Morning Reads for Friday, September 20, 2013

This is why we can’t have nice things.
Seven Georgians make the Rich As Dirt list.
– Peach-flavored Minority Report.
Coca-Cola in hot water over bottlecap.
– Bueller…Bueller. One of Wednesday’s $1 million winning lottery tickets was sold at the airport.
Forest Park thinks a Public Information Officer would help.

– Former Speaker Tom Delay wins appeal.
– Even the term “Bad Form” isn’t good enough for these career politicians.
US Dollar sinks again.
– All he’ll need is the big mustache.
– Do the French have a Honey-Boo-Boo?

Random Everywhere:
Ace is right, you know.
– Did you see the meteor zing by on Wednesday?
– You’ve always wanted one of these…right?
– Tiny, very tiny things.


    • Ed says:

      Stories that are great: when someone violates rules, the rules are enforced and then it is portrayed as an attack on that individual’s beliefs.

    • Ellynn says:

      The “kid” (25 is now classified as being a kid…?) forgot to read the part about “lawful assembly”. Technically he was ingnoring the 5th item of the 1st ammendment.

        • Napoleon says:

          Obamacare says you’re a kid until you are 26.

          Also, “lawful assembly” requires a number of people to gather, not just one.

          Finally, isn’t “rules for free speech” a bit of an oxymoron?

          Finally, according to the college, since he was handing out literature, he could do so as long as he wasn’t obstructing people, which the college says he wasn’t. So the college has admitted he should have been allowed to hand them out and is “investigating” why he was told to stop.

          A spokeswoman for the college tells that students and the general public are permitted to pass out materials in areas on campus that are generally available to the public, as long as they do not disrupt the orderly operations of the college.

          “In the case of the YouTube video, it does not appear that the student was disrupting the orderly operations of the college and therefore we are looking into the incident,” Modesto Junior College Marketing and Public Relations officer Linda Hoile said.

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            • Noway says:

              What’s dense about it, Ed, besides the fact that you just got owned by Napolean! Especially his point that “kids” can continue to be a burden and suck the life out of their parents’ by leeching of their insurance policy.

    • benevolus says:

      I wonder if y’all would be so bent out of shape if he was passing out, say, Greenpeace flyers. Because this really has nothing do do with what he was passing out.

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    This excerpt had me LOL last night:

    “The establishment don’t want me to go to the U.S. Senate,” Broun told a breakfast gathering of conservative activists in northern Atlanta suburbs. “The reason for that is because when I go to the U.S. Senate, it will be Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Paul Broun. The establishment don’t want that.”

    The establishment don’t want you to stick your face on a lit oven burner, too, so sometimes the establishment makes a fair point about these things.

    • Noway says:

      “The establishment don’t ..”
      Is this A$$ pandering to a room full of illiterates?
      What’s next, you quack, “the pits of haillllllllllllll..” again?

      • KingRichard says:

        My all time favorite is: resist we much!

        “But resist, we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.” – Al Sharpton, August 9, 2011

      • Dave Bearse says:

        That’s was quote as copied and pasted. It’s from a liberal source so it may have been altered to further discredit Broun.

  2. saltycracker says:

    The Coke news and apology brings home the unfiltered world of electronic info where every shred of activity is subject to billions of opinions and every mistake a crisis. Companies like Coke need to develop an autoresponse, do not respond to this email with a polar bear holding a pardon me, no offense intended sign.

  3. TheEiger says:

    Even the liberal Huffington Post is reporting that ObamaCare is costing jobs and hurting healthcare.

    ‘World-Renowned’ Cleveland Clinic Announces Job Cuts Because Of Obamacare

    And the unions are crying because ObamaCare will kill their Cadillac insurance plans. Boo freaking hoo. You were told four years ago this would happen.

    Labor Unions: Obamacare Will ‘Shatter’ Our Health Benefits, Cause ‘Nightmare Scenarios’

  4. Ellynn says:

    A sinking US dollar is not always a bad thing, exspecially if the yen, pound and euro are sinking too. (Not saying its a good thing either, just making an obeservation…) As long as the yen decreases, their rate of exchange for US debt remains the same or even lowers in value, depending on the bond yield and it trade value. Almost all international commodities trade in US dollars. If the dollar value is low, international trade of goods from the US, like corn and soy are low. Although this does hurt a farmers bottom line, it lowers the cost of plastics, corn syrup, and ethenal, which increase business profits and share prices.

    Not to mention oil trades on the US dollar, so maybe one day we can have nice things again.

    • saltycracker says:

      A sound currency is the good thing. There are many currencies financial advisors suggest to limit exposure to a weakening dollar but none of them could support or be trusted for the trillions needed for global commerce. The weak dollar will hang in there as #1 but the world will hedge by diversifying currencies.

      • Scott65 says:

        Diversify into what? The EZ is a mess. Japan is trying to inflate (reduce value) their currency. What are they hedging with? Mexican Pesos?
        You must be listening to the Jim Rogers types who in one breath says the dollar is doomed and in the next breath says he heavily invested in it…go figure

    • Scott65 says:

      Just before anyone goes off about how we are debasing our currency with debt and uncontrolled printing presses…I might point out that Japan has a debt well in excess of 200% of GDP (and strong growth) and that the Euro is strengthening which is exactly what they should NOT want in the EZ. So, in effect, the EZ is now at a trading disadvantage and Japan and the US are not. Thats austerity at work…pain with nothing but more pain to show for it

        • Scott65 says:

          Financial Times says Q1 growth revised up to annual rate of 4.1% I’d call that strong

          “Japan has revised up its first-quarter economic growth to 1 per cent, giving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a boost as he seeks to strengthen his grip on power in next month’s upper house elections.

          Government data released on Monday showed that the economy expanded at an annualised rate of 4.1 per cent between January and March, lifted by strong household spending and a pick-up in private residential investment. That was much higher than the preliminary estimate of 3.5 per cent, which was already the fastest rate recorded by any Group of Seven economy.”

        • Scott65 says:

          fyi…thats .9% in a 3 month period you have to multiply by 4Q’s to get the annual rate…which until revised up would have been 3.6%…which is better than any other G7 nation right now

      • Three Jack says:

        Yes Ed, I read it. If you would like to suspend the drive by posts and actually discuss, let me know. Otherwise drink up so you can deal w/the Panthers getting waxed by Jax St tomorrow.

  5. Herb says:

    The reversal of the DeLay verdict, along with Zimmerman’s acquittal, prove one of my oldest and foremost points: We need to fix our hopelessly shattered criminal justice system so that cold-blooded killers like these two are put away for life.

      • Herb says:

        He voted to authorize Iraq, which is tantamount to murder. Thousands of troops and innocent Iraqi civilians died because of DeLay and his ilk. Yes, he was nailed for money laundering(or, as the GOP notoriously calls it, “tax cuts for the rich”), but he should have been rightfully nailed to the wall for murdering our troops and innocent Iraqis, as well.

        • TheEiger says:

          The same war that 82 Democrats in the House voted for and 29 in the Senate including Dianne Feinstein, Chris Dodd, Joe Liberman, Blanche Lincoln, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton and Chuck Schumer? Guess they are murders too by your assumptions. Welcome back to Peach Pundit Herb. I have missed your posts. They always make me laugh.

  6. Ellynn says:

    After reading about 7 different articles on the interview by Pope Frances that was published yesterday, and finding everthing from him being called a hack , “he’s this why because he’s from Latin America”, and my personal fav – “The Godless Liberal”, I give you the english translation of the interview.

    • Scott65 says:

      I think the Pope is the best thing to happen to Catholicism since Vatican II. Although, his opinions dont much jive with the whats going on here with the war on the poor

  7. Scott65 says:

    I sure hope Tom Graves doesn’t regret that photo op standing behind Ted Cruz…who is slowly being recognized as the bad guy in all of this

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