Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 10th

July 10, 2012 6:00 am

by Jason · 9 comments

Here in Georgia…
– Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) came out against the TSPLOST yesterday.
– Metro Atlanta has seen gas prices jump by 8-cents.
– The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has posted candidate surveys for the 2012 election.
– Houston County deputies have been suspended for using a pressure washer on an inmate.
– DeKalb County taxpayers will see a tax hike to fund a school budget shortfall.

National stories of interest…
– President Obama yesterday endorsed extending tax cuts for everyone except income earners making more than $250,000.
– Some Senate Democrats may not be willing to go along with President Obama’s tax plan.
– A majority of Americans say Obama has brought change for the worse.
– Mitt Romney outraised Obama by $35 million last month.
– Nouriel Roubini says a “perfect storm” is gathering for global economic crisis.
– What will ObamaCare ?
– DonLOLd Trump:
Statesman of the Year.
– Law enforcement requests for cell phone information is on the rise.
– Tim Carney notes the building case for free markets over big business.
– A majority of voters back House Republicans on their move to find Eric Holder in contempt.
– Americans in political extremes are happier than moderates.

Other links around the web…
– Andrelton Simmons, the Braves’ rookie phenom, will miss a month due to a hand injury.
– Vince Dooley weighs in on Isaiah Crowell.
– The Washington Monument may be closed until 2014.
– It sounds counterintuitive, but a marijuana-based drug may help with obesity.
– Chipper Jones will be honored by the Braves on September 28th.

Bridget July 10, 2012 at 6:26 am

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American Delight July 10, 2012 at 7:03 am

What took Sen. Rogers so long?

Rambler1414 July 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

Which Chip Rogers do we believe?

This one?
Or the one that voted FOR the legislation, TWICE?

Bob Loblaw July 10, 2012 at 7:25 am

I’m telling you Rambler, call Paradise Casino TODAY. Winner Will said its the best. He’s obviously got insider information that T-SPLOST is going to lose in his region. Its his play of the year.

Calypso July 10, 2012 at 9:53 am

Rambler1414, we are to believe the Chip Rogers who is thinking about primarying Deal in 2014.

saltycracker July 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

Wind shift….a personal guarantee of telling ’em what they want to hear….
……at least the hot air winds are blowing in the right direction !

How did I manage to get in here and modify your post, salty???–Calypso

saltycracker July 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

Been back in the islands lately writing political calypso songs and, obviously, studying voodoo ?…..too weird….

I won’t be an ass and do anything weird, but I can modify and delete any of your posts. I’ll let Charlie know something funky is going on.—-Calypso

saltycracker July 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

A sales tax holiday is on the way. Our politicians are going to throw the unwashed and unclean a bone for the day. They would not want to save time, money and retail price adjusting with a consistent rate or exempting some need category.

The promo ad should picture a limo (sponsor signs included) with legislators throwing coins to beggar children running along side smiling and screaming.

SallyForth July 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

YO, Chipper Jones! :) Loved the interview with him at the beginning of tonight’s All-Star game – he reminds us of why we still love baseball.

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