Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

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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  2. rikyrah says:

    Da phuq?


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    Flynn sang like a canary.
    Bobby Three Sticks recommended ZERO jail time for Flynn.

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  7. It never ends………


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    Race Bannon has always been up to his eyeballs in the Flynn mess

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    They are such snowflakes😒😒😒

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  14. Ametia says:

    SG2, are we gonna have snow this year on the blog?

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  15. Ametia says:

    Accusers of sex offender Epstein to get new chance at justice



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  16. rikyrah says:

    Black Women Decided The 2016 Democratic Nominee. They’ll Have An Even Bigger Say In 2020.
    Know anyone?

    Ben Smith
    Posted on December 3, 2018, at 11:23 a.m. ET

    The biggest missed political opportunity in recent memory is probably Deval Patrick’s decision, after losing quite a bit of sleep, not to run for president in 2016.

    At the time, the path seemed fairly clear: The former Massachusetts governor could run as Barack Obama had, on unifying optimism, progressive politics, and a strong connection to the black voters who make up a pillar of the primary electorate.

    Hillary Clinton’s team was, Darren Sands reported, quietly afraid of him. And the results of that election left Patrick intensely frustrated.

    One reason for that is obvious: Clinton was a far weaker candidate than the media and Democratic establishment thought.

    The other possible reason just as obvious, but less discussed: Patrick could have won the primary. The Democratic primaries, as they are currently built, favor a black candidate. The winning formula in recent years has been to build a coalition from older black voters plus another group: white progressives for Obama; white moderates for Clinton. And the Democratic electorates in Deep South states, which vote early in the primary process, are dominated by black voters. That was where Clinton won in 2016, despite no particular attention to the region, and where Bernie Sanders lost it.

    “When Southern black voters united behind a Democratic candidate, the South becomes a formidable firewall that is hard to overcome for any candidate who performs poorly among this group, which comprises the base of the Democratic coalition,” wrote Seth McKee, a political scientist at Texas Tech, in a compelling new study of the 2016 election in the South titled The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be.

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  17. I don’t want to hear this ISH. When you drive your car into people, you know someone is going to die. Fugg him.

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Daniel Jacobson (@Dan_F_Jacobson) Tweeted:
    The NC GOP is trying to rush through a law that would REQUIRE every county elections board in NC to be chaired by a Republican in election years. These guys just can’t stop trying to rig elections.

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  21. Ametia says:

    Just gone drop this, right here:

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  22. I stayed up late wrapping gifts. Talk about tired. The worse thing is let them pile up. It will wear you out!


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    Trump’s emoluments headache is poised to get a whole lot worse
    12/04/18 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen

    The U.S. Constitution includes a once-obscure provision known as the “Emoluments Clause.” As regular readers know, the law is pretty straightforward: U.S. officials are prohibited from receiving payments from foreign governments. Traditionally, this hasn’t been much of a problem for sitting American presidents – but with Donald Trump things are a little different.

    After all, this president has refused to divest from his private-sector enterprises, which means he continues to personally profit from businesses that receive payments from foreign governments.

    The problem isn’t theoretical: Saudi Arabia, for example, spent roughly $270,000 at Trump’s Washington hotel during one of the country’s lobbying campaigns last year. Some of that money directly benefited the president.

    This legally dubious dynamic has been the target of multiple lawsuits, one of which is poised to become even more interesting. The Associated Press reported late yesterday:

    The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said Monday that they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

    U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved the legal discovery schedule in an order Monday. Such information would likely provide the first clear picture of the finances of Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel.


    Trump’s Justice Department lawyers filed a notice to the court Friday that appeared to challenge the Maryland judge’s decision to allow the case to move forward. The president’s notice that he may seek a writ of mandamus – to have the appeal heard by a higher court – is considered an “extraordinary remedy” that’s hard to prove and partly rests on showing Messitte’s decisions to be clearly wrong.


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  29. Talk about brazen mofos in North Carolina. They targeted elderly Black people and STOLE their vote in broad daylight. Thieving sobs!


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  31. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : December 4, 2018 *a trait 45 will never possess.”

    Perspicacious: adjective per-spuh-KAY-shus

    Definition: of acute mental vision or discernment : keen


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    Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) Tweeted:
    In an astounding coincidence, the debt collection industry is holding its annual trade show at Trump Hotel while it has business in front of the Trump administration.

    https://t.co/fVe86UwElY https://twitter.com/CREWcrew/status/1069675180388245505?s=17

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    • Ametia says:

      Looking forward to watching this film with BLACK women, sharing their truth.

      I’m a big fan of period pieces, “The Crown, “Victoria, “The Young Victoria”, “Poldark,” Downtown Abbey, etc.Hell, call me an Anglophile if you must.


  51. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄


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