Morning Reads – August 29, 2018

Around the State:

You got to really love a toll-road to pay $15.50 (or more) to use it.

An Atlanta drug prosecutor is arrested in Dooly County, Georgia for allegedly speeding and having two marijuana blunts. Most media outlets are describing Dooly County as “south of Atlanta.” Geographically this is a true statement, Dooly County is south of Atlanta, Macon, Warner Robins, and Perry. The birthplace of Governor Busbee and the resting place of Senator Walter F. George and I suspect most reporters wouldn’t be able to find it on a map without looking real hard.

Maybe you think someone shouldn’t be arrested for allegedly having two marijuana blunts. There will be a livestream this afternoon that might catch your attention.

On Saturday you can point, laugh, and wave at a bunch of nerds in downtown Atlanta. No, I am not talking about the Tech game. I said “bunch,” not “a group of twelve people.”

Abrams addresses an overflow crowd at Valdosta State University hitting much of the same notes she has hit in other campaign stops.

Kemp clarifies he wouldn’t sign a religious liberty law that deviated from the federal law put on the books during the Clinton years.

You know how much gas you can buy for $200,000?

West Nile Virus present in three South Georgia counties.

A pool house, a county commissioner, and allegations of abuse of power and undue influence. This is the introduction to “Midnight in the Pool of Spite and Enjoyment.”

In case you missed it:

Make Classrooms Great Again.

That State to the South which is really a Northern State:

We may have had a messy primary in Georgia but they had SLIME. It’s a lake of slime! Here is a video of my reaction to this news story.

Oh, they also nominated two candidates who will be duking it out in November. Polar opposites.

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Noway2016
Noway2016

A ‘robust endorsement’ by The Great Man means victory for DeSantis! Making Florida Great Again! My buds and I predicted this outcome at our lunch yesterday!!!
http://time.com/5381085/ron-desantis-florida-governor-race-results/

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

That was impressive…I cant wait for Bernie to dodder down to FL for a riveting stem-winder of a rally to bring out the socialist/communist hate- America vote. It might not work… A ton of folks in FL have fled those socialist countries, many got on rafts to get away. Many got on the interstates and fled those socialist STATES too! Heck I would! At least their nominee got the endorsement from the learned liberal loon —the 28 year old socialist babe from New York….She said, you know, you know, like, like, like our socialist movement is really taking hold! Sure… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

More direct evidence of Lib censorship… “But nothing to see here, nooooooo…” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-29/facebook-engineers-stunning-admission-we-tear-down-posters-welcoming-trump “According to a memo posted on Facebook’s internal message board titled “We Have a Problem With Political Diversity”, and which was published by the New York Times, senior Facebook engineer Brian Amerige confirmed Trump’s allegation writing that “we are a political monoculture that’s intolerant of different views” and shockingly admitted that “we claim to welcome all perspectives, but are quick to attack — often in mobs — anyone who presents a view that appears to be in opposition to left-leaning ideology. We throw labels that end in… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Russia, Russia, Russia!!!!” You sound like the freaking Brady Bunch. You got nothing, Drew. Zip.Zero.Nada! Where’s the collusion? LOL!
Now, as a public service to Real Americans: Early voting begins three weeks before the General. Election!! Yeah, baby!!

bethebalance
bethebalance

I’m glad you copied and pasted some text Noway, because I don’t even click on some links you use, because once a link was pure malware. Probably of Russian origin, I suspect. So, let’s just play along, and assume this is an actual real news story, not a propaganda hit piece (which it very well could be, especially considering how Trump has just yesterday taken aim at tech companies for bias, and the history of Russian operatives immediately supporting his directives.) If Fox News investigates and finds some grain of truth, I would be 75% more inclined to believe it,… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Please don’t waste your time Andrew….I am sure you know every Russian site. Is that where the FBI and the libs got the Dossier?! Go ahead little buddy. Maybe Mueller can finally find out!

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

So let’s say the conspiracy investigation is found to have been started under false pretense…congrats, you still have a mobster, money launderer, and tax evader as your president. I don’t see how that’s acceptable, but you traffic in cruelty so maybe it scratches that itch.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Here- I did the work for you, and found the original article of real journalism on the subject. Unfortunately, it’s from a fake news source:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/technology/inside-facebook-employees-political-bias.html

From the looks of it, there’s a private company that has procedures and fora in place to build discussion where it’s needed. So, OK, conservatives are in the minority at FB. As long as they don’t fire the folks in the forum, and as long as the folks in the forum don’t cross any lines, it looks like a situation that’s working itself out quite appropriately.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Darn, sounds just like the GApol doesn’t it?

If you don’t like it you are dumb, a MFer, racist, misogynist, should be murdered, maybe have a heart attack, a liar… that is just in the last couple of days! Aaaawwwweeeee Nnnaaaawwwww…..such hatred. It just aint healthy… I suggest some putting on those tights and joining Andrew, Matt and BJ in those anger management classes…

Ding, ding, ding….

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

The projection is strong in this one. We are the same person. I am NoWay. I am downthemiddle.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Has anyone seen Matt, BJ and Andrew at the same time?! HHHHMMMMMM?

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Sorry to have to admit it, but I have created all three profiles (this one, No Way, and downthemiddle) to liven things up. AWWWWW NAWWWWWWWW!

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

SEMION MOGILEVICH.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

BJ, is that a disease? What is that? I hope none of us catch it? Is that a person? Is he, she or it on the FBI and DNC payroll too?!

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

It’s the man that owns both Trump and Putin. Worldwide Russian mobster of Ukrainian descent and a longtime target of Mueller, Ohr, etc. He is the one they are afraid of. He’s the reason Trump wants the investigation shut down. He’s the reason for the slow motion purge of the FBI. It has nothing to do with “collusion”, although there is that too. Collusion should be the least of Trump’s worries.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Thank God. I thought it might be Borat!

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Soon you will know what it is like to lose. To feel so desperately that you are right, yet fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Damn, BJ. You just described your party in 2016! Did that hurt?

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

So let’s say the conspiracy investigation is found to have been started under false pretense…congrats, you still have a mobster, money launderer, and tax evader as your president. I don’t see how that’s acceptable, but you traffic in cruelty so maybe it scratches that itch.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Wait, did anyone see that both Mexico and the US say the trade deal is GREAT for both sides? Darn, the Canadian Trade Minister just said they liked it too! Wait, that cant be right, the bed wetters said no deal would get done because Trump said bad stuff of MS 13 guys! Doesn’t like ILLEGAL aliens. Libs tell us to hell with borders and you are going to want millions of illegals, lawlessness and lower wages… I am so confused here. Wait, wages are going up? NAW….folks are happy? BOTH SIDES…and CANADA likes it?! Wait, what is the liberal… Read more »

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Trump is King Reverse Midas. A lot of these guys could have continued to launder money and defraud the tax system with no consequence, but they got too greedy and cast their lot with Trump. Everything Trump touches turns to shit.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Do they have an account at the Clinton Foundation!?

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Oh believe me, a lot of Dems engage in shady practices too. That’s why there is silence on a lot of things going on. Too close to home. I want them ALL out.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Yea I have been pointing out the countless shady practices! Mueller and the libs eyeball deep in do do is just one of the obvious ones. Selling 20% of our uranium…the entire socialist agenda…. All of this would never have come out if the wicked witch had won! I guess that insurance policy wasn’t worth much!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

BJ, you are so right. The good economy just sucks. What a goober! I like it better when you are cussing.

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

I didn’t say it sucked, I said it was not sustainable. Reading is fundamental, homie.

Caroline
Caroline

Middle class is losing income. However I’m sure you celebrate that kind of thing too. It seems a lot of Republicans relish torture and cruelty to others.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’ve been thinking about reading Rick Wilson’s new book: Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

Ellynn
Ellynn

It is very entertaining. I also recommend (from one of my 2 favorite pundits named Charlie) How the Right Lost it’s Mind.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Thanks for the recommendations.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ahhhhhh, there’s our foul-mouthed Little Buddy! I’ll bet you were about ready to bust!!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A renegotiated NAFTA was supposed to be announced in 2017. Then in March. Then in May. The delays no doubt have been due to effort required to develop the high level of detail that accompanies any Trump announcement. . Except that it’s only Mexico, not a NAFTA deal. The end of the month deadline is driven by the need to execute an agreement with the outgoing Mexican government, an example of the sort of tacky standard Trump supporters live by. . Even Republicans are objecting to Canada not being included. That was a real demonstration of their spines in dealing… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Balannce you are right. This is the first time young hipsters can finally see a strong economy, one like we enjoyed for 20 years after Reagan got rid of Jimmy Carter’s leftist anti- growth policies. You are spot on. No more gas lines. Actually we have more energy than anytime in our history and some folks are telling us the end is near. What utter nonsense! This is what it is like when you start getting rid of liberal taxes, regulations, idiocy, hatred, a little sunshine on the swamp. A little freedom and calling PC bull crap for exactly what… Read more »

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Young hipsters in Georgia often work low wage jobs with no healthcare. They would have healthcare is we expanded Medicaid. They may be getting by, but wage stagnation is coming home to roost. The cost of good is rising while wages stay the same. Not sustainable. The stock market looks good now because the Republicans gave corporations a billion dollar cash infusion, very little of which is reaching the working class. This isn’t just something I believe, it’s what I hear from young adults all over this state.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Except they aren’t as prone to believe whatever the Internet or political parties tell them. They will have lived through the 1st era of the Bush tax cuts and Wall Street deregulation which led to the worst recession since whenever, and then give Obama all the credit he deserves for the recovery, and see the Trump tax cuts go to benefit the CEO’s and not their wages. So, sorry, the Repubs are going to lose the majority of a generation for at least a little while. Things change, though, and can change quickly, so we’ll see. But I am certainly… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I think from the primaries we have seen so far, for at least the next election cycle or two, it’s safe to say that Dems are more likely to win primaries by getting out the more progressive base. The FL governor’s race kind of looks like a “What if Bernie had won the Dem nomination?” scenario. Bernie was polling as able to beat Trump. So, interesting. Although I have lost a lot of faith in polls. But more importantly, GA’s gov race is eminently similar. I knew GA was slowly becoming FL, as there have been times I swore I… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I don’t visit axios on my own, so I appreciate your links here.
.
McGahn is likely to be one of the few in the service of Trump that will be able to say they were safeguarding the country after all is exposed.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

The Florida election and the US election is an easy choice. The party of the founders, freedom and capitalism for America or vote for the socialist party of Bernie, the new female socialist goober from NY whatever her name is and become the next Venezuela and Cuba!

It is that clear! Take a knee America. Vote lib!!

Ellynn
Ellynn

The Republican Party was founded in Ripon Wisconsin in 1854. It was formed on the ideals of Yankee Aggression.

https://littlewhiteschoolhouse.com/

Benevolus
Benevolus

8 million Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t salute the flag.
200,000 Amish don’t stand up for the national anthem.
One black man kneels respectfully and all hell breaks loose.
That is why he is kneeling.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Is that your story? Well let’s all protest Jehovah’s Witnesses! No they are good folks and are not trying to steal your money, property and freedom.

I don’t consider them Bible toting rubes like some folks I know.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

No the Democrats are are are using the take a knee crowd as pawns for their warped agenda. See David Hogg. Let’s use that kid so we can confiscate guns… He’ll be cast away soon enough. . Cindy Sheehan if anyone remembers that one… Actually McCain is another one only when he is busting Trump’s ass. He’s a racist when he runs against Obama.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Dude, get real. If you can. Hogg and the Parkland survivors, Kap and Jenkins, etc. are all their own advocates for causes they believe in. Political parties weren’t even involved in the NFL discussion until it had to be Trumped up to gin up Repub outrage. And Dems supporting the causes of social justice nd equality is guess what- just part of what they believe in and advocate for- and if they stand up for the small guys against a bully President- or a rigged system- well, then that’s what has to be done. But showing support, or highlighting, or… Read more »

Caroline
Caroline

You obviously have never had any contact with a Jehovah’s Witness to make such an ignorant statement. FYI the Jehovah’s Witnesses are the ones that try to give you the Watchtower magazine and then ask for a donation.

Noway2016
Noway2016

O Good Lord!!! LOL! B! You aren’t usually that desperate!

MikeSilver
MikeSilver

Are you a russian bot? Your exact quote comes up on google from Oct. 2017. Nonetheless, I’ll deal with your fake facts: 1) It’s not one black man kneeling. It is a coordinated protest against America by the NFL including the management, owners, and commissioner’s office. Don’t tell me that it’s not a protest against America since the leaders of the movement have said its a protest against America. 2) The Amish will stand for the National Anthem as a matter of respect. That is a false statement meant to disparage the Amish. I’m from PA and lived with them.… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Based in the lie of “Hands up, Don’t Shoot…” An act that neverrrrrr happened!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Damn glad to have you back, Mike! You have no idea.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Good note. It is mainly an anti Trump movement. Once he jumped on the protesters it became a bigger issue. Of course the libs glom on to gin up votes and it back fires in a huge way. They are on the wrong side of another issue.

No one wans police brutality. Go protest at the Police Departments if that is really the issue. It isn’t so lets get on camera and do something else IN THEIR FACE!

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

When did Bernie Marcus protest against America?

I sense a lot of fake outrage here, snowflake.

MikeSilver
MikeSilver

Oh shoot. You are right. It’s Arthur Blank. I was a Bronco’s guy so hate me. I haven’t watched since the players started kneeling and the NFL didn’t enforce their rules about respectful behavior during the anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag FOR A COUNTRY that oppresses black people and people of color,” Colin Kaepernick NFL could have brought us together, worked toward reducing crime in the cities and building relationships. The NFL could have looked at the facts and saw the officer did the right thing in the face of a… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Excellent reply, ACP.

I would add that it’s not only policymakers’ jobs to bring us together, but it’s all of our individual responsibilities, too.
Our consent is the source of power, after all.
So saying “F the NFL” just really shows an abdication of that responsibility. An equally possible but much more productive response would be to listen, recognize the substance of the complaints, and address them. Even if you don’t believe in the method or venue. That is how people can be brought together, and learn to see eye to eye.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

The Party of the Civil War, Klan, Indian evacuation, against women’s suffrage (the Man Show boys showed how libs were against women’s suffrage today) party of segregation and against the Civil Rights act. And the home of the race baiters today…

Caroline
Caroline

Why are you in 21st Century America defending confederate monuments then if you think stuff that happened 200 years ago is so important?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Repub turnout in FL outdid Libs by 150k. 100k in AZ!! I thought we wuz ‘sposed to be all depressed?! Blue Wave?!?! LMAO!!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Hate to rain on the parade! Look at the radical leftist candidate you are putting up. The most liberal most socialist candidate in FL history ! He is even parroting the ban ICE baloney… Even the most fruitllop liberal doesn’t really believe in that one…The guy has no chance

Noway2016
Noway2016

Much like I asked a while back about Stacey. Regarding her, not one person on this blog of either stripe predicted a win for her. Now, about the Dem candidate for FL Gov. Give me election night percentage results in the FL Gov’s race:
Rep:
Dem:

Noway2016
Noway2016

After TGM’s TWO visits- dem loses 53-47

bethebalance
bethebalance

It’s Florida.
I predict litigation.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Is there a Libertarian in this of any note?

Caroline
Caroline

Florida has a different electorate than Georgia. Already Gillum is going all over DeSantis. Also Trump has cratered in Florida. DeSantis likely can pull down Scott’s senate chances.

Caroline
Caroline

Well, that being “strongest” only means he’s at 42 versus 39. Everything has been dumbed down so bad when it comes to Trump that 40% approval rating is now considered “good”.

Noway2016
Noway2016

What’s ham-handed is the moniker of “racist” being thrown out at every conceivable opportunity available. Keep on Crying Wolf, Dems, please keep it up! Folks are literally exhausted at being unjustly branded day after day. You all are tiresome. Election Day cannot get here fast enough.
Ohhhhhhh, be sure and watch The Great Man in Evansville, Indiana tomorrow! I recommend a DVR, so you can watch highlights at your leisure!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Noway, are you talking about DeSantis’ “monkey it up” comment, or his statement about how “articulate” Gillum was/is? Because at the very least, those comments make him race-ignorant and racially insensitive (i.e. He either should have known better, or he didn’t know that he should have known better). The latter, race-ignorance, can happen when you don’t bother to become informed about race-related issues and how you may or may not be perpetuating problems. And those possibilities are the best assumptions you can give him. I think that given the state of the world, and the Trumpian cloth that DeSantis likes… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Balance. Desantis meant nothing “racist” in his comment. At all. Your side needs to being so dang sensitive. If yall try and racialize this comment, and it appears you will, your side pisses even more folks off and you’ll lose by a greater margin.

bethebalance
bethebalance

The thing is, you can be “race-ignorant” without being “racist”. Although the former is an elemental precursor to the latter. And being race-ignorant means you can be ignorant of embedded or latent racism, even if that racism is just repeating something you heard growing up but never knew its’ racist origin or usage. So, there can be a negligent kind of racism in addition to the willful or malicious kind. That’s my take on it, but the basics are real, and it’s impossible to make progress on the issue until these kinds of realities are acknowledged and recognized, instead of… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

In FL either vote for the policies of Venezuela or the US…. Venezuela or the US…

If we say the policies of Cuba or the US, Cuba or the US, we might really get a better turnout down there.

What are the democrats offering the voter of FL? The average voter across the US? It aint pretty is it?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Here you go Andrew. Raise the corporate income tax rate 36%, have more liberals running public schools like they have been doing so poorly in the past, subsidized solar panels like Solyndra and weed for everyone…really? That’s it? Lastly, how expensive are rubbers and birth control pills? Isnt the problem actually taking them or putting one on? I guess we could hire some liberals to do that… Cant you get them free at any county health clinic TODAY? If not, aren’t they $4 a month at Walmart? That was why I laughed the Sandra Fluck fake outrage, another ginned up… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

For a point of reference… My ‘contraception’ with insurance cost $10.00 (it would be 9.80 at Walmart), which for medical reasons I have to refill every 3 weeks. Since insurance only covers a 4 week refill, 4 times a year I have to pay the $47 with out insurance. That’s $308. a year. Here is what I don’t get… At least 30% of children born in this state had their births covered by Medicaid/Peachcare or some kind of combo. I’m sure Andrew can give you an idea of how much ‘birth’ cost. I know for a fact it’s less then… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

What percentage of births are born as a single mother’s? Isn’t that really the number oneCause of poverty?

Ellynn
Ellynn

I didn’t mention poverty, I talked about getting the most bang out of your taxpayer buck.

Caroline
Caroline

That’s what I don’t get. Birth control costs a lot less than childbirth and if you say you’re against abortion why wouldn’t you want women to have the number one abortioin preventative out there?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Just got a text from my buddy, Rowland, the one who choked on his cone-bread. He saw The Hag’s latest book on the bargain table at BN…for 2 dollars!!!! LMMFAO!! Marked down from 4!!!! O Jeezzzzz! Life is good!!!

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Hey, whatever happened to Ed doing morning reads? Maybe then Ron can go craw back under whatever rock he emerged from…

Noway2016
Noway2016

What is wrong with Ron?!?!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Been thinking about DTM’s proposal DBag of the Day award. For the inagural presenration, Matt here is the winner. Hands down. I’ve never seen a more hateful poster. For now reason whatsoever. What the hell has Ron ever done to you?

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

Little bitch:

Sober up when you direct posts to me.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So, why insult Ron?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Are those his personal posts? Made by Desantis himself?

Noway2016
Noway2016

So…in other words, ummm, no.

bethebalance
bethebalance

DTM or Noway, have either of you run a FB group? Or even know what that entails? It typically means you are an organizer, a common friend and thread, often a “founding father”. If he was not a bigot, he could have confronted and/or deleted that comment. Even giving every possible benefit of the doubt, this means he gives time to give racists a platform, and is racist-tolerant. Maybe other facts turn up, but unless he saw something and said something, he was complicit, and while he could have allowed those posts in the name of free speech, he could… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Yea like this blog with knuckleheads saying all sorts of hateful things!

Caroline
Caroline

Well, he was known as a real whacko before all this started coming out. He was always spouting conspiracy theories. He’s the Kelli Ward of Florida.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

It would be hilarious if both the GA and FLA Governorships went to black candidates. For the vast majority of Trump supporters in those states, it would have to be worse than the two Barack Hussein Obama victories.

By far.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Love black politicians much less white. Female or male. It’s the radical socialist agenda that is awful to me, regardless of who delivers it.

Caroline
Caroline

You have no idea even what a radical socialist agenda would be. You’ve been so conned by conservative propaganda that anything that isn’t the far right is a “radical socialist agenda”.

Noway2016
Noway2016

McCain’s pettiness on display. Was Trump insensitive/insulting in his remarks about McCain? Absolutely. Really bad. Disgusting, actually. I can see why he wasn’t invited.
But Palin? What did she ever do to McCain but try and help the ticket? Not inviting her, excluding her…diminishes him. Too bad.
https://people.com/politics/sarah-palin-not-invited-john-mccain-funeral/