Morning Reads 26 August 2013

SEC Football starts Thursday! In other news:

Georgia

The first trial from the APS cheating scandal began on Friday.
Can we talk about mental health care instead?
There need to be more of these.
The Senate race is not the only election race heating up, here’s an issue breakdown for each of the Macon/Bibb Mayoral candidates.
If anything can be learned from law and order, it should be keep your mouth shut.

National/International

Colin Powell thinks that the Trevon Martin case will be forgotten.
Nadal Hassan was found guilty, as was Robert Bales.
After 17 women came out with a range of sexual harassment claims, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner finally stepped down.
After videos posted of a suspected chemical attack, Syria has agreed to let UN inspectors to visit the most recent site.
This isn’t going to end well.
Should there be a Syria No-fly zone, here’s a likely target list.

Everything Else

Bad news for BMW drivers, Everyone else’s opinion about you has been scientifically validated.
Creative Loafing is headed downtown from Atlantic Station. For everyone OTP, those are actually two distinct places.
Steve Ballmer is stepping down from Microsoft, hopefully this is a sign for less chair throwing in the future. (Note, the second link does not censor Ballmer’s word choice)

24 comments

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    If you oppose Obamacare but government shut down to defund Obamacare is crazy politics to you, and you don’t support the idiocy of the US defaulting on its debt, there’s another Tea Party alternative percolating—impeachment! Just in the nick of time too. Boehner will need something to distract the Tea Party with when he fails to support defaulting on the debt.

    WARNING, a NY Times column on an Obama impeachment is not an approved news source within the bubble: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/us/politics/ignoring-qualms-some-republicans-nurture-dreams-of-impeaching-obama.html?_r=0

    Impeachment talk is a GOP two-fer. The grassroots love it, plus it can get the vast numbers of birthers inside the GOP tent that aren’t already there.

    WARNING, Maureen Dowd is main stream media, thus her opinions are part of Obama’s Delphi mind control: http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/ci_23938670/maureen-dowd-listening-goons-august

    I’ll let people draw their own conclusions concerning the Tea Party’s dream of what they want to take the country back to and Obama impeachment, vis-a-vis the 50th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech. It’s media conspiracy that Tea Party impeachment dreams are getting press at precisely the same time that the media is puffing up the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, since the Tea Party’s impeachment desire has been well-known for months.

    • KingRichard says:

      Impeachment would only be a bandaid, we had 6 years of Bush with House and Senate control and got nothing, in Obama’s presidency he has literally turned our country against itself and fulfilled Liberal wet dreams from their Fathers they got while going for Total Absorbtion with the Choom Gang in Hawaii.

      Worst President evah! And the Liberal Media has brainwashed all those who are soft minded and hard hearted which is exactly what MLK preached against saying we are to be Tough Minded and Tenderhearted…

      We must get our State involved to being Liberty Amendments…

        • KingRichard says:

          It makes sense if you studied Obama’s past at all and read his books. Liberty Amendments refer to Levin’s new book, Impeachement just a response to Dave as it would be a huge distraction. MLK do you know who that was? The tough part was from a sermon of his found in his book Strength to Love.

            • KingRichard says:

              LOL! Neither, checked it out at my local library using my government issued Library Card I received after showing Government issued Drivers Liscense with my Government issued Social Security Card to prove I was a legal citizen worthy at least of obtaining a Library Card.

  2. Noway says:

    Glad to see Maj. (Allahu Akbar) Hassan convicted! What do work place violence violators get sentence-wise these days?

  3. Jon Lester says:

    Actually, I think the latest round of impeachment talk is just another distraction by GOP legislators to keep voters from pressing on real issues, which are many, and might expose more statist thought among current members of Congress than was previously known.

    Did Powell actually talk about any other issues on TV yesterday?

    • Scott65 says:

      Yeah…he delivers a smack down to the NC voter restriction law, and how it will backfire…just like those laws backfired in 2012 and lost FL/OH for Romney

      • KingRichard says:

        Let’s see Government ID required for:
        Driving, Flying, Doctor Visit, Applying for Job, Pharmacy, Bank Transaction, Applying to School, Applying for Credit, Utility Accounts, buying a car, registering a car, outpatient testing, Medicare/caid, Retirement Account, dontate blood, buy gun, Social Security Services, Pawn Shops, check writing, using a credit card, buying car insurance, buying train tickets, Annual passes at amusement parks, Volunteering at Non profits, check out book at library, Apply for any professional liscense, Buy home, rent home/apartment.

        Actually the great majority of Americans support Voter ID overwhelmingly…it is only Liberals who fight tooth and nail to allow undocumented people (democrats) to vote

  4. Harry says:

    How many legs does a horse have, if you call a tail a leg? When someone replies “five” he is corrected with: “No, it is still four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – Attributed to Abe Lincoln

  5. DeKalb Wonkette says:

    Separate subject: Syria and the thin red line.

    If my understanding is correct, the “line” is the method of killing Syrians by Syrians and not the killings themselves.

    Would drones be more acceptable?

    • saltycracker says:

      Anyone who saw the pictures of the children would not even propose such a smartass question.

      Where is the U.N. ?

      • benevolus says:

        What, the UN is some supernatural force that can swoop in and dominate any situation? Maybe you are thinking of U.N.C.L.E.
        The UN is made up of member states and can only react if those states agree to.

        • saltycracker says:

          The U.N. may be a joke but the U.S. is not doing so well making friends and building nations by being the world police and benefactor. And it is expensive.

  6. KingRichard says:

    On Syria – better make sure we have concrete evidence of WMD……oh forgot we have a Democrat in office, no vetting, no proof is necessary if it feels good it must be right.

      • KingRichard says:

        Kerry says Proof of WMD undeniable…sounds eerily familiar to Iraq and Hussein.

        Proof that strong language does not always deter killers.

        • KingRichard says:

          Syria getting better! Iran issues it’s Red Line to the Unisted States that we had better not interfere with Assad. Hmmm seems this war has 2 sides, the Muslim Brotherhood against whoever else is killing them. Either way it is like finding a cure to a disease that will remain elusive. Perhaps Islam could use some Reformation of it’s own to bring it into the 21st century. Psycholigists define insanity by trying the same thing over and over and over again with the expectation of a different result…Insanity it is then.

  7. KingRichard says:

    And who are the unfathonable idiots who actually back the Muslim Brotherhood! Why would anyone ever support people like that? I hope Egypt wipes them out! We should be supporting the Army in Egypt but we are doing just the opposite. Where is the outrage on that? Oh forgot we have a Democrat in office, facts don’t matter if it feels good it must be ok.

    What was America’s Revolutionary war fought about anyway….I’ll tell you, exactly what is being imposed on the American people at this very moment – that is why the Revolutionary war was fought to begin with.

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