June 26, 2019 7:13 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Morning Reads – Wednesday, June 26, 2019 By TheDeepDark Politics 30 Comments Someone needs to tell the Braves they are allowed to win without making it a nail biter. Yeeesh. The other Georgia has some serious issues.Great… Anthrax scares are coming back into vogue.Warner Robins based airman to receive the Air Force’s Koren Kolligian, Jr. Trophy.GDOT and a co-working facility are partnering to create the Talking Traffic Lights Challenge.Mayor Bottoms wants to create incentives to assure affordable house in the City of Atlanta.Georgia Smart Community Challenge picks Columbus, Milton, Woodstock, and Macon as participants for a year-long mentoring program.Hazelhurst is getting a Captain D’s. Rejoice.An Alabama brewery and a Georgia brewery are teaming to introduce a beer I can only imagine was created by a Jimmy Buffet loving millennial.Price fixing in the chicken industry… no way.UGA is giving tours of it’s Ag Research facilities. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author TheDeepDark 30 Comments xdog Fun Braves game. Acuna and Albies provided the thunder, McCann got them a DP without the ball being in play, Fried gave them six quality innings, Newcomb was good then not which gave Swarzak a chance to be super, Jackson with the help of Culberson locked it down. Fun team to watch. June 26, 2019 8:01 AM Log in to Reply tiger Haven’t been to a Braves game since they announced they were leaving the stadium they got for free downtown for the suburbs. Maybe I will when Cobb County finally does what they should have done 30 years ago and joins MARTA. June 26, 2019 8:29 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Back when we lived in Ansley, my wife and I would go to a couple games a week. I hated the decision to move to Cobb Co. when they announced it. But then, we left Atlanta; the Braves moved to SunTrust; and eventually our desire to just go see a Braves’ game outweighed any resentment we had about the move. Gotta say, SunTrust park is nice. Really nice. The area that’s developed around the park is nice, too. We went for a doubleheader against the Mets two years ago and were able to grab pizza and beers between the games, something that wouldn’t have been possible at Turner Field. In the grand scheme of things, I think this will work out for everyone. The Braves get an additional revenue source from the Battery that will, hopefully, help them afford the pieces to go around young guys like Acuna, Albies, and Riley. The fans get a ballpark experience that is, quite frankly, better than what was at Turner Field. The City of Atlanta gets property right off the edge of downtown that can, hopefully, bridge the gap between neighborhoods that have long been separated from the rest of the city by Interstates and a sea of parking lots. June 26, 2019 9:03 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus I agree. Who cares if they are “technically” in Atlanta? They are what, about 2000 ft from the city? Look, we tried building a stadium down in the ‘hood (twice!) hoping it would spur development there. Didn’t work out. June 26, 2019 9:23 AM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Holy historic revisionism. When Atlanta Stadium was built in 1964, the powers that be were not worried about spurring development in Summer Hill. June 26, 2019 9:47 AM Benevolus This “affordable housing” issue is infuriating. Atlanta got all kinds of props years ago when it got out of the public housing business and just offered vouchers. Well many wondered at the time where these people were supposed to go and if there was enough housing available that accepted vouchers, and of course there wasn’t in the city, so you’ve got people moving to Douglas and Clayton counties, with no public transportation and trying to hold or find jobs. Now we want to “create or maintain 20,000 affordable housing units”? This all should have been done years ago, at the same time we were destroying all the public housing “projects”. Kudos to Mayor Bottoms for trying to tackle this, but she shouldn’t have to. I know that some will blame the economic recession for the failure to build more housing back then, but that is absurd. The new housing should have been built BEFORE the old housing was destroyed. Instead, we destroyed all the public housing first, passed out vouchers that were worthless to many, then cancelled any plans to build more “mixed income” communities (of which there was never enough planned for anyway). Shameful! June 26, 2019 8:31 AM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe But those folks will really support Bernie’s bailout of the little white snowflakes with the women studies degrees from Harvard and LGBQ bailouts! Watch tonight and let’s see what the mist idiotic idea is to buy votes from the next sacred group that liberals think deserve victimhood! status!! June 26, 2019 8:52 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Where do you trolls come up with this crap? June 26, 2019 10:28 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn I know guys, let’s get the old band back together – but we all have new user names. June 26, 2019 4:06 PM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Said the voices in their head (singular) June 26, 2019 4:24 PM Grindelwald Gonna go out on a limb and say that housing is the most important issue we face as a country. Cities are the drivers of our economy, but how can a city survive when the folks who make it run: the EMTs, fire fighters, teachers, police, trash collectors, taxi drivers, maintenance workers, cleaning crews, electricians, plumbers, construction workers, mail carriers, etc. etc. can’t afford to live there? June 26, 2019 9:09 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Speaking of the Braves, a reminder All Star voting starts today at noon, the following Braves are finalists for starting spots: Brian McCann; Freddie Freeman; Ozzie Albies; Josh Donaldson; Dansby Swanson; Ronald Acuna; and Nick Markakis. Yes, that’s everybody but Ender Inciarte. June 26, 2019 10:03 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Business Insider: Millennials don’t want to buy baby boomers’ sprawling, multi-bedroom homes, and it’s creating a major problem in the real-estate market https://www.businessinsider.com/millennials-vs-baby-boomers-big-houses-real-estate-market-problems-2019-3 Gee, I wonder if liberating an entire generation from burdensome student loan debt payments would make them more interested in buying a house. June 26, 2019 10:41 AM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe I am sure it would. Great idea! And paying off their credit cards would help too. Why not free cars? How can folks get to work without a car? AOC wants to give everyone a living wage whether you work or not, so that is a BIG step in the right direction. Slavery reparations would make a few folks feel better for a few voting cycles but that would wear off…$30 trillion to save the planet since our time is so limited would be great. I would sure take a free solar panel! Heck sign me up. I am convinced and now want to be a democratic socialist! You had me at “hello, I want to give you some free sh–!” June 26, 2019 10:55 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Comrade Crabbe, So many wrong ideas, a few lies, and SO unrelated, as usual. I can’t believe any educated American citizen could actually imagine this tripe, let alone put it out for the world to see their ignorance. June 26, 2019 11:00 AM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe No Party, I agree. Tell your democratic socialist buddies to quit peddling this nonsense! If you read not even very closely– I agree with you. I don’t see how anyone could believe such tripe! Watch tonight and see how many more pie in the sky ideas they come up with. June 26, 2019 11:20 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me Perhaps you are just going overboard and facetious with your absurd string of ideas. I think the debates could be a great drinking game op. Trigger phrases; “Expand Medicaid”, “Tax the 1% to pay for…”, “emoluments”, “existential threat”. More suggestions? June 26, 2019 11:51 AM bustercrabbe Uh, those are lib phrases. Tax the 1% ()which means the 50% that pay taxes…not the 50% that DONT!) Free healthcare…free, free…the climate is an existential threat….no this is what the liberals scream to scare the little children and their base is it not?! June 26, 2019 1:29 PM Grindelwald Tax the 1% ()[sic]which means the 50% that pay taxes No it doesn’t. It literally means tax the top 1% of income earners. If you think 1% = 50% you should probably call up your old elementary school and surrender your diploma. June 26, 2019 1:53 PM auh2o You guys are hysterical! All I know is that Trump’s gonna be sitting inthe residence, two Big Macs, two filet o fish and two large Cokes laughing his ass off at the Freebie Fest that will unfold before his unbelieving eyes!! June 26, 2019 2:56 PM NoParty4Me Only and idiot thinks these pitches free. Unfortunately, the Dems can’t get the message that it easily ‘demonized’ as free… by trolls. June 26, 2019 4:13 PM NoParty4Me Dial it back. I was asking for Debate Drinking Game trigger phrases. Not more nonsense blather. Only an idiot thinks ‘dem Dems are selling “free stuff”. The pitch should be, “You will no longer be paying for this with your hard earned dollars, but paying less for it thru your already paid taxes.” June 26, 2019 4:11 PM Ellynn Trends… https://www.aia.org/press-releases/6168825-demand-for-larger-homes-and-lots-softening?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&utm_campaign=daily June 26, 2019 4:00 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald I can see that. We bought a 1300 sq ft. house because we didn’t have kids at the time, it was walkable to a lot of shops and restaurants, and it had a big yard for our dogs. Little did we know that twins would come along. We’re looking for a bigger, but I’d still prefer something walkable, within a city. June 26, 2019 4:11 PM Log in to Reply bustercrabbe Decatur is for you Grindle. A great place to raise kids, schools are good so you don’t have to go private, your kids can walk to most of them, it is extraordinarily liberal which you will love… (drove me crazy!). The bad thing is it has gotten so darn expensive over there… June 26, 2019 5:17 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Used to live in Ansley. Morningside before that. We left Atlanta 5 years ago and, despite my best efforts, haven’t managed to make it back. In an ideal world, I’d by a nice old house in Athens and work from home on the days I don’t have to travel. June 26, 2019 5:44 PM bustercrabbe Sounds like a great plan! I would be your neighbor and help straighten you out. No charge! June 26, 2019 6:27 PM NoParty4Me Thoughts and Prayers. https://tvline.com/2019/06/25/nra-shuts-down-nratv-amid-concerns-about-messaging/ Putin cutting their budget again? June 26, 2019 11:16 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Why? https://www.apnews.com/c26c42f235d045eaa65334495370dc8a June 26, 2019 12:55 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Cause we gotta keep it fresh for the youths. I don’t really care. Doesn’t seem break dancing is any less a “sport” than rhythmic gymnastics or synchronized swimming or a floor exercise routine. Now 3v3 basketball is just dumb when you already have 5v5 basketball. June 26, 2019 1:20 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.