Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Good Morning! Today is Constitution Day (see above.) Today’s Morning Reads (see below)

The Biggest Story of the day is the Navy Yard Shootings (CNN)

Not Georgia:

  • This Man Moved to a Desert Island to Disappear.  (New Republic)
  • A New Hundred Dollar Bill is Near (Esquire)
  • The Drink More Water folks should switch to beer. (Atlantic)
  • It’s the Space Age y’all, can’t we all cohere? (io9)
  • Could feathers be a dinosaur souvenir?(Nautilus)
  • Twitter Is Going Public. Here’s why it isn’t a ship of fools (Slate)
  • The Geeks on the Front Lines of America’s duels  (Rolling Stone)
  • Hi, It’s Your Doctor, housecalls are back among an MD’s tools (Opinionator)
  • Have Sports Teams Brought Down America’s Schools? (New Yorker)
  • Next time you Kant agree, try kicking him in the jewels (Independent)



  • Chapman to take another shot at Georgia Power (HattiesburgAmerican)
  • As in his direction Forty Southern Co lobbyists begin to glower
  • Drug resistant bacteria gets its start in the hospital (GPB)
  • It’s the Space age, how is that possible?
  • Columbus Hospitals new slogan is “Pursue Your Healthy” (Ledger-Enquirer)
  • bacteria be damned, back to becoming stealthily wealthy!
  • Happy Tuesday, It’s votin’ time in Macon, (GPB)
  • Think you’re in your district, well you might be mistaken,
  • Sheriff’s employees sue Victor Hill, (GPB)
  • Think he’ll react appropriately? I’m sure he will.
  • Macon researcher has found lost Creek narration (Telegraph)
  • Now plans a downtown park excavation
  • Biden harboring plans to do deep (WSAV)
  • But over trains Savannahns are losing sleep (WSAV)


  1. John Konop says:

    The shooter had mental health issues……was seeking help…….had many warning signs……nothing was really done to properly help him and or monitor him…..We need to have real conversation about this issue……The prison system currently become the largest provider for people with mental health issues….We can either provide treatment and proper montering……or we can maintain the current policy of housing them in prison on a macro when they screw up and or waiting for them to blow up?

  2. KingRichard says:

    The beloved Constitution one of the best documents ever written! Behold it’s greatness!

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…

  3. KingRichard says:

    All signs point to action in Syria, Obama has waived a law so that we can arm Al-queda and we are surrounding Syria…ditch to ditch on this one from overthrowing nations that cooperate with Al-Qaeda to helping Al-Qaeda take over a nation.

  4. saltycracker says:

    Good reads as usual – lessons from a desert island:

    “Mate, I’m telling you, he said into the receiver, you can’t rob from the rich to pay for the poor. All that does is make more poor! …
    . … No, America loves to help people. But they’re not helping themselves.”

    But he particularly respects the wealthy that set up foundations to help.

    Key difference: presence/level of coercion.

  5. Dave Bearse says:

    Among Republicans it’s often unnecessary to explicitly say the word “Republican”. Here in Georgia for instance, “local control” means “local Republican control”. At the national level, Johnny Isakson’s “every nominee deserves and up or down vote” meant “every Republican nominee deserves and up or down vote”.

    Chambliss and Isakson have had a long-standing hold on Jill Pryor’s nomination to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. I read this weekend that dealmakers are proposing that Chambliss and Isakson would withdraw their hold if Obama would nominate Bush I-appointed Julie Carnes of the Northern District of Georgia to the other open seat on the 11th Eleventh Circuit. Carnes joining the Appeals Court would create a fourth vacancy in the Northern District of Georgia. The deal includes Chambliss and Isakson then selecting some of the nominees for those seats.

    The Tea Party wants it country back, so why not return to a federal judgeship patronage system? Careful what you wish for.

    Here are the federal court vacancies:

  6. Three Jack says:

    It’s at least a good start – – Work requirement for redistributed funds to provide food for freeloaders.

    Alarming news from the story:
    1. “Georgia has surged from having the 15th-highest proportion of food stamp recipients to sixth-highest in the nation…”
    2. “…the program provided food assistance to a record 1.91 million people in the state, nearly one-quarter of them six years old or younger..” – again, why does society reward baby factories posing as women seeking handouts.
    3. “One in seven Americans receive food stamps.”

    Good news from the story:
    1. “168,000 Georgians could lose benefits.”
    2. “…a total of 2.8 million people would lose their benefits over the next decade, and 850,000 households would see an average reduction of about $90 a month in benefits…”
    3. “The government would save $39 billion over the next 10 years, the CBO said.”

    Let’s see if congress can pass such a ‘draconian’ piece of legislation.

      • Three Jack says:

        Seriously Ed, how do you defend the fact that almost 25% of Georgians receive food stamps? Do you think society can continue to grow successfully if so many babies are born into ‘families’ where goverment handouts are expected?

          • Three Jack says:

            In my opinion, it is very ‘worth it’. These handout programs not only fail those of us who are forced to fund them, but even worse, they fail those who receive the benefits. You may ignore this reality if you want, but eventually we will all be forced to deal with it because neither side of this failed redistribution equation is sustainable.

  7. Harry says:

    why does society reward baby factories posing as women seeking handouts.

    Maybe one of our resident liberals can respond.

  8. saltycracker says:

    Shooters, bad moms and drug issues: provide grants to fund first rate orphanages, insane asylums and clinics.

    Get a big hunk of the funds from legalizing, controlling and taxing marijuana and savings in the social programs that foster the problems while redirecting law enforcement toward real crime.

  9. Harry says:

    This is interesting if true. From Catherine Herridge:

    Fox News has obtained a draft report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee which alleges that the Obama administration’s internal review of the Benghazi terrorist attack scandal was a farce designed to provide cover for the Obama administration. The report says that the Obama-ordered review of how the Benghazi terrorist attack took place, and why there was a cover up, was neither comprehensive or thorough and was damaged by conflicts-of-interest.

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