Morning Reads for Thursday September 5, 2019

On this day the Brits took Singapore without opposition, Tokyo Rose was arrested in Yokohama, ZEEP – Canada’s first nuclear reactor went critical and Igor Gouzenko defected with 109 documents detailing Soviet espionage in the West. More importantly Kathryn Louise Gent was born in Baltimore, MD and she went on to attempt to keep one IrishPat in line for almost 52 years now. Happy Birthday to my bride.

Governor Kemp declares State of Emergency expanded to cover 21 counties

District 71 results are not blue or even purple but could portend an October 1st referendum on the Speaker

Kroger joins Walmart with this request of customers

Cowboys prayers are answered but it will cost

What we have here is a failure to communicate

NASA joins Rolling Stone’s marketing team

Another city hall executive bites the dust

GDOT sets another record in Gwinnett

The nanny state moves from the front to the back seat

Dog lovers take heed.

Luddites of the world unite

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armanidog
armanidog

Reuters has an investigative story on a Savannah jail.
“Death And Politics In A Georgia Jail”:

“Both companies were politically connected in Savannah. CorrectHealth, and its president’s wife, had donated $5,000 to the election campaign of Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher. CorrectHealth also had hired a state senator to run the jail’s dental clinic. And pharmacy operator Quick Rx was owned by a powerful member of the Georgia House of Representatives.”

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-jails-monitor/

armanidog
armanidog

And Trump’s weather map fiasco about Dorian hitting Alabama is drawing laughs all over the world.
He produces a cartoonish tracking map where someone used a sharpie to extend the tracking into Alabama Then he produces a second map which also appears to have been altered. He’s an embarrassment
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/map-flap-trump-displays-altered-weather-map-showing/story?id=65384094&cid=clicksource_4380645_null_twopack_image

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1169375550806351872
(Look at the replies where he is totally discredited)

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

You beat me to the punch on the sharpie map. Trump’s high profile causes Reuters and other international sources(your comment above) to investigate American democracy. My is to the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49587232. Yes, Trump is really that dumb. And all the world knows it. In other of yesterday’s news: Trump told reporters the Dow stock index would be “10,000 points higher” if he hadn’t started a tariff war with China. Trump 2020 campaign motto: I could have inflicted more damage, but I didn’t. More are calling it quits. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), the second-most senior member of the entire House, announced that… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

And….he’s never heard of a category 5 hurricane. NEVER! No one has.

This would be comical but he’s playing president on a reality TV show and we’re his captive audience, at least until next year.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“Analysis: Conservatives Criticize Trump, but Softly, in Code”

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/09/03/us/politics/ap-us-trump-conservative-code-analysis.html

“In a fight between crassness and discretion in the new millennium, crassness will win every time.”

“It took a long time for congressional leaders for the Republican Party to see the damage [of McCarthy and Nixon] to their party and step in.”

“Republicans will not do it while they think there are still gains to be made through the Trump presidency.”

bethebalance
bethebalance

If the nanny state is asking us (or just reminding us) to do something simple and without cost, and using well-documented evidence, with the clear goal of trying to save the lives of our neighbors who may not otherwise remember or do what they can do to help themselves… then give me some Mary Poppins. I’m not so Darwinian to say that people should just die instead of benefitting from the education and data of the state – even if that education arrives in the form of mandates. If only there was a program where you had no choice but… Read more »