March 25, 2021 8:11 AM HomeMorning ReadsMorning Reads – Thursday, March 25, 2021 Morning Reads – Thursday, March 25, 2021 By Jessica Szilagyi Morning Reads 7 Comments It was on this date in 1966 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a poll tax was unconstitutional, but some 55 years later, we’re still arguing over what constitutes a poll tax. Peaches Georgia makes The OnionTrump’s endorsement likely cements Shafer’s bid to lead Georgia GOP againJuvenile charges for Georgia 17-year-olds may begin in 2023Lawsuit seeks information on how Georgia Department of Labor has processed unemployment claimsUnion warns against HCA’s purchase of rural Georgia hospitalFirst fisheries class taught in Georgia Georgia Prosecutors Eye ‘False Statement’ Charges for Rudy GiulianiThe Georgia GOP Is Begging Biden To Act On Battery Plant Jimmy Carter The CDC still rules the roost at sea.But not in IdahoZuckerberg calls for changes to tech’s Section 230 protectionsThis is what happens when ICE asks Google for your user information9th Circuit Says the Right To Bear Arms Does Not Extend Beyond Your DoorstepSenators to unveil bill banning permanent Capitol fence Sweet Tea ‘Success Story’: Bald Eagles Bounce Back Across U.S. – And In Georgia, TooDoctor says patients with serious diseases are dying from fear of COVID-19Paid to borrow.When Does a Bull Become a Bubble? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 7 Comments xdog I’m reposting this old article on bald eagles feasting on Georgia free-range chickens. The easy meals are obviously bad for the chickens but can have consequences for the eagles too. https://www.audubon.org/magazine/fall-2016/an-organic-chicken-farm-georgia-has-become-endless#:~:text=An%20Organic%20Chicken%20Farm%20in,Endless%20Buffet%20for%20Bald%20Eagles&text=In%20a%20battle%20between%20a,is%20definitely%20the%20long%20shot.&text=It's%20unclear%20exactly%20when%20the,out%20the%20other%20bird's%20meat. March 25, 2021 11:09 AM Log in to Reply Bertha Re: the AJC article on Trump backing Shafer As a former grassroots GOP activist, this article is a huge eye roll. I’ve voted Dem in the most recent cycles (because sanity + common sense), but still remain a fiscal conservative and employer. You’ve got – “No one in Georgia fought harder for me than David! He NEVER gave up!” Trump said in a statement. “He has my Complete and Total Endorsement for re-election.” , which means a hard no from sane people. And then Shepherd saying – “David Shafer had his shot but lost every key election in Georgia, including Trump’s and both U.S. Senate seats”, when the Cobb dynasty fell under his watch. Le sigh. If those are the two choices, I am solidly not returning to the GOP. March 25, 2021 11:29 AM Log in to Reply blue Trump endorsement in 2020 was pretty much the kiss of death. I guess we shall see if that continues. But the criticism of Shafer is right. It seems his time is past. To me the entire GOP seems stuck in the past and wants to recreate the past. March 25, 2021 6:13 PM Log in to Reply xdog The HuffPo article is the best rundown I’ve read on the SK/LG battery dispute, although the idea of Commerce as a suburb of Athens is laughable and an insult to both towns. South Korean competitors play for blood and each battery mfg would be happy to see the other ground to dust. However, their disputes shouldn’t affect Jackson County workers and American auto producers. I expect Biden will take steps to ease the ITC mandates without completely subverting their autonomy, probably framing it as letting the courts handle the punishment side. But with car makers going full electric we’ll need even more manufacturing capacity by a large factor. March 25, 2021 11:41 AM Log in to Reply Will Durant Hello Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me Is there anyone at home? Thump… Thump… Is this thing on? She’s dead Jim. March 30, 2021 8:48 AM Log in to Reply xdog Yeah, it’s spring, time for rebirth, and this thing is withering away. Missing MRs, few other original posts, minimal discussion of policy and politics, no health updates, no back and forth with contributors ever. March 30, 2021 11:02 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Just an ongoing note to hope Ginny has healed/continues to heal speedily. And that Charlie has fully recovered all of his sensory functions. March 30, 2021 11:15 AM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.