January 9, 2021
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Good evening! Today's Evening Edition includes:

  • Joe Manchin says no
  • Thanks for the reminder
  • Pelosi engages in sedition
  • RIP Tommy Lasorda
  • Tech alternatives

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Joe Manchin says no

By Mike Huckabee

I already predicted that with the Senate tied at 50-50, moderate Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin would become one of the most powerful figures in Washington. Well, it’s already happening. Manchin announced that he would absolutely not support another round of $2000 stimulus checks, which the Democrats want. Some Republicans might support the checks, but not all the other unrelated partisan stuff the Democrats want to tack onto them. So Manchin may have already killed Joe Biden’s first big initiative.

It’s too early to say whether Manchin will relish his newfound power or quickly be rattled by all the hatred, vitriol and threats that are sure to be coming his way from his own party. But if it’s the latter, there’s a simple solution: switch parties.

Thanks for the reminder

By Mike Huckabee

Thanks to Ed Driscoll at Instapundit for reminding us that when BLM was burning down cities, Colin Kaepernick used Twitter to call for more violence, and Twitter CEO Jack (“Ban the inciters of violence!”) Dorsey gave him a $3 million grant to do more of it.

Pelosi engages in sedition

By Mike Huckabee

Law Professor and Instapundit blog master Glenn Reynolds points out that by pushing the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to block President Trump from initiating military hostilities or having access to the nuclear codes, she was attempting to incite a military coup against the Commander-in-Chief, which is sedition. Shouldn't she be removed from office?

RIP Tommy Lasorda

By Mike Huckabee

We’re sad to report that Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda has died at home in Los Angeles at 93.

In a statement, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "He loved life as a Dodger. His career began as a pitcher in 1949 but he is, of course, best known as the manager of two World Series champions and four pennant-winning clubs. His passion, success, charisma and sense of humor turned him into an international celebrity, a stature that he used to grow our sport…He served Major League Baseball as the Global Ambassador for the first two editions of the World Baseball Classic and managed Team USA to gold in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Tommy loved family, the United States, the National Pastime and the Dodgers, and he made them all proud during a memorable baseball life.”

We join the MLB in sending our prayers and condolences to his family and to Jo LaSorda, his wife of 70 years.

Tech alternatives

By Mike Huckabee

Yesterday, Google removed the Parler app from its Google Play store, and Apple is threatening to do it and might have by the time you read this. They’re demanding that Parler impose the same kind of monitoring of speech that Twitter, Facebook and Google’s YouTube do, to “protect” us from the tiny segment of far-right users who might be using the sites to incite violence and spread misinformation, as they define it. There are also countless legitimate users on Parler, including me: https://parler.com/profile/MikeHuckabee/posts

A reminder: These tech giants have allowed leftist groups such as Antifa and BLM to use their sites to organize protests that turned into riots, they allow violent rhetoric and death threats aimed at conservatives, and they’ve even turned a blind eye to Iran posting “death to America” rhetoric. But they ban the US President and those who support him.

Congressional Republicans made a big mistake in not reining in their partisan monopolistic practices when they had the chance. That won’t happen now, but I expect to see a flood of lawsuits following this, along with product boycotts and a mass exodus of millions of users. But where will they go if these leftist corporations abuse their power to strangle or force censorship onto alternative sites?

I asked our pop culture expert, Pat Reeder, for some tips on that. Here’s what he wrote back…

“I’m far from a tech expert, but I’ve been working via computer since before there was an Internet, so I’ve picked up a few tips.

First of all, why are you still paying premium prices to Apple? It’s not as if Steve Jobs still runs the place. They appear to be putting far more thought, time and energy into censorship, leftist virtue-signaling and kissing China’s rump than into R&D and consumer satisfaction these days. Here’s an example of how they’re doing lately, and it’s only one of countless such videos on YouTube (just search for ‘Apple sucks.’)

https://youtu.be/MKJjLwMUPJI

Currently, Parler’s app for cell phones is available at Parler.com only by clicking on icons that take you to the Google or Apple app stores. But there’s nothing stopping them from offering it for direct download, which I suspect is coming very soon. Here’s an article about how that works with apps that Apple decides you shouldn’t be allowed to have:

As for the Android version that’s been banned from the Google Play Store, if you don’t have it already, try here:

If you scroll down, you’ll also find the app for MeWe, a free speech alternative to Facebook. But I’d suggest you do it quickly. (Another is CloutHub.com.)

If that doesn’t work, try here

And there are others, if you look hard. Remember, you can always subscribe to Parler and use it through your tablet, laptop or desktop by signing up at www.parler.com, which I hope you’ll be accessing through a browser that protects your privacy (NOT Google Chrome!) Here’s some information comparing some top choices. Firefox is rated #1, as long as you go into the Settings and disable the functions that send information back to its parent, Mozilla.

Worse comes to worse, conservatives can abandon these social media sites entirely and go back to independent blog sites and web pages, which prevailed before the big Facebook/Twitter takeover. Or just hang out at www.mikehuckabee.com, where you get real news, brilliant writing and a comments section.

Remember, it’s called ‘free speech’ because no matter how hard some people try to cage it, it will always find a way to escape.

UPDATE! Well, Mozilla just went full-on social justice censorship warrior, so skip over Firefox and move down the browser list. Still laughing that their link on the words “amplify factual voices” goes to an article from the New York Times.

While we’re on the subject, were you aware that one reason Chromebook laptops are so cheap is that they don’t have internal memory? Everything you search for (on Google Chrome, of course), write or store is placed in a cloud memory owned by Google. Why not just send Google your tax forms, or go on vacation with your front door open?

And remember that www.Rumble.com is the free speech alternative to Google-owned YouTube.

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  • Susan Brooks

    01/13/2021 12:29 AM

    Love hearing your point of view.

  • Florin Farcut

    01/11/2021 04:02 PM

    God bless you Mike!

  • William Fuhrer

    01/11/2021 06:47 AM

    Pennsylvania voters should have same values as West Virginia voters ...so I think something was rotten there. Also if Joseph Biden does not RESPECT LIFE Joseph Biden does not RESPECT the CATHOLIC CHURCH.

  • Carole Boline

    01/10/2021 06:09 PM

    Love your site!!

  • Joyce F Birch

    01/10/2021 06:07 PM

    I have no faith in the Democrats! Pelosi is definitely making a big, big, mistake to impeach President Trump again. He'll gain more followers because we know how they're trying to destroy him forever and always. I don't think President Trump will run again, but I do believe he'll be a force for our Constituion & especially to his followers to get stronger to fight all democratic elections. God Be with him.

  • Pamela Barton

    01/10/2021 02:28 PM

    Keep up the good work some of us appreciate it

  • Mike Smith

    01/10/2021 01:58 PM

    Hi,
    Just a note about Chromebooks - they DO have internal memory, just not very much in the cheaper models. While you can't ADD internal storage, they work great with external things like flash drives and USB connected hard drives. ( I use a 4TB external drive on mine )
    AND you CAN set up all your apps, if you're careful about which ones you use, to use only offline storage. That used to mean something different but now it means you won't be storing your files in the 'cloud'.

    There were a lot of us that warned about becoming too dependent on using 'the cloud' and it looks like some are finally waking up to the shortcomings and dangers.

    Anyway, use your favorite search engine ( quack ) to find info about how to set up your chromebook. I bought one because it was cheap.

  • Stephen K Lentz

    01/10/2021 11:13 AM

    "she was attempting to incite a military coup against the Commander-in-Chief, which is sedition. Shouldn't she be removed from office?" Too bad there aren't enough Patriotic Americans left in the rino party to do anything about it. THAT is the problem!!! The rinos allow the jackasses to get away with whatever they want AND you have to give the jackasses credit. They take FULL advantage of the yellow streak running down the rinos backs!!!

  • Wendy

    01/10/2021 10:31 AM

    Something must be done to stop big Tech companies from silencing the voices of Americans. Shutting off their competition to silence citizens is something that a communist regime would do.

  • Karen Collins

    01/10/2021 09:49 AM

    Has the Pope been arrested!?

  • Stephen Russell

    01/10/2021 09:10 AM

    GOP issues:
    Purge of RINOs & Never Trumpers
    Rebrand, remarket
    Offices in Inner cities.
    Outreach massive
    BBQs & concerts to rally voters
    on Issues:
    Bust up Big Tech
    Hold Dems accountable on issues
    Name names
    Plan for Biden Impeachment
    Tap Trump supporters overall network here
    Offices near plants, mills etc.
    Modernize OUR electrical grid.
    Scrap HR 6666.
    Rebuild Border

    etc ALL to plan for 2022 ahead.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/10/2021 09:07 AM

    GOP for 2024:
    Gaetz, Jordan, Cruz, Hawley, Haley, Ex AK Gov, Nunes, other Trump staffers?
    Jared K, Eric, Trump Jr?, Ivanka?
    Like reun 2016 all over again BUT more direct specific

  • Stephen Russell

    01/10/2021 08:58 AM

    Cap Hill Protest worry:
    Did Antifa have time to place bombs in Capitol Hill during melee?
    See Designated Survivor S1, Ep 1.
    Very scary.

    & Tech alternatives:
    Rumble, Speecheasy, Telegram, vs others.
    Need OUR Own Sites, Platforms
    Need NewsMax & OAN aid alone

  • Robert Thompson

    01/10/2021 08:45 AM

    HOW? How do we have Parker; save our free speech? I feel so small.

  • Jerry

    01/10/2021 07:33 AM

    The Wed. invasion on the Capitol had a feel of a part staged invasion with the morally decayed mayor of DC possibly helping in setting up the breach of security. The invasion doesn't feel right the coverage by the media never feels right I am not sure if the FBI is working on this I thought they are to be watching all of what happens around the Oval Office, the Capital and such did Mayor Bowser have the FBI stand down like all the Left Mayors do with protection of cities. The scape goat of the Capitol Police had to know what was going on Police chiefs are told what to and how to from the Mayor. The Police Chief resigns and is taken out of view does anyone have any questions from him or will he have Sergeant Schultz syndrome see nothing or the 3 monkeys see hear and do nothing or plead the 5th. The Mayor should defend herself also. I feel she is complicit in the lack of security. Honestly who will ask the questions????

  • Delores J Jenisch

    01/10/2021 03:28 AM

    Finally, a format without horrible interrupting ads! Keep the news coming. Show details and verification so we know we can trust this as a news source.

  • Phyllis Neagoy

    01/10/2021 02:35 AM

    God bless you. Thank you for continuing to spread the truth.

  • Debbie Ruiz

    01/10/2021 01:26 AM

    Thank you

  • Gilbert Apodaca

    01/10/2021 01:06 AM

    Thanks for your newsletter which I already subscribe to and enjoy. I know that you are on the RIGHT SIDE with me.

  • Vaslav Nijinsky

    01/10/2021 12:51 AM

    There is an even better, in multiple ways, alternative to Dorsey's playpen, that P...; it's called Gab. Check it out.

  • Barbara Stolp

    01/09/2021 11:27 PM

    My first newsletter. What a relief! Sanity has been found.

  • William Fuhrer

    01/09/2021 11:06 PM

    CONSTITUENTS and BUSINESSES MATTER. One Chicago Mayor lost his job for no clearing snow from the streets. Chicago's Mayor I believe has the record for most shooting in a weekend. Two mayors let organized looting and takeovers of cities. WHERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY?

  • Mark Suttles

    01/09/2021 10:56 PM

    Try gab.com as an alternative to FB, has a similar feel to FB but belives in protected speech. Try duckduckgo.com as a browser, it doesn't track your online searches.

  • Linda Wolfe

    01/09/2021 10:55 PM

    Manchin changes with the wind. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. If the man was really a man of good character he would not be a God forsaken democrat who murders babies & promotes sodomy.

  • Lisa Griffin

    01/09/2021 10:20 PM

    God bless you and keep you and may His face shine upon you and give you peace