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    July 13, 2021

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    • Bible Verse of the Day - John 1:12
    • Texas Democrats Are On The Run Again
    • Lawsuit Tossed
    • Democrats Leave Andrew Sullivan Behind
    • New Study Undermines Democrats' Claim
    • Strategy Memo Warns Democrats
    • A Court Victory Against Twitter


    Mike Huckabee


    But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    John 1:12

    Texas Democrats Are On The Run Again

    By Mike Huckabee

    Texas Democrat legislators once again fled Austin to try to prevent a special session quorum and block passage of an election integrity bill. As usual, they claim (I’ll use the media’s favorite phrase here, only accurately for once: “without evidence”) that laws that ensure an honest election somehow suppress the votes of minorities and the disabled. This is a childish delaying tactic that won’t work in the long run.

    Gov. Greg Abbott, who’s had a bellyful of childish, lawless Democrats lately, warned that there will be consequences, including arresting them the second they return to Texas and hauling them back to Austin to do their jobs. Although I think it would be more appropriate, and funnier, if they tried to return to Texas and were blocked from entering by the Border Patrol. Come to think of it, now’s a good time to extend that wall all the way around Texas.

    VP Kamala Harris put out an offensively clueless tweet, comparing the runaway Democrats to the brave civil rights activists who “fought and died for our right to vote.”

    (A.) Those civil rights pioneers weren’t fighting for the right to vote two, three or four times in the same election.

    (B.) The only chance these Texas Democrats have of dying is if they’re shot by criminals thanks to the incompetent Democrat mayor of Washington, DC.

    My Two Cents: If you don’t want to do your job of representing your constituents, then resign immediately. Also, why are these people being treated as heroes by DC Democrats? Aren’t those the same Democrats who’ve been demanding an end to the Senate filibuster because anything that allows a minority to thwart the will of the majority is an “assault on democracy”? Or does that only apply when they’re in the majority (never mind; we all know the answer to that question.)

    At least the US Senate is evenly tied. In Texas, Republicans outnumber Democrats in the state Senate by 18-13 and in the House by 83-67. Talk about thwarting the will of the majority! If the Democrats keep going the way they are, it might not be long before their absence won’t even prevent a quorum.

    Lawsuit Tossed

    By Mike Huckabee

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit by a former music director against a Roman Catholic Church in Chicago. He sued the church for employment discrimination for firing him for violating church doctrine by planning to enter into a same-sex marriage.

    The church argued that employees who select and perform elements of the worship service are ministers of the faith, and under the ministerial exception, churches have a First Amendment right not to be forced to hire ministers who do not uphold the church’s beliefs themselves.

    The ruling was correct, but the disturbing part is the appeals court had to reverse a lower court ruling and a three-judge appeals court panel that went in the defendant’s favor. I don’t care how a judge personally feels about same-sex marriage, but anyone who seriously believes that the government has the power to order Catholic churches to hire music ministers whose personal lives are completely at odds with the church’s faith have no business being in any job that requires a nodding acquaintance with the Constitution.

    Democrats Leave Andrew Sullivan Behind

    By Mike Huckabee

    Liberal writer Andrew Sullivan has a question for all the so-called “progressives” who keep accusing him of turning into a rightwinger and asking, “What happened to you?” That question is, “What happened to YOU?”

    Sullivan sounds like the liberal counterpart to Ronald Reagan, who famously said that he didn’t leave the Democratic Party, it left him. The Democrats have now moved so far to the extreme left that they’ve even left Andrew Sullivan behind!

    And this isn’t just Sullivan's own personal experience: at the link, check out the charts tracking surveys that disprove the canard that it’s Republicans who have moved to the “extreme” right. On most issues, conservatives have remained remarkably consistent. The right just appears to be moving further right to Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) because they are moving so rapidly to the far left they’re about to go careening over the edge. Let’s just pray they can be removed from power before they pull the rest of us over with them.

    New Study Undermines Democrats' Claim

    By Mike Huckabee

    A new study in the journal Injury Epidemiology undermines the Democrats’ claim that a surge in purchases of guns fueled the surge in non-domestic firearms violence in 2020.

    You could make the argument that the forced lockdowns and their resultant joblessness, isolation and depression might have fueled more violence. But the increase in homicides and other serious gun violence wasn’t because of so many Americans buying guns legally, as some politicians are trying to claim. It was attributable almost entirely to the increase in illegal gun carrying.

    In short, it wasn’t the bad Democrat policy of lockdowns that resulted in more legal gun sales that caused more gun violence. It was the bad Democrat policies of defunding police and coddling criminals that led more law-abiding citizens to arm themselves legally because of all the criminals with illegal weapons running amuck.

    Democrats are right: it is good to figure out the root cause of problems.

    Strategy Memo Warns Democrats

    By Mike Huckabee

    Politico obtained a strategy memo by a pro-Biden Super PAC warning that focus groups show dire tidings for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections.

    The focus groups found that voters don’t like rampant crime and defunding police; they don’t understand why we need to stimulate the economy by blowing trillions of dollars on Democrat wish list items dubbed “infrastructure” when the economy is doing fine wherever it’s allowed to reopen; and even Democrat voters couldn’t name a single Biden Administration accomplishment. Well, that’s understandable.

    This article also touches on something I’ve often written about: that all current so-called “progressive” policies are just attempts to resuscitate terrible ideas from the dim past that failed miserably, from socialism to segregation. This article spotlights the Dems’ “PRO-Act,” the forced unionization bill that would enrich their union boss supporters while destroying freelance and contract jobs, and the Green New Deal that promises countless good-paying “green” jobs.

    As noted by Stacey Lennox, this is an attempt to revert the dynamic 21st century gig economy back into an outdated model of big unions and government make-work jobs that failed to end the Depression when it was tried in the 1930s. It’s yet another reason why “progressives” should more accurately be called “regressives.”

    A Court Victory Against Twitter

    By Mike Huckabee

    James O’Keefe of Project Veritas just shocked Twitter by scoring a court victory. He’s suing them for defamation and permanently suspending his account on false grounds. Twitter tried to get the case moved from New York to California, where friendly courts routinely dismiss lawsuits against Big Tech companies, by claiming he just wanted money and would push for more than $75,000 in damages to punish Twitter. It didn’t work.

    O’Keefe’s attorney made it clear to the court that he wasn’t after money, he was after the truth (a concept Twitter’s executives probably can’t fathom.) He has no intention of demanding more money; he wants discovery so that he can see the communications that led to his groundless ban and the defamatory comments about him, and he wants to depose Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and other executives under oath. That may all happen…in New York, where the lawsuit stays.

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    Evening Edition: Not Even Texas Is Safe

    Evening Edition: Kudos to Senator Cruz

    Comments 21-29 of 29

    • Joseph Orsini

      07/13/2021 07:32 PM

      When will the media begin to note that INFLATION is most detrimental to REETIREES/

    • Mike Strittmatter

      07/13/2021 07:27 PM

      As far as the Texas Dems, how do they feel about Rand Paul’s bill about not having to wear masks on airplanes, as they clearly aren’t?

    • Dave Newbry

      07/13/2021 07:14 PM

      I have a question or two about the democRATs' flight to DC from Texas:
      Is the mask mandate on aircraft still in force? Why weren't they all arrested upon their arrival at DC for violating that law?
      Did each and every one of them have to show a valid ID to get on those planes?
      (Sorry for the caps here) WHO PAID FOR THOSE PLANES?

    • Floyd A Unger

      07/13/2021 07:04 PM

      Thank you

    • Charlotte Brees

      07/13/2021 07:04 PM

      How about that great Texas governor! I hope every one of those runaway Democrats gets arrested & is allowed to spend time in the cooler of some defunded police station. If any one of us acted like that on our job, we would be fired immediately. Surely there must be some grounds to fire those people who have decided to not represent the people who elected them. It would seem to me that elected officials who refuse to perform their jobs are breaking some law! I'll bet that Texas governor could find some Republicans who would LOVE to represent those people. The way things are going, I'll be he could find some conservative Democrats who'd like a nice cushy job like that. Three cheers for the Texas governor & the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.

    • PAUL Schaber

      07/13/2021 06:45 PM

      What would be really funny , their wives, lovers, companions all called
      them in Washington and tell them, I have some bad news, while you
      where getting on that private jet to go to Washington, the local populance
      came to your house and commencing packing out your belongings and
      is now on its way to Wasgington DC AREA. The moving company
      driver will be calling in the next few days asking where to deliver
      your belongings. Oh yeah, the people of your district had a meeting
      and are sending a replacement for you to Austin immediately to vote
      on the voting bill and they wish you the best of luck residing in Washington DC .


    • Wanda Moore

      07/13/2021 06:23 PM

      Thanks for the excellent job you do in getting the true facts out!


      07/13/2021 06:18 PM


    • Sharon Faulkner

      07/13/2021 05:43 PM

      All the so-called Democrats are attempting to do is rewrite and sanitize their dirty and shameful past .
      Sorry won't work.
      Once again Republicans have to fight against all the Injustice and Corruption that makes up the DNC .
      Remember they did this before during the Bush Administration when he was President and Dick Perry governor to try and stop redistricting when they fled to New Mexico when that charmer named Richardson was Governor. Didn't work then won't work now .
      I wonder if they can hear Americans and Texans laughing at them ?

    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.