January 18, 2021 7:46 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Monday, January 18, 2021 | MLK Edition Morning Reads for Monday, January 18, 2021 | MLK Edition By Theresa Garcia Robertson Politics 12 Comments Georgia Capitol quiet Sunday amid show of police, military mightRep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from twitter after harassing Georgia election officialGwinnett students place thousands of white flags for Georgia lives lost to COVID-19Construction firm to start work on Georgia solar farmSeveral roads closed in downtown Atlanta ahead of InaugurationIkea parent buys 10,840 acres of Georgia forestlandVolunteers wanted to help distribute Coronavirus vaccinationFree virtual theater program launches for Georgians living with dementia, caregiversGDOE to provide bonus payment to every public-school teacher, school staff member Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Theresa Garcia Robertson Wife. Mama. Foodie. Political Junkie. Southern Enthusiast. Taco Lover. 12 Comments chamblee54 This is the last monday morning reader of the Trump Presidency. January 18, 2021 8:06 AM Log in to Reply xdog “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” January 18, 2021 9:43 AM Log in to Reply armanidog I’m assuming this in reference to Rep. Q-Anon? Do we know her ignorance is sincere? January 18, 2021 9:50 AM Log in to Reply xdog Qballs are just the latest and trolliest people guided by tags and slogans. Earlier versions share their mindlessness. For example here in the 10th we’ve been dragging Jody Nice around for years, with no end in sight. January 18, 2021 10:30 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Putin’s minions succeeded beyond their wildest dreams with inspiration for the gullible foil-hatted fringe nuts. This in conjunction with Alex Jones, Bannon and other profit-minded scammers preying on the paranoid helped get us to this point. And yes, let’s not forget election denying Hice posting a picture on Instagram of himself walking into the House chamber ahead of the electoral session disrupted by Trump’s insurrection captioned: “This is our 1776 moment.” He deleted it only after a NYT reporter took a screen shot and posted it while the seizure of the Capitol was underway. January 18, 2021 11:12 AM Log in to Reply blue They have been primed by decades of talk radio and Fox News. People like Jody Hice have been completely radicalized. Now we have millions of radicalized Americans. What is the solution going forward? I will have to say my stepfather was a Fox News addict that thought Obama was going to come to his house and take his guns. All of a sudden Trump came along who he loathed and he couldn’t stomach Trump apologia 24/7 on Fox and started watching regular news stations. He completely deprogrammed himself. So maybe there is hope for others too. January 18, 2021 4:01 PM blue Voltaire comes to mind a lot of late: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities” January 18, 2021 3:57 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Volunteers wanted to help distribute Coronavirus vaccination I signed up on the website. No need for medical training. Also, Ingles markets has a waitlist to sign up for the vaccine: https://www.ingles-markets.com/ January 18, 2021 9:46 AM Log in to Reply armanidog Publix just added South Carolina to their appointment request. https://www.publix.com/covid-vaccine January 18, 2021 12:48 PM Log in to Reply armanidog From Georgia Recorder: “As ridiculously offensive as it would be for the Republicans who’ve been standing with Trump to suggest that they would have stood (and still do stand) with King, it’s no more ridiculous than Trump adviser Stephen Moore telling Wisconsinites upset with COVID-19 restrictions that “We need to be the Rosa Parks here and protest against these government injustices.” Even more than Parks, King has become soft clay in the hands of White conservatives who continue trying to shape him into an anodyne speechmaker sent to forgive White people of racism, join hands with them and sing. Those conservatives have not only tried to make King colorblind, they’ve tried to make him raceless, something other than a Black man who pledged a Black fraternity at a Black college, married a Black woman, pastored Black churches, led marches of mostly Black people and urged the Black audience listening to his very last speech to take their money out of white banks and put it in Black banks — and to reject their white insurance companies for Black ones. None of that means white people and white institutions can’t support his cause. It means those who’ve been holding up an anti-Black President and pushing anti-Black policies don’t — and should stop pretending that they do.” https://georgiarecorder.com/2021/01/16/republican-praise-of-martin-luther-king-will-sound-even-more-hollow-now/ January 18, 2021 10:34 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Guess that GA Recorder article was a little prescient. This is how the Republican-in-chief outright dishonored King’s legacy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/01/19/1776-report-historians-trump/ “Several historians said it was particularly offensive that the report was released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and included several photos King and quotes they said were taken out of context.” “… The document ignores King’s record of support for affirmative action, lamely pointing to the one line conservatives know from his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and ignoring the rest of his radical record. The fact that this historical distortion of King’s life and work was released on MLK Day makes it even worse.” And that 1776 report apparently is way worse– being dismissive of the legitimacy of civil rights movement, whitewashing issues of slavery with lies and omissions, etc, etc., etc. It’s a propaganda piece written by a 2nd grader. Just Trump’s style and reading level, I suppose. January 19, 2021 11:06 AM Log in to Reply armanidog ProPublica has made a timeline of the events using videos from Parler. “As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands of videos uploaded publicly to the service that were archived by a programmer before Parler was taken offline by its web host. Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. Taken together, they provide one of the most comprehensive records of a dark event in American history through the eyes of those who took part.” Fascinating stuff. https://projects.propublica.org/parler-capitol-videos/ January 18, 2021 7:13 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.