Morning Reads – Tuesday, August 20

This is my first time giving the craic in years, which means I’m bound to make a mess. Also, I’m not Scottish, for which I blame others. Let us use obscure idioms today.

What’s the Skinny

Spilling the Tea.

Tittle-Tattle.

Advocates for cash bail reforms took to the Atlanta city council podium yesterday, concerned that councilman Michael Julian Bond was going to offer legislation to reinstate cash bail for minor offense. Bond strenuously denied the claim, though he didn’t rule out the possibility for later.

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Not ICE, people. Sheesh.

No, people. These are NOT ICE agents at Five Points. This picture started a viral rumor of an ICE raid downtown yesterday. These guys are a Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Team from the TSA. They hang out at Five Points from time to time because there’s some value in knowing what passes for normal there in case they’re called out for something that’s truly weird. Condition yellow, team. Carry on.

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The numbers for 2018 are in, and the economy didn’t even make 3% GDP growth, despite reduced regulation protecting consumers and the environment, and the printing an additional half trillion dollars, 80% of which were bestowed on the rich, though Trump said he’d deliver 4% growth. Most people aren’t much feeling a good economy—they accept the economy is good because everyone says so. It won’t take much slip to be comparable to the totally horrible 2+% GDP economy growth of the Obama years. But hey, Obama’s numbers were inflated and Trump’s are the real thing, except now there are rumblings… Read more »

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

A man running from an Atlanta hotel’s security team tried to jump from one tenth-story ledge to another.

Well, it works on television.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The GOP Trump administration delivers news faster than it can be properly considered. From last week…. Of course the managements of Mississippi plants raided for having employed illegals weren’t arrested. Remember the Postville plant raid in 2008 during the Obama administration? An executive was sentenced to 27 years in prison for hiring hundreds of illegals, providing them with phony documents, and laundering money through other businesses he controlled. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postville_raidT Trump commuted his sentence in 2017, natch, because the crimes wouldn’t have happened but for Hispanics that broke the law. It’s like the GOP position that Trump’s obstruction of justice would… Read more »

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Yep, It’s Tuesday and Trump falsely claims Google ‘manipulated’ millions of 2016 votes: Fact check

“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch,” Trump wrote.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/factcheck/trump-falsely-claims-google-manipulated-millions-of-2016-votes-fact-check/ar-AAG26gG

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

But wait there’s more…Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal
https://www.apnews.com/1bc3065eb2e4414289ef0ac1ac4ebaf7

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

and in true narcissistic fashion of blame someone else, like the Federal Reserve …
Trump acknowledges China polices may mean US economic pain
https://www.apnews.com/903107a1cc23480ba2a77008fed7899e

totally contradicting himself recently and VP Pence, “… the American economy is booming,” https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2019/08/19/mike-pence-detroit-economic-club-live/2049338001/

TheDeepDark
TheDeepDark

Three comments and no one bites… maybe you need some new material.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I read a report somewhere recently that said Trump would lose because people were generally just getting bored with his whole act.

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Morning Reads get many timely additions, without comments. The source provided so many opportunities in one day and endless new material every day. Keeping up with the contradictions alone would be a full time job.