Morning Reads: 14 July 2014

July 14, 2014 6:30 am

by Eric The Younger · 10 comments

I was really pulling for Argentina but Germany definitely deserves the win. I’m sure some of you are rejoicing that the World Cup is over so people will stop talking about soccer for four years. Where as others will be in withdrawal. In other sports news there are only 45 days left till the start of SEC football.

Here’s what else happened over the weekend.

Georgia

Dr. Beverly Hall will not stand trial in August, blame cancer.
Drones in Georgia? At least it’s the private sector.
Every possible State School Superintendent. Buck, Morgan, WilsonWoods.
Collins and Hice had a fun chat together c/o GPB.
The Georgia Senate debate was pretty fiery too.

National International

Can we set aside petty differences for once and fix a problem?
Governors really aren’t happy about the looming transportation funding problems.
Teachers are not happy with Arne Duncan.
Boy has Gaza taken a turn for the worst.
1) There’s an assisted dying bill in Britain? 2) Bp. Desmond Tutu supports it?

Everything Else

#TravsArmy
Turns out that Cleveland had a better deal for LeBron than al Queda. How exactly does one un-burn a jersey again?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Silver July 14, 2014 at 7:15 am

Regarding Gaza, Dennis Miller’s recent quote sums up the challenge Israel is living under:

“Muslims will want to go to the moon when the Jews set up Israel there.”

Michael Silver July 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

The Senate debate was too short. I went by so fast and alot of topics weren’t covered.

I was leaning toward Perdue and last night sealed my vote for him.

Kingston is good at throwing mud and weak at getting things done. An example was about the Port. Kingston blamed Perdue for getting something done at the port (not sure what it was) but then Kingston couldn’t explain his failure to do anything for the port.

The part that pissed me off was when Kingston said he was strong on securing the border. He failed to mention the border crisis today was linked to HIS vote for the William Wilberforce Act of 2008 which makes it impossible to deport illegals. He also didn’t have an idea what law changes need to be made.

MattMD July 14, 2014 at 11:17 am

You are wrong about the Wilberforce Act.

That 2008 bill means that illegals will get a hearing and cannot be returned on the spot. In no way does it make it impossible to deport them.

saltycracker July 14, 2014 at 7:41 am

The petty differences are the Demos want to throw $3.7 billion more into the pot for the 52,000 new illegal children to beef up the business. The Republicans want to disrupt the business model by sending them back so parents will abandon the plan.

gcp July 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

Perdue looked like a CEO during the debate while Kingston looked like a flailing career politician trying to keep his job.

Three Jack July 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Did Deal and his staff try to pressure ethics investigators – http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/ethics-chief-claims-deal-aides-pressured-her-threa/ngfdt/ – according to his attorney Randy Evans, they did (see story). Now it’s just a question of whether they did so illegally.

Lea Thrace July 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Goodness. This just keeps getting smellier and smellier. How do people still support Deal with a straight face?

Charlie July 14, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Stefan has claimed it for the top so we should have a discussion up shortly.

Will Durant July 14, 2014 at 5:31 pm

I’ve been wondering why Evans has been conspicuously absent in the Governor’s statements in recent months.

TheEiger July 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

So Medicare has decided to pay for sex changes, but won’t pay for dentures or hearing aides. You know, things that actually help the quality of life for seniors.

“The treatment can be expensive, with full-body, transformational surgical procedures sometimes topping $70,000.” But they can’t afford the cost of dentures? We continue to argue about women having 16 out of 20 choices for contraceptives at hobby lobby, but not a peep about seniors being thrown under the bus by this administration.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/sex-change-surgery-health-care-coverage-108853.html?hp=l19