October 24, 2020
By Mike Huckabee
The weekend is here, so take off your face mask and breathe easy: a new episode of “Huckabee” has arrived on TBN! Tonight, I’ll talk to Sen. Martha McSally about her hard-fought race and the Barrett SCOTUS vote. You’ll meet a couple who’ve truly gone to the mountaintop and back to strengthen their faith and marriage. We’ll have plenty of laughs from comedian Bobby Henline and some goofy news “In Case You Missed It.” Plus a chat with music legend Michael Omartian and his wife, best-selling author Stormie Omartian. We’ll top it off with music from Michael Omartian.
It all gets rolling tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and Sunday at 9 EST/8 CST, on TBN. To find out where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.huckabee.tv and click on “Channel Finder” on the top menu. You can stream previous episodes, highlights and online-only “Digital Exclusives,” including extended interviews, “In Case You Missed It” and “Facts of the Matter” segments, and extra performances by our great musical and comedy guests, all at https://www.huckabee.tv. You can also find past shows, highlights and digital exclusives on YouTube and my Facebook page.
REFUTING JOE BIDEN
The head of the DHS has issued a statement refuting Joe Biden’s claim that President Trump rips children from the arms of their parents at the border and refuses to reunite them with their families, probably while kicking the dog he’s been criticized for not having.
In fact, three government agencies are working diligently to try to reunite these families, but out of 485 children whose families they’ve been able to contact, not a single one wants their children to be sent to their home nations to reunite with them. They’d rather leave their kids in the US. I guess they haven't heard that we're an inferior, irredeemably racist nation where immigrants can't get ahead.
Also, it’s true that those detention centers (“cages for children,” in Democrat parlance) were built in 2014, under Obama. And for a good reason: in that year, an estimated 60,000 children were brought across the border. Authorities suspected that many were not related to the adults accompanying them, and that coyotes (the human kind) were bringing some of them for human trafficking. They were separated to put them out of danger of violence or sexual abuse from adult detainees. Biden surely knows this: the policy began when he was Vice President.
Even if the children were with their real parents, illegal border crossing must be the only situation in which someone can bring their kids along with them when committing a crime and have liberals insist that the kids should be put in the same adult detention center with their parents.
This is a serious and complicated issue that impacts many young children, and a lot of people in border enforcement and other government agencies are working hard to try to protect those children and reunite families while enforcing our laws. They deserve better than to have their efforts misrepresented and their motives impugned for cheap political advantage.
REAL LEADERS CAN'T TAKE MONTHS OFF
On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh made an interesting point. In the last debate’s arguments over the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus, President Trump made the case that we’ve learned a lot about how to treat the virus (all such things have a learning curve, a term I'm not surprised that leftists are unfamiliar with), the fatality rate has plummeted by 85%, the deadly effects of the shutdown are now worse than the disease, and we can’t just shut down the country indefinitely or we won’t have a country. Joe Biden was the prophet of doom, warning of a “dark winter” approaching with surging cases and blaming all 220,000 US deaths from the international pandemic on his political opponent.
Rush made the point that he didn’t think Biden understood what it meant to be a man – adding that this wasn’t a gender issue, because his comment also applies to adult women. He noted that there are many viruses, from AIDS to flu to the common cold, that we don’t have a cure or vaccine for. Many jobs, such as construction, are high risk. You can die in traffic just driving to work. You can come in contact with things that give you cancer, something that Rush knows only too well, but even battling life-threatening cancer hasn’t stopped him from doing his show. Every day, Americans get out of bed, leave the house and assume those risks because life goes on and adults have jobs to do. It’s important that their work get done and that their families get fed.
Rush pointed out that Trump is a leader, and real leaders can't just take months off and hide in the basement. He got the virus, kept on working while he fought it off, and is already back on a campaign schedule that would exhaust even his young staffers (I saw this myself when I campaigned with him in 2016.) Biden doesn't seem to comprehend that we can't all keep hiding in our basements until someone develops a vaccine, which he might refuse to take anyway thanks to Trump getting it done. That’s understandable: he’s spent 47 years in Washington as a do-nothing Senator and then Vice President. If he didn’t come to work, who’d even notice? And it certainly wouldn’t stop his paychecks from coming.
A personal observation I'd add: Remember when Trump and his associates got COVID-19, and many liberals reacted with unseemly glee and tried to shine a spotlight on how saying that Trump was going to learn a hard lesson when he and his staffers got horribly ill or even died. Well, I think they're all now past it -- even the one most endangered, Chris Christie, who spent some time in the hospital for caution due to his asthma, is now out. Nobody had fatalities or even serious illnesses. And for some reason, the Democrats aren't trying to call everyone's attention to it anymore.
WEAR A MASK, FOREVER
Joe Biden has a plan for stopping the coronavirus. It involves wearing a facemask everywhere, like, forever.
"THE EQUALITY ACT"
I’ve written before about how radical politicians always give legislation names that nobody could possibly disagree with, so they can accuse Republicans of opposing the “Fresh Air Act” or “The Safe Toys Act” or the “Save the Puppies Act,” even if those bills actually call for turning our schools over to ISIS recruiters. Well, here’s a new Trojan Horse to beware of, and it’s called “The Equality Act.” Because who could be against equality other than a bigoted monster, right?
What it actually does is enshrine “sexual orientation and gender identity” as a protected class and health care providers as a “public accommodation.” It’s also vague enough about defining a public accommodation that churches, religious schools, synagogues and mosques could be included. It could devastate religious liberty by forcing religious organizations and hospitals to accept employees and behaviors and to perform services that violate their sacred beliefs or else face ruinous lawsuits.
If Democrats take over the Senate and Biden wins, he’s vowed to sign it into law within his first 100 days in office. Remember under Obama, when the Little Sisters of the Poor were sued in federal court to force them to provide contraceptives and abortion drugs to employees? Imagine that scenario on steroids.
Oh, and as long as the Democrats are taking away your First Amendment rights, they know they’d better take away your Second Amendment rights, too. Here’s how Joe Biden is planning to infringe on those as soon as he (God forbid) gets into office. It’s the kind of plan that could only be devised by someone who knows nothing about the Constitution and whose closest experience with guns is shooting off their own mouths.
Now, go out and vote to prevent this, and take everyone you know who agrees with you.
ICYMI: MUST-READ: AGENDA-DRIVEN "JOURNALISTS" SPY TO CONTROL SOCIAL MEDIA
I'll say it again: Who needs Russia to interfere in our elections when we have our own media to do it?
Wednesday evening, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Chris Wray held a sudden press briefing about findings that Russia and Iran –- wait, not China? –- have been interfering on social media to influence American voters.
It seems Russia and Iran have been obtaining information about our voter rolls and sending fake emails pretending to be from groups such as the Proud Boys (which is NOT a white supremacist group), doing things that are nothing to be proud of such as threatening people to vote for Trump or else. They've determined that these were sent to damage Trump, and that makes sense, because why on earth would Iran be trying to help Trump when they hate him maybe even more than the American left does, if that's possible?
Ratcliffe and Wray were on and off the stage quickly without taking questions.
Yes, we need to get to the bottom of the foreign influence we find. But have our intelligence agencies considered the threats to the election right here at home? For example, have they looked into what our own media are doing to try to intimidate and suppress Trump voters?
On Wednesday, Tucker Carlson featured a story about Brandy Zadrozny, an NBC reporter who describes her job as seeking out “personal identifying information” about anonymous online Trump supporters and revealing their identities. She calls it “social media sleuthing...to learn about a subject’s real life –- their family, friends, jobs, personal politics and associations.” As Tucker reported, such information might include “phone records, property records, even their Amazon Wish Lists.” This apparently is her job description.
The must-read story comes from REVOLVER NEWS, which deserves special commendation for being on top of some important stories lately. Darren Beattie of REVOLVER said of Zadrozny, “She’s up to no good.” Here’s how he described her “job”: “...She uses state-of-the-art proprietary technical tools to dig up personal information about anonymous Trump supporters online...She’ll do anything she can to unearth anonymous Trump supporters, basically so she can ruin their lives.”
"It’s disgusting and disgraceful,” he said, “even by modern journalism standards.” (I didn’t know modern journalism had standards.) These people “are not even acting as meaningful journalists [but as] as commissars and neo-Stasi, effectively, in order to crush the rebellion of the American people [associated with the victory of Donald Trump] against their corrupt ruling class.”
Beattie said that Zadrozny uses the term “disinformation” as a pretext to target and shut down Trump supporters. As he explained it, the use of this term “invites the force of our own national security apparatus to silence Trump supporters domestically.”
Again, who needs Russia and Iran to “meddle”?
Beattie sees “broader swaths of our own national security apparatus being repurposed and redeployed domestically to silence, suppress and destroy the energies associated with Donald Trump’s victory in 2016.” That’s not surprising –- they're desperate to avoid a repeat of 2016!
This “journalist” was a major contributor to a doxxing manual for her media colleagues called the VERIFICATION HANDBOOK, telling them how to target Trump supporters and what to do to ruin them. Just one example: she calls the Amazon Wish List “a gold mine for learning about what a person reads, wants, buys.” She’s teaching agenda-driven “journalists” HOW TO SPY ON PEOPLE in ways Big Brother never dreamed. Here’s a telling quote:
"My favorite kind of stories are those that reveal the real people behind influential, anonymous social media accounts. These secret accounts are less reliant on the algorithm, and more carefully crafted to be an escape from public life. They allow someone to keep tabs on and communicate with family and friends apart from their public account, or to communicate the ideas and opinions that for personal or political reasons, they dare not say out loud.”
In other words, you can run, but you can't hide. If this isn't SPYING, I don’t know what is. This is dirty stuff, dangerous territory.
Good news for Zadrozny: there’s plenty of demand and job security for dedicated, highly motivated anti-Trump employees in the media. If she somehow loses this job, she might want to study artificial intelligence and go to work for Facebook in Hate Speech Engineering. They have the same goals.
And since we love research, look at the garbage we dug up that Zadrozny is into. Gosh, we’re hard-core Trump supporters and didn’t even know what “QAnon” is –-Trump didn’t, either –- but she apparently does and explained it in a podcast for (yes) Lawfare. Here it is on the website for the (yes) Brookings Institution. Zadrozny and fellow NBC reporter Ben Collins must have enjoyed going on this so-called “Arbiters of Truth” podcast series on (get ready) “disinformation” on August 6 of this year to talk about what crazy far-right conspiracy theorists we Trump supporters are and how the “disinformation” we post needs to be taken off social media. They say QAnon is becoming “increasingly mainstream” (!) and even that the Trump campaign has been “courting” its followers.
We got through about the first 10 minutes of this idiocy before having to turn it off. Thanks, NBC News, for being such dedicated arbiters of truth! What’s your next Trump-related expose –- the growing white supremacy movement? We don't imagine you work very hard to get social media to take down the REAL disinformation coming from the left, such as their insistence that the Hunter Biden laptop story is most likely a Russian plot, their claim that there's proof the Russians hacked the DNC, and well, just about everything they say about Rudy Giuliani.
Ironically, the REVOLVER site is probably one that agenda-driven NBC News would LOVE to get shut down, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they were doing everything possible to limit its reach. They would, of course, label this reporting “disinformation.” But REVOLVER is doing a great job of revealing what in their words is “the true nature of the presidential election,” and I sure wouldn’t trust NBC News to tell me anything about that.
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY