Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 20th

March 20, 2012 6:03 am

by Jason · 10 comments

Here in Georgia…
- AFP Georgia has announced plans for its annual Constitution Day Festival.
- The Georgia Supreme Court has overturned then-Gov. Sonny Perdue’s outing of school board members in Warren County.
- The Thomasville Times Enterprise catches up with Rep. Austin Scott.

National stories of interest…
- The White House has backed away from ObamaCare’s supposed economic benefits.
- Apple says $60 billion of its money will remain outside the US until tax laws changes.
- Saudi Arabia is taking action to ease world oil markets.
- Despite criticizing George W. Bush on civil liberties and war, the Left has been noticeably absent during Barack Obama’s term.
- Government spending doesn’t create economic growth.
- Rick Santorum in 2008: “Republicans, to our credit, have morphed away form the Goldwater idea that government just needs to be small.”
- Apparently, three-year old kids are terrorists. Or something.
- Why does Santorum hate America?
- It’s official. Obama has racked up more debt than Bush.
- Newt Gingrich’s support would be evenly split between Mitt Romney and Santorum.
- Hillary 2016?
- Could 2012 wind up being about foreign policy?
- Eric Holder in 1995: We “really need to brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”

A few that I like…
- With Peyton Manning likely headed to Denver, Tim Tebow is headed elsewhere.
- Amazon is selling $10 gift cards for $5.
- Wendy’s has overtaken Burger King as the #2 hamburger place in the country.
- The new iPad isn’t as much of a money maker for Apple.
- Randall has the inside track to win the fifth starter spot for the Atlanta Braves.

Nixonstheone March 20, 2012 at 6:51 am

why do uga fans continue to hate on Tim Tebow? makes you all look petty

elfiii March 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

OK, I’ll bite. Where in the article did it say anything about Dawg fans? It looks to me like they were talking about ‘Cane fans in Miami.

To answer your question, he’s a great football player but he went to Florida. Maybe you have heard about the Georgia/Florida rivalry? It’s much larger and deeper than the annual World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Unless you went to one of the schools you wouldn’t understand. It’s a “You had to be there” kind of thing.

Nixonstheone March 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I just went to a school where we realize there is life beyond college.

Cassandra March 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

SB 954 “Pain in the the Fetus” Bill oozed out of a Senate Committee yesterday, advancing toward a Senate vote. A Bill to make adultery a felony is stalled as lawmakers argue what the definition of “is” is.

Proponents of SB954 argue that a 20 week old infant has a ‘reasonable chance of survival outside the womb.” Quint Boenker Preemie Survival rates indicate a 17% chance of survival at 23 weeks, with a preponderance of those infants facing a lifetime of significant medical challenges. http://www.preemiesurvival.org/info/index.html

A learned, and not-so-Liberal, West Pointer testified, “L. Lynn Hogue, an emeritus law professor at Georgia State University, said the U.S. Supreme Court has found repeatedly that a fetus’ “viability means the capability of meaningful life outside the mother’s womb.” The Bill, he said, flies in the face of that definition.”

Courtesy: Ms. Kristina Torres, AJC
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-government/senate-panel-votes-in-1391208.html

Clearly, the GOP leadership recognizes that the slow path to weakening Roe v. Wade transcends any other issue, much to the chagrin of many, threatening a gender dispute and giving new credence to the phrase, “Happy wife, happy life.”

In other news, the GOP has now become so Conservative that standing still on issues is considered being a Moderate, a crime against both Party and Country. Anyone caught standing still faces censure. From now on, only moving backwards is considered progress.

Stay tuned, the Ministry of Information will issue a press release to guide proper reasoning soon.

Charlie March 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

I’ll bump up a post to the front page when I circle back in a couple of hours. This one deserves it’s own discussion.

LoyaltyIsMyHonor March 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

I think that should read HB954. God have mercy on all of us if the number of Senate Bills ever reaches 954!

Cassandra March 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

Duly corrected: House Bill 954, and profound regret for misleading anyone to think the Senate might have originated this Bill.

Max Power March 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

Wow so much wrong this morning it’s hard to no where to begin.

Despite criticizing George W. Bush on civil liberties and war, the Left has been noticeably absent during Barack Obama’s term.

Wrong. The left has been livid with the Obama administration which explains their fondness for the foreign policy of Ron Paul.

- Government spending doesn’t create economic growth.

Wrong. Government spending may or may not create economic growth but it’s absolutely wrong to say that Government spending “doesn’t” create economic growth.

- Eric Holder in 1995: We “really need to brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”

Quotation marks mean something. The actual quote was “We have to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.” And while it’s a sensationalistic quote, but not really a sensationalistic idea, his larger point has merit.

The new iPad isn’t as much of a money maker for Apple.

New products with new technologies are not usually big money makers until their demand rises allowing the costs of production of the new technologies to come down.

saltycracker March 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

A strategic move that is working by the Obamanation is to keep Republicans away from topics like Federal growth including ownership or complete oversight and the continued deficit spending. The Republicans are taking the bait.

peachstealth March 20, 2012 at 10:54 am

>> It’s official. Obama has racked up more debt than Bush.<<

I have a question about that. President Bush’s only trillion dollar deficit came in his last year in office and was caused, for the most part, by TARP.
A great deal of TARP money has been repaid. Would it be proper accounting to subtract that from the Bush deficit? That money was supposed to go to pay down the national debt but to the best of my knowledge, President Obama has spent it. Shouldn’t that now be counted as part of the debt he has accumulated?

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