June 21, 2019 6:59 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, June 21, 2019 Morning Reads for Friday, June 21, 2019 By Ginny Politics 53 Comments There’s a big music festival in Athens this weekend. Georgia’s bustin’ out all over. Athens has just what Wayfair needs. Nobody wants to be a nurse anymore. Wow. Dude. That’s a great echo. Florida city caves to ransomware attack. Run away. Run away. Robot bartenders? How on earth do you flirt with a machine? You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave. Share this:TumblrFacebookRedditTwitterEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 53 Comments Dave Bearse With reports of on then off action in response to the downing of a US drone by Iran, it’s apparent it’s going to take a few more buckets of chicken and cheeseburgers before Trump’s gut feeling is set. The GOP will explain military action was unavoidable if it comes to that., though it would have been avoided had Trump not withdrawn the US from the nuclear deal. But that’s a lie for another day. June 21, 2019 9:41 AM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe Yes it’s Trump’s fault the drone was shot down! If he was not a racist and Islamophobe it certainly wouldn’t have happened! Wait, Trump could be lying about the drone strike …and the moon landing too. He is just trying to start another war. I heard that on CNN and The NY Times. It must be true… The mind is a terrible thing to waste… June 21, 2019 11:45 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse I didn’t say the drone downing was Trump’s fault. It had nothing to do with his racism or Islamophobic pandering. You must be a hardworking Georgian. Trump doesn’t want to start another war, but him doing so is a significant risk given his instability, and the sycophants and war-mongerers about him. Necons are now making the case the Iranian regime is so fragile the US military could depose it—who needs allies anyway. Yeah, they’ve really thought this through. June 22, 2019 12:18 AM Log in to Reply auh2o Are insults enough of a campaign strategy to win for Trump’s opposition? Serious question. Where is the 2019 version of serious Democrat politicians like Sam Nunn or Bill Bradley? And the major insult of “racism” is getting ready to tag Biden if the Democrats aren’t careful. He’s gonna be “Trent Lott-ed” if this plays out like it appears it might. I am looking forward to next weekend’s Democrat debates. Aside from Biden not one has a chance. June 22, 2019 9:41 AM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe Is there any economic message from the democrats? The only thing anyone has heard is we will tax you to death and you are going to like it. Who wants that? How on earth can that win? June 22, 2019 11:21 AM Dave Bearse Insults? It’s the style of the Republican head of government, it being necessary to communicate with conservatives in a style they know and understand. June 22, 2019 2:16 PM Dave Bearse It’s tough to say anything complimentary about Trump calling off a retaliatory military strike in response to the drone downing beyond Trump noting 150 lives was not proportional, because of his instability, narcissism and serial lying. Who calls off an attack 10 minutes beforehand with planes in the air? Trump said he didn’t order plan preparation, but planes were in the air when he ordered it stopped? Trump stopped it after asking how many casualties were anticipated—like nobody but a stable genius would have thought of that—and the military hadn’t already told him. Trump has turned the US into a foreign policy patsy. Putin informed Li’l Kim of that a month ago. Li’l Kim shared that with Xi. It’s a foreign policy version of the Samsumg phone to charging phone commercial. In the matter at hand Trump pooped on allies before surrounding himself with Mideast war-mongers and regime changers when a military war with Iran or a much higher Mideast instability would destroy any chance at re-election. June 23, 2019 2:02 PM Log in to Reply auh2o Leadership and restraint on full display. Trump’s margin of victory in ‘20 just got bigger. I feel sorry for the opposition. June 21, 2019 11:46 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Trump’s MO: create fake crisis – threaten action over fake crisis – claim negotiation victory – Claim non-existent, fake crisis solved. (footnote for any Trump crisis: review Trump’s tweets and you will find Trump lambasted Obama, Dems, Rosie O’Donnell etal for taking the same action Trump does now) June 21, 2019 1:26 PM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe Democrats told us that there was no crisis at the border. Isn’t that a colossal lie? Is Trump finally addressing 40 years of Chinese cheating a made up problem? How about NATO not paying their bills? The democrats said so. Was having a tax code that pushed jobs ovrerseas for decades a made up problem? Do liberals have any credibility on so many topics? Shouldn’t they thank Trump for addressing these problems? June 22, 2019 11:38 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me It wasn’t one party that claimed there was no crisis at the border. Many reality based military, Security, state, local officials and other government and non-gov employees and people “with-a clue” said this. You Russian trolls need to stop fixating on “party-this-party-that” trolling. It’s not even credible. June 22, 2019 12:30 PM bustercrabbe Baloney. Look at the way the parties handle these problems TODAY. June 22, 2019 3:44 PM Grindelwald Democrats told us that there was no crisis at the border. Isn’t that a colossal lie? At the time Trump took office border crossings were at their lowest levels in decades. There was and is no “crisis” at the Southern border. Is Trump finally addressing 40 years of Chinese cheating a made up problem? How’s he doing that exactly? By raising taxes on middle-class US consumers? By increasing our deficit so we become further indebted to China? By pulling out of a trade agreement that would have pulled Asian markets closer to the US and instituted stronger IP protections throughout the region? By threatening to call them a currency manipulator and then wimping out? Was having a tax code that pushed jobs ovrerseas for decades a made up problem? Please explain how he’s fixed that issue. Because he hasn’t. June 23, 2019 10:18 AM bustercrabbe So I guess you are saying there is no border problem…really? Do nothing. 2. So don’t do anything about China? Don’t upgrade 30 year old trade deals…they are all just fine thank you. Lower corporate taxes in the US encourages businesses to stay here. You know why do so many businesses flee high tax liberal states? You pick the industry. May like the movie industry in GA running like hell away from CA liberals…Is it really that hard? Let me know what the economic message of the libs is. What I hear is that we are going to raise your taxes and you are going to like it and I hate Trump. All the rest of you are racists and haters. We are the pure and chosen ones. Thanks! June 23, 2019 11:01 AM Grindelwald So I guess you are saying there is no border problem…really Precisely. Most illegal immigrants are the results of visa overstays, not folks walking across the Arizona desert. A border wall won’t stop that. The vast majority of illegal drugs coming from Mexico/Central America enter the US through legal points of entry in trucks, a border wall won’t stop that. A real crackdown on “illegal immigration” would involve significant fines and criminal penalties against employers who hire undocumented immigrants. But we won’t do that because US agriculture is heavily reliant on cheap immigrant labor. Heck, the President’s own golf clubs and hotels employ undocumented immigrants (a fact the President is doubtlessly aware of). So don’t do anything about China? That seems to be President Trump’s approach. Before Trump took office, the US was on the verge of entering into a multilateral trade deal that would have enshrined tougher IP protections across the Asia-Pacific region and aligned A-P economies more closely to the United States thereby making it harder for China to continue operating the way it currently does with regard to IP theft, currency manipulation, etc. while maintaining robust trade with Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Canada, the United States, etc. President Trump pulled the US out of that agreement – which was a big big big win for China – and now the Chinese are filling in the void created when we abdicated our place in the region. Lower corporate taxes in the US encourages businesses to stay here. Cool. Please show me some evidence that this is taking place as a result of Trump’s actions. We are the pure and chosen ones. You copy+paste that from Daily Stormer, homie? June 23, 2019 12:12 PM bustercrabbe Daily Stormer? WTF is that? Your reply to lower tax rates was downright pitiful!! June 23, 2019 10:55 PM bustercrabbe Are our liberals for Bernie’s new proposal of paying off all of the student loans? “FULLY PAID FOR” by a 2 trillion Wall St Tax?! Fully paid for by who? Whoever HE decides to tax… 2 wrongs make a right I guess if you follow this logic. Is this the winning new platform? June 24, 2019 11:12 AM Grindelwald Are our liberals for Bernie’s new proposal of paying off all of the student loans? I am. Fully paid for by who? You already answered this question yourself: “FULLY PAID FOR” by a 2 trillion Wall St Tax June 24, 2019 1:57 PM bustercrabbe Grindelwald, aren’t you for reparations for slavery too? Just clarifying. You were for the hundreds of taxes and regulations that Obama passed as well right? June 24, 2019 10:19 PM NoParty4Me who feeds the trolls this crap? asking for a friend. June 25, 2019 3:11 PM auh2o Well as a election tactic, the Santa model will fail. The student loan giveaway scheme will also fail. Thank God we still have a 25 year backup of folks who despise giveaways. So, push all of the freebies you want. People will see the hilarity and flock to Trump even more. June 25, 2019 2:49 PM Benevolus We could have done it except trump already spent all the money on a tax break for the 1%! June 25, 2019 3:14 PM Gregs Should we cancel Trump’s socialist giveaway to farmers in exchange for their support in 2020? June 25, 2019 3:46 PM Grindelwald The student loan giveaway scheme will also fail. Sorry, boomer. Looks like the realities of time are slowly catching up with y’all. Pew Research Center: Millennials projected to overtake Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/01/millennials-overtake-baby-boomers/ June 25, 2019 5:08 PM bustercrabbe Grendalwald, I am confused. I thought you loved the student loan giveaway!! I cant wait to hear liberals come out and support this one! A bone to a bunch of wealthy white kids too stupid to get a degree they could use and crying about the debt they ran up. Not quite the suffering from slavery ….What do you think the racial component is on that one? 90% White?! What will the minority community think of this pearl of a giveaway?! Another pearl. Slavery reparations…Making victims 150 years after it ended. Much less biracial folks, blacks from other parts of the world, 95% of white’s DIDNT own slaves…what pandering. It is embarrassing. But it will get serious air time. Who is left that is not a victim? Now they make sniveling snowflakes victims… Everyone other than old white guys are victims…there is where we get the ” white guilt ” idiocy. Libs are willing to spend $30 trillion on AOC’s climate fairy tale, slavery reparations that no one with a brain stem thinks will go through….A student loan bone for rich white folks…. I thought the US had too much debt? Awe hell no, lets vote for these winners!! These are the core components of the liberal platform. Are these serious platforms are really just jokes? June 25, 2019 6:16 PM auh2o Again. Too easy. Realities? C’mon… Talking realities. Which group votes in higher percentages? Boomers! By huge, huge margins. The Millennials will just sit back and cry. As per their usual. You saw the Trump kick off rally. That, my friend, is reality. June 25, 2019 8:26 PM auh2o First, it’s canceling a non-proportional strike against Iran. Now?? Compassion for the illegals!! No raids after all. Even the opposition has to love this! A statesman to be sure! June 23, 2019 9:39 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald That’s because the raids were b.s. Just like his promise to sue the women who accused him of rape/sexual assault. Just like his promise to show us Obama’s real birth certificate. Just like his promise that he didn’t pay a bunch of hush money to Stormy Daniels. Just like his promise to have Mexico pay for the wall. Just like his promise that Don Jr. and Eric would focus in the business and not get involved in politics. Just like his promise he wouldn’t use his office to personally enrich himself. Just like his promise to investigate and jail Hillary Clinton. Just like his promise to call China a currency manipulator. Just like his promise to get North Korea to stop building and testing nuclear weapons. Just like his promise to revive the steel industry. Just like his promise to revive the coal industry. Etc. etc. etc. June 23, 2019 10:22 AM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Yeah, and full of new ideas and diplomacy. Indeed, based Trump’s focus in his opening campaign rally, he’s totally ready to take on Hillary in 2020. June 23, 2019 2:14 PM Log in to Reply auh2o So your saying that Secretary Clinton’s activates leading ip to ‘16 are more or less yesterday’s potatoes and irrelevant as far as ‘20 is concerned? That there too old to be of concern? June 23, 2019 2:44 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse Only to the extent of perception of her as an elitist. Elites will always rule. Orwell’s Animal House was one example. It’s only a matter of which elites rule. Numerous vacancies (no one that qualified by even the vary low bar of McConnell’s Senate) the general caliber of cabinet appointments reveal an overall low caliber elites. Trump is in office only because of circumstances of the time. Trump ideas are few, shallow and fixed. He’s subservient to those circumstances despite they have changed and are always changing. He’ll stick with them even though there are other circumstances that could get him re-elected. June 23, 2019 3:25 PM Grindelwald I think you mean Animal Farm. The moral of Animal House was that the elites will eventually get their comeuppance at the hands of a band of misfits that loves to party. As for Clinton’s emails, they’re old news and I’d invite anyone who still gives a rip to explain why we shouldn’t be launching criminal probes of Jared and Ivanka’s email and text practices. June 23, 2019 4:15 PM Dave Bearse Yes, G, on Animal Farm. June 24, 2019 9:37 AM bustercrabbe No enquiring minds want to know how that dishonest unlikeable individual got away with so many crimes! Don’t you?! June 23, 2019 10:57 PM Dave Bearse Supporters of a narcistic serial liar want to know. June 24, 2019 9:38 AM Benevolus Big music festival in Atlanta this weekend too! https://patch.com/georgia/atlanta/freaknik-festival-returns-weekend-atlanta June 21, 2019 11:23 AM Log in to Reply tiger No boycott then? June 21, 2019 12:40 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Making Ovens Great Again. 300 GE Jobs coming to Georgia. http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/catoosa_walker_news/business/ge-expansion-means-new-jobs-at-roper-corp-in-lafayette/article_4fa5b3d4-936d-11e9-a072-e316c3e1ea6d.html June 21, 2019 12:38 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn And we can thank the history of the factory in Camden, SC and the 20 year effort in expanding the Port of Savannah. It should be noted that some of these jobs had already been announce for the warehouse last year. Haier Group purchased Roper in 2016 with the plan to expand along the Savannah logistic corridors. https://www.globalatlanta.com/chinese-company-haier-to-invest-55-million-in-commerce-for-ge-distribution-center/ June 21, 2019 2:45 PM Log in to Reply tbogcw My cousin lives in Walker County where everybody is excited about the jobs! And Chick Filet is expanding big in Bartow. He said the locals are high fiving Trump for doing all this! June 23, 2019 5:20 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Praise Trump from whom all blessings flow. June 23, 2019 10:33 PM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe Praise liberals to whom all taxes go! Praise them with no wisdom all cash they blow. June 23, 2019 11:10 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Wow, I didn’t realize Boeing, United Technologies, Lockheed, etc. are all liberals. You do realize of course that “defense” gets the majority of our tax money. Mostly being used as an “offense” in support of other industries, like oil. Lately blowing even more cash trying to foment a war on behalf of Jared’s friends, the actual instigators of 9/11, the Saudis. Damn those liberals. June 24, 2019 7:40 AM bustercrabbe I am sure they would rather get more free food stamps and Obama phones instead of all of these jobs! Trump had it right! What do you folks have to lose? What have these clueless socialist clowns done to help improve anyone’s lives? Clint Eastwood was right too. We would have been better off electing an empty chair rather than have all of the new taxes, regulations, preachings and intrusions. June 23, 2019 11:03 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Check that GA Power bill. Mine was down $26.39 thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. https://www.georgiapower.com/company/news-center/2019-articles/georgia-power-customers-to-see-credit-june-bills.html June 21, 2019 2:16 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus Woo hoo! Let the GOOD TIMES roll, baby! June 21, 2019 2:24 PM Log in to Reply Chatsprint Your “thanks” is misguided. Maybe look this direction; Rueters: The massive tax cuts signed into law in December, which Republicans said would pay for themselves, will balloon the U.S. deficit in years ahead…. NY Times: Budget Deficit Jumps Nearly 17% in 2018 Business Insider: The US budget deficit ballooned to $779 billion this year, the highest since 2012, driven by Trump’s tax law and the massive budget deal June 21, 2019 2:50 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me The thanks is only due to wrangling by the PSC. “These credits are a result of the reduction in Georgia Power’s federal corporate tax rate from 35% down to 21%” “The typical residential customer using an average of 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month would receive a credit of approximately $18 on their June Georgia Power bill”. Somehow I’m not ‘feeling’ an equally 14% refund as a one time credit. June 21, 2019 3:08 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus I think I am paying about $9 a month every month (average) for the Plant Vogtle construction financing, and that will likely be going on for the rest of my life! June 21, 2019 4:24 PM Log in to Reply auh2o Because this tactic worked so well last year against Justice Kavanaugh. The smell of desperation is in the air. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/21/donald-trump-sexual-assault-allegation-e-jean-carroll-new-york-latest-accusation June 21, 2019 6:56 PM Log in to Reply alpha male Of course the usual suspects, you know, the same ones who actually believed Blasy Ford, will fall hook line and sinker for this. Maybe we can even find a Russian connection here somehow. June 21, 2019 8:22 PM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe Can’t these crooks think of something new?! Check her offshore bank accounts. Any bets on who is funding this scam too? June 21, 2019 9:58 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Two corroborating witnesses. An alleged perpetrator with a long (and admitted) history of sexual assault. An alleged perpetrator already lying about his degree of contact with the accuser (hard to say “I don’t know her” and “I never met her” when there are multiple photos of y’all together). Seems like it’s worth investigating. By the way, are you just a new screen name for the guy that was on here saying that Roy Moore didn’t do anything wrong and the teenage girls asked for it? June 23, 2019 10:26 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.