May 16, 2018 8:06 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads with a Gardening Reflection Morning Reads with a Gardening Reflection By edatlanta Politics 23 Comments 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. Georgia State, Leading U.S. in Black Graduates, Is Engine of Social Mobility Opinion: Can LGBTQ voters trust Stacey Abrams? John Lewis will give Boston University’s commencement address. Jimmy Carter top aide correcting the record on his presidency. In vain attempt to prove he’s a regular guy, Sen. Perdue makes first trip to the Varsity. The Five Stripes’ success, could it be attributed to being run like a start up? Sam Nunn on Bloomberg talks withdrawing from Iran deal Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 23 Comments 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.” May 16, 2018 8:08 AM Log in to Reply 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. May 16, 2018 9:01 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Note the amount of chili dog on his plate never goes down. Dude took one bite and that was it. May 16, 2018 9:26 AM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear As Varsity meals go, that one was pretty minimalist. Nothing like watching a politician playing the role of ordinary citizen. May 16, 2018 10:22 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Red steak, 2 chilli dogs, rings, and a P.C. May 16, 2018 12:53 PM Benevolus A Glorified, a chili cheese dog, rings, and an F.O. May 16, 2018 7:51 PM Will Durant Two chili steaks, rings, FO, and Mylanta. May 16, 2018 9:11 PM 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!! May 16, 2018 10:04 PM 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). May 17, 2018 4:38 AM 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. May 17, 2018 5:21 AM Noway2016 Could be! LOL! May 17, 2018 7:53 AM 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 able to pretty conclusively identify our trash because Mrs. B ate her slaw dog but not the bun!. Sacrilege!) Then they let us look at the security cam tape to see if we could get any clues from that, which we weren’t but it was very nice of them to allow that! We finally got back to the new house again and there my wallet was in the driveway. It had just fallen out when I got out before and I didn’t notice. That was a good day. Sort of. May 17, 2018 10:15 AM Indypendant Sam Nunn? I don’t know what’s worse, clickbait titles or low editorial effort morning reads…. May 16, 2018 8:39 AM Log in to Reply edatlanta Wrong link. I blame others. May 16, 2018 8:42 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Meanwhile in Effingham http://www.wtoc.com/story/38204901/effingham-health-system-paying-largest-settlement-ever-for-thousands-of-unaccounted-oxycodone-tablets May 16, 2018 12:17 PM Log in to Reply 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 May 16, 2018 12:51 PM Log in to Reply 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, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!”. Trump in his excitement forgot to pander to the deplorables, so he had to follow up Monday with: “ZTE, the large Chinese phone company, buys a big percentage of individual parts from U.S. companies. This is also reflective of the larger trade deal we are negotiating with China and my personal relationship with President Xi.” Personal relationship indeed. Punishing ZTE for having sold to Iran and North Korea in violation of sanctions intended to limit the development of nuclear weapons doesn’t mean squat relative to a new Trump golf course and hotels. Pay to play will MAGA, and doing the GOP proud! May 16, 2018 1:01 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Cus I like maps… https://www.axios.com/americans-who-cant-afford-middle-class-basics-united-way-5da1e2e6-046b-4a53-9a11-1106a77564ef.html May 16, 2018 1:01 PM Log in to Reply 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/ May 16, 2018 1:21 PM Log in to Reply 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 those inspections, however imperfect, continue under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog. “We expect Iran will continue to implement the Additional Protocol and cooperate with the IAEA whether or not the JCPOA remains in place,” one senior administration official said.” https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-says-iran-nuclear-inspections-must-continue-officials-181314952.html Why inspect in accordance with the terms an agreement that’s been discarded because its inspections can’t detect cheating? Rex Tillerson couldn’t help but call Trump a moron. May 16, 2018 2:22 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Two separate articles on declining tree cover in Atlanta… https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/us/22trees.html https://www.thedailybeast.com/atlantas-building-boom-is-destroying-its-famous-forests May 16, 2018 4:38 PM Log in to Reply 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 May 16, 2018 4:39 PM Log in to Reply 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.” May 16, 2018 9:15 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.