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- Bible Verse of the Day - Psalm 37:8-9
- Even Nancy Condemns China...
- The Border: This Is Their Plan
- And much more...
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1. DAILY BIBLE VERSE
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
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2. Even Nancy Condemns China...:
The Winter Olympics began yesterday, and while I hope that all our US athletes dominate, I join with those who are upset that the Games are being held in China. It’s giving a worldwide propaganda platform to a nation that’s distinguished itself in recent years not just for being the source of a worldwide pandemic, but for religious persecution, slave labor, genocide, human rights violations, crackdowns on free speech, massive public surveillance efforts and military aggression toward its neighbors.
It’s so bad that even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned China and urged corporations to speak out against the oppressive government.
However, she had very different advice for US athletes who are actually going to China. She said, “I know there is a temptation on the part of some to speak out while they are there. I respect that, but I also worry about what the Chinese government might do to their reputations, to their families… Do not risk incurring the anger of the Chinese government because they are ruthless.”
Liberals have never told athletes not to make political statements before; in fact, they’ve encouraged it. And this is certainly the perfect time, and the perfect stage, in which to call out China. Being afraid to speak out against such brutality and injustice is not the American way, or at least it didn’t used to be. But to be fair, I can understand her concern about the athletes’ safety, even though some say China wouldn’t risk the backlash of retaliating while a global spotlight is shining on them.
In the end, it’s going to be up to each athlete to decide how to deal with China, although I have to assume that if any of them don’t understand what an oppressive surveillance state it is, the way they’ll be treated while they’re there should give them a clue. It’s up to them to let their consciences be their guides.
If nothing else, it is a positive development that even Nancy Pelosi is now on record as condemning China and calling on US corporations to stop groveling and stand up to them.
3. Latest dispatch from America’s most notorious school district, Loudoun County, Virginia:
Rape a classmate in the girls’ bathroom and they’ll cover for you. Show up at school without a facemask and they’ll charge you with a felony and send you to jail for a year.
4. “Rock And Roll” Hall of Fame Nominees Revealed
By “Huckabee” pop culture guru Pat Reeder (http://www.hollywoodhifi.com)
The “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame just released its list of nominees for 2022 inductions. They include such venerable “rockers” as Eminem, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon and Lionel Richie. Now you know why I put the quotes around “Rock and Roll.”
In a related story, Jethro Tull, which still isn’t in the “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame, just celebrated their 55th year by releasing their 22nd studio album, “The Zealot Gene,” which is getting rave reviews.
Ian Anderson is also working on material for a new Tull album, likely coming next year, but certainly before they ever get into the “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame…
Incidentally, last week, Laura and I saw original Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre live with his own band doing mostly Tull material, and he was jaw-droppingly great. If he comes to your town, don’t miss him.
Finally, here are just a few performers who are still NOT in the “Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame:
Meat Loaf, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult (who also just released a great new album), Bad Company, the Guess Who, Little Feat, Boston, Foreigner, ELP, Blood Sweat & Tears, Mott the Hoople, Humble Pie, Thin Lizzy, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Kansas, Grand Funk Railroad and Styx.
But yeah, by all means, let’s induct Eminem, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie and Dionne Warwick. Rock On!!!
5. “Huckabee” Preview:
It’s been a cold week across much of the nation, but I’ll thaw you out with a hot new episode of “Huckabee” tonight on TBN! I’ll interview former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and talk to pastor Michael Phillips about his new book, the harrowing story of how he faced a stark choice of redemption or prison. You’ll take a trip to “Our Kind of Town,” and be astonished by “America’s Got Talent” favorites, the Positive Impact Movement acrobat troupe. Then get ready for country star Deborah Allen, who’ll debut a great song from her brand-new album.
We kick it all off at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out how to watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, plus extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests and links to all their sites, at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
6. The Border: This Is Their Plan:
Do you think that having America’s borders opened wide and tens of thousands of unvetted, possibly criminal illegal immigrants pouring in, with many of them being dispersed across the nation by secret air flights, is a bad thing? Well, then, you’re definitely at odds with the Biden Administration officials in charge of overseeing immigration, who believe that “this is how government is supposed to work” and that the destruction of our border security measures was “a beautiful thing to watch” and who brag that “No one heard about it because it ran so smoothly.”
I am not making this up. Yes, those are direct quotes from an unnamed Biden official to (believe it or not) the New Yorker magazine.
So when you hear Biden say anything about “getting the border under control,” remember, he not only has no intention whatsoever of doing that, but opening it up and flooding America with illegal entrants was the plan from the beginning, and behind closed doors, they’re high-fiving each other over how well it’s going. To them, the destruction of America's border security is not a problem, it’s a goal they've achieved.
Of course, we all knew they had no serious intentions of fixing border security when they put Kamala Harris in charge of it. She’s avoided the border so completely that she no longer even eats at On The Border. She not only can’t keep illegal aliens out, she can’t even keep her own staffers in.
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