Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) is a Christmas holiday song originally sung by Darlene Love and included on the 1963 Christmas compilation album, A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records. The song was written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry along with Phil Spector, with the intentions of being sung by Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes. According to Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector was not able to put as much emotion into the song as needed. Instead, Love was brought into the studio to record the song which became a big success over time and one of Love’s signature tunes.

In December 2010, Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” first on its list of The Greatest Rock and Roll Christmas Songs, saying that “nobody can match Love’s emotion and sheer vocal power.”

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89 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

  1. rikyrah says:

    What Trump’s Attorney General Pick William Barr Means For Black America, In His Own Words
    William Barr’s deeply troubling legal opinions about the benefits of locking up Black people have been well-documented. Expect more of the same from Trump’s pick if he’s confirmed as the next attorney general.
    Bruce C.T. Wright
    Written By Bruce C.T. Wright
    Posted December 7, 2018

    The president’s announcement that he would nominate William Barr to be the next attorney general was a nod to both the past and future. If confirmed, the nation’s former top cop was expected to readily ascribe to the racist ideals he previously upheld while leading a criminal justice system systemically rigged against Black people.

    Barr, who served in the same position under the late former President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s, has an unabashed history of openly embracing policies that overtly discriminate against people of color, including and especially Black people. The 68-year-old’s deeply troubling personal and legal opinions about the benefits of locking up more and more Black people have been well-documented.

    Until the New York City native’s name started bubbling up on the rumor mill as a potential successor to Jeff Sessions, who was forced to resign last month, he was merely a small blip on the racist radar in the era of Donald Trump. But now, the [further] damage that he could do to America, and the Black community in particular, as the next attorney general should be sounding alarms for everybody who opposes mass incarceration over more discretionary and humanitarian approaches to penalizing violators of the law.


    While serving under Bush, who has his own criminal justice policy demons to deal with, Barr was all about imprisoning people as the only answer no matter the crime. He once said that there were neither “sympathetic people” nor “hapless victims of the criminal justice system” in prison, which clearly means he doesn’t believe in the concept of people being mistakenly jailed, something which continues to happen, especially to Black people. It also means Barr doesn’t believe in the concept of rehabilitation, the premise upon which prison is purportedly primarily built.

    In case it wasn’t abundantly clear by now what type of agenda Barr would probably [re]embrace as attorney general, here’s how he told it in 1992: “the benefits of increased incarceration would be enjoyed disproportionately by Black Americans.”


    That logic just doesn’t compute — unless, of course, you want to see Black people locked up with no questions asked. According to research by University of Minnesota professor Michael Tonry and published in 1994, Barr “made the most aggressive efforts to compel state adoption of tougher criminal justice policies, and the Bush administration’s final proposed crime bills restricted eligibility for federal funds to states that, like the federal government, abolished parole release and adopted sentencing standards no less severe than those in the federal sentencing guidelines.”

    • Ametia says:

      Told ya’ll this Barr ain’t shit. And the timing of the announcement, right o the heals of GHWB’s funeral, when folks are vulnerable and giving condolences to his family.

      Barr is rotten, and so was Bush who he served under with thee EVIL polices.

  2. rikyrah says:


    They’re going to have a birthday celebration for Quincy Jones on BET tomorrow. Looks like a fabulous concert.

  3. Liza says:

    Y’all are in need of and deserve a treat.

    “Even this shall pass away.” Chuck Berry and Robbie Robertson. Enjoy.

  4. Ametia says:

    FYI, WE DON’T CARE ABOUT “AIN’T SHIT KELLY.” leaving. Total distraction, like everything MSM latches on to feed 45’s base. PLEASE!

    • Ametia says:

      I’ll take this response, for $1000, Ava!

  5. Trump says John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year

    Trump won’t be too far behind because……….

    🎶 I-M-P-E-A-C-H-M-E-N-T

    We kicking your ass outta the house
    Now the truth comes, it’s time to get out

    By Impeachment

    You can kiss my black ass….Impeachment 🎶

  6. Ametia says:

    What are the 35 crimes of the RICO Act?

    Criminal RICO. To violate RICO, a person must engage in a pattern of racketeering activity connected to an enterprise. The law defines 35 offenses as constituting racketeering, including gambling, murder, kidnapping, arson, drug dealing, bribery.

    Criminal Law Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO …

  7. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : December 8, 2018

    Approbation: noun ap-ruh-BAY-shun

    1 : commendation, praise
    2 : an act of approving formally or officially

  8. #NeverForget Trump invited Russians into the Oval Office. In Helsinki he sided with Putin over Intelligence Agencies. He met privately with Putin without aides, only a translator.

    IMPEACH this traitor and prosecute him

    • Ametia says:

      These clowns are a danger to our democracy, and need to be put in graves.

      We must remember that they are ALL CRIMINALS, and just because they’re snitching doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be labeled as such.

      I hate that they negotiate less prison time for their crimes against our government

  9. I’m waiting to see how Congress is going to handle this treasonous mofo.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Ok folks…
    We got a lot of information yesterday. The OSC and the SDNY….

    Did that!!!

    One point that might have been looked over in Paulie Walnuts’ papers .
    A point that was non-redacted for a reason…
    The OSC KNOWS that Paulie Walnuts had contact with the WHite House.

    But….more important….that person or persons now know that Bobby Three Sticks knows….

    And, they are now in the crosshairs….

    Who could the White House contact be???

    Hmmmm 🤔🤔🤔 🤔

    The Little Baby Jesus doesn’t love me enough for the contact to have been Race Bannon…but, maaannnnnnnn

  11. rikyrah says:

    THREAD that was absolutely on point and true

    • Ametia says:

      And the MSM propped up 45’s KLAN RALLIES, and ignored the fact that he NEVER RELEASED HIS TAX RETURNS…A big indicator of connection to Russian and $$$$$

      Any 101 journo student knows; ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY$$$$$

      Every time I hear these jackals mention Obama in the same breath as 45, any comparison…THERE IS NO COMPARRISON. They moved the goal post for PBO every single day he was in office.

      For Dumpster Fire, his is below SEA LEVEL

    • Ametia says:



      “Those bells can’t be unrung.”

      Huge consequences for Americans, enforcing or not enforcing laws that are detrimental to our well being.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

    • Ametia says:

      Whew! Good Morning, Rikyrah & 3 Chics Family.

      So much to wade through here. NIGHMARISH, really. When will we all wake up and these gutter trash, mafia-ridden folks get out of our government?

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