Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known[1] and commonly sung[2] American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont(1822–1893) and published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be sung by a Sunday school choir; however, historians dispute this, stating that it was much too “racy” (and secular) to be sung by a children’s church choir in the days it was written.[3]

Although originally intended for the Thanksgiving season,[3] and having no connection to Christmas,[4] it became associated with Christmas music and the holiday season in general decades after it was first performed on Washington Street in Boston in 1857. Some area choirs adopted it as part of their repertoire in the 1860s and 1870s, and it was featured in a variety of parlor-song and college anthologies in the 1880s.[5] It was first recorded in 1889 on an Edison cylinder.[

This was Sinatra’s first full-length Christmas album. It features the Ralph Brewster Singers along with an orchestra conducted by Gordon Jenkins.

Capitol reissued the album in 1963 with different cover art and a new title, The Sinatra Christmas Album, both of which also featured on the album’s initial 1987 compact disc pressing. The original title and cover were eventually restored for subsequent CD pressings in 1990 and 1999. In 2001, the album art was altered from its 1957 version.

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71 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2018

  1. rikyrah says:

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  3. rikyrah says:

    So many make the mistake…

    Nancy LIVES in San Francisco….

    She will forever be…

    Nancy FROM BALTIMORE…

    Don’t know what that means…better ask somebody.

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  4. rikyrah says:

    Aide in rm when Pelosi described Oval mtg to colleagues said she crowed about Dems having gotten him to “fully own” a shutdown. Also said wall is “like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him.”

    — Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) December 11, 2018

    KAPOW!!!

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  5. rikyrah says:

    This poor baby 😪😪😪😪

    NBC News (@NBCNews) Tweeted:
    A 4th-grader in Alabama died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts, according to the child’s family

    . https://t.co/fXivrmDgin https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1072534999121977344?s=17

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  7. In my Sofia voice from the Color Purple….. #Nancy’s home, now. Nancy’s home. Things is gonna be changin’ around here.

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  8. Trump: “Nancy’s in a situation where it’s not easy for her to talk.”

    Pelosi: “Mr. President, please don’t characterize the strength that I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats who just won a big victory.”

    Nancy Smash

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  9. eliihass says:

    Why are Chuck and Nancy allowing this treasonous buffoon to use them to gaslight his dumb Alt-Rightidiots..

    Why are they legitimizing him, and why on earth did they agree to be props for an unscrupulous con man..

    Oy..

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  10. GET YOUR ASS TO PRISON……………

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  12. Liza says:

    Ha ha, love this…

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Leading GOP senator suggests Trump’s misdeeds were rookie mistakes
    12/11/18 09:20 AM—UPDATED 12/11/18 09:23 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Ordinarily, when a modern White House is facing serious scandals, a president’s team will take proactive steps to prepare its allies. Officials in the West Wing realize that the media – and the public at large – will ask questions about ongoing controversies, so the White House will prepare talking points, host messaging calls, and brief lawmakers and like-minded pundits so that everyone is on the same page.

    Except, that’s not what’s happening now. As Donald Trump faces fire on multiple fronts, including being directly implicated by federal prosecutors in a felony, his team isn’t doing much of anything. Officials in the president’s orbit don’t see much of a point.

    “A war room? You serious?” one former White House official told the Washington Post when asked about internal preparations. “They’ve never had one, will never have one. They don’t know how to do one.”

    The result is an awkward dynamic: a bunch of Republicans are running around trying to defend Trump, but they’re not at all sure what they’re supposed to say. The result is a cringe-worthy mess: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), for example, is equating the president’s alleged misdeeds with misfiled paperwork, while Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is arguing that he simply doesn’t care whether Trump broke the law or not.

    This defense wasn’t much better.

    “These guys were all new to this at the time,” Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 3 Senate Republican, said of the Trump campaign team. “Most of us have made mistakes when it comes to campaign finance issues. In many cases, campaigns end up paying fines and penalties.”

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    • eliihass says:

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    • majiir says:

      The old adage, “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” applies here. One would think that the presidential candidate who said he “hires only the best” would have hired competent persons to run his campaign, but that has not been the case. He has filled the federal government with billionaire thugs, miscreants, and shysters.

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  14. Lord help us all….

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    • eliihass says:

      If anyone told Michael Cohen last January 2017, that not only would he be thrown under and run over by multiple buses including one with a toddler treasonous buffoon behind the wheels, and that he’d be headed to a long stay in jail, he’d have laughed contemptuously..

      That’s how life works.. Hatch, Grasseley, Kennedy, Collins, Thune etc. better buckle up..

      Karma will soon come calling..

      The one thing everyone who knows, knows, is that everyone who’s aligned themselves with Individual 1, almost certainly has something to hide themselves… including all those ‘good men of god’ …Jerry Falwell jr, Pat Robertson..

      They’re all running or have been running scams and have some terribly smelly skeletons in their closets …and they’re all cowardly weasels who think that as long as they slide in with under the same umbrella as the unindicted co-conspirator Russian asset currently holding the people’s house hostage, while effusively faux-professing their ‘love and support’ for him, they’re home free..

      But, as life will have it, it doesn’t always pan out like crooks think it will..

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    • eliihass says:

      And never forget, they all serve and owe the same master..

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  15. rikyrah says:

    Trump outreach to Barr for legal defense could force recusal

    Rachel Maddow explains how Donald Trump’s outreach to William Barr to to be his lawyer in the Trump-Russia case could mean that Barr would have to recuse himself from matters related to the Mueller investigation if he is confirmed as attorney general.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Law unsettled on if or how long the presidency can protect Trump

    Joon Kim, former acting-U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether a president’s time in office counts toward the statute of limitations on a crime that president may have committed, and whether a person who isn’t president would expect indictment if they were described the way Donald Trump is in the Michael Cohen court filings.

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  17. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day December 11, 2018

    (What “Bobby III Sticks” Mueller is doing to 45 & Co) Notice how 45’s tweets are all about that fucking border wall) Your base can’t SAVE your sorry ass, MOFO1

    Immure: verb ih-MYOOR

    Definition
    1 a : to enclose within or as if within walls
    b : imprison

    2 : to build into a wall; especially : to entomb in a wall

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/immure-2018-12-11?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=i&file=immure01&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=pron

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  18. rikyrah says:

    ‏@eclecticbrotha
    So-called leftists and progressives are agitated and making a bunch of desperation moves because they fear their loss of relevance.

    @mgranville1
    Thus the move away from M4A to The Green New Deal. They are spinning to come up with a new narrative that keeps them in the news. But moving on to a movement that has been historically led by white men is not a good look.

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Butina’s GOP operative boyfriend eyed on news of cooperation deal

    Erin Banco, national security reporter for The Daily Beast, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is known about the scope and implications of Maria Butina’s plea deal and cooperation with prosecutors.

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Butina takes plea deal, cooperating with investigators: reports

    Rachel Maddow shares reports that accused Russia agent Maria Butina will change her plea to guilty and has been cooperating with investigators in a deal to be explicated in court on Wednesday.

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  21. rikyrah says:

    Spy Girl’s handler has ‘ disappeared’.

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

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  24. check emails, ladies

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  25. rikyrah says:

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  26. Look at this ISH y’all………..

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    • Ametia says:

      Yes, this racist shit is taught and embedded into their DNA

      What is she going to tell this little girl when they haul 45 out of the White House for his felonies & treason against America?

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    • eliihass says:

      Nah, she’ll grow up to be that illiterate mom with all of a 3rd grade education, boozed up all day on cheap alcohol …stuck in a council flat, and living on the dole …with 3 children from 3 different men..

      And one day in a drunken rage will drown the kids in the filthy tub, and tell the police it’s a black man ‘who done it..’ And even give the police sketch artist a description a la Susan what’s her name..

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  33. rikyrah says:

    😄😄😄

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  39. rikyrah says:

    And? So?😒😒

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    • Ametia says:

      BRING.IT. Take all these criminal MOFOs DOWN.

      This dusty looking cat ain’t shit either., just like ZEGK.

      His and the GOP’s stubborn denial about the evidence laid out by Mueller’s team is mind-blowing.

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      • eliihass says:

        Told you about him long ago, Sis..

        Kevin McCarthy, proud product of California’s slice of white supremacist haven ..Bakersfield, California’s very best..😏

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  40. rikyrah says:

    I love a good reference from The Wire.😏

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  41. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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