Morning Reads for a 50th Anniversary

What could have been accomplished had our state’s most honorable citizen had a few more years of service? What will happen when people begin forgetting the Civil Rights Era?

“I Shall Be Released” by The Heptones 

  1. WABE’s been doing yeoman’s work on the 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination.
  2. Bells will ring from Stone Mountain today, fulfilling a small part of MLK’s dream. 
  3. A reminder that MLK’s mother was also gunned down not long after her son. 
  4. What it was like to be a reporter covering MLK’s death. 
  5. Visiting the Lorraine Motel in 2018. 
  6. Barack Obama and John Lewis discuss MLK’s legacy. 
  7. State of Georgia will be a good employer and assist folks caught in Blue Cross dispute. 
  8. It’s decision day for D’Marcus Simonds, an honorable mention for All-American honors. (He needs to stay one more year). 
  9. Catch up with GA’s basketball player of the year and GSU commit Kavonte Ivery. 

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Bolton as NSA increases the chance of a new 21st war to add to those already underway with no end in sight. 21st century wars fought by the poor that line the pockets of defense contractors are paid for by printing money, some of which is given to the rich. No sacrifice on the part of typical Americans. Diversifying into trade wars could be something that lightens many wallets and purses. We’ll need to print even more money and grow government to support Georgia peanut and other farmers if American agriculture is adversely affected. No worries though because it’s the… Read more »

xdog
xdog

‘The battle of Smoot-Hawley’ is a good read from The Economist on the politics of the notorious trade act. My favorite factoid from the article concerns the Grundy tariff, after goper senator Joseph Grundy, who said that anyone who made campaign contributions was entitled to higher tariffs in return.

https://www.economist.com/node/12798595

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

A while back, the Mrs. and I departed the hallowed halls of Piedmont Hospital and moved over to Emory. There were a number of reasons to do so, but one significant reason was because of the insurance carrier / hospital wars between Blue Cross and Piedmont. I had grown tired of being treated as a pawn in their battles. Ultimately, I came down on the side of Blue Cross since my monthly insurance rates are the result of the costs which my health care has incurred. Follow the money. In that sense, it was evident that Piedmont was preoccupied with… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

I hear you, Bear. Blue Cross booted me off last fall when they did their metro Atlanta purge of individual policy holders. I now have Kaiser, actually thanks to a tip from Andrew. All of my docs and pharmacies are now Kennesaw. A real pain. Keep up a good attitude!

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I also switched from Piedmont to Emory, but not by choice. I had to change insurance when Humana left the exchanges. They were with Piedmont. It really sucks when you have a chronic condition (I have 2 no less). All of my doctors were with Piedmont Healthcare, and their use of “My Chart” made it so easy to coordinate care. I had to be hospitalized at Emory in august (I had food poisoning and went into septic shock) 2 days in ICU. I have to say that I got top notch care at Emory (and its really close to my… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

I have to confess that I have been in talks with Google. They’ve given ol’ Noway his own search algorithm. I type in “Good Guy with a Gun Shoots Maggot” and a veritable treasure trove of results are displayed. Enjoy! I’m so excited!!
http://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/police-homeowner-shoots-at-burglar-suspect/1098441574

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Live look at the Planned Parenthood offices this morning, following Noway’s latest post:

https://giphy.com/gifs/lil-wayne-make-it-rain-fat-joe-l41lFvtuqmey9QTAY

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Minority Communities kinda wish you’d just break moldy statues, but hey, whatever you think is helpful. You’re the new Bill Gates! What an inspiration! I need a Kleenex…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Dotty old white dude weighs in on “Minority Communities.” In less than 24 hours he’s now donated $35 to Planned Parenthood despite being staunchly “pro-life.”

Noway2016
Noway2016

But I thought they did mostly mammograms? Thanks for being truthful about their true mission! $35.00? I’m sure that’s nothing compared to your real yearly tithe…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Lordy! Lordy! Look that’s 40.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Is that Dade’s County Executive talking about the next TSPLOST vote if it passes. Even though we voted it down just a few months ago.

Ellynn
Ellynn
Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL!
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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

$45

Also, can’t believe you’re still reading Alex Jones:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/alex-jones-chobani-lawsuit.html

Oh, wait. I totally can believe that.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Items 1 -33 will hurt the Ag production in the country. China is the largest buyer of soy and second largest of wheat. The last item on the list will hurt Georgia. Chinese corporations buy a large number of Gulfstreams.

The https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/04/the-full-list-of-us-products-that-china-is-planning-to-hit-with-tariffs.html

Ellynn
Ellynn

Great map in the article of all the soy bean elevators in the country – in case you were wondering how big a deal this will most likely be.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-04/midwest-farmers-have-trump-to-thank-for-their-latest-export-woes

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I like maps. Iowa is ground zero, and Ohio has a great numbers of elevators. Farmers will notice that they will be charged more than one-half-percentage point more than they did last year for loans. has the

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

But trade wars are easy to win!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Noway, now I know who is snorting condoms…not sure, why but it fits! My side is hurting from laughing! At least they know about history, the 2nd amendment and the glories of socialism.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I think the resemblance to Snivler is striking!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

$50. Can’t believe we’re already at $50. Who knew Noway was such a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood.

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Hey, Rain Man, forgot to ask, with your new little version of Peek a Boo you’ve got going on…did you ever turn in your guns? You know, in support of Hogg? Now, go have another bag of Cheetos and be careful you don’t hold that match too closely…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

$55.

Not sure why I’d need to turn in my guns. I don’t own an AR-15 because I’m secure in my manhood and actually enjoy eating the meat of the animals I hunt. I’m not aware of the Parkland students saying we should ban hunting or ban all firearms. Then again, I don’t get my news filtered to me through morons like Alex Jones and Sean Hannity, so I’m not privy to all these wonderful straw men who are calling for complete firearm bans.

chamblee54
chamblee54

I get fundraising emails from Karen Handel.
She voted for the tax cut last year.
Her message today: Our budget process is broken, and I believe the first step in fixing this problem is passing a Balanced Budget Amendment.
You can’t make this up.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“You can’t make this up.”

A disingenuous individual behaves disingenuously. I think it’s pretty easy to make that up.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Looks like Noway will have Pope funding Planned Parenthood before long and they won’t need our tax money! A neighbor’s granny used to say to us kids when we were squabbling, “Y’all need to play perty”! I think they need to have an Obama beer summit or something…Noway can bring the beer and Pope the Cheetos.