Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Christmas candles 84Silver Bells” is a classic Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

“Silver Bells” was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in July–August 1950 and released in March 1951.[1] The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards, released by Decca Records in October 1950.[2] After the Crosby and Richards recording became popular, Hope and Maxwell were called back in late 1950 to refilm a more elaborate production of the song.

“Silver Bells” started out as the questionable “Tinkle Bells.” Said Evans, “We never thought that tinkle had a double meaning until Jay went home and his [first] wife said, ‘Are you out of your mind? Do you know what the word tinkle is?'” The word is child’s slang for urination.

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45 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

  1. rikyrah says:

    Best tweet of day

    We have all seen this look

  2. rikyrah says:

    Forgotten in much of today’s reporting on Russia’s Olympic ban are the two Russian anti-doping officials who happened to die in the wake of the scandal

    — Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) December 6, 2017

  3. Liza says:

    Because their hypocrisy defines them.

  4. rikyrah says:

    It looks like the GOP senate, by writing a bill at the last moment, accidentally passed a massive (>$300b) corporate tax hike.\

  5. rikyrah says:

    JUST IN: Rosenstein: I’m satisfied with Mueller’s work on Trump-Russia investigation

    — The Hill (@thehill) December 6, 2017

  6. eliihass says:

    John Kelly is said to click ‘ideologically’ and ‘personality-wise’ with the buffoon..

    Doesn’t necessarily ‘encourage’ his incendiary language, but Loves his ‘hardline stance’..

    Pray tell what’s the difference between not encouraging, but loves ‘hardline stance’..

  7. eliihass says:

    There’s that awful breathing..

    The one that suggests fear, panic, and whatever else the devil passes on to his spawn..

  8. rikyrah says:

    can you retweet me to those female Senators, asking them…
    WHY can’t they WAIT for the ETHICS investigation?

    WHY, do they insist, on playing THE FOOL FOR REPUBLICANS EVERY DAMN TIME!!

    • eliihass says:

      Thank you..

      Dems always, always fall for the trap …Always let the republicans outmaneuver them..

      And in the end, there will be no awards or reward or praise for their faux-highmindedness and mostly aggrandizing and hollow grandstanding and showboating and preemptive throwing of their folk under the bus.. All while republicans mutter under their breath …duck and dodge until it all blows over and their worst pedophiles are greeted as heroes as they arrive in Congress in their numbers..

      Listen, I’m all for cleaning house, but there’s just so much hypocrisy, double standards and ridiculousness going on right now …I just can’t..

      I do still have a lot to say about this whole sexual harassment/#metoo thing..

      But it’ll have to wait..

  9. rikyrah says:

    Re Franken:

    Banana in the tailpipe.

    EVERYTIME I read one of his ‘ incidents’, I go ‘ REALLY’?

    Shyt don’t make sense.

    Let me make this clear, in care you don’t see it.


    IFFFF Franken Resigns, then NO Ethics Investigation.

    If there is a FRANKEN Ethics Investigation, then how the phuck you NOT gonna have a ROY MOORE ETHICS INVESTIGATION (if he gets elected)?

    See the Banana in the Tailpipe, you craven, weak muthaphuckas!

    • eliihass says:

      Franken has been an irritation for the republicans for quite some time..

      And clearly, for the Dem women nursing ‘presidential ambitions’.. one less ‘dark horse’ getting in the way of their ambitions..

    • Some of these mofos are straight up lying and Democrats are falling for it. Remember how they fell for James O’Keefe LIE about ACORN? ACORN GONE!

  10. rikyrah says:

    I will continue to say this : they’d sell their mothers to Lucifer for those tax cuts.

    The politics behind the GOP’s reversal on Roy Moore
    12/06/17 10:45 AM—UPDATED 12/06/17 11:13 AM
    By Steve Benen


    The vote-counting arithmetic is pretty straightforward.

    The Senate Republicans’ tax bill passed the other day with 51 votes, leaving GOP leaders will very little room for error. Members are now starting to realize, however, that the just-passed Senate bill is a mess that will need to be largely rewritten in conference committee. Republicans are determined to advance the negotiations quickly, but the Senate special election in Alabama is just six days away – and it’s probably unrealistic to think the final version of the GOP tax plan will be ready for a vote by then.

    If Doug Jones pulls off the upset, the Senate Republicans’ majority will shrink from 52 members to 51. At that point, if any two GOP senators balk at the party’s priority, it fails.

    What caused Republicans to discover that they’re not that concerned about Roy Moore’s child-molestation allegations anymore? It’s hardly a stretch to think the vote on the party’s tax plan had something to do with it.

  11. rikyrah says:

    TIL that John Mitchell’s wife was forcibly kidnapped and drugged after the Watergate break-in to keep her quiet. And the guy who had a tranquilizer needle shoved into her butt is now… Ambassador to the Czech Republic (!)— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 4, 2017

  12. rikyrah says:

    From BJ:

    Cheryl Rofer says:
    December 6, 2017 at 11:11 am
    This is a thread on the Jerusalem decision, and why the evangelical base loves Trump and moving the embassy to Jerusalem. They are looking forward to Armageddon and The Rapture.

    Much chatter on news and online about WHY Trump wants to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    — Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) December 6, 2017

    • eliihass says:

      And he gets all the ‘ideas’, encouragement and boost he needs by perusing twitter and the twitter accounts of those who flatter him …including the bots and Russian undercover folks ..

      As long as he notices chatter, senses that something is ‘popular’ with the ‘base’ and the bots that outnumber them…he pounces, assuming it’ll score him brownie points, no matter how fleeting… he just dives right in..

  13. rikyrah says:

    #BREAKING: FBI confirms there is currently court authorized law enforcement activity in the DC region involving state and federal agencies.
    No further information is being released at this time. The #FBI plans to release more information later this afternoon.

    — WUSA9 (@wusa9) December 6, 2017

  14. rikyrah says:

    They planned on stealing democracy forever.

    Lock them ALL up.

    — Eric Garland (@ericgarland) December 6, 2017

  15. rikyrah says:

    The government shutdown deadline is just two days away
    12/06/17 10:09 AM
    By Steve Benen

    There’s never been a federal government shutdown when one party controls both the White House and Congress. That may change this week.

    As Rachel noted on the show the other day, when there’s a possible shutdown looming, the political world is ordinarily fascinated by the drama. It’s a testament to just how frenetic the current environment is that the federal government will run out of money in two days, and much of the country probably isn’t aware of the pending deadline.

    The first step in preventing the government from shutting down will be a spending bill in the House. Politico reports that Republican leaders appear to have settled on a plan.

    House Republican leaders have promised conservatives that they won’t grant concessions to Democrats to get enough votes for a stopgap spending bill – gaining GOP support but also raising the specter of a government shutdown later this month.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Bannon pushes Alabama senate race as referendum on Trump
    John Archibald, columnist for the Birmingham News, talks with Rachel Maddow about how Alabama voters are processing the Roy Moore schoolgirl scandal and the influence of Steve Bannon on the race.

  17. rikyrah says:

    RNC quietly slips back into supporting Roy Moore in Alabama
    Rachel Maddow reports on the Republican National Committee resuming its support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after having previously pulled away from Moore over his schoolgirl scandal.

  18. rikyrah says:

    News of Mueller Deutsche Bank query triggers Trump team freak-out
    Greg Farrell, investigative reporter for Bloomberg News, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on the Robert Mueller investigation asking Deutsche Bank for information related to Donald Trump.

  19. rikyrah says:

    News anchor Sharon Reed responds on air to a viewer who calls her the N-word. This Atlanta Mayoral race has people fiesty tonight.

    — Billy Michael Honor (@BillyMHonor) December 6, 2017

  20. rikyrah says:

    Democrat Jen Jordan won a special election runoff in Georgia’s 6th Senate district last night, flipping the seat.

    Jordan’s win breaks the Republican supermajority in Georgia’s state senate.

    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 6, 2017

  21. rikyrah says:

    This has always been my suspicion. That Flynn lied because Trump told him too, and then Trump spent months trying to cover the whole thing up.

    — Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) December 6, 2017

  22. rikyrah says:

    What the #GOPTaxScam is really about: a vast cycle of corruption rigged for the richest and most powerful Americans.

    — Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) December 5, 2017

  23. rikyrah says:

    If you need to apply for an absentee ballot for the Dec. 12 special election for the U.S. Senate, THURSDAY, December 7th, IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY.

    — Doug Jones (@GDouglasJones) December 5, 2017

  24. rikyrah says:

    Mueller looking at Deutsche Bank in Trump Russia probe: reports
    Rachel Maddow looks at Deutsche Bank’s history with Russian money laundering, Donald Trump’s massive indebtedness to Deutsche Bank, and the news that Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia investigation is taking a closer look at the bank’s dealings

  25. rikyrah says:

    I was watching LarryO last night, and guess what….

    Guess who’s had a change of heart since they voted FOR the GOP Tax Scam?

    Those 11 or 12 GOPers from California.
    They were all big and bad when they voted FOR it..

    But. they went home and heard from their constituents.

    I’ve said from the beginning..
    These are not the folks that give two shyts about the Little Baby Jesus, or Abortion, or Guns..

    They are the IGMFY Republicans.
    They are Republicans because of TAXES.

    And, rarely, if ever, can you attach something happening in your life DIRECTLY to a single vote.
    Their constituents are like – Muthaphuckas, you best not even think about raising my taxes….

    So now, they want to resinstate the state and local tax deductions..

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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