January 8, 2020 8:00 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Wednesday, January 8 Morning Reads for Wednesday, January 8 By Chet Martin Politics 2 Comments Good morning! We’re all still here. Listen to the blues. Georgia Senator Loeffler announces Senate staff, including Isakson Chief Bunk Democratic poll serves its purpose and draws headlinesWater Wars heads back to Supreme Court before glorious and complete Georgian victory. We will not be merciful to the vanquished.Yet another ATL official pleads guilty to corruption chargesMonroe County prison break ends with high-speed chaseStudy names FoCo Georgia’s richest countyLegislative panel on maternal deaths recommends Medicaid extensionGeorgia Air National Guard gets first female wing commander, Colonel Amy HolbeckDelightful Rome couple feeds Ozzie, Harriet, and 22 other geese dailyLowndes County powerhouse names new coachLuda is now a citizen of Gabon, area code +241 There Be Dragons Iran launches ballistic missiles at US-occupied Iraqi bases with no American casualtiesWild conjecture: the attack coincided with Soleimani’s funeral. Iranian state TV has reported casualties they know did not occur. Their targets were neither the largest nor the closest. Our early-warning systems gave troops up to 15 minutes of warning. They wanted to miss. There will be no hot war.That being said, a 737 went down outside Tehran as I type this. Texas Governor Abbott warns of Iranian cyber attacks. A damn earthquake just hit the Afghan-Iranian border. Who knows.Excellent New Yorker profile of Suleimani if you haven’t read itCNN settles with Covington Catholic Student. Fake news, real costs.Tesla is the most valuable car company in America. Ever.Why are young Americans killing themselves?Bon Voyage to CataloniaCivil Constitution of the Clergy, China edition Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Chet Martin 2 Comments xdog Good morning, Chet. Lots of links today. What’s bunk about a Loeffler poll that claims she’s little known and poses match-ups with Doug Collins and Paul Broun? No shock that Baghdad is less impulsive than dog-wagging DC. Also, a Boeing-made airplane going down is hardly news these days, and those weren’t earthquakes, they were nuclear explosions. That last is from Greg Abbott who hasn’t been played like this since Russians bots turned him on to Jade Helm. Finally, and forever, it’s Elvis’ birthday. January 8, 2020 12:09 PM Log in to Reply Chet Martin Good morning! Elvis’s birthday was an egregious oversight. All hail The King. The name ID portion of that PPP poll isn’t bunk and is valuable. But a head-to-head matchup among Republican primary voters is, because any potential election won’t be a Republican primary. And I wouldn’t trust PPP to fairly poll Republican primary voters anymore than I would trust Rasmussen to poll Dems. They have an objective which is maximizing Republican chaos. They did a good job of achieving it! January 8, 2020 2:38 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.