THE MORNING EDITION By Mike Huckabee
Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:
- Fake News
- Smollett trial
- Christmas Tree
- Prayer Tree
- And Much More
DAILY BIBLE VERSE
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Hebrews 9:27-28 NKJV
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THE LATEST NEWS
1. FAKE NEWS ALERT
Liberal media outlets went ballistic over a claim allegedly in former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows' forthcoming book that President Trump had COVID when he debated Joe Biden and might have been spreading it to many people. Trump denied the claim and Meadows himself said the comment was taken out of context. He said Trump had a false positive test followed by two negative tests, and he did not have COVID.
Now, when are we going to develop a vaccine for Trump Derangement Syndrome?
2. OFF THE RAILS:
I haven’t been covering the Jussie Smollett trial because this is neither TMZ nor Comedy Central, but it’s gone so hilariously off the rails that you might want to read this and catch up.
In a nutshell: Smollett’s lawyers claimed the plot was all cooked up by the two Nigerian brothers who really attacked him, apparently not knowing there was surveillance camera footage of them all doing a dry-run rehearsal of the “attack.” They’re now demanding a mistrial for ridiculous reasons, such as complaining that the judge shut down an irrelevant line of questioning (because it actually was irrelevant) and that the judge “lunged” at the defense attorney and “snarled” at her, which the judge adamantly denied. Although, frankly, who could blame him?
3. GREAT COMMENT:
The head of a small business group that sued Major League Baseball for moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Colorado largely because of liberals like Stacey Abrams claiming that the state's election integrity reforms were racist had a brutal message for Abrams about her announcement that she’s running for Governor of Georgia again:
“I suggest she run for Mayor of Denver. She’s done much more to help the citizens there than anyone in Georgia.”
4. STANDING UP TO CHINA:
As long last, America finally has a sports organization with the guts to stand up to China. Did anyone guess that it would be the Women’s Tennis Association?
A big Huck’s Hero salute to WTA's chairman and CEO, Steve Simon, who made it clear that the WTA was willing to pull out of China and lose millions if they don’t get proof that missing player Peng Shuai is safe and that her accusation of being sexually assaulted by a CCP official is investigated. As for putting human rights above profits, Simon said, “This is bigger than the business.”
Could someone please have those words printed on T-shirts and sent to everyone in the NBA? Maybe add a little “swoosh” to them so they’ll actually pay attention.
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL
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5. CHRISTMAS TREE UPDATE:
If you haven’t put your Christmas tree up yet, you might want to get hopping. Thanks to the wildfires and record heat in Washington and Oregon, and a shortage of truck drivers, there’s a shortage of real trees from tree farms. And if you want an artificial tree, a lot of them are stuck on ships waiting to be unloaded. Even if you can find a tree, you might pay anywhere from 20% to 30% more for it than last year.
This could signal the start of a new tradition for many families: The Christmas Potted Ficus Plant. Or you could do what some folks do: pile up so many decorations, lights, tinsel and icicles that you can’t even tell whether there’s a tree under it at all.
6. BIG WHEEL OF RANDOM OUTRAGE:
Time for another spin of the Big Wheel of Random Outrage! And this time, the latest thing to be declared…racist….is……Farmers’ Markets! That’s right, according to some Duke University academics, farmers’ markets are bastions of white supremacy where “whiteness permeates the food system!” So change your behavior, attitudes and comments accordingly.
By the way, if you can’t find any nuts at your local farmers’ market, I suggest looking at Duke University.
7. I JUST WANTED TO SAY:
Thank you for reading today's newsletter.
MARY DID YOU KNOW
Today's Christmas carol is recommended by many readers.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will some day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when your kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
Oh Mary did you know
The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb
Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I am
Written by: Mark Lowry
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HEALTH AND HEALING
"That my husband, children and grandchildren will have a closer spiritual relationship with Jesus."
"My sister Marilyn has just been diagnosed with cancer throughout her body. She needs a miracle in Jesus name!!!"
"Please pray for my brother, who has had Mesothelioma for several years, but been getting treatments with Ketruda (sp) and it has been prolonging his life, Praise be to God, but now he has a place in his groin that he had some device put in about 30 yrs ago that is leaking and causing him a lot of pain. All the doctors at Mayo in Jacksonville are afraid when they take the old one out it may damage the nerves in his leg. They’re not worried about Putting a new device in just about removing the old one. He is scheduled for surgery the last week in Dec. Please pray for the doctors that are to do the surgery. Please pray for God to ease the pain. Thanks for all your prayers. I pray for everyone mentioned on here. Got hears each and every prayer!!! HE is so good and great."
"Please pray for the salvation of all my beloved family. - Marie"
"Please for my college granddaughter, Sarah, she has been falsely accused of an attack on another person. This could ruin her future in a number of ways."
"My husband Josh who deals with chronic pain in his lower back and feet."
"In memory of my brothers Clive and Reuben. One dies of complications for amputation and the other from AIDS. Also remembering my neice who was in such dispair took her life three years ago. My prayer is for those they of us they have left behine and still miss them so much!"
"Aleysha (age 29) passed away 10 days ago unexpectedly leaving her husband Cole to raise their 3 little girls (Greenley age 6, Willow age 4 & Iris age 6 months) alone. Please pray for this family along with grandparents (Jackson Family) for the long road ahead of them & spiritual revival in this family."