Morning Reads for Friday, February 8, 2019

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Raleigh
Raleigh

For those who understand what compass declination is or for others it’s just another Russian plan to infiltrate our sense of direction. Enjoy.

http://www.arrl.org/news/earth-s-magnetic-north-pole-shifts-toward-siberia

armanidog
armanidog
Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Stole this one from Patton Oswalt on Twitter:
“Bezos Blackmail Backlash Puts Pecker in a Pickle Over Penis Pix”

FreeDuck
FreeDuck

I feel like I say that at least once a day.

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

A couple years ago, both the spousal unit and I celebrated our 50th high school reunions. My high school class was about 75 people, and they did a very smart thing. Months prior to the event, questionnaires were sent out, and a goodly number of people filled them out and returned them. A class reunion book was then printed up, and it was circulated to everybody in the class; three weeks prior to the celebratory weekend. By doing so, everybody had a chance to catch up on what people had been doing for the last 50 years in the privacy… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

The reunion book is a great idea.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I can’t believe you keep linking to that ace of spades site. That place is a typhus pit all by itself.

chefdavid
chefdavid

They have a link on it here. https://drudgereport.com/

Benevolus
Benevolus

Oh thanks. :-/

chefdavid
chefdavid
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The AJC reported Kemp will be seeking federal program healthcare waivers. One of them no doubt will be that no-one refer to Obamacare. He’s budgeted $1M for buddies to figure out how to accomplish it all.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/kemp-seek-medicaid-obamacare-waivers-for-georgia/l38UvSCPn7dInxecBQACNO/

chefdavid
chefdavid

lol. “If you look at Stacey Abrams … she had Oprah, she had Michelle Obama and she had President Obama. And that was a big job for them. They were out there a lot for Stacey Abrams,” Trump told reporters.

“And all Brian Kemp had is Donald Trump. And we won. Fairly easily, okay? We won. You know, I was there a couple times for him. And they were there a lot for her. And we took it.”

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article225618820.html

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

2018: R – 50.2%; D – 48.8% (+54,723)
2016 (pres): R – 51.05%; D – 45.89% (+211,141)
2014: R – 52.7%; D – 44.9% (+200,443)
2012 (pres): R – 53.3%; D – 45.48% (+304,861)
2010: R – 53.0%; D – 43.0% (+258,821)
2008 (pres): R – 52.1%; D – 46.9% (+204,636)
2006: R – 57.9%; D – 38.2% (+418,675)
2004 (pres): R – 57.97%; D – 41.37% (+548,105)
2002: R – 51.3%; D – 46.2% (+104,615)

This is like Kirby Smart congratulating himself for beating Kennesaw State.

armanidog
armanidog
TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

I’ll bet you the same $10 Abrams hasn’t paid her tax debt by then.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Given her knowledge of how that issue played- if she still hasn’t taken care of that by the time she starts her next campaign, you should paid at better than 1:1 odds.
But I don’t gamble much, so I won’t be booking that bet.

armanidog
armanidog

“I’ll bet you the same $10 Abrams hasn’t paid her tax debt by then.”

Weak reply, how about betting that Kemp does not stick his hand in the state cookie jar by 2021?

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Weak reply?

Funny. I am going off of something that’s actually happening… you’re assuming he’s going to do something criminal because you don’t like him. That’s pretty weak.

armanidog
armanidog

I am going by his history of defaulting on loans and his malfeasance while he was SOS.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

I’ll still keep my bet. It is more likely Abrams will still have not paid her taxes than Kemp having done something illegal.

chamblee54
chamblee54

https://creativeloafing.com/content-170768-The-New-Georgia-Problem
This story did not get much attention in the recent election. It is about some of the problems faced by Stacey Abrams and The New Georgia Project. Ms. Abrams has a few skeletons in her closet.
The CL piece is time consuming. Here is a summary from my blog. https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/the-problem-with-stacey-2015-edition/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

SOTU Trump: “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a Socialist country,”

And two days later Kemp moves toward further socialization of healthcare.

No conflict. It’s a know-nothing GOP base.

Benevolus
Benevolus

The election that would never end:

Senior Superior Court Judge David Sweat threw out December’s election between Erwin and former state Rep. Dan Gasaway because three voters lived outside House District 28 and one person voted twice.
Those four voters could have been enough to change the outcome of the election.Erwin appeared to win the December election by two votes, but now he’ll have to face Gasaway again in an April 9 election.

https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/judge-removes-georgia-representative-from-office-over-disputed-election/9POc7IWE8kpJVTVHN1SlVN/

Maybe they can share the job?

Ellynn
Ellynn

Since Benevolus asked about the bet I won, the Trumpster survived the poetry reading. The poet was a guy who wrote about boxing, Leadbetter lyrics, Parliament-Funkadelic’s guitarist Eddie Hazel’s Maggot Brain solo and NASA. He thought he was going to sit through 2 hours worth of ‘feminist whining” or senseless beat neck free verse. He started the evening asking me where my black turtleneck and beret were. My greatest entrainment of the night was watching him trying to get in and out of my mid-size sedan after listening to blues music. He is 6’3″ and built like an offensive lineman.… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Anyone else last night see Jack Kingston on Real Time with Bill Maher contrasting/comparing Northam’s circumstances to those of Kavanaugh? Like blackface or a KKK costume are similar crimes to sexual assault (which is not to say Kavanaugh is guilty of sexual assault, but then neither is Northam on the photograph). Or Kavanaugh having two weeks to prepare with regard to limited and known subject matter and then lying under oath are on par to responses to surprise revelations. And of course Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment is comparable to Northam being on a ballot in two years. Totally the same. Except… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Virginia governor is a 1 term deal. Come 11/21 Virginia elects a new governor. However; the state house and senate are on the ballot in 9 months. The GOP held the majority by a coin toss on a house seat.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I didn’t know VA governor is limited to one term. Nor did I know that VA is the only one term Gov state, a bit of trivia for the politically interested. 15 states, nearly all of them southern, had one term Gov limitations in the early 1960’s. It was down to three by the 1980’s; MS changed in 1986, and KY in 1992.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

You telling me a UGA Lamda Chi from the mid-70s didn’t participate in Old South week or the Magnolia Parade?

I don’t think one can compare sexual assault to wearing a racist costume or acting like a racially insensitive boor. Not because I don’t think they’re equivalent, but because they hurt people in different ways.