Morning Reads – Thursday, June 27, 2019

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.

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xdog
xdog

I’m surprised at you, Jessica. The name is Lena Springs.

drjay
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…

Mr. Bear
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… Read more »

tiger
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… Read more »

NoParty4Me
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

drjay
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…

John Vestal
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

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Time to pack the courts.

auh2o
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

davidmac
davidmac

I’m curious how you propose to win, when the lines are already drawn to make it impossible to win.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Fascism is coming.

Ellynn
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.… Read more »