Morning Reads for Tuesday, December 27th

“With 0 precincts reporting, we are projecting Mitt Romney the winner of the Virginia Republican primary, with Ron Paul in second…”Jim Geraghty

Here in Georgia…
– Be careful out on the roads today, folks.
– There is some talk about putting reversible lanes on I-85. Just don’t spend millions on studies and then back out of them at the last minute.
– Smyrna hopes to run city-owned vehicles on cooking oil.

National stories of interest…
– Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar believes that the tea party has cost the GOP the majority in the Senate.
– Gerald Celente, who predicted the last recession, says that we’re not seeing an economic recovery.
– Sigh. Donald Trump, looking to keep his options open for a presidential bid, has changed his party affiliation.
– In a new paper, Peter Wallison writes that the repeal of Glass-Steagall did not cause the financial crisis.
– Does Mitt Romney back a VAT.
– Oh look, TSA is expanding.

A few that I like…
– Loren Collins uncovers plagiarism at World Net Daily.
– Google is set to come out with their own tablet in the next six months.
– Here are seven bands that “formed divisive music subcultures.” Rites of Spring and Minor Threat, FTW!


  1. Ken says:

    And in other news . . .

    Not much.

    Good job as always, Jase, but I’m beginning to Jones for the state legislature to get started and produce something.

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      Why? So that we can all wish that they would quickly adjourn as soon as they start trying to legislate microchips, alien spaceships and whatever new distractive political fads they seem to come up with each year to waste preciously limited time and money while the world burns.

      • Ken says:

        Perhaps it’s the near reality-show level drama.

        Perhaps it’s because – my personal reason – there is much that NEEDS to be done, or undone as the case may be.

  2. Engineer says:

    There is a slight chance of snow in the higher elevations (especially those close to the N. Carolina state line) as the low pressure area currently centered over western Kentucky and Tennessee continues to move eastward.

  3. saltycracker says:

    “The repeal of Glass-Stegal did not cause the financial crisis….”
    It was certainly part of the deregulations that released the hounds of big finance to bet the bank and develop exotic ways to richly reward themselves at great risk to their customers.

    John Bogel, founder of the Vanguard Group of funds, and one of the more ethical CEO’s, spoke in favor of repealing the repeal. If you are interested, google is waiting.

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