Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 13

Good morning! It’s about time the Brunch Bill passed.

Oh, wait – it’s passed before! Maybe this time, it’ll be signed. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: anyone who thinks that the ability to order a Bloody Mary before noon on a Sunday morning is what will drive one into the chasm of alcoholism, is someone whose life must be blessedly free of actual alcoholics.

In other news:

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

House Intelligence Committee Republicans (now there’s an oxymoron for you) end probe: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/us/politics/house-intelligence-trump-russia.html “We disagree with the narrative that they [Russians] were trying to help Trump.” — Michael Conaway R-TX, leader of the investigation . “We found no evidence of collusion. We found perhaps some bad judgement, inappropriate meetings…..whatever.” Perhaps? The investigation never even interviewed Manafort, his deputy Rick Gates, Flynn, or George Papadopoulos, all of whom are under indictment. It’s the thoroughness you’d expect of an investigation by those sympathetic to traitors. The GOP can now return to what they know is the real story about the undermining of… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Got to meet BBC Dad after a Korean policy forum in NYC. Good people, as we’d say in my neck of the woods.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump delivering leadership and on what he says, yet again. This time his strong words on guns. https://hosted.ap.org/standardspeaker/article/a1b1fbe01d334b9892d9697ece3d0433/trumps-strong-words-guns-give-way-political-reality

Arming teachers will be left to the states. Trump raising the age to purchase to 21 was handed off to someone else. What with the best and brightest like Kushner having made enormous progress on Middle East peace, Kellyann Conway likewise on the opioid crises, and an amazing infrastructure plan, Trump both meeting Kim and it being a smashing breakthrough with North Korea are givens

xdog
xdog

I expect states to be moderate and proportionate in their efforts to infuse guns into schools. I suggest limiting students to semi-auto pistols and teachers to riot shotguns. Principals get to carry M-4s. As elected officials BoE members can be trusted with RPGs and LAWs. I’d be firm that only the governor has access to nukes.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I recollect they already had a weaponry debate in Gainesville or Hall County a year or more ago. The consensus was that rifles were necessary because school hallways were so long that a pistol would be ineffective.

chamblee54
chamblee54

https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/carlton-gary-2/ Georgia is planning to execute Carlton Gary Thursday night. The evidence of his guilt is far from conclusive.

John Vestal
John Vestal

Grad Rates Up for Black Players at P5 Schools (with mentions of both in-state P5s)

from ESPN.com

Ellynn
Ellynn

As if the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade was not crazy enough with 400,000 people walking around, half carrying Irish Coffee (the real stuff), beer, Bloody Mary’s, over 3 hours of marching bands, floats, the 3rd ID, 1000 of New York fire fighters and a few teams of draft horses – lets add the Vice President and a secret service corridor to the festivities. How are they going to enforce that in an open carry state I have no idea.

http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180313/vice-president-mike-pence-coming-to-savannah-for-st-patricks-day

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Pence is coming to Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. I have a hard time believing Mother approved of his travel itinerary.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Being the state wide election year, every state candidate will be there, US House members Carter and Allen were givens. The senators were up in the air, as was Sec. Perdue – which I assume will now be there. U.S. marshals and Capital Police always have a detail here any way.

Ellynn
Ellynn

This is behind a pay wall, but if you check the MSN home age or Apple News, you might be able to get to it. This sort of expands on what I wrote up last month about designing safer schools – if systems are willing to send the money.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/designing-a-school-to-stop-shooters-1520933400

xdog
xdog

Gopers are no longer leading with their tax bill in Pennsylvania-18 in response to recent polling showing they might be trailing in today’s special election.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/13/pennsylvania-special-election-preview-tax-republicans-458276

Noway2016
Noway2016

Spot on…
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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Local moron still thinks Hillary Clinton is the President.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Still?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Any comment on Hillary’s remarks about Trump’s people wishing blacks can’t find good jobs? Are you all ok with that? Maybe I’ll do my own Drew comment of how ominously that speaks volumes about your soul or some other horsesh-t. Hillary continues to make desparaging about her fellow citizens. That hurts you guys, not us.

Jack Fitz
Jack Fitz

Did it strike you as odd that Fox News had a Hillary story as their second headline…an hour after Rex Tillerson got fired? Like maybe they were trying to coax you if you got mildly upset by the Tillerson ousting…here, let us give you some Hillary crack…ahh yes…now I feel better. Cause ya know, basically every other news outlet DIDN’T have snippets from a Hillary interview that took place over the weekend in Mumbai. Because its not news. Or you know, they had these quotes on Sunday, but just decided an hour after Tillerson got fired to publish the article.… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Does it strike you as odd that that folks who openly complained about the potential for corruption due to Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State and her family’s involvement in the Clinton Foundation seemingly give zero craps about the fact two Senior Advisers to the President are currently bringing in millions of dollars per year from their interest in a for-profit company run by their immediate family members?

xdog
xdog

Old news. I used to frequent a lunch joint that carried Fox exclusively. You could tell when Obama had a good news day because Fox would counter with extended weather analysis or a rehash of a missing blond girl or the like. They’re little more than a propaganda outlet for the gop.

Ellynn
Ellynn

In ‘Men behaving badly’… The man who designed The High Museum of Art.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/arts/design/richard-meier-sexual-harassment-allegations.html

Ellynn
Ellynn

Noway is falling down on his job by the way. He missed the Iowa Senate leader who resigned over the weekend… oh wait, he’s a GOP guy, not a libturd. Never mind.

Noway2016
Noway2016

At least send a link to the story you’re talking about. Ol’ Noway just loves living rent free in the minds of midgets!! Lmao!
Did The Hag really say that Trump supporters didn’t want blacks to have jobs? Love it! Y’all remember back in 94 when the Repubs were making their commercials that had faces morphing into Bill’s? I’m betting it will happen again but with that face being that of The Hag! Please keep insulting The Real Americans Who Matter!!! She’s better than Santa! Lmao!!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I find it hilarious that Noway considers himself a “Real American.” I think he’s starting to lose it from all the time he’s spent holed up in that Russian black site.

Ellynn
Ellynn

You have enough Mr. P.I. to do a Google search.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Do you really think that you are a “Real American”? You are the biggest message board bitch I’ve ever read. I don’t normally call grown men those names, either. But you are a straight up bitch.

When are you going to run and cry to mama like you did last month?

Noway2016
Noway2016

All of this from The Weenies because I attached an unflattering cartoon of The Hag! I absolutely love it!! So, Doctor, where or when is your next semi threatening message to me? I niss those, actually. Your side has been absolutely bat sh-t since Trump won. It’s the best political theater I’ve ever witnessed!!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Quick note: Notice how Nobody gloated about or even mentioned the political party that Michael Schaeffer belongs to when the sexual assault complaint was filed against him. Because it’s an irrelevant circumstance. But perhaps this is a teaching moment for Nobody.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Nah…

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Tongues? No Tongues? But did Noway catch this related gem? Trump told the crowd at a rally to look at Democratic candidate Conor’s Lamb record on abortion and said “it shows where he’ll go.”
Conor Lamb is running for office for the first time.
The Pennsylvania special election is to replace Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned last year amid revelations of an extramarital affair in which the anti-abortion lawmaker urged his mistress to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wait, are you trying to tell me that Donald Trump is an idiot that has no clue what he’s talking about?

I’m continually awed by the fact that Trump is the dumbest person to ever serve as President of the United States. Post-stroke Woodrow Wilson was more competent than Trump. Early-Alzheimer’s Reagan was more competent than Trump. Shoot, if you dug up James Garfield and re-animated his corpse, he’d probably make a better President than Cheeto Mussolini.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Millard Fillmore would out-debate him blacked out drunk.

I thought Trump was smarter before he became president, he really isn’t that intelligent by most measures. He is a sham billionaire if he even is one.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Looks like y’all nabbed the seat last night. Congrats! We have work to do. Serious work. Thank God for this result this far out. Gives us time to sharpen our message. I wonder, though, if Saccone will tour the district insulting those who voted against him?

Will Durant
Will Durant

You still treat politics like sports. But WTH, I’ll play. Imagine what the spread would have been without that brilliant unscripted stump speech from the president.
Just one quote though there are many other lowlights I could take on:

[Referring to Conor Lamb] “I hear he’s better looking. I think I’m better looking than him. I do. I do.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

Honestly? Your guy would have won by 5! Trump got his base stirred up, just not enough.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The district went for Trump by 20 points in 2016. It has a Cook PVI of R+11. The base shouldn’t need to be “stirred up.” This was a district drawn with the specific purpose of being a safe Republican seat. Trump went there. Pence went there. Trump’s idiot kids went there. Republicans dropped $10 million dollars on it. Outside groups dropped even more.

This is Lassiter High School pulling off an upset in Sanford Stadium and Kirby Smart going “well, we were just glad we could keep the score close.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

Drew…y’all won! But you’re still all bothered.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Stop tarring with the Y’all and “Your guy” brush and crawl down off your cross. I didn’t follow either candidate enough to even have an opinion and I also don’t form my opinions on the basis of which team they’re playing for. You are like the classic pro sports fan who doesn’t even care who the players are or how the game is played. As Seinfeld once said of such fans, you are just rooting for laundry. Did you actually listen to Trump’s stump speech. Has he fired his speechwriters as well? That meandering nonsensical monologue was chock full of… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

And what is that message? Because the GOP abandoned their tax cut message in the district after that messaging got them nowhere and went all in on the “Lamb is a Pelosi stooge,” “Lamb is supports MS-13,” “Lamb loves criminals,” “Lamb hates America*” message.

* Yes, Saccone really said that a former Marine hates America.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Speaking as a Democrat, I couldn’t care less about what Hillary Clinton says or, for that matter, what the two unnamed “2016 Clinton surrogates” cited in the article think about what Hillary Clinton says. Seriously, no news network outside of Fox is giving this story any oxygen.

Then again, no other news network outside of Fox is shying away from watershed events like the firing of a Cabinet secretary via Twitter.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Fun Stephen Hawking story…

In 2009, Hawking threw a champagne party for time travelers. He sent out the invitations after the party had taken place, hypothesizing that if people showed up to the party, it would be proof that time travel is real. “I sat there a long time, but no one came” Hawking said. Video of the party showed 10 bottle of champagne being poured into a pyramid of champagne flutes and small plates of hors d’oeuvres completely untouched.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Horrifying airline story… https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/business/united-dead-dog.html United Airlines apologized on Tuesday after a dog died on a flight during which it was stored in a passenger’s overhead compartment. A witness said that a flight attendant had ordered the pet owner to put the dog in the compartment before the plane took off. The dog apparently barked for much of the flight before going silent. As much as I think United deserves shame and criticism, I think there’s also plenty of blame for the passengers on that airplane who listened to a dog dying because some flight attendant said so. I know the… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Is last night’s winner gonna have to run again in November?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Yes. Also, because the courts struck down the existing Congressional maps as unconstitutional, the district won’t be as overwhelmingly Republican as it was this time around.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So, they’re gonna redraw now or after November?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Already re-drawn.