Morning Reads – Thursday, February 5, 2015

On this date in 1917, the U.S. Congress passed the Immigration Act of 1917 (Asiatic Barred Zone Act) with an overwhelming majority. The action overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s December 1916 veto

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

18 comments

  1. Lwood says:

    Looks like the “Blue Wall” actually exists. I think that electoral votes in bluish states add up to 245.

  2. Noway says:

    ‘I spent much of the weekend thinking I’d gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake’ – Brian Williams. Sure you do, buddy. Brian Williams is only sorry he got caught. Brian Williams.LIAR.NBC.What do you expect? Isn’t this kinda like lying on your resume?

    • Raleigh says:

      I think the quote by Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind sums it up. “Mr. Williams, You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he’s going to jail.

    • saltycracker says:

      When your entertainment livelihood is hyperbole and sensation, it was more like a delusion of “I feel your pain”.

    • Will Durant says:

      Print media isn’t the only victim of the internet. Local tv news has devolved into “live” reporters standing out in the cold at any semi-plausible site where a story occurred hours or sometimes days ago. If it bleeds it leads is still the mantra. National tv broadcasts from the old big 3 are just there as excuses to peddle patented new drugs by convincing geezers that they have symptoms of every malady under the sun and are indeed dying. ABC’s is probably the worst excuse for news as it is to journalism as is Mickey Mouse, literally. On cable you have CNN trying to become relevant once again and FOX still giving us the Rupert Murdoch tabloid approach where facts are irrelevant trivia.

  3. saltycracker says:

    A bad haircut is “over the top” but the best short term way to identify the stupid is make them wear a ball cap backwards.

  4. saltycracker says:

    If Congress won’t fix the tax code, can they save billions and outsource the IRS collection process to TurboTax ?

  5. saltycracker says:

    If a link is to a paid subscription, AJC, MDJ, WSJ, etc. The front pager could post their synopsis and view for our entertainment. Oh..never mind…PP made $647.000 in 2014 selling subscriptions….free beer tomorrow…. 🙂

  6. Dave Bearse says:

    The Tennessee General Assembly, not to be outdone by Georgia, got a Tennessee crank to give an invocation to open its day: http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2015/02/03/state-senate-trots-out-wingnut-to-pray-against-insure-tennessee

    An excerpt:
    “I pray for the people of Tennessee who have been so downtrodden by the wicked courts from on high that they have been subject to tyrannical judiciary. And I pray that you would save Tennessee from the edicts of Washington DC that would go against the plain wishes of the people of Tennessee, particularly pertaining to the 9th and 10th Amendment.

    …..

    Oh lord save Tennessee for Jesus sake, and I pray that your will would be done that you would be our coverage, that we would not be forced into these edicts from Washington DC or any other quarter, but let the people know that our coverage is the same as with Moses and the children of Israel when they went through the wilderness with only the divine providence of almighty God.”

    Rivals “erotic liberty’, don’tcha think?

    I had little concern about prayers as part of public business before religion began to dirty itself in politics. Religious accommodation begins to end when religion begins to affronts. It’s only a war when people are fighting back.

    • androidguybill says:

      Pardon me …
      The Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

      The Rev. Martin Luther King
      The Rev. Jesse Jackson
      The Rev. Al Sharpton
      Father Pfleger
      Countless religious people present at every environmentalist, anti-war, anti-death penalty, labor etc. march.

      Please talk about your guys on the religious left before you start calling their counterparts on the religious right “wingnuts” and stating such things as “religious accommodation begins to end when religion begins to affronts.” You do realize that the religious right has only been in existence for 35 years and has virtually no actual victories to its credit. Meanwhile the religious left has been around for at least 100 years and has achieved significant changes in our economy, legal system, culture etc.

      • xdog says:

        Yeah, you can’t turn around without stepping on a liberation theologian or a Quaker in the capitol. And don’t get me started on those Mennonites.

        • Al Gray says:

          When we defeated the idiotic SPLOST 7 in Augusta and seemingly had beaten a property tax increase, a female African American inner city minister went into a fire and brimstone invocation branding us heathens for criticizing her city.

          The Grand Old Pharisees have nothing on legions of Augusta ministers who feast on redevelopment money.

  7. Baker says:

    Regarding “State competitiveness. Politically.”: I don’t think Georgia is necessarily that competitive, bordering on super majorities in both chambers would indicate otherwise. I’d like to point out again though and remind the “real” conservatives that are so angry on here that if you’re not careful and we truly get nothing done on transportation or anything else, pretty soon you’ll be calling Jason Carter governor and methinks he REALLY isn’t going to go along with your disagreements.

    • benevolus says:

      Never mind, I don’t trust that info. Many other sources say those guys are making well over $100K.
      That union should be careful or they are going to price themselves right out of work.

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