June 27, 2019 6:30 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, June 27, 2019 Morning Reads – Thursday, June 27, 2019 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 12 Comments 95 years ago on this date, Democrats offered Mrs. Leroy Springs for the vice presidential nomination. She was the first woman considered for the job. Peaches How The Push For Renewable Energy Is Changing Southwest Georgia.EPA recommends Georgia become 2nd state to run its own coal ash permit program.Georgia’s Rural Center to study health care simulation center for south Georgia.Lowndes County is fighting the state.The UGA scientist who led a ‘Green Revolution’Police Chief Slides into City Manager Position. Jimmy Carter Top NRA Exec ResignsMedian Compensation for Media CEOs in 2018 topped $22 million Americans Say We’re Angrier Than A Generation Ago.“War on Backpage.com is War on Sex Workers”SCOTUS to toss another precedent?NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time.Date set for ‘Straight Pride’ Parade. Sweet Tea Gangs take charge at understaffed prison. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 12 Comments xdog I’m surprised at you, Jessica. The name is Lena Springs. June 27, 2019 7:40 AM Log in to Reply drjay i don’t know this for sure, but based on what comes up when you google her, i’m guessing she was nominated as mrs. leroy springs…it was the 1920’s… June 27, 2019 10:05 AM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear Leroy Springs was a wealthy South Carolina planter and textile mill owner. Please see: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/86514872/leroy-springs Presumably, nominating his spouse for the Vice-Presidency was part of the “fun” aspect that used to occur at national political conventions. One of the Springs properties was a railroad which served the textile mills. At about the time the Colonel bought that bankrupt railroad, soon to be called the Lancaster and Chester, his only child was born, Elliott White Springs. Elliott love the railroad and did a number of publicity stunts which put the little 29-mile long railroad on the map. Boston socialite Lucius Beebe was a big fan. To quote Wikipedia: “One of the things he remains best remembered for is the menu he wrote and printed for the L&C dining car. This menu included: Long Island Ugly Duckling stuffed with Turnip Greens and Pearl Onions, Cannibal Sandwich with real collar buttons, Pork Barrel stuffed with Republican, Drawn and Quartered Democrat Roasted in Own Jacket, and Elliott Springs with Garlic and Chlorophyll. Also offered were an alligator pear for one dollar and a pair of alligators for two dollars. Dessert was watermelon Jane Russell, pitted grapes and potted dates. That the L&C did not actually own a dining car at the time did not matter. ” It was a different era. June 27, 2019 12:22 PM Log in to Reply tiger So when progressive or left-liberal court rulings throw out decades (centuries?) of precedent it is progress but when conservative court rulings do the same it is calamitous? Explain. As for the “solr panels in southwest Georgia!” nonsense folks should understand … conservative voters aren’t against renewable energy. Being against new technology – which is all renewable energy is … and some of it isn’t even new as windmills and dams have been around for ages and even solar panels are decades old – well no. If that were the case you wouldn’t see conservative folks ridin’ those newfangled horseless carriages and using telephones instead of the old reliable telegraphs and tradin’ in the old victrolas and RCA phonographs for the moving picture boxes. What conservative voters are against is using renewable energy as an excuse to implement a global command economy. And thanks to AOC’s green new deal – and its universally enthusiastic embrace by the mainstream media and other progressive entities – there isn’t even any plausible deniability anymore. That solar energy plant is in southwest Georgia because the decades-long debacle that is the Georgia Power “regulated monopoly” triggered a backlash that caused the creation of a MARKET-BASED alternative energy policy that was supported by non other than former Tea Party star Debbie Dooley (among other conservatives). Were Democrats and their allies willing to adopt a similar approach nationwide not only would they encounter very little resistance but they’d find a ton of support. The problem is that market-based alternative energy plans isn’t what they want. Their ideology is “capitalism destroys the environment so socialism is needed to save it”. Exhibit A here (and an example of why Representative Ilhan Omar recently attacked our own government in order to defend the Venezuelan dictatorship: https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/5574 ). Stop wedding renewable energy to left-liberal economic, social and foreign policy and even the folks in Texas – or at least the ones employed in technology and engineering instead of oil and gas – will get behind it. Keep doing so and even a lot of the folks who hate what fracking, drilling and spills do to the land, air and drinking water are going to stay away. June 27, 2019 7:48 AM Log in to Reply NoParty4Me True. GA Power’s notorious rules kept residents and businesses form buying, using solar or selling excess power back to the grid, for years. I’m curious as to your conservative opinion on these “Job Killing” tariffs that squashed the growing solar industry. Shouldn’t the free market able to buy from anywhere? Especially when we aren’t manufacturing solar here? https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/02/24/under-trumps-tariffs-the-us-lost-20000-solar-energy-jobs/#742599a676ba June 27, 2019 1:04 PM Log in to Reply drjay i don’t think it’s all that uncommon for a police chief to assume the city manager role, my father spent some time as acting city manager during his tenure as chief before he retired… June 27, 2019 10:07 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal SCOTUS: “The court holds that partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts.” https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/18-422_9ol1.pdf June 27, 2019 10:11 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Time to pack the courts. June 27, 2019 1:22 PM Log in to Reply auh2o An obvious correct ruling. Solution for those disappointed? Win a statehouse or two and you can gain control of drawing Congressional district lines. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1290693001 June 27, 2019 10:33 AM Log in to Reply davidmac I’m curious how you propose to win, when the lines are already drawn to make it impossible to win. June 27, 2019 11:43 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus Fascism is coming. June 27, 2019 12:02 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Solar is bombing because of a few things. Power plants are getting older and the government mandates of the late 2000′ to close down some of the oldest (and producing some of the worse air pollution) gave companies the justification to their stockholder to modernize their production. One of the touchy feely jobs programs was to offer grants to teach schools to start programs to tech solar panel installation and service programs. This also lead to weekend DIY programs too. Buy back of power from industrial and residential users has become more common. Building codes have become more solar friendly. You take all of this force, regulated, some deregulated and seed programs altogether and let all street figure out how to turn a profit out of it… you have a solar trend… https://www.axios.com/solar-power-stock-market-rally-bd5ebd01-56fe-4a04-87b6-78e175caa968.html June 28, 2019 10:30 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.