Morning Reads – Wednesday, January 30, 2019

So, it’s the day after… still snowed in? Yeah, me too… at least that is what I am telling the boss.

Just to check in, how are comments section on the site? They seem a little… calmer?

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Michael
Michael

Bob Corker was a statesman. Jeff Flake was a statesman. They sacrificed their careers to speak honestly and publicly about who and what Donald Trump is. The silence from Isakson for two plus years regarding the antics, lies, bigotry, and incompetence displayed by Trump routinely is the action of a self-serving politician – not a statesman.

chefdavid
chefdavid

Little short Bobby has never been a conservative.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Comments section better.
I would like to add that one of those banned actually did offer relevant and insightful comments, he was just unable to refrain from also responding to trollish behavior. So perhaps a second chance after a time out period?
To twist up Dr. Frank N. Furter- If you removed the cause, (maybe) it removes the symptom!

The Eiger
The Eiger

Andrew could be just as much of a troll as the others. He was just a little more eloquent about it.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Well of course. He’s a professional. 🙂
But isn’t eloquent trolling at least part of what MR comment sections are all about? It’s the crude and dishonest comments that need policing.

xdog
xdog

I agree with Benevolus. A little pointed trolling isn’t bad form imo but constant sneering and off-topic inanity will run people off. Since the purge some familiar posters have returned.

The Eiger
The Eiger

Sure, but when you can’t help but feed the wild animals it can come back to bite you. If he didn’t have to always have the last word he would be here trolling me now.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Yeah, it was super hard to not want to engage the negativity and repetitively false and random statements. ACP most often started with facts, and often brought great and appreciated info. But engaging the negative and factually-averse on the same (or any) emotional level was a losing game. Tough to ignore or address them, though.

O_O
O_O

I remember him posting something like “I’ll accept the ban hammer if the other two go as well” So maybe think of him like a comments section martyr if it helps.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I actually feel relief when I login here now, because I won’t have to sift through reams of rants and unprovoked negativity. I’ve also noticed previously absent or infrequent posters starting to post, which is nice. Leaving some oxygen in the room opens up the lungs.

Raleigh
Raleigh

It’s simple. Rule 1, This is not my Board, I’m a guest here. Rule 2, If you don’t like or abide by the Boards rules refer to rule 1. Sub part to Rule 2. You can be kicked off for any reason at any time and the powers that be are under no obligation to warn you or give you any consideration what so ever, again refer to rule 1. I myself screw up quite often but maybe this little episode will help us understand we will disagree but look harder for those things where we do find agreement. I… Read more »

augusta52
augusta52

Well, something we might all agree on—the weather forecast for the Atlanta area was something of a dud yesterday—but probably was good for Home Depot and your local grocer…..

Ellynn
Ellynn

Meanwhile in Wisconsin,

Haley Davison is going to move even more manufacturing lines out of the US because of… the tariff war.

And about those 13,000 manufacturing jobs and $4 Billion in state and local tax breaks, and state and county paid for infrastructure – including a brand new exit off of a 3 line interstate in Racine, 8 miles of heavy truck roads, mega sewer and water lines, and an electrical relay station (and a huge back up natural gas powered generator on site included) with enough electrical capacity to run all of Hartsfield Jackson… Well…

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/foxconn-may-not-build-10b-wisconsin-plant-trump-touted-n964411

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Lots of economic flashing lights that could be a trigger for a recession….

Hard Brexit
PG&E bankruptcy
Stalling Chinese economy
Tariffs raising prices at time of another government shutdown

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump: “If I didn’t get elected, {Foxconn] wouldn’t be spending $10 billion,”

VP Pence and Paul Ryan, in addition to Scott Walker, were crowing about it too. Quite a cadre of GOP dealmakers. They all got media attention, and the announcement occurred more than 72 hours ago, so the GOP base will never connect the two announcements.

Ellynn
Ellynn

This place was mentioned last week. It’s not as bad as the Pink House Fire, but it will effect the kitchen from what I heard.

http://www.wtoc.com/2019/01/29/green-truck-pub-temporarily-closed-due-fire/

Benevolus
Benevolus

I guess they won’t need to add any “smoke flavoring” to those excellent burgers.

chamblee54
chamblee54

Warren Harding is considered one of our worst Presidents. Does he deserve this honor? https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2019/01/30/was-warren-harding-a-bad-president-3/

chefdavid
chefdavid

Take note Georgia. Don’t be like California. I know we are a few years from this, but don’t make it more expensive than the black market. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-pot-tax-cuts-20190128-story.html

Raleigh
Raleigh

Yes it is a real sport. Soccer, the other football. Here is a true story for y’all. I was sitting at my local Mexican restaurant enjoying a Dos Equis and dinner watching Mexican league soccer. They ask me if I wanted to change the channel but I said no and beside the restaurant employees were very interested in the game. I think it was a playoff. They ask me if I watched Soccer and I said not really because I didn’t really understand the game. It wasn’t busy so we discussed the game and how it was the most popular… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid