Morning Reads – Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Dave Bearse
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… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn
davidmac
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.

Grindelwald
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.

chamblee54
chamblee54

“booing is a bit tacky don’t you think”
Dick Cavett, after an appearance by Governor Ronald Reagan on “The Dick Cavett Show.”

Grindelwald
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

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s the principle of the thing.