Morning Reads – Thursday, April 9, 2020

April 9th is a monumental day in history. On this date in 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the parlor of Wilmer McClean’s home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war was officially over. The four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.

These days, we’re fighting something we can’t see.

‘Rona

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

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Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago

This is a few days old….

“There’s a nickname for Trump’s approach to letting the states fend for themselves: ‘Darwinian federalism’.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/trump-is-using-the-states-as-scapegoats-for-his-coronavirus-calamity/ar-BB12dsmZ?ocid=msn360

“Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) is reportedly working to create a consortium of states that can bid together, instead of against each other, for medical equipment. (A number of wags have suggested the consortium should be called the “United States.”)

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago

I don’t have a solution and that undermines expressing concern, but I’ve concerns we’re heading in the direction of throwing good money after bad. And Vogtle indicates whose money that is likely to be.

bethebalance
bethebalance
3 months ago

Just to update those who are interested– the below is from the GA Dept. of Labor website: “GDOL is modifying its current online unemployment application adding new questions to better identify those individuals who may be eligible for PUA [Pandemic Unemployment Assistance ]. This modified application is expected to be available on Monday, April 13, 2020, on the GDOL website. Once the application is received, it will take several weeks to process. ” So it took about 2 weeks to get to this point where they even knew what they needed to modify on the application/website, and now it may… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse
3 months ago
Reply to  bethebalance

So they haven’t been paying Georgia unemployment now, with a separate supplemental application for federal unemployment coming?

bethebalance
bethebalance
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Bearse

From what I last read, I believe the process supplemental benefits will be up and running quicker, and I think it may be this week or next that they start. I don’t have any direct information on that yet, only what appeared on the site within the past week.

chamblee54
chamblee54
3 months ago

Ben Franklin sent a letter to Jean-Baptiste Le Roy on November 13, 1789. In this letter he said: “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes!”

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