Morning Reads 19 August 2013

SEC football is so close, I almost can’t stand the wait until next week. I hope everyone had a good weekend and I’d like to thank Layla Shipman for the very well run Floyd County GOP shindig at the Tillman Hanger up in Rome on Saturday. With so many speakers it was very impressive that everything ran so smoothly.

Here’s what else happened over the weekend.


Is Columbus really that dangerous?
All 7 of the announced Senate candidates got a chance to talk to the Floyd County GOP on Saturday.
UGA is trying to innovate to help solve the Doctor shortage in Georgia.
Georgia is getting $3.8m to higher folks to help people through the insurance process with Obamacare.
Gov. Deal is going to Asia.
What’s next for transportation?
Don’t forget our next installment of the BBQ tour at Smoke Jack with Congressman Tom Price.



Is health insurance a ‘right‘?
Al Jazeera America launches tomorrow.
The CIA has acknowledged that Area 51 actually exists.
Didn’t we already do this?
This won’t end well.


Everything Else

Thirty Questions the White House doesn’t want to answer.
Offered without comment.
This is pretty cool.


  1. Dave Bearse says:

    “Chinese companies have opened only 19 facilities in Georgia and employ fewer than 400 people. Germany, by comparison, has more than 400 facilities here that employ at least 20,000 workers.” AJC, Aug.18

    It would take a 50% increase in employment by Chinese companies to equal a 1% increase by German companies. I expect there are others that share the same word I do for Deal’s trip second trip in three years to China: Junket.

    • xdog says:

      It’s a trade mission, not a junket. Deal told me so. I hope David Ralston and his family and his staffers and their families are included. They’ve already been to Germany.

  2. Jon Lester says:

    You might have guessed by now that I don’t trust most self-identified “conservatives,” but I’ve no shortage of scorn for “progressives,” either. Al Gore could not have cared less that the buyer of his Current TV assets would effectively be the US-based voice of Sunni supremacy on behalf of the Qatari crown, and I think you should all be wary of anyone who considers it a credible alternative to America’s for-profit media conglomerates and the state-owned agencies from elsewhere in the Middle East:

    • xdog says:

      Maybe they have an agenda, like that’s novel, but the attacks on al-Jazeera are from the left, ie, progressives. Anyway, what’s Gore supposed to do, ask for it back?

  3. If you want to see the speeches from the US Senate candidates, Mayor David Pennington, and the statewide elected officials, you can find them on our video page here:

    Was the Rome News actually at the rally? Or did I sleep through Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s appearance? Seems like someone would have caught that little editing error:)

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