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About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.

Friday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

Sleigh Ride” is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948. Lyrics, about a person who … Continue reading

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#DylannRoof Death Penalty Trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. — She recalled watching the young white man stroll into Bible study, thinking he just wanted to seek the word of God. He was handed a Bible and a worksheet about that Wednesday night’s lesson, the parable of … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

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 … Continue reading

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#DylannRoof Federal Death Penalty Trial | Opening Statements

The judge in the Dylann Roof federal death penalty trial has denied a motion by attorneys to delay the trial. Roof’s attorneys wanted to delay the trial because of the publicity surrounding the mistrial in a former police officer’s case. Roof’s lawyers … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams

“Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson. It is a tale of unrequited love during the holidays and is a longstanding staple of Christmas music, especially in the country genre. The song was … Continue reading

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#DylannRoof Federal Death Penalty Trial: Jury qualifications Day 6

Accused Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof filed a motion Sunday asking a federal judge to let his defense team represent him again, but only through the guilt phase of his death penalty trial set to begin in three days. … Continue reading

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