Morning Reads 16 September 2013

There’s coffee around here somewhere. Happy Monday everyone, here’s what happened over the weekend.


Georgia and Obamacare, a national perspective.
Laura Bush is coming to Georgia Southern.
Charlie was on the Kudzu Vine, here’s a link to the audio.
Only a few more free football games left for politicians.
Some of the Peach Pundit crew made the trek to Zeb’s in Danielsville to meet with Rep. Doug Collins. In case you missed it here’s the audio.
Just in case things weren’t interesting enough in Macon, let’s add some early voting problems to sweeten the pot.


Summers is out for Fed Chair, what does that do for Yellen?
All the more reason to teach kids to code in school.
Sorry Colorado, but it’s not getting any better anytime soon.
Apparently, even with Syria on his plate Secretary Kerry is still looking for a Palestine-Israel solution.
Mr. President, that is an odd way to describe what has been a very icy relationship.


Alabama v Texas A&M 49-42. Those last few minutes were rough.
Arkansas v Southern Mississippi 24-3
Auburn v Mississippi State 24-20
Kentucky v Louisville 13-27
LSU v Kent State 45-13
Ole Miss v Texas 44-23
South Carolina v Vanderbilt 35-25
Tennessee v Oregon 14-59

Everything Else

If you watch Mythbusters, it’s on your toothbrush too.
Watch the video, just to hear how it’s pronounced.
What would we do with out the Ig Nobels?


  1. John Konop says:

    Fox news was for it before they were against it…….

    Roger Ailes’s Syria solution:

    …….“Putin is angry. He thinks the United States doesn’t take him seriously or treat Russia as a major player. Okay, fine, that’s how he feels. If I were president, I’d get in a room with him and say, ‘Look at the slaughter going on in Syria. You can stop it. Do it, and I’ll see to it that you can get all the credit. I’ll tell the world it was you who saved the innocent children of Syria from slaughter. You’ll be an international hero. You’ll go down in history.’ Hell, Putin would go to bed thinking, ‘That’s not a bad offer.’ There will still be plenty of other issues I’d have with Russia. But instead of looking for one huge deal that settles everything, you take a piece of the problem and solve it. Give an incentive for good behavior. Show the other guy his self-interest. Everybody has an ego. Everybody needs dignity. And what does it cost? You get what you want you give up nothing.”…….

    • Jon Lester says:

      I’ll take your word for it. I try to keep Politico out of my browser history, and I think Ailes is fundamentally wrong about the whole situation in Syria.

        • Jon Lester says:

          Do you really think Russia can just order the killing to stop? It’s hardly that simple. Besides, what have we done to “stop” the oppression of the Shi’ite majority by the Bahraini crown?

          • Eric The Younger says:

            With the Client State relationship that exists between Russia and Syria, it wouldn’t be inconceivable. Unlikely, but not inconceivable.

          • John Konop says:


            ………Do you really think Russia can just order the killing to stop? It’s hardly that simple. Besides, what have we done to “stop” the oppression of the Shi’ite majority by the Bahraini crown?……

            Unlike you I do not support the policemen of the world foreign policy. If we have less chemical weapons that that is good for us, Russia and the world. I keep hearing from the Lieberman/McCain crowd we need to arm the rebels, send troops…….As I said many times this formula usually ends up with too many dying, more enemies, and less money we do not have being spent.

    • saltycracker says:

      Memo to U.S. once you get the deal you want, shut up, stop waiving your sword around and watch to see if the untrustworthy genocidal liars in Syria and do what they said…..

      • Eric The Younger says:

        It’s difficult to do that when there is no US Grand Strategy from this administration. With the lack of direction, we don’t actually know what we want. Hence, how the current Syria Policy evolved from Secretary Kerry saying something unvetted by the policy folks at a press conference.

  2. Scott65 says:

    What Ralph Hudgins is doing to Georgians is criminal. I find it ironic that Deal’s superpac raised over 1 million from the healthcare industry and yet hospitals are the ones who will get screwed royally by not accepting the medicaid expansion (can you say ER primary care). The medicaid expansion thats FREE for 3 years and pays 90% after that (currently the state only gets about 60%). Ralph even seems to gain some sort of glee that he is shafting the 650,000 Georgians, and God knows how many more by keeping the information on the exchanges as far from people as possible, as well as refusing to negotiate lower rates like KY for example. He is the most loathsome politician I think I have ever come across (and thats a big number). Can someone clarify how this makes republican messaging better? In fact, this will screw lots of middle aged white men too. It might take a while for these dummies to figure it out, but they will figure it out and it wont be pretty for republicans

    • Dave Bearse says:

      Hudgens won with less than 54% of the vote in 2010. He will be nearly 72 years old come Nov 2014. If folks haven’t caught on by then, they will have by 2018 when Hudgens will depart citing age and not tar and feathers. Dr. Rad for Insurance Commissioner.

  3. KingRichard says:

    Celebrate the Arab Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter! That is what all this is…75% of the Rebels are Islamic Extremeists, 60 Minutes last night – Steve Kroft interviewed #2 Guy in CIA Mike Morell (he must be a Mastermind a Genious Right?) who said we need to arm the rebels so they can hurt Assad, but only enough to force diplomatic discussions. What kind of Foreign Policy is that?

    Do not do anything in Syria, and actually let’s get back some of our cash we have already given them and stop giving them cash.

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