perhaps, the most influential figure in the development of Washington, DC as a city. I would think that, as vocal as you are about letting people decide what history they want to honor, you’d respect the decision of DC residents to honor someone who did so much for them.

Noway2016
Noway2016

As much as you’ll “respect” the decision of those in Alabama who’ll vote for Moore…You really should get better arguments. You’re really too easy to defeat. Try coming up with arguments that don’t continuously use the tired old phases like “racist” and “black.” Maybe the “Inconvenient Truths” of Barry’s clownish behavior still sting?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Oh my misguided, Muscovite friend!
My memory has no end.
You’ll still be hectored
for supporting a molester
whether he loses or wins.

I’ve really got to go,
but I see Moscow is covered in snow.
So try to be toasty
while you’re up there posting
on a tundra at 16 below.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Roy Moore knows a little bit about erecting inappropriate… monuments.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The White House sent me another unsolicited e-mail asking which turkey should be pardoned. The white one, natch, to keep the Prez distracted and happy.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Why do those “birds,”
if we’re calling them that,
look like two men
in turkey-shaped hats?

What are their names?
Please say there’s a pun!
Paul and Popadopoulos?
Those names are no fun.

It looks like they’re talking!
No gobbles! Real words!
Kinda sounds like Russian,
is that what you heard?

Something ’bout these turkeys
doesn’t quite fit
is the one on the left
wearing an ankle bracelet?

They’ve now been pardoned
for past crimes and sins.
They say next year’s turkey
will look like Michael Flynn.

Noway2016
Ellynn
Ellynn

That was from this weekend. Try to keep up. Also check out the party chair who plead guilty to child trafficking in Oklahoma.

As I have stated, this will effect all industries, all parties, and the military. We have not even gotten to the male dominated fields yet. There will be more. It will get worse.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You’ll pardon me if I cannot keep up with the seemingly endless display of Dem debris…

Ellynn
Ellynn

Some of it isn’t Dem debris. Which is my point. And frankly why is it so important to you if it some ones party debris? This is not about keeping scores of which side has the most or worse creeps. I can tell you everyone has enough creeps to go around. For every ‘dem’ you put up I could match it with a “rep”. But it SOLVES nothing until we admit creepy men in positions of power (at all levels) have gotten away with a lot of stuff, while other men and women let them because “that’s just the why… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Here you go… Current stuff. Released this morning. Written by a major intellectual lib elitist too. Shows how Weinstein and others got away with it…

Wonder how many others who signed non-disclosers will step out of the shadows. More importantly, how many men or companies who had their victim’s sign them will be hit with the sunlight and wither like vampires.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/harvey-weinsteins-secret-settlements

Noway2016
Noway2016

I think you’ll see a ton. What, is the predator now gonna sue his victim for breaking that NDA? Doubt it…

Benevolus
Benevolus

I think we could easily end up with some accused suing their accusers. Our normal course is to overreact and then overcorrect and eventually figure out a reasonable path forward.

Ellynn
Ellynn

From article, “Investors in billion-dollar hedge funds might be able to take advantage of a new, lower tax rate touted as a break for small businesses.” So let me see if I understand this – a one man billion dollar hedge fund manager can use the new small business clause to pay even less taxes, even people who own a LLC that owns LLC that owns LLC that owns other LLC that owns barnding rights to other LLC’s can use the new pass through rules for “small business”. Yett folks the tax code classifies as “professionals” (accountants, architects, engineers, ect…)… Read more »

Nefarious
Nefarious

Kasim Reed is doing everything he can to get Mary Norwood elected.

http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/mitchell-endorses-norwood-in-mayors-race-reed-calls-both-losers

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Thanksgiving is about to get awkward: “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts. There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children.” — Ivanka Trump “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen.” — Donald Trump Donald Trump is endorsing and telling folks to vote for a child molester. Full stop. He also had the audacity to say Doug Jones’ record is “terrible on crime.” Jones prosecuted two Klansmen who killed… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Admin request: Only 5 ‘recent posts’ show up in the list, most of which are all on one subject. For those wishing to peruse a more diverse selection of topics, another 10 “recent comments” would be nice.

Noway2016
Noway2016

John Conyers is an icon in our country,” says Nancy Pelosi. Yep…Circle them wagons…

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

We’ll see as to disposition of the accusations. Besides, isn’t he denying it? That’s after all the GOP base’s standard.