All errors should be reported to

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Highlights of the News

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our home
Every creature was snoring, even the garden gnome
Lou Ann in her nighty, and I in PJs
Had just settled to sleep before the Big Day.

When nature called, I had to address the matter
I sprang from my bed to take care of my bladder
On the way back, I checked out our estate
Away to the window, I tore open the drape

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave a luster of midday to objects below
When what to my wondering eyes did appear
But a gift from the man with the eight tiny reindeer

It was a blue Bentley: 12 cylinders quick
Thank you mean old wife, and you too St. Nick
Back to bed I went almost unable to sleep
When I awoke, the snow had fallen two feet deep

With shovel in hand I went to clear the way
To uncover my gift on this Christmas Day
As I brushed the snow from the car, it was red, not blue
Well, a Bentley is a Bentley and it was free too

But as I unveiled my prize I started to say dang
It wasn't a Bentley, it was my old Mustang
Nothing had changed and my heart was now broke
Attached to the windshield was a Santa note.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light
And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout
But there is no joy for me. Santa wrote: "You'll poke your eye out."

ITEM 1: 538 announced, "Nearly 1 in 4 American women will have an abortion before the age of 45. But over the past decade, access to abortion in America has changed dramatically. There are fewer clinics and more restrictions. And now it seems likely that the Supreme Court will limit the right to abortion even further. As we document the impact of these shifts, we want to include the voices of people who have had abortions in the U.S."

We're just numbers crunchers.

We're not partisan.

Trust us.

ITEM 2: Democrats keep saying America is a democracy.

They also say women should decide on abortion.

Well, 3 out of 4 women have never had an abortion so ban it.

Thar's how democracies work. Which is why our nation is a constitutional republic.

ITEM 3: Reuters reported, "Fact Check: Image purporting to show New York Times opinion piece calling for teachers to ‘tolerate bullying towards unvaccinated children’ is digitally altered."

So it is fake.

Just like the Russian collusion story the New York Times peddled was.

The hoaxers should identify themselves and collect their Pulitzer prizes.

ITEM 4: AP reported, "The South Korean government said Friday it will grant a special pardon to former President Park Geun-hye, who is serving a lengthy prison term for bribery and other crimes.

"The Justice Ministry said in a statement that Park's pardon is aimed at overcoming past divisions and promoting national unity in the face of difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

"The ministry said the 69-year-old Park was among 3,094 people who are to be pardoned on Dec. 31."

She was the country's first woman president. I think her name translates as "Hillary Park."

ITEM 5: The LA Times reported, "FBI Director Christopher A. Wray called the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol an act of domestic terrorism and defended the bureau’s handling of intelligence in the days before a pro-Trump mob stormed past police and threatened the lives of lawmakers."

This clown is too afraid to prosecute Democrats rioted in city after city in 2020. Now that's how actual terrorism works.

ITEM 6: The New York Post reported, "A mom who thought her toddler loved meeting a mall Santa discovered he was signaling for help after looking at a snap of his encounter.

"Kerry Spencer had taught her kids to baby sign before they could speak so they could communicate while they were infants.

"But she never expected 1-year-old son, Samuel, to use his skill to send out an SOS while sitting on Santa’s lap.

"Terrified, the toddler resorted to using his baby version of ASL to sign 'Help' to his mom while the photographer at the Provo Town Center Mall in Provo, Utah, snapped a picture."

The family posts the picture.

Every year.

For the rest of his life.

ITEM 7: AP reported, "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday imposing criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt."

DeWine for de win.

ITEM 8: Breitbart reported, "The UK government is considering electronically tagging channel migrants in order to prevent them from availing of black market work.

"Plans to electronically tag migrants who illegally cross the English Channel are being considered by the UK government in the hopes that the measure would prevent those who illegally land in the country from disappearing into black market jobs.

"Under the proposal, migrants deemed old enough to work would be tagged and would be subject to restrictions regarding their movements while their asylum applications are processed, according to a report by The Sun."


But the devil tempts us to do evil things all the time.

ITEM 9: Patrick Howley reported, "Karena Feng, a female victim of the Pelosi family’s mob-style targeting and intimidation tactics, announced on The Campaign Show with Patrick Howley on Patriots Soapbox that she is running for U.S. Congress in California’s Ninth District as part of her campaign to reform the broken Child Protective Services (CPS) system, which vindictively seizes children from parents and extorts them for visitation. Feng is also running for office because she believes it might help get her own children back from the clutches of the state. Feng has become a pillar in the community of California parents fighting for changes in the CPS system, and she has some sharp words for her opponent, Democrat incumbent Congressman Jerry McNerney. Feng says that McNerney has not tackled the CPS child welfare crisis, and she will. Feng says that she has formally launched her candidacy. Feng says that there are aspects of both Democrat and Republican policies that she agrees with and disagrees with.

"In the interview with journalist Patrick Howley, Karena Feng describes how Nancy Pelosi’s son Paul Pelosi Junior targeted her to seize her property, which once housed her father’s beloved San Francisco healing spa but now is a San Francisco drug den with Pelosi Junior as the listed point of contact. Pelosi Junior got Karena Feng’s children taken away by CPS using a false story, as text messages prove."

We shall see if the mainstream media notices her allegations.

ITEM 10: AP reported, "The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries that it imposed to try to blunt the spread of the covid omicron variant, the White House announced Friday.

"The variant, which was first detected by scientists in South Africa, has since spread around the world. The World Health Organization and leaders in southern Africa criticized the travel ban as ineffective and unfairly damaging to local economies.

"The Nov. 29 ban barred nearly all non-U.S. citizens who had recently been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The restrictions will be lifted on New Year’s Eve."

Apparently the virus has an expiration date of December 31.

ITEM 11: Good luck getting a plane, though.

AP also reported, "Airlines cancel flights due to covid staffing shortages."

May Santa drop by the airport and visit the stranded passengers.

ITEM 12: The Daily Mail reported, "A parent told President Joe Biden 'Let's Go Brandon!' during the NORAD Santa Tracker event with First Lady Jill Biden at the White House complex on Friday. 

"The first couple hosted kids and their parents in the South Court Auditorium and talked to people virtually.  

"A dad named Jared beaming in from Oregon said 'Merry Christmas' and 'Let's Go Brandon' - code on the right for 'f**k Joe Biden' - after his kids told the president what they wanted from Santa Claus.  

"Reporters in the room said that Biden seemed unfazed. 'Let's Go Brandon, I agree,' the president said in response."

Meanwhile, Jared in Oregon can expect a Christmas Night visit from the IRS, FBI, and OSHA.

ITEM 13: NBC complained that someone called Biden Brandon.

NBC never complained when someone called Trump Hitler.

In fact, many MSNBC hosts may have called him that.

ITEM 14Richard Moorhead reported, "The New York Supreme Court has ordered the New York Times to destroy attorney-client memos illegally obtained from Project Veritas, in a ruling on Christmas Eve with potential legal ramifications for the FBI.

"It’s believed the memos in question, believed to be obtained in FBI searches of James O’Keefe’s mobile phone, were illegally leaked to the New York Times in an attempt to sully Project Veritas’ reputation."

A Republican House should investigate Biden using the FBI to attack journalists who were exposing the corruption and duplicity of NYT Inc.

While we are at it, a Republican House needs to haul in Obama and Biden and ask them about their use of the FBI to spy on Trump.

The January 6 Inquisition opened this door. Slam it on the fingers of Obama, Biden and the FBI.

ITEM 15Fox reported, "Intel is latest US company to apologize to China while pushing social justice at home."

They are not pushing social justice.

They are pushing communism.

They truly believe their money will protect them from the onslaught. They'll go first, bless their hearts.

ITEM 16: The Political Insider reported, "CIA Claims Briefing Trump Was A Challenge, Relationship Worsened After They Presented Steele Dossier."

Of course.

The story cited former CIA officer John Helgerson, who said, "Trump was like Nixon, suspicious and insecure about the intelligence process, but unlike Nixon in the way he reacted.

"Rather than shut the [intelligence community] out, Trump engaged with it, but attacked it publicly."

It's not paranoia if the CIA and FBI really are after you. Neither Nixon nor Trump were paranoid.

ITEM 17: 30 years ago today, the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of it evil.

Perhaps Red China will follow suit next year.

ITEM 18: Democrat Matt Putorti is running against Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik,

He tweeted, "While Elise Stefanik is focused on starting culture wars, I’m focused on helping everyday New Yorkians."

She tweeted back, "Merry Christmas New YorkERS! Sending you peace, love, and joy this holiday season."

Well, at least he got the state right.

FINALLY, I have something far better than a fleet of Bentleys. I am spending the day with my best girl of 44 years.

Merry Christmas, readers. As Tiny Tim said, "God bless us, every one!"


  1. Merry Christmas, Don, all the Surbers and Surberons!

  2. Merry Christmas, Don. Maybe the Bentley will be under the tree next year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your excellent journalism and editorial commentary.

    1. I could not have said that any better. May everyone survive and flourish in 2022.

  3. #14 As rinos, I mean republicans, have proven repeatedly, they WILL NOT actually do ANYTHING against demoncrat EVIL.

    1. Exactly right, Ron, which means they are doing Republican EVIL. The mother of all sins of omission. This betrays every one of their voters, who must be exhausted voting for the so-called lesser of evils. What a mess.

      Trump exposed the DC cartel for all to see. Even a halfwit can see (and experience) the current level of destruction of our republic. Will that translate into anti-Democrat votes in 2022? I sure hope so.

    2. What are you guys saying? You mean that politics is NOT patty-cake?

      Aren't they all in the Temple as 'colleagues'?


  4. Merry Christmas to the Best Blogger Ever - Don Surber!

  5. "FBI Director Christopher A. Wray called the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol an act of domestic terrorism"

    Christopher Wray was born in New York City. His father was a lawyer and a graduate of Yale Law School.
    Wray attended the private boarding school Phillips Academy in Andover and graduated from Yale cum laude.

    In 2003, President George W. Bush nominated Wray to be Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department,working under Deputy Attorney General James Comey. Wray was one of the senior Justice Dept officials who nearly resigned in 2004, alongside then FBI Director Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General James Comey, due to illegal surveillance techniques the Bush administration had put in place under the Terrorist Surveillance Program .

    In 2017, President Donald Trump nominated Wray to be the next Director of the FBI. When asked if he believed that the investigation into Russian 2016 election interference and possible links to Trump's campaign is a "witch hunt", he stated that he did not.

    1. The legal profession has shamed itself for many years, and now they don't even try to hide it as the persecution of the January 6th protesters and Kyle Rittenhouse show.

    2. And, now, the medical profession has joined them in the Gallery of Corruption, as their level of trust has fallen to equal that of used car salesmen and gypsy roofing contractors.

    3. One tries to imagine Wray's definition of domestic terrorism. Comes down to pure politics. As in regarding iodized salt as domestic terrorism.

  6. God bless you and your family Don, and Merry Christmas. Thank you for your wisdom and insight. I look forward to reading your blog 6 days a week, three times a day. As a fellow retired old man, I always have the time.

  7. Big D, I’m old enough to semi-understand that (MOST of the time) the pursuit is much more exhilarating than the capture. I DO believe that the Lord knows the deepest desires of our hearts and finds ways to fulfill them. So, as the ubiquitous Journey tune says, “DON’T STOP BELIEVIN.”

    You’re awesome, baby!! Merry Christmas to you, Lou Ann, and all the Surber family.

  8. Merry Christmas Don. You are the first thing I read every morning.

  9. Don, I am soooooooo Bummmmmed for you!

    Item 3: Ought that should be a Pullet Surpriser?

    Item 9: "We shall see if the mainstream media notices her allegations." My money's on NOT GONNA HAPPEN because Democrats.

    FINALLY: Congrats, Don, you got a winner!! My Christmas present was from my son, who fixed my computer, so I can comment here, and a few elsewheres.

  10. Merry Christmas, Don and Lou Ann and family. Blessings to all of you.

  11. Item 8: “The UK government is considering electronically tagging channel [illegal] migrants…” Implanting chips, like in cats and dogs, is probably cheaper than supplying an ankle monitor, like the government does for other criminals. If they can track Alzheimer patients (for their own protection), they can track criminal invaders (for the public’s protection).

    Merry Christmas to you, Don, and to the “community” of commenters here.

  12. Don, a heartfelt congratulations on your blog. It is a must read for me.

  13. And to all of Don's readers, a very Merry Christmas. We are a community here.

  14. I remember when the Soviet Union collapsed and I remember thinking at the time what country would replace them. History did not stop when we thought evil had been defeated. We know who the enemy is and yet we continue to want their trade and money. I would never have guessed that.

  15. Merry Christmas to Don and the entire Surber family. And Merry Christmas to all of Don’s Christian readers and their families.

    1. Merry Christmas to the non-Christians as well. May you soon discover the reason for the season and the Joy of knowing you were lovingly crafted by a GOD who cares about you.

  16. #1. There are two sides to every story. I am writing on behalf of another who cannot use a computer. Dear world,
    I had great plans at first. One day I wanted to be a doctor saving lives mending broken bones, caring for the elderly. Another time I considered becoming a farmer, nurturing plants and harvesting the food to feed the world.
    On a different occasion I dreamt of being a soldier, fighting tyrants and evil forces, defending the weakest from danger.
    I considered being a firefighter too, rushing into burning buildings to rescue those trapped inside.
    Animals sounded nice, I thought about being a veterinarian.
    Sadly, none of those were in my future. You see, my mother did not love me. Instead, when I needed her the most, she didn't just let me down or disappoint me, she instead murdered me her precious gift from GOD.

    1. Wow. Thanks Randy. Merry Christmas to one of my favorite Suberbots ;-)

    2. I was at first unsure what you were saying, but then I got it. Very moving.

    3. I know a woman at my church. she's a rancher up
      north. In her hippie days she had two abortions.
      the second was a medical necessity as the first one was botched and screwed up her plumbing. She lives with her pain every day. If it wasn't for her relationship with God and his grace given by his Son for our sins, she'd be dead.

  17. Merry Christmas Don and to your wonderful wife of 44 years and of course to cherished memories of your boy too

  18. 12 - my first thought - how long until the FBI showed up at his house?

    1. No kidding, that guy will be arrested.

    2. Depends on the part of Oregon he's in south or east it may be hard to find him. Greater Idaho is a big place.

  19. #3. Of course it's fake. Everything the New York Slimes published is fake. I think you've pointed that out close to 320 times this year, and thank you for doing it. May GOD continue to richly bless you with good health and your loving wife. May 2022 see you able to afford that Bentley and may Lou Ann wisely keep you from sure a crazy expense.

  20. #7. And three cheers for the legislator who introduced the bill.

  21. #9. If they used 12470v while they are still in the water, they won't be a problem.

  22. This just in, after the intelligence community presented faked "intelligence" to the President, the President was more skeptical of the intelligence briefings.

    Pro tip: The guy you are lying about always knows what you are reporting is a lie.

  23. 5 - "... before a pro-Trump mob stormed past police and threatened the lives of lawmakers..." Note that both of these statements are bald-faced lies...

    10 - "... Eswatini ..." Well, you learn something new every day. My work has taken me to most of those countries at one time or another, and that name was new to me. Looking at the list, I took a guess before doing a search - and was correct. That's the local name for what has long been known as "Swaziland"...

    13 - Blue media playing to the bubble-dwellers of the blue enclaves. Remember, these goofs sit in their bubbles and tell each other that their crazy, unpopular ideas actually are wildly popular.

    15 - No surprise. Intel isn't even close to being what it once was. They are getting their sorry *sses kicked (royally) by Samsung and TSMC in manufacturing technology (Intel is now at least two generations behind because they can't get stuff to work), and by AMD in microprocessor products. As Prof. Reynolds has said, "Get woke, go broke." For Intel, it's now also "Go broke, try to fix it by getting woke."

    17 - China is on the same slope that the USSR was - particularly the demographic collapse that began in earnest in c. 2015. Russia is doomed, and China is doomed. But if we (US) commit suicide, there will be no one left to keep order, and we might be looking at a replay of the Bronze Age collapse...

    18 - "New Yorkians." Question. If a man from Michigan is a "Michigander," is a woman from Michigan a "Michigoose"? Asking for a friend.

    Well, Don, Merry Christmas! Sorry that you didn't get the Bentley, but what the heck. You've got a year now to bruit even crazier ideas, and thus have her happy to have you "settle" for the Bentley next year!

    1. Eswatini sounds like a drink. I’ll order one the next time I’m in a bar and see what the bartender comes up with.

      Question: If a person in the north is a Snowgander, is a person in the south a Sungander?

    2. "But if we (US) commit suicide..."

      Luckily, only half of the US seems determined on committing suicide. We, the other half, will sweep them aside and continue supporting the republic. That they have clearly identified themselves as domestic enemies, just makes our job easier.

    3. If you call her a Michigoose you might end up being a Michigoner.
      ( How mom used to pronounce it)

  24. Merry Christmas Don. Thanks for your blog. Best wishes. Hank_M

  25. Merry Christmas, Don. Leg lamp (the little one) is shining on my desk in your honor.😆
    Happy Holidays, for all. Who do and don't celebrate Christmas...

  26. #11. When you fire everyone who declines the quackcine, you created your own mess. If instead those executives had gone out to a farm and filmed themselves pissing on an electric fence, or trying to pet an enraged bull, we'd have entertainment value from their stupidity.

  27. My first go-to web site every morning. Even on Christmas! Thank you.

  28. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: The reason courts and states are shutting down abortion mills is abortion is less popular these days. Could be something about seeing that little human in an ultrasound killed the lie about a clump of cells.

    So take that 1 in 4 with a grain of salt.

    The size of the rockies.

    5: The only act of domestic terrorism where all the casualties (4 dead, 1 beaten half to death) were on the "terrorists'" side.

    7: DeWidiot is up for re-election.

    9: the Pelosi family’s mob-style targeting and intimidation tactics

    The Ice Cream Queen's daddy was the mob's man on the Baltimore docks, so it might better read the Pelosi mob family’s.

    10: Good one.

    12: Brandon was doubtless fortified by masses of egg nog.

    As for Jared, Patrick Henry and a lot of people who pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor smile.

    14: Proof God loves James O'Keefe.

    15: Right on all 3 counts.

    17: You may be more right then you (or any of us) know.

    Shih's troubles are mounting, the latest being the Evergrande collapse. There's a lot of rebellion in Old Cathay.

    FINALLY: Nice save. Best to you and your bride on Christmas.

    1. Macca:

      In a letter from Old Siam, sir, came a teriible tale of woe.
      She decided the only answer was to get off a pile of dough

      Sir Paul was all about the Benjamins. God bless him for that. I would argue that Back In The USSR did as much to crumble Soviet Confidence as Reagan did. CHINA BLOWS. Their products blow. Their military blows. The ONLY shite they got they stole from us. Don’t fear the Xi-per.

  29. Yes, China has a demographic problem just like Russia. It's down to you, United States of America.

  30. #17. Or better yet, the democrat party does.

  31. Should have applied for one of the COVID relief funds then you could have bought the Bentley like Leon Miles of Brooklyn, NY. He posed with the car but it's probably not going to be in his garage very long.

    1. Leon will always have the memory of his short lived Bentley ownership.

  32. Merry Christmas to you, Don, and Your family, and to all the posters here whose opinions brighten my day.

  33. 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

    Merry Christmas!


  34. Merry Christmas to you and your family Don. And a Merry Christmas to all your readers and commentors, too!

  35. Merry Christmas and God bless you.

  36. Don, you're a daily joy, and I thank you bigly.
    Regarding the Bentley; there must be a rental version available, even a vintage, contracted for weddings, and special occasions.
    I'm certain everyone would chip in to make it happen for a sunny warm week next year.

  37. Jared in Oregon can expect a Christmas Night visit from the IRS, FBI, and OSHA.

    Not to mention the 101st Airborne. Domestic insurrectionist, after all......

  38. Blue Bentley? Yep you'd poke your eye out.

    However if my eye were to espy a green 3 wheel Morgan or a '28 Packard Touring car 'neath the 20 inches of snow in my yard this Christmas morning, I'd swear on a stack of automotive encyclopedias never ever to poke!

  39. item 7
    "Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday imposing criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt."
    this is like asking hangman to give CPR when victims choke

    1. Better than what was happening before. Live babies would be thrown out, put in a table out of sight and left to die from exposure, sometimes they would actually finish the job outside. the "nurses" that work in these places generally keep their mouths shut as it's high pay for little work. This is really for there to be laws on the books when they are caught doing something else just as bad. Like the guy in PA. I believe there wasn't a law on the books. They got him for unsafe/unsanitary surgery practices and few other things but they couldn't do much about the nurses and him when it came to just letting the babies die.

  40. Merry Christmas Mr & Mrs Surber.
    Merry Christmas fellow readers of the Surber blog.
    Happy New Year too.

  41. #12 Update: Cancel Culture on Twitter has doxxed the man. Shown his house and given out his address.

    Merry Christmas in the freest nation on the planet.

  42. On the other hand, maybe a Bentley isn't such a good idea - due to a bit of wisdom I happened to remember this morning:

    "Where there's smoke, there's a British car."

    -- Red Green

  43. 𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $𝟏𝟗𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟐 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐈'𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟓𝐤 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬.
    HERE ➤➤ 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐲𝐛𝐚𝐚𝐫.𝐂𝐨𝐦

  44. Item 7 - Sorry, can't go along with DeWine for DeWin. He grudgingly signed because he knew the legislature would stomp his butt if he tried to veto.

    And congrats on 44 years of wedded bliss. Tanya and I passed 45 years in July.