Morning Reads for Christmas Eve, 2013

December 24, 2013 8:21 am

by Stefan · 14 comments

  • ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the House
  • A movement was stirring, time to get soused;
  • and though Beverly Hall remains confident of beating the rap,
  • yet another defendant plead guilty in the school cheating flap,
  • If Ross Douthat’s recent generalizations have left you in fear,
  • here’s an argument that he misconstrued red deer,
  • Explanations on what caused the first world war clash,
  • to run through the theories, we’ll throw up the sash.
  • So many possibilities on who was to blame,
  • maybe it’ll help if we call them by name?
  • On Schlieffen, on McKinley, on Nietsche and Lusitania,
  • on Angell and Wilhelm, and no thoughts of contain-ya.
  • and as another baggage/gift carrying imp alights from his perch,
  • though likely not looking forward to his next TSA search,
  • But take a moment today, before the sleigh gets soaring,
  • to exclaim “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good morning!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

peachpundit (@peachpundit) December 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

New post: Morning Reads for Christmas Eve, 2013 http://t.co/iq8H26IELL #gapol

Ed December 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

Best Morning Reads of the year.

Yes. The year.

Stefan December 24, 2013 at 9:00 am

high praise, that.

benevolus December 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

I concur!

bgsmallz December 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

I can’t rhyme, don’t have the skillz, and certainly would bore;
but all 15 counts of the Pink Pony’s lawsuit dismissed on summary judgement would seems like a score.

http://www.thecrier.net/news/article_0d9d3cf8-6c38-11e3-bb34-0019bb2963f4.html

If you read the opinion, what’s really interesting is that not only can DeKalb not enter into a contract that would somehow preclude Brookhaven from enforcing its own laws (hmmmm…where have I heard that before?), but the opinion seems to cast doubt on whether the settlement agreement is even enforceable against the county due to the concept of ultra vires. ~Snicker snicker~…pride cometh before the fall.

Stefan December 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

nice catch, I added it above.

griftdrift December 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

It’s in the AJC too. Not surprised. Still doesn’t make it right.

saltycracker December 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

Our politicians have no shame
As they accept no blame
It’s not their fault
As influences are bought
So we can’t get lax
On who should pay the tax
If you have to ask why
To get the other guy
In 2014, avoid the blues
Don’t pay for the news

2g Strategies (@2gstrategies) December 24, 2013 at 9:33 am

From @peachpundit Morning Reads for Christmas Eve, 2013 – ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the H… http://t.co/vY4YqTEFhV

View from Brookhaven December 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

I shouldn’t have read that article on anesthesia.

Stefan December 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

Yeah, me neither. Thanks for joining me on that pleasure cruise, though.

saltycracker December 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

Hawking “believes” physics can explain consciousness….hopefully someday…. but it remains a mystery how from nothingness we can have something……and tomorrow we can reflect on the mystery of unconditional love…..

Laura Grace Bordeaux (@lauragraceb) December 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

Morning Reads for Christmas Eve, 2013 — Peach Pundit http://t.co/kD62eQA3Vh

saltycracker December 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm