Morning Reads — Thursday, October 11, 2018

If you’re reading these, my bubble in southeast Georgia still has power. But let’s keep the panhandle and SWGA Georgia in our prayers as they’re in for some rough days ahead.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

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Noway2016
Noway2016

CNN: “Token Negro” ? Yall ok with such an insult? Where is Mark Lamont Hill with his insults these days?

Benevolus
Benevolus

“Mommy! He said negro! I’m not allowed to say negro, how come he can say negro?!?”

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

“Oh so rappers can say it all the time and be CELEBRATED, but when I say it just TWICE to the waiter, they ask me to leave the Cheesecake Factory.” — Noway2016

Noway2016
Noway2016

Posting old lies, Andrew?

bethebalance
bethebalance

You suggest that he develops a thicker skin and better sense of humor, and then you neither get the jokes nor tolerate them well.

Ellynn
Ellynn

How do you feel about well know Republican optative Tara Setmayer insulting Mr. West?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Well known Tara who?! Is that the Tara from Gone with the Liberal Wind? If she is so well known, how is it that I have never heard from here since I am a charter member of the conservative opposition? All I heard was some libs calling Mr. West an uncle Tom and a Yard N word… Do you notice the tolerance for black folks that disagree with the lib plantation? Its ugly as hell. What about conservative women…how are they treated by the intolerant s—ts? Wow. I thought it was bad to be hating on black people. Or anyone… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

You need to get out the Google and look up Tara Setmayer. She was the one on CNN who said it. She is also a GOP Never Trumper, so I doubt you would know her. It’s not like she has the poltical chops like Diamond and Silk of course.

I personally don’t dislike Kanye because he likes Trump. That is one of the least offensive thing about him. I dislike him (not hate – dislike) because he’s an Egotistical Ass.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I just listen to Kanye in the Oval press pool… Still an Ass. Even in his separate universe without any 13th floors (which is why we should get rid of 13th amemdment…) bi-polar but not real bi-polar Telsa level sleep deprived can’t recall my sons name genius who doesn’t know Foxcon is not in Illinois but still north of Chicago….

If anyone understood any one of his many 5 minute run on sentences can you explain it to the rest of us. I like fine wine, but I have no clue what vintage he thinks he is…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

1) Kanye is currently promoting an new album. His “I love Trump” shtick coincidentally started the last time he was getting set to drop new music. This is – to a certain extent – an act as Kanye knows the attention will drive record sales and digital streams. . 2) Kanye has also been going downhill mentally, and creatively, since his mom died in 2007. 808s and MBDTF are perhaps his two greatest works. Since then, it’s been hit-and-miss – with a ton of misses – from him on the music front. Mentally, I think there are very clearly some… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

UPDATE. Kid Rock was seen walking into the White House just after 11:00.

Also the lunch menu for Trum Kanye, and Mr. & Mrs. Kushner will be a mozzarella and tomato salad, roosted Chicken, fingerling potatoes and asparagus.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Roasted chicken: “make it like KFC!”
Fingerling potatoes= french fries
asparagus- for Ivanka.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Yall know we usually do our lunch meeting about once a month, right? Just hung up with Hollis. They want to do an unscheduled one this Saturday. To celebrate the Kav confirmation/victory. Gotta notify Myrtle’s. Make sure they’ve got our table available. For a celebration, what should I request for the menu? I’m open to suggestions…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not sure about the menu, but you might as well pinch the butt of the waitress, just to keep the assault thing going.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Seems that you’re the one “keeping it going” since Kav didn’t do a damn thing. Tell me, B, how much frustration do yall feel? All of that character assassination and lies…and yet…thar he sits!!

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

We could have some libs join us…I think they have some kale salad, humus, vegeburgers and quiche catered for them. Maybe a little zinfandel wine…

And Transgender waiters or waitresses…not sure the right word so if you take a pinch, you are not sure who or what you are assaulting…

Ellynn
Ellynn

Most Libs I know eat a Whole 30 diet, avoid kale (that’s so 2015). and Red Zin is not a lunch time drink. If this is on a Saturday you need a bottomless mimosas or bellinis.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Are you saying DTM is just full of useless, dated, uninspired, and inaccurate stereotypes which he laces with hate so he can feel like a big man?
Because if you’re not, then I am.
Personally, I hate kale. I’m right this moment eating raw meat I trapped and killed myself.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Thanks Ellynn! I promise to buy you lunch if you show up at Myrtle ‘s ! That goes for all of the other snowflakes on the blog. I don’t think I could laugh any harder if everybody showed up!

I want to see who is behind this liberal wizardry… To see if they honestly believe the things they spout! I guess it’s possible and not a ruse.

Benevolus
Benevolus

My dad drinks at the American Legion. That’s what they do there- sit around a drink cheap-ass beer and make a bunch of stupid generalizations about the world and whole swaths of people because they are too mentally lazy to actually try to understand anything or anyone that might disrupt their simplistic fantasy world.

At least my Dad has enough sense to know that you don’t run that BS out in public.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Maybe some don’t generalize. I think few would lie under oath about their character, or if they ever got black out drunk.

Noway2016
Noway2016

You’re Dad sounds like he’s a helluva lot smarter than you!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Ok….I’m really wanting those menu suggestions. What do you serve at a victory feast?!

armanidog
armanidog

Baked beans, Lima beans, deviled eggs, and field peas.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Okra? Double fried chicken? Mac and cheese?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Humble Pie.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Don’t forget the hummingbird cake for desert!

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Hey Noway, That sounds good to me; I might be a newbie if it’s okay. I’m not sure which Myrtle’s though; the one I knew was in Lawrenceville and closed down a while back. 411?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sally, we’re not actually able to meet this Saturday. I had a already scheduled event that I had forgotten about. The next time around, I’ll let you know well in advance. Put an email address I can use on here. We WILL meet for an entertaining meal, I assure you!!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Do you eat at Myrtle’s because you got banned from Cheesecake?

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Just to clarify the “Tasteless Floridians” link. Ron DeSantis’ campaign, and the Florida Republican Party, were still running attack ads against Andrew Gillum during the hurricane and during hurricane coverage. Not only that DeSantis decided to go on Fox News to badmouth Gillum while the storm was hovering over Tallahassee.
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So the headline should be “One Tasteless Floridian in Particular”

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Did those tasteless Floridians stalk any politicians, shoot any softball players, snivel, moan and storm the Capitol and threaten violence to anyone they disagree with. Did you see any of them wearing black masks and have you had the top leaders threatening more violence?

Andrew are those morons I mentioned “tasteless Americans”? Just wondering if you will be consistent…

Ellynn
Ellynn

You know Jessica is the one who mentioned ‘tasteless Floridians’…. in one of her links and it was focused on 3 specific people or their super PACs running for elected office in Florida? He’s not insulting an entire state. (Eyeroll)

Ellynn
Ellynn

The Link to the AP story on the media wanting Trum in Florida yesterday doesn’t mention or quote the source of wanting Trumpp in Florida. I listened to almost all of the major media outlets either online, cable, twitter, print, etc… during the day and night yesterday to keep up with how the weather would affect our clients…ect. I don’t recall any one saying he needed to be in Florida. I heard many say he needed to not be in Pennsylvania, and a lot of Florida based outlets asked why DeSanta was on Fox “campaigning”. Did I miss the Trump… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I guess this hurricane is okay since it was mostly white folks that got hit. I didn’t see any morons out blaming Bush I mean Trump for them not evacuating…Oh I guess the press got tired of running the lie of a story line how Trump doesn’t care. That was before the Carolina hurricane. Not heard a peep about how terrible Fema was since…what happened to that colossal liberal lie? Isnt it about time for CNN to say Trump hates white people…well the liberals are saying we should all hate white women now…wait, why is that? I cant wrap my… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m guessing the swimming pool was extra cold this morning?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I guess your shrinkage factor was more than usual this morning Andrew! Have you thought about thing a string to it?!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Hey “little” buddy. The insult would be more effective if you knew how to spell.

Ellynn
Ellynn

You did a lot of imprinting and whataboutism on a post of me asking for a link so I can chew out a reporter if they needed it.

Benevolus
Benevolus

When I was a kid the hurricanes only hit the poor areas! We didn’t need no stinkin’ government handout FEMA! Those people took care of themselves. We didn’t have to help them at all! And it wasn’t all over the TV 24/7 like it is now. Next thing you know somebody will be kneeling during the storm to protest some stupid idea! Can’t even watch a hurricane in peace! And this storm was pretty much done after 24 hours, so where’s your Global Warming now, huh?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Guess you’ve never been to SW Georgia, but I suspect you don’t go to the other side of the tracks much. Or does only high dollar beachfront matter?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Ellynn, we know you’d be happy if POTUS got blown away in a hurricane, but I’m pretty sure Secret Service wouldn’t approve of that. But there obviously a number of media outlets who would have loved to see Prez Trump put our Commander in Chief in harm’s way, for their enjoyment only. Cause everybody else had been evacuated by FEMA and the State of Florida.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Note that I wanted the link to the story and the reporter who wanted Trump to go to Florida to send of an email to complain about his lack of common sense. Do you really think I would take enjoyment of having the secret service follow Trump around wasting time and resources when the LEO’s and Coast Guard are needed to save others? Just because I don’t personally like an elected official, have issues with his policies and his methods don’t mean I wish him harm. Your low and incorrect characterization of me is amazing.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Am I the only one to notice the disdain for the older guys at the VFW.? Benev, you might give your dad and his buds a break.

At least your dad is not snowflake so you really have only yourself to blame. Thank him for his service for me.

Why don’t you go tell those veterans what a bunch of ninnies they are…You can tell them how tough you’ve had it.

Benevolus
Benevolus

You don’t know what the hell you are talking about.
My dad was not in the service. But he did work on missile guidance systems for Burroughs.
He’s been an alcoholic ever since.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Not a vet? American Legion? I’m confused.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Danged if I know. I think you just have to be invited.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Maybe it’s the VFW where cant get in unless you’re former military.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Just talked to my dad. He drinks at both the VFW and the AL. He prefers the VFW though. Apparently you just have to be vouched for by a member, and pay some dues I suppose.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I used to drink at the VFW back in my law school days. Best place to get some cheap beer.

Ellynn
Ellynn

The American Legion bar on the south end of Forsyth Park is one of the best burger joints in the city. Also a SCAD favorite. The mix of aging vets, neighborhood locals, and art students is amazing. It should also be noted their building has a full ‘members only assembly room’, a ballroom and stage upstairs, a hip locally grown food bistro, a 40 year old health food store and an organic coffee house which is the meeting place of all things liberal, poetry, and indie music..

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

That place sounds as good or better than Myrtles! Sign me up.

Ellynn
Ellynn
armanidog
armanidog

It seems to be getting politically painful for Mr. Trump: “WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump launched a second day of criticism against the Federal Reserve on Thursday, calling its interest rate increases a “ridiculous” policy that was making it more expensive for his administration to finance its escalating deficits… “The problem that I have is with the Fed. The Fed is going wild. I mean I don’t know what their problem is but they are raising interest rates and it’s ridiculous,” Trump said late Wednesday night. “The problem in my opinion is Treasuries and the Fed. The Fed… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Every President in the last 50 years has criticized the Fed. No news here. The Fed is independent for good reasons .

Ellynn
Ellynn

Prove it.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

It is unusual to have a president criticizing the Fed? It is inappropriate to do so but many have..

https://economics21.org/trump-fed-criticism

Benevolus
Benevolus

So in other words, you lied. Again.
Your worldview is so fragile and twisted that you can’t even support it with the truth. You have to lie. Pretty much every time you ever write anything that can be fact-checked. Everything else you write is deranged fantasy drivel with no meaning.
Liar.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Aww look at you… You DO know how to use Google. I give a B- on this research, since it is not an actual fact repository, but an independent commentary which is subjectively written.

A good quote in the link; “Fortunately, these transgressions are not the norm, and most presidents respect the Fed’s independent role.”

Keep up the good work! We might make a researcher out of you yet.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Increasing interest rates from a long extended period of very low rates, with the economy doing well, is the prudent thing to do. I would have instead written conservative two years ago, but using conservative would confuse people. Republicans have made it meaningless in that context.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Darn sad news… some guy with his comfort squirrel was denied getting on a plane ! That sure is tough love! Does anyone want to take a bet 100to 1 odds that this snowflake didn’t vote for Trump!?

Andrew have you had any trouble getting on planes with your pet gerbil ?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I may become a Kanye fan! Says wearing the red MAGA hat makes him feel like Superman! Is anyone passing out at CNN?! I will buy all the libs. MAGA hat if they promise to wear one!

Let me give you a piece of advice. Don’t wear this around town or you will get attacked by some intolerant anrachists!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Agree totally, DTM. Why put ourselves out there for violence on our families by The Mob? I sure will not. I’ll just continue to lie my ass off to pollsters who call my cell. That’s part of the reason the polls were wrong in ’16. The Silent Majority came iut in force for the first time! Same thing happens in a few weeks.

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

What’s Kanye for, exactly? Is he, like, Trump’s ambassador to The Black People? I can’t for the life of me see why it’s news that he went to the White House.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Duck, I agree. That is exactly what he is. He breaks the liberal script that all people of color have to be liberal. And the libs hate it.

I know Trump’s approval rate amount blacks has doubled. I wonder if it might triple with so many new jobs….

What happens if a black is not liberal? If not they will be intimidated, hammered and called all sorts of names. From Clarence Thomas on down. Why is that?

Benevolus
Benevolus

You’re the one with the script.
You might consider trying to go, like, 24 hours without saying certain words like “every”, and “all”.
We all have to compartmentalize a bit, but you seem to only have 2 compartments.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Are you telling me that conservative minorities are not intimidated and worse? How about conservative women?

What political figures are being followed, harassed and intimidated right now…and moreso after the Supreme Court hearings? Not every liberal is doing that. But many are. Why are so many liberal leaders encouraging folks to do this including Hillary, Maxine and Holder?

On this blog why are the conservatives called racists, haters, pedophiles and a whole lot more. Not be every liberal for so. Are any conservatives calling you guys those names?

Benevolus
Benevolus

Does ‘feminazi’ ring a bell?
Does ‘born in kenya’ ring a bell?
Does ‘murderers’ (abortion) ring a bell?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Holder-Hillary equals The Mob! What are spot on characterization!!! Lol!!

Ellynn
Ellynn
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I know Trump’s approval rate amount blacks has doubled. I wonder if it might triple with so many new jobs
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So it went from 1 person to 2 people and now you think a 3rd black guy is gonna suddenly think Trump isn’t a colossal piece of excrement?

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

“And the libs hate it.”

But do people of color like it? Is “the libs hate it” basically the answer to my question, what’s he for?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Maybe that he’s an independent thinker and doesn’t have to conform with The Lib idea of having all blacks conform with the Libs!!

Benevolus
Benevolus

“The Lib idea of having all blacks conform with the Libs!!”
What does that mean? Whose idea?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Did yall see Kanye in the Oval with TGM? That guy rocks!!

Benevolus
Benevolus

He’s gonna be rocking a restraining order and/or a straightjacket if he doesn’t get some help.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Yep, that MAGA hat makes folks feel like Superman!! I love it!

Lets the snowflakes knock that hat off with his posse hanging around!! Hispanics are 41% for Trump right now. If the republicans got 41% of the black vote the democratic party would be no longer.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

He’ll stop wearing it when he doesn’t have a record to promote.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

You already mentioned this earlier. Are you mad because the replies to your last effort came up “short.”

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

He’s lining up a spot on Celebrity Apprentice in 2021.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Washington Post is reporting that “U.S. and Turkish officials” are now confirming that Turkey has told the USs there is video and audio evidence of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s fate inside the Saudi consulate. . “You can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic,” this person said. “You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.” . Trump earlier downplayed Khashoggi’s disappearance, noting that Khashoggi was not a U.S. citizen and that Saudi Arabia has purchased billions of dollars worth of U.S. military equipment. About those sales, bye bye if it’s determined there was… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump’s Commerce Secretary and grifter Wilbur Ross has been under pressure to explain a census question concerning citizenship that was proposed for the 2020 U.S. census. The DOJ has acted to block deposing the people involved. Ross’ first explanation was that the DOJ had asked him to to assist in enforcing the Voting Rights Act. . Ross it seems had not told the full story the first time around, and in June informed the courts in a “supplemental memorandum.” that he had been considering adding the citizenship question for some time before bringing in the Justice Department. Ross got the… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Propublica reported Wednesday that Donald Trump brazenly lobbied Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over a casino license for gambling magnate Sheldon Adelson in February 2017. . “Adelson has told his shareholders to expect good news. On a recent earnings call, Adelson cited unnamed insiders as saying Sands’ efforts to win a place in the Japanese market will pay off. ‘The estimates by people who know, say they know, whom we believe they know, say that we’re in the No. 1 pole position.’ ” . Time for payback: “Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is pumping tens of millions of dollars… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Hey, one man’s oligarch is another man’s close personal political contributor.