March 29, 2018 5:26 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, March 29, 2018 Morning Reads – Thursday, March 29, 2018 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 19 Comments It’s Sine Die! I’m not sure if we should be thankful it’s about over or terrified it’s at the point where it’s “about over.” Peaches The mess that Georgia made out of distracted driving Just one more on the late Governor Zell Miller Georgian makes way to Trump legal defense team PSC Commissioner under fire from Watchdog group for deleting texts Is Gwinnett a microcosm of transporation plans to come? New immigration plan by Gergia lawmakers is “the worst yet.” Local democrat party in Muscogee has much bigger plans The state of the Internet sales tax Jimmy Carter Conservative feathers ruffled over all the wrong things Trump approval rating hovers at 45% Center says 1 in 10 will pay more in taxes next year thanks to tax law Why are states so strapped fro cash? Sweet Tea The Roseanne comeback has stunned Hollywood…for political reasons The evolution of the karate chopping turtle Self-driving car pulled over, ticketed. Speaking of AI…using facial recognition to target jaywalkers Duck gets prosthetic boots #MeToo movement prompts sexual harassment training for students who harass teachers Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi Subscribe Login Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Please login to comment 19 Comments Oldest Newest Inline Feedbacks View all comments xdog 2 years ago It’s Opening Day in America and for the only time this year I’ll cite George Will. Here’s his annual baseball quiz. xdog 2 years ago Reply to xdog I hadn’t thought of Graffinino in years. Noway2016 2 years ago Next time: center mass! http://www.kptv.com/story/37833461/southern-oregon-homeowner-shoots-burglary-suspect-in-leg chamblee54 2 years ago https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/03/29/gerrymandering/ Gerrymandering is like the weather. Many people complain, but few know how it works. Dave Bearse 2 years ago Reply to chamblee54 I can’t let words connected to one of my very favorite authors, Mark Twain, go without cheering them: AUTHOR: Mark Twain (1835–1910) QUOTATION: Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. ATTRIBUTION: Generally, but perhaps mistakenly, attributed to MARK TWAIN. It has never been verified in his writings. Many quotation dictionaries credit Charles Dudley Warner, a friend of Twain’s, with this remark. But what Warner actually wrote, in an editorial in the Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, August 27, 1897, p. 8, was: “A well known American writer said once that, while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed… Read more » ScottNAtlanta 2 years ago Rasmussen is not a credible pollster Jessica. Quit referencing them without naming them. Its dishonest. The RCP AVERAGE is 41.5% approve 53.0% Disapprove Then again, you can keep doing it, make conservatives complacent and they wont vote…your choice Noway2016 2 years ago Reply to ScottNAtlanta Respectfully hoping you’re wrong. I’m curious as to October’s polling numbers. Anything before that will be hot stove league stuff. But that doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy jousting with each other until then. Ellynn 2 years ago Reply to Noway2016 His approve is moving up in general, but he still has the lowest historically of any president at this point in his term for every pollster and whatever starting point they use. Republicans in general are going up. https://www.axios.com/polls-show-democrats-edge-over-gop-slides-ahead-of-midterm-elections-a2f7ab97-8918-4541-ac21-c3eea80da02c.html xdog 2 years ago President GoodWarTrading has hired a new lawyer and I knew his name was familiar. Turns out he’s got lots of Georgia ties. He also got rich seizing assets until the state put an end to it. “Just because you’re not a Beltway lawyer doesn’t mean you don’t know what you’re doing”, says Ekonomou. Maybe not but if I was hiring I know what kind I’d want. https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/contingency-lawyer-medieval-historian-is-trumps-new-lead-counsel Noway2016 2 years ago Interesting stat. Rosanne kicked teetotal butt in ratings. But not even in top 20 or 30 in LA and NY. Flyover country spoke fairly loudly. Will it matter later in the year? I suspect it will. Enough from a flu-ridden Noway on this subject. I’ll leave to my good natured competition on here for their thesis length analysis. Ohhhhh, I hope yall are watching Billions!! Seriously, Bobby Axelrod is the Risen Jesus!!! Noway2016 2 years ago Reply to Noway2016 Which streaming do you use? And, say, you wanna watch espn or something, you’re able to stream networks like that, too? Same with Fox or Cnn? Benevolus 2 years ago Reply to Noway2016 I think the only thing I can’t get is local PBS with my Roku/DirecTV Now. I got an antenna for that but I can’t get it with that either (even with it in the attic). Their antenna is out at Stone Mountain and I am on the opposite side of town. I am hoping PBS here makes a deal soon to be included with DirecTV Now. But yes, ESPN, CNN… I wouldn’t know about Fox. Ha! Yes, Fox too, but you really shouldn’t watch that. It’s bad for you. Ellynn 2 years ago Reply to Noway2016 I’m surprised GPB does not have a livestream. I can stream the main PBS feed out of Wisconsin off their web site (The Wisconsin Channel Livestream), I just pull up the page on the Smart TV or my 17 inch HD laptop and feed it into the TV and then do a full pic. Will Durant 2 years ago A day late and a yuan short: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/upshot/globalization-pain-and-promise-for-rich-nations.html Will Durant 2 years ago Trump hates Amazon, Not Facebook https://www.axios.com/white-house-amazon-trump-business-c57d94d6-defd-4781-a280-e59827c8ae65.html After this was published Amazon stock lost $57 Billion yesterday. Is someone in the Trump circle shorting them? And today from the NYT: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/us/politics/trump-amazon-taxes.html Where again the WH reiterates his falsehood that Amazon is getting a free ride from the taxpayers with USPS. From the Axios article: “The whole post office thing, that’s very much a perception he has,” another source said. “It’s been explained to him in multiple meetings that his perception is inaccurate and that the post office actually makes a ton of money from Amazon.” Dave Bearse 2 years ago Reply to Will Durant “Is someone in the Trump circle shorting them?” Interesting. I’d be interested in a few sentences from one of the site’s legal eagles (looking at you, Mr. Pope) on the legality on doing so for a range of possibilities; such as a staff member overhearing Trump bitching about Amazon to someone else in another room a few times during the week and shorting it Friday morning, as well as friends of friends of the President that directly conversed with Trump about Amazon. Dave Bearse 2 years ago Reply to Dave Bearse Thanks for the prompt response. Sounds like it covers information given to friends, though, as was I think demonstrated with Phil Mickelson, proving those friends guilty may be difficult. Benevolus 2 years ago Reply to Will Durant Bezos vs. Trump? Epic! Benevolus 2 years ago Reply to Benevolus $120 billion vs. $3 billion!