May 9, 2018 8:02 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for May 9 Morning Reads for May 9 By edatlanta Politics 46 Comments Ronald Acuna Jr.: Atlanta’s savior or merely Atlanta’s greatest non-Ed resident? “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by the Intruders. (You know, in case you forgot about Sunday). Science: The Braves Got Hot Fast and Might Stay That Way Markakis: Somehow Better Than Ever Jimmy Carter: I look on my faith as liberation John Lewis talks education in Las Vegas. Improving Transparency A Top Priority for Mayor Bottoms Georgia Southern Honors Alum, NFL Player, Killed by Drunk Driver Atlanta’s Avalon development (where do these names come from) shows need for hotels. Two GSU seniors earn Fulbright honors. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 46 Comments Noway2016 Once again. I say it here. Comes out there. Just take your seats. Class is about ready to start. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/386854-trump-threatens-to-remove-news-networks-press-credentials-over May 9, 2018 8:14 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope ‘Murica – 1; Maggots – 0. #MAGA #freedom https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/jacksonville-toddler-recovering-after-shooting-family-friends-say May 9, 2018 8:35 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Woah! Another maggot gets MAGA’d. Can you feel the greatness, America? http://www.fox19.com/story/38100038/amorous-role-playing-leads-to-man-accidentally-shooting-girlfriend-in-blanchester-ohio May 9, 2018 9:08 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Imitation, even lame imitation, I guess, is the sincerest form of flattery! May 9, 2018 9:21 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Sorry, am I doing it wrong? I thought this was the section where we trolled the libs by posting stories of people getting shot. May 9, 2018 9:47 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Success after success after success! Watch The Great Man work! https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/09/trump-secretary-of-state-pompeo-heading-back-from-north-korea-with-3-released-prisoners.html May 9, 2018 8:51 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Hysterical! CNN stuck with Stormy Daniels’ lawyer instead of covering the hostage story! May 9, 2018 9:15 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Considering the New York Times just released a story last night regarding potential pay-to-play involving Michael Cohen, Russian oligarchs, and major U.S. corporations, I would think that his appearance is incredibly newsworthy. If you want someone to slobber over Trump’s every breath, Fox is just a few channels down. May 9, 2018 9:32 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 So, will you watch Trump live at 2 am or just DVR it? May 9, 2018 10:22 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus That’s good of him, since two of them were detained last year likely because Trump was harassing N.K. at the time, and presumably just for this moment, so N.K. can look good ahead of any possible negotiations to come. The third guy may actually be a spy, or maybe a Christian (frowned upon in N.K.), or both. One wonders what N.K. got in return. May 9, 2018 10:39 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 So, who’s the favorite, Kamala, Biden or Warren for the Dems in 2020? May 9, 2018 9:37 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Oliver North says we “ought to sanction anyone who does business with [Iran].” I guess the only acceptable time to do business with Iran is when you’re illegally selling them weapons in exchange for money to fund cocaine-running death squads in Nicaragua. http://thehill.com/policy/international/386871-oliver-north-trump-should-sanction-anyone-who-does-business-with-iran May 9, 2018 9:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Or sending them billions on pallets for some payoff! May 9, 2018 10:19 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus It. Was. Their. Own. Money. May 9, 2018 10:25 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope He’s too much of an idiot to grasp that concept. Am I referring to Noway, North, or Trump? You decide. May 9, 2018 10:28 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Sure! The Iranians had pallets of cash sitting in some warehouse in 1979!! Lol!!! May 9, 2018 10:42 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Fun fact: the money literally was sitting in a US government bank account, untouched, since 1979. It’s actually a fascinating case. May 9, 2018 11:24 AM Noway2016 Yes. In account. Not in cash form. The pallets were a separate payoff by Lurch anf Obama! May 9, 2018 11:29 AM Benevolus What are the Iranians going to do with more pallets? I just cut up a bunch of pallets with my chainsaw. If I had known they were worth enough to pay off somebody I would have saved them. Seriously though, are you saying the money is still in the US bank? May 9, 2018 12:05 PM Andrew C. Pope There’s a law prohibiting bank transfers to Iran. I guess we could have put it in briefcases or stuffed it in burlap sacks with giant dollar signs on them, but the simple fact was that the money had to be paid in cash. May 9, 2018 12:16 PM Noway2016 No. They got their old bank account cash back. Plus thr pallets of bribe cash. May 9, 2018 12:16 PM Andrew C. Pope “Bribe cash.” Is that what we’re calling “interest” these days? May 9, 2018 12:22 PM Dave Bearse It’s what you’d expect from an admitted liar found guilty of accepting an illegal gratuity, aiding and abetting in the obstruction of a congressional inquiry, and ordering the destruction of documents. Perfect choice for the NRA, and a fitting Trump supporter. May 9, 2018 9:01 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 https://www.theroot.com/when-white-politicians-profit-off-black-pain-and-then-g-1825823106 Here is another story about Stacey and Stacey. May 9, 2018 10:29 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So the attack is that Evans worked as an associate at a huge lawfirm that represented one of the largest banks in the country. This dude realizes that associates don’t have a whole lot of say in the cases they get assigned or the clients the firm brings in, right? May 9, 2018 10:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Little girl attacked by MAN in women’s restroom! Who, I say, who could have predicted that?!?!?!?!?! PC crap out of control!! https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cbs46.com/story/38145424/police-child-attacked-in-womens-restroom-at-town-center-mall May 9, 2018 11:35 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope If anything, the article just proves that concern over bathroom signage is misplaced as child molesters are going to enter bathrooms regardless of what transgender bathroom policies. There’s not a transgender bathroom policy at the mall in question and there’s nothing suggesting that the suspect was transgender. Given your traditionally pro-child molester worldview, I’m surprised you aren’t endorsing this guy for governor yet. May 9, 2018 12:00 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Why don’t you head to the lockup, Sniv, and offer your legal services, pro-bono, of course, to the piece of shit who held the knife against the girl’s throat? After all, he could have just been feeling like a girl yesterday. People said this would make it eadier for molesters to emter a ladies room unchallenged and damned if they weren’t right! May 9, 2018 12:09 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope There was no transgender bathroom policy at the mall (or in Cobb County). It was just as easy for the guy to enter the ladies’ room as it’s always been. Funny, Roy Moore actually followed through on the whole, molesting little girls thing and you didn’t throw one insult his way. May 9, 2018 12:19 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Andrew. Please go show this response to your wife and any other female family members, too. Show them your PC mindset in defending a knife weilding man, who had entered a woman’s restroon unchallenged and put that knife against the throat of an 11 year old little girl. Get back to all of the people who read this blog with their prideful response. May 9, 2018 12:26 PM Andrew C. Pope Are you referring to the response in which I pointed out that men can enter women’s restrooms regardless of whether or not there is a “bathroom bill” in place and that no piece of anti-LGBT legislation would or could have prevented this? I’d imagine their reaction would be “why are you wasting your time talking to a fanny-pack wearing dude who openly supports child molesters?” May 9, 2018 12:30 PM Ellynn Had a high school classmate followed in to a women’s restroom and killed right before the Holidays. By a women. The idea that a restroom can keep any one from being harmed is as silly as thinking a person in any type of confined dead-end space with ready made hiding spaces would be safe. May 9, 2018 1:03 PM Andrew C. Pope Elynn’s tragic anecdote highlights the issue: bathroom bill legislation doesn’t do anything to make them “safer.” The notion that transgender men and women pose a threat is – like talk of a homosexual agenda – merely an attempt to rationalize an irrational hatred for a marginalized and frequently victimized group. May 9, 2018 1:41 PM Ellynn Meanwhile in Savannah… http://www.savannahnow.com/news/20180509/savannahs-southbound-brewing-co-wins-award-at-world-beer-cup May 9, 2018 12:28 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Southbound is 2nd for best non-Atlanta beer. Creature Comforts all day. May 9, 2018 12:32 PM Log in to Reply Jack Fitz Was at Tech the same time as Smith and Carly and they’ve done a stellar job with Southbound. Always try to support it when I see it anywhere on draft. Totally scientific Georgia Beer Rankings: 1. Scofflaw 2. Creature Comforts 3. Wild Heaven 4. Terrapin (Wake n Bake is the GOAT) 5. Southbound Sweetwater doesn’t need the ranking cause they’re ubiquitous and serve as our Georgia beer ambassadors/educators but shout-out nonetheless. If it weren’t for them, you wouldn’t have CC or Southbound. Is it 5 o’clock yet? May 9, 2018 1:40 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Oooh forgot about Wake n Bake. LOVE that beer. May 9, 2018 1:42 PM Log in to Reply Jack Fitz Wake n Bake is always at Hop City so I inevitably buy it and have it in the beer fridge. The best. May 9, 2018 2:00 PM Benevolus I’m no beer connoisseur but one of my favorite things to do on the whole planet is a Tybee Island Blonde (Coastal Empire Brewery) with the fried shrimp and hush puppies at Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp on Tybee. 38 more days and I’ll be doing it again… mmmm. May 9, 2018 2:32 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Good Guy with a Gun… http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-orlando-wells-fargo-robbery-0508-story.html May 9, 2018 4:10 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Who’s a good boy with a gun? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/30/dog-shoots-hunter/910650001/ May 9, 2018 4:30 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Good parents with guns (read the reviews): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MG1WD5G/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 May 10, 2018 4:45 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant What Would Jesus Carry? LMAO May 10, 2018 5:00 PM Log in to Reply Indypendant Good Guy with a Flaming Cross… http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article210741189.html May 9, 2018 4:14 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Besides giving China complete access to Iran (China doesn’t use the US banking Systems for sanctions to make a dent in them), being able to legally take away Frances’s Total Oil’s $20 Billion investment in Iran’s oilfields, controlling most of the old TT trading grounds, stopping American car imports at ports of entry, cancelling their US soy bean orders, they still have the BRI and a national GD of over 6%. https://www.axios.com/chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-to-control-future-7bf052b4-5734-4217-a5d1-9a92748ea060.html May 9, 2018 7:08 PM Log in to Reply Indypendant Good guns with guys. https://politics.theonion.com/texans-elect-gun-1819564503 May 9, 2018 8:22 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.