Morning Reads for Monday, July 15, 2019

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.

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augusta52
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…

Benevolus
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?!?

bethebalance
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.

Gregs
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… Read more »

Dave Bearse
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.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

What is the thinking in not challenging this evil?

Psssst. It’s because they agree with him.

Benevolus
Benevolus

That is what I am afraid of.
Perhaps this is not the country I thought it was.

bethebalance
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.

Grindelwald
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.

chamblee54
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.

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

With thanks to Gilbert & Sullivan:

https://youtu.be/1NLV24qTnlg