07 / December
07 / December
The Greatest Christmas Song

'Tis the season for holiday music that intrudes, annoys, and entraps. Making a song about Christmas is a good way to get a bad song on heavy rotation. The good ones, strangely, rarely get airplays. Take The Kinks' "Father Christmas." Strangely, a song about robbing Santa Claus embodies the reason for the season better than most. But like so much of The Kinks' oeurve, it's too quirky for mainstream radio. Read my article @ the American Spectator on how "Father Christmas" is not only a 45 with a sense of humor. It's a 45 with a sense of the Beatitudes.

posted at 12:08 AM
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Well, since it's still advent, and since I think 90% of the pop Christmas songs are complete and utter &^^*%, here is something that is actually seasonal, and good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pliqObTHxUQ

Posted by: Homer J. Fong on December 7, 2012 10:09 AM

I think the best Christmas song is unemployment falling under 8% and you fools have nothing to be upset about, but are still stuck with your heads in the sand. Things are better than what Bush brought us to, and we are on track to return to a Clinton'esk healthy and conservatively growing economy.

I can't stop laughing at your chicken little false prophecies.

Posted by: Kill War on December 7, 2012 10:47 AM

From today's Washington Post....
"the report contained some ominous elements, as well. The jobless rate dropped in large part because the labor force fell by 350,000, suggesting that people gave up looking for work. The number of people saying they had a job actually fell by 122,000. And the Labor Department revised downward its estimates of job creation in September and October by a combined 49,000 jobs."

Have yourself a merry, merry Christmas. Have yourself a good time. But remember the kids who got nothing. While you're drinking down your Maddog 20/20.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on December 7, 2012 11:44 AM

Funny you mention, I'm a person that adopts a poor family every Christmas. Something I pay for out of my $25k salary. A menial salary I earn helping abused and neglected children.

Remember how your 401k has been steady going up since Obama was elected while you guzzle your Bush Beer. A 401k you appear to have made as a professional whiner.

Posted by: Kill War on December 7, 2012 02:03 PM

I don't have a 401K.

Posted by: Dan Flynn on December 7, 2012 02:22 PM

This really answered my drawback, thanks

Posted by: Elaine on December 8, 2012 12:54 AM

My favorite Christmas song would "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" sung by many but best when Old Blue Eyes does it.

Posted by: asdf on December 8, 2012 10:11 AM

In the bad old Bush days, unemployment was consistently between 4 to 5 percent (jobless recovery as Kerry called it), gdp averaged close to 20 percent, the Dow hovered around 14,000 and gasoline averaged out at around $1.50 a gallon.

To be honest, Bush did spend too much money ($4 Trillion in eight years) and was way too progressive for my liking, but he certainly didnít spend like his successor and didnít scare the bejeezus out of the private sector either.

So now, the revisionist historians whistling past the Obama economic graveyard are all excited when specious unemployment numbers come out based on more people giving up looking for work in this crappy Marxist designed economy.

Letís consider Clintonís success for a moment. Slapped down by a tough GOP Congress and a Speaker who had balls, he was saved from himself as he was convinced to not go over the fiscal cliff.

The Marxist Ideologue who currently occupies the White House does not care. As far as heís concerned, he will happily vacation in Hawaii during Christmas at a cost to the taxpayer of $3.6 million and is content to sit by and watch the evil United States go further down the tubes.

For downwardly mobile Americans like Killjoy, this all seems perfectly acceptable.

Posted by: asdf on December 8, 2012 10:42 AM

I think I'll stick with "O Holy Night."

Posted by: Ralph on December 8, 2012 11:14 AM

Hey Kill War the unemployment rate where I'm at is over 29%, don't believe it, look up Yuma. Spin that.

Posted by: opus on December 9, 2012 09:43 AM

I'm sorry, your portfolio, sir.

I forget that you freelance your anechoic diatribes.

Posted by: Kill War on December 10, 2012 03:59 AM

# Employer # of Employees
1 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma 6,126
2 Yuma Proving Ground 3,000
3 Yuma Regional Medical Center 2,040
4 Yuma School District One 1,357
5 County of Yuma 1,340
6 Yuma Union High School District 1,100
7 United States Border Patrol 1,061
8 Walmart 1,054
9 City of Yuma 890
10 Paradise Casin0 800

The top 10 employers in Yuma. 2 private sector, one is Indian, and the other is embroiled in deep labor issues. I hope you respect the role of government out in Yuma, it looks like 20% of you make a living off the government tit.

Posted by: Kill War on December 10, 2012 04:11 AM

So your point is you have no point. Your spin seems to be "nah nah you have school employees and county workers", really?
Funny how you leave out the agricultural industry and snow bird influx. But you also conveniently leave out that we're less than twenty miles from the southern border.
Speculate for me on what harm having that many illegal's competing for jobs does to the market and wages. Ask why in some places you may not be able to get your children enrolled into your own school district because they send buses to the border to pick up children from Mexico to educate here.
How about the amount spent on the police,courts and jails because of the illegal aliens and the resulting crime. Oh, but we benefit from having the Border Patrol, right....they are such a huge boost to the economy. They're so few in number that we have to have National Guard troops from around the country come down and help them out.
But you got me, a snarky response about having school employees....you win.

Posted by: opus on December 10, 2012 08:01 AM

You know, the illegal problem is bad enough here in Mass., way far away from the border. Can't imagine having to deal with third world problems that close to the third world.

Posted by: asdf on December 10, 2012 02:12 PM

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Posted by: asdf on December 10, 2012 02:15 PM

Your idiotic argument about immigration is an anachronism now that Asians are the fastest growing immigrant group. But you will be too dug in to your position to realize Hispanics don't pose a threat to your livelihood. Ten years from now I bet you are (mistakenly and too late) griping about too many Asians.

Whatever ethnicity you came from, research their past and they were likely spat upon as immigrants.

And my top ten list highlighted the lack of industry and progressive development in Yuma. Arizona as a whole is backwards as hell, acting crazier than Texas with state to state boarder checks and such.

And you want to talk about the amount spent on police and courts?! Many arrests, like a DUI, result in large fines that pay the court and probation services. Don't give me that BS. The cities make money off of their petty crimes like minor drug possessions. Just like all those families pay property tax towards the city that own a car or house.

Something tells me your 20% unemployment has less to do with Hispanics than it does with the fact that Yuma is a crap small town in the middle of nowhere that can't support itself without state and federal assistance. Yet you backwards a$$ people want to kick government out of your lives when it is the only thing you have. YOU are worse than the ghetto food stamp momma with 7 kids and no GED.

Posted by: Kill War on December 10, 2012 06:42 PM

It seems like we've reached a point in this country where the average American can not differentiate between legal and illegal immigration. Itís all the same thing for many who refuse to put any thought into the distinctions of breaking the law by jumping the border, carrying disease and low skill, likely ending up being a burden on the state and ones who apply for citizenship, have sponsorship, are quarantined if necessary before going through a formal legal process of becoming naturalized as a citizen.

The former is typically a drain on society reluctant to assimilate while the latter are more likely to work to be productive and pay taxes while looking for a better life in this great nation.

The ignorance and in most cases the stupidity of many a modern American never ceases to amaze.

Posted by: asdf on December 10, 2012 08:36 PM

A guy making $25k a year is getting jiggy about JED recipients? For real?

Posted by: asdf on December 10, 2012 08:39 PM

Kill War your ignornance and bigotry about the subject and people in which you're attempting to speak is staggering. I would suggest when you have the ability to see and think beyond your own vile, misguided notions you revisit the subject. I can't be angry with your statements, I pity the small, man or woman you appear to be.
Good Luck

Posted by: opus on December 10, 2012 11:28 PM

You live in Arizona and you are calling ME a bigot. That's comedy.

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Posted by: Kilmanex on December 11, 2012 03:59 PM

Oh, now I get it. Opus is a redneck racist because he doesn't like people from the third world who come over the border illegally, use services previously reserved for citizens of the United States, who bring disease and crime and who interrupt the freedoms of working tax paying Americans.

Arizona is doing nothing but protecting its sovereignty and attempting to maintain some order for the citizens of that state whose elected officials are sworn to keep safe. But in this upside down, bass ackwards country, the state is the law breaker.

Why stop at bigot and go right to racist, nazi and xenaphobic gaybasher?

Posted by: asdf on December 11, 2012 07:08 PM
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