January 19, 2018 6:51 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, January 19, 2018 Morning Reads for Friday, January 19, 2018 By Ginny Morning Reads 64 Comments Chateau Elan sold. The waiting game. A new chapter! Like chicken nuggets? Funny money go poof. Remember when people knew how to keep their mouths shut? A good sweat could be as good as exercise. Get more than books at Barnes and Noble. Situational ethics. Fans of vintage stores will have the sadz. Can a lightsaber cut through Superman? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 64 Comments xdog Today’s test question: Who said ‘I don’t get squeezed. I squeeze others.’? a) Dwayne Johnson b) Walter White c) Mark Meadows January 19, 2018 8:22 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal d) Mr. Whipple January 19, 2018 8:30 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn (Those over 40 do a combo snicker and groan…) January 19, 2018 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Stormy skies ahead for Donald Trump and his personal lawyer? https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawyer-used-private-company-pseudonyms-to-pay-porn-star-stormy-daniels-1516315731 Note: Michael Cohen is a horrendously inept attorney. January 19, 2018 9:26 AM Log in to Reply alpha male Anyone notice the new NPR poll on the “ hugely unpopular” tax reform bill? Looks like somethings are beginning to break thru as the polling has gone from deep underwater to basically even. And that’s before folks even see their new taxes. Why, one would think that maybe all these “ coincidences” such as Apple’s repatriations are beginning to be noticed. January 19, 2018 4:17 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn No coincidences about it. All the candy and happiness happens this year and scales back over time until the person cuts expires in 2024ish. Apple was willing to expat money when the prior corporate tax cuts were prosed but shelved by congress between 2011-2015. By the time all the problems happen the GOP will most likely not be in power and will then blame whoever is when congress is forced to adjust taxes to fund things – like the military and infrastructure. Happened last time to Bush with the Reagan cuts when he was forced to create new taxes… January 19, 2018 4:36 PM Log in to Reply alpha male Only one way the personal tax cuts are not extended. And that is if the democrat party blocks the extension from happening. Ted Cruz already has a bill ready to drop to make them permanent. January 19, 2018 4:45 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Making the other party look like a baddy… coincidence? January 19, 2018 4:50 PM Ellynn Who says Ted Cruz will be in the senate to drop anything… January 19, 2018 4:52 PM Ellynn To all you who have gone on about Ginny not having any ‘left wing dem’ friendly links, you need to say thank you. Ginny is nice enough to take time out of her life to give us reads to begin with, just for us. Now that you got it, I don’t expect to hear anymore caterwauling. Thank you Ginny. January 19, 2018 9:42 AM Log in to Reply Ginny Thank you, Ellynn! January 19, 2018 10:39 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn If only a large global powerhouse had structures in place to either swarth or slow down China… something like a regional agreement that would allow small helpless Pacific rim country have more economic strengths to refuse the sweet whispers of capitalist communism… https://www.axios.com/chinas-growing-global-aspirations-in-the-xi-jinping-era-1516305566-aa5be206-c156-4313-8229-cfa88af9b75a.html January 19, 2018 10:04 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope As someone who spent a good deal of my public sector career working on TPP and T-TIP, the US’ retreat from multilateral trade deals is going to set us back for generations. January 19, 2018 10:34 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn https://www.axios.com/staggering-scale-china-infrastructure-142f3b1d-82b5-47b8-8ca9-57beb306f7df.html January 19, 2018 4:49 PM Log in to Reply Ginny Anyone ever gotten a cease-and-desist letter from their Congressperson? https://m.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2018/01/18/activists-say-tom-cotton-has-a-do-not-call-or-write-list-for-some-constituents January 19, 2018 10:45 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I have not gotten any letters or even a confirmation of receiving a letter or email that I have sent Sen. Perdue. A cease-and-desist out of his office would be progress. I receive some extremely well written form letters from Sen. Isakson which addresses directly the topic, if not the specific question I asked him. Rep. Carter has sent me the exact same general form letter for three completely different unrelated questions, and a different more cheery form letter for 2 completely unrelated items I voiced support over. When a bill I really want or dislike is up for a vote or in one of their committees, I ALWAYS contact my elected official. Have been doing it for years. January 19, 2018 11:32 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Today’s reminder that Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and 78% of America (including 64% of Republicans) want to protect the Dreamers. There’s also a bipartisan agreement with at least 56 votes in the Senate that would keep the government open, reauthorize CHIP, protect the Dreamers, and increase border security spending. McConnell refuses to bring that deal to the floor. McConnell also refuses to bring a week-long CR to the floor to give Republicans and Democrats more time to hash out a deal. Why isn’t this bipartisan agreement getting a vote when there’s support from leadership in both parties? Because when the compromise was presented to the President he said wanted something that would stop letting black people out of the country. January 19, 2018 10:51 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I think you need to revisit that last sentence… January 19, 2018 11:10 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Nice catch. Don’t always read my am posts that closely. January 19, 2018 5:47 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Good read. http://time.com/5107499/record-number-of-women-are-running-for-office/?xid=homepage&pcd=hp-magmod January 19, 2018 11:05 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Question because I don’t know: is the memo they’re talking about one written by the FBI/Justice or the Intelligence Committee? January 19, 2018 4:11 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Neither. It’s written by Devin Nunes & staff. January 19, 2018 5:46 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Of the Committee. Thought so. January 19, 2018 6:17 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Nunes went to the James O’Keefe seminar “How To Edit Information To Your Advantage”. January 19, 2018 6:46 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope That’s not what I said. The word that’s filtered down to me is that is was primarily Nunes, his staff, and a few majority committee staff. It isn’t an “committee” report, it’s Nunes’ memo. Funny you’d be interested in this memo, given your posting location out there on the tundra: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/369797-russian-twitter-accounts-are-pushing-house-intelligence-to-release-shocking #ReleaseTheMemo is the top trending hashtag among Twitter accounts believed to be operated by Kremlin-linked groups, according to Hamilton 68, a website which tracks Russian propaganda online. … The #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag has increased by 286,700 percent over the past two days and is being used 100 times more than any other hashtag by accounts Hamilton 68 is tracking. January 19, 2018 6:53 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You must be really worried about its contents! LMAO! I’ve got the Jiffy Pop on. The foil top is expanding as I speak! Life os soooo good! January 19, 2018 7:07 PM bethebalance Another one of the supposedly best and brightest: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/kfile-carl-higbie-on-the-radio/index.html January 19, 2018 5:14 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” ― Maya Angelou January 20, 2018 4:33 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Minihaha is so screwed! Lol! https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/01/19/elizabeth-warren-native-american-problem-goes-beyond-politics/uK9pGOl4JBmqmRUcxTNj3H/story.html January 19, 2018 7:03 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Oh, tomorrow is the one year anniversary of ol’ Noway correctly predicting The Great Man’s exact electoral total !!! How will you all be commemorating the moment? Me? You Tubing the Sniveling Snowlakes’ reactions!! January 19, 2018 7:35 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Listening to the Women’s March passing under my office windows while working. January 19, 2018 11:01 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I find this one in particular extremely gratifying. LOL! January 20, 2018 9:16 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Who showed you how to imbed a video? January 20, 2018 11:09 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Just a copy snd paste. How did you like my selection? January 20, 2018 6:05 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn I can scream loader, longer, maintain pitch and hit much higher note’s She lacks proper posture, and she should be standing for better breath control. January 20, 2018 7:13 PM Noway2016 Thank you, Libs! Shut down the government in favor of 2.6 million illegal aliens over the needs of American Citizens. I b’leve that there commercial just writ itself. The Schumer Shutdown!!! As The Great Man himself said just recently, Merry Christmas!!!!!!!! January 20, 2018 9:11 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus A bipartisan deal was presented to Trump. He rejected it. It’s pretty clear who is responsible for this. January 20, 2018 9:35 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 No wall funding. No deal! Next! January 20, 2018 9:58 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn It has wall funding. January 20, 2018 10:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Nope it doesn’t. When 100 percent of wall funding is part of the bill, he’ll sign it. Oh, and an end to chain migration. Forgot bout that one!! January 20, 2018 1:46 PM Ellynn Chain migration and nor knowing English when arriving is what gave use Stephen Miller, thus I’m willing to rethink the concept. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/18/donald-trump-immigration-chain-migration-dan-scavino-tomi-lahren-216332 January 20, 2018 5:38 PM Ellynn https://twitter.com/RogueCPI/status/954860059309363202 January 20, 2018 7:26 PM Andrew C. Pope We were repeatedly told Mexico would pay for the wall. Why are you now asking for American tax dollars to pay for it? January 20, 2018 11:57 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Rhetorical to be sure, but how can any politician put the needs of illegal criminals over the needs and rights of even one American citizen ? Deplorables are watching and ready for November!! January 20, 2018 10:13 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn How can any politician allow a bill to fund poor children’s health to expire on purpose with out even putting a new bill on the floor prior to it expiration. and then use it four months later after some states have already run out of funds as bargaining chip? All 535 refuse to cooperate, and Trump keeps moving the goal post. January 20, 2018 10:43 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Trump isn’t moving the goal posts. He doesn’t have goal posts. He’s a big blank slate because he doesn’t understand policy, doesn’t believe in any of the things he campaigned on, and only cares about how the press portrays him. Therein lies the problem. Every time there’s been a whiff of a bipartisan deal, he gets his fires stoked by turdburglars like Stephen Miller, Bob Goodlatte, Tom Cotton, and Gen. Kelly and shoots down whatever proposal is out there. There was a deal last week, before Trump’s s—hole/house meltdown derailed it. There was a deal yesterday until Kelly torpedoed it. The recurring theme is that Trump isn’t smart enough or man enough to clearly articulate what he wants and stand up for it. January 20, 2018 11:46 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Turdbuglars? Seriously, a gay slur from A Snivler like you? Expect a dressing down by yor lib brothers! January 20, 2018 1:41 PM Benevolus Trump’s negotiating process is pretty clear by now. You eventually get to a deal, and then he asks for one. more. thing. If he doesn’t get it, he walks. Probably works pretty well in business, but this isn’t business, this is supposed to be governing. He hasn’t figured that out yet. January 20, 2018 4:45 PM Ellynn Confuse now Andrew… was it too much South Park or Beavis and Butthead while growing up? http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/turd-burglar January 20, 2018 5:21 PM Noway2016 Maybe their parents could pay their medical expenses? Novel, I know… January 20, 2018 1:43 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn My cousin’s middle child was on CHIP 2009-2010. She has cystic fibrosis. Dad was laid off, and lost family insure policy after cobra ran out. Mom’s work provider wouldn’t cover her at the time (it was pre-ACA). Just her medication can run almost $800 a month. With only one income and 3 other children, they really didn’t have a choice. January 20, 2018 5:33 PM Andrew C. Pope Ah yes, the criminal children and toddlers who were brought here by their parents… let’s send them back to a country they don’t remember because of a decision they played no role in. Thankfully 78% of America has a bigger heart than this C minus Russian troll account and thinks we should be protecting them and 64% of Republicans agree, including Donald Trump. January 20, 2018 11:54 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn As an accredited genealogist I live this quote our of the article “… I have an Ancestry.com account, and I know how to use it.” Seriously, if you’re a history lover this is a good nerdy research lovers article regardless of your beliefs. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/18/donald-trump-immigration-chain-migration-dan-scavino-tomi-lahren-216332 January 20, 2018 11:08 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Cue James Earl Jones: Thisssssssssssssssssss is CNN….LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, Lord! This just keeps getting better and better! https://news.grabien.com/story-cnn-govt-shutdown-risks-undetected-asteroid-strike January 21, 2018 7:21 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Upon further review, maybe if Obama hadn’t instructed NASA to make it’s first priority to help his Muslim buddies feel better about their contributions to space and not deliberately mothballing our space shuttle fleet, we might have spotted that bad old asteroid sooner!! January 21, 2018 10:45 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope McConnell rejected Claire McCaskill’s bill to guarantee military pay and death benefits during the government shutdown. Tell me again which party is “holding our military hostage?” January 21, 2018 12:00 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Endless loop. 24/7. Until November! http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/20/trump-democrats-complicit-murder-illegal-immigrants/ January 21, 2018 3:45 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Throw in the 911 video, too. Y’all remember when TheSnivlers actually complained the the planes hitting the towers were actually being played “too much?” This was right about midterm time! Patriots actually picked up seats that cycle. Time for a tactical redeaux!!! MAGA! January 22, 2018 7:42 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope That you derive so much excitement out of blatant race baiting says a heck of a lot about you and says a heck of a lot about what the Trump campaign thinks of its own supporters. Then again, you openly championed a child molester, so I’m not surprised. January 22, 2018 8:11 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Lolol! That’s all you got, Snivler, that’s all uou got!!! What’s race bating about it? Not a damn thing! Other non-Latino illegals kill Ameticans, too. Exhibit one – the 911 Murderers! They weren’t latinos! Grt some new material!!! January 22, 2018 8:21 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope You’re right, 15 of the 18 hijackers on 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia, a country that isn’t part of Trump’s Muslim ban. The other attackers came from Lebanon (not part of the Muslim ban); UAE (not part of the Muslim ban); and Egypt (not part of the Muslim ban). All of them entered the country legally, by the way. I mean, you’re so frequently wrong on every single topic (even your tennis takes are hot garbage) that I shouldn’t be surprised when you allow racial animus to overwhelm your ability to entertain actual fact. January 22, 2018 9:15 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 So you expect me to be happy when foreign people kill Americans? Safe Space, Snivler. Safe Space!! January 22, 2018 9:25 AM Noway2016 Dems squealing like stuck pigs! Lol! Must be pretty spot on!! https://www.yahoo.com/news/bernie-sanders-denounces-outrageous-trump-ad-sad-country-170642874.html January 22, 2018 7:53 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Libs: Call Americans Delorables; call illegal criminals Dreamers! ‘Nuff said! January 22, 2018 9:39 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.