Morning Reads for Tuesday, June 26th

Here in Georgia…
– James Richardson explains Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s gay problem.
– President Obama is coming to Atlanta today.
– Former President Jimmy Carter is back in the news.
The New York Times takes a look at Sandy Springs, a model private city.
– Joanie Scott commits an act of journalism by parsing through allegedly shady activities by Henry Count Chairwoman BJ Mathis.

National stories of interest…
– Americans say that President Obama overreached by using his executive power to conceal documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal.
– James Pethokoukis looks at the potential chaos of a collapse of the Euro.
– Hundreds of billions spent on welfare, but the poverty rate remains relatively unchanged.
– Avik Roy explains that Chief Justice Roberts is likely to write the opinion in ObamaCare and why that means the individual mandate and other parts of the law are probably toast.
– Cranberry growers could soon feel the pinch of nanny staters.
– David Axelrod’s former firm profited from trying to sell ObamaCare to the public.
– The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the Citizens United decision.
– Iran is threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz if sanctions kick in.
– Mercatus looks at the possible outcomes of the ObamaCare case.
– There is trouble brewing in the Ron Paul movement.
– The Supreme Court shot down mandatory life sentences for juveniles.
– So far this election cycle, campaigns and PACs have raked in almost $3 billion.

Other links around the web…
– The black market accounts for 22.67% of world GDP.
– Blair Walsh may have figured out his kicking problems.
– A signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will be auctioned today.
– These jeans have a clear pocket so you can see your smartphone.

9 comments

    • View from Brookhaven says:

      It appears the intruder wasn’t a “thug” looking to cause harm, rather it was a neighbor that was under the influence and thought he was entering his own home.

      Can’t blame the resident for his actions, though.

    • The Last Democrat in Georgia says:

      “Will thugs think twice about stealing from GT students now that one has been shot during a home invasion?”

      Unfortunately, no the thugs will not be deterred from violently robbing and maiming Georgia Tech students as the thugs are still much more heavily-armed than GT students with bigger and more guns.

      It should probably take at least close to a dozen armed thugs in a row being shot by armed GT students during attempted robberies and muggings for them to even take notice.

  1. saltycracker says:

    Spain may burn but hopefully the 75% employed will be on vacation, which got another “well earned” court victory.

    BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/world/europe/europe-court-says-sick-workers-can-retake-vacations.html

  2. saltycracker says:

    Was unable to open the black market link which goes only to 2009. This is probably the fastest growing segment of the U.S. economy with cash transactions, skimming by business owners, tax fraud, government benefit fraud, illegal immigration, drugs and on and on…..most of which our government either tolerates or selectively enforces.

    The prevasive feeling in the population of a compliant citizen being on the short end is culturally corrosive and the reality of it will bankrupt the nation.

  3. saltycracker says:

    Is there a statute of limitation for when we can file a lawsuit against a hospital ?

    “Circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, a German court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents’ religious rights.”

    “The regional court in Cologne, western Germany, ruled that the “fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents”, a judgement that is expected to set a legal precedent.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/german-court-outlaws-religious-circumcision-172728400.html

    • Baker says:

      Is a warning about the dangers of smegma inappropriate for Peach Pundit commenting?

      And this comes from Germany…you’d think they’d bend over backwards to make sure they didn’t trample on Jewish rights.

    • Harry says:

      The German Bishops Conference has weighed in on the side of Jews and Muslims in this matter. Good for them.

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