Morning Reads with a Gardening Reflection

I say it every year around this time but it does always surprise me just how quickly flowers take off and veggies start producing fruit. And most important–it will disappear even quicker.

“Kiss an Angel Good Mornin” by Charley Pride is one of the five finest country music songs. 

  1. Georgia State, Leading U.S. in Black Graduates, Is Engine of Social Mobility
  2. Opinion: Can LGBTQ voters trust Stacey Abrams? 
  3. John Lewis will give Boston University’s commencement address. 
  4. Jimmy Carter top aide correcting the record on his presidency. 
  5. In vain attempt to prove he’s a regular guy, Sen. Perdue makes first trip to the Varsity. 
  6. The Five Stripes’ success, could it be attributed to being run like a start up? 
  7. Sam Nunn on Bloomberg talks withdrawing from Iran deal

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Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Right after that interview, Perdue hopped in his private jet, flew back to Sea Island, and took a scalding hot shower to wash off any residue from “the poors.”

bethebalance
bethebalance

He didn’t even greet the cashier with a common courtesy, and there was not one “regular” person in the restaurant. Totally devoid of social interaction.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Note the amount of chili dog on his plate never goes down. Dude took one bite and that was it.

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

As Varsity meals go, that one was pretty minimalist. Nothing like watching a politician playing the role of ordinary citizen.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Red steak, 2 chilli dogs, rings, and a P.C.

Benevolus
Benevolus

A Glorified, a chili cheese dog, rings, and an F.O.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Two chili steaks, rings, FO, and Mylanta.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok. A little help. What’s a Glorified? And an FO? Two chili steaks, rings and a Big Orange is my meal. Mid 60’s, Mom took me to Varsity the to zoo. True story. A monkey was out of its cage, came up and TOOK my Big Orange. I was five. Scared me shi-less!!

Will Durant
Will Durant

You never ventured over from Emory for a grease ration? Glorified=steak (hamburger) with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. FO is a frosted orange (combo of orange soda and vanilla ice cream).

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Noway’s story explains so much about his obsession with Donald Trump, he’s merely trying to replace the Big Orange he lost over 50 years ago.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Could be! LOL!

Benevolus
Benevolus

I have a fond memory from the Varsity. A few years ago I was moving across town. We had made a couple of trips back and forth and the Varsity was conveniently in between so we stopped in for lunch, at the car-hop side. Back at the new house later I realized I didn’t have my wallet, so we went back to the Varsity. They let us look through the closest trash can (to no avail) (I know how to show a girl a good time) in case it had gotten thrown out with the tray trash. (P.S. we were… Read more »

Indypendant
Indypendant

Sam Nunn?

I don’t know what’s worse, clickbait titles or low editorial effort morning reads….

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s easy to forget how verdant our state is—I’m reminded when I travel outside the southeast. Greater extremes with respect to water, heat and cold due to global warming won’t be kind.

Businessweek had a story on how Amazon’s HQ2 could be opportunity to increase diversity within its ranks. The story focused on women. Toronto, Chicago and Washington are leading candidates based on diversity. A chart in the story placed Atlanta at about the 35 percentile. Austin was at the bottom.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-10/amazon-has-rare-chance-in-hq2-to-hire-more-women-and-minorities

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Morning Reads open thread isn’t complete without at least one comment on the lyin’ grifter President. Remember Trump’s 12 Dec 2016 tweet “No new deals will be done during my term(s) in office”? “The Chinese government is extending a $500 million loan to a state-owned construction company to build an Indonesian theme park that will feature a Trump-branded golf course and hotels.” https://www.nationalreview.com/news/china-contributing-500-million-trump-linked-project-indonesia/ I recollect reading the Chinese made their decision to invest last week. So it’s only natural that Trump on Sunday tweeted, “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company,… Read more »

Rambler14
Rambler14

Disappointed that AJC’s comparison of the candidate’s stances on major issues didn’t include anything on Transportation/Infrastructure or Transit.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-2018-where-the-candidates-for-governor-stand-the-issues/N1YoGuvGdkQKEgrjFYxiCI/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s only been a week ago…. “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… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope
Ellynn
Ellynn

Any news article that references a Barbara Tuchman book is worth reading.

https://www.axios.com/the-wage-crisis-1526498871-50bc7c6f-123f-412c-b54d-aad695cf3912.html

Will Durant
Will Durant

Heard from two neighbor kids who work at an Amazon fulfillment center: “A robot can definitely do our job, but they would have to pay the robot more.”