Friday, December 31, 2021

Wishing all my Patriot Factor blog followers a very 
Happy (and Covid free) New Year.

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Here's What Marjorie Taylor Greene Said That Triggered Liberal America...Again
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene renewed calls for a “national divorce” between red and blue states, arguing that Americans who move to conservative states from California and New York should have a “cooling off” period before being allowed to vote.

After Maxwell Verdict People Wonder, How Is Bill Clinton Not in Prison?
Katie Pavlich / Townhall Tipsheet

"Judge Nathan did not set a date for Ms. Maxwell to be sentenced. On the most serious of the counts for which she was convicted — sex trafficking of minors — she could face up to 40 years in prison. Another count carries a potential 10-year sentence, and the three others, all conspiracy counts, carry sentences of up to five years each," the New York Times reports.

Given the jury's findings, questions are being raised about a lack of consequences for the men who benefitted from Maxwell's behavior. Former President Bill Clinton was one of them and visited Epstein's private island, where much of the abuse took place, multiple times. 

Attorneys for Prince Andrew, who stands accused of raping Victoria Giuffre at Epstein's home when she was 17-years-old, are concerned. Read more and see tweets and photos here.

Thursday, December 30, 2021

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Donald Trump has the Republican nomination for president if he wants it: Lindsey Graham 
Graham says Trump would have to run 'a disciplined campaign'
Sen. Lindsey Graham said that Democrats have misplaced their hand and explained the GOP's path to power for the midterm elections in 2022 on 'Hannity.'

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said former President Trump would likely have the Republican nomination for the 2024 elections if he wants to run.

"Unless there's something coming out of left field I don't see coming, it's his nomination if he wants it," Graham told guest host Pete Hegseth on "Hannity" Wednesday. "The Republican base appreciated him. We don't appreciate all the things he does sometimes. But from a policy point of view, he was the most successful president from a conservative's point of view since Ronald Reagan."

"[Trump] will be in the White House in 2024 if he runs a disciplined campaign," Graham said.

Trump should remind Americans that he secured the southern border and destroyed the Islamic State caliphate, among other achievements, Graham said.

Ghislaine Maxwell Is Found Guilty
Rebecca Downs / Townhall Tipsheet

The trial centered around the testimony of four women who said Epstein had sexually abused them in the 1990s and 2000s when two of them were as young as 14 years old. One of the two victims said that Maxwell was present during the abuse and another said that Maxwell herself abused her.

While no sentencing date has been set yet, Maxwell could face 40 years alone for the sex trafficking charge. She was also found guilty of a charge regarding the transportation of a minor with intent to engage in illegal sexual activity, which she could face an additional 10 years for. Other charges had to do with conspiracy, which each carry a five year maximum sentence.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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White House in Damage Control Mode After Biden Said There's 'No Federal Solution' to the Pandemic
Katie Pavlich / Townhall Tipsheet

The White House communications team is in damage control mode after President Joe Biden said Monday there is "no federal solution" to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Biden made the remarks before a virtual meeting with governors at the Eisenhower Office Building. 
The official White House Twitter feeds are loaded with President Biden talking about the federal response to combating the virus. 

They've also reached out to their allies in the media, who are happily trying to rework what Biden said. 

See tweets and videos here.

CDC significantly reduces estimate of omicron prevalence in US
The United States set a record for new COVID-19 cases at 441,278 on Monday
The CDC significantly reduced its estimate for how prevalent the omicron variant of COVID-19 is in the United States on Tuesday, saying that the new variant was only responsible for 22.5% of new cases in the week that ended Dec. 18, not the alarming 73.2% that it had originally estimated last week. 

For the week ending Dec. 25, the agency says omicron accounted for 58.6% of all new cases.

Jasmine Reed, a spokesperson for the CDC, noted that there was "a wide predictive interval posted in last week’s chart," and the downward revision was partly due to the "speed at which Omicron was increasing."

"CDC’s models have a range, and… we’re still seeing steady increase in the proportion of Omicron," Reed told Fox News Digital. "In some regions in the country, Omicron accounts for ~ 90% or more of cases."

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Rand Paul pins blame for thousands of monthly COVID deaths on Fauci over longstanding biases
Paul says Fauci has a long history of bias toward vaccines
Sen. Rand Paul
pinned blame for thousands of monthly coronavirus deaths on Dr. Anthony Fauci over his bias toward vaccines.

"I would venture to say that thousands of people die in our country every month now from COVID because [Fauci’s] deemphasized the idea that there are therapeutics," Paul, who is also a physician, said in an interview on the Ron Paul Liberty Report published Monday. 

Paul explained that Fauci has a long history of a "bias" toward vaccines, stretching back to his work on AIDS. 

"I think Fauci is of the philosophy that vaccines are incredibly successful and are the way to go versus therapeutics, for example. So with regard to AIDS, he was involved as the AIDS epidemic came up, he wanted to develop a vaccine," he continued in the interview with his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul.  

"There's nothing wrong with that. He wanted to develop a vaccine. Vaccines can be great for polio or smallpox or wonderful. It didn't actually work for AIDS." Read more and see tweet and videos here.

The Biden Presidency: A Horrible Accident of History
Larry O'Connor / Townhall Columnist / Opinion (The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of   


There's an accident in the Oval Office. Not the kind of accident left on the rug in front of the Resolute Desk on a regular basis by the untrained, rowdy dogs the Biden's sicced on the unwitting White House staff and Secret Service. I'm talking about the man who sits behind the resolute desk for his daily naps. 

Joe Biden is the accidental president. He is the result of an accident of American politics. 

His presidency will not be remembered with an asterisk, as my friend and fellow Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter would say. No, it will be remembered... reviled... as the accident that it was, is and ever shall be.

There's an accident in the Oval Office. Not the kind of accident left on the rug in front of the Resolute Desk on a regular basis by the untrained, rowdy dogs the Biden's sicced on the unwitting White House staff and Secret Service. I'm talking about the man who sits behind the resolute desk for his daily naps.
He became the Democrats' nominee in 2020 by accident. He shouldn't have even run in the first place. Everyone knows that's true.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

NJ Agrees to Pay Tens of Millions to Families of Covid-19 Victims in State's Veterans' Homes
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park became the site of one of the deadliest outbreaks in the nation. While the facility initially underreported the death count, stating 62 died of Covid, it later acknowledged 39 additional resident deaths were due to Covid-19—making the total a staggering 101.

According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, Covid-19 positive residents were separated from dementia patients by a loosely hung piece of plastic. Moreover, employees at the facility were discouraged from using face masks in caring for patients, with one plan discussed to discipline employees over “mask insubordination.” Managers also delayed informing families of residents about the outbreak.

Now, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration has agreed to pay $53 million to the families of 119 residents, most of whom died from Covid-19 at the state-run facilities at Menlo Park and the Paramus Veterans Memorial Homes. The payout settles claims that officials at these facilities acted with gross negligence in handling the outbreak, according to nursing home and infection control standards.

Health expert says COVID cases should no longer be 'major metric' of pandemic, urges shift to hospitalizations, deaths
/ Blaze Media / News

Health expert Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday that public health officials should stop using COVID-19 case data as the central metric by which the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic is measured.

What did Jha say?

Jha — the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and a former health expert at Harvard University — explained on ABC News' "This Week" the Omicron variant changes the game.

According to Jha, using case data to determine the severity of the pandemic is no longer reliable because Omicron appears less virulent despite being highly contagious.

"We have to do a shift. Look, for two years infections always preceded hospitalizations, which preceded deaths. So you could look at infections and know what was coming. Even through the Delta wave that was true because it was largely unvaccinated people who were getting infected," Jha explained.

"Omicron changes that. This is the shift we've been waiting for in many ways where we're moving to a phase where if you're vaccinated and particularly if you're boosted, you might get an infection. It might be a couple of days of not feeling so great, but you're going to bounce back. That's very different than what we have seen in the past," he continued. "So, I no longer think infections generally should be the major metric."

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Watchdog Releases Top Ethics Violators in Government of 2021
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet
There are many ways individuals running the U.S. government can run afoul of laws and guidelines intended to curb the abuse of power. From personal financial disclosures to Hatch Act violations to a misuse of government resources or using taxpayer funds for political purposes, there are a lot of rules that our elected and appointed leaders tend to flaunt for personal gain. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a nonpartisan ethics watchdog, released its list of 2021's "Top Ethics Violators" within American government who apparently decided the rules didn't apply to them.

According to FACT's Executive Director Kendra Arnold, "2021 saw numerous government officials abusing their office for financial and political gain in a range of ethics cases. In a disturbing trend this year, we saw many members of Congress fail to disclose their stock transactions as federal law requires, which can conceal both conflicts of interest and wrongfully profiting from non-public information," Arnold added.

Desmond Tutu, South African equality activist, dead at 90
Tutu worked tirelessly, though non-violently, for the downfall of apartheid 
JOHANNESBURG — Desmond Tutu, South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist for racial justice and LGBT rights and retired Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, has died, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Sunday. He was 90.

An uncompromising foe of apartheid — South Africa’s brutal regime of oppression against the Black majority — Tutu worked tirelessly, though non-violently, for its downfall.

The buoyant, blunt-spoken clergyman used his pulpit as the first Black bishop of Johannesburg and later Archbishop of Cape Town as well as frequent public demonstrations to galvanize public opinion against racial inequity both at home and globally.

Tutu's death on Sunday "is another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans who have bequeathed us a liberated South Africa," Ramaphosa said in a statement. Read more and see tweets and video here.

Friday, December 24, 2021

 Wishing all my Patriot Factor blog readers of the Christian faith a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas.

State legislators, voters sue Maryland over allegedly gerrymandered congressional map helping Democrats
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan previously called on DOJ to sue state over redistricting plan
A group of Republican Maryland legislators and voters is suing the state over the allegedly partisan congressional redistricting plan Democrats in the state legislature passed following the 2020 Census. 

The lawsuit, backed by the outside group Fair Maps Maryland, was filed Thursday morning in state court. It argues that the congressional map passed by Democrats is gerrymandered in violation of the Maryland constitution. 

"The 2021 Plan violates the right of Maryland citizens to choose their congressional representatives by continuing to ‘crack’ Republican voters, including Plaintiffs, into congressional districts in a way that ensures the election of Democratic representatives to Congress.," the lawsuit alleges. 

The term "cracking" used in redistricting means splitting up a certain bloc of similar voters to water down their electoral power and prevent that political group from being able to elect a representative.

Florida Set to Join Coveted Second Amendment Club
Matt Vespa / Townhall Tipsheet

Florida is an oasis of freedom. It's why everyone is sprinting down there. It's also a state the liberal media hates. They hate it because Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis owns them. At every turn and every corner, they've tried to attack him to no avail. He's just too good. How many haymakers has DeSantis blocked? The Left sees him as a threat. He is—DeSantis unites the Trump and Trump-skeptic wings. So, while Ron DeSantis is blamed for the COVID pandemic, he's moving along making the state the best it can be. It wasn't too long ago that the Sunshine State was known for its utterly bizarre stories. It spawned a now-defunct account on Twitter—"Florida man." Now, it's a beacon of Republican governance. On civil rights, the state seems primed to become a constitutional carry state. If it occurs, it would be the 22nd state to join this club (via Breitbart): 

A report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel suggests Florida is on track to become the 22nd constitutional carry state.

Constitutional carry is a “priority” for the Republican-led Florida legislature, the Sentinel reported. Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) has already introduced legislation to do away with the concealed carry permit requirement for Floridians. Open carry without a permit would also be legalized by Sabatini’s bill.

Read more and see tweets and video here.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021


RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS BREAKING NEWS...Officer Kim Potter has been found GUILTY on ALL charges...a total miscarriage of justice...the Minneapolis PD has now been rendered impotent again Minneapolis' criminal element.
Putin urges West to act quickly to offer security guarantee
2014 the Russia-Ukrainian conflict has killed over 14,000 people
Associated Press / FOXNews

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the West on Thursday to move quickly to meet Russia’s demand for security guarantees precluding NATO’s expansion to Ukraine and the deployment of the military alliance’s weapons there.

Speaking during a marathon annual news conference, the Russian leader welcomed talks that are set to start in Geneva next month, but sternly warned that Moscow expects the discussion to produce quick results.

"We have clearly and precisely let them know that any further NATO expansion eastward is unacceptable," Putin said.

Last week, Moscow submitted draft security documents demanding that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries and roll back the alliance’s military deployments in Central and Eastern Europe. A key principle of the NATO alliance is that membership is open to any qualifying country.

"Is it us who are putting missiles near the U.S. borders?" Putin said. "No, it’s the U.S. who came to our home with their missiles. They are already on the threshold of our home. Is it some excessive demand not to place any offensive systems near our home?"

The pet food shortage is real, and owners are scrambling. ‘It’s been a waking nightmare’
Food shortage had led some owners to feed their pets whatever they are eating at the moment
Wall Street Journal / FOX Business
After an online order didn’t show on time, Phyllis Pometta stopped at five different stores before she hit pay dirt. There it was on the shelf: beef stew-flavored dog food.

Ms. Pometta scooped up about four cans, which weren’t her preferred brand. She was desperate, with supplies of the food she usually bought for her dog nowhere to be found online or in stores.

Karmaa Pomeranian rescue, wasn’t as desperate. She sniffed the food and rejected it.

Ms. Pometta coaxed the dog to try it by adding beef-flavored treats, which gave Karma an upset stomach for days. After that, Ms. Pometta said she resorted to making Karma’s meals herself, cooking chicken with rice, carrots and peas on her stovetop, which Karma is happy to eat.

"It’s hard enough feeding [five] people," Ms. Pometta said, referring to her family. "I don’t want to be making dog food."

While shoppers scour stores and online vendors for videogame consoles and bicycles, pet owners like Ms. Pometta are questing after puréed fish and properly sized kibble, as supply-chain problems disrupt pet-food supplies.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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The most pivotal election of 2021 and what it says about the bigger showdowns ahead in 2022
Republicans are energized by Youngkin's 2021 Virginia victory ahead of 2022 midterm elections

In an off-election year that was the busiest in recent memory, one electoral showdown stood out from the rest as the most consequential contest of 2021.

In a year that included statewide and legislative matchups in New Jersey and Virginia, a gubernatorial recall contest in California, and six special congressional elections for vacant House seats, Virginia’s faceoff for governor grabbed outsized media attention from coast to coast and was arguably the most pivotal race.

For those missing in action the past two months, Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate who hailed from the business wing of the Republican Party, narrowly defeated former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a statewide contest with plenty of national implications. While Virginia gubernatorial elections are seen every four years as a likely bellwether of things to come in the ensuing midterm elections, some pundits are spotlighting what they consider the critical consequences of the 2021 results ahead of the 2022 midterms.

‘Absolutely Dishonest’: Cruz Slams Mainstream Media Over Fauci Coverage
Landon Mion / Townhall Tipsheet

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said that the mainstream media’s coverage of White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci is “dishonest” and “protects” the nation’s top infectious disease expert despite the doctor’s inconsistent medical advice.

“I think it is absolutely dishonest,” Cruz told Fox News at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest in Phoenix. “I think the media lionizes, protects and hides Dr. Fauci.”

Cruz emphasized that Fauci has been “systematically wrong over and over and over again.” The doctor has had a change in opinion regarding mask efficacy from the beginning of the pandemic to now and has also at times doubted the likelihood that the coronavirus originated from a Chinese laboratory.

“He lied to the American people and said there’s no credible evidence that this virus escaped from a Chinese lab. That’s not true,” Cruz said. “There’s overwhelming evidence that it escaped from a Chinese lab. And very significantly, he also, by all appearances, has lied to the United States Congress." Read more and see ‘Recommended Townhall Video’ here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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Fox Business Poll: 7 in 10 say 2021 was a bad year for the country
Fifty-five percent feel this was a bad year for them personally

With rising prices, escalating crime rates, and the approach of year three of a global pandemic, 7 in 10 voters think it was another bad year for the country — and over half feel it was bad for them personally.

The new Fox Business survey of registered voters finds 70 percent say 2021 was a clunker for the country.  While that is better than the 78 percent who felt that way about 2020, it’s still much worse than the 38 percent who called 2019 bad.  

In addition, 55 percent feel this was a bad year for them personally.  That too is an improvement from a high of 67 percent last year, but a far more negative assessment than in December 2019, before the pandemic started, when just a quarter said the same (26 percent).

Overall, 19 percent of voters believe 2021 was a good year for the country while 31 percent say it was good for their family.

Was This the Moment Schumer Ruined What's Left of Biden's Presidency? 
Larry O'Connor / Townhall Columnist / Opinion 
"This is the end. My only friend, the end. Of our elaborate plans, the end." – The Doors

It's not like the Biden Presidency was breaking any records or anything (other than the daily "oldest president in history" record he sets merely by waking up). But this weekend's "It's a 'no' from me, dawg" pronouncement from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) could very well be the beginning of a very long and pitiful coda to this accident of American politics. 

And while the media and erstwhile wannabe socialists across the political, academic, and entertainment spectrum insist on demonizing the West Virginia senator for literally doing exactly what he's always promised his voters he would do (remember how he ran for office in 2010 by literally using the proposed "Cap and Trade Bill" for target practice?), let's pause a moment and place the blame squarely where it really belongs: with Sen. Chuck Schumer. 

Schumer possesses the agonizingly dangerous trait combination that plagues so many American politicians; he's arrogant and incompetent. And it's been on full display this past year. Read more and see tweet and video here.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Republicans sound off on Sen. Manchin’s Build Back Better resistance: ‘Sane moderate Democrat’
Manchin has taken flak from his own party for not supporting the Build Back Better agenda
Jon Brown , Sam Dorman , Kyle Morris | Fox News

Several prominent Republicans sounded off on the Sunday declaration from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who said there is no way he can support the massive social spending bill known as the Build Back Better Act.

Manchin told “Fox News Sunday” that despite having spoken with President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., he could not reach an agreement on the legislation because of ongoing inflation, the national debt, “geopolitical unrest” and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What he is doing is he is being a statesman,” said Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., who spoke to Fox News Digital at the Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest Conference 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.

“It’s something that is completely lost in Washington right now,” Cawthorn added. “People believe they need to serve their state party; they need to serve the party leadership rather than serve the constituents that elected them and sent them to Washington, D.C.” Read more and see video here.

From Maids a' Milking to Mask Mandates...Merry Christmas
By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

It's that magical time of the year with Christmas now being just mere days away. And while the "powers that be" try again to fill our stockings with every and anything Covid related...booster shots as presents anyone... Christmas still remains replete with traditions that even Dr. Fauci and crew, while they might try, cannot take away.
Thankfully, all across our beloved country Christmas trees are still being dressed in their most bejeweled holiday splendor; presents are gaily wrapped ready to be torn open; the delicious smell of Christmas cookies permeates throughout many a house; and a sense of cleansing and renewal heralds in the hope for a better...and hopefully covid-free...New Year. And it's the simplicity of the Christmas carol, even if sung a bit off key, that has become one of the hallmarks of hope for said better New Year.

And so in this Christmas article I will briefly touch upon the very beauty that lies within the origin of the Christmas carol. And here let's begin with the fact that many modern-day Christmas scholars believe that Christmas caroling, as we know it, originated in England in the 1840's when Prince Albert of Germany married Victoria of England. And history shows that in their striving to please the newly married royal couple, English peasants started serenading Prince Albert with Christmas songs after learning of his love for German Christmas songs. 
And caroling has become a time-honored tradition ever since as Christmas carols help to bring out the beauty, joy, and feeling of this most beautiful of heartfelt seasons.
And while many of us have our favorite carol that we relish above all others...I personally find "O' Holy Night" hauntingly's The 12 Days of Christmas...a carol which many folks love but find quite the words on the surface seem to make no sense. And yet this carol has a very special meaning for the faithful...a meaning that harks back through the ages to history's past.

"The Twelve Days of Christmas” originated in England in 1534, and was believed to have been written as a catechism lesson for Catholic children after King Henry VIII broke all ties with Rome and started the Church of England. And why this break...because Pope Clement VII refused to grant the king an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

However, after the king's death Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was able to finalize said break by initiating doctrine changes that forever allied the Church of England with the Protestant Reformation. And with those changes came a banning of the open practice of Roman Catholicism throughout England. Started in 1558 and lasting until 1829, Roman Catholics were not only forbidden to practice their faith but were publicly shunned and punished...with some even being put to death...if caught practicing what was then forbidden.

But Roman Catholicism lived on in so-called “Merry Olde England,” but in secret of course. Veiled and shrouded in masked musings with words spoken in ever so hushed tones became the order of the day as it was the only way that Catholicism could survive in England during those dark times. And survive it did via Roman Catholic tenets and doctrine being passed down from parents to their children...passed down but in a way so as not to let on what was really being done.

And what seemed to be on the surface just a simple children's counting song about animals and such...a song whose words could easily be remembered...was to believers a song not only to be sung but to be learned from...a song that in reality was anything but simple for the song that became a carol was a child's lesson in the tenets of the Roman Catholic faith.

And so the a carol...that was actually the doctrine of the Holy Roman Catholic Church...catechism if you will...was born and is still sung and beloved to this day. And yet it remains a carol with two meaning has it being just another oh-so pretty Christmas carol and the other meaning has it deeply embedded in believers faith via code words and numerical alludings that are key to the Catholic faith and it's age old traditions.

And tradition one according to the Holy Roman Catholic Church is that Christmas celebrations are to last twelve days, beginning with Jesus' birth on Christmas Day (December 25th) and ending on Epiphany Day (January 6th)...the day upon which the Magi visited the baby Jesus bearing three having both a symbolic and a spiritual meaning. And with the gift of gold being the symbol of both divinity and kingship on earth; the gift of frankincense being a symbol of deity, holiness and righteousness; and with the gift of myrrh being a symbol of bitterness, suffering, affliction, and ultimate death, the life of Jesus the man and the ultimate death of Jesus the Son of God was forever foretold in the gifts of the Three Wise Men.

But like I said said before “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as written was a song based upon numbers...numbers having a religious connotation to believers whose meaning had to be hidden at the time it was anonymously written. So let's break down both the numbers and the words so we can truly understand the theological lessons many believed were secretly being taught.

But first a little side note...

We all know the gifts “my true love” sent over the twelve least at face value we in “A Partridge in a Pear Tree; Two Turtle Doves; Three French Hens; Four Calling Birds; Five Golden Rings; Six Geese a Laying; Seven Swans a Swimming; Eight Maids a' Milking; Nine Ladies Dancing; Ten Lords a Leaping; Eleven Pipers Piping; and Twelve Drummers Drumming”...which in 2019's economic market (Covid and out of control inflation has temporarily stopped 2020 and 2021 market evaluation) would have had a face value of $34,558.65 according to the PNC Financial Services Group who has been tracking the carol's price cost numbers for over 30 years. But that is not the total cost for each of the gifts, except for the "twelve drummers drumming," as it's repeated multiple times as per the carol's actual wording, bringing the actual dollar cost of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” gifts up to a whopping $156,507.88.

Me thinks the religious aspects of the gifts is a much better bargain if you will.

Now let's look at the actual meaning and corresponding per believers and the faithful...behind each gift in relation to Catholic doctrine and let's start with the twelve times repeated words “True Love.” “True love”...the giver of the gifts would be God the Father with the “partridge in a pear tree” being His son Jesus Christ on the cross. The “two turtle doves” refer to the Old and New Testaments, while the “three French hens” stand for faith, hope and love, which are the primary virtues taught in the New Testament.

The “four calling birds” would represent the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, with the “five golden rings” heralding the first five books of the Old Testament. The “six geese a-laying” refer to the six days of creation, and the “seven swans a-swimming” represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (prophecy, serving, exhortation, teaching, contribution, leadership and mercy) while some others say the seven swans are a reference to the seven sacraments (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the sick, Marriage and Holy orders).

The “eight maids a-milking” are the eight beatitudes, with the “nine ladies dancing” being the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). The “ten lords a-leaping” stand for the Ten Commandments, while the “eleven pipers piping” represent the 11 faithful disciples. And lastly, the “twelve drummers drumming” symbolize the 12 points of doctrine from the ancient Apostles’ Creed.

And while to many this carol remains just of many carols to be sung at Christmastime...the pretty yet oddly chosen words have a deeply religious meaning to those of faith. Though I personally cannot tell you which side of that particular coin is the truth, I can say that “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a classic carol born from Roman Catholic persecution, and yet in its ambiguity and in its hauntingly repeated words it is a carol that will be around for many years to come.

And with that I will also say that a carol such as “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” especially with its particular numerical patterning as well as its irregular syllable context, has also been subject to many a parody over the years. And while some might think it quite sacrilegious for me to turn a time-honored carol into a political statement of sorts, I feel that a parody of this carol is but my rightful slap in the face to those who both are clueless blind followers who march in lockstep to the monstrosity known as Covid correctness. So here is my version of this Christmas classic and it's my gift to the Covid "we must do as we are told" masses...said with a smirk and a wink of course.

The Twelve Days of Our Second Covid descending order due to time and word constraints. On the Twelfth day of Christmas Joe Biden gave to me Twelve more "jab" mandates; Eleven new booster choices; Ten lies about Ivermectin; Nine new variant worries; Eight passport warnings; Seven Fauci pressers; Six weeks more of lockdowns; Five "Made in China" masks; Four new reasons why it's Trump's fault; Three Big Pharma promises; Two new antigen tests; and as expected it's all been but One big fat-cat political lie.
Merry Christmas everyone...a belated Happy Hanukkah too...and to all "Let's Go Branden!and a heartfelt "good night." 
Copyright @ 2021 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

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