“Morning” Reads – Wednesday, January 2, 2018

So, it’s the day after…

  • An update on the move to to a different voting machine.
  • A remembrance of Tom Crawford.
  • The young team couldn’t pull it off yesterday…
  • UCF’s 25 game win streak ends with a loss to LSU.
  • The President of the Other Georgia wishes reconciliation across her land.
  • Moultrie, Georgia story of the year: Michael.
  • The Hands Free Law has been a “mixed bag“.

I know it’s been tough being civil to each other, and I hope that you continue to follow the path we have laid out.

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chefdavid
chefdavid

Did Blackwood, director of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, offer up how many citations were given resulting in how much in new taxes in 2018?

Ellynn
Ellynn

My 11 days of a daily dose of hours of Fox News has ended. I should get a certificate of completion or something. Maybe a participation trophy at least.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Ellyn, you can now enjoy your NY Times. Look at the article about former editor, Jill Abramson, telling everyone that the biased Times coverage of Trump is a dumpster fire of dishonestly and they have lost a ton of credibility! No kidding! I could have told them that years ago. I do find it refreshing to hear an honest liberal publicly saying the coverage is appallingly biased. If you want to see an organization much worse than that, just look at pitiful CNN. Do they even try to pose as an honest purveyor of news? It is an embarrassing It… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Former employee of company that publicly and bitterly fire them is bad mouthing the company that fired said employee… how original.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Yep, but is what she is saying true? You dodged that one didn’t you?

Ellynn
Ellynn

I dodged it on purpose. No mater my reply, you would have gone on this long tangent of ranking against anything I said that was not 100% your point of view.

Will Durant
Will Durant

From the article on voting machines: “Republican State Rep. Barry Fleming, who co-chairs the commission, said costs vary widely. Initial expenditures would be roughly $50 million for a hand-marked paper ballot system and about $150 million for a ballot-marking machine system, he said at last month’s meeting. Georgia Tech computer science professor Wenke Lee, the only computer and cybersecurity expert on the commission, told his fellow commissioners that technology evolves quickly and investing in an expensive, tech-heavy system could leave Georgia with an outdated system again within just a few years. He recommended hand-marked paper ballots read by optical scanner.”… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

A simple fill in the bubble system. Screens used to print ballots, screen for some electors that prints ballots, reader that convert the bubbles or ballots from screens having bar codes are unnecessary. Cut out the middleman!

Ellynn
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

It is an entertaining read. “Middle Class Joe” sounds like a Diva to me demanding a private plane, some idiot forced to buy 1000 of his books —like old Fort Worthless Jim Wright’s fictional tome out of the old grooveyard of liberal favorites— at full retail no doubt…. he sounds like a rapper demanding ho’s, weed and honey buns before his next concert tour!! Oh and Houston we have a problem. So many libs these days are white people protesting white people for being white people! I cant figure that idocy out either….And they don’t make them much older, moldier,… Read more »

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

DD, how is this any different from the same crap you’ve previously warned this dude about on multiple occasions?

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Noway, look at what Andrew is resorting to again.

Good Lord is that embarrassing. Can you see him on a college campus banning dissenting speakers? Running off to his safe space…putting on that pink hat or maybe getting a job at that vape shop…

Noway2016
Noway2016

I know. Just addressed it. Gently, I might add.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Andrew. Seriously?
Ellynn links to an article on Biden. DTM voices an opinion and throws in some Jim Wright historical context What has he done wrong? You’re frustrated? Obviously! Why appeal for DD to restrict him? Put some of that lawyer brainpower and offer a differing take!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

His rant started with Biden and then wildly jumped to some race baiting about “rappers demanding ho’s, weed, and honey buns” to some more race baiting about “white people protesting white people for being white people” then some old-man fist shaking about millennials then another attack on Hillary Clinton (because reasons) and hinting that she might murder Joe Biden then an attack on Rep. Ocasio Cortez (because reasons) then an attack on Elizabeth Warren (because reasons) then another attack on Elizabeth Warren (because reasons) Just because he used Joe Biden as the jumping off point for his Old Codger Mad… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I was laughing at the demand of Diva Joe to show up for a rally! Maybe we can become private citizens and candidates and demand that stuff just to show up. Is this how to relate to the common man if you are a democratic candidate?! I didn’t post the article. I was shocked and humored by it!! The ruling class against the rest of us… I have heard performers acting like this with demands to show up. I was stunned that this is what candidates get to do once out of office. No wonder the Clintons are worth hundreds… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

You really don’t know much about speaker circuit if your only take way was what you read in the opening paragraph. Any high demand speaker asks for either a book seller point at the venue which has to bought there for any signing or includes the book as a give away in the fee. The intent is to sell the book. If it’s a college, it’s normally a give away. As speaking fees go he is lower the Cheney in 2009 and Gore between 2001 and his film release. It should be noted that Cortez is 28 and can not… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I don’t believe there is any circumstance where a barcode would be acceptable on a ballot. ScanTron ballots are read quickly by machines anyway, so saving time is not a legitimate argument, and it destroys the ability to determine voter intent vs what was counted.

It’s actually suspicious to me that someone would even suggest or offer such a system when you are trying to create a paper trail.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Note to Uga, when meeting fellow mascots of the bovine family in the future, it might behoove you to wear a Georgia blackout jersey then a bullfighter red one.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

That is hilarious! The bulldogs looked overmatched in more ways that one! The 2 best teams will be playing next Monday!

Noway2016
Noway2016

Y’all need to go see The Mule. At almost 90, Clint is still a badass!

Gregs
downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Gregs, a good article. However try telling a liberal consumed with hate especially of anything Trump or conservative to move one inch to the right.

Did you ever see millions of penis hat wearing conservative men running to Washington to protest when Obama was elected? I truly hoped he would at least help race relations instead of further dividing us.

Do you see conservatives melting down, hunting down politicians they disagree with, politicizing every aspect our life, tearing down statues, banning speech on campuses and unwilling to bend on anything? There is your problem.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Did you ever see millions of penis hat wearing conservative men running to Washington to protest when Obama was elected

Yeah, I did.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

You know what Shrivler, I bet you did!

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Yeah, Dems moving to the right on sentencing, healthcare and damn near everything they moved right on over the past 25 years has worked out just dandy

Guess what? That’s over. Which be no means means arte blanche.,

Gregs
Gregs

The point of the article seems to have escaped you. Did you read it or simply comment? Stating an issue as a binary choice between us and them is one of the ways discourse devolves.

Ellynn
Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Alav Ha-sholom, Funkman.