Morning Reads for January 31, 2018 {New Years Eve Edition}

2018. What a year! Some of it was great. Some of it wasn’t. It felt defined by campaign commercials and mailers and a whole lot of chicken dinners. It was a year of parades, bus tours, phone banking, sign waving, and meet and greets.

For our family, in addition to a whole lotta miles on the campaign trail, it was a year that brought us a new niece and three new nephews, it was a year of profound loss, and it was a year of high adventure that broadened our horizons. I thought renovating our house and living in dust and dirt for weeks on end challenged our marriage. HA. If you want to know if your marriage will last for the ages, try volunteering your entire life-past, present, and future- for public consumption via a campaign. We are in it to win it, folks.

The year also brought about headlines that were bizarre, hilarious, and caused eye-rolls for days. Here are some highlights for your last Morning Reads of 2018:

And, if you are throwing a fun soiree at home this evening and need to stream the ball drop (or planning on snuggling up on the couch BECAUSE NO SHAME) here is some easy access for your viewing pleasure.

From all of us at GeorgiaPol, Happy New Year!

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xdog
xdog

After you give your baby a big midnight kiss, check out NASA-TV a half-hour later for coverage of the Ultima Thule flyby.

Some NASA engineers had to get their work deemed ‘essential’ to continue despite the government shutdown.

“We are ready to science the heck out of Ultima Thule.”

https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-follow-new-horizons-historic-flyby-of-ultima-thule/
https://www.space.com/42864-new-horizons-ultima-thule-flyby-what-to-expect.html

Gregs
Gregs

Thanks for these links, very interesting.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Very cool. Love this stuff. Flyby of Pluto was stunning…

Has anyone read any of astrophysicist Hugh Ross’s books? I think he is sharper than Stephen Hawking and much more readable.

Improbable Planet, Why the Universe is the Way it Is, The Creator and the Cosmos and others are must reads if you ask me.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Pretty simple, perfect example! 1000% Irrefutable!

Donald Trump on Sunday argued former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have a wall around their Washington D.C. home and the U.S. ‘needs a slightly larger version’.
‘President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!,’ he tweeted.
What say you, Libs!?
AWWWW NAWWWWWWW!!

chefdavid
chefdavid
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

For the record, barriers can be effective, but opinion if not falsehood surrounded by numbers don’t constitute fact.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

An insightful and informed comment as usual.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Jericho, Jerusalem, Rome, Paris, etc. all had walls and all suffered the same fate. In the modern age it is a simple minded solution to appease simple minds.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Isnt it more simple minded not to have borders? Do you know of any other country that does not maintain its borders? Help me that logic.

Will Durant
Will Durant

It is hard, nay, impossible to help someone apply logic when they twist and conclusion jump a subject so far that it disappears over the horizon. A stone or even bronze age wall has nothing to do with not having a border.

Gregs
Gregs

It’s really great to know that Barack and Michelle Obama are now the standard by which Trump decides what is right and wrong. Here’s a few more things he should tweet about and seek to model about the Obamas. Barack and Michelle have been married only to each other since 1992. Barack and Michelle never used chain migration to bring in immigrant relatives of an immigrant wife and have them granted citizenship. Barack and Michelle had no indictment of high ranking officials during the eight years they inhabited the White House. Barack and Michelle are the among the most admired… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

And of course someone would take a picture of the house and show once again what a pathetic liar inhabits the white house.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/12/31/trump-claims-theres-foot-wall-around-obamas-dc-home-neighbors-say-theres-not/?utm_term=.0cd7f82aad7d

bethebalance
bethebalance

That’s just super sad. Making stuff up just to gin up division. Not even a care in the world if the argument is factual or effective. As long as it gets people riled. Sad sad.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

If we spend $5 billion on the wall or whatever barrier is needed, and if the cost of illegal immigration is some $116 billion a year, doesn’t that pay for itself immediately? Is there some liberal “logic” that I am missing here?

bethebalance
bethebalance

For such a specific number, you should quote a source. The details of the methodology would be important.
But past that, are you saying that all costs of any illegal immigration are attributable to undocumented people who cross by foot overt he Mexican border? Because that would be the only fair comparison to make for saying how much a barrier could save.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I think there is an easy counterargument to make: walls around one parcel of real estate or three are far more effective than walls across an entire landscape. For obvious reasons. But the analogy isn’t about effectiveness, so it doesn’t matter. It’s just rhetoric designed to divide Americans. How does it divide? Ask– is the rhetoric itself going to be effective? I.e. will the analogy convince any Dem Senator or Rep to now vote for wall funding? Of course not. Voters and their elected are all dug in. And the pathway to get a barrier (not a wall) is obvious–… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

What’s a nudey selfie got to do with the Mueller probe?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Sort of reminds you of another weird set of facts.

How did some bullsh– opposition research dossier that concocted some story about Trump peeing on a bed in a hotel that Barak slept on in Russia— totally made up and unverified mind you— become the focus and reason for spying on the opposition candidate, ruin his chances of winning the election and then become the basis of a special counsel to try and impeach him once elected and attempt to ruin his presidency?

Who would ever believe that in this country?

Looks like another something Mueller would love to me.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

More bizarre liberal behavior. Will someone please help me here. I am stumped. What is this all about?

The Brainwashing is real. White people protesting white people for being white people… Truly Amazing. WTF?

C:\Users\mark\Desktop\white people.jpg

chefdavid
chefdavid

A pre-emptive strike against the Burn? Bernie alumni seek meeting to address ‘sexual violence’ on ’16 campaign Now who is this? The Ruskies, the Dems trying to get out a possible white male that has the potential to get a lot of votes, Warren’s campaign operatives that were former Bernie ones, or Hillary still burnt?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Wonder who the serial gropers were or is this more whining?