Morning Reads for Thursday, November 15

November 15, 2012 7:40 am

by Bridget Cantrell · 33 comments

*yaaawn* Good morning….

I went to bed at 10pm last night and still played the snooze game with two alternating alarm clocks from 5am-6:30 this morning.  When I get only 5hrs sleep?  I fall out like there’s a fire drill.

Some good articles are below – the witty commentary is all ya’ll this morning.

Georgia

Inter/national

Whatevs

Buzz Brockway November 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

“Georgia’s Agenda 21 Cray Goes National”

Anyone else find it odd that Better Georgia thinks the Agenda 21 hysteria is ridiculous but spreads the myth of an evil worldwide ALEC conspiracy?

Better to reject conspiracy theories, whether they originate on the right or the left.

John Konop November 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

Good point, when I was in college a professor said in a lecture that far right and left many times intersect.

BryanLong November 15, 2012 at 9:52 am

Buzz, Better Georgia stands with Coca-Cola in rejecting ALEC. Do you reject Majority Leader Chip Rogers’ anti-chamber rhetoric?

Three Jack November 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

“Anyone else find it odd that Better Georgia thinks the Agenda 21 hysteria is ridiculous but spreads the myth of an evil worldwide ALEC conspiracy?”

Almost as odd as a state senator supporting public/private partnerships (charter schools) then hosting a meeting where he distributes an Agenda 21 invitation that warns about public/private partnerships — from http://www.cherokeetrbiune.com — Rogers distributed the “U.N. Agenda 21 Information Session” invitation to senators, which said the meeting would address: “how regionalism and public private partnerships are tearing down constitutionally limited self-government and free market economics.” empahsis added.

Baker November 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

@Three Jack: Good point. I too noticed the warning about the “dangers of private public partnerships”. That’s stupid.

With transparency, I don’t think we have any choice but to go way down that road and I think it will be for the better…with transparency.

Bob Loblaw November 15, 2012 at 8:07 am

I guess Romney really believed the 47% comments after all.

The tattooed dude needs to sue somebody!

Joe Rogers…what you hiding, bud? Funny that a Judge would seal all those records. Wonder why? The guy’s a public figure. I must seek a lunch with his lawyer to learn some new tactics.

xdog November 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

Since election day, gopers have been busy wringing their hands over the stupids and the crazies in the party, so when can we expect them to take on the Agenda 21 loons? If the right is sparing them from their rhetorical tsk-tsks, do they think that kind of paranoia never goes out of style? Or aren’t they bothered by the spectacle of elected goper legislators, summoned by their master, listening to fantasies in the state capitol behind closed doors.

I hope the attendees all filed their per diems properly.

BryanLong November 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

So, Buzz, do you support Majority Leader Rogers’ anti-business conspiracy theories?

bowersville November 15, 2012 at 9:17 am

Agenda 21: … local chambers of commerce, are secretly using mind-control techniques to push their plan for forcible relocation on the gullible public: They do that by a process known as the Delphi technique.

Yet Bobby Jindal, the incoming Chairman of the Republican Governors Association while addressing the Romney remarks: we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote. “And, secondly, we need to continue to show how our policies help every voter out there achieve the American Dream, which is to be in the middle class, which is to be able to give their children an opportunity to be able to get a great education.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83892.html#ixzz2CIhI1TFB

Conspiracy theories will never convince the middle class that conservative agendas will afford them better opportunities to achieve the American Dream.

John Konop November 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

………Conspiracy theories will never convince the middle class that conservative agendas will afford them better opportunities to achieve the American Dream…

Well said!

Harry November 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

Just don’t take away my right to consider and debate them.

bowersville November 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

Let’s go back to a Bobby Jindal interview on November 13, 2012.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.

In his first interview since his party’s electoral thumping last week, Jindal urged Republicans to both reject anti-intellectualism and embrace a populist-tinged reform approach that he said would mitigate what exit polls show was one of President Barack Obama’s most effective lines of attack against Mitt Romney.

Maybe you can explain how Agenda 21 gets Republicans there. I can’t see it.

Buzz Brockway November 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

Talking Agenda 21 doesn’t get us there bowersville. You are spot on as is Governor Jindal.

Harry November 15, 2012 at 10:48 am

Maybe if Republicans can’t talk about anything we feel relevant, then Republicans don’t need to “get there” anyway – wherever “there” is. Trying to take Agenda 21 off limits for discussion won’t accomplish anything, really. The only way that could happen would be for the Republican Party to brand the name and restrict people like myself from using the brand.

John Vestal November 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

Wait, is this Bobby Jindal fellow urging the rejection of ‘anti-intellectualism’ the same Bobby Jindal who keeps trying to pass legislation in Louisiana to allow public-funded schools to violate the Constitution by teaching creationism and/or ‘intelligent design’?

*cue Alanis*

John Vestal November 15, 2012 at 11:09 am

*meant to post under bowersville’s 10:25am post*

Harry November 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

Hitler used the “night of the long knives” to get rid of people in his own party who were going against his agenda. The GOP uses another approach…they try to stack the delegate selection process and may succeed in this, but they will not win future elections because when it comes to winning elections the Democrats with their manipulation of the media (see Obama’s press conference yesterday) and voting dead people, have proven to be the biggest criminals.

Demographically the GOP won’t be winning too many elections in the future. What they should do is be the party of ideas. Yes, those ideas will seldom be picked up by the corporate/government media except in derision, but yet ideas can always be considered and discussed, even if done clandestinely and illegally.

fishtail November 15, 2012 at 9:37 am

New Menu Item at Waffle House….Eggs and Waffles $5.95…with Blow Job $105.95

kyleinatl November 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

Romney in 2016: “Miniature American Flags for All!”

chamblee54 November 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

A POTUS wannabe had a conference call with his enablers yesterday. He speculated about why he lost the election. There are other reasons for his defeat.

AMB November 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

If Jindal keeps making sense, I am going to have to reconsider my opinion of him.

atlanta_advocate November 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Oh please. You only like Jindal when he is bashing GOPers. When Jindal starts bashing Democrats – as he does most of the time – your “respect” for him will go away. Sort of like the McCain thing. He was the Democrats’ favorite Republican from 2000-2007 when he was attacking George W. Bush and the GOP base. But in 2008 when he actually had to run against Democrats as the GOP leader instead of against the GOP, you guys chopped him up into little pieces and spit him out, including exposing details from his private life that no Democrat spoke of all those years he was challenging Bush and trashing the GOP base.

The Democrats have their nutters, crazies, extremists, radicals, and outside the mainstream types too. It is just that the mainstream media never talks about them.

The Last Democrat in Georgia November 15, 2012 at 12:47 pm

“The Democrats have their nutters, crazies, extremists, radicals, and outside the mainstream types too. It is just that the mainstream media never talks about them.”

…You must not have watched NBC (the National Barack Channel) lately. At that station the mainstream media ARE the left wing nutters, crazies, extremists, radicals and what are considered “outside the mainstream types” on the center right.

Baker November 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

@LDIG: We agree!

xdog November 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

” NBC (the National Barack Channel)”

God that’s witty.

I never understand why everyone who is fed up with big TV keeps watching big TV. There’s a switch on that tube, you know, that makes it go away. You’re like the sports schlub who keeps watching ESPN so he can stay pissed at them for ragging on his team.

atlanta_advocate November 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

@Harry:

If Agenda 21 is real, the GOP is part and parcel of it, and not just the RINOs either. That is the part that never gets discussed.

Harry November 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I’m not saying it’s real or not real but if there’s profiteering involved under the guise of political correctness, then sure. It’s a win-win.

Three Jack November 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Ron Paul’s farewell speech is worth a read — http://www.campaignforliberty.org/national-blog/transcript-of-farewell-address/ — along with watching the video linked above.

A couple of lines really stand out: “To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular.”

“I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out “the plain truth of things.” The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people world-wide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY.

While I would never support him for president, Congressman Paul has been a unique, freedom seeking representative, something we could use more of instead of the cookie cutter handout clowns filling most of the seats.

Three Jack November 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Responding to a question about Romney’s ‘gaffe’ — “It’s wrong, it’s not true,” (FL Governor Rick) Scott told POLITICO, adding: “What we’ve got to do is say we want every vote, we want to take care of every citizen in our state.” There’s the problem, idiot politician wanting government to take care of everybody/everything…and this guy is supposedly a GOP conservative. Scott needs remedial training.

Stefan November 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Well, I don’t disagree with your analysis of Scott, but I think his quote should be read as:

“What we’ve got to do is SAY we want every vote, we want to take care of every citizen in our state.”

Three Jack November 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Nice catch Stefan, just SAY it and all will be well.

peachstealth November 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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Ed November 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

“Keep yourself interesting and looking right.”

Dear ladies–please heed BC’s advice.

Thanks.

Ed

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