BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from heaven.
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The Ray Epps NEW YORK TIMES story; a follow-up
“It’s almost like they’re trying to cover something up,” he said.
Also, the piece fails to mention whether Epps had any contacts with any federal agencies in the period leading up to the rally. Why wouldn’t the NYT ask him about that?
But the article does tell us that Epps might be in mortal danger from Mexican drug cartels. Talk about a non sequitur; how are Mexican drug cartels involved in the story of January 6?
Darren Beattie of REVOLVER NEWS, who has done outstanding reporting on January 6, pointed out that “in the entire piece, there is no blanket, explicit denial on the part of Epps to have been associated with any intelligence group, DHS, JTTF [Joint Terrorism Task Force], military intelligence, so forth. [He] just reiterates his very legal denial of being involved with law enforcement.” Also, “the piece describes Epps as a Trump supporter...on a last-minute thing with his son to attend Trump’s speech on election fraud. The only thing is, Epps didn’t attend the speech. Epps travels all the way from Arizona to DC, this big Trump supporter, and he doesn’t even attend the speech?”
No, he “fixates on this bizarre mission to get everyone to go into the Capitol?” And he happens to be “hanging out right by the initial breach point...before the Proud Boys even get there?”
Epps’ behavior was “so egregious,” Beattie said, that he was in the top 20 on the FBI Most Wanted list and even featured in a NYT documentary on January 6. “And now, he’s unarrested, unindicted, and he’s the only January 6 rioter about whom Adam Kinzinger has nice things to say and THE NEW YORK TIMES is writing puff pieces about.”
We still need to know about the roles played by law enforcement, intelligence and the military on that day and the days leading up to it. “When they won’t answer a question and call you names for asking it, maybe there’s something there,” Tucker concluded.
Of course, as we reported yesterday, Adam Schiff is doing his best to keep the next Congress --- almost certainly destined to be GOP-led --- from looking into questions like that.
Article after article is parroting what the NYT reported about Epps. They use the phrase “unfounded conspiracy theory” to describe suspicions about him. “Baseless” is another popular adjective, which is used here just as reflexively as it is in articles on election fraud (another issue for which suspicions are not, in reality, baseless). Here’s one example:
The White House responds to dire economic news
The White House has hit on a response to the dire news that in June, inflation reached 9.1%, the highest in over 40 years. They say that was in June, those numbers are out of date, gas has come down 30 cents from its peak, so just ignore it. Don’t worry, be happy.
Hey, I didn’t say it was a good response.
Bonchie at Redstate.com explains why this can only be based on the assumption that we’re all stupid. And not just for the obvious reasons, but also the details. Like the fact that most of the days when gas prices were inching down a bit fell in June and actually are reflected in the report.
That link also includes a MUST-SEE video from RNC Research that they call “Two minutes of Democrats lying about inflation.” It’s a compilation of comments from President Biden and other top Democrat officials over the past 18 months, assuring us that there would be no inflation; that any inflation will be minor and transitory; that it’s because of COVID; it’s because of the supply chain backup; it’s because of Putin; etc. etc. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt, it’s this Administration’s inflation policy.
I’ll also direct you to this link on the video from Twitchy.com, because the writer there makes a comment I love: “George Costanza would probably have headed up a more competent Administration.”
For those who don’t know the sitcom “Seinfeld,” George was Jerry’s friend who was a lazy, lying loser. In one episode, he decided to try doing the exact opposite of his natural impulses. Suddenly, his life turned around. Women started dating him, and he landed his dream job.
I thought this was a great analogy because Joe Biden has been famous for years for being on the wrong side of every foreign policy issue for 40 years, and now he’s proven that his natural inclinations about domestic policies are just as disastrous. He followed a George Costanza-like policy, too, but unfortunately, instead of doing the opposite of his own inclinations, he did the exact opposite of whatever Trump did.
Democrats were so discombobulated by Trump denying Hillary Clinton what she and they thought was her birthright to the Presidency that they never forgave him. From the moment he won, they refused to work with him or recognize his legitimacy as President, they attacked everything he said and did, and they brainwashed themselves into believing that he was so evil that his every policy was wrong and evil. From his first moment in office, Biden began mindlessly reversing every Trump policy, even those that were incredibly successful, which is why we have so many problems now, from $5 gas to a wide open border. He’s so convinced that everything Trump did was evil incarnate that he actually thinks the biggest threat to America is everyday Republicans who want to make America great again.
I think we would actually be better off with George Costanza in the White House. As devious as he was, at least he was smart enough to realize that all his own decisions were catastrophically wrong and start doing the opposite. If Biden did that, it would be like having Trump back.
Least Surprising News of the Day
A Harvard University student newspaper survey of the arts and sciences faculty found that just 1.46% of them lean conservative, and only 16.08% are moderates. The rest are all liberals, or to put it more accurately, screaming leftists.
Also not surprising, only a quarter of faculty respondents, despite their endless jawboning about “diversity,” think that Harvard should hire more conservatives.
There is one thing about this story that is surprising, and that’s that it got reported in the student paper at all, considering that another recent survey found that only 4% of 2022 Harvard graduates identified as conservative and only 2.7% lean “very conservative.”
Let Them Eat Crickets
Canada’s government under dictatorial elitist PM Justin Trudeau is investing millions in a facility to produce crickets, the idea being that people will eat bugs for protein instead of meat to “help save the planet.”
This is the kind of scheme you hear from the billionaire egomaniacs who gather at places like Davos to plan how they expect to make the rest of us live while they continue to fly around in private jets, live in massive mansions and dine on lobster and Wagyu beef. They seem to forget that there are over 7 billion more of us, and we know what elitist billionaires are made of: meat.
If you think that Swiftian joke (yeah, right, I was only joking) goes too far, then look at what leftist politicians are doing to farmers in the Netherlands. It’s sparked similar protests to those that Canadian truckers launched to demand their basic rights, only to have them crushed further by Trudeau.
I linked to that account because it’s by a self-identified liberal who is sympathetic to environmental concerns but is still shocked at the government's extreme demands on farmers, which could lead to widespread food shortages in Europe, and which are “based on radical green fantasies and dodgy science.”
You Want to Hear This
Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana took to the Senate floor to lecture the President on his “deeply, profoundly stupid” energy policies, and if you know Sen. Kennedy, you know you want to hear what he said.
Entertaining recap of “Get Trump”
If you can stand to hear more about the disgraceful antics of the January 6th Kommittee, Bonchie at Redstate.com has an entertaining recap of yesterday’s “Get Trump” efforts. I like his comparison of it to watching a toddler eat birthday cake: “Things just go flying in all directions while adoring onlookers talk about how great it is. And yeah, it’s a big show, but what are you left with in the end except for cake smeared everywhere?” Well, smear jobs are their specialty.
Some humor from the satirical site The Babylon Bee
Finally, America’s public schools have a field of learning at which they truly excel:
Because We All Need Something To Smile About
Thanks to Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media for pointing out this delightful video of a toddler and his faithful dog.