Morning Reads for September 10, 2018

Good Monday Morning! Only 57 days until Election Day. Which means you only have 8 more Mondays.

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chamblee54
chamblee54

On Saturday, I received a robo call from 2020 insight. It said it would take five minutes, but lasted nine minutes. Chris, the robovoice of 2020 Insight, said that it would be a survey. You were asked to respond to a series of statements about the candidates for District 81 in the Georgia House, Scott Holcomb and Ellen Diehl. All of the statements were complimentary towards Rep. Holcomb, and derogatory towards Ms. Diehl. One of these statements said that Ellen Diehl has a life sized cardboard cutout of Donald Trump in her home. Whether this is, or is not true,… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

It is sad, but it’s also more or less standard practice for the last, let’s say, almost 250 years of this country’s history.
Sounds like in the survey that they were floating whether such a statement would be good messaging to actually use. My guess is that they thought that having a cardboard cutout was strange (or unique) enough that they thought it may have a different impact than the usual “supports the divisive agenda of Trump” type of stuff.

Benevolus
Benevolus

It may not impact her ability, but it sure would illuminate her perspective.
Her ‘positions page’ is pretty centrist sounding, but if she is actually a Trump acolyte, this is something voters deserve to know. Make her deny it.
I mean, Repubs invoke Nancy Pelosi for every race from dog catcher on up.
.
I suspect 99% of the races this fall will be about Trump one way or another.

bethebalance
bethebalance

B,
I forgot to mention a few weeks ago, but I saw your avatar on the big screen- the Midtown Theatre had a special showing of the original Muppet Movie.
Great actor that Zoot.

Benevolus
Benevolus

That’s funny!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Don’t be fooled by a webpage. She’s a full-blown Trump supporter. Ellen Diehl, Republican candidate for State House District 81: . “…Barry Soetoro Hussein Obama was Muslim, let him say what he wants. Let him go around going (makes high-pitched tongue trill) or whatever they do. I don’t think that Michelle is going to wear a burka. She’s ugly enough to wear a burka. Oh, I said it. And she gonna need an extra large. Did you see how big her butt was on Inauguration Day? I said it.” . Secretly recorded without her knowledge? Was she tricked? Neither, it’s… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid
Noway2016
Noway2016

Of course it is. It shows Bottom’s Snowflakery in not working with ICE and a roundabout way to turn Atlanta in to a Sanctuary City. Real Georgians ain’t gonna put up with stuff like this! Deplorables turnount just increased, oh, about 2%!!

bethebalance
bethebalance

“Real” Georgians. LoL.
Dems should take that word and notion back and make it a central part of their messaging.
Also, I bet you have no idea of what a “sanctuary city” means – per the law.
Also, I bet you wouldn’t have the courage to call Bottoms a snowflake to her face.
Snowflake lies about his courage?

Noway2016
Noway2016

As in the Dim version of “Real Georgians” wanna disband ICE?! God, pulllleeeeezzzeeeee go with that message!!!! Deplorables voter turnout would increase another 2%!!!!! Be still my heart…

bethebalance
bethebalance

No, most real Georgians are down with going after violent criminal immigrants, but also are probably good with the Dreamers. But that may be too nuanced for you.
More importantly, most Georgians wouldn’t list that as election issue #1 or #2. So, you focus on issues #1 and #2 (jobs/economic security and health care) and you show that that’s what Real Georgians care about.
Easy.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

“Be still my heart…”

Now that is something we can both agree on!

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Sanctuary Cities” are where multiple-times-deported thugs go to murder innocent Americans!! That’s all “Real Americans” need to know! I’m calling to get my absentee ballot process started today!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Your level of understanding is sad.
Not surprised.
But I would support better arrangements bw local govs and ICE where the local govs want a better framework.
You’d think you’d support getting better deal!s

Caroline
Caroline

So according to you “real” Georgians are down with ICE’s baby snatching ways and leaving children vulnerable to sexual abuse and pedophiles?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Kemp v. Atlanta is not an effective lens.
Atlanta and GA much more nuanced than that.
If the decision has any impact on the gov race, it will be bc Kemp raises it.
It would be a more difficult message to say it makes Kemp v. Efficient and Compassionate Governance.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Kumbaya, My Lord…Kumbaya…”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Pedophiles again? Really? ….Edith just stifle please!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Well, there is a solid argument that separating children from parents is a form of emotional abuse and neglect. And ICE detention facilities have a history of problems with sexual abuse.
https://theintercept.com/2018/04/11/immigration-detention-sexual-abuse-ice-dhs/
There are certainly problems that should be addressed.
Hopefully all Georgians would agree to stop such problems, regardless.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Computer models are all over the place in showing where Hurricane Florence may land…
https://www.wunderground.com/news/safety/hurricane/news/2018-09-10-hurricane-florence-forecast-us-east-coast

Benevolus
Benevolus

Only because TGM hasn’t told it where to go yet!
MHGA!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Can’t they be more specific??!! Sheesh!

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

I would be terrified of a hurricane hitting me in this political environment. Trump will do a piss poor job of responding and more people will die than should. In fact, any disaster is a scary proposition with this inept, corrupt administration in place. I pray for those who will be affected by Florence.

Caroline
Caroline

Bob Woodward the other day: We had better pray we don’t have a crisis happen.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Pray? A Lib?? Now that’s funny!!

Caroline
Caroline

So you agree with the crux of the statement that we would be in big trouble with Trump at the helm? Everybody knows he’s unfit for office. Well, I should say about 2/3 of the country thinks he’s unfit for office. The other 1/3 thinks Putin is a swell guy who has America’s best interests at heart.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Yes, the creator of an observable universe consisting of 10 trillion galaxies with at least 1 septillion stars (24 zeros) only accepts prayers from those of a conservative political persuasion in one country on one planet in said universe.

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

I can’t believe these cowardly, craven Repubs are gonna vote to put Kavanaugh (Kava-awww-nawwww) on the Supreme Court. The dude is a perjurer and Trump has him over a $250,000 (baseball tickets LOL) barrel. He’s trying to corrupt the judiciary just like a mobster. This criminal enterprise has gone too far. Where are the statesmen? This guy could never get confirmed under normal circumstances. He committed perjury multiple times. Lordt!

Caroline
Caroline

There are no statesmen in the GOP. The only solution to the problem is vote out as many Republicans as we can.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

There is no statesman on the democratic side. The last two I can think of were Sam Nunn or maybe Lloyd Bentsen. Since then listening to any of them is hard to do.

Caroline
Caroline

Adam Schiff has been a true statesman but since he is saying things you do not like I’m sure you will disagree.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I have not seen a more dishonest lying crook who tried to collude with fake Russians to get dirt on Trump! He got punked! This is more collusions with Russians than Trump ever did!

I think the guy is creepy and was almost going to use a word you throw around all the time.

Would you like to hear a tape where Schiff is trying to get dirt on Trump from Russian sources? (This are comedians by the way) Some biased statesman this moron is.

Caroline
Caroline

Why am I not suprised you believe Russians over Americans.

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Dems should demand all emails to or from Kavanaugh that were kept on Smartech’s server! When Congress investigated the Bush WH’s firing of 8 US attorneys, it learned the Bush admin. had used Smartech for its emails & deleted 22 MILLION of them. They were retrieved in 2009. Here is a Snopes article re: the deleted and then retrieved 22 MILLION emails from the Bush administration. These deleted emails were not retrieved until 2009 and have never seen the light of day. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/g-w-bush-lost-22-million-e-mails/ Per Craig Unger (editor Vanity Fair, author “Boss Rove”), the millions of missing emails were on RNC… Read more »

jbgotcha
jbgotcha
jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Dems should demand all emails to or from Kavanaugh that were kept on Smartech’s server! When Congress investigated the Bush WH’s firing of 8 US attorneys, it learned the Bush admin. had used Smartech for its emails & deleted 22 MILLION of them. They were retrieved in 2009. Here is a Snopes article re: the deleted and then retrieved 22 MILLION emails from the Bush administration. These deleted emails were not retrieved until 2009 and have never seen the light of day. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/g-w-bush-lost-22-million-e-mails/ Per Craig Unger (editor Vanity Fair, author “Boss Rove”), the millions of missing emails were on RNC… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Legislative priority number one for next year. Come on GA Assembly if we don’t dragoncon may move to Texas. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/08/30/en-garde-texas-open-carry-sword-law-takes-effect-friday/619064001/

jbgotcha
jbgotcha

Rove, who apparently kept 95% of his own emails on the Smartech server, seems to have held Kavanaugh in very high regard. https://www.crivellawest.com/CWNetCollections/bush/pdf/Transcriptdocs/Rove/RExhibits.pdf It makes sense that Kavanaugh, like Rove and the 80 or so Bush White House staffers, would have used Smartech for his emails. Meanwhile, the New York Times has confirmed that Russia DID hack the RNC. Per Comey, the hacked emails were supposedly just some “OLD STUFF” hosted by …. wait for it… SMARTECH!!!! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/russia-hack-hearing-clapper-rogers-brennan.html So Democrats really need to ask Kavanaugh NOW whether he used Smartech for his emails and, if so, demand to see all… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

For all of you boycotting the NFL and didn’t see this…

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/09/10/aaron-rodgers-packers-bears-fmia-nfl-week-1-peter-king/?cid=eref:nbcnews:text

(also, Da Bears. Still. Suck.)

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Great post Ellynn. The bears still suck!

No one noticed because all of the press could report on were the 3 Miami Dolphins that took a knee—not to protest violence…it was to somehow stick it to Trump.

Just a bunch of haters….the liberals and the press…Just leave the rest of us alone so we can enjoy our lives without hassle from that group of miserable schmucks!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Actually the Packer game was one of the top stories on most major news outlets. Fox News was carrying how much they hated Carrie Underwood’s new SNF opening song.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I started watching the NFL just to support their support of social justice ¿
(that upside-down question mark is the best I could do to indicate sarcasm- some thanks due to whomever posted that MR about punctuation a couple weeks ago).
Of all the coverage I saw, I saw not one thing abt ppl kneeling. Not one thing. But I don’t watch Fox News- which has a vested interest in manipulating the issue. So, DTM, consider yourself manipulated.

I did hear one comment abt Carrie Underwood- from the broadcast booth. I didn’t see it though.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Libs are whining about Serena williams losing a tournament because she is a black woman! Will you guys ever give it up? She got her a— beat just like Hillary ! No excuses!

Never mind she lost to an Asian woman. Can any radical lib explain the outrage here? You guys get so torqued up all the darn time that normal folks can’t keep up with the twisted logic!

chefdavid
chefdavid

I thought it was Climate Change. Can’t they make their minds up? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/climate/roger-federer-loss-heat.html

bethebalance
bethebalance

Actually, the woman who won is actually biracial, with Haitian-American (some would call it African-American) heritage. The disagreement is about whether Serena should have been penalized the way she was (a whole game in the second set). Many professionals have come out and said the penalties were out of line with precedents of penalties given to men. So, yeah, just like Hillary, she got beat. But, also just like Hillary, was it all clearly “fair and square”? That can- and may always- be up for debate. Now stop whining about other people speaking their mind, or about people investigating what… Read more »

xdog
xdog

I’ve heard Serena=Hillary several times, all from the wingnut media. You must be on their mailing list.

btw, speaking of sports in America, how’s that Nike boycott working out for you?

Ellynn
Ellynn

If you bought stock on Tuesday when it dropped, you’re doing well.

https://www.axios.com/nike-colin-kapernick-sales-favorability-0c52e359-afe7-4986-af21-7341ff749b94.html

chefdavid
chefdavid

With 10 gig internet service I love my Chattanooga, but don’t worry Atlanta you made the list as well. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/29/best-cities-for-start-ups.html

Benevolus
Benevolus

When the sun comes up every day it asks Donald Trump’s permission to start shining.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

No Obama is taking the credit for it like a Rooster!

Ellynn
Ellynn
Will Durant
Will Durant

PSA: While not a blade of grass has been touched as yet or even a few barrels strewn about the speed limit on I85 within Braselton’s city limits (roughly Hwy 211 to north of Hwy 53 exits) has been dropped to 60mph in advance of adding lanes to the interstate. A few construction signs have been up for a month or so with most still covered with black plastic. The speed limit drop occurred last Wednesday and Braselton has been out there with at least 2 of their 50K Explorers each and every morning since. I have a favorite fishing… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I haven’t had to handle a case like that in GA, but years ago I handled on like it in AL. Their law said that for the increased fines, etc., that there had to be actual construction work going on. I had to dig into DoT records for evidence.

Will Durant
Will Durant

IANAL, but… as I read § 40-6-188 – Highway work zones; reduction in speed; signage, those being stopped currently by Braselton might be able to escape the construction fine doubling as there are currently no workers/vehicles present or any barriers, drop offs, or the like as yet. However there is nothing in there like other states have which require flashing lights or some other indication that workers are present, much like a school zone. I can only assume that Arcade’s “barriers” were the barrels. Face it though, the way most municipal and county traffic courts are conducted most will simply… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

This is more collusion with the FBI than they ever showed with Trump! This thing has blown up.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Before the release of documents related to the Special Council investigating Trump later this week, is there any liberal that still thinks it was an honest, unbiased investigation?

How many people from the FBI and Justice Department will be prosecuted for crimes and sent to prison? My over and under would be 6.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Wake up and smell the coffee!

bethebalance
bethebalance

Why drink coffee when you’re on an all Kool-Aid diet?

gt7348b
gt7348b

This is mainly for Elynn, but if any of you are in Savannah, get a burger at the Green Truck Pub! They wonderful real burgers and the best veggie burger I’ve had

Benevolus
Benevolus

I’ll be down there in a couple of weeks. Will try to check it out! I already want to try the Greek style.
And I will recommend Stockyard Burgers in Vinings. Wow! Great onion rings too.