New Year's Eve in days gone by:
|Jon McNaughton's The Nativity|
Meaning / Story behind the song:Another version...the Vienna Choir Boys performing "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht":
Silent Night, Holy Night. All is calm, all is bright!
Sometimes it seems there is little in this world today that is silent, holy, calm, or bright. However noisy, unholy, frenetic, or dark it may appear to be, music such as the immortal hymn, “Silent Night,” carries with it a feeling that can remind us there is still an abundance of virtue all around us. There is hope and beauty. And there is light.
To properly paint this feeling we collaborated with none other than the tenor legend, Plácido Domingo, whose sublime vocal gift is rivaled by his kindness and sincerity. It was a joy to work with him. He is an artist whose illustrious, exalted career has not snuffed out his sweet disposition or his genuine love for the art of music. Joining us are the children from the Cathedral School Choristers, whose pure faith proclaim the profound message of this hymn. We filmed this during an East coast tour in the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, one of the largest cathedrals in the world, a colossal monument to the greatest gift ever given, the Son of God.
May your Christmas this year be filled with serenity, spirituality, peace, and felicity.
Merry Christmas from The Piano Guys!
Dear Paul Ryan, I voted for you in 2012, and …Additional reading: GOP Sells America Down the River.
so I feel I have some kind of investment in what you do.
My vote for Mr. Romney and you was in no small part because of your reasoning on budgeting, debt, and the future of the Republic.
However right now, all I see is that the maximum effort,, if that is what it is, is merely to make things worse somewhat more slowly.
Now, if what we are doing is unsustainable (as I believe it is, and as many of you with the appellation “R” have explained), and you have no taste for sticking your flag in the ground, or don’t want to, please explain to me WHY I should not vote for Bernie, or HRC, and thereby vote myself the most free stuff possible, since we’re all going to hell anyway?
Please don’t tell me things would be different with a republican president. First, we may not have one, and second, that president has to operate on the principle that we can’t go on like this, or there will be nothing for anyone.
You have convinced me, NOW, that there may be no point in my vote for an R since I see no R who will act out of conviction for CHANGE. REAL OBJECTIVE CHANGE in the way the republic has been going.
We’re all watching very carefully out here, and I know I am not the only one thinking this way.
The budget you created and the time to review it you set CYNICALLY, at 3 days, for 2009 pages requires a congressman to read 2/3 of the Lord of the RIngs Trilogy every day and COMPREHEND IT.
Sounds a lot like, ‘you have to pass it to find out what’s in it’ without the quote.
I don’t dislike bipartisan action, but suppose bipartisan action will not save the republic.
That you did not include additional provisions over entrance to the USA of those of ANY nation, or other entity which harbors ill intentions towards our civilians is ASTONISHING, and recalls govts like those of Stanley Baldwin.
SO WHAT if Obama vetoes it? It is JUST THAT kind of issue for you to PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE which causes us to wonder if we should vote ourselves the treasury and just put another turkey breast, and brisket in the smoker the morning of the game.
After all, YOU DON’T CARE. Not enough to RAISE HELL.
You can’t IMAGINE how carefully you and the others are being scrutinized every day.
Don’t count on my vote.
|The guy who is apparently being questioned about helping the San Bernardino jihadists to obtain guns|
Is he insane?...He's on drugs? It doesn't make sense. What did you expect from an affirmative action President? This guy has never served in the military[,] never worked a day in his life.Much more in the May 2015 video below (SPEW ALERT! Set down your beverage before watching!):