Saturday Open Thread

Baby, It’s Cold Outside is a pop standard with words and music by Frank Loesser. The song is popularly associated with winter weather, and although it does not refer to any specific time or holiday, it is commonly played alongside Christmas carols and popular winter holiday music.

Loesser wrote the duet in 1944 and premiered the song with his wife, Lynn Garland, at their Navarro Hotel housewarming party. Lynn considered it “their song,” and was furious when Loesser sold the song to MGM.[1]

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24 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. Yahtc says:

    Published on May 23, 2013
    The great Nelson Mandela’s timing has been impeccable throughout his whole successful, forgiving and contributing life. He knew where he should be, when to be there, what to say to win the day, when it was perfectly appropriate to leave, and how to do it grandly but with humility and integrity. This video attempts to capture his courage, humility, diplomacy and grace, his vision and all the pain he had to endure to steer the country towards achieving a dream outcome of freedom and a new democracy.
    Written, directed and performed by Siva Pillay

  2. rikyrah says:

    Think of the Children
    Posted by dpm (dread pirate mistermix) at 11:21 am
    Dec 072013

    I was out on a business trip and I’m still catching up. Reading Soonergrunt’s post about his daughter reminded me of how I felt the day Obamacare passed. I was relieved because I knew that my daughter, who has a serious, lifelong pre-existing condition, will always be able to get insurance. Obamacare saved her, my wife and me thousands of dollars and years of worry.

    My dad is a lifelong Democrat because his family felt that Roosevelt and the Democrats gave a shit about their kids during the Depresssion. I’m a Democrat because it’s clear who gives a shit about my kid, and none of them have an R after their name.

    They don’t give a shit that hating gays leads to teen suicide.

    They don’t give a shit if kids go hungry because food stamps were cut.

    They don’t give a shit if teenagers can’t get birth control.

    And they certainly don’t give a shit that a kid who has epilepsy, or Crohn’s, will be saddled with a life of worry over whether she’ll be able to buy insurance.

    After all the noise over the website dies down, after the Republicans try to shut down the government three more times and vote to repeal another dozen times, this is what’s going to be left for thousands of American families: a man and a party that gave enough of a shit about them to endure a five year temper tantrum from a party that clearly has a broken give-a-shitter when it comes to children.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/12/07/think-of-the-children-2/

  3. Ametia says:

    Crossing over to the Dem side, Colin? LOL

    Gen. Colin Powell calls for universal health care in the U.S.

    Former Secretary of State and longtime Republican Colin Powell is calling for a universal health care solution in the U.S.

    “We are a wealthy enough country with the capacity to make sure that every one of our fellow citizens has access to quality health care,” he said Thursday at a Seattle fundraiser for prostate cancer. “(Let’s show) the rest of the world what our democratic system is all about and how we take care of all of our citizens.”

    http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2013/12/colin-powell-calls-for-universal.html?ana=e_ptl_hc

  4. rikyrah says:

    Published on Dec 5, 2013

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President spoke on the importance of addressing economic mobility and supporting implementation of the Affordable Care Act, visited fasting immigration reform activists, marked World AIDS Day, celebrated Hanukkah, and visited a local bookstore for Small Business Saturday. That’s November 29th to December 5th or, “Olde English.”

  5. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone:)

  6. CarolMaeWY says:

    It’s a balmy -17F her.

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