Morning Reads for Friday, March 28, 2014 – Updated

March 28, 2014 6:16 am

by Obi's Sister · 5 comments

Here:
- John Portman gives $2.5 million to GT.
- What does it all mean?
- Atlanta judge rules against the contraceptive mandate in the (Un)ACA.
- Georgia’s Common Core fight makes PJMedia.

There:
- Rand Paul and the 50 states. Wait. What?
- Tar Heel Schadenfraude.
- Just a regional power? Haven’t these people ever played Risk?
- That’s certainly a first impression most won’t forget.
- Keystone Kops.
- Wow. Maryland is the real House of Cards.

Random Everywhere:
- You knew there had to be some kind of nerdy reason
- Put a ring on it.
- Fear the cable box. Really.

UPDATE:
- Bill Murray is da man.

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SmyrnaModerate March 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

The new Braves stadium to have a lovely view of the Mall and maybe, possibly on the way tippy top upper deck a view of the skyline because its never ever hazy in Atlanta in the summer.

http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/baseball/architect-braves-stadium-a-unique-challenge/nfMh4/

Charlie March 28, 2014 at 2:38 pm

So….you’re saying the views will be to the South? And the West?…

Harry March 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm

US Auto Regulator May Have Ignored Deadly Problems In Recalled GM Cars, Expert Says
http://www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_25447542/ap-impact-govt-safety-agency-missed-cobalt-clues?source=rss
Does anybody not believe the Obama DC regime is running defense for Government Motors and UAW, two of their main supporters? With much less evidence, the NHTSA goes after Toyota and Tesla with guns blazing but ignores GM. Anyone is crazy who buys GM crap.

xdog March 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm

“Does anybody not believe the Obama DC regime is running defense for Government Motors and UAW”

Me for one. Not that I’d ever buy GM crap either.

In real news, the former GMAC moves closer to an IPO that will benefit the US Treasury by $2.7B. That’s on top of the 89 percent in TARP funds Ally has already repaid.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-27/ally-financial-ipo-may-generate-2-7-billion-for-treasury.html

Here’s an auto news item that should really chafe you: non-TARP Ford credits UAW for helping to save them.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101529786

Harry March 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Ford has a better idea how to impress the powers that be.