June 7, 2018 6:00 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Thursday, June 7, 2018 Morning Reads – Thursday, June 7, 2018 By Jessica Szilagyi Politics 34 Comments On this date in 1965, in the U.S. the Gemini 4 mission was completed. The mission featured the first spacewalk by an American. Peaches Kemp moves to review voting machines Georgia making national headlines for a good reason… …and of course for the bad reasons Georgia Tourism announces “100 Places Locals Love” List Thanks, lawmakers, for attacking our listening pleasures Georgia’s best and worst staycation spots CVS is partnering with Georgia to combat opioids Jimmy Carter Border arrests top 50,000+ for third straight month You’re not being paranoid if you think your phone is listening to you Teacher Accused of Taking Bribes from Students in Exchange for Good Grades Comey continues to dominate headlines Sweet Tea The hottest May on record Meatless chicken at KFC – yum! The talent in the US Navy is dwindling $119,050,900,000: Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record Through April “‘Robo-journalism’ no threat to journalist jobs “ Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi Subscribe Login Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Please login to comment 34 Comments Oldest Newest Inline Feedbacks View all comments John Vestal 1 year ago Has Jessica become a PR squirrel for KFC’s parent company? xdog 1 year ago Reply to John Vestal I did not know until I clicked your link that Pizza Hut is The Flavor of Life. Will Durant 1 year ago Reply to xdog Antico Pizza on Hemphill is The Flavor of Life. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Will Durant Only been there once but I was not impressed. Is the crust supposed to be burnt? P.S. There was a shooting at the studio across the street from there a couple of days ago. Danger is everywhere. Will Durant 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus Consistency can be an issue there I will admit but I usually dip the crust in the extra sauce you can ladle out of the crocks. I think the wood fired ovens and the attentiveness of the cooks could be a factor there which of course is not a problem for the chains and their mechanized ovens. Somewhat pricey as well but some of the ingredients like the tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella are imported (the bufala is flown in every Monday as I once went on a Sunday evening…). I usually get the Margherita but sometimes get the Diavalo followed… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Sheriff Roscoe is wrong for interfering with seizure-having pot smoking kid. And screw the busy body tipster who turned them in. Doesn’t Sheriff Coaltrain know he’s got discretion in what to enforce!? A Law Enforcement Lemming! Good job! ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 I agree with Norway 100% Is the world going to end? I’m afraid Noway2016 1 year ago Lol! As ONLY Ann can….Just brutal! http://www.anncoulter.com Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Watched it. So you think she says her stuff just for show? And not a real believer in what she writes? Interesting take… xdog 1 year ago Those wily Chinese have so clouded our minds that we Americans are powerless when offered the chance to buy their phones, computers, clothing and toys. Meanwhile, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. trade deficit fell to a seven-month low in April as exports rose to a record high of $211.2 billion. Clearly, more tariffs are the answer to our embarrassing export problems. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-trade/u-s-trade-deficit-falls-to-seven-month-low-idUSKCN1J21IR Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to xdog Laying aside the GOP lie that Canada runs a trade surplus with the US… Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics/war-of-1812-donald-trump-justin-trudeau-tariff/index.html I(t’s how the leader of the GOP treats the country’s best friends. MAGA atlindy 1 year ago On one hand this fellow isn’t exactly wrong. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/taking-the-enlightenment-seriously-requires-talking-about-race.html On the other hand, he commits the usual error of failing to propose a real solution to the problem. Namely: 1) does he have a comprehensive social, cultural, economic, political and legal system to replace our own that would eliminate institutional and personal racism? If so, tell us what it is. Put the cards on the table. Tell us what the desired results are and how his system would achieve it. If he does not then 2) Perhaps he merely wants a system that is a whole lot like our own,… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Question for Andrew: can Juanitta still sue Bill in civil court for damges resulting from his sexual assault on her? Enjoy the Silence 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 I guarantee the statute of limitations has run out on that one. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Enjoy the Silence Not criminal. Civil… Indypendant 1 year ago Question for Noway: did your parents know you were gay? Question for the rest of you: Should someone running for office be allowed to “review” the voting machines? Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Indypendant Indy, you need some spicy mustard for that mother board? atlindy 1 year ago Reply to Indypendant How is this not a violation of the comment policy that results in the maker of such comments being banned? xdog 1 year ago Reply to atlindy The only two policies I’m aware of: ‘you insult one of the regular commentators, you’re gone’ and ‘if you keep proving you’re crazy, you’re gone’. Lately they’ve been a little lax enforcing the second one. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to Indypendant It’s insulting and demeaning, but Trumpers follow Trump’s lead that everything is win-lose, and win is in a personal context. Who better to lose than gays, Muslims, basically anyone not white and Christian (when all one need do is say they’re the latter, nothing else is required). https://thebaffler.com/latest/the-president-of-blank-sucking-nullity-roth “He will never be embarrassed by any of these things, because he cannot understand anyone’s response to them except as it relates to him. Slavery? That’s another thing that his very dishonest enemies want to blame him for. Racism? He’s been accused of it, and honestly it’s so ridiculous, so ridiculous. History?… Read more » ScottNAtlanta 1 year ago Reply to Indypendant …and Andrew is defending Norway Its Armageddon…time to get right with the Lord Will Durant 1 year ago Is there an honest job in Georgia for Brian Kemp when he gets kicked back to the private sector? I suggest he applies his Ag degree from UGA in mucking the empty barn with the unlocked door that he had previously spent years giving his assurances that it was actually locked. downthemiddle 1 year ago Great news. Bill Clinton is coming to the ATL next week. In Cobb County no less. I wonder how much the tickets cost for an “evening with Bill”? Who would like to go? What do you think the topics will be that he covers? Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Cigar. Etiquette 101; Keflex v Cippro, which is best for you? Advanced Money Laundering… Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Tickets range from $46 -$258. Is it just me or is Bill Clinton much more the object of attention for the Fox News-watching -still-thinks-Bill O’Reilly-got-treated-unfairly crowd than he is for anyone else? Raleigh 1 year ago The Communications Act of 1934 said the airways were public and while you could intercept a radio transmission not intended for broadcast it was illegal to divulge what you heard. Remember the controversy with Newt Gingrich’s mobile phone call which was intercepted and divulged? I believe the couple that did it was prosecuted. In 1986, Congress approved the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) under pressure from the cellular telephone industry, which made it illegal to listen to cellular phone calls and voice pagers. The cellular industry also sought to ban the manufacture or importation of scanners capable of receiving or… Read more » Dave Bearse 1 year ago Trump with respect to Don Jr’s memo about meeting with the Russisans…. He wasn’t involved. He knew, but he didn’t write it He weighed in, but he didn’t dictate it. He dictated it. “I swear to God, it was a mistake.” All is forgiven since it’s an oath and Trump is a great Christian. Said so himself. And besides, it would reduce GOP power and money to do otherwise. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Dave Bearse Is there any other sort of ‘punishment’ for a president other than impeachment? Can the Congress censure the prez or something like that? Our system is really being tested as a lot of it is dependent on the players acting responsibly. Impeachment as the only option is kinda like only having the death penalty even for traffic offenses. There should be some intermediate level of sanction but I’m not sure what that would look like, other than a resolution or some statement of disapproval, which is not without significance. Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus I think there is censure option somewhere. Toothless but could make for a story ir two on msnbc. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus The only thing stopping Trump are the courts and the deep-state, and the GOP is working feverishly to undermine that. chefdavid 1 year ago Dade County has more cops per capita than anywhere elese in the world. Our little 4 mile strech of I-24 is being fully utilised for our annual Dade County Profile Bonnoro Festival Goers. Participants include GSP, GOHS, Catoosa SO, Walker SO, City of Lafayette, and our local boys from Dade and the City of Trenton. Go get em boys. That $1000 weed charge will probably cost $5000 to prosecute once you add in all the salaries, for cops, judges, staff, defenders. Sounds like a wise use of tax dollars to me. elsewhere in the prosecutors office: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2018/jun/07/north-georgia-prosecutor-resigns/472650/ chamblee54 1 year ago I got this call from a drone voice representing victory processing. Would I be interested in taking part in a survey about the upcoming election. Just answer the questions by pushing the buttons on your keypad. “Do you think Georgia is on the right track? Push one for yes, push two for no, push three for not sure, I pushed three. In Georgia, not sure is usually the correct answer, no matter what the question. The robobot then said “Thank you for taking part in this telephone survey. Good night.” Lea Thrace 1 year ago https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/secret-recording-shows-cagle-backed-bad-bill-hurt-gov-race-rival/pEYWRLXdjoNufNbsAO0emI/ Glorious schadenfreude! Dave Bearse 1 year ago Darn, the Oklahoma is 26 June, but qualifying is probably over. If the news would have broken earlier, Pruitt could have followed in Deal’s shoes, and left Washington to run for OK Gov.