Morning Reads For Monday, October 27th

You know what week it is (and if you say the last full week of the campaign, check your priorities). Georgia and Florida were both off this week, in preparation for all of us to go to Jacksonville this weekend to “campaign”.  Also, #KeepWillMuschamp

Just another Saturday evening in Jacksonville
Just another Saturday evening in Jacksonville

The rest of this week’s SEC scoreboard.

Mississippi State over Kentucky 45-31

LSU over Ole Miss (Katy Perry hardest hit) 10-7

Alabama over Tennessee 34-20

Auburn over South Carolina 42-35.  There’s some stories that there should have been a call against Auburn on the last play.   That just breaks my dang heart.

Missouri over Vandy 24-14

Arkansas over UAB 45-17

In “not the SEC” news , GSU beat GSU.

The first rankings from the College Football Playoff Committee will be released Tuesday Night at 7:30pm.  These will be the only rankings that matter.  All anyone should be arguing for is a number 1-4.

The rest of your reads after the jump:


Georgia News:

Larry Peterson died last week.  He was a #GAPOL legend – the kind that isn’t replaced.

The Georgia Voice snubs Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn. It’s not only the GOP base that hates to be taken for granted.

I managed to visit the kickoff rally for the final statewide tours of Governor Deal and David Perdue.  In between them and introducing Deal?  Karen Handel.

The AJC takes a brief look at the Insurance Commissioner’s race.

MDJ has a look at Cobb SPLOST both for  …  and against.

John Barge has applied to Rome City Schools.


National News:

You’ll hear this one again:  Hillary says don’t let anyone ever tell you that businesses create jobs.

Some people are shocked that they’re being asked to quarantine when returning from the Ebola zone instead of going bowling.  Meanwhile, we’re up to 10,000 cases.

Can’t wait two more weeks?  More GOP tire kickers from Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.

Worried about Europe?  Why, just because their banks still can’t pass stress tests?

401(k) rules changing again for 2015. 


And the other stuff:

While you’re waiting on Marijuana to be legalized, probably best not to call your probation officer for a hookup.

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dead at 71.

It’s not just Jaguar-Land Rover looking for a new North American plant location.  Mercedes wants one too.

Why don’t ya’ll just put a link down in the comments for the inevitable “I can’t believe Peach Pundit didn’t link to this” and I’ll pretend it was supposed to go here.

And, perhaps, today may be the day when they free Todd Gurley.


  1. Ed says:

    I can’t believe Peach Pundit didn’t link to the new controversy that cognitive scientists’ view of free will was disproved? Unbelievable.

    • saltycracker says:

      Free will is an infinite number of options/mutations via the drivers of genetics and environment.
      Predictability is the level of understanding the variables.

      • saltycracker says:

        Customs, commandments, rules and laws are external, mutating modifiers in a cohesive tribe. Determinism (aka no control/choice) and forgiveness sans consequences are the disruptors.

  2. blakeage80 says:

    Happy to oblige, Charlie. I can’t believe Peach Pundit didn’t link to this: Ufa was named the most environmentally safe city in Russia!

  3. Ed says:

    Also, I know that no SEC fanboys care to, you know, critically think about the SEC but TCU puts up 82 points and doesn’t move past an idle UGA team? If you can’t see the absurdity in that, I’m sorry.

    The other thing about SEC homerism is that the people who champion the SEC the hardest are the ones who have never tasted glory (other than Vandy/Kentucky). It’s like “hey, our mediocrity should be ignored because of our conference!”

  4. NoTeabagging says:

    “We used to look up at the sky and wonder about our place in the stars, now we just look down and wonder about our place in the dirt.”
    quote from the movie “Interstellar”
    appropo for campaign season.

  5. Jon Lester says:

    Note to future Libertarian candidates: the state party always has a presence at the Pride parades, so you should take time to talk to Georgia Voice editors. That’s quite a substantial demographic in metro Atlanta, people who want their liberty and are generally self-reliant by necessity.

  6. benevolus says:

    So as far as I can tell, there were about 206 NCAA football players out with a knee injury this week. 33 out with a concussion. 473 NCAA players/students{sic} out “indefinitely” or “rest of season”. I can barely stand to watch anymore. It seems like almost every play someone is hobbling/being carried off the field.

    How can we continue to maim this many teenagers for entertainment? It’s really quite absurd.
    We haven’t gotten much further along than gladiator days in some ways.

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