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October 11, 2021

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Blessings on you and your family, and from all the Huckabee staff! Topics include:

  • Bible Verse of the Day - John 13:35
  • Message to voters
  • Serious issues
  • Huge Iowa rally
  • Unbelievable
  • Columbus Day


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Message to voters

By Mike Huckabee

This is for Virginia voters, but readers in other states might want to ponder it when deciding how much stock to put into scare stories they hear from their own liberal politicians:

During a candidate forum, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe declared that the state had 8,000 COVID cases and 1,142 children in ICU beds.

There are currently 443 people of all ages in ICU beds in Virginia, and 1,220 “confirmed” COVID cases plus 864 “probable” cases. Even at the worst time of the pandemic, the 7-day moving case average peaked at 5,904. McAuliffe also called his Republican opponent Glenn Youngkin an “anti-vaxxer.” He actually opposes mask and vaccine mandates, but he’s been vaccinated and airs ads promoting vaccination.

If McAuliffe were a Republican, I believe the media would call that “misinformation.”

Oh, wait! The editors of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary are rushing in to help McAuliffe and others like him win the argument in the only way leftists are able: by redefining words to give them new and different meanings. For instance, if you simply oppose the government forcing people to take a vaccine, that now means you’re an “anti-vaxxer.”

I guess that would make me an “anti-vaxxer,” too, which is weird considering I’m fully vaccinated.

Serious issues

By Mike Huckabee

With all the serious problems facing California (homelessness, illegal immigration, crime, drugs, power shortages, wildfires, lack of affordable housing, cargo ships backed up in the ports), and Elon Musk and Tesla being only the latest and most high-profile examples of successful people and businesses leaving the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom is leaping into action. Having already signed a bill to allow minors to obtain abortions and transgender surgeries without parental consent, he signed two more bills into law over the weekend.

One requires all high school students to take “ethnic studies” class (but don’t call it far-left, anti-American “Critical Race Theory,” no, no, no, perish the thought!)…

And the other mandates that all large retailers must have a “gender-neutral” toy section.

Reminder: Californians not only elected him, they rejected the chance to unelect him. Meanwhile in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis is showing the world how a real Governor deals with problems: by turning them into opportunities. DeSantis is offering Florida’s ports to all those cargo ships that are unable to dock in California (a situation that’s even led to an offshore oil spill, undermining even Newsom’s claims to put the environment ahead of the economy, since he’s managing to screw up both.)

Moving all that shipping to Florida would be great for Florida, good for all Americans threatened by supply chain backups and bad for California’s economy. But we have to assume California’s voters are okay with that.

Huge Iowa rally

By Mike Huckabee

Former President Trump drew a huge crowd for a rally in Iowa Saturday. He ripped Biden’s agenda, the border crisis, Biden’s low approval ratings, his plans to greatly expand the IRS and more. This article sums up some of the major points.

And if you have the time, Trump’s entire speech is on Rumble.


By Mike Huckabee

You’ve got to hand it to Hunter Biden, the creativity he puts into old fashioned nepotistic political corruption is unprecedented. If you thought it was stunning for a President’s son to even think of selling his amateur artwork to undisclosed buyers for huge sums of money, then you were probably too blinded even to see this coming. The New York gallery that handles his “art” and that got a $150,000 COVID “disaster assistance loan” from the Small Business Administration last year reportedly just got another one for more than double that: $350,000!

According to the New York Post, the gallery hosting Hunter has received a total of $580,000 in taxpayer-funded COVID relief aid – and it has TWO employees!

For that much money, I think every taxpayer should get a free painting, preferably something whose colors match their couches.

Columbus Day

By Mike Huckabee

I don’t mind saying things that are controversial and get me a lot of hate on that great global cesspool known as Twitter. But this may be the most controversial, “triggering” thing I say all week:

Happy Columbus Day!

In some places, Columbus Day has been replaced with “Indigenous Peoples Day.” In others, they co-exist, or it’s still Columbus Day, but for how long? And why do so many woke leftists who "literally shake" at the idea of offending any ethnic group have no problem with offending Italian-Americans?

Personally, I see nothing wrong with having a day to honor Indigenous Peoples, but I don’t see why it has to obliterate Columbus Day. Honoring the achievements of Christopher Columbus doesn’t mean we’re saying he was perfect (we honor the only perfect person ever born on Christmas Day.) Shakespeare wrote, "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." He had no idea how accurate that would be in the "woke" age.

Yes, Columbus did some bad things, but he also had the courage and determination to launch a dangerous expedition that would lead to the opening of the New World and eventually, the greatest nation in history, the United States of America (I’m really making the leftists literally shake, now!)

It’s bizarre how those who seek to destroy Columbus’ legacy claim that they are teaching the “real” history of America, when they’re actually pushing a grotesque distortion. Rather than looking at history realistically, they want us to believe that Columbus was 100% evil and that nothing good came of Europeans coming to the Americas. They also want us to believe that all Native peoples were peaceful ecologists living at one with nature, like hippies in a giant unspoiled commune. The Americas were a perfect Garden of Eden before the evil invaders arrived. The Natives talked to the trees, and the trees talked back. They seem to have gotten their ideas of what life then was like entirely from Disney’s animated “Pocahontas” movie.

As John Hinderaker at the Powerline blog reminds us, both sides reflected the good and bad that were part of all humanity, particularly in earlier, less enlightened times. For instance, slavery wasn’t introduced to North America by Europeans: many tribes waged war on other tribes and tortured and enslaved those they conquered. Conquest is hardly unique to this continent or to white Europeans: it’s gone on since the dawn of time. If we gave back all the land that was ever taken by force, then we’d all have to commit suicide and hope there were still a few Neanderthals around to take possession of the planet (I have a few relatives who might qualify.)

Wealthy liberals these days love to badmouth Columbus and rail about how this land was stolen from the Native Americans. Yet none of them ever want to give their mansions and estates back. To cite just one example, at the recent Tony Awards (which I’m sure you missed), someone made an impassioned statement about them all standing on land stolen from Native Americans, and the audience fervently applauded. But for what? For their own self-aggrandizing virtual signaling.

Nobody declared that they would never work on Broadway again until the deeds to the theaters were signed over to the descendants of the tribes that lived on Manhattan Island. They like being well-paid actors too much. They like that what was once a wilderness is now, thanks to American capitalism (which they also badmouth) a great city where people can earn enough money to pay $1000 a ticket to see “Hamilton.” But they’ll make an empty statement deploring all that on TV and applaud themselves for it. I’m sure Native Americans appreciated them doing literally the very least that they could possibly do.

Meanwhile, President Biden issued proclamations for both holidays, the one for Columbus Day more grudging, but both filled with plenty of revisionist rhetoric about America’s horrible, shameful history. John Hinderaker had a terrific observation about that:

“It is often said that groveling statements like those issued by Joe Biden reflect self-hatred, but I do not think that is correct. I don’t think liberals hate themselves. On the contrary, I think they are puffed up with unmerited self-regard. I think they hate you. And they associate you–not themselves–with the United States of America.”

That’s it in a nutshell: they hate this nation, set themselves apart from it, and want to “fundamentally transform it.” But they also love living large off the same system they condemn. And even more, they love applauding themselves while they parade their hypocrisy in public. It’s become the biggest Columbus Day parade in America.

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  • John Houseman

    10/13/2021 11:31 AM

    World Peace ! With all the comments I hear from Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic "New" Astronauts: they view the world "Earth" in a different way after the experience. I would love to see Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and potentially Elon Musk offer a free flight to some of the World leaders from China, Russia, Korea, etc... I understand that they might not accept for National Security reasons, but making the offer alone would be an amazing step. And what if they did agree?

  • Denay Mirabella

    10/12/2021 10:00 PM

    Hey there Mike,
    I just had a comment on the California going to hell article. It is true Newsome was re- elected, I can’t imagine that this election was any different than our 2020. They did not want my drivers license but I gave it to them anyway so they had to use it to find me. I just wanted to say I did not vote for this, I did not want this and everyone I spoke to felt the same way. I’ve never wanted to leave a place more in my life. Thank you for your news letter. I read it daily

  • Floyd A Unger

    10/12/2021 08:19 PM

    Thank you

  • Wendy Wieser

    10/12/2021 05:28 PM

    First, thank you for your Christian encouragement
    For truthful reporting
    No words can express how disappointed I am that all candidates simply keep wanting donations,
    they express that need money to fight; yet all the money will not matter IF our votes do not count. Our votes did not count in this last election. The election was fraudulent but nothing has been done regarding the fraud nor is there anything to make voters believe our vote will count in the next election.

  • Richard V Farrar

    10/12/2021 04:12 PM

    ? Biden/Harris state that Border IS Closed ?
    * Just the Border Stations - why lock the gates with incomplete walls?

  • Shauna dickerson

    10/12/2021 12:53 PM

    I signed up for Twitter years ago and maybe tried to use it a couple of times. Since then, I ignore it. But I still get emails from Twitter, harassing, or begging me to use my twitter account. Are they hurting for business? Why should they care if I use their service or not.

  • Richard C Colston

    10/12/2021 12:46 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, while I appreciate your newsletter and value it's content the situation we AMERICAN CITIZENS I believe feel a bit hamstrung. So far across the media that I follow I am just left frustrated about the lack of change and that the far left majority of government that represents us. Makes me want to just stop listening. It would appear that we the citizens are just doomed and if things do not change in 2022 (which I feel is too distant) our great country will soon be just another spot on the map. We surely can't wait until Biden departs the scene surely. and with voter fraud and control being the order of the day I can only Pray that God intervenes for us. But as for the news... I am about done. Trusting The Creator is my only place of peace and contentment.

  • James Evart

    10/12/2021 12:37 PM

    Jesus said it best as always. While he hung naked on a cross after receiving 130 lashes, wearing a crown of thorns pounded onto his scalp, fighting to exhale as he hung by nails on a cross designed for torture. After receiving many fists to his face and body and falling more than once onto his knees and face while caring his own cross piece to the cross weighing between 80 and 100 pounds severely weakened by loss of blood and continual harassment and mockery being sentenced by liars in a mock and illegal trial held in the middle of the night (against Jewish law) and while dying, with this asked for forgiveness for his torturers as he hung there dying, should we not do the same for those who can not see? After all, who rebukes a blind man for not being able to see? Pray for these shameless and unknowing, blind socialists who can not see what damage they do to our country in their headlong rush to jump over this financial cliff and bringing our country with them.
    Does not their harassment and torture of our Lord sound much like the defilement they hurled onto President Trump during his entire 4 years in office? THEY ARE BLIND, forgive them, for your own soul's sake.

  • Stephen Russell

    10/12/2021 11:50 AM

    Cargo Backlog ideas:
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    o Direct deposit into accounts of crew
    o Rotate crews
    For those ships at anchor furthest from unload port areas
    LA, Miami, NY, Boston, Seattle

  • William Fuhrer

    10/12/2021 11:17 AM