July 17, 2019 7:13 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Morning Reads – Wednesday, July 17, 2019 By TheDeepDark Politics 8 Comments So… all things must have names… The full moon that happened last night was called a Full Buck Moon.And, don’t forget… Mercury is still in retrograde until the 31st.Secretary Sonny was out touring facilities in San Diego County.Redox and ATDC have partnered up to help health IT start-ups.Former HD161 candidate Adam Bridges is running for Mayor in Pooler.Yes, PBR Hard Coffee is a thing… gross.Another company wants to mine titanium dioxide near the Okefenokee. Georgia Tech created “bristle bots”, they might save your life one day.Students and civil-discourse, what has happened?Retired Justine John Paul Stevens has died. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related Tags:Morning Reads About Author TheDeepDark 8 Comments Dave Bearse Trump defenders argue what the Dems are doing is all politics. https://www.cjr.org/analysis/trump-ice-raid-immigration.php “The national immigrant roundup that is reported to take place this weekend is a wretched, disturbing, cynical thing: a campaign event for the re-election of Donald Trump, aimed at generating a highlight reel for the fringiest edges of his base. That woman and her kids will be rendered as PR props for Team Trump, the same as red MAGA hats and chants of “Lock her up!” “It is telling that, twice now, word of an immigration crackdown has “leaked” to the press in advance. The first time, last December, it was used as a negotiating ploy with Democrats in the hope of landing on an immigration compromise suitable to Trump’s fans. The Art of the Deal as applied to unaccompanied minors. This time, with no deal at hand, the early leaks, which came on Thursday, seemed like a memo to TV assignment desks: call people in from their summer homes, prep the satellite trucks, and get ready to shuffle the story list on the A-block—bumping Jeffrey Epstein (not a good look for the administration, given the connections) and women’s soccer (ditto, since the winning World Cup team has made Trump look like a loser). If Trump knows anything at all, it’s how to play the media, and he’s well-trained at applying his expertise to the lives of immigrant families, who are now living in terror.” July 17, 2019 11:12 AM Log in to Reply Ellynn Solar panels on my next house… https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190716/georgia-dials-up-solar-on-its-grid July 17, 2019 12:35 PM Log in to Reply davidmac Also of note in that article: In addition, the PSC approved the retirement of five older coal-burning units — at Plant McIntosh in Rincon and Plant Hammond near Rome Coal. Is. Not. Coming. Back. It’s neither environmentally sound nor profitable. July 17, 2019 1:46 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald But I was told that all our coal jobs had come back and we were making the most beautiful clean coal. CLEAN COAL! Just great clean coal and the coal miners all are happy and they’re so happy that they have tears and they’re just so grateful that they voted for Trump so he could give them clean coal. July 17, 2019 2:55 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 “booing is a bit tacky don’t you think” Dick Cavett, after an appearance by Governor Ronald Reagan on “The Dick Cavett Show.” July 17, 2019 12:46 PM Log in to Reply Ellynn Today in Urban development… https://www.axios.com/the-other-housing-crisis-abandoned-homes-3c4f5927-16dc-4855-a01c-4e600759e088.html July 17, 2019 3:20 PM Log in to Reply Grindelwald Since the tax cuts are such a popular topic on here, thought I’d note that Rand Paul – who voted for a $1 trillion tax cut for corporations without any spending offsets – has held up compensation for the 9/11 victims fund because he’s worried about the deficit. https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/453519-rand-paul-blocks-senate-vote-on-9-11-victim-compensation-fund July 17, 2019 4:28 PM Log in to Reply Dave Bearse It’s the principle of the thing. July 18, 2019 10:26 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.