Evening Edition - November 17

November 17, 2020 |

A FELONY

A reminder to all the Californians and other out-of-staters who are talking about moving to Georgia temporarily, just so they can vote in the runoff and steal the two crucial Senate seats for the Democrats: it’s illegal. Claiming you’re becoming a resident of Georgia just to vote in an election when you’re only there temporarily is a felony punishable by a $100,000 fine and up to 10 years in state prison. So either way, you’d better be planning to stay a while in Georgia.

DEPLATFORMED

The web hosting site WordPress/Automaticc seems to be looking with envy at Facebook and Twitter. It just deplatformed the popular blog The Conservative Treehouse, ordering them to find another host.

When pressed for a reason, WordPress/Automaticc issued a vague statement saying that TCT had consistently violated their terms of service on prohibited ads and calls to violence. The site’s creators reply that in 10 years, they have never been told they were violating any terms of service and have never advocated violence. They say they will move to a new platform.

I would say that if I had a lot of money, this would be a great time to launch a new webhosting platform, social media site or women’s magazine that didn’t think of itself as a leftist propaganda organ first and a for-profit business second.

WAGE GROWTH

Along with cheap gas, standing up to China and peace in the Middle East, here’s something else you’ll never see again if Biden gets into the White House: wage growth.

A study by the Foundation for Economic Education found that despite the left’s claims of stagnant wages and the economy leaving the working class behind, wages soared under Trump. From 2002 to 2015, there was no growth in wages, adjusted for inflation. But between 2016 and 2019, real median income grew by nearly $6,000 to $68,703 a year. In 2018 alone, the median household income rose by $4400, more than in the previous 20 years combined. By comparison, “in 2016, real median household income was $62,898, just $257 above its level in 1999.”

The two major factors fueling this explosive wage growth were Trump’s deregulation push and the corporate tax cut, two things Biden has vowed to reverse immediately.

But I’m sure he won’t send any mean tweets, so it’ll be worth it, right?...

WAPO: ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

The editors of the Washington Post think it’s time to get rid of the Electoral College because too many people in non-urbanized states still have a say over who their leaders are going to be, and that should only be decided by people like the editors of WaPo and the swells they attend cocktail parties with. I paraphrase, but that’s the gist.

THE MEDIA WILL IGNORE THIS

News That Absolutely Nobody in Government or the Media Will Pay Attention To: Even as some officials are ordering new lockdowns and canceling Thanksgiving and Christmas, the New England Journal of Medicine published a joint study of the spread of COVID-19 by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Naval Medical Research Center. It involved 1,843 young, healthy Marine volunteers and took place on a Marine campus tightly controlled by the military.

The recruits were tested and put through a 14-day quarantine to insure they were not infected at the start. They were then put through rigorously-enforced prevention measures, including wearing double-cloth masks at all times except when sleeping and eating, washing their hands, maintaining 6 feet of distance, using bathrooms and dining facilities regularly sanitized with bleach, avoiding personal electronics and other items prone to surface virus transmission, taking classes and exercise outdoors, undergoing daily temperature checks and more. Their instructors were also restricted to campus and put under similar precautions.

Result: Despite all those precautions, after two weeks, there were 51 infections among the 1,843 recruits, a 2.8% infection rate. Interestingly, there were fewer infections among a control group that didn’t follow all the strict measures (26 out of 1554, or a 1.7% infection rate.) It’s speculated that overuse of masks in the first group increased infections because of recruits touching them more and viruses growing in masks that are worn too long.

The full report can be accessed via this link, but because it’s pretty dry science reading, I’m linking to a summary of it by historian and science blogger Robert Zimmerman.

Aside from providing scientific evidence that the virus, like all viruses, is going to spread no matter what we do, the study also notes that almost all the infected recruits were asymptomatic and wouldn’t have known they had it if they hadn’t been tested constantly. Again showing that the disease is not a death sentence for younger, healthy people, who are still being forced to follow all the economy-, job- and freedom-destroying mandates that this study suggests are pointless and might even make matters worse.

A PERFECT RESPONSE

The Rev. Franklin Graham had a perfect response to Jake Tapper’s claim that “Christmas is not gonna be possible this year” because of the coronavirus.

I don’t really expect a lot of people in the media these days to understand Christians or Christianity, but did they not at least learn as kids from the Grinch TV special that Christmas is not something that comes from a store, Christmas means a (whole lot) more?

CNN FOR SALE?

I mentioned recently the rumors about CNN possibly coming up for sale if they don’t have Donald Trump to badmouth 24/7. Here’s some more background on that possibility, including that their parent company has $150 billion in debt and needs to cut costs and unload losing businesses. My suggestion is that Trump buy it in a clearance sale and rename it “Trump TV.”

PROPHETIC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be under the impression that the Democrats lost their majority in the House.

Unlike some conservatives, I’m not going to make fun of her. I’ll just congratulate her on her ability to see two years into the future.

A NEW "SQUAD"

We have far too many people in America today, and even in government, who have been miseducated into believing in socialism. Fortunately, we’ll have some new Republican House members in January forming their own “Squad” of immigrants and children of immigrants from socialist nations who know only too well how toxic it is.

One of them is Victoria Spartz, who grew up in Soviet-dominated Ukraine and who was just elected in Indiana’s 5th District. Here’s a great interview she gave Monday to Fox & Friends, expressing her concerns about the rising embrace of socialism in America by people who don’t understand what it really is and what it leads to. As she ominously put it, “I was born in a country that doesn’t exist anymore, for good reason.”

HUCK'S HERO

We could all use a non-political Huck’s Hero story right now, to give us some inspiration. So how about a big salute to Chris Nikic?

Born with Down syndrome, he had to undergo painful operations, and was once too weak to swim a single lap. But with determination and his dad helping train him to pursue his dreams, Chris just entered the Guinness Book of World Records. He’s the first person with Down syndrome ever to finish the Ironman Triathlon. He swam 2.4 miles, cycled 112 miles and ran just over 26 miles in 16 hours, 46 minutes and 9 seconds. Learn more about this extraordinary young man at the link.

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  • Leonard DeWitt

    11/21/2020 05:46 PM

    Hi Governor...I appreciate all the ways you seek to get the truth to us. Please turn up the heat on the Justice department and those who should be found guilty of treason. Why should they get away with a deliberate trying to overthrow our duly elected President. Secondly it is time to clip the wings of the social media giants. It is not right that they could censor information that would have helped people vote factually. It should also be a crime for networks to spawn misinformation.

  • jerry thomas

    11/19/2020 01:45 PM

    Way to go Chris

  • Donald Plunkett

    11/18/2020 09:05 PM

    I really enjoy your news and fun facts. The lessons in this issue about the man who has Down Syndrome is fantastic. Lots of hard work was put in before competing in the Ironman but so many can now express him to keep on keeping on at things he enjoys doing. Congratulations are certainly in order for Chris Nikic! Thank you Bro. Mike for including that story.
    And thanks for your expression of forward thinking for AOC and others of her ilk. If Biden goes in as President I wish we could vote on that office again in two years.
    But for now let’s just say Trump 2020!

  • jeannette keller

    11/18/2020 08:28 PM

    Keep up the good work that you do!!

  • Marjorie Brantley

    11/18/2020 05:40 PM

    I pray for President Trump that he can withstand all the mental attacks on him.

  • jack macdonald

    11/18/2020 01:06 PM

    Early voting should be against the law. Early voters lose weeks of relevant issues that could affect the outcome. Example would be the Hunter Biden/Joe Biden scandal published in the NY Post and suppressed by the media. Uninformed voting will be the downfall of our Democracy. Mail in ballots should either be thrown out or every single one subjected to extreme scrutiny similar to the hanging chad exercise in 2000. Cheaters cannot be allowed to prevail. If so, kiss your country goodbye and welcome Communism. We are almost there. jm

  • PAUL920 SCHABER

    11/18/2020 11:27 AM

    Those people who voted for Joe Biden and those election vote counters that cheated on the count, let us hope you have a lot of fiscal reserve money and have learned to speak Chinese or Russian or Farsi (Iranian Language) and are willing to spend a lot more of your money to pay for the gas or electric to run your car and know how to shovel or walk to work due to high prices it will cost you to make a living and let us also hope you have a large backyard to commence growing your Victory Garden, if not, see you at the Food Bank line or Soup kitchen for your daily meal.

  • Nancy Bradley

    11/18/2020 10:47 AM

    Trump TV. Has a ring to it. I like it, no I love it!
    Love your newsletters. Read them every day. Thank you Gov. Huckabee for your excellent writing (and to Pat and Laura). Such great insight. You keep me grounded.

  • Janice James

    11/18/2020 10:41 AM

    We are now reaping the "rewards" of at least 60 years of public schools indoctrinating students into socialism. How do I know? I was one of those students. Fortunately, my parents detected a change in my attitude and pulled me out of one particular class that was offensive and misleading. They also taught me to think for myself about what I was learning, to "play the rest of the DVD" and see where it leads. Parents, please pay attention to what your children are being brainwashed with.

  • Gwendolyn Gifford

    11/18/2020 10:18 AM

    I can not believe that Trump won NC and that Dan Forest did not win also. Roy Cooper is Democratic and keeps us shut down. I wonder if there was any fraud going on in NC.

  • Jerry Korba

    11/18/2020 09:41 AM

    The population of New York is a Leftist brand I knew a few New Yorkers and I had questioned how people could be led by or accept the leadership of a Cuomo or a Deblasio these misfits do not represent the ideals of a New Yorker. Thats my opinion so ? are the elections rigged so much that these types of people Cuomo DeBlasio can be elected? I am in flyover country none of these derelicts would survive a parade route without a militia escort. Although the handlers of these types would not allow that type of exposure the need to be in front of a camera is all the public can stand with this toxic type personalities. The type of governing has infiltrated a lot of this country big money from corporations want to run this country politically and not only want to sell its merchandise also wants to control how the population live Communism style its influence by the CCP and its vast resources.

  • Shirley Frederick

    11/18/2020 09:24 AM

    Gov. Huckabee: I just love your humor. You make me laugh every day with some of the things you say. Reading your column is the best part of my day. Thank you for your support of President Trump. My stomach hurts just thinking that we might have to live in a country that has Biden as president. Let's hope and pray that doesn't happen. Keep up the good work.

  • Patricia Owens

    11/18/2020 09:12 AM

    On the possibility that AT&T would refuse to sell to Donald J. Trump, he could follow the paths of the devious democrats, form multiple shell companies protecting the original owner...wouldn't that be a fun thing for us Americans!!
    On another item: Western Journal recently started requesting membership to read their articles. I do appreciate your giving us a briefing of what your link is going to. Thank you...

  • Mary Burch

    11/18/2020 08:42 AM

    It should become a law that someone must live here 6 months prior to being allowed to vote in the state of Georgia

  • Darron Tarr

    11/18/2020 08:19 AM

    Glad to see that a Republican "squad" is taking shape in the House. The perspectives they will bring to this important caucus concerning socialism will be both accurate and sobering and could be instrumental in dragging many Democrats back to the centre. I am a South African and socialism has devastated my country. This failed ideology will destroy people's lives in the USA if it becomes pervasive.

  • James Bockholt

    11/18/2020 08:18 AM

    Ref the first article “A Felony “ you are slipping on this one. Since when did The Law apply to Democrats?

  • Barna Mikes

    11/18/2020 08:00 AM

    Nancy Pelosy has an obvious, recognisable facial improvement. The only facial cream that can be so effective is made of parts of aborted babies, I learned about it back in Hungary 46 years ago before I left.
    The hungarian name for it is: "Méhpemp?", translates to "Royal Jelly". It is wildly used in Europe.
    I never seen it mentioned in the US Media!

  • Jerry Korba

    11/18/2020 07:58 AM

    I would like the law to be enforced if the people with voting fraud on their minds be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If the Computers for the voting is found to be used for election fraud the strongest penalties need to be enforced. The penalties for violence in the street need to be enforced the thugs will not stop beating people until then. Like child molesters most do not return to normal let the thugs practice their beatings in maximum prisons environments I am sure these street cowards might be able to find some elderly prison inmates to confront. I can only only hope for the prison guards to stand down While the elderly team up against these young cowards. Carma

  • Mary C Jackson

    11/18/2020 07:51 AM

    I hope President Trump buys CNN. Wouldn't it be wonderful to watch something worthwhile at airports and doctor's offices again?

  • Peter Weisel

    11/18/2020 07:43 AM

    Thank you Sir for these twice daily updates. I don’t watch cable tv news, but listening to talk radio can either encourage or depress.
    God wants us to be joyful, so let’s do that. Stay faithful, it will be worth it! ?????

  • Debbie

    11/18/2020 07:35 AM

    Gov
    Please put on your pastoral hat....how do we cope with what is happening?Know HE is in control...but how can we be assured He will not let our Nation collapse to “them”
    Depression time here...over this more than Covid

  • Sharon DeMers

    11/18/2020 07:27 AM

    Governor, since we can’t trust rigged voting machines and incompetent people to accurately count votes, why not engage the military to do it? They’re more disciplined and trustworthy and excel at organization and execution of their missions.

  • Don

    11/18/2020 06:45 AM

    does anybody think that the Georgia laws against moving into the state just to vote in the senatorial election will be enforced... stacey abrams now runs the state and she will decide which laws she will and will not enforce... she may even decide that there is no need for a vote and she will just pick the winner.. has the support of the big folks (twitter, facebook, google, amazon, and rinos)

  • Donna Fleischmann

    11/18/2020 06:40 AM

    Hi! I think that having a conservative owned platform for FB type activity and Parlor, in addition to a cable channel would be a FABULOUS idea. The one thing that the left would hate is if we had a place to ‘gather’ to share ideas and get stronger! I would love to see @realdonaldtrump put something together so that over these next years we could be informed and strengthened. There is only going to be more censorship and NO transparency from the new regime! The left has the MSM to constantly boost them. We saw the result of that! Great idea you have there, Governor! Thank you!

  • Ellie Maddox

    11/18/2020 03:18 AM

    Thank you for all you and your family do! As a Georgian I am not happy of the thought of people moving here to cheat on the upcoming Senate runoffs! I’m not sure which is worse though- coming just to vote or moving here permanently....stay in California. Don’t ruin our state!