May 10, 2018 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, May 10, 2018 Morning Reads – Thursday, May 10, 2018 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 11 Comments On this date in 1994, Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president. Peaches Georgia Power playing hardball in PSC race More armed teachers on the way? Are Georgia casinos worth the gamble for education? At least Georgia has this going for them Poorest in town Georgia The training effect of officer-involved shootings in Georgia Georgia sperm donor leaves families with very options Education is up in prisons Jimmy Carter Is taking away press credentials in our future? When she wouldn’t give her landlord an ultrasound photo, woman lost her apartment Sweet Tea $10 Billion of Bitcoin in bunkers Homeless and libraries. A home controlled entirely by Alexa Phone snoopers the next biggest threat The spike in psychiatric drug use Priorities in Red Bull The sleep patterns of married couples Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 11 Comments Will Durant A couple of hundred thou isn’t hardball to Georgia Power and Southern Company, that isn’t even pin money for them. They have more than a century of playing political ball and when they are really playing hardball they never get any on ’em. May 10, 2018 10:31 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Trump had claimed the Obama administration had “long been asking” for the release of the three hostages, except that two of the three had been detained during Trump’s term. One of those two had been detained longer than the time of the one detained during Obama’s term of office during Obama’s term of office. No matter, dumb Trump Republicans know Trump words as the God honest truth, so you’re sure they’re pious Christians. “Kim Hak-song was arrested on May 6, 2017. He worked at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a university founded by American evangelical scholars. Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, was detained on April 22, 2017. He taught at the same university in Pyongyang for a month. The third hostage — Kim Dong-chul — has been held in North Korea since October 2015. He is the only one of the three who was detained during the Obama administration.” https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/politicalconundrum/fact-check-trump-s-claim-on-obama-n-korea-captives-t19456766.html Lying on Obama. It‘ll MAGA. Trump said he had “everything” to do with North Korean being more receptive to discussions. A senior North Korean official said US pressure had nothing to do with the North Korean invitation to meet with Trump. Who are you going to believe, a serial liar or a fascist? And which one is the serial liar, and which one is the fascist? And on the subject of nuclear negotiations, pulling out of the Iran agreement sends the message, don’t trust the Americans, they will never follow through on their promises, and making concessions to them will only weaken us for the day they’ll betray their agreements. May 10, 2018 11:05 AM Log in to Reply xdog I give Beijing a lot of credit. Chairman Un (to quote Pompeo) recently travelled north and I suspect he heard a lot about how uncle-killing and missile-lobbing isn’t really a help to Belt and Road and China’s other long-term strategies to get rich(er). Dumping the Iran agreement is just the current regime’s latest act to show how empty America’s promises are. Along with ignoring governmental and societal norms, Trump has abdicated the title of leader of the free world, and there are no clear successors in sight. Maybe Macron, but it would take the right crisis. Maybe May if she ever gets past Brexit. Maybe Merkel. Most likely no one will step up until we decide to elect a president who isn’t plainly unprepared and disinterested in governing, if we ever do. May 10, 2018 1:13 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/05/10/changing-the-flag-3/ 666 words about the Georgia State flag May 10, 2018 12:39 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Sheldon Adelson’s company gets a $670 million government handout as part of the GOP tax bill. Now he’s just cut a $30 million dollar check to help Republicans hold onto the House. Swampy, no? https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/10/adelson-republicans-midterms-579436 May 10, 2018 1:02 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Was it a handout or a tax cut? Campaign money is important, but circumstances are that the donation won’t deter Dem opposition enthusiasm. Its primary benefit may be to neutralize and deter the kooks running on the GOP side. May 10, 2018 7:34 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope America First Policies – an organization founded by Georgia boy Nick Ayers – is employing all the best people. Like this dude, Juan Pablo Andrade, who said “The only thing the Nazis didn’t get right is they didn’t keep f—— going!” https://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-policy-advisor-for-trump-tied-america-first-group-praises-nazis/ They also employed Carl Higbie, who resigned his federal government position after people pointed out all the horrible things he’s said, things like: “Go back to your Muslim s—hole and go crap in your hands and bang little boys on Thursday nights. I just don’t like Muslim people. People always rip me a new one for that. Carl, you’re racist, you can’t, you’re sexist. I’m like Jesus Christ. I just don’t like Muslim people because their ideology sucks.” He’s also insinuated that ll Muslims rape young boys, soldiers with PTSD have “weak minds” and 75% of them are milking it for federal money, we should shoot undocumented immigrants coming into the country, and that blacks are genetically inferior to whites. https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/kfile-carl-higbie-on-the-radio/index.html May 10, 2018 1:22 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Sometimes what happens in Nashvegas doesn’t stay in Nashvegas. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/may/09/catoosa-county-prosecutor-arrested-criminal-trespass-drug-possession/470425/ May 10, 2018 1:38 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Long, but worthwhile, read on the steps Virginia is taking to combat the opioid epidemic. Maybe some lessons here for our statewide candidates? https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/5/10/17256572/opioid-epidemic-virginia-medicaid-expansion-arts May 10, 2018 1:47 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Continue to follow the saga of The Dipshit! Lol! http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/09/russian-collusion-trial-robert-mueller-first-casualty/ May 10, 2018 5:05 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Wow! https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-defy-most-world-jerusalem-embassy-move-094014352.html May 10, 2018 6:10 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.