Morning Reads – Thursday, April 5, 2018

Note: Reads didn’t post due to a technical issue this morning. Apologies for them being late. -CBH

On this date in 1792, President George Washington cast the first presidential veto. The measure was for apportioning representatives among the states.

Peaches 

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

 

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Noway2016
Noway2016

A bit unusual – ESPN is following Tiger live. They usually start Master’s coverage at 2 or 3. Just teed off on 2. Even so far. Gotta like it.

xdog
xdog

I don’t mind Rasmussen polls and I don’t mind your posting their findings re Trump’s approval ratings but I wonder if you’re aware they’re an outlier on that question? Or maybe you’re just trolling us, if frontpage contributors can troll. Just curious.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

At this point she is trolling because if you look…every time she posts a Rasmussen poll, I take the time to tell her that it is not indicative of the RCP average or 538’s average (which is at 41.5 and 40.2 respectively). I have also noted that if she wants to live in her own dream world and foster a sense of complacency among Trump voters…go right ahead.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

In lieu of Confederate History Month, why don’t we celebrate Southerners who showed true bravery and remained loyal to the United States? For example, there’s Montgomery C. Meigs. Born in Augusta in 1816. He was the grandson of UGA President Josiah Meigs. Graduated 5th in his class at West Point in 1836. Under the command of Robert E. Lee, he designed navigational improvements to the Mississippi River. He supervised construction of the Washington Aqueduct and the Union Arch Bridge which, at the time, was the longest single-span masonry arch in the world. From 1853 to 1859, he supervised the construction… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh

If you’re going to tell the history of Arlington don’t just tell part of it.

Confederate soldiers are buried along with Union it the Civil War Unknowns Monument. Don’t forget that the Supreme Court ruled that the seizure of Arlington was unconstitutional and gave it back to Lee’s oldest son who sold it to the US government for $150,000 in 1883.

Add to that Meigs motivation for development of Arlington had less to do with developing a national burial ground for union soldiers and everything to do with revenge for the death of his son.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Which exactly why it’s such a delightful f— you. Meigs’ son died because men like Robert E. Lee betrayed their oath to the United States. Confederate soldiers were buried with the Civil War unknowns because the bodies were unidentifiable and there was no way to confirm if they were Union or Confederate. When Meigs ran the cemetery he did not allow families to lay flowers on confederate graves and barred families of Confederate soldiers from the cemetery on Decoration Day. The policy regarding Confederate dead didn’t change until 1898 and the Spanish-American War (6 years after Meigs’ death). As for… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh

F__you, really? over 700,000 words in the dictionary and that is all you can come up? Sad statement on your mental capacity…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“an absolutely brilliant middle finger to a dirty, rotten, no-good traitor”

“Truly a masterful own.

” a delightful f— you”

“Dude is clowning Lee in perpetuity”

If you want me to scour the dictionary to find more creative ways of describing the ways in which Montgomery Meigs humiliated Robert E. Lee and the racist mouth-breathers who still clung to the Confederacy after getting resoundingly defeated, I’d be happy to.

Noway2016
Noway2016

And it begins. You say the Libs aren’t Grabbers? Au Contraire. And who will be responsible for the predicable, inevitable violence? The “never let a crisis go to waste” Left. Thanks, Hogg! Seriously, thanks! This one event will send Deplorables to the polls in November in record numbers! There is a Voter’s God!!!
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/news/ct-dfr-deerfield-assault-weapon-ban-tl-0412-story.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Are we at $60 now? I think we’re at $60.

From my perspective, this is a decision by a local government regarding a local issue. If you don’t like it, don’t move to Deerfield, Illinois. Otherwise, it has absolutely zero impact on your life or the lives of your loved ones. This is the same snowflake-y whining you constantly accuse “libs” of.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No, this is a direct assault on the 2nd. Unconstitutional as hell.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

It’s not a violation of the 2nd Amendment. Cue Justice Scalia:

“Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Moreover, the law is modeled after other local ordinances that have previously been upheld as constitutional.

Do some research next time.

Also… $70.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, we will see how it’s characterized come election day. The next Great Flood will be of Deplorable Voters at the polls come November. On just this issue. Oh, life is good…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Want to wager on that deplorable wave? If the Democrats gain seats in the House, you have to double my donations to Planned Parenthood.

Noway2016
Noway2016

No deal. Unlike you, I’m not an accessory to premeditated murder. Now, how many minority babies has your $80 bucks helped to kill?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Seeing as I only donate when you tell me to, you’re more of an “accessory” than I am.

If you want the donations to stop, quit posting like a callous jerk and contribute something productive to the discourse.

Here’s an example:

Boy did y’all see Sergio on the 15th yesterday?

Noway2016
Noway2016

To quote Momma Pope at some point in your life, “Andrew, if everyone else told you to jump off the roof, would you do it?” “No, Momma..”, you sheepishly admit. This particular angle doesn’t quite work. LOL! Andrew, you are genuinely a certifiable Snowflake. But, carry on if you must. You are kinda on the cheap side, though. Bump it up to $50 each time I school you. Speaking of the “schooling” I provide to you, I really should be being paid for my efforts. Otherwise, keep killing them minority babies, Sniv…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Did I miss the one where you explained what “Sniv” means? Insults don’t work if the insultee doesn’t get the reference.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You know, Sniv, only you can rationalize you surrendering your own money as in some way hurting me. To quote the late, great Terrance Mann in Field of Dreams, “You’re seeing a whole team of psychiatrists, aren’t you?”

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

The “grabbers” I would argue are people like you. Grabbing my healthcare, grabbing my right to feel safe from gun violence (for every ‘maggot’ as you call it that gets shot, there are at least 10 that get shot by mistake), my rights to what I define as morality not what someone else feels is moral written as law…I can go on…so whose the grabber

Noway2016
Noway2016

CDC employee found in River. Sh*t!!

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

I wonder if he washed down from Peachtree Creek which is very close to the CDC (and my house…so no serial killers please)

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Andrew, where are you from? ‘Can’t be from around these parts.

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

…of course not. He has a different point of view so of course he couldnt possibly be from here. Guess what…I’m from here (born in Chattanooga) so I have about 40 years (another 12 in Richmond VA), and I (thankfully) think very differently.
Andrew can thank me later…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

This is the Internet, so I’m not sure what you mean my “these parts.” But I was born in Georgia, raised in Georgia, and got two Bachelor’s degrees from UGA. My family has been living and dying here since the early 1800s. Just because I have hopes for Georgia being more than a less crappy version of Alabama doesn’t shake my bona fides

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Note: Reads didn’t post due to a technical issue this morning. Apologies for them being late. -CBH

Didnt you know its policy to take no responsibility and blame all others (just ask Ed he can update you on this policy…as could Will for that matter)