June 6, 2018 9:07 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for June 6, 2018 Morning Reads for June 6, 2018 By edatlanta Politics 29 Comments Yesterday was my sister’s birthday so happy late birthday to her! “Less and Less” by Roger Miller A reminder: Lake Lanier and other waterways may be unsafe for weeks to come thanks to the rain. Was Jimmy Carter the Most Underrated President in History? John Lewis addresses the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award ceremony. Sam Nunn briefs VP Pence ahead of North Korea summit. Isakson says Mueller Appointment Not Unconstitutional. “Primary this rino cuck” truly epitomizes Republican discourse in 2018. On Georgia State’s Digital Signage Expo award winning digital signage. Congressman Lewis speaking to San Diego Democratic club. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author edatlanta 29 Comments Indypendant Happy birthday, Sister Ed. June 6, 2018 9:24 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Opening Day Of Maggot Season in Tennessee!! This guy just got two! http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/03/tennessee-man-shoots-kills-would-be-burglars-at-his-home-police-say.html June 6, 2018 9:54 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse For the AJC’s Politically Georgia: “Casey Cagle’s GOP gubernatorial campaign continued its long-running tangle with Brian Kemp on Twitter. It started when Kemp spokesman Ryan Mahoney tweeted his disbelief that Cagle visited Las Vegas for a fundraiser on Tuesday without meeting casino executives.” So what did Cagle do, solicit coins from retirees working the slots on the floor? June 6, 2018 10:20 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn If any of you have a subscription to the link below, check out the proposal for doubling the size of the Savannah Trade and Convention Center (it will have a hanger door and a halogen spray system to hold Gulfstream planes on a convention floor). The tower is a large hotel space. As is the case with any large set of conceptual plans, nothing is really labeled. However, the hotel has a huge loading area and a floor plan in a typical casino level resort… My Question – will the FAA allow parts of the racetrack on the Island to be accessible to landing planes if the approach parallels the river, is next to a bridge and fly’s less then 1000 feet over one of the largest LNG storage areas on the East Coast? https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2018/06/01/savannah-convention-center-to-double-in-size.html June 6, 2018 10:49 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Probably pulled the ole “I’ll walk out of the room and someone else will ask for the money” song and dance Paul Ryan engages in every time he pays a visit to Sheldon or the Koch Brothers. June 6, 2018 12:24 PM Log in to Reply xdog Today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day. Ike’s pre-invasion message to the troops: “I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.” Ike’s confidence was justified. June 6, 2018 10:48 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Interesting story involving Ranked Choice Voting. https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/SF-mayor-s-race-Ranked-choice-puts-Mark-Leno-12970895.php?t=20fbbac58c&utm_source=sfgate&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=breakingnow June 6, 2018 12:42 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well now…Drip, drip, drip https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doj-watchdog-finds-comey-defied-authority-fbi-director/story?id=55670834 June 6, 2018 1:07 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn How Pro-Clinton of him to defy DOJ protocol and release his Letter to Congress days before the election insuring the likelihood of a second imperial Clinton dynasty instead of keeping quiet on the investigation like he was required to (and did) on the Trump campaign members having contact with possible foreign agents. You can see how he defied DOJ rules by not allowing AG Lynch to read, edit and approve his July findings on the email so everyone would know Lynch rigged the report (yes Noway, that is sarcasm). Ironically, if he had followed the exact letter of the rules, you Noway would raging right now for all his help and bias for the Clinton. So which hissy fit are you having, Comey breaking DOJ protocol to not look like he swayed an election, or that his should have followed protocol and make Clinton look like she had Comey and the DOJ in the back pocket of her suit? June 6, 2018 1:57 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Ah yes, the super secret “Deep State” conspiracy to destroy Donald Trump by electing him President. June 6, 2018 2:30 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Which fit? Whichever one works at that moment. June 6, 2018 10:26 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn President ‘A’ commutes a life sentences of a federal prisoner with a nonviolent drug related offense who has served over 20 years, has been a model prisoner and in the opinion of the federal prison board is not considers a risk to society. President ‘A’ is lauded as being merciful; and praised for his efforts at being pro-prison reform and righting the wrongs of harass sentences. President ‘B’ commutes a life sentences of a federal prisoner with a nonviolent drug related offense who has served over 20 years, has been a model prisoner and in the opinion of the federal prison board is not considers a risk to society. President ‘B”‘is harshly criticized for letting harden criminals back on the streets to start dealing drugs again, maybe become involved in gangs like MS-13, possable kill someone, endangering the general welfare of the enter country. I need a Trumper to explain the difference to me… June 6, 2018 3:48 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I feel like I can predict Noway’s answer: “Because TGM is #Making America Great Again! And the HAG just can’t keep up and he’s got Mewler running scared!” Here’s what that translates to: “President “B” is African-American and, in addition to commuting the life sentence of that federal prisoner, he commuted the sentences of hundreds of non-violent drug offenders the majority of whom were, like President “B,” African-American. The notion that our nation’s drug laws have led the disproportionate imprisonment of persons of color and led African-Americans to face harsher sentences for the same crimes than their white counterparts makes me deeply uncomfortable because it requires me to confront the very racist history that has led to this outcome and influenced the way we police communities of color. Instead of grappling with that discomfort and addressing it head on, I prefer to double down on my ignorance toward the plight of minority communities in this country by blindly cheerleading an administration that ran on a platform of whtie racial grievance and animus towards persons of color. June 6, 2018 4:28 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn I already knew how you would explain this. June 6, 2018 4:40 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You two are funny! Please tell me who Obama pardoned and I’ll give genuine Noway response! Rent-free is fun, though! June 6, 2018 5:19 PM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual Of course it is. You’re a troll. June 6, 2018 7:20 PM Noway2016 Doc, really, you’ve been in the game long enough to keep getting surprised by a viscous Peristaltic Rush!! Wipe off! June 6, 2018 8:01 PM Ellynn I ask for a Trumpter. Last I checked your not the lone Trumpter here, but I can let take the reigns of this… June 6, 2018 9:08 PM Dave Bearse Policing is only part of it. Prosecution and laws and sentencing are others. I think that goes without saying from you, but others, no. June 6, 2018 10:31 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Ok. Here’s one: Katina Smith (July 15, 2017) *unlike Noway I understand the difference between a pardon and a commutation June 6, 2018 6:00 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 But what would I not like about that particular pardon? Gimme some background! June 6, 2018 6:24 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope You said: Please tell me who Obama pardoned and I’ll give genuine Noway response! I told you who Obama commuted. I’m waiting on your “genuine Noway response.” It wouldn’t be a Noway response if you did any actual research or attempted to educate yourself before speaking. June 6, 2018 7:34 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 ZZzzzzzzzz….You just keep giving hypothetical Noway responses. Hey, can you search for Maggots Who Got What They Deserved… And post it for me in the am? I’m unavailable until about noon. Don’t want to keep the fans waiting! June 6, 2018 7:57 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn That’s the point. The women who’s sentence was commuted today has a similar history and sentences to the 61 or so drug related prisoners Obama commuted (the majority of who were out of jail and on probation, between 2013-2016. Look back at any hardcore conservative pro Trump media outlet between July of 2015 – even as late as last week when D’Sonsa was pardon (not even a commuted sentence A FULL PARDON), you would swear Attila the Hun was let lose to mass murder us all before Trump came to power to stop the criminal madness (yes that is sarcasm again). But today the Trump media is so quiet the crickets are looking at each other going WTH. June 6, 2018 9:06 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Why didn’t Obama pardon Jack Johnson? Why was is left to a white guy to do that? Didn’t O wanna help a brutha out?? June 7, 2018 4:55 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Because he would have been accused of helping a brother out. Why didn’t Reagan, Bush, Clinton, or Bush do it either? June 7, 2018 9:34 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Don’t know. But The Great Man stepped up, didn’t he? MAGA!! June 7, 2018 10:01 AM Log in to Reply MattMD_actual Rush is boring and so is Sean Vannity. They have no effect on me. I don’t get how anybody can respect Vannity, he is a classic entertainer without the smarts. He used to love the establishment and now he is a Trumper? He gives more wake-up surprises to Trump than Melania. I listen to NPR, Hugh Hewitt and even Michael Savage although I know his show is a just that. Sometimes Erick and Michael Medved, too. June 6, 2018 10:34 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Hewitt lost me after it came out that his defense of Scott Pruitt was the result of Pruitt giving his kid a job. June 7, 2018 6:46 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.