Morning Reads: 27 January 2014

January 27, 2014 6:30 am

by Eric The Younger · 11 comments

Legislative Day number 10 and so far there haven’t really been many stories coming out of the Capitol. Here’s what happened over the weekend.

Georgia 

I’m not sure “Republicans Struggle” is the best headline, but it’s not a bad (but biased) summary of the Georgia Senate race.
A congressional candidate in GA-10 with a plan.
Augusta is looking forward to large growth with the relocation of Cyber Command to Fort Gordon.
The PSC is looking for two more employees to look after Plant Vogtle.
School employees may not be getting unemployment benefits during school breaks? Makes sense to me.

National/International

A farm bill to come to vote? It would be nice to steer away from the continuing resolutions.
Rand Paul, Bill Clinton, and the War on Women.
The debate about end of life issues is still raging.
Baby steps towards a solution in Syria.
Things are getting worse in the Ukraine.

Everything Else

Pot at the pot luck?
Nadal losses the Australian Open.
Mitt Romney slow jamming the news?
Don’t be dumb, vaccinate your kids.

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peachpundit (@peachpundit) January 27, 2014 at 6:30 am

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Harry January 27, 2014 at 6:46 am
GB101 January 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

If you want a report on Ukraine, please find a source other than Al Jazeera.

xdog January 27, 2014 at 9:37 am

If al-Jazeera scares you, I don’t know what you’ll think about blog postings by lefty intellectuals, but check the comments for plenty of solid background on the Ukraine here: http://crookedtimber.org/2014/01/24/images-from-ukraine/

Harry January 27, 2014 at 10:16 am

Here’s what “Shura” wrote on another blog:
Ukraine is an artificial state. There had been several Ukraines in Russia in middle ages, is is actually translated as “Land near border”, but what is called Ukraine now just 100 years ago was called Malo-Russia (Little Russia) – the Central part of it. What is now Western Ukraine was partly Polish partly Romanian, partly Austro-Hungarian. What is now Eastern and Southern Ukraine was Novo-Rossia (New Russia) and was mostly ethnically Russian.
Just communists after Bolshevik revolution excluded these parts of Russia from mainland and called it Ukrainian Soviet republic. Then Stalin added some parts to it in the West after WWII. Then Khrushev presented Russian Crimea – rhe move which had never been ratified by the Soviet parliament by the way.
So no wonder the country is split, it is artificial, Ukraine has never existed in History.

And this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Pereyaslav

saltycracker January 27, 2014 at 9:08 am

Milk is over $4 gallon with govt buying but would go to $8 if they didn’t (or used an old law) ?
Milk being higher than gas proves that cows are more endangered than dinosaurs ?
Legislative messing ?

Will Durant January 27, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Actually the gasoline would be even cheaper if that same farm bill didn’t include a requirement to use 15 billion gallons of ethanol in the mix to help prop up corn prices.

Harry January 27, 2014 at 10:19 am

Archdiocese of Washington weighs in on pot legalization
http://blog.adw.org/2014/01/the-problem-of-pot-a-reflection-on-the-increasing-legalization-of-marijuana/

I’ve no problem with medical usage to ease pain and suffering such as with cancer and Parkinson’s etc., but there needs be a serious conversation about unrestricted legalization.

Jon Lester January 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I think I’ve lost confidence that Bob Barr has any real concern for privacy matters or anything else to do with civil liberties:

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/01/27/bob-barr-talks-impeaching-barack-obama-with-conspiracy-theorist-alex-jones/

Scott65 January 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm

…and nobody is talking about the SNOW tomorrow???

Scott65 January 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

…famous last words???