April 25, 2018 8:48 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for April 25, 2018 Morning Reads for April 25, 2018 By edatlanta Politics 19 Comments Anyone else still dillydallying when it comes to planting their garden? “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys Jimmy Carter Knows What North Korea Wants David P: Trump’s North Korea Policy is Working Essence puts Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on it’s “Woke 100 Women List” Hank Johnson predicts Dem takeover in Nov., “a lot” of leadership shakeup Sonny: Trump is “Chief Economist for the United States” Good….god. Gov Deal meets with Stockbridge city leaders on future A cool half-mil in bonuses from Mayor Reed issued in his final year. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 19 Comments Dave Bearse “We are in an era where somebody like [Pompeo], who is qualified, unfortunately , is likely to be voted out without a recommendation or with a negative recommendation. It’s just sad our nation has devolved politically to this point.” — Bob Corker, R-TN Cry me a river, Bob. Why weren’t you sad when Merrick Garland wasn’t even given a hearing? Democratic Senators Joe Manchin D-WV, Joe Donnelly D-IN, and Heidi Heitkamp D-ND indicated they will be voting for Pompeo on the floor. It’s only devolution when every Republican isn’t a party hack. April 25, 2018 9:12 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 A damn shame…Repub wins! https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/24/gop-looking-to-break-special-election-losing-streak-550112 April 25, 2018 9:20 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta I wouldnt be bragging about a five point win when the last republican won it by TWENTY FIVE points April 25, 2018 9:56 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Yall were soooooooooooooooooooooooo close! LOLOLOL! April 25, 2018 10:03 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Lets talk the second Wednesday in November…..see who’s the snowflake then (I’m subbing for Andrew today…he is on vacation) April 25, 2018 10:11 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Like we talked on 11/9/16? Sure, we’ll talk! LOL! April 25, 2018 12:56 PM Dave Bearse “The Trump administration is succeeding wildly at one thing: sowing utter confusion about its foreign policy. Perhaps “foreign policy” is the wrong term. “International lurchings” might be more apt. Allies and adversaries alike are having to learn which pronouncements to take seriously, which to ignore and which are likely to be countermanded by presidential tweet.” — Eugene Robinson: An impulsive President of low character and intelligence, incompetent at vetting people (Ronny Jackson is this week’s example) other than as sycophants, and hungry for his next ego fix, says he’s planning to meet with the brutal North Korean dictator. What could possibly go wrong? April 25, 2018 9:24 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I cannot wait to see the utter mental explosion from The Ninnies if Trump actually succeeds in disarming Tattoo! Lol! April 25, 2018 9:27 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse You can’t wait to win the lottery either. April 25, 2018 9:48 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ladies and gentlemen I present to you The Democrat Party!! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5654107/Port-Authority-commissioner-filmed-flashing-golden-badge-traffic-stop.html April 25, 2018 9:40 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Yeah…and he was removed from office. When are Rethugs gonna get rid of Mulvaney, huh? April 25, 2018 10:09 AM Log in to Reply ScottNAtlanta Mick Mulvaney at CFPB on takes meetings with lobbyists that PAY him. This man should disgust anyone regardless of party https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mulvaney-i-prioritized-lobbyists-who-donated April 25, 2018 9:59 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Ronald Acuna being called up. Won’t help a crummy bullpen but this is still great news! http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23309586/ronald-acuna-atlanta-braves-called-triple-gwinnett-wednesday April 25, 2018 10:02 AM Log in to Reply xdog Tucker’s been a decent placeholder but it’s time for the phenom. The anti Matt Kemp. April 25, 2018 10:42 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse A connection between Deal and Reed is in better focus with the information that Reed dispensed $400,000+ in gratuities to high ranking staff and his bodyguards on his way out the door: taking care of cronies. It was disreputable that Stan Wise resigned from the PSC after voting to double Georgia Power’s profits on Vogtle. But hey, it permitted Deal to set Tricia Pridemore up with a six figure state salary. It what’s the GaGOP calls “good government”. April 25, 2018 10:14 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Interesting story: The Fighting Has Begun Over Who Owns Land Drowned by Climate Change “As seas rise and coasts wash away, who owns the land that goes underwater? Versions of that debate are taking place in courtrooms, legislatures, and government offices, raising the question of whether and when climate change justifies seizing private property. The stakes are enormous, affecting not just ownership of offshore mineral and fishing rights but also potentially trillions of dollars of coastal real estate.” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-04-25/fight-grows-over-who-owns-real-estate-drowned-by-climate-change Maybe deepening the Savannah River was a waste of money. We could have just waited a bit! April 25, 2018 12:12 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LOL! https://grrrgraphics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/hillary_grave-1600×600.jpg April 25, 2018 1:22 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse “The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” Donald Trump at an Iowa campaign rally last fall. “Based upon the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th amendment rights in connection with all proceedings in this [Stormy Daniels] case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.” Donald Trump’s mob lawyer Michael Cohen earlier today. April 25, 2018 9:41 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump’s nominee to head the VA seems to be loose in dispensing drugs, nasty, and a drunk. But he’s a white US citizen and not a Mexican, so he’s got that going for him. http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/ronny-jackson-summary-of-allegations/2922/ April 25, 2018 9:53 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.