My Favorite Christmas Cuts

By Jueseppi B.






Rascal Flatts – I’ll Be Home For Christmas






Afatia Thompson feat. Jana Alcain “Baby It’s Cold Outside”


Uploaded on Dec 16, 2011

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” performed by Afatia Thompson featuring Jana Alcain from Afatia’s album “Seasons of Love” available on iTunes.







Christina Aguilera – The Christmas Song + Lyrics







Donny Hathaway- This Christmas [Original]







Etta James – Merry Christmas Baby







Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto James Brown















The First Family’s Christmas Cheer

By Jueseppi B.























































2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

By Jueseppi B.




President Barack Obama, second from right, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama and Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson, left of center, and others participate in the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington.






Singer James Taylor performs for President Barack Obama and the First Family during the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Washington.






First lady Michelle Obama, left, and Rico Rodriguez, read “The Night Before Christmas” to children during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Washington.






President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha, second from left, and Malia react as the girls flip the switch to light the National Christmas Tree during the 90th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Washington.






President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, along with mother-in-law Marian Robinson, far left, and actors Neil Patrick Harris and Rico Rodriguez, right, are on stage during the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Washington






President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 With the Obama Family


Published on Dec 6, 2012

National Christmas Tree Lighting 2012 With the Obama Family


The Obama family illuminated the National Christmas Tree Thursday night during a celebration on the White House’s Ellipse.


The first family and Marian Robinson, the first lady’s mother, were on stage to count down to the lighting and flip the switch. They stayed for the entertainment, which included The Fray, James Taylor, Ledisi, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat.


President Obama said in his remarks that the tree – which has been replaced twice after the long-standing National Christmas Tree was felled by high winds in February 2011 – was a symbol of rebuilding and strength as much of the East Coast continues to recover from Sandy.


“In times of war and peace, triumph and tragedy, we’ve always come together to rejoice in the Christmas miracle,” Obama said. “But our tree has been having a hard time recently. … Just goes to show, nobody’s job is safe here in Washington.”


Obama told a story from Midland Beach, NY, still devastated by Sandy. Despite the lingering damage, a group of friends who grew up in the neighborhood created a community Christmas tree.


“One local nursery donated the tree,” Obama said. “Another chipped in for the lights and a star. And 70-year-old Tom Killeen and his longtime buddies from the area planted it at the end of the street overlooking the town beach.


“As Tom says, ‘The tree has one message. It’s Christmas time, not disaster time,’ ” Obama said.


Obama recognized service members, as did Taylor, who dedicated a poignant “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” to them. Michelle Obama joined with “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez to read “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”


And the first family joined the performers, host Neil Patrick Harris and Santa on stage at the end of the show to sing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”


Changes to the annual celebration this year included a new stage location to better showcase the White House behind it, a new color scheme for the tree, as well as the tree itself.


After the National Christmas Tree was felled in February 2011, its replacement, a Colorado blue spruce, died of complications from “transplant shock,” the National Park Service said.


More than 17,000 guests were on hand to see the new tree illuminated for the season on the Ellipse.


































Neil Patrick Harris, left, watches as the first family lights the National Christmas Tree.(Photo: Brendan Smialowski, AFP/Getty Images)







Jueseppi B.:

Love this from The Silverpoetry Lady.

Originally posted on Silver Poetry:


a response to Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies  below is the  second of ten poems.

Noble words revolve

like wisps passing through my stars

touching grace.

A temporary, fractious glory

flings my arms like backward wings

with feather tips,

spread in sweet torture.

Wandering tension throbs in this dark belly of thought,

the first birth or dismembering of consciousness,

buttering me with music

sugaring my experience

gifting me with choice

to see the autumn harmony

falling on invisible shoulders

and nuzzle in to hummus here.

OH luminosity and wrath,

what is my excuse for garnering golden borders

where only liquid song slides?


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James Warren “Jim” DeMint Leaves The Senate: Big Whoop.

By Jueseppi B.






James Warren “Jim” DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is the junior United States Senator from South Carolina, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading member in the Tea Party movement. He previously served as the United States Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district from 1999 to 2005. On December 6, 2012, he announced plans to resign from the Senate in early January 2013 to become president of The Heritage Foundation.


So Mr. DeMint is gone so he can make around $1 million bucks as President of The Heritage Foundation. So?


The words of Ms. Jennifer Rubin ring so true…..”Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is leaving the Senate to take over the Heritage Foundation. He will replace  Ed Feulner as the conservative think tank’s president. He expressed no qualms about leaving the Senate before his term is up, nor did he reflect on his legislative achievements, of which none come to mind.”


I couldn’t have said that any better or different.



United States Senator
from South Carolina
United States Senator
Assumed office
January 3, 2005
Serving with Lindsey Graham
Preceded by Ernest Hollings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina‘s 4th district
In office
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Bob Inglis
Succeeded by Bob Inglis
Personal details
Born James Warren DeMint
September 2, 1951 (age 61)
GreenvilleSouth Carolina
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Debbie Henderson DeMint
Residence Greenville, South Carolina
Alma mater University of Tennessee (B.A.)
Clemson University (M.B.A.)
Occupation Marketing consultant




Now if only Boehner and Cantor and McConnell and Ryan and Paul and Graham……well you get my drift.

Maybe The Heritage Foundation could use more members of Congress to assist the foundation is whatever it does?



The Heritage Foundation is an American conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C.Heritage’s stated mission is to “formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterpriselimited governmentindividual freedomtraditional American values, and a strong national defense“.


The foundation took a leading role in the conservative movement during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, whose policies drew significantly from Heritage’s policy study Mandate for Leadership. Heritage has since continued to have a significant influence in U.S. public policy making, and is considered to be one of the most influential conservative research organizations in the United States


Like I said….whatever this foundation does.



Sen. Mitch McConnell had this to say about DeMint taking his ball and going home:

“I thank Senator DeMint for his uncompromising service to South Carolina and our country in the United States Senate.  Jim helped provide a powerful voice for conservative ideals in a town where those principles are too often hidden beneath business as usual.  There is no question in my mind that he raised the profile of important issues like spending and debt and helped galvanize the American people against a big government agenda. I am confident that he will continue to advocate for conservative principles in the next chapter of his service to the American people.”



If we’re lucky, in the near future, those names I mentioned above will also be leaving the Houses of Congress for greener (more profitable) pastures.


The TeaTardedRepubliCANTS are losing representation and power in Congress, faster than a dried out used up tea bag loses flavor.


If We’re Lucky.






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