Morning Reads for Friday, January 17, 2014

January 17, 2014 7:00 am

by Obi's Sister · 17 comments

Here:
- In the town where everybody is somebody, are you still somebody if you lose your super powers?
- Rep. Allen West to speak at Cobb GOP President’s Dinner.
- We’ve got your “readiness” right here.
- Bills to watch.
- Wolverine! State Reps band together and submit bill to block Federal meddling in Georgians and their guns (Tom Kirby of Loganville, Delvis Dutton of Glennville, Paulette Braddock of Powder Springs, Kevin Cooke of Carrollton, David Stover of Newnan, and Trey Kelley of Cedartown). Stay tuned for more here at Peach Pundit!
- From the Daily (if you haven’t subscribed, what are you waiting for?): Did Rep. Kingston really just channel Meatloaf?

There:
- Four Georgians voted against the latest Congressional budget deal.
- Of course, you’d knew this would happen.
- Out.Of.Touch. And deaf, too.
- Cold War creepiness.
- Target data breach is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Even out of the box web software has a payment module. Point. Click. Done. Morons.
- The Anti-Obama? Already?
- Dude.

Random Everywhere:
- Jack will be back.
- “The Professor” finished his three-hour tour, his three-hour tour.
- And “Reuben Kincaid,” the exasperated Partridge Family band manager has passed, as well.
- Blackphone aims to keep the NSA out of your mobile phone life. And your head.
- What would you do if the President sat down beside you?
- She’s just now falling in love with Harry Connick, Jr.? Where’s she been the last 15 years?

Thomas Adams (@GeorgiaCRE) January 17, 2014 at 7:37 am

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xdog January 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Should I take it personally that comments and replies are disabled for me in the ‘Another Nullification Bill: This Time, Firearms’ post?

Harry January 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

I wonder why the Keystone pipeline is still being stalled by Obama?
http://www.usnews.com/dbimages/master/10457/FE_DA_090409publicopinion.jpg

Where crude oil is concerned, Canada waits for no country. It doesn’t matter how wealthy or how friendly that country is — or whether that country is the United States.

With the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline stuck in limbo on the U.S. side, Canada’s Energy Board recently gave a thumbs up to a $6.5 billion pipeline designed to carry 525,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta to ships on the British Columbia coast. The final destination is most likely Asia.

The development has the U.S. oil industry attacking the Obama administration over its drawn-out process.

“It’s taken longer to approve the Keystone XL pipeline than it did to win World War II, longer than it took us to put a man in space, and almost as long as it took to build the Trans-Continental railroad 155 years ago,” said Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute.

saltycracker January 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Harry,
You underestimate the Obama oligarchs:

January 28, 2012 11:00 pm • By JIM EFSTATHIOU JR. / Bloomberg News
Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit….

Ellynn January 17, 2014 at 11:02 am

Most of the oil refined in the United States ends up being sold to China. This just cuts out the middle man.

If API wants the pipeline, they can fork over the money to do the research on figure out how to clean up oilsands. The industry to still working on the one in the Kalamozzo River almost 5 years after the spill with little headway. That pipe line goes over the largest water table in the midwest that connects to the watershead of at least 8 major rivers leading to the Mississppi. This is the water supple to the majority of the crop land in the United States. The EPA can’t even legally regulate a chemical warehouse spills that contaimated West Virgina. Can you image what would happen if the Plate Rivers had to deal with a spill.

Find a way to solve the clean up issue and this will go so much faster…

Harry January 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm

That’s baloney. The Keystone is as environmentally friendly as any pipeline can possibly be. Look at all the pipelines in this country and worldwide and tell me what are the political dynamics that are holding up development of this one.

Ellynn January 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm

There are very few oilsands pipe lines in the world. Most pipelines have light, sweet or heavy crude. There are industry standards for clean up on those and the majority are effective. Most of the issues are comming out of Nebraska. Ask the GOP govern of Nebraska why he wanted the pipe relocated. Plus the pipeline from the Gulf to the Texas switch station was approved and under construction. So was the natural gas line out of the Dakotas. We now produce and refine more in fossil fuels then your little photo Jpeg even with out the Keystone.

Harry January 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The pipeline was relocated and improved per the requirements of Nebraska. Practically everyone in Nebraska wants it, except envirowackos and a few owners holding out for top $.
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/keystone-xl-pipeline-could-help-open-up-nebraska-oil-production/article_8fa5be0e-7daa-11e3-98b8-0019bb2963f4.html
Please note the pipeline would not be hauling just Canadian crude.

saltycracker January 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

Harry,
You are debating with a minion for an oligarch with Obama in his clutches – wait for the “take those big trucks off the road too”

Mark Rountree January 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Wolverine!

Wow– great WayBack reference!

Bet you lost the kids under 30 ;)

Scott65 January 17, 2014 at 4:31 pm

So I guess PP missed the front page of the AJC where dear leader Deal wont take the evil 100% paid for Medicaid money, so instead, he is proposing we just pony up the money that public hospitals will lose under the law (like in the range of 50% for Grady around 50 million or so) from the state budget that the medicaid expansion would pay for. I guess ideology makes more sense this way doesn’t it. I cant believe he thinks Georgians are so stupid as not to see the utter incompetence in this.
In other words…we dont want your damn free money for them ungrateful lazy poor folks…we wanna spend our own money to prop up everything that free money would pay for (at least for 3 years and 90% there after)
How long is Deal going to Parrot that incorrect 4 billion number that everyone knows to be a lie.
I dont think people are that stupid, but I’ve certainly been wrong on that one before. Stupid runs strong in this state

Jon Richards January 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Maybe you missed this from Thursday?

Scott65 January 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I also think that any state legislator that pens a knowingly unconstitutional law should be forced to pay the legal expenses the state incurs in defending it. That would sure cut down on the gun toting, abortion banning, school prayin nonsense that seems to prevail every year.
(I know it cant be done…but it would be fun to watch)

Harry January 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm
Charlie January 22, 2014 at 9:48 pm

First problem: Promotes Glenn Beck. He’s the guy that decided Common Core was the creation of Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground, instead of something that was based on Kathy Cox’s GA curriculum re-vamp that Sonny Perdue used the RGA to promote as a states’ initiative in lieu of a Federal DOE, top down dictation of standards.

Secondly, I’m a minute in and all we have are the usual talking points saying everyone that disagrees with the misinformation from this woman is misinformed.

She then goes through a math problem, and has a problem with the way the problem is taught. Guess what – that’s a local decision, based on the state and/or local school system’s curriculum. It’s those “local controls” that decide how students ultimately meet the standards agreed upon under Common Core.

In short, all these folks railing against Common Core as an example of a federal takeover are using examples of decisions made at local or even classroom levels to shoot their newest favorite boogeymen.

I can’t recall an issue in more recent memory where so many people have spread so much misinformation in so little time. And each of them combine hysteria and proclaimed “truth”, while they continue to make the problem worse.

John Vestal January 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm

*/test\*

Harry January 22, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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