Morning Reads — Thursday, October 16, 2014

On this day in 1892, U.S. government announced that the land in the western Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres were bought from the Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre.

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum


  1. blakeage80 says:

    OK. The hornet story wins this morning’s ‘Coolest Read’ award. I know, I know, I’m really a ten year old. Creation is amazing.

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Anyone else see Don Balfour’s op-ed yesterday in the AJC on photo ID for food stamp EBT cards?

    Balfour cites a the 1.3% fraud rate reported by the USDA, but used “many people believe program fraud is more than 10%” to determine the benefits of EBT photo ID.

    It’s simply the Gold Dome’s BS standard—make up numbers, or go to the lobbyists or the base for made up numbers, in crafting legislation sought by lobbyists or the base. And why bother following up on BS numbers? Nobody’s taking legislators to dinner, making campaign contributions, or hosting legislators at conferences at resorts, to talk about followup, except to dish more BS and get more.

    Ten percent is special number for Don though—it approximates his errant reimbursement claims. It was just too difficult for him to establish the reimbursement oversight system he was responsible for. It was proven too difficult under penalty of perjury for a Waffle House jet-setter to determine when he’s out of state on someone else’s dime when preparing reimbursement claims.

    Good riddance.

  3. John Konop says:

    Ted Cruz wants to use the “Bill of Rights” to protect churches to have the right to use hate speech against gay people in the name of religious freedom. And yet does not want gay people to have the right to marry in the name of religious freedom. I am confused….HUH?


    ………“Religious liberty is the very first protection in the Bill of Rights, the foundation of all our liberties,” he said. “The city of Houston’s subpoenas demanding that pastors provide the government with copies of their sermons is both shocking and shameful.”
    The subpoenas were issued to five pastors after opponents of the ordinance filed a lawsuit. The pastors were part of a coalition of Houston-area churches that opposed the law, but they were not part of the lawsuit……….



    ……….“It’s just absurd to let this country become a gay haven. The Supreme Court owes us the dignity of an answer. Maybe the United States is better off as two separate countries. One where gays can marry each other, or dogs for that matter, and another where we have a country under God with a court system not infiltrated by the queer agenda.” While Cruz’ “dog” comment has come under fire from LGBT activists and Democrats, his frustration over yesterday’s decision was shared by many in the Republican Party. …….

    – See more at:…..

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