Here Comes Santa Claus – Elvis Presley – “The King”


Remember, boys and girls, you have to be asleep or Santa won’t come.  🙂

Welcome to NORAD Tracks Santa – 2011


WELCOME BACK TO NORAD!

All the preparations for this year are in place! Come back each day to discover new surprises in the Kids’ Countdown Village, where we’ll offer a new holiday game every day until December 24th.

See Santa on your mobile phone

This year you can count down the days to Santa’s takeoff with the official NORAD Tracks Santa app. Enjoy playing “Elf Toss” throughout the month and then on December 24th, follow Santa with Google Maps for mobile.

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“Merry Christmas, Baby” – Otis Redding


May your holidays be full of joy as you share your love with the family!

“Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas – Carla Thomas (song)


My dear readers, Merry Christmas. Keep coming back!

-2011-

“What Do You Get a Heroin Addict for Christmas?”


May God Bless All Addicts with Recovery in 2012

Injecting heroin

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Here’s What Little Johnny Boehner Says Every Christmas Eve


Would someone explain JUSTICE to little Johnny Boehner?

Also, HEAVEN and HELL!

Twas the Night Before Christmas…


Twas the Night before Christmas Poem
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

 

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.
His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face and a little round belly,
That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

 

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!” [Clement C. Moore]

STORY OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS


God created man and only God could redeem man from his sins and reconcile man to God. So, God sent His Son to be come man and to die for man’s salvation.

English: 1950. Oil on Canvas. 94" x 70&qu...

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Obama, “Warrior for the Middle-Class” Remained Strong. Speaker Boehner and GOP Caved! 2


The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed an amended version of the two-month payroll tax cut extension Friday, following approval in the Senate, and sent it to President Obama for his signature.

The measure passed in both chambers by unanimous consent, a procedural move allowing the measure to go forward even though most members of Congress are home for the holidays.

Obama is expected to sign the bill shortly, handing a defeat to House Republicans and wrapping up a legislative year marked by repeated partisan brinksmanship and declining public approval of a seemingly dysfunctional Congress.

House and Senate members are now expected to resume negotiations on a year-long extension of the tax cut when Congress reconvenes in January.

GOP leaders first questioned the merit of the tax cut and then complained that a short-term extension would be more trouble than it’s worth, but Obama used the standoff to portray the Republicans as de fenders of the rich with a callous attitude toward the burdens of the middle class.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, finally succumbed Thursday to calls from across the political spectrum for House Republicans to stop blocking congressional approval of the bipartisan two-month extension previously approved by the Senate.

Under the deal, the payroll tax will remain at the current 4.2% rate instead of reverting to the 6.2% rate it was at before the cut was enacted last year. Without congressional action, the higher rate would have returned in 2012, meaning an average $1,000 tax increase for 160 million Americans. The typical worker’s take home salary will shrink by about $40 per pay period without the tax cut.

The agreement also includes the addition of legislative language to ease the administrative burden on small businesses implementing the plan, and a commitment to the negotiations on a one-year extension of the payroll tax cut as well as other benefits. [QUOTE: CNN]

2011: How’d the Republican Candidates Do with the American People?


This has been the year of getting to know the Republican candidates for the nomination for President of the United States.  The circus of exploration went from the ridiculous…to the even more ridiculous.  There have been great revelations in bad behaviour, scandalous history and a shocking willingness to suspend truth, character and attention to “traditional values” in order to win.  One wonders what drives them: The quest for ultimate global power?  Weeks ago, rapacious Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) said that no one would want him as their vice president.  He then accepted the job of being bulldog for Willard Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts as he continued his campaign for the nomination.  After indicating that Romney would not want him as his vice president, Christie is now willing to be considered.  Typical?  If Chris Christie tells you it is raining, go to the window and check for yourself.  Blazoned on our collective memory is the video opening a window onto the true lack of respect Chris Christie has for the electorate:

Chris Christie Would Embarrass Us on the National Stage

Governor of New Jersey at a town hall in Hills...

"Gale, mind your own business!"