Morning Reads for July 18

The Party of the Great Communicator truly has it’s rightful air. 

  1. Jimmy: Under Trump the Government is Worse than it has been Before
  2. Mayor Bottoms already doing better than Mayor Reed. 
  3. The President Without a Party: The Trials of Jimmy Carter
  4. The Atlantic adds Atlanta team to its coverage. 
  5. Could Gwinnett finally have mass transit? 
  6. West Nile found in Atlanta-area skeeters. 
  7. Houston Chronicle profiles GSU legend, soon-to-be NBA legend, RJ Hunter
  8. The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

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Benevolus
Benevolus

Ed, it’s not The Atlantic. it’s The Athletic.
Two demerits.

Raleigh
Raleigh

Looks like doctors and hospitals are upset with bad reviews.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/18/doctors-hospitals-sue-patients-posting-negative-online-comments/763981002/

But then there is this.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/22/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-america.html

I guess they will now sue the family of anyone who dies as a result of medical errors because of the bad PR for not surviving…. Just saying…

Noway2016
Noway2016

Yesterday’s thread is too full. Question for The Haters: How soon after Flynn is formally sentenced will TGM pardon him?

Caroline
Caroline

Pardoning him won’t help Trump because Flynn then loses his 5th amendment rights and will have to spill the beans. And as I understand it if he lies he also voids the pardon. And there are state charges that can be filed against Flynn like conspiracy to commit kidnapping of which Trump cannot pardon. So any pardon would just make Trump look even more stupid but that’s never stopped him.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Who did he try to kidnap?

Caroline
Caroline
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Rep. Jason Spencer threatening to sue Sacha Baron Cohen. I may have to get a Showtime subscription, now.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/lawmaker-duped-sacha-baron-cohen-this-why-trump-won/t4MGGDybLya3zuId1miJqM/

Noway2016
Noway2016

Borat punked a Savannah cop friend of mine about 10 years ago. I think that gag ended up in the Borat movie.

Caroline
Caroline

You can add Joe Walsh, Sarah Palin and the NRA leaders along with his name.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

https://deadspin.com/virginia-man-calls-cops-after-hard-screen-in-pickup-b-1827659622
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Looks like Noway had a bad day at the gym yesterday.

xdog
xdog

No harm, no foul, no cop.

What the hell was that guy thinking?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Pick-up basketball rule #1 is “no blood, no foul.” Hope that dude finds another gym.

Enjoy the Silence
Enjoy the Silence

I have to admit I called the cops once while playing in the middle of a pick-up basketball game…..

….. of course someone had just stolen my wallet……

ScottNAtlanta
ScottNAtlanta
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Wondering if the stonewalling from the Sec State’s office has anything to do with Brian Kemp’s campaign for governor and trying to keep a lid on potentially damaging information.

Man, the general election is sure gonna be fun.

bethebalance
bethebalance

SoS spokesperson: “We have never been hacked, and according to President Trump and the Department Of Homeland Security, we have never been targeted,” Candice Broce wrote in an email.
Well, Pres. Trump said it, so it must be true. He’s never been known to lie. Maybe he meant to say Pres. Trump says that GA had never ‘not’ been targeted?
Either way, invoking the Pres.’ name is a political move, so yeah, it’s about the governor’s race.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

put on a tin foil hat and read this convincing tale…https://medium.com/@jennycohn1/georgia-6-and-the-voting-machine-vendors-87278fdb0cdf
hacked from within is more likely what their hiding

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Democrat Cathy Cox was part of a conspiracy to elect Republicans to statewide office by altering or suppressing votes for Democratic candidates?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well, in her defense, she might have just jumped on the electronic voting machine bandwagon a little too early and too ‘all-in’.

GeorgiaHack
GeorgiaHack

Well, Cathy is supporting Republicans now. Even donating to a number of statewide GOP candidates. Since she lost, she has not been engaged on anything on the Dem side.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not sure that it matters, since she may be trying to win support for her current gig up there in Young Harris, but I don’t see any R’s on this list anyway:
https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=cathy+cox&cycle=2016&state=GA&zip=&employ=&cand=

bethebalance
bethebalance

I couldn’t get all the way through that piece, but it sounds like it was theorizing that Cathy Cox was just in bed with Diebold, and maybe she even had genuine faith in their machines, while Diebold was in conspiracy to get Repubs elected.
It started making me sick to think that all these things could have happened.

Caroline
Caroline

Well, that explains the Trump endorsement of Kemp.

Ellynn
Ellynn

This came up at our family reunion over the 4th of July holiday. My first cousin’s son – huge Trump fan – was going off on MS- 13 and pointed out to his other cousin that for all we knew the family across the road from the park were we always have our reunion could be MS-13 members. I look at the house, and turn to his mom, “That is Mrs. Garcia house isn’t it?” Mom gets a smile on her face, yes it is, and that’s her grandson’s in the back yard” I turn to my Trumpet cousin, and… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Fear is a powerful force, a primary emotion. Fear also leads to anger which leads to rage and jealousy- a path to the dark side that is.
Not sure if I got that quote right.

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

RE: The Nobel Prize for Literature scandal. We’re watching a lot of our long standing institutions slowly corrode from within because of hubris. The ancient Greeks had it right.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

A nice, heartwarming story to make everyone a little less cynical:

https://deadspin.com/my-84-year-old-neighbor-has-the-only-good-nba-takes-1827661262

Benevolus
Benevolus

In other Trump related news: Haas’ American development driver, Santino Ferrucci, has been sacked by his Formula 2 team after deliberately crashing into his teammate on the cool down lap of a race earlier this month. . Ferrucci… was later disqualified from that race result and accumulated 66,000 Euros of fines for separate incidents, including holding a mobile phone as he drove from the F2 paddock to the grid. . Haas junior Santino Ferrucci was blocked from running a “Make America Great Again” slogan on the side of his Formula Two car at the weekend. http://www.espn.co.uk/f1/story/_/id/24129469/banned-haas-junior-santino-ferrucci-dumped-f2-team . This is also… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Well, it’s a major test of his influence. TGM endorses Kemp. Tuesday should be interesting.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Not gonna lie. I’m getting a tremendous amount of joy knowing Casey Cagle’s political career may be circling the toilet.

Trey A.
Trey A.

There might be a job opening for Casey at the Oxendine Group…

Caroline
Caroline

So today Trump is mulling over handing over two innocent Americans Bill Browder and Michael McFaul for Putin to poison them. It’s like Trump is just pushing and pushing to see how far the GOP will bend over and take it. Never in my life have I seen a bigger bunch of spineless craven politicians than today’s GOP.

Gregs
Gregs

Craven, maybe but they’re right to be afraid of his worshippers. The MAGA cult is venegful and they vote.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Would you classify Hillary’s supporters as cultists, too?

Gregs
Gregs

No

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! Of course not. Lemme ask you, did you participate last year when all the Hilly supporters got together for a Symbolic Scream on the anniversary of Trump’s election? My money says you did! LMAO! Sorry, I wasn’t able to pick you out…

Caroline
Caroline

You must not have watched that because they were laughing and smiling while screaming.

bethebalance
bethebalance

You guys are using the same word that has various definitions, some of which you might actually agree on. E.g., one meaning is just like the “cult” following of fans for a movie or band. Dedicated enthusiasts, those. And most Trumpists might be proud to say they’re dedicated fans. The next level up, though, is the implication that the enthusiasm is improper or irrational. That then becomes a question of preference because Trumpists will of course think their enthusiasm is well-founded. Which means that what they do to follow and support him is rational to them, even though it looks… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Depends on the supporters…. Just like Trump. Not all of them are cult like, but some are.

Trey A.
Trey A.

Bill Browder revoked his U.S. citizenship long ago for tax purposes. He’s a billionaire hedge fund guy. He’s more like Putin and Trump than not.

Caroline
Caroline

To the UK where taxes are higher. So that makes no sense. And no, he has nothing in common with Putin when Putin wants him murdered.

Caroline
Caroline

This Maria Buttina indictment gets more interesting as we find out more. Apparently Paul Erickson, a GOP activist, and she set up some bogus account to pay for her to go to school and then they were having GOP youth events with her, a Russian spy. Apparently she slept with some Republican congressmen to boot.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

General Question: If liberals don’t recognize biological gender, why do they protest for women’s rights?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I don’t think I know anyone that does not recognize biological gender.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Them why do you people insist on letting biological boys compete in biological girls’ sporting events?

Indypendant
Indypendant

“you people”

Can’t wait to run into Noway in a dark alley.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Care to answer the question? Nope…
Thank GOD Trump elected!! Common sense returns!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Because it’s a stupid question. Ask a real question.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Fabulous question! If you are a liberal is it confusing trying to figure out which bathroom to use or do you just use both depending on how you feel that day? Do any of you have children that are young girls? Does this bother anyone?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’ve got two twin girls. The concept of a woman using a women’s restroom does not bother me. The concept of you, some weird old dude on the Internet, being obsessed with how my daughters pee, is incredibly bothersome to me.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Carry on Mr. Dukakis…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m sure you’ve got some hot takes about this issue… given your riveting defense of men sexually assaulting 16-year-old girls.

Noway2016
Noway2016

If it ain’t Rain Man! “Time for Wapner!” “Time for Wapner!” You rwally try to develop some new material. Ohhhhhh, and go tell uour lovely bride that you have no problem having a man barge into the restroom when she’s trying to take care of y’all ‘s newborn girls. She’ll love you more than she did yesterday!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

The latest in building code for large scale design (airports, convention centers, etc….) is instead of multiple gang restrooms with x amounts of toilets, x amount of urinals, and x amounts of sinks – you have rows of toilet rooms. Every room has a sink, toilet and urinal. You use less area since you can overla access oints of the fixtures and requires less cross circulation. You can have rooms that are non accessible, ambulatory, fully accessible and larger ones for families, so Mr. Andrew can take his twins in with him into a single room instead of a mega… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Good point, DTM. Someone mentioned a new airport plan that is just dandy for air travelers, but what about everywhere else in public areas?

Beyond bathroom dilemmas, what about all aspects of life? Liberal socialists now espouse transgender, cisgender, pangender, bisexual, and whatever else anybody chooses to be. Biological gender at birth is SO passe.

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s hard to accept change, and it can take time. But we are here for you. Just let us know how we can help in your journey.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Something, something, get government out of my personal life, something, something, freedom, something, something, personal autonomy, something something.

Sorry… I haven’t listened to Neal Boortz in a while, so I wasn’t quite sure how his rant about letting people make their own decisions free of government interference went.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I did. They are also allowing this in Assembly areas like… Malls, Stadiums, Restaurants, Convention Centers… and… brace yourselves… SCHOOLS. . The regular life question is kind of silly. know why? The LGB whatever gender people have always existed. My great aunt dressed more like man at her job at Kimberly Clark’s research department in the 1950’s then most of her male siblings. Her partner of more then 75 years worked as a elementary school teachers at a public school. EVERYONE “knew”, and no one really cared until one got sick and the relatives wouldn’t let the other in to… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Yeah, A young 16 year old Edwin Moses came out yesterday saying he was feeling feminine. Guess who won that girls’ track meet!