Morning Reads for Thursday, January 10, 2019

Good Morning, friends! Jessica is out of the office today, so I am filling in.

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xdog
xdog

I guess the government shutdown affected the alien spaceship link. Or maybe it was ETs up to no good. They’re not from around here you know.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/09/repeating-fast-radio-bursts-from-deep-space-could-be-aliens

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I will go with neutron stars Alex! Do send this to AL Gore. We could have another ginned up panic due to naturally occuring celestial events.

Can CNN bend the story and claim its Trump’s fault for denying aliens exist? The only solution must be taxes increases on the wealthy and electing radical socialists. Sound familiar?!

xdog
xdog

I know what sounds familiar.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

Oh I am calm. Just making another observation about liberal panic, lies and idiocy. We saw it on display with the deer in a headlight response from Chuck and Nancy!

I will encourage you to calm down yourself little buddy so you can get back to your screaming about racists and Nazis…..Well I be darned, I see you are back doing that again! Glad you are back to your old self.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

But its fine when 90% of your posts are accusations of racism and Nazi baloney, correct? Living proof is another one today! Can you go one day without anything with racist and Nazi in it? Its tiresome. You guys are the clowns that politicizes climate change. I figured you may as well do that for the neutron stars. Its Trump’s fault. The left politicizes every aspect of everyday life and its appalling. Take a knew for a change and a breather. Who is it fomenting hate daily? Not me. Did you see the midterms? How about Kavanaugh hearings?….Maybe the Chuckie… Read more »

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

“Not every item in the news needs to have politics injected into it…” I wish.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Be the change you wish for,

Benevolus
Benevolus

Final meeting of the SAFE Commission deciding on our voting method is today at 9AM. Here is info in case you want to go or contact someone:
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/secure_accessible__fair_elections_safe_commission

Hand marked ballots that are read by a scanner are the best option. A limited number of (more expensive) machine-marked ballots for those who need them would be OK too but under no circumstances should any ballot be read by a barcode. This defeats the purpose of a paper ballot as a voter cannot interpret a barcode to verify that their intent.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Any by the way, here is the list of vendors bidding for the contract:

Clear Ballot
Dominion Voting
Election Systems & Software
Hart InterCivic
Robis Elections
Smartmatic USA
Unisyn Voting Solutions

And one more relevant name: Charles ‘Chuck’ Harper (not the famed blogger Charlie Harper). This Charles Harper is Gov. Brian Kemp’s new Chief of Staff. His former gig? Lobbyist for Election Systems & Software.

Hmmm.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Kemp is a Trumper. And it’s Trump policy that lobbyists are eminently qualified and deserving of regulating and recommending. MAGA.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

We’ve been regaled with what Nathan Deal has done for the state. Fair and balanced is reviewing what the state will now be doing for Nathan Deal. What better time to call in favors and begin lobbying than as soon as possible after serving as Governor and packing state government with friends and cronies? Don’t worry, he’ll only be “consulting” for the first year. https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/what-deal-plans-after-being-georgia-governor/wS2j3icFOo3u72m19fZlXP/ Think someone like PSC member Tricia Pridemore, AG Chris Carr, or Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer aren’t going to take his call for a chit-chat “consultation”? Deal’s only been out of office for days,… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

I did not vote for Deal but I did think he did a good job as Governor. The stench from this arrangement overshadows everything he’s done. This is another example of the people who make the rules make bad behavior legal and then claim they followed the law. I’m sure nothing will be done about this but the next time I hear Kasim Reed is a crook or about all the corruption at the airport I’ll add this one to my list along with Plant Vogel. Those with the gold rule make the rules and they make them to benefit… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

There is a one year restriction on lobbying after you leave state office- unless you remain employed in state gov’t. The law is below for reference. So, Deal can be a “consultant” or lobbyist, but if he is paid to influence gov’t, he needs to register as a lobbyist. And disclose that interest to anyone he calls. I’m not as concerned at this as you guys are, though. The reason that there is an exception for state employment is because then his primary income won’t be from special interests/private entities, and he would presumably maintain the state’s interests. But it… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’ve been generally complimentary of Deal as a Republican Governor except on ethics and cronysim. It’s cheesy as had been the case since Deal ran for Governor so to me there’s no shadow. Kasim Reed has lost the trust required to ever again hold any executive elective or appointed office. Had Hillary won and Reed received an appointment, we would have heard about Reed instead of Price. An afterthought is that Deal and Reed may have gotten along so well because of what they shared in common. I’d previously expressed concern to my General Assembly representation about Airport oversight, but… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

No Jessica! But I have a great “Jessica might like link” for her.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2380381/interior-department-foia-record-access-change

(We love you too Theresa…)

Ellynn
Ellynn
Ellynn
Ellynn
Benevolus
Benevolus

Submitted for your entertainment without comment:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trackdown-trump-character-wall/

chamblee54
chamblee54

Is global warming the modern version of Noah’s ark? https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2019/01/10/the-second-great-flood-5/

chefdavid
chefdavid

Enough is enough. Don’t mess with a man’s beer. Give us some money for a LiDAR Wall Pelosi. https://www.france24.com/en/20190108-high-tech-border-wall-plan-display-ces

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well, Kemp’s voting machine commission did exactly what one would expect a corrupt system to do: They recommended the most expensive solution, that also happens to be a system offered by Kemp’s deputy Chief of Staff.

Nothing to see here. Keep moving.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-panel-backs-new-voting-machines-over-hand-marked-paper-ballots/feF5QiAwnzl2l3BK055dtI/

Benevolus
Benevolus

I just wanted to clarify this for the record: The system they recommended is offered by the company Kemp’s Deputy Chief of Staff previously lobbied for.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I’m old enough to remember when the GOP was for private land owners rights, religious freedoms, protecting places of worship and not messing with Texas.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump’s-wall-needs-private-property-but-some-texans-won’t-give-up-their-land-without-a-fight/ar-BBS4dd8?ocid=spartanntp