Morning Edition - July 25

July 25, 2020 |

MORNING EDITION

July 25, 2020 

By Mike Huckabee

"HUCKABEE" PREVIEW

I’m afraid you’d riot…sorry: “peacefully protest”…if there weren’t a new “Huckabee” on TBN this weekend. But never fear, we’ve got another great show all lined up! We’ll cover the biggest issues in the news right now with DHS Secretary Chad Wolf, and Dr. David Samadi on what you’re not being told about COVID-19. You’ll meet a Huck’s Hero who’s helping the people who help others. Sen. Marsha Blackburn will tell us about her great new book that teaches kids about an important chapter in American history. We’ll also have music from the ground-breaking bluegrass band Appalachian Roadshow, as well as a very special visit with one of its members that will inspire you and touch your heart.

It all kicks off tonight at 8 and 11 EST, 7 and 10 CST, and the same times on Sunday, only on TBN. To find where you can watch TBN, from local cable and broadcast channels to streaming, visit https://www.tbn.org/huckabee and click on the “WATCH” menu at the top. You can also stream previous episodes, highlights and Internet-only “Digital Exclusives,” like extended interviews and extra performances by our musical and comedy guests. It’s all at https://www.tbn.org/huckabee

CANCEL CULTURE HITS AT THE MILITARY AND THE CAPITOL

This week, after demanding the renaming of military bases, streets and schools named after anyone connected to the Confederacy, the House passed a Nancy Pelosi-supported measure to remove from the Capitol statues of historical figures who supported the Confederacy (because censoring history insures that it will never be repeated.) The very next day, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert offered a similar resolution. It would require removing from the House and all connected buildings any items that name any political party or organization that supported slavery. That means scrubbing the Capitol of all references to the Democratic Party.

Rep. Gohmert said, “Since people are demanding we rid ourselves of the entities, symbols, and reminders of the repugnant aspects of our past, then the time has come for Democrats to acknowledge their party’s loathsome and bigoted past, and consider changing their party name to something that isn’t so blatantly and offensively tied to slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination, and the Ku Klux Klan.”

He went on, “Whether it be supporting the most vile forms of racism or actively working against Civil Rights legislation, Democrats in this country perpetuated these abhorrent forms of discrimination and violence practically since their party’s inception. To avoid triggering innocent bystanders by the racist past of the Democratic Party, I would suggest they change their name. That is the standard to which they are holding everyone else, so the name change needs to occur.”

You might think this is just a political stunt, but one of the racist Democrats Gohmert cited, President Woodrow Wilson, the father of “progressivism,” was stunningly racist. He praised the KKK-glorifying silent film “The Birth of a Nation” and showed it in the White House, and he resegregated government positions after they’d already been desegregated. Last month, Princeton voted to remove his name from their public policy building because of complaints about his racism.

So before you file this story under “Turnabout is fair play,” I’d argue it’s more correctly classified under “It’s funny because it’s true.”

In a related story, while it’s hard to keep up with all the crazy-to-incoherent things that Joe Biden says, I can’t let this one pass unnoticed. Because Trump referred to the coronavirus, which came from China and plagued the world because of China’s dishonesty, as the “China plague,” Biden claimed that makes him not only a horrible racist, but the first racist ever to be elected President. Biden said, “No sitting President has ever done this. Never, never, never. No Republican President has done this. No Democratic President. We’ve had racists, and they’ve existed, they’ve tried to get elected President. He’s the first one that has.”

At the link, Tyler O’Neil offers some pretty solid evidence that Trump isn’t a racist, but even if he were, he lists eight previous Presidents who were far worse racists, including Wilson, Andrew Jackson (who sent Native Americans on the Trail of Tears), Lyndon Johnson (who wiretapped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and called blacks by the “N-word”) and Franklin Roosevelt (who put Japanese-Americans in internment camps.) Why, yes, they were all Democrats.

Even among black liberals who hate Trump and think he is a racist, Biden’s comment was deemed to be stunningly, offensively ignorant. So he really does know how to bring both sides together.

PERFECT METAPHORS

Some of today’s news stories are such perfect metaphors, it’s almost as if they were dreamed up by political cartoonists to make a point.

For instance, I would never make fun of anyone who took on the pressure and risk of throwing out the first pitch of the long-delayed Major League Baseball season. I’m sure I’d have the jitters, too. But honestly, could there be a better metaphor for his handling of the COVID-19 (Chinese) coronavirus crisis than Dr. Anthony Fauci taking the mound in front of the entire world and whiffing the ball into the dirt, a good 20 feet from the target?

Speaking of baseball, Fox Sports announced that it will use advanced CGI graphics to fill the empty stands with thousands of “virtual fans.” With all the anti-American, anti-police, far-left virtual signaling that pro sports leagues plan to force on fans, this is the perfect metaphor for what they might have to do from now on, virus or not. They might want to start working on a way to create millions of virtual fans to watch it at home.

Finally, even the Babylon Bee couldn’t come up with anything funnier than the Washington Redskins announcing they will be now known as the “Washington Football Team.”

They’re also changing their uniforms, but how could they not have thought of making them all white with generic black text, like football player versions of house brand cans of beans?

Of course, “Washington Football Team” is just temporary, until they think of a name that won’t offend anybody. Good luck with that!! We already have whiners demanding that the ‘49ers change their name because California gold miners oppressed Native Americans and stole their sacred land, and that the Chiefs change their name because it’s somehow offense to Native Americans (naturally, there’s a Salon.com article arguing for both, but I refuse to link to it.) How long will it be before Norwegians are complaining they’re offended by the Vikings?

Ed Driscoll at Instapundit notes that the old, funny “Saturday Night Live” predicted this back in 1979 with a parody of the high school football TV series “The White Shadow” in which the cross-town rival team was called “The Visitors.” Driscoll predicts that soon, every team will be called the (Insert Town) Football Team, and whoever they’re playing will be the (Insert Town) Visitors.

Our pop culture guru Pat Reeder reminds me that the PC madness of 2020 was predicted even 25 years earlier by the late, great satirist Stan Freberg. He did sketches in the 1950s in which obvious ethnic stereotypes like Mexican banditos would declare, “We’re Swiss. That way, we don’t offend nobody!” Of course, today, the Swiss would probably complain that they’re offended. That’s why it’s so hard to write satire: now, it’s just the news.

FUNNY

CNN Democratic spokesmen Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon attempted to mock President Trump for taking a mental acuity test that he said he aced, claiming it looked like something for middle school students. Then they made the mistake of trying to take it themselves. Both proved incapable of identifying a drawing of the shape of a rhinoceros. Cuomo thought it was a hippo, and Lemon called it an elephant. Lemon’s excuse was that he was looking at it backwards, because a rhino backwards looks just like an elephant. Well, maybe if you're a middle schooler.

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  • David Molony

    07/26/2020 01:58 PM

    You may want to take a look at this.

    David

    Jon Rappoport
    Suppose one of the most intense "safety practices"---wearing a mask---actually inflates the number of COVID diagnoses?

    Needless to say, it would be a bombshell. Suppose PCR and antibody tests turn out false positive results because people are wearing masks every day?

    How is that possible?

    Actually, it’s quite simple. A person wearing a mask is breathing in his own germs all day long. He breathes them out, as he should, but then he breathes them back in.

    (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

    It seems evident that this unnatural process would increase the number and variety of germs circulating and replicating in his body; even creating active infection.

    Along with this, a decrease in oxygen intake, which occurs when a mask is worn, would allow certain germs to multiply in the body—-germs which would otherwise be routinely wiped out or diminished in the presence of an oxygen-rich environment.

    Here’s the key: Both the PCR and antibody tests are known for registering false-positive results, since they cross-react with germs which have nothing to do with the reason for the test.

    If wearing a mask increases the number and variety of germs replicating in the body, and also increases the chance of developing an active infection…then the likelihood of a false-positive PCR or antibody test is increased.

    In other words, masks would promote the number of so-called COVID cases. This would, of course, have alarming consequences.

    People labeled “COVID” face all sorts of negative consequences. I don’t have to spell them out.

    In past articles, I’ve shown that both PCR and antibody tests DO register false-positives because they react with irrelevant germs.

    For example, let’s consider the PCR: From the World Health Organization (WHO): “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: Laboratory testing for 2019-nCoV in humans”:

    “Several assays that detect the 2019-nCoV have been and are currently under development, both in-house and commercially. Some assays may detect only the novel virus [COVID] and some may also detect other strains (e.g. SARS-CoV) that are genetically similar.”

    Translation: Some PCR tests register positive for types of coronavirus that have nothing to do with COVID—-including plain old coronas that cause nothing more than a cold.

    From a manufacturer of PCR test kit elements, Creative Diagnostics, “SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Multiplex RT-qPCR Kit”:

    “...non-specific interference of Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Influenza B Virus (Yamagata), Respiratory Syncytial Virus (type B), Respiratory Adenovirus (type 3, type 7), Parainfluenza Virus (type 2), Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Chlamydia Pneumoniae, etc.”

    Translation: Although this company states the test can detect COVID, it also states the test can read FALSELY positive if the patient has one of a number of other irrelevant viruses in his body. What is the test proving, then? Who knows? Flip a coin.

    Now let’s consider the antibody test—-

    Business Insider, April 3, 2020: “Some tests have demonstrated false positives, detecting antibodies to much more common coronaviruses.”

    Science News, March 27: “Science News spoke with…Charles Cairns, dean of the Drexel University College of Medicine, about how antibody tests work and what are some of the challenges of developing the tests.”

    “Cairns: ‘The big question is: Does a positive response for the antibodies mean that person is actively infected, or that they have been infected in the past? The tests need to be accurate, and avoid both false positives and false negatives. That’s the challenge’.”

    That’s just a sprinkling of sources on both the PCR and antibody tests—-revealing that both of these tests DO spit out false-positive results. Many of those false-positives are the result of cross reactions with irrelevant germs.

    And as I stated at the top of this article, if wearing masks increases the number and variety of germs circulating and replicating in the body, then it’s quite likely that masks will, in fact, contribute to false diagnoses of COVID.

    Now, we come to a different angle on this story. Everyone is aware that governors and other politicians are ramping up orders to wear masks to new insane levels. If indeed this order will result in more diagnosed COVID cases…

    How can we avoid looking at the financial incentives?
    Receiving federal money for EVERY COVID case

    It turns out that the states are receiving federal money for EVERY COVID case.

    The reference here is Becker’s CFO Hospital Report, April 14, 2020, “State-by-state breakdown of federal aid per COVID-19 case”:

    “HHS recently began distributing the first $30 billion of emergency funding designated for hospitals in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act…”

    “Below is a breakdown of how much funding per COVID-19 case each state will receive from the first $30 billion in aid. Kaiser Health News used a state breakdown provided to the House Ways and Means Committee by HHS along with COVID-19 cases tabulated by The New York Times for its analysis.”

    Alabama: $158,000 per COVID-19 case
    Alaska: $306,000
    Arizona: $23,000
    Arkansas: $285,000
    California: $145,000
    Colorado: $58,000
    Connecticut: $38,000
    Delaware: $127,000…”

    Fake case-counting

    The article goes on to list every state and the money it will receive for EACH DIAGNOSED COVID CASE.

    If mask wearing increases the likelihood of a COVID diagnosis, then: those states forcing new widespread mask dictates will be multiplying their federal $$$.

    And if you really want to cover the bases, every method of fake case-counting will have the same ballooning $$$ effect for the states.

    ALL the so-called containment measures—-masks, quarantine, isolation, distancing, lockdowns, economic destruction—-bring on fear, stress, loneliness…lowering immune-system function…leading to more infections…which means more germs replicating in the body…which means more false-positive COVID diagnostic tests…and more human destruction…and more $$$ for the states.

    SOURCE:

    https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/state-by-state-breakdown-of-federal-aid-per-covid-19-case.html

  • Robin Durham

    07/26/2020 01:27 AM

    I’ve always been puzzled why people are “offended” by tags like REDSKINS. My mother had a favorite quote, “IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY.”

  • Robert Kagels

    07/25/2020 09:02 PM

    You and your team are doing a great job keeping your readers informed with your twice daily newsletters. Thank you & keep up the great work!

    This evening I tried to watch Huckabee via live stream, but was disappointed that I could not. I clicked on the link https://www.tbn.org/huckabee in the newsletter. At the link, I looked for the "Watch" menu at the top, but it does not exist, and nothing else seemed like it would take me to the live stream. The format of the web page may have changed. Please check it out and correct the instructions in next weekend's newsletter. Thank you. (BTW, tonight is the first time I tried to watch via live stream.)

  • larry rippere

    07/25/2020 09:00 PM

    funny team names: We have a local grade school whose team name is "The Cheetahs". Not racist... unless you are a cheetah... but I can imagine they take a lot of heckling if indeed they ever play against other schools!

  • Anne Turner

    07/25/2020 07:47 PM

    I have thought of a way to name all sports teams so that no one is offended. When I went to school in New Orleans many years ago the schools were named McDonough number 1,2,3, etc. We would have NFC 1,2,3 etc. AFC 1, 2, .......AL, NL, NHL 1, 2, .... the numbering would depend on when they were formed. There would be no use of the colors white, black, tan, olive, yellow,
    red, or ochre. Mascots could be animals, teddy bears, fruits, veggies, etc. as long as they were not the above colors. Good NFC #1 team colors
    would be light pink and dark pink with a pink elephant as mascot. We could have the AFC #1 mascot be lettuces with lime green and dark green. How about NHL #3, orange and green with a bunny rabbit eating a carrot on skates as the mascot. Or AL #4 with lilac and purple, whose mascot would be a giant grape. The baseball could be lilac thus getting away from white dominance. I’m not sure how the men would like some of these colors but the ladies would love them. Think of all the cute pink or lilac team shirts with matching pants and shoes. Purses sales would be huge.

  • Benita Miller

    07/25/2020 06:52 PM

    I realize my comment is not in line with what I just read but my heart is heavy and at my age 85, please excuse me. My daughter and her husband live in the small town of Kingman, they have a great little band (4) of them. They don't have to play to make a living but they usually play on a regular basis at one of my daughter's best friend's business, a wine bar. Like many other businesses in Kingman they have been closed down and she will be losing her business because of this Coronavirus Pandemic (excuse me) crap. Antifa and BLM bunch tried to invade their little town but the appearance of a lot people with weapons scared them off. So the friend's business and a lot of others, PTL, was spared from anarchy but now the state government has come in and closed down the small businesses. It is not fair. Is there nothing that can be done?

  • Linda Wolfe

    07/25/2020 05:42 PM

    The only card the dembos know how to play is the "RACE Card" . Wise people play the 'TRUMP' card. The dembo party owns the KKK so instead of making Trump the grand wizard they should make Biden the grand wizard. Keep it all in the family. I'm sure Biden would make a much better grand wizard than the former dembo Robert Byrd.

  • Janet Turner

    07/25/2020 05:13 PM

    Add the voice of David Horowitz to be interviewed on your TV show. If you have not read his book, Dark Agenda, the left's war against Christian American, read it now.

  • Karen Epermanis

    07/25/2020 04:51 PM

    Instead of Washington changing their name to Washington Football Team, they should go with Washington Team Football....or WTF for short...

  • Barbara Duncan

    07/25/2020 04:45 PM

    Just want you to know I really appreciate reading these articles. They help to keep things in perspective.
    May the dear Lord bless and keep you always,
    Barbara Duncan

  • Colonel DOUGLAS CLEMENTS

    07/25/2020 04:36 PM

    Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels joined the students at the bonfire and declared: "The era of extreme Jewish intellectualism is now at an end...The future German man will not just be a man of books, but a man of character. It is to this end that we want to educate you. As a young person, to already have the courage to face the pitiless glare, to overcome the fear of death, and to regain respect for death – this is the task of this young generation. And thus you do well in this midnight hour to commit to the flames the evil spirit of the past. This is a strong, great and symbolic deed – a deed which should document the following for the world to know – Here the intellectual foundation of the November [Democratic] Republic is sinking to the ground, but from this wreckage the phoenix of a new spirit will triumphantly rise..."

    Germany was now led by a self-educated, high school drop-out named Adolf Hitler, who was by nature strongly anti-intellectual. For Hitler, the reawakening of the long-dormant Germanic spirit, with its racial and militaristic qualities, was far more important than any traditional notions of learning.

    Before Hitler, German university towns had been counted among the world's great centers of scientific innovation and literary scholarship. Under Hitler, Germany's intellectual vitality quickly began to diminish. Truth, rational thinking and objective knowledge, the foundation stones of Western Civilization, were denounced by Nazified students and professors in favor of mysticism, speculation and collective thinking toward a common goal – the pursuit of a glorious future for Germany.

    The youth-oriented Nazi movement had always attracted a sizable following among right-leaning university students. Even back in the 1920s they sensed Nazism might be the wave of the future. They joined the National Socialist German Students' League, put on swastika armbands and harassed any anti-Nazi teachers.

    Now, many formerly reluctant professors were swept along by the outpouring of student enthusiasm that followed Hitler's seizure of power. Most of the professors eagerly surrendered their intellectual honesty and took the required Nazi oath of allegiance. They also wanted to curry favor with Nazi Party officials in order to grab one of the academic vacancies resulting from the mass expulsion of Jewish professors and deans.

  • Colonel DOUGLAS CLEMENTS

    07/25/2020 04:16 PM

    CANCEL CUTURE. KINDA REMINDS ME OF BOOK BURING IN 1933 IN NAZI GERMANY..GOERBLES CULTURE.

  • Michael Haynes

    07/25/2020 04:04 PM

    The husbands love your wives passage means more today than ever before. I came into this care facility a year and a half ago from the cancer I contracted working at Ground 0. I had to leave my wife with her children and we have been apart for that length of time. Last week she and I made a decision to live together in the care facility where I am living now and "husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church" has melted my heart. Mike knows Marj and I. I will send you a picture of us with Mike when he was Governor of Arkansas if I can find a way to do it. Tell me how.

  • Catherine White

    07/25/2020 03:08 PM

    Dear Mr. Huckabee, This is not so much a comment as a question. Who is behind the Portland Mothers? Did they text each other and decided to all wear yellow? Who provided transportation? Did they get paid? How much did they get paid?
    I am sorry to bother you with these questions but I can't find any information on line except articles praising these brave women. There is no mention of emails or texts organizing this. I can't understand why no one questions these protests.
    I hope your sources are better than mine.
    I enjoy your newsletter and appreciate your knowledge. It is good to get another view that is different from mainstream press.
    Thanks in Advance
    Catherine White

  • Helen Sustachek

    07/25/2020 03:06 PM

    Did I miss the new name of the Democrat Party? If not I suggest it be named the Racist Communist Party Haters of America. Sorry, maybe that is too long.

  • Floyd A Unger

    07/25/2020 02:59 PM

    Thank you....I’m the “HawaiianViking”......I guess that makes me a two time racist.

  • Vernon Thompson

    07/25/2020 02:52 PM

    My suggestion for the Washington Football Team is the Washington Wussies. Picture uniforms of shocking pink with a big yellow stripe down the back!

  • Chip Woods

    07/25/2020 02:49 PM

    I must admit you’ve learned well from your treasured mentor. Spin, misdirection, half-truths, gaslighting, and deflection at its finest. Hypocrisy and juvenile sarcasm readily on display almost every day. Displaying a Bible verse at the end of your daily column doesn’t make all that comes before it OK either.

  • Stephen Russell

    07/25/2020 02:41 PM

    Gomerts bill: I say Yes take down all references to Dem Party since they back slavery etc
    alone
    I say Yes

  • Rick Locke

    07/25/2020 02:17 PM

    It seems that the PC police have made it to my house. My wife is Norwegian and she said that those helmets that they wore made them look "horny". I told her that not all of us thought that was a bad thing.

  • Jay H Mohler

    07/25/2020 01:48 PM

    I sure hope that this cancel culture soon runs its course of infinite stupidity which is what it is and since the Dems promote it they are just as stupid because stupid is as stupid does!!

  • Ted Fukushima

    07/25/2020 01:43 PM

    Really enjoyed your commentary today. Made my morning!!

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    07/25/2020 01:34 PM

    Did you know about high-frequency low-Sensitive test using saliva for collection? It is cheap (about $1), can be self-administered, and provides a rapid response.
    My son is a Dr and wrote a paper, sent to me and it has been shared with state officials in AL. He documented the facts.

  • JC Holland

    07/25/2020 12:46 PM

    I know it'll never happen, but I would love to see FOX stop broadcasting any NFL, NBA, and MLB games where players kneel while they are supposed to be working.