Morning Reads–Ed is Back

April 12, 2013 7:00 am

by Ed · 27 comments

Hi. Here’s a song that is fitting for me. Also, my birthday is on Monday. Show your favorite Peach Pundit poster some love and buy him a nice gift.

Hope none of you were hurt by the nasty weather we had yesterday. Bold prediction: by the end of the day, Lake Lanier will be at full pool–first time in two years.

We’re 16th! The state collected $16.8 billion in tax revenue for the 12 months ending June 30, 2012 making us 16th out of 50. Yay?

GBI still making arrests in largest ever child pornography sting. Ew.

Learn why you’re suffering from the pollen. If you can see clearly.

ATL and EPA team up for Earth Day.

Making up for lost time, lemme give a shoutout to Creative Loafing for two really cool pieces: “Up and Down Peachtree Street” and “So So Def at 20: Hot it All Began.”

Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, owned by Atlanta-based Invesco was sold to CIBC for a cool $210 mil.

Georgia’s stolen water attracts the eye of The Wall Street Journal.

“The Atlanta Teacher Aptitude Test” would be funny if it weren’t true.

Atlanta is apparently the nerdiest city in the U.S. Nerds: just go ahead and gimme your lunch money.

The AJC’s “Dining” section was awful this week, don’t read it…however…you should read about Bruce Logue’s new outpost, BoccaLupo.

ICYMI: GSU pitcher has perfect game against Fake GSU.

“[O]ver to 16, where you can sit and watch players try to par the Lindsay Lohan of golf holes — short, gorgeous and shady.”


$10 billion for coffee? They’re never going to sleep again… Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH will buy Dutch DE Master Blenders. The firm reportedly hopes to rival Nestle. Joh. A. Benckiser owns Caribou Coffee, which used to be owned by Atlanta-based Arcapita.

Yom Kippur is five months away, bro.

President Obama is honoring Brad Keselowski on Tuesday for 1) being the best NASCAR driver and 2) being Polish (the last one is probably made up). The Crimson Tide are the honorees on Monday. RTR.

I’ve likely missed a whole bunch of real news (without even hitting on The Masters), I apologize.

George Chidi April 12, 2013 at 7:29 am

The word is that the AJC is considering some outside talent to supplement Kessler under the paywall.

Tyler April 12, 2013 at 7:37 am

Apparently the writer of the “nerd” article has never been to Murfreesboro, TN.

Tyler April 12, 2013 at 7:39 am

And key matchup tonight: Braves take on the Nats in DC. We always seem to come up short against the Nats. We’ll see if our guys can shake that monkey off their back…

Go Braves!

Ed April 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

Forgot to include this: Yeshiva University honored Jimmy Carter for his work helping to prevent conflict which…led to a conflict. Students didn’t like his stance on Israel so they planned to protest except… no one came out to protest.

Jimmy Carter: A true bridge builder since 1924.

Harry April 12, 2013 at 9:14 am
Ed April 12, 2013 at 9:16 am

If and only if her husband allows it, Harry.

James April 12, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Harry, either someone has stolen your username and password and is using it to post the most asinine articles imaginable, or you’re taking trolling to a new level.

Harry April 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Did you even read all the article? If so, let’s have a discussion rather than dismiss me.

James April 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I read it. I’m not sure what the discussion would be. The article appears to have been written in the 19th century by someone who has never met or had sex with a woman before.

Harry April 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

“After a woman learns that she is pregnant, her choices now affect another human life. The only difference at this stage between choosing an abortion or throwing bricks off an overpass of a busy interstate is that the abortion is certain to take a life where the brick poses the possibility. Both should be illegal for the same reason.”

Should this assertion be limited to the 19th century?

James April 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Yes. Here’s a hint, Harry – whenever an article begins with the question “Should a Woman Have the Right to Choose?” it’s a pretty good sign that the article espouses ideas that are decades outdated.

But I’ll bite. So a guy can have unprotected sex with a woman and walk away with no issues. But the impregnated woman suddenly loses all decisionmaking over her own body? Thank god this hasn’t been the law since EVER.

Harry April 12, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

James April 12, 2013 at 11:14 pm

And I’ll make one more comment. I’ve been reading your comments on this blog for some time. You’re one of these weirdly religious guys who purports to be extremely pro-life and punitively anti-abortion, but show no concern or compassion for those children once they are actually born — you hate public schools, public assistance, public healthcare, etc. So you don’t want the child aborted, but you don’t want to have to care for it once it’s born. So your arguments against abortion carry exactly zero weight.

Harry April 13, 2013 at 12:49 am

No true. I do have compassion. I just don’t think government is the answer to the problem.

James April 13, 2013 at 9:27 am

But you want big government to enforce rules curtailing a woman’s right to choose? So, in other words, you like big government when it supports the things you like, and hate it when it doesn’t? I see.

Harry April 13, 2013 at 10:22 am

Yes, to the limited extent government can accomplish anything, I’d like to see a reduction in the murder rate.

bowersville April 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

I’m not getting into yours and Harry’s discussion on abortion, but I feel compelled to address that there are government provided services to pursue that male that decided to have unprotected sex and walk away.

The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) helps children by enforcing parental responsibility to pay financial support.

Child Support Recovery will pursue through court proceedings, determine paternity, assist with child support enforcement and medical support for the child. So it’s not as easy as just walking away.

Lea Thrace April 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

Sadly, it is that easy. Sure CRS can pursue but unfortunately all the non paying parent has to do is work under the table and claim poverty to the court. Poof. There goes your legal means of recouping payments. This sadly happens more times than not.

bowersville April 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

Sorry is as sorry does. Two people made the decision to have unprotected sex.

Lea Thrace April 13, 2013 at 9:46 am

Yep. And those two people should BOTH take responsibility for said decision (planned or unplanned).

bgsmallz April 12, 2013 at 9:22 am

Did we cover this?

IRS thinks it doesn’t need a warrant to search through your emails. Links included (for the right and the left! Yay!)


Ellynn April 12, 2013 at 9:34 am
Ellynn April 12, 2013 at 9:36 am

Brad Keselowski is ok but he is no “Polish Prince”.

Ed April 12, 2013 at 9:42 am

No one is taking my crown.

Ed April 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

IMO, this was the best Morning Reads of all time, ever.

The Last Democrat in Georgia April 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Thanks for the news, Ed.

Libertarian Chick April 14, 2013 at 12:31 pm

Speaking of Atlanta cheating, has anyone checked out the “esteemed” Michelle Rhee’s track record with regard to erasures in DC?? She’s like a little, Asian Beverly Hall.

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