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December 8, 2021


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

  • School Vaccinations
  • Court Reform
  • 2021 Holiday Entertainment Guide
  • Prayer Tree
  • And Much More


This verse was recommended by Vicki C.

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 17:20 KJV

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Get pizza, take a shot of vaccine! Now, that's "pizza with everything."

In a shocking story, a mom named Maribel Duarte told NBC Los Angeles that her 13-year-old son had come home from school with a vaccine card and told her he had accepted the shot after being offered pizza.

Offered? The word is “bribed.” (Not sure if he put it that way to his mom, but that’s what it was.) The boy was even told not to say anything about it.

“It hurt to know he got a shot without my permission, without knowing and without signing any papers for him to get the shot,” Duarte said.

The school was Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in South L.A. How ironic that this happened at a school named for the President who pushed a mandate for government health care policies. Feel free to make up your own joke.

The Los Angeles Unified School District has determined that all students 12 and over are required to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 by January 10, 2022, unless they’re granted a waiver or “other exemption.” That date is looming, but it looks as though they’re getting there, largely because, according to the story in FOX News, this district –- the second largest in the United States –- saw its enrollment drop by more than 27,000, or 6 percent, at the start of this school year over the mandate. At this point, among those who are still enrolled, the district boasts a vaccination rate of over 80 percent.

For LAUSD employees, the requirement started earlier. October 15 was the deadline for teachers and other staff to get their first shot. Those who hadn’t had one dose by then would not be able to return to work. One might think that in California, everybody was on board with the mandate, but that is definitely not the case.

The district says they haven’t confirmed that this incident with the student occurred, but Duarte said her son told her that the woman who’d given him the shot --- and signed the paper --- had told him to keep it a secret. “Please don’t say anything,” she said to the student. “I don’t want to get in trouble.”

The school district does have what they call an “incentive program,” with the word “incentive” apparently meaning, at least in this case, “bribe.” They call it their Safe Steps to Safe Schools Incentive Program. “This program offers incentives to families who upload proof of their vaccine, have an approved medical exemption, or have conditional admissions.” Once they upload this proof, they are issued a “Daily Pass” to be able to attend class. They still have to wear a mask and socially distance “as best possible.”

It’s not clear what “conditional admissions” means. Perhaps some kids are sensitive to gluten and can’t eat the free pizza. Here's a closer look at the program.

“The science is clear,” it begins, even though the scientific evidence in favor of vaccinating 12-year-olds for COVID-19 is not clear at all. Elsewhere on the site, it says, “Strong scientific evidence shows that vaccinations are an essential part of protecting our communities,” and links to this from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

It recommends COVID vaccination for children 12 and up. Still, if you read all the way to the bottom, there is this caveat: “The guidance in this statement does not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as the standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate.”

That’s funny, because by adhering to these strict deadlines, district officials ARE requiring “an exclusive course of treatment” and setting "the standard of medical care.” They need to remember they are not doctors –- or parents –- so they are about the last people who should be determining which “individual circumstances” to take into account.

The school district told NBC Los Angeles that “several steps are in place to ensure vaccinated students receive prizes.”

In all our searching, we still couldn’t turn up what the supposed “incentives” or “prizes” are that go to students and families (other than simply to be able to come in and attend class in person –- and free pizza, of course), or what those “conditional admissions” are. But the site explains that in order to be fully vaccinated by the deadline of January 10, every student 12 years old or older must receive the first shot no later than November 21 and the second no later than December 19. Younger students “must receive their first vaccine dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.”

For students 5-11, the vaccine is “highly encouraged” but not currently mandatory. The district started offering it on November 8.

Presumably, Duarte’s son had hit the deadline of November 21 without being vaccinated and would have had to leave school and take his classes online unless he got the first shot on schedule.

Tammy Bruce, host of Tuesday’s “Fox News Primetime,” spoke about this with with flabbergasted attorney Pam Bondi, former attorney general of Florida. “It’s not only disturbing,” she said, “but it is illegal, obviously, in the state of California.” Parental consent is still absolutely required for children under 18 to receive a COVID vaccine. Bondi pointed out that this boy has asthma and allergies –- something his mother would have known but the school likely did not. What if he’d had a reaction to the shot? Schools never used to give a child so much as a baby aspirin without parental approval.

“Parents, it is your choice,” Bondi said, “whether or not your children are going to be vaccinated. Not teachers, not the socialists, not the school bureaucrats who go rogue, and they have to be held accountable.” She said this parent has a civil case, and that it might even be considered criminal battery, as children can’t give consent.

The woman who gave the shot was right about one thing: if this kid said anything, she WOULD be in trouble, along with the school, the district, and everyone who’s pushing to do this or anything else to kids against their parents’ wishes. It’s a good thing he told his mom.



The recent Supreme Court arguments on abortion that could repeal or roll back Roe v. Wade have reignited calls among Congressional Democrats for “court reform” (i.e., expanding the SCOTUS and packing it with liberals so they’ll always get their way.) Many are railing about how unfair it is that there’s now a conservative majority on the court, and that this injustice must be rectified. As Byron York explains, “The thinking among those Democrats is that if the court does something they oppose, it has become ‘partisan.’ Now, they need to intervene to make it less ‘partisan.’”

You see, they define other people’s political viewpoints as “partisan” and their own as “objectively correct.” But even as the calls for court packing mount, the justification for it remains elusive.

When President Biden appointed a commission to study Supreme Court reform, many “progressives” assumed that its report would justify their lust for unlimited power by reading, “Pack it tighter than a carry-on bag!” Well, the report is out, and sadly for them, it doesn’t tell us anything other than what anyone with half a brain already knew.

The commission said the disagreement among its members reflects that of the public: supporters of expanding the Court claim it would protect democracy, while opponents say it would harm the independence of the judiciary branch and make it subject to shifting political trends.

They wrote that any just statutory changes would require serious deliberation by Congress (are they even capable of that these days?) during which “we hope that Congress would keep in mind the central structural values of our Constitution" (good luck with that!), "particularly the principle of judicial independence, and consider what future Congresses, armed with the same constitutional powers, might someday attempt. Indeed, in recent years, we have seen democratic governments 'regress' or 'backslide' with respect to judicial independence. This has come about through electoral majorities using their power to favor the political agendas of those governments."

Unfortunately, to the people pushing court packing, that’s not a bug, it’s a feature. But it is a good sign that Americans still have enough common sense to recognize a naked, unconstitutional power grab when they see one, even people who were selected in hopes that they would rubber stamp it for approval.

Ironically, the Democrats made an error by not packing their court-packing commission with partisan liberals who would give them what they want, regardless of the Constitution or the consequences. They should've packed the court commission like they did the January 6th commission.


Yesterday, President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a video meeting to discuss Russia’s massing of troops along the border of Ukraine.

Biden warned Putin of crushing economic sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine. It would have helped if he hadn’t spent months weakening America’s hand by attacking our own fuel industry while okaying a Russian pipeline, which makes European nations more dependent on Russian oil. Biden’s actions in Afghanistan might also cause our allies to question whether he’ll really go the distance in standing with them.

Of course, many Americans will be more worried over the thought of the US sending troops to get involved in any potential Russian-Ukraine fighting, which seems unlikely. For now, Russia is signaling that it’s willing to have more talks, but whether that’s legitimate or just a stalling tactic until there’s better invading weather is an open question.

Pat Buchanan wrote a good primer for people just now getting into this story and wondering about how this three-way standoff between Russia, Ukraine and the US came to be. Note: I’m not necessarily endorsing Pat’s opinion about what should happen, I’m just saying he has a good recap of the complicated things that have already happened.


I’ve never been a fan of political boycotts of entertainment products, which can hurt workers who have nothing to do with the woke views that studio executives or stars spew. But I understand why many conservatives might not want to give their entertainment dollars to people who call them racists and want to put them in reeducation camps.

Still, we all need some entertainment to take our minds off of politics for a while, and to give to like-minded folks on our gift lists.

That’s why, last year, we created a list of entertainment gift options created by people who deserve your support (the original 2020 gift guide is here, and there are many albums, movies, comedy DVDs, downloads and more in it that are still great options for this Christmas).

Since then, many more have come along, and we wanted to give you a place to find all these great entertainment options as “guilt-free” gifts or for yourself to enjoy. These artists are either openly conservative, Christian, defiantly non-PC or at least non-partisan (and that takes courage in this “toe-the-leftist-line-or-else” age.) Many were guests on my TBN show. As a bonus, we’ve included YouTube links to their performances, so this gift guide alone will be more entertaining than most late night TV shows!

All of them offer excellent products of high quality that won’t insult your beliefs or enrich people who do. Unfortunately, you won’t hear some of them much on radio or network TV.  But why should they have to censor themselves to get approved by liberal Hollywood gatekeepers when there are at least 73 million of us who should be supporting their work? 

This is by no means a comprehensive list. I'm naturally partial to people who are close to me and who've appeared on my show. Being on the list doesn’t imply that a performer holds any particular political or religious beliefs, other than not being hostile to others’ freedom to do so. If you’d like to suggest more, feel free to add them in the comments.

And remember, many of these are indie artists and studios that don’t have distribution through Amazon, so it might take a little time for orders to be filled. So please order soon for pre-holiday delivery. The good news: most indie musicians have their CDs in stock, not sitting somewhere on a slow boat from China!

Merry Christmas!



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A study out of South Africa that’s awaiting peer review found that the COVID Omicron variant significantly reduces antibody protection generated by the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines. Blood tests found a 41-fold drop in the ability of the antibodies to neutralize the Omicron variant compared to the original virus, suggesting that these vaccines don’t provide much protection against Omicron. However, people with natural immunity from prior infection and who had been vaccinated showed a higher level of resistance.

There were no study subjects who had natural immunity but hadn’t been vaccinated, so it’s impossible to tell how much effect the vaccine had for them. On the bright side, both groups studied are assumed to have some level of protection against severe symptoms.

So add another international study to the growing pile of studies that show the effectiveness of natural immunity that our federal health officials continue to ignore.


Actor Jussie Smollett took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, and if he’d ever had a TV role as entertainingly bizarre as his testimony, he might not have had to (allegedly!) concoct a phony hate crime to get publicity and a raise.

You know you’re in trouble when esteemed experts are using such carefully chosen legal terms as “unparalleled disaster,” “indecipherable,” and “made the prosecutor’s case” to describe your defense. They couldn’t figure out why his attorneys allowed it. His story was so transparently ridiculous and dishonest, there’s conjecture that the judge might add perjury to the charges. Maybe the Kyle Rittenhouse prosecutors will pay him for making them look good in comparison.

Closing statements are set for today, and good luck to the defense lawyer who has to get through the summation of his story without laughing. Still, some experts are cautioning not to be surprised, even if the jury returns guilty verdicts, if Smollett gets off with probation and a fine.


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Today's Christmas carol is recommended by Becky F.



I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,

and wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


And thought how, as the day had come,

The belfries of all Christendom

Had rolled along

The unbroken song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


Till ringing, singing on its way,

The world revolved from night to day,

A voice, a chime,

A chant sublime

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


And in despair I bowed my head;

"There is no peace on earth," I said;

"For hate is strong,

And mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"


Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;

The Wrong shall fail,

The Right prevail,

With peace on earth, good-will to men."

Written by:  This is an abridged version of "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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  • Floyd A Unger

    12/08/2021 04:30 PM

    Thank you. I’ve always thought that Neville Chamberlain was British ??

  • Chelsea R. Martin

    12/08/2021 04:12 PM

    "Of course, many Americans will be more worried over the thought of the US sending troops to get involved in any potential Russian-Ukraine fighting, which seems unlikely."

    This would be political suicide, I think. If you think that the soldiers returning from Vietnam got the thin end of the stick you should hear how people around here talk about any hypothetical solider who goes off to "fight WWIII" for no reason other than ensuring that the globalist elite can maintain their power and profit. "Traitor" is the kindest term, usually preceded by "spineless, Woke, Chinese lackey." I don't know that it's exactly fair to call the average solider on the ground names that ought to be reserved for "General White-Rage" and "Sec. of Defense Lloyd Inclusivity," but I do very much doubt that there would be any great swelling of anything approximating "patriotic sentiment" if the dithering idiot that can't even get our people and equipment out of Afghanistan gets our people into a war with Russia. In fact, I predict a goodly amount of support for Russia - which raises the question: can one be a traitor the one's nation, when one's national government has betrayed the nation to a globalist agenda?

  • Jerry

    12/08/2021 04:05 PM

    Biden and the teachers union are doing what it can to keep American students from being the best they can be taking in school time off and using Friday to use virtual schooling cheating the students of intelligence and working toward ignorance our students are already to smart for this administration’s president and his collection of imbeciles

  • Jerry

    12/08/2021 02:34 PM

    Biden had fleeced so many countries around the globe I doubt he is welcomed in most countries today Biden is fleecing the United States common population and anyone; with the power of the Oval Office Biden isn’t just a sleazy government official he is addicted to greed. I like money as much as the next guy however my goal is to have enough reserves and everyday means to pay the bills and live wit a bit of comfort I did work long and hard to get to this zone I still work part time to cover family fun. Biden lust for corrupt money is without a stopping point