August 12, 2019 10:19 AM HomePoliticsMid-Morning Reads for Monday, August 12, 2019 Mid-Morning Reads for Monday, August 12, 2019 By Theresa Garcia Robertson Politics 8 Comments Only 12 more days until College football! Today’s gonna be a hot one! Y’all stay cool .I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I won’t be staying at the Atlanta Sheraton even when it reopens…Georgia legislators will have the opportunity next year to take guns away from people guilty of violence against intimate partners.Well, this is the sweetest thing I have read all day. How Georgia is trying to expand Computer Science classes to help fill jobs.Well, dang. I just got a new license. Y’all remember this bizarre story from the last campaign cycle? Recent restrictions and mandates enacted by some local jurisdictions are infringing on private property rights and adversely affecting home buyers, escalating the cost of new home purchases beyond the reach of some buyers, especially those interested in entry-level and work force housing.How low-level donors are remaking Georgia’s 2020 presidential race. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Theresa Garcia Robertson Wife. Geege. Foodie. Political Junkie. Southern Enthusiast. Taco Lover. 8 Comments Dave Bearse Average Atlanta high temperatures for July and August are supposed to be in the high 80’s. There have been only 5 days since 6/30 with highs of 88F or less. Highs in the low 90’s are the new normal. Anyone else notice there’s not much GOP talk anymore disputing the reality of global warming? It’s now a non-starter for any observer over 40 years old that is living it. The educated under 40 think of someone disputing global warming as they do of someone telling them that buying a Power Ball ticket for a $5M pot is a good investment. Mass shootings by white nationalists to today’s GOP are like the very hot day a decade ago. Since it can’t be proved Trump directly has anything to do with any given mass shooting, it’s socialist speculation to even suggest it, just as any given hot day or hurricane couldn’t be proven to be a result of global warming. While readily accepted by low-education Trump supporters (though not all or even most are in that category), it won’t fly with anyone else. The GOP’s gun culture is an increasing burden in the burbs. I predict a continuation of the 2018 trend in 2020—suburbs and seats in competitive districts increasingly becoming Democratic. A vote for a Democrat running against a Republican incumbent is the only viable check available on the GOP’s Trumpism cult. The incumbents at the General Assembly level that will be turned out are for the most part good people that have served well. Their departures will move the caucus right. Solidly Dem districts are drifting from center too, but unlike the GOP however, many Dems are resisting caucus drift. Plus in the battle for the middle newly elected Dem centrists will further balance against drift. Note only 5 of the GOP’s 100+ Georgia House Representation voted to oppose HB 481. They’re among those most likely to be turned out in 2020 Throw in religious liberty legislation and the guns, gays and abortion trifecta is complete. “It takes a lot of work to try to exonerate the president’s fomenting of racist violence, but Trump fans are giving it their all.” — Charlie Sykes While more or less the remainder of the party remains as quiet as possible on the sidelines. August 12, 2019 10:30 AM Log in to Reply chamblee54 Here is a supplemental list of links from last week. August 12, 2019 10:32 AM Log in to Reply xdog State gop vp brags about republican breeding prowess to Oconee gopers. Video and report here: http://www.oconeecountyobservations.org/2019/08/oconee-county-republicans-are-told.html August 12, 2019 11:42 AM Log in to Reply chefdavid “They forget to reproduce” lol that’s the best one I have heard in a while. August 12, 2019 3:12 PM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear RE: The Atlanta Sheraton. I discovered something interesting from a Georgia Tech educated friend who is a professional HVAC engineer. The Legionella bacteria is found everywhere; whether it is dangerous or not is a question of relative concentration. Commercial HVAC systems use water for the cooling process, and have automated procedures which routinely replace that cooling water with fresh and add chemicals to help control the bacteria. Given the background of the disease, everybody immediately thinks of the HVAC system as being the source of the problem, but the bacteria origin could be from another water source. Although you’re right, I’m not checking in there any time soon….. August 12, 2019 12:07 PM Log in to Reply chefdavid Last week I posted a link where Ohio has said it accidentally made marijuana legal. We now we hear in Georgia ‘smokem if you gotem’. https://newschannel9.com/news/local/some-north-georgia-marijuana-cases-on-hold-after-new-state-law. I have been saying for years this should be a fine because of all the tax dollars spent to prosecute someone that has a joint on them. Really it should be legal and taxed if they wanted to. I don’t care I don’t smoke. August 12, 2019 2:54 PM Log in to Reply Gregs Not only does he marry immigrants, he hires them too. You go Ann. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ann-coulter-suggests-donald-trump-should-be-charged-for-employing-undocumented-migrant-workers/ar-AAFHMEs?ocid=spartandhp August 12, 2019 4:54 PM Log in to Reply Gregs Tariffs and sanctions don’t apply when you’re the “base president” https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-2020-campaign-banners-are-being-proudly-produced-in-china-2018-07-25?fbclid=IwAR0wAzHslXxc3U4Z3h1xqw9wxYT0QHIQhYpbnlU1Dk74iL2Vp1EZbjMb7Ac August 12, 2019 6:21 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.