Morning Reads for October 10

  1. GSU professor earns Guggenheim Fellowship. 
  2. GA’s motor-voter drive boosts eligible balloters who lean Democratic
  3. At  80, fmr. Sen. Sam Nunn continues to meet in the middle. 
  4. Cong. Bishop: Moving agricultural programs would not benefit SW GA. 
  5. Sonny: Farmer aid could be less than first estimated. 
  6. Fmr. Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice will give Tech’s fall commencement address. 
  7. How the Falcons can make the playoffs. 

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GeorgiaHack
GeorgiaHack

Anyone else catch our Attorney General and the beat down Charlie Bailey gave him yesterday in the debate? Chris is a hack.
https://www.facebook.com/TheAtlantaPressClub/videos/1761405713986227/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Not unexpected from a crony appointment.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Pack that court, pack that court…” (For those who wanted a cite…)
https://www.arcamax.com/politics/fromtheleft/ejdionnejr/s-2132861

John Vestal
John Vestal

Another recent article (GT Alumni Magazine) on Sam Nunn.

He will be the Keynote Speaker at Georgia Tech’s 2018 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

Raleigh
Raleigh

Public Service Announcement. Experian fixed a login flaw check to see if you need to change your PIN

https://www.ajc.com/business/experian-flaw-millions-consumers-urged-change-pin/s0XETmmKDlSWtJshGFEvqL/

Ellynn
Ellynn

I would like to see the number of crop and loan insurance claims approved by USDA this summer in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois Wisconsin and Indiana as compared to prior years. This is antidotal, but with the number of intense storms producing tornadoes that whipped thru the upper Midwest this summer, my cousins (on 5 different farms) filed for multiple claims on the soy, beets, sweet corn, alfalfa and rye fields, plus the lost of an empty grain silo and a corn crib (each part of USDA loan programs). The lone rye field is a total lost, the… Read more »

armanidog
armanidog

It’s going down to the wire: October 9: “With 4 weeks until the midterm elections in Georgia, a new 11Alive poll shows Georgia’s gubernatorial race could go either way and every vote is critical. Republican nominee Brian Kemp has a nominal 2-point advantage over Democrat Stacey Abrams, but African-American turnout could easily propel her into the Statehouse. The poll, released Tuesday, shows 47 percent of those surveyed support Kemp and 45 percent support Abrams, well within error parameters of the survey commissioned by 11Alive. The contest is best characterized as a “jump ball.” SurveyUSA interviewed 1,250 adults from the state… Read more »

Caroline
Caroline

Kemp being that far down with white voters could cost him the election. I think he needs something like 80% of white voters to win.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Ellynn
Ellynn

Your applauding someone for doing their job? SMH

Noway2016
Noway2016

Of course! Just jumping in there so quickly! Damn inspirational! He Ain’t Skeered! I think I’ll sleep a little bit better tonight knowing he’s on the job!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Jeezus. Maybe you better go ahead and plan on changing your sheets in the morning too.

Caroline
Caroline

Of course you will. You’re not a woman. He likes doddering old guys like you but he hates women.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I am sure he loves women, Caroline.
It’s just womens’ rights he may oppose.
Like so many who believe women should be cherished and protected, but not empowered or listened to.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Did you just say something?

bethebalance
bethebalance

Putz.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope
Ellynn
Ellynn

A Wisconsin tradition that goes all the way back with the Milwaukee Braves… (Before they snuck off in the middle of the night to runaway to Atlanta breaking my late father’s heart) and continues with the True Blue Brew Crew .

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/wisconsin-restaurant-chain-poised-for-huge-burger-giveaway-if-brewers-win-12th-straight/ar-BBOcEId?li=BBnba9I&OCID=CALHeader

As a side note to the Dodgers and their fans… Fear the Beer boys… Fear. The. Beer.

Noway2016
Noway2016
Caroline
Caroline

Poor Dean Heller. Can you say Dem pickup? Poor Trump apologist Martha McSally. Can you say Dem pickup? 2 can play your silly game. What you really should be worried about is Trump’s historically low approval numbers, the huge drop today in the Dow and companies talking about layoffs because of Trump’s economic policies but Trump hates the same people you hate and that makes you happy. I get it.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I actually don’t think Noway is full of hate.
Full of sh*t, maybe.
Yeah, feel that Burn!

No, for real, Noway is just more of a relatively vacuous cheerleader.
But when his team loses, he’s humble.
But it’s always about teams, and winning and losing.
Nothing too deep.

Benevolus
Benevolus

In a way, we’re all just trying to figure out how the world works. But when you go through life lying and deceiving yourself you can’t really figure anything out. That doesn’t mean you can’t ‘win’, but winning what? Winning just for the sake of winning is the opposite of pretty much every morality creed ever. It is the path to destruction. The world will kill us or we will kill ourselves if we don’t act with a directed purpose to prevent it. There are bigger things than just ‘winning today’. Those who just want to win today are no… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Caroline, what has Noway been wrong about in years? From predicting the Trump win and delegate count to the number, to Kavanaugh winning and a 2nd Supreme Court pick, to easily identifying another liberal frame job like the Trump collusion story, to predicting a lib meltdown in the midterms and you carrying on about Trump’s low approval ratings when they are at their highest levels…how do you keep coming up with this stuff? Stacy Abrams is not going to win in this state. She has a better chance to win in San Francisco and Stone Mountain will at least avoid… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

DTM, log into the website when you get a chance! Newest stock tip is waiting!!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Noway bought puts again today! What a wizard! That $500 subscription was a great investment! Thanks!

Benevolus
Benevolus

I think y’all should buy some more guns. Just in case.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I didn’t realize that Noway mentioned that maybe Trump could put his likeness on the moon, you know the side that always faces us! After he builds the big beautiful YUUUGE Wall, that might be his next project! You know, with the new Space Force!

Caroline
Caroline

You are seriously damaged if you think there is ever going to be a wall. There is never going to be a wall. It was all a con from the beginning where Trump said Mexico was going to pay for it to today where there still is no wall being built. After watching your posts here it’s very easy to see how elderly people get conned out of their life savings.

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

He actually predicted Hillary to win, you dumbass. I was the one saying Trump could pull it out.

He is one of worst prognosticators on this site.

You guys need to rent a limo together and go for a charter in the mountains. I’ll foot the bill if there is ANY chance of snow.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

No he didn’t you lying POS. Why don’t you hack a few more folks you disagree with!

Ellynn
Ellynn

Noway actually did admit he thought Trump winning was a long shot but he keep hoping for the best. Then was the world worse winner for the rest of the month.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Poor DTM’s man-crush just got busted.
I’ll call it “Brokeback Blog Love”.

Noway2016
Noway2016

The Great Man. Tonight. Erie. 7pm.

armanidog
armanidog

With Kemp being in a 2% race, I can see Trump making a last minute trip to Georgia. Better keep an eye on your email from the RNC.

Benevolus
Benevolus

He should definitely come to the 5th CD. In fact, I dare him to. THAT would be entertainment!

Caroline
Caroline

Donald Trump Jr. is going to campaign for Kemp in Athens. Talk about a good way to drive voters away. I’m not even sure Kemp wants a trip from Trump. Their closing argument for the midterms is trash women.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Caroline, why don’t you get some better reefer? That “mid” sh— is not very good! Trump rocks in this state.

Oh, why doesn’t Stacy bring down the Hildabeast, Corry Booker, Maxine, Pokahontas and the rest of the freak show! That will surely help! Topple a few more statues and have the paid freaks have a sit in at the capital.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Even better: A pickup truck convoy to roundup Mexicans, a “bring your shotgun and threaten a teenager”parade, a voter-registration-burning rally, and, bringing up the rear- a “bring your incompetent friend” fundraiser!

Caroline
Caroline

There you go again with your middle school nonsense. Trump does not rock this state. His approval rating is underwater. Put down the Trump crackpipe DTM.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Okay Caroline, how much do you want to bet Abrams gets her tail whipped? Put yo’ money where yo’ mouth is? Hmmmm.

We can ask Noway who has an undefeated track record on this blog!! Whaddayathink Noway?!

How much? At least a Trading Places dollar bet or glad to do more.

I can maybe buy all of you some red MAGA hats with my winnings! I am willing to bet any of the snowflakes on the blog too!

Oh Caroline, is using the word “crackpipe” a racist term to you hypersentive race baiters?

Will Durant
Will Durant

That an incompetent boob who exceeded his Peter Principle plateau with the Secretary of State role being elected Governor because he has your team colors is nothing to celebrate. In fact, just to cancel your vote I’m going to vote for a Democrat for Governor for the first time in 52 years of voting for ’em. Keep up your juvenile taunts, you might even convince a few more former Republicans to cross over to the opposite side of the road that you occupy.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Caroline… Trump Jr. and his girl friend were in Athens on Tuesday, They even had a 100 person democratic walk out.

https://twitter.com/bluestein/status/1049805436172587008?s=20.

And their closing argument is ‘don’t let the radical democratic socialist mod take over the government.” And detroy a good made. And innocent until proven guilty… Oh and he need to lock up a sitting female senator.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Benev, here is some advice from someone that has grown up in this state. Not a transplant from NY or California. Don’t mess with pickups and guns in this state! Don’t forget, there is a reason Ford is getting out of the car business (other than the Mustang) and GM makes almost all of its money on trucks and SUVs. When all of the libs are driving their Smart Cars, it is not impressive. Folks just laugh. If you want a golf cart, get a golf cart…..Ladies if you have a liberal husband and he buys you a Smart Car,… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

OK, you are lying.
There has never been 80% resistance to gun control in my lifetime. In fact, currently, stricter gun control laws are supported by 67% of Americans.
https://news.gallup.com/poll/1645/guns.aspx

So, perhaps your source of information is lying to you. Perhaps you are just deceiving yourself because you want the world to be different than it really is. I don’t know. But, you should face up to the fact that you are LYING here.

Nothing you say here has any credibility if you don’t back it up because you are a known and repetitive liar.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Don’t be hatin’, B…
Just because DTM or me or Sally or Alpha disagrees with you and your side doesn’t make us liars. Besides, we’ll know where the country stands on November 6th. The crowds that are seeing TGM at his rallies are staggering! You remember when we talked before ’16 and you all said those folks might go to a rally but wouldn’t show up at the polls, well….we all known how that turned out. History is gonna repeat.

Benevolus
Benevolus

It is not a ‘disagreement’ to make a statement that is provably false. I would love to have discussions about ‘disagreements’ but when you or the other trolls around here lie there is no discussion to be had, and you know it, or else you would actually respond like a normal person does who is having a ‘discussion’. But all you ever have is “we win’, ‘libs suck’, etc etc. You may win in Nov, who knows. But you don’t need to lie about it. Just speak the truth or your opinion. But “80% of Americans” isn’t an opinion, and… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I grew up here. My parents grew up here. Their parents grew up here. In fact, my family has been in Georgia since before the United States of America was ever a thing. I like football. Better stated, I like Georgia football and find other football to be a merely adequate fill-in when the Dawgs aren’t playing. I own guns. I hunt. I fish (not with the guns, obviously). I drive a truck because I actually need a truck to do things like haul dirt, dead animal carcasses, generators for tailgates, and coolers full of beer. I – unlike you… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

My God, we’ve found the next star of Grizzley Adams!! Little Snivler!! Who knew!?!?!? I know, maybe the new Marlboro Man!! We never knew you were a literal stew of masculinity! LMAO!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Awww, that’s sweet. Big Daddy sticking up for his troll crew. I think you guys are in the wrong place though. You belong here:
https://youtu.be/td1KAgrYUGA

Noway2016
Noway2016

LOL! At least you tried…Pathetic as it was, but at least a modicum of effort was exerted.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Rather than than a bubbling cauldron of daddy issues.

Benevolus
Benevolus

A ‘disagreement’!
I disagree with your assessment that it was pathetic. Let’s discuss.
What makes you think it was pathetic?

Noway2016
Noway2016

You couldn’t find a better insult than Romper Room?

Benevolus
Benevolus

I think it fits pretty well. A bunch of barely coherent children living in a sort of fantasy world.
Not really an insult. Just an observation.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“barely coherent children”
Hmmm, you mean like surrounding and harassing Repubs in restaurants and elevators?
Doxxing Repubs with the release of their private info?
Trump is a GD genius! His use of the term “Mob” to describe yall is 10000% accurate!! And effective! Have you seen CNN literally melt down when that term is used! LOL!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Ah, the old ‘I’m rubber, you’re glue’ retort.
More evidence that my observation was accurate.
Also, the laughing hysterically at your own comments is pretty childlike too.
And the obsessive interest in the daddy figure.
And the ridiculously exaggerated claims.

But, none of that is actually precise enough to count as a possible lie, which is another thing liars do; they try to use weasel words so they can’t be held accountable. Your Leader does that a lot.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Andrew you seem to have many admirable traits but obviously there is a disconnect . When did your mom drop you on your head? Did she blow smoke in your face? Do you actually talk politics to your buddies when you are out huntin’ And fishin’? If I were you I would just be quiet… With your background when did your radical conversion occur? I already know… I have seen the same affliction in many victims….you went to college and there were so many liberal snowflakes there and even more liberal professors and well…here you are…brainwashed is a harsh term… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’ve been blessed with a lot of good things in my life: good health, loving and supportive parents, good schools. I’ve had access to tremendous opportunity: I’ve gotten to travel a lot, work with some cool people, and make enough money so that I don’t have to stress about bills or making ends meet. . But I also know that I’m extremely lucky and me being where I am is the result of a lot of factors that were well beyond my control. It’s why I give to charity – including Planned Parenthood, in Noway’s honor. It’s why I volunteer… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

Ah, yes, it was probably the education that opened ACP’s eyes and brains.
What does that say about you?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Hey liar.
So when liars get caught lying, they often ‘move the goalposts’, as you have just done.
Now we’ve got a bunch of imprecise comments and made up numbers apparently meant to distract from the lie. But it doesn’t change the FACT that you lied, you are continuing to lie, and you are living in a made-up fantasy world that you are sustaining by lying to yourself.

You are still a liar. Stop lying.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“‘move the goalposts” Like yall kept trying with Kav? Delay, Obstruct, Resist!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Ah, and now here you are, changing the subject. Which is a lot like moving the goalposts.
But the Kav thing is (pretty much) over, so what’s your point? (And who is this ‘y’all’?) And I don’t think the goal of ‘delay, obstruct, resist’ ever changed at all. That was the goal from the beginning to the end. So that’s not even an example of ‘moving the goalposts’ anyway.

And none of that changes the fact that one of your groupies lied, as I suspect you will do pretty soon.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Damn Benev, ole George “Down the Middle” Washington has to fess up. Even though I did not chop down that cherry tree or throw that silver dollar across the Potomac, I will admit that my 80% in favor of guns here in the US is an estimate of what should be the number— but I could be off a little! I bet if you polled conservatives, that 80% of them or more are for the 2nd amendment. Do you think that is far off? Do you think 80% of the citizens in dictatorships around the world would like to be… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well if you are curious why don’t you go find a friggin poll of conservatives and find out? What does ‘for the 2nd amendment’ actually mean? Citizens of dictatorships? Are you kidding me? You’re a worse weasel than your weaselly troll leader. Just name a dictatorship you want to use as an example! But that would destroy your fantasy worldview wouldn’t it. Because then you would have to define ‘dictatorship’, then you would have to find some evidence to support your claim, which almost certainly doesn’t exist. So it’s a stupid statement, if not an actual lie. I don’t have… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Spare me Benev! Too much hateful gobbledygook for me. Are you too stupid to figure out what a dictatorship is or not…And you don’t think that people if armed would put up with that bullshit… they may die but they at least take some with them.

That’s why it’s the second amendment… And why a bunch a pinheaded Liberals are against it is beyond me.

Benevolus
Benevolus

As i said, you can’t even answer your own questions, because they are stupid and not really asked sincerely anyway.

I suppose you think you are asking some ‘gotcha’ type question that would make libs heads explode if they tried to answer it, but you can’t even answer it yourself.

All you have to do is pick a dictatorship. And you are too much of a weasel to even do that.