Morning Reads: New Mayor Wants Raise, GOP Agenda, Hotel Goes ‘Boom’


Former Illinois congressman Crane dead

An interesting, if impractical, piece of advice for Democrats

Veterans’ Day events for this week

“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Bush 41 considered not running for re-election

Let the music begin: ASO musicians, management reach deal

How Clapper’s secret mission to North Korea came about

Berlin’s Wall of Light

 Gas prices continue to fall

Keystone, ISIS top new GOP agenda

Retired pastor loses credentials over gay wedding


New Augusta mayor wants a raise … before he starts his new job

White women fail the entire state of Texas … at least, so says Salon

Bush 41 considered not running for re-election

Old Brookhaven hotel goes “boom”


Hey, it was the Bucs, but who cares?

A convention of Abe Lincolns

And finally, the most important news for today —


  1. Jon Lester says:

    Looks like Salon is required reading for the DNC and its subordinates. That would explain their insufferable and oblivious support for such terrible candidates as Ms. Davis.

    • Baker says:

      Amen Brother Jon. I often bemoan the cocoon that conservatives put themselves in, only reading Drudge & watching Sean Hannity, but Salon is the same thing. And I think Salon readers really did think Wendy Davis had a good chance. Let’s just hope Salon really loves their candidate in 2016.

  2. northside101 says:

    For those of you still interested in last week’s outcome, below is estimated breakdown of how the 14 congressional districts voted in the Perdue/Nunn contest:

    Perdue Nunn
    CD 1 (Buddy Carter-R) 56% 42%
    CD 2 (Bishop-D) 43% 56%
    CD 3 (Westmoreland-R) 65% 33%
    CD 4 (Johnson-D) 25% 73%
    CD 5 (Lewis-D) 14% 84%
    CD 6 (Price-R) 60% 38%
    CD 7 (Woodall-R) 61% 37%
    CD 8 (Austin Scott-R) 63% 36%
    CD 9 (Collins-R) 76% 21%
    CD 10 (Jody Hice-R) 62% 36%
    CD 11 (Loudermilk-R) 66% 31%
    CD 12 (Rick Allen-R) 57% 41%
    CD 13 (David Scott-R) 29% 69%
    CD 14 (Graves-R) 72% 25%

    Basically the CD breakdown is a duplicate of Romney/Obama. Romney won 10 of the 14 districts and so did Perdue (and Deal, though I have not done separate tabulation for him, pretty safe bet he also took 10 out of 14 districts). Romney got 53 percent statewide, and so did Perdue and Deal.
    The inability of Nunn and Carter to win any of the 10 GOP-favored districts, or at least do significantly better in them than Obama did, doomed their chances.

    John Barrow certainly was not helped by Nunn and Carter, though at 45 percent, Barrow still ran ahead of Nunn in the district by 4 points, and slightly ahead of the 44 percent Obama got in CD 12 two years ago. Rural counties in CD 12 turned heavily against Barrow this time, while the Augusta area (Columbia and Richmond Counties) basically was a wash between Barrow and Allen.

  3. Ed says:

    I know nobody cares but the more the SEC plays, the less good it becomes. Auburn shows what happens when you have no defense (aTm is really bad), Georgia showed Kentucky is on the right track but much further away from being good than it appeared earlier… Anyway MSU will be Bama, MSU will then lose to Ole Miss and chaos will reign.

    • FranInAtlanta says:

      The SEC has done to itself in football what the ACC did to itself in basketball. You cannot have teams who would otherwise be top ten teams play each other two out of three weeks and have them all in the top 10 – they wear themselves down and even if they could beat every other team in the country when fresh, the freshness begins to fade and it fades badly.

      • Ed says:

        Except the rankings say otherwise. Have a bye week? Jump a team that won! Lose at home to a bad unranked team? Stay in the top 10! Its utterly absurd.

        And again… im not saying the sec is bad. Im just saying it isn’t as good as people think.

    • blakeage80 says:

      Well, you can’t say it’s not exciting. Maybe that’s why it’s far and away the best conference in College football, excitement factor.

        • blakeage80 says:

          Maybe when you see SEC, you’re thinking about a channel that streams Securities and Exchange Commission proceedings.

          • John Konop says:

            I grew up watching big ten football…..I will say in the 14 years down here I have grown a real appreciation of the speed and talent level in the SEC…..I will say the ACC going to give them a run for their money via Florida State, Clemson, Louisville and If Miami gets it together….That will push the bottom up like it did for SEC….The SEC was very top heavy for years…..Now it is amazing…Kentucky would be near or at a top 4 team in the big ten or ACC….

  4. John Konop says:

    In 16 this will be part of the Hillary push unless the GOP gets it together….

    ………..In Iowa, a pregnant woman who fell down a flight of stairs was reported to the police after seeking help at a hospital. She was arrested for “attempted fetal homicide.”

    In Utah, a woman gave birth to twins; one was stillborn. Health care providers believed that the stillbirth was the result of the woman’s decision to delay having a cesarean. She was arrested on charges of fetal homicide.

    In Louisiana, a woman who went to the hospital for unexplained vaginal bleeding was locked up for over a year on charges of second-degree murder before medical records revealed she had suffered a miscarriage at 11 to 15 weeks of pregnancy.

    Florida has had a number of such cases. In one, a woman was held prisoner at a hospital to prevent her from going home while she appeared to be experiencing a miscarriage. She was forced to undergo a cesarean. Neither the detention nor the surgery prevented the pregnancy loss, but they did keep this mother from caring for her two small children at home. While a state court later found the detention unlawful, the opinion suggested that if the hospital had taken her prisoner later in her pregnancy, its actions might have been permissible.

    In another case, a woman who had been in labor at home was picked up by a sheriff, strapped down in the back of an ambulance, taken to a hospital, and forced to have a cesarean she did not want. When this mother later protested what had happened, a court concluded that the woman’s personal constitutional rights “clearly did not outweigh the interests of the State of Florida in preserving the life of the unborn child.”

  5. John Konop says:

    Should we take into consideration freedom to worship at public universities? How far does it go?

    Diversity on campus: Should the University of Georgia calendar take Yom Kippur and Diwali into account?

    …….The Red and Black, the independent University of Georgia student newspaper, reports student concerns over the scheduling of this year’s homecoming game on the Jewish commemoration of Yom Kippur have led students of other religions to point out conflicts with their holidays……….

    • blakeage80 says:

      Professors are usually very accommodating when it comes to major religious holidays not recognized by UGA, such as Diwali or Eid al-Adha. It is policy 4.06-2, Religious Holidays Attendance Policy, that asks professors for understanding in these cases. However the Hindus on campus think that it puts them at a disadvantage. So, yeah, John Konop, its quickly becomes a larger cultural debate. My cynical side says colleges/governments will eventually do away with all religious holidays and just have a few purely secular holidays like 4th of July and invent new ones like National Workers Day and Day of American Military Soldiers. It’s very Soviet, but at least we would get some days off. Anyway, I’m glad we can all get behind Confederate Memorial Day. I’m jealous of state workers that get that day off.

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