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John Vestal
John Vestal

And, by next year’s Mother’s Day, your mama shouldn’t have to wait until 12:30p to have a mimosa, bloody mary, or a shot of brown liquor (make it a double…you weren’t always the angel you are now) with her brunch. Local referendums to come.

And, if you’re putting together any list of brunches in the ATL and *not* including Local Three, you’re not doing it right.

Still waiting for ‘superasymetry’ to start trending.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

The ShAmy is permanent now!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“A White House official mocked Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis at an internal meeting on Thursday, a day after the Arizona Republican announced his opposition to President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel. Special assistant Kelly Sadler made the derisive comments during a closed-door White House meeting of about two-dozen communications staffers on Thursday morning. “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said, according to a source familiar with the remarks at the meeting.” http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/387182-white-house-official-mocked-dying-mccain-at-internal-meeting The sources in “The Hill” column said that Sadler’s remark was a joke though. That WH correspondent’s dinner comedian can’t hold a candle… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not too impressed with that story about Amazon.
The cost of living has apparently risen pretty dramatically in Seattle and they are trying to address that by having the companies that most contribute to the problem help solve it. Now I’m not sure how collaborative the city council there has been, but the solution probably needs to look a lot like what they are doing, they just need to negotiate.
I am impressed that they have a socialist on their council!

Benevolus
Benevolus

I just want to clarify in case it’s not obvious: Raising the “standard of living” isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but in a capitalist economy it pretty much automatically is accompanied by an increase in the “cost of living”, which leaves some people behind, especially when it comes to affordable housing. This is a responsibility that must be addressed by government. People being forced to choose between moving to places where there aren’t jobs or living in a homeless shelter in a city doesn’t help anyone.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“[Seattle’s head tax on jobs in the city is] also a heavy handed threat that should remind Georgia and other states yearning for Amazon’s HQ2 project what they’d be dealing with.” The point of the column actually seems a bit turned around to me. The GaGOP would never allow Atlanta to impose such a tax. Atlanta would simply have to suck it up at its own expense. We’ve seen how the GaGOP revoked a $40M a year tax break for the state’s largest and arguably best private employer over a few thousand dollars in airfare discounts to NRA convention attendees,… Read more »

alpha male
alpha male

Yep. I heartily endorse this tax in Seattle.Because if it passes it will eventually mean that Amazon HQ2, whether in Atlanta or elsewhere, will become HQonly.

Benevolus
Benevolus

So how do you think an increasing homeless population should be dealt with? There are still going to be jobs that only pay near minimum wage and those people need to live somewhere too.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Nothing like Dems and McCain not promptly approving the nomination to run the CIA of someone in charge of a foreign location where secret torture occurred, arranged for the destruction of documentation of it, and can’t bring herself to state torture is immoral, to get the GOP in a huff. Fox News Military Analyst Thomas McInerney: “Well she can’t use [torture] anymore because we have determined in Congress that it’s not legal. The fact is, is John McCain — it worked on John. That’s why they call him ‘Songbird John.’ http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/387132-fox-military-analyst-says-torture-worked-on-mccain-they-call The tone and talk flow from the top. Trump… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Days after the US president walked away from a three-year-old deal that mandated rigorous inspections, senior administration officials said monitoring should continue regardless. Known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal between Tehran and major world powers forces Iran to open any site to inspectors within 24 days and introduced 24-hour remote surveillance at some sites. […] Making his withdrawal announcement on Tuesday, Trump pilloried the accord for lacking mechanisms to “prevent, detect, and punish cheating” or provide immediate access to suspicious military sites. Still, the White House is demanding those inspections, however imperfect, continue under… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I don’t understand how this is supposed to play out. We back out of the Iran deal and impose sanctions, presumably to coerce them to make a different deal. But the rest of the world doesn’t go along with us on the sanctions, so we either have to sanction them too or our sanctions have minimal effect. Are we really going to sanction Europe? I can’t imagine. So Europe and China and Russia will continue to try to keep Iran non-nuclear and trade with them, and it will be up to them to intervene if Iran screws up. But we… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus
Gregs
Gregs

No one, including Trump, knows how any of this is supposed to play out. Bluster for its own sake is the end game. “A tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury, signifying NOTHING.”

Ellynn
Ellynn

I think I mentioned China becoming the oer layer in the Middle East earlier this week…

https://www.axios.com/china-middle-east-influence-iran-deal-crude-oil-e8198eda-a1dc-4062-8ee1-0fff1e0392bb.html

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the heart and soul of the Democrat Party!!
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/rep-waters-offended-by-call-for-unity-i-resent-making-america-great-again/

bethebalance
bethebalance

And this quote that she was reacting against captures the ignorance of some Repubs: “We are trying to make sure we are making America great every day in every way and the best way to do that is to stop talking about discrimination and start talking about the nation.” As if discrimination doesn’t exist in the nation. Or you can just move past it without addressing it. I know it’s tough for some folks to get- it requires setting aside your own experiences ( Like – you may not be racist, but this isn’t about you), and listening, and believing… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

And it was all in an attempt to roll back some anti-discrimination rules. The Repub Congressman couldn’t say: Let’s just roll back antidiscrimination laws; it will make lenders more money.
Because that sounds bad. And is bad. But that was the real point.
The rest was the veneer of spin.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let’s see…Will it be Sanders/Waters or Warren/Waters 2020?

bethebalance
bethebalance

I am guessing Kamala Harris is in the mix.

alpha male
alpha male

And some of you wonder why Trump is president. SMDH

bethebalance
bethebalance

Backlash against principles of socioeconomic fairness was certainly part of it.
Also a preference for confrontation?

Noway2016
Noway2016

We can only pray that is the case…

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I thought the ticket was Stormy-Hogg….I guess Warren/ Sanders is at least socialist enough…Hillary’s latest excuse was she was not socialist enough and was penalized for it.
Should be a scintillating platform of tax increases, gun grabbing and misery.

chamblee54
chamblee54

https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/05/11/killed-by-police-the-end/
The chamblee54 series about police killings is winding down. It is interesting little feedback this series has generated, considering the amount of hysteria about certain well publicized cases.

Gregs
Gregs

“Killed by police” might not generate comments unless people feel the killing was unjust. The series seems to confirm that most shootings are just. No one would comment on a series documenting successful take off and landings at Hartsfield, but would comment on a series showing an unusual number of crashes.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well I have appreciated it 54. I just didn’t want to comment as I thought our host might not appreciate the regular link to your own space. But I may be wrong about that. If you had picked a particular event and commented on that as well as providing the link it might have generated more interest.
I think that is valuable information your are reporting. I hope someone picks up the ball.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Man, if only there was someone around here who enjoyed posting stories about innocent folks getting shot.

Noway2016
Noway2016

But isn’t it you, Mewler, who gives money to fund abortions of innocent minority children? Maybe think before you post. I know it’s a stretch but…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Just read Trump’s grand plan to lower prescription drug prices. Novartis just got a huge return on their “investment” in Michael Cohen.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Will Durant
Will Durant

Trolling, trolling, trolling… but what the hell, I’ve already caught a 16″ brown today. I don’t know that he is the smartest, but I will give the devil his due. Anyone who could pull off an invasion of a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11 and use it as the provocation is certainly not a dummy. Also getting away with selecting himself as the VP, spending the 1st term as the de facto President… He’s right up there with Machiavelli, Goebbels, or even Ted Kaczynski in the evil genius category. Or if you prefer fictional he personally… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016
Will Durant
Will Durant

You are certainly correct that there is no reason to thank you for providing a link with no context.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Did you watch that video? Did you hear that crowd? Just as in 2016, everyone of them will vote in November. Every one. Now imagine TGM holding a rally like that once a week until Labor Day! After Labor Day, twice a week – minimum!!! I actually expect to see T-shirts that say Trump/Pence 2018 before too long. Great political gimmick! Folks will love it!!! Tell me, do you use Tums or Mylanta?

Will Durant
Will Durant

“You must be standing in a hole boy. Everything I say goes Zoom, right over your head.”

As I’ve stated before and as it was once forbidden here or maybe just at PP; I don’t click on links without proper context being given. Or Infowars in any context.

Noway2016
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Dude who jokes about cry closets gets his panties bunched over a proposed bill that will have absolutely zero impact on him.

Do you have hobbies other than scouring the Internet to find things that offend you?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Didn’t Hillary just say that another reason she lost is that today’s democratic party is so full of socialists that she couldn’t win because she was a capitalist? That is stunningly accurate. Those same folks only vote the way their sons, husbands and bosses tell them to vote. Another brilliant quote. Sounds like a group of misguided souls doesn’t it? Why would anyone be surprised if these folks wanted to abandon Abraham Lincoln and our Founding Fathers for a group of America loathing communists? What in the heck has happened to that party?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ummmmm…guess which political party is the sponsor of this anti- 2nd Amendment legislation!!!?? A great line from “Michael” goes something like this, “Oh, thank you, Jesus, oh, thank you, Jesus!!!!”
https://www.google.com/amp/www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/n-y-pol-seeks-ban-school-shooting-sports-article-1.3983224%3foutputType=amp

Noway2016
Noway2016

I ain’t gotta umbrella big enough for these Democrat toad stranglers… LMAO!!
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/12/politics/sheldon-silver-conviction-corruption-charges/index.html

Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016
Noway2016

This just in: French high school student David Porc is on a crusade to rid France of all forms of cutlery. Socialists swoon!