January 17, 2018 7:49 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads with a Timely and Urgent Reminder Morning Reads with a Timely and Urgent Reminder By edatlanta Politics 9 Comments Hey Taco BellThe Illuminati is not a frivolous subject — Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) January 9, 2018 “Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels How Georgia Gillmore fed and funded the Civil Rights Movement. GSU legend (and every basketball fan’s favorite) RJ Hunter signed with the Rockets. Jimmy Carter’s right hand is art….apparently. Maybe Fulton County shouldn’t fight whistleblowers. GSU: Head Start generates $71 million New Morehouse Prez will focus on fundraising Oh yeah, Bannon was subpoenaed. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 9 Comments xdog Personally, I’m more concerned about Taco Hell. January 17, 2018 8:28 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I was wondering what happened to RJ Hunter. Good to see he’s got another opportunity in the big league. January 17, 2018 9:16 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus So did we not get salt and sand this time like we did last time? January 17, 2018 9:42 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn As mentioned on the national news this morning, Wisconsin had an upset for a GOP held senate seat. They also had assembly elections in Racine and Washington counties. The Washington County results were interest. This county is one of the WOW counties, which are the republican strongholds in Wisconsin. Pick the 3 most GOP leaning metro counties in Atlanta, and this would be the Wisconsin equivalent. In Washington County the largest city is West Bend. If you have a old kitchen appliance or non stick pan with a West Bend or Regal label, it was made their until Sunbeam bought them in the early 1990’s and slowly dismantled the plants, but kept their patents. It’s been reliably GOP for the last 25 years for state elections. West Bend went democratic by a large margin yesterday. To quote Charles Sykes, who lives in southern Washington Co, “He lost West Bend?” If Walker can’t hold the city of West Bend or Washington, Ozaukee, and Waukesha counties (the WOW) in November, he’s not going to be re-elected, and he knows it. https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/17/six-takeaways-upset-wisconsins-10th-senate-district/1039634001/ January 17, 2018 12:00 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Average Dem over performance last night was +21.49% SD10, out in western Wisconsin includes portions of St. Croix County, which is a well-heeled suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. These results are a pretty good indicator of why folks like Tim Pawlenty aren’t jumping into one of the two Minnesota Senate races. Also, if Republicans are bleeding out in the Milwaukee suburbs, that’s bad news for noted policy wonk Paul Ryan, whose district includes half of Waukesha County. January 17, 2018 1:49 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Check out the personal twitter feed of Scott Walker for the last 20 hours. I think he hides the panic well… (for Noway’s sake – that was sarcasm). January 17, 2018 2:20 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn You get a bonus, and you get a raise, and you get a pink slip… https://www.axios.com/walmart-meets-tax-reform-1516196826-54355870-aeb3-4616-b05b-16362e610782.html January 17, 2018 12:23 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Anyone else not surprised Georgia didn’t join 20 other states in suing to retain net neutrality? Not doing so undercuts the case for the State of Georgia subsidizing rural broadband. January 17, 2018 12:49 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn It might be just a coincidence, but lets just say the government shuts down for the weekend… would that not effect the Women’s March event scheduled on the Mall in DC this Saturday? It would limit access to almost every federal venue, close down access to every mall museum and monument (they are schedule to be on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial). Does congress REALLY want the news coverage of 250 scheduled events (just in this country) focusing on the theme ‘Power of the Polls’ with the goal of voting elected officials out of office at every level local to national – which will be covered by over 1000 news organizations around the world – during a government shut down? It would have great ratings, and win the 18-35 demo, and be a great performance, as Pres. Trump would say, if that’s the end game for congress. January 17, 2018 2:47 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.