Christmas Compilation 2017

Merry Christmas everyone!!

I have been busy putting together my Christmas compilation CD for 2017. This is my ninth year of doing a Christmas CD and I think it may be my best so far. It is a compilation of Christmas carols by some well known and some not so well known artists. Here is the cover and the song list...

A Star Was His Candle - Lawrence Tibbett
Angels We Have Heard On High - Leontyne Price
Away In A Manger - Wally Stott, His Orchestra And Chorus
Christ Is Born - Carpenters
Coventry Carol - Elisabeth Schumann With Herbert Dawson
Gesu Bambino - Dennis Day
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Betty Glamann
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing - Robert Shaw And His RCA Victor Chorale With Al Chernet
In The Bleak Mid-Winter - Kiri Te Kanawa With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir, Michael George, Conducting
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear - Anna Maria Mendieta
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Sarah Brightman
Mariä Wiegenlied 'Cradle Song Of The Virgin Mary' - Elisabeth Schumann
Mary's Boy Child - Kiri Te Kanawa
Noël, Noël - Betty Glamann
O Come, All Ye Faithful 'Adeste Fideles' - Mario Lanza
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Enya
O Holy Night 'Cantique De Noël' - Fred Waring And The Pennsylvanians With Patti Beems, Men's Glee Club And Harp
O Little Town Of Bethlehem - Richard Crooks
O Magnum Mysterium - Linda Ronstadt
Silent Night - Sissel
Sing Hosanna, Hallelujah - Juliette
Star Of The East - Judy Garland With Orchestra Directed By David Rose
Still, Still, Still - Norman Luboff Choir
The First Noël - Sergio Franchi
The Lamb Of God - Julie Andrews With Andre Previn And His Orchestra
What Child Is This 'Anon' - Renata Tebaldi

Posted by Rick | December 13, 2017 04:39 AM | Just For Fun

Verdict In Bowe Bergdahl

In a decision that rivals the not guilty verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who confessed and plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior in front of the enemy, was merely demoted to private, fined $10,000 and dishonorably discharged. While Bergdahl could have been sentenced to life in prison, the prosecution asked for a prison sentence of 14 years and Bergdahl's defense team asked for no prison time whatsoever.

There are reports that Bergdahl will appeal his dishonorable discharge.

The incredulous decision to impose such a punishment is a slap in the face to all who serve bravely and wear the uniform honorably. The judge, Army Colonel Jeffery Nance, should be ashamed of himself and resign immediately.

Posted by Rick | November 3, 2017 04:19 PM | Political Science

The American Thinker On The NFL Protests

Here is a link to a very insightful article by Shari Goodman in The American Thinker about the protests in the NFL.

Posted by Rick | September 29, 2017 01:41 AM | Political Science ~ | Social Studies

The red meat Jukebox

A newly discovered country track can be found in The red meat Jukebox along with a couple other of my long time favorites. Check it out!!

Posted by Rick | September 29, 2017 01:04 AM | Just A Thought ~ | Just For Fun

Who Is John McCain Representing?

The Associated Press is reporting that Senator John McCain (RINO-AZ) said that he would not be supporting the latest attempt by the GOP to get rid of some of the most onerous parts of Obamacare.

"I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal," McCain said in a statement, referring to the bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.

"I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said. "Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will affect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it."

The latest iteration of the Republican's attempt to amend (not replace) Obamacare would get rid of the individual and employer mandates and would allow the states to administer what would be left of Obamacare on a state by state basis.

Senator McCain, who is ill and has no problem with his highly subsidized health care insurance, seems to be clueless when it comes to his Arizona constituents, who number in the hundreds of thousands according to the junior senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, without health insurance or who cannot afford to use their insurance because of the extraordinarily high deductibles piled on top of the outrageous monthly premiums.

Posted by Rick | September 22, 2017 12:14 PM | Political Science