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February 21, 2021
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Good morning!

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

Today's newsletter includes:

  • Bible Verse Of The Day
  • Pretty Much My Take As Well
  • Update On The Texas Storm
  • Parents Are Fed Up
  • "Woke" Literature Teachers Want To Cancel Shakespeare
  • AOC Calls For Full Investigation Of Cuomo
  • One More Reason To Love Dolly Parton
  • ICYMI: “Think Before Pressing Enter” Dept
  • America The Beautiful

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee


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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY 

 

Pretty Much My Take As Well

By Mike Huckabee

Sen. Ted Cruz’s Cancun trip was an unforced error and bad optics. But the media’s obsession with it while practically ignoring the growing scandal over New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s alleged thuggish tactics to cover up a cover-up of a policy that reportedly killed thousands of nursing home residents is the very definition of wearing partisan blinders.

Update On The Texas Storm

By “Huckabee” writer Pat Reeder

My wife/co-writer Laura Ainsworth and I live in the DFW mid-cities, so we went through the recent snow/ice/power outages. I’ve already written about that; it was rough, but others had it far worse than us. We had brief periods of power and long outages for several days, but the juice came back on Wednesday and has stayed on. It’s expected to be restored statewide by today. Some people still have no running water, either because of problems with their local water sources or, mostly, pipes freezing and bursting in their homes.

As angry as people are at the power companies, and I am, too, that was a historic winter storm, and it would be pretty odd if they were fully prepared for it. Austin hasn’t seen that much snow since 1949. I’m a native Texan and have spent most of my life here, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen temperatures near zero until now. By tomorrow, the high here is supposed to be back to 62 degrees F. It was an extreme and catastrophic situation, and while the system wasn’t designed to handle it, a lot of people worked very hard under dangerous weather conditions to get the power back on, and they deserve thanks.

Everyone wants an investigation to see what mistakes were made, to hold the executives at ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) accountable if that’s warranted, and ensure the problems never recur. But I hope everyone is as disgusted by the politicizing of this as I am.

No, this does not mean that we are dumb hicks and science deniers who voted for evil Republicans who don’t care about people freezing. It certainly doesn’t mean that we should elect “Beto” O’Rourke as our Governor (I was appalled at the idea of anyone thinking that doofus should represent the Lone Star State in the Senate when he doesn’t even have the sense to keep his dirty shoes off a dining counter.) One former “Star Trek” actress whom I shall charitably leave unnamed tweeted that while she feels bad for those freezing Texans, she implied that we deserve it for not voting like Californians do.

Reality check: I’ve been reading and writing about the news for a living for over 25 years, and I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve had to write about California blackouts and brownouts. Just like that state’s wildfires, homelessness, illegal immigration, water shortages, unaffordable housing and other issues, they are caused by governmental incompetence and idiotic policies, and they go on year after year after year, with NOTHING getting done to fix them.

Meanwhile, in Texas, we had power outages because we were blindsided by an unpredictable, historic weather event, and six days later, power is already restored. And did you ever stop to think that one reason there is so much stress on our energy grid is that so many people and businesses are fleeing here from blue states like California?

So no, thank you: I’m not interested in exchanging Gov. Greg Abbott for “Beto.” And please don’t send us Gavin Newsom; we don’t want that idiot, either.

If you’d like some more background on what happened here in Texas and why, and how much “green” energy sources had to do with it, here are a couple of good articles from Bryan Preston at PJ Media.

Parents Are Fed Up

By Mike Huckabee

Nothing says, “Public schools are essential and deserve more money” like a leaked video of a local California school board’s online chat in which parents are mocked, cursed, threatened and insulted for wanting schools reopened; teachers are referred to as “babysitters;” and it’s suggested that parents just want their kids gone so they can sit home and smoke pot.

One angry mom said, “I thought the board members were also advocates for my child and had her best interests at heart. After last night’s incident, it really has me thinking that they don’t.”

I’m glad that parents are finally getting fed up with never-ending school closures for no good scientific reason. But I have to assume that if you thought California school boards had the best interest of your child at heart, you never asked that child, “What did they teach you about American history today?”


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"Woke" Literature Teachers Want To Cancel Shakespeare

By Mike Huckabee

In a related story, a group of “woke” literature teachers want to “cancel” William Shakespeare because he’s an old, dead, white male who wrote racist and misogynistic plays. “Hamlet,” “MacBeth,” “Romeo and Juliet” and other classics that have survived for centuries should be shunted aside to “make room for modern, diverse, and inclusive voices.”

It’s an idea so idiotic that even the Washington Post is against it.

Personally, though, I can’t wait to see the modern authors whose works they think have contributed more to society than Shakespeare. They may say, “Good riddance,” but for goodness sake, I shall wait with 'bated breath and my heart on my sleeve for this brave new world of literature. Although personally, these woke idiots set my teeth on edge. In my heart of hearts, I think they are a laughing stock. While it’s cold comfort now, I believe it’s a foregone conclusion that they will be hoist with their old petard and this woke insanity will eventually be dead as a doornail.

AOC Calls For Full Investigation Of Cuomo

By Mike Huckabee

Latest sign that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has gone beyond the point of being useful to the Democratic Party: Even AOC wants him investigated

And Alec Baldwin says if the claims about his bullying to cover up nursing home COVID deaths are true, he should resign

He hasn’t quite been thrown under the bus yet, but he’d better brace himself. Those Goodyears are heading his way.

One More Reason To Love Dolly Parton

By Mike Huckabee

I love Dolly Parton’s music, and having visited with her on my show, I love her as a human being, too. Her charity work, from providing poor children with books to supporting her hometown, is legendary. And now, here’s one more reason to love her.

ICYMI: “Think Before Pressing Enter” Dept

By Mike Huckabee 

A writer for the liberal site the Daily Beast was razzed for tweeting criticism of Tucker Carlson for putting “googly eyes” on a photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Uh, dude?...Those are AOC’s actual eyes. Some of the responses will make you laugh until your eyes pop.

Lucky for him, the real AOC was too busy to care, since she was dealing with the response to her own dumb tweet:

“The infrastructure failures in Texas are quite literally what happens when you *don’t* pursue a Green New Deal.”

As was loudly pointed out to her, the power outages in Texas were a direct result of transitioning from oil and gas to getting 25% of Texas energy from wind, and the wind turbines froze. This is so obvious and predictable that even if you couldn’t guess it was coming, you could look to Europe or California for previous tragic examples of what happens when government mandates replacing necessary, reliable forms of energy with unreliable, yet-developed “green sources,” as if the facts of physics can be changed by man’s laws.

If anything, the actual “climate crisis” in Texas gives us a horrible example of why nobody should ever mistake AOC for a scientist. And a reminder that the only reliable source of never-ending wind is Washington, DC.

America The Beautiful

God's creation is all around us. To learn more about Petrified Forest National Park, visit its website here.


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  • Cheryl Lindsey

    02/22/2021 07:46 AM

    I do wonder what is next on the “woke culture” hit list, the “Bible” perhaps.?

  • Robin Gonsalvese did

    02/22/2021 01:49 AM

    It seems like it’s a good time to get rid of the bloated school boards and at the same time get rid of the teachers union.
    Fire them all just like they did to the air traffic controllers!
    Give someone who wants to teach the future generation to strive to do better then we did and not to be victim’s and to take personal responsibility for one’s actions.
    And pay them on their merit. They don’t produce results replace them!
    And parents stop voting left leaning nut jobs to run the school boards!

  • Linda Thompson

    02/21/2021 09:02 PM

    I have always watched your show on Saturday at 7 pm here in Tulsa on Facebook. Can’t seem to find it now. I do not have cable tv. Where can I watch your show? I always enjoy it!

  • Jane Williams

    02/21/2021 06:30 PM

    Well said Pat Reeder! In Ranger, Tx in November of 1996, we had snow, ice and temps of -10F for two days...no power outages, and Texans helped each other in that tiny town halfway to Abilene from DFW metro. So just ignore old Star Trek folk, their brains are fried from political plasma discharges speeding through democrat black holes.

  • David Michael Green

    02/21/2021 06:21 PM

    I'm sure you think she's a good person, but from what believe, she is a gay rights supporter and a woman's right to choose person. I think she is more of a left-wing liberal than most people know about. If it's not true then I pray for frogiveness.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    02/21/2021 06:13 PM

    Mike please have mercy !! Stick your pictures, Sarah's campaign pics, the Bible verse or America the beautiful but PLEADE by all that is Christian and humane NO MORE JOE BIDEN, HARRIS OR PELOSI. I beg you!!

  • Joseph Orsini

    02/21/2021 04:57 PM

    With all the critique of TED CRUZ for leaving Texas, I have never heard what he SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING instead of taking his family where it is warm. He is a legislator, a Senator, which was not in session, so he really had no direct responsibilities that are evident. What were other U. s. Senators doing at this time?

  • Valery Yeramianchuk

    02/21/2021 04:40 PM

    Let the Democrats show at least one state or city where the mayor, the governor is a donkey, and there is a law that works the same for everyone! In the possession of only lies, lawlessness, theft, corruption, but they do not see themselves loved ones, because these are devils in the flesh mired in the lawlessness of atheism!

  • Harold Levi

    02/21/2021 04:35 PM

    Pretty Much My Take As Well: The Marxist-Democrats are always looking for a cover story. The media was taking the Clinton’s apart until OJ Simpson came along. OJ provided the cover story for Hillary’s Whitewater escapades. As I recall, some people died as a result of this.

    Update On The Texas Storm: Yeah, Ole Black Joe Biden should have adjusted the climate to keep this from happening. It is Biden’s fault!!

    Parents Are Fed Up: It has been my experience that school boards have been some of the foulest politicians.

    "Woke" Literature Teachers Want To Cancel Shakespeare: I do believe we MUST cancel all of the Woke teachers on the grounds of being un-American and totally incompetent for the job.

    AOC Calls For Full Investigation Of Cuomo: This is like animals that eat their own offspring, but in reverse. Sic’em AOC! Yea for the Goodyears!!!

  • JJ

    02/21/2021 04:20 PM

    The school board of dummies for school board is what is going on in the Oval office, Congress, New York California Minneapolis name every dumb run organization that's what their board room sounds like while making policy for the American Citizen no regard no respect just feeble action with delay after delay and the destruction of society. Books galore Dummies for Congress Dummies for the Oval Office Dummies for Governor they all read them and endorsed it. PS the Publisher that Banned Hawely Published all of them Dummies Galore MAGA get rid of the Dummies.

  • Floyd Unger

    02/21/2021 04:10 PM

    Sheesh....and thank you

  • Ron Street

    02/21/2021 04:04 PM

    I keep seeing ridiculous comments about the wind farms. The press keeps saying the wind farms were only 13% of the Texas grid failure. However, the reality is... 50% of the wind turbines failed. I actively sold partnerships in California in the 80's to accredited investors because of the tax credits. As the years progressed, the only real returns to investors were the tax credits. This was due to the unforeseen projections of actual maintenance costs. Because of the heavy maintenance issues in Texas, we see 200ft turbine blades being transported by diesel trucks, and increasing the costly maintenance of our highways due to the excessive weight on our roads.

  • Stephen Russell

    02/21/2021 03:35 PM

    TX Energy solutions /ideas:

    Thorium reactors
    Move wind farms into Gulf of Mexico for So TX area
    Reuse wind mills for other uses
    Nuclear
    Molten salt reactors
    Automate coal mines & plants
    Nuclear Fusion
    Waste to Fuel
    Synthfuels?
    Expand NG
    Space based Solar Power: High Frontier, 1975 book
    Link to other states to power share
    Energy storage devices
    Energy Emergency Command Post in Austin.

  • Laurie Keiski

    02/21/2021 03:18 PM

    For those in DFW, yes a storm of the ages but not totally unusual for that area. Lived in Carrollton and worked in Richardson in winter of 77-78. Remember driving home on the LBJ and 25 mph. GTO with summer tires because never got winter there. RIGHT!

  • John Galvin

    02/21/2021 03:07 PM

    The media’s obsession with Ted Cruz reveals the left’s desire to attack every potential conservative candidate. The GOP should recognize that it’s leftist party tactics that will not ebb nor wane during the next four years. But it also reveals how weak the left views their narrative....a virtual house of cards.

    J

  • Dave Newbry

    02/21/2021 02:17 PM

    Mark Steyn's takedown of that doof from the daily beast is a classic.

  • William Fuhrer

    02/21/2021 02:09 PM

    When you see what some administrator think of teachers an how eager teachers are to gear up to show how professional they are. Theone Cuban who saw the start of casto cuba and how they diminished Cuban history...the answer is to the vanishing United States history is: It's the marxists: STUPID AMERICA

  • Timothy Cohick

    02/21/2021 01:32 PM

    I wouldn’t send my kids to school this day and age!

  • Erika Eimicke

    02/21/2021 01:09 PM

    I wouldn't be surprised if AOC ran for governor of NY in the future.

    As for your opinion of Ted Cruz's action, respectfully, I don't see it as bad optics. He was putting his family first for 24 hours.