What We’re Reading December 13, 2013

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Friday December 13, 2013.

How much sense does this make? The politicians who oversee the government surveillance programs, run by organizations like the NSA and FBI, receive millions of dollars in donations from surveillance companies. Does that sound kosher to you?

Conservatives are turning on Paul Ryan because of his part in brokering the recent bipartisan budget deal.

ESPN changes its mind and will show the Catholic Hospital Christmas ad that happens to mention the words Jesus and God. If you missed this little dustup – ESPN had at first rejected the hospitals ads –

“At… Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and the season of giving, bringing hope to the many children, parents, and families that we serve,” an announcer says in the ad before mentioning that the hospital’s patients are “filled with hope” because they receive daily messages from the “treasure chest” beneath its “tree of hope.”

The ad concludes by asking viewers to “help us reveal God’s healing presence this Christmas. Send your message of hope at Glennon.org.” 

ESPN reportedly found “we celebrate the birth of Jesus” and “help us reveal God’s healing presence this Christmas” to be “problematic.” 

It’s good to see that ESPN realized the error of its ways when trying to divorce Christianity from Christmas.

Australia’s Supreme Court has ruled against gay marriage in a stunning defeat for the gay movement.

Of course. Rachel Maddow’s first article for the Washington Post is about how George W. Bush failed the Republican Party. Here we are more than five years after his Presidency ended, and Democrats are still infatuated with President Bush.

Now we know why Ed Schultz is always talking about Unions on his MSNBC show… they pay him generously to do so!

Surprise, surprise – turns out Jane Fonda’s charity is not so charitable.

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