Monday Morning Reads — April 23

Happy Monday, everyone! Less than one month until the May 22 primary!

News by the Numbers

$456,000 contributions – Barilla, one of the world’s largest pasta companies, has a long history of funding research to prove pasta (and carbs) are good for your health. A recent study that showed pasta has many health benefits and no significant negative affects was conducted by three researchers who received $456,000 in contributions from 2004 and 2015. All of this is to say: follow the money.

15 year hiatus – Shania Twain, God’s greatest gift to Canada if you exclude maple syrup, said in an interview that she would have voted for Donald Trump if she could vote. Within hours she released a statement apologizing. She is promoting her first album in 15 years, and I think she’s gotten rusty.

3 ethics complaints – Gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, Stacey Evans, and Casey Cagle had ethics complaints filed against them last week. I noticed some in the media dubbing this Georgia’s version of an October Surprise. Believe me — it’s not.

50 neo-Nazis – Newnan, Georgia was the unfortunate epicenter of a National Socialist Movement rally. 700 police officers kept protester and Nazis apart during the hour-long event.

10,000 rape kits – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab is making progress in a years-long effort to test thousands of backlogged rape kits. The 10,000 kit backlog was brought to light after 1,351 untested rape kits were found at Grady Memorial Hospital in 2015.

49.12 percent – Mitt Romney, long considered a shoe-in for the GOP nomination for Orin Hatch’s Utah Senate seat, failed to secure the nomination at the Utah GOP convention forcing a June primary election. He was beaten by Mike Kennedy, a relatively unknown State House member.

 

 

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xdog
xdog

Neil Young. Joni Mitchell. Rick Danko. k.d. lang.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sad that Shania thought she had to apologize. The Libs will destroy anyone who publicly supports The Great Man. Already scalped O’Reilly. Trying for Sean and the rest of Fox. Only thing we Deplorables have as a weapon is a memory of their crap come November. As always, luv that Lib support of Free Speech.

chamblee54
chamblee54

16 people were killed by police in the United States last week. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/killed-by-police-april-22/

chamblee54
chamblee54

The Democratic race for Georgia Governor is heating up. The supporters of Stacey Abrams are acting like fools. Stacy Abrams supports their foolishness. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/04/20/stacey-and-stacey/

chefdavid
chefdavid

Glad I bought RTIC collers now.

chamblee54
chamblee54
Ellynn
Ellynn
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Democrats are going to sue WikiLeaks over election loss…hilarious. Just in case anyone forgot, Obama told Trump 2 weeks before the election that no RATIONAL person could believe the Russians could affect or alter a US election. Told him to man up and quit whining. Get some votes or shut up! Why doesn’t he tell his liberal buddies that? The sniveling is embarrassing. All democrats will find is that they rigged their OWN primary for Hillary! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cruh2p_Wh_4

bethebalance
bethebalance

Did you steal “sniveling” from Noway or is it some Sinclair Media-inspired talking point? Curious.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Balance, the same use of a term is what you comment on? Anything about Middle’s content worthy of an opinion? Regarding “sniveling” many folks find it a perfect word to describe The Libs’ actions. Not just now, but for the last 50 years.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I’m more curious if you and downthemiddle are the same person, or otherwise how such political language is diffused. As for substance of the lawsuit, maybe it yields results, maybe not, but it’s a logical thing to pursue. It’s not as much about the past election results as it is about preventing bad acting in future elections.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sorry to disappoint. My alter ego, as you know, is TheGreatPumpkin, who I plan to dust off and clean up once The Hag is under formal investigation.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Content worthy, ‘If” Mueller finds something in the DNC favor 6 months from now that ‘might’ be worthy of a civil law suite, it would to late. Normally there is a two year clock civil cases to be filed. If there is no ‘there’ there, they will drop the suit.

The real issue is how is the DNC going to pay for the court costs.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Soros…

bethebalance
bethebalance

As long as a suit is filed before the statute runs, anything that arises while the case is still open can be used and brought into the case- one way or another. So, since cases can last a long time, any evidence that might become discovered during that long time will still be available for the suit.