December 11, 2020 6:45 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, December 11, 2020 Morning Reads for Friday, December 11, 2020 By Ginny Politics 14 Comments Rome Braves continue to chop. Best Metro light displays. Shut up, Joe! Queue the rolling-eyes emoji. Pass the popcorn. Facebook in the FTC’s sights. Workin’ hard for The People. And you thought 1984 was just a book. It’s come to this. Enigma machine found in Baltic Sea. Faster, please. Not just for gas pumps anymore. Grinchy grinchiness over takes neightborhood busybody. Thank goodness they are not red shirts. The Cookie Sector Challenge. RIP Chuck Yeager Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 14 Comments John Vestal In case anyone has misplaced their favorite self-flagellation whip….I give you the list of motions/briefs filed in response to the Texas motion for leave to file… From Supreme Court docket…knock yourself out. December 11, 2020 8:31 AM Log in to Reply John Vestal Oooooh..and now we have an amicus brief from the “states” of New California and New Nevada. I writ you not. December 11, 2020 12:15 PM Log in to Reply armanidog We should be seeing Even Newer York and Eastern Oregon in a little while. December 11, 2020 12:45 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance So bizarre with the New “states” because they state their interest is in following the law. And are trying to benefit from the law which is the Supreme Court. But, I bet if you read their Charter, if they have one, it is about sovereignty, and not being subject to U.S. law (or maybe Nevada or California law are specified) or jurisdiction. You can’t even respond to them because the mere acknowledgement will give them some sort of argument for validity. December 11, 2020 2:47 PM Log in to Reply armanidog I live out in the boondocks and I see this all the time. “In his book Coming Apart, the social scientist Charles Murray warned us that we are becoming a nation divided less by race than class. Births out of wedlock, crime and joblessness are not uniquely inner city problems. They are almost as prevalent in Murray’s composite working-class community, “Fishtown.” As work disappears, physical disability claims skyrocket by millions, creating a new economic underclass helpfully absent from sunny unemployment figures. A sobering segment on This American Life a few years ago documented the plight of Americans living in depressed towns—themselves plunked down in poor states—and struggling to fend for themselves in an economy that is systematically shedding every kind of job they know how to do. “Being poorly educated in a rotten place in and of itself has become a disability,” reporter Chana Joffe-Walt observed. This is soul-deadening stuff.” The Miseducation of Donald Trump Voters https://fordhaminstitute.org/national/commentary/miseducation-donald-trump-voters December 11, 2020 9:09 AM Log in to Reply armanidog Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are Time magazine’s Persons of the Year. December 11, 2020 9:10 AM Log in to Reply Mr. Bear RE: LAZY HOUSE! There are two ways to view this; either as a bad thing or as a good thing. And just how bad a bad thing it will be or how good a good thing it will be, are based upon the upcoming Georgia Senatorial race results in January. In this situation, one guiding statement for me might help. Coming from the Sage of Baltimore, H. L. Mencken: “Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.” The House of Representatives is now filled with the freshly elected. Depending upon your perspective, this may or may not be a good thing. But those newly elected are most likely to be eager to prove themselves to their constituents. I don’t know about you, but this strikes me as an opportunity for some singularly bad legislation. As Jamie Dupree’s father has observed: “They don’t call it the House of Representatives for nothing.” So, while a specific idea might seem to be a good one in the Brooklyn of New York, it’s not necessarily a good one in south Georgia. By having a limited schedule. the House is applying a legislative “throttle plate” to its activities. They can only go so fast. Presumably, this legislative version of a limited attention span will mean that more time will be devoted to separating the wheat from the chaff. Well, I can hope, can’t I? December 11, 2020 12:39 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Plus they all have to be sworn in, go through orientation, get committee assignments, get housing, move to DC, figure out schedules, maybe get their kids in school, attend all the lobbyist dinners, etc, etc. December 11, 2020 1:11 PM Log in to Reply Chatsprint …and at least one has to get her tinfoil freshened up December 11, 2020 1:19 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance On the Grinch article, the author starts: It is way too stupid to be taken seriously, but nevertheless, here goes. Then author goes on to blame liberal ideology for what amounts to the author’s self-acknowledged stupidity in taking the letter seriously. Sign of the times, I guess. December 11, 2020 3:00 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Roger Stone probably sent the letters. December 11, 2020 3:48 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I wouldn’t be surprised if Stone, or someone working for him, was Q. December 11, 2020 4:03 PM Log in to Reply armanidog The Supreme Court has denied the Texas motion. https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/121120zr_p860.pdf Trump had filed a brief seeking to present the case himself to the SCOTUS. Can you imagine trying to follow his line of reasoning? December 11, 2020 6:59 PM Log in to Reply armanidog As a diversion from politics: It’s good work if you can get it. Brian Baumgartner, the man otherwise known as The Office’s Kevin Malone, raked in more than $1 million on celebrity booking app Cameo in 2020, according to Steven Galanis, its co-founder and CEO. That’s a hefty sum, even after Cameo takes its 25% cut. https://news.avclub.com/cameos-top-earner-of-2020-is-the-offices-kevin-malone-1845864487 December 11, 2020 9:15 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.