Morning Reads — December 5, 2013

December 5, 2013 7:10 am

by Jessica S. · 6 comments

On this day in 1864, the Civil War takes to Waynesboro, Georgia.
Also on this day in 1945, the Senate approved the participation of the U.S. in the U.N. Yay!
And if you’re having trouble getting in the Christmas spirit….

Jimmy (and maybe Jason) Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

peachpundit (@peachpundit) December 5, 2013 at 7:10 am

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Ed December 5, 2013 at 8:11 am

I’m surprised Jessica didn’t mention that today is the 80th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition.

That makes me sad and ill.

Noway December 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

The repeal makes you sad, Ed, or your hangover at celebrating its end makes you sad?

Jon Lester December 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

Plenty of time to celebrate it today and tonight. We have a parade in Athens, too.

saltycracker December 5, 2013 at 2:34 pm


Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges

when rumors were circulating that Congress was attempting to exempt itself from Obamacare.

“Let’s stop these really juvenile political games – the one dealing with healthcare for senators and House members and our staff,” Reid said at the time. “We are going to be part of exchanges, that’s what the law says and we’ll be part of that.”

CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

saltycracker December 5, 2013 at 3:38 pm

The AJC has reported that the FSU quarterback, Winston, will not be charged. Great News.

It has been best to let the state attorney do his investigation and avoid conjecture based on media reports. At a get together last week in Florida my Gator friends made jokes (fair game) and my ‘Noles mates were anxious. A few students told “in the know” anecdotes of a woman scorned. We opined the state attorney who has gone after past players based on weak evidence will be careful to determine on witness statements and facts on this one. And while the decision has the probability of being the right one, this time, it will be second guessed based on emotion.
The state attorney made his decision.

What is despicable in these situations is for columnists to continue speculation with the intent to destroy an athletes life. Before and after the decision.

TIM DAHLBERG did that Tues. in the AJC. Column: Not the time to give Heisman to Winston
Fire his butt.

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