Morning Reads for Friday, March 27, 2020

What would Lewis Grizzard, the patron saint of GeorgiaPol, have to say about The Present Pestilence?  I couldn’t find any notable quotes, so leave what you think would be a good Lewis-ism in the comments. 

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chefdavid
chefdavid
2 months ago
Mr. Bear
Mr. Bear
2 months ago

As far as Republicans voting in the Democratic primary, it is perfectly legitimate in Georgia. No matter what that late night robo-call from Cynthia McKinney said more than a decade ago. And, if you’re old enough to remember fifty years ago, the Democratic primary was pretty much the only primary to vote in. Just remember the lessons of 1966, when the Republicans had a nominee named Bo Callaway. A real first for Republicans in Georgia since Reconstruction. Said same Republicans figured that they would grease the wheels just a little bit by voting in the Democratic primary, opting to choose… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
2 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Bear

I choose a primary ballot on the totality of the ballot. A GOP ballot is rarely a consideration in DeKalb County, even north DeKalb. The (I think) last time I voted in a GOP primary was for Romney in 2012.

armanidog
armanidog
2 months ago

With Georgia’s economy shrinking because of the coronavirus pandemic, House Speaker David Ralston said Friday that the state may not be able to afford the teacher pay raise the governor wants and the income tax cut House Republicans have advocated.
Ralston said on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind” Friday that with likely months of declining revenue ahead, the state may simply not have the money for either.
https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/georgia-house-leader-says-teacher-pay-raise-income-tax-cut-likely-gone-with-the-coronavirus/zjegHmzqyoBIrrQzi1fYQN/

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
2 months ago

COVID-19 appears to be on the same course as climate change, only faster. They were both identified as Chinese hoaxes and were (and in the case of climate change still are) being followed by a period of watching them worsen with little action because we couldn’t afford it. They’re both now inflicting irrevocable damage and on the verge of getting out of control, COVID-19 being out of control in some places. It remains to be seen how they each will play out.

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