August 6, 2021 7:09 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads for Friday, August 6, 2021 Morning Reads for Friday, August 6, 2021 By Ginny Politics 11 Comments Big political gathering this Saturday at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome. People are starting to pay attention. You keep using that word infrastructure. It doesn’t mean what you think it means. Careful. Soon they will be coming after the little guy’s retirement accounts. Yeah, but I think it needs a catchier name. All glory is fleeting. Seriously, someone needs to step in with a neuro evaluation. Share this:TumblrFacebookRedditTwitterEmailPrint Related About Author Ginny Get off my lawn. 11 Comments Chatsprint Maybe the name should be changed from “Morning Reads” to ” The OAN, Breitbart. et al Daily Listing of Rubbish Links”. August 6, 2021 8:57 AM Log in to Reply armanidog “Seriously, someone needs to step in with a neuro evaluation” which leads to: “Think About This, Joe Biden Openly Admits He is Attempting to Subvert The U.S. Constitution Regarding Private Property Ownership” I can top it. Your leader- Donald Trump wanted power so badly that: “According to Leonnig and Rucker’s reporting, Milley described Trump’s persistent efforts to reverse the results of the White House race as “a Reichstag moment” — referring to the 1933 attack on Germany’s parliament building that Adolf Hitler used as a pretext to cement Nazi rule. The book also states that Milley was so alarmed by Trump’s bid to overturn the election that he and other military leaders began informally planning how they would block the then-president from using America’s armed forces in a way that could help him hold onto power.” https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/15/trump-deny-coup-mark-milley-499763 How’s that for flouting the US Constitution? August 6, 2021 9:03 AM Log in to Reply bethebalance Agreed that the implication of cognitive decline wasn’t connected to the article, or warranted. In fact there was a disconnect between the content of the article and the tag line, almost as if there was a neuro-degenerative lapse in the synapse. Wait, that should get checked out. August 6, 2021 5:17 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Also, the substance of that article (the one about private property rights and the new CDC eviction moratorium) was total bunk. OMG, what happened? Biden issued a new Executive Order to tailor attempts at constitutionality in accordance with a court order denying constitutionality of original Executive Order? And therein attempt to maintain a policy during pendency of constitutional claims? See “Muslim Ban”, versions 1.0 through 7.0 And so much else. Like- Trump officials authored the unconstitutional ban. Did they ever get it right the first time? I think there’s going to be even more of such types of policymaking attempts in the future. And frankly, if the Court is acting as a check of Executive effectively, then the system’s working. I think the issue is really with the timeline of court action as well as maybe some procedural concerns. But Biden’s not trying to take away property rights: that’s just to trigger the target audience…. and we know this not from anything in the article, but the fact that Biden admin has added how many billions of payments? – to go to landlords for their loss of rental income. Granted, the program has been problematic. But trying to pay people in full for the publicly-valued use of their property: that’s called just compensation. And it is completely respectful of property rights. In fact, the prior (Trump) admin was trying to pay landlords much less for their loss. Unjust compensation perhaps. August 6, 2021 5:46 PM Log in to Reply armanidog https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-9fe7a03f8cc2dd121e2f81cff4e90c47 A New Jersey gym owner on Friday became the first person to plead guilty to assaulting a law enforcement officer during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Scott Kevin Fairlamb’s deal with federal prosecutors could be a benchmark for dozens of other cases in which Capitol rioters clashed with police. Fairlamb’s attorney said prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence ranging from about 3 1/2 to 4 1/4 years, but the judge isn’t bound by that term of the plea agreement. August 6, 2021 2:47 PM Log in to Reply Will Durant That wasn’t a riot. It was a “normal tourist visit” according to Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde. August 6, 2021 3:56 PM Log in to Reply Elliot Pierce I’m all for ditching the word infrastructure and bringing back internal improvements and other words and phrases from 19th century American lexicon. Might as well add to their confusion. August 6, 2021 7:44 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance Love the convo on language. Because, yeah, there’s a use of the present understanding of “infrastructure” in order to shoe-horn in additional meaning for policy and political reasons. But language has always been manipulated for political ends…it should be expected, and therefore cause to just look at the underlying policy. But the language evolution is more wonderful than that, bc it is broadening awareness to the fact that there are indeed networks, structures, constructs, and interconnected policies that support our “society” and the ability of ppl to pursue “life” and “liberty”…. and it acknowledges that there are in fact social/human problems that extend beyond the realm of the physical, and that deserve our attention and efforts; that acknowledge that man cannot live on roads alone…. as for ignition key locks, that’s just good policy. could potentially significantly reduce drunk driving injuries and death. put it wherever it works. who cares what you call it. not that ignition locks are the best way to reduce drunk driving problems– that may be about education, treatment if ncssry, and social fabric and networks. Social infrastructure if you will. Don’t let friends…. you know how it works… August 7, 2021 10:12 AM Log in to Reply armanidog These are your folks Republicans, I think that on top of the vaccine refusals, the mask refusals, and the lack of compassion for other folks, we can add sedition and treason to your resume. I hope you all are pleased with yourselves, you all are the hindrance to making any sort of progress in these trying times. And I’m including all Republicans who support Donald Trump. You guys are toxic and want to drag down our country. August 9, 2021 7:55 PM Log in to Reply armanidog https://www.ajc.com/news/oath-keeper-conspiracy-to-storm-capitol-now-includes-a-georgia-suspect/JWTKLA6GYJEAZCTCPE2VMCMJ7E/ By Chris Joyner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2 hours ago A Georgia man faces conspiracy and other charges related to his alleged involvement in planning and taking part in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, federal prosecutors said Monday. Brian Ulrich, 43, of Guyton, was arrested Monday in Savannah and has been accused of taking part in planning meetings with members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia, prior to the Jan. 6 riot in Washington, D.C. Ulrich took part in an encrypted Signal chat with other members of the Oath Keepers and discussed bringing firearms to the D.C. area, according to an updated indictment unsealed Monday. “I will be the guy running around with the budget AR,” he wrote, according to the indictment, referring to an assault-style rifle. Ulrich also reportedly told his alleged co-conspirators that he intended to bring a backpack full of ammunition. “The more patriots the merrier ‘gonna be wild,’” he wrote, according to the indictment, parroting former President Donald Trump who earlier had tweeted that the rally scheduled for Jan. 6 “will be wild.” The Oath Keepers indictment, which now includes 18 defendants, is perhaps the highest profile part of the expansive investigation into the Capitol attack because of its revelations on the alleged planning and military tactics used. Defendants are accused of approaching the Capitol in a military-styled “stack” formation and stationing members and weapons in Virginia as part of a “quick reaction force” in case they were needed. According to the new indictment, while some Oath Keepers advanced on the Capitol in formation, Ulrich allegedly drove others from the rally to the Capitol in a golf cart “at times swerving around law enforcement vehicles.” He also is accused of entering the Capitol from the east side, although the indictment alleges he stayed inside the Capitol for less than 15 minutes. The Oath Keepers, who wore tactical gear with patches embroidered with the group’s name, were among the more visible extremist groups on Jan. 6. Many members are former military veterans or first responders. The name refers to the oath taken by them to defend the Constitution. The group is extremely suspicious of the federal government and espouses a nativist and anti-Islamic ideology. Available records for Ulrich, who did not return emails or calls seeking comment, do not show that he is a veteran or a first responder. The conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Ulrich also is charged with obstructing an official proceeding, which also carries the potential for years in prison, and entering a restricted building. He joins 13 other people with Georgia ties who have been charged with various crimes related to the Jan. 6 riot ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies, including assaulting police. August 9, 2021 7:56 PM Log in to Reply armanidog Jesus Jiménez @jesus_jimz · 2h ago Breaking: Gov. Greg Abbott announces Texas will be seeking out-of-state health care personnel to help with the latest surge, and he is asking hospitals to voluntarily postpone elective medical procedures. Abbott is so stupid. . Ban mask mandates but appeal to others to save him: https://twitter.com/jesus_jimz/status/1424857523866193930/photo/1 Do you really want this approach in Georgia? https://apnews.com/article/health-education-coronavirus-pandemic-6f17d692ac24147fd6ab3fa7ac5c04e5 Click to copy RELATED TOPICS Atlanta Health Public health Georgia Coronavirus pandemic Education Pandemics Kemp says no mask mandate, schools and Atlanta announce them By JEFF AMY July 28, 2021 Gov. Brian Kemp announces his bid for re-election at the Georgia National Fairgrounds surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 10, 2021 in Perry, Ga. (Clay Teague/The Macon Telegraph via AP) Gov. Brian Kemp announces his bid for re-election at the Georgia National Fairgrounds surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 10, 2021 in Perry, Ga. (Clay Teague/The Macon Telegraph via AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The city of Atlanta and Georgia school districts announced mask mandates Wednesday even as Gov. Brian Kemp repeated his vow that he won’t impose a statewide mask rule or restrict business and public activities. Infections and hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Georgia continued to rise steeply Wednesday. What will convince you to support masking in schools? August 9, 2021 9:02 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.