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Angels Among Us *Weekend Open Thread*

Recently I received an excellent lesson from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, one that ties in very well with Advent and Christmas.

Yes, indeed, a rabbi has a great message for this holy, mysterious season we are in now. 1,160 more words

Saturday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Recorded in 1985, The Spirit of Christmas finds Ray Charles performing a variety of holiday favorites with vocal assistance from the Raelettes and an appearance by jazz trumpeter… 50 more words


Friday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known and commonly sung winter 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. 39 more words


"Chain" Immigration And Borders In The News *Open Thread*

Immigration has been in the news of late as a result of the recent terror attack in New York City (again). As you no doubt have heard, the perpetrator of the recent attempt is here in the good ol’ US of A as a result of “chain migration.” 1,053 more words

Thursday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

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… 66 more words


Wednesday Reads: "Ain't it like Roy Moore to not take no for an answer."

Best tweet of the fucking night!

Here it is in live tweet format…in case anyone wants to retweet it:

Ain’t it like Roy Moore to not take no for an answer.

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Morning Reads

Wednesday Open Thread | Christmas Jams 2017

Santa Baby” was originally recorded by Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his orchestra in New York City, in July, 1953. It was released by… 127 more words