Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 2

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Great timing yet again by Trump for his Dictatorpalooza tour ahead of Independence Day. He kicked off the trip by joking with Putin about Russian non-interference in the 2016 election. He went on to PDNK to further legitimize Li’l Kim, and NK as a nuclear power, meeting privately along with Ivanka and Jared for nearly an hour (because a second-rate fashion designer and her grifter husband are the best the Trump administration has for dealmaking). He closed out the trip with MBS by greenlighting extrajudicial killing. Trump’s return to the “dump” would be a real downer if not for his… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Sure glad Obama didn’t go and meet with the Murderess Castro regime when he was in office.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

The Obama Admin. met with MBS (granted, that’s before he ordered and oversaw the brutal murder of a Washington Post journalist). Bush, Obama, and Trump have consistently maintained normal relations with Saudi Arabia, and the House of Saud despite the fact they pretty much financed 9/11. As David notes, Obama met with Raul Castro. Simply pointing out that Trump meets with bad people is a stupid argument when you realize that Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc. met with bad people, too. There are two things that make Trump different, however. First, I don’t recall Obama showering Raul Castro in effusive praise… Read more »

chamblee54
chamblee54

Who is this Murderess Castro? Fidel was known to be a ladies man. Did one of his wives, or daughters, kill people?

xdog
xdog

Can anyone provide details of new insurance commissioner John King’s Hispanic background? News accounts mention he was born in Mexico and review his career as a cop and a military man but skip everything else. I wonder who was his ma and pa and who are his wife and kids.

chefdavid
chefdavid

In case you missed it. “S&P 500 posts best June in 64 years” BAM https://www.snl.com/web/client?auth=inherit#news/article?id=52654640&KeyProductLinkType=4 “President Trump has now gotten the US economic expansion to outlast any other in modern history,” the New York Post editorial board writes. By historical standards, even with the weak growth of the Obama era, the economy was overdue for a dip when Trump took office. “Yet it has instead remained pretty strong . . . Trump’s deregulation and tax cuts, each a stark reverse of Obama policies, changed the course.” https://nypost.com/2019/07/01/remember-the-policies-giving-america-sustained-and-deep-economic-growth/ Could you believe socialist AOC would give out disinformation? Isn’t this part of… Read more »

armanidog
armanidog

“Federal funds are 30% of Georgia’s budget” Interesting article on Georgia’s budget. It gives all the basics: “Georgia plans to spend $27.5 billion in state money raised through taxes and fees for the 2020 fiscal year. The budget plan anticipates a revenue increase of $1.3 billion, or five percent more than the prior year. Georgia’s $27.5 billion 2020 budget is record-setting. The majority of the increase over the prior year is required to simply keep pace with growth and fund a $3,000 pay raise for Georgia’s certified teachers and public school employees. Things like the number of students in our… Read more »

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/opinion/2020-democrats-taxes.html#click=https://t.co/EUULmuRu1E

Paul Krugman has a good piece on this.

I feel like someone should convince Trump he can win by a yuuuge margin in California and New York if he gets a law passed that limits the amount of federal funding a state can receive to what that state pays in taxes.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

USA! USA! USA! Only fitting we flash it back to 1776 and hand England their hats. Can’t wait til Sunday!!!

Will Durant
Will Durant

Couldn’t help notice the name but agree wholeheartedly with the argument against forfeiture to Da Man in lieu of prosecution. Torpy seems to be focusing more on the legality of the machines rather than the legality of the extortion. For three years, Bowers and Anulewicz have argued that it’s DAs like Cooke who are going too far by using the law to “extort” millions of dollars in forfeitures. Large sums of this cash, they point out, go to attorney Lambros and also to Cooke’s office. They allege that Cooke spends these “unaccountable funds” in ways “he believes will garner him… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Thanks for the Bitter Southerner link. It had been a long while since I visited there.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Carter’s average GOP constituent is too stupid to know he says one thing and does the opposite. MAGA.