Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Here’s to a four day work week, y’all! Teri handed the reigns to me on this wet Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:

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xdog
xdog

Those unhappy Irish can always vote with their feet and move to Poland.

Noway2016
Noway2016

And John Kirby, remember him? Neither does anyone else, raises his hands, waving Arnold Horshack-like, “look at me, look at me!!!!” The new star in…”Quest for Relevancy…”
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/05/28/us/ap-us-trump-memorial-day-the-latest.html

Noway2016
Noway2016
Ellynn
Ellynn

Yes their is more to the Rep. Garrett story. From the Friday news dump…

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/25/tom-garrett-staff-servants-608665

John Vestal
John Vestal
xdog
xdog

That’s really too bad. Crawford has always been entertaining and informative and has never balked at holding pols’ feet to the fire. iow, just what I like in a political reporter.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Those wage increases that congress said would follow with corperate tax cuts…

https://www.axios.com/broad-based-pay-rises-retraining-automation-executives-3e68d31c-51bc-4bde-a362-7ce12b039e7c.html

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Who didnt see this coming??

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Who didn’t see this coming??

The people who foolishly thought Republicans were telling the truth when they said tax cuts would lead to wage increases.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Protip: If you assume that Paul Ryan is wrong when he talks about economic growth or the benefits of whatever bill he’s peddling… you’ll never be disappointed. The guy is one of the most dishonest actors in all of politics.

xdog
xdog

Harley-Davidson say layoffs after tax cut is like being stuck in a bad dream.
https://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/05/24/harley-davidson-workers-say-layoffs-after-tax-cut-shocking/639947002/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Broad based pay hikes are taking place. CEO compensation at Fortune 500 companies is up 8.5%.

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

Alito’s solo dissent in Collins v. Virginia is cracking me up. Particularly in light of his rulings/concurrences in other cases, his inclusion of the Dickens quote is particularly hilarious.

“If that is the law, he exclaimed,
“the law is a ass—a idiot.” C. Dickens, Oliver Twist 277
(1867).”

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-1027_7lio.pdf

Ellynn
Ellynn

Just because you have the no 1 show of the season doesn’t make you bullet proof when you go on a 2 tweeter storm complete with racist comments. (unless you Donald Trump)

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/29/abc-cancels-roseanne-after-barrs-racist-tweet.html

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

In before Noway complains about Roseanne complaining about being fired for her speech by a major corporation while simultaneously being totally OK with Colin Kaepernick’s continued unemployment.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Not complaining in the least. I think you have even posted on here in the past something along the lines of “Free Speech doesn’t protect you from Stupid.” This… this…was extremely stupid. I hope yall are watching “Billions”. One major character just fired his nemesis, adding a statement, “In what world did you see yourself surviving that…” Same thing here for Rosanne.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Holy cow, I actually changed his mind on something.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve heard something this bad since Michael Richards went on a rant using the N-word during a stand up routine. He went “missing” for about 20 years.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Happening at the same time is the release of the poll of perceived racism in America, where abt 65% say it’s a significant problem, 30% say it’s a minor problem, 4% say it’s no prob, and, and 1% say it was never a problem.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/poll-64-percent-americans-say-racism-remains-major-problem-n877536
That 1% is probably the neo-Nazis. I wonder about the correlation between the 35% who say it’s no problem or a minor problem, and the 35% who always approve of Trump. Coincidence? Just stirring the pot here.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The 4% are the people who “don’t see color” or “have a black friend.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A single circle Venn diagram?

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Yeah, I just don’t get how anybody could possibly think that comparing any black person to an ape is going to end well for you in public life. In addition to being mindless, it is also a really selfish thing to do because now all of Rosanne’s cast-mates are going to suffer for this as well. Some network or streaming company might pick up the show in a year, I mean Imus got his job back and all. Meanwhile, that was probably a nice chunk of change which will be missing from people’s pockets. Some people really do not belong… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

They just removed all episodes of the original and current series off of every network and streaming system. If anyone in the cast has a royalty clause from the original series they just lost part of their income. The same thing happened to cast members of the Cosby show.

https://www.axios.com/cmt-tv-land-paramount-network-dropping-roseanne-reruns-racists-tweets-bdbe853b-b474-4433-9d6b-72f604df7d85.html

drjay
drjay

“fortunately for those actors the amount of residuals they would still be getting from shows that originally aired in the 80 and 90’s would be pocket change at this point, so i doubt it’s what would have been keeping the roof over any of their heads anymore…

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s not like she was associating black people with Muslims.

Will Durant
Will Durant

The Memorial Day Tweet from President Trump once again referring to something he watched on FoxNews has me thinking about the old chicken or the egg conundrum.

(I’m also currently reading a Roger Ailes biography and realizing that my previous assumptions about our country’s susceptibility to propaganda wasn’t cynical enough by half.)

Noway2016
Noway2016

It’s all sales, Will. Same applies to everything. Products and candidates, it’s all the same. Carville sold Clinton successfully. Ailes sold Reagan. K-Cars by Chrysler stunk. Mustangs rock!

Will Durant
Will Durant

Carville is just another character out of the Robert Penn Warren mold of electing a president. Ailes wasn’t even political until pitching his services to Nixon in 1968. He was purely an entertainment producer of television shows (Mike Douglas Show when he met Nixon) and Off-Broadway plays. His hook with Nixon was in response to Nixon wanting to get an understanding of this television “gimmick”. He told him if he continued to see it as purely a gimmick he would lose again. I had a friend that once told me in the 1200 Baud modem days and downloading a small… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Re: Witch Hunt
(or I guess the new format is #witch hunt)

Per Chuck Schumer tweet:
“There were at least 75 contacts, including 22 meetings, throughout the election and transition, between Trump associates and individuals linked to the Russian government. The president and his associates have also lied about every single one.”

Ellynn
Ellynn

It’s all one word after the hash tag, so your only tagging witch.

On a side note, don’t you drive past my house this week on the way to the beach?

Benevolus
Benevolus

We’re not heading that way until the 16th.
Gonna be hot.
How is traffic on that drawbridge under construction?

Ellynn
Ellynn

The draw bridges stay in tack for the next your or so until the first set of lanes are built north of the bridges. They are grubbing and putting in access between the boat landing and the river. Pilings and surcharging the approaches should be next, so the parade of barges and dump trucks will be soon. During the day they close down lanes on the west bound while they are working and switch to 2 way on the east bound bridge. So far all lanes open between early morning, after 5 and weekends.

Noway2016
Noway2016

TGM speaking to us from Nashville!!! Inspirational!

Will Durant
Will Durant

Yeah, where’s Leni Riefenstahl when you need her?