Category Archives: Current Events

Monday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Mary, Did You Know?” is a Christmas song with lyrics written by Mark Lowry and music written by Buddy Greene. Mark wrote the words in 1984 “when his pastor asked him to write the program for the living Christmas tree … Continue reading

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Sunday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

O Holy Night“ (“Cantique de Noël“) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (1808–1877). Cappeau, a wine merchant and poet, had been asked by a … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, also known as “Let It Snow“, is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

Please Come Home for Christmas” is a Christmas song, released in 1960, by the American blues singer and pianist Charles Brown. Hitting Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in December 1961, the tune Brown co-wrote with Gene Redd peaked at position #76. … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Jingle Bells“ is a song featured in the 1948 album, Christmas Songs by Sinatra. Sinatra rerecorded this song in his Capitol album, A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra. A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra is a Christmas album by American … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Holiday Spirit

“Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City, in July, 1953. It was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-5502 (in the USA),[2] and by EMI on the … Continue reading

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#Ferguson: The Smoking Gun exposes #witness40 as a fraud

The Smoking Gun has the goods on #witness40, Sandra McElroy,  a 45-year-old St. Louis resident. The woman is off the chain. The Darren Wilson Grand Jury wasn’t #witness40 first rodeo. She also inserted herself into the high profile case of Shawn Hornbeck.  The … Continue reading

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