Morning Reads for Wednesday, October 2nd

Augusta’s own Jessye Norman died yesterday at the age of 74.

Georgia

  • A federal judge has blocked implementation of Georgia’s Heartbeat Law (Obama appointee, for what it’s worth)
    • From the ruling: ” HB 481 changes the definition of a natural person in Georgia…” Ay, there’s the rub.
  • Anti-Ralston Republican wins Newnan special election
  • The vape game is getting tougher
  • University System will cover gender reassignment after settlement
  • Georgia State PhD student documents The Great Awokening
  • Savannah Harbor deepening finally begins

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Ellynn
Ellynn

Can we get a ruling from the judges please? Is commenting about non Georgia ‘Morning Reads’ allowed or do we need to stick to just the Georgia based reads? I’m not trying to be snarky just wanting to make sure I play nice with my replies… I mean I can go on and on (and on and on) with the topic of cities better the DC… I’m feeling a bit down over my True Blue Brew Crew this morning… Just saying.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I’m not a judge. I think Charlie did a good job articulating guidelines Monday. He mentioned an 80-20 rule, at least four-fifths of Morning Reads comments should have a distinct Georgia state or local connection. I would think that applies to some extent to replies to comments, i.e. a non-state or local comment not being the entry for an extended discussion devoid of a state or local connection.

drjay
drjay

well if you need a georgia tie in, most braves fans dislike the nats very much and were opening rooting for them to lose…but your team didn’t cooperate…

Ellynn
Ellynn

Long time Milwaukee fans tend to ignore whatever the ‘sneak off and leave in the middle of the night’ Braves tell them, even if it’s for their own good. My aunt is still bitter and she was 5 when it happened.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“It is increasingly apparent that Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff created a partisan whistleblower to piece together an impeachment argument. Even then, they had to heavily edit the transcript of the President’s phone call to make it look untoward.” Georgia Republican Congressman Drew Ferguson yesterday, many days after the WH had released it as a summary. Ferguson, when questioned by the AJC about his statement “mentioned a Breitbart.com article circulating around right-wing media outlets about a Schiff staffer visiting Ukraine after the whistleblower complaint was filed, and comments Pelosi made on “60 Minutes’” referencing the transcript of Trump’s call with… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

There’s a forum today billed as a discussion of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office’s participation in the 287(g) program that allows deputies to check the immigration status of detainees and hold them for ICE. I anticipate it will be attended by many opposed to the 287(G) program.

Take note of statements of United Tea Party of Georgia leader David Hancock’s e-mail requesting members attend:

“NOTE: You can carry a weapon (open or concealed) in the library as long as you have a valid permit.” “I will certainly be armed….”

Intimidation is something to be expected when civil war is being threatened.

Charlie
Charlie

Sigh. One of the reasons I’ve resisted posting extensive public rules for contributors or commenters is that then everything has to be litigated and everyone wants to play referee. To clarify my comments from yesterday: The 80-20 rule is a suggestion/guide for contributors on the topics they post as individual posts. It has nothing to do with morning reads material. It’s why you’ll occasionally see posts from Nathan about ham radio or I’ll post about favorite restaurants. It allows contributors to post on things that interest them beyond politics. I’ve given very little guidance to those that post Morning Reads,… Read more »

Ellynn
Ellynn

Thank you Charlie.

Charlie
Charlie

You’re welcome. You’re also very much not who these rants are intended for.

Ellynn
Ellynn

I figured. I do go a Wisconsin binder on occasion. 😉

Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear

I’m guessing you mean a “Wisconsin Bender”, consisting of bratwurst from Bay View, Borek from Three Brothers, cheese curds from wherever, cold Leinenkugel’s, and cream puffs from the state fair.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I assume I am free to re-use the phrase ” drop your daily gift”.

Ellynn
Ellynn

Damn autocorrect…

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Sorry Charlie, but many of the contributions here are straight up partisan quotes by our elected officials, political candidates and their respective parties. Many are bad quotes and show the worst of our political system. The lies, hypocrisy, and total disregard for citizens. We are never going to see that wonderful work across party lines as long as blogs and the news/opinion media simply report everything neatly under Label A vs. Label B and which label is winning over something that is not really news, and if it is, we aren’t given any relevant details about the event or the… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Guilty of generally over-commenting on the morning reads, but in defense I do comment with regularity on other posts.

I’m conservative in the old sense of following rules and deferring to authority., so I’ll adjust and strive to better follow guidelines.

What’s happening is not normal, and it’s difficult to go on as if it is.