Evening Edition - January 23

January 23, 2019

This is a story that will get little coverage in America, but it’s one that every American should hear, so that when we’re told that we must engage with Iran’s government and respect their views, we understand exactly what we’re being asked to compromise and deal with. 

In Tehran, two Iranian Christians were convicted of “spreading propaganda against the regime.”  Translation: they were convicted of discussing Christian doctrine inside a house church, which was deemed to be an attack on Islam. While Iran’s constitution claims to recognize the right to hold the Christian faith, the legal system in effect criminalizes it.  One was sentenced to a year in prison, the other, who was already serving a 10-year sentence in a notoriously awful prison for the similar charge of “promoting Zionist Christianity,” got 18 months in prison and two years of internal exile.

However, the two were offered their freedom if they would publicly renounce their Christian faith.  They refused.

There’s international pressure on Iran to stop persecuting Christians, but there needs to be more.  While the rise of radical Islam across the Middle East has terrorized and slaughtered Christians and destroyed their churches, God is once again showing us that the Holy Spirit cannot be squashed.  An underground Christian movement is growing organically in Iran, in defiance of the threat to believers of arrest and imprisonment. 

Read the article to learn more.  And please pray for these brave Iranian Christians and for all the Christians of Iran and across the Middle East who are targeted for persecution and even extinction. 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/iranian-christians-refuse-renounce-christian-faith-freedom-from-prison-229561/

 

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 Irony Alert: Austin, the most liberal city in Texas, is having trouble with drugs and organized criminal activity taking place in a particular alley downtown.  So their solution to keep drugs and undesirables out: build a 10-foot wall. 

Hold it, don’t they realize walls don’t provide security?  Why, crooks will just bring an 11-foot ladder or a shovel to dig under the wall!

Or they might move somewhere more dangerous, like selling drugs in the middle of Interstate-35.  Then if they’re hit by a car, it will be the city officials’ fault, and they’ll feel guilty for forcing them to sell drugs in the middle of a highway. 

This is why leftists believe in situational ethics.  If you try to apply their reasoning consistently to more than one situation, people start to notice what a load of gibberish it is. 

https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/austin-leaders-propose-building-10-foot-fence-near-red-river-street-to-fight-crime/269-28c3ebac-4f5b-4c50-8c77-c410e234e3e7

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Must-See Video:  This is how a less “woke” company than Gillette sells shaving supplies to men. 

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/01/22/listen-hashtag-adam-baldwin-shares-what-could-be-the-best-commercial-ever-from-your-great-granddad-for-barbasol/

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 You almost have to admire the kind of dedication that it takes to make signs, dress up in costumes and travel many miles to protest in frigid January weather when you have no idea what you’re protesting against.

https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/trump-supporter-asks-womens-marchers-hate-trump-implode-like-dying-stars/

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The 2020 election is a long way off and the DNC hasn’t even rented out a hockey arena to hold all its candidates for the debates.  (This just in: add the major of South Bend, Indiana, to the list of Democratic candidates for President, because…why not?) 

https://www.apnews.com/b6a09c1f2a0646a7b68b3091873279a5

But with Kamala Harris entering the fray, it’s worth reminding everyone right up front of what she believes and what she thinks is a proper use of government power.  So here is a list of six people or groups she’s targeted for destruction or for unfair assistance at the expense of First Amendment speech and religious freedom rights and the opinions and safety of the majority of law-abiding U.S. citizens.

https://pjmedia.com/election/6-reasons-to-oppose-nanny-state-tyrant-kamala-harris-in-2020/

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When the president of Egard Watches created an ad in response to Gillette’s man-shaming ad, he was warned by his marketing “experts” not to do it, or at least release it anonymously.  But he was so riled up, he felt he had to respond in defense of men.  He expected a negative reaction and braced himself for blowback against his business.  But a funny thing happened:

I shared that video here, as did many others.  Result: an explosion in sales.  It brought in a wave of unexpected profits.  And now, he’s donating $10,000 to a veterans’ charity. 

What else can I say, but…“What a man!” 

Full story and the video that started it at this link, along with some very thoughtful comments from the man who created it (Yes, men can actually be thoughtful and create things.  He creates some really nice-looking watches, too):

https://www.westernjournal.com/company-stood-gillette-announces-sales-explosion-big-charitable-donation/

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Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment in New York City for punching a man in a dispute over a parking space, and he was sentenced to pay $120 for a mandatory anger management class.  Sounds as if he got off easy, considering that a parking space in New York City usually costs more than that even when you don’t get to punch someone.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-due-in-court-on-charges-he-punched-man-over-parking

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You know our moral superiors at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland are really serious about climate change being the #1 issue in the world because they are so anxious to come deal with it that this year will set a new record for private jets flying into Davos.  They’re bigger and more expensive than ever, and the airport is expecting up to 1500 of them, up 11% from last year.  Now, that's dedication to reducing carbon emissions!

A spokesman for the WEF tried to defuse any criticism of all the big private jets, saying, “We have been offering incentives to participants to use public transport for some years. We also ask that they share planes if they have to use them; something that has been gaining popularity in recent years.” Well, I know that whenever I feel a pang of guilt about my carbon footprint, I always ask a friend to share my private jumbo jet with me.  Only kidding: I’m probably the only person anyone there has ever met who’s actually been on public transportation.

I will start taking seriously all these elites who tell us the world is going to end if the rest of us don’t reduce our CO2 emissions the first time they schedule a meeting over Skype instead of at a five-star resort in Switzerland. 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jan/22/record-private-jet-flights-davos-leaders-climate-talk

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The Mayor of South Bend who's joined the Democratic Presidential race is named Pete Buttigieg. If you can spell his last name correctly, you're too smart to be voting in a Democratic primary election.

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  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/25/2019 08:49 PM

    Getting that Speakership for a 2nd time round has gone to Pelosi’s head! She thinks that she’s the President or the Queen when she’s only 3rd in line! Is she thinking of usurping the “hierarchy” and stage a take-over? She wants to bring the POTUS & VP to be the POTUS herself! What’s the real reason for Pelosi & other Congressmen’s scheduled trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan while she & her cronies ought to be here working & cooperating with the President to find a common ground to end the Govt shutdown, build the Wall, secure the border, pass sensible Immigration Laws, plan out a sensible budget for the next 2 years, bring harmony on the Hill & with the President? How dare she – who does she think she is to stop the SOTU address by the President because of the “Shut-down” the Democrats & some Republicans are responsible for. I would have thought that it would precisely be more the reason for SOTU. Since they haven’t worked hard enough with real concern and sincerity to get their jobs done properly, and were on several vacations recently with several long weekend breaks before even resolving the Border Security, Illegal Immigrants, instead of paying the Congress their salaries for Dec 2018 & Jan 2019 and their amenities, use that to pay the Federal workers (only those who really deserves it) for January & February! Even though she carries a beautiful face, she’s crookedly clever, smart, brilliant, very rich, way too experienced dark politician; she’s scheming, arrogant, deceptive, immorally cruel without any real compassion from the heart, evil and hypocritical! She couldn’t even be bothered to talk to the Angel Moms the other day! She’s not for American citizens but for herself! I’m glad she & her cronies couldn’t get to go! They don’t need any more time off or vacation. AOC must not be allowed to succeed with her “Green Screen” or whatever she calls it – her socialist agenda neither should Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and such politicians besides the two new Palestinian? firebrands (for these two are anti-American and anti-Semitic)! I don’t know how and why such kind of individuals get elected?! This shows that many Americans are illogical, foolish, uninformed, ignorant of all past histories (BIBLICAL, US AND THE WORLD) and Biblical Principles. It would be advisable for us to look at Romans 1:18-32 seriously and repent and mend our ways for God to reverse the destructive path we’re on! Our President needs our earnest prayers!

  • Ted Griffith

    01/24/2019 10:08 PM

    Govenor there must be a reason, but why can’t you have the EVENING EDITION where it says Evening edition?

  • Gladys J Edakattil

    01/24/2019 08:49 PM

    Getting that Speakership for a 2nd time round has gone to Pelosi’s head! She thinks that she’s the President or the Queen when she’s only 3rd in line! Is she thinking of usurping the “hierarchy” and stage a take-over? She wants to bring the POTUS & VP to be the POTUS herself! What’s the real reason for Pelosi & other Congressmen’s scheduled trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan while she & her cronies ought to be here working & cooperating with the President to find a common ground to end the Govt shutdown, build the Wall, secure the border, pass sensible Immigration Laws, plan out a sensible budget for the next 2 years, bring harmony on the Hill & with the President? How dare she – who does she think she is to stop the SOTU address by the President because of the “Shut-down” the Democrats & some Republicans are responsible for. I would have thought that it would precisely be more the reason for SOTU. Since they haven’t worked hard enough with real concern and sincerity to get their jobs done properly, and were on several vacations recently with several long weekend breaks before even resolving the Border Security, Illegal Immigrants, instead of paying the Congress their salaries for Dec 2018 & Jan 2019 and their amenities, use that to pay the Federal workers (only those who really deserves it) for January & February! Even though she carries a beautiful face, she’s crookedly clever, smart, brilliant, very rich, way too experienced dark politician; she’s scheming, arrogant, deceptive, immorally cruel without any real compassion from the heart, evil and hypocritical! She couldn’t even be bothered to talk to the Angel Moms the other day! She’s not for American citizens but for herself! I’m glad she & her cronies couldn’t get to go! They don’t need any more time off or vacation. AOC must not be allowed to succeed with her “Green Screen” or whatever she calls it – her socialist agenda neither should Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, and such politicians besides the two new Palestinian? firebrands (for these two are anti-American and anti-Semitic)! I don’t know how and why such kind of individuals get elected?! This shows that many Americans are illogical, foolish, uninformed, ignorant of all past histories (BIBLICAL, US AND THE WORLD) and Biblical Principles. It would be advisable for us to look at Romans 1:18-32 seriously and repent and mend our ways for God to reverse the destructive path we’re on! Our President needs our earnest prayers!

  • albert behrens

    01/24/2019 05:08 PM

    Suggestion to protect our wonderful country founded on Christian Principles - in God we trust .

    A very small price to pay for all of the rights and advantages we enjoy, say: the Fortune 1000 companies contribute $6 million each to fund the wall. Alternatively, one million individuals contributing $6,000 each. Certain members of the military are already raising money for the Wall.

    Have the career politicians thought of this unique solution?

    Have sent this suggestion to the White House thirty minutes ago.

    God is watching!!

  • Sue Palakst

    01/24/2019 02:56 PM

    Think about it:
    I wonder if the young catholic teenager with the red MAGA hat waiting for the bus had been a young FEMALE catholic teenager wearing a red MAGA hat waiting for the bus, if she would have been treated the same way as the young brave teenager by the media, far far lefties (or any of the Hollywood celebs who attacked the young man)! humm....
    MAGA!

  • Sue Palakst

    01/24/2019 02:50 PM

    Re: Think about it...
    I think Nancy wants to be president: Get rid of Trump, Get rid of Pence (BY ATTACKING CHRISTIANS) and Wallllahhhhhh! President Pelosi
    I'm thinking, Steny Hoyer, who says "the" wall/fence is NOT immoral (how dare he have a different view than Ms. P.), "might" just be the next Speaker of the House" - to replace Ms. Nancy!
    Message to Dems: Nancy has over played her cards...follow Steny!

  • Sue Palakst

    01/24/2019 02:47 PM

    Re: Think about it...
    I think Nancy wants to be president: Get rid of Trump, Get rid of Pence (attach Christian) and Wallllahhhhhh! President Pelosi
    I'm thinking, Steny Hoyer, who says "the" wall/fence is NOT immoral (how dare he have a different view than Ms. P.), "might" just be the next Speaker of the House" - to replace Ms. Nancy!
    Message to Dems: Nancy has over played her cards...follow Steny!

  • Robert L. Clarkston Sr.

    01/24/2019 01:04 PM

    Is this state of dis functional government what the GREATEST GENERATION fought,
    gave their lives and body parts for in WW2 ? Our forefathers, with the help of GOD
    set up the greatest DEMOCRACY in the world. The democrat leadership is doing it's best to change all that.

  • Donna Yates

    01/24/2019 11:57 AM

    I have to agree with the one comment about calling the leftists, socialists, etc what they really are. They all have one thing in common they are under the Democratic platform.
    Why ANYONE would vote for these people, who consistently want more government control, higher taxes, forced healthcare, lie to the people about their backgrounds to make believe they come from the same economic areas as you and me. They are so adamant about their policies as being the only policies and are so willing to want to do away with our Constitution and even go as far as going against it ie allowing sanctuary cities to exist among others.
    Why are they allowed to hold their government positions and not being charged with treason? They are the ones who are dividing our country and wanting communism, socialism, whateverism to take over our freedoms. Why is this being tolerated by any state and federal levels?
    Where are the people who support our freedoms in all of this and not going after the treasonous ones? Why aren't the Democrats who don't support the Pelosi's, Shummers, the Hironis, the Harris' and the Watters', etc taking a stand against their own political party being destroyed?
    Are they so afraid to take a stand against them that it is easier to just join them and watch their backs and be ever so careful as to what they say and do?
    Why is it that the only ones with the guts to do anything are the political watch dogs like Judicial Watch. Where are the conservatives that we put in office to defend our Constitution?
    Thank you Mike for giving us a platform.

  • ANN L BRUCE-PINEDA

    01/24/2019 09:41 AM

    Dear Brother Mike,
    Re: Islamic influence. I've just watched an interview on TCS Channel 4 in El Salvador; Ing. Mauricio Urbina with a man named Humire /yu-mire/. His parents are, I think, from Bolivia but I think he lives in the States. What an amazing but alarming chat. I think he will give several talks in the few days he'll be here. His name is John Michael Humire or Joseph Michael Humire. I remember when Akmadinejad (sp?) and many other Iranian officials went to Venezuela while Chavez was in power. Humire says the real power in Venezuela is in the hands osf the former VP Tarik(?) who is now in charge of industrial development. His name seems Arabic. Please encourage POTUS to continue pulling out of the Middle East. The fight is here in America, from the North Pole to Tierra del Fuego. Humire speaks of the way Islamic internationalists use border disputes to destabilize an area. John Miles (?) in North Carolina, has visited house churches in China and, living in the mts., he and his wife from Nicaragua had a house church in their home. He told us the police were encouraged to report such gatherings in China because they could then have all the belongings of the owner of the home where the house church was. Please delete that last sentence during editing.

  • reg lewis

    01/24/2019 09:30 AM

    Mike, what a horrible system of government when one woman can keep the President from delivering a state of the union address in a government setting. What a disgrace! A law should be passed taking that power away from the speaker. It seems that there are individuals that have more power than the president.

  • David

    01/24/2019 08:28 AM

    ! Buenos Dias senor’. Hi Mike, just crawled out from my rock, missed a few days. What Happened ? I heard a group of racist thugs were spitting on Hi school kids in DC.?? Calling them racial slurs?? How come NO MSM HACKS TALKING @ it?? Isn’t spitting into under 18 yr olds faces a crime ? Hmmmm

  • John R Courter

    01/24/2019 06:43 AM

    It has been my observation that we have a lot of voters today that were not born in the USA, and for some reason they keep voting in a manner to make USA more like the countries they left to come here. What am I missing?

  • Amelia Little

    01/24/2019 05:34 AM

    I am always amazed at the "vigorous" questioning of nominees for any position. They think they look and sound intelligent, but I, for one, am not impressed. I do remember (I was in grade school) the controversy over a "gasp" CATHOLIC possibly becoming our President. JFK seemed to do a fine job (back when Democrats were sane) in spite of being Catholic. I wonder how many of these senators feel he was a subpar President because of his religion. I would also have to say--hey--look into ALL the organizations and religious affiliations of ALL congress people. By her standards, I'm betting there are a whole bunch who actually go to a church or synagogue who should be ousted (probably even harris.) Then, of course, go after all judges (hmm...wonder what affiliations the other Justices of the Supreme Court have.) I guess that would keep a bunch of them busy for a few days. So far (because I haven't read anything on them) it sounds like spartacus and Guam is tipping johnson would be better candidates.

    On Austin's wall, maybe they think they are as important as all the politicians and hoolywood elite who also have their walls. I guess it's okay for some people, but not for all citizens of the US.

    The UN wants to the US to remain a member (but they don't act like it) and climate activist summit people want the US involved--because the US pays in the most money, even when there are countries who don't pay their fair share. Maybe the people going to the summit should sell off their private jets--al gore would be pleased about the decreased emissions, but bet he wouldn't sell his--AND, they could donate the money to their cause.

    I couldn't figure out what Nick Sandmann said that would change the Indian activist's mind about how the (innocent, I remind you) students reacted to his aggression. I think it's funny that he thinks he has the authority to have teachers disciplined and fired....again, over HIS aggression to their students. So far, the school administration seems to be reacting to the situation in a sane and common sense manner, and one would think they would firmly stand their ground after the truth came out.

  • Gwen Long

    01/24/2019 05:15 AM

    Mike Huckabee I love your columns and thank you for your support of President Trump. God bless you.

  • Jasper W.McClellan

    01/24/2019 12:45 AM

    PLEASE!!! Stop using terms like "Liberals" "Leftists" "Progressives" and call them what they are: DEMOCRATS.
    You will never see the former terms on a BALLOT yet you will always see DEMOCRAT on ballots. That should tell you all you need to know to help win this fight.

  • Catherine Jones

    01/23/2019 10:17 PM

    Christians are under attack here in our Country. I am praying that we don’t become another Iran. If liberals had their way along with the minority atheists we would disappear from the face of the earth. I don’t recognize the Country I was raised as a child. Why have we allowed this to happen. Mark Meadows is our Representative and consider him a friend. That like yourself is a fine Christian honorable man. We are blessed to have you both trying to make a difference. I pray for your daughter Sarah every day ??

  • Arden Saxon

    01/23/2019 10:11 PM

    Wow! As a Canadian Conservative and a FOX News Fan I cannot fathom the direction that the Left is try to take your country. In my opinion for what it's worth, Nancy Pelosi should be the one who is impeached or worse still, charged with treason. She and her friend Chuck have in fact along with their cronies, started a civil war in your country. This is serious stuff and nothing is sacred any longer. These people are "completely off the rails" and I fear that the USA is on the brink of Marshall Law. We cannot be smug in this county either, with our left "wing nuts" led by our Prime Minister leading this country into virtual bankruptcy! We need the Lord to intervene in a miraculous way!

  • Anita Mae Barkeri

    01/23/2019 09:31 PM

    Excuse me for being stupid but I don't understand what the so called man shaming thing is all about.

  • Joanne Catherine Schmidt

    01/23/2019 09:29 PM

    Laura Ingraham reported on her show yesterday that Phillips and about 20 of his friends created a scene in front of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Saturday night, forcing security to lock the doors of the church to keep them outside and protect parishioners inside who were there for a service. Ingraham also displayed an anti-Catholic quote by Phillips that was reported in the Detroit Free Press. There's more to this story than the leftist media has reported.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    01/23/2019 09:04 PM

    Kampala Harris is a liar. She told Calif. That she investigated Planned Parenthood and not one in the state of calif. Was selling baby body parts! Shortly there after the DA in Orange county found evidence PP was selling baby body parts and shut them down! Kampala Harris should be impeached and thrown in jail!

  • Jacqueline M Cox

    01/23/2019 09:04 PM

    What rule or law allows Nancy Pelosi to stop our President from making the State of the Union speech in the House? Just curious.