Morning Reads: 30 December 2013

December 30, 2013 7:30 am

by Eric The Younger · 12 comments

Happy Sixth Day of Christmas. Yes that’s right, it’s not over yet. And it won’t be over until 6 January 2014. There really are 12 days of Christmas. I hope everyone had a good holiday that involved less Airborne, Advil Cold and Sinus, and hot toddies than mine. Here’s what happened over the weekend.


Country Lawyer makes it to the stars.
Marietta Teacher recognized by the President for her craft. We need more like this.
The era of college playoffs is coming, here’s what it means for UGA.
If you’re a politician get your gifts quickly, the new rules are coming.
Apparently it rained a lot this year.

National International

Two days until the BSA ban on gay youth ends. You may remember my opinion on the subject.
California as six states? I’m cool with this, but God help them with the budget stuff.
Just in case you weren’t scared enough about your cell phone.
If you don’t know what’s going on in South Sudan, you probably should.
A suicide bomber in Russia outside of Chechnya and Dagistan? Just barely.

Everything Else

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher in critical condition after skiing accident.
SCOTUS Justice to help host NYC New Years Countdown.
China went to the moon, Does this mean we’ll have a human based expedition to Mars now?

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peachpundit (@peachpundit) December 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

New post: Morning Reads: 30 December 2013 #gapol

Thomas Adams (@GeorgiaCRE) December 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

Morning Reads: 30 December 2013 – Happy Sixth Day of Christmas. Yes that’s right, it’s not over yet. And it won’t …

xdog December 30, 2013 at 9:13 am

Big money goper donor Harold Simmons has died at 82.

Simmons heavily funded swift boaters and the presidential campaigns of Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich but back in 2010 he gave some money to Planned Parenthood and public broadcasting so I guess you could call him a Cornyn liberal.

mountainpass December 30, 2013 at 9:18 am
2g Strategies (@2gstrategies) December 30, 2013 at 9:33 am

From @peachpundit Morning Reads: 30 December 2013 – Happy Sixth Day of Christmas. Yes that’s right, it’s not over …

saltycracker December 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

A national news program reported the Obamacare signup numbers were from the “shopping cart” are below expectations and will be even lower on enrolling. But all the fuss on computer issues is a sideshow to what even anti-tea columnists in Fortune are calling the biggest Turkey of 2013, obamacare.

Noway December 30, 2013 at 9:45 am

Yawnnnnnn, regarding the Chinese rover on the Moon. Congrats Beijing for doing something we did 50 years ago. Your technological prowess gives me sleepless nights.

saltycracker December 30, 2013 at 10:00 am

But that rover is at the other end of a fiber optic cable paid for in US $$. :)

saltycracker December 30, 2013 at 9:54 am

Phil Robertson off suspension. A&E must have realized the family had no problem moving on and they over politically corrected. (Imagine Phil will also pre-check his sensitivity meter)
Happy, happy, happy.

mountainpass December 30, 2013 at 10:03 am
benevolus December 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Can you imagine if one third of the government actively tried to undermine the implementation of drones into the airspace? The standards would be a mess, it would be dangerous, it would be uncoordinated. In other words, despite the inevitability of it, they would choose to make it worse- even though it would be dangerous- rather than make it safer and better. That would be tragic.

John Vestal December 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm