Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 5

It’s Tuesday in most of the world, but today is Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

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drjay
drjay

there have been numerous studies that indicate people tend to spend more on a card than they do cash…i would presume the same is true of apps, but i’ve never seen research to that effect…we always prefer to spend cash at places like stadiums for that reason…probably gonna be good for their bottom line…

chefdavid
chefdavid

All these Sheriffs in North Georgia are coming out against HB 324. You can read there letter on WRCB’s Website. I am disappointed. One it allows only a limited amount 60 I believe of pot shops as they would call it. How many Counties are there in Georgia? 159. Come on. So now a person has to buy marijuana on the street and make there own low thc oil. Or buy the oil from someone else. All illegal. This makes total nonsense for the sheriffs to be against it. After this passes there will be a legal way for someone… Read more »

chamblee54
chamblee54
Will Durant
Will Durant

My Mardi Gras soundtrack is all Zydeco. The ultimate accompaniment to dancing like no one is watching.

chefdavid
chefdavid

+100

chilidawg1971
chilidawg1971

http://westchester.news12.com/story/40067049/im-not-running-hillary-clinton-rules-out-2020-bid-for-first-time-on-camera-in-exclusive-interview-with-news-12 Take with a grain of salt, but it looks like she’s really out for 2020. This is cause for many tears for the Democrats and an actual sigh of relief for the Republicans. She was the only one within the group of Democrat candidates that wasn’t a total off the charts embracer of the AOC doctrine. If she ran again she’d have turned out her base with a white hot fever. It would have been the revenge vote. There is no groundswell for Biden. Kamala? Forgetaboutit…No name ID at all for anybody else. To quote James Lovell, “Dems, we… Read more »

Will Durant
Will Durant

Give it up Noway, this obsession of yours with Hillary Clinton is unseemly. She was never going to get the Democratic nomination for 2020. Period.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

1) “The AOC doctrine” isn’t a thing. She’s 1 woman in a body of 435 people. The amount of influence Republicans seem to attribute to her is mind-numbing. 2) Hillary would have been a strong candidate, but I don’t think she’d have sparked a “white hot fever” among a Democratic base that is moving away from her brand of centrism (see Biden, Joe) 3) The current crop of nominees (and the names that haven’t yet declared) represent a pretty broad spectrum of ideas, there isn’t a single one that I would consider an “off the charts embracer [sic]” of this… Read more »

braveswinitall
braveswinitall

Looks like all of the main candidates for the democrats have indeed embraced the Green New Deal! If we have only 12 years to live why bother? No more cars, planes, cows or kids and killing kids after birth….sounds a little extreme and depressing or is that the New Democratic normal? Is that an upbeat, inspiring, get out the vote message?

bethebalance
bethebalance

There you go again, DTM.
If you ask anybody who knows, the Green New Deal is more of a theory, a vision if you will, and I don’t think anybody’s (or anybody serious) has bought into the details of that vision— but everybody wants to tap the spirit of it, and say that we can be good stewards, maybe even champions, of protecting our world and natural resources.

chilidawg1971
chilidawg1971

“I don’t think anybody’s (or anybody serious) has bought into the details of that vision— but everybody wants to tap the spirit of it..”
…”buying” and “tapping”
What does Robert Kraft have to do with any of this?

braveswinitall
braveswinitall

Great vision and spirit! Nothing like freedom, lower taxes and no one controlling every aspect of your life.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Large-scale public sector investment in clean energy technology isn’t “new” or “radical,” it’s an idea that’s been around since the early 2000s. Public polling shows that a green jobs guarantee is widely popular among Democrats and has a net -1 support among Trump voters. That’s why – instead of actually debating the policy outline – folks are intentionally misrepresenting it and claiming the government wants to “take your a hamburgers.” The Green New Deal doesn’t propose getting rid of cars… or planes… or cows… or children. Anyone saying that it does either hasn’t read it or is intentionally misrepresenting it.

bethebalance
bethebalance

Count me down for not reading it. And it seems the media- all media- has done a lackluster at best job of presenting the real meat and potatoes of it, instead of some oddity about cows. I think the pitch of the Deal generally hits the same frame as the Contract w America, except there is also a tinge of prejudice bc FDRs New Deal reset the board of government and politics forever, tilting it towards progressive Democrats, and you know Repubs hate that. They especially hate Social Security bc anything Social is socialist and if you want social security,… Read more »

chilidawg1971
chilidawg1971

I’ll respectfully disagree on your point number 2. I genuinely believe that many Dem supporters will be deflated by this. They badly wanted that do-over. And despite all of his bravado, Trump knows he was a lucky SOB in ’16. If not a haymaker, he just avoided a huge body blow.

braveswinitall
braveswinitall

Most democrats are going to have a 2×4 whacked over their heads when it comes to these liberal pearls of wisdom! It should help give Trump a McGovern -Dukakis like rout.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

It’d be like hitting the Undertaker with a 2×4 then. Not gonna do much damage. Democrats already ran on a very progressive message in 2018 and retook the House and crushed it in the very places Trump needs to win if he wants to have any hope in 2020.

Some of these ideas are actually pretty popular outside the Carlson-Hannity-Shapiro bubble.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Hillary would lose Wisconsin and Michigan again. The progress wing hated her and voted Stein last time. They will do it again.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

I wouldn’t go that far. Progressives – like most folks, including Donald Trump – thought Hillary would win in a rout. I don’t think there are as many protest votes in a hypothetical do-over. In addition, a lot of Clinton’s message about how much of a failure Trump would be was lost on folks who thought an outsider might be able to “shake things up.” Now that Trump has demonstrated that he’s both an idiot with no concept of how government or economics works and a ill-tempered wannabe despot, I don’t imagine the “let’s give him a shot” camp is… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

The true long term progressive left friends I have in Wisconsin refused to vote for Hillary and wrote scathing letters to the DNC over crowning her before primary season even started. I read editorials in Madison papers from local progress companies that basically stated if voting for Stein means Trump wins Wisconsin, it was what the old guard DNC centrist war hawks deserved for forcing Hillary on the world. There was never a ‘lets give him a shot’ camp in the progressives. The centrists and the aggrieve HS educated white males who hate Hillary might switch back to a democrat.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

I don’t think anything would have changed on the wingnut fringe and I understand your points about the things Progressives were saying back in 2016. But the 2020 calculus is different. Trump is no longer a hypothetical. He’s a reality. Kids being separated from families down at the border with no organized system for re-uniting them with their parents. That’s a reality. Those same kids being sexually abused by folks working in the detention centers. That’s a reality. Farmers getting absolutely worked over by a trade war that was supposed to be “good and easy to win.” That’s a reality.… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

A do-over would provide some of the best statistical evidence on swing voters, and be interesting in a lot of other ways. None of which would justify it as a reality. Can’t we just run a simulation election? Like a scrimmage.

Will Durant
Will Durant

In recent times neither party has been willing to run a losing presidential candidate over again and with historically good reasons. Stevenson and Dewey are a couple of exceptions with Nixon the rare exception pulling off a couple of wins after a loss. So rare in fact he was the first to succeed in a do over since William Henry Harrison in 1840. To cite that Hillary is not running and categorically state “This is cause for many tears for the Democrats and an actual sigh of relief for the Republicans” sounds as if it was ripped right from Minister… Read more »

chilidawg1971
chilidawg1971

If Sowell believes this, I need a Tums!
https://m.washingtontimes.com

chilidawg1971
chilidawg1971

The link didn’t take. Sowell thinks Socialism might be inevitable here.

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Noway, if you think you can keep creating accounts and posting you should really think about using another IP address…

Ellynn
Ellynn

You know the Chili Dog reference gave you away… it’s your stated favorite order at Varsity.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I thought it was obvious because he started addressing public figures with pejoratives instead of their names. Which immediately shows such lower standards.