Morning Reads – Thursday, November 20, 2014

On this date in 1993, the U.S. Senate passed the Brady Bill and legislation implementing NAFTA.


Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum


  1. Will Durant says:

    Did the Disco Kroger get a historical marker as well? Did Kroger pay the $5K to sponsor the “Murder Kroger” historical marker?

  2. John Konop says:

    I am already getting the emails to fight Obama on immigration…..He is setting up the GOP for 16….The GOP should focus on getting real accomplishments done…not be distracted into a fight that will drive up turnout for Democrats…especially because legally this is a tough fight….the biggest voices against this hurt the GOP……They will make this into a culture war rather than just fixing the problem…..

    Obama’s immigration plans hard to block, legal experts say

    • TheEiger says:

      I agree that we need to be careful in this debate as a party, but certainly do not believe we need to back down. The best thing that House Republicans can do before the new Congress is to pass a long term continuing resolution through September for everything except for Homeland Security. They could pass a three month extension for Homeland Security and then come back and defund the President’s executive order on immigration in the Spring without the treat of a full blow shutdown. This gives them time to come up with their own conservative solution and takes the word “shutdown” off the table.

    • Jon Lester says:

      I wish someone would talk about real reform of our stupid visa processes and rules. Maybe it’s a fire-in-the-house thing, but while everyone’s attention is focused on Latin American people, our system makes it as difficult as possible for unmarried eastern European women to visit as tourists, and perpetuates the whole fiction of the “fiance” visa, which doesn’t really mean that. Why can’t a girl come over here on her own, by her own means, and just check the place out?

            • TheEiger says:

              Well, when you are a 25 year old woman from Ukraine that wants to come to the U.S.A. to visit your long lost distant uncle who is 55, that causes the flashing red lights to go off at immigration. She is considered to be a high risk with the intent to immigrate. It goes up even more if the 25 year girl doesn’t own property or have any close family in the Ukraine. Like a husband or child. She is what we call a mail order bride. Sorry. It’s the truth.

              • Noway says:

                Lucky “uncle!” I know a case where this actually happened. Guy I know in Wyoming ordered his bride from Russia. She was beyond gorgeous. Could have been on Cosmo in a second. Poor guy. A neighboring rancher stole her away.

            • blakeage80 says:

              I actually know three womens that slipped under the ‘intent to immigrate’ radar. I met them in Russia and they are now wives in the US.

  3. Because Mike Hassinger apparently doesn’t know how links work, here’s the link to georgia specific story about Blacks being disproportionately arrested:

    Going to his incinuation that there is no interest in a causation question – I would have to wonder why this isn’t a function of government – wouldn’t this be a policy (decrease the number of people / blacks arrested) the republicans would want to get into, define, and implement? Maybe it could help with de-facto segregation trends that the free(sic) market seems to encourage.

  4. Ellynn says:

    Although I am annoyed over the taking of the manhole covers and the cost to the average tax payer to replace them, I know my second cousins who cast the things at the Neenah Foundry are thankful for the job security.

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