Morning Reads for Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

June 10, 2014 6:00 am

by Stefan · 33 comments

The Equal Pay Act was signed on this day in 1963. It, of course, hasn’t provided for equal pay but at the time everyone seemed very pleased. Morning Reads after the jump…



  • 5 facts about today’s college graduates (Pew Research)
  • Power Plants Should Look to the Auto Industry on How to Meet the New EPA Guidelines (Slate)
  • Read This When You Actually Have Time: A Guide to Read-It-Later Apps (Re/Code)
  • Paper planes transform into tiny drones. (WSJ)
  • How to Watch the World Cup Like a True Soccer Nerd (Grantland)
  • Jimmy Iovine: The Man With the Magic Ears (Rolling Stone)
  • Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now (The Atlanticsee also Robert Capa’s Longest Day (Vanity Fair)
  • The Robots Running This Way (MIT Technology Review)
  • If everyone’s an idiot, guess who’s the jerk?  (Aeon)
  • Forget CSI: A Disaster Is Happening in America’s Crime Labs (Business Insider)
  • Guardian at the Gate: The Guardian may be the best-funded newspaper in the world (GQ)



  • It’s an Arsenal bar, but apparently still the best in Georgia ( buzzfeed)
  • Sam Olens takes a break from his 2018 Gubernatorial Campaign to do his current job (GPB)
  • Drug testing Food Stamp recipients is a cheap political stunt (ajc-bookman)
  • Note, this is my two year anniversary at Peach Pundit (PeachPundit)
  • Death to the trilby, apparently, hopefully this is good news for the derby (esquire)
  • Is Asheville the retirement home of the Obamas? (ProbablyUnreliableNewsource)

This is an open thread, but silly ideas are still silly ideas, even when posted in an open thread. Govern yourselves accordingly.



saltycracker June 10, 2014 at 9:13 am


Thanks for two years of most excellent front page poetry and postings.
Reading your column is like riding in a Porsche, great fun, except the right turn signal is busted.

gcp June 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

Five US soldiers killed in Afghanistan possibly by friendly fire. Obama’s war continues.

DrGonzo June 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

“Is Asheville the retirement home of the Obamas?” That makes no sense. They have no ties to NC, unless that’s where Michelle’s family is from before they moved to Chicago, but that was a very long time ago. Why would they move to the conservative South they seem to despise so much?

The Last Democrat in Georgia June 10, 2014 at 1:41 pm

I suspect that the Obamas would move to a place like Asheville in the Conservative South for the same reason that many Northern liberals move South…for the much-better weather and in the case of an area like Western North Carolina, the stunning scenery of the Blue Ridge and Southern Appalachian Mountains.

drjay June 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm

asheville is not exactly a bastion of conservatism, it’s a bit like athens, and i’m pretty sure they have vacationed there at least once since he has been president…

DrGonzo June 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

And on the forensics article: good to know crime labs will just fabricate evidence against you based on what the cops say you did. Freaking scary how our criminal justice system works. That’s why I avoid police at all times. Not because I’m doing anything wrong. But because the cops can say whatever they want about you and have “scientific evidence” to back up their accusation later. Even if it all turns out to be BS, you’re still out all the legal fees it would take to clear your name – at least until your lawsuit against the city/county/state was upheld and the taxpayers are then forced to cover the misdeeds of the police and crime labs through huge settlements.

drjay June 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

isn’t the point supposed to be that if you get arrested it’s probably because you did something wrong…

Jas June 10, 2014 at 11:25 am

Good luck getting into Brewhouse for most WC games. It will be a madhouse.

The Last Democrat in Georgia June 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the news, Stefan….And happy two-year anniversary of your time here at PP.

Demonbeck June 10, 2014 at 1:09 pm

If it’s an Arsenal bar, then it must be full of fans who can appreciate good soccer.

Stefan must be a Tottenham fan. (oops, is that going to get caught by the censor?)

Stefan June 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

I think we can both agree that Chelsea is rubbish.

I actually really like Brewhouse, but it likely won’t be my destination for any World Cup game. You are right that it gets packed. I love it for Premier League games but it’ll be ridiculous for WC.

Demonbeck June 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Isn’t there a Fado in the ATL? That should be a great place to catch games.

Are you really a Spur?

Stefan June 10, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Fado is ok. I prefer Meehan’s downtown (though it is a Liverpool bar), or the Meehan’s At Atlantic Station (which is the Spurs bar).

That said, I’ll likely watch most games at Smoke Ring or Elliot Street – neither of which have identified English Premier league allegiances.

Though I suspect Elliot Street is a bit of a Stoke City bar.

And yes, I follow Tottenham. But I don’t mind Arsenal, it is really Chelsea that winds me up.

View from Brookhaven June 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Only team in London with a European Cup! We’re the only team in London with a European Cup!

View from Brookhaven June 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I’ll add…if not Brewhouse, then Elder Tree (EAV) and Diesel (VaHi) are also good bets for the WC. Not a fan of Fado/Meehan’s/RiRa, personally.

Demonbeck June 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Mind the gap.

$110 million for 6th place? Who runs Tottenham, the federal government?

At least you guys don’t buy trophies like other London and the two Manc squads.

Harry June 10, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Forget the World Cup. How about the Stanley Cup? LA is up 3 games to zip on the Rangers.

Ellynn June 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm

New York needs to get it act together…

Harry June 10, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Unfortunately the Habs and Spokes didn’t have their act together, otherwise one of them would be representing the east.

Ellynn June 10, 2014 at 5:27 pm
Harry June 10, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Bandy about this trivia

Ellynn June 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I am anti L.A. Kings. That expansion team was orginally headed to Milwaukee. BUT the NHL feels Milwuakee is too small of a market for a professional sports team…

Demonbeck June 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm

They still play hockey? I thought the league disbanded when Gretsky retired.

Ellynn June 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Sort of like UGA football ended when H. Walker left…

Harry June 10, 2014 at 2:25 pm
Ellynn June 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

This explains why Wright Square was so full of Lawyers around lunch time…

54 state wide on freud and money landrying of over $18 million, (20 years max with $500,000 in fines) and 34 local on selling vouchers for cash (5 years max and $250,000 in fines). More local sellings being indited at the federal courts in Atlanta and Macon this afternoon too.

saltycracker June 10, 2014 at 5:33 pm

More on the tens of thousands of unattended illegal children from Central America that continue to flood in.

Three more military bases utilized, complaints on food, treatment, illness, conditions and broken federal laws by the feds:

Pick from more than a half dozen headlines in the Drudge Report or Google it or, if you can read Spanish, read about the promised land in their media.

Harry June 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm
MattMD June 10, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Why don’t we drug test HOPE recipients?

Noway June 11, 2014 at 12:05 am

Because HOPE students are trying to eventually become productive members of society unlike a goodly number of welfare recipients, who are nothing but a drag on society.

Noway June 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Tea Party dead? Ask Eric Cantor! What was that Mark Twain quote? “Reports of my death are premature?” LOL!

Harry June 11, 2014 at 12:41 am

Maybe Cantor’s brand of immigration reform wasn’t the GOP elite’s best pitch to the constituency.

Harry June 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

The thousands of Central American underage kids being warehoused in Texas wasn’t the right message for Obama’s brand of amnesty, and the elites of both parties have tried to suppress that situation, but you can’t ignore it. The GOP immediately needs to get in line with the small town, blue collar middle class. None other than Michael Gorbachev said it correctly to the East German Politburo: “Wer zu spät kommt, den bestraft das Leben.” – “Life punishes those who delay.”

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