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    April 11, 2022

    Good evening!

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

    Today's newsletter includes:

    • Acquittals in Michigan
    • More late-breaking good news from last Tuesday’s elections
    • Another Court victory for President Trump
    • And more…


    Mike Huckabee


    if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

    2 Chronicles 7:14

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    Acquittals in Michigan

    In the latest blow to the FBI’s reputation, a jury in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Friday acquitted Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta of charges that they conspired to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. They also deadlocked on verdicts against Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr.

    The government claimed they were attempting to overthrow the state government out of anger over Whitmer’s draconian COVID lockdowns, and the media tied it in with their other anti-Trump “insurrection” narratives. But the defendants’ attorneys argued (obviously rather successfully) that the FBI orchestrated the plot and entrapped the defendants into becoming a part of it.

    The link above has the facts of the case, but this one has more from Matt Vespa at, along with reaction and analysis as to what this disastrous prosecution means for the FBI’s credibility.

    The latest plan

    How do you get people to vote for even more of an agenda that’s destroying America? The Democrats hope the key is in paying “progressive” activists to harangue their friends, family and neighbors by telling them what a great job Biden is doing, really.

    Many Americans already get enough clueless pushing of socialist talking points every November when their brainwashed kids come home from college for Thanksgiving. I can’t imagine that starting to annoy them with it in July or August will make them more receptive. Maybe they just hope to get it in early, before people start doing their Christmas shopping and have heart attacks over the prices.

    More late-breaking good news from last Tuesday’s elections

    In Nassau County, New York, Republican Eric “Ari” Brown has been declared winner of a special election for the 20th District’s state Assembly seat in Long Island. Brown will replace Melissa Miller, who’s leaving to take another position, and was the first Republican elected in that district in decades. In fact, Democrats outnumber Republicans in that district by 45,000 to 37,000.

    As this article notes, this was the latest of a number of recent Republican wins in deep blue areas of New York.

    You can guess the issues that swayed voters, but tops among them was Republicans running against “progressive” district attorneys’ “bail reform,” which in practice has meant turning criminals loose over and over, resulting in a huge crime wave. A great example is in Suffolk County, where a Republican beat the incumbent district attorney by 57-43%.

    I’m sure the Democrats will blame this, as usual, on a “messaging problem.” They’re just not doing an effective enough job of explaining to voters why crime is a good thing.

    Another Court victory for President Trump

    Former President Trump scored another court victory Friday when New York State Supreme Court Justice Debra James ruled that former Mayor Bill DeBlasio had no legal right to rescind the Trump Organization’s contract with the city to run the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx.

    The city’s spokesman said Trump lost the privilege of doing business with the city of New York when he “interfered with basic democracy when he incited a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.” If you think that sounds more like “disinformation” you’d pick up from watching too much MSNBC than a solid contract law argument, then the judge would agree with you. A city can’t negate a signed contract just because the Mayor has Trump Derangement Syndrome. The judge had already granted a restraining order, allowing the Trump group to continue running the golf course until the city made its case, and it turned out it didn’t have one. More details are at this link:

    Eric Trump said of the attempted contract cancellation, “De Blasio did this for his own political theater. He wasted tremendous amounts of time and city resources on his own vendetta. He is a disgrace to New York and everyone is glad he is gone.” No matter what you think of Eric Trump, when he’s right, he’s right.

    The real winners, of course, are the golfers of New York. Considering how the city’s liberal government kept the Wollman skating rink closed and rotting for years before Trump took it over and renovated it, I can only imagine what horrors would have befallen the course if DeBlasio took over the management. I doubt he could manage a golf ball through a windmill at a Putt-Putt course.

    Incidentally, did anyone else crack up at the idea of a New York Democrat Mayor claiming that only those with spotless reputations enjoy the privilege of having contracts with the city? Does that include the Teamsters?

    A Roller Coaster story

    The ongoing roller coaster story of Elon Musk suddenly becoming the largest shareholder of Twitter took another surprise twist last night when Twitter’s megalomaniacal CEO Parag Agrawal announced that Musk would not be joining Twitter’s board of directors after all.

    Musk had spent the past week trolling Twitter – for instance, asking his followers to vote on whether their headquarters should be turned into a homeless shelter (91% said “yes.”)

    Meanwhile, the usual nose-ringed leftists who’ve politicized and weaponized social media were having Vesuvius-like meltdowns over the idea of Musk returning the right to free speech to the platform (you know, the right they’re required to protect in exchange for federal immunity from lawsuits, a protection that should be yanked the nanosecond Republicans retake power.)

    The most hilarious had to be a Washington Post op-ed bewailing how terrible it was for billionaires to control media platforms, published in a paper now owned by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos. Musk’s response to that was a simple “LMAO,” which is an acronym for “Laughing My *** Off.”

    I also liked his response to a follower’s suggestion that he fire everyone at Twitter for whom he can’t figure out what their alleged job is. That might singlehandedly raise the US unemployment rate.

    I don’t know why Musk opted out of joining the board, but it’s possible that he wants to buy an even bigger share of Twitter, and the deal to join the board would have restricted how much he could buy. I hope that’s the case. I can’t imagine he became the company’s largest shareholder just so he could be a passive investor and watch a bunch of Silicon Valley socialists who think they should be the arbiters of public discourse grind the company down into MySpace-like irrelevancy. After all, he didn’t become the richest man in the world by throwing his money away.

    Related: Just as leftists have tried to make being patriotic, pro-life, capitalist, believing in a equality under the law and a colorblind meritocracy, and recognizing that men and women are different into horrific thought crimes, they’re now trying to convince us that defending free speech means you just want to use racist slurs in public. They’ve even come up with a derogatory pejorative for those who dare to defend the most basic, God-given, First Amendment right: we’re “free speechers.”

    Well, I proudly wear your dumb pejorative as a badge of honor. While I may find your arguments destructive, misleading and frankly idiotic, I will defend to the death your right to voice them. After all, as the Founders intended, free speech not only lets us express great thoughts and criticize the government, it also allows us to identify the actual racists, Nazis, communists and others who would try to take away our rights on the flimsiest of pretexts. They just open their mouths, and they tell us.

    Stunning news out of Israel

    While the world’s attention has been focused on Ukraine, some stunning news out of Israel is being overlooked. First, Idit Silman, the chairman of the Knesset’s governing coalition, resigned. Since the coalition that ousted Benjamin Netanyahu had only a one-vote majority, this opens the door to a possible return to power for Netanyahu.

    Speaking of Netanyahu, he recently released a video warning the world of the dire consequences of President Biden’s single-minded pursuit of the terrible Iran nuclear deal. He said that Iran is developing both nuclear and missile technology that could make it a nuclear threat to its neighbors and even to America. And even if they don’t launch nuclear attacks, the threat of it will enable them to fund terrorism without fear of any military reprisals.

    Finally, this story makes me heartsick: Saturday night in the West Bank city of Nablus, on the eve of Passover, Joseph’s Tomb (a holy site to Jews, Christians, Samaritans and Muslims) was broken into by Palestinian rioters. They set fires and smashed the tomb before being driven away by Palestinian security forces. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said attacking a holy site is “attacking the heart of a people,” and vowed that the tomb would be rebuilt and the vandals brought to justice.

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    • Pamela Kamplain

      04/11/2022 10:38 PM


    • Irene H Cooper

      04/11/2022 09:57 PM

      I Love your Newsletters & Beautiful Bible verses!

      Irene Cooper

    • Anne Turner

      04/11/2022 08:32 PM

      To the Honorable Justice Jackson,

      Congratulations on your elevation to the US Supreme Court. I would like to help you to clarify the definition of a woman. First, there are two genders. We choose to call them men and women. It has been scientifically proven that a woman has an XX chromosome, as apposed to a man who has an XY. One chromosome comes from each of the woman’s parents, a male and a female. In addition a woman has a uterus, two ovaries, and a vagina. She also has breasts that grow to become milk providing for babies she will bear. She produces both estrogen and testosterone, but a much higher rate of estrogen. These hormones cause a girl to mature into a woman. She has much less muscle mass than a man, and more fat content. The muscle mass can be greatly increased by exercise with the addition of large amounts of testosterone and the fat reduced by exercise, diet and testosterone. diet. However, her muscle mass will not exceed or equal that if a man who is of similar height, weight and build. There are a very small number of people who are born having some combination of the organs of both sexes. At some point in growth and behavior development a decision will be reached as to what sex is the correct one for this individual. There are those who are born with sexual characteristics that are well defined but who find that they feel more like, or would like to be the other sex. In the past this has been described as a mental condition called sexual identity dysphoria and attempts are now made to reverse their sexual being. However, while this has become accepted in some circles, scientifically it is not really possible to change from one sex to the other even though one might look and feel the part. Functionality is still different and it involves the removal of perfectly healthy body parts. It is easy and kind to feel for these people just as anyone would fell for those with other mental conditions, however, one is what one is and no amount of surgery or hormones will change that scientific fact.

      The abuse by adults of children to produce child pornography for adult enjoyment is totally unnatural and does incredible harm to the children so used. It is not clear to me what you believe that punishments for behavior that is so harmful to children should not be severe. It is hard to believe that any adult as obviously intelligent as you appear to be could possibly not find this endeavor hideous and among mankind’s worst crimes against humanity.

      I wish you success in your new position and pray that God grants you wisdom worthy of it.

    News Feed

    McConnell will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November

    Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he will step down as Senate Republican Leader in November. He is the longest-serving party leader in US history. He did not say if this has anything to do with the criticism he’s received from conservatives or with his recent health issues that caused him to freeze up in mid-sentence a time or two. But while he will no longer be the GOP leader, he intends to continue serving in the Senate at least through the end of his current term in January 2027.

    And here’s a surprise: Robert Kennedy Jr. suggested that McConnell be replaced by Sen. Rand Paul. RFK Jr. tweeted, “It’s time to promote leaders in Washington, DC, who won’t kowtow to the military contractors or push us deeper into foreign conflicts. We need representation who will prioritize American wellness over all else. I believe Rand Paul would be an incredible successor. He’s shown great judgment and has the grit to put hardworking Americans first.”

    -12:49 PM, 2/29/2024


    - 8:38 AM, 2/29/2024

    Get Out

    Law Professor William A. Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog has been watching the politicized lawfare against Trump and conservative businesses and organizations in New York, and the unprofessional threats and ugly gloating by Attorney General Letitia James about how she’s going to destroy Trump. He analyzed the situation in light of assurances by Gov. Hochul that if your business isn’t doing anything wrong, you have nothing to fear. And he arrived at this conclusion: 

    “Get out of New York, if you can.” And if you can’t leave now, “Develop an exit plan before you need it.

    6:02 AM, 2/29/24


    Pray for the Panhandle

    Please join me in prayers today for those in the path of the huge wildfires in the Texas Panhandle and neighboring Oklahoma. There are five wildfires that are causing school closures and evacuations, including the evacuation of a nuclear power plant. The largest of them, the Smokehouse Creek Fire, covers 800 square miles and is now the second-largest wildfire in state history.

    This is a link to live updates on the fires from the Weather Channel.

    - 12:48 PM, 2/28/2024


    No test?!?

    The White House announced Wednesday that President Biden is making an unannounced trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his yearly physical exam…which will NOT include a cognitive test. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dismissed questions about a cognitive test, saying Biden proves his cognitive abilities "every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks."  I’m confused, is that an argument for or against a cognitive test?

    -10:16 AM, 2/28/2024


    Talk about a delicious irony

    One of the strongest arguments for overturning the ruinously large fine on Trump in his New York real estate fraud case is the Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines. The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in 2019 that that protection does apply to state courts. And one of the strongest arguments for Trump to cite came from liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who said:

    “The prohibition embodied in the Excessive Fines Clause carries forward protections found in sources from Magna Carta to the English Bill of Rights to state constitutions from the colonial era to the present day. Protection against excessive fines has been a constant shield throughout Anglo-American history for good reason: Such fines undermine other liberties. They can be used, e.g., to retaliate against or chill the speech of political enemies.”

    I might not have agreed with many of her rulings, but judging from this, there’s no doubt she was psychic.

    - 9:51 AM, 2/28/2024

    Public Service Announcement

    Public service announcement to anyone thinking of donating to Harvard or sending their kids there: The co-chair of Harvard’s anti-Semitism task force resigned Monday because she has no confidence that Harvard will implement any of the task force’s recommendations to stop Jew hatred on campus.

    Related: Stephen Kruiser at PJ Media has a news round-up illustrating how bedbug crazy these pro-Palestine dingbats are and how they “have more vocal cords than brains,” from calling Jerry Seinfeld a “genocide supporter” to literally setting themselves on fire.




    Private School For Me, But Not For Thee

    Two Democrat Governors, Roy Cooper (North Carolina) and Andy Beshear (Kentucky), co-wrote an op-ed for USA Today condemning Republican attempts to give low-income parents vouchers to send their kids to the schools of their choice. They painted this as a racist conspiracy to loot the budgets of our precious public school system and set our schools back for a generation (as if the COVID lockdowns and the focus on woke politics and LGBTQ activism hadn't already set public school students back a generation.) 

    One problem: Both Democrat Governors send their own kids to elite private schools. But that’s okay because, hey, they can afford it.


    The Best People

    President Trump was roundly condemned as a racist and a xenophobe for saying of illegal immigration that other countries were not sending us their best people. So just to clarify, here’s an example of one of those best people that Joe Biden let in.