Morning Reads 30 September 2013

At the time of me writing this, it looks like the government is going to shut down, but here’s what else happened over the weekend.

And to steal from Jessica and Stefan: On this day in history in 1791  The National Constituent Assembly in Paris was dissolved and Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre as “incorruptible patriots.” Only to execute him a little less than three years later for being a corrupt tyrant.

Georgia

Senate committee heads to Savannah to study the Georgia music industry.
Things I did not know: Savannah has a Film Office. Also the Director of that office has been fired.
GDOT no longer sees the I-75 I-16 interchange as a priority project.
How does a local sheriff  spend that much?
Peach Pundit was a part of the #TravOnGameDay campaign and the good news was that Travis and his family were behind the scenes in Athens. Rumor has it, Travis even thanked Lee Corso for picking LSU.
More Korean cars? Maybe.

SEC

Alabama v Ole Miss 25-0
Arkansas v. Texas A&M 33-45
Florida v. Kentucky 24-7
Georgia v. LSU 44-45
Missouri v Arkansas St. 41-19
South Carolina v. UCF 28-25
Tennessee v. South Alabama 31-24
Vanderbilt v. UAB 52-24

National International

Who’s driving the debate when it comes to the shutdown?
BP is back in court for the second part of it’s oil spill saga.
What the Taliban is really scared of, and Harvard honored her.
Some how Berlusconi is still causing problems.
Remember, Kashmir isn’t a sweater.

Everything Else 

Lane Kiffin fired from another Head Coaching job and there was much rejoicing.
Cool private sector space stuff.
SNL, Obamacare and Ted Cruz.

 

14 comments

  1. Dave Bearse says:

    Reilly cheapens Christianity by politicizing it: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/27/the-gospel-according-to-bill-o-reilly-s-new-book-killing-jesus.html Conservatives needn’t worry though, God told O’Reilly to do it: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/bill-oreilly-god-told-me-to-write-about-jesus-97426.html#ixzz2g7FlSl2N

    O’Reilly says the book is a researched, historical account, and that trumps scientific fact in the bubble. Another Elmer Gantry praying (wrong homonym intended) in the conservative tent.

    From the Daily Beast:

    The basic argument of the book is that Jesus died because he interfered with the taxation-heavy Roman revenue stream. The reason the Jews eagerly anticipated the Messiah, writes O’Reilly, is, “When that moment arrives, Rome will be defeated and their lives will be free of taxation and want.”

    There’s no mention of the free health care offered by Jesus and his followers or the insistence that the wealthy give away their possessions.

    • Charlie says:

      I guess I missed all that stuff O’Reilly is talking about while focusing on the part where Jesus said render unto Caesar what is Caesars, or where he said if a Roman soldier tells you to carry his pack for a mile, carry it two.

      • Harry says:

        Render unto Caesar? Just remember it was King James who commissioned the writing of that version. We know what rendering unto Caesar did for Jesus.

      • Dave Bearse says:

        I think O’Reilly a pretty sharp guy, which is why the book is such a disappointment. I won’t have the same respect for him, at least for a good while.

    • Dawgfan says:

      True, and this has been bad politics from the start. Led by the Republican equivalent of a Community Organizer Ted Cruz. Hey, we control 1/2 of 1/3 of the government. We can do whatever the F*** we want.

      This is what’s going to happen. The GOP will lose this fight. Then the Tea Party types will say it wasn’t their fault. The GOP didn’t try hard enough. Which is like say they didn’t run off the cliff fast enough. Then they will take it out on those people they deem RINOs and not the real problem the Democrats. Then we either get more losers for candidates, or they stay home all together. In the end what do we have more elected Democrats.

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