Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 9

Oh. Well, then.

Meanwhile, it’s Special Election Day! Georgians living in SD 17 and HD 111 vote today to determine who they’ll send to the General Assembly to fill the seats vacated by former Senator Rick Jeffares and former Representative Brian Strickland; Strickland is one of the candidates for SD 17.

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Maggy@StarboundPR

Phyllis Hatcher is running for State Senate District 17. A Call to Service Inspired by her deep faith, Phyllis answered the call to join the ministry. She became a pastor in the United Methodist Church and has since served in non-denominational congregations as well. She has a Degree in Religious Studies from Beulah Heights University and is pursuing her Master Degree in Religious Studies from American Bible University. Phyllis founded Phyllis Hatcher Ministries, a coalition with benevolent care agencies originally operating in Henry County that has since expanded. Some of the agencies involved are United Way, ACFB, We Care Ministries… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

ESPN tread a thin line last night. It’s multiple relatively short duration close ups of Trump during the national anthem were long and plentiful enough to indicate Trump doesn’t know all of the words to the national anthem, but short enough so that that would not be unmistakable and incur the wrath of the man MAGA.

ABC News kept a camera on Trump throughout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQwcoBxq2fo

Ellynn
Ellynn

In fairness, how many people REALLY know each and every word of the national anthem? Most people don’t even know its actual title, or even what the song is describing. Seriously. I have stood next to folks at many a sporting event who get through the first line okay, fade through the second come back blaring ‘And the rockets red glare’ through ‘flag was still there’, wing the next line and come out swinging again at ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I probably wouldn’t want them to be president either.

Gregs
Gregs

How many of them are POTUS? Maybe we need a test. Can he recite the Pledge? The premable to the constitution? Has he ever read the Constitution? Is it too much to ask that the “POTUS” at least understand the US?

chamblee54
chamblee54

It is not every day that I agree with Justice Clarence Thomas. However, he explored issues in the Barney Gattie interview that the majority opinion, and the press results, did not consider.
This is a good case against the death penalty. If Keith Tharpe had been given a life sentence, nobody would have played gotcha with a drunken, elderly juror.
https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/when-you-agree-with-justice-thomas/

Ellynn
Ellynn

How are you going to fix this before middle America figures this out and you tick off your base Mr. President?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/business/economy/gop-says-tax-bill-will-add-jobs-in-us-it-may-yield-more-hiring-abroad.html

xdog
xdog

Happy birthday, Tricky Dick.

Raleigh
Raleigh

I ran across this today on a website for a fund-raising training company. I’m not going to name the company, yet. I found this very interesting and would like to hear comments on what you think. I may or may not comment on your opinion, as my grandmother used to say “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.” Here it is exactly as they have it on their site: XXXXXXXX is a values-based business. We are about changing the world and working with organisations that share our values. We are a team of people who believe in equality,… Read more »

The Eiger
The Eiger

Please do not give those people your money. This is one step above an outright scam. If you need a fundraiser then hire one. Don’t use someone with a title of Fundraisingologist or someone living in Australia. If you need a fundraiser for a non profit then hire someone. There are lots of those types of folks out there. I know I’m a conservative and I believe people should learn from their mistakes, but these people will steal you money. Only pay someone based on what they raise. Not to give you ideas that you already know.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Also, fundraising isn’t hard. It’s all about being persistent and a borderline and sometimes an outright ass. “So, John I see you gave $100 last quarter. Could you do more? I think you can do more. We need help fighting crazy Nancy Pelosi / evil Paul Ryan. Your $1,000 will help us do that.” Then you settle for a $500 check which is what you wanted all along.

There you go. Now pay me $1,000 for what that stupid company was going to tell you.

Raleigh
Raleigh

believe me I’m not in the market for that type service. I thought it shall I say interesting that they claim “We are a team of people who believe in equality, fairness, compassion, and love.” yet they go on to say “We won’t work with organisations that oppose these movements.”

So if you don’t believe the way they do they can refuse you service….. Nice. Just wanted to see if anyone picked up on that.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Of course. You can refuse service to anyone except if you are a Christian baker.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I believe that if you presented/advertised yourself as a Christian baker, you could refuse service if someone asked you to do some non-Christian thing.
Like you can’t make a Christian bookstore sell you a copy of Aleister Crowley’s “The Book of Thoth”. Or a Kosher deli sell non-Kosher meat.
(Not sure if this is true, just seems to make sense.)

The Eiger
The Eiger

“I believe that if you presented/advertised yourself as a Christian baker, you could refuse service if someone asked you to do some non-Christian thing.” That is what common sense and normal people would say. But David Cole is having to defend himself for doing just that. The Christian baker story is not an hypothetical. It is real.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well, that one is complicated of course. The law says you can’t discriminate based on sexual orientation, and he claims that violates his religion. The court will have to decide.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

By what standard is baking a cake to order non-Christian? It’s not as if that requires the baker approve of a marriage.

Benevolus
Benevolus

So to be tolerant you also have to accept intolerance?
That’s absurd.

The Eiger
The Eiger

The left shows a wonderful aptitude for intolerance and hypocrisy.

Left: “Science!!!! Look at the science!!!! Global warming is real. Scientist say so!”
Right: “Scientist and doctors say that a baby’s heart beats at 8 weeks. A heart beat represents life.”
Left: “You right wing nut jobs are so intolerant of a woman’s right to murder their child.”

Benevolus
Benevolus

Tolerance doesn’t mean you don’t have any beliefs. It just means you recognize that others may have different beliefs. Scientists having a disagreement isn’t intolerance, it’s science.

Let’s not talk about abortion though.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Why? Are you intolerant on that issue? I have no problem with people having firm beliefs that are opposed to my own. I have a problem when people are inconsistent in their beliefs. That especially includes the right.

Raleigh
Raleigh

So to be tolerant you also have to accept intolerance? That’s absurd. Well I agree but in this case this group refused service to a lady who was raising money for her right to life organization. Now can you explain to me what the difference is in refusing to bake a cake for a gay couple because it went against David Cole’s beliefs? For full disclosure if the Gay couples money is Green I’d bake a cake for them but does that make me a bad person because I have a preference to green money…. Could be… BTW thank you… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The current climate change debate consists of one side saying “scientific evidence indicates that man-made climate change is occurring, it’s impacting our environment, and will continue to impact our environment in increasingly cataclysmic ways” v. “nuh-uh.” I don’t know of any serious parties on the left that are denying the very existence of fetal heartbeats. The Roe decision sought to balance the competing liberty interests of the mother with the liberty interests of the developing fetus by, interestingly enough, looking toward science and determining the point where fetus is more than likely viable outside the womb. Eiger, you and I… Read more »

The Eiger
The Eiger

“But to equate the role or acceptance of science in the debate over abortion rights to the role or acceptance of science in climate change is a little off the mark.” Nuh-Uh

Also I’m not debating “abortion rights.” That has been settled and women have that right. I will however continue to highlight the left’s hypocrisy when it comes to abortion and science.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

But where is the hypocrisy? “The left” isn’t denying the science that says fetal heartbeat starts at 8 weeks. To the extent science is involved in the abortion debate, it’s been employed to say “this is the point where scientists believe a fetus is viable outside the womb.” That science has informed jurists and lawmakers of all persuasions of where the rights of the mother end and where the rights of the fetus begins. As Roe explained, the reliance on science is because it provides a more objective metric than competing religious/moral belief systems.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Love my Dawgs!! But not enough “magic out there in the moonlight” to make it happen. Saban joins The Bear in football lore. Damn impressive, to be brutally honest. Back to the drawing board with heads held high!!

augusta52
augusta52

Speaking of mention of Otis Redding, I could have sworn that the lyrics of ones of his songs was “slip away, slip away, slip away, slip away…” and that is exactly what you could see happening in the fourth quarter for Georgia last night…those championship chances “slipping away” as the offense went anemic. Lesson learned: you cannot let up against the Tide; one touchdown in the second half will not cut it. Certainly UGA fans can be proud of getting this far, but the road to the next championship is a grinder—going 10-1 in a regular season in the SEC… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Let’s not talk about abortion though.”
Of course not!
Eiger just thumped B! Damn, that was good!
Oh, one other thing, “Roe will eventually Go…”
Abortion is Murder. Always will be.
The Weenies beg for leniency for a S***bird like Tookie, Tookie, Tookie, yet scrape a baby from a uterus like last years’ Halloween pumpkin.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“I don’t know of any serious parties on the left…” Is this guy one of your serious parties, Drew? LMAO! Did you all know we have only 59 days to act?!?!?!?!? Yep, anything after, well, I guess we’re all Doomed! Yall are becoming cartoons!
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/09/washington-governor-claims-just-59-days-to-save-children-from-global-warming/

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Let’s at least finish my quote before linking to Tucker Carlson’s white grievance blog.

I said: “I don’t know of any serious parties on the left that are denying the very existence of fetal heartbeats.”

You linked to: An article that doesn’t mention fetal heartbeats in any way, shape, or form.

I guess “improving my reading comprehension” wasn’t one of your New Year’s resolutions.