Morning Reads for March 20th, 2014

This song goes out to all those dreamers nostalgic for the 2014 session that was and the 2014 session that will never be.

Morning reads after the jump


  • The 40th day of the General Assembly’s session will be consumed by the same topics as the first 39: gun rights and medical marijuana
  • Gov. Deal proposed a plan to allow rural hospitals to scale back services to keep from closing altogether. Opposed: politicos not currently governing, currently running for office
  • Galloway dissects the implications of Paul Broun’s rhetoric coach
  • In unrelated news, Charlie Cook moved the GOP Senate race to “toss-up”
  • Folks with Moral Mondays got arrested. You’ve got to be impressed with anyone willing to suffer for a lost cause and concerned for anyone with messaging so poor most people don’t know what that cause is
  • Race! Election laws! History! The AJC’s study on county-level elected officials attempts to address all three and still manages to get “hard to measure” in the headline
  • The Georgia Board of Regents did what was right for their thousands of adopted children and banned smoking on Georgia’s public campuses
  • Georgia Tech president asks students to stop stealing his T, lunch money
  • If you’ve ever considered running for governor, do it. This man has a worse reason

Lesser places:

If you hope to sit quietly and reflect after sine die, you’ll want to do it to this song


  1. Ellynn says:

    When reading that poem I always think of Spanky and Buckwheat lighting off firecrackers while Alfalfa chims

    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them…

    Did you know that poem is bassed on a mistaken early report of the battle? It never happened as written. The soilders were also left without pensions. Kippling has coda poem, ‘The Last of the Light Brigade”.

  2. saltycracker says:

    Moral Monday: is this a religious group that is getting arrested because government won’t expand a charitable cause?

  3. saltycracker says:

    Crimea takeaway: When we in Georgia vote to secede, our neighbor states, the U.S. and the E.U. are going to impose strict sanctions or shoot us. If we hook up with the Bahamas or Cuba or some other nearby nation, we’ll have an ally in the fight. The difference: Crimea has a friend with big guns (corrupt too but corrupt they way they like it).

    The only ones we won’t have to worry about will be the U.N. as we can count on a veto from someone.

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