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  • KKK fliers dropped off in Granite Quarry neighborhoods, police looking for culprits

    12/24/2015 2:10:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    Authorities in Granite Quarry are looking for the people responsible for littering several locations with Ku Klux Klan notes. Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority Chief Mark Cook told WBTV that someone dropped the fliers in various locations sometime before noon on Monday. The fliers, which start off with "Merry Christmas," go on to read "Join the Klan today and preserved the white Christian ways." Fliers without the Christmas message that read "Join The Klan And Save Our Land" were also reportedly dropped off at several places in Iredell County. The fliers are from the East Coast Knights of the True...
  • This famous Christmas song was written by a Cantor’s son

    12/24/2015 6:58:37 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies ^ | Posted on Dec. 18, 2015 at 11:48 am | by Laurence Bergreen
    Irving Berlin, 1906. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Late in 1940, so the story goes, Irving Berlin found himself in Los Angeles writing songs for the movie "Holiday Inn," starring two of the biggest stars of the moment, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. The challenge Berlin had set himself was enormous: to capture the spirit of major holidays in popular song. And the Christmas song had to be the best of all. Nothing about Los Angeles, where he found himself, reminded him of the Christmases he'd known as a young boy back in New York City. The snow, the cold...
  • Bette Midler blames warm Christmas weather on ‘ignorant selfish climate deniers(LOL)

    12/23/2015 8:42:29 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 12/22/2015 | Marc Morano
    Bette Midler tweet: “Dec. 22, 2015, 63 degrees in NYC. I would like to thank the ignorant selfish climate deniers for all their goodwill toward the planet.”
  • I'm Dreaming of an American Christmas

    12/23/2014 3:04:17 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies
    First Things ^ | 12/22/2014 | Peter J. Leithart
    White Christmas (1954) has been part of family Christmases for as long as I can remember.Bing Crosbys voice is wonderful, but his middle-age-man-playing-hip hasnt worn well over the years. Danny Kayes cracked-voice nervousness, his silly humor, and his surprisingly skillful dancing still work. Like all musicals, the film is thin on plot.Its schmaltzy, light entertainment, a mid-century Hollywood specialtyIrving Berlins songs are catchy, sometimes clever. The title song had already won an Academy Award (for Holiday Inn, 1942). Wikipedia cites that other great authoritative text, Guinness, in support of the claim that its the best-settling single of all time, and...
  • Twitter users reveal their abject ignorance of the song "White Christmas"

    12/05/2014 10:21:17 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-5-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So Darius Rucker sings "White Christmas" during NBC's Rockerfeller Center tree lighting show and (probably most likely liberal) ignorance strikes again."Surreal," "ironic," "awkward," "total fail," are just a few of the words used in tweets (from the Twitchy link above) describing the performance.Perhaps it's inevitable that the further away we get from certain pop culture iconography the more out of touch the current generation becomes with it. That must be the case has to be. (for the sake of my sanityI'm just going to keep telling myself this)One of the most famous disasters in history, the sinking of the...
  • Critics Rip Rucker for Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    12/04/2014 8:50:09 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    Social media lit up Wednesday evening with complaints about former Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker performing "White Christmas" at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at New York City's Rockefeller Square. Some activists had threatened to attack the ceremony after a grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the death of unarmed Eric Garner during a confrontation over cigarette sales in July.
  • Neutral/Non Color Festivus Precipitation in North East Texas!

    12/25/2012 1:02:11 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | Me
    A White Christmas...First for me.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Holiday Inn" (1942)

    12/16/2012 12:13:01 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1942 | Irving Berlin The Christmas season is the inspiration for this week's feature. "Holiday Inn", the film that introduced the world to the perennial classic song "White Christmas". Easily one of the best musical films of the 1940s. Enjoy.
  • Winter Storm Warning: Snow expected for all of SC

    12/25/2010 5:50:28 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 68 replies · 4+ views
    WIS TV ^ | Dec 25, 2010
    A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for all of the Midlands until late Sunday night. We will see some snow during the last few hours of Christmas day and overnight into Sunday morning.
  • It's a 'White Christmas' during AMC's marathon

    12/24/2009 1:56:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies · 855+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 12/23/2009 | Andy Edelstein
    If you've never seen the 1954 holiday classic "White Christmas," you really won't have an excuse any longer: AMC will be airing the movie seven times in a row, starting at 7 a.m. on Christmas Eve. In case you've been buried under a snowdrift, for, oh, half a century or so, the movie features Irving Berlin's music and concerns two former Army buddies (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) who put on a show with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to save their general's Vermont hotel. Here are five things you may not have known about "White Christmas." The...
  • Conditions Ripe for a White Christmas

    12/13/2009 3:32:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies · 1,014+ views
    Sphere ^ | December 11, 2009
    (Dec. 11) -- The weather might seem complex, but the recipe for snow isn't as complicated as the recipe for Grandma's fruitcake. All that's needed is cold air and precipitation, and both look potentially abundant throughout the rest of the month, leading to the possibility of a more widespread white Christmas in 2009 than in recent years. The likelihood of a white Christmas is always high -- greater than 75 percent -- in the northern tier of the country and in the mountains of the West. However, the presence of an El Nio and the threat of colder-than-normal weather will...
  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

    12/04/2009 4:32:49 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 23 replies · 863+ views ^ | 12/04/2009 | Staff
    Winter Weather Warning In Effect For Our Area Today It happens on average every four years in the City of Houston. It happened last year briefly, and in 2004 it happened on Christmas Eve: That foreign, frigid white stuff falls from the sky delighting children of all ages and closing freeway overpasses. Snow!
  • SOLAR MINIMUM (Global Cooling Alert)

    12/02/2009 3:11:26 AM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 43 replies · 2,384+ views
    NASA via ^ | 12/2/2009 | Staff
    The sun is in the pits of a very deep solar minimum. Many researchers thought the sunspot cycle had hit bottom in 2008 when the sun was blank 73% of the time. Not so. 2009 is on the verge of going even lower. So far this year, the sun has been blank 75% of the time, and only a serious outbreak of sunspots over the next few weeks will prevent 2009 from becoming the quietest year in a century.
  • Snow, rain and ice blankets much of US (Paging Al Gore&Gubinor aRnie, Global Warming Alert!)

    12/22/2008 10:04:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 2,902+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/08 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) A massive winter storm blanketed the US West Coast with snow, sleet and ice early Monday while blizzards and snow squalls struck the Northeast and Midwest, killing at least four people and making travel dangerous. The storm snarled holiday air traffic across the country, with delays at major airports in San Francisco; Houston, Texas; Boston, Massachusetts; New Jersey and New York, officials said. The fierce weather was blamed for the death of two people in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 80 east of Des Moines, Iowa. Another weather-related fatality was reported in northwest Iowa when a...
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | 12/11/08 |
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • Rosen: Merry Christmas, ACLU

    12/23/2005 5:30:10 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 8 replies · 847+ views
    Rocky Mountain News column ^ | Friday December 23rd, 2005 | Mike Rosen
    The pendulum swings both ways. Last year in Denver, it was Mayor John Hickenlooper proposing to replace the city's traditional "Merry Christmas" sign with one that said "Happy Holidays." The mayor wisely backed off in response to the public outcry, as did the Parade of Lights, this year, reversing its policy barring religious floats. Earlier this month, Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert, issued a directive instructing the architect of the Capitol to drop the name "Capitol Holiday Tree" - adopted in the late 1990s under the authority of no one who's now willing to admit to it -...
  • The Christmas of 1947

    12/11/2005 5:58:14 PM PST · by genefromjersey · 18 replies · 1,272+ views
    The Morning Paper | 12/11/05 | vanity
    The Christmas of 1947 The Christmas of 1947 started out on a not-too-promising note: It was green. Despite the renditions of Im Dreaming of a White Christmas on our radios renditions so continuous they were like the Monks spinning prayer wheels in Tibet there was no snow on the ground , and not even a flurry in the air. It was Christmas vacation , and we wanted to race our sleds down Zobels Hill with friends from school, but the Weatherman was not cooperating, and the steep slopes remained a disappointing brown. We wanted to skate, but...
  • It's Snowing here in South Carolina!

    12/25/2004 6:58:31 PM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 71 replies · 954+ views
    It is snowing here in SC! The snow and precipitation that fell in Texas last night is now over SC! Up to six inches is what to expect according to the local TV Station!
  • A Message for Texans: It's Called Snow

    12/25/2004 6:23:38 PM PST · by FBD · 133 replies · 2,399+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2004 | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Residents of Victoria, Tex., just off the Gulf Coast, were not dreaming yesterday when they woke up to a white Christmas. They had one - the first in 86 years. Almost a foot of snow fell overnight to give Victoria a taste of what the country's midsection is used to dealing with: wintry weather. An arctic front hit Indiana and Kentucky particularly hard, bringing record snowfalls that snarled holiday travel and stopped last-minute Christmas shoppers in their tracks. More than a dozen traffic deaths and thousands of auto accidents have been attributed to the storm. The last time Victoria had...
  • Old Man Winter pays county a visit (Our 1st ever Snow)

    12/25/2004 12:27:05 PM PST · by BellStar · 7 replies · 540+ views
    The Daily News (Texas Oldest Newspaper) ^ | Published December 25, 2004 | By TJ Aulds
    Old Man Winter pays county a visit By TJ Aulds The Daily News Published December 25, 2004 Let it snow. The promise of a white Christmas arrived late Friday night just as many were headed home from Christmas Eve gatherings or to midnight mass. While most of the county received a good dusting of snow throughout the day Christmas Eve, the heaviest of the white stuff blanketed most of the county shortly before 10 p.m. With the snow and icey road conditions came a flurry of accidents. Texas City, La Marque police departments responded to a high number of accidents...