Morning Reads for December 6, 2017

I’ve listened to approximately 373 hours of Christmas music thus far….and I’m just getting warmed up (meaning I haven’t even played Mannheim Steamroller yet).

“Last Christmas” by your girl and mine Taylor Swift.

  1. Georgia State legend (and some say greatest Georgia football player ever) Robert Davis added to Redskins active roster. 
  2. Coke’s $2.6 million grant for GSU.
  3. Did you know Rosalyn Carter went to a private soundcheck with the Ramones? (That she organized for Amy). 
  4. Johnny Isakson’s Delta protection cut from tax bill. 
  5. Sanford BIshop called on to help defeat alleged pedophile Roy Moore. 
  6. Unrelated but can we make #NoLongerReagansParty a thing?
  7. Hank Johnson warns of bill creating a modern-day “sharecropping” system. 
  8. Morehouse, NFL to host social justice symposium. 
  9. Spelman and Morehouse confronting, rather unwillingly on the latter’s part, the #MeToo moment. 
  10. Mark your calendars: Jan 1 is the opening of the new Civil Rights Movement Trail. 

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Noway2016
Noway2016

Color me shocked!
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/sports/olympics/ioc-russia-winter-olympics.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/
Historical cheats, whether arms agreements to steroids. Pretty much done nothing original or noteworthy since Sputnik. A Third World nation with nukes.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

So I guess you won’t be competing in the bobsled?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Give me a rusted out Zil as a sleigh and I’d consider it!

Ellynn
Ellynn

I pictured you more as the Biathlon type…

Ellynn
Ellynn

BTW, Where were you last night… It was Krampusnacht, I heard there were sighting in north Georgia…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Ed, you may be interested in this…
https://www.whamageddon.com/

xdog
xdog

It’s tough enough facing a barrage of Christmas tunes at my favorite coffee joint, but real pain begins when the baristas start singing along.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A display of the alternate reality of the GOP is that it’s a double standard when Conyers resigns and Franken doesn’t, when the double standard is Pelosi calling for Conyers to resign and Trump endorsing Roy Moore.

Wait a minute. Pelosi’s isn’t a sexual predator while Conyers is guilty of sexual improprieties. Trump is predator and Roy Moore is predator and molester to boot. Not the same. Perfect logical to the RNC. No double standard at all.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Anyone else notice the TV commercials of late promoting tourism in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem? That’s subject to being wasted marketing money if Trump makes a statement today he’s moving the US embassy to Jerusalem.

“America’s consulate in Jerusalem ordered U.S. personnel and their families to avoid visiting Jerusalem’s Old City or the West Bank, and urged American citizens in general to avoid places with increased police or military presence.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Don Jr testifying today in front of the House Intelligence Committee. (Now there’s an oxymoron for anything headed by the GOP investigating Trump.) “NBC News reported Tuesday that the lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Trump Jr. asked for evidence of illegal donations to the Clinton Foundation, information she said she did not have. Trump seemed to lose interest in the conversation at that point, she told the panel in a 51-page statement in which she also denied working for the Russian government.” One explanation is the tit-for-tat fake news world of Trump and the GOP is… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Too bad for the Norwood campaign that’s it’s just being reported that Bottoms had hired additional staff during her tenure as Director of the Rec Authority. Yeah, negotiations with the Hawks were underway, but the additional staff makes it even more difficult to think that she didn’t work full time for the Rec Authority.

Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Mueller fired the guy immediately after the text messages came to light. To reasonable people, that suggests Mueller did the right thing to maintain the credibility of the investigation and is serious about keeping it free from the appearance of bias. Further, to the story also evidences the author’s lack of understanding into how FBI investigations work, accusing Strzok of “changing then-FBI chief Jim Comey’s draft language on Clinton’s use of that private server,” but ignoring that FBI investigations are team efforts and the process of drafting anything from public statements to indictments is a collaborative process involving a number… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ummm…see below! Drew, come off of the ledge, DREW!!! Get down, please…Now! You have people who love you!! That’s right..c’mon…There ya, go…

Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016

More and more female senators calling for Franken to scoot! Hell, Karma. He stole the seat from Coleman any damn way. Good riddance!

Ellynn
Ellynn
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016

Did yall hear his speech? What a statesman!! MAGA!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You referring to all the slurring he did there at the end? I’m being 100% earnest here, it sounded like he had a mini-stroke.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Actually agree. I didn’t see it. I heard it. The very last word spoken was really slurred. Did you see it?! Anyone?? What did his face look like??

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

No facial droop, if that’s what you’re thinking. Face was the same shade of red it always is when he’s giving a speech under hot stage lights with a tie tied too tight. Was doing that thing where he squints at the teleprompter as if its the first time he’s seeing the words. Sniffed like crazy throughout the whole speech. a.k.a. nothing out of the ordinary. Was a little slower than usual.

Charitable explanation is that he just had a really bad case of dry mouth.

Ellynn
Ellynn

He did the whole thing off a teleprompter. The one on his left seemed farther out then the right hand screen which was almost completely in front of him, like he had to swing his head a little more. He was literally talking out of the side of his mouth most of the time. The last few lines was given looking straight forward. He didn’t smile either or relax like most people do then they finish a speech. The lighting was low too. Whenever he switched screens he hesitated and near the end it was like he was starting words… Read more »

augusta52
augusta52

ed Atlanta, the irony about your 373 hours of Christmas music is that we are in the season of Advent, but the day after Christmas—the 2nd day of the Christmas season—the Christmas music typically stops. Should we start playing such music in the summer heat of July and August to make it feel cool!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Some of us have advent stations on their music providers. PLUS, St. Nickolas stopped by my desk during the night.

chefdavid
chefdavid

This Georgia Solar Manufacturer wants import tarriffs on solar panels thus posing it against the solar industry who say it would be a job killer. https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060068079

Noway2016
Noway2016

This ain’t a drip – it’s a flood! This “in’cest’igation” is over! For the pathetic Dems, I’m reminded of a very poignant line in The Princess Bride uttered by Count Rugen, “My God, are you still trying to win?” LMAO!!
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/a-special-counsel-needs-to-investigate-the-fbi-and-justice-department-now/2017/12/04/5ca1234c-d916-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html

Ellynn
Ellynn

That was an editorial by conservative Hugh Hewitt – of course he wants one… and that was publish Monday night… you need to keep up better.

bethebalance
bethebalance

While at this point it looks like this guy was isolated, there may be more, and it is worthy of an investigation, if the intent or consequence is not to interfere with the other special counsel, or disproportionately discredit the Dept., but build public confidence in the DoJ. I would prefer the DOJ Inspector General look into it, but if there is more public confidence from a special counsel, OK. But, you do know Count Rogan lost, right?

bethebalance
bethebalance

I do think looking for deep-state partisan bias in the DoJ is a real fishing expedition, but there may be benefits in doing one. Build confidence, discredit distractions and the real fake news…

Noway2016
Noway2016

You didn’t really just say that any inquiry in the Mueller folks would be a “fishing expedition” did you?! Good Lord….His whole operation, the entire thing, is not legitimate in the least.

bethebalance
bethebalance

time will tell- maybe

Ellynn
Ellynn

It took 3 years, 8 investigations and a special congressional sub committee to fish/find a server and missing emails…

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Look at how long it took with Bill and all they found was a blow job (most expensive one in history!)

Benevolus
Benevolus

Maybe he could talk Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz into joining. Those guys are known impartial investigators.

Ellynn
Ellynn

See below…

Ellynn
Ellynn

Specking of Trey Gowdy… Did he tye this with a straight face? Oh the irony.

https://twitter.com/TGowdySC/status/938533749192507392

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Don’t forget about Devein Nunes.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Quick refresher The Trump Administration’s official position is that James Comey was fired because of his handling of the Clinton investigation. Specifically, DAG Rod Rosenstein said: Director ignored another longstanding principle: we do not hold press conferences to release derogatory information about the subject of a declined criminal investigation. Derogatory information sometimes is disclosed in the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions, but we never release it gratuitously. The Director laid out his version of the facts for the news media as if it were a closing argument, but without a trial. It is a textbook example of what federal… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Republican truth and facts are determined day be day and issue by issue.

Noway2016
Noway2016

To quote Arte Johnson on Laugh-In, “Very Interestink…”
http://www.anncoulter.com

Benevolus
Benevolus

Unlikely Coulter has said anything remotely interesting.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, B, you won’t know unless you actually read it…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well I am not clicking on that. I think she said she doesn’t believe in evolution. Questionable judgement there. But hey, care to give a synopsis so ewe can comment on it?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just read it. It tells you all you need to know about this whole Roy Moore issue. Really informative!

Benevolus
Benevolus

I’m gonna regret this…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Lol! Let me know your thoughts!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Your connecting a Nazi commenting to Coulter is interesting.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I hope they got the collection in it’s vaults at the J. Paul. Getty Center… it has it’s own sets of water tanks and reservoirs. Bel Aire and Brentwood aren’t fairing so well…

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/southern-california-wildfires-spread-putting-thousands-under-mandatory-evacuation-n826946