Morning Reads for Friday, January 25, 2019

 

 

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Benevolus
Benevolus

A couple more small towns to explore:

Clarkesville is cute, and there is an excellent restaurant there called Harvest Habersham:
http://www.harvesthabersham.com/

Andersonville- A big military cemetery (the adjacent park is closed at the moment because of the, ahem, you know what), and the town has basically built it’s identity around it’s Civil War heritage, so that’s interesting. They’ve also built themselves a little “pioneer village” there, which is pretty cool.

Plains is worth the trip.

But whatever you do, don’t go to Tybee Island. There’s enough people there already.

downthemiddle
downthemiddle

I am posting this as a continuation of bigotry of thought that we have been discussing the last few days. I believe one party is painfully guilty of that. What do they have to gain by doing so? Has anyone ever hear the term CLIMATE DENIER? Isn’t that term a purposeful reference to HOLOCAUST DENIER? Of course it is. This is another obvious example of trying to silence folks that disagree with them. One party continues to call the other racist and NAZI if you don’t agree with them. On a daily basis. Does anyone a DENIER of that? We… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Before the opponents seize upon this as further evidence of their dislike for anything DTM and go squalling to DD…
There are no bad words in this post. Nothing hate-filled. Just a posting of his opinions that can be discussed. Or not. But not vilified and castigated. Not this time…Either discuss. Or be quiet.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Let me apologize for DTM for his wrong lication..:

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

They don’t have to “go squalling to DD”. DD is watching and has taken the appropriate action. I gave him two warnings over the last two days. Didn’t phase him. You reap what you sow.

gt7348b
gt7348b

In keeping with the small town discussion, I’ll second Thomasville and Sweet Grass Dairy. Especially the Thomasville Tomme which you can find in Atlanta at Ecco and Savi in midtown. Also, if you can still find it, the bourbon aged beer from Service Brewery in Savannah is excellent, though they’ve run out of it at the Whole Paycheck on Victory. Also, it is restaurant week in Savannah. Visit the Green Truck Pub and I’ve heard the new chef at Pracci in the Kimpton on Bay St. Is worth a visit. (Full disclosure, my family is from outside Thomasville and my… Read more »

gt7348b
gt7348b

Also, if Ellyn has any suggestions for restaurant week, I think those of us in Savannah would appreciate them. Since I’m one of the ones on furlough, I’m looking for deals other the bogo at Food Lion on Skidaway

Ellynn
Ellynn

I don’t know if Restaurant Week has any deals for you… I personally can’t afford to eat at Nobel Fare unless some one else is picking up the tab, but I’m intrigued by their options for $30 – mi-just havta try the she crab soup. Vic’s Pan Seared Black Grouper with seafood side theme sounds interesting, and that soup is awesome if your into mushrooms. Rocks looks over priced for what hey have at $40. Corleone’s has a $15 Lunch which includes a Cannoli or tiramisu. And you know, Italian. Baked cheesy bubbly goodness. I need someone to test out… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

That Greek style burger at Green Truck is awesome!

gt7348b
gt7348b

Oh, the goat milk is great! I usually only get it when my aunt goes by the dairy. Mix in some pecans with it (preferably Elliots or Morelands).

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Oh, and Noway… what DTM did here was a clear threadjack and the fact that you are playing the apologist for something this blatant is just silly.

Noway2016
Noway2016

He posted in the open posting Morning Reads. The fact tha he didn’t make a separate thread of his own is most probably a simple oversite.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

It’s not an oversite. He continuously does this, and it is because he doesn’t stop and think before he posts. It’s not something we have to worry about again. I warned him about it. He didn’t heed the warning. Stop apologizing for him, you’re not his mother.

chefdavid
chefdavid

And don’t forget to get a beer or a shot at the Northwestern most bar in Georgia. https://jeffersonsrestaurant.com/trenton-georgia/

Gregs
Gregs

https://www.scribd.com/document/398207095/Stone-Indictment-012419

Collusion: secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose.

Every indictment gets us one step closer to Individual 1.

Mr1raggedhole
Mr1raggedhole

#Edgy

Benevolus
Benevolus

Three airports now being restricted. Can Atlanta, on Super Bowl weekend, be far behind?
What say you David Perdue?

https://www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email

3280 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 2640
Atlanta, GA 30305
p: (404) 865-0087
f: (404) 816-3435

gt7348b
gt7348b

I’m guessing it is going to be mid February before enough senators remember they took an oath to the constitution not to Trump

chefdavid
chefdavid
FreeDuck
FreeDuck

I don’t think they will work without pay though.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Contractor workers outside of the DoD were not only furloughed but will not receive back pay. Explain how that will work for TSA, Customs, Air traffic control, Amtrak, etc. goes private. Reminder Reagan made Air Controller federal employees so they could not strike -stopping air traffic nation wide.

It should be noted , most of park service buildings or major venues have private contracted employees, – security forces (like the Smithsonian) food workers, ect.)

Will Durant
Will Durant

Private security prior to TSA at various US airports was an absolute joke. I’ve actually passed through a metal detector with the “observer” snoring. Then there were the Barney Fife types without a bullet… Gripe about it all you want but the level of professionalism has increased dramatically. If money is the issue then cancel one F35 order.

chefdavid
Benevolus
Benevolus

You’re gonna need those guys if you ever want to pay for a wall.

Ellynn
Ellynn

And hire new ones for what… $0.00?

chefdavid
chefdavid

Don’t rehire. Go to a national sales tax.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark
Ellynn
Ellynn
Benevolus
Benevolus

I know! I just don’t want it to change too much.

chefdavid
chefdavid

This goes to show you the government needs to get out of all this charity free stuff. The populous will take care of it.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Not really.
https://www.gafollowers.com/atlanta-ranks-4th-needy-city-ties-1st-homelessness/

When things are going good, and less charity is needed, more is available. When times are tough, the charity dries up too, just when it’s needed most.

You can actually look at it as a cost/benefit situation. It often costs less to address your worst problems than to try to ignore them or sweep them under the rug. I’ve read recently that a couple of different cities (Salt Lake City for one I think) are actually providing housing for all homeless in their cities. It will be interesting to see how that works out.

Ellynn
Ellynn

It’s easy to give charity to people who take care of us, who protect us who’s lives are being upended by the people we (and they) elected. It’s harder to find folks to ‘take care of it’ when they believe their money is going to folks that have been labeled as lazy and useless of said populous -just out to collect ‘free stuff’ – because they are helped by the government.

Benevolus
Benevolus

This looks like a pretty good story about homelessness strategies anyway:

“What we found is that once people’s basic needs are met, their housing needs are met, they’re able to focus on treatment, on employment and the other things,” said James Mathy, the county’s housing director.

Three years later, Milwaukee is on track to the be the nation’s largest county to effectively end chronic homelessness. The Housing First strategy is credited with savings millions of dollars by reducing demand for mental-health and emergency-room care.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/homeless/what-can-seattle-learn-from-cities-that-decreased-their-homelessness/

xdog
xdog

The Senate just agreed by voice vote to fund the government through mid-Feb. With no objections, gopers supported the same bill they voted against yesterday, but we all know what happened since that vote. The same bill gets to the House tonight and surely will pass overwhelmingly, and then all that’s needed is Trump’s signature for the government to back to its daily operations. After the unneeded mess of the last month, Trump wouldn’t find reason to balk, would he? Would he? The Senate also named members to a group to head negotiations. There are some good names there as… Read more »

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

And the House just passed it too, so it’s on its way to the White House.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

I’m jumping back in, ’cause the water is fine now that DD has calmed down the snark! Thank you. It’s also good to see that Pelosi has now stopped her childish temper tantrum, thanks to POTUS letting her have her way on the 3-week thing. It’s pretty ridiculous for any Speaker of the House to act like the whole country is her plaything, and that shutting down a portion of the government is just a pawn in her stooopid games. It is absurd that a person who represents only 1/435 of the nation can hold all the rest of the… Read more »

xdog
xdog

Now that’s an interesting take. Stooopid but interesting.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Hey, xdog! I missed you too.

Will Durant
Will Durant

“I will own the shutdown.”

Gregs
Gregs

If you like football, you’ll like the NFL Experience. I went today and it’s worth the price of admission.

https://www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/details/overview/super-bowl-experience-driven-by-genesis/5da4f0da-418a-4da8-8654-8f6c43118344