Thursday, December 9, 2010

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400-408 – Mike Huckabee (, former Governor of Arkansas and presidential candidate, host of Huckabee on the Fox News Channel, ordained Southern Baptist Minister, musician, and author of several books, including his latest, an illustrated children's book entitled Can't Wait Till Christmas that teaches about "patience."  Coinciding with its release, is the reissue of last year's A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories That Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit, based on true story out of Mike's own life.  Mike and Janet have been married for 36 years, and have three grown children:  John Mark, David, and Sarah.

413-423 – Mike Huckabee.  Mike shares three Christmas stories – the first about how he learned all about patience one Christmas because of a muddy football, and the second, about a life-changing Christmas gift he got when he was eleven, an electric guitar.  Finally, his favorite Christmas, the Christmas after his young wife Janet had been diagnosed with spinal cancer and was told she would be paralyzed for the rest of her life – they were only 20.

428-437 – Your favorite Christmas story?

(Oh Christmas Tree) • Mail Online (12/9/2010) 'Vandals have hacked at the heart of Christianity': 2,000-year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down. 

Standing proudly on the side of an English hill, its religious roots go back 2,000 years. But a single night of vandalism has left an ancient site of pilgrimage in splinters.   The Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury has been chopped down in what is being seen by some as a deliberately anti-Christian act.  A feature of the skyline surrounding the Somerset town, the tree has been visited by thousands retracing the steps said to have been taken by Joseph of Arimathea, who some say was Jesus' great uncle.

443-452 – Your Christmas story? Calls

(1:42) • Entertainment (12/8/2010) Eli Young Band Apologizes: National Anthem Mess Up Regrets (Video).  They totally messed up the national anthem this past Sunday in Kansas City before a game between the Chiefs and the Broncos.  Eli Young immediately apologized.

458-508 – Terry Caffey (, author of Terror By Night (link)

At 3:00 a.m. on March 1, 2008, Terry Caffey awoke to find his daughter's boyfriend standing in his bedroom with a gun. An instant later the teen opened fire, killing Terry's wife, his two sons, and wounding him 12 times, before setting the house ablaze. Terry fell into deep depression and planned to kill himself, but God intervened. Upon visiting his burned-out property, Terry noticed a scorched scrap of paper from one of his wife's books leaning against a tree trunk. The page read: "[God,] I couldn't understand why You would take my family and leave me behind to struggle along without them. And I guess I still don't totally understand that part of it. But I do believe that You're sovereign; You're in control." That page was like a direct message from God, and it turned Terry's life around. Now, one year later, Terry is remarried, the adoptive father of two young sons, and working to rebuild his relationship with his 17-year-old daughter, who is currently serving two life sentences in a Texas state penitentiary for her involvement in the crimes.

Terror by Night tells the compelling story of how Terry Caffey found peace after his wife and sons were brutally murdered and his teenage daughter implicated in the crime. Sharing never-before-told details about the night of the crime and subsequent murder trial, it explains how Terry was able to forgive the men who murdered his family, and how he even interceded with the prosecutors on their behalf. A powerful example of how the power of forgiveness can bring healing after tragedy and great loss, it shows how God can bring good out of even the darkest tragedies.

512-523 – Terry Caffey

TH 523 – Don Rohde @ Galpin Ford (818) 262-2092.  For the past 38 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 20 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  "In the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405, it's Galpin Ford" (

528-539 – Terry Caffey

539 – Robert Micone & Bill O'Connor "The Money Guys" from Applied Financial Planning at 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, (866-733-5268,

544-554 – Terry Caffey

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• Michael Barone (12/9/2010) While His Base Rages, Obama Faces Tax-cut Reality.  Liberals had their time, and now it's gone.

• Victor Davis Hanson (12/9/2010) Why Not Soak the Rich? Not all of them are that wealthy, and hurting them won't help the rest of us.

• NRO Editors (12/8/2010) Liberal Exceptionalism.

• John Cogan & John Taylor, WSJ (12/9/2010) The Obama Stimulus Impact? Zero.  Liberals are still arguing that the federal spending stimulus wasn't large enough. How many multiples of nothing—its result according to new evidence—would they like?  Mr. Cogan, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, was deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. Mr. Taylor, an economics professor at Stanford and a Hoover senior fellow, is the author of "Getting Off Track: How Government Actions and Interventions Caused, Prolonged and Worsened the Financial Crisis" (Hoover Press, 2009).

• 9 News (12/9/2010) Some unemployed jobseekers trying to double dip.

• Fox News (12/8/2010) More Big Companies, Unions Win Health Care Waivers.

• CNews (12/8/2010) Salvation Army bans Potter, Twilight toys.