Morning Reads 22 July 2013

I hope everyone had a good weekend, here’s what happened. Pour a cup of coffee and have a happy Monday. Oh and I almost forgot, be sure to wish a happy birthday to Buzz.


Simply throwing money at education isn’t fixing the problem.

Currently Bob Barr is leading in the fundraising numbers for GA 11.

Speaking of fundraising and campaigns, Macon seems to be an expensive mayor’s race.

Trayvon Martin Rallies all over the state. Augusta, Athens, Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon.

Ted Cruz came to Cobb County to be the Keynote speaker National Federation of Republican Women’s Southeastern Regional Summer Conference.

Former DeKalb GOP chairman, Jamie Sibold passed away.



If not Hillary in 2016, Who else? Here’s the Washington Post’s take on the question.

Over the weekend Helen Thomas passed away.

With Trayvon Martin rallies all over the country, maybe we can have a productive conversation about race and violence?

Things are still gloomy in Syria.

The peace in Colombia is now on shaky ground after FARC killed 15 soldiers.


Everything Else

The 100th Tour de France is over and Chris Froome now has a new yellow jersey.

There’s no British royal baby yet, but Belgium has a new king.

Cool stuff from Mars.




  1. Noway says:

    Regarding Colombia, the FARC is seemingly so close to getting everything they have wanted like reintegration into Colombian society, no jail time, etc and now this? Doesn’t make sense.

  2. Charlie says:

    Happy Birthday to my good friend Buzz Brockway, who decided he didn’t get enough abuse as a blogger and GOP activist, that he could add being a State Rep to the list.

    Have a great day good sir.

  3. caroline says:

    Bob Barr? I thought he was a Libertarian? He never gives up trying to get back in the house for some reason it seems.

  4. Ghost of William F Buckley says:

    Many of the frequent PP posters are pretty media savvy about news cycles, push pieces, and I wonder any one cares to comment about a potential correlation to this NY Times article and a HUD current event:

    HUD Public Comment Period:

    The public can review the proposed rule and submit comments or questions via The public comment period will last for 60 days starting Friday, July 19.

    HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says “for the first time ever, HUD will provide data for every neighborhood in the country, detailing the access African American, Latino, Asian, and other communities have to local assets, including schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle class. Long-term solutions will involve various strategies, such as helping people gain access to different neighborhoods and channeling investments into underserved areas.”

    New Yawk Times: In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

    A study finds the odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston.

    • saltycracker says:

      Pork, our legislators favorite….what were you expecting ? Legislation that set policy and procedure without millions in rewards ?

    • Harry says:

      From Instapundit:
      The most famous white Hispanic helped rescue 4 Americans. The most famous black Caucasian refused to rescue 4 Americans! Who’s A HATER?

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