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December 10, 2021
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THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

  • January 6 Update
  • RIP Arlene Dahl by Pat Reeder
  • Biden's poll numbers
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

This verse was recommended by Anne F.

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:105

 If you have a Bible verse you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected]


THE LATEST NEWS

1. THE TRUTH ABOUT DETENTION OF CAPITOL HILL PRISONERS:

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the January 6 rally and breach of the Capitol Building, it’s time to take an unsparing look at what our “justice” system has become.

I know you share my deep concern that our judicial system increasingly –- and quite openly –- operates like that of a banana republic. The country is changing before our eyes. Yesterday, we looked at the use of “lawfare” to sway election outcomes, with Harvard Law School graduating an army of leftist attorneys specializing in how to manipulate election law. Today, let’s examine how leftist attorneys are weaponizing law enforcement and the courts against their political enemies. Case in point: the shocking violations of the civil rights of Trump supporters who were at the Capitol on January 6. Most say they can’t see their lawyers at all.

I just received this letter from reader Marlene:

“PLEASE tell your readers how to make a difference in how the J6 prisoners are being treated. How can we get this showcased in our communities?

“I live in NY and I will find out who to start writing, and start a petition demanding justice and fairness in their treatment. What else might be successful? This is unacceptable and I can only believe not enough people know about this. Is it legal to protest at the site they are being held? I will pray first, because I know that is where any success is going to come from, but if you can help with any direction I would appreciate it.”

Thanks to Marlene for writing. Yes, this is completely unacceptable and, yes, there are things we can and must do. Two Republican members of Congress, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert are leading the way on this issue with a new report called “UNUSUALLY CRUEL: An eyewitness report from inside the DC jail.” On November 4, the two legislators, along with congressional staff members, were finally allowed to tour two jail facilities –- the Central Detention Facility (CDF) and, especially, the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), which houses the J6 detainees –-after two unsuccessful attempts by them and also by Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Paul Gosar of Arizona.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/12/07/reps-greene-and-gohmert-finally-met-the-j6-political-prisoners-what-they-saw-isnt-pretty-n1539714

Amazingly, it took a congressional letter and a confrontation with the DC mayor’s office and the Department of Corrections staff to get them in. The letter said they have “the right, prerogative, and duty as Members of Congress to inquire and inspect.” Even then, they say, after two hours of being shown around, they still hadn’t seen any of the J6 political prisoners (let’s call them what they are). It took an 11-minute “heated confrontation,” Greene says in her report, to make that happen. They finally got to meet with the approximately 40 prisoners, in an area of the prison that looked to them “much older” and not updated like the rest of the prison. According to one inmate, it had previously been used as a psychiatric ward.

Some prisoners cried and were “visibly shaken,” Green says. “The physical conditions in which they are held could only be described as inhumane.” The detainees claim they haven’t been able to see their lawyers and family members. Those who decline vaccination are not allowed to get haircuts –- and they’ve been there so long, they’re probably starting to look like someone else who was locked in a tower: Rapunzel. Some –- notably a 71-year-old detainee (!) named Lonnie Leroy Coffman, who has a very serious-looking injury to his arm –- need medical attention. (Other prisoners say Coffman really needs to be released.)

They hold their own religious services where they are because they are not allowed to attend any. Each day, they do their own salute to the flag and sing the National Anthem.

Greene was told of these prisoners being treated much more harshly than the others, with some reports of beatings. Other prisoners in the facility have access to flat-screen TVs, medical care, and reading material, though Greene describes this in the report as emphasizing “the supposed cruelty and racial prejudice of the U.S. prison system,” also promoting Nation of Islam and Critical Race Theory. One book prisoners were about to read was “THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” At the same time, one hallway was lined with posters encouraging the freshly-indoctrinated inmates to register to vote. This in itself might be a topic for another day.

So, the J6 political prisoners have been in this place for going on a year, haven’t had their day in court, don’t see their families, don’t see their lawyers, are singled out for bad treatment and don’t even have access to reading material (not that they’d want THAT reading material)? The conclusion of Greene’s report includes this statement: “The congressional visit to the DC jail on November 4 unquestionably proved that there is a twotrack justice system in the United States. This two-tiered system is not based on race, violence or conviction of crime, but politics.”

Greene and Gohmert got to visit with the prisoners for about an hour. Before leaving, Greene prayed with them as a group and told them, “We’ve heard terrible things and I want you to know that Congressman Gohmert and I have basically refused to back down on the issue.” They said they had not lost hope. As the delegation was escorted out, they chanted, “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and then, “LET’S GO BRANDON!”

“The severe treatment of these inmates within the facility cannot be overstated,” the report says. None of these people have had trials or been found guilty of anything. Video shows that some who came into the Capitol that day were waved in by security. Some never even entered at all; they just happened to cross some “invisible line” outside.

Here’s a link to a pdf of the full report. The part specifically covering their visit with the J6 detainees –- including a transcript of the “heated conversation” preceding it –- starts on page 12 and is a must-read.

https://greene.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/greene.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/Unusually%20Cruel%20An%20Eyewitness%20Report%20From%20The%20DC%20Jail.pdf

Sharon Caldwell, wife of one of the detainees who at least is now on house arrest, wrote of the plight of those in prison and offered some specific ways to help.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/how_to_help_j6_defendants.html

“There are many ways you can help a J6er,” she writes. “You may donate to individual defendants, adopt a family in need this holiday season, and get information on how to send cards and letters to those incarcerated or under house arrest. Prayers, cards and letters provide tremendous joy, hope and strength to those affected. Here’s how to get mail to them.

https://www.patriotfreedomproject.com/connect-with-a-1/6er

More this weekend on what we can do to help our American political prisoners and bring their situation to light.

LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE, I READ THEM>>>


2. NBC REPORTS:

NBC News reports that the rising demand for lithium batteries for electric cars and other rechargeable devices has sparked a demand for nickel ore. That’s causing a sudden explosion of nickel mining in the Philippines that’s wiping out the pristine rainforests there.

Sir Isaac Newton (one of those old, dead, white guys we can’t learn anything from) taught us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Studying history teaches us that for every government action, there is an opposite reaction that’s probably worse than the problem the original action was supposed to solve.


3. REEDER: RIP ARLENE DAHL 

We’ve had so much news to cover recently that I haven’t had an opportunity to write about this, but I don’t want to let the passing of Arlene Dahl go unmentioned. One of the last glamorous stars of Hollywood’s big studio days, she died last week in New York at 96.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arlene-dahl-journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth-lorenzo-lamas

Lorenzo Lamas, her son by actor Fernando Lamas, wrote on Facebook, "She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature…”

While she never became a top star, Arlene Dahl’s flaming red hair and stunning beauty (she started out as a model) helped land her consistent work in a number of films in the 1940s and ‘50s, including “A Southern Yankee,” “Three Little Words” (both with fellow redhead Red Skelton) and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Here’s a nice tribute by TCM:

https://youtu.be/MbVuV6lSZSE

She later took on a number of TV guest roles, and became a regular on the soap opera, “One Life to Live” after a business setback and one of her six husbands forced her to declare bankruptcy. But acting became a sideline once she began writing a long-running syndicated beauty column in 1952. She went on to write over two dozen books. Here’s my favorite title: “Always Ask a Man: Arlene Dahl’s Key to Femininity.” You can read it with a free membership at Archive.org:

https://www.amazon.com/Always-Ask-Man-Arlene-Femininity/dp/B00005VCP2

In 1954, she started her own cosmetics and lingerie company, and went on to become an entrepreneur, business lecturer and highly-paid advertising executive. She once said she liked acting, but considered her old films an “embarrassment,” and if he didn’t like business better than acting, she’d lose her shirt.

Since you depend on me for the trivia nobody else shares: If you’d like to play a love scene opposite Arlene Dahl, just hunt up a copy of “Co-Star: The Record Acting Game,” a 1958 LP on which you can practice your acting by reading Bogart’s lines from “Casablanca” with Arlene in the Ingrid Bergman role.

https://www.discogs.com/release/5576685-Arlene-Dahl-Co-Star-The-Record-Acting-Game

Sorry I can’t find it online, but it has so many silent passages that an audio equipment channel used it to test a record cleaner, so you can hear a little of it here and appreciate her acting skills as well as the gorgeous cover photo.

https://youtu.be/pj2MbDpP-HA?t=938

This tribute was written by "Huckabee" writer Pat Reeder.


4. THIS IS SAD:

The online subscription learning service Masterclass is offering a new video in which Hillary Clinton “face(s) one of my most public defeats head-on” by reading the speech she’d planned to make if she’d won the 2016 election (which, I happily remind you, she did not.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/money-grubbing-hillary-clinton-will-read-2016-victory-speech-pay-first/

I’m not certain what this is supposed to be a Masterclass in. If Masterclass hired Hillary Clinton to teach people how to be a good loser, then their subscribers deserve a refund. They claim she’s teaching “resilience,” but that has to be a sick joke. The New York Post’s Miranda Divine suggested that it must be a Masterclass in “self-pity and delusion.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/hillary-clinton-2016-victory-speech

Watching Hillary get choked up as she reads a victory speech for a race she lost five years ago is frankly sad. It reminds me of Dickens’ Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations,” still wearing the decaying wedding dress she put on years before, only to be left at the altar.

You know, Hillary, if you actually have something to say, you could be saying it from some other position. News flash: I also didn’t get elected President in 2016, yet I somehow manage to get up each day and continue communicating to the public through this newsletter, my podcast, my TV show and other venues. You lose, you deal with it, and life goes on. If you have such a sense of entitlement about deserving the Presidency that losing it cripples your life, then you’re the type of person who should never be President.

5. NEW INFLUENCE PEDDLING REPORT LOOKS AT CLINTON FOUNDATION:

If Masterclass wants to have Hillary Clinton teach something useful that she actually knows, they should let her do a course on influence peddling.

https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/04/clinton-foundation-hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-decrease-donations-corruption/

According to a study by the nonpartisan Project On Government Oversight (POGO), her family charitable organization The Clinton Foundation took in nearly $250 million in donations in 2009, after she became Secretary of State. Donations remained high up through her run for President. Then donations dropped precipitously to less than $29 million in 2020. Did Hillary’s loss so demoralize donors that they lost their charitable impulses?

A counsel for POGO said, “Many people thought people were supporting the former President, but it really looks like they were cozying up to who they thought was going to be the future President — a situation that can’t be repeated.”

While I agree it can’t be repeated, I have to take exception to one part of that. Did anyone ever seriously believe all those big donors thought they were just supporting the former President?


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Images of America's cities, landscapes and people.


6. BIDEN'S POLL NUMBERS ARE CRATERING

President Biden’s poll numbers continue to roll downhill faster than a marble on Mount Everest. Latest numbers:

Despite a blizzard of anti-Trump propaganda blaming him for every COVID death, Rasmussen reports that Americans now believe Biden has done a worse job of handling COVID than Trump did by a 49-39% margin.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/most-say-biden-failing-covid-fight-trump-better-49-39

But the poll that’s giving Democrats more nightmares than Freddy Kruger is the new Wall Street Journal poll. This poll is more extensive and has a far larger polling sample than previous polls, and the results look even worse for the Democrats.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/12/07/latest-poll-numbers-spell-doom-for-democrats-and-bust-some-narratives-along-the-way-n488004

Biden’s approval rating is 41%, with disapproval at 57%. Among Independent voters, it’s a staggering 30%-66%. When asked to name the most important issue to them, voters chose immigration, the economy and inflation as the top three, and Republicans have huge leads over Democrats in which party can handle all three better. And on the 2022 Congressional generic ballot, Republicans are preferred by 44-41%. That sounds close, but generic ballot polls usually undercount Republicans, so that even a tie can mean a red wave is coming.

And if Democrats think hammering away on abortion rights is going to turn things around: only 1% of respondents chose that as their #1 issue.

This is where I have to mention that the election is still nearly a year away, things can change, don’t get complacent, keep working and volunteering and donating to take back and save America. And if I had to give any sage advice to a Democrat, it might be these two words: “Switch parties.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-mexico-lawmaker-democrat-affiliation


7. SQUAD PUSHES FOR STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS:

“Squad” members Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are pushing for a form of upper class welfare known as “student loan forgiveness.” This is where people who either paid for their college degrees or didn’t get one and went to work get to pay taxes to cover the debts run up by people who got degrees they couldn’t afford. Or maybe they can afford to pay their debts, but really don’t want to. Cases in point: Tlaib and AOC.

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2021/12/07/rashida-tlaib-made-the-case-on-the-house-floor-on-why-you-should-pay-her-student-loan-debt-no-really-n487698

Tlaib declared in Congress that she still owes over $70,000 on her nearly $200,000 in student loan debt, while AOC still has $17,000 in student loan debt.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/aoc-who-makes-175k-a-year-says-taxpayers-should-have-to-pay-off-her-17k-in-student-loan-debt/ar-AARz6PL

They think the taxpayers should have to pay this for them. For some reason, the taxpayers are already paying them $175,000 a year for their invaluable services as socialist Congress members, so maybe they should pay them back themselves.

If it's too much to expect them to spend their own money for a change, I have another suggestion: they should go to the universities that gave them their “educations” and demand refunds. That’s an idea that I think we could all get behind.


7. I JUST WANTED TO SAY:

Thank you for reading today's newsletter. 


IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

Today's Christmas carol is recommended by many readers.

LISTEN: https://youtu.be/aTsknFSV-Zk

 

1. In the bleak mid-winter

Frosty wind made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron,

Water like a stone;

Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

Snow on snow,

In the bleak mid-winter

Long ago.

2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him

Nor earth sustain;

Heaven and earth shall flee away

When He comes to reign:

In the bleak mid-winter

A stable-place sufficed

The Lord God Almighty,

Jesus Christ.

3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim

Worship night and day,

A breastful of milk

And a mangerful of hay;

Enough for Him, whom angels

Fall down before,

The ox and ass and camel

Which adore.

4. Angels and archangels

May have gathered there,

Cherubim and seraphim

Thronged the air,

But only His mother1

In her maiden bliss,

Worshipped the Beloved

With a kiss.

5. What can I give Him,

Poor as I am?

If I were a shepherd

I would bring a lamb,

If I were a wise man

I would do my part,

Yet what I can I give Him,

Give my heart.

Written by:  Christina Georgina Rossetti

If you have a favorite Christmas carol/hymn you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected].

 


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Our hope is that our newsletter readers and social media followers will consider these prayer requests each day.

HEALTH AND HEALING

"For the health of our family during these trying times of virus infections. And, for the healthcare professionals who care for the ill."

"PRAY FOR MY VERY GOOD, LIFELONG FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL. SHE HAD 2 STROKES AND IS A NURSING HOME. PLEASE LET HER GET BETTER AND RETURN HOME FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE YEARS......."

"Please pray for my husband, Rob. He has neck pain that is debilitating. He also has many health issues but the neck is the worst. Please pray for his neck and health to heal. Thank you."

"My friend, co-worker, and sister in Christ, Mary Lynne Hayes. She was diagnosed last January with stage four colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She has had chemo all this year and some of the liver spots have gotten smaller. But she was diagnosed today with an ulcer. Please pray for her complete healing. Thank you!"

"My daughter is in a bad place and consequently so is her 8 year old son. Please pray for mental healing that may or may not involve substance abuse. Thank you."

"My husband has been diagnosed with kidney failure. Back-ups in the clinics because of Covid have him waiting for dialysis until after the first of the year."

"My name is Carol Bates & since Aug I’ve been unable to walk w/o use of a walker. I have back issues but I believe my problem relates to my muscles. Please pray for my healing as I trust God."

"I pray God will heal me and allow to help many others. For his Glory. God bless You!"

"Daughter,Cancer,stage4. Son,Prostate Cancer"

"Eye cancer surgery on 2&9 December 2021. Pray Jesus Christ be glorified & Doctor comes to know Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior please."

"My husband Ret, has been diagnosed with a 90% deficiency of the function of his throat muscles. In time, this can lead to tube feeding. He also deals with uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, and leukemia. THANK YOU for praying."

"I need prayer help for my aunts best friend and companion. Her cat Barbie. She has cancer and is undergoing chemo."

"My husband has Lewy Body Dementia and I want to keep him at home as long as possible. I am his sole caregiver - please pray for God’s strength, guidance, and comfort for me. I also need some respite time for myself. Many thanks."

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"Family of Joe Ed Greeson, recently of Kansas City, KS who passed on November 26 from pancreatic cancer."

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  • Shauna dickerson

    12/10/2021 12:21 PM

    I've come to understand in the recent past, America is great because it is God's promised land. Because of our Freedoms, and especially for our constitution. Reading your newsletter about what has happened to the J6 detainees, reminds me the reason other countries, notably in Africa, do not achieve our success and freedoms, is because of the continued corruption of the government and the inability of the people to fight back. It 's frightening to me to realize this is happening in America, a clear indication that we can lose our country if we don't pay attention, especially at election time.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    12/10/2021 10:36 AM

    Mike
    I support Student Loan forgiveness : considering how crappy our Edu-dysfunction system is I suggest a prompt refund to anybody who actually paid up.

Election 2024 Coverage

December 10, 2021
|


THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

  • January 6 Update
  • RIP Arlene Dahl by Pat Reeder
  • Biden's poll numbers
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


DAILY BIBLE VERSE

This verse was recommended by Anne F.

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Psalm 119:105

 If you have a Bible verse you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected]


THE LATEST NEWS

1. THE TRUTH ABOUT DETENTION OF CAPITOL HILL PRISONERS:

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the January 6 rally and breach of the Capitol Building, it’s time to take an unsparing look at what our “justice” system has become.

I know you share my deep concern that our judicial system increasingly –- and quite openly –- operates like that of a banana republic. The country is changing before our eyes. Yesterday, we looked at the use of “lawfare” to sway election outcomes, with Harvard Law School graduating an army of leftist attorneys specializing in how to manipulate election law. Today, let’s examine how leftist attorneys are weaponizing law enforcement and the courts against their political enemies. Case in point: the shocking violations of the civil rights of Trump supporters who were at the Capitol on January 6. Most say they can’t see their lawyers at all.

I just received this letter from reader Marlene:

“PLEASE tell your readers how to make a difference in how the J6 prisoners are being treated. How can we get this showcased in our communities?

“I live in NY and I will find out who to start writing, and start a petition demanding justice and fairness in their treatment. What else might be successful? This is unacceptable and I can only believe not enough people know about this. Is it legal to protest at the site they are being held? I will pray first, because I know that is where any success is going to come from, but if you can help with any direction I would appreciate it.”

Thanks to Marlene for writing. Yes, this is completely unacceptable and, yes, there are things we can and must do. Two Republican members of Congress, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert are leading the way on this issue with a new report called “UNUSUALLY CRUEL: An eyewitness report from inside the DC jail.” On November 4, the two legislators, along with congressional staff members, were finally allowed to tour two jail facilities –- the Central Detention Facility (CDF) and, especially, the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), which houses the J6 detainees –-after two unsuccessful attempts by them and also by Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Paul Gosar of Arizona.

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/12/07/reps-greene-and-gohmert-finally-met-the-j6-political-prisoners-what-they-saw-isnt-pretty-n1539714

Amazingly, it took a congressional letter and a confrontation with the DC mayor’s office and the Department of Corrections staff to get them in. The letter said they have “the right, prerogative, and duty as Members of Congress to inquire and inspect.” Even then, they say, after two hours of being shown around, they still hadn’t seen any of the J6 political prisoners (let’s call them what they are). It took an 11-minute “heated confrontation,” Greene says in her report, to make that happen. They finally got to meet with the approximately 40 prisoners, in an area of the prison that looked to them “much older” and not updated like the rest of the prison. According to one inmate, it had previously been used as a psychiatric ward.

Some prisoners cried and were “visibly shaken,” Green says. “The physical conditions in which they are held could only be described as inhumane.” The detainees claim they haven’t been able to see their lawyers and family members. Those who decline vaccination are not allowed to get haircuts –- and they’ve been there so long, they’re probably starting to look like someone else who was locked in a tower: Rapunzel. Some –- notably a 71-year-old detainee (!) named Lonnie Leroy Coffman, who has a very serious-looking injury to his arm –- need medical attention. (Other prisoners say Coffman really needs to be released.)

They hold their own religious services where they are because they are not allowed to attend any. Each day, they do their own salute to the flag and sing the National Anthem.

Greene was told of these prisoners being treated much more harshly than the others, with some reports of beatings. Other prisoners in the facility have access to flat-screen TVs, medical care, and reading material, though Greene describes this in the report as emphasizing “the supposed cruelty and racial prejudice of the U.S. prison system,” also promoting Nation of Islam and Critical Race Theory. One book prisoners were about to read was “THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” At the same time, one hallway was lined with posters encouraging the freshly-indoctrinated inmates to register to vote. This in itself might be a topic for another day.

So, the J6 political prisoners have been in this place for going on a year, haven’t had their day in court, don’t see their families, don’t see their lawyers, are singled out for bad treatment and don’t even have access to reading material (not that they’d want THAT reading material)? The conclusion of Greene’s report includes this statement: “The congressional visit to the DC jail on November 4 unquestionably proved that there is a twotrack justice system in the United States. This two-tiered system is not based on race, violence or conviction of crime, but politics.”

Greene and Gohmert got to visit with the prisoners for about an hour. Before leaving, Greene prayed with them as a group and told them, “We’ve heard terrible things and I want you to know that Congressman Gohmert and I have basically refused to back down on the issue.” They said they had not lost hope. As the delegation was escorted out, they chanted, “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and then, “LET’S GO BRANDON!”

“The severe treatment of these inmates within the facility cannot be overstated,” the report says. None of these people have had trials or been found guilty of anything. Video shows that some who came into the Capitol that day were waved in by security. Some never even entered at all; they just happened to cross some “invisible line” outside.

Here’s a link to a pdf of the full report. The part specifically covering their visit with the J6 detainees –- including a transcript of the “heated conversation” preceding it –- starts on page 12 and is a must-read.

https://greene.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/greene.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/Unusually%20Cruel%20An%20Eyewitness%20Report%20From%20The%20DC%20Jail.pdf

Sharon Caldwell, wife of one of the detainees who at least is now on house arrest, wrote of the plight of those in prison and offered some specific ways to help.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/how_to_help_j6_defendants.html

“There are many ways you can help a J6er,” she writes. “You may donate to individual defendants, adopt a family in need this holiday season, and get information on how to send cards and letters to those incarcerated or under house arrest. Prayers, cards and letters provide tremendous joy, hope and strength to those affected. Here’s how to get mail to them.

https://www.patriotfreedomproject.com/connect-with-a-1/6er

More this weekend on what we can do to help our American political prisoners and bring their situation to light.

LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE, I READ THEM>>>


2. NBC REPORTS:

NBC News reports that the rising demand for lithium batteries for electric cars and other rechargeable devices has sparked a demand for nickel ore. That’s causing a sudden explosion of nickel mining in the Philippines that’s wiping out the pristine rainforests there.

Sir Isaac Newton (one of those old, dead, white guys we can’t learn anything from) taught us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Studying history teaches us that for every government action, there is an opposite reaction that’s probably worse than the problem the original action was supposed to solve.


3. REEDER: RIP ARLENE DAHL 

We’ve had so much news to cover recently that I haven’t had an opportunity to write about this, but I don’t want to let the passing of Arlene Dahl go unmentioned. One of the last glamorous stars of Hollywood’s big studio days, she died last week in New York at 96.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arlene-dahl-journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth-lorenzo-lamas

Lorenzo Lamas, her son by actor Fernando Lamas, wrote on Facebook, "She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature…”

While she never became a top star, Arlene Dahl’s flaming red hair and stunning beauty (she started out as a model) helped land her consistent work in a number of films in the 1940s and ‘50s, including “A Southern Yankee,” “Three Little Words” (both with fellow redhead Red Skelton) and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Here’s a nice tribute by TCM:

https://youtu.be/MbVuV6lSZSE

She later took on a number of TV guest roles, and became a regular on the soap opera, “One Life to Live” after a business setback and one of her six husbands forced her to declare bankruptcy. But acting became a sideline once she began writing a long-running syndicated beauty column in 1952. She went on to write over two dozen books. Here’s my favorite title: “Always Ask a Man: Arlene Dahl’s Key to Femininity.” You can read it with a free membership at Archive.org:

https://www.amazon.com/Always-Ask-Man-Arlene-Femininity/dp/B00005VCP2

In 1954, she started her own cosmetics and lingerie company, and went on to become an entrepreneur, business lecturer and highly-paid advertising executive. She once said she liked acting, but considered her old films an “embarrassment,” and if he didn’t like business better than acting, she’d lose her shirt.

Since you depend on me for the trivia nobody else shares: If you’d like to play a love scene opposite Arlene Dahl, just hunt up a copy of “Co-Star: The Record Acting Game,” a 1958 LP on which you can practice your acting by reading Bogart’s lines from “Casablanca” with Arlene in the Ingrid Bergman role.

https://www.discogs.com/release/5576685-Arlene-Dahl-Co-Star-The-Record-Acting-Game

Sorry I can’t find it online, but it has so many silent passages that an audio equipment channel used it to test a record cleaner, so you can hear a little of it here and appreciate her acting skills as well as the gorgeous cover photo.

https://youtu.be/pj2MbDpP-HA?t=938

This tribute was written by "Huckabee" writer Pat Reeder.


4. THIS IS SAD:

The online subscription learning service Masterclass is offering a new video in which Hillary Clinton “face(s) one of my most public defeats head-on” by reading the speech she’d planned to make if she’d won the 2016 election (which, I happily remind you, she did not.)

https://www.westernjournal.com/money-grubbing-hillary-clinton-will-read-2016-victory-speech-pay-first/

I’m not certain what this is supposed to be a Masterclass in. If Masterclass hired Hillary Clinton to teach people how to be a good loser, then their subscribers deserve a refund. They claim she’s teaching “resilience,” but that has to be a sick joke. The New York Post’s Miranda Divine suggested that it must be a Masterclass in “self-pity and delusion.”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/hillary-clinton-2016-victory-speech

Watching Hillary get choked up as she reads a victory speech for a race she lost five years ago is frankly sad. It reminds me of Dickens’ Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations,” still wearing the decaying wedding dress she put on years before, only to be left at the altar.

You know, Hillary, if you actually have something to say, you could be saying it from some other position. News flash: I also didn’t get elected President in 2016, yet I somehow manage to get up each day and continue communicating to the public through this newsletter, my podcast, my TV show and other venues. You lose, you deal with it, and life goes on. If you have such a sense of entitlement about deserving the Presidency that losing it cripples your life, then you’re the type of person who should never be President.

5. NEW INFLUENCE PEDDLING REPORT LOOKS AT CLINTON FOUNDATION:

If Masterclass wants to have Hillary Clinton teach something useful that she actually knows, they should let her do a course on influence peddling.

https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/04/clinton-foundation-hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-decrease-donations-corruption/

According to a study by the nonpartisan Project On Government Oversight (POGO), her family charitable organization The Clinton Foundation took in nearly $250 million in donations in 2009, after she became Secretary of State. Donations remained high up through her run for President. Then donations dropped precipitously to less than $29 million in 2020. Did Hillary’s loss so demoralize donors that they lost their charitable impulses?

A counsel for POGO said, “Many people thought people were supporting the former President, but it really looks like they were cozying up to who they thought was going to be the future President — a situation that can’t be repeated.”

While I agree it can’t be repeated, I have to take exception to one part of that. Did anyone ever seriously believe all those big donors thought they were just supporting the former President?


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6. BIDEN'S POLL NUMBERS ARE CRATERING

President Biden’s poll numbers continue to roll downhill faster than a marble on Mount Everest. Latest numbers:

Despite a blizzard of anti-Trump propaganda blaming him for every COVID death, Rasmussen reports that Americans now believe Biden has done a worse job of handling COVID than Trump did by a 49-39% margin.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/most-say-biden-failing-covid-fight-trump-better-49-39

But the poll that’s giving Democrats more nightmares than Freddy Kruger is the new Wall Street Journal poll. This poll is more extensive and has a far larger polling sample than previous polls, and the results look even worse for the Democrats.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/12/07/latest-poll-numbers-spell-doom-for-democrats-and-bust-some-narratives-along-the-way-n488004

Biden’s approval rating is 41%, with disapproval at 57%. Among Independent voters, it’s a staggering 30%-66%. When asked to name the most important issue to them, voters chose immigration, the economy and inflation as the top three, and Republicans have huge leads over Democrats in which party can handle all three better. And on the 2022 Congressional generic ballot, Republicans are preferred by 44-41%. That sounds close, but generic ballot polls usually undercount Republicans, so that even a tie can mean a red wave is coming.

And if Democrats think hammering away on abortion rights is going to turn things around: only 1% of respondents chose that as their #1 issue.

This is where I have to mention that the election is still nearly a year away, things can change, don’t get complacent, keep working and volunteering and donating to take back and save America. And if I had to give any sage advice to a Democrat, it might be these two words: “Switch parties.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-mexico-lawmaker-democrat-affiliation


7. SQUAD PUSHES FOR STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS:

“Squad” members Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are pushing for a form of upper class welfare known as “student loan forgiveness.” This is where people who either paid for their college degrees or didn’t get one and went to work get to pay taxes to cover the debts run up by people who got degrees they couldn’t afford. Or maybe they can afford to pay their debts, but really don’t want to. Cases in point: Tlaib and AOC.

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2021/12/07/rashida-tlaib-made-the-case-on-the-house-floor-on-why-you-should-pay-her-student-loan-debt-no-really-n487698

Tlaib declared in Congress that she still owes over $70,000 on her nearly $200,000 in student loan debt, while AOC still has $17,000 in student loan debt.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/aoc-who-makes-175k-a-year-says-taxpayers-should-have-to-pay-off-her-17k-in-student-loan-debt/ar-AARz6PL

They think the taxpayers should have to pay this for them. For some reason, the taxpayers are already paying them $175,000 a year for their invaluable services as socialist Congress members, so maybe they should pay them back themselves.

If it's too much to expect them to spend their own money for a change, I have another suggestion: they should go to the universities that gave them their “educations” and demand refunds. That’s an idea that I think we could all get behind.


7. I JUST WANTED TO SAY:

Thank you for reading today's newsletter. 


IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

Today's Christmas carol is recommended by many readers.

LISTEN: https://youtu.be/aTsknFSV-Zk

 

1. In the bleak mid-winter

Frosty wind made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron,

Water like a stone;

Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

Snow on snow,

In the bleak mid-winter

Long ago.

2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him

Nor earth sustain;

Heaven and earth shall flee away

When He comes to reign:

In the bleak mid-winter

A stable-place sufficed

The Lord God Almighty,

Jesus Christ.

3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim

Worship night and day,

A breastful of milk

And a mangerful of hay;

Enough for Him, whom angels

Fall down before,

The ox and ass and camel

Which adore.

4. Angels and archangels

May have gathered there,

Cherubim and seraphim

Thronged the air,

But only His mother1

In her maiden bliss,

Worshipped the Beloved

With a kiss.

5. What can I give Him,

Poor as I am?

If I were a shepherd

I would bring a lamb,

If I were a wise man

I would do my part,

Yet what I can I give Him,

Give my heart.

Written by:  Christina Georgina Rossetti

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  • Shauna dickerson

    12/10/2021 12:21 PM

    I've come to understand in the recent past, America is great because it is God's promised land. Because of our Freedoms, and especially for our constitution. Reading your newsletter about what has happened to the J6 detainees, reminds me the reason other countries, notably in Africa, do not achieve our success and freedoms, is because of the continued corruption of the government and the inability of the people to fight back. It 's frightening to me to realize this is happening in America, a clear indication that we can lose our country if we don't pay attention, especially at election time.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    12/10/2021 10:36 AM

    Mike
    I support Student Loan forgiveness : considering how crappy our Edu-dysfunction system is I suggest a prompt refund to anybody who actually paid up.

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    December 10, 2021
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    THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

    Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

    • January 6 Update
    • RIP Arlene Dahl by Pat Reeder
    • Biden's poll numbers
    • Prayer Tree
    • And Much More


    DAILY BIBLE VERSE

    This verse was recommended by Anne F.

    105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

    Psalm 119:105

     If you have a Bible verse you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected]


    THE LATEST NEWS

    1. THE TRUTH ABOUT DETENTION OF CAPITOL HILL PRISONERS:

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of the January 6 rally and breach of the Capitol Building, it’s time to take an unsparing look at what our “justice” system has become.

    I know you share my deep concern that our judicial system increasingly –- and quite openly –- operates like that of a banana republic. The country is changing before our eyes. Yesterday, we looked at the use of “lawfare” to sway election outcomes, with Harvard Law School graduating an army of leftist attorneys specializing in how to manipulate election law. Today, let’s examine how leftist attorneys are weaponizing law enforcement and the courts against their political enemies. Case in point: the shocking violations of the civil rights of Trump supporters who were at the Capitol on January 6. Most say they can’t see their lawyers at all.

    I just received this letter from reader Marlene:

    “PLEASE tell your readers how to make a difference in how the J6 prisoners are being treated. How can we get this showcased in our communities?

    “I live in NY and I will find out who to start writing, and start a petition demanding justice and fairness in their treatment. What else might be successful? This is unacceptable and I can only believe not enough people know about this. Is it legal to protest at the site they are being held? I will pray first, because I know that is where any success is going to come from, but if you can help with any direction I would appreciate it.”

    Thanks to Marlene for writing. Yes, this is completely unacceptable and, yes, there are things we can and must do. Two Republican members of Congress, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert are leading the way on this issue with a new report called “UNUSUALLY CRUEL: An eyewitness report from inside the DC jail.” On November 4, the two legislators, along with congressional staff members, were finally allowed to tour two jail facilities –- the Central Detention Facility (CDF) and, especially, the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), which houses the J6 detainees –-after two unsuccessful attempts by them and also by Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Paul Gosar of Arizona.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/12/07/reps-greene-and-gohmert-finally-met-the-j6-political-prisoners-what-they-saw-isnt-pretty-n1539714

    Amazingly, it took a congressional letter and a confrontation with the DC mayor’s office and the Department of Corrections staff to get them in. The letter said they have “the right, prerogative, and duty as Members of Congress to inquire and inspect.” Even then, they say, after two hours of being shown around, they still hadn’t seen any of the J6 political prisoners (let’s call them what they are). It took an 11-minute “heated confrontation,” Greene says in her report, to make that happen. They finally got to meet with the approximately 40 prisoners, in an area of the prison that looked to them “much older” and not updated like the rest of the prison. According to one inmate, it had previously been used as a psychiatric ward.

    Some prisoners cried and were “visibly shaken,” Green says. “The physical conditions in which they are held could only be described as inhumane.” The detainees claim they haven’t been able to see their lawyers and family members. Those who decline vaccination are not allowed to get haircuts –- and they’ve been there so long, they’re probably starting to look like someone else who was locked in a tower: Rapunzel. Some –- notably a 71-year-old detainee (!) named Lonnie Leroy Coffman, who has a very serious-looking injury to his arm –- need medical attention. (Other prisoners say Coffman really needs to be released.)

    They hold their own religious services where they are because they are not allowed to attend any. Each day, they do their own salute to the flag and sing the National Anthem.

    Greene was told of these prisoners being treated much more harshly than the others, with some reports of beatings. Other prisoners in the facility have access to flat-screen TVs, medical care, and reading material, though Greene describes this in the report as emphasizing “the supposed cruelty and racial prejudice of the U.S. prison system,” also promoting Nation of Islam and Critical Race Theory. One book prisoners were about to read was “THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” At the same time, one hallway was lined with posters encouraging the freshly-indoctrinated inmates to register to vote. This in itself might be a topic for another day.

    So, the J6 political prisoners have been in this place for going on a year, haven’t had their day in court, don’t see their families, don’t see their lawyers, are singled out for bad treatment and don’t even have access to reading material (not that they’d want THAT reading material)? The conclusion of Greene’s report includes this statement: “The congressional visit to the DC jail on November 4 unquestionably proved that there is a twotrack justice system in the United States. This two-tiered system is not based on race, violence or conviction of crime, but politics.”

    Greene and Gohmert got to visit with the prisoners for about an hour. Before leaving, Greene prayed with them as a group and told them, “We’ve heard terrible things and I want you to know that Congressman Gohmert and I have basically refused to back down on the issue.” They said they had not lost hope. As the delegation was escorted out, they chanted, “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and then, “LET’S GO BRANDON!”

    “The severe treatment of these inmates within the facility cannot be overstated,” the report says. None of these people have had trials or been found guilty of anything. Video shows that some who came into the Capitol that day were waved in by security. Some never even entered at all; they just happened to cross some “invisible line” outside.

    Here’s a link to a pdf of the full report. The part specifically covering their visit with the J6 detainees –- including a transcript of the “heated conversation” preceding it –- starts on page 12 and is a must-read.

    https://greene.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/greene.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/Unusually%20Cruel%20An%20Eyewitness%20Report%20From%20The%20DC%20Jail.pdf

    Sharon Caldwell, wife of one of the detainees who at least is now on house arrest, wrote of the plight of those in prison and offered some specific ways to help.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/how_to_help_j6_defendants.html

    “There are many ways you can help a J6er,” she writes. “You may donate to individual defendants, adopt a family in need this holiday season, and get information on how to send cards and letters to those incarcerated or under house arrest. Prayers, cards and letters provide tremendous joy, hope and strength to those affected. Here’s how to get mail to them.

    https://www.patriotfreedomproject.com/connect-with-a-1/6er

    More this weekend on what we can do to help our American political prisoners and bring their situation to light.

    LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE, I READ THEM>>>


    2. NBC REPORTS:

    NBC News reports that the rising demand for lithium batteries for electric cars and other rechargeable devices has sparked a demand for nickel ore. That’s causing a sudden explosion of nickel mining in the Philippines that’s wiping out the pristine rainforests there.

    Sir Isaac Newton (one of those old, dead, white guys we can’t learn anything from) taught us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Studying history teaches us that for every government action, there is an opposite reaction that’s probably worse than the problem the original action was supposed to solve.


    3. REEDER: RIP ARLENE DAHL 

    We’ve had so much news to cover recently that I haven’t had an opportunity to write about this, but I don’t want to let the passing of Arlene Dahl go unmentioned. One of the last glamorous stars of Hollywood’s big studio days, she died last week in New York at 96.

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arlene-dahl-journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth-lorenzo-lamas

    Lorenzo Lamas, her son by actor Fernando Lamas, wrote on Facebook, "She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature…”

    While she never became a top star, Arlene Dahl’s flaming red hair and stunning beauty (she started out as a model) helped land her consistent work in a number of films in the 1940s and ‘50s, including “A Southern Yankee,” “Three Little Words” (both with fellow redhead Red Skelton) and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Here’s a nice tribute by TCM:

    https://youtu.be/MbVuV6lSZSE

    She later took on a number of TV guest roles, and became a regular on the soap opera, “One Life to Live” after a business setback and one of her six husbands forced her to declare bankruptcy. But acting became a sideline once she began writing a long-running syndicated beauty column in 1952. She went on to write over two dozen books. Here’s my favorite title: “Always Ask a Man: Arlene Dahl’s Key to Femininity.” You can read it with a free membership at Archive.org:

    https://www.amazon.com/Always-Ask-Man-Arlene-Femininity/dp/B00005VCP2

    In 1954, she started her own cosmetics and lingerie company, and went on to become an entrepreneur, business lecturer and highly-paid advertising executive. She once said she liked acting, but considered her old films an “embarrassment,” and if he didn’t like business better than acting, she’d lose her shirt.

    Since you depend on me for the trivia nobody else shares: If you’d like to play a love scene opposite Arlene Dahl, just hunt up a copy of “Co-Star: The Record Acting Game,” a 1958 LP on which you can practice your acting by reading Bogart’s lines from “Casablanca” with Arlene in the Ingrid Bergman role.

    https://www.discogs.com/release/5576685-Arlene-Dahl-Co-Star-The-Record-Acting-Game

    Sorry I can’t find it online, but it has so many silent passages that an audio equipment channel used it to test a record cleaner, so you can hear a little of it here and appreciate her acting skills as well as the gorgeous cover photo.

    https://youtu.be/pj2MbDpP-HA?t=938

    This tribute was written by "Huckabee" writer Pat Reeder.


    4. THIS IS SAD:

    The online subscription learning service Masterclass is offering a new video in which Hillary Clinton “face(s) one of my most public defeats head-on” by reading the speech she’d planned to make if she’d won the 2016 election (which, I happily remind you, she did not.)

    https://www.westernjournal.com/money-grubbing-hillary-clinton-will-read-2016-victory-speech-pay-first/

    I’m not certain what this is supposed to be a Masterclass in. If Masterclass hired Hillary Clinton to teach people how to be a good loser, then their subscribers deserve a refund. They claim she’s teaching “resilience,” but that has to be a sick joke. The New York Post’s Miranda Divine suggested that it must be a Masterclass in “self-pity and delusion.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/hillary-clinton-2016-victory-speech

    Watching Hillary get choked up as she reads a victory speech for a race she lost five years ago is frankly sad. It reminds me of Dickens’ Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations,” still wearing the decaying wedding dress she put on years before, only to be left at the altar.

    You know, Hillary, if you actually have something to say, you could be saying it from some other position. News flash: I also didn’t get elected President in 2016, yet I somehow manage to get up each day and continue communicating to the public through this newsletter, my podcast, my TV show and other venues. You lose, you deal with it, and life goes on. If you have such a sense of entitlement about deserving the Presidency that losing it cripples your life, then you’re the type of person who should never be President.

    5. NEW INFLUENCE PEDDLING REPORT LOOKS AT CLINTON FOUNDATION:

    If Masterclass wants to have Hillary Clinton teach something useful that she actually knows, they should let her do a course on influence peddling.

    https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/04/clinton-foundation-hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-decrease-donations-corruption/

    According to a study by the nonpartisan Project On Government Oversight (POGO), her family charitable organization The Clinton Foundation took in nearly $250 million in donations in 2009, after she became Secretary of State. Donations remained high up through her run for President. Then donations dropped precipitously to less than $29 million in 2020. Did Hillary’s loss so demoralize donors that they lost their charitable impulses?

    A counsel for POGO said, “Many people thought people were supporting the former President, but it really looks like they were cozying up to who they thought was going to be the future President — a situation that can’t be repeated.”

    While I agree it can’t be repeated, I have to take exception to one part of that. Did anyone ever seriously believe all those big donors thought they were just supporting the former President?


    AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

    Images of America's cities, landscapes and people.


    6. BIDEN'S POLL NUMBERS ARE CRATERING

    President Biden’s poll numbers continue to roll downhill faster than a marble on Mount Everest. Latest numbers:

    Despite a blizzard of anti-Trump propaganda blaming him for every COVID death, Rasmussen reports that Americans now believe Biden has done a worse job of handling COVID than Trump did by a 49-39% margin.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/most-say-biden-failing-covid-fight-trump-better-49-39

    But the poll that’s giving Democrats more nightmares than Freddy Kruger is the new Wall Street Journal poll. This poll is more extensive and has a far larger polling sample than previous polls, and the results look even worse for the Democrats.

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/12/07/latest-poll-numbers-spell-doom-for-democrats-and-bust-some-narratives-along-the-way-n488004

    Biden’s approval rating is 41%, with disapproval at 57%. Among Independent voters, it’s a staggering 30%-66%. When asked to name the most important issue to them, voters chose immigration, the economy and inflation as the top three, and Republicans have huge leads over Democrats in which party can handle all three better. And on the 2022 Congressional generic ballot, Republicans are preferred by 44-41%. That sounds close, but generic ballot polls usually undercount Republicans, so that even a tie can mean a red wave is coming.

    And if Democrats think hammering away on abortion rights is going to turn things around: only 1% of respondents chose that as their #1 issue.

    This is where I have to mention that the election is still nearly a year away, things can change, don’t get complacent, keep working and volunteering and donating to take back and save America. And if I had to give any sage advice to a Democrat, it might be these two words: “Switch parties.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-mexico-lawmaker-democrat-affiliation


    7. SQUAD PUSHES FOR STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS:

    “Squad” members Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are pushing for a form of upper class welfare known as “student loan forgiveness.” This is where people who either paid for their college degrees or didn’t get one and went to work get to pay taxes to cover the debts run up by people who got degrees they couldn’t afford. Or maybe they can afford to pay their debts, but really don’t want to. Cases in point: Tlaib and AOC.

    https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2021/12/07/rashida-tlaib-made-the-case-on-the-house-floor-on-why-you-should-pay-her-student-loan-debt-no-really-n487698

    Tlaib declared in Congress that she still owes over $70,000 on her nearly $200,000 in student loan debt, while AOC still has $17,000 in student loan debt.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/aoc-who-makes-175k-a-year-says-taxpayers-should-have-to-pay-off-her-17k-in-student-loan-debt/ar-AARz6PL

    They think the taxpayers should have to pay this for them. For some reason, the taxpayers are already paying them $175,000 a year for their invaluable services as socialist Congress members, so maybe they should pay them back themselves.

    If it's too much to expect them to spend their own money for a change, I have another suggestion: they should go to the universities that gave them their “educations” and demand refunds. That’s an idea that I think we could all get behind.


    7. I JUST WANTED TO SAY:

    Thank you for reading today's newsletter. 


    IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

    Today's Christmas carol is recommended by many readers.

    LISTEN: https://youtu.be/aTsknFSV-Zk

     

    1. In the bleak mid-winter

    Frosty wind made moan,

    Earth stood hard as iron,

    Water like a stone;

    Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

    Snow on snow,

    In the bleak mid-winter

    Long ago.

    2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him

    Nor earth sustain;

    Heaven and earth shall flee away

    When He comes to reign:

    In the bleak mid-winter

    A stable-place sufficed

    The Lord God Almighty,

    Jesus Christ.

    3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim

    Worship night and day,

    A breastful of milk

    And a mangerful of hay;

    Enough for Him, whom angels

    Fall down before,

    The ox and ass and camel

    Which adore.

    4. Angels and archangels

    May have gathered there,

    Cherubim and seraphim

    Thronged the air,

    But only His mother1

    In her maiden bliss,

    Worshipped the Beloved

    With a kiss.

    5. What can I give Him,

    Poor as I am?

    If I were a shepherd

    I would bring a lamb,

    If I were a wise man

    I would do my part,

    Yet what I can I give Him,

    Give my heart.

    Written by:  Christina Georgina Rossetti

    If you have a favorite Christmas carol/hymn you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected].

     


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    We are stronger together.  Submit your prayer request for HEALTH & HEALING or IN MEMORIAM by visiting my website here.

    Our hope is that our newsletter readers and social media followers will consider these prayer requests each day.

    HEALTH AND HEALING

    "For the health of our family during these trying times of virus infections. And, for the healthcare professionals who care for the ill."

    "PRAY FOR MY VERY GOOD, LIFELONG FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL. SHE HAD 2 STROKES AND IS A NURSING HOME. PLEASE LET HER GET BETTER AND RETURN HOME FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE YEARS......."

    "Please pray for my husband, Rob. He has neck pain that is debilitating. He also has many health issues but the neck is the worst. Please pray for his neck and health to heal. Thank you."

    "My friend, co-worker, and sister in Christ, Mary Lynne Hayes. She was diagnosed last January with stage four colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She has had chemo all this year and some of the liver spots have gotten smaller. But she was diagnosed today with an ulcer. Please pray for her complete healing. Thank you!"

    "My daughter is in a bad place and consequently so is her 8 year old son. Please pray for mental healing that may or may not involve substance abuse. Thank you."

    "My husband has been diagnosed with kidney failure. Back-ups in the clinics because of Covid have him waiting for dialysis until after the first of the year."

    "My name is Carol Bates & since Aug I’ve been unable to walk w/o use of a walker. I have back issues but I believe my problem relates to my muscles. Please pray for my healing as I trust God."

    "I pray God will heal me and allow to help many others. For his Glory. God bless You!"

    "Daughter,Cancer,stage4. Son,Prostate Cancer"

    "Eye cancer surgery on 2&9 December 2021. Pray Jesus Christ be glorified & Doctor comes to know Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior please."

    "My husband Ret, has been diagnosed with a 90% deficiency of the function of his throat muscles. In time, this can lead to tube feeding. He also deals with uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, and leukemia. THANK YOU for praying."

    "I need prayer help for my aunts best friend and companion. Her cat Barbie. She has cancer and is undergoing chemo."

    "My husband has Lewy Body Dementia and I want to keep him at home as long as possible. I am his sole caregiver - please pray for God’s strength, guidance, and comfort for me. I also need some respite time for myself. Many thanks."

    IN MEMORIAM

    "Family of Joe Ed Greeson, recently of Kansas City, KS who passed on November 26 from pancreatic cancer."

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    • Shauna dickerson

      12/10/2021 12:21 PM

      I've come to understand in the recent past, America is great because it is God's promised land. Because of our Freedoms, and especially for our constitution. Reading your newsletter about what has happened to the J6 detainees, reminds me the reason other countries, notably in Africa, do not achieve our success and freedoms, is because of the continued corruption of the government and the inability of the people to fight back. It 's frightening to me to realize this is happening in America, a clear indication that we can lose our country if we don't pay attention, especially at election time.

    • Sharon Faulkner

      12/10/2021 10:36 AM

      Mike
      I support Student Loan forgiveness : considering how crappy our Edu-dysfunction system is I suggest a prompt refund to anybody who actually paid up.

    Trump Indictment News

    December 10, 2021
    |


    THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee

    Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

    • January 6 Update
    • RIP Arlene Dahl by Pat Reeder
    • Biden's poll numbers
    • Prayer Tree
    • And Much More


    DAILY BIBLE VERSE

    This verse was recommended by Anne F.

    105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

    Psalm 119:105

     If you have a Bible verse you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected]


    THE LATEST NEWS

    1. THE TRUTH ABOUT DETENTION OF CAPITOL HILL PRISONERS:

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of the January 6 rally and breach of the Capitol Building, it’s time to take an unsparing look at what our “justice” system has become.

    I know you share my deep concern that our judicial system increasingly –- and quite openly –- operates like that of a banana republic. The country is changing before our eyes. Yesterday, we looked at the use of “lawfare” to sway election outcomes, with Harvard Law School graduating an army of leftist attorneys specializing in how to manipulate election law. Today, let’s examine how leftist attorneys are weaponizing law enforcement and the courts against their political enemies. Case in point: the shocking violations of the civil rights of Trump supporters who were at the Capitol on January 6. Most say they can’t see their lawyers at all.

    I just received this letter from reader Marlene:

    “PLEASE tell your readers how to make a difference in how the J6 prisoners are being treated. How can we get this showcased in our communities?

    “I live in NY and I will find out who to start writing, and start a petition demanding justice and fairness in their treatment. What else might be successful? This is unacceptable and I can only believe not enough people know about this. Is it legal to protest at the site they are being held? I will pray first, because I know that is where any success is going to come from, but if you can help with any direction I would appreciate it.”

    Thanks to Marlene for writing. Yes, this is completely unacceptable and, yes, there are things we can and must do. Two Republican members of Congress, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Texas Rep. Louis Gohmert are leading the way on this issue with a new report called “UNUSUALLY CRUEL: An eyewitness report from inside the DC jail.” On November 4, the two legislators, along with congressional staff members, were finally allowed to tour two jail facilities –- the Central Detention Facility (CDF) and, especially, the Central Treatment Facility (CTF), which houses the J6 detainees –-after two unsuccessful attempts by them and also by Reps. Matt Gaetz of Florida and Paul Gosar of Arizona.

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2021/12/07/reps-greene-and-gohmert-finally-met-the-j6-political-prisoners-what-they-saw-isnt-pretty-n1539714

    Amazingly, it took a congressional letter and a confrontation with the DC mayor’s office and the Department of Corrections staff to get them in. The letter said they have “the right, prerogative, and duty as Members of Congress to inquire and inspect.” Even then, they say, after two hours of being shown around, they still hadn’t seen any of the J6 political prisoners (let’s call them what they are). It took an 11-minute “heated confrontation,” Greene says in her report, to make that happen. They finally got to meet with the approximately 40 prisoners, in an area of the prison that looked to them “much older” and not updated like the rest of the prison. According to one inmate, it had previously been used as a psychiatric ward.

    Some prisoners cried and were “visibly shaken,” Green says. “The physical conditions in which they are held could only be described as inhumane.” The detainees claim they haven’t been able to see their lawyers and family members. Those who decline vaccination are not allowed to get haircuts –- and they’ve been there so long, they’re probably starting to look like someone else who was locked in a tower: Rapunzel. Some –- notably a 71-year-old detainee (!) named Lonnie Leroy Coffman, who has a very serious-looking injury to his arm –- need medical attention. (Other prisoners say Coffman really needs to be released.)

    They hold their own religious services where they are because they are not allowed to attend any. Each day, they do their own salute to the flag and sing the National Anthem.

    Greene was told of these prisoners being treated much more harshly than the others, with some reports of beatings. Other prisoners in the facility have access to flat-screen TVs, medical care, and reading material, though Greene describes this in the report as emphasizing “the supposed cruelty and racial prejudice of the U.S. prison system,” also promoting Nation of Islam and Critical Race Theory. One book prisoners were about to read was “THE NEW JIM CROW: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.” At the same time, one hallway was lined with posters encouraging the freshly-indoctrinated inmates to register to vote. This in itself might be a topic for another day.

    So, the J6 political prisoners have been in this place for going on a year, haven’t had their day in court, don’t see their families, don’t see their lawyers, are singled out for bad treatment and don’t even have access to reading material (not that they’d want THAT reading material)? The conclusion of Greene’s report includes this statement: “The congressional visit to the DC jail on November 4 unquestionably proved that there is a twotrack justice system in the United States. This two-tiered system is not based on race, violence or conviction of crime, but politics.”

    Greene and Gohmert got to visit with the prisoners for about an hour. Before leaving, Greene prayed with them as a group and told them, “We’ve heard terrible things and I want you to know that Congressman Gohmert and I have basically refused to back down on the issue.” They said they had not lost hope. As the delegation was escorted out, they chanted, “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and then, “LET’S GO BRANDON!”

    “The severe treatment of these inmates within the facility cannot be overstated,” the report says. None of these people have had trials or been found guilty of anything. Video shows that some who came into the Capitol that day were waved in by security. Some never even entered at all; they just happened to cross some “invisible line” outside.

    Here’s a link to a pdf of the full report. The part specifically covering their visit with the J6 detainees –- including a transcript of the “heated conversation” preceding it –- starts on page 12 and is a must-read.

    https://greene.house.gov/sites/evo-subsites/greene.house.gov/files/evo-media-document/Unusually%20Cruel%20An%20Eyewitness%20Report%20From%20The%20DC%20Jail.pdf

    Sharon Caldwell, wife of one of the detainees who at least is now on house arrest, wrote of the plight of those in prison and offered some specific ways to help.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/12/how_to_help_j6_defendants.html

    “There are many ways you can help a J6er,” she writes. “You may donate to individual defendants, adopt a family in need this holiday season, and get information on how to send cards and letters to those incarcerated or under house arrest. Prayers, cards and letters provide tremendous joy, hope and strength to those affected. Here’s how to get mail to them.

    https://www.patriotfreedomproject.com/connect-with-a-1/6er

    More this weekend on what we can do to help our American political prisoners and bring their situation to light.

    LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE, I READ THEM>>>


    2. NBC REPORTS:

    NBC News reports that the rising demand for lithium batteries for electric cars and other rechargeable devices has sparked a demand for nickel ore. That’s causing a sudden explosion of nickel mining in the Philippines that’s wiping out the pristine rainforests there.

    Sir Isaac Newton (one of those old, dead, white guys we can’t learn anything from) taught us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Studying history teaches us that for every government action, there is an opposite reaction that’s probably worse than the problem the original action was supposed to solve.


    3. REEDER: RIP ARLENE DAHL 

    We’ve had so much news to cover recently that I haven’t had an opportunity to write about this, but I don’t want to let the passing of Arlene Dahl go unmentioned. One of the last glamorous stars of Hollywood’s big studio days, she died last week in New York at 96.

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/arlene-dahl-journey-to-the-center-of-the-earth-lorenzo-lamas

    Lorenzo Lamas, her son by actor Fernando Lamas, wrote on Facebook, "She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature…”

    While she never became a top star, Arlene Dahl’s flaming red hair and stunning beauty (she started out as a model) helped land her consistent work in a number of films in the 1940s and ‘50s, including “A Southern Yankee,” “Three Little Words” (both with fellow redhead Red Skelton) and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Here’s a nice tribute by TCM:

    https://youtu.be/MbVuV6lSZSE

    She later took on a number of TV guest roles, and became a regular on the soap opera, “One Life to Live” after a business setback and one of her six husbands forced her to declare bankruptcy. But acting became a sideline once she began writing a long-running syndicated beauty column in 1952. She went on to write over two dozen books. Here’s my favorite title: “Always Ask a Man: Arlene Dahl’s Key to Femininity.” You can read it with a free membership at Archive.org:

    https://www.amazon.com/Always-Ask-Man-Arlene-Femininity/dp/B00005VCP2

    In 1954, she started her own cosmetics and lingerie company, and went on to become an entrepreneur, business lecturer and highly-paid advertising executive. She once said she liked acting, but considered her old films an “embarrassment,” and if he didn’t like business better than acting, she’d lose her shirt.

    Since you depend on me for the trivia nobody else shares: If you’d like to play a love scene opposite Arlene Dahl, just hunt up a copy of “Co-Star: The Record Acting Game,” a 1958 LP on which you can practice your acting by reading Bogart’s lines from “Casablanca” with Arlene in the Ingrid Bergman role.

    https://www.discogs.com/release/5576685-Arlene-Dahl-Co-Star-The-Record-Acting-Game

    Sorry I can’t find it online, but it has so many silent passages that an audio equipment channel used it to test a record cleaner, so you can hear a little of it here and appreciate her acting skills as well as the gorgeous cover photo.

    https://youtu.be/pj2MbDpP-HA?t=938

    This tribute was written by "Huckabee" writer Pat Reeder.


    4. THIS IS SAD:

    The online subscription learning service Masterclass is offering a new video in which Hillary Clinton “face(s) one of my most public defeats head-on” by reading the speech she’d planned to make if she’d won the 2016 election (which, I happily remind you, she did not.)

    https://www.westernjournal.com/money-grubbing-hillary-clinton-will-read-2016-victory-speech-pay-first/

    I’m not certain what this is supposed to be a Masterclass in. If Masterclass hired Hillary Clinton to teach people how to be a good loser, then their subscribers deserve a refund. They claim she’s teaching “resilience,” but that has to be a sick joke. The New York Post’s Miranda Divine suggested that it must be a Masterclass in “self-pity and delusion.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/hillary-clinton-2016-victory-speech

    Watching Hillary get choked up as she reads a victory speech for a race she lost five years ago is frankly sad. It reminds me of Dickens’ Miss Havisham from “Great Expectations,” still wearing the decaying wedding dress she put on years before, only to be left at the altar.

    You know, Hillary, if you actually have something to say, you could be saying it from some other position. News flash: I also didn’t get elected President in 2016, yet I somehow manage to get up each day and continue communicating to the public through this newsletter, my podcast, my TV show and other venues. You lose, you deal with it, and life goes on. If you have such a sense of entitlement about deserving the Presidency that losing it cripples your life, then you’re the type of person who should never be President.

    5. NEW INFLUENCE PEDDLING REPORT LOOKS AT CLINTON FOUNDATION:

    If Masterclass wants to have Hillary Clinton teach something useful that she actually knows, they should let her do a course on influence peddling.

    https://dailycaller.com/2021/12/04/clinton-foundation-hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-decrease-donations-corruption/

    According to a study by the nonpartisan Project On Government Oversight (POGO), her family charitable organization The Clinton Foundation took in nearly $250 million in donations in 2009, after she became Secretary of State. Donations remained high up through her run for President. Then donations dropped precipitously to less than $29 million in 2020. Did Hillary’s loss so demoralize donors that they lost their charitable impulses?

    A counsel for POGO said, “Many people thought people were supporting the former President, but it really looks like they were cozying up to who they thought was going to be the future President — a situation that can’t be repeated.”

    While I agree it can’t be repeated, I have to take exception to one part of that. Did anyone ever seriously believe all those big donors thought they were just supporting the former President?


    AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

    Images of America's cities, landscapes and people.


    6. BIDEN'S POLL NUMBERS ARE CRATERING

    President Biden’s poll numbers continue to roll downhill faster than a marble on Mount Everest. Latest numbers:

    Despite a blizzard of anti-Trump propaganda blaming him for every COVID death, Rasmussen reports that Americans now believe Biden has done a worse job of handling COVID than Trump did by a 49-39% margin.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-secrets/most-say-biden-failing-covid-fight-trump-better-49-39

    But the poll that’s giving Democrats more nightmares than Freddy Kruger is the new Wall Street Journal poll. This poll is more extensive and has a far larger polling sample than previous polls, and the results look even worse for the Democrats.

    https://redstate.com/bonchie/2021/12/07/latest-poll-numbers-spell-doom-for-democrats-and-bust-some-narratives-along-the-way-n488004

    Biden’s approval rating is 41%, with disapproval at 57%. Among Independent voters, it’s a staggering 30%-66%. When asked to name the most important issue to them, voters chose immigration, the economy and inflation as the top three, and Republicans have huge leads over Democrats in which party can handle all three better. And on the 2022 Congressional generic ballot, Republicans are preferred by 44-41%. That sounds close, but generic ballot polls usually undercount Republicans, so that even a tie can mean a red wave is coming.

    And if Democrats think hammering away on abortion rights is going to turn things around: only 1% of respondents chose that as their #1 issue.

    This is where I have to mention that the election is still nearly a year away, things can change, don’t get complacent, keep working and volunteering and donating to take back and save America. And if I had to give any sage advice to a Democrat, it might be these two words: “Switch parties.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-mexico-lawmaker-democrat-affiliation


    7. SQUAD PUSHES FOR STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS:

    “Squad” members Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez are pushing for a form of upper class welfare known as “student loan forgiveness.” This is where people who either paid for their college degrees or didn’t get one and went to work get to pay taxes to cover the debts run up by people who got degrees they couldn’t afford. Or maybe they can afford to pay their debts, but really don’t want to. Cases in point: Tlaib and AOC.

    https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2021/12/07/rashida-tlaib-made-the-case-on-the-house-floor-on-why-you-should-pay-her-student-loan-debt-no-really-n487698

    Tlaib declared in Congress that she still owes over $70,000 on her nearly $200,000 in student loan debt, while AOC still has $17,000 in student loan debt.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/aoc-who-makes-175k-a-year-says-taxpayers-should-have-to-pay-off-her-17k-in-student-loan-debt/ar-AARz6PL

    They think the taxpayers should have to pay this for them. For some reason, the taxpayers are already paying them $175,000 a year for their invaluable services as socialist Congress members, so maybe they should pay them back themselves.

    If it's too much to expect them to spend their own money for a change, I have another suggestion: they should go to the universities that gave them their “educations” and demand refunds. That’s an idea that I think we could all get behind.


    7. I JUST WANTED TO SAY:

    Thank you for reading today's newsletter. 


    IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

    Today's Christmas carol is recommended by many readers.

    LISTEN: https://youtu.be/aTsknFSV-Zk

     

    1. In the bleak mid-winter

    Frosty wind made moan,

    Earth stood hard as iron,

    Water like a stone;

    Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

    Snow on snow,

    In the bleak mid-winter

    Long ago.

    2. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him

    Nor earth sustain;

    Heaven and earth shall flee away

    When He comes to reign:

    In the bleak mid-winter

    A stable-place sufficed

    The Lord God Almighty,

    Jesus Christ.

    3. Enough for Him, whom cherubim

    Worship night and day,

    A breastful of milk

    And a mangerful of hay;

    Enough for Him, whom angels

    Fall down before,

    The ox and ass and camel

    Which adore.

    4. Angels and archangels

    May have gathered there,

    Cherubim and seraphim

    Thronged the air,

    But only His mother1

    In her maiden bliss,

    Worshipped the Beloved

    With a kiss.

    5. What can I give Him,

    Poor as I am?

    If I were a shepherd

    I would bring a lamb,

    If I were a wise man

    I would do my part,

    Yet what I can I give Him,

    Give my heart.

    Written by:  Christina Georgina Rossetti

    If you have a favorite Christmas carol/hymn you want to see in our newsletter, please email [email protected].

     


    HELPFUL LINKS

    For past editions of my morning newsletter, please visit my website here.

    For more of my news coverage, visit my website here.

    To change your email address for your newsletter subscription, visit my website here.


    We are stronger together.  Submit your prayer request for HEALTH & HEALING or IN MEMORIAM by visiting my website here.

    Our hope is that our newsletter readers and social media followers will consider these prayer requests each day.

    HEALTH AND HEALING

    "For the health of our family during these trying times of virus infections. And, for the healthcare professionals who care for the ill."

    "PRAY FOR MY VERY GOOD, LIFELONG FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL. SHE HAD 2 STROKES AND IS A NURSING HOME. PLEASE LET HER GET BETTER AND RETURN HOME FOR AT LEAST A FEW MORE YEARS......."

    "Please pray for my husband, Rob. He has neck pain that is debilitating. He also has many health issues but the neck is the worst. Please pray for his neck and health to heal. Thank you."

    "My friend, co-worker, and sister in Christ, Mary Lynne Hayes. She was diagnosed last January with stage four colon cancer that had metastasized to her liver. She has had chemo all this year and some of the liver spots have gotten smaller. But she was diagnosed today with an ulcer. Please pray for her complete healing. Thank you!"

    "My daughter is in a bad place and consequently so is her 8 year old son. Please pray for mental healing that may or may not involve substance abuse. Thank you."

    "My husband has been diagnosed with kidney failure. Back-ups in the clinics because of Covid have him waiting for dialysis until after the first of the year."

    "My name is Carol Bates & since Aug I’ve been unable to walk w/o use of a walker. I have back issues but I believe my problem relates to my muscles. Please pray for my healing as I trust God."

    "I pray God will heal me and allow to help many others. For his Glory. God bless You!"

    "Daughter,Cancer,stage4. Son,Prostate Cancer"

    "Eye cancer surgery on 2&9 December 2021. Pray Jesus Christ be glorified & Doctor comes to know Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior please."

    "My husband Ret, has been diagnosed with a 90% deficiency of the function of his throat muscles. In time, this can lead to tube feeding. He also deals with uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, prostate cancer, and leukemia. THANK YOU for praying."

    "I need prayer help for my aunts best friend and companion. Her cat Barbie. She has cancer and is undergoing chemo."

    "My husband has Lewy Body Dementia and I want to keep him at home as long as possible. I am his sole caregiver - please pray for God’s strength, guidance, and comfort for me. I also need some respite time for myself. Many thanks."

    IN MEMORIAM

    "Family of Joe Ed Greeson, recently of Kansas City, KS who passed on November 26 from pancreatic cancer."

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    • Shauna dickerson

      12/10/2021 12:21 PM

      I've come to understand in the recent past, America is great because it is God's promised land. Because of our Freedoms, and especially for our constitution. Reading your newsletter about what has happened to the J6 detainees, reminds me the reason other countries, notably in Africa, do not achieve our success and freedoms, is because of the continued corruption of the government and the inability of the people to fight back. It 's frightening to me to realize this is happening in America, a clear indication that we can lose our country if we don't pay attention, especially at election time.

    • Sharon Faulkner

      12/10/2021 10:36 AM

      Mike
      I support Student Loan forgiveness : considering how crappy our Edu-dysfunction system is I suggest a prompt refund to anybody who actually paid up.