Morning Reads for Tuesday, November 15th

“A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.” – Thomas Paine

Here in Georgia…
– The Newton County Board of Commissioners will likely put liquor-by-the-drink for unincorporated areas of the county on the ballot next year.
– Over at Reason, Jacob Sullum notes that Georgia now has less strict liquor laws than Texas, and that’s a good thing.
– The gaffetastic Herman Cain really made himself look bad when stumbled around on a question on Libya policy during an interview with the editorial board at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
– Newt Gingrich is soaring in recent GOP polls while Cain is falling. Looks like we have a new Flavor of the Month.

National stories of interest…
– The Mercatus Institute at George Mason University recently put out a policy paper explaining why the United States needs to restructure the corporate income tax.
– After the recent 60 Minutes story on insider trading by members of Congress, Kyle Wingfield has found a tax hikes he likes.
– Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens believes that the Kelo decision wasn’t a big deal. Tell that to the people that lost their homes.
– Despite the fact that voters are down on the economy, Barack Obama still leads Republicans in prospective matchups.

A few that I like…
– The time for the Georgia/Georgia Tech has been set for noon on Saturday, November 26th. The game will be carried on either ESPN or ABC.
– Here’s a really neat time lapse view of the Earth.
– How did taxes affect witch hunts in France?
The Atlantic explores Ronald Reagan’s legacy in Hollywood.
Coffee!!!

5 comments

  1. Herb says:

    “The Newton County Board of Commissioners will likely put liquor-by-the-drink for unincorporated areas of the county on the ballot next year.”

    Great news. What’s so special about Sunday such that it stands out from every other day of the week?

    “Georgia now has less strict liquor laws than Texas, and that’s a good thing.”

    Agreed. At least Governor’s Perdue and Squeal did something right. Perry’s a disaster.

    “The gaffetastic Herman Cain really made himself look bad when stumbled around on a question on Libya policy during an interview with the editorial board at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.”

    And that’s why the GOP should nominate him. Obama/Sharpton and Ventura/Roemer as a Third Party would roll over him.

    “Newt Gingrich is soaring in recent GOP polls while Cain is falling.”

    He’d be fun to run against, too. Even without a Third Party to suck away votes, his wives will seal the deal for Obama’s re-election.

    “the United States needs to restructure the corporate income tax.”

    Restructure? We need to up the damn thing to 85%.

    “Kyle Wingfield has found a tax hikes he likes.”

    There’s one for everyone, I guess. Tax hikes are the universal language. It’s the only way the government can generate any revenue without permitting corporate cash stockpiling.

    “Kelo”

    KENO!!! KENO!!! KENO!!!

    “Barack Obama still leads Republicans in prospective matchups. ”

    That’s a testament to the greatness of Obama. He’d be up by 20 if he’d just stop caving to the GOP and selling out to the corporations.

    • Calypso says:

      On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give you a troll grade of somewhere between 2 and 2.5, just like the rest of your responses.

      You need to work on not being so damned crazy, try to make it seem like you have some semblence of reason to your thoughts. You can’t just go all scramble-brained and expect people to give any credibility to your comments as you’re outed as a troll too early on. Keep practicing, though, you’re rather amusing to read.

  2. John Walraven says:

    I chalk up the Cain Libya “gaffe” up to his crackerjack campaign team. Anyone who has been to an editorial board meeting knows its going to be loaded with knowledgeable writers who will create a discussion environment rather than a soundbite setting. I watch and give the guy the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes people have to think before answering their 63rd straight substantive question. Sometimes people confuse issues and stop and start over. Why would it be televised? Horrible call. Dude must have been on his smoke break when that call came in.

    • benevolus says:

      I gave him a break at first too. It was kind of too general a question: “Do you agree with the President on Libya”? I mean, like what part? But, The Herminator did not recover well, and the poor recovery is what people always remember.

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