Morning Reads for Friday, January 16, 2015

– GeorgiaBio’s Legislators of the Year.
– Got a favorite bill? Track the progress here.
Hammerin’ Hank to be a Hawk?
– We always knew that.
The big snub or something.
– King kids at it again.

IRS budget cuts.
Quote of the day, ” They’re going to sell us out, and I’m not going to act as a theater critic, judging how well they’ve performed their play.”
– Follow the money. Always.
Who needs Congress anyway?
Duke University in the news again and not for basketball.
– Carry me back to Ol’ Virginny. Or something.

Random Everywhere:
– IBM unveils latest mainframe. Wait. People still buy those? It looks like the fridge in the Cylon teacher’s lounge.
– How about a taco in your range lane?


  1. androidguybill says:

    Yawn. Liberal billionaire donates to liberal causes. (Or actually the people who run his many charities, foundations etc. does)

    Of the MANY liberal causes that this liberal billionaire donates to (again, by way of his staff and employees who actually administer his “donate money for a tax writeoff” thing that ALL RICH PEOPLE DO) SOME may have been involved with the HUNDREDS OF ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS that attended the Ferguson rally (and attend many other left wing rallies as these groups generally do). Oh yes, Soros is just one of the MANY SOURCES OF FUNDS FROM RICH PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS SEEKING TAX WRITEOFFS that these groups get money from. And yet the story line is that Soros single-handedly organized and funded them. While taking time off from lobbying against the Keystone XL pipeline to benefit his railroads I guess. Oh wait … was that Warren Buffett? I forget …

    And here is the kicker, the real problem and outrage: “And they set up voter registration booths around the city.” Oh panic, chaos, terror and dismay!

    The only thing worse than the existence of things like Gateway Pundit (and its analogues on the left … Daily Kos and such) is that some people actually take them seriously.

  2. xdog says:

    Funny lead to IBM’s z13, obi’s sister, but accurate.

    How can you have a legislator of the year before you’ve had the year?

  3. Nathan says:

    I’d venture that the mainframe and COBOL (yes, that’s still around too) will still be around in some form by the time I retire. I’m 28…of course, I’m a mainframe database administrator too, so I may be a bit biased. 🙂

      • Will Durant says:

        My Y2K fixes to legacy COBOL apps will blow up in 2051. I know for a fact it won’t bother me a bit. If they are still in use it will serve them right.

    • Ellynn says:

      The article overlooks the effect on recyling and how the price of one fungible effects the other. Iron ore is dropping in price, but steel is not – most notable is what is classified as red iron for framing. Also the lowering of oil prices has reduced the profits in the countries that are currently constructing the larger building. China has been on a construction decline since 2008.

  4. saltycracker says:

    IRS on budget cuts are similar to the education hissy fits,
    “we will get you where it hurts you more than us”.

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