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rampant, and about half the colonists died. fortunately they got friendly with some of the neighboring native americans and they celebrated the first thanksgiving. and tpilgrims stop light in 392 years ago. and we want to wish awe blessed and wonderful christmas for all of you on fox report and we're grateful for the friendships with so many of you on facebook and twitter. thank you, now my friend governor huckabee who has a fabulous christmas tie. check it out. >> tonight on huckabee, a prisoner of war after her convoy was taken out in iraq. >> all i could see was these iraqi men bearing down on me.
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>> she became the first american p.o.w. to be rescued since world war ii. >> one minute i was simply a survivor at that point. >> let me correct you, you're a hero because you were there. >> jessica lynch on the challenges she faced on getting the story straight and dealing with her injuries. >> and since she ran up over $100,000 in credit card bills. >> it started small. >> author mary hunt with her cautionary tale and how to stay out of debt this christmas. and the little rockers spread some christmas cheers with a holiday hit. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. ♪ >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much.
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i think this audience is getting better, i do. and welcome to huckabee from the fox news studios in new york city. we've got a very special christmas show prepared for you tonight. and i hope that you not only enjoy it, but i hope you're blessed by it. now, you know, there's been so much hostility to people celebrating christmas this year with lawsuits filed over songs, christmas trees, and nativity scenes by those who say, they're really offended by christmas. i have to think that in some ways, this is a good thing. no, really, it's a good thing. open hostility to fate is far better than indifference. and people who are anything, but indifferent to christmas or what's around now, when i hear the angry and hostile rantings who want any mention of christmas or christmas season to be eradicated by the public square, i don't hear the voices of people who think that christmas is meaningless and useless, if they thought that, merely be mildly amused
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some of us spend so much energy in the acknowledgment, celebration and meaningness of this day. and the action is not benign amusement, not scorn and most certainly not indifference. it's angry, venomous and high volume rage, as if the opponents of christmas are afraid that the whole story might just be true. because if they really thought it was a fairy tale and felt like the fairy tale they claimed it to be. they not only would be unmoved by some of our wasting our time, energy and money over it, they'd actually be glad that we extended so much effort on something that was utterly meaningless. but the degree of hostility with the christmas message is a sign of fear. i mean, after all, you don't fear a stuffed bear in the museum, but you sure would fear an eight foot tall grizzly bear that you met in the woods growling just inches from your face. so, people who think god is
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dead and that the birth of jesus is nonsense for cowards and weaklings, well, they would react to our christmas observances much in the same way that a person act towards a stuffed bear in the museum. some curiosity, but no real emotional reaction or fear. and when i see the kind of vicious and irrational reactions of those who sue to remove the display of a kresh a carroles must be silenced. i'm thinking it must be powerful to elicit that response, so a person would be scared senseless of the sound of a song, and supposedly silliness to the protesters. i'll believe that christmas is is meaningless when its critics ignore it and confront it with a yawn instead of
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yelling. until then, i hope they understand we mean no harm, only good. goodwill in fact, peace and goodwill to all. merry christmas. [applaus [applause] >> oklahoma senator jim inhofe has a special place in his heart to africa and made humanitarian and it faith-based causes and there in ethiopia, one of the people who have a very special place in his heart was born, he was bound abandoned in an alley as a newborn and taken to an orphanage and nursed to health and the same time his daughter molly and her husband were looking and they adopted. i spoke to him about the heart warming story. >> you for a number of years worked for africa and causes there and then something very
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special happened. your daughter molly, who i've known for many years, in fact, new her before i knew you, she and her husband jimmy said they were thinking about adopting and might be in interested in adopting a child from africa. how did you react when you first heard that news? >> i was very excited about it, mike. you know this and our audience doesn't, i spent 15, 20 years in africa more of a mission thing up until 9-11. so we have brothers and sisters whom we're close and intimate alt way through submarine is sub sahara africa. and i became so interested in the difficult time that we had in getting in job done with our little marie, that we formed an adoption caucus and senator landrieu from louisiana and i ran that and
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you're asking the wrong person about it, but we had to do our own research. >> you contacted someone in ethiopia and got the process started. >> we had a friend, a brother in ethiopia, and he called one day, he had gone through an organage, and he looked over and saw this little girl. she's about a week old and real tiny and not doing well and he walked and said, that's got to be her. and he called me that day and said, we have found this little girl. but you have to keep in mind, by our standards, those are very primitive orphanages and they have, oh, in this one they had two different rooms, one for those who are not thriving and one that were thriving. and those that were thriving could have avacado and milk. those who were not thriving just got milk.
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she was not thriving very well and that's how we originally got in touch with her and new immediately that little marie was going to be our granddaughter. >> so, marine, you are a beautiful young lady and just a delight to have you. you've been told about your process of adoption and you know, now you're in the united states. when you think about adoption, tell me what that means to you and what kind of personal joy can you have in knowing that so many kids have to, you know, be born into the family they're stuck with. your parents looked all over the world and picked you on purpose. that's got to make you feel pretty good. >> it does, it makes me feel really good, but i don't know, it just, it's a really good feeling and i just think it's something that all kids in orphanages should have. >> well, you're blessed to
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have a wonderful family and my friend, your grand father, senator inhofe. senator, tell me about the first time that you actually saw marie. i understand that molly and jimmy went to ethiopia, they were able to get marie there, but you met them in europe and saw your granddaughter for the first time there. tell me about that moment. >> yeah. well, governor, you know, we wanted to see her while she was still in ethiopia and didn't work out. we were going to land and couldn't for security reasons, couldn't do it. i never saw marie until as you said the adoption was in process and we were going back to the united states and my daughter and her husband, we met in germany. and i saw this little girl and i knew immediately when i saw her, marie was going to be our granddaughter, you i had no doubt about it and it's one of these things that it's just, you know, you hear about a match made in heaven, well, this was made in heaven. >> all right, marie, i've got
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to ask you, it's christmas time. tell me what you're hoping happens for you this christmas. >> this christmas, i think i'm really looking forward to putting up our nativity scene that my great grandfather made. >> he actually made it. >> yes, sir, he did. sounds like a wonderful tradition. and it's interesting, when i asked what you wanted for christmas you didn't say something yourself, but something with the family and honoring christ on his birth. it's obvious that the family that you've been placed into and that has chosen you is a very special family. senator, i just want to ask you, tell us about why adoption is so important and would you encourage other families to consider the process? >> yeah, you know, governor, there are hundreds of thousands of young families
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around the country, here in america, who want to adopt. they know how difficult it is, and i have a website inho and many young people in africa, particularly, if some of them aren't adopted, they don't live. it's a process, a beautiful process and it's a rewarding one. anyone watching us now who has ever considered an adoption, particularly an adoption from africa, it's an experience you'll never have any other way and you will be richly rewarded for it. >> thank you, senator jim inhofe and marie, god bless you and have a wonderful, wonderful christmas. [applause] >> senator inhofe is going to join us on next week's show talking about the problems that president obama's environmental regulations could cause for businesses in 2013. up next, we catch up with former iraq war p.o.w. jessica
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>> private first class jessica lynch joined the army as a way to afford a college education, but the real education she received was in iraq where on march 23rd,
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2003, her convoy took a wrong turn and was ambushed by iraqis, she was captured and became the first american p.o.w. to be successfully rescued since world war ii. >> on april 1st, 2003, a special army special forces, rescue jumpers, army rangers and navy seals landed in iraq. the mission, to take home jessica lynch. they entered the hospital where she was being held, and found her. >> where do the windows go out to? >> it's okay. >> lynch was suffering from mental distress and severe physical injuries, including several broken bones. within seven minutes of the first american boots hitting the ground, lynch was on a helicopter headed for much needed medical attention.
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after nine days in captivity, her nightmare was over. >> you're doing wonderful, okay? >> welcome back. >> her rescue-- (applause) >> indeed her rescue launched the news coverage and she was a hero. she says she's not going to take credit for something she tonight do and survived herself simply as a survivor. would you please welcome a hero to me, jessica lynch. so good to have you here. i've got to tell you every time i see that video, i get choked up. how old were you when that happened? >> 19. >> 19 years old. >> yeah. >> that's not something that's supposed to happen to a 19-year-old young lady from west virginia, you're supposed to be out having dates and fun, and not being captured by iraqis and put in the hospital and having to be rescued in the middle of the night. >> no. >> i want to talk about, why did you first decide that you wanted to join the army.
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what was that about? >> well, i was 18 and my brother and i decided since we were so close to age, help the family out financially and with the college, and right after me was my sister and we didn't want that debt on my pents and me and my brother decided let's do it, let's serve our country and be proud, be an army soldier. >> but this was before 9/11. >> correct. >> before the war. so did you ever think, okay, you know, i'm going to go to the army and i'll probably be in combat? >> no, actually, that never crossed my mind at all. i was thinking that i would get the education like they had promised and i wanted the travel opportunities and of course, be people that you need the diversity and i was looking forward to that, but it was a lot on the travel. i'm a traveler and like to get out and see different parts of the world. >> you saw a part of one i
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don't think were you planning on. you ended up in iraq and then the night of the unit being attacked, your unit took a wrong turn, got ambushed. >> right. >> 11 people out of that unit got killed, five captured and later rescued. the initial story came out that you had discharged your gun, you had fired and you had fought off the attackers. that's not what happened though. what did happen? >> no, there were so many fabricated stories about what was just circulating the media and i knew that as soon as i was able to get out and tell my story that that's what i wanted to do. i wanted to set the record straight. >> unfortunately during the ambush, i was knocked unconscious and that's it, to me, that wasn't a hero. i was simply just a survivor at that point. >> you know, let me correct you. you're a hero because you were there.
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[applause] >> you were there. and you know, you didn't have to fend off 50 iraqis, hostile soldiers to be heroic, but i think you understand and the feeling that you had was, you didn't want people to think certain things happened that didn't, so, it wasn't that you were ashamed of your military career, but just didn't want people to think of you differently than they were thinking of those that didn't make it through the night. tell me about some of the people who didn't get out that night. >> well, unfortunately everyone in the hum-vee with me was killed that day. i was the only survivor out of the five of us. so, right there, i knew that something had tragically happened, but i still wasn't for sure what really went down just because i was knocked unconscious. so like that aspect, i was just, thankful that they chose to let me live.
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>> and the next thing you remembered after being knocked unconscious was what? >> i woke up about, they're guessing about three hours, two to three hours after the ambush happened. i woke up in an iraqi hospital and when i opened by eyes for the first time, i looked up and all i could see was these ira iraqis staring down at me. and at that point, i was-- i was mortified. i was scared because first of all, i didn't know how i got there. i don't know what happened and i didn't know where the rest of my convoy and my comrades were. >> i can't imagine the terror of looking up, you don't see anybody that you know. >> no-- >> you see people that you're
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pretty sure are hostile to you and you've got to be hurting like crazy because you had a lot-- talk about some of the injuries. i don't think most people know how severely you were injured? >> yeah, i had a head laceration, and my back was broken at the 4th and 5th lumbar, they broke my right humorous. and then that caused me to deal with a limp arm. and then, they took out my left femur. >> they took it out. >> the iraqis took out the femur out of mine and replaced it with a 1940's rod fit for a man and it wasn't fit for my tiny frame. and then my left tibia was broken and my right foot was completely crushed and smashed. i've had over 21 surgeries just to repair everything and
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to get me to where i'm at today. >> your body's been crushed, you haven't talked to anybody. did any of them speak english where-- >> not where i could understand. i could pick up on a certain-- they spoke broken english i guess you could say so i could understand a few little pieces that they would throw at me, but basically it was arabic and i was just kind of left off in a corner by myself. >> when you saw what happened in benghazi and those families of the four americans who were killed, i know that you had a real concern for them because you wanted to make sure that their families got the right story. tell me why that's so important to you. >> well, because i went in 2007 and spoke in front of congress to make sure that the story was told correctly for the tillman family, the pat tillman, the football player. and you know, their family was sent so many different fabricated stories that i wanted to ensure, i was there
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for support. i wasn't there to tell my story because i was fortunate enough to come back home and let people know, you know, i wasn't a rambo warrior fighting on the streets of iraq. and this is what really happened and unfortunately, pat didn't get to come home and tell his story, but there are so many more soldiers that are just like that, who are not fortunate enough to come home and their families are just being told whatever coverup story that they can get. >> mike: long-term what are you going to have to deal with as a result of what happened in iraq for you? >> pretty much everything. i mean, waking up in the morning, i have to put on a brace just so that i can walk. 'cause i'm still dealing with severe nerve damage that has affected where the back was broke and i still have no feeling in the left leg, so i wear a 90 degree brace just so i can walk. the right foot still gives me a lot of problems because of
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the surgeries they had to do to reconstruct it. so, walking is very painful, but you know, i deal with it the best i can, but i think definitely later in life it's going to hit me. >> mike: you've told your story and your book is called, "i am a soldier, too" and nobody would ever doubt that. and i know that one thing that's been a real blessing to you, since you've come back. you have a five-year-old. >> i do. >> mike: little girl, her name is dakota. >> yes. [applause] >> and when you hold her and hug her, i'm sure there's a part of you that just says, wow, little girl, you have no idea what a miracle you are because of the miracle that you are to be her mom. >> yeah, we were very fortunate to be able to carry her and just because of all the nerve damage, we weren't for sure that i would be able to have kids. so, very much a blessing that she's happy and healthy and doing great. >> mike: well, you're doing great and i want to ask you
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for being here and thank you for the candor of your story. >> thank you. >> mike: but, jessica, don't let none ever tell you that you're not a person of extraordinary courage and it wasn't just the courage to be willing to look at that horrible scene in that hospital for those days, not knowing what was going to happen, but the courage that you've had to come back, get yourself where you could walk again, and to tell your story. that's courage. >> it's all about messages of perservance and the attitude and i feel that as long as i keep up that, never-give-up attitude and i keep that hope that you know, i'm going to be okay. >> mike: you are going to be okay. and we thank you. [applause] >> jessica lynch. twisted the facts in the death after pregnant woman in ireland to make his case to make abortion legal there. coming up two women who set the facts and the record
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straight. [applause].
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>> live from america's news headquarters, i'm harris falkner. it is before christmas ap efforts on the fiscal cliff put on hold. leaders claiming they'll be willing to go back to work and work toward a deal, but john boehner says the white house proposal doesn't quite go far enough to reduce massive government spending. failure to reach an agreement
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by december 31st will trigger tax hikes and spending cuts as you know by now. final results expected tomorrow in egypt's constitutional referendum. there have been weeks of protest over the constitution there, which opponents say gives too much power to the president and his supporters. egypt's vice-president just resigned and we know that that constitution has passed now. it eliminates his position and there's also word that the governor of egypt's central bank quit this weekend as well. i'm harris falkner, now back to huckabee. ♪ >> the pro-lifers whose pro he abortion debate has been heating up in ireland after the death of a pregnant indian woman. she was admitted to the hospital in pain. and asking for aabortion, believing she miscarried the baby. the doctors refused to abort,
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saying the heartbeat was present. and abortion is illegal in ireland, a catholic country, and the woman died. and advocates pressured secretary of state hillary clinton to address the issue during her recent trip to ireland. and joining us now is little lila rose, and the chairman of life institute. so good to have you both here today. and ireland has been a very catholic, pro-life country, but why is this particular case drawn so much attention from those who advocate for abortion? >> yes, well, i think one of the first things we need to say, governor, this is a tragic case, i'm a mother of four young girls. i think that everybody here our emotions, feel so sad for mother and baby who lost their lives, but it's important to remember that in ireland,
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maternity death are very, very rare and ireland, one of the safest places in the world for a mother to have a baby. and united nations recently said we're the most safe for a mother to have a baby so this death of course caused a huge amount of inquisition and people wondering what has happened. but in there theory that arose about the tragic death, was that this was actually nothing to do with abortion at all. so the day that the story was broken, it was broken under the most sensationalist headline that you could imagine and the headline of the irish times went all over the world and said woman denied termination and dies in hospital and said to the whole world that ireland stands accused of letting this woman die because the irish doctors would not perform abortion. that's not what the facts shall, the facts are starting to emerge and telling a totally different story. an irish medical expert came forward pretty much straight away, governor, explained in
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ireland, abortion is illegal. and to save mother's life, one of the chief of one of our biggest maternity hospitals said this case was nothing to do with abortion. it's not a treatment for septcemia and it was resistent to an antibiotic. the facts emerged and became drown in the hysteria by abortion campaigners and media and they were doing that in order to try to push abortion on ireland. >> mike: it was in part because of that newspaper headlines, and woman denied abortion and dies in the hospital. and the reporter herself admitted there wasn't really evidence, but that admission came after the publication and after the damage was done. >> exactly. as you said the headline went all over the world and the
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headline became more distorted and you had newspapers in the states and in india, reporting things like ireland murders pregnant-- it's shocking sensationalist headlines and very interesting interestingly, several weeks after the global hysteria, the journalist who wrote the original story and went on a radio program and they began to press her on discrepancies in the story and she said that the facts of the case may be muddled and that perhaps an inquiry was fine and never asked for termination. and i think it's important that people know this and that they know that the hospital records show that never asked for a termination. the real acts are starting to emerge that what is happening in ireland, because of this huge global hysteria manufactured by abortion campaigners, they're putting enormous pressure on the government to legalize abortion. >> mike: this has impact in the united states because planned parenthood, there's
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been a big debate over planned parenthood, particularly funding and now moved into ireland in a very significant way and they're, i understand, behind a lot of the sort of publicity campaign. what could you tell me and other folks in ireland to be prepared for as planned parenthood presents their message in ireland? >> absolutely. well, you know, and in the united states planned parenthood were the architects of the hysteria that created the environment for roe vs wade, using jane roe, who later recanted and said he she didn't want an abortion and misleading statistics, somehow abortion would be good for our children and we've seen millions of children lost to the united states and millions a year. and ireland could say their protection of human right is something to fight for. and they have cases they brought before the european court and some were thrown out, false cases again trying
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to manufacture facts, trick people, mislead people and happening again in ireland. i think right now the lesson is clear, don't go the way of the misleading abortion industry trying to make a profit off of the pain of women and hurt women and children, and stand for human rights like you've done and america looks to you as a inspiration point and reinstitute the right to life in our own nation. [applause] >> i'm told by many liberals this is the most important thing that a woman in america and woman in ireland wants is the right to have an abortion. now, both of you are young women and neither of you feel the most important thing in your life is to have access to an abortion. have we been misled to believe that this is what women went more than anything? and i want both of to you respond to that? >> i think absolutely, governor, we have. and the reason that ireland is not so much for global for
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planned planned parenthood, it's the proof. if you have abortion and keep the mothers absolutely safe. in ireland the people decided 30 years ago, that we can offer better answers to women than abortion, and protect our mothers and other babies and made ireland like a safe haven for mothers and babies and planned parented hood as lili explained, they're raising global hysteria to try to force ireland to legalize abortion and as young women, the irish pro-life movement is rising not on our watch. >> mike: what can we learn from ireland? (applause) >> our audience agrees. >> i think we should absolutely look to ireland as an example how a country should protect its women and children and when secretary of state hillary clinton went there recently and instead of praising ireland for beating the united states at having a low maternity death rate made some pointed remarks saying they weren't doing a good enough job. we should look up to ireland
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that you can protect the mother and the child that you don't need to choose between one or the other, that human rights can be presented and should be protected and we shouldn't look at ireland-- we should praise ireland, banding with ireland right now even as they're under this onslaught of attack from powerful abortion interests. >> well, i want to thank both of you for the remarkable story. it's such a pleasure to have you here and i know you've got to get back to ireland soon and lila, always a delight and thanks for all you do for the cause of life. [applause] we'll be right back. stay with us. yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it with best-in-class combined mpg, and more interior room than corolla and civic? and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff?
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it took her a dozen years to get out of it and she's the author of the book that's called "debt proof your christmas", joining us now is mary hunt. mary, it's great having you here. >> thank you, governor and merry christmas. >> mike: merry christmas and a debt of $100,000, how did you do it. >> i can teach you how to do it. >> mike: no, i have family members who already know. no, seriously, how does it happen? it's not just saying i want a few things for the friends and kids. >> it's why we all get a credit card and for emergencies. it didn't start out big, but paying it every month, but crossing the threshold where you're not able to pay it off that's a turning point and a little bit more won't hurt, it will work out in the end and relying on it to pay your monthly bills and then it's the beginning of the end. and for me, it almost destroyed my life. how long did it take you to
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get $100,000. >> is it years, i could tell you to the day. >> 12 years to get to that debt or 12 years to pay it off. >> 12 years to get there and 13 to pay it off. >> 25 years. >> mike: fighting the process. >> here is my message, nobody has the time or money to do at that for themselves, i offer my experiences and lessons to anybody i can help. to avoid that, you don't have to get into debt like that. >> you talked about how it started small. right now, a weekend before christmas. what do people do when they go to the stores shopping to keep from getting into the trap and they see something, i know it's expensive, but it's what they really want. >> it feels like we have a final exam that we have to make right. one more push. and i say concentrate on december 26th because i tell you between 26th and the first of the year, most gifts will have been forgotten. the gifts fade, but the debt goes on and on and on. if you can just hang on, give people what they really want. especially your kids the last
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few days, they want to spend time with you. they want to have family traditions, they want to do things they will remember. a couple of gifts will be fine. the gidz are going to remember the times and warmth and the loving times together. so, really pour your heart and soul into that right now. maybe stay away from the stores. any more gifts you're going to get between now and christmas are not going to make that much difference for the resip ynts, but for you it could make a huge difference. >> mike: can you ever figure out how much in interest you paid on all of that credit card debt over the years? >> i've got to tell you i wasn't planning to tell anybody about it. so i wasn't keeping track, but i've tried to do some reconstruction and i can tell you in our dollars today, the debt i ran up would have been over $362,000, including the payments, the interest and the penalties that we did pay back. >> mike: wow. >> so, i mean, when you look at that, it's crazy that we live in a society that would even allow such a thing. >> mike: yeah. >> clearly they knew i couldn't pay it back. well, i did pay it back, but, i mean, as they were handing
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out the credit-- >> you could have bought a second house for the amount you paid in interest and charges over that period of time. >> and those are the scars i'll always care which me. what would have happened, but i believe in redemption and god has been a wonderful thing in my life and now the last two decades for 21 years i've been able now to help people through my organization, get first living, to avoid debt, pay back their debt to live to learn below their means so they can fund their own emergencies. that's what our society doesn't teach us. >> mike: if your book "debt proof your christmas" you talk about ways people can take steps to debt proof christmas. share some things that people ought to be thinking about right now. >> cash only. you know, these last few days, put the credit cards, even the debit card away, a safe place, if you need to buy anything, make sure it's cash, and you'll be a different shopper. think of ways to give gifts that aren't going to cost a lot of money. make things in our kitchen,
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don't we enjoy that. i don't like the gifts i have to wear for three years to demonstrate i love it. >> mike: i'm wearing many of the people that people made for me in their kitchen right now. that's the problem, mary. >> that's so funny. you are hilarious. >> mike: no, it's the truth. so what are some other ways? >> if you have absolutely no cash. how about giving something of your own time. what do you do well. governor huckabee what could you come to my home and do for me. >> mike: nothing that involves, hammer nails, and power tools. >> and given a gift to teach someone's young teenager how to drive, a sing many mom that couldn't, or lessons or baby-sitting, or even an iou. a gift that my mother-in-law gave to me i remember fondly, i love it. she gave to me a set of wedding crystal because i loved it so much and she lived long enough to see me enjoy
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that. she didn't have a lot of money, but gave me a gift that was priceless. >> mike: i think a lot of people probably their most important christmas gift ought to be the book. "how to debt proof your christmas" by mary hunt and it may be the one gift that may save them from heart break and pain. and good news, all the members of our audience are going to get a copy of mary hunt's book "debt pof your christmas", this audience will be well armed and prepared. thank you. [applause] >> coming up, our house band the little rockers and diane macedo from fox business network. together for one of my favorite christmas songs. stay with us. [applause].
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(applause) >> you know, it's been a while since our house band, the little rockers, have
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performed on the show. i've got to tell you, we're ready to rock and we're a bunch of people with other jobs in the fox family and all of us wish we could make music all the time and no christmas season would be complete without a performance for the little rockers. leading the band is diane macedo, lauren greene, on the keyboard. and guitar, rob. and producer, and sandra, singing backup, on the sleigh bells and writer bob, and on the drums, our friend zaro. [applause] >> and diane, you're going to do a song for us today. it's one of my favorite christmas songs by mariah carey. >> this is "all i want for christmas is you" i think everybody will recognize it and i hope they enjoy. >> i bet they will.
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♪ ♪ i don't want for christmas, there is just one thing i need ♪ ♪ i don't care about the presents under the christmas tree ♪ ♪ 'cause i just want to call my own ♪ ♪ more than you could ever know ♪ ♪ make my wish come true ♪ ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas there is just one thing i need ♪ ♪ and i don't care about the
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presents underneath the christmas tree ♪ ♪ i won't even hang my stocking here up on the fireplace ♪ ♪ santa claus won't make me happy, with the joy of christmas day ♪ ♪ 'cause i just want to call my own, more than you could ever know ♪ ♪ make my wish come true ♪ ♪ baby all i want for christmas is you ♪ ♪ oh, i won't ask for much this christmas ♪ ♪ i won't even wish for that ♪ ♪ i just want to keep on waiting underneath the mistletoe ♪ ♪ i won't make a list and send it to ♪ ♪ i won't even stay away, the
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magic reindeer place ♪ ♪ 'cause i just want tonight, holding on so tight ♪ ♪ what more can i do, baby all i want for christmas is you ♪ ♪ you baby ♪ ♪ oh, the lights are so brightly every day ♪ ♪ and the children laughing till the day ♪ ♪ with everyone singing, i hear the sleigh bells ringing ♪ ♪ santa, wasn't you please my bring my baby ♪ ♪ i don't want a lot for christmas there is just one thing i need ♪ ♪ i just want to see my baby standing here right next to
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me ♪ ♪ 'cause i just want to call my own, holding more than you could ever know ♪ ♪ and my wish come true baby all i want for christmas ♪ note is you ♪ ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ ♪ baby, ooh, oh, ooh, oh oh ♪ ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ (applaus (applause) >> thank you, diane. and the little rockers. and thank you for being with us here on this wonderful week
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before christmas. i hope you and your family have a great christmas. until next time, this is mike huckabee from new york, good night, merry christmas and god bless. ♪ all i want for christmas is ♪ all i want for christmas is you baby ♪ captioned by closed captioning services, inc. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery.
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