Morning Reads for Monday, May 6, 2019.

Good Morning from West Georgia and one sleep-deprived mama. Here’s hoping your coffee is as strong as mine this morning.

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tiger
tiger

Were public utilities still a thing – the way they were from even before the REA (circa 1935) until the privatization craze – it would be possible for “big government” to mandate alternative energy and do so at scale, which would necessitate a massive R&D, design, implementation, construction and ongoing maintenance effort that would create tens of thousands (or more) jobs at first and hundreds to thousands of jobs continuously. It would also create tons of patents that could be used to create next generation products – everything from toys to medical devices and industrial machinery – and processes to… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Looks like some good bills for protesting teachers that cause schools to close. My solution is a little more simple. Fire them and ban them from any future public employment. They can protest on the weekends or all summer long. When school is in session the need to be at work not protesting pay. https://www.governing.com/topics/education/gov-teacher-strike-retaliation-protection.html

bethebalance
bethebalance

Your “solution”, as every bill that tries to criminalize or chill the speech of the teachers, violates the 1st Amendment protection to peaceably assemble to petition Government to redress grievances. But hey, who says they’re a strict Constitutionalist?
Maybe the better solution is a better process to address the grievances, before it gets to the point where folks have to strike or protest.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I do see now that there is more detail to explore with these laws that ban public employees from strikes/stoppages. I certainly get the reasoning behind them, but it does scream out problems with the process.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

You think public school teachers don’t have to work on weekends or during the summer. How cute.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Just wait until the students start striking!
Oh, wait…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Thunberg

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

In keeping with the hypothetical, a theoretical New York Times headline:

New York City destroyed by asteroid. Women and minorities affected disproportionately.

John Vestal
John Vestal
Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Democrats want to take away everybody’s guns, life starts at conception, and Nancy Pelosi is bad. That’s the reason I decided to run, because I couldn’t sit there and scream at the TV anymore.” — Republican CD-7 candidate Lynne Homrich Way to come out of the gate in a suburban Gwinnett District!

chamblee54
chamblee54

https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2019/05/06/born-to-defy-heteronormativity/
If you need more links to click on, here is a collection from last week.