October 2, 2020 6:45 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, October 2, 2020 Morning Reads for Friday, October 2, 2020 By Ginny Politics 5 Comments Make it stop. $1 billion. And we’re not done yet. No! Not the Globe! Don’t mess with Nana. We are all triggered now. The terrible service will be even worse. Boeing movin’ on up to South Carolina. Rare books – the recovery is worth millions. The 2020 Bingo Card is cray-cray. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 5 Comments armanidog Interesting article. “Tiny Taliaferro County leads the state in fighting the virus (Population 1,600) Taliaferro County is arguably outperforming all 158 other Georgia counties in one important category: holding Covid-19 at bay. As of today’s Covid-19 report from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), it’s the only county in the state that still hasn’t suffered a death at the hands of the virus, which has claimed more than 6,000 lives statewide. Taliaferro also has the third-best confirmed case rate in the state. This is, frankly, something of a very pleasant surprise. The AJC’s Jim Galloway meandered out to Taliaferro County six months ago and did a nice piece on a nervy, bleeding-edge decision by the local school superintendent, Allen Fort, to shut down all the county’s schools and send his students home for what he said would be a long haul. At the time, the bug was just getting started. As Galloway noted in his column, fewer than 75 cases had been reported in Fulton, DeKalb and Cobb counties — combined. Neither Georgia state government nor the White House had offered any clear guidance, let alone told folks to hunker down and shelter in place. Fort told Galloway he took his cue from a couple of major economic decisions. The NCAA had announced the day before that it was cancelling its 2020 Final Four, which was to have been held about 100 miles west in Atlanta, and that morning, Augusta National, 50 or so miles to the east, postponed the 2020 Master’s Tournament. If the virus was dangerous enough to prompt the NCAA and the Master’s to step back from hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, Fort thought, maybe his little school system ought to take it seriously too… In addition to the fact that it hasn’t given up any deaths, the county has so far had only 22 of the nearly 300,000 in-state Covid-19 cases recorded so far.” https://troubleingodscountry.com/ October 2, 2020 8:03 AM Log in to Reply xdog Was Kelly Loeffler the first goper to tweet about her prayers for Trump’s quick recovery? October 2, 2020 9:40 AM Log in to Reply armanidog Probably and she also tweeted this today: Remember: China gave this virus to our President @realDonaldTrump and First Lady @FLOTUS . WE MUST HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE. 9:17 AM · Oct 2, 2020·Twitter for iPhone https://twitter.com/KLoeffler/status/1312018923420778496 The party of personal responsibility blames everyone else for their lack of common sense. How do folks so ignorant even make it to 21 years of age? Or maybe she’s just playing dumb for her audience (Georgia Republicans) ? October 2, 2020 12:47 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Oh, and Biden just tweeted he just tested negative. A smart man is what we need now. I’m tired of the lies, racism, and greed of the current Republican leadership. “I’m happy to report that Jill and I have tested negative for COVID. Thank you to everyone for your messages of concern. I hope this serves as a reminder: wear a mask, keep social distance, and wash your hands.” https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1312065485400346625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1312065485400346625%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2F2%2Ftwitter.min.html1312065485400346625 October 2, 2020 12:55 PM Log in to Reply chamblee54 The FBI crime statistics for 2019 are out. If you are a statistics geek, this is Christmas. October 3, 2020 2:41 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.