Morning Reads for Friday, March 8, 2019

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

He’s been out of office two months, but Crony-In-Chief Nathan Deal continues to be in the news. Just a week or two ago the news was that the Georgia Lottery had hired Deal’s daughter to a six figure job. It was awarded it to her only three days after the job was created, and only a few weeks before Deal left office. (Wasn’t she the one that was so good at campaign funding raising without any experience that she deserved a 10% cut of all of Deal’s campaign contributions?) News this week are the extraordinary long term contracts granted to… Read more »

John Vestal
John Vestal

Yes, cancer very MUCH sucks!

Which is why I do what I do…for the 12th time tomorrow! Thanks!

Mr1raggedhole
Mr1raggedhole

I’ve seen things… seen things you little people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion bright as magnesium… I rode on the back decks of a blinker and watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments…

Yet, I’ve not seen a pollen hate crime until today. I am complete.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I don’t recall seeing it mentioned here, but Atlanta City Council has voted (unanimously) to be 100% “clean energy powered by 2035. https://www.ajc.com/news/local/atlanta-oks-plan-have-facilites-run-clean-energy-2035/9wMQvl92BxvfgMvfNzzuvM/ The plan says : “The Clean Energy Resolution defines “clean energy” as “energy derived from wind, solar, existing and low impact hydroelectric, geothermal, biogas, and wave technology sources” and directs the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience to develop a plan for the city to transition to 100 percent clean energy by 2035. The legislation states that this transition plan must include “interim milestones, budget estimates, equity metrics (such as, but not limited to, energy burden),… Read more »

Raleigh
Raleigh

I canceled the recycling program offered by my trash collection company. I watched them put both recycling and regular waste in the same truck after they quadrupled the price.

Here is why,

https://reason.com/blog/2019/03/06/recycling-expensive-trash-landfill

chefdavid
chefdavid

And SB 59 is dead? Please don’t record this.

Raleigh
Raleigh
Benevolus
Benevolus

Have you got any info on what vote they are talking about? I can’t find it.

davidmac
davidmac

Hi Benevolus and Raleigh, Based on the vote positions mentioned in the article, this would appear to be Rep. Crenshaw’s Motion to Recommit With Instructions. It’s a slam on California, and after last week’s failure-to-whip against the MtRwI on HR 8 that has ICE called on anyone who’s determined to be an undocumented immigrant in the course of their background check, it’s a casualty of party unity. It’s not unreasonable, but it’s unnecessary. Text was extracted from the House’s closed-captioning: ADD AT THE END OF THE BILL THE FOLLOWING, ACCORDINGLY, DIVISION D, UPHOLDING SUFFRAGE IN AMERICA. TITLE 11, UPHOLDING SUFFRAGE… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

There were 7 procedural votes on HR1, one of which was 228-197, so maybe that’s it. That vote was to allow further amendments to the bill, which was denied.

So basically, with HR1, the feds would choose to not try to intervene with localities that choose to let undocumented residents vote in local elections.

Interestingly, Lucy McBath voted with the Repubs on that vote.
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2019/roll117.xml

davidmac
davidmac

See above. Strictly speaking, it was a vote for a single amendment (and I included the text), and IMO it’s both an unnecessary addition and a casualty of party discipline.

chefdavid
chefdavid
Benevolus
Benevolus

Ya know, that would be like me searching for negative Jeb Bush quotes and re-posting them. Who cares?

Mr1raggedhole
Mr1raggedhole

Her comments are six days old. Jeb is not trying to continue a voter suppression fallacy which she is.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Fallacies? We are concerned with fallacies?

Will Durant
Will Durant

First off I don’t bring this up to stir the pot on the abortion wars. That pot bubbles on its own. I’ve haven’t seen any mention of HB 481 on here and the looming political ramifications that Mr. Bluestein is focusing on in this article: https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-abortion-vote-possible-political-turning-point/A6wWqbyNVjnv6a5snfyPeN/ Was this a bone thrown to Ralph Reed, et al. for keeping RFRA out this year? Will Republicans in Georgia get hurt in 2020, especially with suburban women if when this bill passes? If you consider yourself a fiscal conservative how can you justify the future legal expense? The bill is effectively banning all… Read more »