December 7, 2018 6:12 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, December 7, 2018 Morning Reads for Friday, December 7, 2018 By Ginny Morning Reads 55 Comments Pearl Harbor Day – remember the fallen and honor the survivors. There are so few of them left. No scooters for you! Secret Santas! Atlanta-Charlotte rail? Baby, it’s LOL outside. Stories from one of America’s best storytellers. Amazon has robots? Who knew? The scariest of the scary. Good question. Love that shiny new toaster? It loves you so much, it hangs on your every word. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. Subscribe Login Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Please login to comment 55 Comments Oldest Newest Inline Feedbacks View all comments Will Durant 1 year ago I guess Shatner is getting up there in his dotage. That ain’t Red Skelton. It is Ricardo Montalban, his co-star in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. And yes the scene is tame, they had to be. But big difference between Red Skelton the clown and Ricardo, the Latin lover. Just This 1 year ago Reply to Will Durant You need to watch further into the video around minute mark 2:40. before the Red Skelton portion. Will Durant 1 year ago Reply to Just This Mea culpa, but if I have to wade that far into an old musical number to get the point then the point is lost on me. I’ve never been a fan of movies where everyone stops and breaks out into song. I’m not overwrought by the song; I just never liked it very well in the first place. Also it has little to nothing to do with my idea of Christmas. Benevolus 1 year ago I love this picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/1070999367262314496/pEgjxYCi?format=jpg&name=600×314 xdog 1 year ago I wonder how Nikki Haley feels about her replacement at the UN. https://www.npr.org/2018/12/06/663625957/trump-to-pick-heather-nauert-former-fox-news-anchor-as-u-n-ambassador-source-say Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to xdog By someone whose government experience consists of one year as spokeman in a decimated State Department? In that role the nominee “cited D-Day — the Allied invasion of Normandy against the Nazis — as an example of America’s strong relationship with Germany.” “She has been a strong defender of Trump’s at the podium, something he has clearly noticed.” Clearly qualified by Trump administration standards. xdog 1 year ago Reply to Dave Bearse Even over-qualified. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to xdog State Dept mouthpiece for a year is the whole of the nominee’s foreign policy and diplomacy experience and knowledge. Haley’s service isn’t a resume builder given effectiveness at repeating Trump’s spin of the day is the paramount qualification. xdog 1 year ago How should we think about the theft of intellectual property? The answer seems to be that we should first specify what we’re talking about. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to xdog The link caused me to understand that I consider unfair market practices that coerce transfer of knowledge and technology a form of IP theft, and a greater loss than direct IP theft. Ellynn 1 year ago Someone’s head at the Secret Service is about to implode… “But throughout his campaign and his administration, Ms. Morales, 45, has been reporting for work at Mr. Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, where she is still on the payroll. An employee of the golf course drives her and a group of others to work every day, she says, because it is known that they cannot legally obtain driver’s licenses.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/trump-bedminster-golf-undocumented-workers.html Ellynn 1 year ago Just in time for the 2020 season… http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/judge-orders-justice-state-departments-to-reopen-narrow-inquiry-into-handling-of-clinton-email-records-lawsuit/ar-BBQBszy?ocid=ientp downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Ellynn Wouldn’t you like to see the obvious truth about this miscarriage of justice finally come out. We already know she committed a ton of crimes. Hell Comey described them beautifully! Like to see how that big liar’s testimony went yesterday! Noway2016 1 year ago Ladies and Gentlemen: I present to you the modern-day Liberal… https://www.newsweek.com/minnesota-eric-sprankle-virgin-mary-impregnated-without-consent-minnesota-1248801 downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 What “context” can you give those idiotic comments from that liberal college professor? Tucker Carlson did not say those words. Just more liberal idiocy. It is a daily event. Or if you watch the Kavanaugh hearings the idiotic hatred is on full display by the leaders of the party, not just a random fruit loop… Or maybe the million person march demanding impeachment before Trump even takes power… Or a daily show from the View, Maddow or CNN… downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Ages ago…I guess your really are a millennial snowflake with the attention span of an amoeba! Would you consider the democratic economic platform of Karl Marx “new material” or rather worthless and moldy?! I guess capitalism is NEW material for the average lib these days! And apparently Bernie is nice and fresh!! You guys are hilarious! Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle You wish!! How soon do you think it will be before Kav’s vote will be the one to BONE some Lib policy?! Won’t revenge be sweet!! Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 not a modern-day liberal, he’s a Satanist. BIG difference. (yes Noway, that was written in sarcastic font…) Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Newsweek certainly wasted time on that as a story. Your reasoning makes Jason Spencer a main line conservative. Benevolus 1 year ago today’s words of wisdom… Confucius say: The wise man does not attribute one man’s behavior to a random large group. Confucius also say: Failure to recognize humor leads to unhappy days. chamblee54 1 year ago When JImmy Carter dies, are the Republicans going to trash him to get even? Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 Get even for what? downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus Good question Benev… chamblee54 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus My facebook feed has been a hate party, for the memory of President Bush. My question is, will the Republicans/conservatives have a similar hate party for President Carter? Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 Ah. Your facebook feed. I see. Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 You need better Facebook feeds. downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 Andrew, you should love Facebook. Most of it involves liberals whining and shouting at everyone they disagree with. It is a perfect liberal echo chamber. Sort of like the media, college campuses, Hollywood, late night TV and most posters on this blog! Admin TheDeepDark 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle I don’t know what meds you are off of, but this statement is ridiculous. Facebook is everyone (liberals and repubs alike) “whining and shouting at everyone they disagree with”. I can only imagine, based off your statements here, you are one of the conservatives doing the same. Listen, talking about echo chambers is one thing, but pulling your head out of one and realizing you are contributing to it is another. How about trying to do the latter? downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to TheDeepDark No meds Dark, just observations. I am certainly conservative, but my Facebook Newsfeed is filled with non stop liberal hate postings…and that is after unfollowing a ton of them. A few conservatives will reply but most have jobs and don’t waste their time. I know that is not scientific evidence… I could not imagine what a liberal’s newsfeed must be like….Do any of you liberals have conservatives spouting off all day long against liberals or do you find most of the screeds coming from the left? Please be honest. I am betting most folks would say it is 90% liberal… Read more » Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Conservatives don’t have much to complain about when conservatives are the distinct minority nationally yet are running the national and implementing conservative policies at odds with the majority. downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 That is not how conservatives roll. There is something called class and manners. Most liberal funerals turn into a republican hatefests and a campaigner fund raisers. See Wellstone. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to downthemiddle Good lord, why do you people have to lie to make a point? That Wellstone funeral wasn’t at all indicative of “most” liberal funerals. downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 Andrew, are you trying to say that Obama was not an extremist?! Really? I don’t care where he is from. Don’t you think most folks would agree that Obama is a leftist extremist compared to almost every other president ever elected? His father was a Muslim. I don’t think that makes Obama a Muslim does it? He can be whatever he wants to be in my book. chamblee54 1 year ago Athens is, in effect, a suburb of Atlanta now. The Dawgs should be the favorites. After this weekend, it might be the United. chefdavid 1 year ago So this puts private money vs. Maglev Mullis’s publicly funded venture? chamblee54 1 year ago https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/12/07/unc-teaching-assistants-go-strike-over-confederate-monument?fbclid=IwAR3v4oKo0kP67UaskXXM_sh1gqfgwnMSrKxLglVhlUI83BPfsINsVt7Bnks Has anyone seen this? Whatever your opinion about Silent Sam, and Confederate monuments, this is going too far. Students paid money to take a class, and worked to get a grade. Now, some teaching assistants have taken it upon themselves to not issue grades, as a protest of the UNC decision to bring back Silent Sam. This is not right. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to chamblee54 Ya’ know, there are hundreds of racially motivated assaults/crimes in the news at any given time. Maybe for once you could link to one of those and say “this is not right”? https://www.google.com/search?q=racially+motivated+crime&rlz=1C1CHBD_enUS751US751&source=lnms&tbm=nws&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiapfityI7fAhXOnOAKHVEJC1IQ_AUIDigB&biw=1200&bih=570 Defending the expense of $5M to preserve a Confederate monument in a different state seems a bit like some outrage looking for a cause. chamblee54 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus My comment was about method the teaching assistants chose. I have no opinion about preserving the monument. There are a lot of things left, that are not right. Noway2016 1 year ago If I may take liberties with a famous quote. “Yes, Virginia, there is a God…” LMMFAO! https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-07/clintons-resort-groupon-after-speaking-tour-fails-draw-crowds downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 Who on earth would pay money to listen to those two?! Any of you liberals on the blog planning to go? Bill can tell us how to soil a blue dress with his hard drive and Hillary can tell us how to BleachBit a hard drive. You can get her book, What Happened for $3.79! What a deal! In case you didn’t know she got her a– beat….again! I can tell you why she lost for only $1. Send money! I can’t believe these two clowns have enough balls to run around charging folks to come listen to their baloney… Read more » xdog 1 year ago The Five Stripes have taken over the site. Ellynn 1 year ago Reply to xdog Of course they have… Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to xdog Why do we always seem to have crappy weather when there is a big event? Admin TheDeepDark 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus The rain hides the tears of disappointment. xdog 1 year ago Reply to TheDeepDark Shut your mouth. Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to TheDeepDark NOT THIS TIME! Ellynn 1 year ago CAVU Timberwolf Detail, (in was in lace for over 38 years) https://twitter.com/SecretService/status/1071080127231086592 Dave Bearse 1 year ago This past week’s news confirms lying, especially with respect to contacts with the Russians and denial and then defense of the lies when they’re undeniable, is pervasive to the point it’s nearly a defining trait of those close to or seeking to get close to Trump. From the NYT: “If the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has proved anything in his 18-month-long investigation — besides how intensely Russia meddled in an American presidential election — it is that Mr. Trump surrounded himself throughout 2016 and early 2017 with people to whom lying seemed to be second nature. They lied… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Looks like “The Hoax” is killing people instead of polar bears. Thanks, Libs! https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckdevore/2018/12/07/paris-is-burning-over-climate-change-taxes-is-america-next/#4a190023632e downthemiddle 1 year ago Reply to Noway2016 This is a PERFECT example of the idocy of the economic and energy policies of the left. Let’s just screw the little guy to “save the planet”! Seriously. Why not a $50 an hour minimum wage so all can make zillions flipping burgers! Sounds great right? In reality, it is a freaking disaster. How about the hundreds of taxes Obama raised while in office and not one created a stinking job. Folks, this is your socialist bilge on display. And that is just a 25 cent gas tax increase. Cant you just see Al Gore smiling. Contrast that with Trump.… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Perfect topic of discussion for our lunch today at Myrtles! Woman hailed as hero for shooting maggot! A “shining example”, no less! Yeahhhhh, baby!! https://abcnews.go.com/US/woman-inspires-calls-gun-training-hailed-shining-shooting/story?id=59622923 Dave Bearse 1 year ago The information revealed this past week makes it clearer and clearer that breaking federal laws and being caught doing it is considered entirely in political terms by the GOP. Facts reported by federal prosecutors won’t matter. What matters is only whether the Republican Party as a whole will be successful in either dismissing crime as not being crime, or convincing enough of the public that Trump be allowed to commit crimes, purely because they can’t retain power and office without him. Ethics having been dismissed by the GOP, the bar is being lowered to dismissing law itself. Remember the crickets… Read more » Noway2016 1 year ago Reply to Dave Bearse Better than Sominex… Benevolus 1 year ago Reply to Dave Bearse This is some really good reporting, if you haven’t seen it already: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/15/putins-proxies-helped-funnel-millions-gop-campaigns Two weeks after the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a joint statement in October 2016 that the Russian government had directed the effort to interfere in our electoral process, McConnell’s PAC accepted a $1 million donation from Blavatnik’s AI-Altep Holdings. The PAC took another $1 million from Blavatnik’s AI-Altep Holdings on March 30, 2017, just 10 days after former FBI Director James Comey publicly testified before the House Intelligence Committee about Russia’s interference in the election. Dave Bearse 1 year ago Reply to Benevolus I hadn’t. Thanks for sharing. All legal after Citizens United, though within a few months even legalities won’t matter to the GOP. MAGA.