July 5, 2018 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 5, 2018 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 5, 2018 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 39 Comments On this date in 1965, the U.S. Secret Service Division was created to combat currency counterfeiting, forging and the altering of currency and securities.. Peaches Georgia is on pace to double police shootings in 2018 A Georgia budget primer Court ruling for Kentucky trickles to Georgia 30 arrested, 900 cited so far at Rainbow Family Gathering in Georgia Court ruling changes Georgia’s approach to race-based college admissions WSJ coverage of GOP runoff Veteran who set himself on fire at Georgia Capitol dies Jimmy Carter Drivers around nation pushing back on license suspensions for unpaid court fines Record low number of people proud to be American Texas border town at center of immigration fight Journalists and the online threats Sweet Tea Whoops of the week. Test tube rhinos could bring extinct species back from the dead A World Cup without America is apparently not worth watching Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author jszilagyi5 39 Comments Noway2016 Smooth move! Our side’s turnout just increased 5%! https://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/viral-video-shows-teen-attacked-for-wearing-make-american-great-again-hat July 5, 2018 8:34 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Fake. July 5, 2018 8:55 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Yep. Fake alright…Heard the guy got fired for it. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.clickondetroit.com/news/national/video-man-attacks-teen-for-wearing-maga-hat-in-texas-restaurant July 5, 2018 11:08 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Theft. And what is that counselor, assault ot battery? Please dive deep into that legal training. Inquiring Minds… July 5, 2018 11:10 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Heard the guy got fired for it. No you didn’t. The video was staged by some #MAGA chuds to get attention from dolts like you. July 5, 2018 12:29 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 LMAO! It’s all y’all got! July 5, 2018 12:47 PM Andrew C. Pope Ok. If it’s real, point me to the article stating where the “attacker” got fired. Since you’ve already heard about it, it shouldn’t be too hard for you to find. July 5, 2018 12:50 PM Noway2016 https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5921257/amp/Texas-teenager-attacked-wearing-Make-America-Great-hat.html “whomp, dey it is, Whomp, dey it is…” More Liberal Hooligans… July 5, 2018 1:43 PM Andrew C. Pope Looks like a pro-molestation squirrel found a nut. July 5, 2018 1:51 PM downthemiddle Sorry he got fired. And should be arrested. He is at least guilty of being an ahole… Has anyone seen a conservative knock anyone in the mug for wearing an Obama or Hillary hat? I literally have had my tires slashed twice in my own driveway over the years for having a conservative sign in my yard. Do any conservative groups try to ban liberal speakers on any campus whatsoever? Has anyone climbed the Statue of Liberty or descended on Washington in vagina hats protesting Obama and the libs demanding his impeachment before he even took office? Is this childish, imbecilic, embarrassing and dangerous behavior going to gin up any votes? Do conservatives run around calling you a racist or say you hate gays and women if you disagree with them? The DNC Chairman said himself that is the future of the party. Why would anyone support that? This Walk Away Movement looks like it is gaining traction. Is every democrat about ready to walk away from the party that is now the socialist/communist party of America? If I was a democrat, I would. July 5, 2018 10:16 PM Noway2016 Kino Jimenez. Let’s relive his eloquent soliloquy, shall we? “You ain’t supporting s*** n*****!” Jimenez went on, “This is going to go right in my f***ing fireplace, b****.” Kino 2020! July 6, 2018 9:20 AM Benevolus Yeah, those guys in Charlottesville were just goofing around. No their fault somebody got killed. So now all the sudden restaurants are supposed to serve everybody no matter what, but bakers still don’t have to bake for a gay couple? Adoption agencies can discriminate against parents because they don’t adhere to a certain religion? There are stories like this every day: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/caught-on-cam-woman-screams-at-hispanic-holiday-shoppers/65-376601478 But of course you won’t see them if you are very selective in your news sources (i.e. let someone else decide what you should see). https://www.google.com/search?q=woman+yells+at+hispanic&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS751US751&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsybjsyorcAhUHvVMKHbpwDhoQ_AUICSgA&biw=1210&bih=571&dpr=1.25 July 6, 2018 9:32 AM Andrew C. Pope Has anyone seen a conservative knock anyone in the mug for wearing an Obama or Hillary hat? You mean like this guy? https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/01/man-arrested-after-shouting-womp-womp-pulling-gun/ I literally have had my tires slashed twice in my own driveway over the years for having a conservative sign in my yard. No you haven’t. Has anyone climbed the Statue of Liberty or descended on Washington in vagina hats protesting Obama and the libs demanding his impeachment before he even took office? 1) The Women’s March took place after the inauguration. Maybe do a little research first. 2) https://imgur.com/gallery/Y7Zpt Do conservatives run around calling you a racist or say you hate gays and women if you disagree with them? Democrats aren’t proposing laws which specifically target LGBTQ individuals for discrimination nor are they advocating for systemic disenfranchisement of minority voters, so it would be kind of weird for someone to call them racist or anti-gay. Are you seriously positing that Democrats don’t get called names? This Walk Away Movement looks like it is gaining traction. Is every democrat about ready to walk away from the party that is now the socialist/communist party of America? For the second time today, I’m a very active Democrat and I’ve literally never heard of this. When it comes to who has a better read on the Democratic base, I’m going to trust myself over the dude who lies about having his tires slashed. July 6, 2018 9:44 AM Benevolus Snowflake. July 5, 2018 12:14 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Real grifters are happy EPA head Scott Pruitt is described as a grifter. Pruitt has no finesse, no subtlety, and keeps getting caught. Luckily for Pruitt, Trump has no problem with ethics rules being broken and spending taxpayer money for questionable purposes. “Two of Scott Pruitt’s top aides provided fresh details to congressional investigators in recent days about some of the EPA administrator’s most controversial spending and management decisions, including his push to find a six-figure job for his wife at a politically connected group, enlist staffers in performing personal tasks and seek high-end travel despite aides’ objections. The Trump administration appointees described an administrator who sought a salary that topped $200,000 for his wife and accepted help from a subordinate in the job search; requested aid from senior Environmental Protection Agency officials in a dispute with a Washington landlord; and disregarded concerns about his first-class travel. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/pruitt-aides-reveal-new-details-of-his-spending-and-management-at-epa/2018/07/02/71b87384-7aec-11e8-80be-6d32e182a3bc_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.52e00e9cd17d When Pruitt was told he’d have to report his wife’s six figure salary, his response was he’d form an LLC to hide it. Just like his boss does. MAGA. July 5, 2018 11:10 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope From my experience it should only take about an hour to get from PDK to Gainesville. But why do that when you can bilk Georgia tax payers instead? https://politics.myajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/cagle-frequent-flyer-taxpayers-expense/t6u2j0L2eyUqpLsndrMfZL/ July 5, 2018 12:35 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Don’t cha just luv Libs!!! Lololol! Mire, more, more… https://m.washingtontimes.com July 5, 2018 2:44 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 https://www.google.com/amp/www.newsweek.com/facebook-flagged-declaration-independence-hate-speech-1008815%3famp=1 July 5, 2018 2:46 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope People getting offended by the Declaration of Independence? You don’t say! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/05/some-trump-supporters-thought-npr-tweeted-propaganda-it-was-the-declaration-of-independence/ July 5, 2018 3:11 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Michael Flynn is in the news again. Heading to court this week. I think his sentencing is scheduled for September along with Papadopolous. July 5, 2018 3:18 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle Flynn? Really. Why don’t you stayed tuned for Trump’s press conference on Monday naming his pick for the Supreme Court. If its the babe with the 7 kids, will the libs try to gin up lies and tear her apart? Sure! And it should be fun to watch. Watch the folks that claim to help women and minorities. Oh and Tuesday why don’t you watch Strzok testify in front of Congress! You can see for yourself what a biased liar this clown is. After that, be honest and say this is not a joke of an investigation, a frame job and a huge miscarriage of justice. Anyone that has followed this knows that. His little girlfriend should be testifying too! I want him to describe how Trump supporters smell, how Hillary should win 200 million to zero 3 days after he starts investigating her! Just before he clears her before interviewing any witnesses! Just what were all of those names he was calling Trump and why did he exonerate her from obvious crimes and then try to frame Trump! Should be an entertaining few days and the death knell of this frame job! And quite a few more swamp rats will be outed. Just what was Flynn guilty of? If they get him for lying to Congress can we get the paddy wagon warmed up for Hillary and Comey too? July 5, 2018 10:30 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Dude, it’s not gonna be the woman with 7 kids ’cause 2 of those kids came from countries Trump called “sh*tholes”. The magat crowd would have a meltdown with a white woman who adopted two black kids just like they did with John McCain. Mueller just hired a bunch more prosecutors so I’m guessing the stuff that came from Michael Cohen is going to produce a lot of indictments. You’re putting your hope in Strzok testifying? Dude, the GOP won’t release his testimony from before. If it was such a big help to Trump and the GOP then why did not they release it? If you don’t know what Flynn is guilty of then you need to get out of the right wing echo chamber. One of them was planning a kidnapping for a foreign country. Another one was conspiring against the USA. However since he turned on Trump and agreed to cooperate with Mueller, he’s only going to be charged with lying to the FBI. He must be giving it all up to get that good of a deal. Remember Mueller has everything from the Trump campaign, phone records, emails everything. July 6, 2018 6:23 AM Log in to Reply Caroline I love how Republicans think being patriotic is celebrating the 4th in Russia with Putin. July 5, 2018 3:22 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Thank heavens Scott Pruitt is gone. It only took him installing the pearly gates in his office along with stealing from everybody including his employees to finally get rid of him. July 5, 2018 4:13 PM Log in to Reply xdog Who’ll be the new EPA head? Zinke? Falwell Jr.? Duck Commander? July 5, 2018 7:29 PM Log in to Reply Caroline I’m going with Duck Commander. But it’s really some assistant to Pruitt. Speaking of Zinke he needs to go too along with Jim Jordan. I will have to call my former freedom caucus member rep tomorrow and see what he says about Jordan. His office will probably claim to have no idea where he stands on Jordan. July 5, 2018 8:07 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn And…Coal for the win https://www.axios.com/andrew-wheeler-coal-lobbyist-scott-pruitt-epa-1a8cd2fd-e77b-411b-84e0-4604860b33cd.html July 5, 2018 10:24 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Marc Lamont Hill condones violence. Isn’t CNN pround! https://www.google.com/amp/amp.dailycaller.com/2018/07/05/cnn-marc-lamont-hill-assault-teen-tweet/ July 5, 2018 5:42 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope So when a 16 year old girl is getting sexually assaulted at Roy Moore’s cabin, it’s ok. But heaven forbid a 16 year old boy get a Dr. Pepper thrown in his face. Really enjoying how butthurt you are about this, especially when it comes out that the teenage boys wearing MAGA hats in a fast food restaurant at 2 A.M. weren’t acting as innocently as they’re letting on. July 5, 2018 6:06 PM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Speaking of butt hurt, TGM is speaking right now in Montana! You want I send you some Tums?! Safe Space , now, Snivler!! July 5, 2018 6:33 PM Log in to Reply Caroline In the annals of you can’t make this stuff up Michael Cohen has hired one of Hillary’s top lawyers Lanny Davis. Trump also hired one of Bill’s lawyers a while back. July 5, 2018 6:29 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope Lanny Davis? The same Lanny Davis who shilled in DC for an Ivory Coast strongman who was systematically murdering his political opposition? The same Lanny Davis who whitewashed the torture and systemic killings of another African dictator? The same Lanny Davis that started a campaign against breast milk so that more people would buy his clients’ baby formula chock full of unnecessary additives? If the Devil needed a lawyer, even he would find Lanny Davis too sleazy. July 6, 2018 8:54 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 I’m not Obi Wan, but I’m sensing a “Disturbance in the Force…” Drew don’t like Carolina challenging for Lib Supremacy on GaPol! If I’ve gotta vote, I’m throwing my support behind Andrew! July 6, 2018 9:08 AM Log in to Reply Caroline I’m guessing Lanny is going to blab what Cohen knows to the entire world. I would say it’s bad news for Trump world but frankly I don’t think Cohen can be real choosy on who he hires at this point. July 6, 2018 9:28 AM Log in to Reply Noway2016 Think back. What is the worst take down you’ve ever seen? Undetaker’s Tombstone Piledriver? The Spoilers’s Claw? Maniac Mark Lewin’s Sleeper? Mr. Wrestling II’s Knee Lift? All of those, all of them – pale in comparison to Trump’s Takedown of TheLibs tonight in Montana!! Question for the Opposition: Did you get the license number of the Mack Truck who destroyed y’all tonight? July 5, 2018 8:34 PM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope They’re kind of repetitive at this point… we’re building the wall (we aren’t), blah blah, Hillary Clinton, blah blah, Maxine Waters, blah blah, space force, blah blah, Vladimir Putin has a huge, magnificent pen— I mean, brain, blah blah, trail off because early onset Alzheimer’s prevents me from completing thoughts, end. July 5, 2018 8:54 PM Log in to Reply downthemiddle After Mondays Supreme Court news conference in Prime Time and Tuesday’s testimony by the crooked FBI agent Strzok, the Mueller investigation should be over and shown to be the joke that it is. The socialist/communist party should be in tatters. What are they going to run on. I want to raise the crap out of your taxes? That should work! This week should be like GA Tech’s beating Cumberland 212 to 0! A WrestleMania smack down! I expect to see tens of thousands of normal folks that have been lied to so long to be joining the Walk Away Movement this week. July 5, 2018 10:40 PM Log in to Reply Caroline Dude, the walk away movement is a Putin bot operation. But since most Republicans it seems think Putin is a great leader for his country I’m sure they don’t see a problem with it. The only high profile walk aways in the last week were from Republicans like Max Boot, Steve Schmidt advocating the total destruction of the GOP. As much straw as you attempt to construct in your posts you must have a lot of scarecrows at your house. July 6, 2018 6:28 AM Log in to Reply Andrew C. Pope I’m as plugged into Democratic politics as you can get and this is literally the first I’ve heard about a “walk away” movement. Is it related to the Civil War we were supposed to start last Wednesday? Also, I love how you’re hanging your hopes on a Congressional hearing as if Jim “I helped cover up years of molestation” Jordan didn’t get his hat handed to him last time he tried to tussle with a senior Justice official. July 6, 2018 6:42 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.