Morning Reads — Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 7:00 am

by Jessica Szilagyi · 19 comments

On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, D.C . to a crowd of more than 200,000 people.

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

Ed August 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

If you want to talk about elite teams in college football, only one team is undefeated. Only one team leads in points scored and points allowed. I could go on with their superlative stats but the team in question is Georgia State.

Jon Richards August 28, 2014 at 7:22 am

Actually, Ed, Every team except one is undefeated. Every team except two has fewer points scored against them this year. I could go on.

Ed August 28, 2014 at 7:36 am

Do any teams have more wins than GSU? I rest my case.

xdog August 28, 2014 at 7:43 am

Yeah, but they didn’t cover.

John Konop August 28, 2014 at 8:46 am

I thought the QB for GS looked solid….and they have some very good skill players on offense
…they will score points…..defense another story…

Ed August 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

PENALTIES. FOR GOD’S SAKES THE PENALTIES. UGH. I think it was 46 yards of penalties on the final drive and we had an ejection for targeting. DUBYA TEE…

Obi's Sister August 28, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Spencer Hall, of EDSBS fame, waxes poetic about GaState’s fizzle of glory:

Last night Georgia State won their first game since October 13th, 2012. Be clear about this: Georgia State is a very bad football team. They deserved and earned every single loss, and very nearly deserved one last night. Abilene Christian is a better put-together football team, but suffers from the usual problems of being smaller, not quite as fast, and slightly less huge than their opponent. That’s another place where the long arm of doom will, in most cases, happily steal away what it by natural right can: bigger crushes smaller, and heavy rolls downhill over the shanties of the world without pity or mercy.

Georgia State, like the majority of football programs in a lopsided sport, is doomed to walk the earth and lose. They will lose so many games, in so many places, and in such grotesque, uneven fashion. But last night they won, and their kicker fell prostrate on the logo at the fifty under the stretched fabric of a dome that will, in all likelihood, be rubble in a few years. It is not a stretch to say that every gleeful moment from last night will literally be demolished by bulldozers, time, and the invisible hands of mustachioed billionaires.

Here’s the link to the whole hilarious thing –

xdog August 28, 2014 at 7:47 am

From the medical cannabis story: “I think the important thing is we have a fact-based decision based on clinical studies that demonstrate the benefit”

That seems problematic since the impetus for the push to legalize MC is to treat kids with seizures and there is only anecdotal evidence that would work.

saltycracker August 28, 2014 at 8:02 am

Sister wives: hold the presses – in the drive to redefine marriage we can save a long emotional and expensive campaign by just adding polygamy in now. Every man needs guidance from at least 3 women. Or is it every women needs at least 3 men….

Why the government needs to dump this one on the churches and stick to individuals.

MattMD August 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm

“Guidance” from three women?

I would then be giving Uzi lessons to children.

xdog August 28, 2014 at 8:10 am

The report on the poll of women’s views towards the gop urges Republicans to embrace policies that “are not easily framed as driven by a desire to aid employers or ‘the rich’”.

iow, keep the same policies that got them in their current fix but dress them up with sharper clothes and brighter colors. Sounds like a sure way to appeal to the ladies. You know how they are about fashion.

Noway August 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

The Uzi incident with the 9 year old girl was nothing more than a tragic accident. The instructor was sadly negligent in his having his hand only on the mag. Everyone knows a gun like that rides up when on full auto. The little girl was not strong enough to dampen this effect. Do we need a minimum age requirement? Hell no!

Jon Lester August 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

Very few of us get to own anything that’s “full auto.”

Noway August 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

That may be true but there a many, many places where you can go and fire a “full auto” weapon.

Noway August 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

And, if you get the appropriate law enforcement permissions, you can own one.

Jon Lester August 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

It’s very expensive to do so.

Three Jack August 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Gotta love the solution ideas offered by GOPer consultants upon finding the party does not fare well with women (dems not much better, but it was a GOP conducted poll so not sure about those numbers).
1. Neutralize dems – They suggest Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for “growing government programs that encourage dependency rather than opportunities to get ahead.”
2. Republicans “deal honestly with any disagreement on abortion, then move to other issues.”
3. Pursue policy innovations that inspire women voters to give the GOP a ‘fresh look.’” Here are the ‘fresh look’ ideas – inject “unexpected” GOP policy proposals into the debate as a way to sway female voters including “strengthening enforcement against gender bias in the workplace” and “expanding home health care services by allowing more health care professionals to be paid by Medicare for home health services.”

Can you feel the excitement building in women voters!? Maybe they should also note early 2016 polling that shows Mitt Romney running away with the nomination – – how can women resist the GOP?

Harry August 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm

I just read that scientists believe animals are getting smarter in relation to the human species. Imagine that.

benevolus August 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Hater tot? Did you make that up? That’s funny.

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