July 15, 2019 6:00 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Monday, July 15, 2019 Morning Reads for Monday, July 15, 2019 By Theresa Garcia Robertson Politics 12 Comments We are officially half-way through this hotter than Dallas month with the promise of an August that will be hotter than Satan’s house cat. So, y’all stay hydrated. A big ole Welcome Home to the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard!A feel good story for your Monday morning because I love feel good stories and this one makes me love Delta even more. Rescuers plucked 10 children and a man from a rain-swollen Georgia river Saturday after they became stranded on rocks in the roaring rapids.Some insight into the final IRP ruling to come from the Georgia PSC tomorrow.Prime Dayzzzz are coming. Are you ready? Y’all. If you live in Atlanta, or anywhere that isn’t rural Georgia, don’t leave your Ferrari unlocked with the fob inside so that someone can steal it. Some of y’all weren’t raised with the common sense God gave a billy goat and it shows. A new Georgia law has set its sights on protecting the rights of renters by banning landlords from engaging in retaliatory actions against tenants who report code violations or unsafe living conditions.Congrats to Simone Halep on her Wimbledon win!My favorite tweet from the weekend: “I’m 98.53…He’s only a 97.” We all went to school with a Teresa Tomlinson.TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND citations have been written in the first year of the hands free law. Y’all. Be better.Georgia family mourns loss Of donkey due to fireworks.NYC is a warning — the blackout is coming. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related Tags:Morning Reads About Author Theresa Garcia Robertson Wife. Geege. Foodie. Political Junkie. Southern Enthusiast. Taco Lover. 12 Comments augusta52 The time of year it is hard for the local weatherman to keep interest in the forecast when we are basically on “autopilot:—91, 93, 92, 93zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”…..except for occasional tropical storms, not much to really discuss if you are the local weatherman. A lot more challenging though in winter when temps often vary widely in our state, and on short notice… July 15, 2019 10:56 AM Log in to Reply Benevolus It is very strange to be living in the United States of America, land of the free, being governed by a blatant racist and racist enablers. Call him out Republicans! This is not who you want to be. Do not permit this to continue! What is the thinking in not challenging this evil? Is it “well, the next guy who comes along will fix it”? Or is this what you really believe? Is there a third choice? Just bury your head and hope it goes away? And you call liberals snowflakes! No word from Sen’s. Perdue or Isakson?!? July 15, 2019 11:01 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Won’t be surprised if the standard response is some sort of whataboutism. I personally don’t mind if folks say, well, your hypocrites bc you didn’t call out Hillary Clinton or whatever, but that’s because I believe everyone should just admit their flaws and errors, and then they can go and criticize. But I don’t think you’ll see many admitting errors, because that’s not viewed as politically palatable. But I think that’s where you’ll start to see the hearts of folks evolving- by recognizing the lack of contrition. July 15, 2019 12:06 PM Log in to Reply Gregs The response falls into three catagories: 1) He didn’t say it (Trump’s campaign arm) 2) He didn’t mean it (Mascot Pence’s COS) and 3) It doesn’t matter (Ken Cuccenilli) . Of course Rush, Sean, Tucker, David Duke and all other white nationalist are dancing in the streets that their champion has scored another point for the “base.” Unfortunately, today’s republican party is the “white man” party. Just look at any group picture of republican elected officials nationally and in Georgia. A picture is worth more than a thousand words. The party only cares about two things tax cuts and appointing judges who believe in the original intent of the framers of the constitution. The constitution was written to bestow and protect the rights of white male landowners and no one else. Trump might not know a lot but he knows what’s important to his base. I don’t understand why Tim Scott and Will Hurd continue to remain part of a political party that literally hates them. Or why they serve a president who degrades and dehumanizes people of color on an almost daily basis. They can keep trying to distance themselves from the worst of the party’s sins but ultimately, both own the party of Trump and all that it means. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/453126-tim-scott-black-republican-senator-calls-trumps-tweets-racially-offensive?fbclid=IwAR0y23VMvG4uT6Rla_1K9Bjz8TjLFsIXdV0KyxtXIn9K5xh2RgYDbiacq9c&fbclid=IwAR2XhCU0eG1n8AKSHJjECJV5gdMsA2kn1kZYCtFq_LpuAPV2K9bAW95DwCI July 15, 2019 4:10 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse The GOP is the party of the cult of a serial liar. So why are you giving them that they stand for judges who believe in the original intent of the framers of the Constitution? Those pocket Constitutions went into the toilet after Obama left office. July 16, 2019 12:02 AM Log in to Reply Grindelwald What is the thinking in not challenging this evil? Psssst. It’s because they agree with him. July 15, 2019 1:13 PM Log in to Reply Benevolus That is what I am afraid of. Perhaps this is not the country I thought it was. July 15, 2019 3:21 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Even though the party is probly formulating some standardized responses, things are never so monolithic. There are a % of Americans who support the idea wholly or partially, a % that disagree but write it off, a % that disagree but don’t address because they have some “greater good” rationale, etc. Note: Greater goods don’t exist without lesser goods. July 15, 2019 4:08 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald I mean, the modern Republican Party took over Southern politics by appealing (subtly and unsubtly) to racial prejudices. Trump isn’t doing exactly what Goldwater, Nixon, Regan did. He’s just ditched the dog whistle. July 15, 2019 7:18 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Here are more links. Included, at no extra charge, are pictures of “Inter-city beauties, Atlantic City, 1926,” and a poem making fun of @realdonaldtrump. July 15, 2019 11:08 AM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear With thanks to Gilbert & Sullivan: https://youtu.be/1NLV24qTnlg July 15, 2019 12:44 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant Was Idiocracy prophesy? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190709-has-humanity-reached-peak-intelligence July 15, 2019 6:18 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.