Morning Reads for Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Today in history, Washington, DC (where I am today) was created via the Residence Act. Pictured above is the Old Senate Chamber, used yesterday to try to reach compromise on the filibuster. Morning Reads after the jump…


  • Chattooga county officer’s criminal advice site takes a tumble (
  • Georgia should take advantage of North Carolina’s stumble (SaportaReport)
  • $73 million owed to Georgia by buyer of Deal’s schlock sale (GainesvilleTimes)
  • Warren Hill granted Stay based on Georgia’s cocktail (CL)
  • A State house run for former Falcons player (AJC)
  • The new vending rules to be introduced by the Mayor (CL)
  • Georgia will soon need twice as much water (AtlBizChron)
  • What’s next, Midtown to get giant teeter-totter? (AJC)
  • Atlanta Panda gives birth to twins (AJC)
  •  And in the DPG chair race, these guys are ins (RollCall)


  • Internet trolls drive the web insane (CNN)
  • To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain (The Nation)
  • Have the robots come for the middle class? (Washington Post)
  • Scientifically, ’tis better to grill over charcoal..or is it gas? (Wired),(Wired)
  • Inside the media’s IRS blunder (Salon)
  • But why do we even have wonder? (Aeon)
  • How the Pentagon’s payroll quagmire traps the enlisted (Reuters)
  • Baseball’s supposed to be slow, don’t get it twisted (WSJ), (WSJ)
  • Cities must change if we are to drive while reclined (Bits)
  • Water Parks: Are We a Nation of Line-Cutters, or Are We the Line? (Esquire)




  1. Dave Bearse says:

    The Sunday AJC included a column by a Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson about bullying by gay marriage advocates. I support his remarks toward the end of the column that stated: “Reject the strategy of demonizing [gay marriage] opponents.”

    Then there was this… “We need to ensure that the government or anyone who receives taxpayers’ money is prohibited from discriminating in employment, licensing, accreditation or contracting against those who believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman.”

    Another example of day in-day out conservative hypocrisy those that have been around awhile have come to expect, and by which those that haven’t learn.

    Anyone over 45 years old can remember 20 years of ridicule heaped upon early gay rights advocates by Heritage Foundation types in the 70’s and 80’s, and the apoplexy that is yet present at the mere thought of legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

    Millennials that weren’t around then learn it’s talking out of both sides of the mouth. “We’re against special rights for special groups, except when we’re not.”

    Here’s the column in event it’s not behind the paywall:

    • Stefan says:

      Ah, the victimization narrative, it never gets tiresome. Did you know that the 8% of Americans that are unemployed are out of jobs entirely because of their views on marriage? #fact

      As a side note, I really hate the phrase “taxpayers’ money”, it doesn’t make any sense. I’m a taxpayer, if I go buy lunch today, as I surely will, is the restaurant now in possession of a taxpayer’s money? Should we now be able to choose how they spend it? Just say money from the Federal Government.

      • mpierce says:

        If the restaurant doesn’t serve me what I order, they won’t be in possession of this taxpayer’s money.

        • John Vestal says:

          Believe it was sarcasm….note that he said “Did you know that the 8% of Americans that are unemployed….”, not “…that 8% of the Americans that are unemployed…”.

          • saltycracker says:

            Sarcasm ? The reasons people give for being unemployed reflect like the dress codes of the people of Walmart….. 🙂

      • saltycracker says:

        8% unemployed because of their views on marriage ? I know some businesses aren’t keen on dependents but most just charge for the extra nuisance coverage 🙂

      • seenbetrdayz says:

        “Just say money from the Federal Government.”

        Well, then, if the has its own supply of money, we don’t need taxpayers at all.

        • saltycracker says:

          If we don’t get value from a restaurant we can go to another. I’d like a menu tax plan better than a flat tax plan. My Federal picks would include infrastructure and defense.

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