Monday Morning Reads – April 30

Happy Monday, everyone!

News By The Numbers

3 Presidents – …and one toilet for your career. Ronnie Jackson is resigning after a tough couple of weeks.

$14 million – Opposition to the city of Eagles Landing is gaining strength as Governor Deal decides whether to signing it or veto it. Capital One Public Funding has thoughts.

5 years – Hawks coach Mike Hudenbolzer left the team as everyone endures a ~rebuilding~ period. He wasn’t a bad coach at all and I wish him the best.

2 year plan – North Korea agreed to give up its nuclear weapons if the US agrees not to invade. It makes me wonder what Trump told the little rocket man.

1000 cuts – Mick Mulvaney isn’t destroying the CFPB like he promised, but he’s cutting it little by little.

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xdog
xdog

Early voting for the May 22 primary elections begins today. I appreciate the convenience the early voting period offers those who are travelling and those who have trouble travelling, but it seems more and more people are voting early just for the hell of it. I read somewhere that almost two-thirds of the recent Arizona vote was cast early. Me, I’m an election day voter. That’s the day I get to stand up and decide. I think early voting diminishes the importance of elections in peoples’ minds. I don’t open presents Christmas Eve, I don’t set off fireworks July the… Read more »

Indypendant
Indypendant

Hudenbolzer?

I think you’re confusing the Hawk’s coach with Trumps nominee for Secretary of the Alterior(sic).

Noway2016
Noway2016

Gotta love The New Yorker…An article on Chick Filet and Christian bashing.
One entry…”And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism. Its headquarters, in Atlanta, are adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays.”
The entire article…
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/chick-fil-as-creepy-infiltration-of-new-york-city
Keep on Sniveling!!! Hey, maybe the Cry Closet is empty right about now!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Paul Ryan fired the House chaplain because of a prayer that lightly “criticized” the GOP tax bill. Republicans spent the weekend crying about some mean jokes a comedian said at a roast. NRA members are blowing up their overpriced coolers because Yeti is no longer offering them a discount.

It seems the “Cry Closet” is pretty full at the moment.

Noway2016
Noway2016

To take artistic license with the great Terrance Mann, “Real American are watching, Ray, Real Americans are most definitely watching…”
The only diaper to be soiled will be yours and those of The Ninnies on November 7th. MAGA!! Lol!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

To actually address the two-week old article you’re just now soiling your diaper over:

Chick-fil-A is just a proxy for The New Yorker’s – and a chunk of their readership’s – disdain for Southerners. If it was really concerned with “Christian values-based businesses” they’d mention Papa John’s, Domino’s, and a whole host of other places that have “infiltrated” New York City.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Def a North-South element in there. Plus a foodie v. corporate food thing. The North, I think, remains suspicious that the South still wants to rise again.

Ellynn
Ellynn

It’s more that the city that ‘never sleeps’ can’t have what it wants on a Sunday. I would also like to point out pizza chains are not as prevalent in NYC – which prides it’s self on it’s local pizza joints – then other large cities.

chamblee54
chamblee54

16 people were killed by police in the United States last week. Of those 16, 12 displayed a weapon, and 2 fired at the police. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/04/29/killed-by-police-april-29/

John Vestal
John Vestal

Atlanta native and Spelman alum Ashley Derby opens first CFA in Downtown LA (she has another location on the campus at SoCal).

John Vestal
John Vestal

sorry…meant “alumna, obviously. :>)

Ellynn
Ellynn
Ellynn
Ellynn

If you were born before 1965, the millennials think it’s your fault (and it has graphs).

https://www.axios.com/51-of-millennials-blame-boomers-1524592674-0d20667a-c9e5-4e30-a430-3957e325a0d0.html

Ellynn
Ellynn
Will Durant
Will Durant

Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence It was no accident that the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2016 was “post-truth,” a condition where facts are less influential in shaping opinion than emotion and personal belief. To adopt post-truth thinking is to depart from Enlightenment ideas, dominant in the West since the 17th century, that value experience and expertise, the centrality of fact, humility in the face of complexity, the need for study and a respect for ideas. President Trump both reflects and exploits this kind of thinking. It is fair to say that the Trump campaign normalized lying… Read more »

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta

Lots of Stacey stuff in print this week first The Intercept that quotes LaDawn Jones’s thoughts on the subject
https://theintercept.com/2018/04/27/stacey-abrams-georgia-republican-voting-rights-gerrymandering/
Also a rather disappointing article at 538 by Perry Bacon Jr. who thinks the DNC should more strongly back Abrams because if she loses…you know, black people will be pissed (missing completely that Evans’s voting record is much better on issues that affect communities of color)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-georgia-primary-offers-a-preview-of-democrats-2020-fault-lines/

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Abrams is, by any measure, extremely qualified — she is a Yale Law School graduate who returned to her home state and became the leader of her party in the statehouse. If Evans wins this primary, there will likely be some strong criticisms of the national Democratic Party for not doing enough to promote black female candidates like Abrams. 1) Evans graduated at the top of her class at Georgia Law, if we’re basing gubernatorial qualifications off of the strength of a JD, Evans is just as qualified as Abrams is. 2) Bernie supporters have spent the last 2.5 years… Read more »

Ellynn
Benevolus
Benevolus

Mick Mulvaney, looking out for consumers! A millionaire charging his supporters for the interest on his personal loans.
Nice work if you can get it!

Ellynn
Noway2016
Noway2016
Ellynn
Ellynn

That’s horrible. I hope they catch them. They have not found the folks who damaged the Jewish section of a local cemetery in my hometown a few years ago.

Although I am stumped on what vandalized cemeteries have to do with Rubio’s position on the current corporate tax cuts…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Nothing. Just following your example!

Noway2016
Noway2016

James Clapper will soon be indicted for lying! Lmao! Prisoner 1?