February 19, 2021 6:00 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads for Friday, February 19th Morning Reads for Friday, February 19th By Nathan Morning Reads 3 Comments Good morning, y’all. I’m in for Ginny today. Pitchers and catchers reported yesterday, so spring is right around the corner. Here Governor Kemp announced four state-ran COVID-19 vaccination sitesGwinnett County Public School administrators are urging school board officials to limit public comment period during meetingsSecretary of State and State Election Board send another batch of potential voter violations to prosecutorsCult leader and former Marietta resident sentenced to 30 years in prisonYou might want to keep an eye to the sky during the spring There Memeing on Capitol Hill: “I am not a cat” was uttered during a virtual hearing on ThursdaySome Republicans are jockeying for position within Trump World (formerly known as the GOP), others are departing including Arkansas State Senator Jim Hendren (who is also Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s nephew)Senator Ted Cruz has a new controversy: traveling to Cancun during the winterFacebook and Australia are playing a game of chicken Yonder The best touchdown play of 2021–hands downThe Muppet Show (the original one) is available on Disney+ starting this week–here are some of the top shows to watch if you’re not going to bingeApple hires engineers to start development on 6G wireless tech (pandemic may or may not be included) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author nsmith Father. IT Geek. Former 14th District GOP Chairman (2015-2017). Former Walker GOP Chairman (2009-2013). Current Gwinnettian. American. Georgian. Republican. 3 Comments armanidog From a tweet: Anyone else realize Ted Cruz had no problem crossing a border to give his family a better life? Another one: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover ✔ @NASAPersevere I’m safe on Mars. Perseverance will get you anywhere. #CountdownToMars As far as the new election laws being sneaked through the legislature, does anyone here really think these laws will pass muster in a Federal court? I really doubt it. February 19, 2021 9:24 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Well, at least one local party is taking the right approach- and excising the disease: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/proud-boys-member-warns-i-m-coming-for-you-as-sacramento-gop-votes-to-expel-him/ar-BB1dQY55?ocid=msedgntp I have advocated for more robust expulsion of the ill and diseased from the Republican party- or any party. But many, including the racist in the article, feels like it’s somehow violative of his rights of association. I hope he does bring the suit he threatens, because I have no doubt that the freedom of association does not mean the right to force association (it is awful to even think of the implications of nonconsensual organizational association). Such a ruling may then clear the air for political parties to expel those they simply would rather not be associated with. Of course, there may then yet be a gap between the power to do something, and actually doing something…. February 20, 2021 11:33 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Speaking of “Trump World”, as a former Republican this is frightfully discouraging on many levels: An exclusive Suffolk University/USA TODAY Poll finds Trump’s support largely unshaken after his second impeachment trial in the Senate, this time on a charge of inciting an insurrection in the deadly assault on the Capitol Jan. 6. By double digits, 46%-27%, those surveyed say they would abandon the GOP and join the Trump party if the former president decided to create one. The rest are undecided. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/exclusive-trump-party-he-still-holds-loyalty-gop-voters/6765406002/ This coupled with Trump being scheduled to address CPAC later this week indicates to me that in this country now conservative=crazy. Stephen Aaron touched on this in this forum a couple of weeks ago with his excellent post on where the parties now stand with their factions. I can only hope that the Democrats faction off as well to perhaps leave us with a sane middle-ground party. I can always hope… February 21, 2021 4:34 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.