Morning Reads – Thursday, October 3, 2019

On this date in 1922, Rebecca L. Felton became the first female to hold office of U.S. Senator. She was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia to fill a vacancy. Timely…isn’t it?

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Backlash from gender reveals?

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NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

Due to multiple discussions this week on Morning reads topics, I would like to compliment Jessica on consistently providing an interesting, and sometimes extensive, variety of topics every week. Thanks to others for also bring a personal mix to their weekly contributions.

xdog
xdog

Seconded. imo, she does the best job of any contributor in posting Georgia stories of interest, and her national links come from a variety of sources.

Plus, she’s on time, so much so that on the rare occasions her Thursday postings are late I start to wonder what’s happened.

Jean
Jean

Note: the posted article about the Georgia Dignity Act does not accurately reflect the contents of the bill that passed (HB 345). This bill includes provisions related to searches and shackling pregnant/postpartum women along with provisions about solitary confinement and timely transfers for pregnant women.

HB 475 has additional provisions but was not passed. (I don’t know if there are any other related bills or not.)

http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/187593.pdf

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“To me, it’s personal. In 2000, I watched as the Supreme Court stole the election and changed the course of history. We need a voting rights act for the 21st century.” Part of Joe Lieberman’s son’s throwing his hat in the ring for Isakson’s seat. I have issues with the Supreme’s 2000 ruling, but disagree with “stole” in characterizing the decision. On aother note, today may be the hottest October day in Atlanta going back 114 years of record keeping. It will tie or break the record for most 90 degree days in Atlanta in a year, 90 days. The… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I wonder about that lobbying tax…it seems to get back down to the same “corporations are citizens” and “money is speech” arguments. I’m OK with the latter, but not the former. And professional lobbyists are required to pay fees already… even here in GA, if memory serves, when they changed the ethics laws a few years back, they drew a line between unpaid citizen lobbyists and the pros.