Morning Reads – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

  • So, you want a re-evaluation of the new voting system… you get to pay for it too.
  • Listen people… articles like this concerning the politics of a chicken sandwich should never have to be written.
  • Drive by mention of Georgia in Rollings Stone’s wish list of a Senate flip to Blue.
  • Sen. Perdue doesn’t seem to worried about his chances.
  • Midget Madness’ comes to Brewhouse in Rome.
  • The Grey, in Savannah, has been named one of the World’s Best in Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure’s inaugural findings.
  • $5m factory, and 140 jobs, coming to Gwinnett.
  • The Pittsburg Journalism Project and the APS cheating scandal.
  • Huirui Washington, a student at Columbus State University, won the top award from Morphisec’s Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship.
  • You don’t know a clucking thing about chickens, but you can fix that in November at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center when it hosts the Poultry Tech Summit.

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xdog
xdog

How one U.S. firm tried escaping Trump’s China tariffs. A couple of nice charts too showing trade effects on China and other SE Asian countries. Anyone know what’s up with South Korea?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’m sharing the GOP’s foreign policy based on its observation, since no one in the GOP seems to be able to articulate it.

Berate and attack allies
Praise authoritarians and authortarian regimes
Reject international agreements and norms
Disdain diplomacy and cooperation

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

and for everything else…Lie, deny, repeat.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Moscow Mitch tag is apt in so many ways that it was inevitable it would both stick and get under McConnell’s skin. Moscow Mitch was key in burying information the Russians were interfering in the 2016 election prior to the election: “How Mitch McConnell Prevented Stronger Action Against Russian Election Meddling” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2016/12/mitch-mcconnell-prevented-stronger-action-against-russian-election-meddling.html Of course he did, since Moscow interference never even happened, except insofar as it aided the Clinton campaign. Moscow Mitch is the one-man roadblock on a raft of legislation intended to better secure US election systems against foreigners ahead of the 2020 elections: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/us/politics/election-security-mitch-mcconnell.html He’s got the… Read more »

drjay
drjay

i know it probably makes me a bad savannahian for saying so, but i thought the grey was “meh” there are several spots in town i’d put ahead of it from stalwarts like elizabeth to newer spots like alligator soul…

Benevolus
Benevolus

Love elizabeth, but I am more of a Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp kind of guy. Is that place ever going to re-open?

drjay
drjay

they are only doing catering right now…but are supposed to reopen the restaurant eventually…and savannah being a small town i have a couple of weird connections to gerald, who is a really great guy

Ellynn
Ellynn

I think some of it has to do with the time of the year you visit, since she uses mainly seasonal veggies. I have only gone to her Sunday supper events (3 courses and a mixed drink with a band playing in the yard for $40). The ox tail soup is thee BEST I have had in the South. The winter dinner had mainly root veggies and braised pork. The one I had in the spring was full of baby greens and Vidalia onions, roasted chicken in lemon and fresh herbs, with local strawberries in the desert. The market that… Read more »

drjay
drjay

also i’m a straight cis white christian male so maybe that’s why i have a hard time getting worked up about such things…but boycotting businesses because you don’t agree with their corporate politics seems like an exhausting proposition… and hard to keep up with and potentially very limiting of your consumer choices…

John Vestal
John Vestal

Ethics hearing today for……Oxendine. (looks at calendar)

Benevolus
Benevolus

I expected to read that his lawyers was David Ralston.

Gregs
Gregs

Politics aside, Popeyes can never, ever compete with THE chicken biscuit.

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

RE: The Right Wing Chicken Sandwich. In a world where everything is seemingly a series of political statements, gone are the days when one can simply have an enjoyable moment. There was no political check-in at Mary Mac’s or Pascal’s back in the day, and there were a lot of people who came there from across the political spectrum that shared a love of a certain kind of cuisine. And shared an appreciation for the possibility of compromise, somewhere, somehow. And it wasn’t just one restaurant in the South which needed lots of places for people to quietly gather. And,… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

“Elites” would like us to believe that the market is politically radical?
Pffft.
Completely made up premise leading to an (inevitable) imaginary conclusion.
What do any of those terms even mean?

Benevolus
Benevolus

And also, boycotts do work, sometimes. There is a long history of it. Perhaps there isn’t as much perseverance these days, or something, but apparently radio advertisers are feeling some related heat, so something is working. Mrs. B and I were talking about this the other day. Home Depot is much closer to us than Lowes, so we go to Home Depot. But it’s complicated. Bernie Marcus may be anti-me, but Arthur Blank isn’t. And are either of them anything but shareholders now anyway? And I would sacrifice a little to make a point but to drive half way across… Read more »

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

As a general-Libertarian, I’m not about to tell someone what to do. I figure that they’re smart enough to do what is best for them. To me, all this hyper-alertness about political causes is tiring. All that energy expended as to which drinking straw to use and what restaurant to eat at. And, in the end, my opinions, while sometimes interesting, are just not that important. And I’m left with the nagging suspicion that I’m being manipulated by somebody for their own personal gain without any benefit to me. And, sometimes, it’s just outrage for outrage’s sake. As was suggested… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

This simply can’t be real, but it is…

https://apnews.com/2f589698d5424dbda4be8d3acdf7ce6e

No sane president would needlessly insult an ally for “nothing”.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Who had this on their Trump as POTUS Bingo card as happening? It’s much more likely then when mentioned 3 1/2 years ago… just saying.

https://www.politico.com/story/2016/02/ted-cruz-donald-trump-denmark-218694

Gregs
Gregs

Every day that goes by he proves his unfitness for the office, yet with each deranged act his supporters grow more fervent. Now he’s being called the second coming, the chosen one. This is a weird time to be alive

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Trump supporting evangelicals are showing what they think of their own religion. And I anticipate Jews don’t much care for Trump talking about a second coming in the same breath he talks about Judaism.

bethebalance
bethebalance

My 1st and ongoing reaction to his disgusting attempt to segregate Jews for the sake of political gain, and simultaneously tell me how I should feel about Judaism and Israel, and simultaneously pretend that he knows anything about either, and simultaneously paint a community of most diverse opinions as some sort of monolith….. has been an immediate and resounding “F* off.” I know other communities have already been to that place, as he’s tried to both stereotype and segregate before (all in the name of political vanity). Taking the Lord’s name in vain is just a stepping stone, it seems,… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Just a reminder that Pete Buttigieg is an Episcopalian, so his understanding of Christianity isn’t very deep or serious.” Erick Erickson, a Christian that thinks so much of his own religion that he rolled over for chosen one Trump for a buck, in response to homosexual Buttigieg making mention he was a Christian.