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Happy Thanksgiving!!!


I’m grateful to have a wonderful wife; a wife who is more supportive and loving than I deserve. I love my daughter and my grandkids. My siblings are the best. I have a job where people actually listen to my opinion! My job is the best. I work with a great group of folks at Marshall Surgery, Cabell Hospital, and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Love my friends!!! You all are more than I deserve. 

Vanessa Williams

Artist: Vanessa Williams
Tune: What Child is This?

Over the next week or so, I’ll be posting holiday tunes that I truly love. For me, the holidays are as much about spiritually as they are about music. Andy Williams, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Mahalia Jackson, James Brown, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis and the Temptations were just a few of the artists that I grew up listening to during the holiday season. Over the years, I have added to this list. In 1996, Vanessa Williams released her Christmas album entitled Star Bright. It was simply fantastic. Currently, I need some fantastic music in my life. Enjoy.

Frank Luntz on Occupy Wall Street

This is big. Republican talking points on Occupy Wall Street.

From TP:

– Don’t Mention Capitalism: Luntz said that his polling research found that “The public…still prefers capitalism to socialism, but they think capitalism is immoral. And if we’re seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we’ve got a problem.”

– Empathize With The 99 Percent Protesters: Luntz instructed attendees to tell protesters that they “get it”: “First off, here are three words for you all: ‘I get it.’ … ‘I get that you’re. I get that you’ve seen inequality. I get that you want to fix the system.”

– Don’t Say Bonus: Luntz told Republicans to re-frame the concept of the bonus payment — which bailed-out Wall Street doles out to its employees during holidays — as “pay for performance” instead.

– Don’t Mention The Middle Class Because Americans Don’t Trust Republicans To Defend It: “They cannot win if the fight is on hardworking taxpayers,” Luntz instructed the audience. “We can say we defend the ‘middle class’ and the public will say, I’m not sure about that. But defending ‘hardworking taxpayers’ and Republicans have the advantage.”

– Don’t Talk About Taxing The Rich: Luntz reminded Republicans that Americans actually do want to tax the rich, so he recommended they instead say that the government “takes from the rich.”