June 29, 2018 6:55 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, June 29, 2018 Morning Reads for Friday, June 29, 2018 By Ginny Morning Reads 32 Comments These merit badges look like fun. Finish this sentence: If someone has to say it’s NOT a power grab, it’s a __________. 61 days ‘til kickoff. Some schools don’t have to beg for it. Just sayin’. CNN now rated lower than Food Network. Still waiting. Creatures of habit. Suppose after enough of this you. Will. Start. To talk like. Kirk. Darknet bust nets millions, along with guns, drugs and (of course) a grenade launcher. Personally, I wear sandals until October. But it’s a Southern thing. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 32 Comments Caroline Carl Hiaasen’s brother was one of the people killed in the massacre in Maryland. June 29, 2018 7:24 AM Log in to Reply xdog Influential SF writer and anthologist Harlan Ellison dies at 84. Is he still read and appreciated? http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-harlan-ellison-20180628-story.html June 29, 2018 7:24 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus OK, Ginny wins the MR’s this week. That Kirk lede is pretty good. June 29, 2018 8:10 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I’m waiting to see what the Spock brew will be.. June 30, 2018 11:26 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Ok. I’m gonna vote for one of them, but damn, they are racing to see which one is going to make Georgia look like the Inbred Capitol of the Nation. The ads? Brian Shemp was funny in the first one with his daughter’s suitor but, damn, nobody’s Southern Accent is that exaggerated. And Casey Kegel? That tape makes him look like another Swamp Monster. Can I write in SAM Nunn?? June 29, 2018 10:28 AM Log in to Reply Caroline This is hysterical. Trump got pranked by a call in radio show. https://www.axios.com/trump-podcast-call-stuttering-john-bb7f0457-7d2c-4324-9c7c-54c8b6866980.html June 29, 2018 5:22 PM Log in to Reply Caroline There was a hearing today on the Trump charity fraud case. According to David Fahrenthold the judge is urging Trump to settle because the evidence is so overwhelming against him. Trump can be called to testify according to the judge. The judge also says that Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric should go ahead and take the one year ban on serving on any charity boards and even if they don’t again the evidence is so overwhelming that the judge will do it if they don’t. Also Trump filed 4 false tax returns under penalty of perjury. I don’t know where that is going. The foundation is claiming they did not know what they were doing or did not understand tax law. So I guess they are either claiming to be stupid or only hire incompetent people to work for them. June 29, 2018 5:33 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance How could anyone be expected to understand tax law? Or campaign finance law? Or personal financial disclosures? Shady, shady, shady. June 30, 2018 5:06 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Well, well, well….Hillary making a roundabout comparison of herself to Churchill. Wow! The only valid mention that family can have to anything “Churchill” would be to the stogies so aptly placed on Bill’s Oval Office desk. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/29/clinton-on-being-polarizing-figure-im-sure-said-that-about-churchill-between-wars.html June 30, 2018 7:33 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Yawn… June 30, 2018 11:29 AM Log in to Reply Caroline It’s like clockwork with these Republicans. You can always guarantee things are going badly for Trump when they start twisting something Hillary or Bill or Obama said or did. Rick Wilson even has a running joke on twitter about it. Whenever things are going badly for Trump he calls it “email time”. LOL. June 30, 2018 12:04 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Any of the Libs here also wanna abolish ICE? June 30, 2018 1:04 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Catherine Bernard GOP HD 80 is advocating for the abolition of ICE. So it isn’t just some liberals. Remember ICE only came into existence with George W. Bush. For decades before that it was INS. So it’s not like we can’t live without ICE. July 2, 2018 8:23 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance I think this is rhetoric that is a direct reaction to the zero tolerance policy. Enforcement policy that swings wide to the right makes for an equal an opposite reaction that swings to the left. After the fight which arose because of a poorly planned and poorly executed policy, it will all fizzle out and go back to the center. July 2, 2018 8:48 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LMAO! “Denial” is not a river in Egypt!! http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/29/tom-perez-obama-president/ June 30, 2018 2:16 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 “You can’t handle the truth!” Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, USMC https://nypost.com/2018/06/30/the-left-needs-to-face-reality-trump-is-winning/ July 1, 2018 7:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 More Lib Losers…keep doin’ whatchal doin’! Lol! https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/restaurant-manager-sacked-refusing-serve-094806114.html July 1, 2018 4:03 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Hey Noway! Looks like you and me today. The others are probably recuperating from marching and rallying for illegal aliens in yesterday’s heat. July 1, 2018 8:01 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Undoubtedly! July 1, 2018 8:18 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth Sometimes we have to read UK newspapers to learn what’s going on in the US of A. This indicates the marchers for illegal alien entry into the US yesterday must be non-environmentalists… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5905453/Illegal-immigrant-arrested-starting-dozens-wildfires-Colorado-destroying-38-000-acres.html And this guy’s a white dude – does that mean he’s a racist illegal alien? July 1, 2018 7:58 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I read this story in several U.S. outlets. I think the key is maybe to access local news outlets, not just national ones. Plus, I see the genius in your attempt to disparage large portions of the country for the acts of one person. Impeccable logic, too, laced with just a dash of race baiting. July 2, 2018 8:27 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 “Don’t let the door hit you…” https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-ambassador-estonia-resigns-over-005048811.html July 1, 2018 9:25 PM Log in to Reply Sally Forth But gosh, he was soooo important! July 1, 2018 10:39 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus This is like political masturbation. There’s no real involvement, it’s just self-gratification. July 2, 2018 7:56 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Happiest day of their georgiapol life. July 2, 2018 8:20 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 You guys are a scream! You don’t address the dipshit antics of your side that I regularly school you on. But, you really can’t because everything done politically by you guys is truly indefensible. To quote DeNiro, when he was cogent, “You got ‘nuthin! You don’t got the book keeper! You got nuthin!” Y’alls meltdown continues…. July 2, 2018 10:56 AM Caroline LOL. Trump says “North Korea no longer a nuclear threat all the while Lil Kim has been expanding his nuclear arsenal. Of course Trump got played. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/02/trump-said-north-korea-was-no-longer-a-nuclear-threat-his-spies-disagree/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c73fb00e8a92 July 2, 2018 8:09 AM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Let me get this straight. Libs want to attack the police that protect us from drug gangs and the illegal criminal element. They don’t like the police because they are racist. So who will libs call when they are robbed or assaulted? They want to gut the military that protects us because they cause so much damage around the world. They want everyone white to feel guilty for being born because having lighter skin is racist…Lets tear down all of our statues for some odd reason and lets get all giddy because a wealthy 28 year old socialist just got elected in NY and she is going to help us solve all of our problems… Is anyone’s head exploding yet? How could any group be so eaten up with idiocy? I have no idea how this happened… July 2, 2018 8:52 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Sorry, dude, all the idiocy is embedded in your “understanding” of the people and policies you mention. It probably doesn’t make sense to you because it’s nonsensical, and no one actually feels that way. But hey, if you feed your mind with deceptive rhetoric, you will be brainwashed by it. July 2, 2018 9:05 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Liberal Illegal Goober, Caesar Vargas, wants “universal voting for everyone.” US Citizens, though, right? Ohhhh, Hell Nawwwww! “No taxation with representation”, he spews!!!! What a cartoon! Pulll-eeeeeeze, Libs, Bedwetters, Morons and Whiners, pulll–eeeeze run publicly on that! Shall I call Stevie Nicks for a quick performance of “Landslide”? LMAO! July 2, 2018 9:02 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 No surprise here…”Confucius say: He who promise most free sh*t, win election!” https://www.yahoo.com/news/mexico-apos-leftist-lopez-obrador-014647881.html July 2, 2018 9:15 AM Log in to Reply Caroline Michael Cohen is making the Gen. Flynn statement about his loyalty is to his family and his country not to Trump. I wonder if some sort of plea deal is going to be forthcoming. All the hundreds of thousands of tapes, documents, phone call records etc. is going to be released to SD NY this week. July 2, 2018 9:20 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.